22 November 1994
Listeners sometimes are left guessing whether his songs of passionate yearning -- including the current album's "All the Ways I Want You" and "Bone in My Ear"-- are addressed to an earthly romantic partner, or a divine presence.
"When I'm writing the song, I'm entirely aware of which it is. To me [songs such as those two] are pretty carnal. But sometimes when you're expressing longing for a person, deeper things creep into it. It's fair enough if people want to read it the other way."
- from "Bruce Cockburn: Interior Motive" by Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times, 22 November 1994. Submitted by Nigel Parry.
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