Well, the real issue with ALW and his lyricists nowadays is that it's not a equal working relationship where each writer has equal ownership of the material. My understanding is that ALW employs these lyricists, rather than working with them as partners. So ALW always has the final say in how things work in a song or a score. I believe this is to avoid the arguments that he'd need to have had with Tim Rice. And it does make the working relationship a lot easier. There's no arguments. It's his way or the highway.