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Paul Tsongas American Politician (1941-1997)

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I love to rock 'n roll. But my finest suit, of all the things I do, is as a songwriter. Dan Fogelberg
[ Finest Love Rock Roll Songwriter Suit Things]
We went through this business of me writing out all the parts for these old songs from Gravity and Speechless and we'd been performing that, but we don't do that any more. Fred Frith
[ Any Been Business Gravity More Old Out Parts Performing Songs Speechless These Through Went Writing]
The stores and the things like that, the business side of things came out at the point when, I'd say probably in the early '70s, it looked like the year of the singer-songwriter was over, 'cause music changed in our time and the spotlight was out. Jimmy Buffett
[ Business Came Cause Changed Early Looked Music Our Out Over Point Probably Say Side Singer-Songwriter Spotlight Stores Things Time Year]
I had to go into a studio and compose and write and press up 12 songs in 14 hours. When you're recording a song from scratch it takes you 14 hours to do just one song. Grandmaster Flash
[ Compose Go Had Hours Into Just Press Recording Scratch Song Songs Studio Takes Up Write]
Songs like the Buck Owens tune, for example, are very simple and straightforward, and recording it really gave me a chance to get into and get a sense of Buck's personality, a feel for that whole Bakersfield sound. Juice Newton
[ Buck Chance Example Feel Gave Get Into Owens Personality Really Recording Sense Simple Songs Sound Straightforward Tune Very Whole]
Toward the later days of Sabbath, instead of going in and knocking out what songs we did in rehearsal, we would polish them to death. Geezer Butler
[ Days Death Did Going Instead Knocking Later Out Polish Rehearsal Sabbath Songs Them Toward Would]
We became the songs we wrote. Barry Mann
[ Became Songs Wrote]
So I learnt a few country western songs, I bought a chord book, and right away I started writing my own stuff, which nobody else did that, I don't know why. John Fahey
[ Away Book Bought Chord Country Did Else Few Know Learnt Nobody Own Right Songs Started Stuff Western Which Why Writing]
There's so much fear involved in trying to do something you don't know how to do that drugs and alcohol can become a big part of your life if you have an addictive personality or are very unsure, which most songwriters are. Barry Mann
[ Addictive Alcohol Become Big Fear How Involved Know Life Most Much Part Personality Something Songwriters Trying Unsure Very Which Your]
I will always have my songs and I don't think I will ever dry-up. Barry Gibb
[ Always Ever Songs Think Will]
Most of my songs are about Jesus. Most of my songs are about the idea that there is salvation, and that there is a Savior. But I won't mention his name in a song just to get a cheap play. Peter Townsend
[ Cheap Get His Idea Jesus Just Mention Most Name Play Salvation Savior Song Songs Won]
When we played with the Rollins Band, we'd keep songs going until we felt like ending it. Adam Jones
[ Band Ending Felt Going Keep Played Songs Until]
A song must move the story ahead. A song must take the place of dialogue. If a song halts the show, pushes it back, stalls it, the audience won't buy it; they'll be unhappy. Dorothy Fields
[ Ahead Audience Back Buy Dialogue Halts Move Must Place Pushes Show Song Stalls Story Take Unhappy Won]
To this day I get mail from women who say, I went to law school because of your song. But I would hate to think out of the wide spectrum of things I have done in my career, that's all I would be remembered for. Helen Reddy
[ Because Career Day Done Get Hate Law Mail Out Remembered Say School Song Spectrum Things Think Went Wide Women Would Your]
I'm always imagining some sort of story behind the song, even the ones I haven't written. I'm actively engaging in playacting. Cassandra Wilson
[ Actively Always Behind Engaging Even Haven Imagining Ones Some Song Sort Story Written]
There's this notion that allows people to create their own collection of songs, so it rewrites what a song is. They may only want 10 seconds of something, or they may only want this particular song, or they want this group of songs. It becomes much more user-controlled. Michael Nesmith
[ Allows Becomes Collection Create Group May More Much Notion Only Own Particular Rewrites Seconds Something Song Songs Their Want]
I loved Rent when I first heard it, but it grew on me and so did Tick, Tick... Boom. Some songs are more interesting than others and sometimes the ones that never stood out at first end up being the best to perform. Neil Patrick Harris
[ Being Best Boom Did End First Grew Heard Interesting Loved More Never Ones Others Out Perform Rent Some Sometimes Songs Stood Than Tick Up]
We lived, ate, and breathed pop songs. Barry Mann
[ Ate Breathed Lived Pop Songs]
About a year ago, out of the blue, I just wrote a bunch of songs. Rick Moranis
[ Ago Blue Bunch Just Out Songs Wrote Year]
Being a songwriter, singer, and a great part of a unit is more important than being Joe Guitar Hero. Vivian Campbell
[ Being Great Guitar Hero Important Joe More Part Singer Songwriter Than Unit]
It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them. Hilaire Belloc
[ Best Make Second Sing Songs Them Trades]
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. Todd Rundgren
[ Album Also Any Hanging Here Just Little Long Meant Mood Particular Rather Reflect Reflected Song Than Thing Together Too Unfortunately Whole Year]
I found out a long time ago that if I didn't have a good story for a song, I could just make one up! Now it seems over half the stories in my show are made up. The funny thing is, those seem to be the ones that resonate the most with the audiences. Ronny Cox
[ Ago Audiences Could Found Funny Good Half Just Long Made Make Most Now Ones Out Over Resonate Seem Seems Show Song Stories Story Thing Those Time Up]
We have been trying to play a lot of different kinds of music, and probably the next album will go back more towards the direction where you couldn't classify each song as a certain kind of music. This album you can. Mike Gordon
[ Album Back Been Certain Classify Different Direction Each Go Kind Kinds Lot More Music Next Play Probably Song Towards Trying Where Will]
So what I do, more than play any instrument - I mean, I love to play - but more than that, I write songs. Songs that are about living, about what it's like to be going through all the things that people go through in life. Jackson Browne
[ Any Go Going Instrument Life Living Love Mean More Play Songs Than Things Through Write]
But the greatest thing about music is putting it out there for people to figure out. You want the listener to find the song on their own. If you give too much away, it takes away from the imagination. Diana Krall
[ Away Figure Find Give Greatest Imagination Listener Much Music Out Own Putting Song Takes Their Thing Too Want]
When I began making my own albums, the songs became funkier. They were more about the streets. Paul Simon
[ Albums Became Began Making More Own Songs Streets Were]
I like songs that go to different places and then come back. Sean Lennon
[ Back Come Different Go Places Songs Then]
I guess a good song is a good song is a good song, ya know. George Thorogood
[ Good Guess Know Song Ya]
The thrill of hearing your own voice recorded is still there, I still love it, going into the studio and thinking how can I sing this song and between the producers and the musicians you find a way of doing it. Cliff Richard
[ Between Doing Find Going Hearing How Into Love Musicians Own Producers Recorded Sing Song Still Studio Thinking Thrill Voice Way Your]
It's great to hear from people who have been touched by these songs. It has been good to know that the Lord is using this in ways I am not even aware of. Jim Cole
[ Am Aware Been Even Good Great Hear Know Lord Songs These Touched Using Ways]
We've been able to have our cake and eat it, too. Every song, every T-shirt, is absolutely a pure expression of what we want to do. And it connects. Tom Morello
[ Able Absolutely Been Cake Connects Eat Every Expression Our Pure Song T-Shirt Too Want]
Performing is the easiest part of what I do, and songwriting is the hardest. Neil Diamond
[ Easiest Hardest Part Performing Songwriting]
Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail. Robert Motherwell
[ Beauty Dark Every Mist Out Over Rainbow Song Trail Walk Way Will]
The same music is playing on the radio in San Francisco, New York, Washington DC and Annapolis. Everywhere you go there's the same artists and same songs by them, over and over again. At some stations they play the same songs 50 to 60 times a week. John Hall
[ Again Artists Dc Everywhere Francisco Go Music New Over Play Playing Radio Same San Some Songs Stations Them Times Washington Week York]
Singing your own songs is all about individual expression. Lyle Lovett
[ Expression Individual Own Singing Songs 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. Desmond Dekker
[ Around Everyday Happening Hear Life May See Someone Songs Take Talking Write]
I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs. Lionel Blue
[ Any Fear Fed Jewish Losing More Our Sad Sentimentality Sickened Side Songs Suffering Timidity Up Want Weakness]
George Harrison is perhaps one of the most creative people I ever met, not only in his music and songwriting, but just the way he lived his life, decorated his gardens and homes. He was a dear friend of mine. His entire approach to music was very unique. Gary Wright
[ Approach Creative Dear Decorated Entire Ever Friend Gardens George Harrison His Homes Just Life Lived Met Mine Most Music Only Perhaps Songwriting Unique Very Way]
I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now. Ann Beattie
[ Boy Came Could Culture Dancing Different Exactly Few Fourteen Love More Music Name Now Old Out Part Really Say Songs Summer Than Think Thought Used Way Went Years]
This is my home. Home is where the disease is. As long as I stay in America, I'll never run out of subjects for songs. Jello Biafra
[ America Disease Home Long Never Out Run Songs Stay Subjects Where]
A song is anything that can walk by itself. Bob Dylan
[ Anything Itself Song Walk]
With the song 'This Christmas' I wanted to do something that was kind of different. I mean, Donny Hathaway is an amazing artist. So I wanted to bring my flavor to the song so when people over the age of 45 or 50 hear it they'll be like 'OK, he did his thing with that record.' It's like I can appeal to everybody and not just a younger demographic. Chris Brown
[ Age Amazing Appeal Artist Bring Christmas Demographic Did Different Everybody Flavor Hear His Just Kind Mean Ok Over Record Something Song Thing Wanted Younger]
You have to have that organizational principle behind the song. Tom Verlaine
[ Behind Organizational Principle Song]
I've had this song in a drawer for a long time, maybe seven or eight years. Every time I'd do an album, I'd take it out and listen to it, and always liked what it had to say. Plus when Garth came in and sang on it, that made it really special. Chris LeDoux
[ Album Always Came Drawer Eight Every Garth Had Liked Listen Long Made Maybe Out Plus Really Sang Say Seven Song Special Take Time Years]
Unfortunately, most of the songs that I write I don't write them with guitar in mind. I just write it as a song and that was probably one of the ones that left an opening for it. The song's all right, I wouldn't choose to sing it now. Roy Wood
[ Choose Guitar Just Left Mind Most Now Ones Opening Probably Right Sing Song Songs Them Unfortunately Write]
I mean a song that's specifically for the girls. It's saying you know we talk about them night and day, we're constantly pondering on men and what they've done good and what they've done bad and all these things in our lives. Willa Ford
[ Bad Constantly Day Done Girls Good Know Lives Mean Men Night Our Saying Song Specifically Talk Them These Things]
I've got CDs in my car, listening all the time for that next song, because everybody's looking. Reba McEntire
[ Because Car Cds Everybody Got Listening Looking Next Song Time]
It seems to me like the Internet allows you to break that structure a little bit. You know, here's your CD that's going into stores, here's your EP that you offer online, here's a subscription for songs you recorded on the road, here's your live stuff streaming. Liz Phair
[ Allows Bit Break Cd Going Here Internet Into Know Little Live Offer Online Recorded Road Seems Songs Stores Streaming Structure Stuff Subscription Your]
Throughout my career, if I have done anything, I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing - if I respect the song. If I cannot project this to a listener, I fail. Frank Sinatra
[ Anything Attention Cannot Career Done Every Fail Listener Note Paid Project Respect Sing Song Throughout Word]
Sinatra was pretty astute - he used the best songwriters around, he used all the resources, he covered every song from the era basically. Martin Fry
[ Around Astute Basically Best Covered Era Every Pretty Resources Sinatra Song Songwriters Used]
They keep the song as street as it needs to be. It's got a good catchy hook where it can do what it needs to do on the radio, but they keep the song street where it will keep credibility in the hood. Jermaine Dupri
[ Catchy Credibility Good Got Hood Hook Keep Needs Radio Song Street Where Will]
I tend to like songs that are very emotional, that strike a chord with me emotionally. Martin Gore
[ Chord Emotional Emotionally Songs Strike Tend Very]
Sing the songs of joy to the Lord, serve the Name of the Lord, and become the servant of His servants. Guru Nanak
[ Become His Joy Lord Name Servant Servants Serve Sing Songs]
Much responsibility rests upon the shoulders of the song leader; it is not infrequently within his power to make or break a meeting. Paul Harris
[ Break His Infrequently Leader Make Meeting Much Power Responsibility Rests Shoulders Song Upon Within]
If it were bad songs, yeah, I'd speak up, but they're not bad songs. Tom Araya
[ Bad Songs Speak Up Were Yeah]
When the student has her voice under complete control, it is safe to take up the lyric repertoire of Mendelssohn, Old English Songs, etc. How simple and charming they are! Alma Gluck
[ Charming Complete Control English Etc Her How Lyric Mendelssohn Old Repertoire Safe Simple Songs Student Take Under Up Voice]
We started out when I was 6 years old. We played ukuleles and sang Everly Brothers songs. Edgar Winter
[ Brothers Everly Old Out Played Sang Songs Started Years]
I don't dream songs. I'm more apt to write dreams down and then to be able to interpret them into a song. I also tend to get up and write prose in the morning from which will come songs. Judy Collins
[ Able Also Apt Come Down Dream Dreams Get Interpret Into More Morning Prose Song Songs Tend Them Then Up Which Will Write]
Writing songs has a therapeutic effect, and it either kills off love or wins the heart of the lover. Shakira
[ Effect Either Heart Kills Love Lover Off Songs Therapeutic Wins Writing]
We've written something like 900 songs in all. Barry Mann
[ Something Songs Written]
We have the capacity to receive messages from the stars and the songs of the night winds. Ruth St. Denis
[ Capacity Messages Night Receive Songs Stars Winds]
I've never done anything so political before. I've spent years shouting my mouth off about serious issues over dinner tables but never really had the confidence to express my views in a song. George Michael
[ Anything Before Confidence Dinner Done Express Had Issues Mouth Never Off Over Political Really Serious Shouting Song Spent Tables Views Years]
Right now my mind is on the people who stole our instruments, and, specifically, the person with my guitar, which will no doubt end its days having Green Day songs worked out on it. A better fate was deserved - and while the reverence given to guitars annoys me, I shall miss it. Jonny Greenwood
[ Annoys Better Day Days Deserved Doubt End Fate Given Green Guitar Guitars Having Instruments Mind Miss Now Our Out Person Reverence Right Shall Songs Specifically Stole Which While Will Worked]
I wasn't thinking of the longevity of any of my songs, but I am extremely pleased with the lasting effect. Graham Nash
[ Am Any Effect Extremely Lasting Longevity Pleased Songs Thinking]
Yeah, I came in at the end of the Notorious album, played on about five tracks and then we went on a tour. Then we did another album, Big Thing, and then we started writing songs together in 1989. Warren Cuccurullo
[ Album Another Big Came Did End Five Notorious Played Songs Started Then Thing Together Tour Tracks Went Writing Yeah]
Janis Joplin is definitely one of my biggest influences. She taught me how to feel music, and I don't think there's anyone like her that could bring such pain and emotion to a song. LeAnn Rimes
[ Anyone Biggest Bring Could Definitely Emotion Feel Her How Influences Janis Joplin Music Pain She Song Such Taught Think]
I continue to believe, contrary to the given wisdom, that it's more interesting to have an album - or, indeed, an individual song - which has variety rather than homogeneity. Peter Hammill
[ Album Believe Continue Contrary Given Homogeneity Indeed Individual Interesting More Rather Song Than Variety Which Wisdom]
I come from the performance world, but the idea of a worship song is different. It's useful music. John Tesh
[ Come Different Idea Music Performance Song Useful World Worship]
If any of our songs ever did make it on the top ten, I'd disband the group immediately. Robert Smith
[ Any Did Ever Group Immediately Make Our Songs Ten Top]
I think one of the things about writing in the studio is that the song hasn't matured, if you like, so quite often the vocals are early attempts. Whereas once you've taken it out on the road a bit, you learn more about a song. Peter Gabriel
[ Attempts Bit Early Hasn Learn Matured More Often Once Out Quite Road Song Studio Taken Things Think Vocals Whereas Writing]
Universal was absolutely marvelous about sitting down with me and listening to my input. It wasn't something where they chose a bunch of songs that were best sellers. They did a marvelous job on the packaging. It's a beautiful tribute. Rita Coolidge
[ Absolutely Beautiful Best Bunch Chose Did Down Input Job Listening Marvelous Packaging Sellers Sitting Something Songs Tribute Universal Were Where]
If you only do little clusters - three or four songs by one, and another, and then yet another - you lose the opportunity to think your way into the composer's mind, since, after all, most of these pieces are quite brief. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
[ After Another Brief Clusters Composer Four Into Little Lose Mind Most Only Opportunity Pieces Quite Since Songs Then These Think Three Way Yet Your]
The vocals are what immediately draw people in and sell the song. Jerry Harrison
[ Draw Immediately Sell Song Vocals]
With every song that I write, I compare it to the Beatles. The thing is, they only got there before me. If I'd been born at the same time as John Lennon, I'd have been up there. Noel Gallagher
[ Beatles Been Before Born Compare Every Got John Lennon Only Same Song Thing Time Up Write]
I live again the days and evenings of my long career. I dream at night of operas and concerts in which I have had my share of success. Now like the old Irish minstrel, I have hung up my harp because my songs are all sung. John McCormack
[ Again Because Career Concerts Days Dream Evenings Had Harp Hung Irish Live Long Night Now Old Operas Share Songs Success Sung Up Which]
Someone told me there was a publisher that could find a good home for my songs, but I didn't want to give up my pursuit of a career in the business as an artist. Michael Bolton
[ Artist Business Career Could Find Give Good Home Publisher Pursuit Someone Songs Told Up Want]
To reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share some memories, and play our songs again. Ricky Nelson
[ Again Chance Friends Memories Old Our Play Reminisce Share Some Songs]
My other advice is to start writing songs and singing right away. Jerry Harrison
[ Advice Away Other Right Singing Songs Start Writing]
We will have close to 3 months of rehearsals to learn about 30 songs. Frank usually rehearsed a band for at least 3 months. If it took him that long to be comfortable we probably would need double the amount, but It's just not financially possible to do so. Dweezil Zappa
