Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - It's really a sad story, and I liked that. The songs on this album talk about relationships in every aspect.
[ Album Aspect Every Liked Really Relationships Sad Songs Story Talk]
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Gary Allan - Idol has pretty much taken me out of my recording and out of my choreography. I have managed to slip in some choreography jobs. And I've been writing songs for other artists.
[ Artists Been Choreography Idol Jobs Managed Much Other Out Pretty Recording Slip Some Songs Taken Writing]
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Walter Bagehot - There's a saying, 'It's easy to write songs, but very difficult to write great songs.' I'm going through that right now.
[ Difficult Easy Going Great Now Right Saying Songs Through Very Write]
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Victoria Beckham - I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
[ Being Cherries Frankly Fruit Full Garden Give More Songs Than Their Them Value Very]
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Henry Bergh - I got about 6037 songs I wrote myself and I'm trying to get them on the market and I just wish people could hear them and stuff but they'll do pretty good.
[ Could Get Good Got Hear Just Market Myself Pretty Songs Stuff Them Trying Wish Wrote]
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Peter Bergman - It's great to be able to get up there now and do an hour or 75 minutes of songs they're familiar with.
[ Able Familiar Get Great Hour Minutes Now Songs Up]
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James Brady - The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital.
[ Also Bad Books Broke Fate Fire Flame Heaven Home Hospital Ill Later Lay Night Out Singers Songs Them Up Went Which Wrote]
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Earle Brown - Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free.
[ Children Courage Fit Free Great Our Pure Russian Songs Their Tongues Word]
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Isambard K. Brunel - I can't be bothered anymore about giving songs titles.
[ Anymore Bothered Giving Songs Titles]
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James Coburn - At the end of the day, they're happy if you do the obvious songs towards the end of the set and you've got to try and make yourself happy by doing certain songs at the front end of the set.
[ Certain Day Doing End Front Got Happy Make Obvious Set Songs Towards Try Yourself]
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David Allan Coe - Thinking about what songs are coming next instead of just relaxing, breathing and playing from my heart. Sometimes it can get to be almost like the enemy.
[ Almost Breathing Coming Enemy Get Heart Instead Just Next Playing Relaxing Sometimes Songs Thinking]
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Georges Courteline - I sang and wrote songs when I was 12 years old.
[ Old Sang Songs Wrote Years]
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Victor Cousin - I'm always storing away phrases and ideas and things that I think might turn into songs.
[ Always Away Ideas Into Might Phrases Songs Storing Things Think Turn]
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Nikki Cox - I got tired of playing other people's songs.
[ Got Other Playing Songs Tired]
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Tench Coxe - I said, other people can write songs, let's see if I can. So the first 400 or 500 wound up on the floor somewhere. Then I wrote one called Melissa.
[ Called First Floor Melissa Other Said See Somewhere Songs Then Up Wound Write Wrote]
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Steve Cropper - For me it always comes down to what is a good song and I'm very old fashioned in the way that I like to make songs that have something classic about them whether you can play them with an orchestra or an electro synthesizer or an acoustic guitar.
[ Acoustic Always Classic Comes Down Fashioned Good Guitar Make Old Orchestra Play Something Song Songs Synthesizer Them Very Way Whether]
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John C. Crosby - Knowing what I knew about Russia, as much as I loved the music and was fascinated by the songs and the whole idea of it, I knew it would be a very lengthy and frustrating process.
[ Fascinated Frustrating Idea Knew Knowing Lengthy Loved Much Music Process Russia Songs Very Whole Would]
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Jon Crosby - My next record I really just want it to be a collection of great songs, classic songs in a way.
[ Classic Collection Great Just Next Really Record Songs Want Way]
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Anthony Crosland - That's what I like to do, I like to make songs.
[ Make Songs]
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Larry Csonka - Selfishly, I make music for me. I like to make music. I like looking for songs. I like working with interesting musicians. I like producing records. It's something I will always do.
[ Always Interesting Looking Make Music Musicians Producing Records Selfishly Something Songs Will Working]
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Angie Dickinson - Musically, I always allow myself to jump off of cliffs. At least that's what it feels like to me. Whether that's what it actually sounds like might depend on what the listener brings to the songs.
[ Actually Allow Always Brings Cliffs Depend Feels Jump Least Listener Might Musically Myself Off Songs Sounds Whether]
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Rita Dove - I think some people found the production took away from the actual songs, which I can understand.
[ Actual Away Found Production Some Songs Think Took Understand Which]
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Charity Fillmore - I had this talent for these stupid little teenage songs.
[ Had Little Songs Stupid Talent Teenage These]
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Charles Fillmore - I just couldn't get anyone to sing my songs, so I had to sing my own tunes.
[ Anyone Get Had Just Own Sing Songs Tunes]
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Neil Finn - It's always a mixture of fiction and your own story. It's more I recreate atmospheres and moods through songs.
[ Always Atmospheres Fiction Mixture Moods More Own Recreate Songs Story Through Your]
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Albert Finney - Sometimes you're trapped in writing songs and you don't have enough distance from what you do anymore and you need the talent and the years of other people to come and jump in.
[ Anymore Come Distance Enough Jump Need Other Sometimes Songs Talent Trapped Writing Years]
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Gerald Finzi - When you write songs, you can't really point out the exact thing you're inspired by. It's more a state or a mood or an atmosphere that you're trying to put into words.
[ Atmosphere Exact Inspired Into Mood More Out Point Put Really Songs State Thing Trying Words Write]
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Lady Gaga - I know what my job is: I write the songs, I sing them, I play them on the piano.
[ Job Know Piano Play Sing Songs Them Write]
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Galileo Galilei - I'm not used to not having enough time to live with the songs. Usually, if I write something, I live with it for a little while.
[ Enough Having Little Live Something Songs Time Used Usually While Write]
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Kirk Gibson - After that I didn't listen to music as much because '70s music just wasn't... I remember all the songs, but it wasn't because I was into them, you know what I mean?
[ After Because Into Just Know Listen Mean Much Music Remember Songs Them]
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Ryan Giggs - I would have to work on the song and figure out how they wanted the song done, because they're such high-intensity songs. We figure that out first, then I go back and listen to it and go over and rehearse stuff with it and try to get a feel for the words.
[ Back Because Done Feel Figure First Get Go How Listen Out Over Rehearse Song Songs Stuff Such Then Try Wanted Words Work Would]
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Cass Gilbert - If it were bad songs, yeah, I'd speak up, but they're not bad songs.
[ Bad Songs Speak Up Were Yeah]
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L. Wolfe Gilbert - That was the reasoning behind learning to play bass, and then after that it was more like it was neat to play songs together - for me to play bass and for him to play guitar.
[ After Bass Behind Guitar Him Learning More Neat Play Reasoning Songs Then Together]
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Emm Gryner - My mother bought a piano, put it in the front room, and I just started writing my songs.
[ Bought Front Just Mother Piano Put Room Songs Started Writing]
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Tonya Harding - This is my seventh decade... and every once in a while I get a hankering to re-visit these songs again... songs with which I have had a great relationship.
[ Again Decade Every Get Great Had Hankering Once Relationship Seventh Songs These Which While]
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Edward W. Howe - United Artists wanted to do records with me. I had no idea, what a rare thing that was... to make an album. And they put a guy with me working on songs, and I got busy with films. I just kind of let it slide. Isn't that amazing?
[ Album Amazing Artists Busy Films Got Guy Had Idea Just Kind Make Put Rare Records Slide Songs Thing United Wanted Working]
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Ron Jaworski - I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds, or watching their peculiar habits, or delineating them in the best way I could.
[ Best Birds Could Day Gave Habits Listening Never Our Peculiar Songs Their Them Up Watching Way]
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Ramman Kenoun - Kids know me from their Grease DVD, so they instantly respond. You can hear a pin drop when I do my old songs.
[ Drop Dvd Grease Hear Instantly Kids Know Old Pin Respond Songs Their]
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Ricki Lake - Every single band in the world has these gigantic songs that people are obsessed with.
[ Band Every Gigantic Obsessed Single Songs These World]
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Frank Lampard - So, it ended up being what you have there, seven songs brand new and ten live songs which is a good mix.
[ Being Brand Ended Good Live Mix New Seven Songs Ten Up Which]
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Elsa Lanchester - To think that when they come out with these gigantic songs, it's pretty tough to top them, you know.
[ Come Gigantic Know Out Pretty Songs Them These Think Top Tough]
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Angela Lansbury - I listened to it last night for the first time since we started this project. I went out to my car and put it in and went to an empty parking lot and just listened and read the little pamphlet that came with it. After two or three songs I burst into tears.
[ After Burst Came Car Empty First Into Just Last Listened Little Lot Night Out Pamphlet Parking Project Put Read Since Songs Started Tears Three Time Two Went]
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Meyer Lansky - My songs are like cheap Neil Young copies.
[ Cheap Copies Neil Songs Young]
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Anthony LaPaglia - Those two songs condense the two albums. They also show what the audiences wanted. I was desperate to keep the band together and find something that the public would like.
[ Albums Also Audiences Band Condense Desperate Find Keep Public Show Something Songs Those Together Two Wanted Would]
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Ring Lardner - When you play all that as a body of work there are four great songs, four mediocre songs and four bad songs. I didn't know it at the time; I was just doing my best.
[ Bad Best Body Doing Four Great Just Know Mediocre Play Songs Time Work]
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Adriana Lima - It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
[ Any Been Come Crawled Down Good Just Much Nothing Out Page Seems Sleeve Songs Them Those Words Writing]
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Seth Lloyd - I like duos with percussionists. I like the songs that percussionists sing.
[ Sing Songs]
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Ken MacLeod - It is my hope that during my brief passage through this universe, that I may share with you the joy of hearing the music of the stars... knowing that the composer was from a distant place and the songs were written eons ago, which now fall gently on this place for all to hear.
[ Ago Brief Composer Distant During Fall Gently Hear Hearing Hope Joy Knowing May Music Now Passage Place Share Songs Stars Through Universe Were Which Written]
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Marianne E. Neifert - I learned the songs and played the gigs, and then they called me about a month later. They told me they were like super stoked on me and asked me to join their band.
[ Asked Band Called Gigs Join Later Learned Month Played Songs Super Their Then Told Were]
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Robert Nelson - We just wanted to write a bunch of songs that we thought were good songs.
[ Bunch Good Just Songs Thought Wanted Were Write]
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Russell M. Nelson - We just wrote songs that seemed good to us. We wrote the album in like two weeks. We could have had more time, but we accomplished what we needed to in the two weeks.
[ Accomplished Album Could Good Had Just More Needed Seemed Songs Time Two Us Weeks Wrote]
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Willie Nelson - We were concerned with having good songs, not just songs that go two hundred miles per hour.
[ Concerned Go Good Having Hour Hundred Just Miles Per Songs Two Were]
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Michael Ondaatje - I like songs that are simple.
[ Simple Songs]
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Charles W. Pickering - The songs of Bizet are by a French peer of Rossini. When Rossini stopped composing, he was living in Paris. He also wrote some beautiful songs in French.
[ Also Beautiful Composing French Living Paris Peer Some Songs Stopped Wrote]
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Christina G. Rossetti - I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now.
[ Boy Came Could Culture Dancing Different Exactly Few Fourteen Love More Music Name Now Old Out Part Really Say Songs Summer Than Think Thought Used Way Went Years]
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Eriq La Salle - There are a lot of people who really abused sampling and gave it a bad name, by just taking people's entire hit songs and rapping over them. It gave publishers license to get a little greedy.
[ Abused Bad Entire Gave Get Greedy Hit Just License Little Lot Name Over Publishers Rapping Really Sampling Songs Taking Them]
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Walter Salles - There's 40 or 50 songs that nobody's heard that I've done in between albums. There's a whole evolution from Midnite Vultures to Sea Change that's never been released.
[ Albums Been Between Change Done Evolution Heard Never Nobody Released Sea Songs Vultures Whole]
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Gene Scott - It's not a bad problem to have because a lot of classic acts are known for one or two songs and in their show they basically hold those songs off until the end and you sit through an hour or so of lesser known material but in our case most of the songs are well known.
[ Acts Bad Basically Because Case Classic End Hold Hour Known Lesser Lot Material Most Off Our Problem Show Sit Songs Their Those Through Two Until Well]
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William E. Simon - DUST includes rarities, demos, unreleased songs and instrumentals, live recordings, and more.
[ Demos Dust Includes Live More Recordings Songs Unreleased]
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Nina Simone - I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs.
[ Age Because Borrowed Guitar Myself Play Songs Taught Wanted Write]
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Solon - It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them.
[ Best Make Second Sing Songs Them Trades]
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Ninette de Valois - We'll only be playing four new songs live, but all the material for the next album is basically finished.
[ Album Basically Finished Four Live Material New Next Only Playing Songs]
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Mamie Van Doren - We're playing the same songs, the same way, that we have for years.
[ Playing Same Songs Way Years]
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John C. White - I always imagine later on these songs I could've played with a band, but it never worked out that way.
[ Always Band Could Imagine Later Never Out Played Songs These Way Worked]
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Pearl White - It's just a bunch of songs. I'm not trying to cure any major disease.
[ Any Bunch Cure Disease Just Major Songs Trying]
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Ryan White - Obviously the biggest change is that it's me by myself. When you don't have another band interpreting your songs or playing them the way that they have, it's bound to sound different.
[ Another Band Biggest Bound Change Different Interpreting Myself Obviously Playing Songs Sound Them Way Your]
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Dar Williams - I didn't really start writing music or lyrics or turning them into songs until I went to San Francisco.
[ Francisco Into Lyrics Music Really San Songs Start Them Turning Until Went Writing]
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Lucinda Williams - This is my home. Home is where the disease is. As long as I stay in America, I'll never run out of subjects for songs.
[ America Disease Home Long Never Out Run Songs Stay Subjects Where]
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Cy Young - Throughout my life I have cared as deeply about the songs of all peoples as I have about the rights of all peoples.
[ Cared Deeply Life Peoples Rights Songs Throughout]
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- The reason I do interviews is because I'm protecting my songs.
[ Because Interviews Protecting Reason Songs]
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- I intend to keep writing Christmas songs. There's still a lot more about Christmas that can be captured and feel like old-time Christmas. A lot of the traditions haven't been explained in song.
[ Been Captured Christmas Explained Feel Haven Intend Keep Lot More Old-Time Song Songs Still Traditions Writing]
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- We are not a Zappa cover band. We only play Frank's songs that were recorded by the Mothers of Invention and I think a lot of those songs were complex.
[ Band Complex Cover Frank Invention Lot Mothers Only Play Recorded Songs Think Those Were Zappa]
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- I always figured it was best if I write my songs, take them to my publisher and just lay back. There used to be so many things going on - getting to the artist, getting to the publishers - you know, politics. I just didn't want to get mixed up in all of that.
[ Always Artist Back Best Figured Get Getting Going Just Know Lay Many Mixed Politics Publisher Publishers Songs Take Them Things Up Used Want Write]
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- When I was young, I just sat down and started playing Chopsticks at the piano. I got so far and then lost interest. Eventually, I regained it and started writing songs.
[ Down Eventually Far Got Interest Just Lost Piano Playing Regained Sat Songs Started Then Writing Young]
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- The grandmother, the mother, the worker, the student, the intellectual, the professional, the unemployed, everybody identified with the songs because they were descriptions of life in the city.
[ Because City Descriptions Everybody Grandmother Identified Intellectual Life Mother Professional Songs Student Unemployed Were Worker]
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- I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs.
[ Any Fear Fed Jewish Losing More Our Sad Sentimentality Sickened Side Songs Suffering Timidity Up Want Weakness]
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- It's taken a long time but eventually when I had the songs in place and demos right and I found myself a manager, that's when everything started happening quickly but I think that's always the way it is.
[ Always Demos Eventually Everything Found Had Happening Long Manager Myself Place Quickly Right Songs Started Taken Think Time Way]
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- I've written more songs for this record than I ever have in the past so I'm trying to give it a lot of special attention to be sure my ideas really get translated right.
[ Attention Ever Get Give Ideas Lot More Past Really Record Right Songs Special Sure Than Translated Trying Written]
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- I kept looking to do songs that were written years ago and would live or outlive all of us, and the one thing they had in common was Sinatra.
[ Ago Common Had Kept Live Looking Outlive Sinatra Songs Thing Us Were Would Written Years]
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- Someone told me there was a publisher that could find a good home for my songs, but I didn't want to give up my pursuit of a career in the business as an artist.
[ Artist Business Career Could Find Give Good Home Publisher Pursuit Someone Songs Told Up Want]
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- When you have great songs that are going to live longer than the composers, everything you can do to bring those different elements and nuances out, serve the song.
[ Bring Composers Different Elements Everything Going Great Live Longer Nuances Out Serve Song Songs Than Those]
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- We had offers to go everywhere and we could have done them. But what would have been the point? We were tired. We had worked hard and needed a break before we got stale. We spent six months at home and writing songs.
[ Been Before Break Could Done Everywhere Go Got Had Hard Home Months Needed Offers Point Six Songs Spent Stale Them Tired Were Worked Would Writing]
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- People have said to me, You can't write songs. You can't play an instrument. But I've got 10 gold records.
[ Gold Got Instrument Play Records Said Songs Write]
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- Frankly, I mean, sometimes the interpretations I've seen on some of the songs that I've written are a lot more interesting than the input that I put in.
[ Frankly Input Interesting Interpretations Lot Mean More Put Seen Some Sometimes Songs Than Written]
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- However, there's no theme or concept behind Heathen, just a number of songs but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums.
[ Albums Any Behind Concept Heathen However Just Number Quite Runs Somehow Songs Strong Thematic Theme Thread Through Type]
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- Strangely, some songs you really don't want to write.
[ Really Some Songs Strangely Want Write]
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- But, in the end, even a song that's as politically bland as Blowin in the Wind, you probably wouldn't get up and sing that now, whereas some of Bob Dylan's love songs that were contemporary with that, like say Girl from the North Country, you can still get up an play now.
[ Bland Bob Contemporary Country Dylan End Even Get Girl Love North Now Play Politically Probably Say Sing Some Song Songs Still Up Were Whereas Wind]
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- I've had songs written during the Falklands war, and during the first Gulf war I got letters from soldiers saying they were listening to these songs, like Island of no return.
[ During Falklands First Got Gulf Had Island Letters Listening Return Saying Soldiers Songs These War Were Written]
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- So, in some ways, the political songs tend to be a bit more like reportage, whereas the love songs tend to be like novels, you can pick them up off the shelf and go into them any time.
[ Any Bit Go Into Love More Novels Off Pick Political Shelf Some Songs Tend Them Time Up Ways Whereas]
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- I put myself into character for my songs.
[ Character Into Myself Put Songs]
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- I know for works for me - those wonderful sad love songs.
[ Know Love Sad Songs Those Wonderful Works]
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- We gather for prayer, and reading the Bible, and singing the songs of David.
