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Come clean with a child heart Laugh as peaches in the summer wind Let rain on a house roof be a song Let the writing on your face be a smell of apple orchards on late June.

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Gather the stars if you wish it so Gather the songs and keep them. Gather the faces of women. Gather for keeping years and years. And then… Loosen your hands, let go and say good-bye. Let the stars and songs go. Let the faces and years go. Loosen your hands and say good-bye.

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I remember the Chillicothe ballplayers grappling the Long Island ball players in a sixteen-inning game ended by darkness. And the shoulders of the Chillicothe players were a red smoke against the sundown and the shoulders of the Rock Island players were a yellow smoke against the sundown. And the umpire’s voice was hoarse calling balls and strikes and outs and the umpire’s throat fought in the dust for a song.

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Also, with acting and dancing I portray a predetermined character and story for the most part, with music I have the creative freedom to create a song on a whim with whomever I choose and at whatever time I choose to do it. It’s more liberating artistically and that’s why I’ve stuck with it. It’s a good balance to be able to portray a character and also be myself in avenues that I’m passionate about.

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The good thing is in my case I’m all about love and communications, so there was no hard feelings, it was like ok we reached the end of this season and I wish you well and it’s time to move on. As a pop song it’s definitely open to many different interpretations, I received a call from a cousin saying that it helped her heal after an abusive relationship and another friend said it represented her of a summer fling. We tried to write carefully so that it can be relatable to cover a wide audience.

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You never know until a song comes out and becomes what it becomes, obviously you can’t predict how the masses will react.

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I wasn’t a kid when I came out. Soulja Boy was 16. I’m saying that when he came out he was a kid so it was naturally a show for him. It’s not about the music right away. It’s a show for him. Not that he’s not putting enough effort into his music, but how much effort can a 16 year old put into his music because as you mature and get older even the songs he’s doing now has evolved and he’s looking back.

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When you do have songs where you’re going to say something, some kind of statement about cultural or social stuff, that in general people love it. People love to be challenged in that way.

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I think I deliberately sold out a couple of times. I picked the songs that I thought would do well in the marketplace, even though I didn’t really love the song.

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When I saw Jimi Hendrix I knew immediately that this guy was the real thing … and when he played it was like a rough sketch of what he was going to become … this guy was our generation, and he wasn’t in a suit .. he played a Howlin’ Wolf song ‘Killing Floor’, and then we (The Cream) had to carry on the set. It was pretty hard to follow.

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Every now and then the stars align, <br>Boy and girl meet by the great design, <br>Could it be that you and me are the lucky ones? <br>Everybody told me love was blind, <br>Then I saw your face <br>and you blew my mind, <br>Finally you and me are the lucky ones, this time

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When you sing R&amp;B songs in front of an audience, you look out and there’s 85% women. I think R&amp;B music is sort of designed for a man singing to a woman. I don’t sing it like the sexy thing, but sort of pseudo-sexy. We rally the women together because it’s about being independent and things like that.

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Find your balance and stand with it. Find your song and sing it out. Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance. Find the questions that only you know how to ask and The answers that you are content to not know.

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The first song I wrote was the first song I remember thinking, &quot;Well, maybe I can do something here.&quot; The very first one. By the second one I knew I could do something.