When I was young I used to read about the decline of Western civilization, and I decided it was something I would like to make a contribution to.
When I was young I used to listen to other people and to try and understand what they thought and where they were coming from. I listened and didn't speak.
When I was young I used to have this thing where I wanted to see everything I used to think 'How can I die without seeing every inch of this world?'
When I was young I thought, 'Yeah, people don't see, they're not recognizing how funny I am, and how talented I am'. And the guys that mentored me were like, 'You just have to keep getting up'. And I look back and they were right. They were all right.
When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.
When I was young I spoke like a child I saw with a child's eyes And an open door was to a girl Like the stars are to the sky It's funny how the world lives up to All your expectations With adventures for the stout of heart And the lure of the open spaces There's two lanes running down this road And whichever side you're on Accounts for where you want to go Or what you're running from Back when darkness overtook me On a blind man's curve I relied upon the moon and Saint Christopher.
When I was young I read almost always to learn; Today, sometimes, I read to forget.
When I was young I read 'L'Etranger' by Camus, and it made me aware of the strangeness of life.
When I was young I never believed that Australia was anything else except blessed. I thought it was a little dull when I was young, but that was 'cause I was a snob.
When I was young I looked like Al Capone, but I lacked his compassion.
When I was young I lived a constant storm,
Though now and then the brilliant suns shot through,
So in my garden few red fruits were born,
The rain and thunder had so much to do.
- The Enemy.