A Musician's Responsibility
I believe that musicians, as much as any other artists, have a responsibility to help people reflect on life. Most people know what’s going on, but they may not have thought about why. A good song helps them find words to describe things, and/or helps them think through the reasons. Songs should help people see bigger issues, deeper issues, different ways, better ways. A good song will help the listener identify a similar feeling in their own life and then help them deal with it.
A good song is hard to write. Songs worth covering are hard to find. It’s worth the effort.