Why I Write Lyrics

When I was at Watsonville High School, I used to study songs. I would study Lyrics. It’s all I really cared about other than being on the Boys Tennis team. I was interested in singing, for a long time, but the craft that brought me to loving singing was the writing. I loved looking at who wrote what for years, starting probably from the early years of my music consuming. Some of those early classic rock & roll bands I listened to were Kiss, Styx, Boston…

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Matthew Kenneth Gray

Matthew Kenneth Gray

Columnist, “Redbird Country — Essays from the Midwest.” I also write lyrics and poetry regularly.