Authors that match 'song'.

Paul E. Tsongas (-)
Paul Tsongas American Politician (1941-1997)

Quotations that match 'song'.

As long as the songs are strong, I think you can express yourself in any style and have it be soulful and have it be your own voice.
[ Any Express Long Own Songs Soulful Strong Style Think Voice Your Yourself]
It's not about battling the original artists when I record these songs, it's about paying tribute to them.
[ Artists Battling Original Paying Record Songs Them These Tribute]
Original Monkees' songs were produced very thinly, on purpose.
[ Monkees Original Produced Purpose Songs Very Were]
The stores and the things like that, the business side of things came out at the point when, I'd say probably in the early '70s, it looked like the year of the singer-songwriter was over, 'cause music changed in our time and the spotlight was out.
[ Business Came Cause Changed Early Looked Music Our Out Over Point Probably Say Side Singer-Songwriter Spotlight Stores Things Time Year]
For all that has been said of the love that certain natures (on shore) have professed for it, for all the celebrations it has been the object of in prose and song, the sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.
[ Accomplice Been Celebrations Certain Friendly Human Love Man Most Natures Never Object Professed Prose Restlessness Said Sea Shore Song]
While I'm playing baseball, I'm still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I'll be thinking of music then.
[ Baseball Bones Having Lot Music Playing Resting Sent Songs Spend Still Sure Tapes Then These Thinking Time Tired While Writing]
I write a lot of songs people don't hear. I really just enjoy the process. I finish 'em all. I don't think there's a whole lot of difference between the bad ones and the good ones.
[ Bad Between Difference Em Enjoy Finish Good Hear Just Lot Ones Process Really Songs Think Whole Write]
Songs are life in 80 words or less.
[ Less Life Songs Words]
That's where it begins and ends for me and these songs were the ones that touched me the deepest. It was like I was laying hold of some part of me that I didn't even know was there until I let it out.
[ Begins Deepest Ends Even Hold Know Laying Ones Out Part Some Songs These Touched Until Were Where]
Lionel Richie, love song, OK, thank you very much, good-bye. And all of a sudden I realized that, in my career, what has made my career has always been the surprises.
[ Always Been Career Good-Bye Lionel Love Made Much Ok Realized Richie Song Sudden Surprises Thank Very]
No, I got my web site going and said I have the record out. People were just falling on the floor - they couldn't believe it - after all that time. You know, it wasn't a compilation, it was new songs.
[ After Believe Compilation Falling Floor Going Got Just Know New Out Record Said Site Songs Time Web Were]
I didn't write those songs, but I can relate to every one of them... I have.
[ Every Relate Songs Them Those Write]
By the end of it, you never know how it's going to turn out. Hopefully if I pick the right songs and put the right melodies on it and all the collaboration works out. it's a win-win situation.
[ Collaboration End Going Hopefully How Know Melodies Never Out Pick Put Right Situation Songs Turn Win-Win Works]
We are not a Zappa cover band. We only play Frank's songs that were recorded by the Mothers of Invention and I think a lot of those songs were complex.
[ Band Complex Cover Frank Invention Lot Mothers Only Play Recorded Songs Think Those Were Zappa]
For a person as obsessed with music as I am, I always hear a song in the back of my head, all the time, and that usually is my own tune. I've done that all my life.
[ Always Am Back Done Head Hear Life Music Obsessed Own Person Song Time Tune Usually]
I just play, and I'm always trying to write songs.
[ Always Just Play Songs Trying 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.
[ Art Battles Cares Comes Down Event Fought History Language Lost Much Painting Play Poem Song Speaks Them Unless Were Won World]
I can't be bothered anymore about giving songs titles.
[ Anymore Bothered Giving Songs Titles]
Some people come to our shows and think they're gonna spend the night just listening to love songs, and they're pretty much surprised cause we do a lot of rock and roll.
[ Cause Come Gonna Just Listening Lot Love Much Night Our Pretty Rock Roll Shows Some Songs Spend Surprised Think]
Whenever I fill out the job description I put 'songwriter,' never 'singer' or 'artist.' Singers come and go.
[ Artist Come Description Fill Go Job Never Out Put Singer Singers Songwriter Whenever]
Even though there's these songs and whoever the hell put it in the internet, if there's any good riffs in them, we raped the songs and put in the new ones.
[ Any Even Good Hell Internet New Ones Put Riffs Songs Them These Though Whoever]
The only song I can sing is "Lady in Red" so that must tell you how great it must have been.
[ Been Great How Lady Must Only Red Sing Song Tell]
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.
[ Band Been Done Enough Factor Force Good Hard Just Make Never Outside Recording Some Song Tailor Try]
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.
[ Another Argument Bad Beginning Cat Even His How Knew Legal Much Our Song Songwriter Sounds Stevens Sure Take Would]
This is my home. Home is where the disease is. As long as I stay in America, I'll never run out of subjects for songs.
[ America Disease Home Long Never Out Run Songs Stay Subjects Where]
My favorite album would have to be Rocket To Russia. I feel this album has the most classic Ramones songs.
[ Album Classic Favorite Feel Most Ramones Rocket Russia Songs Would]
I think there are some songwriters who are just brilliant who can write and then I think there are some songwriters who can like me I have a problem writing chorus lyrics but I can write a song in a story like that.
[ Brilliant Chorus Just Lyrics Problem Some Song Songwriters Story Then Think Write Writing]
I started crying, because there's nothing like hearing that the artist who originally did the song likes your version.
[ Artist Because Crying Did Hearing Likes Nothing Originally Song Started Version Your]
I like to write songs about what's happening, what I see around me and what I hear. Everyday life. Someone may be talking to me and I may take it from that.
[ Around Everyday Happening Hear Life May See Someone Songs Take Talking Write]
I actually started singing those songs six or seven years ago, when I was an opening act for Frank Sinatra.
[ Act Actually Ago Frank Opening Seven Sinatra Singing Six Songs Started Those Years]
You can tell the difference between songs that were created in a garage and songs that were created in the studio.
[ Between Created Difference Garage Songs Studio Tell Were]
There's nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation of human existence as a song unfinished. Or an old address book.
[ Address Aware Book Existence Human Improvisation Makes Nothing Old Song Unfinished]
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.
[ Affect After Anyone Bedroom Buy Cd Come Downloading Fans Go His Hurt Kid Movie Say See Some Songs Thinks True Understand Why Will Wisconsin]
Song Sung Blue took a lot of compressing and refining, and it has one of my favorite lyrics.
[ Blue Favorite Lot Lyrics Refining Song Sung Took]
One of my theme songs is that if you can't do it in a test tube, don't do it.
[ Songs Test Theme Tube]
Forever Young, by Dylan, is one of my favorite songs.
[ Dylan Favorite Forever Songs Young]
I'm still more comfortable with standards than with my own songs.
[ Comfortable More Own Songs Standards Still Than]
You can cage the singer but not the song.
[ Cage Singer Song]
I recorded harp first or singing first. I recorded it all together. Part of the reason is that I don't know how to play the songs without also singing. I forget how they progress. I don't think that any of them are verse, chorus, verse, and so on. They are not simple.
[ Also Any Chorus First Forget Harp How Know Part Play Progress Reason Recorded Simple Singing Songs Them Think Together Verse Without]
With technology now, you can go in and sing a song, and for $100,000, you will sound flawless.
[ Flawless Go Now Sing Song Sound Technology Will]
One Long Year was just a song here and there, and it was meant to reflect the mood that I was in but unfortunately it also reflected too little of any particular thing rather than hanging together as a whole album.
[ Album Also Any Hanging Here Just Little Long Meant Mood Particular Rather Reflect Reflected Song Than Thing Together Too Unfortunately Whole Year]
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?
[ Care Clue Companies Died Flew Go Haven Know Nose Now Point Record Run Song Tell Their Them Up Yeah Your]
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.
[ Confined Door Even Kind Make Merely Millions Music Only Open Personal Singer Song Think Will]
Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end.
[ End Journey Song Toil Weary Without]
My mother carried on and supported us; her ambition had been to write poetry and songs.
[ Ambition Been Carried Had Her Mother Poetry Songs Supported Us Write]
After six or seven performances of any song, you begin to perform it rather than feel it.
[ After Any Begin Feel Perform Performances Rather Seven Six Song Than]
We sing these songs for the everyday occasions of life, and they are very close to the hearts of our people.
[ Close Everyday Hearts Life Occasions Our Sing Songs These Very]
The soprano has all those other instruments in it. It's got the soprano song voice, flute, violin, clarinet, and tenor elements and can even approach the baritone in intensity.
[ Approach Baritone Clarinet Elements Even Flute Got Instruments Intensity Other Song Soprano Tenor Those Violin Voice]
I have always written poetry but I have never applied it to songwriting.
[ Always Applied Never Poetry Songwriting Written]
If I can't get a mental image from the song, I won't sing it.
[ Get Image Mental Sing Song Won]
I had this song called Helter Skelter, which is just a ridiculous song. So we did it like that, 'cuz I like noise.
[ Called Cuz Did Had Just Noise Ridiculous Song Which]
The only one I really like is a song called Saccharine.
[ Called Only Really Song]
A rhyme doesn't make a song.
[ Make Rhyme Song]
The songwriting has never really stepped forward from the '50's.
[ Forward Never Really Songwriting Stepped]
I don't know about the time those songs were written. But he was jamming with someone in Colorado or San Francisco, and I'm sure he was working on the lyrics right up to the show because they were really relevant for the situation.
[ Because Colorado Francisco Jamming Know Lyrics Really Relevant Right San Show Situation Someone Songs Sure Those Time Up Were Working Written]
I'm not doing contemporary songs unless something comes along that really knocks my socks off.
[ Along Comes Contemporary Doing Knocks Off Really Socks Something Songs Unless]
I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also listened to Hank Williams, and he would always sing these neat romantic songs.
[ Also Always Because Cowboy Guitar Hank Listened Neat Romantic Sing Singer Songs These Wanted Williams Would]
The words of the songs speak for themselves.
[ Songs Speak Themselves Words]
My brother is an excellent songwriter, and I play guitar and drums.
[ Brother Drums Excellent Guitar Play Songwriter]
Your average pop song or film is a very sophisticated item, with very sophisticated ways of listening and viewing that we have not really consciously developed over the years - because we were having such a good time.
[ Average Because Consciously Developed Film Good Having Item Listening Over Pop Really Song Sophisticated Such Time Very Viewing Ways Were Years Your]
With Whitesnake it would have been inappropriate for me to have played Deep Purple songs, although I did at the beginning because I didn't have enough Whitesnake songs.
[ Although Because Been Beginning Deep Did Enough Inappropriate Played Purple Songs Would]
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.
[ Arrange Clubs Different Go Mix Playing Sing Song Than]
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.
[ After Because Connected Feeling Marvelous Says Someone Song Want Yours]
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.
[ Basically Choose Coming Going Heart Know Life Really Select Songs Think Through Try]
A close-up on screen can say all a song can.
[ Close-Up Say Screen Song]
There's a whole lot of songs that men just can't do. The words are from another time and represent too much of an emotional commitment, whereas women can say that because of who they are.
[ Another Because Commitment Emotional Just Lot Men Much Represent Say Songs Time Too Whereas Whole Women Words]
The business today is completely different and it's very producer driven, so that a songwriter needs to have producing chops, be a singer/songwriter, or find a singer to develop.
[ Business Chops Completely Develop Different Driven Find Needs Producer Producing Singer Songwriter Today Very]
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.
[ Camp Earlier Go Kid Kind Know Learn Lot Many More Much Religious Sang Sing Some Songs Summer Times Training Whatever]
I've written songs sober and I've written songs high.
[ High Sober Songs Written]
We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
[ After Before Fraught Laughter Look Our Pain Pine Saddest Sincerest Some Songs Sweetest Tell Those Thought]
When you write songs, you can't really point out the exact thing you're inspired by. It's more a state or a mood or an atmosphere that you're trying to put into words.
[ Atmosphere Exact Inspired Into Mood More Out Point Put Really Songs State Thing Trying Words Write]
People shout out for songs and I don't even remember writing them.
[ Even Out Remember Shout Songs Them Writing]
Almost every band has somebody who's the main songwriter and who has a vision, a very clear idea of how a song should be.
[ Almost Band Clear Every How Idea Main Should Somebody Song Songwriter Very Vision]
My older sister encouraged me from early on and bought me one of the first guitars I had. She listened to all of the crappy songs that I wrote when I was 8 years old and encouraged me to keep doing it.
[ Bought Crappy Doing Early Encouraged First Guitars Had Keep Listened Old Older She Sister Songs Wrote Years]
Every one of the songs was based around picking an acoustic guitar. That was part of the concept from the beginning, that the tempos were going to go from slow to almost mid-tempo.
[ Acoustic Almost Around Based Beginning Concept Every Go Going Guitar Part Picking Slow Songs Tempos Were]
I like to think about stringing songs together like a string of pearls, or a string of beads, but ultimately it has to be stuff that really works with the band, and gives a spin to the older material.
[ Band Beads Gives Material Older Pearls Really Songs Spin String Stringing Stuff Think Together Ultimately Works]
I start a lot more songs than I finish, because I realize when I get into them, they're no good. I don't throw them away, I just put them away, store them, get them out of sight.
[ Away Because Finish Get Good Into Just Lot More Out Put Realize Sight Songs Start Store Than Them Throw]
Each time I've gone to the studio, the songs have got better and I've got more confident.
[ Better Confident Each Gone Got More Songs Studio Time]
Right now my mind is on the people who stole our instruments, and, specifically, the person with my guitar, which will no doubt end its days having Green Day songs worked out on it. A better fate was deserved - and while the reverence given to guitars annoys me, I shall miss it.
[ Annoys Better Day Days Deserved Doubt End Fate Given Green Guitar Guitars Having Instruments Mind Miss Now Our Out Person Reverence Right Shall Songs Specifically Stole Which While Will Worked]
I see some recurring themes: things that feel threaded together, some symbolic references, and songs about some of the big questions, like death. There are a lot of references to weather, too!
[ Big Death Feel Lot Questions Recurring References See Some Songs Symbolic Themes Things Together Too Weather]
I'm not going to hurt anybody other than that dick who keeps writing songs about me.
[ Anybody Going Hurt Keeps Other Songs Than Writing]
It's a big flash of all these things and whatever you take out of that statement's one statement, one mind, one statement, one act, one show, and all the songs are one.
[ Act Big Flash Mind Out Show Songs Statement Take These Things Whatever]
But when it came to jamming and writing songs like we used to, we realized Brandon was a huge spirit in the band. Who knew? It was just something we had to learn.
[ Band Came Had Huge Jamming Just Knew Learn Realized Something Songs Spirit Used Writing]
Live well. Sing out, sing loud, and sing often. And God bless the child that's got a song.
[ Bless Child God Got Live Loud Often Out Sing Song Well]
I found out a long time ago that if I didn't have a good story for a song, I could just make one up! Now it seems over half the stories in my show are made up. The funny thing is, those seem to be the ones that resonate the most with the audiences.
[ Ago Audiences Could Found Funny Good Half Just Long Made Make Most Now Ones Out Over Resonate Seem Seems Show Song Stories Story Thing Those Time Up]
I recorded the song live in front of an orchestra, and yes, I was very moved, I was in tears.
[ Front Live Moved Orchestra Recorded Song Tears Very Yes]
Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
[ Fools Satire Song Theme]
This is the bunch of songs I did first, and it's just the type of thing I do. I am a Carter Family girl, so the record is book-ended with Carter Family songs.
[ Am Bunch Carter Did Family First Girl Just Record Songs Thing Type]
I like songs and film because you can turn your life into a sort of myth or dream.
[ Because Dream Film Into Life Myth Songs Sort Turn Your]
I've always written songs, even when I wasn't doing anything with my personal life in music.
