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Paul Tsongas American Politician (1941-1997)

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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]
No matter how famous and established they were or however blessed they were with great songs or long careers, if they lived alone, they lived alone. That's not the way I wanted to live prior to the tour or after. Edie Brickell
[ After Alone Blessed Careers Established Famous Great How However Live Lived Long Matter Prior Songs Tour Wanted Way Were]
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]
I write in all keys. I've always written in all keys. I've probably written a lot of songs in A. Teena Marie
[ Always Keys Lot Probably Songs Write Written]
I started crying, because there's nothing like hearing that the artist who originally did the song likes your version. Kelly Rowland
[ Artist Because Crying Did Hearing Likes Nothing Originally Song Started Version Your]
We march and fight, to death or on to victory. Our might is right, no traitors shall prevail. Our hearts are steeled against the fiery gates of hell. No shot or shell, can still our mighty song. George Lincoln Rockwell
[ Against Death Fiery Fight Gates Hearts Hell March Might Mighty Our Prevail Right Shall Shell Shot Song Still Traitors Victory]
There's not one Tin Pan Alley song on my record. Branford Marsalis
[ Alley Pan Record Song Tin]
I'm always imagining some sort of story behind the song, even the ones I haven't written. I'm actively engaging in playacting. Cassandra Wilson
[ Actively Always Behind Engaging Even Haven Imagining Ones Some Song Sort Story Written]
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]
I think Bridge Over Troubled Water was a very good song. Artie sang it beautifully. The Boxer was a really nice record. But I don't think I've written any great songs. Paul Simon
[ Any Artie Beautifully Boxer Bridge Good Great Nice Over Really Record Sang Song Songs Think Troubled Very Water Written]
It's unfortunate we've never been just songwriters. Adolph Green
[ Been Just Never Songwriters Unfortunate]
I really feel there's no limitation on what this band can do in the studio or on the stage. That's an empowering feeling - that we can bring a song to life. Ben Harper
[ Band Bring Empowering Feel Feeling Life Limitation Really Song Stage Studio]
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]
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]
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]
As far as spiritual influences in Christian music, I would say Crystal Lewis - a lot of her songs especially. The ministry she has through her songs has really hit me. Stacie Orrico
[ Christian Crystal Especially Far Her Hit Influences Lewis Lot Ministry Music Really Say She Songs Spiritual Through Would]
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]
I am happy that women can relate to my songs, and hopefully men can too. Martina McBride
[ Am Happy Hopefully Men Relate Songs Too Women]
My girlfriend at the time convinced me to send these songs to Cavity Search. When they wanted to put out my record I was totally shocked. Elliott Smith
[ Convinced Girlfriend Out Put Record Search Send Shocked Songs These Time Totally Wanted]
I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory. Alexander Smith
[ Rather Remembered Song Than Victory Would]
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]
The songs are inspired by my experiences. Sometimes they are more than my real-life and, conversely, my life is more than just my songs. Melissa Etheridge
[ Conversely Experiences Inspired Just Life More Real-Life Sometimes Songs Than]
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]
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]
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]
If it were bad songs, yeah, I'd speak up, but they're not bad songs. Tom Araya
[ Bad Songs Speak Up Were Yeah]
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]
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]
Interestingly, songs used to be short, then they became longer, and now they're getting shorter. Casey Kasem
[ Became Getting Interestingly Longer Now Short Shorter Songs Then Used]
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]
I have yet to have a successful outcome of sitting in a room with someone and trying to write a song. The way that I generally co-write is that someone else writes the music or part of the music. Shawn Colvin
[ Else Generally Music Outcome Part Room Sitting Someone Song Successful Trying Way Write Writes Yet]
She danced a jig, she sung a song that took my heart away. William Allingham
[ Away Danced Heart Jig She Song Sung Took]
It can get a little costly if you try and leave it until then to write songs. But you're writing all the time. You're collecting songs. I've had songs that have been collected over a two-year period for my next record. Keith Urban
[ Been Collected Collecting Costly Get Had Leave Little Next Over Period Record Songs Then Time Try Until Write Writing]
I like songs that go to different places and then come back. Sean Lennon
[ Back Come Different Go Places Songs Then]
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]
We have always wanted to write songs and be experimental in that way. Mike Lowry
[ Always Experimental Songs Wanted Way Write]
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]
The Bee Gees were always heavily influenced by black music. As a songwriter, it's never been difficult to pick up on the changing styles of music out there, and soul has always been my favourite genre. Robin Gibb
[ Always Bee Been Black Changing Difficult Favourite Gees Genre Heavily Influenced Music Never Out Pick Songwriter Soul Styles Up Were]
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. J. R. R. Tolkien
[ Above Cheer Food Gold More Song Us Valued World Would]
What is qualified? What have I been qualified for in my life? I haven't been qualified to be a mayor. I'm not qualified to be a songwriter. I'm not qualified to be a TV producer. I'm not qualified to be a successful businessman. And so, I don't know what qualified means. Sonny Bono
[ Been Businessman Haven Know Life Mayor Means Producer Qualified Songwriter Successful Tv]
Obviously I got known for some other songs early on, and some of those were rock'n'roll songs. Some of them were melodic pop songs. And I've done lots of different things, as you know, but every so often I get drawn back. Elvis Costello
[ Back Different Done Drawn Early Every Get Got Know Known Lots Melodic Obviously Often Other Pop Rock Roll Some Songs Them Things Those Were]
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 learn my songs by ear. Kate Smith
[ Ear Learn Songs]
But then when he left, I realized that it was harder to write songs and feel spiritually connected to art and music as a band. When he came back I felt it again, instantaneously. Anthony Kiedis
[ Again Art Back Band Came Connected Feel Felt Harder Instantaneously Left Music Realized Songs Spiritually Then Write]
There aren't any rules, as far as anything-and that applies especially to writing songs, whatever gets the point across. So you're just kind of brought up to feel-in any field, if you say you can do it, do it. There it is. Guy Clark
[ Across Any Applies Brought Especially Far Field Gets Just Kind Point Rules Say Songs Up Whatever Writing]
After all my years of doing instrumental music I still like just a simple instrumental song with a nice catchy melody and an opportunity to play a solo over a harmonic structure. Stanley Clarke
[ After Catchy Doing Harmonic Instrumental Just Melody Music Nice Opportunity Over Play Simple Solo Song Still Structure Years]
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 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]
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]
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]
It's actually harder to write a fun song. Taryn Manning
[ Actually Fun Harder Song Write]
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 just remembered songs my grandmother taught me, and songs that I learned for the recordings. But, then I learned to speak Italian. When I was there, I hired a professor who stayed with me 24 hours a day. She wouldn't let me speak a word of English. Connie Francis
[ Day English Grandmother Hired Hours Italian Just Learned Professor Recordings Remembered She Songs Speak Stayed Taught Then Word]
Let's have the music that will open the door to millions of people... the kind of music that will not make people think only of the song or even of the singer... not music that is confined to the merely personal. Nelson Eddy
[ Confined Door Even Kind Make Merely Millions Music Only Open Personal Singer Song Think Will]
The most despairing songs are the most beautiful, and I know some immortal ones that are pure tears. Alfred de Musset
[ Beautiful Despairing Immortal Know Most Ones Pure Some Songs Tears]
All the songs we do are basically about one of three things: booze, sex or rock n roll. Bon Scott
[ Basically Booze Rock Roll Sex Songs Things Three]
It's funny, when I'm not on the road or doing stuff with Bad Company - or whatever- I've always written songs galore... a lot of stuff people don't even hear. Mick Ralphs
[ Always Bad Company Doing Even Funny Hear Lot Road Songs Stuff Written]
I remembered their songs but I had never owned a Beatles album. Sheryl Lee
[ Album Beatles Had Never Owned Remembered Songs Their]
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]
One of the things that I think is such a constant in country music is that the song is so much a story. I believe it is supposed to be based around a story. Suzy Bogguss
[ Around Based Believe Constant Country Much Music Song Story Such Supposed Things Think]
It doesn't take me long to write songs. Ben E. King
[ Long Songs Take Write]
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. Plato
[ Always Another Back Becomes Every Everyone Find Heart Incomplete Lover Poet Sing Sings Song Those Touch Until Whispers Wish]
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]
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]
I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs. Adrian Belew
[ Age Because Borrowed Guitar Myself Play Songs Taught Wanted Write]
The songs keep on writing themselves, and I really love them. It's as close as I get to a religion. Kristin Hersh
[ Close Get Keep Love Really Religion Songs Them Themselves Writing]
Stephen Sondheim told me that Oscar Hammerstein believed everything that he wrote. So there's great truth in the songs, and that's what was so wonderful to find. Bernadette Peters
[ Believed Everything Find Great Hammerstein Oscar Sondheim Songs Stephen Told Truth Wonderful Wrote]
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]
I can't wait to front my band with these new songs and play for fans, but I've decided to keep my day job too. Richard Marx
[ Band Day Decided Fans Front Job Keep New Play Songs These Too Wait]
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]
Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance. That translates into pacing a story, pleasing a reading audience. Jimmy Buffett
[ Ago Audience Concert Instinct Into Pace Pacing Performance Pleasing Reading Song Story Taught Translates Years]
The bands that wrote the big, heroic rock songs - I really wanted to make a record like that. Sheryl Crow
[ Bands Big Heroic Make Really Record Rock Songs Wanted Wrote]
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]
One of my favorite songs from the album is a song called 'For Better or Worse,' and it's basically about unconditional love, which is, I'd say, an ongoing theme in my personal life. Debbie Gibson
[ Album Basically Better Called Favorite Life Love Ongoing Personal Say Song Songs Theme Unconditional Which Worse]
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]
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]
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've been saying for almost 20 years that I need to do a jazz project and it ought to be either big band or I should do some jazz songs with a trio or quartet. Al Jarreau
[ Almost Band Been Big Either Jazz Need Ought Project Quartet Saying Should Some Songs Trio Years]
All those songs reflect all the people that live within me. Janet Jackson
[ Live Reflect Songs Those Within]
Social topics may hit too close to home for people, but then again, if you pull a heartstring, then that's what country music is. It's not just songs about getting drunk and leaving your girl. Kenny Chesney
[ Again Close Country Drunk Getting Girl Hit Home Just Leaving May Music Pull Social Songs Then Too Topics Your]
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]
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]
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]
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]
He learned through the way that my father and I felt about his songs, his country songs, that they were great songs. And then he went out and sang them for the audiences that we found, and he found a tremendous reaction to that. Alan Lomax
[ Audiences Country Father Felt Found Great His Learned Out Reaction Sang Songs Them Then Through Tremendous Way Went Were]
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 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]
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]
