Last Time: Go Creative… With John Keats

“I get the tune and then I just keep on singing the tune until the words come out from the tune.

It’s kind of a hypnotic state that you reach after a while when you keep on playing it where words just evolve from it. So you take those words and just let them go whichever way they want…

Last Time: Go Creative… With John Keats

‘Moonshadow’? That was in Spain, I went there alone, completely alone, to get away from a few things. And I was dancin’ on the rocks there… right on the rocks where the waves were, like, blowin’ and splashin’. Really, it was so fantastic.

And the moon was bright, ya know, and I started dancin’ and singin’ and I sang that song and it stayed. It’s just the kind of moment that you want to find when you’re writin’ songs.

Everything I wrote while I was away was in a transitional period and reflects that. Like Patti. A year ago we split; I had been with her for two years. What I write about Patti and my family… when I sing the songs now, I learn strange things.

I learn the meanings of my songs late…”                            (Rolling Stone Magazine, Dec 1971)

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