Great Quotations: Iron & Wine

“Making sad music, it’s not for me. I don’t find that interesting. I want to describe a feeling, and write something that’s true. I do touch on stuff that people don’t want to deal with because they think it’s too heavy or sad, but I don’t try to make people upset. A good song should be a poem and have some kind of element that you recognize is true, but couldn’t be expressed in a conversation.”

(Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam, via The AV Club)