It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When we were at school we were taught to sing the songs of the Europeans. How many of us were taught the songs of the Wanyamwezi or of the Wahehe? Many of us have learnt to dance the rumba, or the cha cha, to rock and roll and to twist and even to dance the waltz and foxtrot. But how many of us can dance, or have even heard of the gombe sugu, the mangala, nyang umumi, kiduo, or lele mama?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are German songs which can make a stranger to the language cry.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The screech and mechanical uproar of the big city turns the citified head, fills citified ears -- as the song of birds, wind in the trees, animal cries, or as the voices and songs of his loved ones once filled his heart. He is sidewalk-happy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Robin: Why do we have to sing two of your songs and only the one of mine? It's not particulalry fair is it?
Andy: For God's sake Rob mate it's not a competition, we're here to impress.
Robin: Sounds like a competition to me!More [08/13/2005 12:08:00]
Warden: Don't sing any songs that will remind them they're in prison.
Johnny Cash: What, you think they forgot?More [10/25/2005 12:10:00]
When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly belabored intellectual process, I just throw it out.More [12/29/2005 12:12:00]
I remember when I was 10-years old I was at that proverbial fork in the road and I was acting as much as I was singing and writing songs just seemed to be so much more self-reliant and self-originating.More [12/29/2005 12:12:00]
I could write six songs in one day with everything that's going on.More [12/29/2005 12:12:00]
It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do - write songs and sing them to people.More [03/20/2006 12:03:00]
I wrote many songs about UFOs.More [03/20/2006 12:03:00]
Traditional Songs for the HolidayMore [03/20/2006 12:03:00]
When I finally decided to do the show, I only had two weeks to learn the choreography and the songs in French.More [03/21/2006 12:03:00]
I'm not going to hurt anybody other than that dick who keeps writing songs about me.More [03/21/2006 12:03:00]
One of the album's songs features Mary J. Blige, but I don't want to talk too much about it yet. I think you will hear the music that's been playing in my head when it comes out.More [03/22/2006 12:03:00]
She used to play every weekend in pubs with Daddy, and she'd written all these Irish songs out in a book. They're songs we've loved over the years, and because our parents played them in their band, they're very special to us.More [03/22/2006 12:03:00]
She used to play every weekend in pubs with Daddy, and she'd written all these Irish songs out in a book. They're songs we've loved over the years, and because our parents played them in their band, they're very special to us.”More [03/22/2006 12:03:00]
For me, this is a song about love and sex. It's certainly one of the sexiest songs that I've ever heard.More [03/31/2006 12:03:00]
We have a tradition of passing our history orally and singing a lot of it and writing songs about it and there's kind of a calling in Irish voices when they're singing in their Irish accent.More [03/31/2006 12:03:00]
John Lennon and Ringo Starr liked my songs. I used to write songs and they heard me sing songs on stage in London.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I am not a classical actor; I am an entertainer. I fell into classical acting by mistake and actually started out as a singer. I wrote the music for a musical play and it transferred to London and I sang the songs in London.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I play keyboards and sing. I've written a couple of songs too.More [04/24/2006 12:04:00]
The expectation is this low, gravelly voice for John, but I went through his early recordings and there were songs in there where the voice was so different, I wasn't even sure if it was him singing, ... So it was interesting to me that we would see him develop the Man in Black sound. I thought it was really important that his voice change as his persona slowly solidified. The music was really the doorway into the character.More [05/19/2006 12:05:00]
The kids learn ballroom dancing in PE, the music teacher compiles a few songs for them to sing and they draw castles in art. It really is a collaboration of the whole school, and it's pretty exciting when it all comes together.More [05/31/2006 12:05:00]
A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano.More [08/16/2006 12:08:00]
“[While there were rumors the No Doubt singer might not attend, she arrived early and smiling.] It's been a huge year, ... A year ago I remember driving up with [No Doubt] playing them the songs for the first time.”More [08/17/2006 12:08:00]
