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Quotations that match 'song'.

Sinatra was pretty astute - he used the best songwriters around, he used all the resources, he covered every song from the era basically. Martin Fry
[ Around Astute Basically Best Covered Era Every Pretty Resources Sinatra Song Songwriters Used]
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. Jules Shear
[ Acoustic Almost Around Based Beginning Concept Every Go Going Guitar Part Picking Slow Songs Tempos Were]
Well, our songwriting process is pretty collective. Adam Rich
[ Collective Our Pretty Process Songwriting Well]
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. Lisa Loeb
[ 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]
You must pass your days in song. Let your whole life be a song. Sai Baba
[ Days Life Must Pass Song Whole Your]
In Hungary all native music, in its origin, is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance. Franz Liszt
[ Dance Destined Divided Hungary Into Melody Music Native Naturally Origin Song]
I've always wanted to sing, just as I've always known that one day I would have my own niche in the annals of song. It was a feeling I had. Edith Piaf
[ Always Annals Day Feeling Had Just Known Niche Own Sing Song Wanted Would]
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. Mark Hoppus
[ Entire Fall Get Happen High Life Love Rejected Same School Songs Teenage Them Things Think Your]
I always used to look at books and wonder how anybody could come up with so many words. But my divorce and then falling in love with somebody else has released in me an ability to write in other ways apart from songs. Roger Waters
[ Ability Always Anybody Apart Books Come Could Divorce Else Falling How Look Love Many Other Released Somebody Songs Then Up Used Ways Wonder Words Write]
The music is in the lead here, and a large part of this, I have no idea what I'm doing. I feel a closer bond with the craft of songwriting, stronger than I ever have. Ben Harper
[ Bond Closer Craft Doing Ever Feel Here Idea Large Lead Music Part Songwriting Stronger Than]
We'll do a crazy video of a great song that people can actually dance to. Mark Roberts
[ Actually Crazy Dance Great Song Video]
It's actually harder to write a fun song. Taryn Manning
[ Actually Fun Harder Song Write]
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. Richard Marx
[ Band Day Decided Fans Front Job Keep New Play Songs These Too Wait]
Well, over the years, I've developed a stable of songs of which I'm known for and never get tired of singing. Joe Cocker
[ Developed Get Known Never Over Singing Songs Stable Tired Well Which Years]
In Georgia where children work day and night in the cotton mills they have just passed a bill to protect song birds. What about the little children from whom all song is gone? Mary Harris Jones
[ Bill Birds Children Cotton Day Georgia Gone Just Little Mills Night Passed Protect Song Where Whom Work]
It's a marvelous feeling when someone says 'I want to do this song of yours' because they've connected to it. That's what I'm after. Mary Chapin Carpenter
[ After Because Connected Feeling Marvelous Says Someone Song Want Yours]
I found out a long time ago that if I didn't have a good story for a song, I could just make one up! Now it seems over half the stories in my show are made up. The funny thing is, those seem to be the ones that resonate the most with the audiences. Ronny Cox
[ Ago Audiences Could Found Funny Good Half Just Long Made Make Most Now Ones Out Over Resonate Seem Seems Show Song Stories Story Thing Those Time Up]
With the song 'This Christmas' I wanted to do something that was kind of different. I mean, Donny Hathaway is an amazing artist. So I wanted to bring my flavor to the song so when people over the age of 45 or 50 hear it they'll be like 'OK, he did his thing with that record.' It's like I can appeal to everybody and not just a younger demographic. Chris Brown
[ Age Amazing Appeal Artist Bring Christmas Demographic Did Different Everybody Flavor Hear His Just Kind Mean Ok Over Record Something Song Thing Wanted Younger]
It is important that the audience should understand every syllable of every word, for only then can they grasp the meaning of the song. Kate Smith
[ Audience Every Grasp Important Meaning Only Should Song Syllable Then Understand Word]
And I can say this, most of the people who have recorded my songs are songwriters themselves. Smokey Robinson
[ Most Recorded Say Songs Songwriters Themselves]
A close-up on screen can say all a song can. Stephen Sondheim
[ Close-Up Say Screen Song]
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. Lisa Marie Presley
[ Anger Art Because Cathartic Create Nasty Negative Out Positive Something Songs Useful Weapon Well Write]
There's not one Tin Pan Alley song on my record. Branford Marsalis
[ Alley Pan Record Song Tin]
My songs are more arrangements than they are songs. Robin Trower
[ Arrangements More Songs Than]
Most songs are somewhere between love and death, and mine are no exception. Robyn Hitchcock
[ Between Death Exception Love Mine Most Somewhere Songs]
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. Tom Glazer
[ Am Career Catch Come Composing Few Head Into Phrase Pop Separate Seriously Singers Sometimes Songs Used Will Write Writing Years]
The song Venus de Milo, the whole subject of it is Love is a drug. Tom Verlaine
[ De Love Milo Song Subject Venus Whole]
The songs certainly have not made my fortune, but I am still grateful for the royalties when they come in. Sydney Carter
[ Am Certainly Come Fortune Grateful Made Royalties Songs Still]
I'm not doing contemporary songs unless something comes along that really knocks my socks off. Frankie Valli
[ Along Comes Contemporary Doing Knocks Off Really Socks Something Songs Unless]
For example, after developing a sound similar to an elephant trumpeting, I wrote the song Elephant Talk which gave my elephant sound an appropriate place to live. Adrian Belew
[ After Appropriate Developing Elephant Example Gave Live Place Similar Song Sound Talk Which Wrote]
Songs like Reach and S Club Party are pop classics. I'm really proud that I had a part in them. Rachel Stevens
[ Classics Club Had Part Party Pop Proud Reach Really Songs Them]
When I write with Maiden, then I write only with the guys in Maiden, we don't do songs from outside people. Bruce Dickinson
[ Guys Maiden Only Outside Songs Then Write]
Both songs are really, really intense when it comes to performing them, and very draining at the same time. Deborah Cox
[ Both Comes Draining Intense Performing Really Same Songs Them Time Very]
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. Jerry Only
[ Around Based Bunch Doing Good Great Having Money Music Politics Pursuit Really Should Songs Them Time Together]
I'll keep evolving and put that into my songs. Alanis Morissette
[ Evolving Into Keep Put Songs]
We've never performed the song live outside of recording it in the studio. That was a dream come true because Whitney, she's an icon and she's been one of my main mentors in this business. Deborah Cox
[ Because Been Business Come Dream Icon Live Main Mentors Never Outside Performed Recording She Song Studio True Whitney]
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. Randy Bachman
[ 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]
My songs are self-explanatory... somebody pointed out to me that... my songs pretty much speak for themselves. Christine McVie
[ Much Out Pointed Pretty Somebody Songs Speak Themselves]
Being a songwriter, singer, and a great part of a unit is more important than being Joe Guitar Hero. Vivian Campbell
[ Being Great Guitar Hero Important Joe More Part Singer Songwriter Than Unit]
The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings. The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement. Germaine Greer
[ Bird Cage Caged Child Compelled Does Enforcement Her Justify Love Loves Mother Nor Sings Song]
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. Alicia Keys
[ All-Time Also Eyes Favorite First Just Key Keys Letter Minor Moody Name Play Represents Songs Through Very]
I can't play my songs on the smaller harp. I have a Celtic harp. I can't do the key changes. Joanna Newsom
[ Celtic Changes Harp Key Play Smaller Songs]
Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope. Mahalia Jackson
[ Blues Despair Gospel Hope Songs]
Even though we didn't actually record it as the Move I had already written a song called 'Dear Elaine,' which I subsequently put on the Boulders album. I thought at the time that was probably the best song I'd written. Roy Wood
[ Actually Album Already Best Called Dear Elaine Even Had Move Probably Put Record Song Subsequently Though Thought Time Which Written]
My version of "Georgia" became the state song of Georgia. That was a big thing for me, man. It really touched me. Here is a state that used to lynch people like me suddenly declaring my version of a song as its state song. That is touching. Ray Charles
[ Became Big Declaring Georgia Here Lynch Man Really Song State Suddenly Thing Touched Touching Used Version]
I haven't written enough songs to be able to say that I have a system. I've only written a handful. Mike Gordon
[ Able Enough Handful Haven Only Say Songs System Written]
For me, the focus are songs, which really get the audience moving. Joe Cocker
[ Audience Focus Get Moving Really Songs Which]
I also met, early on Ella Fitzgerald. Her songbooks are some of the most amazing bodies of work. Johnny Mathis
[ Also Amazing Bodies Early Ella Fitzgerald Her Met Most Some Work]
I translated Beatles songs for my English class. Christian Lacroix
[ Beatles Class English Songs Translated]
Even Crazy Horses is a good song, by the Osmonds. I've known many bands who have covered that. It's just a great song. I bought it in a brown, paper bag because I didn't want anyone to know I had it. Joe Elliott
[ Anyone Bag Bands Because Bought Brown Covered Crazy Even Good Great Had Horses Just Know Known Many Paper Song Want]
If I love a song I hope to find a way to get other people to love it too. Susannah McCorkle
[ Find Get Hope Love Other Song Too Way]
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. Priscilla Presley
[ Again Being Career Dark Down Face Gave Going His Just Kind More Point Really Resorted Routine Side Songs Stimulants Tired Up Where]
It's nice to finally have a CD out which reflects my songwriting, my singing and the band that I have. Mick Taylor
[ Band Cd Finally Nice Out Reflects Singing Songwriting Which]
Times were changing. Clothes were changing. Morals were changing. We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock 'n roll. Now that has changed to rap. So, there's always a new generation with new music. Bobby Vinton
[ Always Changed Changing Clothes Generation Loves Morals Music New Now Rap Rock Roll Romantic Songs Times Used Went Were]
The most despairing songs are the most beautiful, and I know some immortal ones that are pure tears. Alfred de Musset
[ Beautiful Despairing Immortal Know Most Ones Pure Some Songs Tears]
There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing. Billy Sunday Mom
[ Art Mother Nothing Sing Songs Used World]
You know when I really realized like "wow" what a gift this is was when I sang at camp and a girl wrote me a letter and said the song that I sung kept her from committing suicide. Charles King
[ Camp Committing Gift Girl Her Kept Know Letter Realized Really Said Sang Song Suicide Sung Wow Wrote]
Thus mating of females was strictly along the lines of paternal song. Peter R. Grant
[ Along Females Lines Mating Paternal Song Strictly Thus]
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. Kelly Jones
[ Also Before Bloc Came Great Heard Japan Kings Label Out Party Record Right Songs Street Think Uk Up Vibe]
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. Geezer Butler
[ Back Ball Been Couple Did During Farewell Get Got His Ozzy Rolling Songs Together Us Wanted Years]
When you're a songwriter and you click with someone, you tend to want to keep writing with that person. Billy Sherwood
[ Click Keep Person Someone Songwriter Tend Want Writing]
There are no bridges in folk songs because the peasants died building them. Eugene Chadbourne
[ Because Bridges Building Died Folk Peasants Songs Them]
I want my careless song to strike no minor key; no fiend to stand between my body's Southern song - the fusion of the South, my body's song and me. Margaret Walker
[ Between Body Careless Fiend Fusion Key Minor Song South Southern Stand Strike Want]
Even if I don't release it myself, somebody else might hear it and want to record it. When you write a song, it gives it that potential. Smokey Robinson
[ Else Even Gives Hear Might Myself Potential Record Release Somebody Song Want Write]
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. Gerry Beckley
[ 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]
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. Alice Cooper
[ Act Big Flash Mind Out Show Songs Statement Take These Things Whatever]
We learned a verse of this and that and we were having fun with the songs. Tommy would make up stories to go along with them and I would yell at him, 'Hey, stupid, that's not right,' and he was like a silly kid trying to impress. Dick Smothers
[ Along Fun Go Having Hey Him Impress Kid Learned Make Right Silly Songs Stories Stupid Them Tommy Trying Up Verse Were Would Yell]
We wanted to sit down and conceptually work out songs. Mike Lowry
[ Down Out Sit Songs Wanted Work]
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. Edie Brickell
[ Before Catch Death Energy Felt Freshness Level Making Never Play Really Recorded Records Rehearse Songs Them Us While]
Mr. Fantasy was the only song that was scribbling on a piece of paper. Jim Capaldi
[ Fantasy Mr Only Paper Piece Scribbling Song]
For me, songwriting is something like breathing: I just do it. But that doesn't mean you're fantastic. Adam Duritz
[ Breathing Fantastic Just Mean Something Songwriting]
They tell me I produced songs. I just stood in the back, wore a good suit and said, Yeah, that's happening. Nick Lowe
[ Back Good Happening Just Produced Said Songs Stood Suit Tell Wore Yeah]
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. Al Jarreau
[ Aisles Always Back Car Dishes Down Driving Entertained Friends Go Myself Old Ones Sing Singer Songs Store Them These Walking Washing]
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! Tracy Chapman
[ Big Death Feel Lot Questions Recurring References See Some Songs Symbolic Themes Things Together Too Weather]
The record was only released in the UK, and then when the idea for the remixed album came about, which was an idea that I've had for the longest time, I said this would be great song to remix as well, and so we did it. Deborah Cox
[ Album Came Did Great Had Idea Longest Only Record Released Remix Remixed Said Song Then Time Uk Well Which Would]
I could tell it was a popular move as a writer to walk down the bass lines while you were writing a song. Gavin DeGraw
[ Bass Could Down Lines Move Popular Song Tell Walk Were While Writer Writing]
I know for works for me - those wonderful sad love songs. Toni Braxton
[ Know Love Sad Songs Those Wonderful Works]
I think one of the things about writing in the studio is that the song hasn't matured, if you like, so quite often the vocals are early attempts. Whereas once you've taken it out on the road a bit, you learn more about a song. Peter Gabriel
[ Attempts Bit Early Hasn Learn Matured More Often Once Out Quite Road Song Studio Taken Things Think Vocals Whereas Writing]
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. Rick Derringer
[ Before Day Easy Every Exactly First Got Johnny Knew Played Recorded Songs Studio Them Totally Wanted Winter]
I'm not afraid to write my feelings in songs. Taylor Swift
[ Afraid Feelings Songs Write]
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. Bernadette Peters
[ Believed Everything Find Great Hammerstein Oscar Sondheim Songs Stephen Told Truth Wonderful Wrote]
The gift of song is just like... I think music is one of those true things in this world that is universal. Charles King
[ Gift Just Music Song Things Think Those True Universal World]
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. Shmuel Y. Agnon
[ Also Bad Books Broke Fate Fire Flame Heaven Home Hospital Ill Later Lay Night Out Singers Songs Them Up Went Which Wrote]
Peace Train is a song I wrote, the message of which continues to breeze thunderously through the hearts of millions of human beings. Cat Stevens
[ Beings Breeze Continues Hearts Human Message Millions Peace Song Through Train Which Wrote]
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. Buck Owens
[ Along Best Came Clean Did Few Guy Had Hell His Job Just Music Ready Remembered Showed Songs Time Up Wrote]
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. Jon Secada
[ Heart Honest Honesty Lot Music Pop Sincere Songs Very Write]
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. Travis Barker
[ Asked Band Called Gigs Join Later Learned Month Played Songs Super Their Then Told Were]
I wish all teenagers can filter through songs instead of turning to drugs and alcohol. Taylor Swift
[ Alcohol Filter Instead Songs Teenagers Through Turning Wish]
I hope to bring people to God with my songs. Mahalia Jackson
[ Bring God Hope Songs]
For me, the most difficult thing is that I am learning melodies on guitar from some songs whose melodies were not meant to be played on guitar. Ever. They were intended mostly for keyboards or melodic percussion. Dweezil Zappa
