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Born: 1977-09-13
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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And if I'm being honest, I don't think I have an ex-boyfriend who would have something mean to say about me.

Tags: Honest, Mean

Five years from now I'm probably going to look back on the things I'm doing and cringe.

Tags: Cringe, Five

I also just accept that I might never want to write a song again.

Tags: Accept, Again, Write

I can bake. I made myself some nice French fries once. But otherwise I just eat out. Lots of salad bars.

Tags: Eat, Nice, Once

I can't remember writing any of the songs that I've written.

Tags: Remember, Songs, Writing

I caved in to what people wanted me to do. I thought that they weren't going to like me if I didn't.

Tags: Thought, Wanted, Weren

I dare anybody to look at me and say I'm anorexic. I'm so totally not.

Tags: Anorexic, Anybody, Dare

I don't have a big thing about leaving my mark or being historic.

Tags: Big, Leaving, Mark

I don't know if anybody wants to mix their politics with their entertainment.

Tags: Anybody, Politics, Wants

I know what my job is: I write the songs, I sing them, I play them on the piano.

Tags: Job, Songs, Write

I never went to concerts when I was a kid, so I never knew if what I was doing onstage was right.

Tags: Concerts, Kid, Knew

I resent limitations. I'm going to be this way for a while.

Tags: Resent, While

I still don't know what Episcopalian means.

Tags: Means

I want to be like the patron saint of reality.

Tags: Patron, Reality, Saint

I was so self-critical. I still am, but it's not as bad anymore.

Tags: Anymore, Bad

I wasn't very ambitious as a child. I'm still not.

Tags: Ambitious, Child

I'm a really good parent to myself sometimes, and I do things that make me learn and grow.

Tags: Good, Learn, Sometimes

I'm here because of what I write. Obviously, I must know something.

Tags: Here, Obviously, Write

I'm not a control freak.

Tags: Control, Freak

I'm not used to not having enough time to live with the songs. Usually, if I write something, I live with it for a little while.

Tags: Enough, Time, Write

I've never been to the websites. It's a lot healthier for me to keep out of the conversations about me.

Tags: Healthier, Keep, Websites

If you want to see me cry, just come to a photo shoot.

Tags: Cry, Photo, Shoot

In a strange way, I'm way more comfortable onstage than anywhere else.

Tags: Anywhere, Else, Strange
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My whole life, people have been saying, Why are you so angry?

Tags: Anger, Angry, Life

No, I've never wanted kids. But I do read about parenting a lot.

Tags: Kids, Parenting, Wanted

Our ancestors always thought of the worst thing that could happen, and that's why we're alive.

Tags: Happen, Thought, Why

The age thing really bugs me. Do people have more of a right to not like what I say because I'm 19?

Tags: Age, Bugs

The quick success was a bit strange to get used to.

Tags: Strange, Success, Used

You can live your whole life in your brain and not experience what's around you. You go crazy that way.

Tags: Crazy, Experience, Life

I got all my work done to graduate in two months and then they were like, I'm sorry, you have to take driver's ed. I just kind of went, Oh, forget it.

Tags: Graduation, Sorry, Work

You think you're looking at things all the time, but you're not looking at things, you're looking at what your brain is interpreting through light and color. And who knows what everybody else sees?

Tags: Brain, Light, Time

But I honestly don't read critics. My dad reads absolutely everything ever written about me. He calls me up to read ecstatic reviews, but I always insist that I can't hear them. If you give value to the good reviews, you have to give value to the criticism.

Tags: Dad, Give, Good

Hearing my songs in public freaks me out a bit. There was one restaurant I really liked in L.A., but I had to stop going there when they started playing my music. It felt kinda awkward.

Tags: Music, Playing, Public

I feel like I'm 100 years old. I can't tell you what I did today. I can't tell you what I did for seven years. I can't tell you. It happens so seamlessly - I'm just floating along and seven years go by.

Tags: Old, Tell, Today

I just tend to do things to myself that I don't realize I'm doing. Sometimes I bite my lip so that it splits and hurts, and yet I can't stop. And sometimes I'd play shows on the last run, I'd scratch my neck while I was singing, and I'd horrified to see these red streaks of blood after.

