THRILLIST: Those songs are over 30 years old, which means people have been misunderstanding them for three decades. Isn't that annoying?
Hall: No, because I've always had the philosophy that once it leaves my brain, it belongs to the world. People can do what they want with it. They can sample it as long as they pay me. Very rarely do I write a song that has only one meaning.
Oates: Do you think everyone understands a Bob Dylan song? It's poetry, it's metaphor, it's simile, it’s imagery -- that's what it’s all about.
THRILLIST: I'm guessing that you guys have had women throwing themselves at you since the 1970s. How did you deal with that when you were single, and how did you deal with that when you weren't single?
Hall: In earlier days, I was just out there rocking and rolling. I wasn't paying much attention to anything other than what was happening at the moment. Over the years, my relationships have changed and I changed as a person. I was married. I'm still married, right now, technically, but I’m in the process of divorce. So I'm a single guy for real for the first time in my life. I don’t know, man. I take every experience as it comes. I don't have any rules about it at all.