[ Am Difficult Ever Guitar Intended Keyboards Learning Meant Melodic Melodies Most Mostly Percussion Played Some Songs Thing Were Whose]
I have to choose songs that represent my personality. Peabo Bryson
[ Choose Personality Represent Songs]
It was awesome because we were doing Ramones songs. Mike Lowry
[ Awesome Because Doing Ramones Songs Were]
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. Cecilia Bartoli
[ Also Beautiful Composing French Living Paris Peer Some Songs Stopped Wrote]
There's nothing like a good cheating song to make me want to run home to be with my wife. Steven Curtis Chapman Marriage
[ Cheating Good Home Make Nothing Run Song Want Wife]
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. Gregg Allman
[ Called First Floor Melissa Other Said See Somewhere Songs Then Up Wound Write Wrote]
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. Glenn Hughes
[ Able Art Carry Condition Find Form Get Human Lot Love Songs Songwriting Themselves Vibes Will]
So I'll set a cycle in motion and pop it into record and I'll lay down a drum pattern, a bass line, a keyboard and guitar part, and once the groove is going I launch into the song and sing my song over the top. Thomas Dolby
[ Bass Cycle Down Drum Going Groove Guitar Into Keyboard Launch Lay Line Motion Once Over Part Pattern Pop Record Set Sing Song Top]
We'll only be playing four new songs live, but all the material for the next album is basically finished. Daisy Berkowitz
[ Album Basically Finished Four Live Material New Next Only Playing Songs]
I'm 18 in this album. I'm not losing fans, and I'm not disrepecting women, but you reach the maturity of taking it to the next level with a girl. It was only necessary for me to have at least one song like that. Chris Brown
[ Album Fans Girl Least Level Losing Maturity Necessary Next Only Reach Song Taking Women]
I don't think you need a record deal to write songs. You don't need any other reason than you want to do it. It's a far cry from why some people do music today. They make it to order, which is pretty horrible. Andy Taylor
[ Any Cry Deal Far Horrible Make Music Need Order Other Pretty Reason Record Some Songs Than Think Today Want Which Why Write]
But mostly, I wrote songs and Viv wrote songs. Neil Innes
[ Mostly Songs Viv Wrote]
Traditional songwriting, to us, is where the experimental nature comes in. We're all involved with so much outside activity with really hardcore, experimental music-making. Thurston Moore
[ Activity Comes Experimental Hardcore Involved Much Nature Outside Really Songwriting Traditional Us Where]
I have a weird life because I live on songwriting royalties, which are a strange income. Sometimes it rains, sometimes it doesn't. Joe Strummer
[ Because Income Life Live Rains Royalties Sometimes Songwriting Strange Weird Which]
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. Judy Collins
[ Able Also Apt Come Down Dream Dreams Get Interpret Into More Morning Prose Song Songs Tend Them Then Up Which Will Write]
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. Suzanne Fields
[ Argue Copying Current Enables Grow Hollywood How Industry Internet Law Learning Movies Permits Recording Sharing Songs Steal Them Up Young]
I have never sung a whole song on my own before and I am not the best dancer in the world, but I would rather try and fall than not not try at all. Geri Halliwell
[ Am Before Best Dancer Fall Never Own Rather Song Sung Than Try Whole World Would]
I tried several times to get the song right. The tune and the chords that I started with, there really wasn't anywhere else it could go. I stopped fighting it and let it take me away. Nik Kershaw
[ Anywhere Away Chords Could Else Fighting Get Go Really Right Several Song Started Stopped Take Times Tried Tune]
His life, though none too long, Was never dull: Of woman, wine and song Bill had his full. Robert Service
[ Bill Dull Full Had His Life Long Never None Song Though Too Wine Woman]
I had 25 or 30 songs. Sequencing the record, I left that to the producer. I'm not into doing that stuff. Jules Shear
[ Doing Had Into Left Producer Record Sequencing Songs Stuff]
Those worship songs on the Christmas project will air on PBS television. That's highly unusual. John Tesh
[ Air Christmas Highly Pbs Project Songs Television Those Unusual Will Worship]
My mother always told me, even if a song has been done a thousand times, you can still bring something of your own to it. I'd like to think I did that. Etta James
[ Always Been Bring Did Done Even Mother Own Something Song Still Think Thousand Times Told Your]
If you write songs you have an idea how they're going to sound. Fred Frith
[ Going How Idea Songs Sound Write]
I will be singing primarily all the songs from the musicals that I have been in from over the years. Elaine Paige
[ Been Musicals Over Primarily Singing Songs Will Years]
My songs are my kids. Some of them stay with me, some others I have to send out, out to the war. It might sound stupid and it might even sound naive, but that's just the way it is. Thom Yorke
[ Even Just Kids Might Naive Others Out Send Some Songs Sound Stay Stupid Them War Way]
I'm the guy who wrote The Authority Song. Did they think I was kidding? Did they think it was only a song to entertain? John Mellencamp
[ Authority Did Entertain Guy Kidding Only Song Think Wrote]
I like songs that go to different places and then come back. Sean Lennon
[ Back Come Different Go Places Songs Then]
I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs. Taylor Swift
[ Artist Before Came Cd Chicks Contests Country Demo Did Dragging Fairs Festivals First Had Music Nashville Parents Realized Singing Songs Started Think Time Wanted Year]
I learnt from Armstrong on the early recordings that you never sang a song the same way twice. Van Morrison
[ Armstrong Early Learnt Never Recordings Same Sang Song Twice Way]
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. Connie Francis
[ Accordion Because Definitely Encouraged Had Hated More Never Own Piano Played Songs Taken Which Wish Would Written]
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. Sheryl Crow
[ Around Been Getting Long Lyrically Make Older Particularly Period Propelled Signed Songs Through Til Time Went Were Women Writing]
I've been writing songs since I was 14 years old, and that's my true love. Rick Springfield
[ Been Love Old Since Songs True Writing Years]
The only thing that's a little tricky about it is sometimes people assume that if it's a new song, it's a reflection of what you're feeling or going through now. Richard Marx
[ Assume Feeling Going Little New Now Only Reflection Sometimes Song Thing Through Tricky]
As yet, the Negroes themselves do not fully appreciate these old slave songs. James Weldon Johnson
[ Appreciate Fully Negroes Old Slave Songs Themselves These Yet]
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. Ethel Merman
[ Cole Enough First Five George Gershwin Ira Lucky Porter Show Shows Songs Then Written Wrote]
I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory. Alexander Smith
[ Rather Remembered Song Than Victory Would]
It's unfortunate we've never been just songwriters. Adolph Green
[ Been Just Never Songwriters Unfortunate]
But I'm just having fun playing and giving Botox injections to the older songs. Richard Marx
[ Botox Fun Giving Having Injections Just Older Playing Songs]
I really, really like writing songs. Debbie Harry
[ Really Songs Writing]
The thrill of hearing your own voice recorded is still there, I still love it, going into the studio and thinking how can I sing this song and between the producers and the musicians you find a way of doing it. Cliff Richard
[ Between Doing Find Going Hearing How Into Love Musicians Own Producers Recorded Sing Song Still Studio Thinking Thrill Voice Way Your]
That's what I like to do, I like to make songs. Marc Almond
[ Make Songs]
If I love a song, I make it mine. Chaka Khan
[ Love Make Mine Song]
Morrissey wrote to me and said, I have a song for you and if we release it as a single, you'll be on the charts for the first time since 1972, I said, what time, where? Nancy Sinatra
[ Charts First Release Said Since Single Song Time Where Wrote]
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. Nick Cannon
[ Art Conversation Form Fun Having Make Music Parties Really Song Songs Spark Supposed Think Use Wanted]
I probably belong to a type of composer of songs who keeps thinking about melody... I am old fashioned. Toru Takemitsu
[ Am Belong Composer Fashioned Keeps Melody Old Probably Songs Thinking Type]
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. Adam Duritz
[ Albums Around Career Greatest Hits Make Reason Some Songs Still Successful Those Truth Weren Why Years]
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. John Mellencamp
[ Guthrie Lot Lyrics Melody Other Song Songs Sudden Taken Were Woody Would]
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. Ruth Brown
[ Anybody Background Because Blues Dealing Decided Done Especially Find Need Nowadays Sing Songs Things Time Were]
Solace is my favorite song. It was the last song we wrote for the record. It was right when we really started to mesh as far as music goes and we started really connecting with each other. Brandon Thomas
[ Connecting Each Far Favorite Goes Last Mesh Music Other Really Record Right Solace Song Started Wrote]
The thing is, in English I'm able to write the lyrics as I'm making the song, once I'm done with the melody. Utada Hikaru
[ Able Done English Lyrics Making Melody Once Song Thing Write]
I compose my own stuff. I've been writing songs with words. I've been playing more on the keyboard because I can transpose it to sheet music on the computer. Alicia Witt
[ Because Been Compose Computer Keyboard More Music Own Playing Sheet Songs Stuff Words Writing]
When I come up with an idea about the way I feel, I can really state it strongly in a song. Chris LeDoux
[ Come Feel Idea Really Song State Strongly Up Way]
Because, in opera, I have to sing for people that are very far from me, instead of, when I sing a song, I try to imagine to sing like in an ear of a child. Andrea Bocelli
[ Because Child Ear Far Imagine Instead Opera Sing Song Try Very]
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. Busta Rhymes
[ Additional Album Appreciate Believe Best Gotta Help Live Make Project Sell Songs Stage Sticking Works]
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. John McCormack
[ Again Because Career Concerts Days Dream Evenings Had Harp Hung Irish Live Long Night Now Old Operas Share Songs Success Sung Up Which]
They look for the top note to end every song. They don't know what they are singing about. There is no style. Frankie Avalon
[ End Every Know Look Note Singing Song Style Top]
So writing a song is much harder than doing a classical piece for me, because in a classical piece, I can just let the mood dictate what's going to happen. Glenn Danzig
[ Because Classical Dictate Doing Going Happen Harder Just Mood Much Piece Song Than Writing]
So I wanna see all of you making out during this song. Joel Madden
[ During Making Out See Song Wanna]
That jam was so much fun that by the end of the tour, we just jammed on all of the songs. Charlie Byrd
[ End Fun Jam Jammed Just Much Songs Tour]
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. Jonny Greenwood
[ 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]
Back when I was jamming with Axl and the guys they had boxes of cassettes with song ideas. How do you know which ones you like now when you have that many ideas. Zakk Wylde
[ Back Boxes Cassettes Guys Had How Ideas Jamming Know Many Now Ones Song Which]
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. Ed O'Brien
[ Approximately Balance Concert Each Evening First Good Interesting New Piece Play Public Reaction Scared See Songs Think Third Very Will]
I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could. James Taylor
[ Being Could Out Pretending Songwriter Started Turned]
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. Edie Brickell
[ 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]
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. Billy Bragg
[ Any Bit Go Into Love More Novels Off Pick Political Shelf Some Songs Tend Them Time Up Ways Whereas]
I could write six songs in one day with everything that's going on. Alanis Morissette
[ Could Day Everything Going Six Songs Write]
We worked very hard to make the lyrics suit the music. I can't, like Elton John, for example, compose by lyrics. Elton has a great talent for that. Whatever you give him, including your questions, he composes in half an hour and makes a great song out of it. Rick Wright
[ Compose Composes Elton Example Give Great Half Hard Him Hour Including John Lyrics Make Makes Music Out Questions Song Suit Talent Very Whatever Worked Your]
Since I was the solo artist as well as the writer for the songs, I figured I had enough credits on it already. Cy Coleman
[ Already Artist Credits Enough Figured Had Since Solo Songs Well Writer]
'Time after Time' is one of the best pop songs ever written, in my opinion. It's an incredible, beautiful, timeless song. Sarah McLachlan
[ After Beautiful Best Ever Incredible Opinion Pop Song Songs Time Timeless Written]
Dreamland is a book, but it's my song in book form. It's translated itself into a different medium. Mary Chapin Carpenter
[ Book Different Form Into Itself Medium Song Translated]
Interestingly, songs used to be short, then they became longer, and now they're getting shorter. Casey Kasem
[ Became Getting Interestingly Longer Now Short Shorter Songs Then Used]
If you're writing anything decent, it's in you, it's your spirit coming out. If it's not an expression of how a person genuinely feels, then it's not a good song done with any conviction. Alex Chilton
[ Any Anything Coming Conviction Decent Done Expression Feels Genuinely Good How Out Person Song Spirit Then Writing Your]
In the past, some of the songs that were the most fun, and the most entertaining and rocking, fell by the wayside because I was concerned with what I was going to say and how I was going to say it. Bruce Springsteen
[ Because Concerned Entertaining Fell Fun Going How Most Past Rocking Say Some Songs Wayside Were]
I think the fans really wanna hear the songs the way they sound on the record. Ace Frehley
[ Fans Hear Really Record Songs Sound Think Wanna Way]
You're a song written by the hands of God. Shakira
[ God Hands Song Written]
To me, 'Blackberry Way' stands up as a song that could be sung in any era, really. We do it with the new doing all sort of fanfare things in it and it works really well. It goes down great with audiences. Roy Wood
[ Any Audiences Blackberry Could Doing Down Era Fanfare Goes Great New Really Song Sort Stands Sung Things Up Way Well Works]
People try to keep their past, like kind of holding on to their past. Every Springsteen song talks about that. John Cusack
[ Every Holding Keep Kind Past Song Springsteen Talks Their Try]
I write most of my own lyrics for my album and I am helping to produce some of the songs as well. Lindsay Lohan
[ Album Am Helping Lyrics Most Own Produce Some Songs Well Write]
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. Teena Marie
[ Always Bring Could Everything Friends Go Guitar Him His Just Know Music Parties Sang Sing Smokey Songs Sound Times Used Were Would]
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. John James Audubon
[ Best Birds Could Day Gave Habits Listening Never Our Peculiar Songs Their Them Up Watching Way]
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. Brian McKnight
[ Anytime Bad Children First Good Had Hear Hurt Kid Knew Listen Musical Record Released Reviews Say Sell Songs Ugly Want Would Your]
People shout out for songs and I don't even remember writing them. Bobby Womack
[ Even Out Remember Shout Songs Them Writing]
Don't Cry Daddy is a pretty sad song. He got to the end of it and it was just real quiet and Elvis says, I'm gonna cut that someday for my daddy. And, by God, he did. He lived up to his word. Mac Davis
[ Cry Cut Daddy Did Elvis End God Gonna Got His Just Lived Pretty Quiet Real Sad Says Someday Song Up Word]
There's a guy at the record company who's 30, and he says, I would not listen to these songs except in this context. Somehow the recording process, the arrangements, make it more accessible. Tom Wopat
[ Accessible Arrangements Company Context Except Guy Listen Make More Process Record Recording Says Somehow Songs These Would]
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. Chrissie Hynde
[ Ashamed Done Film Legacy Lots Pretenders Represent Songs Soundtracks Stuff Things]
You know, a song is like a kid. You bring it up. And sometimes something you thought was going to be fantastic, by the time it's finished, is a bit of a disappointment. Phil Collins
[ Bit Bring Disappointment Fantastic Finished Going Kid Know Something Sometimes Song Thought Time Up]
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. Christy Romano
[ Because Coming Compilation Diaries Disney Done Going Latest Name Next Now Out Princess Put Seven Six Songs Soundtrack Them Thing Think Together Under]
I love the fact that 35 years later, I still hear my songs on the radio. Ronnie Spector
[ Fact Hear Later Love Radio Songs Still Years]
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. Joni Mitchell
[ 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]
The independent role of morphology in mate choice is revealed by the rare instances where the usual association between song and morphology is disrupted. Peter R. Grant
