Being lonely doesn’t mean having no one next to you, it means feeling sad at night and realizing you can’t talk to anyone without having the constant fear of disturbing them, its being surrounded by a sea of people and feeling like you don’t even belong with them, or anywhere in the world. Being lonely doesn’t mean having no one next to you, you’re lonely when the person beside you is not the person who’s in your heart.
I get lost in people’s faces, in the kids who are crying. It’s very seldom I don’t jump down after a song to hug a kid who’s crying, because it means so much to me – it’s not about your experience, it’s about their experience. And I understand the sense of connection fans get when I interact with them at a show.“