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Paul Tsongas American Politician (1941-1997)

Quotations that match 'song'.

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]
If you call attention to yourself at the expense of the song, that's the cardinal sin. Benmont Tench
[ Attention Call Cardinal Expense Sin Song Yourself]
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]
Idol has pretty much taken me out of my recording and out of my choreography. I have managed to slip in some choreography jobs. And I've been writing songs for other artists. Paula Abdul
[ Artists Been Choreography Idol Jobs Managed Much Other Out Pretty Recording Slip Some Songs Taken Writing]
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]
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]
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 just get an idea and then all of a sudden I've got a song. John Lee Hooker
[ Get Got Idea Just Song Sudden Then]
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 think MTV put a huge dent in the songwriting craft. Christopher Cross
[ Craft Dent Huge Mtv Put Songwriting Think]
There's no way we could play a country song as well as a country band or a Latin song as well as a Latin band. We could never expect to do that. We just keep doing what we do, what we know how to do. We sound like ourselves. Mike Gordon
[ Band Could Country Doing Expect How Just Keep Know Latin Never Ourselves Play Song Sound Way Well]
Someone told me there was a publisher that could find a good home for my songs, but I didn't want to give up my pursuit of a career in the business as an artist. Michael Bolton
[ Artist Business Career Could Find Give Good Home Publisher Pursuit Someone Songs Told Up Want]
We play melodic music, we play songs, we play all kinds of things and when you improvise you don't just shut out different languages, you use all the languages that you have. Fred Frith
[ Different Improvise Just Kinds Languages Melodic Music Out Play Shut Songs Things Use]
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]
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]
Right from day one, you know when you've written a good song. Joan Armatrading
[ Day Good Know Right Song Written]
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]
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]
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]
Well, in Japan, I have got a group of musicians that I have worked with a lot, that concentrate just on the hardcore stuff, say, that Naked City has been working on. We have like a repertoire of sixty songs now. John Zorn
[ Been City Concentrate Got Group Hardcore Japan Just Lot Musicians Naked Now Repertoire Say Sixty Songs Stuff Well Worked Working]
As a person, I'm not that hopeful, but somehow the hopeful part of me reveals itself through my songs. David Friedman
[ Hopeful Itself Part Person Reveals Somehow Songs Through]
When we were making vinyl records we had a lot of time limitations for each record so songs were left off for a number of reasons. Now, with CDs, much more music can be included. Ken Hensley
[ Cds Each Had Included Left Limitations Lot Making More Much Music Now Number Off Reasons Record Records Songs Time Vinyl Were]
I would like to be able to do a song with Ray Charles, before we both get too old. Joe Cocker
[ Able Before Both Charles Get Old Ray Song Too Would]
I just sat down and thought, I'm going to write a song today, I'm going to give it a try. So I just stuck it on a tape like everything else. That was just another song. Jules Shear
[ Another Down Else Everything Give Going Just Sat Song Stuck Tape Thought Today Try Write]
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]
I like songs that are simple. Syd Barrett
[ Simple Songs]
All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song. Louis Armstrong
[ Folk Heard Horse Music Never Sing Song]
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]
My son - and what's a song? A thing begot within a pair of minutes, thereabout, a lump bred up in darkness. Thomas Kyd
[ Bred Darkness Lump Minutes Pair Son Song Thing Up Within]
And this whole period of time of gradually working at being a better guitar player and songwriter have gradually led me to the point where I feel I'm doing a clearer representation of the thing that I've been feeling inside me since I was four years old. John Frusciante
[ Been Being Better Clearer Doing Feel Feeling Four Gradually Guitar Inside Led Old Period Player Point Representation Since Songwriter Thing Time Where Whole Working Years]
If it can affect me, if it has meaning to me, if I feel I can do it well, I will do it and record it and thats why I recorded these songs. Neil Diamond
[ Affect Feel Meaning Record Recorded Songs Thats These Well Why Will]
I know for works for me - those wonderful sad love songs. Toni Braxton
[ Know Love Sad Songs Those Wonderful Works]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
The Stones were nasty and ugly and doing songs I was familiar with. Robert Quine
[ Doing Familiar Nasty Songs Stones Ugly Were]
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 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]
People are quite shocked when you remind them that Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra never wrote a song that they recorded in their lives, as far as I know. Robert Wyatt
[ Elvis Far Frank Know Lives Never Presley Quite Recorded Remind Shocked Sinatra Song Their Them Wrote]
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 look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. Percy Bysshe Shelley
[ After Before Fraught Laughter Look Our Pain Pine Saddest Sincerest Some Songs Sweetest Tell Those Thought]
A lot of the songs are written on piano or guitar, so I contribute, and I have done so since the beginning. So it's been good to be involved completely musically as well. Caroline Corr
[ Been Beginning Completely Contribute Done Good Guitar Involved Lot Musically Piano Since Songs Well Written]
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]
There's a lot of people out there who have seen us once somewhere in a pub or heard our songs late night on radio. We'd done four years of it before we'd even released a single. It's put us in good stead. Dan Hawkins
[ Before Done Even Four Good Heard Late Lot Night Once Our Out Pub Put Radio Released Seen Single Somewhere Songs Stead Us Years]
It's like, it's up to the people to fall in love with the song. The record company can only do so much. Paul Westerberg
[ Company Fall Love Much Only Record Song Up]
I do not mind having written the song at all. I just wish that I had written it in a different key, as the high d is hard to play. I am glad that I wrote something that brought joy to millions of people. Chuck Mangione
[ Am Brought Different Glad Had Hard Having High Joy Just Key Millions Mind Play Something Song Wish Written Wrote]
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]
I've written songs sober and I've written songs high. Barry Mann
[ High Sober Songs Written]
Most of our stuff was trial and error. You live with a tape recorder, you turn it on, you play the song and you listen to it. Levon Helm
[ Error Listen Live Most Our Play Recorder Song Stuff Tape Trial Turn]
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]
I consider myself to be an inept pianist, a bad singer, and a merely competent songwriter. What I do, in my opinion, is by no means extraordinary. Billy Joel
[ Bad Competent Consider Extraordinary Inept Means Merely Myself Opinion Pianist Singer Songwriter]
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]
I was never too keen on the British music press. They've called us a supermarket hype, and they used to suggest that we didn't write our own songs. Freddie Mercury
[ British Called Hype Keen Music Never Our Own Press Songs Suggest Supermarket Too Us Used Write]
A close-up on screen can say all a song can. Stephen Sondheim
[ Close-Up Say Screen Song]
Sometimes I'll get to the end of a song, open my eyes and there's all these faces peering at me. It's quite horrifying. Robert Smith
[ End Eyes Faces Get Horrifying Open Quite Sometimes Song These]
I remembered their songs but I had never owned a Beatles album. Sheryl Lee
[ Album Beatles Had Never Owned Remembered Songs Their]
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]
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]
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 biggest challenge was to make sure that the songs I did were who I am. Justin Timberlake
[ Am Biggest Challenge Did Make Songs Sure Were]
We influence singing but never really songwriting. Charles King
[ Influence Never Really Singing Songwriting]
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 think the world is ready for some rock 'n' roll. Some real time guys that play their own instruments, write their own songs, and sing the music and have a good time doing it. Vince Neil
[ Doing Good Guys Instruments Music Own Play Ready Real Rock Roll Sing Some Songs Their Think Time World Write]
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]
My other advice is to start writing songs and singing right away. Jerry Harrison
[ Advice Away Other Right Singing Songs Start Writing]
Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music. Ronald Reagan
[ Grand Life Music Song Start Sweet]
I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none. Olivier Messiaen
[ Bird Cities Colors Dwell Give Heard Jazz Know Make Marches Military Never None Only Paint Rhythms See Songs Them Those]
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]
We can't forget what happened on May 4th, 1970, when four students gave up their lives because they had the American constitutional right of peaceful protest. They gave up their lives. And to sing that song in that spot on that anniversary was very emotional for us. Graham Nash
[ American Anniversary Because Constitutional Emotional Forget Four Gave Had Happened Lives May Peaceful Protest Right Sing Song Spot Students Their Up Us Very]
As a little kid I had a girlfriend, and her boyfriend used to beat me up, so then I used to sing these songs, and that's what it's all about. Country music is all about your heart and your people and things like that. Dick Dale
[ Beat Boyfriend Country Girlfriend Had Heart Her Kid Little Music Sing Songs Then These Things Up Used Your]
It creates a conflict of interest - what songs would I use for me, and what would I use for the band. Martin Gore
[ Band Conflict Creates Interest Songs Use Would]
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]
A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. John Muir
[ Ago Bowing Branches Cease Ear Enthusiasm Every Excited Few Glorious Minutes Never Now Outer Roaring Silent Songs Storm Swirling Their These Though Tossing Tree Trees Waving Worship]
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]
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]
Danny and I wrote 10 songs in seven days, which I thought might be close to the record until you probably look at some of the Beatles statistics. Jerry Only
[ Beatles Close Danny Days Look Might Probably Record Seven Some Songs Statistics Thought Until Which Wrote]
Even if you're specific about the character of the song, it's more exciting to place them, juxtapose them in such a way as to make an adventure out of the sequence of the songs. Robert Wyatt
[ Adventure Character Even Exciting Make More Out Place Sequence Song Songs Specific Such Them Way]
I had to go into a studio and compose and write and press up 12 songs in 14 hours. When you're recording a song from scratch it takes you 14 hours to do just one song. Grandmaster Flash
[ Compose Go Had Hours Into Just Press Recording Scratch Song Songs Studio Takes Up Write]
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]
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]
Any musical person who has never heard a Negro congregation under the spell of religious fervor sing these old songs has missed one of the most thrilling emotions which the human heart may experience. James Weldon Johnson
[ Any Congregation Emotions Experience Fervor Heard Heart Human May Missed Most Musical Negro Never Old Person Religious Sing Songs Spell These Thrilling Under Which]
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]
A song has to become as much a part of you as a tailored suit. Martha Reeves
[ Become Much Part Song Suit Tailored]
I'm sure there's going to be some material from This Is Not Going To Be Pretty. I usually use that song to just introduce myself to the audience, although the patter in between the song is always different. Harvey Fierstein
[ Although Always Audience Between Different Going Introduce Just Material Myself Patter Pretty Some Song Sure Use Usually]
I mean, I can sit down with a guitar, and in fact, we do two, three songs with just guitar and percussion. Jackie DeShannon
[ Down Fact Guitar Just Mean Percussion Sit Songs Three Two]
A song just doesn't come on. I've always had to tease it out, squeeze it out. Dorothy Fields
[ Always Come Had Just Out Song Squeeze Tease]
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]
In some ways, I've always approached singing as acting, and the voice is just like a way of carrying the song. Petula Clark
