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Jarvis Cocker about writing songs:

October 17, 2011

Writing songs, he agreed, can be embarrassing. “So you either try to make people laugh, and make out you don’t really mean it – or you try to sum up the entire universe in a single song.” But all you really need to do, he said, is write about your own experience. The everyday lives of Sheffield schoolchildren are just as rich and interesting as anything they see on TV or get off the internet. “And that’s my main message, really. Don’t think that the things around you don’t count, because they do.”

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