I really like what Sam Elliott says below in the movie, A Star Is Born. It makes perfect sense to me and since I adore music, it feels even more poignant to me.
Over the years, I’ve written poetry, but not songs. I applaud those of you who do. I tinker on the piano a bit, but it’s been a long time since I played anything. I love music. I love to sing even though I’m not sure I’m a good singer. Music is universal. Music connects. That’s what I love best about it.
Music is essentially twelve notes between any octave. Twelve notes and the octave repeats. It’s the same story told over and over. All any artist can offer the world is how they see those twelve notes. (Trailer below at 5:10-5:26)