I think quite a lot of people have a friendship or a love that's gone like that and it never quite reconciles properly.
True contentment comes with empathy.
Weave me a rope that will pull me through these impossible times.
The joy of songwriting only gets messed up if you are trying to follow up a big success, or you are trying to create a hit single, or if you have conscious thoughts of a particular outcome for the music.
It's a non-stop invention, this game of life, and as soon as you think you've got it, you lose it.
Why can't you write a great pop song when you are 85? Maybe you can.
I'm a live performer and I love playing live.
I think a good song is a good song is a good song.
I've got kids now and they will constantly pull you into the here and now - they are very present and very vivid.
Just like any songwriter, I love it when people sing my songs.
There are some songs where I'll have had the music for 20 years and then finally the lyric will come through. That's not common but it does happen. Then there are other songs that come really quickly.
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