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A good lyric sings to me. And another lyricist might sing another lyrical song to me.
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A guitar riff played on a piano doesn't come close to the purity of it being played on a guitar but I faked it enough to get by.
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But at the same time, sometimes it is very good to write with other people because you do have that little bit of edge.
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Carole (King) always said there was a small window of opportunity and we happened to come along at that period in the music business and jumped right in.
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Cynthia's lyrics always expressed the feelings people felt but they couldn't express themselves.
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I also used to work in the Catskill Mountains as a bus boy, and I performed in talent shows.
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I get a different kind of lyric from someone else that might make me go in a different musical direction.
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I had already about five or six songs written just for myself, but I never thought I'd end up being a songwriter.
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I know at the beginning of our careers, my wife and I were gut wrenchingly competitive.
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I looked through our catalog year by year, and I saw that there were pockets of time when we wrote some terrific songs. Then all of a sudden, we'd go for another two or three months and there weren't great songs.
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I quit college. I was studying architecture for about a year.
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I think if one wants to be in a continual state of insanity one should stay married to that writing partner.
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I think that most writers who wait until they're inspired to write are just waiting for the fear to subside.
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I was very fortunate, though, to have a writing partner that truly is brilliant with words and at the same time very soulful.
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I've written songs sober and I've written songs high.
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If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to write a song I probably would be a plumber today.
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If we didn't get the record, we didn't exist.
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If we were the team that won out, then life was good and we felt that we were worth something.
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It's amazing how a competitive nature can turn a negative into something positive.
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It's very hard to teach someone how to write a song if to begin with there's no creative crop to harvest.
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It's very important, at least for me and for Cynthia, to get outside input.
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Once I get into it, then I'm into it.
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One other thing, if it's possible, as songwriters, you should also develop yourself as record producers.
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Probably most successful songwriters have an innate songwriting ability.
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Right now we're writing a Broadway show.
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She just wants to jump in, and I procrastinate for awhile until I really get into it.
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The biggest problem is getting to work.
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The real danger of writing a great song when you're on something is that it might get you thinking that the only way to repeat that is by only writing when you're high.
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There's so much fear involved in trying to do something you don't know how to do that drugs and alcohol can become a big part of your life if you have an addictive personality or are very unsure, which most songwriters are.
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We became the songs we wrote.
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We happened to start writing pop songs in a time when the old music business was beginning to fade and a new kind of music was emerging.
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We lived, ate, and breathed pop songs.
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We've written something like 900 songs in all.
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When the British invasion happened, I became aware that records were more guitar driven and I had always written on a piano.
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Writing with other people is also beneficial, not only on the creative aspect, but also that they have a different context.
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You can get stale writing with each other for a while.
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You have certain writing tools but generally creating something from nothing makes one quite mad and Cynthia and I are quite mad you know.
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You have to be very brave in that first writing session.
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You're going to have more rejection than acceptance.
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You've got to really be able to accept the rejection.
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