I have a lot of friends that take that position of extreme cynicism, and I just can't let myself go to that place. It's just too easy, and it's just too defeatist.
I've given up trying to understand what people think about me. It seems like a lot of people don't like the music we make and don't know me, or something.
When I started writing songs, I was doing it for myself and a small circle of friends. And gradually, over the years, an audience became involved.
The idea of forever is kind of ridiculous, which is unfortunate because it's kind of a nice thing to say, you know. I think it softens the blow of mortality and having to say goodbye to everything you know and everyone you love and all that kind of thing.