I hate it when a song takes a long time to get going. Sometimes I’m listening to my my iPod and a song’s been playing for ten seconds and it’s still so silent I can’t tell which song it is. Or after listening to the same song for five minutes I’m getting bored. Most often I decide I don’t feel like putting up with any more and skip to the next track.
So I try to get the song over with. It’s like life: from birth it’s just a countdown to death. Once a song has started I’m already trying to get to the end. Long bridges, drawn out intros and their ilk are a waste of time, like actors performing melodramatic deaths. I want to make the most of the time I’ve got. I don’t want listeners wondering if my album has something better to do—three-and-a-half minutes of “na na na” isn’t the most interesting thing they could listening to.
So stop gratifying yourself about how moody your guitar riff is and sing some fucking vocals, play the energetic part, and move on.