You just have to believe in yourself when you've got something, and just keep pounding on the door, because if you pound long enough, somebody is going to open it.
I had written this really depressing ending in which when everybody says you get over things, and I thought I would love again, but wrong again.
I was never conscious of any distractions other than hearing an incredible Goffin and King lyric and pushing harder to do better because they were so good..
The business today is completely different and it's very producer driven, so that a songwriter needs to have producing chops, be a singer/songwriter, or find a singer to develop.
But I must say I am happiest when something hits and I've written it with Barry. After all these years, I am still amazed by his genius.
My nature is to be linear, and when I'm not, I feel really proud of myself.
. As far as his recording career, it almost seemed that it just wasn't meant to be and no matter what we did, it turned out wrong.
You'll probably hit them in the face, but Sometimes it's something you've got to do.
On the other hand when you are someone who records their own songs you are basically stuck writing for one voice and for one style that can stifle you a bit. It's a real trade off.
Actually I was writing with people that didn't get records.
That's what it is every time you walk into the room to write with someone new. It's like, oh god I have to take my clothes off 'my creative clothes' and let them see all of my flaws.
We all have fertile creative periods and times when we can't figure out how we ever did it.
We have gone through some difficult times like everyone else and perhaps our working together and respecting each other's abilities, in addition to that little thing called love, helped us survive.
We wrote what sounded good to us and hoped it would find a home.
Sharing a triumph with someone you love is an incredible high.