[ Amount Band Close Comfortable Double Financially Frank Him Just Learn Least Long Months Need Possible Probably Rehearsals Rehearsed Songs Took Usually Will Would]
What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop. Bono
[ Age Between Closed Digital Doing Dreaming Excited Gap Laptop Make Need Needed Now Personally Producer Record See Song Studio Turns Used Wanted]
I don't mean this in a stuck-up way, but I needed an attitude song. Gwen Stefani
[ Attitude Mean Needed Song Way]
My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power. Paulina Rubio Music
[ Girl Inspired Music Percent Power Songs]
You hear it in your brain. Whatever makes sense. Some songs work well as quartet songs, sometimes they don't. Branford Marsalis
[ Brain Hear Makes Quartet Sense Some Sometimes Songs Well Whatever Work Your]
With my songs I tried to prove that there is love. Nana Mouskouri
[ Love Prove Songs Tried]
I suppose any note, no matter how sour, sounds like a song if you hold onto it long enough. Dewitt Bodeen
[ Any Enough Hold How Long Matter Note Onto Song Sounds Sour Suppose]
My son writes songs and plays. He sings like an angel. Edie Brickell
[ Angel Plays Sings Son Songs Writes]
No matter how famous and established they were or however blessed they were with great songs or long careers, if they lived alone, they lived alone. That's not the way I wanted to live prior to the tour or after. Edie Brickell
[ After Alone Blessed Careers Established Famous Great How However Live Lived Long Matter Prior Songs Tour Wanted Way Were]
To summarize, the particular song a male sings, and the behavioral responses of females to song and morphological signals, are not genetically inherited in a fixed manner but are determined by learning early in life. Peter R. Grant
[ Behavioral Determined Early Females Fixed Genetically Inherited Learning Life Male Manner Morphological Particular Responses Signals Sings Song Summarize]
There are seven songs finished and on par with any that are on Siren's. Peter Hook
[ Any Finished Par Seven Siren Songs]
I mean Gorilla was really our first sort of goes at songwriting. Neil Innes
[ First Goes Gorilla Mean Our Really Songwriting Sort]
Since I have been singing for so many years, I don't always need to approach a song quite so laboriously and meticulously. Kate Smith
[ Always Approach Been Laboriously Many Need Quite Since Singing Song Years]
It wasn't so much that I had to leave to make it in the music business as I was curious to be out on my own and sort of explore. I never felt that where I was ever influenced my songwriting. Matthew Sweet
[ Business Curious Ever Explore Felt Had Influenced Leave Make Much Music Never Out Own Songwriting Sort Where]
Songwriting is the other weight on the opposite side of the scale from touring. They balance me out creatively. Tommy Shaw
[ Balance Creatively Opposite Other Out Scale Side Songwriting Touring Weight]
In earlier times, so many people sang much more. You know as a kid you'd go to some kind of religious training and or summer camp or whatever it was and you'd learn to sing a lot of songs. Michael Tilson Thomas
[ Camp Earlier Go Kid Kind Know Learn Lot Many More Much Religious Sang Sing Some Songs Summer Times Training Whatever]
Songwriting is the most terrifying thing to me, because you are really laying your heart out there. David Friedman
[ Because Heart Laying Most Out Really Songwriting Terrifying Thing Your]
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. Chaka Khan
[ Album Been Blige Comes Features Head Hear Mary Much Music Out Playing Songs Talk Think Too Want Will Yet]
I've come to understand my role. On some level, I provide the context for them to shine. I also know my role is the steward of the songs, and the center point, the artist that the stuff all revolves around. But I really try to honor that. Kathy Mattea
[ Also Around Artist Center Come Context Honor Know Level Point Provide Really Revolves Role Shine Some Songs Steward Stuff Them Try Understand]
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. Mark Knopfler
[ Another Come Depends Different Doing Each Fast Just Laws Life Might Other Out Own Producing Secret Sometimes Song Songwriting Teased Times Whereas]
We don't mind being ripped apart, but don't rip the songs apart. They're like our kids. Maurice Gibb
[ Apart Being Kids Mind Our Rip Ripped Songs]
We always feel pretty creative as far as writing songs. We write them together; we just get in a room, or on occasion in Flea's garage. We just sort of improvise, like jazz musicians. Chad Smith
[ Always Creative Far Feel Flea Garage Get Improvise Jazz Just Musicians Occasion Pretty Room Songs Sort Them Together Write Writing]
I'm not going to hurt anybody other than that dick who keeps writing songs about me. Courtney Love
[ Anybody Going Hurt Keeps Other Songs Than Writing]
Our shows are packed with laughter and light-hearted songs to lift the listener from their everyday life. We encourage the audience to participate in any way. Jason Mraz
[ Any Audience Encourage Everyday Laughter Life Lift Light-Hearted Listener Our Packed Participate Shows Songs Their Way]
However, there's no theme or concept behind Heathen, just a number of songs but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums. David Bowie
[ Albums Any Behind Concept Heathen However Just Number Quite Runs Somehow Songs Strong Thematic Theme Thread Through Type]
Even though other people wrote my songs I put my stamp on them. I have a connection, but there is no truer connection than an artists and their own song. Justin Guarini
[ Artists Connection Even Other Own Put Song Songs Stamp Than Their Them Though Truer Wrote]
And he was going to give me a song, because I'm a singer and I wanted to sing in everything. Sally Kellerman
[ Because Everything Give Going Sing Singer Song Wanted]
The skit was very successful based on the applause. After that show, the three of us decided to get together and try and come up with some songs that we could all participate in. Phil Harris
[ After Applause Based Come Could Decided Get Participate Show Skit Some Songs Successful Three Together Try Up Us Very]
They look for the top note to end every song. They don't know what they are singing about. There is no style. Frankie Avalon
[ End Every Know Look Note Singing Song Style Top]
People get passionate about a song. It's been my experience if you put out radio candy, something commercial, it doesn't sell records. Trace Adkins
[ Been Candy Commercial Experience Get Out Passionate Put Radio Records Sell Something Song]
I'm probably writing music now for the same reason as I started writing songs when I was 14 - to meet women. Billy Joel
[ Meet Music Now Probably Reason Same Songs Started Women Writing]
It is a process of discovery. It's being quiet enough and undisturbed enough for a period of time so that the songs can begin to sort of peek out, and you begin to have emotional experiences in a musical way. James Taylor
[ Begin Being Discovery Emotional Enough Experiences Musical Out Peek Period Process Quiet Songs Sort Time Undisturbed Way]
After a while, though, the group just wasn't a good vehicle for the songs I'd written. Mark Knopfler
[ After Good Group Just Songs Though Vehicle While Written]
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. David K. Shipler
[ Across Ages Cultures Delicate Festival Great Jerusalem Junction Lamentation Mournful Robust Sigh Song Spiritual]
I think music needs to be presented in a way so that kids can grasp songs, dances, simple music that's associated with some particular defining moment in human experience. Michael Tilson Thomas
[ Associated Dances Defining Experience Grasp Human Kids Moment Music Needs Particular Presented Simple Some Songs Think Way]
As the writer, you're always a presence in the song. If you get close to what human beings are like, you're writing about common experience. We all do much the same things, so if you nail somebody, then you've also nailed yourself. Richard Thompson
[ Also Always Beings Close Common Experience Get Human Much Nail Nailed Presence Same Somebody Song Then Things Writer Writing Yourself]
I have always been fascinated by dark and mysterious stuff. I guess I have a pretty dark and gloomy side. Writing songs saves me from going completely gonzo. Gavin Rossdale
[ Always Been Completely Dark Fascinated Gloomy Going Guess Mysterious Pretty Saves Side Songs Stuff Writing]
Songs are life in 80 words or less. Neil Diamond
[ Less Life Songs Words]
I learn my songs by ear. Kate Smith
[ Ear Learn Songs]
We have always wanted to write songs and be experimental in that way. Mike Lowry
[ Always Experimental Songs Wanted Way Write]
How do I tell people who I am? Not being a writer, the only way is to sing songs that reflect my opinions. Cass Elliot
[ Am Being How Only Opinions Reflect Sing Songs Tell Way Writer]
It was a very bizarre experience for me, to get the songs together, go in there, and try to deliver them as I would perhaps in a live setting. But I realized that I couldn't take on that coffeehouse style that I came from and go in there and burn it up. Jason Mraz
[ Bizarre Burn Came Deliver Experience Get Go Live Perhaps Realized Setting Songs Style Take Them Together Try Up Very Would]
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. Rick Springfield
[ Audience Band Being Camera Does Just Members Other Rely Room Sit Songs Songwriter Write]
I listen to Helmet - and I love Helmet, they're a great band - but every song sounds the same. Adam Jones
[ Band Every Great Helmet Listen Love Same Song Sounds]
I don't want people to sit and process the song. I want them to just let them bathe over them. Mandy Patinkin
[ Bathe Just Over Process Sit Song Them Want]
I was five years old when I wrote my first song. It was out of longing for my father that I wrote it. Shmuel Y. Agnon
[ Father First Five Longing Old Out Song Wrote Years]
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. Isaac Hanson
[ Album Allows Chance Chat Check Fans Give Listen New Our Out Place Purchase Show Songs Tickets Us Video Win Working Yahoo]
It's a little gross to put yourself in every song. I mean, how interesting do people really think you are? Jakob Dylan
[ Every Gross How Interesting Little Mean Put Really Song Think Yourself]
I don't know about the time those songs were written. But he was jamming with someone in Colorado or San Francisco, and I'm sure he was working on the lyrics right up to the show because they were really relevant for the situation. Krist Novoselic
[ Because Colorado Francisco Jamming Know Lyrics Really Relevant Right San Show Situation Someone Songs Sure Those Time Up Were Working Written]
Whenever I fill out the job description I put 'songwriter,' never 'singer' or 'artist.' Singers come and go. Brian McKnight
[ Artist Come Description Fill Go Job Never Out Put Singer Singers Songwriter Whenever]
I love when people get songs wrong. I love when people take something from a song that's totally not what I intended! Richard Marx
[ Get Intended Love Something Song Songs Take Totally Wrong]
But we will play 6, 7 new songs each evening, approximately a third in the concert. I think it's a good balance. It will be very interesting to see the public's reaction. But i think when we'll play the very first new piece, we will be scared. Ed O'Brien
[ Approximately Balance Concert Each Evening First Good Interesting New Piece Play Public Reaction Scared See Songs Think Third Very Will]
I think that a song, when it works, never mind a piece of long form music, even a song is something that speaks to itself but has a language all of its own, ideally. Steve Hackett
[ Even Form Ideally Itself Language Long Mind Music Never Own Piece Something Song Speaks Think Works]
The music is the shining path over which the poet travels to bring his song to the world. Lotte Lehmann
[ Bring His Music Over Path Poet Shining Song Travels Which World]
We just sang real simple songs in a simple way that got to people. We didn't try to tart them up with orchestral arrangements and all the stuff. We were all blues fanatics. We like R+B and blues and simple, gut-feeling music. Mick Ralphs
[ Arrangements Blues Fanatics Got Just Music Orchestral Real Sang Simple Songs Stuff Tart Them Try Up Way Were]
Most of the songs I sing have that blues feeling in it. They have that sorry feeling. And I don't know what I'm sorry about. I don't. Etta James
[ Blues Feeling Know Most Sing Songs Sorry]
Revising a screenplay is much more frustrating than revising a song because you have to read through the entire work again while you are changing stuff. It is a lot easier to edit a song. Kelly Jones
[ Again Because Changing Easier Edit Entire Frustrating Lot More Much Read Revising Screenplay Song Stuff Than Through While Work]
I do like to write nasty songs. It's a useful weapon to have, and it's cathartic as well, because I create art out of anger, something positive out of something negative. Lisa Marie Presley
[ Anger Art Because Cathartic Create Nasty Negative Out Positive Something Songs Useful Weapon Well Write]
I've always written songs, even when I wasn't doing anything with my personal life in music. Leif Garrett
[ Always Anything Doing Even Life Music Personal Songs Written]
Lionel Richie, love song, OK, thank you very much, good-bye. And all of a sudden I realized that, in my career, what has made my career has always been the surprises. Lionel Richie
[ Always Been Career Good-Bye Lionel Love Made Much Ok Realized Richie Song Sudden Surprises Thank Very]
I really, really like writing songs. Debbie Harry
[ Really Songs Writing]
The easiest songs to write are pure fiction. There is no limit to how you can tell the story. I find it difficult when I'm replaying an event through a song. Jason Mraz
[ Difficult Easiest Event Fiction Find How Limit Pure Song Songs Story Tell Through Write]
Your average pop song or film is a very sophisticated item, with very sophisticated ways of listening and viewing that we have not really consciously developed over the years - because we were having such a good time. Paul Muldoon
[ Average Because Consciously Developed Film Good Having Item Listening Over Pop Really Song Sophisticated Such Time Very Viewing Ways Were Years Your]
I could write six songs in one day with everything that's going on. Alanis Morissette
[ Could Day Everything Going Six Songs Write]
So it was just a case of getting a bunch of songs that I had been writing for years but hadn't recorded together, and the result was My Own Best Enemy. Richard Marx
[ Been Best Bunch Case Enemy Getting Had Hadn Just Own Recorded Result Songs Together Writing Years]
Some of the press who speak loudly about the freedom of the press are themselves the enemies of freedom. Countless people dare not say a thing because they know it will be picked up and made a song of by the press. That limits freedom. Geoffrey Fisher
[ Because Countless Dare Enemies Freedom Know Limits Loudly Made Picked Press Say Some Song Speak Themselves Thing Up Will]
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? Ethan Coen
[ Either Just Know Music Piece Reasons Right Song Why Wrong]
This is the bunch of songs I did first, and it's just the type of thing I do. I am a Carter Family girl, so the record is book-ended with Carter Family songs. June Carter Cash
[ Am Bunch Carter Did Family First Girl Just Record Songs Thing Type]
If it can affect me, if it has meaning to me, if I feel I can do it well, I will do it and record it and thats why I recorded these songs. Neil Diamond
[ Affect Feel Meaning Record Recorded Songs Thats These Well Why Will]
I learned that if you bring black people together, you bring them together with a song. To this day, I don't understand how people think they can bring anybody together without a song. Bernice Johnson Reagon
[ Anybody Black Bring Day How Learned Song Them Think Together Understand Without]
That's a big gift when people say to you that a song helped them or brought them to some place in their life where they needed to be. Lenny Kravitz
[ Big Brought Gift Helped Life Needed Place Say Some Song Their Them Where]
Fools are my theme, let satire be my song. Lord Byron
[ Fools Satire Song Theme]
I wanted to play rock and roll when I started playing. Nobody at that time ever thought about songwriting. You sang songs, that's all. You sang other people's songs. That's all there were. Bruce Cockburn
[ Ever Nobody Other Play Playing Rock Roll Sang Songs Songwriting Started Thought Time Wanted Were]
I always thought that it was every performer's dream. That's the epitome of being an artist, being able to express song, dance and acting in a live theatre setting and really connecting with an audience on that level. Deborah Cox
[ Able Acting Always Artist Audience Being Connecting Dance Dream Epitome Every Express Level Live Performer Really Setting Song Theatre Thought]
John Lennon and Ringo Starr liked my songs. I used to write songs and they heard me sing songs on stage in London. Ben Kingsley
[ Heard John Lennon Liked London Ringo Sing Songs Stage Used Write]
There are quite a few honest songwriters out there writing about relationships and their own personality traits. But for some reason, once they step out of the bedroom, their honesty doesn't seem to come with them. Billy Bragg
[ Bedroom Come Few Honest Honesty Once Out Own Personality Quite Reason Relationships Seem Some Songwriters Step Their Them Traits Writing]
I have never sung a whole song on my own before and I am not the best dancer in the world, but I would rather try and fall than not not try at all. Geri Halliwell
[ Am Before Best Dancer Fall Never Own Rather Song Sung Than Try Whole World Would]
Sometimes we drop in and do an acoustic set somewhere, and that's really fun to take all these insanely loud songs, and to do them quiet. It's really a sight to see... or to hear! Michael McKean
[ Acoustic Drop Fun Hear Insanely Loud Quiet Really See Set Sight Sometimes Somewhere Songs Take Them These]
I may not be the most famous songwriter in the world, but you know a David Friedman song when you hear it. It took me a long time to appreciate that. David Friedman
[ Appreciate David Famous Hear Know Long May Most Song Songwriter Time Took World]
We play a hip-hop song and suddenly 25 people on the left jump up and put their hands in the air; then you play Lost Cause and they're like, I don't know about this one. Beck
[ Air Cause Hands Hip-Hop Jump Know Left Lost Play Put Song Suddenly Their Then Up]
What I always try to do is to respond to the song; I've always rebelled against theory. Mark Knopfler
[ Against Always Rebelled Respond Song Theory Try]
I publish my own music. I'm creating my own songbook. It works that way for me; I'm very independent. David Friedman
[ Creating Independent Music Own Publish Songbook Very Way Works]
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song. Henri Frederic Amiel
[ Able Art Attain Attraction Changing Childish Great Guess How Interest Keep Key Know Learn Might Music Must Piece Read Simply Song Soul Suggest Teaching Then Up Vary Will]
But in the finished art of the song the use of words has no connection with the use of words in poetry. John Drinkwater
[ Art Connection Finished Poetry Song Use Words]
Sometimes you're trapped in writing songs and you don't have enough distance from what you do anymore and you need the talent and the years of other people to come and jump in. Keren Ann
[ Anymore Come Distance Enough Jump Need Other Sometimes Songs Talent Trapped Writing Years]
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. Mike Gordon
[ 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]
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. John Lennon
[ Answer Answers Believe Claimed Claiming Divinity Honestly Life Love Never Only Out Peace Purity Put Questions Songs Soul Still Understanding]
We play our Irish songs a bit more loosely. Caroline Corr
[ Bit Irish Loosely More Our Play Songs]
I actually write film music because I'm classically trained on the piano so as well as songwriting I also write actual film music that could be used for movies like war movies and love movies. Vanessa Brown
[ Actual Actually Also Because Classically Could Film Love Movies Music Piano Songwriting Trained Used War Well Write]
