“When you’ve got such a good lyricist so close by, I could not feel the point in going elsewhere” he replied.
“Polly and I are on a working partnership as well as a life partnership and she’s as good as I can get. Other lyricists would be writing more for themselves than for me and they would not know me that well. If I asked Leonard Cohen or Bob Dylan to write for me, I love their work but I don’t know these people. So it seems to me more artistically sound to work with someone who I live and breathe with every day.”
Quoted in “Q&A: David Gilmour” by Emmanuel Legrand (Billboard CXVIII/8 [25 February 2006] p. 31).
Today is Gilmour’s 70th birthday! Above, the couple in 2014; below, Take a breath, one of many songs that Gilmour has co-written with Samson.