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Actually, the title of the album came from the feeling that most of the songs projected and of course it is the title of the song Stones, but I felt that it also captured the feeling of the album and so I wanted to use it.
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As I said before, stones to me is meant things that hurt people, things that cause pain and thats what this song is about.
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Because my musical training has been limited, I've never been restricted by what technical musicians might call a song.
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Brooklyn is not the easiest place to grow up in, although I wouldn't change that experience for anything.
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Chelsea Morning is a great Joni Mitchell song and I guess I'm partial to her lyrics because they show me a slightly different perspective on life.
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Fencing made me feel for the first time like a winner.
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I Am... I Said is a very complicated song and its complicated probably because my feelings were very complicated when I wrote it.
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I came back to performing with a different attitude about performing and myself. I wasn't expecting perfection any more, just hoping for an occasional inspiration.
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I do have a large audience overseas, and I want to continue to be an international artist.
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I don't like all of the music to be serious and deadly.
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I guess I haven't gotten over being lost, a wandering gypsy.
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I had always held everything in before.
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I still need practice in enjoying the fruits of success.
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I suppose that being moved to write a song is more applicable to me, I have to be moved, I have to have a reason to write a particular song.
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I think probably Australians have just a little more taste than most people.
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I think that if I have one hope, 1 ambition, 1 aspiration for the next 4 or 5 years it would be that I can improve as a writer and just be able to say more of what I want to say throught the music.
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I try to keep some humor in it, and some lightness.
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I was very young, but a great experience, very different from Brooklyn to say the least, we were in Cheyenne and just chock full of cowboys and great stuff that you only see on films.
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I'm lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part.
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I'm not really comfortable in any one spot.
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I'm really interested in the work.
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I've always accepted some kind of deity, especially as a songwriter.
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I've always thought of music as something which gives the words their flight and their wings and the music often comes first, although sometimes I'll have a concept, a title idea, a lyric idea that I want to write and the lyric will come first.
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I've found for the last couple of years that the things that I can become most deeply involved with are songs that reflect my real feelings about things and so that what I've been writing about.
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I've looked at photographs of myself during concerts and it sometimes looks as if I'm in a fencing move, with a guitar in my hands instead of a sword.
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If it can affect me, if it has meaning to me, if I feel I can do it well, I will do it and record it and thats why I recorded these songs.
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It wasn't an easy one, but I don't know if very many people do have easy lives.
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It's very difficult for me to say 'I love you' but to sing 'I love you' for me is easier.
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Its really that simple, I just want to write music and record, if people still come to see me in performance, I'd like that to be special also.
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Matter of fact, I dropped him a little note after I finished recording it with a copy of an acetate and he sent back that this was his favorite version of the song and I think its my favorite outside song on the album, its called I Think Its Going to Rain Today and it leaves me with goosebumps.
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No, I majored in biology, in a pre-med program.
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Of all the songs that I've written since I was 15 or 16, every song is different every song is special, it happens in a different way and I like that.
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Performing is the easiest part of what I do, and songwriting is the hardest.
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Song Sung Blue took a lot of compressing and refining, and it has one of my favorite lyrics.
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Songs are life in 80 words or less.
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Songwriting is different from music, although I don't deny now that it would be nice to have a little more background in music theory.
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Songwritng is what I do.
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Stones has meant to me the things that hurt people, things that cause people pain.
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The lyrics aren't simple, either. They're extremely difficult because I'm trying to say complicated things in as few words as possible.
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The main objective in any song, the songs that I write, has always been that it reflect the way I feel, that it touch me when I'm finished with it, that it moves me, that it can take me along with it and involve me in what its saying.
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The next album may be called Sticks.
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There's a mystery to writing, and you don't really know where most of it comes from.
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This is the title song to the album Stones and I guess if I had to sum up Stones I'd call it a desperate love song.
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Very often the music comes first.
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We moved around quite a bit, I went to a number of schools, its not the best kind of a life for a kid but I survived it somehow.
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We stayed in Wyoming for about two years and that was a great experience.
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Well, I Am... I Said was a very difficult song, very difficult because I really had to spend a lot of time thinking about what I was before the song was written.
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Well, I loved singing in the chorus, and there was some connection for me between gospel and choral music.
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Well, this is about my 8th or 9th album, my 6th I think for UNI records.
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Whatever success I've had so far has been assimilated into my body and mind.
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When you're on a merry-go-round, you miss a lot of the scenery.
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You like to think that it's something you created, but secretly you know that you had some kind of help, or somebody gave this to you.
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