Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep.
People take pictures of the Summer, just in case someone thought they had missed it, and to proved that it really existed.
No one can penetrate me. They only see what's in their own fancy, always.
If I had to do my life over, I would change every single thing I have done.
I've written so many songs about Englishmen, I have to go elsewhere.
What I try to do probably doesn't come out. What I've worked out what I do - I might not be right - is to do something very personal, and then suddenly I look at it, up in the air. I blow it up and look at it and then I come down again - a better man.
I think that songwriting changed when groups started spending more time in the studio.
I don't think England is that gray but India is like a long drone.
I was an art student at the time, like thousands of others.
When I wrote the song, I had the sea near Bombay in mind. We stayed at a hotel by the sea, and the fishermen come up at five in the morning and they were all chanting. And we went on the beach and we got chased by a mad dog - big as a donkey.
I still like to keep tapes of the few minutes before the final take, things that happen before the session. Maybe it's superstitious, but I believe if I had done things differently - if I had walked around the studio or gone out - it wouldn't have turned out that way.
Our repertoire consisted of rhythm and blues, sort of country rhythm and blues, Sonny Terry things.
I like surfers. Their imagery, it's great.
I got that idea from being in India. I always like the chanting.
If New Orleans is allowed to die, a crucial part of the world's music heritage will disappear.
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