20th-century Songwriter Quotes
People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.
Dylan is to me the perfect symbol of the anti-artist in our society. He is against everything – the last resort of someone who doesn't really want to change the world... Dylan's songs accept the world as it is.
Oh we ain't got a barrel of money,
Maybe we're ragged and funny,
But we'll travel along
Singin' a song,
Side by side.
It's still the same old story,
A fight for love and glory,
A case of do or die!
The world will always welcome lovers,
As time goes by.
Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose, And nothin' ain't worth nothin' but it's free.
Southern trees bear a strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black body swinging in the Southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.
Sixteen tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt.
Say brother, don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store.
I've lived a life that's full, I traveled each and ev'ry highway, And more, much more than this, I did it my way.
As long as I'm footin' the bills
I'm paying the cost to be the boss.
B. B. King
To live on the land we must learn from the ocean, to be true as the tide and free as the wind swell.
I fall in love too easily, I fall in love too fast
I fall in love too terribly hard, for love to ever last
My heart should be well schooled, 'cause I've been fooled in the past
And still I fall in love too easily, I fall in love too fast
Feed the world
Feed the world.
Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time again.
One night I was layin' down
I heard mama and papa talkin'
I heard papa tell mama
Let that boy boogie-woogie
Because it's in him
And it got to come out.
John Lee Hooker
Bring me sunshine in your smile
Bring me laughter all the while.
I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.
I don't understand people who believe that if you ignore something, it'll go away. That's completely wrong - if it's ignored it gathers strength. Europe ignored Hitler for twenty years. As a result he slaughtered a quarter of the world!
Sometimes it's hard to be a woman
Giving all your love to just one man.
Ask who wants to live to be a hundred, and the answer is the person who is ninety-nine.
You say we'll soar like two birds through the clouds, but soon you'll cage me on your shelf. I'll never learn to be just me, first by myself.
I always went in for that Wagnerian approach to rock and roll.
Everybody told me you can't get far
On thirty-seven dollars and a Jap guitar.
I really love having money, because it lets me be lazy. Work's really overrated.
He'd have to get under, get out and get under
And fix up his automobile.
I know it's not much, but it's the best I can do,
My gift is my song and this one's for you.
Relationships have a nasty habit of reversing themselves; whatever has been done to you in a previous involvement you'll do to the next person you're involved with, if you get half a chance.
Quote of the day
Life does not give itself to one who tries to keep all its advantages at once. I have often thought morality may perhaps consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
Predictions that didn't happen
If it's on the Internet it must be true
Remarkable Last Words (or Near-Last Words)
Philip James Bailey
Letitia Elizabeth Landon