Why are all the Good songs written by weirdos?

A group I’ve recently discovered (I didn’t catch them when they came out because I lacked being born yet) is Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show. Today I was listening to a “best of” album of theirs and a few songs really stuck with me. I had heard “Cover of the Rolling Stone” before, but the songs “Sylvia’s Mother” and “Queen of the Silver Dollar” were really catchy and kept me humming. “Carry me Carrie” and “The Things I didn’t say” were pretty good as well.
So I do a little hunting and what do I find? the first three songs mentioned above were written by Shel Silverstein. I tell ya – playboy cartoonists & children’s book authors can sure create some memorable tunes…

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