Even at the time, I realised this couldn't be right, that this interpretation didn't fit with the rest of the lyrics. But that wasn't an issue with me. The song was about what I said, and I used to listen to it again and again, on my own, whenever I got the chance.
If you look at my last songs and first short stories, there is a real connection between them.
I think I had actually served my apprenticeship as a writer of fiction by writing all those songs. I had already been through phases of autobiographical or experimental stuff.
I started as a songwriter and wanted to be like Leonard Cohen. I've always seen my stories as enlarged songs.
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