The song you sang at the opening ceremony of the Athens Olympics, "Oceania," has a great line : "Since you left my wet embrace and climbed ashore, every boy is a snake, a lily. Every pearl is a lynx, a girl." I love the image of mankind crawling from the sea.

That lyric was written by a friend of mine. See, I was supposed to write some sort of Olympic lyric and I kept making stupid jokes-writing words like "Pull up your socks and carry the torch." I can’t really take the credit for that one.

Newsweek - 06.09.2004