Ever since I inherited my dad’s guitar at age 12 music was my total focus, it’s what got me through boarding school.

Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson: the 10 best songs I’ve written, composed, and sung

Supertramp legend Roger Hodgson takes us through his favourite self-penned songs

My teenage years were a very fertile period for me. Ever since I inherited my dad’s guitar at age 12 music was my total focus, it’s what got me through boarding school. I remember running to the music room at school in between classes and playing a few chords until the next class started. I had a passion for music and put my heart and soul into it, so I would say my creativity at that time came from my “passion of youth.”

The Logical Song

The Logical Song was born from my questions about what really matters in life. It was a very personal lyric for me. Throughout childhood we are taught all these ways to be, and yet we are rarely told anything about our true self. We are taught how to function outwardly, but not guided to who we are inwardly. We go from the innocence and wonder of childhood to the confusion of adolescence that often ends in the cynicism and disillusionment of adulthood.

In The Logical Song, the burning question that came down to its rawest place was ‘please tell me who I am.’  I think in these modern times, the more complex life becomes, this eternal question becomes ever louder – which is why the song continues to strike such a deep chord with people around the world.

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