I love the literacy that runs through Birthday Poems, not just the song’s subject matter but their narrative nature and even the rich titles. Do the words come first or is the process different every time?

Chris: I tend to work with a guitar on my lap, melody & words at the same time, that’s just the way I have always done it, this time was different in that I already had a storyline, a beginning middle, and end, and I wanted to write the whole story in song from Stella as a teen, George as an Orkney transplant in the big city for the first time, up to Stella’s death ….

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