[ Association Between Choice Disrupted Independent Instances Mate Morphology Rare Revealed Role Song Usual Where]
You're creating an intimacy that everybody feels, that it's their experience, not yours. I'll never introduce a song and say, now this song is about 'my' broken heart. Diana Krall
[ Broken Creating Everybody Experience Feels Heart Intimacy Introduce Never Now Say Song Their Yours]
Throughout my career, if I have done anything, I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing - if I respect the song. If I cannot project this to a listener, I fail. Frank Sinatra
[ Anything Attention Cannot Career Done Every Fail Listener Note Paid Project Respect Sing Song Throughout Word]
I mean a song that's specifically for the girls. It's saying you know we talk about them night and day, we're constantly pondering on men and what they've done good and what they've done bad and all these things in our lives. Willa Ford
[ Bad Constantly Day Done Girls Good Know Lives Mean Men Night Our Saying Song Specifically Talk Them These Things]
Then a friend of Jim's suggested we make a theme song to explain the story, and this is where the Mads came from. Josh and I wrote it into the theme song. Joel Hodgson
[ Came Explain Friend Into Jim Josh Make Song Story Suggested Theme Then Where Wrote]
If it were bad songs, yeah, I'd speak up, but they're not bad songs. Tom Araya
[ Bad Songs Speak Up Were Yeah]
Songwriting is different from music, although I don't deny now that it would be nice to have a little more background in music theory. Neil Diamond
[ Although Background Deny Different Little More Music Nice Now Songwriting Theory Would]
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. Ashlee Simpson
[ Amazing Because Depends Emotional Fan Get Going Huge Life She Sometimes Songs Those Through Well]
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. Pope John Paul II
[ Abandon Despair Easter Hallelujah Our Song Yourselves]
With this album, I tried not to think too much. If I heard a song that I loved, I promised myself I wouldn't over-think it. If I loved it and if I wanted to cut it, I would. Lee Ann Womack
[ Album Cut Heard Loved Much Myself Promised Song Think Too Tried Wanted Would]
You can fill this table up with people who are racist, homophobic, Satanist worshippers, sexist and we can be arguing but if you put on a song, I guarantee that people will stop and listen and that's what I love about music, it can bring people together. Charles King
[ Arguing Bring Fill Guarantee Homophobic Listen Love Music Put Satanist Sexist Song Stop Table Together Up Will Worshippers]
Every battalion has its marching songs. Patrick MacGill
[ Battalion Every Marching Songs]
You put a song on the record or on tape and you stop singing it. You just don't sit around and sing it anymore unless you're performing. That's kind of sad. Rick Danko
[ Anymore Around Just Kind Performing Put Record Sad Sing Singing Sit Song Stop Tape Unless]
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. Shawn Colvin
[ 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]
I didn't choose a word or anything. I just wrote the song until it stopped. Marty Robbins
[ Anything Choose Just Song Stopped Until Word Wrote]
My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power. Paulina Rubio Music
[ Girl Inspired Music Percent Power Songs]
I think a lot of it is that we used to tour so much that we never really had time to write songs. Mike Lowry
[ Had Lot Much Never Really Songs Think Time Tour Used Write]
It'll be basically a live album, but it will also include songs, Judas Priest songs, the audience have never heard before, because we felt we wanted to give the kids something else, something they haven't already bought. Glenn Tipton
[ Album Already Also Audience Basically Because Before Bought Else Felt Give Haven Heard Include Judas Kids Live Never Priest Something Songs Wanted Will]
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. Barry Mann
[ Another Catalog Go Great Looked Months Our Pockets Saw Some Songs Sudden Terrific Then Three Through Time Two Were Weren Wrote Year]
There's no huge, deep message in any of the songs. We recorded a few months of being human. Layne Staley
[ Any Being Deep Few Huge Human Message Months Recorded Songs]
When someone picks up one of my songs and records it, I'm a flattered man, it's a blessing to me. Smokey Robinson
[ Blessing Flattered Man Picks Records Someone Songs Up]
Some of the best songs I've written, I've written in 10 minutes. Christine McVie
[ Best Minutes Some Songs Written]
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. Juice Newton
[ Buck Chance Example Feel Gave Get Into Owens Personality Really Recording Sense Simple Songs Sound Straightforward Tune Very Whole]
I'm really happy that I got to work with such fresh talent. In a day when record companies are not particularly good at encouraging young, talented songwriters to come forward and get exposure, I think it's important to give tomorrow's songwriters the opportunity. Robin Gibb
[ Come Companies Day Encouraging Exposure Forward Fresh Get Give Good Got Happy Important Opportunity Particularly Really Record Songwriters Such Talent Talented Think Tomorrow Work Young]
As time goes by, I realize that I do trust the wind. And I often write my songs for myself. David Friedman
[ Goes Myself Often Realize Songs Time Trust Wind Write]
If I get an idea for a song, I have a melody for it. I'm a musician first. I'm not limited by the fretboard. Brad Paisley
[ First Get Idea Limited Melody Musician Song]
A song is anything that can walk by itself. Bob Dylan
[ Anything Itself Song Walk]
As a songwriter, there's nothing better than winning Song Of The Year. But I couldn't really celebrate, because it wasn't right. Luther wasn't standing next to me, to receive the award. Richard Marx
[ Award Because Better Celebrate Luther Next Nothing Really Receive Right Song Songwriter Standing Than Winning Year]
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. Elvis Costello
[ Back Different Done Drawn Early Every Get Got Know Known Lots Melodic Obviously Often Other Pop Rock Roll Some Songs Them Things Those Were]
There's nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation of human existence as a song unfinished. Or an old address book. Carson McCullers
[ Address Aware Book Existence Human Improvisation Makes Nothing Old Song Unfinished]
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. Tom Araya
[ Back Because Done Feel Figure First Get Go How Listen Out Over Rehearse Song Songs Stuff Such Then Try Wanted Words Work Would]
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. Edie Brickell
[ Band Came Had Huge Jamming Just Knew Learn Realized Something Songs Spirit Used Writing]
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. Compay Segundo
[ Anyone Beginning Ending Everyone Had How Just Look Many Never Now Overnight Roads Second Sing Songs Star Travel Wait Want Wants Years Young]
I don't want to be 35 years old and still popping out songs in miniskirts and la-la-la. Holly Valance
[ Old Out Popping Songs Still Want Years]
I only do solo albums when songs are screaming at me to be let out of my mind. Graham Nash
[ Albums Mind Only Out Screaming Solo Songs]
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. John Mellencamp
[ Adult Any Choruses Hook Lines Pop Sensibility Songs Worry Write]
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. Guy Clark
[ Another Best Day Feed Folks Go Going Home Just New Off Out Play Playing Reason Sit Songs Sort Try Unless Without Write Writing]
I've had this song in a drawer for a long time, maybe seven or eight years. Every time I'd do an album, I'd take it out and listen to it, and always liked what it had to say. Plus when Garth came in and sang on it, that made it really special. Chris LeDoux
[ Album Always Came Drawer Eight Every Garth Had Liked Listen Long Made Maybe Out Plus Really Sang Say Seven Song Special Take Time Years]
But the greatest thing about music is putting it out there for people to figure out. You want the listener to find the song on their own. If you give too much away, it takes away from the imagination. Diana Krall
[ Away Figure Find Give Greatest Imagination Listener Much Music Out Own Putting Song Takes Their Thing Too Want]
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. Emmylou Harris
[ Band Beads Gives Material Older Pearls Really Songs Spin String Stringing Stuff Think Together Ultimately Works]
It's my responsibility as a singer-songwriter to report the news. John Mellencamp
[ News Report Responsibility Singer-Songwriter]
You can go crazy and play solos in the right place, and that's great because it can intensify and bring an emotional lift. But the thing is you don't want to get in the way of the song. Benmont Tench
[ Because Bring Crazy Emotional Get Go Great Intensify Lift Place Play Right Solos Song Thing Want Way]
When I'm writing a song, it gives me more actual pleasure to hear someone else sing it than do it meself. Shane MacGowan
[ Actual Else Gives Hear More Pleasure Sing Someone Song Than Writing]
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. Etta James
[ Behind Connect Fake Got Great History How Might Music Musician Need Nothing Singer Songs Them]
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. John Bonham
[ 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]
Writing songs is super intimate. It's a bit like getting naked. Gwen Stefani
[ Bit Getting Intimate Naked Songs Super Writing]
We just did a few takes of a song and just picked the best one. It was real organic and genuine. Lucinda Williams
[ Best Did Few Genuine Just Organic Picked Real Song Takes]
Species can be recognized by their morphological characteristics and songs. Peter R. Grant
[ Characteristics Morphological Recognized Songs Species Their]
When I finally decided to do the show, I only had two weeks to learn the choreography and the songs in French. LaToya Jackson
[ Choreography Decided Finally French Had Learn Only Show Songs Two Weeks]
A lot of songs you write are just for exercise - just pencil sharpeners. Harlan Howard
[ Exercise Just Lot Pencil Songs Write]
One of them would definitely be the Nelson Mandela gig, when I played the tribute song for him. He was up and dancing, and he really enjoyed it. It was a really lovely occasion. Joan Armatrading
[ Dancing Definitely Enjoyed Gig Him Lovely Mandela Nelson Occasion Played Really Song Them Tribute Up Would]
There are no rules to writing a song. Randy Castillo
[ Rules Song Writing]
That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business - writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played. Jackson Browne
[ Because Business Every Folk Get Gets Learning Led Lucrative Making Most Music Out Paid Part Play Played Song Things Time Turns Up Writing]
Presented with a song like Exit Music, It's impossible to know what to add without actually making it worse. How can you play along when It's already there? Jonny Greenwood
[ Actually Add Along Already Exit How Impossible Know Making Music Play Presented Song Without Worse]
The longer one is alone, the easier it is to hear the song of the earth. Robert Anton Wilson
[ Alone Earth Easier Hear Longer Song]
Conservatives must avoid the siren song of schism, or all is lost. John Podhoretz
[ Avoid Conservatives Lost Must Siren Song]
I'm always storing away phrases and ideas and things that I think might turn into songs. Mose Allison
[ Always Away Ideas Into Might Phrases Songs Storing Things Think Turn]
I love songs that have a rocking and grooving feeling. Joe Cocker
[ Feeling Grooving Love Rocking Songs]
It's great when you play to an audience that knows the words to all your songs, and sings them back to you. Chris Cornell
[ Audience Back Great Knows Play Sings Songs Them Words Your]
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. Randy Bachman
[ Albums Also Audiences Band Condense Desperate Find Keep Public Show Something Songs Those Together Two Wanted Would]
Michael came home and asked, Would you like to write a song with me? I got this idea for a title called A Kiss at the End of a Rainbow. So we had a couple glasses of wine and wrote it. Annette O'Toole
[ Asked Called Came Couple End Glasses Got Had Home Idea Kiss Michael Rainbow Song Title Wine Would Write Wrote]
Talking about covers, whether visually or sonically, if a particular combination of notes struck a chord in your heart in a way that you want to be a part of it by covering that song, then there's nothing wrong with it. Ville Valo
[ Chord Combination Covering Covers Heart Notes Nothing Part Particular Song Struck Talking Then Visually Want Way Whether Wrong Your]
With my songs I tried to prove that there is love. Nana Mouskouri
[ Love Prove Songs Tried]
My mother bought a piano, put it in the front room, and I just started writing my songs. Joan Armatrading
[ Bought Front Just Mother Piano Put Room Songs Started Writing]
Flower was a good metaphor for growth. The song is obviously about sexual responsibility, so that was the main metaphor. Also, it's like knowing who someone has been and remembering and appreciating that, but really appreciating what they are now even more. Jody Watley
[ Also Appreciating Been Even Flower Good Growth Knowing Main Metaphor More Now Obviously Really Remembering Responsibility Sexual Someone Song]
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. Vince Gill
[ Around Concerts Dad Go Had Hear House Just Lost Play Records Remembered Sometimes Songs Together Used]
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. Etta James
[ Album Always Control Entire Finish First Had Heard Loved Over Really Recording Songs Start Time Tunes Years]
I find singing some of Foreigner's older songs are a little reckless and not exactly who I am now. Lou Gramm
[ Am Exactly Find Foreigner Little Now Older Reckless Singing Some Songs]
The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding. Willie Dixon
[ Blues Expressed Facts Feeling Inspiration Life Song True Understanding Words]
I think that songwriting changed when groups started spending more time in the studio. Ray Davies
[ Changed Groups More Songwriting Spending Started Studio Think Time]
It doesn't take me long to write songs. Ben E. King
[ Long Songs Take Write]
I made my first complete song when I was 9. Ludacris
[ Complete First Made Song]
I don't think radio is selling records like they used to. They'd hawk the song and hawk the artist and you'd get so excited, you'd stop your car and go into the nearest record store. Herb Alpert
[ Artist Car Excited Get Go Hawk Into Nearest Radio Record Records Selling Song Stop Store Think Used Your]
I recorded the song live in front of an orchestra, and yes, I was very moved, I was in tears. Burt Bacharach
[ Front Live Moved Orchestra Recorded Song Tears Very Yes]
The old jazz singers or old blues singers, you always just saw them kind of sitting down and singing. They weren't worried as much about their voice sounding perfect. They would make the song kind of fit their voice. Lucinda Williams
[ Always Blues Down Fit Jazz Just Kind Make Much Old Perfect Saw Singers Singing Sitting Song Sounding Their Them Voice Weren Worried Would]
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. Smokey Robinson
[ Cd Come Done Ever Feel Gift God Had Inspirational Known Music Never Out Perhaps Songs Would]
There's a lot of reflection that goes on whenever I write a song - it's been a wild whirlwind last couple of years and there's a lot to talk about, and hopefully that's evident in the music. Nick Lachey
[ Been Couple Evident Goes Hopefully Last Lot Music Reflection Song Talk Whenever Whirlwind Wild Write Years]
Singing connected with movements and action is a much more ancient, and, at the same time, more complex phenomenon than is a simple song. Zoltan Kodaly
[ Action Ancient Complex Connected More Movements Much Phenomenon Same Simple Singing Song Than Time]
Sometimes the song title comes with the songs, other times you just sorta make something up afterwards. Wayne Coyne
[ Afterwards Comes Just Make Other Something Sometimes Song Songs Sorta Times Title Up]
The one hit song that I have tremendous gratitude for is Boots, because it has a life of its own. It's like being identified with a brand name. Nancy Sinatra
[ Because Being Boots Brand Gratitude Hit Identified Life Name Own Song Tremendous]
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. Dee Dee Ramone
[ After Again Bad Bands Cover Hearing Listening Music Other Our Playing Ramones Religion Songs Started]
One of the things that I think is such a constant in country music is that the song is so much a story. I believe it is supposed to be based around a story. Suzy Bogguss
[ Around Based Believe Constant Country Much Music Song Story Such Supposed Things Think]
When you write a song, a song has longevity. Smokey Robinson
[ Longevity Song Write]
When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly belabored intellectual process, I just throw it out. Alanis Morissette
[ Intellectual Into Just Out Overly Process Songs Start Throw Turns Writing]
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. Lou Holtz Nature
[ Answer Because Bird Sing Sings Song]
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. Liz Phair
[ Allows Bit Break Cd Going Here Internet Into Know Little Live Offer Online Recorded Road Seems Songs Stores Streaming Structure Stuff Subscription Your]
I don't know much about God. But if everything does originate with God, then certainly songs do as well. James Taylor
