Mann-Weil Quotes

  1. If we didn’t get the record, we didn’t exist.
  2. You’ve got to really be able to accept the rejection.
  3. We became the songs we wrote.
  4. It’s very important, at least for me and for Cynthia, to get outside input.
  5. I’ve written songs sober and I’ve written songs high.
  6. If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to write a song I probably would be a plumber today.
  7. A guitar riff played on a piano doesn’t come close to the purity of it being played on a guitar but I faked it enough to get by.
  8. The real danger of writing a great song when you’re on something is that it might get you thinking that the only way to repeat that is by only writing when you’re high.
  9. I get a different kind of lyric from someone else that might make me go in a different musical direction.
  10. You have certain writing tools but generally creating something from nothing makes one quite mad and Cynthia and I are quite mad you know.
  11. You have to be very brave in that first writing session.
  12. I think that most writers who wait until they’re inspired to write are just waiting for the fear to subside.
  13. Cynthia’s lyrics always expressed the feelings people felt but they couldn’t express themselves.
  14. If we were the team that won out, then life was good and we felt that we were worth something.
  15. I quit college. I was studying architecture for about a year.
  16. One other thing, if it’s possible, as songwriters, you should also develop yourself as record producers.
  17. It’s very hard to teach someone how to write a song if to begin with there’s no creative crop to harvest.
  18. We lived, ate, and breathed pop songs.
  19. You’re going to have more rejection than acceptance.
  20. It’s amazing how a competitive nature can turn a negative into something positive.



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