My hair used to be real long, and my parents were encouraged when I cut it. They thought I was going 'straight,' but I was just getting weirder - at least in their eyes. I was getting into the punk thing.
The world goes on, you go on and you change. You want to show the fans those changes, and you want to be able to verbalize them.
I am quite a romantic person, really, and I should have put that into my music earlier, but I was probably denying it... I didn't want to be soft because I felt I had to be so hard to get people to believe in me.
I think love's exciting and happy, as well as being able to make you sad.