I never wanted to sing. I just wanted to play rhythm guitar – hide in the back and just play. But during those high school years when I was playing guitar in my bedroom, I at least had the intuition that I had to write my own songs.
My songs have always been frustrating themes, relationships that I’ve had. And now that I’m in love, I expect it to be really happy, or at least there won’t be half as much anger as there was.
There are some pop songs I hate but I can’t get them out of my head. Our songs also have the standard pop format: Verse, chorus, verse, chorus, solo, bad solo. All in all, I think we sound like The Knack and the Bay City Rollers being molested by Black Flag and Black Sabbath.
My songs have always had frustrating themes – relationships I’ve had
There’s definitely some pieces in there that reflect on my personal life, but really, they aren’t as personal as everybody thinks they are. I would like them to be more personal. The emotions, the songs themselves are personal. I can’t do it – I’ve tried to write personally and it just doesn’t seem to work. It would be too obvious. Some things that you could read in could fit into anyone’s life that had any amount of pain at all. It’s pretty cliche’.