Category: melanie

I’ve learned that you can’t predict love or pl…

I’ve learned that you can’t predict love or plan for it. For someone like me who is obsessed with organization and planning, I love the idea that love is the one exception to that. Love is the one wild card.

There are times when I’m caught up in everythi…

There are times when I’m caught up in everything and I have to say to myself, “Please feel good; please feel better; everything’s okay; you’re fine; things aren’t falling apart; take a second; get back to a place where you realize that you don’t actually have real problems.” That happens. You never know when those tables are gonna turn… For me, confidence is something that can come crashing down in one second.

“I will always have a fairy-tale complex. And …

“I will always have a fairy-tale complex. And I know that I’m never going to live on top of a tower and his name won’t be Prince Charming, but he’s going to make me laugh and he’s going to be self-deprecating and endearing, and he’ll be fun to hang out with. I think that’s what my idea of Prince Charming has evolved into.”

‘I want to leave a trail of people behin…

‘I want to leave a trail of people behind me who had gotten better opportunities or felt better about themselves because of me or smiled because of me.’

“I love old buildings with the paint chipping …

“I love old buildings with the paint chipping off the walls and my dad’s stories about college. I love the freedom of living alone, but I also love things that make me feel seven again. Back then naivety was the norm and skepticism was a foreign language, and I just think every once in a while you need fries and a chocolate milkshake and your mom.”

There’s glitter on the floor after the p…

There’s glitter on the floor after the party…“

“But if I was told all this, I still would hav…

“But if I was told all this, I still would have wanted this life; the idea that I get to write songs as a job is so good that it outweighs anything trivial or ridiculous or irritating.”

“Sitting on a bedroom floor crying is somethin…

“Sitting on a bedroom floor crying is something that makes you feel really alone. If someone’s singing about that feeling, you feel bonded to that person. That’s the only way I can find an explanation for why 55,000 people would want to come see me sing.”

“I love old buildings with the paint chipping …

“I love old buildings with the paint chipping off the walls and my dad’s stories about college. I love the freedom of living alone, but I also love things that make me feel seven again. Back then naivety was the norm and skepticism was a foreign language, and I just think every once in a while you need fries and a chocolate milkshake and your mom.”

I love the sound of applause but I don’t want …

I love the sound of applause but I don’t want to become addicted to it in order to feel whole. It’s the creative part of music-making that I could never live without.