I've always felt quite like an outsider. I don't really belong in the mainstream, and I quite like that.
"Nick Lowe" interview with Noel Murray at the A.V. Club (27 June 2007)
As I walk throughThis wicked worldSearchin' for light in the darkness of insanity,I ask myselfIs all hope lost?Is there only pain and hatred, and misery?And each time I feel like this inside,Theres one thing I wanna know:What's so funny 'bout Peace, Love, and Understanding?Nick Lowe
So where are the strongAnd who are the trusted?And where is the harmony?Sweet harmony —'cause each time I feel it slippin away, it just makes me wanna cry:What's so funny 'bout Peace, Love, and Understanding?Nick Lowe
I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll.Nick Lowe
And so it goes and so it goesBut where it's goin' no one knows.Nick Lowe
I pick myself up off the ground to have you knock me back downAgain and again and when I ask you to explainYou say, you've got to be...Cruel to be kind in the right measureCruel to be kind it's a very good signCruel to be kind means that I love youBaby, you got to be cruel, you got to be cruel to be kind.Nick Lowe
Even if I was really prolific — which I'm not — I think I'd always put at least a couple of covers on my record. I think it's a sort of healthy thing to do. It shows that you're not totally self-obsessed.Nick Lowe