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Tecumseh
[ Day Death Divide Go Great Noble Over Prepare Song]
I like to think about stringing songs together like a string of pearls, or a string of beads, but ultimately it has to be stuff that really works with the band, and gives a spin to the older material. Emmylou Harris
[ Band Beads Gives Material Older Pearls Really Songs Spin String Stringing Stuff Think Together Ultimately Works]
My songs form a kind of biography or diary of my life as they are about people I have loved and people I only knew in my heart, places I have seen only for a moment and places I have lived all my life. Justin Hayward
[ Biography Diary Form Heart Kind Knew Life Lived Loved Moment Only Places Seen Songs]
I've been lucky to be able to make the records I've wanted to make. The record company has never pressured me to cut certain songs. Lyle Lovett
[ Able Been Certain Company Cut Lucky Make Never Pressured Record Records Songs Wanted]
The songs are about things that we were thinking and we wrote 'em down, and when you listen to 'em, whatever you think it's about... THAT'S what it's about! Layne Staley
[ Down Em Listen Songs Things Think Thinking Were Whatever Wrote]
A good country song takes a page out of somebody's life and puts it to music. Conway Twitty
[ Country Good Life Music Out Page Puts Somebody Song Takes]
I translated Beatles songs for my English class. Christian Lacroix
[ Beatles Class English Songs Translated]
I think some people record songs and make records a certain way to cater to radio. If you're born to make commercial music that's cool. But if you're born to not make commercial records, maybe you're meant to cater to another market. Bryan White
[ Another Born Cater Certain Commercial Cool Make Market Maybe Meant Music Radio Record Records Some Songs Think Way]
My grandmother passed at 104. She sang and wrote songs until she passed. Rita Coolidge
[ Grandmother Passed Sang She Songs Until Wrote]
We didn't rehearse or play the songs to death before we recorded them, and that let us catch a freshness and energy level we've never really felt while making records. Edie Brickell
[ Before Catch Death Energy Felt Freshness Level Making Never Play Really Recorded Records Rehearse Songs Them Us While]
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. James Mooney
[ According Agreement Circle Facing Form Hands Inward Join Moving Opening Places Previous Sing Small Soft Song Their Then Undertone Without]
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. John Deacon
[ Album Along Basically Doing Ended Few First Learned Our Quite Songs Time Up Went Were Which]
The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding. Willie Dixon
[ Blues Expressed Facts Feeling Inspiration Life Song True Understanding Words]
If my tongue were trained to measures, I would sing a stirring song. Paul Tillich
[ Measures Sing Song Stirring Tongue Trained Were Would]
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. Otis Blackwell
[ Fame Great Hall Kind Music Nashville Put Really Songwriters Town]
Sonnets are guys writing in English, imitating an Italian song form. It was a form definitely sung as often as it was recited. Steve Earle
[ Definitely English Form Guys Imitating Italian Often Song Sonnets Sung Writing]
Probably most successful songwriters have an innate songwriting ability. Barry Mann
[ Ability Innate Most Probably Songwriters Songwriting Successful]
I'm very soulful. I grew up singing in church. When I sing a song, I like to feel what I'm singing. Fantasia Barrino
[ Church Feel Grew Sing Singing Song Soulful Up Very]
I've gone through the village of my songwriting and my artistry, and I've gone through lots of different phases, including one where it has been very quiet and abandoned me for a few years. Carly Simon
[ Abandoned Artistry Been Different Few Gone Including Lots Phases Quiet Songwriting Through Very Village Where Years]
My biggest challenge was to make sure that the songs I did were who I am. Justin Timberlake
[ Am Biggest Challenge Did Make Songs Sure Were]
I do not think men have more talent. There are a great many women in the arts; novelists, painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far lower in the field of song writing. Dorothy Fields
[ Arts Far Field Great Lower Many Men More Novelists Painters Proportion Sculptors Song Talent Think Women Writing]
I just think it's a blessing that I was able to have the gift of words and to be able to put them into music. I was given a great gift all the way around. I didn't ever have to really go out and look for songs, you know. Teena Marie
[ Able Around Blessing Ever Gift Given Go Great Into Just Know Look Music Out Put Really Songs Them Think Way Words]
I compose my own stuff. I've been writing songs with words. I've been playing more on the keyboard because I can transpose it to sheet music on the computer. Alicia Witt
[ Because Been Compose Computer Keyboard More Music Own Playing Sheet Songs Stuff Words Writing]
In the 1960s, people were trying to get away from the pop song format. Tracks were getting longer, or much, much shorter. Brian Eno
[ Away Format Get Getting Longer Much Pop Shorter Song Tracks Trying Were]
Then when Gladys Knight came in to do my songs that was the straw that broke the camel's back. Brenda Holloway
[ Back Broke Came Camel Knight Songs Straw Then]
A so-called happy marriage corresponds to love as a correct poem to an improvised song. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
[ Correct Corresponds Happy Improvised Love Marriage Poem So-Called Song]
The quality of the writing, really. Simple as that. Beautiful words. It's very nice as a singer to do great songs, which have wonderful lyrics and strong feelings underneath the song. Bryan Ferry
[ Beautiful Feelings Great Lyrics Nice Quality Really Simple Singer Song Songs Strong Underneath Very Which Wonderful Words Writing]
Nowadays it seems to me nobody takes trouble about anything, especially writing songs. Marian McPartland
[ Anything Especially Nobody Nowadays Seems Songs Takes Trouble Writing]
Yes, threadbare seem his songs, to lettered ken - they were worn threadbare next the hearts of men. William Watson
[ Hearts His Ken Lettered Men Next Seem Songs Threadbare Were Worn Yes]
If you're writing anything decent, it's in you, it's your spirit coming out. If it's not an expression of how a person genuinely feels, then it's not a good song done with any conviction. Alex Chilton
[ Any Anything Coming Conviction Decent Done Expression Feels Genuinely Good How Out Person Song Spirit Then Writing Your]
You must pass your days in song. Let your whole life be a song. Sai Baba
[ Days Life Must Pass Song Whole Your]
We sing a little song before we eat, a little blessing before we eat, and it's really - we're thanking the Lord and the Earth for the food that we eat, and it really brings you together in a profound kind of way. Phil Lesh
[ Before Blessing Brings Earth Eat Food Kind Little Lord Profound Really Sing Song Thanking Together Way]
The songs were really complicated. I used to meet people in bar bands who were trying to play our songs and they were really struggling with it. Technically it was really difficult stuff. Kip Winger
[ Bands Bar Complicated Difficult Meet Our Play Really Songs Struggling Stuff Technically Trying Used Were]
What you hear about the band is always going to be more disturbing than any particular song. Daisy Berkowitz
[ Always Any Band Disturbing Going Hear More Particular Song Than]
I've got the luxury to tailor make the songs so I can sing them. Glenn Tipton
[ Got Luxury Make Sing Songs Tailor Them]
Some of their best songs don't have bridges and choruses. So that made me think I should trust my instincts. My songs were okay, I figured. I didn't need to change anything. Lucinda Williams
[ Anything Best Bridges Change Choruses Figured Instincts Made Need Okay Should Some Songs Their Think Trust Were]
I learnt from Armstrong on the early recordings that you never sang a song the same way twice. Van Morrison
[ Armstrong Early Learnt Never Recordings Same Sang Song Twice Way]
If you want me to sing this Christmas song with the feeling and the meaning, you better see if you can locate that check. Mahalia Jackson
[ Better Check Christmas Feeling Locate Meaning See Sing Song Want]
If you call attention to yourself at the expense of the song, that's the cardinal sin. Benmont Tench
[ Attention Call Cardinal Expense Sin Song Yourself]
Our perception of songs that we've written... the meaning changes from day to day... to whatever stage we're at in our life and careers. Layne Staley
[ Careers Changes Day Life Meaning Our Perception Songs Stage Whatever Written]
I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could. James Taylor
[ Being Could Out Pretending Songwriter Started Turned]
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. Lil' Romeo
[ Around Cuz Dad Joking Just Kind Know Make Play Producers Said Scared Should Songs Think Were Would]
Sometimes, but the year I lived in France I started to write songs. Carly Simon
[ France Lived Sometimes Songs Started Write Year]
There is a lot of melody and things that sound familiar in hundreds of songs. Wayne Coyne
[ Familiar Hundreds Lot Melody Songs Sound Things]
I have eighteen titles in the German language. I had a number one song in 1965. Wanda Jackson
[ Eighteen German Had Language Number Song Titles]
If a song's about something I've experienced or that could've happened to me it's good. But if it's alien to me, I couldn't lend anything to it. Because that's what soul is all about. Aretha Franklin
[ Alien Anything Because Could Experienced Good Happened Lend Something Song Soul]
I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village. He used to come and see me and sing songs for me, saying they ought to go into my next collected book on American folk music. Alan Lomax
[ American Back Bobby Book Collected Come Days Dylan Folk Go Into Knew Lived Music Next Ought Saying See Sing Songs Used Village]
It's just that a lot of songs that are popular right now, they don't have any meaning. Elliott Smith
[ Any Just Lot Meaning Now Popular Right Songs]
I tend to think of all the songs the same - I give them all kind of equal rights. Jules Shear
[ Equal Give Kind Rights Same Songs Tend Them Think]
I don't care how good a song is - if it holds back the storyline, stalls the plot, your audience will reject it. Dorothy Fields
[ Audience Back Care Good Holds How Plot Reject Song Stalls Storyline Will Your]
At the Muddy Waters thing, I played the first song by myself on an acoustic guitar. I thought that was great that y'all did that tribute to Muddy Waters. I had a real good time. Gregg Allman
[ Acoustic Did First Good Great Guitar Had Muddy Myself Played Real Song Thing Thought Time Tribute Waters]
You kind of have to become a song so to speak and we wanted to make sure that Tom did them with the best abilities he had and captured all that what the song is all about. Kerry King
[ Abilities Become Best Captured Did Had Kind Make Song Speak Sure Them Tom Wanted]
Flower was a good metaphor for growth. The song is obviously about sexual responsibility, so that was the main metaphor. Also, it's like knowing who someone has been and remembering and appreciating that, but really appreciating what they are now even more. Jody Watley
[ Also Appreciating Been Even Flower Good Growth Knowing Main Metaphor More Now Obviously Really Remembering Responsibility Sexual Someone Song]
That is what intrigues me; songwriting and song structure and expression. Geddy Lee
[ Expression Intrigues Song Songwriting Structure]
I've been doing my big theater projects, which take years, and writing a song here and there. David Friedman
[ Been Big Doing Here Projects Song Take Theater Which Writing Years]
Even though we didn't actually record it as the Move I had already written a song called 'Dear Elaine,' which I subsequently put on the Boulders album. I thought at the time that was probably the best song I'd written. Roy Wood
[ Actually Album Already Best Called Dear Elaine Even Had Move Probably Put Record Song Subsequently Though Thought Time Which Written]
It used to be that you'd have a song recorded by a major country artist and if it was a hit, you could buy a car. Now you can buy a dealership. Tom T. Hall
[ Artist Buy Car Could Country Hit Major Now Recorded Song Used]
I was wildly out of style when that television theme song suddenly pushed its way onto the Top Ten. It was certainly not the record company trying to make that happen. John Sebastian
[ Certainly Company Happen Make Onto Out Pushed Record Song Style Suddenly Television Ten Theme Top Trying Way Wildly]
It's funny; Luther and I have written many songs together, but we've never written songs in the same room. Richard Marx
[ Funny Luther Many Never Room Same Songs Together Written]
You've got to separate the singer and the songs. Van Morrison
[ Got Separate Singer Songs]
There's nothing like a good cheating song to make me want to run home to be with my wife. Steven Curtis Chapman Marriage
[ Cheating Good Home Make Nothing Run Song Want Wife]
Steve produced Girls Grow Up Faster Than Boys and one more. Then he and I wrote a few songs together and became good friends. He was a talented producer. Jimmy Griffin
[ Became Boys Faster Few Friends Girls Good Grow More Produced Producer Songs Steve Talented Than Then Together Up Wrote]
I have those songs as well. It depends on what I'm going through in my life but I'm a huge fan of Bjork. Sometimes I get so emotional because she's so amazing. Ashlee Simpson
[ Amazing Because Depends Emotional Fan Get Going Huge Life She Sometimes Songs Those Through Well]
The songs are not necessarily autobiographical. A lot of songs are a combination of influences. It might be some part of my life, or something I've felt, or something somebody's told me. It all comes together. Tracy Chapman
[ Autobiographical Combination Comes Felt Influences Life Lot Might Necessarily Part Some Somebody Something Songs Together Told]
I will be singing primarily all the songs from the musicals that I have been in from over the years. Elaine Paige
[ Been Musicals Over Primarily Singing Songs Will Years]
I kept looking to do songs that were written years ago and would live or outlive all of us, and the one thing they had in common was Sinatra. Michael Bolton
[ Ago Common Had Kept Live Looking Outlive Sinatra Songs Thing Us Were Would Written Years]
A characteristic of older folksongs, in most cases, is that we don't know their composers or authors. Older folksongs were written often with no commercial purpose in mind. They were passed down by word of mouth, from generation to generation. Tom Glazer
[ Authors Cases Characteristic Commercial Composers Down Generation Know Mind Most Mouth Often Older Passed Purpose Their Were Word Written]
Any musical person who has never heard a Negro congregation under the spell of religious fervor sing these old songs has missed one of the most thrilling emotions which the human heart may experience. James Weldon Johnson
[ Any Congregation Emotions Experience Fervor Heard Heart Human May Missed Most Musical Negro Never Old Person Religious Sing Songs Spell These Thrilling Under Which]
It's very hard to teach someone how to write a song if to begin with there's no creative crop to harvest. Barry Mann
[ Begin Creative Crop Hard Harvest How Someone Song Teach Very Write]
My songs are like my kids. Billy Joel
[ Kids Songs]
Frankly, I mean, sometimes the interpretations I've seen on some of the songs that I've written are a lot more interesting than the input that I put in. David Bowie
[ Frankly Input Interesting Interpretations Lot Mean More Put Seen Some Sometimes Songs Than Written]
I think that songwriting changed when groups started spending more time in the studio. Ray Davies
[ Changed Groups More Songwriting Spending Started Studio Think Time]
I didn't say I wasn't gonna do rockabilly. I just said I ain't gonna sing no song that ain't a country song. I won't be known as anything but a country singer. Buck Owens
[ Anything Country Gonna Just Known Rockabilly Said Say Sing Singer Song Won]
I think people who don't believe in God are crazy. How can you say there is no God when you hear the birds singing these beautiful songs you didn't make? Little Richard
[ Beautiful Believe Birds Crazy God Hear How Make Say Singing Songs These Think]
My mother carried on and supported us; her ambition had been to write poetry and songs. Philip Levine
[ Ambition Been Carried Had Her Mother Poetry Songs Supported Us Write]
I think a song that's got something to say. I'm not much on gimmicks. I never have been because they don't last. But I like a song that tells a story and has some meat to it, you know, that means something. Billy Eckstine
[ Because Been Gimmicks Got Know Last Means Meat Much Never Say Some Something Song Story Tells Think]
I don't think of them as teenage songs. The things that happen to you in high school are the same things that happen your entire life. You can fall in love at 60; you can get rejected at 80. Mark Hoppus
[ Entire Fall Get Happen High Life Love Rejected Same School Songs Teenage Them Things Think Your]
I love Sell Out, I think it's great. I love the jingles. The whole thing as an album is a wonderful piece of work. The cover. Everything about it. It's got humor, great songs, irony. Roger Daltrey
[ Album Cover Everything Got Great Humor Irony Love Out Piece Sell Songs Thing Think Whole Wonderful Work]
Just this morning, out of a large memory for songs, and having been obsessed by them since childhood, suddenly, at the age of 84, I thought of a song I hadn't thought of in over 50 years. It came into my head unbidden. Tom Glazer
[ Age Been Came Childhood Hadn Having Head Into Just Large Memory Morning Obsessed Out Over Since Song Songs Suddenly Them Thought Years]
For me, songwriting is something like breathing: I just do it. But that doesn't mean you're fantastic. Adam Duritz
[ Breathing Fantastic Just Mean Something Songwriting]
If I love a song I hope to find a way to get other people to love it too. Susannah McCorkle
[ Find Get Hope Love Other Song Too Way]
We would turn everything into songs in those days. Arlo Guthrie
[ Days Everything Into Songs Those Turn Would]
Sometimes I'll get to the end of a song, open my eyes and there's all these faces peering at me. It's quite horrifying. Robert Smith
[ End Eyes Faces Get Horrifying Open Quite Sometimes Song These]
I always imagine later on these songs I could've played with a band, but it never worked out that way. Nuno Bettencourt
[ Always Band Could Imagine Later Never Out Played Songs These Way Worked]
There's no huge, deep message in any of the songs. We recorded a few months of being human. Layne Staley
[ Any Being Deep Few Huge Human Message Months Recorded Songs]
I like working with other people but I'm not a songwriter, I'm a producer. Josh Silver
[ Other Producer Songwriter Working]
I didn't know if it would be a success-ful one, or what the stages would be, but I always saw myself as a lifetime musician and songwriter. Bruce Springsteen
[ Always Know Lifetime Musician Myself Saw Songwriter Stages Would]
Stephen Sondheim told me that Oscar Hammerstein believed everything that he wrote. So there's great truth in the songs, and that's what was so wonderful to find. Bernadette Peters
[ Believed Everything Find Great Hammerstein Oscar Sondheim Songs Stephen Told Truth Wonderful Wrote]
Some songs are just like tattoos for your brain... you hear them and they're affixed to you. Carlos Santana
[ Brain Hear Just Some Songs Tattoos Them Your]
He asked my girlfriend if we could come over and sing some of the songs that we had written, which we did. After he heard the songs, he said that he knew someone in the record business by the name of Bob Shad. Phil Harris
[ After Asked Bob Business Come Could Did Girlfriend Had Heard Knew Name Over Record Said Sing Some Someone Songs Which Written]
There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another. Frank Zappa Music
[ Another Anything Could Else Love Make More Something Songs Than]
In a sense, 'American Pie' was a very despairing song but it can also be seen as very hopeful. Don McLean
[ Also American Despairing Hopeful Pie Seen Sense Song Very]
The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, these are just some of the people who threatened to sue if we used their songs. Colin Mochrie
