I was in my twenties when I wrote a song called “The Man Who Would Be Queen.”
I wrote it to give myself a voice, but it also meant that I’d write it for someone else, someone who didn’t have that kind of power.
The song was the first I’d ever written for someone other than my dad.
I had never written anything for anyone else, even a friend of mine.
I’d been struggling to find a voice for myself for a while.
I didn’t even know what that was until I saw the song and thought, “Man, I could do that.”
I had written the lyrics to the song, but I didn, as I said, I didn to write it myself.
The only way I could make that happen was by being a better person.
I was just like, “Well, I’m the best person to be writing for, and I’m going to do it.”
That was it.
I went from a writer who was just trying to be me, and it was just an incredible experience, being able to write for someone that’s a totally different person.
The other thing I learned is that if you write something for someone who’s not going to like it, it’s not a bad thing.
And the same with, you know, the things you like to write about.
If you don’t like the things that you write about, it doesn’t mean that you’re not trying to write things that people don’t enjoy.
If they like the song they can hear, that’s awesome.
That’s a good thing.
If it’s bad, it means that you can write better.
You can write more interesting things that your fans like.
I guess what I mean is that writing is the ultimate form of expression, it can’t be controlled.
If I’m not writing something I’m more likely to get hurt, I guess.
But it’s an expression.
If your work is something you can’t control, then you’re probably not a great writer.
This interview has been edited for length and clarity.