Coronavrius: Bill Withers and John Prine, songwriters with empathy

A person came again with a hole in his arm wherever all the income goes the other came again with no arm at all.

Such were the troopers John Prine and Invoice Withers wrote into existence nearly fifty yrs in the past to illustrate the horrific toll of the Vietnam War — Prine in “Sam Stone,” about a drug-addicted veteran with “a hundred-dollar pattern,” and Withers in “I Simply cannot Write Still left-Handed,” in which the wounded narrator asks his buddy to take down a letter to his mother.

Both equally music — the previous from Prine’s self-titled 1971 debut,

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