[ Barbra Beatles Bruce Just Rolling Some Songs Springsteen Stones Streisand Sue Their These Threatened Used]
I was singing a lot of waltzes. And I was with Jerry Kennedy, my producer, and he was playing me some songs, and he said, hey, I want to play you this song that I'm going to get Jackie Ward to record. Reba McEntire
[ Get Going Hey Jackie Jerry Kennedy Lot Play Playing Producer Record Said Singing Some Song Songs Want Ward]
We played a gig and we had a song that was offensive to people of the Jewish persuasion, and we led off with it, and they were offended by it, and that was that. Santiago Durango
[ Gig Had Jewish Led Off Offended Offensive Persuasion Played Song Were]
That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business - writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played. Jackson Browne
[ Because Business Every Folk Get Gets Learning Led Lucrative Making Most Music Out Paid Part Play Played Song Things Time Turns Up Writing]
I hate negative songs; I won't sing them. It doesn't matter if it's sold 2 million more albums. Ricky Skaggs
[ Albums Hate Matter Million More Negative Sing Sold Songs Them Won]
There's something missing in the music industry today... and it's music. Songs you hear don't last, it's just product fed to you by the industry. Jimmy Buffett
[ Fed Hear Industry Just Last Missing Music Product Something Songs Today]
Being a good songwriter means paying attention and sticking your hand out the window to catch the song on the way to someone else's house! Nanci Griffith
[ Attention Being Catch Else Good Hand House Means Out Paying Someone Song Songwriter Sticking Way Window Your]
After playing so many songs in churches for eight or nine years, I've learned what songs people react to. Then I just had fun with the arrangements. That's how this album came together. John Tesh
[ After Album Arrangements Came Churches Eight Fun Had How Just Learned Many Nine Playing React Songs Then Together Years]
I wrote the Brotherhood song for no money out of my deep feelings about humanity, and because I was flattered that whatever talents I had, had been recognized. Tom Glazer
[ Because Been Brotherhood Deep Feelings Flattered Had Humanity Money Out Recognized Song Talents Whatever Wrote]
Well, over the years, I've developed a stable of songs of which I'm known for and never get tired of singing. Joe Cocker
[ Developed Get Known Never Over Singing Songs Stable Tired Well Which Years]
The record was only released in the UK, and then when the idea for the remixed album came about, which was an idea that I've had for the longest time, I said this would be great song to remix as well, and so we did it. Deborah Cox
[ Album Came Did Great Had Idea Longest Only Record Released Remix Remixed Said Song Then Time Uk Well Which Would]
But this is pretty new for me, both songwriting and singing. Krist Novoselic
[ Both New Pretty Singing Songwriting]
No, we've been performing our old songs a little differently each performance. Fred Schneider
[ Been Differently Each Little Old Our Performance Performing Songs]
I put myself into character for my songs. Michelle Branch
[ Character Into Myself Put Songs]
Some people have said that I can 'hear' a hit song, meaning that I can tell the first time a song is played for me if it has potential. I have been able to hear some of the hits that way, but I can also 'feel' one. Glen Campbell
[ Able Also Been Feel First Hear Hit Hits Meaning Played Potential Said Some Song Tell Time Way]
My overnight success was really 15 years in the making. I'd been writing songs since I was 6 and playing in bands and performing since I was 14. Lisa Loeb
[ Bands Been Making Overnight Performing Playing Really Since Songs Success Writing Years]
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. Graham Russell
[ Came Definitely Different Just Kind Love Out Same Sentimental Song Songs Thing Things Thought Time Too Us Varied Way Works]
I'm sure every song has some kind of undertone of what I was going through with Chris. It was my life. Deana Carter
[ Chris Every Going Kind Life Some Song Sure Through Undertone]
I love the fact that 35 years later, I still hear my songs on the radio. Ronnie Spector
[ Fact Hear Later Love Radio Songs Still Years]
At first it was my brother's songwriting and I was just doing what everyone told me. Gwen Stefani
[ Brother Doing Everyone First Just Songwriting Told]
I don't care about the rules. In fact, if I don't break the rules at least 10 times in every song then I'm not doing my job properly. Jeff Beck
[ Break Care Doing Every Fact Job Least Properly Rules Song Then Times]
The things in my songs are the edited highlights of my life. I don't go seeking out strange sexual experiences every day of the week. Jarvis Cocker
[ Day Edited Every Experiences Go Highlights Life Out Seeking Sexual Songs Strange Things Week]
My songs are self-explanatory... somebody pointed out to me that... my songs pretty much speak for themselves. Christine McVie
[ Much Out Pointed Pretty Somebody Songs Speak Themselves]
I don't write down my experiences, but I have a very decent memory. I have tons of books in which I write down phrases as they occur to me. That's how I write songs. I'll need a line and I'll go through the books and find it, the right rhyme and everything. Evan Dando
[ Books Decent Down Everything Experiences Find Go How Line Memory Need Occur Phrases Rhyme Right Songs Through Tons Very Which Write]
I've just built a studio in my mama's old bedroom, which I thought was fitting; she died last year. We've recorded nine songs recorded in there already; we're sort of just chipping away. Stephen Stills
[ Already Away Bedroom Built Chipping Died Fitting Just Last Mama Nine Old Recorded She Songs Sort Studio Thought Which Year]
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. Billy Bragg
[ 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]
One of my side strange abilities is to hear a good song, no matter how it's being performed. Even if you get a bad performance, I can still hear that there's a good song. Manfred Mann
[ Abilities Bad Being Even Get Good Hear How Matter Performance Performed Side Song Still Strange]
Then I decided I couldn't just crawl in the corner and die, so I started putting pen to paper and wrote some songs. I had no idea what for or who I was going to work with. I tried to find my way and direction. Glenn Tipton
[ Corner Crawl Decided Die Direction Find Going Had Idea Just Paper Pen Putting Some Songs Started Then Tried Way Work Wrote]
I like songs and film because you can turn your life into a sort of myth or dream. Sean Lennon
[ Because Dream Film Into Life Myth Songs Sort Turn Your]
There is no seam between my songs and myself-they really are me. It's not like I'm performing; I'm just singing stuff that I really believe. David Friedman
[ Believe Between Just Performing Really Singing Songs Stuff]
Girls are losing their virginity at 15, 16. I'm not promoting that. But my songs are talking... about me becoming a man. Chris Brown
[ Becoming Girls Losing Man Promoting Songs Talking Their Virginity]
I enjoyed hearing people do their own songs. I became attracted to singer-songwriters. I became interested in them as people; was curious about what they wanted to say. Lyle Lovett
[ Attracted Became Curious Enjoyed Hearing Interested Own Say Songs Their Them Wanted]
Either you write songs or you don't. And if you do write songs like I do, I think there's a natural desire to want to make records. Roger Waters
[ Desire Either Make Natural Records Songs Think Want Write]
I like a very dark house, just black. I sit there and just think. Once I'm still and quiet inside, I'll begin. It's very personal; it has to be. One song may be Bach, the next blues, a song from TV, or a nursery rhyme or jazz piece. Bobby McFerrin
[ Bach Begin Black Blues Dark House Inside Jazz Just May Next Nursery Once Personal Piece Quiet Rhyme Sit Song Still Think Tv Very]
For Stevie, the words are of prime importance; the song moves around the words, rather than the words moving around the song. Christine McVie
[ Around Importance Moves Moving Prime Rather Song Stevie Than Words]
If you write songs you have an idea how they're going to sound. Fred Frith
[ Going How Idea Songs Sound Write]
Songs don't just come out of the air. They take time, but it's good fun, too. Maurice gave me encouragement. Andy Gibb
[ Air Come Encouragement Fun Gave Good Just Maurice Out Songs Take Time Too]
I want to play music when I want, write a song if I want or watch a baseball game if I want. John Lee Hooker
[ Baseball Game Music Play Song Want Watch Write]
We had offers to go everywhere and we could have done them. But what would have been the point? We were tired. We had worked hard and needed a break before we got stale. We spent six months at home and writing songs. John Bonham
[ Been Before Break Could Done Everywhere Go Got Had Hard Home Months Needed Offers Point Six Songs Spent Stale Them Tired Were Worked Would Writing]
We were the best team in the world: European champions in 1984, we qualified without a hitch and 86 was to be the swan song for a very experienced side. Michel Patini
[ Best Champions European Experienced Hitch Qualified Side Song Swan Team Very Were Without World]
Certain songs by hearing the rhythm, it tells you that is either a love song or you might be heartbroken or the songs give you the vibes and you just know that certain songs are militant that you have to write. Dennis Brown
[ Certain Either Give Hearing Heartbroken Just Know Love Might Militant Rhythm Song Songs Tells Vibes Write]
With a lot of songs on this record, one verse doesn't relate to the next verse. I don't think that one day really relates to the next day in life. Neil Young
[ Day Life Lot Next Really Record Relate Relates Songs Think Verse]
And I'm not trying to write heavy songs. Elliott Smith
[ Heavy Songs Trying Write]
Original Monkees' songs were produced very thinly, on purpose. Peter Tork
[ Monkees Original Produced Purpose Songs Very Were]
The reason I do interviews is because I'm protecting my songs. Bjork
[ Because Interviews Protecting Reason Songs]
I write when I have to; I write when the song is done and I deal with the idea and I just go with it and I'll become what that song is all about until I have finished it. And when you do that, it makes the song more visual, it makes it more personal. Kerry King
[ Become Deal Done Finished Go Idea Just Makes More Personal Song Until Visual Write]
There is no formula to it. Writing every song is a little journey. The first note has to lift you. Enya
[ Every First Formula Journey Lift Little Note Song Writing]
Recently, I've been working on anew album of material, which should be out in the new Millennium. I'm not sure which song will be put out as a single, but I'm still hoping to get another record in the charts. Desmond Dekker
[ Album Anew Another Been Charts Get Hoping Material Millennium New Out Put Recently Record Should Single Song Still Sure Which Will Working]
I love TV. I know all the theme songs from the shows I watch. I'm not one of those who'd rather be a movie star. I prefer TV because of the rushed way of working-on a movie set, you sit around and wait and wait to do a scene because they're adjusting the lights. Dana Hill
[ Adjusting Around Because Know Lights Love Movie Prefer Rather Rushed Scene Set Shows Sit Songs Star Theme Those Tv Wait Watch Way]
Just having the pain of being alive without anything else, whether it's good or bad. There's a lot of serious songs on the record, you know. That song is just about feeling like a fish out of water, feeling like you don't belong on the planet sometimes. Jon Crosby
[ Alive Anything Bad Being Belong Else Feeling Fish Good Having Just Know Lot Out Pain Planet Record Serious Sometimes Song Songs Water Whether Without]
There's a guy at the record company who's 30, and he says, I would not listen to these songs except in this context. Somehow the recording process, the arrangements, make it more accessible. Tom Wopat
[ Accessible Arrangements Company Context Except Guy Listen Make More Process Record Recording Says Somehow Songs These Would]
I have four shelves covered with journals that I've written. Dad and I are writing songs together. I've probably written 100 songs. Miley Cyrus
[ Covered Dad Four Journals Probably Shelves Songs Together Writing Written]
The first eight songs we were using someone else's monitors and it is hard to follow the changes when you are jamming if you can't hear those who you are jamming with. John Entwistle
[ Changes Eight Else First Follow Hard Hear Jamming Monitors Someone Songs Those Using Were]
It was kind of like songwriter's boot camp. You had to produce. You had to produce fast. You had to learn. Cynthia Weil
[ Boot Camp Fast Had Kind Learn Produce Songwriter]
Once at the White House I was asked to conduct the Drum and Bugle Corp. The man just handed me the baton and I finished the song. It was great. I got to keep the baton. Dom DeLuise
[ Asked Baton Bugle Conduct Corp Drum Finished Got Great Handed House Just Keep Man Once Song White]
The 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. Robert Fitzgerald
[ Belongs Bob Dylan Guitar Heard His Homer Invention Kind Meant Same Something Songs Tradition Way]
I've never really had anybody close to me die. I think the song is about a feeling that I have that, it still applies. It's a feeling of longing, once again. Jon Crosby
[ Again Anybody Applies Close Die Feeling Had Longing Never Once Really Song Still Think]
I have no reason to sit home and write songs all day without going out and playing for the folks. And I have no reason to go play for the folks unless I'm writing new songs so they can sort of feed off one another. And I just try to do the best I can. Guy Clark
[ Another Best Day Feed Folks Go Going Home Just New Off Out Play Playing Reason Sit Songs Sort Try Unless Without Write Writing]
You can either make it come around or you can't. By the time we would be ready to record a song, we would know for sure that it was the best way we could do it. Levon Helm
[ Around Best Come Could Either Know Make Ready Record Song Sure Time Way Would]
Forever Young, by Dylan, is one of my favorite songs. Levon Helm
[ Dylan Favorite Forever Songs Young]
But mostly, I wrote songs and Viv wrote songs. Neil Innes
[ Mostly Songs Viv Wrote]
I could never be a country person, sitting around trees trying to write a song. I would rather be in the middle of society, whether it's growing or crumbling. Ric Ocasek
[ Around Could Country Crumbling Growing Middle Never Person Rather Sitting Society Song Trees Trying Whether Would Write]
I always try to give my songs as gifts. Dan Fogelberg
[ Always Gifts Give Songs Try]
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. Mary Chapin Carpenter
[ Girl Imprinted Isolation Just Know Leave Life Remember Sense Single Song]
I want my careless song to strike no minor key; no fiend to stand between my body's Southern song - the fusion of the South, my body's song and me. Margaret Walker
[ Between Body Careless Fiend Fusion Key Minor Song South Southern Stand Strike Want]
That's really what was wonderful for me growing up, since I got to know so many of the songwriters who liked me and thought I had talent. They would then tell me how to read a lyric and sing a song, and challenge me to try and find a different end to a song. Margaret Whiting
[ Challenge Different End Find Got Growing Had How Know Liked Lyric Many Read Really Since Sing Song Songwriters Talent Tell Then Thought Try Up Wonderful Would]
The divergence of songs in the new population away from those in the progenitor population would only be prevented if these processes were balanced by repeated immigration and subsequent breeding: song flow. Peter R. Grant
[ Away Balanced Breeding Divergence Flow Immigration New Only Population Prevented Processes Repeated Song Songs Subsequent These Those Were Would]
Just because people play songs with great technique doesn't mean the records are better. Kenny G
[ Because Better Great Just Mean Play Records Songs Technique]
The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital. Shmuel Y. Agnon
[ Also Bad Books Broke Fate Fire Flame Heaven Home Hospital Ill Later Lay Night Out Singers Songs Them Up Went Which Wrote]
Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, you are free to die laughing. James Broughton
[ Bad Being Die Everything Free Good Having Illusion Laughing Nothing Out Perfectly Silence Since Song Turns]
I started listening to and playing other music in the '90s. It was after hearing other bands, like Bad Religion, cover Ramones songs that I started to like our songs again. Dee Dee Ramone
[ After Again Bad Bands Cover Hearing Listening Music Other Our Playing Ramones Religion Songs Started]
Although I'm a huge fan of Ben Kweller, I don't think I'd cover one of his songs, simply because there's just so much of my own stuff I wanna do. Juliana Hatfield
[ Although Because Ben Cover Fan His Huge Just Much Own Simply Songs Stuff Think Wanna]
I write a lot, and very often I write a couple of lines that are particularly revealing in some kind of way. And then as a few more lines get added and a piece gets added, eventually the song pretty much takes over and you can't really find a way to change those things. Nick Cave
[ Added Change Couple Eventually Few Find Get Gets Kind Lines Lot More Much Often Over Particularly Piece Pretty Really Revealing Some Song Takes Then Things Those Very Way Write]
I just like to entertain myself by sitting down and writing songs. Richard Thompson
[ Down Entertain Just Myself Sitting Songs Writing]
It's about giving the people what they want. So many people have told me that they've made love to my records so what I've delivered this time is an album about sex. Pretty much every song has that theme. Straight no chasers, it's booty music! Tyrese Gibson
[ Album Booty Delivered Every Giving Love Made Many Much Music Pretty Records Sex Song Straight Theme Time Told Want]
It's a song that we sing after we win a Test match. We sing it after every one-day series win. It's been passed down through the generations. It's the culture of the Australian team. Ricky Ponting
[ After Australian Been Culture Down Every Generations Match One-Day Passed Series Sing Song Team Test Through Win]
Songs like Reach and S Club Party are pop classics. I'm really proud that I had a part in them. Rachel Stevens
[ Classics Club Had Part Party Pop Proud Reach Really Songs Them]
If you're dealing with a musical in which you're trying to tell a story, it's got to sound like speech. At the same time it's got to be a song. Stephen Sondheim
[ Dealing Got Musical Same Song Sound Speech Story Tell Time Trying Which]
I tried several times to get the song right. The tune and the chords that I started with, there really wasn't anywhere else it could go. I stopped fighting it and let it take me away. Nik Kershaw
[ Anywhere Away Chords Could Else Fighting Get Go Really Right Several Song Started Stopped Take Times Tried Tune]
Sing the song or keep it inside. Scott Weiland
[ Inside Keep Sing Song]
We had been working. We had a bunch of songs written and it came time to make the record, so we had our lawyer make the call to Elektra and ask for our advance. Then, we got dropped. It was actually exciting. Gene Ween
[ Actually Advance Ask Been Bunch Call Came Dropped Elektra Exciting Got Had Lawyer Make Our Record Songs Then Time Working Written]
But there's actually a lot of punk bands out there that go out of the norm, use odd time signatures, or a lot of different tempo changes in a song. Travis Barker
[ Actually Bands Changes Different Go Lot Norm Odd Out Punk Signatures Song Tempo Time Use]
That's what my life is, writing songs. John Cale
[ Life Songs Writing]
I'm a lover of songs. Vince Clarke
[ Lover Songs]
Music's staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics, song and production are. Gary Wright Music
[ Function How Lyrics Music Power Production Song Staying Timeless]
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. Gregory Harrison
[ Albums Always Compromise Few Friends Held Hundreds Just Music Protected Songs Sure Up Worth Written]
At the same time all this was happening, there was a folk song revival movement goingon, so the commercial music industry was actually changed by the Civil Rights Movement. Bernice Johnson Reagon
