2nd Grammy Level
Registered: Nov 2006
Originally posted by Hollie
here i found the interview to prove what i just posted...
Long way to happy is an intense recollection of childhood abuse, based on a poem she wrote when she was 13.
'I keep all my journals, because every time I start a new album I think I have nothing to contribute to the world and I think I suck and what if I can´t sing and black, blah blah blah,' says Pink.
She writes in her journal to this day, and carries the old ones round with her. On her first day in the studio with new collaborator Butch Walker she was going through them.
'It´s always hard when you meet somebody new to be like, hey here´s my blood, taste it, let´s work together,' she cackles.
But she let Walker read the poem Long way to happy, and he insisted they turn it into a song.
Is it true, that by discussing these old emotional issues, closure comes?
'Yep,' says Pink.
Her brother Jason came to see her once in concert in Dallas. She dedicated Family Portrait to him.
'He was in the 10th row and I was onstage and we were both sharing a moment. After I wrote that song I was happier, and I was happier after my parents heard it. Unfortunately it´s like 5 minutes,' she says breezily.
'You write a song, and you´re like, fvck that felt really good. I´m glad I got that out. Then your family hear it and they´re like I can´t believe you were so affected! And they wanna talk about it for months.'
'I´m like, it´s done! But anyway. It´s over. Long way to happy is out there. Somebody, somewhere will relate to it. And I won´t feel embarassed to talk about it.'
hope this helps.
Yeah I remember this, but I also remember her saying in an interview it was about different kinds of abuse, that a lot of people around her had been abused, including her. The person who interviewed her didn't really get into that. It could be about her in a abusive relationship, and the rape of maybe a friend? I'm only speculating her, hoping the raping thing didn't happen to her. (not that I say it's better if a friend got raped)
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