So said Taylor Goldsmith, perhaps the most gifted songwriter to emerge since Jackson Browne was a boy.
They aren't Taylor's words, merely the latest reincarnation of them. He has plenty of words of his own and he knows how to use them, and now, I've nicked the saying from him for a McLimerick.
Also, I reckon it's a good mantra to be chanting whenever thinking about starting another writing project, however small. If, that is, you tend not to plan these thing....... like me.
Whin ye don't ken whair yur gaun, ony road'll take ye rer
Wan step in ri wrang direction an' ye huvnae gote a prayer
Bit ren, ri best laid plans a' mice an' men
Couldnae pit Humpty rigithur again
An' folayin' yur nose disnae seem tae work, tae bey fair.