[ Always Anything Doing Even Life Music Personal Songs Written]
Ian and Sylvia, who, when you got right down to it, were essentially country and western singers. I just recorded his Four Strong Winds. It's a wonderful song.
[ Country Down Essentially Four Got His Ian Just Recorded Right Singers Song Strong Sylvia Were Western Winds Wonderful]
The comedians all finished their acts with a song. They would get a certain amount of money from the song publishers and would use that money to pay the writers. None of them paid very much for their comedy material, but it all added up.
[ Acts Added Amount Certain Comedians Comedy Finished Get Material Money Much None Paid Pay Publishers Song Their Them Up Use Very Would Writers]
I don't have to worry about any pop sensibility. I can write adult songs, and I don't have to worry about choruses and hook lines.
[ Adult Any Choruses Hook Lines Pop Sensibility Songs Worry Write]
I write songs about real things... The subject dictates the mood and it goes from there, really.
[ Dictates Goes Mood Real Really Songs Subject Things Write]
We managed to put together a compilation that had some creativity to it. In the meantime I was listening to the free radio stations and I noticed that during their war coverage they were playing these songs born out of the Vietnam War that were all critical of the soldiers.
[ Born Compilation Coverage Creativity Critical During Free Had Listening Managed Meantime Noticed Out Playing Put Radio Soldiers Some Songs Stations Their These Together Vietnam War Were]
Sometime I write a song off a central idea, instead of emotion.
[ Central Emotion Idea Instead Off Sometime Song Write]
We just wanted to write a bunch of songs that we thought were good songs.
[ Bunch Good Just Songs Thought Wanted Were 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.
[ Because Buddies Crying Em Melody Minute Put Remember Songs Started Sung Take Test Up Weeks Went Words Worked Would]
When I was singing Jamie's Cryin', people were going out of their mind because it was the first time they got to see Eddie, Michael and Alex play those songs. That was a thrill.
[ Alex Because Eddie First Going Got Jamie Michael Mind Out Play See Singing Songs Their Those Thrill Time Were]
I come from the performance world, but the idea of a worship song is different. It's useful music.
[ Come Different Idea Music Performance Song Useful World Worship]
The reason I do interviews is because I'm protecting my songs.
[ Because Interviews Protecting Reason Songs]
I just wrote one song at a time. Kinda like an alcoholic. One day at a time.
[ Alcoholic Day Just Kinda Song Time Wrote]
The funny thing is, people's perceptions of what a song is about is usually wrong a majority of the time. But they're still going to read what they want to into it.
[ Funny Going Into Majority Perceptions Read Song Still Thing Time Usually Want Wrong]
Every battalion has its marching songs.
[ Battalion Every Marching Songs]
I wrote songs with the guys from Air Supply for their record... So I was just writing songs.
[ Air Guys Just Record Songs Supply Their Writing Wrote]
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.
[ Die Going Good Last Leo Little Mind Music Our Playing Scream Song Surreal Thing Think Today Watching Wrote]
They really can't imagine what my voice is like. Every time I sing a song, they are very surprised.
[ Every Imagine Really Sing Song Surprised Time Very Voice]
I remember seeing the song in some diners on the selection gadget that plays records at the table while you were eating. We were never told if the songs ever got on any charts.
[ Any Charts Eating Ever Gadget Got Never Plays Records Remember Seeing Selection Some Song Songs Table Told Were While]
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.
[ Been Couple Evident Goes Hopefully Last Lot Music Reflection Song Talk Whenever Whirlwind Wild Write Years]
Senorita was fun to sing, but I don't really have a favorite. When you write a bunch of songs, they're like your babies. You don't pick favorites.
[ Babies Bunch Favorite Favorites Fun Pick Really Sing Songs Write Your]
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.
[ Became Big Declaring Georgia Here Lynch Man Really Song State Suddenly Thing Touched Touching Used Version]
And we just went with Julie because that name hadn't been used in any other popular songs at the time.
[ Any Because Been Hadn Julie Just Name Other Popular Songs Time Used Went]
Frankly, I mean, sometimes the interpretations I've seen on some of the songs that I've written are a lot more interesting than the input that I put in.
[ Frankly Input Interesting Interpretations Lot Mean More Put Seen Some Sometimes Songs Than Written]
I've written several deeply personal songs this year, which I really love. Some of them came out of intense sadness. This has been an extremely difficult year for me.
[ Been Came Deeply Difficult Extremely Intense Love Out Personal Really Sadness Several Some Songs Them Which Written Year]
I've never done anything so political before. I've spent years shouting my mouth off about serious issues over dinner tables but never really had the confidence to express my views in a song.
[ Anything Before Confidence Dinner Done Express Had Issues Mouth Never Off Over Political Really Serious Shouting Song Spent Tables Views Years]
It's nice to finally have a CD out which reflects my songwriting, my singing and the band that I have.
[ Band Cd Finally Nice Out Reflects Singing Songwriting Which]
A lot of the great songwriters in history have been collaborators, with a separate lyricist.
[ Been Collaborators Great History Lot Lyricist Separate Songwriters]
I know what my job is: I write the songs, I sing them, I play them on the piano.
[ Job Know Piano Play Sing Songs Them Write]
I'm delighted about the track's success in the sports world, but the frustrating thing is, I don't think I got rich on it. The labels and publishers did very cheap deals on our songs.
[ Cheap Deals Delighted Did Frustrating Got Labels Our Publishers Rich Songs Sports Success Thing Think Track Very World]
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.
[ Album Anything Attitude Colored Coming Could Creativity Difference Different Dream Else Ended Just Made Nashville Out Songs Them These Took Unique Up Way]
Songwriting is a very mysterious process. It feels like creating something from nothing. It's something I don't feel like I really control.
[ Control Creating Feel Feels Mysterious Nothing Process Really Something Songwriting Very]
A lot of our tracks have sounded a lot better than I thought they would because of recording, mixing, and because I probably didn't hear it that way. I'm not a songwriter.
[ Because Better Hear Lot Mixing Our Probably Recording Songwriter Sounded Than Thought Tracks Way Would]
I don't like people telling me what to do, or trying to MAKE me write songs.
[ Make Songs Telling Trying Write]
I'm not used to not having enough time to live with the songs. Usually, if I write something, I live with it for a little while.
[ Enough Having Little Live Something Songs Time Used Usually While Write]
Universal was absolutely marvelous about sitting down with me and listening to my input. It wasn't something where they chose a bunch of songs that were best sellers. They did a marvelous job on the packaging. It's a beautiful tribute.
[ Absolutely Beautiful Best Bunch Chose Did Down Input Job Listening Marvelous Packaging Sellers Sitting Something Songs Tribute Universal Were Where]
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
[ Abandon Despair Easter Hallelujah Our Song Yourselves]
That's what I like to do, I like to make songs.
[ Make Songs]
Well, the first day we went through three songs, very basically.
[ Basically Day First Songs Three Through Very Well Went]
I put a metronome up to all the songs, and I tried to really keep it true to the original tempos.
[ Keep Metronome Original Put Really Songs Tempos Tried True Up]
Happy songs are very difficult to write. How many truly great upbeat songs are there?
[ Difficult Great Happy How Many Songs Truly Upbeat Very Write]
There aren't reasons why you like this song or this piece of music, or don't like it. It's just, it's either right or wrong, you know?
[ Either Just Know Music Piece Reasons Right Song Why Wrong]
Saying you have a political solution is like saying you can write a pop song that's going to stay at the top of the list forever. I don't have many illusions about this, but I'm not cynical about it.
[ Cynical Forever Going Illusions List Many Political Pop Saying Solution Song Stay Top Write]
I've woken up from dreams and the whole song is there. I'm listening to it in my dreams. I consciously have to wake myself up and get a tape recorder because I hear it like a record.
[ Because Consciously Dreams Get Hear Listening Myself Record Recorder Song Tape Up Wake Whole]
The vocals are what immediately draw people in and sell the song.
[ Draw Immediately Sell Song Vocals]
I produced a song for Bobby Vee called Get The Message.
[ Bobby Called Get Message Produced Song]
Yeah, if someone's selling downloads and collecting money for our songs I would be unhappy about that but if they're trading it I don't mind, obviously if I make a thousand records or CDs or whatever, I like to sell a thousand.
[ Cds Collecting Make Mind Money Obviously Our Records Sell Selling Someone Songs Thousand Trading Unhappy Whatever Would Yeah]
One cannot imagine Scots music and song without the contribution of Burns.
[ Burns Cannot Contribution Imagine Music Scots Song Without]
So I wanna see all of you making out during this song.
[ During Making Out See Song Wanna]
There are no bridges in folk songs because the peasants died building them.
[ Because Bridges Building Died Folk Peasants Songs Them]
I liked the way they treated the first, second, and third place finishers equally. It was an amazing year. I only entered two song contests this year; I won one and placed second in the other. And I entered each of them a day or two before the deadline.
[ Amazing Before Contests Day Deadline Each Entered Equally Finishers First Liked Only Other Place Placed Second Song Them Third Treated Two Way Won Year]
People take songs so literally.
[ Literally Songs Take]
You know, that single girl life and that sense of isolation - that doesn't leave you just like that. And that's what that song is about. I remember that, and that is imprinted on me, that sense.
[ Girl Imprinted Isolation Just Know Leave Life Remember Sense Single Song]
You know, all my songs are relatives, brothers, sisters, cousins.
[ Brothers Cousins Know Relatives Sisters Songs]
When I first heard that song, it was a ballad but it had a lot more. It felt like a gospel song when I first heard it and it just moved me.
[ Ballad Felt First Gospel Had Heard Just Lot More Moved Song]
In so many musicals today, the story is moved forward by a song. I don't think we're gonna try to do that.
[ Forward Gonna Many Moved Musicals Song Story Think Today Try]
Since I was doing all of it myself, I had to decide where I wanted to go with the songs, how to proceed with the chords, if the sound was alright, and all that detail on my own.
[ Alright Chords Decide Detail Doing Go Had How Myself Own Proceed Since Songs Sound Wanted Where]
Sometimes you're trapped in writing songs and you don't have enough distance from what you do anymore and you need the talent and the years of other people to come and jump in.
[ Anymore Come Distance Enough Jump Need Other Sometimes Songs Talent Trapped Writing Years]
They look for the top note to end every song. They don't know what they are singing about. There is no style.
[ End Every Know Look Note Singing Song Style Top]
We went for the best overall feel on each song. There are no musical overdubs at all. It's a true live record; it's one of the few true live records out there.
[ Best Each Feel Few Live Musical Out Overall Overdubs Record Records Song True Went]
Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, no winter in thy year.
[ Hast Song Sorrow Thou Thy Winter Year]
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.
[ Captured Feeling Head Instance Listening National Original Out Play Same Something Song Swing Then Things Tune Western While Work]
I've never written a political song. Songs can't save the world. I've gone through all that.
[ Gone Never Political Save Song Songs Through World Written]
If you're writing anything decent, it's in you, it's your spirit coming out. If it's not an expression of how a person genuinely feels, then it's not a good song done with any conviction.
[ Any Anything Coming Conviction Decent Done Expression Feels Genuinely Good How Out Person Song Spirit Then Writing Your]
What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.
[ Bought Buy Children Dance Experience Hath His House Man Men Price Song Street Wife Wisdom]
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.
[ 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]
And you have a record company behind it, this is a key too, you need people to fight for your records, at least a little bit. So if you have a great song, it's catchy, and you've got a little bit of help, I think that's all you need. But there hasn't been that in music.
[ Been Behind Bit Catchy Company Fight Got Great Hasn Help Key Least Little Music Need Record Records Song Think Too Your]
I love to sing old Motown songs to myself, or some Patti Smith Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday. That gets me in the mood for singing.
[ Billie Edith Gets Holiday Love Mood Motown Myself Old Patti Sing Singing Smith Some Songs]
I just couldn't get anyone to sing my songs, so I had to sing my own tunes.
[ Anyone Get Had Just Own Sing Songs Tunes]
The grandmother, the mother, the worker, the student, the intellectual, the professional, the unemployed, everybody identified with the songs because they were descriptions of life in the city.
[ Because City Descriptions Everybody Grandmother Identified Intellectual Life Mother Professional Songs Student Unemployed Were Worker]
Being a songwriter does not rely on an audience or other band members or a camera. I can just sit in a room and write songs.
[ Audience Band Being Camera Does Just Members Other Rely Room Sit Songs Songwriter Write]
So, through all that early professional career I would occasionally do a musical, a pantomime or a play with songs. The next stop would be a Shakespeare, or an Ibsen, or a play by a brand new writer who had never done anything in the theater before.
[ Anything Before Brand Career Done Early Had Ibsen Musical Never New Next Occasionally Pantomime Play Professional Shakespeare Songs Stop Theater Through Would Writer]
The thrill of hearing your own voice recorded is still there, I still love it, going into the studio and thinking how can I sing this song and between the producers and the musicians you find a way of doing it.
[ Between Doing Find Going Hearing How Into Love Musicians Own Producers Recorded Sing Song Still Studio Thinking Thrill Voice Way Your]
Gospel songs to me are about the mansion in the sky, and washed in the blood of Christ's crimson blood, songs that are filled with biblical wording that's no longer understood by a lot of people.
[ Biblical Blood Christ Crimson Filled Gospel Longer Lot Mansion Sky Songs Understood Washed Wording]
I hate negative songs; I won't sing them. It doesn't matter if it's sold 2 million more albums.
[ Albums Hate Matter Million More Negative Sing Sold Songs Them Won]
I think a lot of it is that we used to tour so much that we never really had time to write songs.
[ Had Lot Much Never Really Songs Think Time Tour Used Write]
Facing inward, join hands so as to form a small circle. Then, without moving from their places they sing the opening song, according to previous agreement, in a soft undertone.
[ According Agreement Circle Facing Form Hands Inward Join Moving Opening Places Previous Sing Small Soft Song Their Then Undertone Without]
A song is anything that can walk by itself.
[ Anything Itself Song Walk]
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.
[ Again Anybody Applies Close Die Feeling Had Longing Never Once Really Song Still Think]
In high school, I was Mr. Choir Boy. I had solos, I was helping out the tenors with their parts and our choir teacher would ask me what songs we should do.
[ Ask Boy Choir Had Helping High Mr Our Out Parts School Should Solos Songs Teacher Their Would]
I started listening to and playing other music in the '90s. It was after hearing other bands, like Bad Religion, cover Ramones songs that I started to like our songs again.
[ After Again Bad Bands Cover Hearing Listening Music Other Our Playing Ramones Religion Songs Started]
Just with the basic one guitar, one piano and one vocal and an audience, I think that the intimacy comes through more. People feel much more connected to the song because there's nothing in the way, and I actually enjoy doing that.
[ Actually Audience Basic Because Comes Connected Doing Enjoy Feel Guitar Intimacy Just More Much Nothing Piano Song Think Through Vocal Way]
Whoever best serves the song is going to be served by the song.
[ Best Going Served Serves Song Whoever]
Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.
[ Feel Feeling Make Makes Music Song Think Thought Words]
The skit was very successful based on the applause. After that show, the three of us decided to get together and try and come up with some songs that we could all participate in.
[ After Applause Based Come Could Decided Get Participate Show Skit Some Songs Successful Three Together Try Up Us Very]
My songs form a kind of biography or diary of my life as they are about people I have loved and people I only knew in my heart, places I have seen only for a moment and places I have lived all my life.
[ Biography Diary Form Heart Kind Knew Life Lived Loved Moment Only Places Seen Songs]
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.
[ Around Ever Home Partying Song Taking Then Thought Topic Wanted Weirdest Whole Write Yellow]
The real danger of writing a great song when you're on something is that it might get you thinking that the only way to repeat that is by only writing when you're high.
[ Danger Get Great High Might Only Real Repeat Something Song Thinking Way Writing]
I think that you get the mood of a song stronger if you get it right that way. On the other hand, you put some songs out live and they don't catch flight. They just flop. It is hard to tell until they are out there.
