"At the end of my sophomore year, I left school and went out on a radio tour to play free show after free show. I was an unknown act playing shows night after night, and I was constantly trying out all kinds of different moves to get a response from the audience. It’s a codeword between me and the fans.”
people throw rocks at things that shine
Life is full of little interruptions.
I don’t think there’s any feeling quite as happy as the feeling you get when you’re first falling for someone.
AS FOR TAYLOR SWIFT, I NEVER TAKE MY HATS OFF BUT HATS OFF TO YOU. IF YOU KEEP WRITING SONGS LIKE THAT YOU’LL HAVE WAY MORE AWARD ACCEPTANCE SPEECHES TO LOOK FORWARD TO. [Patrick on the 2009 VMA Accident]
i’d be smart to walk away, but you’re quicksand
Ed Sheeran is us. We are Ed Sheeran
There’s an old poem by Neruda that I’ve always been captivated by, and one of the lines in it has stuck with me ever since the first time I read it. It says “love is so short, forgetting is so long.” It’s a line I’ve related to in my saddest moments, when I needed to know someone else had felt that exact same way. And when we’re trying to move on, the moments we always go back to aren’t the mundane ones. They are the moments you saw sparks that weren’t really there, felt stars aligning without having any proof, saw your future before it happened, and then saw it slip away without any warning. These are moments of newfound hope extreme joy, intense passion, wishful thinking, and in some cases, the unthinkable letdown. And in my mind, every one of these memories looks the same to me. I see all of these moments in bright, burning, red.
I get inspired by the smallest or the biggest things. You meet someone and you wonder if you’ll ever see them again. I could write so many songs about that. I have written so many songs about that. Wait till you hear my next record, it’s all about that.
won’t be just any night