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Edge: For our songs, you just try and get out of the way, try and figure out the thing that you can do that is going to support the melody and make the song sound as unadulterated as possible. Simplicity is what it is, for me.

--- Does the above mean: Our songs come into live only when you let them for it. They are created spontaneously. We've got to know how not to destroy the melody, but only support it in some way, so that it sounds naturally and clear. Simplicity is very important.
The first sentence of your paraphrase isn't grammatical and I don't really understand what you're trying to say. The rest of it roughly corresponds to the original, but isn't always an exact match in meaning.

For our songs, you just try and get out of the way -- means that you try not to be too obtrusive in your musical contributions to the song. It's not very clear whether "you" really means "I" (i.e. the speaker) or refers generally to all the musicians creating the song.

try and figure out the thing that you can do that is going to support the melody and make the song sound as unadulterated as possible -- "Unadulterated" here means something like "pure and simple". Is there some other part you're unsure about?

Simplicity is what it is, for me. -- simplicity is very important for me; it's the key to creating the music.
Mr Wordy
Hi

The first sentence of your paraphrase isn't grammatical and I don't really understand what you're trying to say. The rest of it roughly corresponds to the original, but isn't always an exact match in meaning.

For our songs, you just try and get out of the way, - I take it to mean that if we want to create a song we try not to "interfere in it too much" we try to create it spontaneously, so in other words it comes to life by itself. This is what I was trying to sayEmotion: smile

By the way, what was so ungrammatical? Emotion: wink

For our songs, you just try and get out of the way -- means that you try not to be too obtrusive in your musical contributions to the song. It's not very clear whether "you" really means "I" (i.e. the speaker) or refers generally to all the musicians creating the song.

try and figure out the thing that you can do that is going to support the melody and make the song sound as unadulterated as possible -- "Unadulterated" here means something like "pure and simple". Is there some other part you're unsure about?

To me it means that if we create a melody we do everything not to destroy it/to change it, but only add some new parts to the song in such a way so that the melody stays pure/untouched?



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NewguestI take it to mean that if we want to create a song we try not to "interfere in it too much"

Yes, I agree.

The ungrammatical parts are highlighted: Our songs come into live only when you let them for it. The first obviously should be "come (in)to life. I suppose, looking at it again, that the second must just mean "let them", but for some reason I got confused about what you were trying to say.
NewguestTo me it means that if we create a melody we do everything not to destroy it/to change it, but only add some new parts to the song in such a way so that the melody stays pure/untouched?
Yes, that's pretty much it. Perhaps my "isn't always an exact match in meaning" was too strong. I think that basically you have it. Sorry if my reply was misleading.