Brand New at Brighton C2, 18 January 2004
I know what I’ve chosen fulfills me creatively but I sometimes wonder if I am doing enough. People measure their success. Say you build a house, there is something tangible. You have each block in the right place and a roof on top and as long as that house can contain people and withstand the elements you can say you’ve done your job. Sometimes I wonder how I can do that. […] I think, you know what feels amazing. Out of all the lyrics I’ve written sometimes there is one sentence or one section or stanza that comes out exactly the way I heard it in my head. Everything I wanted to say gets summed up perfectly. And I think, out of all the people listening, if even one other person hears that and hears it exactly the way I heard it in my head…if they connect with it exactly the same way, then that’s the roof on my house. That’s my job done.