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As a songwriter, if you can touch people and make them feel a little less alone in the world, then you've done your job.
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As Australians and Canadians, there is a kindred spirit because we have had to stick our necks out to kind of explore new land.
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Australia and Canada were settled by adventurers, they had to break new ground. I think that is indelibly etched on our cultural spirit.
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Australia has always been important to me. I'd love to get down there, but I'm not a booking agent. I'm not a promoter, so I haven't had control over that.
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Do Tasmanian devils really exist?
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Even though you go through all these changes and you might be a prick at times and you might fall from grace, you are always struggling to learn.
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Halfway through the tour we realized we had something special going on and started recording the shows. I never felt so close to the songs before.
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I believe a lot of disease comes from anxiety, loneliness.
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I believe we do carry on another level.
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I didn't really care about sales figures. I just wanted to get things off my chest.
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I don't get mad too much.
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I even got letters form kids in hospitals saying the music is what keeps them going, and that really touched my heart.
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I had a really great response and a lot of really good mail from Australia.
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I had all these lofty ideas about music being commentaries on life and making statements on how people feel.
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I have no problem with success if there isn't a big price tag in terms of compromise.
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I haven't been to Australia but I've known a lot of Aussies, and they are always positive people. They live to the fullest.
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I know what's it's like to make a buck and live in the real world. I try never to forget that and sometimes I do but I go back and remind myself that's reality.
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I make a living doing what I love doing, and it's what brings me joy.
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I spend a lot of time in Vancouver. That's where I met my wife. It's like a second home.
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I think Canadians are globally minded, and so are Australians. We've always felt like we are a bit like outcasts and a bit excluded from the American thing.
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I think death is a really natural part of the cycle and how you deal with the travesty of life and hardships kind of decide who we are.
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I think I'm a good producer, but it takes a lot doing it yourself.
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I think if you're a good songwriter, that's what you are first - not a star or celebrity.
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I think that life doesn't handle a death.
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I want to get the male audience liking the songs.
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I'm not afraid to go outside of myself and write in the third person.
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I'm real lucky to be able to do what I do for a living doing what I'm doing.
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I've done a lot of work with World Vision; I've been to Africa three times now. It became a cornerstone, a bit of an anthem, and I'm proud of it.
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I've had people send me letters telling me their kid died in a car crash, and they found the Life Is A Highway tape in the tape deck.
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It seems fashionable for people to knock albums that do well.
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It wasn't like a band that we were all friends and we all shared a lot of common interests. I saw Red Rider play and joined them.
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It's important to not be afraid of a lot of the guilt and paranoia that we tend to have superimposed on us from youth.
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Music is one of those things that make us feel a little less alone in the world.
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My marriage went through a lot of problems 'cause you're on the road so much and there are so many distractions.
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None of the original Red Rider guys were there. Red Rider became like this ghost.
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Obviously what's important to person isn't to the next.
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Sometimes you figure that when a box set or one of those anthologies are released you're either dead or close to it. It's very important to me that those things don't feel final.
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That rite of passage from teenager to young man and that vision of what a woman is and what love is and what romance is keeps you going.
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The English and the Americans tend to be insular.
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Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes.
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Very often out of adversity that's when the best work comes.
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We always thought we had to follow a certain theme but I don't agree with that anymore. I think the fans deserve a wider variety of music.
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We are hybrids of all different nations, a mosaic of a lot of different kind of people.
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We play two to three shows a week. Kinda like spot gigs for the last 10 years. You have to pay the bills.
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When I moved to LA I was delivering phone books and washing dishes to make a living. I've drawn upon a lot of those real issues in life.
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When you play live you have to rock, you have to be energetic, you can't play ballads all the time.
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When you're starting out in the music business in Canada, especially back then, it was a bit like endangered slavery.
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You have to be able to have a positive death.
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You hire the best people for the job and put those things in the hands of people you trust.
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