[ Catch Flight Flop Get Hand Hard Just Live Mood Other Out Put Right Some Song Songs Stronger Tell Think Until Way]
The Wreckoning is a darker song. But the record is positive.
[ Darker Positive Record Song]
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.
[ Been City Concentrate Got Group Hardcore Japan Just Lot Musicians Naked Now Repertoire Say Sixty Songs Stuff Well Worked Working]
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.
[ Album Although Am Anticipation Buck Collaborated Deal Duet Forward Great Looking New Owens Recently Recording Song Studio Together Track Varies Writing]
You hear it in your brain. Whatever makes sense. Some songs work well as quartet songs, sometimes they don't.
[ Brain Hear Makes Quartet Sense Some Sometimes Songs Well Whatever Work Your]
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.
[ Choice Deal Doing Every Feeling Great Had Into Number Pick Pleasure Put Song Story Tells Time Vocal]
I had deeper, more reflective songs on the first album.
[ Album Deeper First Had More Reflective Songs]
We just did a few takes of a song and just picked the best one. It was real organic and genuine.
[ Best Did Few Genuine Just Organic Picked Real Song Takes]
There's something missing in the music industry today... and it's music. Songs you hear don't last, it's just product fed to you by the industry.
[ Fed Hear Industry Just Last Missing Music Product Something Songs Today]
The way you look for songs, you find yourself looking for little signals and clues about life and how things are.
[ Clues Find How Life Little Look Looking Signals Songs Things Way Yourself]
People have said to me, You can't write songs. You can't play an instrument. But I've got 10 gold records.
[ Gold Got Instrument Play Records Said Songs Write]
I got to realizing that I wanted to record, I wanted to experiment. And doing those same old songs the same old way - I said, 'I think it's time for me to have some fun.'
[ Doing Experiment Fun Got Old Realizing Record Said Same Some Songs Think Those Time Wanted Way]
I wanted to hear the songs in the way that I had written them, which was very basic. All I wanted was drums and another guitar, and I was just going to sing.
[ Another Basic Drums Going Guitar Had Hear Just Sing Songs Them Very Wanted Way Which Written]
A song without music is a lot like H2 without the O.
[ Lot Music Song Without]
I think some people found the production took away from the actual songs, which I can understand.
[ Actual Away Found Production Some Songs Think Took Understand Which]
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?
[ Actually Add Along Already Exit How Impossible Know Making Music Play Presented Song Without Worse]
Singing songs like 'The Man I Love' or 'Porgy' is no more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck, and I love roast duck.
[ Chinese Down Duck Eating Love Man More Roast Singing Sitting Songs Than Work]
What is that song that Willie Nelson sang? 'Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few.' I think of that. No big deal. I've reached a stage in my life where I am content.
[ Am Big Content Days Deal Down Few Life Nelson Oh Precious Reached Sang Song Stage Think Where Willie]
You have to insulate yourself - I'm talking about from everything, people can be talking to you and you won't hear 'em - that's how you write a song. And I haven't been able to do that over here 'cause I'm so busy and then, when I am off, I want to get away from music.
[ Able Am Away Been Busy Cause Em Everything Get Haven Hear Here How Music Off Over Song Talking Then Want Won Write Yourself]
The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, these are just some of the people who threatened to sue if we used their songs.
[ Barbra Beatles Bruce Just Rolling Some Songs Springsteen Stones Streisand Sue Their These Threatened Used]
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.'
[ Afterwards Blues Came Checking Couple Gave Hotel Music Once Play Ring Sad Said Saw Show Song Them Tickets Up]
Then on to all the terrific american songwriters, from Tin Pan Alley to the Beatles, from Bob Dylan to Paul Simon. Whoever wrote and sang in the song form I have appreciated.
[ Alley American Appreciated Beatles Bob Dylan Form Pan Paul Sang Simon Song Songwriters Terrific Then Tin Whoever Wrote]
Even if you're specific about the character of the song, it's more exciting to place them, juxtapose them in such a way as to make an adventure out of the sequence of the songs.
[ Adventure Character Even Exciting Make More Out Place Sequence Song Songs Specific Such Them Way]
Obviously I got known for some other songs early on, and some of those were rock'n'roll songs. Some of them were melodic pop songs. And I've done lots of different things, as you know, but every so often I get drawn back.
[ Back Different Done Drawn Early Every Get Got Know Known Lots Melodic Obviously Often Other Pop Rock Roll Some Songs Them Things Those Were]
I think some people record songs and make records a certain way to cater to radio. If you're born to make commercial music that's cool. But if you're born to not make commercial records, maybe you're meant to cater to another market.
[ Another Born Cater Certain Commercial Cool Make Market Maybe Meant Music Radio Record Records Some Songs Think Way]
If I love a song I hope to find a way to get other people to love it too.
[ Find Get Hope Love Other Song Too Way]
Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing, especially when the song is without words.
[ Enough Especially Expression Give Inspiration Singing Song Tone Without Words]
There isn't a dearth of it, but I will confess that it's harder for me to find songs on which I'm willing to invest anything from ten to fifteen hours writing an arrangement than it was in times past.
[ Anything Arrangement Confess Dearth Fifteen Find Harder Hours Invest Past Songs Ten Than Times Which Will Willing Writing]
My iPod that was programmed by Peter Buck. It has 7,000 songs hand-picked for me by him.
[ Buck Him Ipod Peter Programmed Songs]
I'd have to say that my favorite thing is writing a song that really says how I feel, what I believe - and it even explains the world to myself better than I knew it.
[ Believe Better Even Explains Favorite Feel How Knew Myself Really Say Says Song Than Thing World Writing]
Sing the song or keep it inside.
[ Inside Keep Sing Song]
Each song is a lifetime, it begins and ends, and there's a journey taken within the songs.
[ Begins Each Ends Journey Lifetime Song Songs Taken Within]
The most despairing songs are the most beautiful, and I know some immortal ones that are pure tears.
[ Beautiful Despairing Immortal Know Most Ones Pure Some Songs Tears]
I've done that I was touring a couple of years ago with R. Kelly and the Lillith Fair, I would do the late night underground gigs as well because it's always around those times that there was a hot song, either on the radio or in the clubs, it would just be simultaneous.
[ Ago Always Around Because Clubs Couple Done Either Fair Gigs Hot Just Kelly Late Night Radio Simultaneous Song Those Times Touring Underground Well Would Years]
Sometimes if you get 'em too drunk they don't pay no attention to what you're doin' anyways, so you might as well just do old songs. But if you get one that's paying attention, sometimes we'll do some new material.
[ Anyways Attention Doin Drunk Em Get Just Material Might New Old Pay Paying Some Sometimes Songs Too Well]
I think that a song, when it works, never mind a piece of long form music, even a song is something that speaks to itself but has a language all of its own, ideally.
[ Even Form Ideally Itself Language Long Mind Music Never Own Piece Something Song Speaks Think Works]
Solace is my favorite song. It was the last song we wrote for the record. It was right when we really started to mesh as far as music goes and we started really connecting with each other.
[ Connecting Each Far Favorite Goes Last Mesh Music Other Really Record Right Solace Song Started Wrote]
I don't know what makes a guy want to write songs and sing, but if you've got a message, you want to get it across. When I come up with an idea about the way I feel, I can really state it strongly in a song.
[ Across Come Feel Get Got Guy Idea Know Makes Message Really Sing Song Songs State Strongly Up Want Way Write]
That song has the full extent of my mandolin abilities; I'm not a good mandolin player at all.
[ Abilities Extent Full Good Mandolin Player Song]
You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but it would not be a good song, in my eyes, until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity. Without that moment of clarity to contribute to the song, it's just complaining.
[ Clarity Complaining Contribute Could Emotional Eyes Good Having Just Kind Moment Period Problem Sensitivity Some Song Through Until Went Without Would Write]
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.
[ Cry Cut Daddy Did Elvis End God Gonna Got His Just Lived Pretty Quiet Real Sad Says Someday Song Up Word]
It sounds like something from a Woody Guthrie song, but it's true; I was raised in a freight car.
[ Car Freight Guthrie Raised Something Song Sounds True Woody]
We don't mind being ripped apart, but don't rip the songs apart. They're like our kids.
[ Apart Being Kids Mind Our Rip Ripped Songs]
The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.
[ Blues Expressed Facts Feeling Inspiration Life Song True Understanding Words]
How do I tell people who I am? Not being a writer, the only way is to sing songs that reflect my opinions.
[ Am Being How Only Opinions Reflect Sing Songs Tell Way Writer]
The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since they entered the ranks of history. They have always confounded truth with death.
[ Always Been Confounded Death Entered Ever History Ranks Since Singing Song Swan Truth]
I tend to like songs that are very emotional, that strike a chord with me emotionally.
[ Chord Emotional Emotionally Songs Strike Tend Very]
I've always been a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde. I always feel that you should keep singles as commercial as possible so that the people can walk down the road and whistle a song. But on the other hand on albums I think you can afford to show people what you can do.
[ Afford Albums Always Been Bit Commercial Down Feel Hand Hyde Keep Other Possible Road Should Show Singles Song Think Walk Whistle]
I went along and basically learned a few of the songs they were doing at the time, which were quite a few of the songs we ended up doing on our first album.
[ Album Along Basically Doing Ended Few First Learned Our Quite Songs Time Up Went Were Which]
But then you have to write a song, so at that point, I picked up the reins and started to write lyrics.
[ Lyrics Picked Point Reins Song Started Then Up Write]
The music is in the lead here, and a large part of this, I have no idea what I'm doing. I feel a closer bond with the craft of songwriting, stronger than I ever have.
[ Bond Closer Craft Doing Ever Feel Here Idea Large Lead Music Part Songwriting Stronger Than]
The songs of Bizet are by a French peer of Rossini. When Rossini stopped composing, he was living in Paris. He also wrote some beautiful songs in French.
[ Also Beautiful Composing French Living Paris Peer Some Songs Stopped Wrote]
Beck said he didn't believe in the theory of a song coming through you as if you were an open vessel. I agree with him to a certain extent.
[ Agree Beck Believe Certain Coming Extent Him Open Said Song Theory Through Vessel Were]
As a songwriter, there's nothing better than winning Song Of The Year. But I couldn't really celebrate, because it wasn't right. Luther wasn't standing next to me, to receive the award.
[ Award Because Better Celebrate Luther Next Nothing Really Receive Right Song Songwriter Standing Than Winning Year]
The songs become the show, which is how it should be.
[ Become How Should Show Songs Which]
We played it as long as we could play it on that CD and I think it might be 50 minutes, maybe. What you have to do is play a couple of songs and then get off the stage because everything that trails it sounds stupid.
[ Because Cd Could Couple Everything Get Long Maybe Might Minutes Off Play Played Songs Sounds Stage Stupid Then Think Trails]
It's always a live experience - anything that happens around you. It's so easy to just put it to a song.
[ Always Anything Around Easy Experience Happens Just Live Put Song]
Music's always been really cathartic. It's the best drug for me to get away from the everyday pressures just for a second via a good song.
[ Always Away Been Best Cathartic Everyday Get Good Just Music Pressures Really Second Song Via]
My opinion is that music is music. As long as you approach doing a remix with truth, I don't see the dance remixes being any different than an hip-hop remix- it's really a different version of the song.
[ Any Approach Being Dance Different Doing Hip-Hop Long Music Opinion Really Remix Remixes See Song Than Truth Version]
When I finally decided to do the show, I only had two weeks to learn the choreography and the songs in French.
[ Choreography Decided Finally French Had Learn Only Show Songs Two Weeks]
It's funny, when I'm not on the road or doing stuff with Bad Company - or whatever- I've always written songs galore... a lot of stuff people don't even hear.
[ Always Bad Company Doing Even Funny Hear Lot Road Songs Stuff Written]
It's part of the calling to at least do a few songs in the show that give people some hope. There's so much hurt in this world and... music is such a great healing balm and a great way to forget your troubles.
[ Balm Calling Few Forget Give Great Healing Hope Hurt Least Much Music Part Show Some Songs Such Troubles Way World Your]
I don't mind doing two or three Eagles songs and playing the drums. I'm not one of those artists who's going to sit here and deny the past.
[ Artists Deny Doing Drums Eagles Going Here Mind Past Playing Sit Songs Those Three Two]
That is what intrigues me; songwriting and song structure and expression.
[ Expression Intrigues Song Songwriting Structure]
Sinatra was pretty astute - he used the best songwriters around, he used all the resources, he covered every song from the era basically.
[ Around Astute Basically Best Covered Era Every Pretty Resources Sinatra Song Songwriters Used]
I never considered myself a songwriter, but now since I've been working with Nick Lowe, I am contributing to an extent. But I'm the guitarist and he's not, so we compliment each other in a way.
[ Am Been Compliment Considered Contributing Each Extent Guitarist Lowe Myself Never Nick Now Other Since Songwriter Way Working]
I stepped back from being out front to playing bass. So we started switching: I'd play bass on one song, we'd switch on the next song; I'd play piano... we'd play mandolin.
[ Back Bass Being Front Mandolin Next Out Piano Play Playing Song Started Stepped Switch Switching]
I can't do some of the songs that younger girls like Mary J. Blige and Beyonce are doing. They have their own place and I have my own place.
[ Beyonce Blige Doing Girls Mary Own Place Some Songs Their Younger]
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... '
[ Asked Because Beer Clear Contest Gonna His Hit Okay Play Relax Said Singing Songwriter Stands Started Then Time Town Won Yeah]
I was never too keen on the British music press. They've called us a supermarket hype, and they used to suggest that we didn't write our own songs.
[ British Called Hype Keen Music Never Our Own Press Songs Suggest Supermarket Too Us Used Write]
If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to write a song I probably would be a plumber today.
[ Down Every Inspiration Plumber Probably Sat Song Time Today Waited Would Write]
Had I not come out with an inspirational CD, you perhaps would have never known that I feel like I feel, that all songs, all the music I've ever done is a gift from God.
[ Cd Come Done Ever Feel Gift God Had Inspirational Known Music Never Out Perhaps Songs Would]
My son - and what's a song? A thing begot within a pair of minutes, thereabout, a lump bred up in darkness.
[ Bred Darkness Lump Minutes Pair Son Song Thing Up Within]
It's a little gross to put yourself in every song. I mean, how interesting do people really think you are?
[ Every Gross How Interesting Little Mean Put Really Song Think Yourself]
There's so much fear involved in trying to do something you don't know how to do that drugs and alcohol can become a big part of your life if you have an addictive personality or are very unsure, which most songwriters are.
[ Addictive Alcohol Become Big Fear How Involved Know Life Most Much Part Personality Something Songwriters Trying Unsure Very Which Your]
I don't think you need a record deal to write songs. You don't need any other reason than you want to do it. It's a far cry from why some people do music today. They make it to order, which is pretty horrible.
[ Any Cry Deal Far Horrible Make Music Need Order Other Pretty Reason Record Some Songs Than Think Today Want Which Why Write]
I don't want to live in an ivory tower, being the songwriter who just turns inward.
[ Being Inward Ivory Just Live Songwriter Tower Turns Want]
I'm writing new songs for a Broadway version of Tarzan, which is very interesting. I think what I learned from the Brother Bear score side of things, I've brought into the new Tarzan songs. Thinking outside just guitar, bass, drums and keyboards.
[ Bass Bear Broadway Brother Brought Drums Guitar Interesting Into Just Keyboards Learned New Outside Score Side Songs Tarzan Things Think Thinking Version Very Which Writing]
I'm always storing away phrases and ideas and things that I think might turn into songs.
[ Always Away Ideas Into Might Phrases Songs Storing Things Think Turn]
Men are allowed to write songs about people and women are allowed to write songs about women.
[ Allowed Men Songs Women Write]
I had all the material for a long time, but I was just too busy. Sometimes we'd sit around at home and sing some of these songs at family things, and everyone always said I should record them.