[ Acting Always Approached Carrying Just Singing Some Song Voice Way Ways]
That's where it begins and ends for me and these songs were the ones that touched me the deepest. It was like I was laying hold of some part of me that I didn't even know was there until I let it out. Etta James
[ Begins Deepest Ends Even Hold Know Laying Ones Out Part Some Songs These Touched Until Were Where]
I don't want people to sit and process the song. I want them to just let them bathe over them. Mandy Patinkin
[ Bathe Just Over Process Sit Song Them Want]
When my dad died a lot of songs came, and they're still coming. Rosanne Cash
[ Came Coming Dad Died Lot Songs Still]
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]
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 know great songwriters. Fred Neil would come up when he was in L.A., we all used to hang out. He would sit there and sing, and we would just melt. I mean, we would go to his recording sessions. Barry McGuire
[ Come Fred Go Great Hang His Just Know Mean Melt Neil Out Recording Sessions Sing Sit Songwriters Up Used Would]
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]
I don't care how good a song is - if it holds back the storyline, stalls the plot, your audience will reject it. Dorothy Fields
[ Audience Back Care Good Holds How Plot Reject Song Stalls Storyline Will Your]
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]
When we try to write a pop song, we go for standard pop arrangements, even to the point where we will go to the key change at the end, which is really cheesy. Joe Elliott
[ Arrangements Change Cheesy End Even Go Key Point Pop Really Song Standard Try Where Which Will Write]
I quite like childlike songs, which sometimes cross over. Alan Price
[ Childlike Cross Over Quite Sometimes Songs Which]
Every time the guys were knocked out by my guitar playing and the girls were knocked out by the type of songs I did. That set us apart from the average blues band. George Thorogood
[ Apart Average Band Blues Did Every Girls Guitar Guys Knocked Out Playing Set Songs Time Type Us Were]
I don't think Ed Sullivan had anything to do with Carib Song. Katherine Dunham
[ Anything Ed Had Song Sullivan Think]
Some guys record an album with songs that are filler. I recorded this album like it was my last. Dick Dale
[ Album Filler Guys Last Record Recorded Some Songs]
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]
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 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]
The songs come from a vulnerable place, but expressing that part of yourself can also make you feel fearless. Deana Carter
[ Also Come Expressing Fearless Feel Make Part Place Songs Vulnerable Yourself]
I'm totally convinced I can write the perfect pop song. Moon Unit Zappa
[ Convinced Perfect Pop Song Totally Write]
I enjoyed hearing people do their own songs. I became attracted to singer-songwriters. I became interested in them as people; was curious about what they wanted to say. Lyle Lovett
[ Attracted Became Curious Enjoyed Hearing Interested Own Say Songs Their Them Wanted]
When you write a song you have an idea of how it should be sung but it doesn't work out that way if someone else records it. Barry Gibb
[ Else How Idea Out Records Should Someone Song Sung Way Work Write]
It was just like a dream. I could have ended up with an album that's not all that different from anything else coming out of Nashville. Mutt made the difference. He took these songs, my attitude, my creativity, and colored them in a way that is unique. Shania Twain
[ Album Anything Attitude Colored Coming Could Creativity Difference Different Dream Else Ended Just Made Nashville Out Songs Them These Took Unique Up Way]
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]
In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing. Franz Kafka
[ Argument Describe Love Much Nothing Prove Songs]
We wanted to write a whole song about partying and then taking Yellow Cabs home. That's the weirdest topic we've ever thought of centering a song around. Taryn Manning
[ Around Ever Home Partying Song Taking Then Thought Topic Wanted Weirdest Whole Write Yellow]
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'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 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]
If you are any competent musician, if you have creative ideas, ideas of songs, of arrangements, in a band like the Stones, where these 2 people do all the things, there is no freedom. Bill Wyman
[ Any Arrangements Band Competent Creative Freedom Ideas Musician Songs Stones These Things Where]
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]
I love when people get songs wrong. I love when people take something from a song that's totally not what I intended! Richard Marx
[ Get Intended Love Something Song Songs Take Totally Wrong]
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 think that I've got some pretty bad reviews on albums or songs that later proved themselves. Carly Simon
[ Albums Bad Got Later Pretty Proved Reviews Some Songs Themselves Think]
I think I'm most proud of my family right now. I'm more into that then I've ever been. It also gives a new area to draw from in creativity with my songs. Merle Haggard
[ Also Area Been Creativity Draw Ever Family Gives Into More Most New Now Proud Right Songs Then Think]
Right now, I'm Writing song lyrics. Experimenting with a play. Toying with an idea for a documentary. I hope one of these will eventually be launched into the light of day. Anita Diament
[ Day Documentary Eventually Experimenting Hope Idea Into Launched Light Lyrics Now Play Right Song These Will Writing]
You hear it in your brain. Whatever makes sense. Some songs work well as quartet songs, sometimes they don't. Branford Marsalis
[ Brain Hear Makes Quartet Sense Some Sometimes Songs Well Whatever Work Your]
Never hate a song that's sold a half million copies. Irving Berlin
[ Copies Half Hate Million Never Sold Song]
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]
After playing so many songs in churches for eight or nine years, I've learned what songs people react to. Then I just had fun with the arrangements. That's how this album came together. John Tesh
[ After Album Arrangements Came Churches Eight Fun Had How Just Learned Many Nine Playing React Songs Then Together Years]
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]
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]
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]
When I was young, I just sat down and started playing Chopsticks at the piano. I got so far and then lost interest. Eventually, I regained it and started writing songs. Otis Blackwell
[ Down Eventually Far Got Interest Just Lost Piano Playing Regained Sat Songs Started Then Writing Young]
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]
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]
Townes van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that. Steve Earle
[ Best Bob Boots Coffee Cowboy Dylan Say Songwriter Stand Table Van Whole World]
I never thought of myself as being a good songwriter. There are a ton of other people that are good songwriters, but I don't think I'm in the club. What I do well is perform, sometimes sing pretty good, and accompany myself well and arrange fairly well. Alex Chilton
[ Accompany Arrange Being Club Fairly Good Myself Never Other Perform Pretty Sing Sometimes Songwriter Songwriters Think Thought Ton Well]
You can lose people without them dying, and I have, from moving, from traveling. The emotion is real, it just doesn't actually have to do with death. I'm singing about what I know, and it's a song about longing for somebody who's disappeared in your life. Jon Crosby
[ Actually Death Disappeared Dying Emotion Just Know Life Longing Lose Moving Real Singing Somebody Song Them Traveling Without Your]
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]
I like to sing. I write music. Country songs. You have to if you're in Nashville. It's part of the lease. You sign a lease that says, I will write country songs and pay my rent on time. Jim Varney
[ Country Lease Music Nashville Part Pay Rent Says Sign Sing Songs Time Will Write]
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]
I cannot sing the old songs now! It is not that I deem them low, 'Tis that I can't remember how They go. Charles Stuart Calverley
[ Cannot Deem Go How Low Now Old Remember Sing Songs Them Tis]
I can't be bothered anymore about giving songs titles. Damon Albarn
[ Anymore Bothered Giving Songs Titles]
I try to tell a story musically in a song. Barry White
[ Musically Song Story Tell Try]
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]
When you write a song, a song has longevity. Smokey Robinson
[ Longevity Song Write]
The lyrics are different from Nick Cave songs and lyrics. His songs are very narrative. Stephen Malkmus
[ Cave Different His Lyrics Narrative Nick Songs Very]
So I didn't have anything to do with picking the songs, but I got to musically take them in places I thought might be interesting, so it was a real neat collaboration among the three of us. Vince Gill
[ Among Anything Collaboration Got Interesting Might Musically Neat Picking Places Real Songs Take Them Thought Three Us]
I don't feel comfortable doing interviews. My profession is music, and writing songs. That's what I do. I like to do it, but I hate to talk about it. Van Morrison
[ Comfortable Doing Feel Hate Interviews Music Profession Songs Talk Writing]
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]
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]
We are not a Zappa cover band. We only play Frank's songs that were recorded by the Mothers of Invention and I think a lot of those songs were complex. Jimmy Carl Black
[ Band Complex Cover Frank Invention Lot Mothers Only Play Recorded Songs Think Those Were Zappa]
The skit was very successful based on the applause. After that show, the three of us decided to get together and try and come up with some songs that we could all participate in. Phil Harris
[ After Applause Based Come Could Decided Get Participate Show Skit Some Songs Successful Three Together Try Up Us Very]
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]
Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free. Anna Akhmatova
[ Children Courage Fit Free Great Our Pure Russian Songs Their Tongues Word]
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]
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]
When I was five my parents bought me a ukulele for Christmas. I quickly learned how to play it with my father's guidance. Thereafter, my father regularly taught me all the good old fashioned songs. Tony Visconti
[ Bought Christmas Fashioned Father Five Good Guidance How Learned Old Parents Play Quickly Regularly Songs Taught Thereafter Ukulele]
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]
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]
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]
I always hate explaining away songs, because for me they mean something, and for other people, they'll mean something absolutely different. Martin Gore
[ Absolutely Always Away Because Different Explaining Hate Mean Other Something Songs]
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]
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]
Our albums just tend to be collections of songs really, because we all write in the group, all four of us. John Deacon
[ Albums Because Collections Four Group Just Our Really Songs Tend Us Write]
It's not until I hear songs that I've done, that I realize how much of an inspiration music from the '60s and '70s has been. Alicia Keys
[ Been Done Hear How Inspiration Much Music Realize Songs Until]
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 don't care about the rules. In fact, if I don't break the rules at least 10 times in every song then I'm not doing my job properly. Jeff Beck
[ Break Care Doing Every Fact Job Least Properly Rules Song Then Times]
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]
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]
I write when I have to; I write when the song is done and I deal with the idea and I just go with it and I'll become what that song is all about until I have finished it. And when you do that, it makes the song more visual, it makes it more personal. Kerry King
[ Become Deal Done Finished Go Idea Just Makes More Personal Song Until Visual Write]
I was a student at Columbia College, actually, in the Architecture school. Paul would drive in from Queens, showing me these new songs. I can't remember us working it out. Art Garfunkel
[ Actually Architecture College Columbia Drive New Out Paul Queens Remember School Showing Songs Student These Us Working Would]
I like Fisher Price music, nursery rhymes, and the alphabet song. Tre Cool
[ Alphabet Fisher Music Nursery Price Rhymes Song]
With this new album, I prepared for it a long time, and I was happy with the songs and the production. I felt that I proved myself with the first album, and with this new album, I just want to share some of my music. And that was always my feeling and my intention. Jon Secada
[ Album Always Feeling Felt First Happy Intention Just Long Music Myself New Prepared Production Proved Share Some Songs Time Want]
