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- Posted on Jul 2nd 2010 5:15AM by Julian Marszalek
Speaking to Clash magazine, Lydon said, "I know that words work best with music. I would love to have been a writer but I would always have been disappointed because I would always know that the written word is just not enough."
He continued, "If you can find exactly the right tones, you can create a bigger picture. A much more accurate picture. That's what I do. That's why I love songwriting."
Lydon said he felt many of today's bands are ignoring the potential power of a well turned phrase or couplet. "I see so many modern bands ignore that capability," he said. "There's very many of them out there now, wonderfully creative musicians etc but the songs aren't about anything. Its just filler."