[ Always Around Busy Everyone Family Had Home Just Long Material Record Said Should Sing Sit Some Sometimes Songs Them These Things Time Too]
I always imagine later on these songs I could've played with a band, but it never worked out that way.
[ Always Band Could Imagine Later Never Out Played Songs These Way Worked]
Downloading songs is not good.
[ Downloading Good Songs]
Sometimes we drop in and do an acoustic set somewhere, and that's really fun to take all these insanely loud songs, and to do them quiet. It's really a sight to see... or to hear!
[ Acoustic Drop Fun Hear Insanely Loud Quiet Really See Set Sight Sometimes Somewhere Songs Take Them These]
I think the world is ready for some rock 'n' roll. Some real time guys that play their own instruments, write their own songs, and sing the music and have a good time doing it.
[ Doing Good Guys Instruments Music Own Play Ready Real Rock Roll Sing Some Songs Their Think Time World Write]
I have never sung a whole song on my own before and I am not the best dancer in the world, but I would rather try and fall than not not try at all.
[ Am Before Best Dancer Fall Never Own Rather Song Sung Than Try Whole World Would]
This is my seventh decade... and every once in a while I get a hankering to re-visit these songs again... songs with which I have had a great relationship.
[ Again Decade Every Get Great Had Hankering Once Relationship Seventh Songs These Which While]
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.
[ Always Another Back Becomes Every Everyone Find Heart Incomplete Lover Poet Sing Sings Song Those Touch Until Whispers Wish]
I like songs that are simple.
[ Simple Songs]
My songs are really never titled. Sometimes I call it one thing. then I change it.
[ Call Change Never Really Sometimes Songs Then Thing Titled]
So, once I've written a song, you know, I'm pretty happy with what the song is on its own terms.
[ Happy Know Once Own Pretty Song Terms Written]
Most of the songs I sing have that blues feeling in it. They have that sorry feeling. And I don't know what I'm sorry about. I don't.
[ Blues Feeling Know Most Sing Songs Sorry]
You can keep rummaging around until you find a song you like, but you can't predict whether it'll hit or not.
[ Around Find Hit Keep Predict Song Until Whether]
Townes van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that.
[ Best Bob Boots Coffee Cowboy Dylan Say Songwriter Stand Table Van Whole World]
As yet, the Negroes themselves do not fully appreciate these old slave songs.
[ Appreciate Fully Negroes Old Slave Songs Themselves These Yet]
I hardly ever listen to any of our old stuff now. Once the songs have been recorded and put on to vinyl they become someone else's entertainment, not mine.
[ Any Become Been Else Entertainment Ever Hardly Listen Mine Now Old Once Our Put Recorded Someone Songs Stuff Vinyl]
I mean Gorilla was really our first sort of goes at songwriting.
[ First Goes Gorilla Mean Our Really Songwriting Sort]
The only thing that's a little tricky about it is sometimes people assume that if it's a new song, it's a reflection of what you're feeling or going through now.
[ Assume Feeling Going Little New Now Only Reflection Sometimes Song Thing Through Tricky]
Between each album I try to gain a new insight that I didn't have before and perhaps write a song about something that I've written about before, but from a fresh viewpoint.
[ Album Before Between Each Fresh Gain Insight New Perhaps Something Song Try Viewpoint Write Written]
In many ways, Viv and I were the only ones who were really songwriters.
[ Many Ones Only Really Songwriters Viv Ways Were]
A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano.
[ Drawing Irish Lot Perform Piano Play Rooms Sing Songs]
Young people don't want to be second to anyone. Everyone wants to be an overnight star. Look how many years I had to wait, how many roads I had to travel, how many songs I had to sing. And now I'm just beginning, never ending.
[ Anyone Beginning Ending Everyone Had How Just Look Many Never Now Overnight Roads Second Sing Songs Star Travel Wait Want Wants Years Young]
Who cares about the clouds when we're together? Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.
[ Bring Cares Clouds Just Sing Song Sunny Together Weather]
When I became more involved in music, I had to give up some of my writing in the literary sense. However, on occasion, I would write something for my own pleasure or I would write notes and introductory remarks in the songbooks I put together.
[ Became Give Had However Introductory Involved Literary More Music Notes Occasion Own Pleasure Put Remarks Sense Some Something Together Up Would Write Writing]
I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs.
[ Any Fear Fed Jewish Losing More Our Sad Sentimentality Sickened Side Songs Suffering Timidity Up Want Weakness]
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.
[ Drive Enhance Further Song Stevie Technology Tools Use Used Work]
All the signs were right. And when I mean all the sings were right, the only signs that we care about when we start a project of making a record is, do we have the songs - it's that simple.
[ Care Making Mean Only Project Record Right Signs Simple Sings Songs Start Were]
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.'
[ Comes Compliment Day Get Greatest Heard Horn Knew Know Other Person Player Radio Sax Saxophone Says Song]
Quit shouting those rerun songs at me.
[ Quit Shouting Songs Those]
Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song.
[ Becomes Eloquent Only Song Story Telling Told Words Worth Your]
I sometimes don't know what songs are about for several years after I've written them.
[ After Know Several Sometimes Songs Them Written Years]
It's like, it's up to the people to fall in love with the song. The record company can only do so much.
[ Company Fall Love Much Only Record Song Up]
You can fill this table up with people who are racist, homophobic, Satanist worshippers, sexist and we can be arguing but if you put on a song, I guarantee that people will stop and listen and that's what I love about music, it can bring people together.
[ Arguing Bring Fill Guarantee Homophobic Listen Love Music Put Satanist Sexist Song Stop Table Together Up Will Worshippers]
We play a hip-hop song and suddenly 25 people on the left jump up and put their hands in the air; then you play Lost Cause and they're like, I don't know about this one.
[ Air Cause Hands Hip-Hop Jump Know Left Lost Play Put Song Suddenly Their Then Up]
I close my eyes when I sing so I can feel the song better.
[ Better Close Eyes Feel Sing Song]
I think I'm going to put together a compilation under Disney's name of my songs that I've done for them - because I've done six or seven by now! The latest was for the Princess Diaries 2 soundtrack. So that's the next thing that's coming out.
[ Because Coming Compilation Diaries Disney Done Going Latest Name Next Now Out Princess Put Seven Six Songs Soundtrack Them Thing Think Together Under]
It's what the Pixies always said about music - they were writing songs and just trying not to be boring. That was their main motivation and it worked for them. I remember reading that and thinking that was the way to do it.
[ Always Boring Just Main Motivation Music Pixies Reading Remember Said Songs Their Them Thinking Trying Way Were Worked Writing]
It is my fondest wish that the gift of song that God has given me will flow from my soul to yours and help ease any burden that might weigh upon you.
[ Any Burden Ease Flow Fondest Gift Given God Help Might Song Soul Upon Weigh Will Wish Yours]
We play melodic music, we play songs, we play all kinds of things and when you improvise you don't just shut out different languages, you use all the languages that you have.
[ Different Improvise Just Kinds Languages Melodic Music Out Play Shut Songs Things Use]
I heard the Bloc Party record Japan before it came out in the UK as they are on the V2 record label. I think it has a great vibe and has great songs. I also think the Kings of Leon are right up my street.
[ Also Before Bloc Came Great Heard Japan Kings Label Out Party Record Right Songs Street Think Uk Up Vibe]
Just because people play songs with great technique doesn't mean the records are better.
[ Because Better Great Just Mean Play Records Songs Technique]
Working with Yahoo! allows us to give our fans a chance to listen to our songs, check out the video, purchase our new album, win tickets to our show, and chat with us all in one place.
[ Album Allows Chance Chat Check Fans Give Listen New Our Out Place Purchase Show Songs Tickets Us Video Win Working Yahoo]
Marc Almond has done a couple of covers, a few people in Europa have done them. I own all the publishing. It's never really been addressed, as I haven't had the time to go out and tout the songs.
[ Addressed Been Couple Covers Done Few Go Had Haven Marc Never Out Own Publishing Really Songs Them Time]
I've always said it took me 20 years to find out how to write a song in 20 minutes.
[ Always Find How Minutes Out Said Song Took Write Years]
I think it's good if a song has more than one meaning. Maybe that kind of song can reach far more people.
[ Far Good Kind Maybe Meaning More Reach Song Than Think]
I'm singing background on one of Blondie's songs on her new album.
[ Album Background Blondie Her New Singing Songs]
There were no rules, other than that the song should sound good and be fun to play.
[ Fun Good Other Play Rules Should Song Sound Than Were]
With the Stray Cats at least, we really took the music somewhere else. First, we wrote our own songs. That's a real weak point in modern classics if you do rockabilly or blues.
[ Blues Cats Classics Else First Least Modern Music Our Own Point Real Really Rockabilly Somewhere Songs Stray Took Weak Wrote]
Christ himself wrote nothing, but furnished endless material for books and songs of gratitude and praise.
[ Books Christ Endless Furnished Gratitude Himself Material Nothing Praise Songs Wrote]
I'm not claiming divinity. I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can... But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.
[ Answer Answers Believe Claimed Claiming Divinity Honestly Life Love Never Only Out Peace Purity Put Questions Songs Soul Still Understanding]
Before, I was terrified on stage. I only play guitar during the acoustic songs. After a while, you can elicit certain responses from the crowd, like Elvis.
[ Acoustic After Before Certain Crowd During Elicit Elvis Guitar Only Play Responses Songs Stage Terrified While]
Danny and I wrote 10 songs in seven days, which I thought might be close to the record until you probably look at some of the Beatles statistics.
[ Beatles Close Danny Days Look Might Probably Record Seven Some Songs Statistics Thought Until Which Wrote]
If I love a song, I make it mine.
[ Love Make Mine Song]
Some of the songs I do once in a while that I kinda... my set list is basically like my hits, there is a good reason why they are there; people really like them.
[ Basically Good Hits Kinda List Once Really Reason Set Some Songs Them While Why]
A lot of songs you write are just for exercise - just pencil sharpeners.
[ Exercise Just Lot Pencil Songs Write]
I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs.
[ Age Because Borrowed Guitar Myself Play Songs Taught Wanted Write]
I don't see myself as the boss. I sing and write the songs, and it would feel strange if somebody else wrote the lyrics I sang.
[ Boss Else Feel Lyrics Myself Sang See Sing Somebody Songs Strange Would Write Wrote]
I learnt from Armstrong on the early recordings that you never sang a song the same way twice.
[ Armstrong Early Learnt Never Recordings Same Sang Song Twice Way]
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.
[ Anybody Fun Go Guitar Listen Possibility Song Stuff Thinks Where Worry Would]
I mean, whose songs don't focus on tragedy and loss?
[ Focus Loss Mean Songs Tragedy Whose]
I usually have an idea of how I want a song to sound, but I don't always know how to get there.
[ Always Get How Idea Know Song Sound Usually Want]
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.
[ After Catchy Doing Harmonic Instrumental Just Melody Music Nice Opportunity Over Play Simple Solo Song Still Structure Years]
The Stones were nasty and ugly and doing songs I was familiar with.
[ Doing Familiar Nasty Songs Stones Ugly Were]
I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures or that the Jewish song is better than the song of my neighbor.
[ Better Claim Culture Cultures Jewish Make Neighbor Other Song Superior Than]
My place in Scotland is in the middle of nowhere, so you've just got a keyboard, guitar, a little drum machine and you know if you can work stuff out like that, if you can hammer out songs that sound good just with those three things and a voice, you're on your way.
[ Drum Good Got Guitar Hammer Just Keyboard Know Little Machine Middle Nowhere Out Place Scotland Songs Sound Stuff Things Those Three Voice Way Work Your]
I didn't want to play these people any more songs and have them say that they weren't good enough. So my response was to just not be able to write anymore. I know that's not the healthiest of responses.
[ Able Any Anymore Enough Good Healthiest Just Know More Play Response Responses Say Songs Them These Want Weren Write]
Three things are needed for a good life, good friends, good food, and good song. Food
[ Food Friends Good Life Needed Song Things Three]
So it's not so much that I set out to do something different, it's just that the songs themselves require their own individual voice and attention.
[ Attention Different Individual Just Much Out Own Require Set Something Songs Their Themselves Voice]
Bob Dylan's first couple of records in the 60's weren't considered cover records, but he only wrote one or two original songs on each album.
[ Album Bob Considered Couple Cover Dylan Each First Only Original Records Songs Two Weren Wrote]
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.
[ Big Brought Gift Helped Life Needed Place Say Some Song Their Them Where]
I don't write down my experiences, but I have a very decent memory. I have tons of books in which I write down phrases as they occur to me. That's how I write songs. I'll need a line and I'll go through the books and find it, the right rhyme and everything.
[ Books Decent Down Everything Experiences Find Go How Line Memory Need Occur Phrases Rhyme Right Songs Through Tons Very Which Write]
It all has to do with art - writing, painting, things I've done for a long time but just never had enough time to pursue. I have poetry - things that are designed for songs, but they're always poems first.
[ Always Art Designed Done Enough First Had Just Long Never Painting Poems Poetry Pursue Songs Things Time Writing]
A friend of mine called and said they're interested in having you do a song for the new Pokemon. All my kids are grown up, so I'd heard of it, but I didn't really know what it was.
[ Called Friend Grown Having Heard Interested Kids Know Mine New Really Said Song Up]
To me, 'Blackberry Way' stands up as a song that could be sung in any era, really. We do it with the new doing all sort of fanfare things in it and it works really well. It goes down great with audiences.
[ Any Audiences Blackberry Could Doing Down Era Fanfare Goes Great New Really Song Sort Stands Sung Things Up Way Well Works]
Jerusalem is a festival and a lamentation. Its song is a sigh across the ages, a delicate, robust, mournful psalm at the great junction of spiritual cultures.
[ Across Ages Cultures Delicate Festival Great Jerusalem Junction Lamentation Mournful Robust Sigh Song Spiritual]
I don't want people to sit and process the song. I want them to just let them bathe over them.
[ Bathe Just Over Process Sit Song Them Want]
These days, there are many people around the world who listen to the songs that made me infamous and read the books that made me respectable.
[ Around Books Days Infamous Listen Made Many Read Respectable Songs These World]
At the Muddy Waters thing, I played the first song by myself on an acoustic guitar. I thought that was great that y'all did that tribute to Muddy Waters. I had a real good time.
[ Acoustic Did First Good Great Guitar Had Muddy Myself Played Real Song Thing Thought Time Tribute Waters]
Then l learned to play guitar and l started writing songs and my mother formed for me a publishing business, so we started publishing and managing artists.
[ Artists Business Formed Guitar Learned Managing Mother Play Publishing Songs Started Then Writing]
Attempting to write vocal oriented songs to me felt like going through the motions and if you are going to go through the motions you might as well just do any gig that caused you to do repetitive motions like banging a hammer or serving fries.
[ Any Attempting Banging Caused Felt Fries Gig Go Going Hammer Just Might Motions Oriented Repetitive Serving Songs Through Vocal Well Write]
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.
[ Any Audio Beautiful Collage Form Hip-Hop Music Only Song Take Thing Way]
A lot of times songs are very much of a moment, that you just encapsulate. They come to you, you write them, you feel good that day, or bad that day.
[ Bad Come Day Encapsulate Feel Good Just Lot Moment Much Songs Them Times Very Write]
I guess what people forget sometimes is that when I write songs, I write them sometimes in about 20 minutes.
[ Forget Guess Minutes Sometimes Songs Them Write]
Everybody would grab a guitar and listen to somebody else and call themselves a folk singer. When they didn't know no more songs, they'd run out of them.
[ Call Else Everybody Folk Grab Guitar Know Listen More Out Run Singer Somebody Songs Them Themselves Would]
There's nothing like a good cheating song to make me want to run home to be with my wife. Marriage
[ Cheating Good Home Make Nothing Run Song Want Wife]
I don't want to be 35 years old and still popping out songs in miniskirts and la-la-la.
[ Old Out Popping Songs Still Want Years]
You know, I've sung a lot of emotional songs in my life, but when you're writing it yourself, it's very difficult to decide what to reveal.
