Cris: What do you do with the songs that don’t make the grade, that you worked on but did not release? Do you go back to them?
Huey Lewis of clients Huey Lewis & The News: Well, you try. You imagine you are going to use parts of the song. Trouble is, sometimes you poison them. You write them up and they are not very good. Chris Hayes and I wrote a song called “Sow A Little Kindness” that I thought was the best song we have ever written. And I still do in a way. But we have never been able to capture it. We tried 3 or 4 different times and it just doesn’t work. Sometimes you don’t know why it doesn’t work. It could be your voice or you're not suited for the song. Maybe I am the wrong singer for a song. Maybe it is a song for a different singer. It is complicated. Chris and I have written a couple of songs like that and it just doesn’t make the grade for some reason. And yet, they are among my favorite stuff. You never know.
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