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"The songs that get sexual when I'm writing with her are really just super-base and super-sexual, not that romantic -- just some nasty s---, you know?" he says. "It doesn't come from that. With my experience with her, the relationship does affect the music but not in the ways that you think it would. We try to be pretty true to rock 'n' roll and not driven into this lovey-dovey diary thing."
So, after working on music with the mother of three of his children, does he have to make it a point to stay away from the saccharine lyrics? "No, that isn't really my nature," he says. "Not that I've never written a love song, but if the song dictates love, fine, that's where I go. I'm not precious about it."
Francis says the same goes for writing about his children. "People ask me, 'So, what's your music like now that you've got kids?' and it's like 'I didn't write a song about my precious little baby boy,'" he says. "I'm too offended by that kind of preciousness, so I just can't go there. I'd rather be cool."
He's also not worried about having his kids grow up to hear their dad sing a song like 'When I Go Down on You,' a song from the album that's as literal as the title suggests.
"I'd rather write some nasty song about oral sex so that one day when my son grows up to be older and he understands what the song is about, he'll think it's a cool song, not some sort of lullaby or whatever," Francis says. "I don't want to do children's music. I write kids songs, but the kids songs I write are for my kids -- like when I'm putting them to bed. We sing some song that we made up but I don't want to make a record like that."
'NonStopErotik' is out now via Cooking Vinyl.