We had been working. We had a bunch of songs written and it came time to make the record, so we had our lawyer make the call to Elektra and ask for our advance. Then, we got dropped. It was actually exciting. Gene Ween
[ Actually Advance Ask Been Bunch Call Came Dropped Elektra Exciting Got Had Lawyer Make Our Record Songs Then Time Working Written]
And I look forward to the time when I can become more indulgent with my songwriting. But this band is a family, and it's a process that we have to grow with together. Stone Gossard
[ Band Become Family Forward Grow Indulgent Look More Process Songwriting Time Together]
I'd stop in the middle of a gun fight and sing a song. Ken Curtis
[ Fight Gun Middle Sing Song Stop]
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]
I put a metronome up to all the songs, and I tried to really keep it true to the original tempos. Brian Setzer
[ Keep Metronome Original Put Really Songs Tempos Tried True Up]
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]
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]
Lou Reed is something like a personal favorite of mine, but you could always put me into that drawer of singers who can't really sing, who speak their songs. Stephen Malkmus
[ Always Could Drawer Favorite Into Lou Mine Personal Put Really Reed Sing Singers Something Songs Speak Their]
There's a whole bunch of unfinished stuff. Then I've got books of lyrics. I find it frustrating to finish a song and not be able to record it... so I don't write a million songs. Christine McVie
[ Able Books Bunch Find Finish Frustrating Got Lyrics Million Record Song Songs Stuff Then Unfinished Whole Write]
I wrote the song For A Dancer for a friend of mine who died in a fire. He was in the sauna in a house that burned down, so he had no idea anything was going on. It was very sad. Jackson Browne
[ Anything Burned Dancer Died Down Fire Friend Going Had House Idea Mine Sad Song Very Wrote]
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]
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 didn't really know what I was doing when I started. I just started writing songs. After two songs I just continued to explore it. Neil Young
[ After Continued Doing Explore Just Know Really Songs Started Two Writing]
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]
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]
I felt I never needed to fight for a more prominent songwriting and increased vocal role with the Cars. Benjamin Orr
[ Cars Felt Fight Increased More Needed Never Prominent Role Songwriting Vocal]
Every year we celebrate the holy season of Advent, O God. Every year we pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting, and sing those lovely songs of hope and promise. Karl Rahner
[ Advent Beautiful Celebrate Every God Holy Hope Longing Lovely Pray Prayers Promise Season Sing Songs Those Waiting Year]
Between each album I try to gain a new insight that I didn't have before and perhaps write a song about something that I've written about before, but from a fresh viewpoint. Don Henley
[ Album Before Between Each Fresh Gain Insight New Perhaps Something Song Try Viewpoint Write Written]
Some people try and tell you what the songs are about and it bores me to death. Lars Ulrich
[ Bores Death Some Songs Tell Try]
Song Sung Blue took a lot of compressing and refining, and it has one of my favorite lyrics. Neil Diamond
[ Blue Favorite Lot Lyrics Refining Song Sung Took]
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]
Of course, the kids who had never heard of a person called Ben E. King were then aware of the name associated with the song. That gave a tremendous lift to me as an artist. Ben E. King
[ Artist Associated Aware Ben Called Course Gave Had Heard Kids King Lift Name Never Person Song Then Tremendous Were]
Frankly, I mean, sometimes the interpretations I've seen on some of the songs that I've written are a lot more interesting than the input that I put in. David Bowie
[ Frankly Input Interesting Interpretations Lot Mean More Put Seen Some Sometimes Songs Than Written]
When an audience comes to one of my concerts, I hope they'll see themselves, somewhere, in one of the songs. Holly Near
[ Audience Comes Concerts Hope See Somewhere Songs Themselves]
Girls are losing their virginity at 15, 16. I'm not promoting that. But my songs are talking... about me becoming a man. Chris Brown
[ Becoming Girls Losing Man Promoting Songs Talking Their Virginity]
After the Rodgers and Hammerstein revolution, songs became part of the story, as opposed to just entertainments in between comedy scenes. Stephen Sondheim
[ After Became Between Comedy Entertainments Hammerstein Just Opposed Part Revolution Rodgers Scenes Songs Story]
I probably wrote three-quarters of the songs without an instrument in my hands. Richard Thompson
[ Hands Instrument Probably Songs Three-Quarters Without Wrote]
Then when Gladys Knight came in to do my songs that was the straw that broke the camel's back. Brenda Holloway
[ Back Broke Came Camel Knight Songs Straw Then]
In 29 years, I had recorded over 2,200 songs. I was amazed. Kate Smith
[ Amazed Had Over Recorded Songs Years]
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 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]
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song. Henri Frederic Amiel
[ Able Art Attain Attraction Changing Childish Great Guess How Interest Keep Key Know Learn Might Music Must Piece Read Simply Song Soul Suggest Teaching Then Up Vary Will]
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]
Once I've written a song, I sometimes refine them. Roger McGuinn
[ Once Refine Sometimes Song Them Written]
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]
All my songs are where I am. Adam Duritz
[ Am Songs Where]
The thing I always default to is that I'll always be here to write songs. Alanis Morissette
[ Always Default Here Songs Thing Write]
I don't think any of our lyrics have ever been erotic in a sexual term, because I haven't really written, touched on, that subject too often. But, uh... I mean, I suppose they could point the finger at us for violence maybe in certain songs. Scott Ian
[ Any Because Been Certain Could Ever Finger Haven Lyrics Maybe Mean Often Our Point Really Sexual Songs Subject Suppose Term Think Too Touched Uh Us Violence Written]
My songs are a direct route into my brain and my heart. Vanessa Carlton
[ Brain Direct Heart Into Route Songs]
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]
Whenever I heard the song of a bird and the answering call of its mate, I could visualize the notes in scale, all built up within my consciousness as a natural symphony. William Christopher Handy
[ Answering Bird Built Call Consciousness Could Heard Mate Natural Notes Scale Song Symphony Up Visualize Whenever Within]
I'm not used to not having enough time to live with the songs. Usually, if I write something, I live with it for a little while. Fiona Apple
[ Enough Having Little Live Something Songs Time Used Usually While Write]
I've never written a song that I thought was a hit. Richard Marx
[ Hit Never Song Thought Written]
So, it ended up being what you have there, seven songs brand new and ten live songs which is a good mix. Sebastian Bach
[ Being Brand Ended Good Live Mix New Seven Songs Ten Up Which]
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]
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]
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]
When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. Tecumseh
[ Again Comes Death Die Different Fear Filled Going Hearts Hero Home Little Live Lives More Over Pray Sing Song Their Those Time Way Weep Whose Your]
To reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share some memories, and play our songs again. Ricky Nelson
[ Again Chance Friends Memories Old Our Play Reminisce Share Some Songs]
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]
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]
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]
Dorsey played the upright bass and steel guitar, as well as acoustic guitar. Johnny played acoustic guitar and together they were fabulous songwriters and singers. Jimmy Griffin
[ Acoustic Bass Dorsey Fabulous Guitar Johnny Played Singers Songwriters Steel Together Upright Well Were]
I write a lot, and very often I write a couple of lines that are particularly revealing in some kind of way. And then as a few more lines get added and a piece gets added, eventually the song pretty much takes over and you can't really find a way to change those things. Nick Cave
[ Added Change Couple Eventually Few Find Get Gets Kind Lines Lot More Much Often Over Particularly Piece Pretty Really Revealing Some Song Takes Then Things Those Very Way Write]
I'll keep evolving and put that into my songs. Alanis Morissette
[ Evolving Into Keep Put Songs]
When we write, we complement each other. We wrote six songs, Barry and I, while Robin was ill during the American tour, and they were terrible until Robin came back, and then everything worked out. Maurice Gibb
[ American Back Barry Came Complement During Each Everything Ill Other Out Robin Six Songs Terrible Then Tour Until Were While Worked Write Wrote]
But mostly, I wrote songs and Viv wrote songs. Neil Innes
[ Mostly Songs Viv Wrote]
The funny thing is, people's perceptions of what a song is about is usually wrong a majority of the time. But they're still going to read what they want to into it. Vince Gill
[ Funny Going Into Majority Perceptions Read Song Still Thing Time Usually Want Wrong]
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]
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]
Greatest hits is easy because one has nothing to do - except that we both, Roger and I, felt that new songs should be there because I've been away for awhile. Tina Turner
[ Away Awhile Because Been Both Easy Except Felt Greatest Hits New Nothing Roger Should Songs]
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]
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]
Just having the pain of being alive without anything else, whether it's good or bad. There's a lot of serious songs on the record, you know. That song is just about feeling like a fish out of water, feeling like you don't belong on the planet sometimes. Jon Crosby
[ Alive Anything Bad Being Belong Else Feeling Fish Good Having Just Know Lot Out Pain Planet Record Serious Sometimes Song Songs Water Whether Without]
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]
With the Rhythm Kings, I can involve myself in arranging and producing the music as well as the choice of songs. Bill Wyman
[ Arranging Choice Involve Kings Music Myself Producing Rhythm Songs Well]
Every song is something that I've been through or an emotion I've felt - like falling in love or heartbreak. Ashlee Simpson
[ Been Emotion Every Falling Felt Heartbreak Love Something Song Through]
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]
Well, Neighbours wanted to do a song on the show, and they asked me what songs I had. I told them I'd just written this song, called Born to Try, and I had just gone overseas and spoken to some people from Song about it. Delta Goodrem
[ Asked Born Called Gone Had Just Neighbours Overseas Show Some Song Songs Spoken Them Told Try Wanted Well Written]
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]
The reason I do interviews is because I'm protecting my songs. Bjork
[ Because Interviews Protecting Reason Songs]
The big thing that everyone forgets, you're famous and on TV and everything, but I think there's something very rewarding to be able to write a song, record it, and have it turn out as you heard it in your head, or even better. Phil Collen
[ Able Better Big Even Everyone Everything Famous Forgets Head Heard Out Record Rewarding Something Song Thing Think Turn Tv Very Write Your]
I may like the Blizzard best, of all the songs I have written. Judy Collins
[ Best Blizzard May Songs Written]
I got a couple on per album but my problem was that I wanted to sing the songs and not let Roger sing them. John Entwistle
[ Album Couple Got Per Problem Roger Sing Songs Them Wanted]
I will be very grateful that I get to go out and play a song and get well paid for it. Kathy Valentine
[ Get Go Grateful Out Paid Play Song Very Well Will]
T Bone is genius. The way they've recorded my voice and the instrumentation to these songs is really quite extraordinary. Betty Buckley
[ Bone Extraordinary Genius Instrumentation Quite Really Recorded Songs These Voice Way]
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]
As a songwriter, I was influenced by David Bowie - a great writer. A class above everybody in so many ways. Lennon and McCartney, of course. Class stuff. David Cousins was my favorite lyricist. Rick Wakeman
[ Above Bowie Class Course Cousins David Everybody Favorite Great Influenced Lennon Lyricist Many Mccartney Songwriter Stuff Ways Writer]
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]
Depending on which day, and how I am feeling on that day, I have a different favorite song on the album. One day it might be 'Karma', and other days it is 'Stay For A While' Angie Stone
