This is falling in love in the cruelest way, this is falling for you and you are worlds away.
And all the young things line up to take your place, another name goes up in lights. You wonder if you’ll make it out alive,and they’ll tell you now you’re the lucky one.
In this business you have to develop a thick skin, but I’m always going to feel everything. It’s my nature.
“I had a record deal that didn’t work out, and it was devastating to me. When I was 13, I got a meeting with RCA Records, and they said they wanted to sign me to a development deal. That means they want to watch you, but they’re not promising to make an album with you—kind of like a guy who wants to date you but not be your boyfriend. After a year you turn in your songs, and they decide whether they want to shelf you—keep watching you—drop you or sign you to a record deal. They decided to shelf me, and I had a choice to make. I could have stayed in development with them, but I figured that if they didn’t believe in me then, they weren’t ever going to believe in me. So I made a tough decision and struck out on my own.”