Love is a piano dropped from a fourth story window and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort where we overlap.
Patriarchy is like the elephant in the room that we don’t talk about but how could it not affect the planet radically when it’s the superstructure of human society.
Why do you think I write these feminist songs to try and teach myself to respect myself. You know it’s not because I’m a hero.
I seriously hate pop music and all things super-commercial.
I see a lot of connections between folk and punk music just because they’re both subcorporate music – I mean traditionally.
Pop stardom is not very compelling. I’m much more interested in a relationship between performer and audience that is of equals. I came up through folk music and there’s no pomp and circumstance to the performance. There’s no like ‘I’ll be the rock star you be the adulating fan.’
Maybe you don’t like your job maybe you didn’t get enough sleep well nobody likes their job nobody got enough sleep. Maybe you just had the worst day of your life but you know there’s no escape there’s no excuse so just suck up and be nice.
Strangers are exciting their mystery never ends. But there’s nothing like looking at your own history in the faces of your friends.
God forbid you be an ugly girl ‘course too pretty is also your doom ’cause everyone harbors a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room.
I’d rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous.
I’ve never had a very closely connected family. My parents split up when I was young and I was living with my mom for a little while then I was kind of just on my own really young. It wasn’t some kind of global tragedy it was just never really a very close-knit family. So there was support in the sense that they didn’t stand in my way.