[ Certainly Does Everything God Know Much Originate Songs Then Well]
I produced a song for Bobby Vee called Get The Message. Jimmy Griffin
[ Bobby Called Get Message Produced Song]
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. Deborah Cox
[ Album Artists Asked Atlantic Came Collins Different Doing Him His Label Opportunity Phil Record Song Songs These Tribute]
I have a recording that I did of instrumental songs. Joanna Newsom
[ Did Instrumental Recording Songs]
I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures or that the Jewish song is better than the song of my neighbor. Theodore Bikel
[ Better Claim Culture Cultures Jewish Make Neighbor Other Song Superior Than]
I'm sure every song has some kind of undertone of what I was going through with Chris. It was my life. Deana Carter
[ Chris Every Going Kind Life Some Song Sure Through Undertone]
I wanted to write a battle song for the Judeans but so far I can think of nothing noble and weighty enough. Isaac Rosenberg
[ Battle Enough Far Noble Nothing Song Think Wanted Weighty Write]
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. David Friedman
[ Been Came Deeply Difficult Extremely Intense Love Out Personal Really Sadness Several Some Songs Them Which Written Year]
The spiritual quest was always the predominant aspect of my life. It's always been there. But there's also an incredible passion connected to it; it's not just a dry investigative process. I have been extremely emotional about it, and that comes out in the songs. Cat Stevens
[ Also Always Aspect Been Comes Connected Dry Emotional Extremely Incredible Investigative Just Life Out Passion Predominant Process Quest Songs Spiritual]
Sometimes I'll sing the same verse through the entire song, because the other verses aren't clicking. And when they do come to me, I'm in the middle of that same verse! Tom Araya
[ Because Clicking Come Entire Middle Other Same Sing Sometimes Song Through Verse Verses]
Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing, especially when the song is without words. Franz Liszt
[ Enough Especially Expression Give Inspiration Singing Song Tone Without Words]
Well, I'd had the Fat Mattress earlier as a writing outlet for songs and that. Noel Redding
[ Earlier Fat Had Mattress Outlet Songs Well Writing]
A bell's not a bell 'til you ring it, A song's not a song 'til you sing it, Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay, Love isn't love 'til you give it away! Oscar Hammerstein II
[ Away Bell Give Heart Love Put Ring Sing Song Stay Til Your]
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. Alan Parsons
[ Cheap Deals Delighted Did Frustrating Got Labels Our Publishers Rich Songs Sports Success Thing Think Track Very World]
I was five years old when I wrote my first song. It was out of longing for my father that I wrote it. Shmuel Y. Agnon
[ Father First Five Longing Old Out Song Wrote Years]
I aim my arrangements at what will fit and colorfully frame the song in the best way possible. Les Baxter
[ Aim Arrangements Best Fit Frame Possible Song Way Will]
A lot of the great songwriters in history have been collaborators, with a separate lyricist. Mike Gordon
[ Been Collaborators Great History Lot Lyricist Separate Songwriters]
The thing I always default to is that I'll always be here to write songs. Alanis Morissette
[ Always Default Here Songs Thing Write]
Strangely, some songs you really don't want to write. David Bowie
[ Really Some Songs Strangely Want Write]
I like songs that have lots of different parts in them, an intro, an outro and a bridge. Sean Lennon
[ Bridge Different Lots Parts Songs Them]
You have to insulate yourself - I'm talking about from everything, people can be talking to you and you won't hear 'em - that's how you write a song. And I haven't been able to do that over here 'cause I'm so busy and then, when I am off, I want to get away from music. Mel Tillis
[ Able Am Away Been Busy Cause Em Everything Get Haven Hear Here How Music Off Over Song Talking Then Want Won Write Yourself]
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. Rick Derringer
[ Audience Christian Come End Few Go Great Helping Lives Lord Music Now Play Save Songs Tell Their Them Up Vices]
When the bus or the plane rolled or flew through the night, they sang songs of their own composition about Mr Nixon and the Republicans in chorus with the Kennedy staff and felt that they, too, were marching like soldiers of the Lord to the New Frontier. Theodore White
[ Bus Chorus Composition Felt Flew Frontier Kennedy Lord Marching Mr New Night Nixon Own Plane Republicans Rolled Sang Soldiers Songs Staff Their Through Too Were]
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. Larry Norman
[ Biblical Blood Christ Crimson Filled Gospel Longer Lot Mansion Sky Songs Understood Washed Wording]
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. Mike Gordon
[ Album Get How Making Might Part Picked Play Purpose Radio Really Some Songs Then Think Well]
So many good songs get written fast, because you know exactly what has to work. Stephen Sondheim
[ Because Exactly Fast Get Good Know Many Songs Work Written]
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. Martin Gore
[ Case Chosen Different Directions Just Once Question Recording Seemed Songs Taking Them Then Trying Would]
We wanted to take as much time and effort making the video as we did the song. Adam Jones
[ Did Effort Making Much Song Take Time Video Wanted]
Each time I play a song it seems more real. Robert Smith
[ Each More Play Real Seems Song Time]
As a guitar player, it's harder for me to impress somebody than it is to write a song that they like. Brad Paisley
[ Guitar Harder Impress Player Somebody Song Than Write]
It's so funny because I listen to songs that I recorded that I didn't really know anything about at the time. Later on I'm starting to feel the songs. Sing them first, feel them later. Tanya Tucker
[ Anything Because Feel First Funny Know Later Listen Really Recorded Sing Songs Starting Them Time]
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. Ann Beattie
[ 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]
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. Lesley Gore
[ 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]
I don't like giving names to generations. It's like trying to read the song title on a record that's spinning. Ian Williams
[ Generations Giving Names Read Record Song Spinning Title Trying]
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. David Friedman
[ Aids Cause Contributed Crisis Done Interesting Line Lot Made Proliferate Songs Them Walk Well]
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. Justin Hayward
[ Biography Diary Form Heart Kind Knew Life Lived Loved Moment Only Places Seen Songs]
We just wanted to write a bunch of songs that we thought were good songs. Travis Barker
[ Bunch Good Just Songs Thought Wanted Were Write]
I like to interpret 'Call me a River', as if I'm saying, 'Now you're telling me you love me after all that, and I'm telling you to shove off.' That's my interpretation. But I would never 'say' that because somebody else might interpret the song in another way. Diana Krall
[ After Another Because Call Else Interpret Interpretation Love Might Never Now Off River Say Saying Shove Somebody Song Telling Way Would]
Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be. Marcus Fabius Quintilian
[ Alone Even However Labors Lighten May Men Rude Song Their]
I mean, Tool has a style, but we try to make all our songs sound different from each other. Adam Jones
[ Different Each Make Mean Other Our Songs Sound Style Tool Try]
To me, there's two types of songs, good and bad. And I just like to stick with the good ones. Reba McEntire
[ Bad Good Just Ones Songs Stick Two Types]
Happy songs are very difficult to write. How many truly great upbeat songs are there? Natalie Imbruglia
[ Difficult Great Happy How Many Songs Truly Upbeat Very Write]
It's very hard to teach someone how to write a song if to begin with there's no creative crop to harvest. Barry Mann
[ Begin Creative Crop Hard Harvest How Someone Song Teach Very Write]
I think MTV put a huge dent in the songwriting craft. Christopher Cross
[ Craft Dent Huge Mtv Put Songwriting Think]
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. Diana Ross
[ Basically Choose Coming Going Heart Know Life Really Select Songs Think Through Try]
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. Ben Harper
[ Attention Different Individual Just Much Out Own Require Set Something Songs Their Themselves Voice]
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. Diana Krall
[ Album Before Definite Departure Did Elvis Except First Haven Material Original Six Song Songs Together Written]
To this day I get mail from women who say, I went to law school because of your song. But I would hate to think out of the wide spectrum of things I have done in my career, that's all I would be remembered for. Helen Reddy
[ Because Career Day Done Get Hate Law Mail Out Remembered Say School Song Spectrum Things Think Went Wide Women Would Your]
Each time I've gone to the studio, the songs have got better and I've got more confident. Natasha Hamilton
[ Better Confident Each Gone Got More Songs Studio Time]
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. Guy Clark
[ Across Any Applies Brought Especially Far Field Gets Just Kind Point Rules Say Songs Up Whatever Writing]
The bands that wrote the big, heroic rock songs - I really wanted to make a record like that. Sheryl Crow
[ Bands Big Heroic Make Really Record Rock Songs Wanted Wrote]
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. Bruce Cockburn
[ Ever Nobody Other Play Playing Rock Roll Sang Songs Songwriting Started Thought Time Wanted Were]
The sincerity of the art worker must permeate the song as naturally as the green leaves break through the dead branches in springtime. Alma Gluck
[ Art Branches Break Dead Green Leaves Must Naturally Sincerity Song Springtime Through Worker]
I guess a good song is a good song is a good song, ya know. George Thorogood
[ Good Guess Know Song Ya]
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. Jason Mraz
[ Any Audience Encourage Everyday Laughter Life Lift Light-Hearted Listener Our Packed Participate Shows Songs Their Way]
I tend to think of all the songs the same - I give them all kind of equal rights. Jules Shear
[ Equal Give Kind Rights Same Songs Tend Them Think]
I'm singing the music publisher's theme song - it ain't a commercial. Hoagy Carmichael
[ Commercial Music Publisher Singing Song Theme]
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. Jonathan Davis
[ Bore Cheesy Death Just Kids Most Out Pop Real Relate Something Songs Stuff Want]
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. Tracy Chapman
[ Autobiographical Combination Comes Felt Influences Life Lot Might Necessarily Part Some Somebody Something Songs Together Told]
I think music needs to be presented in a way so that kids can grasp songs, dances, simple music that's associated with some particular defining moment in human experience. Michael Tilson Thomas
[ Associated Dances Defining Experience Grasp Human Kids Moment Music Needs Particular Presented Simple Some Songs Think Way]
I think some people record songs and make records a certain way to cater to radio. If you're born to make commercial music that's cool. But if you're born to not make commercial records, maybe you're meant to cater to another market. Bryan White
[ Another Born Cater Certain Commercial Cool Make Market Maybe Meant Music Radio Record Records Some Songs Think Way]
I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs. Adrian Belew
[ Age Because Borrowed Guitar Myself Play Songs Taught Wanted Write]
I was just in the middle of singing a song about how broke we were and now my cell phone rings. Joel Madden
[ Broke Cell How Just Middle Now Phone Rings Singing Song Were]
I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from. Sarah McLachlan
[ Get Great Often Place Sadness Songs Think]
I don't know too many people because I stay at my house, I write songs, I go to the store. Jules Shear
[ Because Go House Know Many Songs Stay Store Too Write]
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. Jimmy Buffett
[ Fed Hear Industry Just Last Missing Music Product Something Songs Today]
I've always said it took me 20 years to find out how to write a song in 20 minutes. Bart Howard
[ Always Find How Minutes Out Said Song Took Write Years]
Dad really had little to do with the songs, except to perform them. Nancy Sinatra
[ Dad Except Had Little Perform Really Songs Them]
The hack songwriter will write the absolute truth every single word, whether it makes a great song or not. Paul Westerberg
[ Absolute Every Great Hack Makes Single Song Songwriter Truth Whether Will Word Write]
Some of their best songs don't have bridges and choruses. So that made me think I should trust my instincts. My songs were okay, I figured. I didn't need to change anything. Lucinda Williams
[ Anything Best Bridges Change Choruses Figured Instincts Made Need Okay Should Some Songs Their Think Trust Were]
Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song. Gloria Naylor
[ Becomes Eloquent Only Song Story Telling Told Words Worth Your]
Quit shouting those rerun songs at me. Wesley Willis
[ Quit Shouting Songs Those]
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. Brownie McGhee
[ Call Else Everybody Folk Grab Guitar Know Listen More Out Run Singer Somebody Songs Them Themselves Would]
I see songs not as a commodity used up when the album goes off the charts, which is often the case with pop songs. I see them as a body of work. Life should be breathed into them. Sting
[ Album Body Breathed Case Charts Commodity Goes Into Life Off Often Pop See Should Songs Them Up Used Which Work]
I like working with other people but I'm not a songwriter, I'm a producer. Josh Silver
[ Other Producer Songwriter Working]
In my songs, the sex is all subliminal. It's subliminal, spiritual. Ziggy Marley
[ Sex Songs Spiritual Subliminal]
Yes, threadbare seem his songs, to lettered ken - they were worn threadbare next the hearts of men. William Watson
[ Hearts His Ken Lettered Men Next Seem Songs Threadbare Were Worn Yes]
The best compliment I ever had is, one day I was in Nashville, some disc jockey said, Hey, that sounds like a Tom T. Hall song. Up until then there hadn't been any such thing. Tom T. Hall
[ Any Been Best Compliment Day Disc Ever Had Hadn Hall Hey Jockey Nashville Said Some Song Sounds Such Then Thing Tom Until Up]
When you tune your guitar in a different way, it lends itself to a new way of looking at your songwriting. Sheryl Crow
[ Different Guitar Itself Lends Looking New Songwriting Tune Way Your]
Where does a man get inspiration to write a song like that? Well, he gets it from the landlady once a month. John Michael Hayes
[ Does Get Gets Inspiration Landlady Man Month Once Song Well Where Write]
I've been doing my big theater projects, which take years, and writing a song here and there. David Friedman
[ Been Big Doing Here Projects Song Take Theater Which Writing Years]
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. Alan Lomax
[ American Back Bobby Book Collected Come Days Dylan Folk Go Into Knew Lived Music Next Ought Saying See Sing Songs Used Village]
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. Mickey Hart
[ Afterwards Bad Exciting Mind Most Music Really Songs Then Thought Time Together Toll Took Vital Were]
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. Mark McGrath
[ Accordingly Album Course Forced Great Know Made Performed Really Recorded Retrospect Right Seen Songs Sound Them Thought Time Way Wrote]
If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song. Carl Perkins
[ Bed Rocks Song Stream Weren Would]
I was asked by a group to write a song on the theme of brotherhood. This was before women's liberation, when brotherhood meant men and women both, so I wrote the song. Since I had always been very fond of the Passion Chorale, I wrote words to that great piece. Tom Glazer
[ Always Asked Been Before Both Brotherhood Chorale Fond Great Group Had Liberation Meant Men Passion Piece Since Song Theme Very Women Words Write Wrote]
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. Joanna Newsom
[ Because Did Everything Felt How Instrumentation Interested Just Own Resist Seeing Songs Their Up Urge Wanted Well Yeah]
While I've had a great distaste for what's usually called song in modern poetry or for what's usually called music, I really don't think of speech as so far from song. David Antin
[ Called Distaste Far Great Had Modern Music Poetry Really Song Speech Think Usually While]
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. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
[ Aid Among Believe Conditions Good Had His Other Rather Reminded Schubert Social Songs Things Under Very Which Work]
Jim Morrison's very good looking, but I don't like this version of the song. The Feliciano version is better. Maurice Gibb
[ Better Good Jim Looking Morrison Song Version Very]
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. Branford Marsalis
[ Certain Conclusion Done Just Kind Most Motion Music Our Over Pacing Preferred Rushed Songs Them Would]
The songs become the show, which is how it should be. Kristin Hersh
[ Become How Should Show Songs Which]
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. Elliott Smith
[ Convinced Girlfriend Out Put Record Search Send Shocked Songs These Time Totally Wanted]
