I write everything I do. I don't work with anyone on my lyrics. However, I do draw inspiration for lyrics from others from time to time.
I just finished writing a song called "Let Your E Go" and it was inspired by my friend Missi, the DJ for Rock 105.3. She had posed the question "what would the world be like without ego?". I responded with a song. My friend Lindsay White once posted a status update on Facebook that related to how being at a mindless job can suck the creativity out of you. The song "Daydream" was born. My friend Stacy Tyree was at a stop light when she witnessed quite the ironic episode of hate and the song "Bumper Stickers" was born. So inspiration for song writing is everywhere and within everyone you meet.
So maybe I should've begun this post with "Everything I write is inspired by people places and things around me. Sometimes it's an act of kindness or a question posed by a friend that can spawn a new song" as opposed to "I write everything I do". Maybe my ego got in the way and I should let my E Go.