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"When I hear of "lyric-writing courage," John David Turner immediately comes to mind. Few lyricists have the talent John possesses, perfecting a lyrical landscape to a level beyond that of most songwriters. John writes with a precision found only in the best lyricists – his lyrics are meticulously crafted, yet retains the easy fresh natural flow of colloquial speech. John's rhyme schemes are scrupulous and the structures impeccable. Just reading his lyrics one can see the music rise and fall – his words not only fit well into the music they accompany, they confidently ride on top of it. John's lyrics reflect his humanity, simplicity and incredible craftsmanship. They are sophisticated and elegant without being presumptuous. It has been a wonderful opportunity and an honor to concentrate on and immerse myself in his work."