In June, the Songwriters Hall of Fame will bestow the Hal David Starlight Award on John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls. The relatively new award is given to "gifted songwriters who are at an apex in their careers and are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs." Among the songs for which Rzeznik is receiving notice is "Iris," a song composed for the "City of Angels" soundtrack he reportedly wrote in about four minutes. Here's a taste of the lyrics:
And I'd give up forever to touch you 'Cause I know that you feel me somehow You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be And I don't want to go home right now . . .
And I don't want the world to see me 'Cause I don't think that they'd understand When everything's made to be broken I just want you to know who I am