[ Actually Changed Civil Commercial Folk Happening Industry Movement Music Revival Rights Same Song Time]
I've never worried about how long the song is. Adam Jones
[ How Long Never Song Worried]
I think probably the only thing that is around in these songs is that I was really lonely when I wrote a lot of them. But it was really by my own choosing because I was devoting myself to songwriting and dancing and I wasn't really going out and seeing people. Kate Bush
[ Around Because Choosing Dancing Devoting Going Lonely Lot Myself Only Out Own Probably Really Seeing Songs Songwriting Them These Thing Think Wrote]
I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory. Alexander Smith
[ Rather Remembered Song Than Victory Would]
Alan's publishing company was in the Brill Building, and of course, the Brill Building was where all the songwriters hung out because that's where all the publishers were. Johnny Rivers
[ Alan Because Building Company Course Hung Out Publishers Publishing Songwriters Were Where]
Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation. The only meditation I would have done before would be in the writing of songs. Sting
[ Before Done Introduced Meditation Only Songs Style Would Writing Yoga]
I never have any problem getting enthusiastic with a good song and a good band. Waylon Jennings
[ Any Band Enthusiastic Getting Good Never Problem Song]
I'm not really a songwriter - I'm an interpreter. So in a sense I am an actress first and foremost. I act out the songs, and I lead with my heart. Diana Ross
[ Act Actress Am First Foremost Heart Interpreter Lead Out Really Sense Songs Songwriter]
Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought. E. Y. Harburg
[ Feel Feeling Make Makes Music Song Think Thought Words]
I think of my songs as there to be something to move people emotionally. David Friedman
[ Emotionally Move Something Songs Think]
Our songs touch people, and take them back to a time when there was no threat of terrorism, when you didn't have to lock your doors and when Mom and Dad took care of everything. George Grove
[ Back Care Dad Doors Everything Lock Mom Our Songs Take Terrorism Them Threat Time Took Touch Your]
Music shouldn't be based around money or politics. Music should be a bunch of people that really do great songs together doing them together for the pursuit of having a good time. Jerry Only
[ Around Based Bunch Doing Good Great Having Money Music Politics Pursuit Really Should Songs Them Time Together]
That was the reasoning behind learning to play bass, and then after that it was more like it was neat to play songs together - for me to play bass and for him to play guitar. Tom Araya
[ After Bass Behind Guitar Him Learning More Neat Play Reasoning Songs Then Together]
It is important that the audience should understand every syllable of every word, for only then can they grasp the meaning of the song. Kate Smith
[ Audience Every Grasp Important Meaning Only Should Song Syllable Then Understand Word]
You know, I've sung a lot of emotional songs in my life, but when you're writing it yourself, it's very difficult to decide what to reveal. Diana Krall
[ Decide Difficult Emotional Know Life Lot Reveal Songs Sung Very Writing Yourself]
A rhyme doesn't make a song. Dorothy Fields
[ Make Rhyme Song]
Happy songs are very difficult to write. How many truly great upbeat songs are there? Natalie Imbruglia
[ Difficult Great Happy How Many Songs Truly Upbeat Very Write]
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. Siobhan Fahey
[ Become Express Incredibly Lot Rage Somehow Song Violent]
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. Mac Davis
[ Always Born Called Circle Die Grow Had Kids Song Thought Up Vicious Wanted Write]
Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance. Margaret Mead
[ Any Artificial Burn Dance Does Energy Fossil Fuel Love Neither Prayer Song Up Use]
Every song is like a painting. Dick Dale
[ Every Painting Song]
American Pie speaks to the loss that we feel. That's why that song has found the niche that it has. Don McLean
[ American Feel Found Loss Niche Pie Song Speaks Why]
We had our unhappy moments but they got channelled into the kind of sadness that was necessary for singing a song about going nowhere. So it worked out very well I think. Tina Weymouth
[ Going Got Had Into Kind Moments Necessary Nowhere Our Out Sadness Singing Song Think Unhappy Very Well Worked]
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. Dweezil Zappa
[ Able Acoustic Away Good Guitar Instruments Just Reality Right Should Song Strip Voice Write]
Thus mating of females was strictly along the lines of paternal song. Peter R. Grant
[ Along Females Lines Mating Paternal Song Strictly Thus]
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. Siobhan Fahey
[ Billie Edith Gets Holiday Love Mood Motown Myself Old Patti Sing Singing Smith Some Songs]
My songs are a direct route into my brain and my heart. Vanessa Carlton
[ Brain Direct Heart Into Route Songs]
What is qualified? What have I been qualified for in my life? I haven't been qualified to be a mayor. I'm not qualified to be a songwriter. I'm not qualified to be a TV producer. I'm not qualified to be a successful businessman. And so, I don't know what qualified means. Sonny Bono
[ Been Businessman Haven Know Life Mayor Means Producer Qualified Songwriter Successful Tv]
I was asked by a group to write a song on the theme of brotherhood. This was before women's liberation, when brotherhood meant men and women both, so I wrote the song. Since I had always been very fond of the Passion Chorale, I wrote words to that great piece. Tom Glazer
[ Always Asked Been Before Both Brotherhood Chorale Fond Great Group Had Liberation Meant Men Passion Piece Since Song Theme Very Women Words Write Wrote]
You know, I get a lot of people pitching songs to me. Reba McEntire
[ Get Know Lot Pitching Songs]
Once I've written a song, I sometimes refine them. Roger McGuinn
[ Once Refine Sometimes Song Them Written]
When you write a song, a song has longevity. Smokey Robinson
[ Longevity Song Write]
If you look at my last songs and first short stories, there is a real connection between them. Kazuo Ishiguro
[ Between Connection First Last Look Real Short Songs Stories Them]
I met the Colonel when Elvis was recording some song I'd written for one of his movies. Elvis was just having fun with the gang and all the Memphis boys and Colonel Parker was sitting over here in like a theater seat. Mac Davis
[ Boys Colonel Elvis Fun Gang Having Here His Just Memphis Met Movies Over Parker Recording Seat Sitting Some Song Theater Written]
It'll be basically a live album, but it will also include songs, Judas Priest songs, the audience have never heard before, because we felt we wanted to give the kids something else, something they haven't already bought. Glenn Tipton
[ Album Already Also Audience Basically Because Before Bought Else Felt Give Haven Heard Include Judas Kids Live Never Priest Something Songs Wanted Will]
First and foremost, I consider myself a songwriter. Kenny Chesney
[ Consider First Foremost Myself Songwriter]
Every song is something that I've been through or an emotion I've felt - like falling in love or heartbreak. Ashlee Simpson
[ Been Emotion Every Falling Felt Heartbreak Love Something Song Through]
You have to pack as much as you can in an hour or 70 minutes. This time around it was 15 songs, so it was a challenge to get them all the right length so you could get them all on. John Mayall
[ Around Challenge Could Get Hour Length Minutes Much Pack Right Songs Them Time]
I liked the way they treated the first, second, and third place finishers equally. It was an amazing year. I only entered two song contests this year; I won one and placed second in the other. And I entered each of them a day or two before the deadline. Arthur Godfrey
[ Amazing Before Contests Day Deadline Each Entered Equally Finishers First Liked Only Other Place Placed Second Song Them Third Treated Two Way Won Year]
I am not greedy, so I would gladly give a song to someone else to sing if it makes more sense. Christina Milian
[ Am Else Give Gladly Greedy Makes More Sense Sing Someone Song Would]
As far as my favorite songs to perform live, most of the songs we did live were my favorite. If they weren't, I would have gotten rid of them. Johnny Ramone
[ Did Far Favorite Gotten Live Most Perform Rid Songs Them Were Weren Would]
There are no bridges in folk songs because the peasants died building them. Eugene Chadbourne
[ Because Bridges Building Died Folk Peasants Songs Them]
There's a saying, 'It's easy to write songs, but very difficult to write great songs.' I'm going through that right now. Bryan Adams
[ Difficult Easy Going Great Now Right Saying Songs Through Very Write]
T Bone is genius. The way they've recorded my voice and the instrumentation to these songs is really quite extraordinary. Betty Buckley
[ Bone Extraordinary Genius Instrumentation Quite Really Recorded Songs These Voice Way]
Our idea is simply to play the songs and to emphasize our musicianship. Krist Novoselic
[ Emphasize Idea Musicianship Our Play Simply Songs]
I prepared five songs, I sang them, and he hired me. I started working about a month later at the piano bar. Bobby McFerrin
[ Bar Five Hired Later Month Piano Prepared Sang Songs Started Them Working]
If I had to associate myself with one song, it would probably be Let Love Rule. It's so simple and to the point. It speaks for itself. Lenny Kravitz
[ Associate Had Itself Love Myself Point Probably Rule Simple Song Speaks Would]
There were no rules, other than that the song should sound good and be fun to play. Levon Helm
[ Fun Good Other Play Rules Should Song Sound Than Were]
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. Gary Cherone
[ Alex Because Eddie First Going Got Jamie Michael Mind Out Play See Singing Songs Their Those Thrill Time Were]
Musically, I always allow myself to jump off of cliffs. At least that's what it feels like to me. Whether that's what it actually sounds like might depend on what the listener brings to the songs. Tori Amos
[ Actually Allow Always Brings Cliffs Depend Feels Jump Least Listener Might Musically Myself Off Songs Sounds Whether]
We wanted to take as much time and effort making the video as we did the song. Adam Jones
[ Did Effort Making Much Song Take Time Video Wanted]
Guys like Otis Blackwell and Bobby Darin, and all the guys who were writing songs for Elvis at the time, just hanging around, writing songs, talking about music. Johnny Rivers
[ Around Blackwell Bobby Darin Elvis Guys Hanging Just Music Otis Songs Talking Time Were Writing]
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. William Blake
[ Bought Buy Children Dance Experience Hath His House Man Men Price Song Street Wife Wisdom]
I looked through our catalog year by year, and I saw that there were pockets of time when we wrote some terrific songs. Then all of a sudden, we'd go for another two or three months and there weren't great songs. Barry Mann
[ Another Catalog Go Great Looked Months Our Pockets Saw Some Songs Sudden Terrific Then Three Through Time Two Were Weren Wrote Year]
It's a big flash of all these things and whatever you take out of that statement's one statement, one mind, one statement, one act, one show, and all the songs are one. Alice Cooper
[ Act Big Flash Mind Out Show Songs Statement Take These Things Whatever]
I really get inspired by songs. Like, if I hear a thug "Want to kill ya" song, I'm ready to go out and get crazy. Or if you hear this really sexual, sensual slow song, I want to go have sex. I'm very animalistic when it comes to stuff like that. Very basic emotions. Channing Tatum
[ Basic Comes Crazy Emotions Get Go Hear Inspired Kill Out Ready Really Sensual Sex Sexual Slow Song Songs Stuff Thug Very Want Ya]
I could write songs as bad as Wham's if I really felt the urge to, but what's the point? Robert Smith
[ Bad Could Felt Point Really Songs Urge Wham Write]
I'm about to sing the song for the future. Stephanie Mills
[ Future Sing Song]
I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin. Pope John Paul II
[ Music Polish Sin Song Sweet Tooth]
I'm still proud of what I've done, even if it hasn't been the biggest song on the radio or hasn't gone to number one. Faith Hill
[ Been Biggest Done Even Gone Hasn Number Proud Radio Song Still]
So many good songs get written fast, because you know exactly what has to work. Stephen Sondheim
[ Because Exactly Fast Get Good Know Many Songs Work Written]
So, it ended up being what you have there, seven songs brand new and ten live songs which is a good mix. Sebastian Bach
[ Being Brand Ended Good Live Mix New Seven Songs Ten Up Which]
We sing these songs for the everyday occasions of life, and they are very close to the hearts of our people. Kiri Te Kanawa
[ Close Everyday Hearts Life Occasions Our Sing Songs These Very]
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. Jim Cole
[ Been Defeats Draw Experiences Honest Hopefully Joys Kind Mean Others Result Something Songs Sorrows Things Those Through Use Victories Want Well Will Writing]
Of course, the kids who had never heard of a person called Ben E. King were then aware of the name associated with the song. That gave a tremendous lift to me as an artist. Ben E. King
[ Artist Associated Aware Ben Called Course Gave Had Heard Kids King Lift Name Never Person Song Then Tremendous Were]
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. Cynthia Weil
[ Business Chops Completely Develop Different Driven Find Needs Producer Producing Singer Songwriter Today Very]
When I first started to get into writing, it was via music. I'd generate ideas for songs that would turn into stories, then they'd turn into novels. I was biased toward music. Irvine Welsh
[ Biased First Generate Get Ideas Into Music Novels Songs Started Stories Then Toward Turn Via Would Writing]
I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs. Adrian Belew
[ Age Because Borrowed Guitar Myself Play Songs Taught Wanted Write]
People shout out for songs and I don't even remember writing them. Bobby Womack
[ Even Out Remember Shout Songs Them Writing]
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. Stephen Sondheim
[ Avoid Go Just Listen Out Recordings Songs Way]
When my dad died a lot of songs came, and they're still coming. Rosanne Cash
[ Came Coming Dad Died Lot Songs Still]
There's no way we could play a country song as well as a country band or a Latin song as well as a Latin band. We could never expect to do that. We just keep doing what we do, what we know how to do. We sound like ourselves. Mike Gordon
[ Band Could Country Doing Expect How Just Keep Know Latin Never Ourselves Play Song Sound Way Well]
The story behind every song is individual to itself. Kelly Jones
[ Behind Every Individual Itself Song Story]
I've always wanted to sing, just as I've always known that one day I would have my own niche in the annals of song. It was a feeling I had. Edith Piaf
[ Always Annals Day Feeling Had Just Known Niche Own Sing Song Wanted Would]
It's not about battling the original artists when I record these songs, it's about paying tribute to them. Etta James
[ Artists Battling Original Paying Record Songs Them These Tribute]
I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around. Jimi Hendrix
[ Around Corner Dancer Either Guitar Hate Just Move Only Player Put Songwriter Tap]
If you have a recital to do, you have to memorize the songs. I never use music when I do recitals. It produces an instant barrier, both for yourself and the audience. Bryn Terfel
[ Audience Barrier Both Instant Memorize Music Never Produces Recital Songs Use Yourself]
Some of the best songs I've written, I've written in 10 minutes. Christine McVie
[ Best Minutes Some Songs Written]
The people who run record companies now wouldn't know a song if it flew up their nose and died. They haven't a clue, and they don't care. You tell them that, and they go, Yeah? So, your point is? David Crosby
[ Care Clue Companies Died Flew Go Haven Know Nose Now Point Record Run Song Tell Their Them Up Yeah Your]
He asked if I was a songwriter, and I said yeah, that I was in town because I'd won this contest. He said, okay, then he was gonna play me his hit, and started singing 'When it's time to relax, one beer stands clear... ' Arthur Godfrey
[ Asked Because Beer Clear Contest Gonna His Hit Okay Play Relax Said Singing Songwriter Stands Started Then Time Town Won Yeah]
So don't get me wrong, I love my songs, and I still love hearing them. That's history, baby. Ronnie Spector
[ Baby Get Hearing History Love Songs Still Them Wrong]
That's a song about reaching deep inside yourself where you can completely be who you are. Terri Clark
[ Completely Deep Inside Reaching Song Where Yourself]
Living here in southern California, I'll miss hearing Rocky Top for an entire week at the end of December. I was actually looking forward to it. Tennessee has a better fight song than Nebraska. Al Michaels
[ Actually Better California December End Entire Fight Forward Hearing Here Living Looking Miss Nebraska Rocky Song Southern Tennessee Than Top Week]
A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. John Muir
[ Ago Bowing Branches Cease Ear Enthusiasm Every Excited Few Glorious Minutes Never Now Outer Roaring Silent Songs Storm Swirling Their These Though Tossing Tree Trees Waving Worship]
I can tell jokes. I can talk to the audience. I can relax. I can change my songs whenever I want. I can change the tempos. I can change the mood, because I'm in charge. Robert Goulet
[ Audience Because Change Charge Jokes Mood Relax Songs Talk Tell Tempos Want Whenever]
I mean, I could just go round and use session musicians for every song, but I don't find that helps when it comes to setting up a band for live. Derrick has been with me for donkey's years. Jay Kay
[ Band Been Comes Could Donkey Every Find Go Helps Just Live Mean Musicians Round Session Setting Song Up Use Years]
Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end. H. P. Lovecraft
[ End Journey Song Toil Weary Without]
Now, performing is second nature and I love every second of it. It is a very emotional thing when I can't play a song; maybe I'm hitting on something that I don't want to deal with. All of it is so personal. It is like therapy. Vanessa Carlton
[ Deal Emotional Every Hitting Love Maybe Nature Now Performing Personal Play Second Something Song Therapy Thing Very Want]
The new album is a childhood dream come true. Got to sing with Ronnie Spector, got to cover a bunch of songs that were influential in drawing a line between the punk form and original rock and roll. Jerry Only
[ Album Between Bunch Childhood Come Cover Drawing Dream Form Got Influential Line New Original Punk Rock Roll Ronnie Sing Songs Spector True Were]
The gift of song is just like... I think music is one of those true things in this world that is universal. Charles King
[ Gift Just Music Song Things Think Those True Universal World]
I don't have a special place or ritual for writing songs, basically I write songs whenever an idea hits me, in my hotel room, on the road, in the plane. Kelly Jones
[ Basically Hits Hotel Idea Place Plane Ritual Road Room Songs Special Whenever Write Writing]
My musical heroes are people like Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie who wrote and sang real songs for real people; for everyone, old, young, and in between. Tom Chapin
[ Between Everyone Guthrie Heroes Musical Old Pete Real Sang Songs Woody Wrote Young]
I don't want to be somebody who stands still and sings pretty. Each song is a world. Each song is a story. I don't achieve nearly what I want. Renee Fleming
[ Achieve Each Nearly Pretty Sings Somebody Song Stands Still Story Want World]
Technically, I've been retired for some time now. All I ever do is occasionally write songs for friends, such as one, for a friend who had just turned 80. I wrote a song for him called, The First 80 Years are The Hardest. Tom Glazer
[ Been Called Ever First Friend Friends Had Hardest Him Just Now Occasionally Retired Some Song Songs Such Technically Time Turned Write Wrote Years]
All the signs were right. And when I mean all the sings were right, the only signs that we care about when we start a project of making a record is, do we have the songs - it's that simple. Graham Nash
