I've left Bethlehem, and I feel free. I've left the girl I was supposed to be, and some day I'll be born.
The monsters are in your own head
For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.
The flower has opened, has been in the sun and is unafraid. I'm taking more chances; I'm bold and proud.
Just watching my cats can make me happy.
Far away, to an infinite world I escape. I'm clear and calm, I'm unafraid. Sunless days, in my sheltered milkyway. In Saturn's rings I feel no pain.
I think it's important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy.
If not for music, I would probably be a very frustrated scientist. It's one way to answer the question, 'What is the meaning of life?' I feel music answers it better.
I am searching for the truth. Somewhere, it's in the music.
I am not the person who is singing
I am the silent one inside. . . .
I am not my house, my car, my songs
They are only stops along my way. . . .
It's me who is my enemy
Me who beats me up
Me who makes the monsters
Me who strips my confidence.
The river was always there inside of me, but I was very shy. I could see that this was my path. I felt destiny in my own music.
Welcome to the church of me.
And she is your holy Mary. And I am so ordinary.
I'm a songwriter who's put my childhood memories and teenage angst into songs.
Being a writer is a very private, internal process. Ultimately I am more the writer, being an introvert.
But at the age of 44, I sure hope to be a better businesswoman. I want to get the music straight to my fans.
But looking back, the fact was that I had a couple of big hits too quickly and it was simply too much for an introvert like me to handle.
Didgeridoo was something I picked up while I was on tour in Australia with Peter Gabriel in '93. I found out later that it's only meant to be played by men.
You make me feel like a candy apple, red and horny.
I like doing the crossword puzzle in the New York Times, not watching E! on TV.
Thank God I have music to vent my emotions. I'd be in a prison if I didn't.
I don't like to sit and bask in my own awards. Awards represent artistic death to me.
I'm raising my daughter with her grandparents in the picture, and that feels good.
At the age of 15 months my daughter was diagnosed with very bad asthma, and essentially I put my career on hold for a good eight years.
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