[ Decide Difficult Emotional Know Life Lot Reveal Songs Sung Very Writing Yourself]
Normally when we go in and write the songs we write, we think about doing a cover, but never a covers record. That would be, for us, a concept. We don't want to have a concept!
[ Concept Cover Covers Doing Go Never Normally Record Songs Think Us Want Would Write]
The album is a definite departure. I haven't written original material before, except for one song on my first album, but Elvis and I did six songs together on this one.
[ Album Before Definite Departure Did Elvis Except First Haven Material Original Six Song Songs Together Written]
I'd just recorded it in Mariah Carey's studio. THey thought the song was perfect for Nina, because she's so shy, so it was nice to have that connection with Nina in the song. It was special.
[ Because Carey Connection Just Mariah Nice Nina Perfect Recorded She Shy Song Special Studio Thought]
I try to make songs visual and tactile to kind of put you into the action.
[ Action Into Kind Make Put Songs Tactile Try Visual]
As far as my favorite songs to perform live, most of the songs we did live were my favorite. If they weren't, I would have gotten rid of them.
[ Did Far Favorite Gotten Live Most Perform Rid Songs Them Were Weren Would]
At first it was my brother's songwriting and I was just doing what everyone told me.
[ Brother Doing Everyone First Just Songwriting Told]
George Harrison is perhaps one of the most creative people I ever met, not only in his music and songwriting, but just the way he lived his life, decorated his gardens and homes. He was a dear friend of mine. His entire approach to music was very unique.
[ Approach Creative Dear Decorated Entire Ever Friend Gardens George Harrison His Homes Just Life Lived Met Mine Most Music Only Perhaps Songwriting Unique Very Way]
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.
[ Around Bass Comfortable Compositional Feel Interesting Know Once Part Safe Satisfies Sense Song Structure 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.
[ Bob Comes Difference Does Dylan Get Just Life Music Nelson Paul Radio Separating Simon Somehow Someone Song Tell Their Through Whole Willie Written]
If any of our songs ever did make it on the top ten, I'd disband the group immediately.
[ Any Did Ever Group Immediately Make Our Songs Ten Top]
We toyed with the idea of making it a double album, but I think that would only have confused everybody even more, so we decided to stick with the songs we picked.
[ Album Confused Decided Double Even Everybody Idea Making More Only Picked Songs Stick Think Toyed Would]
Sometimes I'll sing the same verse through the entire song, because the other verses aren't clicking. And when they do come to me, I'm in the middle of that same verse!
[ Because Clicking Come Entire Middle Other Same Sing Sometimes Song Through Verse Verses]
We play our Irish songs a bit more loosely.
[ Bit Irish Loosely More Our Play Songs]
I like to sing. I write music. Country songs. You have to if you're in Nashville. It's part of the lease. You sign a lease that says, I will write country songs and pay my rent on time.
[ Country Lease Music Nashville Part Pay Rent Says Sign Sing Songs Time Will Write]
I just think it's a blessing that I was able to have the gift of words and to be able to put them into music. I was given a great gift all the way around. I didn't ever have to really go out and look for songs, you know.
[ Able Around Blessing Ever Gift Given Go Great Into Just Know Look Music Out Put Really Songs Them Think Way Words]
Probably some of the songs I never even really listened to the lyrics. Half of them I'd hear off the radio and was probably singing the wrong words and didn't even know it.
[ Even Half Hear Know Listened Lyrics Never Off Probably Radio Really Singing Some Songs Them Words Wrong]
Artie is a singer, and I'm a writer and player and a singer. We didn't work together on a creative level and prepare the songs. I did that.
[ Artie Creative Did Level Player Prepare Singer Songs Together Work Writer]
I live again the days and evenings of my long career. I dream at night of operas and concerts in which I have had my share of success. Now like the old Irish minstrel, I have hung up my harp because my songs are all sung.
[ Again Because Career Concerts Days Dream Evenings Had Harp Hung Irish Live Long Night Now Old Operas Share Songs Success Sung Up Which]
I find writing songs hard, because it does not come naturally to me. I never set out to be a songwriter or a singer.
[ Because Come Does Find Hard Naturally Never Out Set Singer Songs Songwriter Writing]
Originally I was not writing songs for myself.
[ Myself Originally Songs Writing]
If you look at my last songs and first short stories, there is a real connection between them.
[ Between Connection First Last Look Real Short Songs Stories Them]
Well, I'd had the Fat Mattress earlier as a writing outlet for songs and that.
[ Earlier Fat Had Mattress Outlet Songs Well Writing]
If you're a pop singer, you don't need to evolve. You just get a set together, have some hit songs and play them over and over.
[ Evolve Get Hit Just Need Over Play Pop Set Singer Some Songs Them Together]
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.
[ Because Been Brotherhood Deep Feelings Flattered Had Humanity Money Out Recognized Song Talents Whatever Wrote]
For me, songwriting is something like breathing: I just do it. But that doesn't mean you're fantastic.
[ Breathing Fantastic Just Mean Something Songwriting]
Not every song I write is ecstasy. And it can happen only one time. After that, when you sing the same melody and words, it's pleasure, but you don't get wiped out.
[ After Ecstasy Every Get Happen Melody Only Out Pleasure Same Sing Song Time Wiped Words Write]
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.
[ Bit Bring Disappointment Fantastic Finished Going Kid Know Something Sometimes Song Thought Time Up]
We're playing the same songs, the same way, that we have for years.
[ Playing Same Songs Way Years]
Well, our songwriting process is pretty collective.
[ Collective Our Pretty Process Songwriting Well]
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.
[ Day Life Lot Next Really Record Relate Relates Songs Think Verse]
I can sit and analyze everything and beat myself up and say you don't quite sing as good as you used to, you're writing better songs maybe than you used to, but to me it's just the journey.
[ Analyze Beat Better Everything Good Journey Just Maybe Myself Quite Say Sing Sit Songs Than Up Used Writing]
I suppose any note, no matter how sour, sounds like a song if you hold onto it long enough.
[ Any Enough Hold How Long Matter Note Onto Song Sounds Sour Suppose]
I think I had actually served my apprenticeship as a writer of fiction by writing all those songs. I had already been through phases of autobiographical or experimental stuff.
[ Actually Already Apprenticeship Autobiographical Been Experimental Fiction Had Phases Served Songs Stuff Think Those Through Writer Writing]
Songwriting is my gift from God.
[ Gift God Songwriting]
When I began making my own albums, the songs became funkier. They were more about the streets.
[ Albums Became Began Making More Own Songs Streets Were]
Each time I play a song it seems more real.
[ Each More Play Real Seems Song Time]
I wish all teenagers can filter through songs instead of turning to drugs and alcohol.
[ Alcohol Filter Instead Songs Teenagers Through Turning Wish]
Well, Neighbours wanted to do a song on the show, and they asked me what songs I had. I told them I'd just written this song, called Born to Try, and I had just gone overseas and spoken to some people from Song about it.
[ Asked Born Called Gone Had Just Neighbours Overseas Show Some Song Songs Spoken Them Told Try Wanted Well Written]
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.
[ Back Boxes Cassettes Guys Had How Ideas Jamming Know Many Now Ones Song Which]
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.
[ Any Arrangements Band Competent Creative Freedom Ideas Musician Songs Stones These Things Where]
We've written something like 900 songs in all.
[ Something Songs Written]
Jim Morrison's very good looking, but I don't like this version of the song. The Feliciano version is better.
[ Better Good Jim Looking Morrison Song Version Very]
The story behind every song is individual to itself.
[ Behind Every Individual Itself Song Story]
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.
[ Changes Clothing Facets Go Into Lyrics Melody Part Put Room Sentiments Sitting Song Studio Then Two Where Writing Your]
All my songs are where I am.
[ Am Songs Where]
I'm always in that mode - whenever I have a little free time, I'm always recording songs, writing, whatever I gotta do. It's like my job is my vacation.
[ Always Free Gotta Job Little Mode Recording Songs Time Vacation Whatever Whenever Writing]
It's funny; Luther and I have written many songs together, but we've never written songs in the same room.
[ Funny Luther Many Never Room Same Songs Together Written]
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.
[ Able Actually Age Ax Been Business Crazy How Incompetence Job Know Last Play Song Write]
I mean, Beatles songs were two and a half minutes long, and they're fantastic.
[ Beatles Fantastic Half Long Mean Minutes Songs Two Were]
We went through this business of me writing out all the parts for these old songs from Gravity and Speechless and we'd been performing that, but we don't do that any more.
[ Any Been Business Gravity More Old Out Parts Performing Songs Speechless These Through Went Writing]
Each song has its own secret that's different from another song, and each has its own life. Sometimes it has to be teased out, whereas other times it might come fast. There are no laws about songwriting or producing. It depends on what you're doing, not just who you're doing.
[ Another Come Depends Different Doing Each Fast Just Laws Life Might Other Out Own Producing Secret Sometimes Song Songwriting Teased Times Whereas]
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.
[ Back Changing Constantly Couple Else Go Haven Heard Just Long Love Months Old Something Sometimes Song Then Time Will]
When I sang that song, I felt it was almost as if some force had moved into my body. Things like that have only happened to me singing jazz. It doesn't happen when singing pop. I get so deeply into the music, it feels like I've become someone else.
[ Almost Become Body Deeply Else Feels Felt Force Get Had Happen Happened Into Jazz Moved Music Only Pop Sang Singing Some Someone Song Things]
In the Top 40, half the songs are secret messages to the teen world to drop out, turn on, and groove with the chemicals and light shows at discotheques.
[ Chemicals Drop Groove Half Light Messages Out Secret Shows Songs Teen Top Turn World]
I am moved more by melodies, song structure, and evocative textures.
[ Am Evocative Melodies More Moved Song Structure Textures]
The songs are not necessarily autobiographical. A lot of songs are a combination of influences. It might be some part of my life, or something I've felt, or something somebody's told me. It all comes together.
[ Autobiographical Combination Comes Felt Influences Life Lot Might Necessarily Part Some Somebody Something Songs Together Told]
One of the album's songs features Mary J. Blige, but I don't want to talk too much about it yet. I think you will hear the music that's been playing in my head when it comes out.
[ Album Been Blige Comes Features Head Hear Mary Much Music Out Playing Songs Talk Think Too Want Will Yet]
My theory is this; I'm not a political songwriter. I'm an honest songwriter.
[ Honest Political Songwriter Theory]
We'll do a crazy video of a great song that people can actually dance to.
[ Actually Crazy Dance Great Song Video]
I'm a songwriter first.
[ First Songwriter]
And I ask why am I black, they say I was born in sin, and shamed inequity. One of the main songs we used to sing in church makes me sick, 'love wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
[ Am Ask Black Born Church Inequity Love Main Makes Say Shall Shamed Sick Sin Sing Snow Songs Than Used Wash Why]
When I record somebody else's song, I have to make it my own or it doesn't feel right. I'll say to myself, I wrote this and he doesn't know it!
[ Else Feel Know Make Myself Own Record Right Say Somebody Song Wrote]
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.
[ Big Built Chords Concentrated Counter Everywhere Holes Left Lot Melodies Pad Played Rhythmic Rhythmically Side Small Songs Therefore Things Up Use Very Want]
Those worship songs on the Christmas project will air on PBS television. That's highly unusual.
[ Air Christmas Highly Pbs Project Songs Television Those Unusual Will Worship]
Finding fresh song topics can sometimes be quite difficult.
[ Difficult Finding Fresh Quite Sometimes Song Topics]
I play keyboards and sing. I've written a couple of songs too.
[ Couple Keyboards Play Sing Songs Too Written]
I don't dream songs. I'm more apt to write dreams down and then to be able to interpret them into a song. I also tend to get up and write prose in the morning from which will come songs.
[ Able Also Apt Come Down Dream Dreams Get Interpret Into More Morning Prose Song Songs Tend Them Then Up Which Will Write]
I didn't say I wasn't gonna do rockabilly. I just said I ain't gonna sing no song that ain't a country song. I won't be known as anything but a country singer.
[ Anything Country Gonna Just Known Rockabilly Said Say Sing Singer Song Won]
It's just that a lot of songs that are popular right now, they don't have any meaning.
[ Any Just Lot Meaning Now Popular Right Songs]
I sing the songs that people need to hear.
[ Hear Need Sing Songs]
I love Mary Chapin Carpenter songs. I love her songs 'Come On, Come On' and 'I Am A Town', they're two of my favorite songs.
[ Am Carpenter Come Favorite Her Love Mary Songs Town Two]
I really like the thing I did with Martina McBride. I had that song sitting around for a long time.
[ Around Did Had Long Martina Really Sitting Song Thing Time]
We must begin to make what I call "conscious choices," and to really recognize that we are the same. It's from that place in my heart that I write my songs.
[ Begin Call Choices Conscious Heart Make Must Place Really Recognize Same Songs Write]
When I'm old I shall give up writing the big stuff and shall wander round the park thinking of songs.
[ Big Give Old Park Round Shall Songs Stuff Thinking Up Wander Writing]
I don't know why people are so surprised by my live performances. My approach is so simple; every song I sing, every story I tell, every move I make, must move the audience to laughter, tears or inspiration. Otherwise, why should I do it?
[ Approach Audience Every Inspiration Know Laughter Live Make Move Must Otherwise Performances Should Simple Sing Song Story Surprised Tears Tell Why]
I guess you could write a good song if your heart hadn't been broken, but I don't know of anyone whose heart hasn't been broken.
[ Anyone Been Broken Could Good Guess Hadn Hasn Heart Know Song Whose Write Your]
We have the capacity to receive messages from the stars and the songs of the night winds.
[ Capacity Messages Night Receive Songs Stars Winds]
It's never easy to write a song. It's the most difficult thing I do.
[ Difficult Easy Most Never Song Thing 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?
[ Album Amazing Artists Busy Films Got Guy Had Idea Just Kind Make Put Rare Records Slide Songs Thing United Wanted Working]
I learned to play guitar at a young age and converted poems and stuff that I had written to songs.
[ Age Converted Guitar Had Learned Play Poems Songs Stuff Written Young]
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.
[ Around Beard Been Before Dig Going Groovy Happen Know Lot More Moses Music Since Songs Than Very Well]
When an audience comes to one of my concerts, I hope they'll see themselves, somewhere, in one of the songs.
[ Audience Comes Concerts Hope See Somewhere Songs Themselves]
In the 1960s, people were trying to get away from the pop song format. Tracks were getting longer, or much, much shorter.
[ Away Format Get Getting Longer Much Pop Shorter Song Tracks Trying Were]
I was singing a lot of waltzes. And I was with Jerry Kennedy, my producer, and he was playing me some songs, and he said, hey, I want to play you this song that I'm going to get Jackie Ward to record.
[ Get Going Hey Jackie Jerry Kennedy Lot Play Playing Producer Record Said Singing Some Song Songs Want Ward]
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.
[ Able Challenge Come Enjoying Going Just Keep Next Organic Out Pretty Really Shows Song Then]
In this world of doubt, one thing is certain for me; that I will go on writing songs up to and - I hope, through heavenly means or diabolical - beyond the day I die.
[ Beyond Certain Day Diabolical Die Doubt Go Heavenly Hope Means Songs Thing Through Up Will World Writing]
There's no way we could play a country song as well as a country band or a Latin song as well as a Latin band. We could never expect to do that. We just keep doing what we do, what we know how to do. We sound like ourselves.
[ Band Could Country Doing Expect How Just Keep Know Latin Never Ourselves Play Song Sound Way Well]
Disco was brand new then and there were a few jocks that had monstrous sound systems but they wouldn't dare play this kind of music. They would never play a record where only two minutes of the song was all it was worth. They wouldn't buy those types of records.
[ Brand Buy Dare Disco Few Had Jocks Kind Minutes Monstrous Music Never New Only Play Record Records Song Sound Systems Then Those Two Types Were Where Worth Would]
You know, I get a lot of people pitching songs to me.