[ Bible David Gather Prayer Reading Singing Songs]
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- A lot of the songs start with an image. I was sitting there playing the guitar and I pictured this old, dirty green car, with the window rolled down, in the hot, hot, hot Texas heat, and this beautiful woman I knew when I was a kid sitting behind the wheel, looking out at me.
[ Beautiful Behind Car Dirty Down Green Guitar Heat Hot Image Kid Knew Looking Lot Old Out Pictured Playing Rolled Sitting Songs Start Texas Wheel Window Woman]
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- But when it came to jamming and writing songs like we used to, we realized Brandon was a huge spirit in the band. Who knew? It was just something we had to learn.
[ Band Came Had Huge Jamming Just Knew Learn Realized Something Songs Spirit Used Writing]
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- My son writes songs and plays. He sings like an angel.
[ Angel Plays Sings Son Songs Writes]
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- No matter how famous and established they were or however blessed they were with great songs or long careers, if they lived alone, they lived alone. That's not the way I wanted to live prior to the tour or after.
[ After Alone Blessed Careers Established Famous Great How However Live Lived Long Matter Prior Songs Tour Wanted Way Were]
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- We didn't rehearse or play the songs to death before we recorded them, and that let us catch a freshness and energy level we've never really felt while making records.
[ Before Catch Death Energy Felt Freshness Level Making Never Play Really Recorded Records Rehearse Songs Them Us While]
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- And when I've been away from my family and friends, I have felt good hearing some of those old songs.
[ Away Been Family Felt Friends Good Hearing Old Some Songs Those]
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- While I'm playing baseball, I'm still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I'll be thinking of music then.
[ Baseball Bones Having Lot Music Playing Resting Sent Songs Spend Still Sure Tapes Then These Thinking Time Tired While Writing]
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- I guess all songs is folk songs. I never heard no horse sing 'em.
[ Em Folk Guess Heard Horse Never Sing Songs]
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- Girls are losing their virginity at 15, 16. I'm not promoting that. But my songs are talking... about me becoming a man.
[ Becoming Girls Losing Man Promoting Songs Talking Their Virginity]
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- Certain songs by hearing the rhythm, it tells you that is either a love song or you might be heartbroken or the songs give you the vibes and you just know that certain songs are militant that you have to write.
[ Certain Either Give Hearing Heartbroken Just Know Love Might Militant Rhythm Song Songs Tells Vibes Write]
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- You just went right in and just recorded songs and listened them, and if there were any mistakes, then we would correct them and just went on... one take or two take.
[ Any Correct Just Listened Mistakes Recorded Right Songs Take Them Then Two Went Were Would]
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- If you are speaking about my own songs, I would think so because we were talking about that particular era and I was singing one of my songs that I recorded 50 years ago.
[ Ago Because Era Own Particular Recorded Singing Songs Speaking Talking Think Were Would Years]
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- There was a time we decided that it was songs that were done especially from my background because of the things we were dealing with, but nowadays, anybody who has a need, and can find the need, they can sing the blues.
[ Anybody Background Because Blues Dealing Decided Done Especially Find Need Nowadays Sing Songs Things Time Were]
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- I think people are sick and tired of all the abuse songs, and drug addiction, we want to bring to world a big fat smile.
[ Abuse Addiction Big Bring Fat Sick Smile Songs Think Tired Want World]
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- I've written many extra verses to songs that I learned to sing - an extra verse about a friend, or just add some verse - and that led to writing my own songs.
[ Add Extra Friend Just Learned Led Many Own Sing Some Songs Verse Verses Writing Written]
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- So what I do, more than play any instrument - I mean, I love to play - but more than that, I write songs. Songs that are about living, about what it's like to be going through all the things that people go through in life.
[ Any Go Going Instrument Life Living Love Mean More Play Songs Than Things Through Write]
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- The biggest influence? I've had several at different times - but the biggest for me was Bob Dylan, who was a guy that came along when I was twelve or thirteen and just changed all the rules about what it meant to write songs.
[ Along Biggest Bob Came Changed Different Dylan Guy Had Influence Just Meant Rules Several Songs Thirteen Times Twelve Write]
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- I have to choose songs that represent my personality.
[ Choose Personality Represent Songs]
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- I love Mary Chapin Carpenter songs. I love her songs 'Come On, Come On' and 'I Am A Town', they're two of my favorite songs.
[ Am Carpenter Come Favorite Her Love Mary Songs Town Two]
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- T Bone is genius. The way they've recorded my voice and the instrumentation to these songs is really quite extraordinary.
[ Bone Extraordinary Genius Instrumentation Quite Really Recorded Songs These Voice Way]
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- There's something missing in the music industry today... and it's music. Songs you hear don't last, it's just product fed to you by the industry.
[ Fed Hear Industry Just Last Missing Music Product Something Songs Today]
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- But my point is these Civil War songs were gruesome. The hatred that's so bad in this country today, and for the past 10 or 15 years, bad as it is, is nothing compared to the kind of things people would write down and sing back in the Civil War.
[ Back Bad Civil Compared Country Down Gruesome Hatred Kind Nothing Past Point Sing Songs These Things Today War Were Would Write Years]
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- I want to write songs and play them for people - live.
[ Live Play Songs Them Want Write]
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- I think probably the only thing that is around in these songs is that I was really lonely when I wrote a lot of them. But it was really by my own choosing because I was devoting myself to songwriting and dancing and I wasn't really going out and seeing people.
[ Around Because Choosing Dancing Devoting Going Lonely Lot Myself Only Out Own Probably Really Seeing Songs Songwriting Them These Thing Think Wrote]
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- Ozzy wanted to get us back together. It's been 20 years. We did a couple of songs during his farewell in 1992 and that got the ball rolling.
[ Back Ball Been Couple Did During Farewell Get Got His Ozzy Rolling Songs Together Us Wanted Years]
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- Toward the later days of Sabbath, instead of going in and knocking out what songs we did in rehearsal, we would polish them to death.
[ Days Death Did Going Instead Knocking Later Out Polish Rehearsal Sabbath Songs Them Toward Would]
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- That jam was so much fun that by the end of the tour, we just jammed on all of the songs.
[ End Fun Jam Jammed Just Much Songs Tour]
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- That's what my life is, writing songs.
[ Life Songs Writing]
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- I cannot sing the old songs now! It is not that I deem them low, 'Tis that I can't remember how They go.
[ Cannot Deem Go How Low Now Old Remember Sing Songs Them Tis]
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- It's fun having songs about parties and gigolos, but I really wanted to use my music as a form of art. Art is supposed to spark conversation and make people think, and I wanted to do that with this song.
[ Art Conversation Form Fun Having Make Music Parties Really Song Songs Spark Supposed Think Use Wanted]
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- I had no album title, and the album is like a journey in that it's a complete body of work. It's not just a couple of catchy songs and filler, so I felt that I needed to capture the essence of the album.
[ Album Body Capture Catchy Complete Couple Essence Felt Filler Had Journey Just Needed Songs Title Work]
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- My songs are a direct route into my brain and my heart.
[ Brain Direct Heart Into Route Songs]
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- I've never... when I was having songs on the airwaves, and that sort of thing, I never felt a sense of pressure anywhere except from myself, to do things the way I wanted to do them; to feel authentic; to feel like I was presenting my true self to the world.
[ Airwaves Anywhere Authentic Except Feel Felt Having Myself Never Presenting Pressure Self Sense Songs Sort Them Thing Things True Wanted Way World]
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- I think the themes in my songs are very similar from the first album to the newest one. It's all about the human condition and how we are all trying to learn to live with each other and survive love and life.
[ Album Condition Each First How Human Learn Life Live Love Newest Other Similar Songs Survive Themes Think Trying Very]
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- The songs come from a vulnerable place, but expressing that part of yourself can also make you feel fearless.
[ Also Come Expressing Fearless Feel Make Part Place Songs Vulnerable Yourself]
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- The songs certainly have not made my fortune, but I am still grateful for the royalties when they come in.
[ Am Certainly Come Fortune Grateful Made Royalties Songs Still]
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- I start a lot more songs than I finish, because I realize when I get into them, they're no good. I don't throw them away, I just put them away, store them, get them out of sight.
[ Away Because Finish Get Good Into Just Lot More Out Put Realize Sight Songs Start Store Than Them Throw]
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- I had all the material for a long time, but I was just too busy. Sometimes we'd sit around at home and sing some of these songs at family things, and everyone always said I should record them.
[ Always Around Busy Everyone Family Had Home Just Long Material Record Said Should Sing Sit Some Sometimes Songs Them These Things Time Too]
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- This is the bunch of songs I did first, and it's just the type of thing I do. I am a Carter Family girl, so the record is book-ended with Carter Family songs.
[ Am Bunch Carter Did Family First Girl Just Record Songs Thing Type]
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- I found it was really impossible for me to write songs when I couldn't sing.
[ Found Impossible Really Sing Songs Write]
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- When my dad died a lot of songs came, and they're still coming.
[ Came Coming Dad Died Lot Songs Still]
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- There are no bridges in folk songs because the peasants died building them.
[ Because Bridges Building Died Folk Peasants Songs Them]
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- My musical heroes are people like Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie who wrote and sang real songs for real people; for everyone, old, young, and in between.
[ Between Everyone Guthrie Heroes Musical Old Pete Real Sang Songs Woody Wrote Young]
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- Everyone is looking for connections between the songs. I don't usually approach a record as a concept. There's no overriding theme I'm trying to represent. It's all about the individual songs.
[ Approach Between Concept Connections Everyone Individual Looking Overriding Record Represent Songs Theme Trying Usually]
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- I see some recurring themes: things that feel threaded together, some symbolic references, and songs about some of the big questions, like death. There are a lot of references to weather, too!
[ Big Death Feel Lot Questions Recurring References See Some Songs Symbolic Themes Things Together Too Weather]
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- My older sister encouraged me from early on and bought me one of the first guitars I had. She listened to all of the crappy songs that I wrote when I was 8 years old and encouraged me to keep doing it.
[ Bought Crappy Doing Early Encouraged First Guitars Had Keep Listened Old Older She Sister Songs Wrote Years]
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- The songs are not necessarily autobiographical. A lot of songs are a combination of influences. It might be some part of my life, or something I've felt, or something somebody's told me. It all comes together.
[ Autobiographical Combination Comes Felt Influences Life Lot Might Necessarily Part Some Somebody Something Songs Together Told]
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- I was growing up listening to Queen. Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
[ Freddie Growing His Incredible Into Listening Melodies Mercury Queen Songs Those Threw Up]
Topic: Music
- When I was singing Jamie's Cryin', people were going out of their mind because it was the first time they got to see Eddie, Michael and Alex play those songs. That was a thrill.
[ Alex Because Eddie First Going Got Jamie Michael Mind Out Play See Singing Songs Their Those Thrill Time Were]
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- You can tell the difference between songs that were created in a garage and songs that were created in the studio.
[ Between Created Difference Garage Songs Studio Tell Were]
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- Social topics may hit too close to home for people, but then again, if you pull a heartstring, then that's what country music is. It's not just songs about getting drunk and leaving your girl.
[ Again Close Country Drunk Getting Girl Hit Home Just Leaving May Music Pull Social Songs Then Too Topics Your]
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- I have no reason to sit home and write songs all day without going out and playing for the folks. And I have no reason to go play for the folks unless I'm writing new songs so they can sort of feed off one another. And I just try to do the best I can.
[ Another Best Day Feed Folks Go Going Home Just New Off Out Play Playing Reason Sit Songs Sort Try Unless Without Write Writing]
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- There aren't any rules, as far as anything-and that applies especially to writing songs, whatever gets the point across. So you're just kind of brought up to feel-in any field, if you say you can do it, do it. There it is.
[ Across Any Applies Brought Especially Far Field Gets Just Kind Point Rules Say Songs Up Whatever Writing]
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- Artists who write songs... what they're going through usually comes through in their music.
[ Artists Comes Going Music Songs Their Through Usually Write]
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- I started writing songs at age 15.
[ Age Songs Started Writing]
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- I'm a lover of songs.
[ Lover Songs]
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- I did a lot of writing for a lot of different kinds of bands that I was in and out of during those five years and that left me with a little body of songs that I liked better when I played alone, so I ended up going out solo and very soon made my first album.
[ Album Alone Bands Better Body Did Different During Ended First Five Going Kinds Left Liked Little Lot Made Out Played Solo Songs Soon Those Up Very Writing Years]
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- I wanted to play rock and roll when I started playing. Nobody at that time ever thought about songwriting. You sang songs, that's all. You sang other people's songs. That's all there were.
[ Ever Nobody Other Play Playing Rock Roll Sang Songs Songwriting Started Thought Time Wanted Were]
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- The things in my songs are the edited highlights of my life. I don't go seeking out strange sexual experiences every day of the week.
[ Day Edited Every Experiences Go Highlights Life Out Seeking Sexual Songs Strange Things Week]
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- For me, the focus are songs, which really get the audience moving.
[ Audience Focus Get Moving Really Songs Which]
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- I love songs that have a rocking and grooving feeling.
[ Feeling Grooving Love Rocking Songs]
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- Some of the songs I do once in a while that I kinda... my set list is basically like my hits, there is a good reason why they are there; people really like them.
[ Basically Good Hits Kinda List Once Really Reason Set Some Songs Them While Why]
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- Well, over the years, I've developed a stable of songs of which I'm known for and never get tired of singing.
[ Developed Get Known Never Over Singing Songs Stable Tired Well Which Years]
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- Yeah, one of the main ways is for songs that make me want to move.
[ Main Make Move Songs Want Ways Yeah]
Topic:
- I've written songs about things that nobody else has ever written about.
[ Else Ever Nobody Songs Things Written]
Topic:
- I want to be as honest as I can about the things I've been through - the sorrows and joys, victories and defeats - and to use those experiences as a well to draw from. Hopefully, the songs that result from that kind of writing will be songs that mean something to others.
[ Been Defeats Draw Experiences Honest Hopefully Joys Kind Mean Others Result Something Songs Sorrows Things Those Through Use Victories Want Well Will Writing]
Topic:
- It's great to hear from people who have been touched by these songs. It has been good to know that the Lord is using this in ways I am not even aware of.
[ Am Aware Been Even Good Great Hear Know Lord Songs These Touched Using Ways]
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- Since I was the solo artist as well as the writer for the songs, I figured I had enough credits on it already.
[ Already Artist Credits Enough Figured Had Since Solo Songs Well Writer]
Topic:
- I don't dream songs. I'm more apt to write dreams down and then to be able to interpret them into a song. I also tend to get up and write prose in the morning from which will come songs.
[ Able Also Apt Come Down Dream Dreams Get Interpret Into More Morning Prose Song Songs Tend Them Then Up Which Will Write]
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- I don't know where my songs come from... If I knew, I'd know too much, more than we are allowed on this plane.
[ Allowed Come Knew Know More Much Plane Songs Than Too Where]
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- I don't think you get to good writing unless you expose yourself and your feelings. Deep songs don't come from the surface; they come from the deep down. The poetry and the songs that you are suppose to write, I believe are in your heart.
[ Believe Come Deep Down Expose Feelings Get Good Heart Poetry Songs Suppose Surface Think Unless Write Writing Your Yourself]
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- I may like the Blizzard best, of all the songs I have written.
[ Best Blizzard May Songs Written]
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- If I give myself a chore, for instance, when I was writing the songs for Shameless, I said to myself, Now, every day for 90 days you have to write a song; good, bad or indifferent. So that was really helpful.
[ Bad Chore Day Days Every Give Good Helpful Indifferent Instance Myself Now Really Said Shameless Song Songs Write Writing]
Topic:
- Music is always occurring. It is just a matter of marketing, attention, and many other factors, that determines whether people will hear these songs or not.
[ Always Attention Determines Factors Hear Just Many Marketing Matter Music Occurring Other Songs These Whether Will]
Topic:
- I'm writing new songs for a Broadway version of Tarzan, which is very interesting. I think what I learned from the Brother Bear score side of things, I've brought into the new Tarzan songs. Thinking outside just guitar, bass, drums and keyboards.
[ Bass Bear Broadway Brother Brought Drums Guitar Interesting Into Just Keyboards Learned New Outside Score Side Songs Tarzan Things Think Thinking Version Very Which Writing]
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- I think the thing that has made it possible for me to write personal songs and sing them year after year is the sensibility for good writing. Just opening your veins all over the paper is not necessarily going to be interesting. I wanted to speak to people.
[ After Going Good Interesting Just Made Necessarily Opening Over Paper Personal Possible Sensibility Sing Songs Speak Them Thing Think Veins Wanted Write Writing Year Your]
Topic:
- My grandmother passed at 104. She sang and wrote songs until she passed.
[ Grandmother Passed Sang She Songs Until Wrote]
Topic:
- Universal was absolutely marvelous about sitting down with me and listening to my input. It wasn't something where they chose a bunch of songs that were best sellers. They did a marvelous job on the packaging. It's a beautiful tribute.
[ Absolutely Beautiful Best Bunch Chose Did Down Input Job Listening Marvelous Packaging Sellers Sitting Something Songs Tribute Universal Were Where]
Topic:
- It's a big flash of all these things and whatever you take out of that statement's one statement, one mind, one statement, one act, one show, and all the songs are one.
[ Act Big Flash Mind Out Show Songs Statement Take These Things Whatever]
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- It's great when you play to an audience that knows the words to all your songs, and sings them back to you.
[ Audience Back Great Knows Play Sings Songs Them Words Your]
Topic:
- A lot of the songs are written on piano or guitar, so I contribute, and I have done so since the beginning. So it's been good to be involved completely musically as well.
[ Been Beginning Completely Contribute Done Good Guitar Involved Lot Musically Piano Since Songs Well Written]
Topic:
- We play our Irish songs a bit more loosely.
[ Bit Irish Loosely More Our Play Songs]
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- Obviously I got known for some other songs early on, and some of those were rock'n'roll songs. Some of them were melodic pop songs. And I've done lots of different things, as you know, but every so often I get drawn back.
[ Back Different Done Drawn Early Every Get Got Know Known Lots Melodic Obviously Often Other Pop Rock Roll Some Songs Them Things Those Were]
Topic:
- Not necessarily, a lot of my songs are firmly tongue in cheek.
[ Cheek Firmly Lot Necessarily Songs Tongue]
Topic:
- With Whitesnake it would have been inappropriate for me to have played Deep Purple songs, although I did at the beginning because I didn't have enough Whitesnake songs.
[ Although Because Been Beginning Deep Did Enough Inappropriate Played Purple Songs Would]
Topic:
- You know, all my songs are relatives, brothers, sisters, cousins.
[ Brothers Cousins Know Relatives Sisters Songs]
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- Both songs are really, really intense when it comes to performing them, and very draining at the same time.
