If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts.
Sometimes the world seems like a big hole. You spend all your life shouting down it and all you hear are echoes of some idiot yelling nonsense down a hole.
Truth is, you make albums, and some of those songs are hits, and some of the greatest hits albums have songs that weren’t hits. You have a career, the reason why we’re still around 10 years is that we do have successful songs.
My life isn’t necessarily more important than anyone else’s: I’m just better in talking about it.
For me, songwriting is something like breathing: I just do it. But that doesn’t mean you’re fantastic.
All my songs are where I am.
But what you realise after you’ve been in the business for a while is that people develop opinions about you that don’t have anything to do with your music, they like or dislike you for a million reasons, they like or dislike you for your last record.
There just is exponentially more money in the movie business than in the music business. As a result there are more people involved in the creative process.
When so much money is involved in these movies, someone somewhere is going to try to screw you.