[ Album Am Day Days Depending Different Favorite Feeling How Karma Might Other Song Stay Which While]
Just the other day I pulled out this old cassette of Ragged Glory and I popped it into my cassette player and I was digging it. They were just a great rock and roll band, one that presents the song ahead of everything else - there's no grand idea or concept behind it. Krist Novoselic
[ Ahead Band Behind Cassette Concept Day Digging Else Everything Glory Grand Great Idea Into Just Old Other Out Player Popped Presents Pulled Ragged Rock Roll Song Were]
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]
I love to rock 'n roll. But my finest suit, of all the things I do, is as a songwriter. Dan Fogelberg
[ Finest Love Rock Roll Songwriter Suit Things]
They were so good that you just had to sing the song to them once and they got it. It's amazing. Sometimes it didn't come out the way you wanted, but it was good. Chris LeDoux
[ Amazing Come Good Got Had Just Once Out Sing Sometimes Song Them Wanted Way Were]
I like it when songs develop in some way. Four minutes usually isn't enough time for something to develop musically. Donald Fagen
[ Develop Enough Four Minutes Musically Some Something Songs Time Usually Way]
After that I didn't listen to music as much because '70s music just wasn't... I remember all the songs, but it wasn't because I was into them, you know what I mean? Tom Araya
[ After Because Into Just Know Listen Mean Much Music Remember Songs Them]
I've never written a song in my life. It's all a big hoax. Elvis Presley
[ Big Hoax Life Never Song Written]
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]
Listen kid, take my advice, never hate a song that has sold half a million copies. Irving Berlin
[ Advice Copies Half Hate Kid Listen Million Never Sold Song Take]
I listen to Helmet - and I love Helmet, they're a great band - but every song sounds the same. Adam Jones
[ Band Every Great Helmet Listen Love Same Song Sounds]
It's not just a revue where one song is done, then another. There are concepts and ideas at work. Hal David
[ Another Concepts Done Ideas Just Song Then Where Work]
The thing I try to do the most is to play in terms of the song and play in terms of what I'm hearing. Jimmy Chamberlin
[ Hearing Most Play Song Terms Thing Try]
Well, yeah, I sang to some songs on the radio or in the shower. Stephen Malkmus
[ Radio Sang Shower Some Songs Well Yeah]
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]
Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end. H. P. Lovecraft
[ End Journey Song Toil Weary Without]
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]
When we started I wasn't the singer. I was the drunk rhythm guitarist who wrote all these weird songs. Robert Smith
[ Drunk Guitarist Rhythm Singer Songs Started These Weird Wrote]
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]
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]
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]
I tend to like songs that are very emotional, that strike a chord with me emotionally. Martin Gore
[ Chord Emotional Emotionally Songs Strike Tend Very]
Lord, when the song wants to pick up and go a little faster towards the end, it's hard for me to resist. Levon Helm
[ End Faster Go Hard Little Lord Pick Resist Song Towards Up Wants]
On the other hand when you are someone who records their own songs you are basically stuck writing for one voice and for one style that can stifle you a bit. It's a real trade off. Cynthia Weil
[ Basically Bit Hand Off Other Own Real Records Someone Songs Stifle Stuck Style Their Trade Voice Writing]
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]
I had this talent for these stupid little teenage songs. Paul Anka
[ Had Little Songs Stupid Talent Teenage These]
A song is the most intangible thing in the world. Jimmie Davis
[ Intangible Most Song Thing World]
I'm not afraid to write my feelings in songs. Taylor Swift
[ Afraid Feelings Songs Write]
My songwriting and my style became more complex as I listened, learned, borrowed and stole and put my music together. Boz Scaggs
[ Became Borrowed Complex Learned Listened More Music Put Songwriting Stole Style Together]
Sometimes you sing songs about the way you want to feel more than the way you actually do feel. Jon Crosby
[ Actually Feel More Sing Sometimes Songs Than Want Way]
Almost every band has somebody who's the main songwriter and who has a vision, a very clear idea of how a song should be. Stephen Malkmus
[ Almost Band Clear Every How Idea Main Should Somebody Song Songwriter Very Vision]
I did a couple songs with this hip-hop guy named Tim Dark. He was working in the same studio I've been working in, he heard my music and he said, aw man, I've got to do something with you. Alan Vega
[ Been Couple Dark Did Got Guy Heard Hip-Hop Man Music Named Said Same Something Songs Studio Tim Working]
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 longer one is alone, the easier it is to hear the song of the earth. Robert Anton Wilson
[ Alone Earth Easier Hear Longer Song]
My mother carried on and supported us; her ambition had been to write poetry and songs. Philip Levine
[ Ambition Been Carried Had Her Mother Poetry Songs Supported Us Write]
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]
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]
I never considered myself a songwriter, but now since I've been working with Nick Lowe, I am contributing to an extent. But I'm the guitarist and he's not, so we compliment each other in a way. Dave Edmunds
[ Am Been Compliment Considered Contributing Each Extent Guitarist Lowe Myself Never Nick Now Other Since Songwriter Way Working]
I didn't write those songs, but I can relate to every one of them... I have. Joss Stone
[ Every Relate Songs Them Those Write]
I wanted to write a happy song. I didn't know how. Fiona Apple
[ Happy How Know Song Wanted Write]
I would be content if I had nothing but a tape-recorder. I could still write songs and record them. Barry Gibb
[ Content Could Had Nothing Record Songs Still Them Would Write]
I'm a lover of songs. Vince Clarke
[ Lover Songs]
Yeah, but on the U.S Tour we threw a new song into the set almost every night. Ofcourse, you can't do too many new songs every night as they've never heard it. Glenn Tipton
[ Almost Every Heard Into Many Never New Night Set Song Songs Threw Too Tour Yeah]
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 could write songs as bad as Wham's if I really felt the urge to, but what's the point? Robert Smith
[ Bad Could Felt Point Really Songs Urge Wham Write]
We've written something like 900 songs in all. Barry Mann
[ Something Songs Written]
I think probably the only thing that is around in these songs is that I was really lonely when I wrote a lot of them. But it was really by my own choosing because I was devoting myself to songwriting and dancing and I wasn't really going out and seeing people. Kate Bush
[ Around Because Choosing Dancing Devoting Going Lonely Lot Myself Only Out Own Probably Really Seeing Songs Songwriting Them These Thing Think Wrote]
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]
The people who run record companies now wouldn't know a song if it flew up their nose and died. They haven't a clue, and they don't care. You tell them that, and they go, Yeah? So, your point is? David Crosby
[ Care Clue Companies Died Flew Go Haven Know Nose Now Point Record Run Song Tell Their Them Up Yeah Your]
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]
The real danger of writing a great song when you're on something is that it might get you thinking that the only way to repeat that is by only writing when you're high. Barry Mann
[ Danger Get Great High Might Only Real Repeat Something Song Thinking Way Writing]
The Siren waits thee, singing song for song. Walter Savage Landor
[ Singing Siren Song Thee Waits]
Universal was absolutely marvelous about sitting down with me and listening to my input. It wasn't something where they chose a bunch of songs that were best sellers. They did a marvelous job on the packaging. It's a beautiful tribute. Rita Coolidge
[ Absolutely Beautiful Best Bunch Chose Did Down Input Job Listening Marvelous Packaging Sellers Sitting Something Songs Tribute Universal Were Where]
The saddest songs are written when a person is happy. Merle Travis
[ Happy Person Saddest Songs Written]
Species can be recognized by their morphological characteristics and songs. Peter R. Grant
[ Characteristics Morphological Recognized Songs Species Their]
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]
Language is like songs, like food, like dance-it is the expression of what we think. Holly Near
[ Expression Food Language Songs Think]
And when I've been away from my family and friends, I have felt good hearing some of those old songs. Beau Bridges
[ Away Been Family Felt Friends Good Hearing Old Some Songs Those]
I don't see myself as the boss. I sing and write the songs, and it would feel strange if somebody else wrote the lyrics I sang. Gavin Rossdale
[ Boss Else Feel Lyrics Myself Sang See Sing Somebody Songs Strange Would Write Wrote]
Probably most successful songwriters have an innate songwriting ability. Barry Mann
[ Ability Innate Most Probably Songwriters Songwriting Successful]
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]
For Ripley I learned to play some songs on the piano, and I never really played them again. Matt Damon
[ Again Learned Never Piano Play Played Really Ripley Some Songs Them]
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]
My son writes songs and plays. He sings like an angel. Edie Brickell
[ Angel Plays Sings Son Songs Writes]
When you play all that as a body of work there are four great songs, four mediocre songs and four bad songs. I didn't know it at the time; I was just doing my best. Randy Bachman
[ Bad Best Body Doing Four Great Just Know Mediocre Play Songs Time Work]
I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs. Lionel Blue
[ Any Fear Fed Jewish Losing More Our Sad Sentimentality Sickened Side Songs Suffering Timidity Up Want Weakness]
But my role is to just apply the skills I've learned over the years: you listen to the guitar, you listen to the vocal melodies, you listen to the rhythm, and you come up with something that helps you take the song somewhere. Krist Novoselic
[ Apply Come Guitar Helps Just Learned Listen Melodies Over Rhythm Role Skills Something Somewhere Song Take Up Vocal Years]
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]
For me, songwriting is something I have to do ritually. I don't just wait for inspiration; I try to write a little bit every day. Sean Lennon
[ Bit Day Every Inspiration Just Little Something Songwriting Try Wait Write]
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]
Songs don't just come out of the air. They take time, but it's good fun, too. Maurice gave me encouragement. Andy Gibb
[ Air Come Encouragement Fun Gave Good Just Maurice Out Songs Take Time Too]
I found a sound that people really liked - I found this basic concept and all I did was change the lyrics and the melody a little bit. My songs, if you listen to them, they're quite a lot alike, like Chuck Berry. Buck Owens
[ Alike Basic Berry Bit Change Chuck Concept Did Found Liked Listen Little Lot Lyrics Melody Quite Really Songs Sound Them]
If it were bad songs, yeah, I'd speak up, but they're not bad songs. Tom Araya
[ Bad Songs Speak Up Were Yeah]
It's great to hear from people who have been touched by these songs. It has been good to know that the Lord is using this in ways I am not even aware of. Jim Cole
[ Am Aware Been Even Good Great Hear Know Lord Songs These Touched Using Ways]
I just couldn't get anyone to sing my songs, so I had to sing my own tunes. Paul Anka
[ Anyone Get Had Just Own Sing Songs Tunes]
I really, really like writing songs. Debbie Harry
[ Really Songs Writing]
We became the songs we wrote. Barry Mann
[ Became Songs Wrote]
At the end of the day, they're happy if you do the obvious songs towards the end of the set and you've got to try and make yourself happy by doing certain songs at the front end of the set. Rick Allen
[ Certain Day Doing End Front Got Happy Make Obvious Set Songs Towards Try Yourself]
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]
We have always wanted to write songs and be experimental in that way. Mike Lowry
[ Always Experimental Songs Wanted Way Write]
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]
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]
One day a whole damn song fell into place in my head. Billie Holiday
[ Damn Day Fell Head Into Place Song Whole]
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]
Some of the best songs I've written, I've written in 10 minutes. Christine McVie
[ Best Minutes Some Songs Written]
I always try to write a song, I never just want to write a record. Smokey Robinson
[ Always Just Never Record Song Try Want Write]
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]
Sing the song or keep it inside. Scott Weiland
[ Inside Keep Sing Song]
This music has been around since before the beard on Moses. I happed to do it very well and I happen to have a lot of groovy songs that I know people are going to dig. I know more about it than you do. George Thorogood
[ Around Beard Been Before Dig Going Groovy Happen Know Lot More Moses Music Since Songs Than Very Well]
