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It's my party and I'll cry if I want to.
- Leslie Gore

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Touch me in the morning
Then just walk away
We don't have tomorrow
But we had yesterday
- Ron Miller/Michael Masser

Music's staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics,
song and production are.
- Gary Wright

People ask me if I left the lyrics open to ambiguity.
Of course I did.
I wanted to make a whole series of complex statements.
The lyrics had to do with the state of society at the time.
- Don McLean

 

I can be stupid in my lyrics or say whatever I want
without having to worry about anybody else's feeling
or anybody being embarrassed by it or anything like that.
- Justin Hayward

We all write the music, and then Mark and Tom write the lyrics.
- Travis Barker

I'm not a big fan of Robert Plant's lyrics or his singing.
- Chris Robinson

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I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics.
- Freddie Mercury

Song Sung Blue took a lot of compressing and refining,
and it has one of my favorite lyrics.
- Neil Diamond

I've gotten to a point where I don't want lyrics to mean anything.
- Mary Timony

I had written lyrics to a song called The Silent Extreme,
which Alex later renamed Humans Being.
- Sammy Hagar

I always write lyrics first and the rhythm and the
melody come from the lyrics.
It always comes from the lyrics: words have rhythm and words have melody.
- Ken Hensley

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

We don't analyze our lyrics.
- Santiago Durango

I don't know if it's my music, my lyrics,
my sound, and knowing the music business the way I do-all I can say is,
my career has lasted way longer than I expected.
- Barry White

I think my voice worked out fine, but it was a lot of work for me.
And I was very self-conscious about it.
I was a bit self-conscious about writing lyrics too.
- Jerry Harrison

Adam does most of the work when it comes to videos
and he basically does the same as I do with the lyrics.
The videos are his visual interpretations of our music.
- Maynard James Keenan

A lot of the time there is a lot of melancholy in the lyrics.
- Will Champion

Most of the lyrics are over a year old,
and it doesn't feel like it's about me.
Time created a distance.
- Beth Gibbons

I have one piece of music, since 1997,
and I don't see it having lyrics.
Where does it go in this world? So I haven't recorded it.
- Joni Mitchell

I have had much to learn from Sweden's poetry and,
more especially, from her lyrics of the last generation.
- Knut Hamsun

Sondheim writes the music and lyrics,
and because he's so smart and goes so deep with his feelings,
there's a lot to explore, get involved with and learn about.
- Bernadette Peters

Chelsea Morning is a great Joni Mitchell song and I
guess I'm partial to her lyrics because they show me
a slightly different perspective on life.
- Neil Diamond

Blake has always been a favorite, the lyrics,
not so much the prophetic books, but I suppose Yeats
influenced me more as a young poet,
and the American, Robert Frost.
- Anne Stevenson

If your life had lyrics, would they be any good?
- Doug Coupland

I wrote the tunes and sang only nonsense words.
Then came Moore and dressed them with the lyrics.
- Rick Wright

Lyrics are really important for me.
- Gavin Rossdale

Listen to the lyrics - we're singing about everyday life:
rich people trying to keep money,
poor people tying to get it, and everyone having trouble
with their husband or wife!
- Buddy Guy

But I always loved songs with great lyrics.
- Johnny Rivers

I write the music because I can't really write lyrics.
But I can write chords like Robin's never heard of.
So I provide the music for them to add the lyrics to.
- Maurice Gibb

I wanted to write some lyrics that had some meaning to them,
lyrics that were meaningful to me and hopefully people
can take something from that.
- Adam Rich

I write my lyrics into the computer and I hum my music into the dictaphone.
- Sebastian Bach

Some things remain fragments, just the lyrics and melodies
or a line or two or a verse.
- Tracy Chapman

For the record, I am not an admitted homosexual,
nor am I a homosexual, though I do know the lyrics
to every show tune ever written,
which might perhaps account for the confusion.
- John Podhoretz

I was totally involved in Bobby's World from the time
we started the idea to sitting with the artists on how he would look,
to the script meetings, the music, the lyrics,
the songs.
- Howie Mandel

If rock-and-roll is well done, there's nothing so terribly
wrong with that kind of music.
But the lyrics are another story.
- Kate Smith

Bob Dylan has a way with words that simply blows me away.
When he forgets his lyrics he just makes up new ones on the spot,
that is what I called talented!
- Gavin Rossdale

I create my own lyrics.
I have a great band.
I have a drummer from East Berlin.
- Nina Hagen