Not every song I write is ecstasy. And it can happen only one time. After that, when you sing the same melody and words, it's pleasure, but you don't get wiped out. Paul Simon
[ After Ecstasy Every Get Happen Melody Only Out Pleasure Same Sing Song Time Wiped Words Write]
It took me 29 years to finish that song. That's a typical Jardine move. Al Jardine
[ Finish Move Song Took Typical Years]
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. Billie Holiday
[ Chinese Down Duck Eating Love Man More Roast Singing Sitting Songs Than Work]
I think of my songs as there to be something to move people emotionally. David Friedman
[ Emotionally Move Something Songs Think]
In 29 years, I had recorded over 2,200 songs. I was amazed. Kate Smith
[ Amazed Had Over Recorded Songs Years]
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. Nuno Bettencourt
[ Another Band Biggest Bound Change Different Interpreting Myself Obviously Playing Songs Sound Them Way Your]
I think it's important to really press on with the song writing and just go with it. There's no code, there's no craft... it's just let yourself shine through your music. If it's meant to be loved and heard, it'll happen. Chantal Kreviazuk
[ Code Craft Go Happen Heard Important Just Loved Meant Music Press Really Shine Song Think Through Writing Your Yourself]
When the songs pop out, that's like the climax of us building. John Otto
[ Building Climax Out Pop Songs Us]
I've always been a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde. I always feel that you should keep singles as commercial as possible so that the people can walk down the road and whistle a song. But on the other hand on albums I think you can afford to show people what you can do. Roy Wood
[ Afford Albums Always Been Bit Commercial Down Feel Hand Hyde Keep Other Possible Road Should Show Singles Song Think Walk Whistle]
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. Lucas Grabeel
[ Ask Boy Choir Had Helping High Mr Our Out Parts School Should Solos Songs Teacher Their Would]
I find writing songs hard, because it does not come naturally to me. I never set out to be a songwriter or a singer. Robert Wyatt
[ Because Come Does Find Hard Naturally Never Out Set Singer Songs Songwriter Writing]
Somehow you can tell the difference when a song is written just to get on the radio and when what someone does is their whole life. That comes through in Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson. There is no separating their life from their music. Lyle Lovett
[ Bob Comes Difference Does Dylan Get Just Life Music Nelson Paul Radio Separating Simon Somehow Someone Song Tell Their Through Whole Willie Written]
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. Rue McClanahan
[ Asked Came Conductors Could First Four Gave Home Just Learned Little Main Music Over Room Songs Two Week Weeks Worked]
It's about giving the people what they want. So many people have told me that they've made love to my records so what I've delivered this time is an album about sex. Pretty much every song has that theme. Straight no chasers, it's booty music! Tyrese Gibson
[ Album Booty Delivered Every Giving Love Made Many Much Music Pretty Records Sex Song Straight Theme Time Told Want]
Writing songs has a therapeutic effect, and it either kills off love or wins the heart of the lover. Shakira
[ Effect Either Heart Kills Love Lover Off Songs Therapeutic Wins Writing]
Songwriting is an art unto itself, not to be confused with performing. Jo Stafford
[ Art Confused Itself Performing Songwriting Unto]
I met the Colonel when Elvis was recording some song I'd written for one of his movies. Elvis was just having fun with the gang and all the Memphis boys and Colonel Parker was sitting over here in like a theater seat. Mac Davis
[ Boys Colonel Elvis Fun Gang Having Here His Just Memphis Met Movies Over Parker Recording Seat Sitting Some Song Theater Written]
I'm a sensitive guy. If you are a woman and you're in any kind of emotional duress and you write a song about it, I'll buy you album. Matthew Perry
[ Album Any Buy Duress Emotional Guy Kind Sensitive Song Woman Write]
American Pie speaks to the loss that we feel. That's why that song has found the niche that it has. Don McLean
[ American Feel Found Loss Niche Pie Song Speaks Why]
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. Arto Lindsay
[ Absorb Actually Hearing Interested Lot Memory Notion Rather Really Short Songs Than Them Were]
Singing and being truthful to a song... I've developed that skill, and I know how to do that real instinctively, that's all I've been doing for the last 25 years. Taylor Dane
[ Been Being Developed Doing How Instinctively Know Last Real Singing Skill Song Truthful Years]
I feel a lot more comfortable being me these days. I'm constantly told that my work is good. A lot of fans and a lot of other artists say my songs and albums mean a lot to them. Isn't that what's important? Lucinda Williams
[ Albums Artists Being Comfortable Constantly Days Fans Feel Good Important Lot Mean More Other Say Songs Them These Told Work]
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. Richard H. Baker
[ 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]
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. Tracy Chapman
[ Approach Between Concept Connections Everyone Individual Looking Overriding Record Represent Songs Theme Trying Usually]
A friend of mine called and said they're interested in having you do a song for the new Pokemon. All my kids are grown up, so I'd heard of it, but I didn't really know what it was. Donna Summer
[ Called Friend Grown Having Heard Interested Kids Know Mine New Really Said Song Up]
If Mozart were around now he would write a killer rock song. Vanessa Carlton
[ Around Killer Mozart Now Rock Song Were Would Write]
The way to do it is to put as much life into the song as I can. You can either get it to breathe or you can't. Levon Helm
[ Breathe Either Get Into Life Much Put Song Way]
Forever Young, by Dylan, is one of my favorite songs. Levon Helm
[ Dylan Favorite Forever Songs Young]
And this one I wanted to do some covers. So I just really sang some of my favorite songs. Katey Sagal
[ Covers Favorite Just Really Sang Some Songs Wanted]
To passively get up and play a bunch of old songs wouldn't have really motivated us. So we are bringing the new material into the set and it goes down really well. Andy Taylor
[ Bringing Bunch Down Get Goes Into Material Motivated New Old Passively Play Really Set Songs Up Us Well]
When I first started to get into writing, it was via music. I'd generate ideas for songs that would turn into stories, then they'd turn into novels. I was biased toward music. Irvine Welsh
[ Biased First Generate Get Ideas Into Music Novels Songs Started Stories Then Toward Turn Via Would Writing]
If I found a cure for a huge disease, while I was hobbling up onstage to accept the Nobel Prize they'd be playing the theme song from 'Three's Company'. John Ritter
[ Accept Company Cure Disease Found Huge Nobel Onstage Playing Prize Song Theme Three Up While]
I didn't write this song. Someone was talking in a room. I just wrote down everything they said. Jeff Ament
[ Down Everything Just Room Said Someone Song Talking Write Wrote]
I guess what people forget sometimes is that when I write songs, I write them sometimes in about 20 minutes. Alanis Morissette
[ Forget Guess Minutes Sometimes Songs Them Write]
I'll have to get people to write songs for me right now until my own writing comes around. Andy Gibb
[ Around Comes Get Now Own Right Songs Until Write Writing]
In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humor in a song, without turning it into a novelty song, is really charming. Alanis Morissette
[ Charming Humor Into Novelty Opinion Really Sarcasm Song Think Turning Without]
I just decided to play make believe, memorize it like it was just some kind of song and just take the emotion out of the words. And I did. I goofed a couple of times. Michelle Rodriguez
[ Believe Couple Decided Did Emotion Just Kind Make Memorize Out Play Some Song Take Times Words]
Stevie didn't use the technology to drive the song. He used it to enhance. I use the tools to further my work, I don't use my work to further the tools. Brian McKnight
[ Drive Enhance Further Song Stevie Technology Tools Use Used Work]
The stores and the things like that, the business side of things came out at the point when, I'd say probably in the early '70s, it looked like the year of the singer-songwriter was over, 'cause music changed in our time and the spotlight was out. Jimmy Buffett
[ Business Came Cause Changed Early Looked Music Our Out Over Point Probably Say Side Singer-Songwriter Spotlight Stores Things Time Year]
That's a big gift when people say to you that a song helped them or brought them to some place in their life where they needed to be. Lenny Kravitz
[ Big Brought Gift Helped Life Needed Place Say Some Song Their Them Where]
You can either make it come around or you can't. By the time we would be ready to record a song, we would know for sure that it was the best way we could do it. Levon Helm
[ Around Best Come Could Either Know Make Ready Record Song Sure Time Way Would]
I don't think about the styles. I write whatever comes out and I use whatever kind of instrumentation works for those songs. Lenny Kravitz
[ Comes Instrumentation Kind Out Songs Styles Think Those Use Whatever Works Write]
Because my musical training has been limited, I've never been restricted by what technical musicians might call a song. Neil Diamond
[ Because Been Call Limited Might Musical Musicians Never Restricted Song Technical Training]
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. Mick Ralphs
[ Any Find Forty Good Happen Hope Just Keep Might Out Significance Song Songs Stick Them Thirty Twenty Will Write]
I started crying, because there's nothing like hearing that the artist who originally did the song likes your version. Kelly Rowland
[ Artist Because Crying Did Hearing Likes Nothing Originally Song Started Version Your]
It's just that a lot of songs that are popular right now, they don't have any meaning. Elliott Smith
[ Any Just Lot Meaning Now Popular Right Songs]
The Siren waits thee, singing song for song. Walter Savage Landor
[ Singing Siren Song Thee Waits]
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. Jason Mraz
[ Difficult Easiest Event Fiction Find How Limit Pure Song Songs Story Tell Through Write]
Right from day one, you know when you've written a good song. Joan Armatrading
[ Day Good Know Right Song Written]
I've never done anything so political before. I've spent years shouting my mouth off about serious issues over dinner tables but never really had the confidence to express my views in a song. George Michael
[ Anything Before Confidence Dinner Done Express Had Issues Mouth Never Off Over Political Really Serious Shouting Song Spent Tables Views Years]
Then I decided I couldn't just crawl in the corner and die, so I started putting pen to paper and wrote some songs. I had no idea what for or who I was going to work with. I tried to find my way and direction. Glenn Tipton
[ Corner Crawl Decided Die Direction Find Going Had Idea Just Paper Pen Putting Some Songs Started Then Tried Way Work Wrote]
A song has to become as much a part of you as a tailored suit. Martha Reeves
[ Become Much Part Song Suit Tailored]
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Tecumseh
[ Day Death Divide Go Great Noble Over Prepare Song]
I achieved something specially different with Love To Love You Baby and I Feel Love. These songs will endure. Giorgio Moroder
[ Achieved Baby Different Endure Feel Love Something Songs Specially These Will]
I really get inspired by songs. Like, if I hear a thug "Want to kill ya" song, I'm ready to go out and get crazy. Or if you hear this really sexual, sensual slow song, I want to go have sex. I'm very animalistic when it comes to stuff like that. Very basic emotions. Channing Tatum
[ Basic Comes Crazy Emotions Get Go Hear Inspired Kill Out Ready Really Sensual Sex Sexual Slow Song Songs Stuff Thug Very Want Ya]
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. Ben Harper
[ Any Express Long Own Songs Soulful Strong Style Think Voice Your Yourself]
I think it's his perception of knowing how to make a record build, keeping the integrity of the song in the music and really adding a lot of musical elements to compliment my voice and to compliment the song. Deborah Cox
[ Adding Build Compliment Elements His How Integrity Keeping Knowing Lot Make Music Musical Perception Really Record Song Think Voice]
Instead of slashing my wrists, I just write a bunch of really crummy songs. Peter Steele
[ Bunch Crummy Instead Just Really Slashing Songs Wrists Write]
It's always a live experience - anything that happens around you. It's so easy to just put it to a song. Wayne Wonder
[ Always Anything Around Easy Experience Happens Just Live Put Song]
I don't know why people are so surprised by my live performances. My approach is so simple; every song I sing, every story I tell, every move I make, must move the audience to laughter, tears or inspiration. Otherwise, why should I do it? John Davidson
[ Approach Audience Every Inspiration Know Laughter Live Make Move Must Otherwise Performances Should Simple Sing Song Story Surprised Tears Tell Why]
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. Tommy Shaw
[ Front Give Grandfather Him Nickel Out Porch Sing Sister Sit Songs Used]
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. Daniel Smith
[ Acoustic Alone Family Figure Guitar Instrumentation Lord Now Out Share Song Songs Take Then Till Together Up Would Wrote]
I could never be a country person, sitting around trees trying to write a song. I would rather be in the middle of society, whether it's growing or crumbling. Ric Ocasek
[ Around Could Country Crumbling Growing Middle Never Person Rather Sitting Society Song Trees Trying Whether Would Write]
The little song and dance number at the end - that's me, my voice, howling out. It was a new experience for me. I've never sung before and I've certainly never sung on screen. I think I sung on stage when I was 13 and for some reason nobody's asked me to try it again since. Hugh Dancy
[ Again Asked Before Certainly Dance End Experience Howling Little Never New Nobody Number Out Reason Screen Since Some Song Stage Sung Think Try Voice]
In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event. Theodore Bikel
[ Art Battles Cares Comes Down Event Fought History Language Lost Much Painting Play Poem Song Speaks Them Unless Were Won World]
In so many musicals today, the story is moved forward by a song. I don't think we're gonna try to do that. John Mellencamp
[ Forward Gonna Many Moved Musicals Song Story Think Today Try]
I didn't say I wasn't gonna do rockabilly. I just said I ain't gonna sing no song that ain't a country song. I won't be known as anything but a country singer. Buck Owens
[ Anything Country Gonna Just Known Rockabilly Said Say Sing Singer Song Won]
I love being a very personal singer-songwriter, but I also like being a scientist or explorer. Bjork
[ Also Being Explorer Love Personal Scientist Singer-Songwriter Very]
They keep the song as street as it needs to be. It's got a good catchy hook where it can do what it needs to do on the radio, but they keep the song street where it will keep credibility in the hood. Jermaine Dupri
[ Catchy Credibility Good Got Hood Hook Keep Needs Radio Song Street Where Will]
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. Tori Amos
[ Actually Allow Always Brings Cliffs Depend Feels Jump Least Listener Might Musically Myself Off Songs Sounds Whether]
That song is a story that shows how easily you could get slipped into being labeled as the bad guy, even though what you really trying to do is tell the bad guy to leave you alone. Slick Rick
[ Alone Bad Being Could Easily Even Get Guy How Into Labeled Leave Really Shows Slipped Song Story Tell Though Trying]
I really just tried to make a record full of great songs, which is the goal I always have. Martina McBride
[ Always Full Goal Great Just Make Really Record Songs Tried Which]
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. Christine Lavin
[ Believe Business Constant Down Goals Got Losing Person Same Setting Sight Songs Songwriter Struggle Think Time Trying Writing Your]
For hundreds of years people have talked about artists having inspiration, but often, some persons would say, write us a symphony or write us a song, on commission. The artists would come up with a masterpiece without waiting to have their muse inspire them. Tom Glazer
[ Artists Come Commission Having Hundreds Inspiration Inspire Masterpiece Muse Often Persons Say Some Song Symphony Talked Their Them Up Us Waiting Without Would Write Years]
Most of my songs are about Jesus. Most of my songs are about the idea that there is salvation, and that there is a Savior. But I won't mention his name in a song just to get a cheap play. Peter Townsend
[ Cheap Get His Idea Jesus Just Mention Most Name Play Salvation Savior Song Songs Won]
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. Graham Nash
[ Care Making Mean Only Project Record Right Signs Simple Sings Songs Start Were]
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. Judy Collins
[ Believe Come Deep Down Expose Feelings Get Good Heart Poetry Songs Suppose Surface Think Unless Write Writing Your Yourself]
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. James Blunt
[ Always Demos Eventually Everything Found Had Happening Long Manager Myself Place Quickly Right Songs Started Taken Think Time Way]