[ Care Making Mean Only Project Record Right Signs Simple Sings Songs Start Were]
Actually, the funny thing is, after all these years, I've got all these new songs to learn for the show we're doing at Joe's Pub, so it's kind of fun to get down and rehearse new things, and also rethink some of the older songs, how we're going to do them. Lesley Gore
[ Actually After Also Doing Down Fun Funny Get Going Got How Joe Kind Learn New Older Pub Rehearse Rethink Show Some Songs Them These Thing Things Years]
I wish all teenagers can filter through songs instead of turning to drugs and alcohol. Taylor Swift
[ Alcohol Filter Instead Songs Teenagers Through Turning Wish]
That's why these songs have lasted as long as they have because they're just about feelings that don't change. They are love songs, they are not specific, those kinds of feelings don't change. Diana Krall
[ Because Change Feelings Just Kinds Lasted Long Love Songs Specific These Those Why]
But I'm able to just keep going, and that's the challenge. It's the next song. And then just enjoying the shows and people who come out to the shows. It's pretty organic, really. Steve Forbert
[ Able Challenge Come Enjoying Going Just Keep Next Organic Out Pretty Really Shows Song Then]
I know great songwriters. Fred Neil would come up when he was in L.A., we all used to hang out. He would sit there and sing, and we would just melt. I mean, we would go to his recording sessions. Barry McGuire
[ Come Fred Go Great Hang His Just Know Mean Melt Neil Out Recording Sessions Sing Sit Songwriters Up Used Would]
We still play Foreigner songs. I play the songs that I was involved in writing. Lou Gramm
[ Foreigner Involved Play Songs Still Writing]
The sincerity of the art worker must permeate the song as naturally as the green leaves break through the dead branches in springtime. Alma Gluck
[ Art Branches Break Dead Green Leaves Must Naturally Sincerity Song Springtime Through Worker]
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. Barry McGuire
[ Beat Because Drummer Her His Linda Monster Only Sang Sing Song Statement Travel Truthful Well]
When I was five my parents bought me a ukulele for Christmas. I quickly learned how to play it with my father's guidance. Thereafter, my father regularly taught me all the good old fashioned songs. Tony Visconti
[ Bought Christmas Fashioned Father Five Good Guidance How Learned Old Parents Play Quickly Regularly Songs Taught Thereafter Ukulele]
I guess all songs is folk songs. I never heard no horse sing 'em. Big Bill Broonzy
[ Em Folk Guess Heard Horse Never Sing Songs]
You know, being an entertainer is partly being on the road, and a lot of your songs come from the road. Mel Tillis
[ Being Come Entertainer Know Lot Partly Road Songs Your]
We managed to put together a compilation that had some creativity to it. In the meantime I was listening to the free radio stations and I noticed that during their war coverage they were playing these songs born out of the Vietnam War that were all critical of the soldiers. Joni Mitchell
[ Born Compilation Coverage Creativity Critical During Free Had Listening Managed Meantime Noticed Out Playing Put Radio Soldiers Some Songs Stations Their These Together Vietnam War Were]
I'm not doing contemporary songs unless something comes along that really knocks my socks off. Frankie Valli
[ Along Comes Contemporary Doing Knocks Off Really Socks Something Songs Unless]
Sometimes, I write '60s or '80s style pop songs. Peter Steele
[ Pop Sometimes Songs Style Write]
Both songs are really, really intense when it comes to performing them, and very draining at the same time. Deborah Cox
[ Both Comes Draining Intense Performing Really Same Songs Them Time Very]
Sometime I write a song off a central idea, instead of emotion. Ken Hill
[ Central Emotion Idea Instead Off Sometime Song Write]
The words of the songs speak for themselves. Cat Stevens
[ Songs Speak Themselves Words]
The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since they entered the ranks of history. They have always confounded truth with death. Henry Miller
[ Always Been Confounded Death Entered Ever History Ranks Since Singing Song Swan Truth]
I was half asleep lying there writing this lyric in my head at about 3:30 in the morning. I woke Steve up with this idea and then we went into the living room where there was a little upright piano and finished the song. I wonder where that piano is now? Jim Capaldi
[ Asleep Finished Half Head Idea Into Little Living Lying Lyric Morning Now Piano Room Song Steve Then Up Upright Went Where Woke Wonder Writing]
That was when Neil discovered Jack Nietzsche. They went off and pretty much came up with that by themselves, but I thought it was a great song, and I was more than happy to do my harmony parts on it. Stephen Stills
[ Came Discovered Great Happy Harmony Jack More Much Neil Nietzsche Off Parts Pretty Song Than Themselves Thought Up Went]
So I'll set a cycle in motion and pop it into record and I'll lay down a drum pattern, a bass line, a keyboard and guitar part, and once the groove is going I launch into the song and sing my song over the top. Thomas Dolby
[ Bass Cycle Down Drum Going Groove Guitar Into Keyboard Launch Lay Line Motion Once Over Part Pattern Pop Record Set Sing Song Top]
Singing songs like 'The Man I Love' or 'Porgy' is no more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck, and I love roast duck. Billie Holiday
[ Chinese Down Duck Eating Love Man More Roast Singing Sitting Songs Than Work]
I've had songs written during the Falklands war, and during the first Gulf war I got letters from soldiers saying they were listening to these songs, like Island of no return. Billy Bragg
[ During Falklands First Got Gulf Had Island Letters Listening Return Saying Soldiers Songs These War Were Written]
Some of the songs I do once in a while that I kinda... my set list is basically like my hits, there is a good reason why they are there; people really like them. Joe Cocker
[ Basically Good Hits Kinda List Once Really Reason Set Some Songs Them While Why]
Well, I'd had the Fat Mattress earlier as a writing outlet for songs and that. Noel Redding
[ Earlier Fat Had Mattress Outlet Songs Well Writing]
Presented with a song like Exit Music, It's impossible to know what to add without actually making it worse. How can you play along when It's already there? Jonny Greenwood
[ Actually Add Along Already Exit How Impossible Know Making Music Play Presented Song Without Worse]
So I didn't have anything to do with picking the songs, but I got to musically take them in places I thought might be interesting, so it was a real neat collaboration among the three of us. Vince Gill
[ Among Anything Collaboration Got Interesting Might Musically Neat Picking Places Real Songs Take Them Thought Three Us]
I learned the songs and played the gigs, and then they called me about a month later. They told me they were like super stoked on me and asked me to join their band. Travis Barker
[ Asked Band Called Gigs Join Later Learned Month Played Songs Super Their Then Told Were]
Stevie didn't use the technology to drive the song. He used it to enhance. I use the tools to further my work, I don't use my work to further the tools. Brian McKnight
[ Drive Enhance Further Song Stevie Technology Tools Use Used Work]
They gave me four weeks, and I asked if the first week could be just music with the two main conductors. So, the conductors came over to my home, and we worked in the music room, and I learned my two little songs. Rue McClanahan
[ Asked Came Conductors Could First Four Gave Home Just Learned Little Main Music Over Room Songs Two Week Weeks Worked]
I don't need to hear Bill to go through a song. I need to hear Keith to go through a song. I know Bill will be playing what I'm playing anyway. I need to hear Keith because it's all there: the time, the chord changes, and all the licks you have to follow. Charlie Watts
[ Anyway Because Bill Changes Chord Follow Go Hear Keith Know Licks Need Playing Song Through Time Will]
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. Bob Livingston
[ Back Bass Being Front Mandolin Next Out Piano Play Playing Song Started Stepped Switch Switching]
If Mozart were around now he would write a killer rock song. Vanessa Carlton
[ Around Killer Mozart Now Rock Song Were Would Write]
Once I got a record contract, and I took my songs which weren't quite finished, or maybe they were a good idea, maybe they weren't. I took them into the studio and developed them. They came to life and they evolved... and they're great. Chantal Kreviazuk
[ Came Contract Developed Evolved Finished Good Got Great Idea Into Life Maybe Once Quite Record Songs Studio Them Took Were Weren Which]
In many ways, Viv and I were the only ones who were really songwriters. Neil Innes
[ Many Ones Only Really Songwriters Viv Ways Were]
For me, songwriting is something I have to do ritually. I don't just wait for inspiration; I try to write a little bit every day. Sean Lennon
[ Bit Day Every Inspiration Just Little Something Songwriting Try Wait Write]
Not really interested in covering other bands songs to be honest. Michael Reed
[ Bands Covering Honest Interested Other Really Songs]
Don't Cry Daddy is a pretty sad song. He got to the end of it and it was just real quiet and Elvis says, I'm gonna cut that someday for my daddy. And, by God, he did. He lived up to his word. Mac Davis
[ Cry Cut Daddy Did Elvis End God Gonna Got His Just Lived Pretty Quiet Real Sad Says Someday Song Up Word]
I was lucky enough to have the songs in my first show written by George and Ira Gershwin. Then Cole Porter wrote five shows for me. Ethel Merman
[ Cole Enough First Five George Gershwin Ira Lucky Porter Show Shows Songs Then Written Wrote]
Everyone in my family sang, and we would always sing these songs. Chaka Khan
[ Always Everyone Family Sang Sing Songs These Would]
Being in a rock band is about touring. It's about writing songs and it's about making records but it's also about taking a wonderful smile onto that stage and making the people feel good about themselves. James Young
[ Also Band Being Feel Good Making Onto Records Rock Smile Songs Stage Taking Themselves Touring Wonderful Writing]
I've been doing a lot of studying singing, and I'm thinking of recording an album containing all my old war horses and putting out a songbook at the same time. David Friedman
[ Album Been Containing Doing Horses Lot Old Out Putting Recording Same Singing Songbook Studying Thinking Time War]
Marc Almond has done a couple of covers, a few people in Europa have done them. I own all the publishing. It's never really been addressed, as I haven't had the time to go out and tout the songs. Peter Hammill
[ Addressed Been Couple Covers Done Few Go Had Haven Marc Never Out Own Publishing Really Songs Them Time]
There have always been poets who performed. Blake sang his Songs of Innocence and Experience to parties of friends. Adrian Mitchell
[ Always Been Blake Experience Friends His Innocence Parties Performed Poets Sang Songs]
We went for the best overall feel on each song. There are no musical overdubs at all. It's a true live record; it's one of the few true live records out there. Ben Harper
[ Best Each Feel Few Live Musical Out Overall Overdubs Record Records Song True Went]
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. Deborah Cox
[ Any Approach Being Dance Different Doing Hip-Hop Long Music Opinion Really Remix Remixes See Song Than Truth Version]
To think that when they come out with these gigantic songs, it's pretty tough to top them, you know. Sebastian Bach
[ Come Gigantic Know Out Pretty Songs Them These Think Top Tough]
As yet, the Negroes themselves do not fully appreciate these old slave songs. James Weldon Johnson
[ Appreciate Fully Negroes Old Slave Songs Themselves These Yet]
People take songs so literally. Richard Marx
[ Literally Songs Take]
The song Dakota was first written in Paris. I was doing a promo trip. It was snowing and the hotel room was really cold and boring and for some reason I just had a go of the guitar and the song came pretty quick. Kelly Jones
[ Boring Came Cold Dakota Doing First Go Guitar Had Hotel Just Paris Pretty Promo Quick Really Reason Room Snowing Some Song Trip Written]
I've written many extra verses to songs that I learned to sing - an extra verse about a friend, or just add some verse - and that led to writing my own songs. Jackson Browne
[ Add Extra Friend Just Learned Led Many Own Sing Some Songs Verse Verses Writing Written]
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. Ville Valo
[ Always Away Been Best Cathartic Everyday Get Good Just Music Pressures Really Second Song Via]
Sometimes the song title comes with the songs, other times you just sorta make something up afterwards. Wayne Coyne
[ Afterwards Comes Just Make Other Something Sometimes Song Songs Sorta Times Title Up]
You get a letter from her agency embracing you into the family that says, 'It is our goal now to help you achieve your dream of being a songwriter, in John's memory.' Arthur Godfrey
[ Achieve Agency Being Dream Embracing Family Get Goal Help Her Into John Letter Memory Now Our Says Songwriter Your]
My own personal favorite Cher song is the unforgettable Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves. Brent Spiner
[ Cher Favorite Gypsies Own Personal Song Thieves Tramps Unforgettable]
And it really is a good feeling to get up there and make that sound. I'm not stuck in a time warp, because I can use as many of the old songs as I want to, just the favorites. Dan Hicks
[ Because Favorites Feeling Get Good Just Make Many Old Really Songs Sound Stuck Time Up Use Want Warp]
People want to listen to a message, word from Jah. This could be passed through me or anybody. I am not a leader. Messenger. The words of the songs, not the person, is what attracts people. Bob Marley
[ Am Anybody Attracts Could Jah Leader Listen Message Messenger Passed Person Songs Through Want Word Words]
In pop or rock you can make a fast song or a slow one, but in disco there is really just the one rhythm. Giorgio Moroder
[ Disco Fast Just Make Pop Really Rhythm Rock Slow Song]
It creates a conflict of interest - what songs would I use for me, and what would I use for the band. Martin Gore
[ Band Conflict Creates Interest Songs Use Would]
We influence singing but never really songwriting. Charles King
[ Influence Never Really Singing Songwriting]
I've written songs sober and I've written songs high. Barry Mann
[ High Sober Songs Written]
There's two facets to writing a song. There's you sitting in your room writing the sentiments of the song; the lyrics, the melody and the changes, and then there's the part where you go into the studio and you put clothing on it. Nuno Bettencourt
[ Changes Clothing Facets Go Into Lyrics Melody Part Put Room Sentiments Sitting Song Studio Then Two Where Writing Your]
As a person, I'm not that hopeful, but somehow the hopeful part of me reveals itself through my songs. David Friedman
[ Hopeful Itself Part Person Reveals Somehow Songs Through]
She danced a jig, she sung a song that took my heart away. William Allingham
[ Away Danced Heart Jig She Song Sung Took]
We recorded several of Kenny's songs in the living room of my home. Jim Messina
[ Home Kenny Living Recorded Room Several Songs]
One other thing, if it's possible, as songwriters, you should also develop yourself as record producers. Barry Mann
[ Also Develop Other Possible Producers Record Should Songwriters Thing Yourself]
I wanted to try to write songs on the piano to get a different flavor. Aimee Mann
[ Different Flavor Get Piano Songs Try Wanted Write]
Growing up in Memphis and listening to all kinds of music and dreaming... So that was one of the first times I wrote a complete song and set it to music and the whole bit. From then on, I was busy with it. William Bell
[ Bit Busy Complete Dreaming First Growing Kinds Listening Memphis Music Set Song Then Times Up Whole Wrote]
I'm 18 in this album. I'm not losing fans, and I'm not disrepecting women, but you reach the maturity of taking it to the next level with a girl. It was only necessary for me to have at least one song like that. Chris Brown
[ Album Fans Girl Least Level Losing Maturity Necessary Next Only Reach Song Taking Women]
Right from day one, you know when you've written a good song. Joan Armatrading
[ Day Good Know Right Song Written]
Yeah, if someone's selling downloads and collecting money for our songs I would be unhappy about that but if they're trading it I don't mind, obviously if I make a thousand records or CDs or whatever, I like to sell a thousand. Ian MacKaye
[ Cds Collecting Make Mind Money Obviously Our Records Sell Selling Someone Songs Thousand Trading Unhappy Whatever Would Yeah]
I have a weird life because I live on songwriting royalties, which are a strange income. Sometimes it rains, sometimes it doesn't. Joe Strummer
[ Because Income Life Live Rains Royalties Sometimes Songwriting Strange Weird Which]
Well, our songwriting process is pretty collective. Adam Rich
[ Collective Our Pretty Process Songwriting Well]
Thus we have at least a national song that unites all Germans, and is the symbol of our sixty-million nation. Friedrich Ebert
[ Germans Least Nation National Our Song Symbol Thus Unites]
Those two songs condense the two albums. They also show what the audiences wanted. I was desperate to keep the band together and find something that the public would like. Randy Bachman
[ Albums Also Audiences Band Condense Desperate Find Keep Public Show Something Songs Those Together Two Wanted Would]
After that I didn't listen to music as much because '70s music just wasn't... I remember all the songs, but it wasn't because I was into them, you know what I mean? Tom Araya
[ After Because Into Just Know Listen Mean Much Music Remember Songs Them]
I've always said it took me 20 years to find out how to write a song in 20 minutes. Bart Howard
[ Always Find How Minutes Out Said Song Took Write Years]
I wrote that song for my wife, and it's what some guy who's sitting under a tree would be singing to the woman of his life, telling her how wonderful she is. To me, that's more lasting than something that sounds like it belongs on a movie soundtrack. John Fogerty
[ Belongs Guy Her His How Lasting Life More Movie She Singing Sitting Some Something Song Sounds Soundtrack Telling Than Tree Under Wife Woman Wonderful Would Wrote]
The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings. The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement. Germaine Greer
[ Bird Cage Caged Child Compelled Does Enforcement Her Justify Love Loves Mother Nor Sings Song]
I just feel like the songs that come out are the songs that come. John Frusciante
[ Come Feel Just Out Songs]
Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope. Mahalia Jackson
[ Blues Despair Gospel Hope Songs]
In the past 3-4 years I've developed a habit of keeping numerous small cassette recorders in my house and in a bag with me so that I'm able to commit to tape memory song ideas on a constant basis. Dwight Yoakam
[ Able Bag Basis Cassette Commit Constant Developed Habit House Ideas Keeping Memory Numerous Past Recorders Small Song Tape Years]
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. Paul Simon
[ Artie Creative Did Level Player Prepare Singer Songs Together Work Writer]
Songwritng is what I do. Neil Diamond
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And I used to think that proof that I had religion was whether I knew how to sing all of the songs. Bernice Johnson Reagon
[ Had How Knew Proof Religion Sing Songs Think Used Whether]
My friends gave me the first songs which was the first food in my soul for me. Nana Mouskouri
[ First Food Friends Gave Songs Soul Which]
Even if you're specific about the character of the song, it's more exciting to place them, juxtapose them in such a way as to make an adventure out of the sequence of the songs. Robert Wyatt
[ Adventure Character Even Exciting Make More Out Place Sequence Song Songs Specific Such Them Way]
I'm singing background on one of Blondie's songs on her new album. Melissa Joan Hart
[ Album Background Blondie Her New Singing Songs]
I just decided to play make believe, memorize it like it was just some kind of song and just take the emotion out of the words. And I did. I goofed a couple of times. Michelle Rodriguez