I remembered their songs but I had never owned a Beatles album.More [09/24/2006 12:09:00]
It's so funny because I listen to songs that I recorded that I didn't really know anything about at the time. Later on I'm starting to feel the songs. Sing them first, feel them later.More [10/11/2006 12:10:00]
“My songs are just little letters to me.”More [10/19/2006 12:10:00]
I was just 19 and learning how to write songs and play guitar.More [11/05/2006 12:11:00]
“I write most of my own lyrics for my album and I am helping to produce some of the songs as well”More [11/06/2006 12:11:00]
I actually started singing those songs six or seven years ago, when I was an opening act for Frank Sinatra.More [11/07/2006 12:11:00]
Frankly, I mean, sometimes the interpretations I've seen on some of the songs that I've written are a lot more interesting than the input that I put in.More [11/08/2006 12:11:00]
However, there's no theme or concept behind Heathen, just a number of songs but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums.More [11/08/2006 12:11:00]
I think the themes in my songs are very similar from the first album to the newest one. It's all about the human condition and how we are all trying to learn to live with each other and survive love and life.More [11/09/2006 12:11:00]
The songs come from a vulnerable place, but expressing that part of yourself can also make you feel fearless.More [11/09/2006 12:11:00]
Both songs are really, really intense when it comes to performing them, and very draining at the same time.More [11/09/2006 12:11:00]
Whatever you feel is going to be truthful and maybe some artists don't feel like their songs are, have the same impact when they're remixed.More [11/09/2006 12:11:00]
I felt like I was able to express some things with these songs that I wasn't finding in the American popular standard form-you know, personal experiences, engaging in a sort of singer-songwriter confidentiality.More [11/09/2006 12:11:00]
That's why these songs have lasted as long as they have because they're just about feelings that don't change. They are love songs, they are not specific, those kinds of feelings don't change.More [11/09/2006 12:11:00]
The album is a definite departure. I haven't written original material before, except for one song on my first album, but Elvis and I did six songs together on this one.More [11/09/2006 12:11:00]
You know, I've sung a lot of emotional songs in my life, but when you're writing it yourself, it's very difficult to decide what to reveal.More [11/09/2006 12:11:00]
I see some recurring themes: things that feel threaded together, some symbolic references, and songs about some of the big questions, like death. There are a lot of references to weather, too!More [11/12/2006 12:11:00]
Every time I get up on stage it is almost like VH1 Storytellers. I'm telling the stories of the songs and I enjoy sharing that with people.More [11/12/2006 12:11:00]
I can sit and analyze everything and beat myself up and say you don't quite sing as good as you used to, you're writing better songs maybe than you used to, but to me it's just the journey.More [11/12/2006 12:11:00]
“When Ray did I Can't Stop Loving You , that was probably the time when country music was heard by more people than ever before. He kicked country music forward 50 years. Before him, a lot of people had probably never heard of songs by Don Gibson or Hank Williams.”More [11/13/2006 12:11:00]
So the pure Sondheim-phile, who is so familiar with the songs from the shows, might have a more difficult time because they are not about the shows.More [11/25/2006 12:11:00]
“I don't feel like I'm setting out to do any heroic preservation. I just love this music ... I did songs that felt like home to me.”More [01/22/2007 12:01:00]
After a while, though, the group just wasn't a good vehicle for the songs I'd written.More [02/01/2007 12:02:00]
I really trust Puffs ears so we picked all the songs that would make the album together.More [02/01/2007 12:02:00]
“I saw his solo tour twice in North Carolina, and it was fantastic both nights. There are some incredibly heavy songs on this album, and he's using lots of different singing voices that bring a delicacy to the whole thing.”More [02/06/2007 12:02:00]
Paul Vitti: [as they drive away from SingSing, Paul is acting psycotic, as soon as SingSing's out of view Paul acts normal] You fuckin' piece of shit! I call to say someone's trying to kill me and you fuckin' hang up on me?
Dr. Ben Sobel: I knew it, I knew it! You lied!
Paul Vitti: What was with you stickin' me with that fuckin' needle?
Dr. Ben Sobel: You lied! You used me to get you out of prison!
