Jackson Browne Quotes
I wrote the song For A Dancer for a friend of mine who died in a fire. He was in the sauna in a house that burned down, so he had no idea anything was going on. It was very sad.
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Tori Amos had a major influence on how I craft words in a song.
Every child needs to have for itself not only its loving parents and siblings and friends of its own age, but a grown-up friend.
P. L. Travers
There was this song I was working on called 'Swing.' It was almost finished, but there was something missing, and I couldn't for the life of me figure it out. And then this little piece of information - this little tweet - came to the forefront of my mind.
It's really a sad story, and I liked that. The songs on this album talk about relationships in every aspect.
I think Paris smells not just sweet but melancholy and curious, sometimes sad but always enticing and seductive. She's a city for the all senses, for artists and writers and musicians and dreamers, for fantasies, for long walks and wine and lovers and, yes, for mysteries.
M. J. Rose
I try to tell a story musically in a song.
If a house is priced appropriately, make a bid 10 percent below that amount.
Three publishers came to me at the White House after George lost and said, 'We would like to publish your book.' I said, 'Well, I don't have a book,' and they said well it's a well known fact that you have kept diaries.
Ideally, I would love to mix singing and acting, but you can only be a pop star for so many years. I mean, at 30 it's a little bit sad, right?
At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.
E. M. Forster
'Heartbreak House' was a lot of fun for me. I must have missed that day at school. I'd never read it or seen it. It's one of those things that a lot of people are familiar with.
I've been writing since I came to Nashville when I was 17. I've been blessed to have written with so many of the biggest names around. They took me under their wing and taught me the ways of writing. They saw something special in me, which feels great. Every song on my record is going to be original, and that's just a really cool feeling.
My music is mostly for the music. And it gives the liberty to do anything which I want. And nobody limits me to one genre of music. But I learn from life and I try to give back to life, in a way, whether it's the thought of the song or whether it's the approach to the arrangement or anything.
A. R. Rahman
Lyrics can be important, but ultimately, what pulls people in on a song is melody and the tracks and the way music feels.
Kenneth Brian Edmonds
Music's staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics, song and production are.
United States! the ages plead, - Present and Past in under-song, - Go put your creed into your deed, Nor speak with double tongue.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Because of my interest in songwriting, I was invited to visit a friend in L.A. for songwriting sessions with him and his friends. We wrote six songs by the end of the weekend, and 'Hide Away' happened to be one of them!
Grace Martine Tandon
The song 'Can't Look Back Now' by the Weepies reminds me of the entire 'Life Unexpected' experience.