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Born: 1963-09-16
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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As a songwriter, there's nothing better than winning Song Of The Year. But I couldn't really celebrate, because it wasn't right. Luther wasn't standing next to me, to receive the award.

Tags: Song, Winning, Year

My joke, which isn't really a joke, is that there will be one of two tours: the tour for the album that does well, or the tour for the album that stiffs.

Tags: Album, Joke, Tour

One time Robert Plant was set to check into the same room after I checked out, so I removed every light bulb and ordered up a bunch of stinky cheese and put it under the mattress.

Tags: After, Put, Time

So it was just a case of getting a bunch of songs that I had been writing for years but hadn't recorded together, and the result was My Own Best Enemy.

Tags: Best, Enemy, Writing

The only thing that's a little tricky about it is sometimes people assume that if it's a new song, it's a reflection of what you're feeling or going through now.

Tags: Feeling, Sometimes, Song

I'm happy, I would say that I'm one of the happiest people I know but I've certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression and heartache and those are the kind of things that are interesting to me to write about.

Tags: Depression, Happy, Sadness

It's funny; Luther and I have written many songs together, but we've never written songs in the same room.

Tags: Funny, Songs, Together

I'm now so keenly aware that I have everything to prove and nothing to lose.

Tags: Aware, Lose, Prove

When things are too easy I lose interest in them so I find ways to complicate them to get myself interested.

Tags: Easy, Interested, Lose

And to any new fans we made along the way, I say... welcome to our party. It's just starting to get going.

Tags: Along, Party, Welcome

But I'm just having fun playing and giving Botox injections to the older songs.

Tags: Fun, Giving, Older

But more importantly, I think he remembered how very close I was with my own dad, who had died in 1997.

Tags: Close, Dad, Died

But once you have some success in one style, the business wants to lock you in that vein forever.

Tags: Business, Once, Success

Doing my own album provided me the opportunity to say whatever I wanted.

Tags: Album, Wanted, Whatever

I can't wait to front my band with these new songs and play for fans, but I've decided to keep my day job too.

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I didn't want my last chapter to be the guy who sits at the piano and sings love songs.

Tags: Guy, Last, Love

I don't think I've ever laid out a batch of songs that pick myself apart the way that these do.

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I fell off stage and bruised some ribs. The worst part was that the audience didn't realize I was gone.

Tags: Off, Realize, Worst

I have complete freedom, and there's no way to get pigeonholed or bored. What could be better than that?

Tags: Bored, Complete, Freedom

I love when people get songs wrong. I love when people take something from a song that's totally not what I intended!

Tags: Love, Song, Wrong

I really didn't have any plans to record prior to doing My Own Best Enemy.

Tags: Best, Enemy, Plans

I think I do better when things are a little tougher.

Tags: Tougher

I think really what I'm saying is that I thrive on adversity.

Tags: Adversity, Saying, Thrive

I understand that, but this disc shows the type of music that I've always liked and wanted to make.

Tags: Music, Understand, Wanted

I've always loved groups like U2 and Coldplay.

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I've never written a song that I thought was a hit.

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I've never, ever in my life enjoyed playing live the way I am now.

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In the past, there has always been so much pressure about carrying a show and promoting a record.

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It never ceases to amaze me that I get to do this for a living.

Tags: Amaze, Ceases, Living

People take songs so literally.

Tags: Literally, Songs