I really resent the idea that if a woman writes about her feelings, she has too many feelings. And I really resent the ‘be careful, buddy, she’s going to write a song about you’ angle, because it trivializes what I do.
It makes it seem like creating art is something you do as a cheap weapon rather than an artistic process. They can say whatever they want about my personal life because I know what my personal life is, and it involves a lot of TV and cats and girlfriends. But I don’t like it when they start to make cheap shots at my songwriting. Because there’s no joke to be made there.