[ Get Know Lot Pitching Songs]
That sense of failure, I don't know where people put it who don't write songs and aren't able to emote physically. It must go somewhere.
[ Able Emote Failure Go Know Must Physically Put Sense Somewhere Songs Where Write]
One day a whole damn song fell into place in my head.
[ Damn Day Fell Head Into Place Song Whole]
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.
[ Day Documentary Eventually Experimenting Hope Idea Into Launched Light Lyrics Now Play Right Song These Will Writing]
There are a lot of bad worship songs, in my opinion, but there are a lot of good ones, too.
[ Bad Good Lot Ones Opinion Songs Too Worship]
Morrissey wrote a really gorgeous song for me. I'm crazy for that man. And he thinks I'm hip!
[ Crazy Gorgeous Hip Man Really Song Thinks Wrote]
This is an album of songs that I've always loved, tunes that I heard. For the first time in 53 years of recording, I really had control over an entire album, start to finish.
[ Album Always Control Entire Finish First Had Heard Loved Over Really Recording Songs Start Time Tunes Years]
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.
[ Around Away Being Changes Completely Does Each Hear Idea Into Member Solo Song Sonic Totally Turns Want Whatever Youth]
Those two songs condense the two albums. They also show what the audiences wanted. I was desperate to keep the band together and find something that the public would like.
[ Albums Also Audiences Band Condense Desperate Find Keep Public Show Something Songs Those Together Two Wanted Would]
Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance. That translates into pacing a story, pleasing a reading audience.
[ Ago Audience Concert Instinct Into Pace Pacing Performance Pleasing Reading Song Story Taught Translates Years]
The gift of song is just like... I think music is one of those true things in this world that is universal.
[ Gift Just Music Song Things Think Those True Universal World]
I don't know too many people because I stay at my house, I write songs, I go to the store.
[ Because Go House Know Many Songs Stay Store Too Write]
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.
[ Accessible Arrangements Company Context Except Guy Listen Make More Process Record Recording Says Somehow Songs These Would]
Writing songs is super intimate. It's a bit like getting naked.
[ Bit Getting Intimate Naked Songs Super Writing]
Most of our stuff was trial and error. You live with a tape recorder, you turn it on, you play the song and you listen to it.
[ Error Listen Live Most Our Play Recorder Song Stuff Tape Trial Turn]
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. Nature
[ Answer Because Bird Sing Sings Song]
Yes, threadbare seem his songs, to lettered ken - they were worn threadbare next the hearts of men.
[ Hearts His Ken Lettered Men Next Seem Songs Threadbare Were Worn Yes]
An un-named song is like an un-named child, it has no identity.
[ Child Identity Song]
Music's staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics, song and production are. Music
[ Function How Lyrics Music Power Production Song Staying Timeless]
If certain songs become popular enough to the point where I'll be playing them the rest of my life, I don't want them all to dwell on the same down moment that I'll have to keep reliving.
[ Become Certain Down Dwell Enough Keep Life Moment Playing Point Popular Reliving Rest Same Songs Them Want Where]
With this new album, I prepared for it a long time, and I was happy with the songs and the production. I felt that I proved myself with the first album, and with this new album, I just want to share some of my music. And that was always my feeling and my intention.
[ Album Always Feeling Felt First Happy Intention Just Long Music Myself New Prepared Production Proved Share Some Songs Time Want]
Prince used to call me up 3am in the morning and invite me to hear some of his new songs.
[ Call Hear His Invite Morning New Prince Some Songs Up Used]
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.
[ 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]
Guys like Otis Blackwell and Bobby Darin, and all the guys who were writing songs for Elvis at the time, just hanging around, writing songs, talking about music.
[ Around Blackwell Bobby Darin Elvis Guys Hanging Just Music Otis Songs Talking Time Were Writing]
Some of the best songs I've written, I've written in 10 minutes.
[ Best Minutes Some Songs Written]
I compose my own stuff. I've been writing songs with words. I've been playing more on the keyboard because I can transpose it to sheet music on the computer.
[ Because Been Compose Computer Keyboard More Music Own Playing Sheet Songs Stuff Words Writing]
When we played with the Rollins Band, we'd keep songs going until we felt like ending it.
[ Band Ending Felt Going Keep Played Songs Until]
The divergence of songs in the new population away from those in the progenitor population would only be prevented if these processes were balanced by repeated immigration and subsequent breeding: song flow.
[ Away Balanced Breeding Divergence Flow Immigration New Only Population Prevented Processes Repeated Song Songs Subsequent These Those Were Would]
I'm 60, and I did 60-year-old women songs. I'm not trying to be the Hip-Hop Queen, although I am the original Hip Hop Queen.
[ Although Am Did Hip Hip-Hop Hop Original Queen Songs Trying Women]
They gave me four weeks, and I asked if the first week could be just music with the two main conductors. So, the conductors came over to my home, and we worked in the music room, and I learned my two little songs.
[ Asked Came Conductors Could First Four Gave Home Just Learned Little Main Music Over Room Songs Two Week Weeks Worked]
I don't think Ed Sullivan had anything to do with Carib Song.
[ Anything Ed Had Song Sullivan Think]
I had 25 or 30 songs. Sequencing the record, I left that to the producer. I'm not into doing that stuff.
[ Doing Had Into Left Producer Record Sequencing Songs Stuff]
Not really interested in covering other bands songs to be honest.
[ Bands Covering Honest Interested Other Really Songs]
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.
[ 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]
My best album is called In Search Of A Song. That was my best shot right there. My finest hour, as they say. I could listen to the whole thing all the way through. There's nothing really crammed into it.
[ Album Best Called Could Crammed Finest Hour Into Listen Nothing Really Right Say Search Shot Song Thing Through Way Whole]
People assume that the meaning of a song is vested in the lyrics. To me, that has never been the case. There are very few songs that I can think of where I remember the words.
[ Assume Been Case Few Lyrics Meaning Never Remember Song Songs Think Very Vested Where Words]
I haven't written enough songs to be able to say that I have a system. I've only written a handful.
[ Able Enough Handful Haven Only Say Songs System Written]
You're a song written by the hands of God.
[ God Hands Song Written]
What I took back, because of my exposure to the Jewish music of the 30s and the 40s in my upbringing with my father, was that kind of theatrical songwriting. It was always a part of my character. This desire to make people laugh.
[ Always Back Because Character Desire Exposure Father Jewish Kind Laugh Make Music Part Songwriting Theatrical Took Upbringing]
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?
[ Authority Did Entertain Guy Kidding Only Song Think Wrote]
I've written lots of songs on the piano. My mother had a piano and it was the first instrument I played.
[ First Had Instrument Lots Mother Piano Played Songs Written]
Once I'd chosen the songs, it seemed like it would just be a question then of recording them. But it's a case of trying to re-invent the songs; taking them in different directions.
[ Case Chosen Different Directions Just Once Question Recording Seemed Songs Taking Them Then Trying Would]
I like kind of varied songs, not just the same song all the time. And I thought things like "Too Sentimental" is a different thing for us, but it works and we love the way they all came out. There's definitely varied songs on there.
[ Came Definitely Different Just Kind Love Out Same Sentimental Song Songs Thing Things Thought Time Too Us Varied Way Works]
Actually, the funny thing is, after all these years, I've got all these new songs to learn for the show we're doing at Joe's Pub, so it's kind of fun to get down and rehearse new things, and also rethink some of the older songs, how we're going to do them.
[ Actually After Also Doing Down Fun Funny Get Going Got How Joe Kind Learn New Older Pub Rehearse Rethink Show Some Songs Them These Thing Things Years]
My songs are like my kids.
[ Kids Songs]
Even Crazy Horses is a good song, by the Osmonds. I've known many bands who have covered that. It's just a great song. I bought it in a brown, paper bag because I didn't want anyone to know I had it.
[ Anyone Bag Bands Because Bought Brown Covered Crazy Even Good Great Had Horses Just Know Known Many Paper Song Want]
I would have to work on the song and figure out how they wanted the song done, because they're such high-intensity songs. We figure that out first, then I go back and listen to it and go over and rehearse stuff with it and try to get a feel for the words.
[ Back Because Done Feel Figure First Get Go How Listen Out Over Rehearse Song Songs Stuff Such Then Try Wanted Words Work Would]
It was really fun. Well, Bobby was just basically a folk singer. He didn't play with any bands or anything, like all the rest of us. Just played his guitar and sang his songs.
[ Any Anything Bands Basically Bobby Folk Fun Guitar His Just Play Played Really Rest Sang Singer Songs Us Well]
A lot of those songs are actually about Sarah, who I was recently divorced from about five or six months ago. I'd been seeing her off and on since I was about nineteen, so a lot of those songs are about her.
[ Actually Ago Been Divorced Five Her Lot Months Nineteen Off Recently Sarah Seeing Since Six Songs Those]
I don't listen to recordings of my songs. I don't avoid it, I just don't go out of my way to do it.
[ Avoid Go Just Listen Out Recordings Songs Way]
John Lennon and Ringo Starr liked my songs. I used to write songs and they heard me sing songs on stage in London.
[ Heard John Lennon Liked London Ringo Sing Songs Stage Used Write]
These songs are old friends I have entertained myself with when I'm washing the dishes, driving to the store and walking down the aisles. The ones that you sing when you're driving in the car and as a singer you always go back to them.
[ Aisles Always Back Car Dishes Down Driving Entertained Friends Go Myself Old Ones Sing Singer Songs Store Them These Walking Washing]
A good country song takes a page out of somebody's life and puts it to music.
[ Country Good Life Music Out Page Puts Somebody Song Takes]
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.
[ Authors Cases Characteristic Commercial Composers Down Generation Know Mind Most Mouth Often Older Passed Purpose Their Were Word Written]
I consider myself to be an inept pianist, a bad singer, and a merely competent songwriter. What I do, in my opinion, is by no means extraordinary.
[ Bad Competent Consider Extraordinary Inept Means Merely Myself Opinion Pianist Singer Songwriter]
I'm probably writing music now for the same reason as I started writing songs when I was 14 - to meet women.
[ Meet Music Now Probably Reason Same Songs Started Women Writing]
Last tour my bass rig was breaking down every other night. That was a pain. We would get on stage and Trey would count off the song, and I'd play the first note and nothing would be there. Those guys would just roll their eyes.
[ Bass Breaking Count Down Every Eyes First Get Guys Just Last Night Note Nothing Off Other Pain Play Rig Roll Song Stage Their Those Tour Would]
But there's a thin line between songwriting and arranging.
[ Arranging Between Line Songwriting Thin]
I wrote songs all my life, where anyone wanted to hear them or not.
[ Anyone Hear Life Songs Them Wanted Where Wrote]
In 29 years, I had recorded over 2,200 songs. I was amazed.
[ Amazed Had Over Recorded Songs Years]
My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power. Music
[ Girl Inspired Music Percent Power Songs]
Great music is its own movie, already. And the challenge, as a music fan, is to keep the song as powerful as it wants to be, to not tamper with it and to somehow give it a home.
[ Already Challenge Fan Give Great Home Keep Movie Music Own Powerful Somehow Song Wants]
My next record I really just want it to be a collection of great songs, classic songs in a way.
[ Classic Collection Great Just Next Really Record Songs Want Way]
When I write a song, it's all about the riff - the riff first, then the words come later.
[ Come First Later Riff Song Then Words Write]
I'm always imagining some sort of story behind the song, even the ones I haven't written. I'm actively engaging in playacting.
[ Actively Always Behind Engaging Even Haven Imagining Ones Some Song Sort Story Written]
Technically, I've been retired for some time now. All I ever do is occasionally write songs for friends, such as one, for a friend who had just turned 80. I wrote a song for him called, The First 80 Years are The Hardest.
[ Been Called Ever First Friend Friends Had Hardest Him Just Now Occasionally Retired Some Song Songs Such Technically Time Turned Write Wrote Years]
It was awesome because we were doing Ramones songs.
[ Awesome Because Doing Ramones Songs Were]
Without a song, each day would be a century.
[ Century Day Each Song Without Would]
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.
[ Elvis Far Frank Know Lives Never Presley Quite Recorded Remind Shocked Sinatra Song Their Them Wrote]
My songwriting and my style became more complex as I listened, learned, borrowed and stole and put my music together.
[ Became Borrowed Complex Learned Listened More Music Put Songwriting Stole Style Together]
I love songwriting. It's second to my love for singing in how I express myself.
[ Express How Love Myself Second Singing Songwriting]
Once I got a record contract, and I took my songs which weren't quite finished, or maybe they were a good idea, maybe they weren't. I took them into the studio and developed them. They came to life and they evolved... and they're great.
[ Came Contract Developed Evolved Finished Good Got Great Idea Into Life Maybe Once Quite Record Songs Studio Them Took Were Weren Which]
In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humor in a song, without turning it into a novelty song, is really charming.
[ Charming Humor Into Novelty Opinion Really Sarcasm Song Think Turning Without]
My father being in the movie business, I thought being an actor would be great. But when I started singing to people in coffeehouses, you know, singing folk music and then, later, singing songs that I started to write myself, I felt more than an affinity for it.
[ Actor Affinity Being Business Father Felt Folk Great Know Later More Movie Music Myself Singing Songs Started Than Then Thought Would Write]
Musically, I always allow myself to jump off of cliffs. At least that's what it feels like to me. Whether that's what it actually sounds like might depend on what the listener brings to the songs.
[ Actually Allow Always Brings Cliffs Depend Feels Jump Least Listener Might Musically Myself Off Songs Sounds Whether]
There are so many songs that we just don't play anymore.
[ Anymore Just Many Play Songs]
I've written more songs for this record than I ever have in the past so I'm trying to give it a lot of special attention to be sure my ideas really get translated right.
[ Attention Ever Get Give Ideas Lot More Past Really Record Right Songs Special Sure Than Translated Trying Written]
I will be very grateful that I get to go out and play a song and get well paid for it.
[ Get Go Grateful Out Paid Play Song Very Well Will]
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.
[ Album Believe Continue Contrary Given Homogeneity Indeed Individual Interesting More Rather Song Than Variety Which Wisdom]
I mean, there are so many of his songs that I like that I could easily do that one day.
[ Could Day Easily His Many Mean Songs]
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
[ Above Cheer Food Gold More Song Us Valued World Would]
But my role is to just apply the skills I've learned over the years: you listen to the guitar, you listen to the vocal melodies, you listen to the rhythm, and you come up with something that helps you take the song somewhere.
[ Apply Come Guitar Helps Just Learned Listen Melodies Over Rhythm Role Skills Something Somewhere Song Take Up Vocal Years]
I had this talent for these stupid little teenage songs.
[ Had Little Songs Stupid Talent Teenage These]
Bob Dylan is quite a songwriter, and a great singer and musician. I won't bother with comparing myself to him, but I will say that I heard his records at a very young age and I still listen to all his records.
[ Age Bob Bother Comparing Dylan Great Heard Him His Listen Musician Myself Quite Records Say Singer Songwriter Still Very Will Won Young]
But I always loved songs with great lyrics.
[ Always Great Loved Lyrics Songs]
When the bus or the plane rolled or flew through the night, they sang songs of their own composition about Mr Nixon and the Republicans in chorus with the Kennedy staff and felt that they, too, were marching like soldiers of the Lord to the New Frontier.
[ Bus Chorus Composition Felt Flew Frontier Kennedy Lord Marching Mr New Night Nixon Own Plane Republicans Rolled Sang Soldiers Songs Staff Their Through Too Were]
This is not a rock opera. This is not Tommy. I can write songs that emote, and that's it.
[ Emote Opera Rock Songs Tommy Write]
Instead of slashing my wrists, I just write a bunch of really crummy songs.
[ Bunch Crummy Instead Just Really Slashing Songs Wrists Write]
A lot of the songs are written on piano or guitar, so I contribute, and I have done so since the beginning. So it's been good to be involved completely musically as well.