[ Both Comes Draining Intense Performing Really Same Songs Them Time Very]
Topic:
- I have two favorite songs. My first is called 'Dance of The Robe' and it's a very powerful number where she is feeling the pressure from her people to take on the responsibility of leading them.
[ Called Dance Favorite Feeling First Her Leading Number Powerful Pressure Responsibility Robe She Songs Take Them Two Very Where]
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- The opportunity to record the song came when Phil Collins' record label, Atlantic, was doing a tribute album to him and they asked all these different artists to do renditions of his songs.
[ Album Artists Asked Atlantic Came Collins Different Doing Him His Label Opportunity Phil Record Song Songs These Tribute]
Topic:
- Sometimes the song title comes with the songs, other times you just sorta make something up afterwards.
[ Afterwards Comes Just Make Other Something Sometimes Song Songs Sorta Times Title Up]
Topic:
- There is a lot of melody and things that sound familiar in hundreds of songs.
[ Familiar Hundreds Lot Melody Songs Sound Things]
Topic:
- Normally when we go in and write the songs we write, we think about doing a cover, but never a covers record. That would be, for us, a concept. We don't want to have a concept!
[ Concept Cover Covers Doing Go Never Normally Record Songs Think Us Want Would Write]
Topic:
- My father being in the movie business, I thought being an actor would be great. But when I started singing to people in coffeehouses, you know, singing folk music and then, later, singing songs that I started to write myself, I felt more than an affinity for it.
[ Actor Affinity Being Business Father Felt Folk Great Know Later More Movie Music Myself Singing Songs Started Than Then Thought Would Write]
Topic:
- Just having the pain of being alive without anything else, whether it's good or bad. There's a lot of serious songs on the record, you know. That song is just about feeling like a fish out of water, feeling like you don't belong on the planet sometimes.
[ Alive Anything Bad Being Belong Else Feeling Fish Good Having Just Know Lot Out Pain Planet Record Serious Sometimes Song Songs Water Whether Without]
Topic:
- Sometimes you sing songs about the way you want to feel more than the way you actually do feel.
[ Actually Feel More Sing Sometimes Songs Than Want Way]
Topic:
- I have been around for a long, long time. I didn't make it 'til I was older. I went through the period when women were not getting signed, particularly if you were writing songs that were lyrically propelled.
[ Around Been Getting Long Lyrically Make Older Particularly Period Propelled Signed Songs Through Til Time Went Were Women Writing]
Topic:
- The bands that wrote the big, heroic rock songs - I really wanted to make a record like that.
[ Bands Big Heroic Make Really Record Rock Songs Wanted Wrote]
Topic:
- Yeah, I came in at the end of the Notorious album, played on about five tracks and then we went on a tour. Then we did another album, Big Thing, and then we started writing songs together in 1989.
[ Album Another Big Came Did End Five Notorious Played Songs Started Then Thing Together Tour Tracks Went Writing Yeah]
Topic:
- When you do have songs where you're going to say something, some kind of statement about cultural or social stuff, that in general people love it. People love to be challenged in that way.
[ Challenged Cultural General Going Kind Love Say Social Some Something Songs Statement Stuff Way Where]
Topic:
- The people at the record company had asked me if I could write a song about my life, my relationship with God, and where I'm from. Well, I can't write a song on purpose, my songs come in a moment of inspiration or desperation.
[ Asked Come Company Could Desperation God Had Inspiration Life Moment Purpose Record Relationship Song Songs Well Where Write]
Topic:
- I have four shelves covered with journals that I've written. Dad and I are writing songs together. I've probably written 100 songs.
[ Covered Dad Four Journals Probably Shelves Songs Together Writing Written]
Topic:
- As a little kid I had a girlfriend, and her boyfriend used to beat me up, so then I used to sing these songs, and that's what it's all about. Country music is all about your heart and your people and things like that.
[ Beat Boyfriend Country Girlfriend Had Heart Her Kid Little Music Sing Songs Then These Things Up Used Your]
Topic:
- I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also listened to Hank Williams, and he would always sing these neat romantic songs.
[ Also Always Because Cowboy Guitar Hank Listened Neat Romantic Sing Singer Songs These Wanted Williams Would]
Topic:
- I wanted to put a sheet in explaining what all the songs are about, but they didn't do it.
[ Explaining Put Sheet Songs Wanted]
Topic:
- Some guys record an album with songs that are filler. I recorded this album like it was my last.
[ Album Filler Guys Last Record Recorded Some Songs]
Topic:
- When I was nine, we'd take a bus to the seaside. Coming back, we'd take turns entertaining, singing songs and the like. I tried some stand-up comedy. I had a captive audience in that bus. Then I realized I wanted to do more than that.
[ Audience Back Bus Captive Comedy Coming Entertaining Had More Nine Realized Singing Some Songs Stand-Up Take Than Then Tried Turns Wanted]
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- I love Sell Out, I think it's great. I love the jingles. The whole thing as an album is a wonderful piece of work. The cover. Everything about it. It's got humor, great songs, irony.
[ Album Cover Everything Got Great Humor Irony Love Out Piece Sell Songs Thing Think Whole Wonderful Work]
Topic:
- For Ripley I learned to play some songs on the piano, and I never really played them again.
[ Again Learned Never Piano Play Played Really Ripley Some Songs Them]
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- I don't write down my experiences, but I have a very decent memory. I have tons of books in which I write down phrases as they occur to me. That's how I write songs. I'll need a line and I'll go through the books and find it, the right rhyme and everything.
[ Books Decent Down Everything Experiences Find Go How Line Memory Need Occur Phrases Rhyme Right Songs Through Tons Very Which Write]
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- The best songs I write in 20 minutes.
[ Best Minutes Songs Write]
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- My next project will be a Christian album, another one. I wrote the songs for the ones you're referring to, but I want to do some of my old gospel favorites. That's what my next album's going to be.
[ Album Another Christian Favorites Going Gospel Next Old Ones Project Referring Some Songs Want Will Wrote]
Topic:
- I don't like people telling me what to do, or trying to MAKE me write songs.
[ Make Songs Telling Trying Write]
Topic:
- I've written so many songs about Englishmen, I have to go elsewhere.
[ Elsewhere Englishmen Go Many Songs Written]
Topic:
- The kids out there want something they can relate to, something that's real; most of that whiny stuff isn't real. The cheesy pop songs just bore me to death.
[ Bore Cheesy Death Just Kids Most Out Pop Real Relate Something Songs Stuff Want]
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- I don't have many easy songs.
[ Easy Many Songs]
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- I went along and basically learned a few of the songs they were doing at the time, which were quite a few of the songs we ended up doing on our first album.
[ Album Along Basically Doing Ended Few First Learned Our Quite Songs Time Up Went Were Which]
Topic:
- Our albums just tend to be collections of songs really, because we all write in the group, all four of us.
[ Albums Because Collections Four Group Just Our Really Songs Tend Us Write]
Topic:
- I like to write songs about what's happening, what I see around me and what I hear. Everyday life. Someone may be talking to me and I may take it from that.
[ Around Everyday Happening Hear Life May See Someone Songs Take Talking Write]
Topic:
- I feel like my music is just an extension of my acting. I treat the songs like scenes that tell a story... it's very similar. My favorite thing is when cartoon fans show up to my live gigs! They are always the most kick-butt audience members 'cause they're not trying to act all cool like a lot of the music fans do! It's refreshing!!
[ Act Acting Always Audience Cartoon Cause Cool Extension Fans Favorite Feel Gigs Just Live Lot Members Most Music Refreshing Scenes Show Similar Songs Story Tell Thing Treat Trying Up Very]
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- We have the capacity to receive messages from the stars and the songs of the night winds.
[ Capacity Messages Night Receive Songs Stars Winds]
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- We must begin to make what I call "conscious choices," and to really recognize that we are the same. It's from that place in my heart that I write my songs.
[ Begin Call Choices Conscious Heart Make Must Place Really Recognize Same Songs Write]
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- For me, I go in and play a few Christian songs for an audience, and now I have people come up and not tell me I'm great, but tell me that my music is helping save their lives, helping them in the Lord, and helping them end their vices.
[ Audience Christian Come End Few Go Great Helping Lives Lord Music Now Play Save Songs Tell Their Them Up Vices]
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- We played all of the songs on the first Johnny Winter AND every day before we recorded them, so that when we got in the studio, it was totally easy, as we knew exactly what we wanted to do.
[ Before Day Easy Every Exactly First Got Johnny Knew Played Recorded Songs Studio Them Totally Wanted Winter]
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- I mean, I can sit down with a guitar, and in fact, we do two, three songs with just guitar and percussion.
[ Down Fact Guitar Just Mean Percussion Sit Songs Three Two]
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- No, I got my web site going and said I have the record out. People were just falling on the floor - they couldn't believe it - after all that time. You know, it wasn't a compilation, it was new songs.
[ After Believe Compilation Falling Floor Going Got Just Know New Out Record Said Site Songs Time Web Were]
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- There are some good songs, but not the kind of song-writing that I remember, that I like. Springsteen still does it. Paul Simon, and there are also good writers, but that doesn't dominate the charts.
[ Also Charts Does Dominate Good Kind Paul Remember Simon Some Songs Springsteen Still Writers]
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- If it can affect me, if it has meaning to me, if I feel I can do it well, I will do it and record it and thats why I recorded these songs.
[ Affect Feel Meaning Record Recorded Songs Thats These Well Why Will]
Topic:
- Songs are life in 80 words or less.
[ Less Life Songs Words]
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- The main objective in any song, the songs that I write, has always been that it reflect the way I feel, that it touch me when I'm finished with it, that it moves me, that it can take me along with it and involve me in what its saying.
[ Along Always Any Been Feel Finished Involve Main Moves Objective Reflect Saying Song Songs Take Touch Way Write]
Topic:
- When I write with Maiden, then I write only with the guys in Maiden, we don't do songs from outside people.
[ Guys Maiden Only Outside Songs Then Write]
Topic:
- If you only do little clusters - three or four songs by one, and another, and then yet another - you lose the opportunity to think your way into the composer's mind, since, after all, most of these pieces are quite brief.
[ After Another Brief Clusters Composer Four Into Little Lose Mind Most Only Opportunity Pieces Quite Since Songs Then These Think Three Way Yet Your]
Topic:
- Rather, I believe that it is very good, if, with the aid of his songs, we can be reminded, among other things, of the social conditions under which Schubert had to work.
[ Aid Among Believe Conditions Good Had His Other Rather Reminded Schubert Social Songs Things Under Very Which Work]
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- My songs are just little letters to me.
[ Just Letters Little Songs]
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- All my songs are where I am.
[ Am Songs Where]
Topic:
- Truth is, you make albums, and some of those songs are hits, and some of the greatest hits albums have songs that weren't hits. You have a career, the reason why we're still around 10 years is that we do have successful songs.
[ Albums Around Career Greatest Hits Make Reason Some Songs Still Successful Those Truth Weren Why Years]
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- The film is a romance with songs and dances, aimed at a family audience.
[ Aimed Audience Dances Family Film Romance Songs]
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- I've never written a political song. Songs can't save the world. I've gone through all that.
[ Gone Never Political Save Song Songs Through World Written]
Topic:
- Prince used to call me up 3am in the morning and invite me to hear some of his new songs.
[ Call Hear His Invite Morning New Prince Some Songs Up Used]
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- I've been doing musical theater since I was a kid. And look for a CD from me in the future. I want to write all the songs!
[ Been Cd Doing Future Kid Look Musical Since Songs Theater Want Write]
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- How do I tell people who I am? Not being a writer, the only way is to sing songs that reflect my opinions.
[ Am Being How Only Opinions Reflect Sing Songs Tell Way Writer]
Topic:
- There's so much talk about the drug generation and songs about drugs. That's stupid. They aren't songs about drugs; they're about life.
[ Generation Life Much Songs Stupid Talk]
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- If there's not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something.
[ Boring Drama Life Negativity Really Something Songs Will]
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- People assume that the meaning of a song is vested in the lyrics. To me, that has never been the case. There are very few songs that I can think of where I remember the words.
[ Assume Been Case Few Lyrics Meaning Never Remember Song Songs Think Very Vested Where Words]
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- I got a couple on per album but my problem was that I wanted to sing the songs and not let Roger sing them.
[ Album Couple Got Per Problem Roger Sing Songs Them Wanted]
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- The first eight songs we were using someone else's monitors and it is hard to follow the changes when you are jamming if you can't hear those who you are jamming with.
[ Changes Eight Else First Follow Hard Hear Jamming Monitors Someone Songs Those Using Were]
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- The songs are inspired by my experiences. Sometimes they are more than my real-life and, conversely, my life is more than just my songs.
[ Conversely Experiences Inspired Just Life More Real-Life Sometimes Songs Than]
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- I like it when songs develop in some way. Four minutes usually isn't enough time for something to develop musically.
[ Develop Enough Four Minutes Musically Some Something Songs Time Usually Way]
Topic:
- So I learnt a few country western songs, I bought a chord book, and right away I started writing my own stuff, which nobody else did that, I don't know why.
[ Away Book Bought Chord Country Did Else Few Know Learnt Nobody Own Right Songs Started Stuff Western Which Why Writing]
Topic:
- I just can't seem to write songs about peace and love. Yeah right, how do you get that?
[ Get How Just Love Peace Right Seem Songs Write Yeah]
Topic:
- I love to sing old Motown songs to myself, or some Patti Smith Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday. That gets me in the mood for singing.
[ Billie Edith Gets Holiday Love Mood Motown Myself Old Patti Sing Singing Smith Some Songs]
Topic:
- Maybe the most that you can expect from a relationship that goes bad is to come out of it with a few good songs.
[ Bad Come Expect Few Goes Good Maybe Most Out Relationship Songs]
Topic:
- The way I choose to show my feelings is through my songs.
[ Choose Feelings Show Songs Through Way]
Topic:
- But when I started writing songs, I stopped painting completely, and the only art things I do are connected to the career, like album sleeves and, to some extent, posters and things like that.
[ Album Art Career Completely Connected Extent Only Painting Posters Sleeves Some Songs Started Stopped Things Writing]
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- I mean, there are so many of his songs that I like that I could easily do that one day.
[ Could Day Easily His Many Mean Songs]
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- The quality of the writing, really. Simple as that. Beautiful words. It's very nice as a singer to do great songs, which have wonderful lyrics and strong feelings underneath the song.
[ Beautiful Feelings Great Lyrics Nice Quality Really Simple Singer Song Songs Strong Underneath Very Which Wonderful Words Writing]
Topic:
- Hollywood and the recording industry argue that current law permits the copying of songs and movies, and sharing them on the Internet. This enables young people to grow up learning how to steal.
[ Argue Copying Current Enables Grow Hollywood How Industry Internet Law Learning Movies Permits Recording Sharing Songs Steal Them Up Young]
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- But actually just yesterday we raised the key of one of my songs two steps up, so my voice is obviously responding. It's a muscle, and the more you use it, the more you use it right, the more you should get out of it. So yes, I sing.
[ Actually Get Just Key More Muscle Obviously Out Raised Responding Right Should Sing Songs Steps Two Up Use Voice Yes Yesterday]
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- But I'm not adverse to the idea of Torch Song as a musical. It would just be different. Because the play will always be there exactly as it was, and in a musical you could tell a lot of the story through songs.
[ Adverse Always Because Could Different Exactly Idea Just Lot Musical Play Song Songs Story Tell Through Torch Will Would]
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- The invention of Bob Dylan with his guitar belongs in its way to the same kind of tradition of something meant to be heard, as the songs of Homer.
[ Belongs Bob Dylan Guitar Heard His Homer Invention Kind Meant Same Something Songs Tradition Way]
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- I had to go into a studio and compose and write and press up 12 songs in 14 hours. When you're recording a song from scratch it takes you 14 hours to do just one song.
[ Compose Go Had Hours Into Just Press Recording Scratch Song Songs Studio Takes Up Write]
Topic:
- One of my theme songs is that if you can't do it in a test tube, don't do it.
[ Songs Test Theme Tube]
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- One of the reasons we survive as a band is that we are seen as a band of today. We don't want to be seen as a band that tours and plays old songs. We feel that we are making the best music of our careers.
[ Band Best Careers Feel Making Music Old Our Plays Reasons Seen Songs Survive Today Tours Want]
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- People know me for up-tempo songs because of my hits.
[ Because Hits Know Songs]
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- I always try to give my songs as gifts.
[ Always Gifts Give Songs Try]
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- I don't know that all the demons have been beaten, but I'm very, very proud of those songs.
[ Beaten Been Demons Know Proud Songs Those Very]
Topic:
- I work hard at that, but the fact that there are a lot of good songs means there are also a lot of really bad songs I've written that you never hear.
[ Also Bad Fact Good Hard Hear Lot Means Never Really Songs Work Written]
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- I'm now comfortable playing a lot of the old songs, and I've gotten out a lot of the old equipment.
[ Comfortable Equipment Gotten Lot Now Old Out Playing Songs]
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- I just play, and I'm always trying to write songs.
[ Always Just Play Songs Trying Write]
Topic:
- I just remembered songs my grandmother taught me, and songs that I learned for the recordings. But, then I learned to speak Italian. When I was there, I hired a professor who stayed with me 24 hours a day. She wouldn't let me speak a word of English.
[ Day English Grandmother Hired Hours Italian Just Learned Professor Recordings Remembered She Songs Speak Stayed Taught Then Word]
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- I was never encouraged to do it and I played the accordion, which I hated. I wish I had taken piano because I definitely would have written more songs of my own, but I didn't.
[ Accordion Because Definitely Encouraged Had Hated More Never Own Piano Played Songs Taken Which Wish Would Written]
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- A lot of times, I played bass on songs. Gene plays guitar on some songs.
[ Bass Gene Guitar Lot Played Plays Some Songs Times]
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- I think the fans really wanna hear the songs the way they sound on the record.
[ Fans Hear Really Record Songs Sound Think Wanna Way]
Topic:
- My songs grow on people - like warts.
[ Grow Songs Warts]
Topic:
- As a person, I'm not that hopeful, but somehow the hopeful part of me reveals itself through my songs.
[ Hopeful Itself Part Person Reveals Somehow Songs Through]
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- As time goes by, I realize that I do trust the wind. And I often write my songs for myself.
[ Goes Myself Often Realize Songs Time Trust Wind Write]
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- I think of my songs as there to be something to move people emotionally.
[ Emotionally Move Something Songs Think]
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- I've written several deeply personal songs this year, which I really love. Some of them came out of intense sadness. This has been an extremely difficult year for me.
[ Been Came Deeply Difficult Extremely Intense Love Out Personal Really Sadness Several Some Songs Them Which Written Year]
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- It's an interesting line that I walk. The AIDS crisis has done a lot for my songs and made them proliferate, and my songs have contributed a lot to that cause as well.
[ Aids Cause Contributed Crisis Done Interesting Line Lot Made Proliferate Songs Them Walk Well]
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- There is no seam between my songs and myself-they really are me. It's not like I'm performing; I'm just singing stuff that I really believe.
