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The real danger of writing a great song when you’re on something is that it might get you thinking that the only way to repeat…
You have to be very brave in that first writing session.
I looked through our catalog year by year, and I saw that there were pockets of time when we wrote some terrific songs. Then all…
You can get stale writing with each other for a while.
You have certain writing tools but generally creating something from nothing makes one quite mad and Cynthia and I are quite mad you know.
We’ve written something like 900 songs in all.
We became the songs we wrote.
We lived, ate, and breathed pop songs.
Probably most successful songwriters have an innate songwriting ability.
One other thing, if it’s possible, as songwriters, you should also develop yourself as record producers.
If we didn’t get the record, we didn’t exist.
If we were the team that won out, then life was good and we felt that we were worth something.
It’s very important, at least for me and for Cynthia, to get outside input.
I’ve written songs sober and I’ve written songs high.
I think that most writers who wait until they’re inspired to write are just waiting for the fear to subside.
I think if one wants to be in a continual state of insanity one should stay married to that writing partner.
I quit college. I was studying architecture for about a year.
I get a different kind of lyric from someone else that might make me go in a different musical direction.
I know at the beginning of our careers, my wife and I were gut wrenchingly competitive.
I also used to work in the Catskill Mountains as a bus boy, and I performed in talent shows.
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