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]
There are quite a few honest songwriters out there writing about relationships and their own personality traits. But for some reason, once they step out of the bedroom, their honesty doesn't seem to come with them. Billy Bragg
[ Bedroom Come Few Honest Honesty Once Out Own Personality Quite Reason Relationships Seem Some Songwriters Step Their Them Traits Writing]
I'd hate to be a songwriter starting a career today. Otis Blackwell
[ Career Hate Songwriter Starting Today]
If you put all the songs together that I've written on band records, and put it up next to my solo record, there's definitely a different kind of feel than Billy's songs. James Iha
[ Band Billy Definitely Different Feel Kind Next Put Record Records Solo Songs Than Together Up Written]
It's an interesting line that I walk. The AIDS crisis has done a lot for my songs and made them proliferate, and my songs have contributed a lot to that cause as well. David Friedman
[ Aids Cause Contributed Crisis Done Interesting Line Lot Made Proliferate Songs Them Walk Well]
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]
The way I choose to show my feelings is through my songs. Marianne Faithfull
[ Choose Feelings Show Songs Through Way]
The Wreckoning is a darker song. But the record is positive. Taryn Manning
[ Darker Positive Record Song]
I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now. Ann Beattie
[ Boy Came Could Culture Dancing Different Exactly Few Fourteen Love More Music Name Now Old Out Part Really Say Songs Summer Than Think Thought Used Way Went Years]
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'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]
Without a song, each day would be a century. Mahalia Jackson
[ Century Day Each Song Without Would]
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]
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]
I've written many extra verses to songs that I learned to sing - an extra verse about a friend, or just add some verse - and that led to writing my own songs. Jackson Browne
[ Add Extra Friend Just Learned Led Many Own Sing Some Songs Verse Verses Writing Written]
I've written songs about things that nobody else has ever written about. David Allan Coe
[ Else Ever Nobody Songs Things Written]
In so many musicals today, the story is moved forward by a song. I don't think we're gonna try to do that. John Mellencamp
[ Forward Gonna Many Moved Musicals Song Story Think Today Try]
Some people come to our shows and think they're gonna spend the night just listening to love songs, and they're pretty much surprised cause we do a lot of rock and roll. Bobby Hatfield
[ Cause Come Gonna Just Listening Lot Love Much Night Our Pretty Rock Roll Shows Some Songs Spend Surprised Think]
There are now grandmothers and grandfathers coming to see us because they are of that age, they grew up in the '50s and '60s and they bring their sons and their daughters to hear the songs they heard when they were young. George Thorogood
[ Age Because Bring Coming Daughters Grandfathers Grandmothers Grew Hear Heard Now See Songs Sons Their Up Us Were Young]
I have writing songs on my own for about six years. Joanna Newsom
[ Own Six Songs Writing Years]
I've been doing musical theater since I was a kid. And look for a CD from me in the future. I want to write all the songs! Zac Efron
[ Been Cd Doing Future Kid Look Musical Since Songs Theater Want Write]
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]
It's a marvelous feeling when someone says 'I want to do this song of yours' because they've connected to it. That's what I'm after. Mary Chapin Carpenter
[ After Because Connected Feeling Marvelous Says Someone Song Want Yours]
Downloading songs is not good. Obie Trice
[ Downloading Good Songs]
Men are allowed to write songs about people and women are allowed to write songs about women. Kristin Hersh
[ Allowed Men Songs Women Write]
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]
We will have close to 3 months of rehearsals to learn about 30 songs. Frank usually rehearsed a band for at least 3 months. If it took him that long to be comfortable we probably would need double the amount, but It's just not financially possible to do so. Dweezil Zappa
[ Amount Band Close Comfortable Double Financially Frank Him Just Learn Least Long Months Need Possible Probably Rehearsals Rehearsed Songs Took Usually Will Would]
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]
In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event. Theodore Bikel
[ Art Battles Cares Comes Down Event Fought History Language Lost Much Painting Play Poem Song Speaks Them Unless Were Won World]
Attempting to write vocal oriented songs to me felt like going through the motions and if you are going to go through the motions you might as well just do any gig that caused you to do repetitive motions like banging a hammer or serving fries. Ronnie Montrose
[ Any Attempting Banging Caused Felt Fries Gig Go Going Hammer Just Might Motions Oriented Repetitive Serving Songs Through Vocal Well Write]
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]
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]
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]
I had all the material for a long time, but I was just too busy. Sometimes we'd sit around at home and sing some of these songs at family things, and everyone always said I should record them. June Carter Cash
[ Always Around Busy Everyone Family Had Home Just Long Material Record Said Should Sing Sit Some Sometimes Songs Them These Things Time Too]
I really just tried to make a record full of great songs, which is the goal I always have. Martina McBride
[ Always Full Goal Great Just Make Really Record Songs Tried Which]
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]
When someone picks up one of my songs and records it, I'm a flattered man, it's a blessing to me. Smokey Robinson
[ Blessing Flattered Man Picks Records Someone Songs Up]
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]
Our songs touch people, and take them back to a time when there was no threat of terrorism, when you didn't have to lock your doors and when Mom and Dad took care of everything. George Grove
[ Back Care Dad Doors Everything Lock Mom Our Songs Take Terrorism Them Threat Time Took Touch Your]
I know every Skynyrd and about all Johnny Cash songs. Kid Rock
[ Cash Every Johnny Know Songs]
You're creating an intimacy that everybody feels, that it's their experience, not yours. I'll never introduce a song and say, now this song is about 'my' broken heart. Diana Krall
[ Broken Creating Everybody Experience Feels Heart Intimacy Introduce Never Now Say Song Their Yours]
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]
My place in Scotland is in the middle of nowhere, so you've just got a keyboard, guitar, a little drum machine and you know if you can work stuff out like that, if you can hammer out songs that sound good just with those three things and a voice, you're on your way. Jay Kay
[ Drum Good Got Guitar Hammer Just Keyboard Know Little Machine Middle Nowhere Out Place Scotland Songs Sound Stuff Things Those Three Voice Way Work Your]
I go through a thousand songs to find ten for a new record. Conway Twitty
[ Find Go New Record Songs Ten Thousand Through]
If my tongue were trained to measures, I would sing a stirring song. Paul Tillich
[ Measures Sing Song Stirring Tongue Trained Were Would]
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]
If you only do little clusters - three or four songs by one, and another, and then yet another - you lose the opportunity to think your way into the composer's mind, since, after all, most of these pieces are quite brief. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
[ After Another Brief Clusters Composer Four Into Little Lose Mind Most Only Opportunity Pieces Quite Since Songs Then These Think Three Way Yet Your]
Although I'm a huge fan of Ben Kweller, I don't think I'd cover one of his songs, simply because there's just so much of my own stuff I wanna do. Juliana Hatfield
[ Although Because Ben Cover Fan His Huge Just Much Own Simply Songs Stuff Think Wanna]
I love being a very personal singer-songwriter, but I also like being a scientist or explorer. Bjork
[ Also Being Explorer Love Personal Scientist Singer-Songwriter Very]
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]
I like duos with percussionists. I like the songs that percussionists sing. Derek Bailey
[ Sing Songs]
I think some people found the production took away from the actual songs, which I can understand. Emma Anderson
[ Actual Away Found Production Some Songs Think Took Understand Which]
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]
In 29 years, I had recorded over 2,200 songs. I was amazed. Kate Smith
[ Amazed Had Over Recorded Songs Years]
There is nothing like singing a song that 20,000 people know and are singing back to you. Gary Cherone
[ Back Know Nothing Singing Song]
It'll be basically a live album, but it will also include songs, Judas Priest songs, the audience have never heard before, because we felt we wanted to give the kids something else, something they haven't already bought. Glenn Tipton
[ Album Already Also Audience Basically Because Before Bought Else Felt Give Haven Heard Include Judas Kids Live Never Priest Something Songs Wanted Will]
I 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]
Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music. Ronald Reagan
[ Grand Life Music Song Start Sweet]
I don't think we should speak so much. What if we were singing a song? We split, whilst singing. Jean Gabin
[ Much Should Singing Song Speak Split Think Were Whilst]
A characteristic of older folksongs, in most cases, is that we don't know their composers or authors. Older folksongs were written often with no commercial purpose in mind. They were passed down by word of mouth, from generation to generation. Tom Glazer
[ Authors Cases Characteristic Commercial Composers Down Generation Know Mind Most Mouth Often Older Passed Purpose Their Were Word Written]
Our shows are packed with laughter and light-hearted songs to lift the listener from their everyday life. We encourage the audience to participate in any way. Jason Mraz
[ Any Audience Encourage Everyday Laughter Life Lift Light-Hearted Listener Our Packed Participate Shows Songs Their Way]
I think of my songs as there to be something to move people emotionally. David Friedman
[ Emotionally Move Something Songs Think]
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]
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]
We didn't rehearse or play the songs to death before we recorded them, and that let us catch a freshness and energy level we've never really felt while making records. Edie Brickell
[ Before Catch Death Energy Felt Freshness Level Making Never Play Really Recorded Records Rehearse Songs Them Us While]
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]
I'm not interested in possible complexities. I regard song structure as a graph paper. Brian Eno
[ Complexities Graph Interested Paper Possible Regard Song Structure]
I feel safe and comfortable to do that once I know that the song structure around the bass part is very interesting and it satisfies me in a compositional sense. Geddy Lee
[ Around Bass Comfortable Compositional Feel Interesting Know Once Part Safe Satisfies Sense Song Structure Very]
I had 25 or 30 songs. Sequencing the record, I left that to the producer. I'm not into doing that stuff. Jules Shear
[ Doing Had Into Left Producer Record Sequencing Songs Stuff]
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]
I don't think Ed Sullivan had anything to do with Carib Song. Katherine Dunham
[ Anything Ed Had Song Sullivan Think]
They gave me four weeks, and I asked if the first week could be just music with the two main conductors. So, the conductors came over to my home, and we worked in the music room, and I learned my two little songs. Rue McClanahan
[ Asked Came Conductors Could First Four Gave Home Just Learned Little Main Music Over Room Songs Two Week Weeks Worked]
You've got to really know your song, inside and out. Nick Lowe
[ Got Inside Know Out Really Song Your]
If you feel like you're getting into a rut with a song, a night off usually fixes it. Levon Helm
[ Feel Fixes Getting Into Night Off Rut Song Usually]
I was singing a lot of waltzes. And I was with Jerry Kennedy, my producer, and he was playing me some songs, and he said, hey, I want to play you this song that I'm going to get Jackie Ward to record. Reba McEntire
[ Get Going Hey Jackie Jerry Kennedy Lot Play Playing Producer Record Said Singing Some Song Songs Want Ward]
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]
One of my real goals was to hear someone whistling a song I'd written. Mac Davis
[ Goals Hear Real Someone Song Whistling Written]
Like I can't cry for myself so I will let this song take all of the things inside I can't let anyone else see and offer it up, as if the sound were some kind of god, and my pain is some kind of sacrifice. Robert Smith
[ Anyone Cry Else God Inside Kind Myself Offer Pain Sacrifice See Some Song Sound Take Things Up Were Will]
Chelsea Morning is a great Joni Mitchell song and I guess I'm partial to her lyrics because they show me a slightly different perspective on life. Neil Diamond