[ Believe Between Just Performing Really Singing Songs Stuff]
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- These days, there are many people around the world who listen to the songs that made me infamous and read the books that made me respectable.
[ Around Books Days Infamous Listen Made Many Read Respectable Songs These World]
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- If you write songs you have an idea how they're going to sound.
[ Going How Idea Songs Sound Write]
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- We play melodic music, we play songs, we play all kinds of things and when you improvise you don't just shut out different languages, you use all the languages that you have.
[ Different Improvise Just Kinds Languages Melodic Music Out Play Shut Songs Things Use]
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- We went through this business of me writing out all the parts for these old songs from Gravity and Speechless and we'd been performing that, but we don't do that any more.
[ Any Been Business Gravity More Old Out Parts Performing Songs Speechless These Through Went Writing]
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- I just feel like the songs that come out are the songs that come.
[ Come Feel Just Out Songs]
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- Just because people play songs with great technique doesn't mean the records are better.
[ Because Better Great Just Mean Play Records Songs Technique]
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- I think that you get the mood of a song stronger if you get it right that way. On the other hand, you put some songs out live and they don't catch flight. They just flop. It is hard to tell until they are out there.
[ Catch Flight Flop Get Hand Hard Just Live Mood Other Out Put Right Some Song Songs Stronger Tell Think Until Way]
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- I was a student at Columbia College, actually, in the Architecture school. Paul would drive in from Queens, showing me these new songs. I can't remember us working it out.
[ Actually Architecture College Columbia Drive New Out Paul Queens Remember School Showing Songs Student These Us Working Would]
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- Each song is a lifetime, it begins and ends, and there's a journey taken within the songs.
[ Begins Each Ends Journey Lifetime Song Songs Taken Within]
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- I've always written songs, even when I wasn't doing anything with my personal life in music.
[ Always Anything Doing Even Life Music Personal Songs Written]
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- I guess for me what is more significant than success is the nature of each of the songs and of the words.
[ Each Guess More Nature Significant Songs Success Than Words]
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- Those songs are about getting out; they're not about getting out of family. It wasn't about how family life was curtailing because I didn't know family life.
[ Because Family Getting How Know Life Out Songs Those]
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- Before, I was terrified on stage. I only play guitar during the acoustic songs. After a while, you can elicit certain responses from the crowd, like Elvis.
[ Acoustic After Before Certain Crowd During Elicit Elvis Guitar Only Play Responses Songs Stage Terrified While]
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- I'll have to get people to write songs for me right now until my own writing comes around.
[ Around Comes Get Now Own Right Songs Until Write Writing]
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- Songs don't just come out of the air. They take time, but it's good fun, too. Maurice gave me encouragement.
[ Air Come Encouragement Fun Gave Good Just Maurice Out Songs Take Time Too]
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- I love making records; I love making music; I love writing songs.
[ Love Making Music Records Songs Writing]
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- I will always have my songs and I don't think I will ever dry-up.
[ Always Ever Songs Think Will]
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- I would be content if I had nothing but a tape-recorder. I could still write songs and record them.
[ Content Could Had Nothing Record Songs Still Them Would Write]
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- We don't mind being ripped apart, but don't rip the songs apart. They're like our kids.
[ Apart Being Kids Mind Our Rip Ripped Songs]
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- When we write, we complement each other. We wrote six songs, Barry and I, while Robin was ill during the American tour, and they were terrible until Robin came back, and then everything worked out.
[ American Back Barry Came Complement During Each Everything Ill Other Out Robin Six Songs Terrible Then Tour Until Were While Worked Write Wrote]
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- One of my favorite songs from the album is a song called 'For Better or Worse,' and it's basically about unconditional love, which is, I'd say, an ongoing theme in my personal life.
[ Album Basically Better Called Favorite Life Love Ongoing Personal Say Song Songs Theme Unconditional Which Worse]
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- When I wrote those two songs, I couldn't have been any closer to the bottom.
[ Any Been Bottom Closer Songs Those Two Wrote]
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- I can sit and analyze everything and beat myself up and say you don't quite sing as good as you used to, you're writing better songs maybe than you used to, but to me it's just the journey.
[ Analyze Beat Better Everything Good Journey Just Maybe Myself Quite Say Sing Sit Songs Than Up Used Writing]
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- I had just lost my dad and I remembered all the songs we used to go and hear at concerts, and the records around the house and sometimes we'd play together.
[ Around Concerts Dad Go Had Hear House Just Lost Play Records Remembered Sometimes Songs Together Used]
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- So I didn't have anything to do with picking the songs, but I got to musically take them in places I thought might be interesting, so it was a real neat collaboration among the three of us.
[ Among Anything Collaboration Got Interesting Might Musically Neat Picking Places Real Songs Take Them Thought Three Us]
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- I had seventeen No. 1 songs and I didn't see anything like that kind of money.
[ Anything Had Kind Money See Seventeen Songs]
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- I didn't have a lot of overtly political songs. I think it was more the actions of the group that were threatening to the authorities, and also our political philosophies apart from the music.
[ Actions Also Apart Authorities Group Lot More Music Our Philosophies Political Songs Think Threatening Were]
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- Just this morning, out of a large memory for songs, and having been obsessed by them since childhood, suddenly, at the age of 84, I thought of a song I hadn't thought of in over 50 years. It came into my head unbidden.
[ Age Been Came Childhood Hadn Having Head Into Just Large Memory Morning Obsessed Out Over Since Song Songs Suddenly Them Thought Years]
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- Technically, I've been retired for some time now. All I ever do is occasionally write songs for friends, such as one, for a friend who had just turned 80. I wrote a song for him called, The First 80 Years are The Hardest.
[ Been Called Ever First Friend Friends Had Hardest Him Just Now Occasionally Retired Some Song Songs Such Technically Time Turned Write Wrote Years]
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- When I am seriously composing, sometimes a phrase will come into my head, a catch phrase. When I was writing pop songs for a few years, as a career, separate from my folksinging career, I used to write songs for pop singers.
[ Am Career Catch Come Composing Few Head Into Phrase Pop Separate Seriously Singers Sometimes Songs Used Will Write Writing Years]
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- We are rich in the quantity of songs rather than in the quality. The singer has to go through hundreds of compositions before he finds one that really says something.
[ Before Compositions Finds Go Hundreds Quality Quantity Rather Really Rich Says Singer Something Songs Than Through]
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- When the student has her voice under complete control, it is safe to take up the lyric repertoire of Mendelssohn, Old English Songs, etc. How simple and charming they are!
[ Charming Complete Control English Etc Her How Lyric Mendelssohn Old Repertoire Safe Simple Songs Student Take Under Up Voice]
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- Well, Neighbours wanted to do a song on the show, and they asked me what songs I had. I told them I'd just written this song, called Born to Try, and I had just gone overseas and spoken to some people from Song about it.
[ Asked Born Called Gone Had Just Neighbours Overseas Show Some Song Songs Spoken Them Told Try Wanted Well Written]
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- I feel like I want to write some songs and I don't know how to go about doing it. Usually it's the lyrics that are a problem, and I think I am not really cut out to be a lyricist.
[ Am Cut Doing Feel Go How Know Lyricist Lyrics Out Problem Really Some Songs Think Usually Want Write]
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- I haven't written enough songs to be able to say that I have a system. I've only written a handful.
[ Able Enough Handful Haven Only Say Songs System Written]
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- If part of the purpose of making an album is to get some radio play, then you might as well think about that. But that's not really how we picked the songs.
[ Album Get How Making Might Part Picked Play Purpose Radio Really Some Songs Then Think Well]
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- Actually, the funny thing is, after all these years, I've got all these new songs to learn for the show we're doing at Joe's Pub, so it's kind of fun to get down and rehearse new things, and also rethink some of the older songs, how we're going to do them.
[ Actually After Also Doing Down Fun Funny Get Going Got How Joe Kind Learn New Older Pub Rehearse Rethink Show Some Songs Them These Thing Things Years]
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- I always hate explaining away songs, because for me they mean something, and for other people, they'll mean something absolutely different.
[ Absolutely Always Away Because Different Explaining Hate Mean Other Something Songs]
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- I didn't write songs for a very long time.
[ Long Songs Time Very Write]
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- I tend to like songs that are very emotional, that strike a chord with me emotionally.
[ Chord Emotional Emotionally Songs Strike Tend Very]
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- It creates a conflict of interest - what songs would I use for me, and what would I use for the band.
[ Band Conflict Creates Interest Songs Use Would]
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- Once I'd chosen the songs, it seemed like it would just be a question then of recording them. But it's a case of trying to re-invent the songs; taking them in different directions.
[ Case Chosen Different Directions Just Once Question Recording Seemed Songs Taking Them Then Trying Would]
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- I can tell jokes. I can talk to the audience. I can relax. I can change my songs whenever I want. I can change the tempos. I can change the mood, because I'm in charge.
[ Audience Because Change Charge Jokes Mood Relax Songs Talk Tell Tempos Want Whenever]
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- In high school, I was Mr. Choir Boy. I had solos, I was helping out the tenors with their parts and our choir teacher would ask me what songs we should do.
[ Ask Boy Choir Had Helping High Mr Our Out Parts School Should Solos Songs Teacher Their Would]
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- I find singing some of Foreigner's older songs are a little reckless and not exactly who I am now.
[ Am Exactly Find Foreigner Little Now Older Reckless Singing Some Songs]
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- We still play Foreigner songs. I play the songs that I was involved in writing.
[ Foreigner Involved Play Songs Still Writing]
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- But to make a holiday record that involves favorite American songs and then also get to sing about Jesus birth, it just seemed like a real easy, subtle way to combine a couple of things that I love.
[ Also American Birth Combine Couple Easy Favorite Get Holiday Involves Jesus Just Love Make Real Record Seemed Sing Songs Subtle Then Things Way]
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- Species can be recognized by their morphological characteristics and songs.
[ Characteristics Morphological Recognized Songs Species Their]
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- The divergence of songs in the new population away from those in the progenitor population would only be prevented if these processes were balanced by repeated immigration and subsequent breeding: song flow.
[ Away Balanced Breeding Divergence Flow Immigration New Only Population Prevented Processes Repeated Song Songs Subsequent These Those Were Would]
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- It's what the Pixies always said about music - they were writing songs and just trying not to be boring. That was their main motivation and it worked for them. I remember reading that and thinking that was the way to do it.
[ Always Boring Just Main Motivation Music Pixies Reading Remember Said Songs Their Them Thinking Trying Way Were Worked Writing]
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- Right now my mind is on the people who stole our instruments, and, specifically, the person with my guitar, which will no doubt end its days having Green Day songs worked out on it. A better fate was deserved - and while the reverence given to guitars annoys me, I shall miss it.
[ Annoys Better Day Days Deserved Doubt End Fate Given Green Guitar Guitars Having Instruments Mind Miss Now Our Out Person Reverence Right Shall Songs Specifically Stole Which While Will Worked]
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- Steve produced Girls Grow Up Faster Than Boys and one more. Then he and I wrote a few songs together and became good friends. He was a talented producer.
[ Became Boys Faster Few Friends Girls Good Grow More Produced Producer Songs Steve Talented Than Then Together Up Wrote]
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- Even though my songs may sound very personal, to me most of them are fiction. It is a great way for me to be able to live a fantasy life as a writer because I get to be someone else, someplace else for three and a half minutes, just like the listener.
[ Able Because Else Even Fantasy Fiction Get Great Half Just Life Listener Live May Minutes Most Personal Someone Someplace Songs Sound Them Though Three Very Way Writer]
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- I decided it was time to pay tribute to my own songs, to give them the opportunity to mature and be adult.
[ Adult Decided Give Mature Opportunity Own Pay Songs Them Time Tribute]
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- Our songs touch people, and take them back to a time when there was no threat of terrorism, when you didn't have to lock your doors and when Mom and Dad took care of everything.
[ Back Care Dad Doors Everything Lock Mom Our Songs Take Terrorism Them Threat Time Took Touch Your]
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- Even though other people wrote my songs I put my stamp on them. I have a connection, but there is no truer connection than an artists and their own song.
[ Artists Connection Even Other Own Put Song Songs Stamp Than Their Them Though Truer Wrote]
Topic:
- With Whitney she has such a unique sound and powerful instrument that she made those songs her own. She might as well have written them because she brought such a power and passion to them that were very unique. She has a great gift.
[ Because Brought Gift Great Her Instrument Made Might Own Passion Power Powerful She Songs Sound Such Them Those Unique Very Well Were Whitney Written]
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- We would turn everything into songs in those days.
[ Days Everything Into Songs Those Turn Would]
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- I am going to sing lesbian love songs and support gay rights no matter what. The rest is public relations.
[ Am Gay Going Lesbian Love Matter Public Relations Rest Rights Sing Songs Support]
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- I've got a collection of songs that I've had, I keep adding to and they're all great American composers. I wanted to showcase American composers and I've done that on a lot of my records and played things by American composers that I really respect.
[ Adding American Collection Composers Done Got Great Had Keep Lot Played Really Records Respect Showcase Songs Things Wanted]
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- I think I'm most proud of my family right now. I'm more into that then I've ever been. It also gives a new area to draw from in creativity with my songs.
[ Also Area Been Creativity Draw Ever Family Gives Into More Most New Now Proud Right Songs Then Think]
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- Sometimes if you get 'em too drunk they don't pay no attention to what you're doin' anyways, so you might as well just do old songs. But if you get one that's paying attention, sometimes we'll do some new material.
[ Anyways Attention Doin Drunk Em Get Just Material Might New Old Pay Paying Some Sometimes Songs Too Well]
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- I play keyboards and sing. I've written a couple of songs too.
[ Couple Keyboards Play Sing Songs Too Written]
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- David Lee Roth had the idea that if you covered a successful song, you were half way home. C'mon - Van Halen doing 'Dancing in the Streets'? It was stupid. I started feeling like I would rather bomb playing my own songs than be successful playing someone else's music.
[ Bomb Covered Dancing David Doing Else Feeling Had Halen Half Home Idea Lee Mon Music Own Playing Rather Roth Someone Song Songs Started Streets Stupid Successful Than Van Way Were Would]
Topic:
- The same music is playing on the radio in San Francisco, New York, Washington DC and Annapolis. Everywhere you go there's the same artists and same songs by them, over and over again. At some stations they play the same songs 50 to 60 times a week.
[ Again Artists Dc Everywhere Francisco Go Music New Over Play Playing Radio Same San Some Songs Stations Them Times Washington Week York]
Topic:
- The way you look for songs, you find yourself looking for little signals and clues about life and how things are.
[ Clues Find How Life Little Look Looking Signals Songs Things Way Yourself]
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- Each time I've gone to the studio, the songs have got better and I've got more confident.
[ Better Confident Each Gone Got More Songs Studio Time]
Topic:
- Being used to scientific terminology and theory it was always natural for me to push this stuff into songs.
[ Always Being Into Natural Push Scientific Songs Stuff Terminology Theory Used]
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- Marc Almond has done a couple of covers, a few people in Europa have done them. I own all the publishing. It's never really been addressed, as I haven't had the time to go out and tout the songs.
[ Addressed Been Couple Covers Done Few Go Had Haven Marc Never Out Own Publishing Really Songs Them Time]
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- Working with Yahoo! allows us to give our fans a chance to listen to our songs, check out the video, purchase our new album, win tickets to our show, and chat with us all in one place.
[ Album Allows Chance Chat Check Fans Give Listen New Our Out Place Purchase Show Songs Tickets Us Video Win Working Yahoo]
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- As long as the songs are strong, I think you can express yourself in any style and have it be soulful and have it be your own voice.
[ Any Express Long Own Songs Soulful Strong Style Think Voice Your Yourself]
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- So it's not so much that I set out to do something different, it's just that the songs themselves require their own individual voice and attention.
[ Attention Different Individual Just Much Out Own Require Set Something Songs Their Themselves Voice]
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- I like to think about stringing songs together like a string of pearls, or a string of beads, but ultimately it has to be stuff that really works with the band, and gives a spin to the older material.
[ Band Beads Gives Material Older Pearls Really Songs Spin String Stringing Stuff Think Together Ultimately Works]
Topic:
- Richard Chamberlain on The Slipper and the Rose was lovely to work with. He wore the clothes so beautifully and sang his songs so well.
[ Beautifully Chamberlain Clothes His Lovely Richard Rose Sang Slipper Songs Well Wore Work]
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- I loved Rent when I first heard it, but it grew on me and so did Tick, Tick... Boom. Some songs are more interesting than others and sometimes the ones that never stood out at first end up being the best to perform.
[ Being Best Boom Did End First Grew Heard Interesting Loved More Never Ones Others Out Perform Rent Some Sometimes Songs Stood Than Tick Up]
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- He asked my girlfriend if we could come over and sing some of the songs that we had written, which we did. After he heard the songs, he said that he knew someone in the record business by the name of Bob Shad.
[ After Asked Bob Business Come Could Did Girlfriend Had Heard Knew Name Over Record Said Sing Some Someone Songs Which Written]
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- I remember seeing the song in some diners on the selection gadget that plays records at the table while you were eating. We were never told if the songs ever got on any charts.
[ Any Charts Eating Ever Gadget Got Never Plays Records Remember Seeing Selection Some Song Songs Table Told Were While]
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- The skit was very successful based on the applause. After that show, the three of us decided to get together and try and come up with some songs that we could all participate in.
[ After Applause Based Come Could Decided Get Participate Show Skit Some Songs Successful Three Together Try Up Us Very]
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- But I always held my music up and protected it from compromise. So I just do it for my friends. I've written hundreds of songs, and I'm sure I have a few albums worth of songs.
[ Albums Always Compromise Few Friends Held Hundreds Just Music Protected Songs Sure Up Worth Written]
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- Honestly, when I got to Hollywood I was trying to sell my songs.
[ Got Hollywood Honestly Sell Songs Trying]
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- I learned to play guitar at a young age and converted poems and stuff that I had written to songs.
[ Age Converted Guitar Had Learned Play Poems Songs Stuff Written Young]
Topic:
- My other advice is to start writing songs and singing right away.
[ Advice Away Other Right Singing Songs Start Writing]
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- I really, really like writing songs.
[ Really Songs Writing]
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- I'm singing background on one of Blondie's songs on her new album.
[ Album Background Blondie Her New Singing Songs]
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- I thought the '60s was the most exciting time and the most vital music, and we were really together as one mind then. Then afterwards, the songs and the bad drugs, that took its toll.
[ Afterwards Bad Exciting Mind Most Music Really Songs Then Thought Time Together Toll Took Vital Were]
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- Some people come to our shows and think they're gonna spend the night just listening to love songs, and they're pretty much surprised cause we do a lot of rock and roll.
[ Cause Come Gonna Just Listening Lot Love Much Night Our Pretty Rock Roll Shows Some Songs Spend Surprised Think]
Topic:
- Although I'm a huge fan of Ben Kweller, I don't think I'd cover one of his songs, simply because there's just so much of my own stuff I wanna do.