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]
I have two favorite songs. My first is called 'Dance of The Robe' and it's a very powerful number where she is feeling the pressure from her people to take on the responsibility of leading them. Deborah Cox
[ Called Dance Favorite Feeling First Her Leading Number Powerful Pressure Responsibility Robe She Songs Take Them Two Very Where]
The film is a romance with songs and dances, aimed at a family audience. Sanjay Dutt
[ Aimed Audience Dances Family Film Romance Songs]
Your average pop song or film is a very sophisticated item, with very sophisticated ways of listening and viewing that we have not really consciously developed over the years - because we were having such a good time. Paul Muldoon
[ Average Because Consciously Developed Film Good Having Item Listening Over Pop Really Song Sophisticated Such Time Very Viewing Ways Were Years Your]
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]
I think if you're a good songwriter, that's what you are first - not a star or celebrity. Tom Cochrane
[ Celebrity First Good Songwriter Star Think]
For me, how I feel about what I wrote down turns into a song. Geddy Lee
[ Down Feel How Into Song Turns Wrote]
With my songs I tried to prove that there is love. Nana Mouskouri
[ Love Prove Songs Tried]
I have always written poetry but I have never applied it to songwriting. Janine Turner
[ Always Applied Never Poetry Songwriting Written]
I mean, there are so many of his songs that I like that I could easily do that one day. Bryan Ferry
[ Could Day Easily His Many Mean Songs]
Music and songs are written at different periods of time, at different times in your life. They reflect the feelings you have and to be honest, I quite like having positive emotions. Scott Ian
[ Different Emotions Feelings Having Honest Life Music Periods Positive Quite Reflect Songs Time Times Written Your]
I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory. Alexander Smith
[ Rather Remembered Song Than Victory Would]
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]
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]
My songs always speak of love, that's the way I like them. Mireille Mathieu
[ Always Love Songs Speak Them Way]
I have always been fascinated by dark and mysterious stuff. I guess I have a pretty dark and gloomy side. Writing songs saves me from going completely gonzo. Gavin Rossdale
[ Always Been Completely Dark Fascinated Gloomy Going Guess Mysterious Pretty Saves Side Songs Stuff Writing]
We would turn everything into songs in those days. Arlo Guthrie
[ Days Everything Into Songs Those Turn Would]
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]
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]
It's part of the calling to at least do a few songs in the show that give people some hope. There's so much hurt in this world and... music is such a great healing balm and a great way to forget your troubles. Ricky Skaggs
[ Balm Calling Few Forget Give Great Healing Hope Hurt Least Much Music Part Show Some Songs Such Troubles Way World Your]
But to make a holiday record that involves favorite American songs and then also get to sing about Jesus birth, it just seemed like a real easy, subtle way to combine a couple of things that I love. Amy Grant
[ Also American Birth Combine Couple Easy Favorite Get Holiday Involves Jesus Just Love Make Real Record Seemed Sing Songs Subtle Then Things Way]
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]
There is no formula to it. Writing every song is a little journey. The first note has to lift you. Enya
[ Every First Formula Journey Lift Little Note Song Writing]
When I wrote the song, The Way It Is, I wanted to move people to take a stand on civil rights in this country. Bruce Hornsby
[ Civil Country Move Rights Song Stand Take Wanted Way Wrote]
I wanted to try to write songs on the piano to get a different flavor. Aimee Mann
[ Different Flavor Get Piano Songs Try Wanted Write]
My grandmother passed at 104. She sang and wrote songs until she passed. Rita Coolidge
[ Grandmother Passed Sang She Songs Until Wrote]
Thus mating of females was strictly along the lines of paternal song. Peter R. Grant
[ Along Females Lines Mating Paternal Song Strictly Thus]
How do I tell people who I am? Not being a writer, the only way is to sing songs that reflect my opinions. Cass Elliot
[ Am Being How Only Opinions Reflect Sing Songs Tell Way Writer]
You know, songs often have a very coloured past. They might have something about them but it still doesn't work, so someone else adds a bit, and someone else adds a bit so perhaps one day I'll know its full history. Kylie Minogue
[ Adds Bit Coloured Day Else Full History Know Might Often Past Perhaps Someone Something Songs Still Them Very Work]
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]
With acting I am being led by the script, other actors, the director, etc. But with songwriting I feel it is much more self reliant and allows me to be in the creative experience without being as dependent on others. Helen Slater
[ Acting Actors Allows Am Being Creative Dependent Director Etc Experience Feel Led More Much Other Others Reliant Script Self Songwriting Without]
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]
These days, there are many people around the world who listen to the songs that made me infamous and read the books that made me respectable. Kinky Friedman
[ Around Books Days Infamous Listen Made Many Read Respectable Songs These World]
My songs are just little letters to me. Ani DiFranco
[ Just Letters Little Songs]
Performing is the easiest part of what I do, and songwriting is the hardest. Neil Diamond
[ Easiest Hardest Part Performing Songwriting]
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]
He asked if I was a songwriter, and I said yeah, that I was in town because I'd won this contest. He said, okay, then he was gonna play me his hit, and started singing 'When it's time to relax, one beer stands clear... ' Arthur Godfrey
[ Asked Because Beer Clear Contest Gonna His Hit Okay Play Relax Said Singing Songwriter Stands Started Then Time Town Won Yeah]
Each member does whatever they want with the song and it totally changes it from whatever idea I hear around it. It turns it into a Sonic Youth song and completely away from it being a solo song. Thurston Moore
[ Around Away Being Changes Completely Does Each Hear Idea Into Member Solo Song Sonic Totally Turns Want Whatever Youth]
I'm a song and dance girl. I can act enough to get by. But that's the limit of my talents. Betty Grable
[ Act Dance Enough Get Girl Limit Song Talents]
I like working with other people but I'm not a songwriter, I'm a producer. Josh Silver
[ Other Producer Songwriter Working]
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]
When I was nine, we'd take a bus to the seaside. Coming back, we'd take turns entertaining, singing songs and the like. I tried some stand-up comedy. I had a captive audience in that bus. Then I realized I wanted to do more than that. Jim Dale
[ Audience Back Bus Captive Comedy Coming Entertaining Had More Nine Realized Singing Some Songs Stand-Up Take Than Then Tried Turns Wanted]
Originally I was not writing songs for myself. Smokey Robinson
[ Myself Originally Songs Writing]
In the past 3-4 years I've developed a habit of keeping numerous small cassette recorders in my house and in a bag with me so that I'm able to commit to tape memory song ideas on a constant basis. Dwight Yoakam
[ Able Bag Basis Cassette Commit Constant Developed Habit House Ideas Keeping Memory Numerous Past Recorders Small Song Tape Years]
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]
Music is always occurring. It is just a matter of marketing, attention, and many other factors, that determines whether people will hear these songs or not. Judy Collins
[ Always Attention Determines Factors Hear Just Many Marketing Matter Music Occurring Other Songs These Whether Will]
With Whitney she has such a unique sound and powerful instrument that she made those songs her own. She might as well have written them because she brought such a power and passion to them that were very unique. She has a great gift. Justin Guarini
[ Because Brought Gift Great Her Instrument Made Might Own Passion Power Powerful She Songs Sound Such Them Those Unique Very Well Were Whitney Written]
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]
A lot of our tracks have sounded a lot better than I thought they would because of recording, mixing, and because I probably didn't hear it that way. I'm not a songwriter. Charlie Watts
[ Because Better Hear Lot Mixing Our Probably Recording Songwriter Sounded Than Thought Tracks Way Would]
I mean, no offense, but I don't really see why, like guitar players from Creed, or something like that, are on the cover of guitar magazines. Almost anybody can sit down and learn to play those songs. Dweezil Zappa
[ Almost Anybody Cover Creed Down Guitar Learn Magazines Mean Offense Play Players Really See Sit Something Songs Those Why]
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]
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]
I liked the way they treated the first, second, and third place finishers equally. It was an amazing year. I only entered two song contests this year; I won one and placed second in the other. And I entered each of them a day or two before the deadline. Arthur Godfrey
[ Amazing Before Contests Day Deadline Each Entered Equally Finishers First Liked Only Other Place Placed Second Song Them Third Treated Two Way Won Year]
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]
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]
Melodic songs that people can relate to has always been our thing. Andy Taylor
[ Always Been Melodic Our Relate Songs Thing]
Each song is a lifetime, it begins and ends, and there's a journey taken within the songs. Leif Garrett
[ Begins Each Ends Journey Lifetime Song Songs Taken Within]
But there's a thin line between songwriting and arranging. Warren Zevon
[ Arranging Between Line Songwriting Thin]
Yeah, I might remaster it, in fact I'm sure I would. But all the songs will be the same. John Wozniak
[ Fact Might Same Songs Sure Will Would Yeah]
But actually just yesterday we raised the key of one of my songs two steps up, so my voice is obviously responding. It's a muscle, and the more you use it, the more you use it right, the more you should get out of it. So yes, I sing. Harvey Fierstein
[ Actually Get Just Key More Muscle Obviously Out Raised Responding Right Should Sing Songs Steps Two Up Use Voice Yes Yesterday]
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]
I'm not going to hurt anybody other than that dick who keeps writing songs about me. Courtney Love
[ Anybody Going Hurt Keeps Other Songs Than Writing]
We would play, then they would play a set, then we would jam on the last song. Charlie Byrd
[ Jam Last Play Set Song Then Would]
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]
It's really a sad story, and I liked that. The songs on this album talk about relationships in every aspect. Aaliyah
[ Album Aspect Every Liked Really Relationships Sad Songs Story Talk]
Nowadays it seems to me nobody takes trouble about anything, especially writing songs. Marian McPartland
[ Anything Especially Nobody Nowadays Seems Songs Takes Trouble Writing]
I know what my job is: I write the songs, I sing them, I play them on the piano. Fiona Apple
[ Job Know Piano Play Sing Songs Them Write]
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]
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]
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]
Sometimes I will click on a random sequence of notes- not to actually use it in a song, but to see if I can find maybe a simple pattern that I can build off of. Ken Hill
[ Actually Build Click Find Maybe Off Pattern Random See Sequence Simple Sometimes Song Use Will]
So I concentrated on the rhythmic side of things, and therefore left a lot of holes. I didn't want to use big pad chords everywhere. All of the songs are built up of small melodies and counter melodies all played very rhythmically. Midge Ure
[ Big Built Chords Concentrated Counter Everywhere Holes Left Lot Melodies Pad Played Rhythmic Rhythmically Side Small Songs Therefore Things Up Use Very Want]
Songwritng is what I do. Neil Diamond
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I started recording because I was always complaining about the records that I was getting of my songs. At least if I did them and messed them up, I wouldn't have anyone else to blame. Randy Newman
[ Always Anyone Because Blame Complaining Did Else Getting Least Messed Recording Records Songs Started Them Up]
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]
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]
People thought me a bit strange at first; a blond haired, blue-eyed Norwegian who sang Mexican folk songs, but I used it to my advantage and got a job. And so the music became my ticket to education. David Soul
[ Advantage Became Bit Blond Blue-Eyed Education First Folk Got Job Mexican Music Norwegian Sang Songs Strange Thought Ticket Used]
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]
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]
