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" '7 Years' seems to have attracted a lot of age groups - people seem to see their own lives in the song, and it's great to see so many people reacting in that way to it. "
" I think it's an important thing, if you grew up in a neighbourhood that's different from the rest of the world, to remember what was different about your place and keep that in your heart, because that's what made you. "
" It's very satisfying when you see your song at the top of the charts. "
" I grew up with nothing, and I know that I don't need anything to be happy. We were wearing second-hand clothing and eating leftovers, and I was so happy. Five-star hotels and private pick-ups hasn't changed that. "
" The songs were there before the band was there, and it's my songs. And it's like, we're not in the 1950s. We can't call ourselves, like, 'The Revolvers' - it just doesn't work that way. And 'The Lukas Graham Band' just sounded wrong. "
" We're like, 'Woah, are we even in that league where we get nominated for a VMA?' And yet our name is right down there among the other nominees. It's very, very strange coming from a country of five and a half million people. "
" I think losing my father was OK in the sense that it's cool for me not to have a father; it's normal. I'm supposed to bury my father. But what I didn't realize was that my father was my best friend, and that still gets me... that still irritates me a lot. "
" We're surprised, ecstatic, vibrant and exultant about the success of '7 Years.' "
" I don't think I can remain anonymous for that much longer. It was fun while it lasted. Very fun. "
" Listening to all these different musical genres from all over the world and listening to my father's record collection, the Irish folk influences from home. Of course they're all in there somewhere hiding within the lyrics and melodies. But rap music was the biggest influence on my way of writing and my performing. "
" The furthest I can see is me being 60. "
" When you get frisked by the police at the age of 10, and they empty your schoolbag out in the street and kick your books around and calling you names because of where you live, you just get an anger towards everyone who is outside of your neighborhood. "
" If it was up to me, it would be nice not ever to get stopped on the street, because we just do music. I didn't do this to become a celebrity. "
" It's not that I'm trying to write another '7 Years' or a new version of 'Mama Said.' Songs just kind of come out of nowhere, and you need to catch them when they do. "
" I dropped out of law school when I got my record deal. "
" Christiania has a lot of strong, nuclear families. It gave us a sense of empowerment and belonging and richness. We had so much love; we were never in doubt that we were wanted in this world. "
" In the early '90s, my cousin gave me a Snoop Dogg cassette tape, and the rawness of the lyrics were something new to me. "
" '7 Years' is, you could say, a song that eats its own children. That we need to get past the song and get to the person and get to the record and get to the music so we can keep releasing. "
" I've always wanted to release records in America. That's where I believe the music belongs, and the style and the eclectic musical mix that we put together kind of belongs here. "
" I really like singing. I believe that if I wasn't a good singer, I would have been tossed out of school. "
" The last thing I want is for people to say that the music is nice. It's not nice. It sounds good, but it's got grit, and it's got edge. It never veers into sweet. "
" I just thought it would be awesome to become a lawyer, especially being from a neighborhood seeing the police rough up so many people unnecessarily, people who haven't done nothing. Growing up with kids from dysfunctional families and stuff, I just felt that some kind of difference could be done. And now I'm getting to do it with music instead. "
" I wish we could not ever get recognised on the streets, do no selfies, and still perform music all over the world. Unfortunately I don't think that's going to be the case, but I'm doing my best to just keep my feet on the ground and my eyes on the prize. "
" The lyrics are the essential part in our songs. "
" Our art, in a sense, is quite revolutionary. "
" Seeing my child born is so much more important than anything else I've got going on. "
" We don't take advantage of our position. We keep saying no to free stuff, as we can afford it now. "
" If I moved to L.A., I wouldn't move to a ghetto neighborhood. I'd move to some posh, fancy place. "
" What hit me in the gut about hip-hop was that someone else grew up tough enough to be angry at the entire system. "
" I write about what happens in my life - and my dad's passing was a huge blow to me. "
" We've had to be escorted out of venues, things like that. We get security guards now. "