[ Although Because Ben Cover Fan His Huge Just Much Own Simply Songs Stuff Think Wanna]
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- Some of the songs are so crazy, the words are so crazy... it's hard to believe I was so crazy.
[ Believe Crazy Hard Some Songs Words]
Topic:
- There's a lot of people out there who have seen us once somewhere in a pub or heard our songs late night on radio. We'd done four years of it before we'd even released a single. It's put us in good stead.
[ Before Done Even Four Good Heard Late Lot Night Once Our Out Pub Put Radio Released Seen Single Somewhere Songs Stead Us Years]
Topic:
- I sometimes don't know what songs are about for several years after I've written them.
[ After Know Several Sometimes Songs Them Written Years]
Topic:
- My songs form a kind of biography or diary of my life as they are about people I have loved and people I only knew in my heart, places I have seen only for a moment and places I have lived all my life.
[ Biography Diary Form Heart Kind Knew Life Lived Loved Moment Only Places Seen Songs]
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- Forever Young, by Dylan, is one of my favorite songs.
[ Dylan Favorite Forever Songs Young]
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- I could stand out front and sing Eagles songs that I sing in my set, but I think people enjoy watching me sing and play the drums. It seems to fascinate people. I don't know why.
[ Could Drums Eagles Enjoy Fascinate Front Know Out Play Seems Set Sing Songs Stand Think Watching Why]
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- I don't mind doing two or three Eagles songs and playing the drums. I'm not one of those artists who's going to sit here and deny the past.
[ Artists Deny Doing Drums Eagles Going Here Mind Past Playing Sit Songs Those Three Two]
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- When we were making vinyl records we had a lot of time limitations for each record so songs were left off for a number of reasons. Now, with CDs, much more music can be included.
[ Cds Each Had Included Left Limitations Lot Making More Much Music Now Number Off Reasons Record Records Songs Time Vinyl Were]
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- Men are allowed to write songs about people and women are allowed to write songs about women.
[ Allowed Men Songs Women Write]
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- That's my dream job, to be able to mail songs out to people who want to hear them. Paste my face on them and not travel all over the world trying to sell them.
[ Able Dream Face Hear Job Mail Out Over Paste Sell Songs Them Travel Trying Want World]
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- The songs become the show, which is how it should be.
[ Become How Should Show Songs Which]
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- The songs keep on writing themselves, and I really love them. It's as close as I get to a religion.
[ Close Get Keep Love Really Religion Songs Them Themselves Writing]
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- And it really is a good feeling to get up there and make that sound. I'm not stuck in a time warp, because I can use as many of the old songs as I want to, just the favorites.
[ Because Favorites Feeling Get Good Just Make Many Old Really Songs Sound Stuck Time Up Use Want Warp]
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- Since I was doing all of it myself, I had to decide where I wanted to go with the songs, how to proceed with the chords, if the sound was alright, and all that detail on my own.
[ Alright Chords Decide Detail Doing Go Had How Myself Own Proceed Since Songs Sound Wanted Where]
Topic:
- I love TV. I know all the theme songs from the shows I watch. I'm not one of those who'd rather be a movie star. I prefer TV because of the rushed way of working-on a movie set, you sit around and wait and wait to do a scene because they're adjusting the lights.
[ Adjusting Around Because Know Lights Love Movie Prefer Rather Rushed Scene Set Shows Sit Songs Star Theme Those Tv Wait Watch Way]
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- In this world of doubt, one thing is certain for me; that I will go on writing songs up to and - I hope, through heavenly means or diabolical - beyond the day I die.
[ Beyond Certain Day Diabolical Die Doubt Go Heavenly Hope Means Songs Thing Through Up Will World Writing]
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- Most songs are somewhere between love and death, and mine are no exception.
[ Between Death Exception Love Mine Most Somewhere Songs]
Topic:
- Singing songs like 'The Man I Love' or 'Porgy' is no more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck, and I love roast duck.
[ Chinese Down Duck Eating Love Man More Roast Singing Sitting Songs Than Work]
Topic:
- Then when Gladys Knight came in to do my songs that was the straw that broke the camel's back.
[ Back Broke Came Camel Knight Songs Straw Then]
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- The truth is, I initially became a singer-songwriter while still in my teens because it was the only way to guarantee that somebody on earth would sing the songs I was writing. Since then, I've performed just about everywhere: rock clubs, concerts halls, arenas, TV.
[ Arenas Became Because Clubs Concerts Earth Everywhere Guarantee Halls Initially Just Only Performed Rock Since Sing Singer-Songwriter Somebody Songs Still Teens Then Truth Tv Way While Would Writing]
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- There are seven songs finished and on par with any that are on Siren's.
[ Any Finished Par Seven Siren Songs]
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- I really enjoy the therapeutic value of writing songs.
[ Enjoy Really Songs Therapeutic Value Writing]
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- I don't think of them as teenage songs. The things that happen to you in high school are the same things that happen your entire life. You can fall in love at 60; you can get rejected at 80.
[ Entire Fall Get Happen High Life Love Rejected Same School Songs Teenage Them Things Think Your]
Topic:
- A lot of songs you write are just for exercise - just pencil sharpeners.
[ Exercise Just Lot Pencil Songs Write]
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- I love the art form of songwriting. I get to carry a lot of vibes to a lot of people. My songs are all about the human condition, and people will be able to find themselves in my songs.
[ Able Art Carry Condition Find Form Get Human Lot Love Songs Songwriting Themselves Vibes Will]
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- We'd have to suck away at oxygen canisters between songs just so that we could keep playing.
[ Away Between Could Just Keep Oxygen Playing Songs Suck]
Topic:
- I've done lots of songs for film soundtracks and things like that - stuff I'm not ashamed of, but that doesn't represent my legacy with the Pretenders.
[ Ashamed Done Film Legacy Lots Pretenders Represent Songs Soundtracks Stuff Things]
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- I don't think any of our lyrics have ever been erotic in a sexual term, because I haven't really written, touched on, that subject too often. But, uh... I mean, I suppose they could point the finger at us for violence maybe in certain songs.
[ Any Because Been Certain Could Ever Finger Haven Lyrics Maybe Mean Often Our Point Really Sexual Songs Subject Suppose Term Think Too Touched Uh Us Violence Written]
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- Music and songs are written at different periods of time, at different times in your life. They reflect the feelings you have and to be honest, I quite like having positive emotions.
[ Different Emotions Feelings Having Honest Life Music Periods Positive Quite Reflect Songs Time Times Written Your]
Topic:
- To me, the musical is best when it's a musical comedy. So if you have a very, very funny show, and very good, funny songs, that's what the musical does best.
[ Best Comedy Does Funny Good Musical Show Songs Very]
Topic:
- If you put all the songs together that I've written on band records, and put it up next to my solo record, there's definitely a different kind of feel than Billy's songs.
[ Band Billy Definitely Different Feel Kind Next Put Record Records Solo Songs Than Together Up Written]
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- Happy songs are very difficult to write. How many truly great upbeat songs are there?
[ Difficult Great Happy How Many Songs Truly Upbeat Very Write]
Topic:
- But mostly, I wrote songs and Viv wrote songs.
[ Mostly Songs Viv Wrote]
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- So we used to look for funny songs, and learn them and play them. And we used to play them in pubs.
[ Funny Learn Look Play Pubs Songs Them Used]
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- I think I'm in a really nice position, where I'm sure I could do another show if I wanted to do one, but right now the main thing in my mind is writing songs.
[ Another Could Main Mind Nice Now Position Really Right Show Songs Sure Thing Think Wanted Where Writing]
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- I think I had actually served my apprenticeship as a writer of fiction by writing all those songs. I had already been through phases of autobiographical or experimental stuff.
[ Actually Already Apprenticeship Autobiographical Been Experimental Fiction Had Phases Served Songs Stuff Think Those Through Writer Writing]
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- If you look at my last songs and first short stories, there is a real connection between them.
[ Between Connection First Last Look Real Short Songs Stories Them]
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- He's written some great songs. I thought that "Blues Man" was a perfect song for me to do as a tribute.
[ Blues Great Man Perfect Some Song Songs Thought Tribute Written]
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- I could have done a hundred songs, really. It was hard to narrow them down, because I tried to pick songs for the most part that actually did have some effect on me or influenced me in the past.
[ Actually Because Could Did Done Down Effect Hard Hundred Influenced Most Narrow Part Past Pick Really Some Songs Them Tried]
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- Probably some of the songs I never even really listened to the lyrics. Half of them I'd hear off the radio and was probably singing the wrong words and didn't even know it.
[ Even Half Hear Know Listened Lyrics Never Off Probably Radio Really Singing Some Songs Them Words Wrong]
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- All those songs reflect all the people that live within me.
[ Live Reflect Songs Those Within]
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- When I finally decided to do the show, I only had two weeks to learn the choreography and the songs in French.
[ Choreography Decided Finally French Had Learn Only Show Songs Two Weeks]
Topic:
- Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.
[ Blues Despair Gospel Hope Songs]
Topic:
- Do you know most of the Jewish songs have the same trend of sadness as Negro spirituals?
[ Jewish Know Most Negro Sadness Same Songs Trend]
Topic:
- I hope to bring people to God with my songs.
[ Bring God Hope Songs]
Topic:
- A lot of times songs are very much of a moment, that you just encapsulate. They come to you, you write them, you feel good that day, or bad that day.
[ Bad Come Day Encapsulate Feel Good Just Lot Moment Much Songs Them Times Very Write]
Topic:
- I must be careful not to get trapped in the past. That's why I tend to forget my songs.
[ Careful Forget Get Must Past Songs Tend Trapped Why]
Topic:
- I sing the songs that people need to hear.
[ Hear Need Sing Songs]
Topic:
- It's not about battling the original artists when I record these songs, it's about paying tribute to them.
[ Artists Battling Original Paying Record Songs Them These Tribute]
Topic:
- Most of the songs I sing have that blues feeling in it. They have that sorry feeling. And I don't know what I'm sorry about. I don't.
[ Blues Feeling Know Most Sing Songs Sorry]
Topic:
- That's where it begins and ends for me and these songs were the ones that touched me the deepest. It was like I was laying hold of some part of me that I didn't even know was there until I let it out.
[ Begins Deepest Ends Even Hold Know Laying Ones Out Part Some Songs These Touched Until Were Where]
Topic:
- This is an album of songs that I've always loved, tunes that I heard. For the first time in 53 years of recording, I really had control over an entire album, start to finish.
[ Album Always Control Entire Finish First Had Heard Loved Over Really Recording Songs Start Time Tunes Years]
Topic:
- You can't fake this music. You might be a great singer or a great musician but, in the need, that's got nothing to do with it. It's how you connect to the songs and to the history behind them.
[ Behind Connect Fake Got Great History How Might Music Musician Need Nothing Singer Songs Them]
Topic:
- I've been saying for almost 20 years that I need to do a jazz project and it ought to be either big band or I should do some jazz songs with a trio or quartet.
[ Almost Band Been Big Either Jazz Need Ought Project Quartet Saying Should Some Songs Trio Years]
Topic:
- These songs are old friends I have entertained myself with when I'm washing the dishes, driving to the store and walking down the aisles. The ones that you sing when you're driving in the car and as a singer you always go back to them.
[ Aisles Always Back Car Dishes Down Driving Entertained Friends Go Myself Old Ones Sing Singer Songs Store Them These Walking Washing]
Topic:
- My songs are really never titled. Sometimes I call it one thing. then I change it.
[ Call Change Never Really Sometimes Songs Then Thing Titled]
Topic:
- I think there's nothing better than seeing a three-chord straight up rock 'n' roll band in your face with sweaty music and three minute good songs.
[ Band Better Face Good Minute Music Nothing Rock Roll Seeing Songs Straight Sweaty Than Think Three Up Your]
Topic:
- I'm probably writing music now for the same reason as I started writing songs when I was 14 - to meet women.
[ Meet Music Now Probably Reason Same Songs Started Women Writing]
Topic:
- My songs are like my kids.
[ Kids Songs]
Topic:
- Any musical person who has never heard a Negro congregation under the spell of religious fervor sing these old songs has missed one of the most thrilling emotions which the human heart may experience.
[ Any Congregation Emotions Experience Fervor Heard Heart Human May Missed Most Musical Negro Never Old Person Religious Sing Songs Spell These Thrilling Under Which]
Topic:
- As yet, the Negroes themselves do not fully appreciate these old slave songs.
[ Appreciate Fully Negroes Old Slave Songs Themselves These Yet]
Topic:
- I mean, Tool has a style, but we try to make all our songs sound different from each other.
[ Different Each Make Mean Other Our Songs Sound Style Tool Try]
Topic:
- Many of the songs on Undertow were written at the time Opiate came out.
[ Came Many Opiate Out Songs Time Undertow Were Written]
Topic:
- My approach is to be part of a band that makes music, not hit songs.
[ Approach Band Hit Makes Music Part Songs]
Topic:
- When we played with the Rollins Band, we'd keep songs going until we felt like ending it.
[ Band Ending Felt Going Keep Played Songs Until]
Topic:
- I don't have a special place or ritual for writing songs, basically I write songs whenever an idea hits me, in my hotel room, on the road, in the plane.
[ Basically Hits Hotel Idea Place Plane Ritual Road Room Songs Special Whenever Write Writing]
Topic:
- I heard the Bloc Party record Japan before it came out in the UK as they are on the V2 record label. I think it has a great vibe and has great songs. I also think the Kings of Leon are right up my street.
[ Also Before Bloc Came Great Heard Japan Kings Label Out Party Record Right Songs Street Think Uk Up Vibe]
Topic:
- In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.
[ Argument Describe Love Much Nothing Prove Songs]
Topic:
- We sing these songs for the everyday occasions of life, and they are very close to the hearts of our people.
[ Close Everyday Hearts Life Occasions Our Sing Songs These Very]
Topic:
- Interestingly, songs used to be short, then they became longer, and now they're getting shorter.
[ Became Getting Interestingly Longer Now Short Shorter Songs Then Used]
Topic:
- Songs used to be short, then they became longer, and now they're getting shorter. But otherwise, music is about a beat and a message. If the beat gets to the audience, and the message touches them, you've got a hit.
[ Audience Beat Became Gets Getting Got Hit Longer Message Music Now Otherwise Short Shorter Songs Them Then Touches Used]
Topic:
- My place in Scotland is in the middle of nowhere, so you've just got a keyboard, guitar, a little drum machine and you know if you can work stuff out like that, if you can hammer out songs that sound good just with those three things and a voice, you're on your way.
[ Drum Good Got Guitar Hammer Just Keyboard Know Little Machine Middle Nowhere Out Place Scotland Songs Sound Stuff Things Those Three Voice Way Work Your]
Topic:
- A Minor is one of my all-time favorite keys to play in. It's a very moody key, and also 'A' is the first letter of my name. It just represents the songs through my eyes.
[ All-Time Also Eyes Favorite First Just Key Keys Letter Minor Moody Name Play Represents Songs Through Very]
Topic:
- It's not until I hear songs that I've done, that I realize how much of an inspiration music from the '60s and '70s has been.
[ Been Done Hear How Inspiration Much Music Realize Songs Until]
Topic:
- Everyone in my family sang, and we would always sing these songs.
[ Always Everyone Family Sang Sing Songs These Would]
Topic:
- One of the album's songs features Mary J. Blige, but I don't want to talk too much about it yet. I think you will hear the music that's been playing in my head when it comes out.
[ Album Been Blige Comes Features Head Hear Mary Much Music Out Playing Songs Talk Think Too Want Will Yet]
Topic:
- But then when he left, I realized that it was harder to write songs and feel spiritually connected to art and music as a band. When he came back I felt it again, instantaneously.
[ Again Art Back Band Came Connected Feel Felt Harder Instantaneously Left Music Realized Songs Spiritually Then Write]
Topic:
- I sang the songs in 'The Doors'.
[ Doors Sang Songs]
Topic:
- It doesn't take me long to write songs.
[ Long Songs Take Write]
Topic:
- Even though there's these songs and whoever the hell put it in the internet, if there's any good riffs in them, we raped the songs and put in the new ones.
[ Any Even Good Hell Internet New Ones Put Riffs Songs Them These Though Whoever]
Topic:
- John Lennon and Ringo Starr liked my songs. I used to write songs and they heard me sing songs on stage in London.
[ Heard John Lennon Liked London Ringo Sing Songs Stage Used Write]
Topic:
- After a while, though, the group just wasn't a good vehicle for the songs I'd written.
[ After Good Group Just Songs Though Vehicle While Written]
Topic:
- That's why these songs have lasted as long as they have because they're just about feelings that don't change. They are love songs, they are not specific, those kinds of feelings don't change.
[ Because Change Feelings Just Kinds Lasted Long Love Songs Specific These Those Why]
Topic:
- The album is a definite departure. I haven't written original material before, except for one song on my first album, but Elvis and I did six songs together on this one.
[ Album Before Definite Departure Did Elvis Except First Haven Material Original Six Song Songs Together Written]
Topic:
- You know, I've sung a lot of emotional songs in my life, but when you're writing it yourself, it's very difficult to decide what to reveal.
[ Decide Difficult Emotional Know Life Lot Reveal Songs Sung Very Writing Yourself]
Topic:
- As time went on, we formed a number of different bands. We played in rival, neighborhood bands. We learned more songs and we learned how to play Chuck Berry music and we learned Ventures songs.
[ Bands Berry Chuck Different Formed How Learned More Music Neighborhood Number Play Played Rival Songs Time Ventures Went]
Topic:
- When we first started playing in the early days, none of us really had any idea about writing our own songs yet. We were struggling how to learn our instruments and play songs to be able to perform for people.
[ Able Any Days Early First Had How Idea Instruments Learn None Our Own Perform Play Playing Really Songs Started Struggling Us Were Writing Yet]
Topic:
- You get on the radio by writing your own songs. But we had the dilemma of not being able to play anywhere because we weren't able to play anything that anyone wanted to hear. So we learned songs that we thought that we could do without puking.
[ Able Anyone Anything Anywhere Because Being Could Dilemma Get Had Hear Learned Own Play Radio Songs Thought Wanted Weren Without Writing Your]
Topic:
- I don't think about the styles. I write whatever comes out and I use whatever kind of instrumentation works for those songs.
[ Comes Instrumentation Kind Out Songs Styles Think Those Use Whatever Works Write]
Topic:
- If certain songs become popular enough to the point where I'll be playing them the rest of my life, I don't want them all to dwell on the same down moment that I'll have to keep reliving.
[ Become Certain Down Dwell Enough Keep Life Moment Playing Point Popular Reliving Rest Same Songs Them Want Where]
Topic:
- Once I got a record contract, and I took my songs which weren't quite finished, or maybe they were a good idea, maybe they weren't. I took them into the studio and developed them. They came to life and they evolved... and they're great.