[ Because Chelsea Different Great Guess Her Joni Life Lyrics Mitchell Morning Partial Perspective Show Slightly Song]
A song without music is a lot like H2 without the O. Ira Gershwin
[ Lot Music Song Without]
Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers. Les Baxter
[ Any Becomes Challenge Hit Imagination Ingenuity Made Musicians Originally Other Performers Popular Regardless Song]
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]
The first eight songs we were using someone else's monitors and it is hard to follow the changes when you are jamming if you can't hear those who you are jamming with. John Entwistle
[ Changes Eight Else First Follow Hard Hear Jamming Monitors Someone Songs Those Using Were]
Dreamland is a book, but it's my song in book form. It's translated itself into a different medium. Mary Chapin Carpenter
[ Book Different Form Into Itself Medium Song Translated]
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]
It's great to be able to get up there now and do an hour or 75 minutes of songs they're familiar with. Trace Adkins
[ Able Familiar Get Great Hour Minutes Now Songs Up]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
I like songs that have lots of different parts in them, an intro, an outro and a bridge. Sean Lennon
[ Bridge Different Lots Parts Songs Them]
I love Sell Out, I think it's great. I love the jingles. The whole thing as an album is a wonderful piece of work. The cover. Everything about it. It's got humor, great songs, irony. Roger Daltrey
[ Album Cover Everything Got Great Humor Irony Love Out Piece Sell Songs Thing Think Whole Wonderful Work]
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]
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]
I always used to look at books and wonder how anybody could come up with so many words. But my divorce and then falling in love with somebody else has released in me an ability to write in other ways apart from songs. Roger Waters
[ Ability Always Anybody Apart Books Come Could Divorce Else Falling How Look Love Many Other Released Somebody Songs Then Up Used Ways Wonder Words Write]
Forever Young, by Dylan, is one of my favorite songs. Levon Helm
[ Dylan Favorite Forever Songs Young]
I didn't think of myself as a lead player, especially when we did live shows, because me and Keith used to switch around all the time. He'd take a lead, I'd play rhythm. Sometimes even within one song. It wasn't strict and regimented. Mick Taylor
[ Around Because Did Especially Even Keith Lead Live Myself Play Player Rhythm Shows Sometimes Song Strict Switch Take Think Time Used Within]
I've never worried about how long the song is. Adam Jones
[ How Long Never Song Worried]
I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin. Pope John Paul II
[ Music Polish Sin Song Sweet Tooth]
In Hungary all native music, in its origin, is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance. Franz Liszt
[ Dance Destined Divided Hungary Into Melody Music Native Naturally Origin Song]
I go in and sing the song and arrange it and mix it and that's it. It's no different than playing in clubs. Neil Young
[ Arrange Clubs Different Go Mix Playing Sing Song Than]
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]
When my dad died a lot of songs came, and they're still coming. Rosanne Cash
[ Came Coming Dad Died Lot Songs Still]
And of course there's so much music in and around our family. I had a piano during Christmas because it's obviously useful through the season. There are so many people, songwriters, who are around. Ashley Judd
[ Around Because Christmas Course During Family Had Many Much Music Obviously Our Piano Season Songwriters Through Useful]
I have eighteen titles in the German language. I had a number one song in 1965. Wanda Jackson
[ Eighteen German Had Language Number Song Titles]
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]
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 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]
I started writing songs at age 15. Vince Clarke
[ Age Songs Started Writing]
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]
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'm really happy that I got to work with such fresh talent. In a day when record companies are not particularly good at encouraging young, talented songwriters to come forward and get exposure, I think it's important to give tomorrow's songwriters the opportunity. Robin Gibb
[ Come Companies Day Encouraging Exposure Forward Fresh Get Give Good Got Happy Important Opportunity Particularly Really Record Songwriters Such Talent Talented Think Tomorrow Work Young]
Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint. Tony Curtis
[ Able Am Opera Out Paint Sing Singer Song]
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]
I had deeper, more reflective songs on the first album. Bubba Sparxxx
[ Album Deeper First Had More Reflective Songs]
If Mozart were around now he would write a killer rock song. Vanessa Carlton
[ Around Killer Mozart Now Rock Song Were Would Write]
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]
Sometimes you're trapped in writing songs and you don't have enough distance from what you do anymore and you need the talent and the years of other people to come and jump in. Keren Ann
[ Anymore Come Distance Enough Jump Need Other Sometimes Songs Talent Trapped Writing Years]
Location is a very important aspect to songwriting. Ken Hill
[ Aspect Important Location Songwriting Very]
Even if I don't release it myself, somebody else might hear it and want to record it. When you write a song, it gives it that potential. Smokey Robinson
[ Else Even Gives Hear Might Myself Potential Record Release Somebody Song Want Write]
Although, my experience when I've been depressed, not only am I too depressed to sit down and write a song, I'm too depressed to pick up my feet. So if you can at least write about it, you're halfway away from it. Paul Westerberg
[ Although Am Away Been Depressed Down Experience Feet Halfway Least Only Pick Sit Song Too Up Write]
I've written songs sober and I've written songs high. Barry Mann
[ High Sober Songs Written]
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]
And it really is a good feeling to get up there and make that sound. I'm not stuck in a time warp, because I can use as many of the old songs as I want to, just the favorites. Dan Hicks
[ Because Favorites Feeling Get Good Just Make Many Old Really Songs Sound Stuck Time Up Use Want Warp]
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]
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]
Sometime I write a song off a central idea, instead of emotion. Ken Hill
[ Central Emotion Idea Instead Off Sometime Song Write]
There was a chance for me to write one song for the section where Elvis sat in his black leather outfit and sang the old hits. At eight oclock the next morning I had written Memories. Mac Davis
[ Black Chance Eight Elvis Had His Hits Leather Memories Morning Next Old Outfit Sang Sat Section Song Where Write Written]
The songwriting has never really stepped forward from the '50's. Brian Setzer
[ Forward Never Really Songwriting Stepped]
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]
If you give it good concentration, good energy, good heart and good performance, the song will play you. Levon Helm
[ Concentration Energy Give Good Heart Performance Play Song Will]
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]
In the 1960s, people were trying to get away from the pop song format. Tracks were getting longer, or much, much shorter. Brian Eno
[ Away Format Get Getting Longer Much Pop Shorter Song Tracks Trying Were]
I've never really had anybody close to me die. I think the song is about a feeling that I have that, it still applies. It's a feeling of longing, once again. Jon Crosby
[ Again Anybody Applies Close Die Feeling Had Longing Never Once Really Song Still Think]
The old jazz singers or old blues singers, you always just saw them kind of sitting down and singing. They weren't worried as much about their voice sounding perfect. They would make the song kind of fit their voice. Lucinda Williams
[ Always Blues Down Fit Jazz Just Kind Make Much Old Perfect Saw Singers Singing Sitting Song Sounding Their Them Voice Weren Worried Would]
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]
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]
Empires dissolve and peoples disappear, song passes not away. William Watson
[ Away Disappear Dissolve Empires Passes Peoples Song]
I don't have a special place or ritual for writing songs, basically I write songs whenever an idea hits me, in my hotel room, on the road, in the plane. Kelly Jones
[ Basically Hits Hotel Idea Place Plane Ritual Road Room Songs Special Whenever Write Writing]
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 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]
People shout out for songs and I don't even remember writing them. Bobby Womack
[ Even Out Remember Shout Songs Them Writing]
However, there's no theme or concept behind Heathen, just a number of songs but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums. David Bowie
[ Albums Any Behind Concept Heathen However Just Number Quite Runs Somehow Songs Strong Thematic Theme Thread Through Type]
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 didn't write songs for a very long time. Martin Gore
[ Long Songs Time Very Write]
We're playing the same songs, the same way, that we have for years. Daisy Berkowitz
[ Playing Same Songs Way Years]
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]
And that format was - we'd been using that format, I guess, since the late '70s, and it was starting to get very predictable. In other words, certain songs would surface in the same points in the set every so often; it was like rotation. Phil Lesh
[ Been Certain Every Format Get Guess Late Often Other Points Predictable Rotation Same Set Since Songs Starting Surface Using Very Words Would]
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]
I kept looking to do songs that were written years ago and would live or outlive all of us, and the one thing they had in common was Sinatra. Michael Bolton
[ Ago Common Had Kept Live Looking Outlive Sinatra Songs Thing Us Were Would Written Years]
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]
I got behind that pencil and nothing happened for many years, but since they put me in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, I've turned around. I took a good look at myself and said, I think it's time to get back at work. Otis Blackwell
[ Around Back Behind Fame Get Good Got Hall Happened Look Many Myself Nothing Pencil Put Said Since Songwriters Think Time Took Turned Work Years]
I'll have to get people to write songs for me right now until my own writing comes around. Andy Gibb
[ Around Comes Get Now Own Right Songs Until Write Writing]
I just feel like the songs that come out are the songs that come. John Frusciante
[ Come Feel Just Out Songs]
Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance. Margaret Mead
[ Any Artificial Burn Dance Does Energy Fossil Fuel Love Neither Prayer Song Up Use]
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]
Of the 25 songs we've recorded there were 24 that we wanted to have on an album. That wouldn't have worked. So when one of our wise managers suggested the idea of considering two different album, it cleared the way for us. Ed O'Brien
[ Album Cleared Considering Different Idea Managers Our Recorded Songs Suggested Two Us Wanted Way Were Wise Worked]
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]
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]
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]
One of my theme songs is that if you can't do it in a test tube, don't do it. Martin Fleischmann
[ Songs Test Theme Tube]
I may not be the most famous songwriter in the world, but you know a David Friedman song when you hear it. It took me a long time to appreciate that. David Friedman
[ Appreciate David Famous Hear Know Long May Most Song Songwriter Time Took World]
There is no seam between my songs and myself-they really are me. It's not like I'm performing; I'm just singing stuff that I really believe. David Friedman
[ Believe Between Just Performing Really Singing Songs Stuff]
I've got the luxury to tailor make the songs so I can sing them. Glenn Tipton
[ Got Luxury Make Sing Songs Tailor Them]
I wanted to write a battle song for the Judeans but so far I can think of nothing noble and weighty enough. Isaac Rosenberg
[ Battle Enough Far Noble Nothing Song Think Wanted Weighty Write]
Many of the songs on Undertow were written at the time Opiate came out. Adam Jones
[ Came Many Opiate Out Songs Time Undertow Were Written]
All my songs are where I am. Adam Duritz
[ Am Songs Where]
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]
You don't really know a song until you play it live. Robert Smith
[ Know Live Play Really Song Until]
Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be. Marcus Fabius Quintilian
[ Alone Even However Labors Lighten May Men Rude Song Their]
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]
And frankly, when I made that record, hit songs were not what I was trying to achieve. Duncan Sheik
[ Achieve Frankly Hit Made Record Songs Trying Were]
It took me 29 years to finish that song. That's a typical Jardine move. Al Jardine
[ Finish Move Song Took Typical Years]
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]
