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#1. I think when you are doing a song you're trying to give people enough details that they connect. - Author: Craig Finn
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#2. If I'm stuck, I'll sit down and read. That's a big thing. - Author: Craig Finn
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#3. Just looking into something kind of analytically can give a lot of ideas. - Author: Craig Finn
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#4. If you wait four or five years between records, it better be a masterpiece, you know? And if you keep putting them out, you're saying, Hey, here's 10 more songs. - Author: Craig Finn
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#5. I think you want to write a song that's like the songs you are into. - Author: Craig Finn
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#6. When people hit on feeling a certain melancholy or elation, it's a really exciting moment. I think making that connection is the goal, and what makes something great. - Author: Craig Finn
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#7. I can still sing most Eagles songs, even though I never bought a record and never liked the band. - Author: Craig Finn
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#8. My wife is very happy about me keeping all my music in my pocket. - Author: Craig Finn
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#9. You can either go to the gym because you want to lose weight, or you can go to the gym because you like how it makes you feel when you're running. - Author: Craig Finn
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#10. I guess the drinking and the drugs are interesting to me because the way we use them and our society uses them, we kind of manufacture highs and lows. - Author: Craig Finn
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#11. I'm not a horror movie guy, but I think the guy that did Saw, or maybe House or something, he was saying you love that age as a storyteller because a nineteen-year-old is still dumb enough to make really bad decisions, but he's allowed to be out on his own. - Author: Craig Finn
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#12. I've written a lot about drugs and alcohol. I wouldn't say it's because we've gotten bigger or anything, but I kind of feel a little bit done with it. There are other things to talk about. - Author: Craig Finn
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#13. I don't really pursue writing songs for other people. I guess one of the things I always think about is a good line in a song should be something I can hear myself saying. - Author: Craig Finn
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#14. All of you favorite books wouldn't seem so well written if you were just a little bit more well read. - Author: Craig Finn
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#15. Sometimes things reveal themselves to you a little bit. I think it was Joan Didion that said, "We write to find out what we're thinking." And sometimes that happens. - Author: Craig Finn
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#16. The more you release records, in some ways it takes pressure off you. - Author: Craig Finn
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#17. The reality is that the shows kind of disconnect from the songs a little bit. You're playing the songs, but they take on a life of their own. - Author: Craig Finn
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#18. People make maps of all the places I've mentioned. I knew that those people were out there. I wanted to create something for them. - Author: Craig Finn
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#19. People think of songwriting as a very personal thing: A guy gets up there with an acoustic guitar and he sings his heart out, bares his soul. - Author: Craig Finn
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#20. If we enjoy what we're doing, we shouldn't really need a break. - Author: Craig Finn
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#21. There are nights when I think that Sal Paradise was right / Boys and Girls in America / Have such a sad time together. - Author: Craig Finn
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#22. I don't have a problem rhyming "bar" with "car" - I do it all the time - but sometimes it doesn't feel right. - Author: Craig Finn
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#23. My style of lyric-writing is very specific and has a lot of details, and I think people react most to that. - Author: Craig Finn
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#24. At forty-one, now I think it would be really cool to have an A&R guy say, "You know what? I don't think you've got this album sequenced right." - Author: Craig Finn
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#25. One of the coolest things to me about going to a show is you look over, and the guy next to you is sitting there drinking a beer and he's wearing a Donkeys t-shirt. And you're like, "Dude, I love The Donkeys." - Author: Craig Finn
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#26. There's somewhat of a real fascination with American bands and American mythology in London. - Author: Craig Finn
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#27. Before I had a driver's license, and I lived in the suburbs of Minneapolis and went to high school and came home - I could ride my bike around or get a ride from my parents, but my world was pretty small, limited. Like anyone at that age, I only knew things I could get to. - Author: Craig Finn
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#28. One thing I have a tendency to do is not write choruses, or write choruses that have different words. The first chorus will have different words than the second chorus. - Author: Craig Finn
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#29. Gonna walk around and drink some more - Author: Craig Finn
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#30. The critics and hardcore music fans, those are the people you have to get to first, so we're really happy about it. - Author: Craig Finn
