Davies and Hodgson did all the songwriting, and even though they wrote most of their songs separately, they agreed to share composer credit on all the songs, just like Lennon/McCartney or Jagger/Richards. Like the Lennon/McCartney arrangement, whoever wrote the song sang lead. Hodgson's song were spiritual and introspective: "Give A Little Bit
," "The Logical Song
," "Take The Long Way Home
." Davies' were more pragmatic: "Goodbye Stranger
," "Bloody Well Right
," "Crime of the Century."
In our interview with Roger Hodgson
, he explained: "In terms of Rick and I, we were very, very different as writers. I think it's good having another writer in the band, because then you have the friendly competition which helps bring out the best in each other, and I think that was the case with the two of us."