Everything. Day to day situations, from meeting girls in a nightclub (laughs) to seeing a sign on the road. It's just everyday situations.
At the time you're kind of selfish and just write for yourself. At the end of the day you ask yourself, 'Will anybody like this?' But, for example, a song like "Girl In Tears" when we wrote it had one meaning, but if you ask someone they will have their own idea. People get their own feelings about songs sometimes.
When we first got signed we took most of our money and built a studio in the back of my house in Dublin and called it the Madhouse. Every day one of us was in there writing beats, lyrics, or melodies, or they might be jamming out on the piano or guitar. Sometimes it'd be two people or all of us. Someone might have this cool idea and you walk in, you have to jump in on it. Sometimes you end up writing a song on your own and you come back to the lads and they think it's great
We all enjoy getting away from all the crap and being onstage. It's what makes it all worthwhile. Performing those songs that you've given birth to is great. You get to see the response from the fans when you are onstage, which is sometimes good and sometimes bad, depending on where you are playing. (laughs)
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