But in the finished art of the song the use of words has no connection with the use of words in poetry. John Drinkwater
[ Art Connection Finished Poetry Song Use Words]
You just went right in and just recorded songs and listened them, and if there were any mistakes, then we would correct them and just went on... one take or two take. Dennis Brown
[ Any Correct Just Listened Mistakes Recorded Right Songs Take Them Then Two Went Were Would]
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]
If part of the purpose of making an album is to get some radio play, then you might as well think about that. But that's not really how we picked the songs. Mike Gordon
[ Album Get How Making Might Part Picked Play Purpose Radio Really Some Songs Then Think Well]
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]
A close-up on screen can say all a song can. Stephen Sondheim
[ Close-Up Say Screen Song]
I translated Beatles songs for my English class. Christian Lacroix
[ Beatles Class English Songs Translated]
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]
If you look over the years, the styles have changed - the clothes, the hair, the production, the approach to the songs. The icing to the cake has changed flavors. But if you really look at the cake itself, it's really the same. John Oates Birthday
[ Approach Cake Changed Clothes Flavors Hair Icing Itself Look Over Production Really Same Songs Styles Years]
But I'm just having fun playing and giving Botox injections to the older songs. Richard Marx
[ Botox Fun Giving Having Injections Just Older Playing Songs]
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]
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]
In my songs, the sex is all subliminal. It's subliminal, spiritual. Ziggy Marley
[ Sex Songs Spiritual Subliminal]
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]
One day a whole damn song fell into place in my head. Billie Holiday
[ Damn Day Fell Head Into Place Song Whole]
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]
When I'm up on stage, I don't think about anything except the song I'm singing. Anyway, the majority of my audience is female, and I can't think that many of them want to see me a French maid outfit somehow! Louise Nurding
[ Anything Anyway Audience Except Female French Maid Majority Many Outfit See Singing Somehow Song Stage Them Think Up Want]
People want to listen to a message, word from Jah. This could be passed through me or anybody. I am not a leader. Messenger. The words of the songs, not the person, is what attracts people. Bob Marley
[ Am Anybody Attracts Could Jah Leader Listen Message Messenger Passed Person Songs Through Want Word Words]
Everything I do is collaborative. It's just my way. I'm really very interested in how the other musicians perceive the song. Cassandra Wilson
[ Collaborative Everything How Interested Just Musicians Other Perceive Really Song Very Way]
I don't know too many people because I stay at my house, I write songs, I go to the store. Jules Shear
[ Because Go House Know Many Songs Stay Store Too Write]
When the songs pop out, that's like the climax of us building. John Otto
[ Building Climax Out Pop Songs Us]
I've got CDs in my car, listening all the time for that next song, because everybody's looking. Reba McEntire
[ Because Car Cds Everybody Got Listening Looking Next Song Time]
I've never written a political song. Songs can't save the world. I've gone through all that. Bob Dylan
[ Gone Never Political Save Song Songs Through World Written]
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've never written a song that I thought was a hit. Richard Marx
[ Hit Never Song Thought Written]
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]
Yeah, one of the main ways is for songs that make me want to move. Joe Cocker
[ Main Make Move Songs Want Ways Yeah]
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]
It was more that his career was going down again and he was tired of the songs. He was tired of the routine. And there was a point where he just kind of gave up. He couldn't face being 40. And he resorted to stimulants. There's a dark side there, a really dark side. Priscilla Presley
[ Again Being Career Dark Down Face Gave Going His Just Kind More Point Really Resorted Routine Side Songs Stimulants Tired Up Where]
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]
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]
My version of "Georgia" became the state song of Georgia. That was a big thing for me, man. It really touched me. Here is a state that used to lynch people like me suddenly declaring my version of a song as its state song. That is touching. Ray Charles
[ Became Big Declaring Georgia Here Lynch Man Really Song State Suddenly Thing Touched Touching Used Version]
My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself. Maya Angelou
[ Almost Been Big Choke Dance Great Hard Joke Laugh Life Myself Song Spoke Think Walked]
I think that you get the mood of a song stronger if you get it right that way. On the other hand, you put some songs out live and they don't catch flight. They just flop. It is hard to tell until they are out there. Peter Gabriel
[ Catch Flight Flop Get Hand Hard Just Live Mood Other Out Put Right Some Song Songs Stronger Tell Think Until Way]
I think the thing that has made it possible for me to write personal songs and sing them year after year is the sensibility for good writing. Just opening your veins all over the paper is not necessarily going to be interesting. I wanted to speak to people. Shawn Colvin
[ After Going Good Interesting Just Made Necessarily Opening Over Paper Personal Possible Sensibility Sing Songs Speak Them Thing Think Veins Wanted Write Writing Year Your]
I 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]
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 process depends on the situation, and I don't think there are any two songs that have gone exactly the same way... well, actually, that's not true. Michael McKean
[ Actually Any Depends Exactly Gone Process Same Situation Songs Think True Two Way Well]
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 know that all the demons have been beaten, but I'm very, very proud of those songs. John Fogerty
[ Beaten Been Demons Know Proud Songs Those Very]
I wrote the Brotherhood song for no money out of my deep feelings about humanity, and because I was flattered that whatever talents I had, had been recognized. Tom Glazer
[ Because Been Brotherhood Deep Feelings Flattered Had Humanity Money Out Recognized Song Talents Whatever Wrote]
I could write six songs in one day with everything that's going on. Alanis Morissette
[ Could Day Everything Going Six Songs Write]
I've written so many songs about Englishmen, I have to go elsewhere. Ray Davies
[ Elsewhere Englishmen Go Many 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]
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]
That is what intrigues me; songwriting and song structure and expression. Geddy Lee
[ Expression Intrigues Song Songwriting Structure]
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]
My brother is an excellent songwriter, and I play guitar and drums. Jeremy London
[ Brother Drums Excellent Guitar Play Songwriter]
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]
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]
If you write songs and if you write music that's very sincere and very honest, it's pop music, but it is pop music with a lot of honesty and a lot of heart. Jon Secada
[ Heart Honest Honesty Lot Music Pop Sincere Songs Very Write]
To come to a concert and hear a lot of songs from a female perspective should not make men say, 'Oh well, that's for women'. Holly Near
[ Come Concert Female Hear Lot Make Men Oh Perspective Say Should Songs Well Women]
I want to write songs and play them for people - live. T-Bone Burnett
[ Live Play Songs Them Want Write]
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]
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]
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]
Once I've written a song, I sometimes refine them. Roger McGuinn
[ Once Refine Sometimes Song Them Written]
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 can't play my songs on the smaller harp. I have a Celtic harp. I can't do the key changes. Joanna Newsom
[ Celtic Changes Harp Key Play Smaller Songs]
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]
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]
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]
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]
At the same time all this was happening, there was a folk song revival movement goingon, so the commercial music industry was actually changed by the Civil Rights Movement. Bernice Johnson Reagon
[ Actually Changed Civil Commercial Folk Happening Industry Movement Music Revival Rights Same Song Time]
I didn't choose a word or anything. I just wrote the song until it stopped. Marty Robbins
[ Anything Choose Just Song Stopped Until Word Wrote]
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]
And I'm not trying to write heavy songs. Elliott Smith
[ Heavy Songs Trying Write]
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]
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]
For me, I go in and play a few Christian songs for an audience, and now I have people come up and not tell me I'm great, but tell me that my music is helping save their lives, helping them in the Lord, and helping them end their vices. Rick Derringer
[ Audience Christian Come End Few Go Great Helping Lives Lord Music Now Play Save Songs Tell Their Them Up Vices]
So I think it was a good thing It was a little surreal watching Leo scream 'I'm not going to die today!' with our music playing - that was the last thing on my mind when I wrote the song. Jon Crosby
[ Die Going Good Last Leo Little Mind Music Our Playing Scream Song Surreal Thing Think Today Watching Wrote]
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]
Not really interested in covering other bands songs to be honest. Michael Reed
[ Bands Covering Honest Interested Other Really Songs]
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 play our Irish songs a bit more loosely. Caroline Corr
[ Bit Irish Loosely More Our Play Songs]
I'm not really a songwriter - I'm an interpreter. So in a sense I am an actress first and foremost. I act out the songs, and I lead with my heart. Diana Ross
[ Act Actress Am First Foremost Heart Interpreter Lead Out Really Sense Songs Songwriter]
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]
Most of the songs I sing have that blues feeling in it. They have that sorry feeling. And I don't know what I'm sorry about. I don't. Etta James
[ Blues Feeling Know Most Sing Songs Sorry]
Now, performing is second nature and I love every second of it. It is a very emotional thing when I can't play a song; maybe I'm hitting on something that I don't want to deal with. All of it is so personal. It is like therapy. Vanessa Carlton
[ Deal Emotional Every Hitting Love Maybe Nature Now Performing Personal Play Second Something Song Therapy Thing Very Want]
I don't think you get to good writing unless you expose yourself and your feelings. Deep songs don't come from the surface; they come from the deep down. The poetry and the songs that you are suppose to write, I believe are in your heart. Judy Collins
[ Believe Come Deep Down Expose Feelings Get Good Heart Poetry Songs Suppose Surface Think Unless Write Writing Your Yourself]
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]
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]
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]
Puffy produced four of the tracks on the album. Those are the four songs that are collaborations between Puffy and me. And he gives me my space to work even when we work together, like with my producer and my vocal coach. Jennifer Lopez
[ Album Between Coach Collaborations Even Four Gives Produced Producer Puffy Songs Space Those Together Tracks Vocal Work]
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]
I've made three studio albums and one live one with my brother. It's melodic singer-songwriter acoustic-rock music. Kevin Bacon
[ Albums Brother Live Made Melodic Music Singer-Songwriter Studio Three]
Not necessarily, a lot of my songs are firmly tongue in cheek. David Coverdale
[ Cheek Firmly Lot Necessarily Songs Tongue]
That's a big gift when people say to you that a song helped them or brought them to some place in their life where they needed to be. Lenny Kravitz
[ Big Brought Gift Helped Life Needed Place Say Some Song Their Them Where]
I'm about to sing the song for the future. Stephanie Mills
[ Future Sing Song]
There were times I used to go to parties when I was, you know, like 15-, 16-years-old, and I'd always bring my guitar, and all my friends would be like, sing one of the Smokey songs. And everything I sang was his music, and I could sound just like him. Teena Marie
[ Always Bring Could Everything Friends Go Guitar Him His Just Know Music Parties Sang Sing Smokey Songs Sound Times Used Were Would]
When I wrote the song, I had the sea near Bombay in mind. We stayed at a hotel by the sea, and the fishermen come up at five in the morning and they were all chanting. And we went on the beach and we got chased by a mad dog - big as a donkey. Ray Davies
[ Beach Big Bombay Chanting Chased Come Dog Donkey Fishermen Five Got Had Hotel Mad Mind Morning Near Sea Song Stayed Up Went Were Wrote]
