JM: This might sound like a little bit of an obscure answer, but all the collaborations I've done have influenced me in my approach to writing lyrics, but not in the way people may think. I've found that one's own approach is the one you should focus on, and that there isn't one particular way of doing things. I wouldn't copy the way Isaac Brock does things, for example. I wouldn't copy the way Matt Johnson does things or Morrissey or Bernard Sumner. Everybody's process is their own thing, and whatever gets the job done is what you encourage, really. Some people read ferociously, some people have to take themselves off in isolation for a few weeks, some people get drunk. People ask me about it, and I think sometimes, in a way, they almost expect I write a tune like I always did-sit, gazing out of the window, chewing on a pencil, wondering what to write now. But it's not at all like that for me. It's really the same as it is with the music: sometimes it's craft, sometimes it's wild inspiration, sometimes it's working things out as a puzzle, sometimes it's very, very easy. But it's only enjoyable because I love the end result and I love what I'm going for. If it was a chore, I wouldn't do it, because I don't believe that's the way to do anything in the arts.