The second half of the ’60s really was a kind of learning period in terms of writing for me.
I woke up one morning with this song in my head and the opening line of the song is ‘My name was Richard Nixon only now I’m a girl.’
I’d always loved poetry and I’d always loved writing music and composing music but I hadn’t thought of putting the two together until around that time.
I like to think that if it hadn’t gone as well as it has if I wasn’t able to make a living off of playing music I would still be playing the music. But of course I wouldn’t likely have had the opportunity to travel and a lot of the places have inspired songs.