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I get a little sick of myself as a solo artist. I get a little bit bored.
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Writing helps me process things that are happening to me.
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I love playing in front of people. I feel powerful, ’cause I don’t have to really say anything – I’m just singing.
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I feel some kind of duty to be really, really honest as a writer. The same is true of my songwriting.
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Once I picked up an electric guitar, I lost interest in piano, and I just wanted to rock. I studied piano for so long, I got burned out on it.
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I’m able to see humor in a lot of things.
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I never felt happy with the idea that part of what I do is to be an object to be looked at. I thought of my public persona as an entity separate to myself.
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Just do what feels right.
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I still have all the faith and love for my music and yet I’m still playing places for kids.
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Everything’s been a struggle for me.
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I make music and I can’t stop. It’s a compulsion and an obsession and a curse.
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I tend to fall for the archetypal, talented, charismatic rock boy.
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My whole life was writing, recording and touring over and over again. At some point I realised I wasn’t enjoying myself any more.
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I’m really conflicted about my role as a front-person. I hate the attention.
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If I have to work in McDonalds, fine – I had a really great run and made a living at music for 20 years, and how many other people can say that?
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The first kiss between two people is something really good in life.
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I’m pretty good with languages. I know a bit of French and actually want to live in France some day so that I can get fluent. I think it’d be tragic to go through life only knowing one language.
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Sometimes I feel like a human pin cushion. Every painful emotion hits me with ridiculously exaggerated force. And the anxiety feels like hands inside of me, squeezing my guts really hard.
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I’ve always been in this sort of perpetual state of existential longing. I feel like something’s missing.
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Human relations, I mess them up, and they let me down.
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Some of the songs are so crazy, the words are so crazy… it’s hard to believe I was so crazy.
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People don’t analyze Britney Spears’ lyrics ’cause they’re so obvious, you know? And her image is so kind of blah and mainstream that who really wants to read between the lines, because it’s all so out there in front of you and boring and white bread.
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I’ve finally learned to love my voice for its uniqueness.
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I’m just trying to get rid of all the mystery surrounding me and let people see what I’m thinking. So they can understand me and stop assuming things about me.
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You think you know who you are, and then other people have these other ideas.
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I’ve been embarrassing myself publicly for over 20 years. Why should I stop now?
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Harmonies come really naturally to me. I don’t have to labor too hard over them. I’ll sing a lead vocal, and then I will immediately have all of these other ideas for vocal harmonies. I think that some of the most fun parts of recording, for me, are the vocal harmonies.
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If you do things when you’re burned out, it’ll make you bitter.
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The whole thing about rock music, pop music, is it’s really for kids.
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In this world, where everything happens so fast, it’s hard to sit back, take the time and contemplate.
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When I start writing, I’ll have a vague concept or I’ll just have a title, and the song just goes on its own direction. Usually it goes in many directions within each song. They get really convoluted sometimes.
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I don’t buy a lot when I travel, but when I do, I like to send gifts from wherever I am. It’s fun to find the local post office.
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People in L.A. don’t have to brace themselves against the cold; they slack off permanently, and their brains turn to mush.
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I wanted to be a writer since I was a little girl – long before I was a musician and a songwriter.
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Songwriting is like editing. You write down all this stuff – all this bad, stupid stuff – and then you have to get rid of everything except the very best.
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My guitar playing has not developed as much as I think it could because I never practice. I only play when I’m writing or recording or when I’m playing on tour. When I’m sitting around at home, I never play.
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I find myself a fascinating subject.
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Popular culture is filled with girls.
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Puerto Rico has a stray dog problem. Tens of thousands of homeless canines – hundreds of thousands, by some estimates – live and die on the streets and beaches all over this Caribbean island of almost four million people.
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I could make a whole album with no one else involved at all. It would be a total, unadulterated expression of myself. Because whenever you have others playing on a project, their influence becomes a part of it.
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My music – that’s the one area I won‘t let myself be pushed around. But in other parts of my life, I’m a confused mess.
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Songwriting is like going to church. I’m connecting to something, and it’s rewarding in really important ways. I don’t need to share it with anyone to feel good about it.
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I don’t make money on the road, and so there’s less and less incentive for me to do it when I don’t have that adolescent desire for whatever it is, glory or fame.
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People are complex. I’m just showing my complexity.
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I’m definitely a cult artist.
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I think everyone‘s pretty much the same underneath. The collective unconscious is a real thing. There’s only a few emotions, and we all have them. There’s, like, seven emotions. So personal is universal. Everyone experiences confusion, joy and pain, just in different forms.
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I’m totally committed to the cause of individuality. That’s the only thing I stand by: independence.
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To me, success was not having to have a boss and not having a day job. I’ve been living my own version of success since the early ’90s when I first got signed. I haven‘t had a job since then.
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I like visiting LA, but I wouldn’t want to live there.
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Motivation is just this potion to create stuff, a compulsion to express the truth of my own experiences in this life.
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When I did have a little bit of commercial success, it really didn’t suit my temperament at all. I’m a terrible public person.
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I don’t really care about money. I find money boring and accounting boring, so I’m probably not going to ever make a lot of money.
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David Ortiz is a genius. He’s incredible to watch. Over and over, he hits home runs that are simply transcendent.
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I always believe that a person can learn so much by just jumping into something and trying to do it rather than having someone else teach you everything.
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Although I’m a huge fan of Ben Kweller, I don’t think I’d cover one of his songs, simply because there’s just so much of my own stuff I wanna do.
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I don’t think I’m romantic at all. I have a lot of faith in the right thing happening. I don’t really hope for a lot of particulars, I just have faith that the right thing will happen most of the time.
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My first guitar was a Gibson Challenger.
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It makes me feel good to have some comforting effect on someone that needs comfort.
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I listen to NPR and baseball games when I’m in my car. I mean, exclusively NPR and baseball games, and that’s it, as far as the radio.
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I’m full of contradictions.
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I don’t believe songs that try to say everything in a simple slogan.
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If you want to achieve things in life, you’ve just got to do them, and if you’re talented and smart, you’ll succeed.
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Baseball is more than a game. It’s like life played out on a field.
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The way I see it, all the popular singers are strippers.
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You can learn so much just by doing, not by listening to anybody.
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People make such a big deal about how people in bands look, especially if you’re a girl.
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I have been a bridesmaid. Fortunately, the outfits were pretty tame. They were cream and black, but I still wouldn’t wear them out in public, though.
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What happens when your dream comes true – when the spotlight is on and then it moves away?
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I finishedBeautiful Creature,’ and I felt somewhat unfulfilled. I felt like this other side of me needed to be released. Some of the songs I left off the album weren’t intense enough to be what I wanted. They weren’t hard enough.
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The most rabidly religious people are the most rabidly evil.
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