Int: In one interview you said your lyrics are meaningless. How did you mean that?
Noel: Well they all mean a lot to me, because I wrote them obviously. But I’m not one for…
Certain people who write songs will sit there and try to convince you that they have created the great art form. They love talking about themselves. I don’t particularly like talking about me .
I would never go around and say what a great guy I am, or I think I’m the best lyricist on and on. Regardless of what I think of those songs [I write] it’s meaningless. It doesn’t matter what I think of them.
What my songs mean to me is lots of kids queue up in the pouring rain the day the day a single comes out and buy it. That’s what it means to me.
It doesn’t matter what I think of my songs, it’s what you think. It’s more important than what I think because I’m not going to go out and buy the records.
Obviously I think they’re the greatest pieces of music ever recorded. But I’m not going to say this is the greatest song since ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ because it means, blah, blah blah, and that line means blah, blah, blah. I don’t really like talking about things like that.
Sunday Morning Call - acoustic session for MTV.
When MTV was music television, not…
OK, without vulgar words.
“It’s about getting a bottle of cider with your mates, sticking on a Beatles album, talking shite, puking up, meeting strange girls and maybe having sex. It’s about escaping.”
— Noel Gallagher, 1994
Summed it up
Liam’s Birthday (Lord Don’t Slow Me Down).
OASIS: (What’s the Story) Morning Glory singles (1995-1996)
The Jam’s first session after being signed to Polydor Records, 1977