[ Been Beginning Completely Contribute Done Good Guitar Involved Lot Musically Piano Since Songs Well Written]
But, in the end, even a song that's as politically bland as Blowin in the Wind, you probably wouldn't get up and sing that now, whereas some of Bob Dylan's love songs that were contemporary with that, like say Girl from the North Country, you can still get up an play now.
[ Bland Bob Contemporary Country Dylan End Even Get Girl Love North Now Play Politically Probably Say Sing Some Song Songs Still Up Were Whereas Wind]
Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free.
[ Children Courage Fit Free Great Our Pure Russian Songs Their Tongues Word]
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'.
[ Accept Company Cure Disease Found Huge Nobel Onstage Playing Prize Song Theme Three Up While]
I don't know where my songs come from... If I knew, I'd know too much, more than we are allowed on this plane.
[ Allowed Come Knew Know More Much Plane Songs Than Too Where]
The invention of Bob Dylan with his guitar belongs in its way to the same kind of tradition of something meant to be heard, as the songs of Homer.
[ Belongs Bob Dylan Guitar Heard His Homer Invention Kind Meant Same Something Songs Tradition Way]
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.
[ Anything Burned Dancer Died Down Fire Friend Going Had House Idea Mine Sad Song Very Wrote]
I've written songs about things that nobody else has ever written about.
[ Else Ever Nobody Songs Things Written]
That's really what was wonderful for me growing up, since I got to know so many of the songwriters who liked me and thought I had talent. They would then tell me how to read a lyric and sing a song, and challenge me to try and find a different end to a song.
[ Challenge Different End Find Got Growing Had How Know Liked Lyric Many Read Really Since Sing Song Songwriters Talent Tell Then Thought Try Up Wonderful Would]
People are People still gets played to death on '80s stations. It was our first big break in America. It's not exactly my favorite song.
[ America Big Break Death Exactly Favorite First Gets Our Played Song Stations Still]
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.
[ Also Appreciating Been Even Flower Good Growth Knowing Main Metaphor More Now Obviously Really Remembering Responsibility Sexual Someone Song]
And it really is a good feeling to get up there and make that sound. I'm not stuck in a time warp, because I can use as many of the old songs as I want to, just the favorites.
[ Because Favorites Feeling Get Good Just Make Many Old Really Songs Sound Stuck Time Up Use Want Warp]
I think the themes in my songs are very similar from the first album to the newest one. It's all about the human condition and how we are all trying to learn to live with each other and survive love and life.
[ Album Condition Each First How Human Learn Life Live Love Newest Other Similar Songs Survive Themes Think Trying Very]
Since I was the solo artist as well as the writer for the songs, I figured I had enough credits on it already.
[ Already Artist Credits Enough Figured Had Since Solo Songs Well Writer]
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.
[ American Anniversary Because Constitutional Emotional Forget Four Gave Had Happened Lives May Peaceful Protest Right Sing Song Spot Students Their Up Us Very]
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.
[ Around Because Christmas Course During Family Had Many Much Music Obviously Our Piano Season Songwriters Through Useful]
But the reality is when you write a song, you should be able to strip away all the instruments and just have a song right there with an acoustic guitar and a voice, and the song should be good.
[ Able Acoustic Away Good Guitar Instruments Just Reality Right Should Song Strip Voice Write]
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
[ Day Death Divide Go Great Noble Over Prepare Song]
I said, other people can write songs, let's see if I can. So the first 400 or 500 wound up on the floor somewhere. Then I wrote one called Melissa.
[ Called First Floor Melissa Other Said See Somewhere Songs Then Up Wound Write Wrote]
I feel like my music is just an extension of my acting. I treat the songs like scenes that tell a story... it's very similar. My favorite thing is when cartoon fans show up to my live gigs! They are always the most kick-butt audience members 'cause they're not trying to act all cool like a lot of the music fans do! It's refreshing!!
[ Act Acting Always Audience Cartoon Cause Cool Extension Fans Favorite Feel Gigs Just Live Lot Members Most Music Refreshing Scenes Show Similar Songs Story Tell Thing Treat Trying Up Very]
Dorsey played the upright bass and steel guitar, as well as acoustic guitar. Johnny played acoustic guitar and together they were fabulous songwriters and singers.
[ Acoustic Bass Dorsey Fabulous Guitar Johnny Played Singers Songwriters Steel Together Upright Well Were]
I cannot sing the old songs now! It is not that I deem them low, 'Tis that I can't remember how They go.
[ Cannot Deem Go How Low Now Old Remember Sing Songs Them Tis]
Certain songs by hearing the rhythm, it tells you that is either a love song or you might be heartbroken or the songs give you the vibes and you just know that certain songs are militant that you have to write.
[ Certain Either Give Hearing Heartbroken Just Know Love Might Militant Rhythm Song Songs Tells Vibes Write]
In the past 3-4 years I've developed a habit of keeping numerous small cassette recorders in my house and in a bag with me so that I'm able to commit to tape memory song ideas on a constant basis.
[ Able Bag Basis Cassette Commit Constant Developed Habit House Ideas Keeping Memory Numerous Past Recorders Small Song Tape Years]
So we used to look for funny songs, and learn them and play them. And we used to play them in pubs.
[ Funny Learn Look Play Pubs Songs Them Used]
There's a whole bunch of unfinished stuff. Then I've got books of lyrics. I find it frustrating to finish a song and not be able to record it... so I don't write a million songs.
[ Able Books Bunch Find Finish Frustrating Got Lyrics Million Record Song Songs Stuff Then Unfinished Whole Write]
And I'm not trying to write heavy songs.
[ Heavy Songs Trying Write]
It took me 29 years to finish that song. That's a typical Jardine move.
[ Finish Move Song Took Typical Years]
When we started I wasn't the singer. I was the drunk rhythm guitarist who wrote all these weird songs.
[ Drunk Guitarist Rhythm Singer Songs Started These Weird Wrote]
There's a lot of rage... you have to express it somehow. If I didn't express it in song, I'd become incredibly violent.
[ Become Express Incredibly Lot Rage Somehow Song Violent]
But I always held my music up and protected it from compromise. So I just do it for my friends. I've written hundreds of songs, and I'm sure I have a few albums worth of songs.
[ Albums Always Compromise Few Friends Held Hundreds Just Music Protected Songs Sure Up Worth Written]
Both songs are really, really intense when it comes to performing them, and very draining at the same time.
[ Both Comes Draining Intense Performing Really Same Songs Them Time Very]
I'm not interested in possible complexities. I regard song structure as a graph paper.
[ Complexities Graph Interested Paper Possible Regard Song Structure]
I think a good song is a good song is a good song.
[ Good Song Think]
The opportunity to record the song came when Phil Collins' record label, Atlantic, was doing a tribute album to him and they asked all these different artists to do renditions of his songs.
[ Album Artists Asked Atlantic Came Collins Different Doing Him His Label Opportunity Phil Record Song Songs These Tribute]
As a guitar player, it's harder for me to impress somebody than it is to write a song that they like.
[ Guitar Harder Impress Player Somebody Song Than Write]
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.
[ 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]
And when I've been away from my family and friends, I have felt good hearing some of those old songs.
[ Away Been Family Felt Friends Good Hearing Old Some Songs Those]
I like this town, it's really great. They've put me in The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. This town is about music. It's about the kind of music I like.
[ Fame Great Hall Kind Music Nashville Put Really Songwriters Town]
I'm a song and dance girl. I can act enough to get by. But that's the limit of my talents.
[ Act Dance Enough Get Girl Limit Song Talents]
Singing connected with movements and action is a much more ancient, and, at the same time, more complex phenomenon than is a simple song.
[ Action Ancient Complex Connected More Movements Much Phenomenon Same Simple Singing Song Than Time]
It's not the case of turning in a bunch of songs and recording the next month. I think you're looking for songs all year long and you're writing all year long.
[ Bunch Case Long Looking Month Next Recording Songs Think Turning Writing Year]
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.
[ Although Am Away Been Depressed Down Experience Feet Halfway Least Only Pick Sit Song Too Up Write]
Sometimes it's nice to have a song that can be taken more then one way, so it can be interpreted differently.
[ Differently Interpreted More Nice Sometimes Song Taken Then Way]
There's only one drummer. We all travel to his beat. Well, I couldn't sing his song. Because for me, it wasn't a truthful statement. Well, Linda sang it, and it was a monster for her.
[ Beat Because Drummer Her His Linda Monster Only Sang Sing Song Statement Travel Truthful Well]
Those songs are about getting out; they're not about getting out of family. It wasn't about how family life was curtailing because I didn't know family life.
[ Because Family Getting How Know Life Out Songs Those]
I like songs that have lots of different parts in them, an intro, an outro and a bridge.
[ Bridge Different Lots Parts Songs Them]
Steve produced Girls Grow Up Faster Than Boys and one more. Then he and I wrote a few songs together and became good friends. He was a talented producer.
[ Became Boys Faster Few Friends Girls Good Grow More Produced Producer Songs Steve Talented Than Then Together Up Wrote]
All those songs reflect all the people that live within me.
[ Live Reflect Songs Those Within]
My songs are a direct route into my brain and my heart.
[ Brain Direct Heart Into Route Songs]
I had to go into a studio and compose and write and press up 12 songs in 14 hours. When you're recording a song from scratch it takes you 14 hours to do just one song.
[ Compose Go Had Hours Into Just Press Recording Scratch Song Songs Studio Takes Up Write]
The Fat Mattress consisted of people I'd played with before joining the 'Experience and it was put together as a song writing situation.
[ Before Consisted Experience Fat Joining Mattress Played Put Situation Song Together Writing]
I loved old black and white movies, especially the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals. I loved everything about them - the songs, the music, the romance and the spectacle. They were real class and I knew that I wanted to be in that world.
[ Astaire Black Class Especially Everything Fred Ginger Knew Loved Movies Music Musicals Old Real Rogers Romance Songs Spectacle Them Wanted Were White World]
I think MTV put a huge dent in the songwriting craft.
[ Craft Dent Huge Mtv Put Songwriting Think]
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.
[ Album Came Did Great Had Idea Longest Only Record Released Remix Remixed Said Song Then Time Uk Well Which Would]
When we were making vinyl records we had a lot of time limitations for each record so songs were left off for a number of reasons. Now, with CDs, much more music can be included.
[ Cds Each Had Included Left Limitations Lot Making More Much Music Now Number Off Reasons Record Records Songs Time Vinyl Were]
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.
[ After Continued Doing Explore Just Know Really Songs Started Two Writing]
What I always try to do is to respond to the song; I've always rebelled against theory.
[ Against Always Rebelled Respond Song Theory Try]
A lot of Woody Guthrie's songs were taken from other songs. He would rework the melody and lyrics, and all of a sudden it was a Woody Guthrie song.
[ Guthrie Lot Lyrics Melody Other Song Songs Sudden Taken Were Woody Would]
Not necessarily, a lot of my songs are firmly tongue in cheek.
[ Cheek Firmly Lot Necessarily Songs Tongue]
Why do they cover Paul's songs but never mine?
[ Cover Mine Never Paul Songs Why]
The people who are making money are the ones who are writing and singing their own songs.
[ Making Money Ones Own Singing Songs Their Writing]
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.
[ Challenge Dream Enjoy Game Life Love Meet Offer Play Realize Sacrifice Sing Song]
I know for works for me - those wonderful sad love songs.
[ Know Love Sad Songs Those Wonderful Works]
Larry only ever wrote one song, and he wrote that with Tony Kaye, I think it was, from Yes.
[ Ever Kaye Larry Only Song Think Tony Wrote Yes]
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.
[ Desire Either Make Natural Records Songs Think Want Write]
I would be content if I had nothing but a tape-recorder. I could still write songs and record them.
[ Content Could Had Nothing Record Songs Still Them Would Write]
In Hungary all native music, in its origin, is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance.
[ Dance Destined Divided Hungary Into Melody Music Native Naturally Origin Song]
I kept looking to do songs that were written years ago and would live or outlive all of us, and the one thing they had in common was Sinatra.
[ Ago Common Had Kept Live Looking Outlive Sinatra Songs Thing Us Were Would Written Years]
I think sometimes you are born with a song.
[ Born Sometimes Song Think]
You don't really know a song until you play it live.
[ Know Live Play Really Song Until]
I could write songs as bad as Wham's if I really felt the urge to, but what's the point?
[ Bad Could Felt Point Really Songs Urge Wham Write]
I found a sound that people really liked - I found this basic concept and all I did was change the lyrics and the melody a little bit. My songs, if you listen to them, they're quite a lot alike, like Chuck Berry.
[ Alike Basic Berry Bit Change Chuck Concept Did Found Liked Listen Little Lot Lyrics Melody Quite Really Songs Sound Them]
It's fun having songs about parties and gigolos, but I really wanted to use my music as a form of art. Art is supposed to spark conversation and make people think, and I wanted to do that with this song.
[ Art Conversation Form Fun Having Make Music Parties Really Song Songs Spark Supposed Think Use Wanted]
Singing and being truthful to a song... I've developed that skill, and I know how to do that real instinctively, that's all I've been doing for the last 25 years.
[ Been Being Developed Doing How Instinctively Know Last Real Singing Skill Song Truthful Years]
I think it's important to really press on with the song writing and just go with it. There's no code, there's no craft... it's just let yourself shine through your music. If it's meant to be loved and heard, it'll happen.
[ Code Craft Go Happen Heard Important Just Loved Meant Music Press Really Shine Song Think Through Writing Your Yourself]
But I like to listen to demos. I like to hear the finished product. It's like listening to a song - I mean, a story. If you're going to sit here and tell me a story, I just like to listen. I don't want to make them up.
[ Demos Finished Going Hear Here Just Listen Listening Make Mean Product Sit Song Story Tell Them Up Want]
I recorded a song called, I Fall to Pieces, and I was in a car wreck. Now I'm worried because I have a brand-new record, and it's called Crazy!
[ Because Brand-New Called Car Crazy Fall Now Pieces Record Recorded Song Worried Wreck]
As time goes by, I realize that I do trust the wind. And I often write my songs for myself.
[ Goes Myself Often Realize Songs Time Trust Wind Write]
Even though other people wrote my songs I put my stamp on them. I have a connection, but there is no truer connection than an artists and their own song.
[ Artists Connection Even Other Own Put Song Songs Stamp Than Their Them Though Truer Wrote]
Hollywood and the recording industry argue that current law permits the copying of songs and movies, and sharing them on the Internet. This enables young people to grow up learning how to steal.
[ Argue Copying Current Enables Grow Hollywood How Industry Internet Law Learning Movies Permits Recording Sharing Songs Steal Them Up Young]
My songs are more arrangements than they are songs.
[ Arrangements More Songs Than]
The things in my songs are the edited highlights of my life. I don't go seeking out strange sexual experiences every day of the week.
[ Day Edited Every Experiences Go Highlights Life Out Seeking Sexual Songs Strange Things Week]
My songs are self-explanatory... somebody pointed out to me that... my songs pretty much speak for themselves.
[ Much Out Pointed Pretty Somebody Songs Speak Themselves]
But I'm just having fun playing and giving Botox injections to the older songs.
[ Botox Fun Giving Having Injections Just Older Playing Songs]
I want to be as honest as I can about the things I've been through - the sorrows and joys, victories and defeats - and to use those experiences as a well to draw from. Hopefully, the songs that result from that kind of writing will be songs that mean something to others.
[ Been Defeats Draw Experiences Honest Hopefully Joys Kind Mean Others Result Something Songs Sorrows Things Those Through Use Victories Want Well Will Writing]
The best songs I write in 20 minutes.
[ Best Minutes Songs Write]
I also wanted to make a record that was about other things than romance, yeah, after two years on the road singing all the songs from the first album, I got kind of tired of that.
[ After Album Also First Got Kind Make Other Record Road Romance Singing Songs Than Things Tired Two Wanted Yeah Years]
I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around.
