I'm not trying to be romantic. I think you can tell when people are trying to be sexy onstage. When I was doing 'All the Way ' I was really thinking about my wife. People don't know my personal experience but they can tell it's an honest interpretation.
There's something so romantic about being broke in New York. You gotta do it. You have to live there once without any money and then you have to live there when you have money. Let me tell you of the two the latter is far better.