In many ways, I’ve chosen to be plain, almost too plain, too self-effacing. Like, if I record a vocal and I don’t like the way it sounds, I would have them turn it up and take the reverb off it to make it as plain as possible.
Next door, there’s an old man who lived to his nineties and one day passed away in his sleep. And his wife, she stayed for a couple of days and passed away. I’m sorry, I know that’s a strange way to tell you that I know we belong.
People learn at the rate they are going to learn.
I feel like a quote out of context.
Everyone, when you’re a teenager and you’re growing up, you do feel like your life is dramatic enough to be on a TV screen, but we know that it’s not.
You can’t really control how people hear stuff. It’s hard to remember that. I have to let go of it.
White people don’t sing together very often, and when they do, it’s about the celebrity of the song. The singing at my shows is all about harmony.
The music business is a weird business. Sometimes licensing doesn’t happen because some business component that you never knew about stops it.
If the melody is telling me this is what the song is about, then I’m sort of forced into confession, autobiography or fantasy. If I don’t do that, I’ve hamstrung the melody.
I think people use temp music quite a bit, but the people who write the temp music don’t ever really learn that their music was inspiring a movie.
I want people to listen to my lyrics and be okay with themselves. The people who have it the roughest are homosexuals who come out of the closet.
The clock never stops, never stops, never waits. We’re growing old. It’s getting late.