I didn't write songs for a very long time. Martin Gore
[ Long Songs Time Very Write]
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. Phil Harris
[ After Asked Bob Business Come Could Did Girlfriend Had Heard Knew Name Over Record Said Sing Some Someone Songs Which Written]
The film is a romance with songs and dances, aimed at a family audience. Sanjay Dutt
[ Aimed Audience Dances Family Film Romance Songs]
Hi-Tek is on three or four songs on the new record. Talib Kweli
[ Four New Record Songs Three]
Being used to scientific terminology and theory it was always natural for me to push this stuff into songs. Peter Hammill
[ Always Being Into Natural Push Scientific Songs Stuff Terminology Theory Used]
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. Wayne Kramer
[ Able Any Days Early First Had How Idea Instruments Learn None Our Own Perform Play Playing Really Songs Started Struggling Us Were Writing Yet]
I've done that I was touring a couple of years ago with R. Kelly and the Lillith Fair, I would do the late night underground gigs as well because it's always around those times that there was a hot song, either on the radio or in the clubs, it would just be simultaneous. Deborah Cox
[ Ago Always Around Because Clubs Couple Done Either Fair Gigs Hot Just Kelly Late Night Radio Simultaneous Song Those Times Touring Underground Well Would Years]
I'm totally convinced I can write the perfect pop song. Moon Unit Zappa
[ Convinced Perfect Pop Song Totally Write]
But I've got a lot of ideas, I bought me a ranch in Florida and I still have my farm in Ashland City, Tennessee so I'm gonna spend a little time at each one of those places and you'll probably hear some more songs out of me. Mel Tillis
[ Bought City Each Farm Florida Gonna Got Hear Ideas Little Lot More Out Places Probably Ranch Some Songs Spend Still Tennessee Those Time]
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. Jackie DeShannon
[ After Believe Compilation Falling Floor Going Got Just Know New Out Record Said Site Songs Time Web Were]
I don't ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful. Pete Hamill
[ Ask Beautiful Bird Meaning Misty Morning Rising Song Sun]
I think I was perceived in one fashion. A video is based on a song. I think you can get glimpses of people's presence within that. There's some people you enjoy watching more than others. Taylor Dane
[ Based Enjoy Fashion Get Glimpses More Others Perceived Presence Some Song Than Think Video Watching Within]
Bob Dylan is quite a songwriter, and a great singer and musician. I won't bother with comparing myself to him, but I will say that I heard his records at a very young age and I still listen to all his records. Frank Black
[ Age Bob Bother Comparing Dylan Great Heard Him His Listen Musician Myself Quite Records Say Singer Songwriter Still Very Will Won Young]
I have found life an enjoyable, enchanting, active, and sometime terrifying experience, and I've enjoyed it completely. A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other. Sean O'Casey
[ Active Always Completely Ear Enchanting Enjoyable Enjoyed Experience Found Lament Life Maybe Other Sometime Song Terrifying]
I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around. Jimi Hendrix
[ Around Corner Dancer Either Guitar Hate Just Move Only Player Put Songwriter Tap]
Kids know me from their Grease DVD, so they instantly respond. You can hear a pin drop when I do my old songs. Frankie Avalon
[ Drop Dvd Grease Hear Instantly Kids Know Old Pin Respond Songs Their]
I like duos with percussionists. I like the songs that percussionists sing. Derek Bailey
[ Sing Songs]
My brother is an excellent songwriter, and I play guitar and drums. Jeremy London
[ Brother Drums Excellent Guitar Play Songwriter]
There's nothing stupider than bursting into song for seven seconds and then falling silent again. Richard Morris
[ Again Bursting Falling Into Nothing Seconds Seven Silent Song Stupider Than Then]
My iPod that was programmed by Peter Buck. It has 7,000 songs hand-picked for me by him. Michael Stipe
[ Buck Him Ipod Peter Programmed Songs]
I like Fisher Price music, nursery rhymes, and the alphabet song. Tre Cool
[ Alphabet Fisher Music Nursery Price Rhymes Song]
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. June Carter Cash
[ Am Bunch Carter Did Family First Girl Just Record Songs Thing Type]
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. Bobby McFerrin
[ Around Children College Love Off Possible Send Some Song Songs Soon Want]
The reason I do interviews is because I'm protecting my songs. Bjork
[ Because Interviews Protecting Reason Songs]
That's really what was wonderful for me growing up, since I got to know so many of the songwriters who liked me and thought I had talent. They would then tell me how to read a lyric and sing a song, and challenge me to try and find a different end to a song. Margaret Whiting
[ Challenge Different End Find Got Growing Had How Know Liked Lyric Many Read Really Since Sing Song Songwriters Talent Tell Then Thought Try Up Wonderful Would]
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. Jimmy Griffin
[ Became Boys Faster Few Friends Girls Good Grow More Produced Producer Songs Steve Talented Than Then Together Up Wrote]
I have yet to have a successful outcome of sitting in a room with someone and trying to write a song. The way that I generally co-write is that someone else writes the music or part of the music. Shawn Colvin
[ Else Generally Music Outcome Part Room Sitting Someone Song Successful Trying Way Write Writes Yet]
I try to tell a story musically in a song. Barry White
[ Musically Song Story Tell Try]
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. Ruth Brown
[ Ago Because Era Own Particular Recorded Singing Songs Speaking Talking Think Were Would Years]
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. Judy Collins
[ Allowed Come Knew Know More Much Plane Songs Than Too Where]
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. Stevie Nicks Music
[ Birthday Classical Could Dad Day Down Ever Gave Guitar Just Knew Mom Only Really Sat Sing Song Songs Them Thing Write Wrote]
I stay way from that area, and there's only so many songs you can write about love, sex and death. Peter Steele
[ Area Death Love Many Only Sex Songs Stay Way Write]
I found it was really impossible for me to write songs when I couldn't sing. Rosanne Cash
[ Found Impossible Really Sing Songs Write]
DUST includes rarities, demos, unreleased songs and instrumentals, live recordings, and more. Adrian Belew
[ Demos Dust Includes Live More Recordings Songs Unreleased]
The only one I really like is a song called Saccharine. David Coverdale
[ Called Only Really Song]
Singing your own songs is all about individual expression. Lyle Lovett
[ Expression Individual Own Singing Songs Your]
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. Michael McKean
[ Actually Any Depends Exactly Gone Process Same Situation Songs Think True Two Way Well]
Downloading songs is not good. Obie Trice
[ Downloading Good Songs]
History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is as utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird. Joseph Conrad
[ Art Away Bird Call Destroyed Gone History Itself Never Out Passed Repeats Reproduced Song Special Utterly Which Wild World]
We'd have made more, but I kept forgetting to write songs down. Chris Lowe
[ Down Forgetting Kept Made More Songs Write]
I do not think men have more talent. There are a great many women in the arts; novelists, painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far lower in the field of song writing. Dorothy Fields
[ Arts Far Field Great Lower Many Men More Novelists Painters Proportion Sculptors Song Talent Think Women Writing]
I'd hate to be a songwriter starting a career today. Otis Blackwell
[ Career Hate Songwriter Starting Today]
The songwriter mustn't fall in love with his own song. If it doesn't belong, he can't push it into a show. Let him save it; maybe it'll fit in another show. Dorothy Fields
[ Another Belong Fall Fit Him His Into Love Maybe Mustn Own Push Save Show Song Songwriter]
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. Phil Harris
[ Any Charts Eating Ever Gadget Got Never Plays Records Remember Seeing Selection Some Song Songs Table Told Were While]
And of course there's so much music in and around our family. I had a piano during Christmas because it's obviously useful through the season. There are so many people, songwriters, who are around. Ashley Judd
[ Around Because Christmas Course During Family Had Many Much Music Obviously Our Piano Season Songwriters Through Useful]
I sing the songs that people need to hear. Etta James
[ Hear Need Sing Songs]
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. Johnny Rivers
[ Around Blackwell Bobby Darin Elvis Guys Hanging Just Music Otis Songs Talking Time Were Writing]
I usually have an idea of how I want a song to sound, but I don't always know how to get there. Lucinda Williams
[ Always Get How Idea Know Song Sound Usually Want]
We really try to make sure that the band writes the songs, not just one person. Adam Rich
[ Band Just Make Person Really Songs Sure Try Writes]
If you have a recital to do, you have to memorize the songs. I never use music when I do recitals. It produces an instant barrier, both for yourself and the audience. Bryn Terfel
[ Audience Barrier Both Instant Memorize Music Never Produces Recital Songs Use Yourself]
In an age of incompetence, I've been able to last in this crazy business. I actually know how to play my ax and write a song. That's my job. Billy Joel
[ Able Actually Age Ax Been Business Crazy How Incompetence Job Know Last Play Song Write]
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. David Bowie
[ Albums Any Behind Concept Heathen However Just Number Quite Runs Somehow Songs Strong Thematic Theme Thread Through Type]
There's so much fear involved in trying to do something you don't know how to do that drugs and alcohol can become a big part of your life if you have an addictive personality or are very unsure, which most songwriters are. Barry Mann
[ Addictive Alcohol Become Big Fear How Involved Know Life Most Much Part Personality Something Songwriters Trying Unsure Very Which Your]
We have the capacity to receive messages from the stars and the songs of the night winds. Ruth St. Denis
[ Capacity Messages Night Receive Songs Stars Winds]
Well, yeah, I sang to some songs on the radio or in the shower. Stephen Malkmus
[ Radio Sang Shower Some Songs Well Yeah]
Live well. Sing out, sing loud, and sing often. And God bless the child that's got a song. Nanci Griffith
[ Bless Child God Got Live Loud Often Out Sing Song Well]
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. Jackson Browne
[ Add Extra Friend Just Learned Led Many Own Sing Some Songs Verse Verses Writing Written]
I wrote songs with the guys from Air Supply for their record... So I was just writing songs. Billy Sherwood
[ Air Guys Just Record Songs Supply Their Writing Wrote]
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. Mike Gordon
[ Am Cut Doing Feel Go How Know Lyricist Lyrics Out Problem Really Some Songs Think Usually Want Write]
I wrote the Brotherhood song for no money out of my deep feelings about humanity, and because I was flattered that whatever talents I had, had been recognized. Tom Glazer
[ Because Been Brotherhood Deep Feelings Flattered Had Humanity Money Out Recognized Song Talents Whatever Wrote]
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. T-Bone Burnett
[ Back Bad Civil Compared Country Down Gruesome Hatred Kind Nothing Past Point Sing Songs These Things Today War Were Would Write Years]
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. Deana Carter
[ Album Condition Each First How Human Learn Life Live Love Newest Other Similar Songs Survive Themes Think Trying Very]
I can understand someone not liking the voice or the songs. Joanna Newsom
[ Liking Someone Songs Understand Voice]
About a year ago, out of the blue, I just wrote a bunch of songs. Rick Moranis
[ Ago Blue Bunch Just Out Songs Wrote Year]
Fortunately any of the songs we've recorded can be extremely fulfilling to perform depending on the variety of circumstances that surround any given show. Dwight Yoakam
[ Any Circumstances Depending Extremely Fortunately Fulfilling Given Perform Recorded Show Songs Surround Variety]
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. Keren Ann
[ Atmosphere Exact Inspired Into Mood More Out Point Put Really Songs State Thing Trying Words Write]
I like 'Bewitched' off the first album because it's one of the happiest songs I've ever written and, as any writer will tell you, happy songs are a million times more difficult to write than sad songs. Malcolm Wilson
[ Album Any Because Bewitched Difficult Ever First Happiest Happy Million More Off Sad Songs Tell Than Times Will Write Writer Written]
If you take all that I've learned from Joe and all that Joe has learned from me, and you throw all that into a song, not only are you using the gifts that God gave you, but also all the experiences you've had. Steven Tyler
[ Also Experiences Gave Gifts God Had Into Joe Learned Only Song Take Throw Using]
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. Robyn Hitchcock
[ Beyond Certain Day Diabolical Die Doubt Go Heavenly Hope Means Songs Thing Through Up Will World Writing]
I hate negative songs; I won't sing them. It doesn't matter if it's sold 2 million more albums. Ricky Skaggs
[ Albums Hate Matter Million More Negative Sing Sold Songs Them Won]
One of my theme songs is that if you can't do it in a test tube, don't do it. Martin Fleischmann
[ Songs Test Theme Tube]
And we just went with Julie because that name hadn't been used in any other popular songs at the time. Bobby Sherman
[ Any Because Been Hadn Julie Just Name Other Popular Songs Time Used Went]
What is qualified? What have I been qualified for in my life? I haven't been qualified to be a mayor. I'm not qualified to be a songwriter. I'm not qualified to be a TV producer. I'm not qualified to be a successful businessman. And so, I don't know what qualified means. Sonny Bono
[ Been Businessman Haven Know Life Mayor Means Producer Qualified Songwriter Successful Tv]
Language is like songs, like food, like dance-it is the expression of what we think. Holly Near
[ Expression Food Language Songs Think]
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. Ian MacKaye
[ Cds Collecting Make Mind Money Obviously Our Records Sell Selling Someone Songs Thousand Trading Unhappy Whatever Would Yeah]
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. Thurston Moore
[ Another Basic Drums Going Guitar Had Hear Just Sing Songs Them Very Wanted Way Which Written]
Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that. They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence, so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody. It doesn't ring true. Don Henley
[ Forcing Forget Get Head Melody Notes Onto Precedence Ring Singers Sometimes Songwriters Take Their True Up Will Wind Word]
My friends and I took songwriting very, very seriously. My hero was and still is Bob Dylan, but also people like Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell and that whole generation. Kazuo Ishiguro
[ Also Bob Cohen Dylan Friends Generation Hero Joni Leonard Mitchell Seriously Songwriting Still Took Very Whole]
I always imagine later on these songs I could've played with a band, but it never worked out that way. Nuno Bettencourt
[ Always Band Could Imagine Later Never Out Played Songs These Way Worked]
It varies from song to song, although Buck Owens and I recently collaborated on writing a duet together and am looking forward with a great deal of anticipation to recording that track for the new studio album. Dwight Yoakam
[ Album Although Am Anticipation Buck Collaborated Deal Duet Forward Great Looking New Owens Recently Recording Song Studio Together Track Varies Writing]
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. Jarvis Cocker
[ Day Edited Every Experiences Go Highlights Life Out Seeking Sexual Songs Strange Things Week]
When we play "Angel of Death", it's actually a 2 and half minutes sing 'til our party starts. That song is pretty much been played traditionally in the end. Kerry King
[ Actually Angel Been Death End Half Minutes Much Our Party Play Played Pretty Sing Song Starts Til Traditionally]
That sense of failure, I don't know where people put it who don't write songs and aren't able to emote physically. It must go somewhere. Sting
[ Able Emote Failure Go Know Must Physically Put Sense Somewhere Songs Where Write]
But then you have to write a song, so at that point, I picked up the reins and started to write lyrics. Jim Capaldi
[ Lyrics Picked Point Reins Song Started Then Up Write]
I wanted to put a sheet in explaining what all the songs are about, but they didn't do it. Dick Dale
[ Explaining Put Sheet Songs Wanted]
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. Dennis Brown
[ Any Correct Just Listened Mistakes Recorded Right Songs Take Them Then Two Went Were Would]
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. Stevie Nicks
[ Across America Been Between Each Forget Friends Getting Happened Just Know Nights Now Out Playing Right Songs Specific Two Us Which]
I mean Gorilla was really our first sort of goes at songwriting. Neil Innes
[ First Goes Gorilla Mean Our Really Songwriting Sort]