One other thing, if it's possible, as songwriters, you should also develop yourself as record producers. Barry Mann
[ Also Develop Other Possible Producers Record Should Songwriters Thing Yourself]
I think it's good if a song has more than one meaning. Maybe that kind of song can reach far more people. Syd Barrett
[ Far Good Kind Maybe Meaning More Reach Song Than Think]
I spent ninety percent of my money on wine, women and song and just wasted the other ten percent. Ronnie Hawkins
[ Just Money Ninety Other Percent Song Spent Ten Wasted Wine Women]
I do a cover of a Velvet Underground song, and they were one of the most important bands, for me. Martin Gore
[ Bands Cover Important Most Song Underground Velvet Were]
All those songs reflect all the people that live within me. Janet Jackson
[ Live Reflect Songs Those Within]
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]
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]
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]
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]
I don't want to be somebody who stands still and sings pretty. Each song is a world. Each song is a story. I don't achieve nearly what I want. Renee Fleming
[ Achieve Each Nearly Pretty Sings Somebody Song Stands Still Story Want World]
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]
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 think differently, I think it's about reaching everybody on every different plane and every different level, and if I could remix the song and do a dance remix, that's great. If I could do a classical version, that'll be great too. It's all just about expression. Deborah Cox
[ Classical Could Dance Different Differently Every Everybody Expression Great Just Level Plane Reaching Remix Song Think Too Version]
I could write six songs in one day with everything that's going on. Alanis Morissette
[ Could Day Everything Going Six Songs 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]
The divergence of songs in the new population away from those in the progenitor population would only be prevented if these processes were balanced by repeated immigration and subsequent breeding: song flow. Peter R. Grant
[ Away Balanced Breeding Divergence Flow Immigration New Only Population Prevented Processes Repeated Song Songs Subsequent These Those Were Would]
Well, the first day we went through three songs, very basically. Noel Redding
[ Basically Day First Songs Three Through Very Well Went]
I couldn't have recorded this record 15 years ago. My voice didn't have the depth to pull these songs off. John Mellencamp
[ Ago Depth Off Pull Record Recorded Songs These Voice Years]
I sang and wrote songs when I was 12 years old. Mose Allison
[ Old Sang Songs Wrote Years]
To think that when they come out with these gigantic songs, it's pretty tough to top them, you know. Sebastian Bach
[ Come Gigantic Know Out Pretty Songs Them These Think Top Tough]
I'm always in that mode - whenever I have a little free time, I'm always recording songs, writing, whatever I gotta do. It's like my job is my vacation. Ludacris
[ Always Free Gotta Job Little Mode Recording Songs Time Vacation Whatever Whenever Writing]
I work very hard on getting the songs as direct and examined as I can before I go in the studio. Nick Lowe
[ Before Direct Examined Getting Go Hard Songs Studio Very Work]
I am not greedy, so I would gladly give a song to someone else to sing if it makes more sense. Christina Milian
[ Am Else Give Gladly Greedy Makes More Sense Sing Someone Song Would]
I did a lot of writing for a lot of different kinds of bands that I was in and out of during those five years and that left me with a little body of songs that I liked better when I played alone, so I ended up going out solo and very soon made my first album. Bruce Cockburn
[ Album Alone Bands Better Body Did Different During Ended First Five Going Kinds Left Liked Little Lot Made Out Played Solo Songs Soon Those Up Very Writing Years]
My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power. Paulina Rubio Music
[ Girl Inspired Music Percent Power Songs]
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]
The quality of the writing, really. Simple as that. Beautiful words. It's very nice as a singer to do great songs, which have wonderful lyrics and strong feelings underneath the song. Bryan Ferry
[ Beautiful Feelings Great Lyrics Nice Quality Really Simple Singer Song Songs Strong Underneath Very Which Wonderful Words Writing]
We wanted to sit down and conceptually work out songs. Mike Lowry
[ Down Out Sit Songs Wanted Work]
It is a process of discovery. It's being quiet enough and undisturbed enough for a period of time so that the songs can begin to sort of peek out, and you begin to have emotional experiences in a musical way. James Taylor
[ Begin Being Discovery Emotional Enough Experiences Musical Out Peek Period Process Quiet Songs Sort Time Undisturbed Way]
I'm very soulful. I grew up singing in church. When I sing a song, I like to feel what I'm singing. Fantasia Barrino
[ Church Feel Grew Sing Singing Song Soulful Up Very]
I keep these songs in my head until I get behind the microphone. I never spend more than 30 or 40 minutes singing the vocal or it will sound mechanical. There are always mistakes, but it's about feeling more than being perfect. Brian McKnight
[ Always Behind Being Feeling Get Head Keep Mechanical Microphone Minutes Mistakes More Never Perfect Singing Songs Sound Spend Than These Until Vocal Will]
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]
Today, it's very tempting to create songs by cutting and pasting in the studio. Huey Lewis
[ Create Cutting Songs Studio Tempting Today Very]
I found it was really impossible for me to write songs when I couldn't sing. Rosanne Cash
[ Found Impossible Really Sing Songs Write]
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]
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]
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]
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]
That's why these songs have lasted as long as they have because they're just about feelings that don't change. They are love songs, they are not specific, those kinds of feelings don't change. Diana Krall
[ Because Change Feelings Just Kinds Lasted Long Love Songs Specific These Those Why]
The songs were really complicated. I used to meet people in bar bands who were trying to play our songs and they were really struggling with it. Technically it was really difficult stuff. Kip Winger
[ Bands Bar Complicated Difficult Meet Our Play Really Songs Struggling Stuff Technically Trying Used Were]
He saw us play a few times in fact. I did this song called I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, and Jimi loved it. He paid me a huge compliment when he told me that he was thinking of doing something similar himself! Alvin Lee
[ Called Compliment Crying Did Doing Fact Few Himself Huge Jimi Keep Loved Paid Play Saw Similar Something Sometimes Song Thinking Times Told Us]
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]
There's so much talk about the drug generation and songs about drugs. That's stupid. They aren't songs about drugs; they're about life. Cass Elliot
[ Generation Life Much Songs Stupid Talk]
Do you know most of the Jewish songs have the same trend of sadness as Negro spirituals? Mahalia Jackson
[ Jewish Know Most Negro Sadness Same Songs Trend]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Being in a rock band is about touring. It's about writing songs and it's about making records but it's also about taking a wonderful smile onto that stage and making the people feel good about themselves. James Young
[ Also Band Being Feel Good Making Onto Records Rock Smile Songs Stage Taking Themselves Touring Wonderful Writing]
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]
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]
Traditionally, songwriters can't sing. And that holds true in my case, also. John Phillips
[ Also Case Holds Sing Songwriters Traditionally True]
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]
Some of the songs are so crazy, the words are so crazy... it's hard to believe I was so crazy. Juliana Hatfield
[ Believe Crazy Hard Some Songs Words]
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]
You're a song written by the hands of God. Shakira
[ God Hands Song Written]
The songs become the show, which is how it should be. Kristin Hersh
[ Become How Should Show Songs Which]
I don't know what makes a guy want to write songs and sing, but if you've got a message, you want to get it across. When I come up with an idea about the way I feel, I can really state it strongly in a song. Chris LeDoux
[ Across Come Feel Get Got Guy Idea Know Makes Message Really Sing Song Songs State Strongly Up Want Way Write]
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]
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]
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]
So, once I've written a song, you know, I'm pretty happy with what the song is on its own terms. Duncan Sheik
[ Happy Know Once Own Pretty Song Terms Written]
I am going to sing lesbian love songs and support gay rights no matter what. The rest is public relations. Jasmine Guy
[ Am Gay Going Lesbian Love Matter Public Relations Rest Rights Sing Songs Support]
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]
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]
Technically, I've been retired for some time now. All I ever do is occasionally write songs for friends, such as one, for a friend who had just turned 80. I wrote a song for him called, The First 80 Years are The Hardest. Tom Glazer
[ Been Called Ever First Friend Friends Had Hardest Him Just Now Occasionally Retired Some Song Songs Such Technically Time Turned Write Wrote Years]
Most songs are somewhere between love and death, and mine are no exception. Robyn Hitchcock
[ Between Death Exception Love Mine Most Somewhere Songs]
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]
My songs are like cheap Neil Young copies. Randy Bachman
[ Cheap Copies Neil Songs Young]
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]
My vocal ability is very limited, but I'm fortunate in that I can write the songs around my vocal limitations. Glenn Tipton
[ Ability Around Fortunate Limitations Limited Songs Very Vocal Write]
The song Venus de Milo, the whole subject of it is Love is a drug. Tom Verlaine
[ De Love Milo Song Subject Venus Whole]
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]
Honestly, when I got to Hollywood I was trying to sell my songs. Gregory Harrison
[ Got Hollywood Honestly Sell Songs Trying]
What I always try to do is to respond to the song; I've always rebelled against theory. Mark Knopfler
[ Against Always Rebelled Respond Song Theory Try]
Unfortunately, most of the songs that I write I don't write them with guitar in mind. I just write it as a song and that was probably one of the ones that left an opening for it. The song's all right, I wouldn't choose to sing it now. Roy Wood
[ Choose Guitar Just Left Mind Most Now Ones Opening Probably Right Sing Song Songs Them Unfortunately Write]
It wasn't just about flashing lights and pinball machines blowing up and things like that. It was about using encores, bringing back the good songs and using techniques that I knew about from rock performance. Pete Townshend
[ Back Blowing Bringing Encores Flashing Good Just Knew Lights Machines Performance Pinball Rock Songs Techniques Things Up Using]
So it was just a case of getting a bunch of songs that I had been writing for years but hadn't recorded together, and the result was My Own Best Enemy. Richard Marx
[ Been Best Bunch Case Enemy Getting Had Hadn Just Own Recorded Result Songs Together Writing Years]
Morrissey wrote a really gorgeous song for me. I'm crazy for that man. And he thinks I'm hip! Nancy Sinatra
[ Crazy Gorgeous Hip Man Really Song Thinks Wrote]
The songwriting has never really stepped forward from the '50's. Brian Setzer
[ Forward Never Really Songwriting Stepped]
I was kind of known as a ballad singer. People would send ballads. Some of them would go over my shoulder and float off the top of my head, and I just didn't feel anything. Then I would hear a song that would absolutely shake me. Rita Coolidge
[ Absolutely Anything Ballad Ballads Feel Float Go Head Hear Just Kind Known Off Over Send Shake Shoulder Singer Some Song Them Then Top Would]
There are no bridges in folk songs because the peasants died building them. Eugene Chadbourne
[ Because Bridges Building Died Folk Peasants Songs Them]
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 just wrote one song at a time. Kinda like an alcoholic. One day at a time. Neil Young
[ Alcoholic Day Just Kinda Song Time Wrote]
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]
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]
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]
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]
When I wrote those two songs, I couldn't have been any closer to the bottom. Don Gibson
[ Any Been Bottom Closer Songs Those Two Wrote]
You know, he likes me because I'm his son. I have to go long and far to find someone who knows me just as me, rather than me the songwriter or whatever. Paul Westerberg
