"It didn't even occur to me that I'm the last person in the world who should play salsa or Brazilian music"
- David Byrne
About this Quote
The audio speaker, David Byrne, is sharing humbleness and self-awareness regarding his very own musical abilities. He acknowledges that he may not be the most effective individual to do particular categories of songs, such as salsa or Brazilian music. He acknowledges his restrictions as well as is not scared to admit them.
"We worked very hard to make the lyrics suit the music. I can't, like Elton John, for example, compose by lyrics. Elton has a great talent for that. Whatever you give him, including your questions, he composes in half an hour and makes a great song out of it"
"But I think there's a genuine joy, too, a sense that no matter what, even if my stomach's growling, I'm going to dance. That's what I want to leave people with at the end of the play. After all this, people still know how to live"