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#31. I'm not only a songwriter but I'm a massive music fan and I love going to shows. It's different than reading a book. - Author: Craig Finn
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#32. A conversation with you is a different thing than projecting to a couple hundred people. It's bigger and more animated and it's on a bigger scope, but still in the heart, it's honestly me. - Author: Craig Finn
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#33. I've tried to write songs for other people and it usually requires them singing it and then changing the phrasing. I can put a lot of words in a song, and one of the reasons is, I'm not that good of a singer, so I don't hold a lot of notes. - Author: Craig Finn
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#34. The Catholic influence just comes from being raised Catholic, going to church every Sunday, being confirmed, going to church on holy days. So it's coming from where I am. It serves the purpose of having people who have a base or foundation where they know what's right. - Author: Craig Finn
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#35. Words and music together create powerful, powerful things. - Author: Craig Finn
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#36. An album doesn't mean as much to a lot of people now, compared to just songs. - Author: Craig Finn
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#37. I think having a coach or an editor or whatever the novelist's producer is could help. If you finish a chapter and you turn it in to him, and he or she said, "That was pretty good, it might go better." Maybe that's what I'll try to find. - Author: Craig Finn
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#38. In the end, when you're writing a really good song, it strikes the right tone. - Author: Craig Finn
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#39. Springsteen on that record started writing less about having your wind in your hair and turning the radio up and more about being dragged down by adult things. Regular people trying to get ahead. A little less mythical and romantic, and more real. It's a really spectacular record for that reason. - Author: Craig Finn
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#40. Some people will totally get restless, since you can make demos pretty easy. It's not unreasonable for someone to say, "All right, can you just record this and go home and work on it?" - Author: Craig Finn
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#41. So maybe it's just a part of who we all are, and always were. My worry now, though, is that we are starting to nurture these neuroses of ours, and treating them like pets. That can't be a good thing. - Author: Craig Finn
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#42. One of the things is my process requires a lot of repetition. I can probably drive people crazy because I'm interested in playing a song twenty times in a row. - Author: Craig Finn
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#43. I definitely hope to continue to release records at an accelerated pace. - Author: Craig Finn
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#44. I am a really obsessive music listener, and I would look for clues. - Author: Craig Finn
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#45. All your books wouldn't seem so well written if you were just a little more well read. - Author: Craig Finn
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#46. Ironically, when I was playing in my first band, I would deliberately not write down any lyrics. I have a really good memory and I would just keep them in my head. - Author: Craig Finn
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#47. I really like narrative songs, but I wonder if that's a thing for some people. Once they've heard the story, do they really need to hear the story again? - Author: Craig Finn
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#48. You can think of a number of bands where the first record is by far their biggest record. And that must be hard for people to recapture. Hard for people to live with. - Author: Craig Finn
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#49. I think the biggest thing - and this I think is true of songs but also of movies and books and art in general - is when you have this moment where you hear a song or whatever and you say, "Hey, I've felt that exact way as a human being," and there's no easy way to describe it. - Author: Craig Finn
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#50. There's a lot of ways to be honest that don't necessarily involve absolute facts being true. I think that's something I absolutely try to do. - Author: Craig Finn
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#51. I'm able to draw outside my own personal experiences. No one wants to hear the song about what I really did today, which is go get coffee and clean my apartment. - Author: Craig Finn
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#52. I think making the songs is to put strength in the community in some way. - Author: Craig Finn
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#53. I would never talk to a girl in a bar, like a pick-up thing. But I could talk to anyone if they wore a t-shirt of a band I like. - Author: Craig Finn
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#54. I was really obsessed with age. I kept saying it was a record about trying to age gracefully. - Author: Craig Finn
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#55. I think the other thing that shaped me a little bit is that I really didn't have any success in music until my early to mid-30s. - Author: Craig Finn
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#56. You can't get every girl; you get the ones you love the best. - Author: Craig Finn
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#57. When you get into rock 'n' roll myths, like that Rod Stewart blew his whole band and had to get his stomach pumped, it's ridiculous, but everyone's heard it. - Author: Craig Finn
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