We're constantly being told what other people think we are, and that's why it is so important to know yourself.
I think a lot of contemplation happens in bathtubs. It does for me. Nothing like a hot bath to ease the tension and think about what's going to happen next.
I've learned to trust myself, to listen to truth, to not be afraid of it and to not try and hide it.
Music gave me a sense that I was worthwhile and that I had something of value to offer the world even though everybody was telling me that I didnt.
Time is a beautiful thing. It's like when you meet an old lover on the street six years later and they don't look so ugly anymore.
If you only try to please others, you're going to resent those people you're trying to please; the ones who are often closest to you. If you choose a path that you yourself want to take, then you're going to be much kinder to the people in your life.
You've been gone so long from all that you know. It's been shuffled aside as you bask in the glow. All the beauitful strangers who whisper your name, do they fill up the emptiness? Larger that life is your fiction, in a universe made upon one.
Once there was a darkness, a deep and endless night, you gave me everything you had and oh, you gave me light
Music is very nebulous, and you can conjure up a lot of moods with music. But lyrics - they're a lot more tangible. They're much more specific. And you want to say something meaningful and creative and artistic and that tells a story and that takes people someplace else.
I was a pretty insecure kid, didn't have a lot of friends, and was picked on a lot, and music gave me confidence.
Trying to force creativity is never good.
When I say music saved me, I don't say that lightly.
I don't tend to question things that much. If it feels right, I go for it.
I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from.
Theres beauty everywhere. There are amazing things happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it. Some days, thats harder than others.
We try to create this interesting appearance to make ourselves feel better about ourselves.
Change and growth is so painful. But it's so necessary for us to evolve.
Listen as the wind blows
From across the great divide
Voices trapped in yearning
Memories trapped in time
Don't let your life pass you by, weep not for the memories.
You're in the arms of the Angels; may you find some comfort here.
I'm so tired, but I can't sleep. Standing on the edge of something much too deep.
Through this world I've stumbled, so many times betrayed, trying to find an honest word, to find the truth enslaved.
I spent a lot of years on the road, and what happens is you find out who your real friends are and you find out where your strengths and weaknesses lie in communication. I've had the same friends for 20 years now and I can count them on one hand.
Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.
I think I've become a much better singer and a much better player. Years and years of playing a couple of hours every day will do that.
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