I'm going to have my moody times.
I'm just like everyone. I like to feel togetherness with someone.
There's so many other things to write about than unrequited love.
People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness.
I'm not just a doormat. I'm not just being stepped on all over the place. If you look at the bulk of my material, it's about trying to find some strength through that.
So few people are truly themselves when they're in the spotlight.
You can't really praise somebody's work and then criticize the process.
I have had to come to terms with wearing glasses.
I guess you could write a good song if your heart hadn't been broken, but I don't know of anyone whose heart hasn't been broken.
I'm fascinated by the whole concept of snake handling. When you read about the Pentecostal snake handlers, what strikes you the most is their commitment.
I can speak for most songwriters - those breakup love songs are so easy to write, as far as the inspiration and all that.
You should put time into learning your craft. It seems like people want success so quickly, way before they're ready.
First thing, I throw on some jeans, a T-shirt and my Keds sneakers and make coffee. That is actually my favorite time of day. That is when I do my songwriting, when I am in writing mode.
Some of their best songs don't have bridges and choruses. So that made me think I should trust my instincts. My songs were okay, I figured. I didn't need to change anything.
Of course, I'm older now. I'm in a different place in my life than when I wrote the songs for 'Car Wheels' or 'Essence' or whatever. Different things were going on.
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