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Song Lyrics Quotes

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

Related topics: Music

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

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

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

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

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

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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

The thing is, in English I'm able to write the lyrics as I'm making the song,
once I'm done with the melody.
- Utada Hikaru

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

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

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

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

So we're considering doing a new Christmas album,
because there's been Christmas episodes since then,
and maybe finally do the version of "The Most Offensive
Song Ever" with lyrics intact.
- Trey Parker

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

I think there are some songwriters who are just brilliant
who can write and then I think there are some songwriters
who can like me I have a problem writing chorus lyrics
but I can write a song in a story like that.
- Charles King

We worked very hard to make the lyrics suit the music.
I can't, like Elton John, for example,
compose by lyrics.
Elton has a great talent for that.
Whatever you give him, including your questions,
he composes in half an hour and makes a great song out of it.
- Rick Wright

We human beings are tuned such that we crave great melody and great lyrics.
And if somebody writes a great song,
it's timeless that we as humans are going to feel something
for that and there's going to be a real appreciation.
- Art Garfunkel

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One whispered yes becomes the wind song over an ocean of no's.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Gratitude is the prayer,
while Celebration is the song and the dance of praise.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

A friend knows the song in my heart
and sings it to me when my memory fails.
- Donna Roberts

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I Hope You Dance
- the Lee Ann Womack song

Every true love song, by its very nature, is a duet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

You don't love someone for their looks,
or their clothes, or for their fancy car,
but because they sing a song only you can hear.
- Anonymous

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Three things are needed for a good life,
good friends, good food, and good song.
- Jason Zebehazy

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer,
it sings because it has a song.
- Lou Holtz

There's nothing like a good cheating song to make me
want to run home to be with my wife.
- Steven Curtis Chapman

In some ways, I've always approached singing as acting,
and the voice is just like a way of carrying the song.
- Petula Clark

But, in fairness to them, too, the popular song per
se is really a pretty shallow medium to perform in.
- Mel Torme

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

I've always said it took me 20 years to find out how
to write a song in 20 minutes.
- Bart Howard

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

Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint.
- Tony Curtis

It's never easy to write a song.
It's the most difficult thing I do.
- Sting

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

I always try to write a song, I never just want to write a record.
- Smokey Robinson

You've got to really know your song,
inside and out.
- Nick Lowe

If you feel like you're getting into a rut with a song,
a night off usually fixes it.
- Levon Helm

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

Ian and Sylvia, who, when you got right down to it,
were essentially country and western singers.
I just recorded his Four Strong Winds.
It's a wonderful song.
- Dave Van Ronk

In so many musicals today, the story is moved forward by a song.
I don't think we're gonna try to do that.
- John Mellencamp

Thus we have at least a national song that unites all Germans,
and is the symbol of our sixty-million nation.
- Friedrich Ebert

I come from the performance world, but the idea of
a worship song is different.
It's useful music.
- John Tesh

I've been doing my big theater projects,
which take years, and writing a song here and there.
- David Friedman

It's a little gross to put yourself in every song.
I mean, how interesting do people really think you are?
- Jakob Dylan

Finding fresh song topics can sometimes be quite difficult.
- Peter Steele

It's actually harder to write a fun song.
- Taryn Manning

A song without music is a lot like H2 without the O. - Ira Gershwin

Where does a man get inspiration to write a song like that? Well,
he gets it from the landlady once a month.
- John Michael Hayes

If I love a song I hope to find a way to get other people to love it too.
- Susannah McCorkle

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

I'm a song and dance girl.
I can act enough to get by.
But that's the limit of my talents.
- Betty Grable

When you write a song, a song has longevity.
- Smokey Robinson

I spent ninety percent of my money on wine,
women and song and just wasted the other ten percent.
- Ronnie Hawkins

The Fat Mattress consisted of people I'd played with
before joining the 'Experience and it was put together
as a song writing situation.
- Noel Redding

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

My life has been one great big joke,
a dance that's walked a song that's spoke,
I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.
- Maya Angelou

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

When you have great songs that are going to live longer than the composers,
everything you can do to bring those different elements and nuances out,
serve the song.
- Michael Bolton

I don't want people to sit and process the song.
I want them to just let them bathe over them.
- Mandy Patinkin

I remember seeing the song in some diners on the selection
gadget that plays records at the table while you were eating.
We were never told if the songs ever got on any charts.
- Phil Harris


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