The clock never stops, never stops, never waits. We're growing old. It's getting late.
The nature of honesty is that if someone has information or knows something about you that you don't want heard, then they have power over you.
Everyone, when you're a teenager and you're growing up, you do feel like your life is dramatic enough to be on a TV screen, but we know that it's not.
I'm aware that I'm very fringe, and it's nice that way.
A lot of 18-year-olds are like old men. They think they've seen everything.
I do have that mindset - that most good art comes from some turmoil, from someone trying to come to some equilibrium, or come up and get a breath.
Everybody knows it hurts to grow up... and we're still fighting it.
Because I write very simply, but inside the simplicity, there's a lot of subtlety. That's what I'm proud of.
My job is to be some sort of music/lyric psychic, to figure out that that's the right song to not fight the lyric.
I'm really good at writing 'almost hits'.
Rock and roll is - and should be - a kid's place.
But I really do have a soft spot for the solo shows. Any musician who writes and sings will tell you that's the center of it, that is it. It's almost like there's something church-like about it and you gotta go back there, if you're a songwriter that sings your material.
I used to do this big rant at the end of some gigs with Ben Folds Five. The band broke into this big heavy metal thing and I started as a joke to scream in a heavy metal falsetto. I found myself saying things like: Feel my pain, I am white, feel my pain.
With the a cappella groups, every voice is like one string on a guitar, one note on the piano, or one cymbal, and you don't have the luxury of falling back on anything.
Maybe this is wrong, but I feel like I craft my songs carefully enough that I still find that fifteen years after having written one, it still works for me - I'm not cringing.
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