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    Songwriting can be cathartic, but then you just keep it private. If you're going to play out and have other people listen to you, then you need to make sure there's some point to what you're saying.
    — Patterson Hood
    tags: people  saying 
     
    I've always thought that a lot of really good writers go wrong by getting so into the craft and the technique and perfection. Perfection can be the enemy sometimes. Some songs don't need to be told perfectly. Life is messy and has loose ends, and sometimes I think the songs should reflect that.
    — Patterson Hood
    The biggest thing this has in common with almost all of our records is the dualities are still there. We kind of stripped down the other things we were writing about, and that's what was left. A lot of good things have happened to us in the last couple of years both as a band and in our personal lives. But something as wonderful as having children also brings along these new fears and terrors and responsibilities.
    — Patterson Hood
    Racism is a worldwide problem.
    — Patterson Hood
    tags: problem  racism 
     
    Paste may be the last great American music magazine left.
    — Patterson Hood
    tags: music  american 
     
    It's hard being part of a married couple in a band.
    — Patterson Hood
    I dislike Bush as much as probably anybody on earth could, but having said that... It's not like I'm going to change anybody's mind.
    — Patterson Hood
    tags: earth  mind 
     
    I've always thought preaching to the converted is just kind of futile and silly.
    — Patterson Hood
    tags: thoughts 
     
    I'm more interested in writing about the personal stories of people. Sometimes I don't agree with them.
    — Patterson Hood
    At any given time, there might be someone who's eight years old or 80 years old in the audience. Some nights there are a lot of girls in the audience, some nights not. It's so unpredictable, but I like that.
    — Patterson Hood
    tags: time  night  girls  year 
     
    The road does not always bring out the best in people.
    — Patterson Hood
    tags: people 
     
    I feel like, as a people, we're sort of stumbling in the dark right now.
    — Patterson Hood
    tags: people  dark  right 
     
    This time, we're living in such a crazy moment in history. People still write and talk about Watergate, which was such a huge, looming backdrop when I was coming of age and when I was a kid growing up. I think we're living in one of those times right now where, in 20 years, people will be writing and talking about it.
    — Patterson Hood
    tags: time  people  living  age  moment  right  crazy  writing  write  kids  year 
     
    A lot of the music that I grew up loving has a really political bent to it.
    — Patterson Hood
    tags: loving  music  political 
     
    I never want to be that guy spouting off my political views. I mean, they're pretty well known, and it certainly comes out. If something's bugging my ass on any particular day, I'm probably going to say something about it, but I'm not going to go on a tirade. I dislike George Bush as much as probably anybody on earth could, but having said that...I've said it, you know? It's not like I'm going to change anybody's mind.
    — Patterson Hood
    tags: earth  political  mind 
     
    I'm lucky enough that people tend to agree a lot with what I say. But really if anyone in the band has a really strong feeling, it carries a lot of weight.
    — Patterson Hood
    tags: people  strong 
     
    You can be for something and still be damaged by it.
    — Patterson Hood
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