[ Came Contract Developed Evolved Finished Good Got Great Idea Into Life Maybe Once Quite Record Songs Studio Them Took Were Weren Which]
Topic:
- The flattery is nice, but awards don't add up to writing quality songs.
[ Add Awards Flattery Nice Quality Songs Up Writing]
Topic:
- Hi-Tek is on three or four songs on the new record.
[ Four New Record Songs Three]
Topic:
- I can't do some of the songs that younger girls like Mary J. Blige and Beyonce are doing. They have their own place and I have my own place.
[ Beyonce Blige Doing Girls Mary Own Place Some Songs Their Younger]
Topic:
- I'm 60, and I did 60-year-old women songs. I'm not trying to be the Hip-Hop Queen, although I am the original Hip Hop Queen.
[ Although Am Did Hip Hip-Hop Hop Original Queen Songs Trying Women]
Topic:
- I translated Beatles songs for my English class.
[ Beatles Class English Songs Translated]
Topic:
- It is setting goals and trying to be a business person, but at the same time not losing sight of who you are writing songs for and what your goals are as a songwriter. So believe me, if you think I've got it down I don't it is a constant struggle.
[ Believe Business Constant Down Goals Got Losing Person Same Setting Sight Songs Songwriter Struggle Think Time Trying Writing Your]
Topic:
- I don't know what makes a guy want to write songs and sing, but if you've got a message, you want to get it across. When I come up with an idea about the way I feel, I can really state it strongly in a song.
[ Across Come Feel Get Got Guy Idea Know Makes Message Really Sing Song Songs State Strongly Up Want Way Write]
Topic:
- I remembered their songs but I had never owned a Beatles album.
[ Album Beatles Had Never Owned Remembered Songs Their]
Topic:
- I'm not claiming divinity. I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can... But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.
[ Answer Answers Believe Claimed Claiming Divinity Honestly Life Love Never Only Out Peace Purity Put Questions Songs Soul Still Understanding]
Topic:
- I like songs and film because you can turn your life into a sort of myth or dream.
[ Because Dream Film Into Life Myth Songs Sort Turn Your]
Topic:
- I like songs that go to different places and then come back.
[ Back Come Different Go Places Songs Then]
Topic:
- I like songs that have lots of different parts in them, an intro, an outro and a bridge.
[ Bridge Different Lots Parts Songs Them]
Topic:
- And that format was - we'd been using that format, I guess, since the late '70s, and it was starting to get very predictable. In other words, certain songs would surface in the same points in the set every so often; it was like rotation.
[ Been Certain Every Format Get Guess Late Often Other Points Predictable Rotation Same Set Since Songs Starting Surface Using Very Words Would]
Topic:
- My mother carried on and supported us; her ambition had been to write poetry and songs.
[ Ambition Been Carried Had Her Mother Poetry Songs Supported Us Write]
Topic:
- Today, it's very tempting to create songs by cutting and pasting in the studio.
[ Create Cutting Songs Studio Tempting Today Very]
Topic:
- We were interested in this notion of compression- a lot of the songs were really short so that you'd absorb them in memory rather than when you're actually hearing them.
[ Absorb Actually Hearing Interested Lot Memory Notion Rather Really Short Songs Than Them Were]
Topic:
- In the Top 40, half the songs are secret messages to the teen world to drop out, turn on, and groove with the chemicals and light shows at discotheques.
[ Chemicals Drop Groove Half Light Messages Out Secret Shows Songs Teen Top Turn World]
Topic:
- I don't wanta do any Blues or any sad songs.
[ Any Blues Sad Songs]
Topic:
- When I'm old I shall give up writing the big stuff and shall wander round the park thinking of songs.
[ Big Give Old Park Round Shall Songs Stuff Thinking Up Wander Writing]
Topic:
- A friend of mine once told me that I can't screw up when I play my own music. I also take voice lessons, play other peoples' songs out of music books, and occasionally figure out how to play other people's music from records. This keeps my ears, fingers, and mind working.
[ Also Books Ears Figure Fingers Friend How Keeps Lessons Mind Mine Music Occasionally Once Other Out Own Peoples Play Records Screw Songs Take Told Up Voice Working]
Topic:
- Dweezil and I are going on tour with the band probably starting in the middle of February for a month probably playing a few songs from my new record and then I'll continue on after that tour.
[ After Band Continue February Few Going Middle Month New Playing Probably Record Songs Starting Then Tour]
Topic:
- My overnight success was really 15 years in the making. I'd been writing songs since I was 6 and playing in bands and performing since I was 14.
[ Bands Been Making Overnight Performing Playing Really Since Songs Success Writing Years]
Topic:
- I write most of my own lyrics for my album and I am helping to produce some of the songs as well.
[ Album Am Helping Lyrics Most Own Produce Some Songs Well Write]
Topic:
- He learned through the way that my father and I felt about his songs, his country songs, that they were great songs. And then he went out and sang them for the audiences that we found, and he found a tremendous reaction to that.
[ Audiences Country Father Felt Found Great His Learned Out Reaction Sang Songs Them Then Through Tremendous Way Went Were]
Topic:
- I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village. He used to come and see me and sing songs for me, saying they ought to go into my next collected book on American folk music.
[ American Back Bobby Book Collected Come Days Dylan Folk Go Into Knew Lived Music Next Ought Saying See Sing Songs Used Village]
Topic:
- Puffy produced four of the tracks on the album. Those are the four songs that are collaborations between Puffy and me. And he gives me my space to work even when we work together, like with my producer and my vocal coach.
[ Album Between Coach Collaborations Even Four Gives Produced Producer Puffy Songs Space Those Together Tracks Vocal Work]
Topic:
- I'm not going to hurt anybody other than that dick who keeps writing songs about me.
[ Anybody Going Hurt Keeps Other Songs Than Writing]
Topic:
- I enjoyed hearing people do their own songs. I became attracted to singer-songwriters. I became interested in them as people; was curious about what they wanted to say.
[ Attracted Became Curious Enjoyed Hearing Interested Own Say Songs Their Them Wanted]
Topic:
- I've been lucky to be able to make the records I've wanted to make. The record company has never pressured me to cut certain songs.
[ Able Been Certain Company Cut Lucky Make Never Pressured Record Records Songs Wanted]
Topic:
- Singing your own songs is all about individual expression.
[ Expression Individual Own Singing Songs Your]
Topic:
- We'd have made more, but I kept forgetting to write songs down.
[ Down Forgetting Kept Made More Songs Write]
Topic:
- I work very hard on getting the songs as direct and examined as I can before I go in the studio.
[ Before Direct Examined Getting Go Hard Songs Studio Very Work]
Topic:
- They tell me I produced songs. I just stood in the back, wore a good suit and said, Yeah, that's happening.
[ Back Good Happening Just Produced Said Songs Stood Suit Tell Wore Yeah]
Topic:
- I think a lot of it is that we used to tour so much that we never really had time to write songs.
[ Had Lot Much Never Really Songs Think Time Tour Used Write]
Topic:
- It was awesome because we were doing Ramones songs.
[ Awesome Because Doing Ramones Songs Were]
Topic:
- There are so many songs that we just don't play anymore.
[ Anymore Just Many Play Songs]
Topic:
- We have always wanted to write songs and be experimental in that way.
[ Always Experimental Songs Wanted Way Write]
Topic:
- We wanted to sit down and conceptually work out songs.
[ Down Out Sit Songs Wanted Work]
Topic:
- I'm always in that mode - whenever I have a little free time, I'm always recording songs, writing, whatever I gotta do. It's like my job is my vacation.
[ Always Free Gotta Job Little Mode Recording Songs Time Vacation Whatever Whenever Writing]
Topic:
- Every battalion has its marching songs.
[ Battalion Every Marching Songs]
Topic:
- Yeah, if someone's selling downloads and collecting money for our songs I would be unhappy about that but if they're trading it I don't mind, obviously if I make a thousand records or CDs or whatever, I like to sell a thousand.
[ Cds Collecting Make Mind Money Obviously Our Records Sell Selling Someone Songs Thousand Trading Unhappy Whatever Would Yeah]
Topic:
- Lou Reed is something like a personal favorite of mine, but you could always put me into that drawer of singers who can't really sing, who speak their songs.
[ Always Could Drawer Favorite Into Lou Mine Personal Put Really Reed Sing Singers Something Songs Speak Their]
Topic:
- The lyrics are different from Nick Cave songs and lyrics. His songs are very narrative.
[ Cave Different His Lyrics Narrative Nick Songs Very]
Topic:
- Well, yeah, I sang to some songs on the radio or in the shower.
[ Radio Sang Shower Some Songs Well Yeah]
Topic:
- I was totally involved in Bobby's World from the time we started the idea to sitting with the artists on how he would look, to the script meetings, the music, the lyrics, the songs.
[ Artists Bobby How Idea Involved Look Lyrics Meetings Music Script Sitting Songs Started Time Totally World Would]
Topic:
- I didn't want to play these people any more songs and have them say that they weren't good enough. So my response was to just not be able to write anymore. I know that's not the healthiest of responses.
[ Able Any Anymore Enough Good Healthiest Just Know More Play Response Responses Say Songs Them These Want Weren Write]
Topic:
- I wanted to try to write songs on the piano to get a different flavor.
[ Different Flavor Get Piano Songs Try Wanted Write]
Topic:
- I looked through our catalog year by year, and I saw that there were pockets of time when we wrote some terrific songs. Then all of a sudden, we'd go for another two or three months and there weren't great songs.
[ Another Catalog Go Great Looked Months Our Pockets Saw Some Songs Sudden Terrific Then Three Through Time Two Were Weren Wrote Year]
Topic:
- I've written songs sober and I've written songs high.
[ High Sober Songs Written]
Topic:
- We became the songs we wrote.
[ Became Songs Wrote]
Topic:
- We lived, ate, and breathed pop songs.
[ Ate Breathed Lived Pop Songs]
Topic:
- We've written something like 900 songs in all.
[ Something Songs Written]
Topic:
- I just think it's a blessing that I was able to have the gift of words and to be able to put them into music. I was given a great gift all the way around. I didn't ever have to really go out and look for songs, you know.
[ Able Around Blessing Ever Gift Given Go Great Into Just Know Look Music Out Put Really Songs Them Think Way Words]
Topic:
- I write in all keys. I've always written in all keys. I've probably written a lot of songs in A.
[ Always Keys Lot Probably Songs Write Written]
Topic:
- There were times I used to go to parties when I was, you know, like 15-, 16-years-old, and I'd always bring my guitar, and all my friends would be like, sing one of the Smokey songs. And everything I sang was his music, and I could sound just like him.
[ Always Bring Could Everything Friends Go Guitar Him His Just Know Music Parties Sang Sing Smokey Songs Sound Times Used Were Would]
Topic:
- People want to listen to a message, word from Jah. This could be passed through me or anybody. I am not a leader. Messenger. The words of the songs, not the person, is what attracts people.
[ Am Anybody Attracts Could Jah Leader Listen Message Messenger Passed Person Songs Through Want Word Words]
Topic:
- In my songs, the sex is all subliminal. It's subliminal, spiritual.
[ Sex Songs Spiritual Subliminal]
Topic:
- If you listen to a lot of the songs that are popular now, there's very little melody in there. People love the beat. But to musicians, it's melody, because we understand how elusive it is and how hard it is to hold.
[ Beat Because Elusive Hard Hold How Listen Little Lot Love Melody Musicians Now Popular Songs Understand Very]
Topic:
- There's a certain kind of motion and pacing that our music has, and this just doesn't have that. We just kind of rushed to the conclusion of most of the songs. I just would've preferred to done them over.
[ Certain Conclusion Done Just Kind Most Motion Music Our Over Pacing Preferred Rushed Songs Them Would]
Topic:
- We played it as long as we could play it on that CD and I think it might be 50 minutes, maybe. What you have to do is play a couple of songs and then get off the stage because everything that trails it sounds stupid.
[ Because Cd Could Couple Everything Get Long Maybe Might Minutes Off Play Played Songs Sounds Stage Stupid Then Think Trails]
Topic:
- You hear it in your brain. Whatever makes sense. Some songs work well as quartet songs, sometimes they don't.
[ Brain Hear Makes Quartet Sense Some Sometimes Songs Well Whatever Work Your]
Topic:
- But I'm just having fun playing and giving Botox injections to the older songs.
[ Botox Fun Giving Having Injections Just Older Playing Songs]
Topic:
- I can't wait to front my band with these new songs and play for fans, but I've decided to keep my day job too.
[ Band Day Decided Fans Front Job Keep New Play Songs These Too Wait]
Topic:
- I didn't want my last chapter to be the guy who sits at the piano and sings love songs.
[ Chapter Guy Last Love Piano Sings Sits Songs Want]
Topic:
- I don't think I've ever laid out a batch of songs that pick myself apart the way that these do.
[ Apart Batch Ever Laid Myself Out Pick Songs These Think Way]
Topic:
- I love when people get songs wrong. I love when people take something from a song that's totally not what I intended!
[ Get Intended Love Something Song Songs Take Totally Wrong]
Topic:
- It's funny; Luther and I have written many songs together, but we've never written songs in the same room.
[ Funny Luther Many Never Room Same Songs Together Written]
Topic:
- People take songs so literally.
[ Literally Songs Take]
Topic:
- So it was just a case of getting a bunch of songs that I had been writing for years but hadn't recorded together, and the result was My Own Best Enemy.
[ Been Best Bunch Case Enemy Getting Had Hadn Just Own Recorded Result Songs Together Writing Years]
Topic:
- My songs always speak of love, that's the way I like them.
[ Always Love Songs Speak Them Way]
Topic:
- I've come to understand my role. On some level, I provide the context for them to shine. I also know my role is the steward of the songs, and the center point, the artist that the stuff all revolves around. But I really try to honor that.
[ Also Around Artist Center Come Context Honor Know Level Point Provide Really Revolves Role Shine Some Songs Steward Stuff Them Try Understand]
Topic:
- I always make it a point to pick songs on which players really shine.
[ Always Make Pick Players Point Really Shine Songs Which]
Topic:
- I write songs about real things... The subject dictates the mood and it goes from there, really.
[ Dictates Goes Mood Real Really Songs Subject Things Write]
Topic:
- You have to pack as much as you can in an hour or 70 minutes. This time around it was 15 songs, so it was a challenge to get them all the right length so you could get them all on.
[ Around Challenge Could Get Hour Length Minutes Much Pack Right Songs Them Time]
Topic:
- I am happy that women can relate to my songs, and hopefully men can too.
[ Am Happy Hopefully Men Relate Songs Too Women]
Topic:
- I really just tried to make a record full of great songs, which is the goal I always have.
[ Always Full Goal Great Just Make Really Record Songs Tried Which]
Topic:
- I knew the words to 25 rock songs, so I got in the group. Long Tall Sally and Tutti-Frutti, that got me in. That was my audition.
[ Audition Got Group Knew Long Rock Sally Songs Tall Words]
Topic:
- They gave me four weeks, and I asked if the first week could be just music with the two main conductors. So, the conductors came over to my home, and we worked in the music room, and I learned my two little songs.
[ Asked Came Conductors Could First Four Gave Home Just Learned Little Main Music Over Room Songs Two Week Weeks Worked]
Topic:
- Thank God for beautiful songs about feeling despair when you yourself are in despair. They really get us through.
[ Beautiful Despair Feeling Get God Really Songs Thank Through Us Yourself]
Topic:
- I live again the days and evenings of my long career. I dream at night of operas and concerts in which I have had my share of success. Now like the old Irish minstrel, I have hung up my harp because my songs are all sung.
[ Again Because Career Concerts Days Dream Evenings Had Harp Hung Irish Live Long Night Now Old Operas Share Songs Success Sung Up Which]
Topic:
- For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.
[ Darkness Gets Healing Hurt Into Light Often Open Out Sad Singing Situation Songs Way]
Topic: Music
- I was singing a lot of waltzes. And I was with Jerry Kennedy, my producer, and he was playing me some songs, and he said, hey, I want to play you this song that I'm going to get Jackie Ward to record.
[ Get Going Hey Jackie Jerry Kennedy Lot Play Playing Producer Record Said Singing Some Song Songs Want Ward]
Topic:
- To me, there's two types of songs, good and bad. And I just like to stick with the good ones.
[ Bad Good Just Ones Songs Stick Two Types]
Topic:
- You know, I get a lot of people pitching songs to me.
[ Get Know Lot Pitching Songs]
Topic:
- I prepared five songs, I sang them, and he hired me. I started working about a month later at the piano bar.
[ Bar Five Hired Later Month Piano Prepared Sang Songs Started Them Working]
Topic:
- It's not that I don't love the song. My songs are like my children: some you want around and some you want to send off to college as soon as possible.
[ Around Children College Love Off Possible Send Some Song Songs Soon Want]
Topic:
- Everybody would grab a guitar and listen to somebody else and call themselves a folk singer. When they didn't know no more songs, they'd run out of them.
[ Call Else Everybody Folk Grab Guitar Know Listen More Out Run Singer Somebody Songs Them Themselves Would]
Topic:
- Of course, we wrote the songs accordingly and performed and recorded them that way. At that time, we really thought it was right, but you know, seen in retrospect, it made the album sound forced, and not really great.
[ Accordingly Album Course Forced Great Know Made Performed Really Recorded Retrospect Right Seen Songs Sound Them Thought Time Way Wrote]
Topic:
- But in my imagination this whole thing developed and I started mixing up old folk songs with the Beatles beat and taking them down to Greenwich Village and playing them for the people there.
[ Beat Beatles Developed Down Folk Greenwich Imagination Mixing Old Playing Songs Started Taking Them Thing Up Village Whole]
Topic:
- I play a couple basic folks songs and break them down. I did that on a six string. I can't recall all the songs on it. There's some finger picking on it.
[ Basic Break Couple Did Down Finger Folks Picking Play Recall Six Some Songs String Them]
Topic:
- It was really fun. Well, Bobby was just basically a folk singer. He didn't play with any bands or anything, like all the rest of us. Just played his guitar and sang his songs.
[ Any Anything Bands Basically Bobby Folk Fun Guitar His Just Play Played Really Rest Sang Singer Songs Us Well]
Topic:
- My buddies worked with me for weeks, and I went up to take my test, and started crying because I couldn't remember the words. I can remember songs. If you put it to a melody, I would have sung it to 'em in a minute.
[ Because Buddies Crying Em Melody Minute Put Remember Songs Started Sung Take Test Up Weeks Went Words Worked Would]
Topic:
- Sometimes we drop in and do an acoustic set somewhere, and that's really fun to take all these insanely loud songs, and to do them quiet. It's really a sight to see... or to hear!
[ Acoustic Drop Fun Hear Insanely Loud Quiet Really See Set Sight Sometimes Somewhere Songs Take Them These]
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- The process depends on the situation, and I don't think there are any two songs that have gone exactly the same way... well, actually, that's not true.
