Don’t write a song unless you have something to say.
I like myself better when I’m writing regularly.
I take it not only a day at a time, but a moment at a time, and keep it at that pace. If you can be happy right now, then you’ll always be happy, because it’s always in the now.
If I had the chance to do it all over again, I’d do it exactly the same. Wrong or right, it’s my life. Sounds like a song, doesn’t it?
Ninety-nine percent of the world’s lovers are not with their first choice. That’s what makes the jukebox play.
Sometimes you’re fooling around on the guitar and suddenly you just played a piece of a new song and it wakes you up. You think, What was that? I just wrote a song. Of course, then you can’t remember it.
My doctor tells me I should start slowing it down — but there are more old drunks than there are old doctors so let’s all have another round.
All from Willie Nelson
Nice quotes today from the Quotemaster.
They made me a little nostalgic. I used to date musicians. Was even married to one briefly! I schlepped drums and a Peavy amp (not by myself) and all things musical for about 6 months on the road at the tender age of 18. It was an experience, for sure. XMRadio would have been a godsend for those long drives in between gigs from Bumfuck, Texas, to Butt, Montana. I heard Bennie and the Jets about a thousand times. B-B-B-B-Bennie!
I don’t need to be recognized with presents. I just wanna go onstage and sing my song.
– Celine Dion
You can cage the singer but not the song.
– Harry Belafonte
Songs are funny things. They can slip across borders. Proliferate in prisons. Penetrate hard shells. I always believed that the right song at the right moment could change history.
– Pete Seeger
I just wrote one song at a time. Kinda like an alcoholic. One day at a time.
– Neil Young
The songs worked as a different kind of rhetoric, one that could reach the fence-sitters.
– Peter Yarrow
Song writing is about getting the demon out of me. It’s like being possessed. You try to go to sleep, but the song won’t let you. So you have to get up and make it into something, and then you’re allowed to sleep.
– John Lennon, 1940 – 1980