I get an awful lot of fan mail, and I read all that I can.
We don't teach kids how to feel, we don't give them the words to go by.
I would so much like young people to have a sense of the gift that they are. Not many of them feel like that.
I think the biggest problem in the world is that we have a generation of young people, and maybe two, who don't think it's going to get any better.
We must begin to make what I call ""conscious choices,"" and to really recognize that we are the same. It's from that place in my heart that I write my songs.
I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life - whoever you are, whatever our differences.
Whatever meaning 'Annie's Song' had for me on a personal level, there was also a larger context. It could just as easily have been about love for a brother. Or a father. Or a friend. It could just as easily have been a prayer.