In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humor in a song, without turning it into a novelty song, is really charming. Alanis Morissette
[ Charming Humor Into Novelty Opinion Really Sarcasm Song Think Turning Without]
I've always written songs, even when I wasn't doing anything with my personal life in music. Leif Garrett
[ Always Anything Doing Even Life Music Personal Songs Written]
Yeah, I came in at the end of the Notorious album, played on about five tracks and then we went on a tour. Then we did another album, Big Thing, and then we started writing songs together in 1989. Warren Cuccurullo
[ Album Another Big Came Did End Five Notorious Played Songs Started Then Thing Together Tour Tracks Went Writing Yeah]
I see some recurring themes: things that feel threaded together, some symbolic references, and songs about some of the big questions, like death. There are a lot of references to weather, too! Tracy Chapman
[ Big Death Feel Lot Questions Recurring References See Some Songs Symbolic Themes Things Together Too Weather]
And then, I was thinking of doing a record just like starting with voice, because I did this one song that was just kind of a cappella, and I did it for this art piece I did where people could come and play music to go with a voice. Kim Gordon
[ Art Because Cappella Come Could Did Doing Go Just Kind Music Piece Play Record Song Starting Then Thinking Voice Where]
The record was only released in the UK, and then when the idea for the remixed album came about, which was an idea that I've had for the longest time, I said this would be great song to remix as well, and so we did it. Deborah Cox
[ Album Came Did Great Had Idea Longest Only Record Released Remix Remixed Said Song Then Time Uk Well Which Would]
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]
So, in some ways, the political songs tend to be a bit more like reportage, whereas the love songs tend to be like novels, you can pick them up off the shelf and go into them any time. Billy Bragg
[ Any Bit Go Into Love More Novels Off Pick Political Shelf Some Songs Tend Them Time Up Ways Whereas]
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 didn't really start writing music or lyrics or turning them into songs until I went to San Francisco. Jello Biafra
[ Francisco Into Lyrics Music Really San Songs Start Them Turning Until Went Writing]
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]
While listening, to things like western swing, for instance, I'd work something out in my head, then play it on my National; not the same song, but one that captured the feeling of the original tune. Mark Knopfler
[ Captured Feeling Head Instance Listening National Original Out Play Same Something Song Swing Then Things Tune Western While Work]
A love song is just a caress set to music. Sigmund Romberg
[ Caress Just Love Music Set Song]
Some people have said that I can 'hear' a hit song, meaning that I can tell the first time a song is played for me if it has potential. I have been able to hear some of the hits that way, but I can also 'feel' one. Glen Campbell
[ Able Also Been Feel First Hear Hit Hits Meaning Played Potential Said Some Song Tell Time Way]
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]
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]
I didn't know if it would be a success-ful one, or what the stages would be, but I always saw myself as a lifetime musician and songwriter. Bruce Springsteen
[ Always Know Lifetime Musician Myself Saw Songwriter Stages Would]
If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song. Carl Perkins
[ Bed Rocks Song Stream Weren 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 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'm not full of malice, but I do dislike Neil Diamond a lot, and I'm sorry that I've done a Neil Diamond song. Robert Wyatt
[ Diamond Dislike Done Full Lot Malice Neil Song Sorry]
We sing a little song before we eat, a little blessing before we eat, and it's really - we're thanking the Lord and the Earth for the food that we eat, and it really brings you together in a profound kind of way. Phil Lesh
[ Before Blessing Brings Earth Eat Food Kind Little Lord Profound Really Sing Song Thanking Together Way]
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. Lou Holtz Nature
[ Answer Because Bird Sing Sings Song]
One of the reasons we survive as a band is that we are seen as a band of today. We don't want to be seen as a band that tours and plays old songs. We feel that we are making the best music of our careers. Andrew Fletcher
[ Band Best Careers Feel Making Music Old Our Plays Reasons Seen Songs Survive Today Tours Want]
I do dumb stuff, like playing my favorite dumb Barry White song and lip-synching into the mirror so it looks like his voice is coming out of my mouth. Lynda Barry
[ Barry Coming Dumb Favorite His Into Looks Mirror Mouth Out Playing Song Stuff Voice White]
I try to keep my ear to the streets without sacrificing who I am as an artist. If a song needs a drum machine I'll use a drum machine. If it needs a drummer, I'll use a real drummer. Teena Marie
[ Am Artist Drum Drummer Ear Keep Machine Needs Real Sacrificing Song Streets Try Use Without]
I 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]
David Lee Roth had the idea that if you covered a successful song, you were half way home. C'mon - Van Halen doing 'Dancing in the Streets'? It was stupid. I started feeling like I would rather bomb playing my own songs than be successful playing someone else's music. Eddie Van Halen
[ Bomb Covered Dancing David Doing Else Feeling Had Halen Half Home Idea Lee Mon Music Own Playing Rather Roth Someone Song Songs Started Streets Stupid Successful Than Van Way Were Would]
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]
Before, I was terrified on stage. I only play guitar during the acoustic songs. After a while, you can elicit certain responses from the crowd, like Elvis. Andy Gibb
[ Acoustic After Before Certain Crowd During Elicit Elvis Guitar Only Play Responses Songs Stage Terrified While]
You can't fake this music. You might be a great singer or a great musician but, in the need, that's got nothing to do with it. It's how you connect to the songs and to the history behind them. Etta James
[ Behind Connect Fake Got Great History How Might Music Musician Need Nothing Singer Songs Them]
Everyone is looking for connections between the songs. I don't usually approach a record as a concept. There's no overriding theme I'm trying to represent. It's all about the individual songs. Tracy Chapman
[ Approach Between Concept Connections Everyone Individual Looking Overriding Record Represent Songs Theme Trying Usually]
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]
The saddest songs are written when a person is happy. Merle Travis
[ Happy Person Saddest Songs Written]
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]
Thinking about what songs are coming next instead of just relaxing, breathing and playing from my heart. Sometimes it can get to be almost like the enemy. Rick Allen
[ Almost Breathing Coming Enemy Get Heart Instead Just Next Playing Relaxing Sometimes Songs Thinking]
I recorded the song live in front of an orchestra, and yes, I was very moved, I was in tears. Burt Bacharach
[ Front Live Moved Orchestra Recorded Song Tears Very Yes]
A Minor is one of my all-time favorite keys to play in. It's a very moody key, and also 'A' is the first letter of my name. It just represents the songs through my eyes. Alicia Keys
[ All-Time Also Eyes Favorite First Just Key Keys Letter Minor Moody Name Play Represents Songs Through Very]
We just sang real simple songs in a simple way that got to people. We didn't try to tart them up with orchestral arrangements and all the stuff. We were all blues fanatics. We like R+B and blues and simple, gut-feeling music. Mick Ralphs
[ Arrangements Blues Fanatics Got Just Music Orchestral Real Sang Simple Songs Stuff Tart Them Try Up Way Were]
Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it. Sai Baba
[ Challenge Dream Enjoy Game Life Love Meet Offer Play Realize Sacrifice Sing Song]
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]
The Siren waits thee, singing song for song. Walter Savage Landor
[ Singing Siren Song Thee Waits]
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]
I have always written poetry but I have never applied it to songwriting. Janine Turner
[ Always Applied Never Poetry Songwriting Written]
I work hard at that, but the fact that there are a lot of good songs means there are also a lot of really bad songs I've written that you never hear. John Fogerty
[ Also Bad Fact Good Hard Hear Lot Means Never Really Songs Work Written]
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]
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]
Me and Jerry left because we felt we weren't getting anywhere playing our old songs in tiny clubs. The group was getting stale and staying behind the times. Johnny Thunders
[ Anywhere Because Behind Clubs Felt Getting Group Jerry Left Old Our Playing Songs Stale Staying Times Tiny Weren]
Singing your own songs is all about individual expression. Lyle Lovett
[ Expression Individual Own Singing Songs Your]
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]
We only had enough money really to cut 10 things and be in there for a month because it's expensive, you know. And, singer/songwriters, today are lucky if they can get a deal, you know. So, we actually worked so fast that we really cut 20 things. Graham Nash
[ Actually Because Cut Deal Enough Expensive Fast Get Had Know Lucky Money Month Only Really Singer Songwriters Things Today Worked]
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]
I write most of my own lyrics for my album and I am helping to produce some of the songs as well. Lindsay Lohan
[ Album Am Helping Lyrics Most Own Produce Some Songs Well Write]
I've been doing a lot of studying singing, and I'm thinking of recording an album containing all my old war horses and putting out a songbook at the same time. David Friedman
[ Album Been Containing Doing Horses Lot Old Out Putting Recording Same Singing Songbook Studying Thinking Time War]
But there's a thin line between songwriting and arranging. Warren Zevon
[ Arranging Between Line Songwriting Thin]
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 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]
So we used to look for funny songs, and learn them and play them. And we used to play them in pubs. Neil Innes
[ Funny Learn Look Play Pubs Songs Them Used]
It's very hard to write a song alone. It's only by jamming that you can get a song together. Maurice Gibb
[ Alone Get Hard Jamming Only Song Together Very Write]
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]
Certain songs by hearing the rhythm, it tells you that is either a love song or you might be heartbroken or the songs give you the vibes and you just know that certain songs are militant that you have to write. Dennis Brown
[ Certain Either Give Hearing Heartbroken Just Know Love Might Militant Rhythm Song Songs Tells Vibes Write]
For me, how I feel about what I wrote down turns into a song. Geddy Lee
[ Down Feel How Into Song Turns Wrote]
I just like to entertain myself by sitting down and writing songs. Richard Thompson
[ Down Entertain Just Myself Sitting Songs Writing]
Truth is, you make albums, and some of those songs are hits, and some of the greatest hits albums have songs that weren't hits. You have a career, the reason why we're still around 10 years is that we do have successful songs. Adam Duritz
[ Albums Around Career Greatest Hits Make Reason Some Songs Still Successful Those Truth Weren Why Years]
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]
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]
It all has to do with art - writing, painting, things I've done for a long time but just never had enough time to pursue. I have poetry - things that are designed for songs, but they're always poems first. Jason Newsted
[ Always Art Designed Done Enough First Had Just Long Never Painting Poems Poetry Pursue Songs Things Time Writing]
I don't think I've ever laid out a batch of songs that pick myself apart the way that these do. Richard Marx
[ Apart Batch Ever Laid Myself Out Pick Songs These Think Way]
They are very personal, emotional songs - people react to them very strongly. Sarah McLachlan
[ Emotional Personal React Songs Strongly Them Very]
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]
We just wanted to write a bunch of songs that we thought were good songs. Travis Barker
[ Bunch Good Just Songs Thought Wanted Were Write]
Then l learned to play guitar and l started writing songs and my mother formed for me a publishing business, so we started publishing and managing artists. Tommy Rettig
[ Artists Business Formed Guitar Learned Managing Mother Play Publishing Songs Started Then Writing]
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]
You're always frustrated, you don't have the chance to do a song on the album, like the Beatles did with Ringo and George, or like Led Zeppelin, where everybody was given a chance to contribute. There never is a chance with the Stones. Bill Wyman
[ Album Always Beatles Chance Contribute Did Everybody Frustrated George Given Led Never Ringo Song Stones Where Zeppelin]
