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Gary Wolstenholme, Redferns
Cocker did not become a lyricist in any normal fashion. He started writing lyrics not by choice but by force, both human and natural. As a singer, his bandmates forced him to write words to accompany his melodies. As he said in a video interview with FaberBooks (via NME), "It was like homework in a way."
"My breakthrough really came when I stopped thinking 'Oh, I've got to be profound' and just started writing about everyday normal things," he said (in other words, writing about common people). "That was precipitated by an accident where I ended up falling out of a window and being in hospital for about a month. I really did come down to earth."
Check out the video below to hear Cocker expound upon the impetus behind the book.