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- I keep these songs in my head until I get behind the microphone. I never spend more than 30 or 40 minutes singing the vocal or it will sound mechanical. There are always mistakes, but it's about feeling more than being perfect.
[ Always Behind Being Feeling Get Head Keep Mechanical Microphone Minutes Mistakes More Never Perfect Singing Songs Sound Spend Than These Until Vocal Will]
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- You can't listen to what people who aren't musical have to say. When Anytime was released, I had bad reviews, and at first I was hurt. Your songs are like your children. You don't want to hear, 'Your kid is ugly.' But I knew the record was good and it would sell.
[ Anytime Bad Children First Good Had Hear Hurt Kid Knew Listen Musical Record Released Reviews Say Sell Songs Ugly Want Would Your]
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- I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from.
[ Get Great Often Place Sadness Songs Think]
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- They are very personal, emotional songs - people react to them very strongly.
[ Emotional Personal React Songs Strongly Them Very]
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- 'Time after Time' is one of the best pop songs ever written, in my opinion. It's an incredible, beautiful, timeless song.
[ After Beautiful Best Ever Incredible Opinion Pop Song Songs Time Timeless Written]
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- Nowadays it seems to me nobody takes trouble about anything, especially writing songs.
[ Anything Especially Nobody Nowadays Seems Songs Takes Trouble Writing]
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- My songs are self-explanatory... somebody pointed out to me that... my songs pretty much speak for themselves.
[ Much Out Pointed Pretty Somebody Songs Speak Themselves]
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- Some of the best songs I've written, I've written in 10 minutes.
[ Best Minutes Some Songs Written]
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- There's a whole bunch of unfinished stuff. Then I've got books of lyrics. I find it frustrating to finish a song and not be able to record it... so I don't write a million songs.
[ Able Books Bunch Find Finish Frustrating Got Lyrics Million Record Song Songs Stuff Then Unfinished Whole Write]
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- A lot of Woody Guthrie's songs were taken from other songs. He would rework the melody and lyrics, and all of a sudden it was a Woody Guthrie song.
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- Bob Dylan's first couple of records in the 60's weren't considered cover records, but he only wrote one or two original songs on each album.
[ Album Bob Considered Couple Cover Dylan Each First Only Original Records Songs Two Weren Wrote]
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- I couldn't have recorded this record 15 years ago. My voice didn't have the depth to pull these songs off.
[ Ago Depth Off Pull Record Recorded Songs These Voice Years]
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- I don't have to worry about any pop sensibility. I can write adult songs, and I don't have to worry about choruses and hook lines.
[ Adult Any Choruses Hook Lines Pop Sensibility Songs Worry Write]
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- I want to sell to people my own age, because that's the way I write songs.
[ Age Because Own Sell Songs Want Way Write]
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- This is not a rock opera. This is not Tommy. I can write songs that emote, and that's it.
[ Emote Opera Rock Songs Tommy Write]
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- I was never too keen on the British music press. They've called us a supermarket hype, and they used to suggest that we didn't write our own songs.
[ British Called Hype Keen Music Never Our Own Press Songs Suggest Supermarket Too Us Used Write]
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- I was lucky enough to have the songs in my first show written by George and Ira Gershwin. Then Cole Porter wrote five shows for me.
[ Cole Enough First Five George Gershwin Ira Lucky Porter Show Shows Songs Then Written Wrote]
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- I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none.
[ Bird Cities Colors Dwell Give Heard Jazz Know Make Marches Military Never None Only Paint Rhythms See Songs Them Those]
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- We recorded several of Kenny's songs in the living room of my home.
[ Home Kenny Living Recorded Room Several Songs]
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- You know, songs often have a very coloured past. They might have something about them but it still doesn't work, so someone else adds a bit, and someone else adds a bit so perhaps one day I'll know its full history.
[ Adds Bit Coloured Day Else Full History Know Might Often Past Perhaps Someone Something Songs Still Them Very Work]
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- There have always been poets who performed. Blake sang his Songs of Innocence and Experience to parties of friends.
[ Always Been Blake Experience Friends His Innocence Parties Performed Poets Sang Songs]
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- We managed to put together a compilation that had some creativity to it. In the meantime I was listening to the free radio stations and I noticed that during their war coverage they were playing these songs born out of the Vietnam War that were all critical of the soldiers.
[ Born Compilation Coverage Creativity Critical During Free Had Listening Managed Meantime Noticed Out Playing Put Radio Soldiers Some Songs Stations Their These Together Vietnam War Were]
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- You have this mounting aggressive ignorance with the rabbit's foot of their particular religion. You don't really have any kind of spiritual law, just a kind of a rabid mental illness. The songs are a little slice of life.
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- The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, these are just some of the people who threatened to sue if we used their songs.
[ Barbra Beatles Bruce Just Rolling Some Songs Springsteen Stones Streisand Sue Their These Threatened Used]
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- Attempting to write vocal oriented songs to me felt like going through the motions and if you are going to go through the motions you might as well just do any gig that caused you to do repetitive motions like banging a hammer or serving fries.
[ Any Attempting Banging Caused Felt Fries Gig Go Going Hammer Just Might Motions Oriented Repetitive Serving Songs Through Vocal Well Write]
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- At intervals between the songs, more especially after the trances have begun, the dancers unclasp hands and sit down to smoke or talk for a few minutes.
[ After Begun Between Dancers Down Especially Few Hands Intervals Minutes More Sit Smoke Songs Talk]
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- I wanted to hear the songs in the way that I had written them, which was very basic. All I wanted was drums and another guitar, and I was just going to sing.
[ Another Basic Drums Going Guitar Had Hear Just Sing Songs Them Very Wanted Way Which Written]
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- About a year ago, out of the blue, I just wrote a bunch of songs.
[ Ago Blue Bunch Just Out Songs Wrote Year]
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- I could write six songs in one day with everything that's going on.
[ Could Day Everything Going Six Songs Write]
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- I guess what people forget sometimes is that when I write songs, I write them sometimes in about 20 minutes.
[ Forget Guess Minutes Sometimes Songs Them Write]
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- I love songs that are very autobiographical.
[ Autobiographical Love Songs Very]
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- I'll keep evolving and put that into my songs.
[ Evolving Into Keep Put Songs]
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- The thing I always default to is that I'll always be here to write songs.
[ Always Default Here Songs Thing Write]
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- When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly belabored intellectual process, I just throw it out.
[ Intellectual Into Just Out Overly Process Songs Start Throw Turns Writing]
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- I achieved something specially different with Love To Love You Baby and I Feel Love. These songs will endure.
[ Achieved Baby Different Endure Feel Love Something Songs Specially These Will]
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- I don't feel comfortable doing interviews. My profession is music, and writing songs. That's what I do. I like to do it, but I hate to talk about it.
[ Comfortable Doing Feel Hate Interviews Music Profession Songs Talk Writing]
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- I write songs. Then, I record them. And, later, maybe I perform them on stage. That's what I do. That's my job. Simple.
[ Job Later Maybe Perform Record Simple Songs Stage Them Then Write]
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- If you're a pop singer, you don't need to evolve. You just get a set together, have some hit songs and play them over and over.
[ Evolve Get Hit Just Need Over Play Pop Set Singer Some Songs Them Together]
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- You've got to separate the singer and the songs.
[ Got Separate Singer Songs]
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- My friends gave me the first songs which was the first food in my soul for me.
[ First Food Friends Gave Songs Soul Which]
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- When I heard his first songs, Dylan was answering certain questions that I had all my life been asking myself.
[ Answering Asking Been Certain Dylan First Had Heard His Life Myself Questions Songs]
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- With my songs I tried to prove that there is love.
[ Love Prove Songs Tried]
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- I basically had the idea when I was 18 that I wanted to write my own songs. I knew it was going to be a long, tough road, and I was like, if I just begin now, by the time I'm 40, I'll be good at it.
[ Basically Begin Going Good Had Idea Just Knew Long Now Own Road Songs Time Tough Wanted Write]
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- It was a very bizarre experience for me, to get the songs together, go in there, and try to deliver them as I would perhaps in a live setting. But I realized that I couldn't take on that coffeehouse style that I came from and go in there and burn it up.
[ Bizarre Burn Came Deliver Experience Get Go Live Perhaps Realized Setting Songs Style Take Them Together Try Up Very Would]
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- Our shows are packed with laughter and light-hearted songs to lift the listener from their everyday life. We encourage the audience to participate in any way.
[ Any Audience Encourage Everyday Laughter Life Lift Light-Hearted Listener Our Packed Participate Shows Songs Their Way]
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- The easiest songs to write are pure fiction. There is no limit to how you can tell the story. I find it difficult when I'm replaying an event through a song.
[ Difficult Easiest Event Fiction Find How Limit Pure Song Songs Story Tell Through Write]
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- A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.
[ Ago Bowing Branches Cease Ear Enthusiasm Every Excited Few Glorious Minutes Never Now Outer Roaring Silent Songs Storm Swirling Their These Though Tossing Tree Trees Waving Worship]
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- Miles Davis is one who writes songs when he plays.
[ Davis Miles Plays Songs Writes]
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- The most despairing songs are the most beautiful, and I know some immortal ones that are pure tears.
[ Beautiful Despairing Immortal Know Most Ones Pure Some Songs Tears]
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- Europe is weird songs that would never make it in America.
[ America Europe Make Never Songs Weird Would]
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- Sing the songs of joy to the Lord, serve the Name of the Lord, and become the servant of His servants.
[ Become His Joy Lord Name Servant Servants Serve Sing Songs]
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- All the signs were right. And when I mean all the sings were right, the only signs that we care about when we start a project of making a record is, do we have the songs - it's that simple.
[ Care Making Mean Only Project Record Right Signs Simple Sings Songs Start Were]
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- I only do solo albums when songs are screaming at me to be let out of my mind.
[ Albums Mind Only Out Screaming Solo Songs]
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- I wasn't thinking of the longevity of any of my songs, but I am extremely pleased with the lasting effect.
[ Am Any Effect Extremely Lasting Longevity Pleased Songs Thinking]
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- Language is like songs, like food, like dance-it is the expression of what we think.
[ Expression Food Language Songs Think]
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- To come to a concert and hear a lot of songs from a female perspective should not make men say, 'Oh well, that's for women'.
[ Come Concert Female Hear Lot Make Men Oh Perspective Say Should Songs Well Women]
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- When an audience comes to one of my concerts, I hope they'll see themselves, somewhere, in one of the songs.
[ Audience Comes Concerts Hope See Somewhere Songs Themselves]
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- I think the world is ready for some rock 'n' roll. Some real time guys that play their own instruments, write their own songs, and sing the music and have a good time doing it.
[ Doing Good Guys Instruments Music Own Play Ready Real Rock Roll Sing Some Songs Their Think Time World Write]
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- To reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share some memories, and play our songs again.
[ Again Chance Friends Memories Old Our Play Reminisce Share Some Songs]
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- There's this notion that allows people to create their own collection of songs, so it rewrites what a song is. They may only want 10 seconds of something, or they may only want this particular song, or they want this group of songs. It becomes much more user-controlled.
[ Allows Becomes Collection Create Group May More Much Notion Only Own Particular Rewrites Seconds Something Song Songs Their Want]
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- I started recording because I was always complaining about the records that I was getting of my songs. At least if I did them and messed them up, I wouldn't have anyone else to blame.
[ Always Anyone Because Blame Complaining Did Else Getting Least Messed Recording Records Songs Started Them Up]
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- I can understand someone not liking the voice or the songs.
[ Liking Someone Songs Understand Voice]
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- I can't play my songs on the smaller harp. I have a Celtic harp. I can't do the key changes.
[ Celtic Changes Harp Key Play Smaller Songs]
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- I have a recording that I did of instrumental songs.
[ Did Instrumental Recording Songs]
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- I have writing songs on my own for about six years.
[ Own Six Songs Writing Years]
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- I recorded harp first or singing first. I recorded it all together. Part of the reason is that I don't know how to play the songs without also singing. I forget how they progress. I don't think that any of them are verse, chorus, verse, and so on. They are not simple.
[ Also Any Chorus First Forget Harp How Know Part Play Progress Reason Recorded Simple Singing Songs Them Think Together Verse Without]
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- I wanted to write songs which I think is a different thing. I wanted to write music that is informed by folk music. The chord progressions are obvious references.
[ Chord Different Folk Informed Music Obvious References Songs Thing Think Wanted Which Write]
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- Well, yeah, I wanted to resist the urge to thicken everything up with instrumentation, because I just felt like I was interested in seeing how the songs did on their own.
[ Because Did Everything Felt How Instrumentation Interested Just Own Resist Seeing Songs Their Up Urge Wanted Well Yeah]
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- It all has to do with art - writing, painting, things I've done for a long time but just never had enough time to pursue. I have poetry - things that are designed for songs, but they're always poems first.
[ Always Art Designed Done Enough First Had Just Long Never Painting Poems Poetry Pursue Songs Things Time Writing]
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- Songs like the Buck Owens tune, for example, are very simple and straightforward, and recording it really gave me a chance to get into and get a sense of Buck's personality, a feel for that whole Bakersfield sound.
[ Buck Chance Example Feel Gave Get Into Owens Personality Really Recording Sense Simple Songs Sound Straightforward Tune Very Whole]
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- For 70 nights, right across America, I've been getting out there with two ex-lovers and we've been playing songs which are so specific about each of us, you just wouldn't know. We're friends now but we can't forget what happened between us.
[ Across America Been Between Each Forget Friends Getting Happened Just Know Nights Now Out Playing Right Songs Specific Two Us Which]
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- It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do - write songs and sing them to people.
[ Birthday Classical Could Dad Day Down Ever Gave Guitar Just Knew Mom Only Really Sat Sing Song Songs Them Thing Write Wrote]
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- There's an element of tongue-in-cheek in every one of our songs. Walking off into the sunset, holding hands, and being married forever was not exactly a brand new idea.
[ Being Brand Element Every Exactly Forever Hands Holding Idea Into Married New Off Our Songs Sunset Tongue-In-Cheek Walking]
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- What's really fun is seeing mothers bringing their daughters to the shows. And the best part is the mothers know they don't have to worry about sexual innuendo in the songs. The shows are family shows.
[ Best Bringing Daughters Family Fun Innuendo Know Mothers Part Really Seeing Sexual Shows Songs Their Worry]
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- Gospel songs to me are about the mansion in the sky, and washed in the blood of Christ's crimson blood, songs that are filled with biblical wording that's no longer understood by a lot of people.
[ Biblical Blood Christ Crimson Filled Gospel Longer Lot Mansion Sky Songs Understood Washed Wording]
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- I don't know about the time those songs were written. But he was jamming with someone in Colorado or San Francisco, and I'm sure he was working on the lyrics right up to the show because they were really relevant for the situation.
[ Because Colorado Francisco Jamming Know Lyrics Really Relevant Right San Show Situation Someone Songs Sure Those Time Up Were Working Written]
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- Our idea is simply to play the songs and to emphasize our musicianship.
[ Emphasize Idea Musicianship Our Play Simply Songs]
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- So, through all that early professional career I would occasionally do a musical, a pantomime or a play with songs. The next stop would be a Shakespeare, or an Ibsen, or a play by a brand new writer who had never done anything in the theater before.
[ Anything Before Brand Career Done Early Had Ibsen Musical Never New Next Occasionally Pantomime Play Professional Shakespeare Songs Stop Theater Through Would Writer]
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- But we will play 6, 7 new songs each evening, approximately a third in the concert. I think it's a good balance. It will be very interesting to see the public's reaction. But i think when we'll play the very first new piece, we will be scared.
[ Approximately Balance Concert Each Evening First Good Interesting New Piece Play Public Reaction Scared See Songs Think Third Very Will]
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- Of the 25 songs we've recorded there were 24 that we wanted to have on an album. That wouldn't have worked. So when one of our wise managers suggested the idea of considering two different album, it cleared the way for us.
[ Album Cleared Considering Different Idea Managers Our Recorded Songs Suggested Two Us Wanted Way Were Wise Worked]
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- There was this discussion to know how long the human ear was really receptive to the music. A 74 minute CD is too long. We thought about making two CDs, 35 minutes each... But the songs need to breathe.
[ Breathe Cd Cds Discussion Each Ear How Human Know Long Making Minute Minutes Music Need Really Receptive Songs Thought Too Two]
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- If you look over the years, the styles have changed - the clothes, the hair, the production, the approach to the songs. The icing to the cake has changed flavors. But if you really look at the cake itself, it's really the same.
[ Approach Cake Changed Clothes Flavors Hair Icing Itself Look Over Production Really Same Songs Styles Years]
Topic: Birthday
- Danny and I wrote 10 songs in seven days, which I thought might be close to the record until you probably look at some of the Beatles statistics.
[ Beatles Close Danny Days Look Might Probably Record Seven Some Songs Statistics Thought Until Which Wrote]
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- Music shouldn't be based around money or politics. Music should be a bunch of people that really do great songs together doing them together for the pursuit of having a good time.
[ Around Based Bunch Doing Good Great Having Money Music Politics Pursuit Really Should Songs Them Time Together]
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- The new album is a childhood dream come true. Got to sing with Ronnie Spector, got to cover a bunch of songs that were influential in drawing a line between the punk form and original rock and roll.
[ Album Between Bunch Childhood Come Cover Drawing Dream Form Got Influential Line New Original Punk Rock Roll Ronnie Sing Songs Spector True Were]
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- Why do they cover Paul's songs but never mine?
[ Cover Mine Never Paul Songs Why]
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- As far as spiritual influences in Christian music, I would say Crystal Lewis - a lot of her songs especially. The ministry she has through her songs has really hit me.
[ Christian Crystal Especially Far Her Hit Influences Lewis Lot Ministry Music Really Say She Songs Spiritual Through Would]
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- When the songs pop out, that's like the climax of us building.
[ Building Climax Out Pop Songs Us]
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- I found a sound that people really liked - I found this basic concept and all I did was change the lyrics and the melody a little bit. My songs, if you listen to them, they're quite a lot alike, like Chuck Berry.
[ Alike Basic Berry Bit Change Chuck Concept Did Found Liked Listen Little Lot Lyrics Melody Quite Really Songs Sound Them]
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- I got to realizing that I wanted to record, I wanted to experiment. And doing those same old songs the same old way - I said, 'I think it's time for me to have some fun.'
[ Doing Experiment Fun Got Old Realizing Record Said Same Some Songs Think Those Time Wanted Way]
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- I'd like just to be remembered as a guy that came along and did his music, did his best and showed up on time, clean and ready to do the job, wrote a few songs, and had a hell of a time.
[ Along Best Came Clean Did Few Guy Had Hell His Job Just Music Ready Remembered Showed Songs Time Up Wrote]
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- I will be singing primarily all the songs from the musicals that I have been in from over the years.
[ Been Musicals Over Primarily Singing Songs Will Years]
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- I like to look at the songs like they're little movies.