It's hard enough to make a good song and a good recording of that song. But to try to tailor it to some outside force is just like - It's never been a factor in what I've done or what the band's done. James Iha
[ Band Been Done Enough Factor Force Good Hard Just Make Never Outside Recording Some Song Tailor Try]
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. Warren Cuccurullo
[ Album Another Big Came Did End Five Notorious Played Songs Started Then Thing Together Tour Tracks Went Writing Yeah]
But there's a thin line between songwriting and arranging. Warren Zevon
[ Arranging Between Line Songwriting Thin]
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. Evan Dando
[ Books Decent Down Everything Experiences Find Go How Line Memory Need Occur Phrases Rhyme Right Songs Through Tons Very Which Write]
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. Jackie DeShannon
[ Also Charts Does Dominate Good Kind Paul Remember Simon Some Songs Springsteen Still Writers]
Songwriting is a very mysterious process. It feels like creating something from nothing. It's something I don't feel like I really control. Tracy Chapman
[ Control Creating Feel Feels Mysterious Nothing Process Really Something Songwriting Very]
People know me for up-tempo songs because of my hits. Eddie Floyd
[ Because Hits Know Songs]
Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance. Margaret Mead
[ Any Artificial Burn Dance Does Energy Fossil Fuel Love Neither Prayer Song Up Use]
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. Diana Krall
[ Decide Difficult Emotional Know Life Lot Reveal Songs Sung Very Writing Yourself]
If I had to associate myself with one song, it would probably be Let Love Rule. It's so simple and to the point. It speaks for itself. Lenny Kravitz
[ Associate Had Itself Love Myself Point Probably Rule Simple Song Speaks Would]
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. James Iha
[ Band Billy Definitely Different Feel Kind Next Put Record Records Solo Songs Than Together Up Written]
The way you look for songs, you find yourself looking for little signals and clues about life and how things are. Tom T. Hall
[ Clues Find How Life Little Look Looking Signals Songs Things Way Yourself]
I just like simplicity. I like simple songs, I like simple chords, simple vocals, simple lead guitar. I just like simplicity. That's just the way I like it. Jeremy Spencer
[ Chords Guitar Just Lead Simple Simplicity Songs Vocals Way]
There's something about prime time television and the way the song is going to come off on the air. I'm very concerned, very self-conscious about that. Jon Secada
[ Air Come Concerned Going Off Prime Self-Conscious Something Song Television Time Very Way]
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. David Crosby
[ Actor Affinity Being Business Father Felt Folk Great Know Later More Movie Music Myself Singing Songs Started Than Then Thought Would Write]
Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance. That translates into pacing a story, pleasing a reading audience. Jimmy Buffett
[ Ago Audience Concert Instinct Into Pace Pacing Performance Pleasing Reading Song Story Taught Translates Years]
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. Trevor Nunn
[ Anything Before Brand Career Done Early Had Ibsen Musical Never New Next Occasionally Pantomime Play Professional Shakespeare Songs Stop Theater Through Would Writer]
The Bee Gees were always heavily influenced by black music. As a songwriter, it's never been difficult to pick up on the changing styles of music out there, and soul has always been my favourite genre. Robin Gibb
[ Always Bee Been Black Changing Difficult Favourite Gees Genre Heavily Influenced Music Never Out Pick Songwriter Soul Styles Up Were]
I'm just writing songs about how I feel or about how people I know feel. Elliott Smith
[ Feel How Just Know Songs Writing]
It's not about battling the original artists when I record these songs, it's about paying tribute to them. Etta James
[ Artists Battling Original Paying Record Songs Them These Tribute]
We have always wanted to write songs and be experimental in that way. Mike Lowry
[ Always Experimental Songs Wanted Way Write]
Some songs are just like tattoos for your brain... you hear them and they're affixed to you. Carlos Santana
[ Brain Hear Just Some Songs Tattoos Them Your]
Songwritng is what I do. Neil Diamond
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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. Rick Allen
[ Almost Breathing Coming Enemy Get Heart Instead Just Next Playing Relaxing Sometimes Songs Thinking]
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. Jay Kay
[ 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]
Some of those songs, you really have to bite them. You challenge yourself, you challenge the audience, you do something different. People weren't expecting it. Andy Taylor
[ Audience Bite Challenge Different Expecting Really Some Something Songs Them Those Weren Yourself]
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. Chantal Kreviazuk
[ Came Contract Developed Evolved Finished Good Got Great Idea Into Life Maybe Once Quite Record Songs Studio Them Took Were Weren Which]
One of my side strange abilities is to hear a good song, no matter how it's being performed. Even if you get a bad performance, I can still hear that there's a good song. Manfred Mann
[ Abilities Bad Being Even Get Good Hear How Matter Performance Performed Side Song Still Strange]
When I sang that song, I felt it was almost as if some force had moved into my body. Things like that have only happened to me singing jazz. It doesn't happen when singing pop. I get so deeply into the music, it feels like I've become someone else. Rita Coolidge
[ Almost Become Body Deeply Else Feels Felt Force Get Had Happen Happened Into Jazz Moved Music Only Pop Sang Singing Some Someone Song Things]
I try to find little things that you can do to move the song along and things that serve the song. Benmont Tench
[ Along Find Little Move Serve Song Things Try]
For a person as obsessed with music as I am, I always hear a song in the back of my head, all the time, and that usually is my own tune. I've done that all my life. Bjork
[ Always Am Back Done Head Hear Life Music Obsessed Own Person Song Time Tune Usually]
Beck said he didn't believe in the theory of a song coming through you as if you were an open vessel. I agree with him to a certain extent. Sheryl Crow
[ Agree Beck Believe Certain Coming Extent Him Open Said Song Theory Through Vessel Were]
I am moved more by melodies, song structure, and evocative textures. Geddy Lee
[ Am Evocative Melodies More Moved Song Structure Textures]
Much responsibility rests upon the shoulders of the song leader; it is not infrequently within his power to make or break a meeting. Paul Harris
[ Break His Infrequently Leader Make Meeting Much Power Responsibility Rests Shoulders Song Upon Within]
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. Duncan Sheik
[ After Album Also First Got Kind Make Other Record Road Romance Singing Songs Than Things Tired Two Wanted Yeah Years]
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. Billy Bragg
[ During Falklands First Got Gulf Had Island Letters Listening Return Saying Soldiers Songs These War Were Written]
I have gotten more than I asked for. All that I ever wanted was to hear my voice on record and have a song among the Top 20. Patsy Cline
[ Among Asked Ever Gotten Hear More Record Song Than Top Voice Wanted]
But there's actually a lot of punk bands out there that go out of the norm, use odd time signatures, or a lot of different tempo changes in a song. Travis Barker
[ Actually Bands Changes Different Go Lot Norm Odd Out Punk Signatures Song Tempo Time Use]
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. Joni Mitchell
[ Aggressive Any Foot Ignorance Illness Just Kind Law Life Little Mental Mounting Particular Rabbit Rabid Really Religion Slice Songs Spiritual Their]
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. Joanna Newsom
[ Also Any Chorus First Forget Harp How Know Part Play Progress Reason Recorded Simple Singing Songs Them Think Together Verse Without]
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. James Mooney
[ After Begun Between Dancers Down Especially Few Hands Intervals Minutes More Sit Smoke Songs Talk]
Tom would bring in songs, Mike would engineer, and we recorded about 30 songs. Benmont Tench
[ Bring Engineer Mike Recorded Songs Tom Would]
I can't be bothered anymore about giving songs titles. Damon Albarn
[ Anymore Bothered Giving Songs Titles]
Since I have been singing for so many years, I don't always need to approach a song quite so laboriously and meticulously. Kate Smith
[ Always Approach Been Laboriously Many Need Quite Since Singing Song Years]
You can keep rummaging around until you find a song you like, but you can't predict whether it'll hit or not. Tennessee Ernie Ford
[ Around Find Hit Keep Predict Song Until Whether]
After a while, though, the group just wasn't a good vehicle for the songs I'd written. Mark Knopfler
[ After Good Group Just Songs Though Vehicle While Written]
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. Don Henley
[ Could Drums Eagles Enjoy Fascinate Front Know Out Play Seems Set Sing Songs Stand Think Watching Why]
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. Johnny Cash
[ Away Because Finish Get Good Into Just Lot More Out Put Realize Sight Songs Start Store Than Them Throw]
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. Anthony Kiedis
[ Again Art Back Band Came Connected Feel Felt Harder Instantaneously Left Music Realized Songs Spiritually Then Write]
My favorite album would have to be Rocket To Russia. I feel this album has the most classic Ramones songs. Johnny Ramone
[ Album Classic Favorite Feel Most Ramones Rocket Russia Songs Would]
We sing these songs for the everyday occasions of life, and they are very close to the hearts of our people. Kiri Te Kanawa
[ Close Everyday Hearts Life Occasions Our Sing Songs These Very]
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. Shakira
[ Am Challenge English Major Other Preserve Same Songs Songwriters Spanish Spirit Want Wanted Write Writing]
My son writes songs and plays. He sings like an angel. Edie Brickell
[ Angel Plays Sings Son Songs Writes]
We toyed with the idea of making it a double album, but I think that would only have confused everybody even more, so we decided to stick with the songs we picked. Thom Yorke
[ Album Confused Decided Double Even Everybody Idea Making More Only Picked Songs Stick Think Toyed Would]
I decided it was time to pay tribute to my own songs, to give them the opportunity to mature and be adult. Nanci Griffith
[ Adult Decided Give Mature Opportunity Own Pay Songs Them Time Tribute]
I try to imagine how we would live if we didn't know we were going to die. Would we live our lives differently? Less careful, maybe? Less scared? These are beautiful things to think about and build a song around. Beth Gibbons
[ Around Beautiful Build Careful Die Differently Going How Imagine Know Less Live Lives Maybe Our Scared Song These Things Think Try Were Would]
I've written songs about things that nobody else has ever written about. David Allan Coe
[ Else Ever Nobody Songs Things Written]
The first song that I wrote was when I was with The Del Rios. I was like 14 years old but I was always putting my thoughts down on paper even before then because it was like an escape - a way of unleashing all the stuff. William Bell
[ Always Because Before Del Down Escape Even First Old Paper Putting Song Stuff Then Thoughts Way Wrote Years]
The video forum for me has been a source of great consternation because once you start projecting a look to a song, it robs the listener of their ability to adopt that song and make the lyric their own. Sheryl Crow
[ Ability Adopt Because Been Forum Great Listener Look Lyric Make Once Own Projecting Robs Song Source Start Their Video]
The way I choose to show my feelings is through my songs. Marianne Faithfull
[ Choose Feelings Show Songs Through Way]
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. Charlie Daniels
[ Album Another Christian Favorites Going Gospel Next Old Ones Project Referring Some Songs Want Will Wrote]
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. Pete Seeger
[ Compulsion Decline Discuss Else Known Songs Sung Under Where]
But I'm able to just keep going, and that's the challenge. It's the next song. And then just enjoying the shows and people who come out to the shows. It's pretty organic, really. Steve Forbert
[ Able Challenge Come Enjoying Going Just Keep Next Organic Out Pretty Really Shows Song Then]
Maybe the most that you can expect from a relationship that goes bad is to come out of it with a few good songs. Marianne Faithfull
[ Bad Come Expect Few Goes Good Maybe Most Out Relationship Songs]
Our idea is simply to play the songs and to emphasize our musicianship. Krist Novoselic
[ Emphasize Idea Musicianship Our Play Simply Songs]
A lot of times, I played bass on songs. Gene plays guitar on some songs. Ace Frehley
[ Bass Gene Guitar Lot Played Plays Some Songs Times]
I play keyboards and sing. I've written a couple of songs too. Corey Haim
[ Couple Keyboards Play Sing Songs Too Written]
At the Muddy Waters thing, I played the first song by myself on an acoustic guitar. I thought that was great that y'all did that tribute to Muddy Waters. I had a real good time. Gregg Allman
[ Acoustic Did First Good Great Guitar Had Muddy Myself Played Real Song Thing Thought Time Tribute Waters]
I'd stop in the middle of a gun fight and sing a song. Ken Curtis
[ Fight Gun Middle Sing Song Stop]
Sometime I write a song off a central idea, instead of emotion. Ken Hill
[ Central Emotion Idea Instead Off Sometime Song Write]
We play a hip-hop song and suddenly 25 people on the left jump up and put their hands in the air; then you play Lost Cause and they're like, I don't know about this one. Beck
[ Air Cause Hands Hip-Hop Jump Know Left Lost Play Put Song Suddenly Their Then Up]
A characteristic of older folksongs, in most cases, is that we don't know their composers or authors. Older folksongs were written often with no commercial purpose in mind. They were passed down by word of mouth, from generation to generation. Tom Glazer
[ Authors Cases Characteristic Commercial Composers Down Generation Know Mind Most Mouth Often Older Passed Purpose Their Were Word Written]
The Fat Mattress consisted of people I'd played with before joining the 'Experience and it was put together as a song writing situation. Noel Redding
[ Before Consisted Experience Fat Joining Mattress Played Put Situation Song Together Writing]
A song without music is a lot like H2 without the O. Ira Gershwin
[ Lot Music Song Without]
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. Branford Marsalis
[ Beat Because Elusive Hard Hold How Listen Little Lot Love Melody Musicians Now Popular Songs Understand Very]
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. Bon Scott
[ Balls Change How Important Just Long Matter Might Play Rock Roll Songs Us]
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. Branford Marsalis
[ Because Cd Could Couple Everything Get Long Maybe Might Minutes Off Play Played Songs Sounds Stage Stupid Then Think Trails]
I understand why some kid in his bedroom in Wisconsin thinks downloading songs couldn't hurt anyone. True fans will buy the CD or go see the movie after downloading, but to say it doesn't affect anyone - come on. Rob Zombie
[ Affect After Anyone Bedroom Buy Cd Come Downloading Fans Go His Hurt Kid Movie Say See Some Songs Thinks True Understand Why Will Wisconsin]
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. John Mellencamp
[ Album Bob Considered Couple Cover Dylan Each First Only Original Records Songs Two Weren Wrote]
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. Krist Novoselic
[ Because Colorado Francisco Jamming Know Lyrics Really Relevant Right San Show Situation Someone Songs Sure Those Time Up Were Working Written]
What I took back, because of my exposure to the Jewish music of the 30s and the 40s in my upbringing with my father, was that kind of theatrical songwriting. It was always a part of my character. This desire to make people laugh. Pete Townshend
[ Always Back Because Character Desire Exposure Father Jewish Kind Laugh Make Music Part Songwriting Theatrical Took Upbringing]
It's fun to sing sad songs. And it's fun to listen to sad songs. Enjoyable. Satisfying. Something. Richard Thompson
[ Enjoyable Fun Listen Sad Satisfying Sing Something Songs]
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. Julie Harris
[ Beautifully Chamberlain Clothes His Lovely Richard Rose Sang Slipper Songs Well Wore Work]
But I like to listen to demos. I like to hear the finished product. It's like listening to a song - I mean, a story. If you're going to sit here and tell me a story, I just like to listen. I don't want to make them up. Reba McEntire
[ Demos Finished Going Hear Here Just Listen Listening Make Mean Product Sit Song Story Tell Them Up Want]
I'd have to say that my favorite thing is writing a song that really says how I feel, what I believe - and it even explains the world to myself better than I knew it. Jackson Browne
[ Believe Better Even Explains Favorite Feel How Knew Myself Really Say Says Song Than Thing World Writing]
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. Richard Perle
[ Children Clever Diplomacy Embrace Entirely Forth Go Great Just Now Our Piece Sing Songs Together Total Try Us Vision Wage War Will World Years]