[ Believe Couple Decided Did Emotion Just Kind Make Memorize Out Play Some Song Take Times Words]
And of course there's so much music in and around our family. I had a piano during Christmas because it's obviously useful through the season. There are so many people, songwriters, who are around. Ashley Judd
[ Around Because Christmas Course During Family Had Many Much Music Obviously Our Piano Season Songwriters Through Useful]
I'd like just to be remembered as a guy that came along and did his music, did his best and showed up on time, clean and ready to do the job, wrote a few songs, and had a hell of a time. Buck Owens
[ Along Best Came Clean Did Few Guy Had Hell His Job Just Music Ready Remembered Showed Songs Time Up Wrote]
I'm sure there's going to be some material from This Is Not Going To Be Pretty. I usually use that song to just introduce myself to the audience, although the patter in between the song is always different. Harvey Fierstein
[ Although Always Audience Between Different Going Introduce Just Material Myself Patter Pretty Some Song Sure Use Usually]
When the script was written, it was sent to me with asterisks marking where he felt a song would be appropriate. Before the film was shot, the score was written. I made a demo of it, so they lived with the music as they were making the film. Alan Price
[ Appropriate Asterisks Before Demo Felt Film Lived Made Making Marking Music Score Script Sent Shot Song Were Where Would Written]
But we used to go to flea markets and things, and look for old 78 records that had silly song titles. Neil Innes
[ Flea Go Had Look Markets Old Records Silly Song Things Titles Used]
A lot of the songs start with an image. I was sitting there playing the guitar and I pictured this old, dirty green car, with the window rolled down, in the hot, hot, hot Texas heat, and this beautiful woman I knew when I was a kid sitting behind the wheel, looking out at me. Edie Brickell
[ Beautiful Behind Car Dirty Down Green Guitar Heat Hot Image Kid Knew Looking Lot Old Out Pictured Playing Rolled Sitting Songs Start Texas Wheel Window Woman]
We can't forget what happened on May 4th, 1970, when four students gave up their lives because they had the American constitutional right of peaceful protest. They gave up their lives. And to sing that song in that spot on that anniversary was very emotional for us. Graham Nash
[ American Anniversary Because Constitutional Emotional Forget Four Gave Had Happened Lives May Peaceful Protest Right Sing Song Spot Students Their Up Us Very]
I'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. Delta Goodrem
[ Because Carey Connection Just Mariah Nice Nina Perfect Recorded She Shy Song Special Studio Thought]
I hope to bring people to God with my songs. Mahalia Jackson
[ Bring God Hope Songs]
Every single band in the world has these gigantic songs that people are obsessed with. Sebastian Bach
[ Band Every Gigantic Obsessed Single Songs These World]
All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song. Louis Armstrong
[ Folk Heard Horse Music Never Sing Song]
Since I was the solo artist as well as the writer for the songs, I figured I had enough credits on it already. Cy Coleman
[ Already Artist Credits Enough Figured Had Since Solo Songs Well Writer]
Dweezil and I are going on tour with the band probably starting in the middle of February for a month probably playing a few songs from my new record and then I'll continue on after that tour. Lisa Loeb
[ After Band Continue February Few Going Middle Month New Playing Probably Record Songs Starting Then Tour]
At the end of the day, they're happy if you do the obvious songs towards the end of the set and you've got to try and make yourself happy by doing certain songs at the front end of the set. Rick Allen
[ Certain Day Doing End Front Got Happy Make Obvious Set Songs Towards Try Yourself]
I don't do any songs that I'm sick of now - sometimes even songs that I request. If I'm sick of 'em I don't do 'em even for myself. Jonathan Richman
[ Any Em Even Myself Now Request Sick Sometimes Songs]
It's hard enough to make a good song and a good recording of that song. But to try to tailor it to some outside force is just like - It's never been a factor in what I've done or what the band's done. James Iha
[ Band Been Done Enough Factor Force Good Hard Just Make Never Outside Recording Some Song Tailor Try]
For hundreds of years people have talked about artists having inspiration, but often, some persons would say, write us a symphony or write us a song, on commission. The artists would come up with a masterpiece without waiting to have their muse inspire them. Tom Glazer
[ Artists Come Commission Having Hundreds Inspiration Inspire Masterpiece Muse Often Persons Say Some Song Symphony Talked Their Them Up Us Waiting Without Would Write Years]
The longer one is alone, the easier it is to hear the song of the earth. Robert Anton Wilson
[ Alone Earth Easier Hear Longer Song]
For example, after developing a sound similar to an elephant trumpeting, I wrote the song Elephant Talk which gave my elephant sound an appropriate place to live. Adrian Belew
[ After Appropriate Developing Elephant Example Gave Live Place Similar Song Sound Talk Which Wrote]
I write in all keys. I've always written in all keys. I've probably written a lot of songs in A. Teena Marie
[ Always Keys Lot Probably Songs Write Written]
I'm not afraid to write my feelings in songs. Taylor Swift
[ Afraid Feelings Songs Write]
Larry only ever wrote one song, and he wrote that with Tony Kaye, I think it was, from Yes. Neil Innes
[ Ever Kaye Larry Only Song Think Tony Wrote Yes]
People know me for up-tempo songs because of my hits. Eddie Floyd
[ Because Hits Know Songs]
I can't be bothered anymore about giving songs titles. Damon Albarn
[ Anymore Bothered Giving Songs Titles]
I always used to look at books and wonder how anybody could come up with so many words. But my divorce and then falling in love with somebody else has released in me an ability to write in other ways apart from songs. Roger Waters
[ Ability Always Anybody Apart Books Come Could Divorce Else Falling How Look Love Many Other Released Somebody Songs Then Up Used Ways Wonder Words Write]
I did a couple songs with this hip-hop guy named Tim Dark. He was working in the same studio I've been working in, he heard my music and he said, aw man, I've got to do something with you. Alan Vega
[ Been Couple Dark Did Got Guy Heard Hip-Hop Man Music Named Said Same Something Songs Studio Tim Working]
I achieved something specially different with Love To Love You Baby and I Feel Love. These songs will endure. Giorgio Moroder
[ Achieved Baby Different Endure Feel Love Something Songs Specially These Will]
With this new album, I prepared for it a long time, and I was happy with the songs and the production. I felt that I proved myself with the first album, and with this new album, I just want to share some of my music. And that was always my feeling and my intention. Jon Secada
[ Album Always Feeling Felt First Happy Intention Just Long Music Myself New Prepared Production Proved Share Some Songs Time Want]
A lot of the great songwriters in history have been collaborators, with a separate lyricist. Mike Gordon
[ Been Collaborators Great History Lot Lyricist Separate Songwriters]
While listening, to things like western swing, for instance, I'd work something out in my head, then play it on my National; not the same song, but one that captured the feeling of the original tune. Mark Knopfler
[ Captured Feeling Head Instance Listening National Original Out Play Same Something Song Swing Then Things Tune Western While Work]
I really enjoy the therapeutic value of writing songs. Shannon Hoon
[ Enjoy Really Songs Therapeutic Value Writing]
We are not a Zappa cover band. We only play Frank's songs that were recorded by the Mothers of Invention and I think a lot of those songs were complex. Jimmy Carl Black
[ Band Complex Cover Frank Invention Lot Mothers Only Play Recorded Songs Think Those Were Zappa]
The way to do it is to put as much life into the song as I can. You can either get it to breathe or you can't. Levon Helm
[ Breathe Either Get Into Life Much Put Song Way]
I write a lot of songs people don't hear. I really just enjoy the process. I finish 'em all. I don't think there's a whole lot of difference between the bad ones and the good ones. Bob Seger
[ Bad Between Difference Em Enjoy Finish Good Hear Just Lot Ones Process Really Songs Think Whole Write]
Every one of the songs was based around picking an acoustic guitar. That was part of the concept from the beginning, that the tempos were going to go from slow to almost mid-tempo. Jules Shear
[ Acoustic Almost Around Based Beginning Concept Every Go Going Guitar Part Picking Slow Songs Tempos Were]
You get on the radio by writing your own songs. But we had the dilemma of not being able to play anywhere because we weren't able to play anything that anyone wanted to hear. So we learned songs that we thought that we could do without puking. Wayne Kramer
[ Able Anyone Anything Anywhere Because Being Could Dilemma Get Had Hear Learned Own Play Radio Songs Thought Wanted Weren Without Writing Your]
A lot of songs you write are just for exercise - just pencil sharpeners. Harlan Howard
[ Exercise Just Lot Pencil Songs Write]
If you put all the songs together that I've written on band records, and put it up next to my solo record, there's definitely a different kind of feel than Billy's songs. James Iha
[ Band Billy Definitely Different Feel Kind Next Put Record Records Solo Songs Than Together Up Written]
You can cage the singer but not the song. Harry Belafonte
[ Cage Singer Song]
Live well. Sing out, sing loud, and sing often. And God bless the child that's got a song. Nanci Griffith
[ Bless Child God Got Live Loud Often Out Sing Song Well]
When we try to write a pop song, we go for standard pop arrangements, even to the point where we will go to the key change at the end, which is really cheesy. Joe Elliott
[ Arrangements Change Cheesy End Even Go Key Point Pop Really Song Standard Try Where Which Will Write]
Well, I make every song I sing personal. I've never chosen a song that wasn't. Carly Simon
[ Chosen Every Make Never Personal Sing Song Well]
We march and fight, to death or on to victory. Our might is right, no traitors shall prevail. Our hearts are steeled against the fiery gates of hell. No shot or shell, can still our mighty song. George Lincoln Rockwell
[ Against Death Fiery Fight Gates Hearts Hell March Might Mighty Our Prevail Right Shall Shell Shot Song Still Traitors Victory]
I'm not full of malice, but I do dislike Neil Diamond a lot, and I'm sorry that I've done a Neil Diamond song. Robert Wyatt
[ Diamond Dislike Done Full Lot Malice Neil Song Sorry]
I wanted to write songs which I think is a different thing. I wanted to write music that is informed by folk music. The chord progressions are obvious references. Joanna Newsom
[ Chord Different Folk Informed Music Obvious References Songs Thing Think Wanted Which Write]
So I concentrated on the rhythmic side of things, and therefore left a lot of holes. I didn't want to use big pad chords everywhere. All of the songs are built up of small melodies and counter melodies all played very rhythmically. Midge Ure
[ Big Built Chords Concentrated Counter Everywhere Holes Left Lot Melodies Pad Played Rhythmic Rhythmically Side Small Songs Therefore Things Up Use Very Want]
I have a recording that I did of instrumental songs. Joanna Newsom
[ Did Instrumental Recording Songs]
The process depends on the situation, and I don't think there are any two songs that have gone exactly the same way... well, actually, that's not true. Michael McKean
[ Actually Any Depends Exactly Gone Process Same Situation Songs Think True Two Way Well]
I think the themes in my songs are very similar from the first album to the newest one. It's all about the human condition and how we are all trying to learn to live with each other and survive love and life. Deana Carter
[ Album Condition Each First How Human Learn Life Live Love Newest Other Similar Songs Survive Themes Think Trying Very]
Again, I say I will be glad to tell what songs I have ever sung, because singing is my business. Pete Seeger
[ Again Because Business Ever Glad Say Singing Songs Sung Tell Will]
Songwriting is my gift from God. Smokey Robinson
[ Gift God Songwriting]
When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. Tecumseh
[ Again Comes Death Die Different Fear Filled Going Hearts Hero Home Little Live Lives More Over Pray Sing Song Their Those Time Way Weep Whose Your]
I don't know any other lifestyle. I get up in the morning and I really do feel that the world is my oyster, and I start that way, the same as I would if I were preparing to write a song: put a blank piece of paper up on the piano and you go for it. Lesley Gore
[ Any Blank Feel Get Go Know Lifestyle Morning Other Oyster Paper Piano Piece Preparing Put Really Same Song Start Up Way Were World Would Write]
When I'm writing a song, it gives me more actual pleasure to hear someone else sing it than do it meself. Shane MacGowan
[ Actual Else Gives Hear More Pleasure Sing Someone Song Than Writing]
Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that. They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence, so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody. It doesn't ring true. Don Henley
[ Forcing Forget Get Head Melody Notes Onto Precedence Ring Singers Sometimes Songwriters Take Their True Up Will Wind Word]
I try to tell a story musically in a song. Barry White
[ Musically Song Story Tell Try]
I recorded harp first or singing first. I recorded it all together. Part of the reason is that I don't know how to play the songs without also singing. I forget how they progress. I don't think that any of them are verse, chorus, verse, and so on. They are not simple. Joanna Newsom
[ Also Any Chorus First Forget Harp How Know Part Play Progress Reason Recorded Simple Singing Songs Them Think Together Verse Without]
I was never encouraged to do it and I played the accordion, which I hated. I wish I had taken piano because I definitely would have written more songs of my own, but I didn't. Connie Francis
[ Accordion Because Definitely Encouraged Had Hated More Never Own Piano Played Songs Taken Which Wish Would Written]
I put a metronome up to all the songs, and I tried to really keep it true to the original tempos. Brian Setzer
[ Keep Metronome Original Put Really Songs Tempos Tried True Up]
You're a song written by the hands of God. Shakira
[ God Hands Song Written]
The songwriter mustn't fall in love with his own song. If it doesn't belong, he can't push it into a show. Let him save it; maybe it'll fit in another show. Dorothy Fields
[ Another Belong Fall Fit Him His Into Love Maybe Mustn Own Push Save Show Song Songwriter]
With the Rhythm Kings, I can involve myself in arranging and producing the music as well as the choice of songs. Bill Wyman
[ Arranging Choice Involve Kings Music Myself Producing Rhythm Songs Well]
I see some recurring themes: things that feel threaded together, some symbolic references, and songs about some of the big questions, like death. There are a lot of references to weather, too! Tracy Chapman
[ Big Death Feel Lot Questions Recurring References See Some Songs Symbolic Themes Things Together Too Weather]
They are very personal, emotional songs - people react to them very strongly. Sarah McLachlan
[ Emotional Personal React Songs Strongly Them Very]
I'm really happy that I got to work with such fresh talent. In a day when record companies are not particularly good at encouraging young, talented songwriters to come forward and get exposure, I think it's important to give tomorrow's songwriters the opportunity. Robin Gibb
[ Come Companies Day Encouraging Exposure Forward Fresh Get Give Good Got Happy Important Opportunity Particularly Really Record Songwriters Such Talent Talented Think Tomorrow Work Young]
Today, it's very tempting to create songs by cutting and pasting in the studio. Huey Lewis
[ Create Cutting Songs Studio Tempting Today Very]
I thought the '60s was the most exciting time and the most vital music, and we were really together as one mind then. Then afterwards, the songs and the bad drugs, that took its toll. Mickey Hart
[ Afterwards Bad Exciting Mind Most Music Really Songs Then Thought Time Together Toll Took Vital Were]
The independent role of morphology in mate choice is revealed by the rare instances where the usual association between song and morphology is disrupted. Peter R. Grant
[ Association Between Choice Disrupted Independent Instances Mate Morphology Rare Revealed Role Song Usual Where]
When something is bothering me, I write a song that tells my feelings. Loretta Lynn
[ Bothering Feelings Something Song Tells Write]
Townes van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that. Steve Earle
[ Best Bob Boots Coffee Cowboy Dylan Say Songwriter Stand Table Van Whole World]
I want to sell to people my own age, because that's the way I write songs. John Mellencamp
[ Age Because Own Sell Songs Want Way Write]
Obviously I got known for some other songs early on, and some of those were rock'n'roll songs. Some of them were melodic pop songs. And I've done lots of different things, as you know, but every so often I get drawn back. Elvis Costello
[ Back Different Done Drawn Early Every Get Got Know Known Lots Melodic Obviously Often Other Pop Rock Roll Some Songs Them Things Those Were]
I think if you're a good songwriter, that's what you are first - not a star or celebrity. Tom Cochrane
[ Celebrity First Good Songwriter Star Think]
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. Martin Gore
[ America Big Break Death Exactly Favorite First Gets Our Played Song Stations Still]
I've always been crazy for the American songbook. Ashley Judd
[ Always American Been Crazy Songbook]
On the other hand when you are someone who records their own songs you are basically stuck writing for one voice and for one style that can stifle you a bit. It's a real trade off. Cynthia Weil
[ Basically Bit Hand Off Other Own Real Records Someone Songs Stifle Stuck Style Their Trade Voice Writing]
After the Rodgers and Hammerstein revolution, songs became part of the story, as opposed to just entertainments in between comedy scenes. Stephen Sondheim
[ After Became Between Comedy Entertainments Hammerstein Just Opposed Part Revolution Rodgers Scenes Songs Story]
I don't know that all the demons have been beaten, but I'm very, very proud of those songs. John Fogerty
[ Beaten Been Demons Know Proud Songs Those Very]
Listen kid, take my advice, never hate a song that has sold half a million copies. Irving Berlin
[ Advice Copies Half Hate Kid Listen Million Never Sold Song Take]
My son - and what's a song? A thing begot within a pair of minutes, thereabout, a lump bred up in darkness. Thomas Kyd
[ Bred Darkness Lump Minutes Pair Son Song Thing Up Within]
I remember hearing the song when I was 12 or 14 in - it must have been in Chicago, 'cause we didn't have a radio on the farm, and it was during the second World War. I had three brothers in that war who went overseas. Abbey Lincoln
[ Been Brothers Cause Chicago During Farm Had Hearing Must Overseas Radio Remember Second Song Three War Went World]
The jazz chord substitutions in a country song... that was another thing that bent people's ears. I guess that my favorites are the unique ones. It's not how fast you play. It's that unique blending of different stuff I'm most proud of. Brian Setzer
[ Another Bent Blending Chord Country Different Ears Fast Favorites Guess How Jazz Most Ones Play Proud Song Stuff Thing Unique]
Then, once I have lyrics, being able to shape them around a song is nothing new for me, I've been doing that for 25 years. The soul searching part of it, the spontaneous part of it, that was, and remains, a really terrific process. Geddy Lee
[ Able Around Been Being Doing Lyrics New Nothing Once Part Process Really Remains Searching Shape Song Soul Spontaneous Terrific Them Then Years]
In the past, some of the songs that were the most fun, and the most entertaining and rocking, fell by the wayside because I was concerned with what I was going to say and how I was going to say it. Bruce Springsteen
[ Because Concerned Entertaining Fell Fun Going How Most Past Rocking Say Some Songs Wayside Were]
