Quotations on Songs

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It's really a sad story, and I liked that. The songs on this album talk about relationships in every aspect.
- Aaliyah
(Keywords: Relationships, Songs, Talk)

Idol has pretty much taken me out of my recording and out of my choreography. I have managed to slip in some choreography jobs. And I've been writing songs for other artists.
- Paula Abdul
(Keywords: Artists, Jobs, Pretty, Songs, Writing)

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Being, Garden, Songs, Value)

I got about 6037 songs I wrote myself and I'm trying to get them on the market and I just wish people could hear them and stuff but they'll do pretty good.
- Hasil Adkins
(Keywords: People, Pretty, Songs, Trying)

Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free.
- Anna Akhmatova
(Keywords: Children, Songs, Word)

I can't be bothered anymore about giving songs titles.
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Giving, Songs, Titles)

Thinking about what songs are coming next instead of just relaxing, breathing and playing from my heart. Sometimes it can get to be almost like the enemy.
- Rick Allen
(Keywords: Heart, Enemy, Songs, Thinking)

I sang and wrote songs when I was 12 years old.
- Mose Allison
(Keywords: Old, Songs, Years)

Selfishly, I make music for me. I like to make music. I like looking for songs. I like working with interesting musicians. I like producing records. It's something I will always do.
- Herb Alpert
(Keywords: Music, Musicians, Songs, Will)

I had this talent for these stupid little teenage songs.
- Paul Anka
(Keywords: Talent, Songs, Teenage)

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
(Keywords: Talent, People, Songs, Writing, Years)

I would have to work on the song and figure out how they wanted the song done, because they're such high-intensity songs. We figure that out first, then I go back and listen to it and go over and rehearse stuff with it and try to get a feel for the words.
- Tom Araya
(Keywords: Work, First, Song, Songs, Words)

My mother bought a piano, put it in the front room, and I just started writing my songs.
- Joan Armatrading
(Keywords: Mother, Songs, Writing)

United Artists wanted to do records with me. I had no idea, what a rare thing that was... to make an album. And they put a guy with me working on songs, and I got busy with films. I just kind of let it slide. Isn't that amazing?
- John Astin
(Keywords: Idea, Artists, Songs, United)

Every single band in the world has these gigantic songs that people are obsessed with.
- Sebastian Bach
(Keywords: People, Songs, World)

I listened to it last night for the first time since we started this project. I went out to my car and put it in and went to an empty parking lot and just listened and read the little pamphlet that came with it. After two or three songs I burst into tears.
- Randy Bachman
(Keywords: Car, Time, First, Night, Project, Songs, Tears)

It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
- Joan Baez
(Keywords: Nothing, Songs, Words, Writing)

It is my hope that during my brief passage through this universe, that I may share with you the joy of hearing the music of the stars... knowing that the composer was from a distant place and the songs were written eons ago, which now fall gently on this place for all to hear.
- Richard H. Baker
(Keywords: Music, Hope, Hearing, Joy, May, Now, Songs, Stars, Universe)

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
(Keywords: Love, Music, Thought, People, Culture, Dancing, Name, Now, Old, Songs, Summer, Years)

It's just a bunch of songs. I'm not trying to cure any major disease.
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Keywords: Cure, Disease, Songs, Trying)

Obviously the biggest change is that it's me by myself. When you don't have another band interpreting your songs or playing them the way that they have, it's bound to sound different.
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Keywords: Change, Songs, Sound)

I didn't really start writing music or lyrics or turning them into songs until I went to San Francisco.
- Jello Biafra
(Keywords: Music, Songs, Writing)

I intend to keep writing Christmas songs. There's still a lot more about Christmas that can be captured and feel like old-time Christmas. A lot of the traditions haven't been explained in song.
- Clint Black
(Keywords: Christmas, Old, Song, Songs, Traditions, Writing)

