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I’d listen to all the stuff that was going on around me and drift off into my fantasies about it. My fantasies have fuelled all…
When I go on the road now, which is less than before, but still more than I’d like to, I think of myself primarily as…
I got my first guitar when I was 16. I’d play for my family and friends, but taking that guitar out there into the wide,…
I don’t relate to what’s left of the music business. There doesn’t seem to be any point to it anymore. The business that I grew…
I developed this fantasy world. I found that that was much more fun and more interesting and exciting than real life was to me. Then,…
Over the years I’ve had more and more of an association with Nashville.
If something comes up I might write about it, but without an outlet the whole thing winds down.
In a sense, ‘American Pie’ was a very despairing song but it can also be seen as very hopeful.
I’m glad that my music has helped other people as it’s helped me. It makes me glad that I did what I did with my…
American Pie speaks to the loss that we feel. That’s why that song has found the niche that it has.
In the autumn of 1970 I had a job singing in the school system, playing my guitar in classrooms.
I was always just into my music and maybe into trying to save the world a little bit. I never really thought I’d have a…
I had asthma when I was a kid, asthma so bad that it would turn into pneumonia and I almost died several times. Nobody knew…
I mean, I’ve been given a terrific life by the audiences who stuck with me all over the world.
The kids today all seem to think they should be stars, but I wasn’t brought up that way.
I am what I do, and that’s partly why I don’t want to give up singing. But when I can’t sing well, I will.
I think longevity is more important than trying to make people realize you’re around every second.
But I knew – in the old days, if a song was a good song, I don’t care if it was ‘Yellow Submarine’ or, you…
People ask me if I left the lyrics open to ambiguity. Of course I did. I wanted to make a whole series of complex statements.…
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