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#1. She runs up into the light surprised
Her arms are opened
Her mind's eye is
Seeing things from a better side than most can dream
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#2. A dream is a massive magic trick of the mind. No amount of science could explain away the mysterious wonder.
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#3. When I look at how fortunate I've been, being a musician ... my response to being overpaid is that I should pay it back to my community in some way.
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#4. I've never been much of a craftsman, in an educated way. But I think just the experience of writing makes the avenues I follow a little more efficient in some ways. At the same time, when you're young, you're a little more fearless, and there's less of an internal critic.
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#5. I like to think I'm a night person, because that's my job, but now I'm a father of three. I'm trying to become more of a morning person. I don't know if it will last. I have two choices, right? Either I'm bitter about getting up early, or I start drinking wine earlier and get to bed.
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#6. What I want is what I've not got, but what I need is all around me
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#7. I don't feel like I'm standing in a position where I have some right above other people to say what I think. We should all be talking to each other about what we think is important - whether we're in politics, or whether we're checking out at a grocery store. We shouldn't put walls up between each other.
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#8. I know I have a very unusual style of playing, where other more recognized and technically proficient players might look at me and wonder what the heck I'm doing. The purpose of my learning to play the way I do was more to accompany my singing. I figured out a style where I'm mentally playing the drums over a simple melody.
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#9. How we can stay faithful to the people that have supported us from the beginning is a thought in my mind. I always want to keep that part of it alive.
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#10. Nothing is here to stay
Everything has to begin and end
A ship in a bottle won't sail
All we can do is dream that the wind will blow us across the water
A ship in a bottle set sail
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#11. So often we talk about saving the planet, but what we really mean is to save the planet the way it is, so we can live here. So that is can sustain us.
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#12. We look to our leaders once we elect them to either lead us in the right direction or at least not crush us.
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#13. We give the podium to a lot of people who shouldn't have the podium. The message that's delivered the loudest and in the most entertaining way is the one that we're going to put on because that's what we want. We want ratings more than we want to deliver information. That's just where the culture's gotten.
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#14. I have always been drawn to percussion and drums, to bass and piano, in music much more then I am drawn to the guitar and the other lead instruments.
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#15. How could I have been anyone other than me?
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#16. San Francisco has a flowers-in-your-hair kind of vibe, while Chicago's got this very funny, big-city/small-town coolness to it.
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#17. The idea that we're somehow centrally important to the planet's existence is pretty comical - although I'd like us to be.
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#18. First time I kissed you, I lost my legs.
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#19. I guess, and it may be a flaw, that I think about rhythm more [than anything else]. I'm always wanting to find something unusual. I've started to try and write more traditionally, but for whatever reason, I tend toward trying to find something that sounds more like a pattern to me.
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#20. Part of me wishes some of the more obsessive fans would spend a fraction of the time they spend studying the band.
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#21. If you live life, then you become what are.
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#22. I'm not a real gadgety person. But bottle opener is probably the gadget I can't live without. Actually, I can open a bottle of beer pretty easily without it, but wine is always too much of a pain in the (rear) to open that up. So a corkscrew is probably the gadget that I can't live without.
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#23. I use God in my songs a lot but I don't have a relationship. I don't know what that means.
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#24. So let us sleep outside tonight, Lay down in our mother's arms, for here we can rest safely.
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#25. People in every direction
No words exchanged
No time to exchange
And all the little ants are marching
Red and black antennas waving
They all do it the same
We all do it the same way
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#26. There's war - there's always been war, as long as most of us have been alive. There have always been people being abused, there's always been horrible things in the world. Why are we outraged? We should just be quiet and figure it out, and work it out together.
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#27. I definitely like the oddballs. There's a song called 'Little Thing,' which is the only song that I have recorded that has no words. And it's the one that I get past my critic inside me.
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#28. I'm a fairly tormented artist, and I'm less willing to indulge myself in self-pity, outside of songwriting.
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#29. Look, here are we on this starry night staring into space, and I must say I feel as small as dust lying down here.
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#30. I think I am a very kind person. I think I'm joyful, but I could be kinder and I could be more joyful. I do believe peace is a state of grace, and not the absence of violence.