The first song is called "London." It's about two Russian soldiers who desert the Russian army and escape to London, where they indulge in a life of crime. Neil Tennant
[ Army Called Crime Desert Escape First Indulge Life London Russian Soldiers Song Two Where]
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]
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]
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 usually have an idea of how I want a song to sound, but I don't always know how to get there. Lucinda Williams
[ Always Get How Idea Know Song Sound Usually Want]
In many ways, Viv and I were the only ones who were really songwriters. Neil Innes
[ Many Ones Only Really Songwriters Viv Ways Were]
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]
But mostly, I wrote songs and Viv wrote songs. Neil Innes
[ Mostly Songs Viv Wrote]
When I write a song, it's all about the riff - the riff first, then the words come later. Evan Dando
[ Come First Later Riff Song Then Words Write]
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 can't be bothered anymore about giving songs titles. Damon Albarn
[ Anymore Bothered Giving Songs Titles]
I've just built a studio in my mama's old bedroom, which I thought was fitting; she died last year. We've recorded nine songs recorded in there already; we're sort of just chipping away. Stephen Stills
[ Already Away Bedroom Built Chipping Died Fitting Just Last Mama Nine Old Recorded She Songs Sort Studio Thought Which Year]
As a horn player, the greatest compliment one can get is when a person comes to you and says, 'I heard this saxophone on the radio the other day and I knew it was you. I don't know the song, but I know it was you on sax.' Clarence Clemons
[ Comes Compliment Day Get Greatest Heard Horn Knew Know Other Person Player Radio Sax Saxophone Says Song]
Every battalion has its marching songs. Patrick MacGill
[ Battalion Every Marching Songs]
You kind of have to become a song so to speak and we wanted to make sure that Tom did them with the best abilities he had and captured all that what the song is all about. Kerry King
[ Abilities Become Best Captured Did Had Kind Make Song Speak Sure Them Tom Wanted]
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]
We were concerned with having good songs, not just songs that go two hundred miles per hour. Travis Barker
[ Concerned Go Good Having Hour Hundred Just Miles Per Songs Two Were]
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]
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]
In Torch Song, I did that character almost non-stop from 1978 until I made the movie in 1987. Then I had some failure, which also colors how you react to doing other things. Harvey Fierstein
[ Almost Also Character Colors Did Doing Failure Had How Made Movie Non-Stop Other React Some Song Then Things Torch Until Which]
This is my home. Home is where the disease is. As long as I stay in America, I'll never run out of subjects for songs. Jello Biafra
[ America Disease Home Long Never Out Run Songs Stay Subjects Where]
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]
There's two facets to writing a song. There's you sitting in your room writing the sentiments of the song; the lyrics, the melody and the changes, and then there's the part where you go into the studio and you put clothing on it. Nuno Bettencourt
[ Changes Clothing Facets Go Into Lyrics Melody Part Put Room Sentiments Sitting Song Studio Then Two Where Writing Your]
It can even be a single note which defines the entire song. Leon Redbone
[ Defines Entire Even Note Single Song Which]
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]
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]
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]
It was awesome because we were doing Ramones songs. Mike Lowry
[ Awesome Because Doing Ramones Songs Were]
Right from day one, you know when you've written a good song. Joan Armatrading
[ Day Good Know Right Song Written]
Nashville is one of the greatest places for the best songwriters in the world. It's been fantastic to live there and to raise our family there. It's a great town. Faith Hill
[ Been Best Family Fantastic Great Greatest Live Nashville Our Places Raise Songwriters Town World]
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]
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 sing the songs that people need to hear. Etta James
[ Hear Need Sing Songs]
So I learnt a few country western songs, I bought a chord book, and right away I started writing my own stuff, which nobody else did that, I don't know why. John Fahey
[ Away Book Bought Chord Country Did Else Few Know Learnt Nobody Own Right Songs Started Stuff Western Which Why Writing]
I've got a collection of songs that I've had, I keep adding to and they're all great American composers. I wanted to showcase American composers and I've done that on a lot of my records and played things by American composers that I really respect. Charlie Haden
[ Adding American Collection Composers Done Got Great Had Keep Lot Played Really Records Respect Showcase Songs Things Wanted]
I publish my own music. I'm creating my own songbook. It works that way for me; I'm very independent. David Friedman
[ Creating Independent Music Own Publish Songbook Very Way Works]
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]
Sonnets are guys writing in English, imitating an Italian song form. It was a form definitely sung as often as it was recited. Steve Earle
[ Definitely English Form Guys Imitating Italian Often Song Sonnets Sung Writing]
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]
When you sing a song the way I sing it, you have to use your whole body. It's almost like working out. Robert Goulet
[ Almost Body Out Sing Song Use Way Whole Working Your]
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]
To me, the musical is best when it's a musical comedy. So if you have a very, very funny show, and very good, funny songs, that's what the musical does best. Eric Idle
[ Best Comedy Does Funny Good Musical Show Songs Very]
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]
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]
I sang and wrote songs when I was 12 years old. Mose Allison
[ Old Sang Songs Wrote Years]
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]
If certain songs become popular enough to the point where I'll be playing them the rest of my life, I don't want them all to dwell on the same down moment that I'll have to keep reliving. Chantal Kreviazuk
[ Become Certain Down Dwell Enough Keep Life Moment Playing Point Popular Reliving Rest Same Songs Them Want Where]
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]
I wrote songs all my life, where anyone wanted to hear them or not. Tommy Shaw
[ Anyone Hear Life Songs Them Wanted Where Wrote]
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]
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]
Well, the first day we went through three songs, very basically. Noel Redding
[ Basically Day First Songs Three Through Very Well Went]
It's hard enough to make a good song and a good recording of that song. But to try to tailor it to some outside force is just like - It's never been a factor in what I've done or what the band's done. James Iha
[ Band Been Done Enough Factor Force Good Hard Just Make Never Outside Recording Some Song Tailor Try]
This is my story, this is my song, praising my Saviour all the day long. Jerome Hines
[ Day Long Praising Saviour Song Story]
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 think there's nothing better than seeing a three-chord straight up rock 'n' roll band in your face with sweaty music and three minute good songs. Joan Jett
[ Band Better Face Good Minute Music Nothing Rock Roll Seeing Songs Straight Sweaty Than Think Three Up Your]
I like to look at the songs like they're little movies. Brad Paisley
[ Little Look Movies Songs]
I started listening to and playing other music in the '90s. It was after hearing other bands, like Bad Religion, cover Ramones songs that I started to like our songs again. Dee Dee Ramone
[ After Again Bad Bands Cover Hearing Listening Music Other Our Playing Ramones Religion Songs Started]
Mr. Fantasy was the only song that was scribbling on a piece of paper. Jim Capaldi
[ Fantasy Mr Only Paper Piece Scribbling Song]
The thing is, in English I'm able to write the lyrics as I'm making the song, once I'm done with the melody. Utada Hikaru
[ Able Done English Lyrics Making Melody Once Song Thing Write]
I continue to believe, contrary to the given wisdom, that it's more interesting to have an album - or, indeed, an individual song - which has variety rather than homogeneity. Peter Hammill
[ Album Believe Continue Contrary Given Homogeneity Indeed Individual Interesting More Rather Song Than Variety Which Wisdom]
I find the greatest songs in the world come out of pain, and I don't like it! Here's what it does: It strips away all of your facade. It makes you so honest. It's cleansing. Lionel Richie
[ Away Cleansing Come Does Facade Find Greatest Here Honest Makes Out Pain Songs Strips World Your]
Traditionally, songwriters can't sing. And that holds true in my case, also. John Phillips
[ Also Case Holds Sing Songwriters Traditionally True]
Instead of slashing my wrists, I just write a bunch of really crummy songs. Peter Steele
[ Bunch Crummy Instead Just Really Slashing Songs Wrists Write]
My other advice is to start writing songs and singing right away. Jerry Harrison
[ Advice Away Other Right Singing Songs Start Writing]
The same music is playing on the radio in San Francisco, New York, Washington DC and Annapolis. Everywhere you go there's the same artists and same songs by them, over and over again. At some stations they play the same songs 50 to 60 times a week. John Hall
[ Again Artists Dc Everywhere Francisco Go Music New Over Play Playing Radio Same San Some Songs Stations Them Times Washington Week York]
It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them. Hilaire Belloc
[ Best Make Second Sing Songs Them Trades]
The only song I can sing is "Lady in Red" so that must tell you how great it must have been. Diane Kruger
[ Been Great How Lady Must Only Red Sing Song Tell]
Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song. Gloria Naylor
[ Becomes Eloquent Only Song Story Telling Told Words Worth Your]
We are all treading the vanishing road of a song in the air, the vanishing road of the spring flowers and the winter snows, the vanishing roads of the winds and the streams, the vanishing road of beloved faces. Richard Le Gallienne
[ Air Beloved Faces Flowers Road Roads Snows Song Spring Streams Treading Vanishing Winds Winter]
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]
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 had this song called Helter Skelter, which is just a ridiculous song. So we did it like that, 'cuz I like noise. Paul McCartney
[ Called Cuz Did Had Just Noise Ridiculous Song Which]
But we will play 6, 7 new songs each evening, approximately a third in the concert. I think it's a good balance. It will be very interesting to see the public's reaction. But i think when we'll play the very first new piece, we will be scared. Ed O'Brien
[ Approximately Balance Concert Each Evening First Good Interesting New Piece Play Public Reaction Scared See Songs Think Third Very Will]
Happy songs are very difficult to write. How many truly great upbeat songs are there? Natalie Imbruglia
[ Difficult Great Happy How Many Songs Truly Upbeat Very Write]
When something is bothering me, I write a song that tells my feelings. Loretta Lynn
[ Bothering Feelings Something Song Tells Write]
If I had my choice, I'd pick a song that tells a story every time. There is a great deal of pleasure in doing the vocal on a number that you can put feeling into. Vaughn Monroe
[ Choice Deal Doing Every Feeling Great Had Into Number Pick Pleasure Put Song Story Tells Time Vocal]
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]
Stevie didn't use the technology to drive the song. He used it to enhance. I use the tools to further my work, I don't use my work to further the tools. Brian McKnight
[ Drive Enhance Further Song Stevie Technology Tools Use Used Work]
DUST includes rarities, demos, unreleased songs and instrumentals, live recordings, and more. Adrian Belew
[ Demos Dust Includes Live More Recordings Songs Unreleased]
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]
That's a song about reaching deep inside yourself where you can completely be who you are. Terri Clark
[ Completely Deep Inside Reaching Song Where Yourself]
At intervals between the songs, more especially after the trances have begun, the dancers unclasp hands and sit down to smoke or talk for a few minutes. James Mooney
[ After Begun Between Dancers Down Especially Few Hands Intervals Minutes More Sit Smoke Songs Talk]
I want my careless song to strike no minor key; no fiend to stand between my body's Southern song - the fusion of the South, my body's song and me. Margaret Walker
[ Between Body Careless Fiend Fusion Key Minor Song South Southern Stand Strike Want]
I think the themes in my songs are very similar from the first album to the newest one. It's all about the human condition and how we are all trying to learn to live with each other and survive love and life. Deana Carter
[ Album Condition Each First How Human Learn Life Live Love Newest Other Similar Songs Survive Themes Think Trying Very]
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 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]
