20,000 Days on Earth

Do you wanna know how to write a song? Songwriting is about counterpoint. Counterpoint is the key. Putting two disparate images beside each other and seeing which way the sparks fly. Like letting a small child in the same room as, I don’t know, a Mongolian psychopath or something… and just sitting back and seeing what happens.

Then you send in a clown, say, on a tricycle. And, again, you wait and you watch.

And if that doesn’t do it… you shoot the clown.