[ Because Far Find Go His Just Know Knows Likes Long Rather Someone Son Songwriter Than Whatever]
I sang a song at my sister's wedding. My mother forced me into that, too. But that one felt all right. Adam Sandler
[ Felt Forced Into Mother Right Sang Sister Song Too Wedding]
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]
But this is pretty new for me, both songwriting and singing. Krist Novoselic
[ Both New Pretty Singing Songwriting]
I close my eyes when I sing so I can feel the song better. Mahalia Jackson
[ Better Close Eyes Feel Sing Song]
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]
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]
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 will have a song that I'm in love with for a couple of months and then I'll go to something else. That's just constantly changing. And sometimes I will go back to old one that I haven't heard for a long time. Ray Brown
[ Back Changing Constantly Couple Else Go Haven Heard Just Long Love Months Old Something Sometimes Song Then Time Will]
I really enjoy the therapeutic value of writing songs. Shannon Hoon
[ Enjoy Really Songs Therapeutic Value Writing]
I wanted to write songs which I think is a different thing. I wanted to write music that is informed by folk music. The chord progressions are obvious references. Joanna Newsom
[ Chord Different Folk Informed Music Obvious References Songs Thing Think Wanted Which Write]
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'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 listened to Billie Holiday a lot in order to learn to sing. She remains one of the extraordinary jazz singers. But my intent is to become my own voice, to be able to interpret these songs in my own way. Madeleine Peyroux
[ Able Become Billie Extraordinary Holiday Intent Interpret Jazz Learn Listened Lot Order Own Remains She Sing Singers Songs These Voice Way]
Sometimes we drop in and do an acoustic set somewhere, and that's really fun to take all these insanely loud songs, and to do them quiet. It's really a sight to see... or to hear! Michael McKean
[ Acoustic Drop Fun Hear Insanely Loud Quiet Really See Set Sight Sometimes Somewhere Songs Take Them These]
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]
That was the reasoning behind learning to play bass, and then after that it was more like it was neat to play songs together - for me to play bass and for him to play guitar. Tom Araya
[ After Bass Behind Guitar Him Learning More Neat Play Reasoning Songs Then Together]
To have a songwriter that wrote so specifically what I felt to be true... I've never been much of an actor either. If something is real for me, then I can do it. Barry McGuire
[ Actor Been Either Felt Much Never Real Something Songwriter Specifically Then True Wrote]
That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, lest you should think he never could recapture the first fine careless rapture! Robert Browning
[ Careless Could Each Fine First Lest Never Over Rapture Recapture Should Sings Song Think Thrush Twice Wise]
Europe is weird songs that would never make it in America. Mike Myers
[ America Europe Make Never Songs Weird Would]
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'm very conscious of developing my singing, technically and stylistically. I want it to become more individual, express more of me. That's my goal. These songs are steps along that way. Madeleine Peyroux
[ Along Become Conscious Developing Express Goal Individual More Singing Songs Steps Technically These Very Want Way]
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]
When I'm old I shall give up writing the big stuff and shall wander round the park thinking of songs. George Lloyd
[ Big Give Old Park Round Shall Songs Stuff Thinking Up Wander Writing]
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]
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]
We are rich in the quantity of songs rather than in the quality. The singer has to go through hundreds of compositions before he finds one that really says something. Alma Gluck
[ Before Compositions Finds Go Hundreds Quality Quantity Rather Really Rich Says Singer Something Songs Than Through]
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 knew the words to 25 rock songs, so I got in the group. Long Tall Sally and Tutti-Frutti, that got me in. That was my audition. Paul McCartney
[ Audition Got Group Knew Long Rock Sally Songs Tall Words]
If I give myself a chore, for instance, when I was writing the songs for Shameless, I said to myself, Now, every day for 90 days you have to write a song; good, bad or indifferent. So that was really helpful. Judy Collins
[ Bad Chore Day Days Every Give Good Helpful Indifferent Instance Myself Now Really Said Shameless Song Songs Write Writing]
Men are allowed to write songs about people and women are allowed to write songs about women. Kristin Hersh
[ Allowed Men Songs Women Write]
Without a song, each day would be a century. Mahalia Jackson
[ Century Day Each Song Without Would]
I can't do some of the songs that younger girls like Mary J. Blige and Beyonce are doing. They have their own place and I have my own place. Patti LaBelle
[ Beyonce Blige Doing Girls Mary Own Place Some Songs Their Younger]
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]
The second song is called 'Easy As Life,' which really describes the complete conflict of the whole story, her struggle of being in love with the enemy and also being in love with her people. Deborah Cox
[ Also Being Called Complete Conflict Describes Easy Enemy Her Life Love Really Second Song Story Struggle Which Whole]
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 want people to come to my music without prejudice. I want them to get the music first. And who I am isn't that important. If they like the songs to me that's a good thing. Richard Thompson
[ Am Come First Get Good Important Music Prejudice Songs Them Thing Want Without]
Joyce for all his devotion to his art, terrible in its austerity, was a lad born with a song on one side of him, a dance on the other; two gay guardian angels every human ought to have. Sean O'Casey
[ Angels Art Austerity Born Dance Devotion Every Gay Guardian Him His Human Joyce Lad Other Ought Side Song Terrible Two]
I did write a letter to the archdiocese who'd banned the song, Only the Good Die Young, asking them to ban my next record. Billy Joel
[ Asking Ban Banned Did Die Good Letter Next Only Record Song Them Write Young]
I had written lyrics to a song called The Silent Extreme, which Alex later renamed Humans Being. Sammy Hagar
[ Alex Being Called Extreme Had Humans Later Lyrics Silent Song Which Written]
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]
Quit shouting those rerun songs at me. Wesley Willis
[ Quit Shouting Songs Those]
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]
We don't mind being ripped apart, but don't rip the songs apart. They're like our kids. Maurice Gibb
[ Apart Being Kids Mind Our Rip Ripped Songs]
I've written so many songs about Englishmen, I have to go elsewhere. Ray Davies
[ Elsewhere Englishmen Go Many Songs Written]
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 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]
Dweezil and I are going on tour with the band probably starting in the middle of February for a month probably playing a few songs from my new record and then I'll continue on after that tour. Lisa Loeb
[ After Band Continue February Few Going Middle Month New Playing Probably Record Songs Starting Then Tour]
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]
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]
I want to write songs and play them for people - live. T-Bone Burnett
[ Live Play Songs Them Want Write]
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]
The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since they entered the ranks of history. They have always confounded truth with death. Henry Miller
[ Always Been Confounded Death Entered Ever History Ranks Since Singing Song Swan Truth]
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]
It's not rubbish to say that I was a bit peeved about not getting credit for a couple of songs, but that wasn't the whole reason. I guess I just felt like I had enough. I decided to leave and start a group with Jack Bruce. Mick Taylor
[ Bit Bruce Couple Credit Decided Enough Felt Getting Group Guess Had Jack Just Leave Reason Rubbish Say Songs Start Whole]
I think a song that's got something to say. I'm not much on gimmicks. I never have been because they don't last. But I like a song that tells a story and has some meat to it, you know, that means something. Billy Eckstine
[ Because Been Gimmicks Got Know Last Means Meat Much Never Say Some Something Song Story Tells Think]
I guess a good song is a good song is a good song, ya know. George Thorogood
[ Good Guess Know Song Ya]
The music is the shining path over which the poet travels to bring his song to the world. Lotte Lehmann
[ Bring His Music Over Path Poet Shining Song Travels Which World]
I sometimes don't know what songs are about for several years after I've written them. Justin Hayward
[ After Know Several Sometimes Songs Them Written Years]
Sometimes it's nice to have a song that can be taken more then one way, so it can be interpreted differently. Geddy Lee
[ Differently Interpreted More Nice Sometimes Song Taken Then Way]
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]
But I always loved songs with great lyrics. Johnny Rivers
[ Always Great Loved Lyrics Songs]
I think that a song, when it works, never mind a piece of long form music, even a song is something that speaks to itself but has a language all of its own, ideally. Steve Hackett
[ Even Form Ideally Itself Language Long Mind Music Never Own Piece Something Song Speaks Think Works]
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]
It was a very bizarre experience for me, to get the songs together, go in there, and try to deliver them as I would perhaps in a live setting. But I realized that I couldn't take on that coffeehouse style that I came from and go in there and burn it up. Jason Mraz
[ Bizarre Burn Came Deliver Experience Get Go Live Perhaps Realized Setting Songs Style Take Them Together Try Up Very Would]
As far as my favorite songs to perform live, most of the songs we did live were my favorite. If they weren't, I would have gotten rid of them. Johnny Ramone
[ Did Far Favorite Gotten Live Most Perform Rid Songs Them Were Weren Would]
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]
Saying you have a political solution is like saying you can write a pop song that's going to stay at the top of the list forever. I don't have many illusions about this, but I'm not cynical about it. Bruce Sterling
[ Cynical Forever Going Illusions List Many Political Pop Saying Solution Song Stay Top Write]
But when you get to a song, not only do you have to do a vocal melody, you have to write words and not be redundant and make some semblance of a story. Glenn Danzig
[ Get Make Melody Only Redundant Semblance Some Song Story Vocal Words Write]
Since I was doing all of it myself, I had to decide where I wanted to go with the songs, how to proceed with the chords, if the sound was alright, and all that detail on my own. Utada Hikaru
[ Alright Chords Decide Detail Doing Go Had How Myself Own Proceed Since Songs Sound Wanted Where]
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]
It's what the Pixies always said about music - they were writing songs and just trying not to be boring. That was their main motivation and it worked for them. I remember reading that and thinking that was the way to do it. Jonny Greenwood
[ Always Boring Just Main Motivation Music Pixies Reading Remember Said Songs Their Them Thinking Trying Way Were Worked Writing]
But we used to go to flea markets and things, and look for old 78 records that had silly song titles. Neil Innes
[ Flea Go Had Look Markets Old Records Silly Song Things Titles Used]
Toward the later days of Sabbath, instead of going in and knocking out what songs we did in rehearsal, we would polish them to death. Geezer Butler
[ Days Death Did Going Instead Knocking Later Out Polish Rehearsal Sabbath Songs Them Toward Would]
You get on the radio by writing your own songs. But we had the dilemma of not being able to play anywhere because we weren't able to play anything that anyone wanted to hear. So we learned songs that we thought that we could do without puking. Wayne Kramer
[ Able Anyone Anything Anywhere Because Being Could Dilemma Get Had Hear Learned Own Play Radio Songs Thought Wanted Weren Without Writing Your]
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]
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]
When we went to cover it I thought we would change it to a song of loving and longing instead of the sex machine song Kylie turned it into. I've met Kylie and told her we were covering her song and she was pleased. Wayne Coyne
[ Change Cover Covering Her Instead Into Kylie Longing Loving Machine Met Pleased Sex She Song Thought Told Turned Went Were Would]
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]
I don't have many easy songs. Sammy Davis, Jr.