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]
A lot of songs you write are just for exercise - just pencil sharpeners. Harlan Howard
[ Exercise Just Lot Pencil Songs Write]
At one time musical theater, particularly in the '40s and '50s, was a big source of pop songs. That's how musical theater started, really - it was just a way of linking several pop songs for the stage. Neil Tennant
[ Big How Just Linking Musical Particularly Pop Really Several Songs Source Stage Started Theater Time Way]
I think I was perceived in one fashion. A video is based on a song. I think you can get glimpses of people's presence within that. There's some people you enjoy watching more than others. Taylor Dane
[ Based Enjoy Fashion Get Glimpses More Others Perceived Presence Some Song Than Think Video Watching Within]
Writing in English was a major challenge. I didn't want other songwriters to write for me. I wanted to preserve the spirit of my songs in Spanish. I am the same Shakira in English as I am in Spanish. Shakira
[ Am Challenge English Major Other Preserve Same Songs Songwriters Spanish Spirit Want Wanted Write Writing]
Ozzy wanted to get us back together. It's been 20 years. We did a couple of songs during his farewell in 1992 and that got the ball rolling. Geezer Butler
[ Back Ball Been Couple Did During Farewell Get Got His Ozzy Rolling Songs Together Us Wanted Years]
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]
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]
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]
There's something about prime time television and the way the song is going to come off on the air. I'm very concerned, very self-conscious about that. Jon Secada
[ Air Come Concerned Going Off Prime Self-Conscious Something Song Television Time Very Way]
It seems to me like the Internet allows you to break that structure a little bit. You know, here's your CD that's going into stores, here's your EP that you offer online, here's a subscription for songs you recorded on the road, here's your live stuff streaming. Liz Phair
[ Allows Bit Break Cd Going Here Internet Into Know Little Live Offer Online Recorded Road Seems Songs Stores Streaming Structure Stuff Subscription Your]
It is important that the audience should understand every syllable of every word, for only then can they grasp the meaning of the song. Kate Smith
[ Audience Every Grasp Important Meaning Only Should Song Syllable Then Understand Word]
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]
I find writing songs hard, because it does not come naturally to me. I never set out to be a songwriter or a singer. Robert Wyatt
[ Because Come Does Find Hard Naturally Never Out Set Singer Songs Songwriter Writing]
I'm not afraid to write my feelings in songs. Taylor Swift
[ Afraid Feelings Songs Write]
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]
There's 40 or 50 songs that nobody's heard that I've done in between albums. There's a whole evolution from Midnite Vultures to Sea Change that's never been released. Beck
[ Albums Been Between Change Done Evolution Heard Never Nobody Released Sea Songs Vultures Whole]
I've been lucky to be able to make the records I've wanted to make. The record company has never pressured me to cut certain songs. Lyle Lovett
[ Able Been Certain Company Cut Lucky Make Never Pressured Record Records Songs Wanted]
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]
The song This Kiss was definitely my breakthrough song. After that, Breathe was my breakthrough album. Faith Hill
[ After Album Breakthrough Breathe Definitely Kiss Song]
I 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]
When I began making my own albums, the songs became funkier. They were more about the streets. Paul Simon
[ Albums Became Began Making More Own Songs Streets Were]
The songs become the show, which is how it should be. Kristin Hersh
[ Become How Should Show Songs Which]
There's nothing like a good cheating song to make me want to run home to be with my wife. Steven Curtis Chapman Marriage
[ Cheating Good Home Make Nothing Run Song Want Wife]
I'm singing the music publisher's theme song - it ain't a commercial. Hoagy Carmichael
[ Commercial Music Publisher Singing Song Theme]
Most songs are somewhere between love and death, and mine are no exception. Robyn Hitchcock
[ Between Death Exception Love Mine Most Somewhere Songs]
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]
I think it's his perception of knowing how to make a record build, keeping the integrity of the song in the music and really adding a lot of musical elements to compliment my voice and to compliment the song. Deborah Cox
[ Adding Build Compliment Elements His How Integrity Keeping Knowing Lot Make Music Musical Perception Really Record Song Think Voice]
It's always a mixture of fiction and your own story. It's more I recreate atmospheres and moods through songs. Keren Ann
[ Always Atmospheres Fiction Mixture Moods More Own Recreate Songs Story Through Your]
Where I've arrived now is the product of mixing the very straight with the very exploratory; there's a fine line between the two, although it tends to be getting straighter and straighter because my songwriting is getting better. Andy Partridge
[ Although Arrived Because Better Between Fine Getting Line Mixing Now Product Songwriting Straight Straighter Tends Two Very Where]
Back when I was jamming with Axl and the guys they had boxes of cassettes with song ideas. How do you know which ones you like now when you have that many ideas. Zakk Wylde
[ Back Boxes Cassettes Guys Had How Ideas Jamming Know Many Now Ones Song Which]
My iPod that was programmed by Peter Buck. It has 7,000 songs hand-picked for me by him. Michael Stipe
[ Buck Him Ipod Peter Programmed Songs]
I like to do cover songs if I really love them, I have to love the song first. Paul Taylor
[ Cover First Love Really Song Songs Them]
Growing up in Memphis and listening to all kinds of music and dreaming... So that was one of the first times I wrote a complete song and set it to music and the whole bit. From then on, I was busy with it. William Bell
[ Bit Busy Complete Dreaming First Growing Kinds Listening Memphis Music Set Song Then Times Up Whole 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]
So writing a song is much harder than doing a classical piece for me, because in a classical piece, I can just let the mood dictate what's going to happen. Glenn Danzig
[ Because Classical Dictate Doing Going Happen Harder Just Mood Much Piece Song Than Writing]
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 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]
Species can be recognized by their morphological characteristics and songs. Peter R. Grant
[ Characteristics Morphological Recognized Songs Species Their]
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]
For Stevie, the words are of prime importance; the song moves around the words, rather than the words moving around the song. Christine McVie
[ Around Importance Moves Moving Prime Rather Song Stevie Than Words]
I'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]
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]
I'm totally convinced I can write the perfect pop song. Moon Unit Zappa
[ Convinced Perfect Pop Song Totally Write]
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 was totally involved in Bobby's World from the time we started the idea to sitting with the artists on how he would look, to the script meetings, the music, the lyrics, the songs. Howie Mandel
[ Artists Bobby How Idea Involved Look Lyrics Meetings Music Script Sitting Songs Started Time Totally World Would]
Even in the beginning, when we knew there was a legal argument about how much our song sounds like his song, as one songwriter to another, I wasn't sure that Cat Stevens would take that as bad. Wayne Coyne
[ Another Argument Bad Beginning Cat Even His How Knew Legal Much Our Song Songwriter Sounds Stevens Sure Take Would]
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]
I didn't have a lot of overtly political songs. I think it was more the actions of the group that were threatening to the authorities, and also our political philosophies apart from the music. Greg Ginn
[ Actions Also Apart Authorities Group Lot More Music Our Philosophies Political Songs Think Threatening Were]
The people at the record company had asked me if I could write a song about my life, my relationship with God, and where I'm from. Well, I can't write a song on purpose, my songs come in a moment of inspiration or desperation. Billy Ray Cyrus
[ Asked Come Company Could Desperation God Had Inspiration Life Moment Purpose Record Relationship Song Songs Well Where Write]
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]
I will always have my songs and I don't think I will ever dry-up. Barry Gibb
[ Always Ever Songs Think Will]
I try to tell a story musically in a song. Barry White
[ Musically Song Story Tell Try]
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]
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]
I like to write songs about what's happening, what I see around me and what I hear. Everyday life. Someone may be talking to me and I may take it from that. Desmond Dekker
[ Around Everyday Happening Hear Life May See Someone Songs Take Talking 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]
Today, it's very tempting to create songs by cutting and pasting in the studio. Huey Lewis
[ Create Cutting Songs Studio Tempting Today Very]
We'll do a crazy video of a great song that people can actually dance to. Mark Roberts
[ Actually Crazy Dance Great Song Video]
I'm probably writing music now for the same reason as I started writing songs when I was 14 - to meet women. Billy Joel
[ Meet Music Now Probably Reason Same Songs Started Women Writing]
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 love the script and I just thought it was a great role. Like I say, it's like this - the script is like this sad, funny, desperate love song to the lost American man. Oliver Platt
[ American Desperate Funny Great Just Lost Love Man Role Sad Say Script Song Thought]
The words of the songs speak for themselves. Cat Stevens
[ Songs Speak Themselves Words]
Somehow, it seems that the sadder a song is, the happier I feel. The release of emotions that many would label as "negative" is actually a liberating process for me. Grey DeLisle
[ Actually Emotions Feel Happier Label Liberating Many Negative Process Release Sadder Seems Somehow Song Would]
I remember hearing the song when I was 12 or 14 in - it must have been in Chicago, 'cause we didn't have a radio on the farm, and it was during the second World War. I had three brothers in that war who went overseas. Abbey Lincoln
[ Been Brothers Cause Chicago During Farm Had Hearing Must Overseas Radio Remember Second Song Three War Went World]
There's something inimical about the camera and song. Stephen Sondheim
[ Camera Something Song]
It's fun having songs about parties and gigolos, but I really wanted to use my music as a form of art. Art is supposed to spark conversation and make people think, and I wanted to do that with this song. Nick Cannon
[ Art Conversation Form Fun Having Make Music Parties Really Song Songs Spark Supposed Think Use Wanted]
A lot of the songs start with an image. I was sitting there playing the guitar and I pictured this old, dirty green car, with the window rolled down, in the hot, hot, hot Texas heat, and this beautiful woman I knew when I was a kid sitting behind the wheel, looking out at me. Edie Brickell
[ Beautiful Behind Car Dirty Down Green Guitar Heat Hot Image Kid Knew Looking Lot Old Out Pictured Playing Rolled Sitting Songs Start Texas Wheel Window Woman]
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]
Honestly, when I got to Hollywood I was trying to sell my songs. Gregory Harrison
[ Got Hollywood Honestly Sell Songs Trying]
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]
Some of the best songs I've written, I've written in 10 minutes. Christine McVie
[ Best Minutes Some Songs Written]
Never hate a song that's sold a half million copies. Irving Berlin
[ Copies Half Hate Million Never Sold Song]
When the student has her voice under complete control, it is safe to take up the lyric repertoire of Mendelssohn, Old English Songs, etc. How simple and charming they are! Alma Gluck
[ Charming Complete Control English Etc Her How Lyric Mendelssohn Old Repertoire Safe Simple Songs Student Take Under Up Voice]
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 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]
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]
Dad really had little to do with the songs, except to perform them. Nancy Sinatra
[ Dad Except Had Little Perform Really Songs Them]
We would turn everything into songs in those days. Arlo Guthrie
[ Days Everything Into Songs Those Turn Would]
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]
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]
Once at the White House I was asked to conduct the Drum and Bugle Corp. The man just handed me the baton and I finished the song. It was great. I got to keep the baton. Dom DeLuise
[ Asked Baton Bugle Conduct Corp Drum Finished Got Great Handed House Just Keep Man Once Song White]
The best songs I write in 20 minutes. Evan Dando
[ Best Minutes Songs Write]
I don't have many easy songs. Sammy Davis, Jr.