[ Around Corner Dancer Either Guitar Hate Just Move Only Player Put Songwriter Tap]
I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none.
[ Bird Cities Colors Dwell Give Heard Jazz Know Make Marches Military Never None Only Paint Rhythms See Songs Them Those]
Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.
[ Grand Life Music Song Start Sweet]
We gather for prayer, and reading the Bible, and singing the songs of David.
[ Bible David Gather Prayer Reading Singing Songs]
I had always wanted to write a song called, The Vicious Circle. I always thought it was like, the kids are born there, they grow up there, they die there.
[ Always Born Called Circle Die Grow Had Kids Song Thought Up Vicious Wanted Write]
I just like simplicity. I like simple songs, I like simple chords, simple vocals, simple lead guitar. I just like simplicity. That's just the way I like it.
[ Chords Guitar Just Lead Simple Simplicity Songs Vocals Way]
Some of the songs are so crazy, the words are so crazy... it's hard to believe I was so crazy.
[ Believe Crazy Hard Some Songs Words]
When you sing a song the way I sing it, you have to use your whole body. It's almost like working out.
[ Almost Body Out Sing Song Use Way Whole Working Your]
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.
[ Around Because Did Especially Even Keith Lead Live Myself Play Player Rhythm Shows Sometimes Song Strict Switch Take Think Time Used Within]
About a year ago, out of the blue, I just wrote a bunch of songs.
[ Ago Blue Bunch Just Out Songs Wrote Year]
All the songs we do are basically about one of three things: booze, sex or rock n roll.
[ Basically Booze Rock Roll Sex Songs Things Three]
I love making records; I love making music; I love writing songs.
[ Love Making Music Records Songs Writing]
Every time the guys were knocked out by my guitar playing and the girls were knocked out by the type of songs I did. That set us apart from the average blues band.
[ Apart Average Band Blues Did Every Girls Guitar Guys Knocked Out Playing Set Songs Time Type Us Were]
Throughout my life I have cared as deeply about the songs of all peoples as I have about the rights of all peoples.
[ Cared Deeply Life Peoples Rights Songs Throughout]
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.
[ Because Being Boots Brand Gratitude Hit Identified Life Name Own Song Tremendous]
What's really fun is seeing mothers bringing their daughters to the shows. And the best part is the mothers know they don't have to worry about sexual innuendo in the songs. The shows are family shows.
[ Best Bringing Daughters Family Fun Innuendo Know Mothers Part Really Seeing Sexual Shows Songs Their Worry]
A love song is just a caress set to music.
[ Caress Just Love Music Set Song]
I achieved something specially different with Love To Love You Baby and I Feel Love. These songs will endure.
[ Achieved Baby Different Endure Feel Love Something Songs Specially These Will]
You've got to really know your song, inside and out.
[ Got Inside Know Out Really Song Your]
You know, being an entertainer is partly being on the road, and a lot of your songs come from the road.
[ Being Come Entertainer Know Lot Partly Road Songs Your]
You can say things a million times, but if you can't sing it, then it really isn't much of a song.
[ Million Much Really Say Sing Song Then Things Times]
I've done lots of songs for film soundtracks and things like that - stuff I'm not ashamed of, but that doesn't represent my legacy with the Pretenders.
[ Ashamed Done Film Legacy Lots Pretenders Represent Songs Soundtracks Stuff Things]
I would start seeing, in just the sense I was saying now, the kind of record it was going to be and what the arrangement demands, and what my vocal part should be in the record. This was all emerging as the song was emerging.
[ Arrangement Demands Emerging Going Just Kind Now Part Record Saying Seeing Sense Should Song Start Vocal Would]
Europe is weird songs that would never make it in America.
[ America Europe Make Never Songs Weird Would]
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.
[ Air Beloved Faces Flowers Road Roads Snows Song Spring Streams Treading Vanishing Winds Winter]
I probably wrote three-quarters of the songs without an instrument in my hands.
[ Hands Instrument Probably Songs Three-Quarters Without Wrote]
There's nothing stupider than bursting into song for seven seconds and then falling silent again.
[ Again Bursting Falling Into Nothing Seconds Seven Silent Song Stupider Than Then]
Songs like the Buck Owens tune, for example, are very simple and straightforward, and recording it really gave me a chance to get into and get a sense of Buck's personality, a feel for that whole Bakersfield sound.
[ Buck Chance Example Feel Gave Get Into Owens Personality Really Recording Sense Simple Songs Sound Straightforward Tune Very Whole]
We influence singing but never really songwriting.
[ Influence Never Really Singing Songwriting]
To come to a concert and hear a lot of songs from a female perspective should not make men say, 'Oh well, that's for women'.
[ Come Concert Female Hear Lot Make Men Oh Perspective Say Should Songs Well Women]
Joyce for all his devotion to his art, terrible in its austerity, was a lad born with a song on one side of him, a dance on the other; two gay guardian angels every human ought to have.
[ Angels Art Austerity Born Dance Devotion Every Gay Guardian Him His Human Joyce Lad Other Ought Side Song Terrible Two]
But this is pretty new for me, both songwriting and singing.
[ Both New Pretty Singing Songwriting]
I wanted to write songs that were as good as the covers.
[ Covers Good Songs Wanted Were Write]
There is no formula to it. Writing every song is a little journey. The first note has to lift you.
[ Every First Formula Journey Lift Little Note Song Writing]
For 70 nights, right across America, I've been getting out there with two ex-lovers and we've been playing songs which are so specific about each of us, you just wouldn't know. We're friends now but we can't forget what happened between us.
[ Across America Been Between Each Forget Friends Getting Happened Just Know Nights Now Out Playing Right Songs Specific Two Us Which]
My songs are just little letters to me.
[ Just Letters Little Songs]
I listened to it last night for the first time since we started this project. I went out to my car and put it in and went to an empty parking lot and just listened and read the little pamphlet that came with it. After two or three songs I burst into tears.
[ After Burst Came Car Empty First Into Just Last Listened Little Lot Night Out Pamphlet Parking Project Put Read Since Songs Started Tears Three Time Two Went]
I don't set goals for myself too much, but I'm always trying to write that one great song.
[ Always Goals Great Much Myself Set Song Too Trying 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.
[ Album Been Containing Doing Horses Lot Old Out Putting Recording Same Singing Songbook Studying Thinking Time War]
It is a process of discovery. It's being quiet enough and undisturbed enough for a period of time so that the songs can begin to sort of peek out, and you begin to have emotional experiences in a musical way.
[ Begin Being Discovery Emotional Enough Experiences Musical Out Peek Period Process Quiet Songs Sort Time Undisturbed Way]
Some of their best songs don't have bridges and choruses. So that made me think I should trust my instincts. My songs were okay, I figured. I didn't need to change anything.
[ Anything Best Bridges Change Choruses Figured Instincts Made Need Okay Should Some Songs Their Think Trust Were]
You put a song on the record or on tape and you stop singing it. You just don't sit around and sing it anymore unless you're performing. That's kind of sad.
[ Anymore Around Just Kind Performing Put Record Sad Sing Singing Sit Song Stop Tape Unless]
I didn't want my last chapter to be the guy who sits at the piano and sings love songs.
[ Chapter Guy Last Love Piano Sings Sits Songs Want]
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.
[ Able Done English Lyrics Making Melody Once Song Thing Write]
I didn't have a lot of overtly political songs. I think it was more the actions of the group that were threatening to the authorities, and also our political philosophies apart from the music.
[ Actions Also Apart Authorities Group Lot More Music Our Philosophies Political Songs Think Threatening Were]
Some guys record an album with songs that are filler. I recorded this album like it was my last.
[ Album Filler Guys Last Record Recorded Some Songs]
That's what my life is, writing songs.
[ Life Songs Writing]
The sincerity of the art worker must permeate the song as naturally as the green leaves break through the dead branches in springtime.
[ Art Branches Break Dead Green Leaves Must Naturally Sincerity Song Springtime Through Worker]
In Georgia where children work day and night in the cotton mills they have just passed a bill to protect song birds. What about the little children from whom all song is gone?
[ Bill Birds Children Cotton Day Georgia Gone Just Little Mills Night Passed Protect Song Where Whom Work]
I listen to Helmet - and I love Helmet, they're a great band - but every song sounds the same.
[ Band Every Great Helmet Listen Love Same Song Sounds]
There's something inimical about the camera and song.
[ Camera Something Song]
Strangely, some songs you really don't want to write.
[ Really Some Songs Strangely Want Write]
I love the art form of songwriting. I get to carry a lot of vibes to a lot of people. My songs are all about the human condition, and people will be able to find themselves in my songs.
[ Able Art Carry Condition Find Form Get Human Lot Love Songs Songwriting Themselves Vibes Will]
I've always wanted to sing, just as I've always known that one day I would have my own niche in the annals of song. It was a feeling I had.
[ Always Annals Day Feeling Had Just Known Niche Own Sing Song Wanted Would]
I stay way from that area, and there's only so many songs you can write about love, sex and death.
[ Area Death Love Many Only Sex Songs Stay Way Write]
You can lose people without them dying, and I have, from moving, from traveling. The emotion is real, it just doesn't actually have to do with death. I'm singing about what I know, and it's a song about longing for somebody who's disappeared in your life.
[ Actually Death Disappeared Dying Emotion Just Know Life Longing Lose Moving Real Singing Somebody Song Them Traveling Without Your]
A song has to become as much a part of you as a tailored suit.
[ Become Much Part Song Suit Tailored]
I really didn't think about song writing.
[ Really Song Think Writing]
The songs come from a vulnerable place, but expressing that part of yourself can also make you feel fearless.
[ Also Come Expressing Fearless Feel Make Part Place Songs Vulnerable Yourself]
We have been trying to play a lot of different kinds of music, and probably the next album will go back more towards the direction where you couldn't classify each song as a certain kind of music. This album you can.
[ Album Back Been Certain Classify Different Direction Each Go Kind Kinds Lot More Music Next Play Probably Song Towards Trying Where Will]
Mr. Fantasy was the only song that was scribbling on a piece of paper.
[ Fantasy Mr Only Paper Piece Scribbling Song]
After that I didn't listen to music as much because '70s music just wasn't... I remember all the songs, but it wasn't because I was into them, you know what I mean?
[ After Because Into Just Know Listen Mean Much Music Remember Songs Them]
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.
[ Army Called Crime Desert Escape First Indulge Life London Russian Soldiers Song Two Where]
The kids out there want something they can relate to, something that's real; most of that whiny stuff isn't real. The cheesy pop songs just bore me to death.
[ Bore Cheesy Death Just Kids Most Out Pop Real Relate Something Songs Stuff Want]
I don't think any of our lyrics have ever been erotic in a sexual term, because I haven't really written, touched on, that subject too often. But, uh... I mean, I suppose they could point the finger at us for violence maybe in certain songs.
[ Any Because Been Certain Could Ever Finger Haven Lyrics Maybe Mean Often Our Point Really Sexual Songs Subject Suppose Term Think Too Touched Uh Us Violence Written]
One of my favorite songs from the album is a song called 'For Better or Worse,' and it's basically about unconditional love, which is, I'd say, an ongoing theme in my personal life.
[ Album Basically Better Called Favorite Life Love Ongoing Personal Say Song Songs Theme Unconditional Which Worse]
It's so funny because I listen to songs that I recorded that I didn't really know anything about at the time. Later on I'm starting to feel the songs. Sing them first, feel them later.
[ Anything Because Feel First Funny Know Later Listen Really Recorded Sing Songs Starting Them Time]
Miles Davis is one who writes songs when he plays.
[ Davis Miles Plays Songs Writes]
I would like to be able to do a song with Ray Charles, before we both get too old.
[ Able Before Both Charles Get Old Ray Song Too Would]
There are a lot of people who really abused sampling and gave it a bad name, by just taking people's entire hit songs and rapping over them. It gave publishers license to get a little greedy.
[ Abused Bad Entire Gave Get Greedy Hit Just License Little Lot Name Over Publishers Rapping Really Sampling Songs Taking Them]
Truth is, you make albums, and some of those songs are hits, and some of the greatest hits albums have songs that weren't hits. You have a career, the reason why we're still around 10 years is that we do have successful songs.
[ Albums Around Career Greatest Hits Make Reason Some Songs Still Successful Those Truth Weren Why Years]
I had just lost my dad and I remembered all the songs we used to go and hear at concerts, and the records around the house and sometimes we'd play together.
[ Around Concerts Dad Go Had Hear House Just Lost Play Records Remembered Sometimes Songs Together Used]
I don't think radio is selling records like they used to. They'd hawk the song and hawk the artist and you'd get so excited, you'd stop your car and go into the nearest record store.
[ Artist Car Excited Get Go Hawk Into Nearest Radio Record Records Selling Song Stop Store Think Used Your]
I have eighteen titles in the German language. I had a number one song in 1965.
[ Eighteen German Had Language Number Song Titles]
You can't fake this music. You might be a great singer or a great musician but, in the need, that's got nothing to do with it. It's how you connect to the songs and to the history behind them.
[ Behind Connect Fake Got Great History How Might Music Musician Need Nothing Singer Songs Them]
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.
[ Actually Better California December End Entire Fight Forward Hearing Here Living Looking Miss Nebraska Rocky Song Southern Tennessee Than Top Week]
Obviously the biggest change is that it's me by myself. When you don't have another band interpreting your songs or playing them the way that they have, it's bound to sound different.
[ Another Band Biggest Bound Change Different Interpreting Myself Obviously Playing Songs Sound Them Way Your]
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.
[ Bit Bruce Couple Credit Decided Enough Felt Getting Group Guess Had Jack Just Leave Reason Rubbish Say Songs Start Whole]
Our shows are packed with laughter and light-hearted songs to lift the listener from their everyday life. We encourage the audience to participate in any way.
[ Any Audience Encourage Everyday Laughter Life Lift Light-Hearted Listener Our Packed Participate Shows Songs Their Way]
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.
[ Almost Also Character Colors Did Doing Failure Had How Made Movie Non-Stop Other React Some Song Then Things Torch Until Which]
If Mozart were around now he would write a killer rock song.
[ Around Killer Mozart Now Rock Song Were Would Write]
I think people are sick and tired of all the abuse songs, and drug addiction, we want to bring to world a big fat smile.
[ Abuse Addiction Big Bring Fat Sick Smile Songs Think Tired Want World]
I translated Beatles songs for my English class.
[ Beatles Class English Songs Translated]
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.
[ Actually Advance Ask Been Bunch Call Came Dropped Elektra Exciting Got Had Lawyer Make Our Record Songs Then Time Working Written]
We started out when I was 6 years old. We played ukuleles and sang Everly Brothers songs.
[ Brothers Everly Old Out Played Sang Songs Started 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.
[ Abilities Bad Being Even Get Good Hear How Matter Performance Performed Side Song Still Strange]
But when you hear the complete album, it gets dark, really straight-up rock, with some really intimate moments with just me and the piano. It's not completely me because there are parts of me that aren't on that song, that are on the album.
[ Album Because Complete Completely Dark Gets Hear Intimate Just Moments Parts Piano Really Rock Some Song]
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.
[ Actually Because Cut Deal Enough Expensive Fast Get Had Know Lucky Money Month Only Really Singer Songwriters Things Today Worked]
Sometimes, I write '60s or '80s style pop songs.
[ Pop Sometimes Songs Style Write]
If part of the purpose of making an album is to get some radio play, then you might as well think about that. But that's not really how we picked the songs.
[ Album Get How Making Might Part Picked Play Purpose Radio Really Some Songs Then Think Well]
We would make songs, and the producers said we should play it for my dad. I was kind of scared, I didn't know what to think cuz we were just joking around.
[ Around Cuz Dad Joking Just Kind Know Make Play Producers Said Scared Should Songs Think Were Would]
I write in all keys. I've always written in all keys. I've probably written a lot of songs in A.
[ Always Keys Lot Probably Songs Write Written]