We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic.
– E. Merrill Root
You can tell if there’s magic in something. When you start it, you want to finish it and you want it to be perfect. If you’re not inspired, and you’re working hard to pull inspiration from somewhere and make a song something it’s not, then it’s very contrived, and I don’t like to write music that’s contrived.