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I wanted to play rock and roll when I started playing. Nobody at that time ever thought about songwriting. You sang songs, that’s all. You…
I like to think that if it hadn’t gone as well as it has, if I wasn’t able to make a living off of playing…
I did a lot of writing for a lot of different kinds of bands that I was in and out of during those five years…
The trouble with normal is it always gets worse.
There was a lot more music than the size of the place would indicate.
Since the early ’80s, I’ve found myself in war zones in various parts of the world.
The second half of the ’60s really was a kind of learning period, in terms of writing, for me.
I woke up one morning with this song in my head, and the opening line of the song is, ‘My name was Richard Nixon, only…
I can’t imagine my life any other way than it’s been.
All I ever thought was, ‘I’m going to do this as long as I can, and if I can’t get paid at it, I’ll be…
It sounds strange to say it, but you can be in a war zone and have a lot of fun. Even though war is essentially…
I’m not a pacifist. I feel that there are situations where fighting is inescapable, but we don’t go looking for those things.
A sane person doesn’t think war is a good idea.
I remember when the idea of living to be 40 seemed absurd.
There are some decision-makers in the world whose version of sanity is a little different from what I consider the right one.
I’d always loved poetry and I’d always loved writing music and composing music, but I hadn’t thought of putting the two together until around that…
If I try to understand what it means to be a Christian, I look at the two instructions that were given in the Bible that…
I wear my shadows where they’re harder to see, but they follow me everywhere. I guess that should tell me I’m travelling toward light.
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