[ Little Look Movies Songs]
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- I'm delighted about the track's success in the sports world, but the frustrating thing is, I don't think I got rich on it. The labels and publishers did very cheap deals on our songs.
[ Cheap Deals Delighted Did Frustrating Got Labels Our Publishers Rich Songs Sports Success Thing Think Track Very World]
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- I write a lot of music in my time off and I compose most of the songs on guitar. I've actually gone into the studio and recorded a few things, but it's tough trying to sell a song. It's all about finding that hook, that melody.
[ Actually Compose Few Finding Gone Guitar Hook Into Lot Melody Most Music Off Recorded Sell Song Songs Studio Things Time Tough Trying Write]
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- If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy but just wage a total war, our children will sing great songs about us years from now.
[ Children Clever Diplomacy Embrace Entirely Forth Go Great Just Now Our Piece Sing Songs Together Total Try Us Vision Wage War Will World Years]
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- Stephen Sondheim told me that Oscar Hammerstein believed everything that he wrote. So there's great truth in the songs, and that's what was so wonderful to find.
[ Believed Everything Find Great Hammerstein Oscar Sondheim Songs Stephen Told Truth Wonderful Wrote]
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- I listened to Billie Holiday a lot in order to learn to sing. She remains one of the extraordinary jazz singers. But my intent is to become my own voice, to be able to interpret these songs in my own way.
[ Able Become Billie Extraordinary Holiday Intent Interpret Jazz Learn Listened Lot Order Own Remains She Sing Singers Songs These Voice Way]
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- I'm very conscious of developing my singing, technically and stylistically. I want it to become more individual, express more of me. That's my goal. These songs are steps along that way.
[ Along Become Conscious Developing Express Goal Individual More Singing Songs Steps Technically These Very Want Way]
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- I knew that collaborating on songwriting would be difficult for a lot of people, because I was known very much, for my independence and the fact that I wrote these quirky songs that were not typical structure, not typical sound - you know, really original stuff.
[ Because Collaborating Difficult Fact Independence Knew Know Known Lot Much Original Quirky Really Songs Songwriting Sound Structure Stuff These Typical Very Were Would Wrote]
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- It seems to me like the Internet allows you to break that structure a little bit. You know, here's your CD that's going into stores, here's your EP that you offer online, here's a subscription for songs you recorded on the road, here's your live stuff streaming.
[ Allows Bit Break Cd Going Here Internet Into Know Little Live Offer Online Recorded Road Seems Songs Stores Streaming Structure Stuff Subscription Your]
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- I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood. My songs were the same conveyer belt mass production, just like most of my movies were.
[ Belt Direction Hollywood Just Lost Mass Most Movies Musical Production Same Songs Sure Were]
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- I do like to write nasty songs. It's a useful weapon to have, and it's cathartic as well, because I create art out of anger, something positive out of something negative.
[ Anger Art Because Cathartic Create Nasty Negative Out Positive Something Songs Useful Weapon Well Write]
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- I'm more prone to his '70s material, which is what I was around for and watched a lot. I listen to a lot of that stuff. It probably influenced me quite a bit. I'm more drawn to the darker, sadder songs.
[ Around Bit Darker Drawn His Influenced Listen Lot Material More Probably Prone Quite Sadder Songs Stuff Watched Which]
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- It was more that his career was going down again and he was tired of the songs. He was tired of the routine. And there was a point where he just kind of gave up. He couldn't face being 40. And he resorted to stimulants. There's a dark side there, a really dark side.
[ Again Being Career Dark Down Face Gave Going His Just Kind More Point Really Resorted Routine Side Songs Stimulants Tired Up Where]
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- I quite like childlike songs, which sometimes cross over.
[ Childlike Cross Over Quite Sometimes Songs Which]
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- The Stones were nasty and ugly and doing songs I was familiar with.
[ Doing Familiar Nasty Songs Stones Ugly Were]
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- When I finished a song that I thought was good, I thought, I don't know where that came from, so I have no idea if I can do that again. I'm talking like, a hundred and fifty songs down the line. I still feel that.
[ Again Came Down Feel Fifty Finished Good Hundred Idea Know Line Song Songs Still Talking Thought Where]
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- Every year we celebrate the holy season of Advent, O God. Every year we pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting, and sing those lovely songs of hope and promise.
[ Advent Beautiful Celebrate Every God Holy Hope Longing Lovely Pray Prayers Promise Season Sing Songs Those Waiting Year]
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- It's funny, when I'm not on the road or doing stuff with Bad Company - or whatever- I've always written songs galore... a lot of stuff people don't even hear.
[ Always Bad Company Doing Even Funny Hear Lot Road Songs Stuff Written]
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- That's what I find with any good song, you just have to let it happen. Out of about twenty songs you might write, one of any significance. It might be thirty or forty, but I just keep churning them out and churning them out in hope that one of them will stick.
[ Any Find Forty Good Happen Hope Just Keep Might Out Significance Song Songs Stick Them Thirty Twenty Will Write]
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- We just sang real simple songs in a simple way that got to people. We didn't try to tart them up with orchestral arrangements and all the stuff. We were all blues fanatics. We like R+B and blues and simple, gut-feeling music.
[ Arrangements Blues Fanatics Got Just Music Orchestral Real Sang Simple Songs Stuff Tart Them Try Up Way Were]
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- I started listening to and playing other music in the '90s. It was after hearing other bands, like Bad Religion, cover Ramones songs that I started to like our songs again.
[ After Again Bad Bands Cover Hearing Listening Music Other Our Playing Ramones Religion Songs Started]
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- The main issue was deciding what to play: Should it be old Ramones material or new material? I had about three albums worth of new material, but I knew that people would rather hear the Ramones songs.
[ Albums Deciding Had Hear Issue Knew Main Material New Old Play Ramones Rather Should Songs Three Worth Would]
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- As far as my favorite songs to perform live, most of the songs we did live were my favorite. If they weren't, I would have gotten rid of them.
[ Did Far Favorite Gotten Live Most Perform Rid Songs Them Were Weren Would]
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- My favorite album would have to be Rocket To Russia. I feel this album has the most classic Ramones songs.
[ Album Classic Favorite Feel Most Ramones Rocket Russia Songs Would]
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- And I used to think that proof that I had religion was whether I knew how to sing all of the songs.
[ Had How Knew Proof Religion Sing Songs Think Used Whether]
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- Well, I'd had the Fat Mattress earlier as a writing outlet for songs and that.
[ Earlier Fat Had Mattress Outlet Songs Well Writing]
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- Well, the first day we went through three songs, very basically.
[ Basically Day First Songs Three Through Very Well Went]
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- Not really interested in covering other bands songs to be honest.
[ Bands Covering Honest Interested Other Really Songs]
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- Then l learned to play guitar and l started writing songs and my mother formed for me a publishing business, so we started publishing and managing artists.
[ Artists Business Formed Guitar Learned Managing Mother Play Publishing Songs Started Then Writing]
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- I appreciate the additional additives and preservatives that help sell a project, but I'm sticking to what works best for me. I gotta sell the album live on stage and make people believe in the songs.
[ Additional Album Appreciate Believe Best Gotta Help Live Make Project Sell Songs Stage Sticking Works]
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- We really try to make sure that the band writes the songs, not just one person.
[ Band Just Make Person Really Songs Sure Try Writes]
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- I think people who don't believe in God are crazy. How can you say there is no God when you hear the birds singing these beautiful songs you didn't make?
[ Beautiful Believe Birds Crazy God Hear How Make Say Singing Songs These Think]
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- I find the greatest songs in the world come out of pain, and I don't like it! Here's what it does: It strips away all of your facade. It makes you so honest. It's cleansing.
[ Away Cleansing Come Does Facade Find Greatest Here Honest Makes Out Pain Songs Strips World Your]
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- I don't do any songs that I'm sick of now - sometimes even songs that I request. If I'm sick of 'em I don't do 'em even for myself.
[ Any Em Even Myself Now Request Sick Sometimes Songs]
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- Even though there are some great keyboard players on the album, there are a number of songs with no keyboard on them and the backing is all guitar oriented. This is first time I've ever done this actually.
[ Actually Album Backing Done Even Ever First Great Guitar Keyboard Number Oriented Players Some Songs Them Though Time]
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- But I always loved songs with great lyrics.
[ Always Great Loved Lyrics Songs]
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- Guys like Otis Blackwell and Bobby Darin, and all the guys who were writing songs for Elvis at the time, just hanging around, writing songs, talking about music.
[ Around Blackwell Bobby Darin Elvis Guys Hanging Just Music Otis Songs Talking Time Were Writing]
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- The great songs just come out. If it comes quick, just leave it that way.
[ Come Comes Great Just Leave Out Quick Songs Way]
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- And I can say this, most of the people who have recorded my songs are songwriters themselves.
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- Had I not come out with an inspirational CD, you perhaps would have never known that I feel like I feel, that all songs, all the music I've ever done is a gift from God.
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- I had been stockpiling Gospel songs for other artists, and had planned to submit them to Gospel artists.
[ Artists Been Gospel Had Other Planned Songs Submit Them]
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- Originally I was not writing songs for myself.
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- When someone picks up one of my songs and records it, I'm a flattered man, it's a blessing to me.
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- I know every Skynyrd and about all Johnny Cash songs.
[ Cash Every Johnny Know Songs]
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- I think I'm going to put together a compilation under Disney's name of my songs that I've done for them - because I've done six or seven by now! The latest was for the Princess Diaries 2 soundtrack. So that's the next thing that's coming out.
[ Because Coming Compilation Diaries Disney Done Going Latest Name Next Now Out Princess Put Seven Six Songs Soundtrack Them Thing Think Together Under]
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- We would make songs, and the producers said we should play it for my dad. I was kind of scared, I didn't know what to think cuz we were just joking around.
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- I try to choose the songs that really are basically coming from my heart. I think that through the songs that I select, people know what's going on in my life.
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- I'm not really a songwriter - I'm an interpreter. So in a sense I am an actress first and foremost. I act out the songs, and I lead with my heart.
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- I don't see myself as the boss. I sing and write the songs, and it would feel strange if somebody else wrote the lyrics I sang.
[ Boss Else Feel Lyrics Myself Sang See Sing Somebody Songs Strange Would Write Wrote]
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- I have always been fascinated by dark and mysterious stuff. I guess I have a pretty dark and gloomy side. Writing songs saves me from going completely gonzo.
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- My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power.
[ Girl Inspired Music Percent Power Songs]
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- Most people didn't have the bandwidth to download whole albums. And so it brought back this cherry picking idea that the audience would focus on certain songs and possibly be the impetus behind what eventually got on AM radio: the single or whatever.
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- I like kind of varied songs, not just the same song all the time. And I thought things like "Too Sentimental" is a different thing for us, but it works and we love the way they all came out. There's definitely varied songs on there.
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- And this one I wanted to do some covers. So I just really sang some of my favorite songs.
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- Some songs are just like tattoos for your brain... you hear them and they're affixed to you.
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- There's a whole lot of songs that men just can't do. The words are from another time and represent too much of an emotional commitment, whereas women can say that because of who they are.
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- Christ himself wrote nothing, but furnished endless material for books and songs of gratitude and praise.
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- No, we've been performing our old songs a little differently each performance.
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- All the songs we do are basically about one of three things: booze, sex or rock n roll.
[ Basically Booze Rock Roll Sex Songs Things Three]
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- No matter how long you play rock n roll songs might change just as the balls are there, the rock balls. And that's what's important to us.
[ Balls Change How Important Just Long Matter Might Play Rock Roll Songs Us]
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- If you write songs and if you write music that's very sincere and very honest, it's pop music, but it is pop music with a lot of honesty and a lot of heart.
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- With this new album, I prepared for it a long time, and I was happy with the songs and the production. I felt that I proved myself with the first album, and with this new album, I just want to share some of my music. And that was always my feeling and my intention.
[ Album Always Feeling Felt First Happy Intention Just Long Music Myself New Prepared Production Proved Share Some Songs Time Want]
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- Again, I say I will be glad to tell what songs I have ever sung, because singing is my business.
[ Again Because Business Ever Glad Say Singing Songs Sung Tell Will]
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- I decline to discuss, under compulsion, where I have sung, and who has sung my songs, and who else has sung with me, and the people I have known.
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- I write a lot of songs people don't hear. I really just enjoy the process. I finish 'em all. I don't think there's a whole lot of difference between the bad ones and the good ones.
[ Bad Between Difference Em Enjoy Finish Good Hear Just Lot Ones Process Really Songs Think Whole Write]
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- Young people don't want to be second to anyone. Everyone wants to be an overnight star. Look how many years I had to wait, how many roads I had to travel, how many songs I had to sing. And now I'm just beginning, never ending.
[ Anyone Beginning Ending Everyone Had How Just Look Many Never Now Overnight Roads Second Sing Songs Star Travel Wait Want Wants Years Young]
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- I put a metronome up to all the songs, and I tried to really keep it true to the original tempos.
[ Keep Metronome Original Put Really Songs Tempos Tried True Up]
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- With the Stray Cats at least, we really took the music somewhere else. First, we wrote our own songs. That's a real weak point in modern classics if you do rockabilly or blues.
[ Blues Cats Classics Else First Least Modern Music Our Own Point Real Really Rockabilly Somewhere Songs Stray Took Weak Wrote]
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- My songs are the reflection of how I think and how I feel in that moment. But I'm conscious of the fact that artists have a responsibility before the masses and they have to take care with their words.
[ Artists Before Care Conscious Fact Feel How Masses Moment Reflection Responsibility Songs Take Their Think Words]
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- Writing in English was a major challenge. I didn't want other songwriters to write for me. I wanted to preserve the spirit of my songs in Spanish. I am the same Shakira in English as I am in Spanish.
[ Am Challenge English Major Other Preserve Same Songs Songwriters Spanish Spirit Want Wanted Write Writing]
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- Writing songs has a therapeutic effect, and it either kills off love or wins the heart of the lover.
[ Effect Either Heart Kills Love Lover Off Songs Therapeutic Wins Writing]
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- A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano.
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- I wrote songs all my life, where anyone wanted to hear them or not.
[ Anyone Hear Life Songs Them Wanted Where Wrote]
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- When I was about 3, my grandfather used to give me and my sister a nickel to sit out on the front porch with him and sing songs.
[ Front Give Grandfather Him Nickel Out Porch Sing Sister Sit Songs Used]
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- Every one of the songs was based around picking an acoustic guitar. That was part of the concept from the beginning, that the tempos were going to go from slow to almost mid-tempo.
[ Acoustic Almost Around Based Beginning Concept Every Go Going Guitar Part Picking Slow Songs Tempos Were]
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- I don't know too many people because I stay at my house, I write songs, I go to the store.
[ Because Go House Know Many Songs Stay Store Too Write]
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- I had 25 or 30 songs. Sequencing the record, I left that to the producer. I'm not into doing that stuff.
[ Doing Had Into Left Producer Record Sequencing Songs Stuff]
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- I tend to think of all the songs the same - I give them all kind of equal rights.
[ Equal Give Kind Rights Same Songs Tend Them Think]
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- And frankly, when I made that record, hit songs were not what I was trying to achieve.
[ Achieve Frankly Hit Made Record Songs Trying Were]
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- I also wanted to make a record that was about other things than romance, yeah, after two years on the road singing all the songs from the first album, I got kind of tired of that.
[ After Album Also First Got Kind Make Other Record Road Romance Singing Songs Than Things Tired Two Wanted Yeah Years]
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- Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
[ Our Saddest Songs Sweetest Tell Those Thought]
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- We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
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- And we just went with Julie because that name hadn't been used in any other popular songs at the time.
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- I mean, Beatles songs were two and a half minutes long, and they're fantastic.
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- I wrote songs with the guys from Air Supply for their record... So I was just writing songs.
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- I'd written songs with lots of people, from one spectrum to the other.
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- I always sang standards because the songs I wrote for myself weren't as easy to sing.
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- I think that I've got some pretty bad reviews on albums or songs that later proved themselves.
[ Albums Bad Got Later Pretty Proved Reviews Some Songs Themselves Think]
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- I'm still more comfortable with standards than with my own songs.
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- Sometimes, but the year I lived in France I started to write songs.
[ France Lived Sometimes Songs Started Write Year]
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- Artie is a singer, and I'm a writer and player and a singer. We didn't work together on a creative level and prepare the songs. I did that.
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- I think Bridge Over Troubled Water was a very good song. Artie sang it beautifully. The Boxer was a really nice record. But I don't think I've written any great songs.
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- When I began making my own albums, the songs became funkier. They were more about the streets.
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- I have those songs as well. It depends on what I'm going through in my life but I'm a huge fan of Bjork. Sometimes I get so emotional because she's so amazing.
[ Amazing Because Depends Emotional Fan Get Going Huge Life She Sometimes Songs Those Through Well]
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- Dad really had little to do with the songs, except to perform them.
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- I hate negative songs; I won't sing them. It doesn't matter if it's sold 2 million more albums.
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- It's part of the calling to at least do a few songs in the show that give people some hope. There's so much hurt in this world and... music is such a great healing balm and a great way to forget your troubles.
[ Balm Calling Few Forget Give Great Healing Hope Hurt Least Much Music Part Show Some Songs Such Troubles Way World Your]
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- We always feel pretty creative as far as writing songs. We write them together; we just get in a room, or on occasion in Flea's garage. We just sort of improvise, like jazz musicians.
[ Always Creative Far Feel Flea Garage Get Improvise Jazz Just Musicians Occasion Pretty Room Songs Sort Them Together Write Writing]
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- Up till now I wrote the songs on my acoustic guitar alone with the Lord. Then I would take the song and share it with my family and then we all would figure out instrumentation together.
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- And I'm not trying to write heavy songs.
[ Heavy Songs Trying Write]
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- I'm just writing songs about how I feel or about how people I know feel.
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- It's just that a lot of songs that are popular right now, they don't have any meaning.
[ Any Just Lot Meaning Now Popular Right Songs]
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- My girlfriend at the time convinced me to send these songs to Cavity Search. When they wanted to put out my record I was totally shocked.
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- I learn my songs by ear.
[ Ear Learn Songs]
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- In 29 years, I had recorded over 2,200 songs. I was amazed.
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- There are a lot of bad worship songs, in my opinion, but there are a lot of good ones, too.
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- I always enjoyed doing transgender songs.
[ Always Doing Enjoyed Songs Transgender]
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- I could write songs as bad as Wham's if I really felt the urge to, but what's the point?
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- I hardly ever listen to any of our old stuff now. Once the songs have been recorded and put on to vinyl they become someone else's entertainment, not mine.
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- If any of our songs ever did make it on the top ten, I'd disband the group immediately.
[ Any Did Ever Group Immediately Make Our Songs Ten Top]
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- When we started I wasn't the singer. I was the drunk rhythm guitarist who wrote all these weird songs.
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