How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
There are several ways this can happen. I very rarely write a whole lyric before the music.
I’ve started to make a point of keeping notes of song titles which I can develop later.
A lot of my songs come from spontaneously singing something off the top of my head when playing guitar or keyboard .
I’m then usually stuck with this title because nothing I try later ‘sings’ as well as this original random phrase.
What is the best verse you ever wrote?
I’m insecure about my lyrics as I know they’re often borderline cliche and corny but I hope that if they’re delivered well someone somewhere will relate.,it’s not the first time that I’ve had the sense that something’s wrong
I’m old enough to know that things don’t always work out like you planned
I know you’re trying hard to break it too me gently
But there’s no easy way to tell it like it is’
(I don’t want to hear anymore)
And the one of your favorite song? (Not written by you)
I bought a toothbrush, some toothpaste, a flannel for my face
Pyjamas, a hair brush, new shoes and a case
I said to my reflection
Lets get out of this place
What inspired “Keen On Loving You”?
A committed, long term relationship
And “Sleep on it”?
A lightweight song self explanatory.
‘ I know I’ve upset you somehow but let’s not go to sleep angry. May look different in the morning ‘ kind of thing
Do you remember the day you wrote “ How Long”? What you can tell us about it ?
I wrote it on a bus ticket which is why there’s only one verse.
What was the last song you wrote ?
Where does the time go’
With chris Difford
A proper lyricist
What music means for you?
Food and drink
What was the first record you ever bought? Do you remember where you bought it?
I guess it doesn’t matter anymore
Record shop in Sheffield
Personal question: what makes you happy in life?
Seeing my family thrive
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