Paul Vitti: Took you long enough! I've been singing "West Side Story" songs for three fuckin' days, I'm half a fag already!More [03/06/2007 12:03:00]
[following Gollum down the path]
Sam: I wonder if we'll ever be put into songs or tales.
Frodo: [turns around] What?
Sam: I wonder if people will ever say, 'Let's hear about Frodo and the Ring.' And they'll say 'Yes, that's one of my favorite stories. Frodo was really courageous, wasn't he, Dad?' 'Yes, my boy, the most famousest of hobbits. And that's saying a lot.'
Frodo: [continue walking] You've left out one of the chief characters - Samwise the Brave. I want to hear more about Sam.
[stops and turns to Sam]
Frodo: Frodo wouldn't have got far without Sam.
Sam: Now Mr. Frodo, you shouldn't make fun; I was being serious.
Frodo: So was I.
[they continue to walk]
Sam: Samwise the Brave...More [03/20/2007 12:03:00]
Denethor: Can you sing, Master Hobbit?
Pippin: Well... yes. At least, well enough for my own people. But we have no songs for great halls and... evil times.
Denethor: And why should your songs be unfit for my halls? Come, sing me a song.More [03/21/2007 12:03:00]
DJ Iz: That's why brothers need to sign themselves a deal. I'm telling you record labels supply niggers with the kind of benefits they need.
Sol: Dawg. We sign us a deal you can take the motherfucking benefits, we're talking Bentley's and Benjamins not Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Future: Look to tell you all niggers the truth, I don't give a fuck about none of that. I just wanna hit 31 and a 3rd on the box you know what I'm saying? One of them strong songs on JLB.
DJ Iz: No what we need to do is save that shit up and put it into some savings bonds every week, stack it and build our own studio.
Future: Savings Bonds?
Sol: [to DJ] Let me ask you a question Dawg. How the fuck are we brothers? We need fine bitches and fat rides not no godamn savings bonds.
Jimmy Smith Jr: Man that's all we ever do is talk shit.
Jimmy Smith Jr: We need to get fine btiches and fat rides,
Jimmy Smith Jr: No, what weed to do is put our money in savings bonds,
Jimmy Smith Jr: No! what we need to do is put our songs on JLB. Man shut the fuck up. All of us never do shit about nuttin' and we're still broke as fuck and living at home with our moms.More [03/29/2007 12:03:00]
Patrick Bateman: Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.More [04/23/2007 12:04:00]
Patrick Bateman: Do you like Huey Lewis and the news?
Paul Allen: They're OK.
Patrick Bateman: Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83,I think they really came into their own, commercial and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consimante professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far much more bitter, cynical sense of humour.
Paul Allen: Hey Halberstram.
Patrick Bateman: Yes, Allen?
Paul Allen: Why are their copies of the style section all over the place, d-do you have a dog? A little chow or something?
Patrick Bateman: No, Allen.
Paul Allen: Is that a rain coat?
Patrick Bateman: Yes it is! In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.
[raises axe above head]
Patrick Bateman: Hey Paul!
[he bashes Allen in the head with the axe, and blood splatters over him]
Patrick Bateman: TRY GETTING A RESERVATION AT DORSIA NOW YOU FUCKING STUPID BASTARD! YOU, FUCKING BASTARD!More [04/23/2007 12:04:00]
Patrick Bateman: Did you know that Whitney Houston's debut LP, called simply Whitney Houston had 4 number one singles on it? Did you know that, Christie?
Elizabeth: [laughing] You actually listen to Whitney Houston? You own a Whitney Houston CD? More than one?
Patrick Bateman: It's hard to choose a favorite among so many great tracks, but "The Greatest Love of All" is one of the best, most powerful songs ever written about self-preservation, dignity. Its universal message crosses all boundaries and instills one with the hope that it's not too late to better ourselves. Since, Elizabeth, it's impossible in this world we live in to empathize with others, we can always empathize with ourselves. It's an important message, crucial really. And it's beautifully stated on the album.More [04/23/2007 12:04:00]
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