Music is amazing. There's some metaphysical comfort where it allows you to be isolated and alone while telling you that you are not alone... truly, the only cure for sadness is to share it with someone else.
Anyway, Cat Stevens is never going to make much money out of us.
I can see that if this was an album done 10 or 15 years ago we could see we were moving on to some place else.
I want people to be ecstatic but to cry at the same time.
We love it when we make mistakes that are better than something you could think up.
People have given me the freedom and believe in me enough to say if I want to do these things that I will find a way to make it work. I don't know if they think I'm crazy, drug damaged or just an old weirdo.
I stopped caring so much about what people might think if I sung about love and humanity.
I am not that thrilled about the way our records sound anyway. Don't get me wrong, I work hard on them and I want them to sound fantastic but I'm happy to have another interpretation of them anyway.
We love playing music but we're too weird to play music.
We made music that wouldn't be in synch.
It really is no different in the way that we make records and shoot music videos. I don't think of the movie as being a great leap out of my current profession.
With out art, without communicating, we wouldn't live beyond 30 because we'd be so sad and depressed.
If you have a song that you think sounds like another song you should contact the publishing company and say I have a song here, let's cut a deal that lets everyone walk away feeling good.
Our publicist at Warner Brothers is a young guy who has worked so hard for seven years with us and when we saw him backstage he broke down and cried. He couldn't believe it happened. It was seeing him so overcome when we realised how much it really meant.
Even in the beginning, when we knew there was a legal argument about how much our song sounds like his song, as one songwriter to another, I wasn't sure that Cat Stevens would take that as bad.
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