When I write a song, it's all about the riff - the riff first, then the words come later. Evan Dando
[ Come First Later Riff Song Then Words Write]
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. Jennifer Lopez
[ Album Between Coach Collaborations Even Four Gives Produced Producer Puffy Songs Space Those Together Tracks Vocal Work]
The song This Kiss was definitely my breakthrough song. After that, Breathe was my breakthrough album. Faith Hill
[ After Album Breakthrough Breathe Definitely Kiss Song]
I used to think that all my Wings stuff was second-rate stuff, but I began to meet younger kids, not kids from my Beatle generation, who would say, We really love this song. Paul McCartney
[ Beatle Began Generation Kids Love Meet Really Say Second-Rate Song Stuff Think Used Wings Would Younger]
I learn my songs by ear. Kate Smith
[ Ear Learn Songs]
Silence is more musical than any song. Christina Rossetti
[ Any More Musical Silence Song Than]
Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death. Berenice Abbott
[ Act Acted Approach Build Creative Death Does Give Initiate Life Living Mean Out Photography Positive Rather Sings Song Subjective Than Upon Very Word]
Fools are my theme, let satire be my song. Lord Byron
[ Fools Satire Song Theme]
I like songs and film because you can turn your life into a sort of myth or dream. Sean Lennon
[ Because Dream Film Into Life Myth Songs Sort Turn Your]
But, in fairness to them, too, the popular song per se is really a pretty shallow medium to perform in. Mel Torme
[ Fairness Medium Per Perform Popular Pretty Really Se Shallow Song Them Too]
There's a bootleg album that was recorded when I was 14 or 15, a compilation of things live at different clubs. Songs like Girl from Ipanema and Cry Me A River. I don't know what the title of it is. Edgar Winter
[ Album Bootleg Clubs Compilation Cry Different Girl Know Live Recorded River Songs Things Title]
I don't like people telling me what to do, or trying to MAKE me write songs. Dave Davies
[ Make Songs Telling Trying Write]
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. Charlie Haden
[ Adding American Collection Composers Done Got Great Had Keep Lot Played Really Records Respect Showcase Songs Things Wanted]
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? Little Richard
[ Beautiful Believe Birds Crazy God Hear How Make Say Singing Songs These Think]
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. Joan Baez
[ Any Been Come Crawled Down Good Just Much Nothing Out Page Seems Sleeve Songs Them Those Words Writing]
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. Andrew Fletcher
[ Band Best Careers Feel Making Music Old Our Plays Reasons Seen Songs Survive Today Tours Want]
My songs grow on people - like warts. Glenn Frey
[ Grow Songs Warts]
I really like the thing I did with Martina McBride. I had that song sitting around for a long time. Bob Seger
[ Around Did Had Long Martina Really Sitting Song Thing Time]
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.' Buck Owens
[ Doing Experiment Fun Got Old Realizing Record Said Same Some Songs Think Those Time Wanted Way]
He's written some great songs. I thought that "Blues Man" was a perfect song for me to do as a tribute. Alan Jackson
[ Blues Great Man Perfect Some Song Songs Thought Tribute Written]
At first it was my brother's songwriting and I was just doing what everyone told me. Gwen Stefani
[ Brother Doing Everyone First Just Songwriting Told]
Then, once I have lyrics, being able to shape them around a song is nothing new for me, I've been doing that for 25 years. The soul searching part of it, the spontaneous part of it, that was, and remains, a really terrific process. Geddy Lee
[ Able Around Been Being Doing Lyrics New Nothing Once Part Process Really Remains Searching Shape Song Soul Spontaneous Terrific Them Then Years]
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. Justin Guarini
[ Artists Connection Even Other Own Put Song Songs Stamp Than Their Them Though Truer Wrote]
By the end of it, you never know how it's going to turn out. Hopefully if I pick the right songs and put the right melodies on it and all the collaboration works out. it's a win-win situation. Paul Taylor
[ Collaboration End Going Hopefully How Know Melodies Never Out Pick Put Right Situation Songs Turn Win-Win Works]
So we used to look for funny songs, and learn them and play them. And we used to play them in pubs. Neil Innes
[ Funny Learn Look Play Pubs Songs Them Used]
What is that song that Willie Nelson sang? 'Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few.' I think of that. No big deal. I've reached a stage in my life where I am content. Gabriel Byrne
[ Am Big Content Days Deal Down Few Life Nelson Oh Precious Reached Sang Song Stage Think Where Willie]
You always will be singing a song or humming a line or a melody. Dennis Brown
[ Always Humming Line Melody Singing Song Will]
They're making a song and dance because that serves their immediate interests. But what will happen tomorrow? They will have to pay salaries and pensions. Eduard Shevardnadze
[ Because Dance Happen Immediate Interests Making Pay Pensions Salaries Serves Song Their Tomorrow Will]
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. Casey Kasum
[ Audience Beat Became Gets Getting Got Hit Longer Message Music Now Otherwise Short Shorter Songs Them Then Touches Used]
Considering the amount of information we're bombarded by, it's amazing if a song can transcend time. Michael Bolton
[ Amazing Amount Bombarded Considering Information Song Time Transcend]
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. Van Morrison
[ Job Later Maybe Perform Record Simple Songs Stage Them Then Write]
That is what intrigues me; songwriting and song structure and expression. Geddy Lee
[ Expression Intrigues Song Songwriting Structure]
No, my son's a songwriter and he does that. Mel Tillis
[ Does Son Songwriter]
Europe is weird songs that would never make it in America. Mike Myers
[ America Europe Make Never Songs Weird Would]
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. Teena Marie
[ Able Around Blessing Ever Gift Given Go Great Into Just Know Look Music Out Put Really Songs Them Think Way Words]
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. Rupert Holmes
[ 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]
I prepared five songs, I sang them, and he hired me. I started working about a month later at the piano bar. Bobby McFerrin
[ Bar Five Hired Later Month Piano Prepared Sang Songs Started Them Working]
I was half asleep lying there writing this lyric in my head at about 3:30 in the morning. I woke Steve up with this idea and then we went into the living room where there was a little upright piano and finished the song. I wonder where that piano is now? Jim Capaldi
[ Asleep Finished Half Head Idea Into Little Living Lying Lyric Morning Now Piano Room Song Steve Then Up Upright Went Where Woke Wonder Writing]
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. Hasil Adkins
[ Could Get Good Got Hear Just Market Myself Pretty Songs Stuff Them Trying Wish Wrote]
After six or seven performances of any song, you begin to perform it rather than feel it. Graham Nash
[ After Any Begin Feel Perform Performances Rather Seven Six Song Than]
There isn't a dearth of it, but I will confess that it's harder for me to find songs on which I'm willing to invest anything from ten to fifteen hours writing an arrangement than it was in times past. Mel Torme
[ Anything Arrangement Confess Dearth Fifteen Find Harder Hours Invest Past Songs Ten Than Times Which Will Willing Writing]
We've been able to have our cake and eat it, too. Every song, every T-shirt, is absolutely a pure expression of what we want to do. And it connects. Tom Morello
[ Able Absolutely Been Cake Connects Eat Every Expression Our Pure Song T-Shirt Too Want]
I honestly don't class myself as a songwriter. I've got 'musician' written on my passport. That's even funnier. Robert Smith
[ Class Even Funnier Got Honestly Musician Myself Passport Songwriter Written]
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! Robert Cray
[ Concept Cover Covers Doing Go Never Normally Record Songs Think Us Want Would Write]
Lionel Richie, love song, OK, thank you very much, good-bye. And all of a sudden I realized that, in my career, what has made my career has always been the surprises. Lionel Richie
[ Always Been Career Good-Bye Lionel Love Made Much Ok Realized Richie Song Sudden Surprises Thank Very]
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. Peter Noone
[ Best Bringing Daughters Family Fun Innuendo Know Mothers Part Really Seeing Sexual Shows Songs Their Worry]
As the writer, you're always a presence in the song. If you get close to what human beings are like, you're writing about common experience. We all do much the same things, so if you nail somebody, then you've also nailed yourself. Richard Thompson
[ Also Always Beings Close Common Experience Get Human Much Nail Nailed Presence Same Somebody Song Then Things Writer Writing Yourself]
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. Chantal Kreviazuk
[ Become Certain Down Dwell Enough Keep Life Moment Playing Point Popular Reliving Rest Same Songs Them Want Where]
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. Lyle Lovett
[ Able Been Certain Company Cut Lucky Make Never Pressured Record Records Songs Wanted]
If there's a song where there's a possibility of guitar stuff that would be fun to listen to, go for it. Don't worry about what anybody thinks. Brad Paisley
[ Anybody Fun Go Guitar Listen Possibility Song Stuff Thinks Where Worry Would]
Revising a screenplay is much more frustrating than revising a song because you have to read through the entire work again while you are changing stuff. It is a lot easier to edit a song. Kelly Jones
[ Again Because Changing Easier Edit Entire Frustrating Lot More Much Read Revising Screenplay Song Stuff Than Through While Work]
My next record I really just want it to be a collection of great songs, classic songs in a way. Marc Almond
[ Classic Collection Great Just Next Really Record Songs Want Way]
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. Lisa Marie Presley
[ Around Bit Darker Drawn His Influenced Listen Lot Material More Probably Prone Quite Sadder Songs Stuff Watched Which]
The songwriting has never really stepped forward from the '50's. Brian Setzer
[ Forward Never Really Songwriting Stepped]
They would wake me up when I was sleeping, and say sing a song for our friends. I had a sweet voice, I had a nice little tenor voice. God knows what I sang, but my whole family would admire me. Dominic Chianese
[ Admire Family Friends God Had Knows Little Nice Our Sang Say Sing Sleeping Song Sweet Tenor Up Voice Wake Whole Would]
I come from the performance world, but the idea of a worship song is different. It's useful music. John Tesh
[ Come Different Idea Music Performance Song Useful World Worship]
I don't know any other lifestyle. I get up in the morning and I really do feel that the world is my oyster, and I start that way, the same as I would if I were preparing to write a song: put a blank piece of paper up on the piano and you go for it. Lesley Gore
[ Any Blank Feel Get Go Know Lifestyle Morning Other Oyster Paper Piano Piece Preparing Put Really Same Song Start Up Way Were World Would Write]
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. Neil Diamond
[ Along Always Any Been Feel Finished Involve Main Moves Objective Reflect Saying Song Songs Take Touch Way Write]
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? John Astin
[ Album Amazing Artists Busy Films Got Guy Had Idea Just Kind Make Put Rare Records Slide Songs Thing United Wanted Working]
I'd like to be remembered as a premier singer of songs, not just a popular act of a given period. Luther Vandross
[ Act Given Just Period Popular Premier Remembered Singer Songs]
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. Jackson Browne
[ Any Go Going Instrument Life Living Love Mean More Play Songs Than Things Through Write]
I try to keep my ear to the streets without sacrificing who I am as an artist. If a song needs a drum machine I'll use a drum machine. If it needs a drummer, I'll use a real drummer. Teena Marie
[ Am Artist Drum Drummer Ear Keep Machine Needs Real Sacrificing Song Streets Try Use Without]
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. Phil Collins
[ 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]
It's very hard to write a song alone. It's only by jamming that you can get a song together. Maurice Gibb
[ Alone Get Hard Jamming Only Song Together Very Write]
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. John Hall
[ Again Artists Dc Everywhere Francisco Go Music New Over Play Playing Radio Same San Some Songs Stations Them Times Washington Week York]
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. Dana Hill
[ Adjusting Around Because Know Lights Love Movie Prefer Rather Rushed Scene Set Shows Sit Songs Star Theme Those Tv Wait Watch Way]
Whoever best serves the song is going to be served by the song. Michael Bolton
[ Best Going Served Serves Song Whoever]
I'm a lover of songs. Vince Clarke
[ Lover Songs]
The people who are making money are the ones who are writing and singing their own songs. Jimmy Webb
[ Making Money Ones Own Singing Songs Their Writing]
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. Harvey Fierstein
[ Adverse Always Because Could Different Exactly Idea Just Lot Musical Play Song Songs Story Tell Through Torch Will Would]
If you're dealing with a musical in which you're trying to tell a story, it's got to sound like speech. At the same time it's got to be a song. Stephen Sondheim
[ Dealing Got Musical Same Song Sound Speech Story Tell Time Trying Which]
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. Edie Brickell
[ After Alone Blessed Careers Established Famous Great How However Live Lived Long Matter Prior Songs Tour Wanted Way Were]
What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop. Bono
[ Age Between Closed Digital Doing Dreaming Excited Gap Laptop Make Need Needed Now Personally Producer Record See Song Studio Turns Used Wanted]
I actually write film music because I'm classically trained on the piano so as well as songwriting I also write actual film music that could be used for movies like war movies and love movies. Vanessa Brown
[ Actual Actually Also Because Classically Could Film Love Movies Music Piano Songwriting Trained Used War Well Write]
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. Peter Hammill
[ Addressed Been Couple Covers Done Few Go Had Haven Marc Never Out Own Publishing Really Songs Them Time]
They really can't imagine what my voice is like. Every time I sing a song, they are very surprised. Coco Lee
[ Every Imagine Really Sing Song Surprised Time Very Voice]
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. Michael Nesmith
[ Allows Becomes Collection Create Group May More Much Notion Only Own Particular Rewrites Seconds Something Song Songs Their Want]
There is nothing like singing a song that 20,000 people know and are singing back to you. Gary Cherone
[ Back Know Nothing Singing Song]
When Billie Holiday sings a song, I hear the song, but I always hear her and her truth. Tom Wopat
[ Always Billie Hear Her Holiday Sings Song Truth]
We went for the best overall feel on each song. There are no musical overdubs at all. It's a true live record; it's one of the few true live records out there. Ben Harper
[ Best Each Feel Few Live Musical Out Overall Overdubs Record Records Song True Went]
Originally I was not writing songs for myself. Smokey Robinson
[ Myself Originally Songs Writing]
I close my eyes when I sing so I can feel the song better. Mahalia Jackson
[ Better Close Eyes Feel Sing Song]
The song came out to be a gem, just came out to be a really, really interesting rendition of it. Deborah Cox
[ Came Gem Interesting Just Out Really Rendition Song]
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. Bob Geldof
[ Because Family Getting How Know Life Out Songs Those]
For Stevie, the words are of prime importance; the song moves around the words, rather than the words moving around the song. Christine McVie
[ Around Importance Moves Moving Prime Rather Song Stevie Than Words]
I really believe in myself. I'm the hardest worker I know, and one of the best songwriters. There's a craft to it, and it takes a long time to hone it, and I work really hard at it. Arthur Godfrey
[ Believe Best Craft Hard Hardest Hone Know Long Myself Really Songwriters Takes Time Work Worker]
It wasn't so much that I had to leave to make it in the music business as I was curious to be out on my own and sort of explore. I never felt that where I was ever influenced my songwriting. Matthew Sweet
[ Business Curious Ever Explore Felt Had Influenced Leave Make Much Music Never Out Own Songwriting Sort Where]
I signed to Def Jam and within two months, I heard that Ja Rule was looking for someone to do a song with. Christina Milian
[ Def Heard Jam Looking Months Rule Signed Someone Song Two Within]
Three things are needed for a good life, good friends, good food, and good song. Jason Zebehazy Food
[ Food Friends Good Life Needed Song Things Three]
Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought. E. Y. Harburg
[ Feel Feeling Make Makes Music Song Think Thought Words]
Thank God for beautiful songs about feeling despair when you yourself are in despair. They really get us through. Susannah McCorkle
[ Beautiful Despair Feeling Get God Really Songs Thank Through Us Yourself]