Austin Kleon has a post remembering poet and musician Dave Berman on the week of his birthday.
I’m not much of a lyrics guy. They’re usually an afterthought for me and, to be honest, a lot of music I listen to buries the vocals, anyway. Berman is an exception though. That man was a true lyricist with lines you could scribble in notebooks and in hastily erased pencil on classroom desks.
Half hours on earth, what are they worth?
I don’t know.
~ Silver Jews - “Trains Across the Sea”