When thinking about prolific songwriters that utilized cryptic, often puzzling use of words and meanings, few compare to the songwriting duo Steely Dan. The many interpretations of their lyrics has taken on a life of its own.
Does an artist really have to suffer to make great art? This common theory has developed over time due to the sheer number of tortured artists that the music industry in particular, has to answer for. But upon closer examination, that perception can be deceiving.