The rule was, write songs, just write em’. And don’t worry if they’re good or bad while you write them. If I was going to have a songwriting class, the first day would be 15 mins long. I’d say “write me a song as bad as you can make it.” And you would see a lot of people not coming in for that next class, cuz they’d be too afraid to write the bad song. You gotta start from 0. If you start writing bad songs you start writing better songs and then you start getting really good. If you try to get in the building on the 12th floor you’ll never make it. You have to get in the basement floor and work up from there.
- John Mayer (via geoffreyt)