There are things that drift away like our endless, numbered days

— Iron & Wine

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I put my energy into writing songs. I have to carve out a living somehow doing this, and licensing is one way. It's hard to register what's "too much" for other people. I don't watch TV, so it's tough for me to gauge. I just take it as it comes, and don't put a whole lot of thought into it.

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The song succeeds or fails just based on whether you argue your point successfully. I like throwing images together, which create meaning if you listen to it one time, but if you listen to it another time you might get a different meaning.

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We all assume the worst the best we can.

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In some songs, like propaganda songs-and don't get me wrong, I love some propaganda songs. They're some of my favorite songs in the world. It's just that I don't enjoy writing it.

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We play some smaller songs larger than they are the record, and vice versa.

It took me a while to get used to playing live.

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Pop culture, commercials. You only come across a commercial if you're watching a TV all the time. I've never been all that upset. I like hearing the songs. I guess I've never been all that caught up in it.

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I'm one of those people who sort of feeds on music.

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I had all these songs lying around. They had all these woman characters, and I thought the idea of the Woman King would be a good way to tie them all together.

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I like writing in an illustrative, descriptive way. I prefer describing to rather than explaining.

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It sort of depends on the song. Some of them are pretty easy to write, and others take a while. I do a lot of writing in the morning.

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I just try to use my own life to build a human song: something that people can relate to in some way. It's not like the psychiatrist's couch or anything.

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