[ Easy Many Songs]
The beautiful thing about hip-hop is it's like an audio collage. You can take any form of music and do it in a hip-hop way and it'll be a hip-hop song. That's the only music you can do that with. Talib Kweli
[ Any Audio Beautiful Collage Form Hip-Hop Music Only Song Take Thing Way]
However long the song is was how long it took us to write it. Geezer Butler
[ How However Long Song Took Us Write]
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 have found life an enjoyable, enchanting, active, and sometime terrifying experience, and I've enjoyed it completely. A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other. Sean O'Casey
[ Active Always Completely Ear Enchanting Enjoyable Enjoyed Experience Found Lament Life Maybe Other Sometime Song Terrifying]
There are so many songs that we just don't play anymore. Mike Lowry
[ Anymore Just Many Play Songs]
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]
I write a lot of songs people don't hear. I really just enjoy the process. I finish 'em all. I don't think there's a whole lot of difference between the bad ones and the good ones. Bob Seger
[ Bad Between Difference Em Enjoy Finish Good Hear Just Lot Ones Process Really Songs Think Whole Write]
So what I do, more than play any instrument - I mean, I love to play - but more than that, I write songs. Songs that are about living, about what it's like to be going through all the things that people go through in life. Jackson Browne
[ Any Go Going Instrument Life Living Love Mean More Play Songs Than Things Through Write]
I think sometimes you are born with a song. Nana Mouskouri
[ Born Sometimes Song Think]
Strangely, some songs you really don't want to write. David Bowie
[ Really Some Songs Strangely Want Write]
My buddies worked with me for weeks, and I went up to take my test, and started crying because I couldn't remember the words. I can remember songs. If you put it to a melody, I would have sung it to 'em in a minute. Barry McGuire
[ Because Buddies Crying Em Melody Minute Put Remember Songs Started Sung Take Test Up Weeks Went Words Worked Would]
I wrote most of these songs right before the end. A lot of these songs are about that. Even if it's not direct, you can feel the beginning of the end of the breakup in these songs. Gene Ween
[ Before Beginning Breakup Direct End Even Feel Lot Most Right Songs These Wrote]
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 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]
As time went on, we formed a number of different bands. We played in rival, neighborhood bands. We learned more songs and we learned how to play Chuck Berry music and we learned Ventures songs. Wayne Kramer
[ Bands Berry Chuck Different Formed How Learned More Music Neighborhood Number Play Played Rival Songs Time Ventures Went]
I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could. James Taylor
[ Being Could Out Pretending Songwriter Started Turned]
Hollywood and the recording industry argue that current law permits the copying of songs and movies, and sharing them on the Internet. This enables young people to grow up learning how to steal. Suzanne Fields
[ Argue Copying Current Enables Grow Hollywood How Industry Internet Law Learning Movies Permits Recording Sharing Songs Steal Them Up Young]
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]
If you want me to sing this Christmas song with the feeling and the meaning, you better see if you can locate that check. Mahalia Jackson
[ Better Check Christmas Feeling Locate Meaning See Sing Song Want]
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]
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]
I basically had the idea when I was 18 that I wanted to write my own songs. I knew it was going to be a long, tough road, and I was like, if I just begin now, by the time I'm 40, I'll be good at it. Jason Mraz
[ Basically Begin Going Good Had Idea Just Knew Long Now Own Road Songs Time Tough Wanted Write]
Living here in southern California, I'll miss hearing Rocky Top for an entire week at the end of December. I was actually looking forward to it. Tennessee has a better fight song than Nebraska. Al Michaels
[ Actually Better California December End Entire Fight Forward Hearing Here Living Looking Miss Nebraska Rocky Song Southern Tennessee Than Top Week]
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]
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]
The songs certainly have not made my fortune, but I am still grateful for the royalties when they come in. Sydney Carter
[ Am Certainly Come Fortune Grateful Made Royalties Songs Still]
The great songs just come out. If it comes quick, just leave it that way. Marty Robbins
[ Come Comes Great Just Leave Out Quick Songs Way]
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]
And he was going to give me a song, because I'm a singer and I wanted to sing in everything. Sally Kellerman
[ Because Everything Give Going Sing Singer Song Wanted]
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]
If I found a cure for a huge disease, while I was hobbling up onstage to accept the Nobel Prize they'd be playing the theme song from 'Three's Company'. John Ritter
[ Accept Company Cure Disease Found Huge Nobel Onstage Playing Prize Song Theme Three Up While]
I hate negative songs; I won't sing them. It doesn't matter if it's sold 2 million more albums. Ricky Skaggs
[ Albums Hate Matter Million More Negative Sing Sold Songs Them Won]
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]
Selfishly, I make music for me. I like to make music. I like looking for songs. I like working with interesting musicians. I like producing records. It's something I will always do. Herb Alpert
[ Always Interesting Looking Make Music Musicians Producing Records Selfishly Something Songs Will Working]
There are a lot of bad worship songs, in my opinion, but there are a lot of good ones, too. Michael W. Smith
[ Bad Good Lot Ones Opinion Songs Too Worship]
But then you have to write a song, so at that point, I picked up the reins and started to write lyrics. Jim Capaldi
[ Lyrics Picked Point Reins Song Started Then Up Write]
I 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]
The sincerity of the art worker must permeate the song as naturally as the green leaves break through the dead branches in springtime. Alma Gluck
[ Art Branches Break Dead Green Leaves Must Naturally Sincerity Song Springtime Through Worker]
I actually started singing those songs six or seven years ago, when I was an opening act for Frank Sinatra. Pia Zadora
[ Act Actually Ago Frank Opening Seven Sinatra Singing Six Songs Started Those Years]
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]
If a song's about something I've experienced or that could've happened to me it's good. But if it's alien to me, I couldn't lend anything to it. Because that's what soul is all about. Aretha Franklin
[ Alien Anything Because Could Experienced Good Happened Lend Something Song Soul]
Sometimes, but the year I lived in France I started to write songs. Carly Simon
[ France Lived Sometimes Songs Started Write Year]
If I can't get a mental image from the song, I won't sing it. Namie Amuro
[ Get Image Mental Sing Song Won]
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]
And we just went with Julie because that name hadn't been used in any other popular songs at the time. Bobby Sherman
[ Any Because Been Hadn Julie Just Name Other Popular Songs Time Used Went]
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]
When you have great songs that are going to live longer than the composers, everything you can do to bring those different elements and nuances out, serve the song. Michael Bolton
[ Bring Composers Different Elements Everything Going Great Live Longer Nuances Out Serve Song Songs Than Those]
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]
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]
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]
I didn't write this song. Someone was talking in a room. I just wrote down everything they said. Jeff Ament
[ Down Everything Just Room Said Someone Song Talking Write Wrote]
But I always loved songs with great lyrics. Johnny Rivers
[ Always Great Loved Lyrics Songs]
After a while, though, the group just wasn't a good vehicle for the songs I'd written. Mark Knopfler
[ After Good Group Just Songs Though Vehicle While Written]
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]
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 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]
A lot of times songs are very much of a moment, that you just encapsulate. They come to you, you write them, you feel good that day, or bad that day. Mick Jagger
[ Bad Come Day Encapsulate Feel Good Just Lot Moment Much Songs Them Times Very Write]
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]
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]
Well, I make every song I sing personal. I've never chosen a song that wasn't. Carly Simon
[ Chosen Every Make Never Personal Sing Song Well]
The whole industry evolves around a great song. Michael Bolton
[ Around Evolves Great Industry Song Whole]
Some of the songs I do once in a while that I kinda... my set list is basically like my hits, there is a good reason why they are there; people really like them. Joe Cocker
[ Basically Good Hits Kinda List Once Really Reason Set Some Songs Them While Why]
In earlier times, so many people sang much more. You know as a kid you'd go to some kind of religious training and or summer camp or whatever it was and you'd learn to sing a lot of songs. Michael Tilson Thomas
[ Camp Earlier Go Kid Kind Know Learn Lot Many More Much Religious Sang Sing Some Songs Summer Times Training Whatever]
People assume that the meaning of a song is vested in the lyrics. To me, that has never been the case. There are very few songs that I can think of where I remember the words. Brian Eno
[ Assume Been Case Few Lyrics Meaning Never Remember Song Songs Think Very Vested Where Words]
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]
It's never easy to write a song. It's the most difficult thing I do. Sting
[ Difficult Easy Most Never Song Thing Write]
I'm a songwriter first. Carole King
[ First Songwriter]
Some songs are just like tattoos for your brain... you hear them and they're affixed to you. Carlos Santana
[ Brain Hear Just Some Songs Tattoos Them Your]
My older sister encouraged me from early on and bought me one of the first guitars I had. She listened to all of the crappy songs that I wrote when I was 8 years old and encouraged me to keep doing it. Tracy Chapman
[ Bought Crappy Doing Early Encouraged First Guitars Had Keep Listened Old Older She Sister Songs Wrote Years]
There's nothing stupider than bursting into song for seven seconds and then falling silent again. Richard Morris
[ Again Bursting Falling Into Nothing Seconds Seven Silent Song Stupider Than Then]
'Time after Time' is one of the best pop songs ever written, in my opinion. It's an incredible, beautiful, timeless song. Sarah McLachlan
[ After Beautiful Best Ever Incredible Opinion Pop Song Songs Time Timeless Written]
I think I probably would have enjoyed to keep my own private pain out of my work. But I was changed by my audience who said your private pain which you have unwittingly shown us in your early songs is also ours. Pete Townshend
[ Also Audience Changed Early Enjoyed Keep Ours Out Own Pain Private Probably Said Shown Songs Think Unwittingly Us Which Work Would Your]
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]
A song must move the story ahead. A song must take the place of dialogue. If a song halts the show, pushes it back, stalls it, the audience won't buy it; they'll be unhappy. Dorothy Fields
[ Ahead Audience Back Buy Dialogue Halts Move Must Place Pushes Show Song Stalls Story Take Unhappy Won]
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]
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 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]
Either you write songs or you don't. And if you do write songs like I do, I think there's a natural desire to want to make records. Roger Waters
[ Desire Either Make Natural Records Songs Think Want Write]
With the Stray Cats at least, we really took the music somewhere else. First, we wrote our own songs. That's a real weak point in modern classics if you do rockabilly or blues. Brian Setzer
[ Blues Cats Classics Else First Least Modern Music Our Own Point Real Really Rockabilly Somewhere Songs Stray Took Weak Wrote]
I don't wanta do any Blues or any sad songs. Bob Livingston
[ Any Blues Sad Songs]
Obviously the biggest change is that it's me by myself. When you don't have another band interpreting your songs or playing them the way that they have, it's bound to sound different. Nuno Bettencourt
[ Another Band Biggest Bound Change Different Interpreting Myself Obviously Playing Songs Sound Them Way Your]
It's not about battling the original artists when I record these songs, it's about paying tribute to them. Etta James
[ Artists Battling Original Paying Record Songs Them These Tribute]
That's what I like to do, I like to make songs. Marc Almond
[ Make Songs]
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]
Even though there are some great keyboard players on the album, there are a number of songs with no keyboard on them and the backing is all guitar oriented. This is first time I've ever done this actually. Lee Ritenour
[ Actually Album Backing Done Even Ever First Great Guitar Keyboard Number Oriented Players Some Songs Them Though Time]
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]
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 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]
His life, though none too long, Was never dull: Of woman, wine and song Bill had his full. Robert Service
[ Bill Dull Full Had His Life Long Never None Song Though Too Wine Woman]
It's taken a long time but eventually when I had the songs in place and demos right and I found myself a manager, that's when everything started happening quickly but I think that's always the way it is. James Blunt
[ Always Demos Eventually Everything Found Had Happening Long Manager Myself Place Quickly Right Songs Started Taken Think Time Way]
My songs are just little letters to me. Ani DiFranco
[ Just Letters Little Songs]
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]
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 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]
I'm still more comfortable with standards than with my own songs. Carly Simon
[ Comfortable More Own Songs Standards Still Than]
For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness. Reba McEntire Music
[ Darkness Gets Healing Hurt Into Light Often Open Out Sad Singing Situation Songs Way]
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]
You can either make it come around or you can't. By the time we would be ready to record a song, we would know for sure that it was the best way we could do it. Levon Helm
[ Around Best Come Could Either Know Make Ready Record Song Sure Time Way Would]
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 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]
If there's not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something. Eminem
[ Boring Drama Life Negativity Really Something Songs Will]