When I was young, I just sat down and started playing Chopsticks at the piano. I got so far and then lost interest. Eventually, I regained it and started writing songs.
- Otis Blackwell
(Keywords: Interest, Songs, Writing)

I always figured it was best if I write my songs, take them to my publisher and just lay back. There used to be so many things going on - getting to the artist, getting to the publishers - you know, politics. I just didn't want to get mixed up in all of that.
- Otis Blackwell
(Keywords: Politics, Artist, Songs, Want)

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
(Keywords: Fear, Losing, Sentimentality, Songs, Suffering, Timidity, Want, Weakness)

I've written more songs for this record than I ever have in the past so I'm trying to give it a lot of special attention to be sure my ideas really get translated right.
- Suzy Bogguss
(Keywords: Ideas, Attention, Past, Right, Songs, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Business, Home, Artist, Career, Pursuit, Songs, Want)

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
(Keywords: Home, Months, Songs, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Love, Country, End, Now, Play, Song, Songs, Wind)

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
(Keywords: Car, Guitar, Old, Songs, Woman)

While I'm playing baseball, I'm still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I'll be thinking of music then.
- Garth Brooks
(Keywords: Music, Time, Baseball, Songs, Thinking, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Girls, Losing, Man, Songs, Talking, Virginity)

If you are speaking about my own songs, I would think so because we were talking about that particular era and I was singing one of my songs that I recorded 50 years ago.
- Ruth Brown
(Keywords: Singing, Songs, Talking, Years)

I think people are sick and tired of all the abuse songs, and drug addiction, we want to bring to world a big fat smile.
- Steve Brown
(Keywords: People, Abuse, Addiction, Smile, Songs, Want, World)

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
(Keywords: Friend, Songs, Writing)

T Bone is genius. The way they've recorded my voice and the instrumentation to these songs is really quite extraordinary.
- Betty Buckley
(Keywords: Genius, Songs, Voice)

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
(Keywords: Music, Songs, Today)

I want to write songs and play them for people - live.
- T-Bone Burnett
(Keywords: People, Play, Songs, Want)

But my point is these Civil War songs were gruesome. The hatred that's so bad in this country today, and for the past 10 or 15 years, bad as it is, is nothing compared to the kind of things people would write down and sing back in the Civil War.
- T-Bone Burnett
(Keywords: War, People, Country, Hatred, Nothing, Past, Songs, Today, Years)

That's what my life is, writing songs.
- John Cale
(Keywords: Life, Songs, Writing)

I've never... when I was having songs on the airwaves, and that sort of thing, I never felt a sense of pressure anywhere except from myself, to do things the way I wanted to do them; to feel authentic; to feel like I was presenting my true self to the world.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Keywords: Pressure, Self, Sense, Songs, World)

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
(Keywords: Life, Love, First, Songs, Trying)

My older sister encouraged me from early on and bought me one of the first guitars I had. She listened to all of the crappy songs that I wrote when I was 8 years old and encouraged me to keep doing it.
- Tracy Chapman
(Keywords: Sister, First, Old, Songs, Years)

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
(Keywords: Death, Questions, Songs, Weather)

There aren't any rules, as far as anything-and that applies especially to writing songs, whatever gets the point across. So you're just kind of brought up to feel-in any field, if you say you can do it, do it. There it is.
- Guy Clark
(Keywords: Rules, Songs, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Home, Day, Play, Reason, Songs, Writing)

I started writing songs at age 15.
- Vince Clarke
(Keywords: Age, Songs, Writing)

I did a lot of writing for a lot of different kinds of bands that I was in and out of during those five years and that left me with a little body of songs that I liked better when I played alone, so I ended up going out solo and very soon made my first album.
- Bruce Cockburn
(Keywords: Body, First, Songs, Writing, Years)

Well, over the years, I've developed a stable of songs of which I'm known for and never get tired of singing.
- Joe Cocker
(Keywords: Singing, Songs, Years)



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