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#31. I believe in love, but believe it's love that keeps beating me down.
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#32. For a moment this good time would never end
You and me
Just wasting time
I was kissing you
You were kissing me love
From good day into a moonlight
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#33. I hope that just what I sing about and how I relate to my audience is as much of a political statement as I need to make.
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#34. Lying on the roof counting the stars that fill the sky
I wonder if
Someone in the heavens looking back down on me
I'll never know
So much space to believe
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#35. It's so hard for me to even acknowledge America without talking about race. If you look at our society, if you look at the prisons, if you look at the poverty and which side of the line the majority of people are, we have to acknowledge how we divide ourselves up, that there's racism alive in this country. And it's not in the law. It's in our minds. And that's what we have to actively battle.
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#36. I think we should all talk to our enemies and talk to our friends. Talk! That's the only way we'll find solutions.
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#37. Don't convince yourself you're over, don't convince yourself you're done, just because the things around you seem heavy, doesn't mean you can't get off this ground.
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#38. Goodnight moon. Sweet dreams. Smile kindly upon this little blue gum ball of us while we sleep.
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#39. What in the world would I sing for if I had it all?
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#40. When I listen to my favorite songwriters, they have such simple melodies and chords. I occasionally manage to stop at the right time, but all too often I keep on going until I have way too many notes and words. But that's just what I do.
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#41. I don't think socialism, and I don't think warmness and respect are necessarily bad words.
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#42. We have to be active about kindness and about peace. I've always fantasized that it would be great if there was a Department of Peace.
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#43. In many instances, we are much better at fixing our mistakes after we've made them. In some situations, it is easier to sweep things under the rug and forget about them.
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#44. The melodies are always the most important part to me. I am pulled more to the groove than the chord progression. After you find the groove, you find the most simple chord progressions and then sit inside that groove.
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#45. To change the world, Start with one step. However small, the first step is hardest of all.
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#46. You crush me with the things you do, I do for anything too ... each moment the more I love you.
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#47. I'm only this far, and only tomorrow leads my way.
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#48. We've never played at this place before. This place is big, and I'm kinda nervous, so we're going to make it feel small by pretending we're in a ... bedroom. We'll hang off the edge of the bed, take off our shoes and get naked!
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#49. Oh, man, oh how I wish I didn't smoke or drink to reason with my head ...
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#50. So I watched the Pink Panther last night, and so I'm trying desperately to be funny, and then it's just not working out so good ... I wonder if maybe I could've been a comedian or something like that, or maybe I could've been a doctor, then I wouldn't have to make anyone laugh.
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#51. Because one of the properties of music is to entertain and to, I don't mean this lightly, distract us from the things that pull us down. Music should be not only a source for political ideas but also a source of hope.
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#52. I don't touch electric guitars. It's just not my thing - I stick with acoustic guitars only.
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#53. I think some people would say that I do overwhelm the words with the music, and sometimes thank goodness I do.
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#54. A lot of the time, I write a lot of angry stuff, but then I don't want to be a finger-pointer - I'd rather be a cheerleader than a judge. I don't want to preach as if I'm in some position of righteousness, but I do want to speak my mind and scream at the clouds and shout out of the pit of hopelessness that I sometimes think the human race is in.
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#55. We have to do much more than believe if we really want to change things.
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#56. I don't understand at best, I cannot speak for all the rest. But you may find a lifetime's passed you by. Every dog has its day, every day has its way Of being forgotten.
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#57. I never went to college - I barely got out of high school.
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#58. If you've got a question just get in line
'Cause my intentions are to make you mine
I'll take care of everything
All you need, friend, is right here
... And if you're lost I will find your way
Give me your soul, friend, it's okay
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#59. Just knowing that the world is round
Here I'm dancing on the ground
Am I right side up or upside down?
Is this real or am I dreaming?
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#60. Everything good needs replacing
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#61. Being a white South African, I enjoyed the better things that that country gave to a small percentage of its population.
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#62. It's a melting pot, southern Africa. You find these cultural collisions that result in art and music, and it's pretty amazing.
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#63. I hate to admit it, but we're badass.
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#64. Good music is good music, and everything else can go to hell.
