Yeah, I've been interested in music since I was a teenager, always writing songs.
Men are allowed to write songs about people and women are allowed to write songs about women.
The songs keep on writing themselves, and I really love them. It's as close as I get to a religion.
The songs become the show, which is how it should be.
That's my dream job, to be able to mail songs out to people who want to hear them. Paste my face on them and not travel all over the world trying to sell them.
I didn't never have to go to a therapist. I just always put it in a song and you heard me.
I just want to leave this world with a massive catalog of songs.
Songs you can dip in and out of, but a book... well, it can overpower you.
Songwriting, I have to take myself away from everybody to do. It's an unsightly act.
The big problem with songwriting for me is starting a new song. It's the thing where all the anguish exists, not in the writing of the song, but the starting of the new song.
I know when I sit with my band members and we're playing back a song that we've done, I know that they're experiencing it in a completely different way and hearing stuff that they're alerted to because the way the interpret the world is through their ears. Mine is through my eyes.
The big problem with songwriting for me is starting a new song. It's the thing where all the anguish exists, not in the writing of the song, but the starting of the new song. What do I write about? I never know.
With writing a song, I've always felt, right from the start, like I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel. I don't ever feel there's a font of ideas to fall back on.
I would hate to think my songs were giving advice to people.
I've always hated narrative songs. I hate those songs where, basically, it's an unfolding of a story.
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