[ Easy Many Songs]
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]
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]
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, 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]
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]
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]
Some of the press who speak loudly about the freedom of the press are themselves the enemies of freedom. Countless people dare not say a thing because they know it will be picked up and made a song of by the press. That limits freedom. Geoffrey Fisher
[ Because Countless Dare Enemies Freedom Know Limits Loudly Made Picked Press Say Some Song Speak Themselves Thing Up Will]
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]
People get passionate about a song. It's been my experience if you put out radio candy, something commercial, it doesn't sell records. Trace Adkins
[ Been Candy Commercial Experience Get Out Passionate Put Radio Records Sell Something Song]
A love song is just a caress set to music. Sigmund Romberg
[ Caress Just Love Music Set Song]
I've written more songs for this record than I ever have in the past so I'm trying to give it a lot of special attention to be sure my ideas really get translated right. Suzy Bogguss
[ Attention Ever Get Give Ideas Lot More Past Really Record Right Songs Special Sure Than Translated Trying Written]
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]
This is my story, this is my song, praising my Saviour all the day long. Jerome Hines
[ Day Long Praising Saviour Song Story]
There's a whole lot of songs that men just can't do. The words are from another time and represent too much of an emotional commitment, whereas women can say that because of who they are. Boz Scaggs
[ Another Because Commitment Emotional Just Lot Men Much Represent Say Songs Time Too Whereas Whole Women Words]
Yeah. I'm amateurish. I can play enough to write a song, or strum on a little guitar to write out a song. But, I don't play well at all. I wouldn't even attempt for a second to play in public. Ben E. King
[ Attempt Enough Even Guitar Little Out Play Public Second Song Well Write Yeah]
I've come to understand my role. On some level, I provide the context for them to shine. I also know my role is the steward of the songs, and the center point, the artist that the stuff all revolves around. But I really try to honor that. Kathy Mattea
[ Also Around Artist Center Come Context Honor Know Level Point Provide Really Revolves Role Shine Some Songs Steward Stuff Them Try Understand]
With a lot of songs on this record, one verse doesn't relate to the next verse. I don't think that one day really relates to the next day in life. Neil Young
[ Day Life Lot Next Really Record Relate Relates Songs Think Verse]
I love songwriting. It's second to my love for singing in how I express myself. Michael Bolton
[ Express How Love Myself Second Singing Songwriting]
There is an urgent need for Americans to look deeply into themselves and their actions, and musical poetry is perhaps the most effective mirror available. Every newspaper headline is a potential song. Phil Ochs
[ Actions Americans Available Deeply Effective Every Headline Into Look Mirror Most Musical Need Newspaper Perhaps Poetry Potential Song Their Themselves Urgent]
If you're a pop singer, you don't need to evolve. You just get a set together, have some hit songs and play them over and over. Van Morrison
[ Evolve Get Hit Just Need Over Play Pop Set Singer Some Songs Them Together]
I had to be at least 8 or 9; I was listening to everything on the radio. You name it, I heard every song. Tom Araya
[ Every Everything Had Heard Least Listening Name Radio Song]
I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood. My songs were the same conveyer belt mass production, just like most of my movies were. Elvis Presley
[ Belt Direction Hollywood Just Lost Mass Most Movies Musical Production Same Songs Sure Were]
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]
At the close of the day when the hamlet is still, and mortals the sweets of forgetfulness prove, when naught but the torrent is heard on the hill, and naught but the nightingale's song in the grove. James Beattie
[ Close Day Forgetfulness Grove Hamlet Heard Hill Mortals Naught Prove Song Still Sweets Torrent]
The grandmother, the mother, the worker, the student, the intellectual, the professional, the unemployed, everybody identified with the songs because they were descriptions of life in the city. Ruben Blades
[ Because City Descriptions Everybody Grandmother Identified Intellectual Life Mother Professional Songs Student Unemployed Were Worker]
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]
Singing your own songs is all about individual expression. Lyle Lovett
[ Expression Individual Own Singing Songs Your]
Strangely, some songs you really don't want to write. David Bowie
[ Really Some Songs Strangely Want Write]
Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it. They said, 'You play blues. That music is so sad.' I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, 'You didn't play one sad song.' Buddy Guy
[ Afterwards Blues Came Checking Couple Gave Hotel Music Once Play Ring Sad Said Saw Show Song Them Tickets Up]
The only one I really like is a song called Saccharine. David Coverdale
[ Called Only Really Song]
We always feel pretty creative as far as writing songs. We write them together; we just get in a room, or on occasion in Flea's garage. We just sort of improvise, like jazz musicians. Chad Smith
[ Always Creative Far Feel Flea Garage Get Improvise Jazz Just Musicians Occasion Pretty Room Songs Sort Them Together Write Writing]
I'm singing background on one of Blondie's songs on her new album. Melissa Joan Hart
[ Album Background Blondie Her New Singing Songs]
Finding fresh song topics can sometimes be quite difficult. Peter Steele
[ Difficult Finding Fresh Quite Sometimes Song Topics]
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]
Well, our songwriting process is pretty collective. Adam Rich
[ Collective Our Pretty Process Songwriting Well]
I know every Skynyrd and about all Johnny Cash songs. Kid Rock
[ Cash Every Johnny Know Songs]
Artists who write songs... what they're going through usually comes through in their music. Terri Clark
[ Artists Comes Going Music Songs Their Through Usually Write]
If you look at my last songs and first short stories, there is a real connection between them. Kazuo Ishiguro
[ Between Connection First Last Look Real Short Songs Stories Them]
I wasn't thinking of the longevity of any of my songs, but I am extremely pleased with the lasting effect. Graham Nash
[ Am Any Effect Extremely Lasting Longevity Pleased Songs Thinking]
Who cares about the clouds when we're together? Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather. Dale Evans
[ Bring Cares Clouds Just Sing Song Sunny Together Weather]
Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation. The only meditation I would have done before would be in the writing of songs. Sting
[ Before Done Introduced Meditation Only Songs Style Would Writing Yoga]
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]
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]
Prince used to call me up 3am in the morning and invite me to hear some of his new songs. Sheena Easton
[ Call Hear His Invite Morning New Prince Some Songs Up Used]
George Harrison is perhaps one of the most creative people I ever met, not only in his music and songwriting, but just the way he lived his life, decorated his gardens and homes. He was a dear friend of mine. His entire approach to music was very unique. Gary Wright
[ Approach Creative Dear Decorated Entire Ever Friend Gardens George Harrison His Homes Just Life Lived Met Mine Most Music Only Perhaps Songwriting Unique Very Way]
We went through this business of me writing out all the parts for these old songs from Gravity and Speechless and we'd been performing that, but we don't do that any more. Fred Frith
[ Any Been Business Gravity More Old Out Parts Performing Songs Speechless These Through Went Writing]
The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, these are just some of the people who threatened to sue if we used their songs. Colin Mochrie
[ Barbra Beatles Bruce Just Rolling Some Songs Springsteen Stones Streisand Sue Their These Threatened Used]
I had seventeen No. 1 songs and I didn't see anything like that kind of money. Mickey Gilley
[ Anything Had Kind Money See Seventeen Songs]
They are very personal, emotional songs - people react to them very strongly. Sarah McLachlan
[ Emotional Personal React Songs Strongly Them Very]
I don't want to live in an ivory tower, being the songwriter who just turns inward. Billie Joe Armstrong
[ Being Inward Ivory Just Live Songwriter Tower Turns Want]
The songs are about things that we were thinking and we wrote 'em down, and when you listen to 'em, whatever you think it's about... THAT'S what it's about! Layne Staley
[ Down Em Listen Songs Things Think Thinking Were Whatever Wrote]
But in my imagination this whole thing developed and I started mixing up old folk songs with the Beatles beat and taking them down to Greenwich Village and playing them for the people there. Roger McGuinn
[ Beat Beatles Developed Down Folk Greenwich Imagination Mixing Old Playing Songs Started Taking Them Thing Up Village Whole]
Even though there's these songs and whoever the hell put it in the internet, if there's any good riffs in them, we raped the songs and put in the new ones. Kerry King
[ Any Even Good Hell Internet New Ones Put Riffs Songs Them These Though Whoever]
When I first heard that song, it was a ballad but it had a lot more. It felt like a gospel song when I first heard it and it just moved me. Deborah Cox
[ Ballad Felt First Gospel Had Heard Just Lot More Moved Song]
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]
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]
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]
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]
We must begin to make what I call "conscious choices," and to really recognize that we are the same. It's from that place in my heart that I write my songs. John Denver
[ Begin Call Choices Conscious Heart Make Must Place Really Recognize Same Songs Write]
I feel I want to grow as an actress and be better. I want to progress as a singer and songwriter, and produce movies and everything. So there'll be no time when I feel I've done it all. Jennifer Lopez
[ Actress Better Done Everything Feel Grow Movies Produce Progress Singer Songwriter Time Want]
There aren't more lady songwriters for the same reason that there aren't more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers; not enough women have the time for careers. Dorothy Fields
[ Accountants Careers Doctors Enough Lady Lawyers More Reason Same Songwriters Time Women]
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]
For several centuries what has passed for song in literary circles was any text that looked like the lyrics for a commonplace melodic setting. David Antin
[ Any Centuries Circles Commonplace Literary Looked Lyrics Melodic Passed Setting Several Song Text]
A lot of songs you write are just for exercise - just pencil sharpeners. Harlan Howard
[ Exercise Just Lot Pencil Songs Write]
Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail. Robert Motherwell
[ Beauty Dark Every Mist Out Over Rainbow Song Trail Walk Way Will]
All my songs were solo voices. Just me singing. In fact, that was the gimmick - no gimmick. Just singing straight with not too much background. Bobby Vinton
[ Background Fact Gimmick Just Much Singing Solo Songs Straight Too Voices Were]
I guess all songs is folk songs. I never heard no horse sing 'em. Big Bill Broonzy
[ Em Folk Guess Heard Horse Never Sing Songs]
I write songs about real things... The subject dictates the mood and it goes from there, really. John Mayall
[ Dictates Goes Mood Real Really Songs Subject Things Write]
My friends gave me the first songs which was the first food in my soul for me. Nana Mouskouri
[ First Food Friends Gave Songs Soul Which]
With Whitesnake it would have been inappropriate for me to have played Deep Purple songs, although I did at the beginning because I didn't have enough Whitesnake songs. David Coverdale
[ Although Because Been Beginning Deep Did Enough Inappropriate Played Purple Songs Would]
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]
I have come up with very creative ideas that really didn't work with the song I was currently composing. Ken Hill
[ Come Composing Creative Currently Ideas Really Song Up Very Work]
I mean Gorilla was really our first sort of goes at songwriting. Neil Innes
[ First Goes Gorilla Mean Our Really Songwriting Sort]
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]
It sounds like something from a Woody Guthrie song, but it's true; I was raised in a freight car. Merle Haggard
[ Car Freight Guthrie Raised Something Song Sounds True Woody]
Christ himself wrote nothing, but furnished endless material for books and songs of gratitude and praise. Philip Schaff
[ Books Christ Endless Furnished Gratitude Himself Material Nothing Praise Songs Wrote]
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]
It's my responsibility as a singer-songwriter to report the news. John Mellencamp
[ News Report Responsibility Singer-Songwriter]
We have been trying to play a lot of different kinds of music, and probably the next album will go back more towards the direction where you couldn't classify each song as a certain kind of music. This album you can. Mike Gordon
[ Album Back Been Certain Classify Different Direction Each Go Kind Kinds Lot More Music Next Play Probably Song Towards Trying Where Will]
While I'm playing baseball, I'm still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I'll be thinking of music then. Garth Brooks
[ Baseball Bones Having Lot Music Playing Resting Sent Songs Spend Still Sure Tapes Then These Thinking Time Tired While Writing]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Again, I say I will be glad to tell what songs I have ever sung, because singing is my business. Pete Seeger
[ Again Because Business Ever Glad Say Singing Songs Sung Tell Will]
It's funny; Luther and I have written many songs together, but we've never written songs in the same room. Richard Marx
[ Funny Luther Many Never Room Same Songs Together Written]
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]
I'm still proud of what I've done, even if it hasn't been the biggest song on the radio or hasn't gone to number one. Faith Hill
[ Been Biggest Done Even Gone Hasn Number Proud Radio Song Still]
Forever Young, by Dylan, is one of my favorite songs. Levon Helm
[ Dylan Favorite Forever Songs Young]
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]
I loved old black and white movies, especially the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals. I loved everything about them - the songs, the music, the romance and the spectacle. They were real class and I knew that I wanted to be in that world. Sharon Stone
[ Astaire Black Class Especially Everything Fred Ginger Knew Loved Movies Music Musicals Old Real Rogers Romance Songs Spectacle Them Wanted Were White World]
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]
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]
All I ever wanted to do was write songs and get on a bus and go play them for people. Chely Wright
[ Bus Ever Get Go Play Songs Them Wanted 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]
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 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]
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]
What I say is from my heart. You must be sincere. So when I sing a song, people are supposed to feel it. Wayne Wonder
[ Feel Heart Must Say Sincere Sing Song Supposed]
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
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Writing a song is much like being an author. Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!), but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors. Ken Hill
[ Author Authors Being Best Brain Everyone Hope Make Much Selling Song Sudden Tools Us Write Writing Yes]
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]
One song will launch you, but you don't want to be a one-song artist. Michael Bolton
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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]
I want to sell to people my own age, because that's the way I write songs. John Mellencamp
[ Age Because Own Sell Songs Want Way Write]
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
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