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#65. I want to figure out a way to not be stupid with money, then make a whole bunch of it, then I want to move to Outer Mongolia. I want to milk a yak. Maybe I'll just settle for a cow. Can you milk a bison?
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#66. The world and the universe are far more wonderful if there's not a puppet master.
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#67. A friend is always good to have, but a lover's kiss is better than angels raining down on me.
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#68. Love, you drive me to distraction.
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#69. I don't want to die, obviously, but really, the wonder of life is amplified by the fact that it ends.
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#70. Because life is short but sweet for certain We're climbing two by two To be sure these days continue These things we cannot change
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#71. I think we have to be active in teaching our children, and teaching each other. We have to be active about kindness and about peace. I've always fantasized that it would be great if there was a Department of Peace. We have a military, but what if there was a department devoted entirely and truthfully to finding peaceful resolutions?
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#72. I always like to have an atlas just so that I can find things out. It's always good to have an almanac; those sort of things.
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#73. She thinks, "Hey,
How did I come to this?
I dream myself a thousand times around the world,
But I can't get out of this place"
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#74. In so many areas of life, I'm a spaz and incompetent.
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#75. I was just wondering if you'd come along to hold up my head when my head won't hold on.
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#76. I've always been obsessed by visual art as I have been by music personally, but that doesn't mean anything professionally.
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#77. You wear nothing but you wear it so well.
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#78. It's funny, I get a little quieter with time. I don't want to chase my tail and one day repeat myself and repeat myself and one day have kids going to college and not have memories that I should, because I was too busy doing my thing.
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#79. Is this not enough?
This blessed sip of life
Is it not enough?
Staring down at the ground
Then complain and pray for more from above
Greedy little pig
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#80. I see you young and soft oh little baby
Little feet, little hands, little baby
One year of crying and the words creep up inside
Creep into your mind
So much to say
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#81. Success turns a lot of people off. I have a pretty solid sense of joy and respect that irritates people, and can irritate me, too.
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#82. Would you like to play With the thought of a friend In a distant passing stage While you lie around With your hands up and out So resigned you will fall down.
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#83. I'm from a very politically and socially conscious family. My mother always made a point of making us look at what was going on around us and take stock of our part in it.
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#84. In your eyes, I see what's on my mind.
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#85. The saddest part of the human race is we're obsessed with this idea of 'us and them,' which is really a no-win situation, whether it's racial, cultural, religious or political.
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#86. My voice is soft, but oh, my heart roars!
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#87. Come and relax now, put your troubles down. No need to bear the weight of your worries, just let them all fall away.
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#88. Being able to scream at the top of my lungs in front of people is very therapeutic. It is a great gift for me to be able to do that.
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#89. We spend a lot of time bickering at great cost, and very little time actually coming up with solutions. And I think we misuse our ambition for our own gains and rarely for the betterment of ourselves, and people around us and our environment. And I think that's sort of pathetic and desperate.
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#90. Six senses keeping
Five around a sense of self
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#91. So why would you care To get out of this place? You and me and all our friends, Such a happy human race. Eat, drink and be merry, For tomorrow we die.
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#92. Keep it locked up inside
Don't talk about it
Talk about the weather
Can't see the light
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#93. Sometimes it's nice to be able to reflect on the music itself and then write lyrics that I feel anyone can relate to. It's not my dreaming tree that is dead. The feeling of a loss of hope is universal. There are moments that we've all felt a little bit of it, so I don't think it is something that is too hard to identify with.
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#94. When I don't say a word and you know exactly what I mean ...
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#95. I'm familiar with that feeling of silence that comes with a very imminent catastrophe, when you know you have absolutely no control over a situation.
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#96. The problem is someone will try to convince you
That they know the answer no matter the question
Be wary of those who believe in a neat little world
'Cause it's just ... crazy - you know that it is
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#97. Don't burn the day away.
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#98. I'll be back 'round again, yes, I'll walk in time with you, old friend. And we'll find that place that we had danced in so long ago.
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#99. When I step into the light
My arms are open wide
When I step into the light
My eyes searching wildly
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#100. My songs are like a three-legged dog - you have to get to know them to have any love for them.

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