And also, I think Japan places great value on the lyrics.
- Utada Hikaru

I might lie a lot but never in my lyrics.
- Courtney Love

Probably some of the songs I never even really listened to the lyrics.
Half of them I'd hear off the radio and was probably
singing the wrong words and didn't even know it.
- Alan Jackson

People assume that the meaning of a song is vested in the lyrics.
To me, that has never been the case.
There are very few songs that I can think of where I remember the words.
- Brian Eno

There's a whole bunch of unfinished stuff.
Then I've got books of lyrics.
I find it frustrating to finish a song and not be able to record it...
so I don't write a million songs.
- Christine McVie

I really wanted to work hard on my lyrics.
- Brody Armstrong

There's Eddie's conviction and his lyrics and his ideals,
and he can just rock straight out.
His vocals are incredible.
And we all are really competent musicians.
- Mike McCready

Sometimes my boyfriend would write the lyrics and I would write the melody,
and other times I would start from scratch.
Or sometimes I would take a local poem and put that to music.
- Carly Simon

The lyrics are different from Nick Cave songs and lyrics.
His songs are very narrative.
- Stephen Malkmus

I am a big Pink Floyd fan.
That is where a lot of the concept lyrics come from.
- Gary Cherone

For me, naming bands was the forerunner to really writing lyrics,
because I work off titles.
- Jim Capaldi

If a voice is just too nice, without an edge,
it kinda all flows by.
You forget it.
You don't listen to the lyrics.
- Stephen Malkmus

How can you consider flower power outdated? The essence
of my lyrics is the desire for peace and harmony.
That's all anyone has ever wanted.
How could it become outdated?
- Robert Plant

A lot of people don't listen to the lyrics,
really.
- Lenny Kravitz

If I look at my old lyrics, they seem to be full of rage,
but empty.
There was an emptiness in my life.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I need some kind of emotional stake in it to write my lyrics,
assuming that place.
It might just be an emotion I understand but am not
currently experiencing necessarily.
- John Mayer

To me, Doors fans were always the 16-year-old idiots at parties,
getting stoned, and talking about how Morrison's lyrics were like poetry...
like that was a deep thought.
- Bruce McCulloch

I like reading Ball Tongue lyrics and all that stuff.
And they published a book, and I wouldn't give my lyrics,
and it's all wrong in the book, and I giggle.
It's funny.
- Jonathan Davis

One of the hardest things about writing lyrics is to
make the lyrics sit on the music in such a way that
you're not aware there was a writer there.
- Stephen Sondheim

I start with the subject matter I want to write about.
Then I make a musical base for that and create an atmosphere with the music.
Once I've done that, the lyrics come last.
- Midge Ure

A good idea for lyrics and a melody to expand on.
- Gordon Waller

The Japanese version comes with a translation,
but that's different from the lyrics,
so people could look things up and find a translation
of their own if they're interested.
- Utada Hikaru

A lot of Woody Guthrie's songs were taken from other songs.
He would rework the melody and lyrics,
and all of a sudden it was a Woody Guthrie song.
- John Mellencamp

I grew up with all kinds ofmusic, but my heart was
particularly drawn to Country Music because of the guitar playing,
the lyrics and of artists like Steve Warner and Vince Gill.
- Bryan White

Lyrics are very different.
There is a clear line between that and a poem.
Something that has been a source of great excitement
and delight for me is this idea that I get to rhyme.
- Joanna Newsom

I wrote lyrics that were intensely personal to me a few years ago.
Maybe people know me better now.
- Kylie Minogue

But then you have to write a song, so at that point,
I picked up the reins and started to write lyrics.
- Jim Capaldi

So one can say that I write all the time,
that goes for the lyrics as well.
- Billy Sherwood

Right now, I'm Writing song lyrics.
Experimenting with a play.
Toying with an idea for a documentary.
I hope one of these will eventually be launched into the light of day.
- Anita Diament

One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics
sort of fade into the background.
They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music.
- Stephen Sondheim

The lyrics are constructed as empirically as the music.
I don't set out to say anything very important.
- Brian Eno

Man, that record came out and was real big in Memphis.
They started playing it, and it got real big.
Don't know why-the lyrics had no meaning.
- Elvis Presley

For the version of this CD released in Japan,
a translation of the English lyrics is included,
but there are lots of places where meanings are lost
in the process of translation.
- Utada Hikaru


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