There aren't more lady songwriters for the same reason that there aren't more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers; not enough women have the time for careers. Dorothy Fields
[ Accountants Careers Doctors Enough Lady Lawyers More Reason Same Songwriters Time Women]
So I figured in keeping with the record, I'd do something off the wall which is show up for free and wing it... I don't know, I'm just going to play some songs. I think it'll be fun. Paul Westerberg
[ Figured Free Fun Going Just Keeping Know Off Play Record Show Some Something Songs Think Up Wall Which Wing]
I love songwriting. It's second to my love for singing in how I express myself. Michael Bolton
[ Express How Love Myself Second Singing Songwriting]
The little song and dance number at the end - that's me, my voice, howling out. It was a new experience for me. I've never sung before and I've certainly never sung on screen. I think I sung on stage when I was 13 and for some reason nobody's asked me to try it again since. Hugh Dancy
[ Again Asked Before Certainly Dance End Experience Howling Little Never New Nobody Number Out Reason Screen Since Some Song Stage Sung Think Try Voice]
My place in Scotland is in the middle of nowhere, so you've just got a keyboard, guitar, a little drum machine and you know if you can work stuff out like that, if you can hammer out songs that sound good just with those three things and a voice, you're on your way. Jay Kay
[ Drum Good Got Guitar Hammer Just Keyboard Know Little Machine Middle Nowhere Out Place Scotland Songs Sound Stuff Things Those Three Voice Way Work Your]
I'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. Lenny Kravitz
[ Because Consciously Dreams Get Hear Listening Myself Record Recorder Song Tape Up Wake Whole]
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. Percy Bysshe Shelley
[ Our Saddest Songs Sweetest Tell Those Thought]
They tell me I produced songs. I just stood in the back, wore a good suit and said, Yeah, that's happening. Nick Lowe
[ Back Good Happening Just Produced Said Songs Stood Suit Tell Wore Yeah]
I don't know where my songs come from... If I knew, I'd know too much, more than we are allowed on this plane. Judy Collins
[ Allowed Come Knew Know More Much Plane Songs Than Too Where]
What I say is from my heart. You must be sincere. So when I sing a song, people are supposed to feel it. Wayne Wonder
[ Feel Heart Must Say Sincere Sing Song Supposed]
It's taken a long time but eventually when I had the songs in place and demos right and I found myself a manager, that's when everything started happening quickly but I think that's always the way it is. James Blunt
[ Always Demos Eventually Everything Found Had Happening Long Manager Myself Place Quickly Right Songs Started Taken Think Time Way]
They would wake me up when I was sleeping, and say sing a song for our friends. I had a sweet voice, I had a nice little tenor voice. God knows what I sang, but my whole family would admire me. Dominic Chianese
[ Admire Family Friends God Had Knows Little Nice Our Sang Say Sing Sleeping Song Sweet Tenor Up Voice Wake Whole Would]
I just sat down and thought, I'm going to write a song today, I'm going to give it a try. So I just stuck it on a tape like everything else. That was just another song. Jules Shear
[ Another Down Else Everything Give Going Just Sat Song Stuck Tape Thought Today Try Write]
I wish I had a nickel for every song that I've left in the bathroom, written down on a matchbox, or just totally forgotten about. Tommy Shaw
[ Bathroom Down Every Forgotten Had Just Left Nickel Song Totally Wish Written]
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. Beck
[ Abused Bad Entire Gave Get Greedy Hit Just License Little Lot Name Over Publishers Rapping Really Sampling Songs Taking Them]
I heard the Bloc Party record Japan before it came out in the UK as they are on the V2 record label. I think it has a great vibe and has great songs. I also think the Kings of Leon are right up my street. Kelly Jones
[ Also Before Bloc Came Great Heard Japan Kings Label Out Party Record Right Songs Street Think Uk Up Vibe]
Those songs are about getting out; they're not about getting out of family. It wasn't about how family life was curtailing because I didn't know family life. Bob Geldof
[ Because Family Getting How Know Life Out Songs Those]
My father being in the movie business, I thought being an actor would be great. But when I started singing to people in coffeehouses, you know, singing folk music and then, later, singing songs that I started to write myself, I felt more than an affinity for it. David Crosby
[ Actor Affinity Being Business Father Felt Folk Great Know Later More Movie Music Myself Singing Songs Started Than Then Thought Would Write]
A bell's not a bell 'til you ring it, A song's not a song 'til you sing it, Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay, Love isn't love 'til you give it away! Oscar Hammerstein II
[ Away Bell Give Heart Love Put Ring Sing Song Stay Til Your]
Sometimes you sing songs about the way you want to feel more than the way you actually do feel. Jon Crosby
[ Actually Feel More Sing Sometimes Songs Than Want Way]
I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from. Sarah McLachlan
[ Get Great Often Place Sadness Songs Think]
Tom would bring in songs, Mike would engineer, and we recorded about 30 songs. Benmont Tench
[ Bring Engineer Mike Recorded Songs Tom Would]
To have a songwriter that wrote so specifically what I felt to be true... I've never been much of an actor either. If something is real for me, then I can do it. Barry McGuire
[ Actor Been Either Felt Much Never Real Something Songwriter Specifically Then True Wrote]
They really can't imagine what my voice is like. Every time I sing a song, they are very surprised. Coco Lee
[ Every Imagine Really Sing Song Surprised Time Very Voice]
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. J. R. R. Tolkien
[ Above Cheer Food Gold More Song Us Valued World Would]
My songs are more arrangements than they are songs. Robin Trower
[ Arrangements More Songs Than]
I found a sound that people really liked - I found this basic concept and all I did was change the lyrics and the melody a little bit. My songs, if you listen to them, they're quite a lot alike, like Chuck Berry. Buck Owens
[ Alike Basic Berry Bit Change Chuck Concept Did Found Liked Listen Little Lot Lyrics Melody Quite Really Songs Sound Them]
If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy but just wage a total war, our children will sing great songs about us years from now. Richard Perle
[ Children Clever Diplomacy Embrace Entirely Forth Go Great Just Now Our Piece Sing Songs Together Total Try Us Vision Wage War Will World Years]
I go through a thousand songs to find ten for a new record. Conway Twitty
[ Find Go New Record Songs Ten Thousand Through]
I didn't really start writing music or lyrics or turning them into songs until I went to San Francisco. Jello Biafra
[ Francisco Into Lyrics Music Really San Songs Start Them Turning Until Went Writing]
There are some good songs, but not the kind of song-writing that I remember, that I like. Springsteen still does it. Paul Simon, and there are also good writers, but that doesn't dominate the charts. Jackie DeShannon
[ Also Charts Does Dominate Good Kind Paul Remember Simon Some Songs Springsteen Still Writers]
So I think it was a good thing It was a little surreal watching Leo scream 'I'm not going to die today!' with our music playing - that was the last thing on my mind when I wrote the song. Jon Crosby
[ Die Going Good Last Leo Little Mind Music Our Playing Scream Song Surreal Thing Think Today Watching Wrote]
When you write a song you have an idea of how it should be sung but it doesn't work out that way if someone else records it. Barry Gibb
[ Else How Idea Out Records Should Someone Song Sung Way Work Write]
Songs suffer at the mercy of the performer. Jo Stafford
[ Mercy Performer Songs Suffer]
When I write a song, it's all about the riff - the riff first, then the words come later. Evan Dando
[ Come First Later Riff Song Then Words Write]
Whenever I heard the song of a bird and the answering call of its mate, I could visualize the notes in scale, all built up within my consciousness as a natural symphony. William Christopher Handy
[ Answering Bird Built Call Consciousness Could Heard Mate Natural Notes Scale Song Symphony Up Visualize Whenever Within]
I just try to get inside the song and imagine what comes next. Jeff Tweedy
[ Comes Get Imagine Inside Just Next Song Try]
My songs are really never titled. Sometimes I call it one thing. then I change it. Wyclef Jean
[ Call Change Never Really Sometimes Songs Then Thing Titled]
A lot of the songs are written on piano or guitar, so I contribute, and I have done so since the beginning. So it's been good to be involved completely musically as well. Caroline Corr
[ Been Beginning Completely Contribute Done Good Guitar Involved Lot Musically Piano Since Songs Well Written]
I'm a songwriter first. Carole King
[ First Songwriter]
Our albums just tend to be collections of songs really, because we all write in the group, all four of us. John Deacon
[ Albums Because Collections Four Group Just Our Really Songs Tend Us Write]
The lyrics are different from Nick Cave songs and lyrics. His songs are very narrative. Stephen Malkmus
[ Cave Different His Lyrics Narrative Nick Songs Very]
Even though my songs may sound very personal, to me most of them are fiction. It is a great way for me to be able to live a fantasy life as a writer because I get to be someone else, someplace else for three and a half minutes, just like the listener. Nanci Griffith
[ Able Because Else Even Fantasy Fiction Get Great Half Just Life Listener Live May Minutes Most Personal Someone Someplace Songs Sound Them Though Three Very Way Writer]
I signed to Def Jam and within two months, I heard that Ja Rule was looking for someone to do a song with. Christina Milian
[ Def Heard Jam Looking Months Rule Signed Someone Song Two Within]
I really believe in myself. I'm the hardest worker I know, and one of the best songwriters. There's a craft to it, and it takes a long time to hone it, and I work really hard at it. Arthur Godfrey
[ Believe Best Craft Hard Hardest Hone Know Long Myself Really Songwriters Takes Time Work Worker]
It sounds like something from a Woody Guthrie song, but it's true; I was raised in a freight car. Merle Haggard
[ Car Freight Guthrie Raised Something Song Sounds True Woody]
They're making a song and dance because that serves their immediate interests. But what will happen tomorrow? They will have to pay salaries and pensions. Eduard Shevardnadze
[ Because Dance Happen Immediate Interests Making Pay Pensions Salaries Serves Song Their Tomorrow Will]
Before, I was terrified on stage. I only play guitar during the acoustic songs. After a while, you can elicit certain responses from the crowd, like Elvis. Andy Gibb
[ Acoustic After Before Certain Crowd During Elicit Elvis Guitar Only Play Responses Songs Stage Terrified While]
I guess what people forget sometimes is that when I write songs, I write them sometimes in about 20 minutes. Alanis Morissette
[ Forget Guess Minutes Sometimes Songs Them Write]
Singing connected with movements and action is a much more ancient, and, at the same time, more complex phenomenon than is a simple song. Zoltan Kodaly
[ Action Ancient Complex Connected More Movements Much Phenomenon Same Simple Singing Song Than Time]
I've written songs about things that nobody else has ever written about. David Allan Coe
[ Else Ever Nobody Songs Things Written]
That song is a story that shows how easily you could get slipped into being labeled as the bad guy, even though what you really trying to do is tell the bad guy to leave you alone. Slick Rick
[ Alone Bad Being Could Easily Even Get Guy How Into Labeled Leave Really Shows Slipped Song Story Tell Though Trying]
But when it came to jamming and writing songs like we used to, we realized Brandon was a huge spirit in the band. Who knew? It was just something we had to learn. Edie Brickell
[ Band Came Had Huge Jamming Just Knew Learn Realized Something Songs Spirit Used Writing]
I had seventeen No. 1 songs and I didn't see anything like that kind of money. Mickey Gilley
[ Anything Had Kind Money See Seventeen Songs]
For several centuries what has passed for song in literary circles was any text that looked like the lyrics for a commonplace melodic setting. David Antin
[ Any Centuries Circles Commonplace Literary Looked Lyrics Melodic Passed Setting Several Song Text]
Saying you have a political solution is like saying you can write a pop song that's going to stay at the top of the list forever. I don't have many illusions about this, but I'm not cynical about it. Bruce Sterling
[ Cynical Forever Going Illusions List Many Political Pop Saying Solution Song Stay Top Write]
I'm the guy who wrote The Authority Song. Did they think I was kidding? Did they think it was only a song to entertain? John Mellencamp
[ Authority Did Entertain Guy Kidding Only Song Think Wrote]
Sweet as sweetest Grecian honey will my song be when I sing, O Beloved, in the season of the Spring! Ruben Dario
[ Beloved Grecian Honey Season Sing Song Spring Sweet Sweetest Will]
The spiritual quest was always the predominant aspect of my life. It's always been there. But there's also an incredible passion connected to it; it's not just a dry investigative process. I have been extremely emotional about it, and that comes out in the songs. Cat Stevens
[ Also Always Aspect Been Comes Connected Dry Emotional Extremely Incredible Investigative Just Life Out Passion Predominant Process Quest Songs Spiritual]
You know, songs often have a very coloured past. They might have something about them but it still doesn't work, so someone else adds a bit, and someone else adds a bit so perhaps one day I'll know its full history. Kylie Minogue
[ Adds Bit Coloured Day Else Full History Know Might Often Past Perhaps Someone Something Songs Still Them Very Work]
I got a couple on per album but my problem was that I wanted to sing the songs and not let Roger sing them. John Entwistle
[ Album Couple Got Per Problem Roger Sing Songs Them Wanted]
My approach is to be part of a band that makes music, not hit songs. Adam Jones
[ Approach Band Hit Makes Music Part Songs]
It all has to do with art - writing, painting, things I've done for a long time but just never had enough time to pursue. I have poetry - things that are designed for songs, but they're always poems first. Jason Newsted
[ Always Art Designed Done Enough First Had Just Long Never Painting Poems Poetry Pursue Songs Things Time Writing]
I try to imagine how we would live if we didn't know we were going to die. Would we live our lives differently? Less careful, maybe? Less scared? These are beautiful things to think about and build a song around. Beth Gibbons
[ Around Beautiful Build Careful Die Differently Going How Imagine Know Less Live Lives Maybe Our Scared Song These Things Think Try Were Would]
I like to look at the songs like they're little movies. Brad Paisley
[ Little Look Movies Songs]
My brother is an excellent songwriter, and I play guitar and drums. Jeremy London
[ Brother Drums Excellent Guitar Play Songwriter]
For music, unlike a $500 software program, people are paying a buck or two a song, and it's those dollars and pennies that have to add up to pay for not just the cost of that song, but the investment in the next song. Hilary Rosen
[ Add Buck Cost Dollars Investment Just Music Next Pay Paying Pennies Program Software Song Those Two Unlike Up]
We gather for prayer, and reading the Bible, and singing the songs of David. William Brewster
[ Bible David Gather Prayer Reading Singing Songs]
Social topics may hit too close to home for people, but then again, if you pull a heartstring, then that's what country music is. It's not just songs about getting drunk and leaving your girl. Kenny Chesney
[ Again Close Country Drunk Getting Girl Hit Home Just Leaving May Music Pull Social Songs Then Too Topics Your]
Lou Reed is something like a personal favorite of mine, but you could always put me into that drawer of singers who can't really sing, who speak their songs. Stephen Malkmus
[ Always Could Drawer Favorite Into Lou Mine Personal Put Really Reed Sing Singers Something Songs Speak Their]
To passively get up and play a bunch of old songs wouldn't have really motivated us. So we are bringing the new material into the set and it goes down really well. Andy Taylor
[ Bringing Bunch Down Get Goes Into Material Motivated New Old Passively Play Really Set Songs Up Us Well]
The second song is called 'Easy As Life,' which really describes the complete conflict of the whole story, her struggle of being in love with the enemy and also being in love with her people. Deborah Cox
[ Also Being Called Complete Conflict Describes Easy Enemy Her Life Love Really Second Song Story Struggle Which Whole]
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. Kazuo Ishiguro
[ Actually Already Apprenticeship Autobiographical Been Experimental Fiction Had Phases Served Songs Stuff Think Those Through Writer Writing]
I had no album title, and the album is like a journey in that it's a complete body of work. It's not just a couple of catchy songs and filler, so I felt that I needed to capture the essence of the album. Vanessa Carlton
[ Album Body Capture Catchy Complete Couple Essence Felt Filler Had Journey Just Needed Songs Title Work]
It's not a bad problem to have because a lot of classic acts are known for one or two songs and in their show they basically hold those songs off until the end and you sit through an hour or so of lesser known material but in our case most of the songs are well known. Gerry Beckley
[ Acts Bad Basically Because Case Classic End Hold Hour Known Lesser Lot Material Most Off Our Problem Show Sit Songs Their Those Through Two Until Well]
In Georgia where children work day and night in the cotton mills they have just passed a bill to protect song birds. What about the little children from whom all song is gone? Mary Harris Jones
[ Bill Birds Children Cotton Day Georgia Gone Just Little Mills Night Passed Protect Song Where Whom Work]
I have always written poetry but I have never applied it to songwriting. Janine Turner
[ Always Applied Never Poetry Songwriting Written]
But when I started writing songs, I stopped painting completely, and the only art things I do are connected to the career, like album sleeves and, to some extent, posters and things like that. Bryan Ferry
[ Album Art Career Completely Connected Extent Only Painting Posters Sleeves Some Songs Started Stopped Things Writing]
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. Betty Buckley
[ Am Carpenter Come Favorite Her Love Mary Songs Town Two]
I think a good song is a good song is a good song. Tim Finn
[ Good Song Think]
Each member does whatever they want with the song and it totally changes it from whatever idea I hear around it. It turns it into a Sonic Youth song and completely away from it being a solo song. Thurston Moore
[ Around Away Being Changes Completely Does Each Hear Idea Into Member Solo Song Sonic Totally Turns Want Whatever Youth]
We just wrote songs that seemed good to us. We wrote the album in like two weeks. We could have had more time, but we accomplished what we needed to in the two weeks. Travis Barker
[ Accomplished Album Could Good Had Just More Needed Seemed Songs Time Two Us Weeks Wrote]
The kids out there want something they can relate to, something that's real; most of that whiny stuff isn't real. The cheesy pop songs just bore me to death. Jonathan Davis
[ Bore Cheesy Death Just Kids Most Out Pop Real Relate Something Songs Stuff Want]
I didn't write this song. Someone was talking in a room. I just wrote down everything they said. Jeff Ament
[ Down Everything Just Room Said Someone Song Talking Write Wrote]
My songs are my kids. Some of them stay with me, some others I have to send out, out to the war. It might sound stupid and it might even sound naive, but that's just the way it is. Thom Yorke
[ Even Just Kids Might Naive Others Out Send Some Songs Sound Stay Stupid Them War Way]
I 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. Don Henley
[ Artists Deny Doing Drums Eagles Going Here Mind Past Playing Sit Songs Those Three Two]