A Cat Said: I love my Dog and it's a Wild World
He also said:
"find you are in hospital, getting injections day in and day out, and people around you are dying, it certainly changes your perspective. I got down to thinking about myself. It seemed almost as if I had my eyes shut."
"when I sing the songs now, I learn strange things. I learn the meanings of my songs late..."
"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... 'Moonshadow'? Funny, 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."
What a fantastic image - I can imagine, hear and see it, taste the salt of it.
Geldof said ( in reference to Father to Son) his words are what would be said and that the melodies are beautiful.. Who could argue with St Sir Bob?!
Peace train sounding louder....
"That name is part of my history and a lot of the things I dreamt about as Cat Stevens have come true as Yusuf Islam"
They've come true because he has committed himself to making them come true. What an interesting and balanced man.
One to join my list of heroes
.... Now when and where can I get tickets...