Best interview I've read in a very long time. Incredibly informative. Think I have to look back over my review and see if I can work in some of Jim's thoughts. I didn't think about many of the songs coming from a female perspective, but that makes a whole lot of sense. Great stuff man!
Yeah, "Higher Devotion" in particular made no sense before, which got in the way of me enjoying the song, but the idea that those are a woman's words actually intuitively seems more fitting. I don't know. Other little things, like trying to figure out the narrator's relationship to the "boy" in "Cut," become interesting.