Tags: After, Last, Sometimes

I've gone through stages where I hate my body so much that I won't even wear shorts and a bra in my house because if I pass a mirror, that's the end of my day.

Tags: Body, End, Hate

In a sense it's a lot crazier when you're on the road and it's a lot less stable, but it's actually really healthy for me because it keeps me from isolating, which I tend to do a lot.

Tags: Less, Road, Sense

Rape is the most humiliating thing that can be done to you; it's the most vulnerable that you can be. But once I realized that, I became a stronger person and faced all my fears.

Tags: Done, Once, Stronger

Sometimes interviews are fun and good conversations, but stuff like photo shoots and appearances at places where you have to meet a lot of people - I was never really made for this kind of stuff.

Tags: Fun, Good, Sometimes

You know, I've always thought that it would be really funny if somebody made a romantic comedy where absolutely everything went well from beginning to end.

Tags: End, Funny, Romantic

Nothing that you do will ever feel good if you let people convince you that you have no choice.

Tags: Choice, Convince, Good

When you're surrounded by all these people, it can be even lonelier than when you're by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don't feel like you can trust anybody or talk to anybody, you feel like you're really alone.

Tags: Alone, Trust, Yourself

If I respect myself and believe in what I'm doing, no one can touch me.

Tags: Respect, Touch

I would really like to go back to school. I would love it now.

Tags: Love, School

Everybody sees me as this sullen and insecure little thing. Those are just the sides of me that I feel it's necessary to show because no one else seems to be showing them.

Tags: Else, Insecure, Show

For me, the best times are always going to be the most intense, the ones with the highest highs and the lowest lows.

Tags: Best, Highest, Times

I really don't think anything I do is a mistake. It could be if I didn't learn from it.

Tags: Learn, Mistake

Because for whatever reason, even though I want to stay home all the time and be left alone, I want to tell the world who I am now.

Tags: Alone, Home, Time

Men are my bread and butter. It's what I live for! I have no shame about that.

Tags: Bread, Men, Shame

The only reason that it takes me seven years to do stuff is because I just don't really have a plan.

Tags: Plan, Reason, Stuff

I don't want to give any advice to a 19-year-old, because I want a 19-year-old to make mistakes and learn from them. Make mistakes, make mistakes, make mistakes. Just make sure they're your mistakes.

Tags: Advice, Give, Mistakes

I have a very steadfast tendency to parent myself, to monitor my development into the person I want to be. I've tried to keep the corruption minimal.

Tags: Corruption, Keep, Parent

I wanted to write a happy song. I didn't know how.

Tags: Happy, Wanted, Write

Now I feel like whatever I do, no one can hurt me. I cannot be violated, I cannot be humiliated, I cannot be disregarded, I cannot be disrespected.

Tags: Cannot, Hurt, Whatever

The way I feel about music is that there is no right and wrong. Only true and false.

Tags: Music, True, Wrong

What's really good is African drum music.

Tags: African, Good, Music

I got a lot of problems, but I'm really good at intuiting what I need to do to be happy with whatever I create. I know when to stop myself, I know when to start, I know when to leave something alone. I guess I just kind of indulge that completely, and so I just take my time.

Tags: Alone, Good, Time

I'm incredibly impressed by people who organize to achieve a goal, and believe that they can make a difference and then go ahead and do just that. I think it's incredible.

Tags: Achieve, Difference, Goal

For a while after the rape, I was afraid of my own sexuality, because I got raped right about the time when I started developing physically.

Tags: Afraid, After, Time

I don't care what people do. I don't care how people remember my albums. I do them for my own reasons.

Tags: Care, Reasons, Remember

I got drunk when I was five. Everybody gets drunk before they're 21.

Tags: Drunk, Everybody, Five

I never thought I'd be in a position where people would be talking about my sexuality and saying how good I look in underwear.

Tags: Good, Saying, Thought

I read on the Internet that I was dead.

Tags: Dead, Internet, Read

There aren't many poster children for cool angst. Everybody thinks it's cool if you're the bad girl.

Tags: Bad, Cool, Girl

I got into therapy in the fifth grade because I said in a sarcastic way that I was going to kill myself, and they didn't get it then. Nothing's changed.

Tags: Changed, Said, Sarcastic
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