Songs About Feelings: An Interview with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

03/30/2011 4:00 AM |

The L: But a song starts with a feeling rather than a phrase, say?

KB: Generally. It’s tough to even draw a line between a language and a feeling, because all of our experiences are filtered through language.

AN: The lecture begins…

KB: No, it is. You can’t separate. Unless you’re a pre-evolved creature.

The L: So, about some specific lyrics—can you tell me the top three things the body is for?

KB: A wonderland. Shots. And to lean on. “Everybody needs somebody to lean on.” The Traveling Wilburys.

The L: What about elaborate sushi displays?

KB: I enjoy eating sushi, but with all-you-can drink sake. Not on bodies.

AN: That’s not what the body is for.

KB: That’s what a plate is for.