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I realized that very young – that a life where you don’t live to your full potential, or you don’t experiment, or you’re afraid, or you hesitate, or there are things you know you should do but you just don’t get around to them, is a life that I’d be miserable living, and the only way to feel that I’m on the right path is just to be true to myself, whatever that may be, and that tends to come with stepping out of something that’s maybe safe or traditional.
I’ve been trying to learn how to not be so conflicted about things like my own anger. I’ve always had a place in my music for my anger as a way of compensating for not having a mechanism to express it in my everyday life. So I’ve been trying to be more true to myself, and that helps me to chill out a little bit. But politically, uh-uh. No.
As far as the persona, I’m true to myself. Not because I’m arrogant, but I’m true to myself because I believe that you have to stand for something. When you start sacrificing that, even if it’s just a line in a song or something you say on the mic at a show, or the way you treat someone when you see them out in public, that all reflects on who you are.
To be true to one’s self is the ultimate test in life. To have courage and the sensitivity to follow your hidden dreams and stand tall against the odds that are bound to fall in your path. Life is too short and precious to be dealt with in any other fashion. This thought I hold dear to my heart and I always try to be true to myself and others that I encounter along the way.
I just go in the studio and do what I love to do. People will be people, they’ll come and go, they’ll like you then not like you, I just try to stay true to myself first and that’s what most important because that way when you are successful you can stand up and say look, I did it my way and I did it the way that I wanted to do it.
There was about a two-year period at the end of the ’60s, when I realized I was in the wrong place and entertaining the wrong people with the wrong material and that I was not being true to myself. I went through a metamorphosis into something more authentic for me, a more authentic stage voice and writing voice.