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Top 84 Quotes About Music From Songs

#1. The songs that I like are the ones that you can't visualize, that are just cries from the heart - those very straight, direct songs that make rock & roll music so wonderful. - Author: Nick Cave
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#2. I studied voice at Yale with Blake Stern from the music school, and he had me singing German lieder and Italian songs. - Author: Michael Cerveris
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#3. I like to have songs with me that have substance. That's missing from a lot of today's music. You might hear a song with a catchy beat, but what's it about? It's not empowering or helping anyone. - Author: Jennifer Hudson
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#4. When I write songs, I like to write lyrics first, and I think that's different from a lot of singer-songwriters. But I heard Sammy Cahn was asked what comes first, the lyrics or the music, and he said, 'The paycheck.' - Author: Jill Sobule
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#5. Even if the songs are at times painful - 'cause some of the songs are not all roses and balloons; some of them dig into deep things that I've been going through - there's a joy that I think people feel from my music and, hopefully, from my performance because I am so in love with doing what I do. - Author: Rachel Platten
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#6. It's not until I hear songs that I've done, that I realize how much of an inspiration music from the '60s and '70s has been. - Author: Alicia Keys
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#7. Basically I just had to say, Screw everyone around me - from now on I'm just gonna play what I think is important to me and our music. So I gave the big finger to all the current trends in technical wizardry, and just went off and did what I felt was best for the songs. - Author: Kirk Hammett
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#8. There was a time that I was only known for being a plagiarist. It used to hurt at times because there was so much effort I was putting into music. And instead of that, it was a couple tunes that I had reproduced from folk songs to remake as film songs, which were being written about. - Author: Pritam Chakraborty
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#9. My childhood was filled with music and singing and a passion for traditional Yemenite songs, picked up from my mother. - Author: Ofra Haza
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#10. But I always held my music up and protected it from compromise. So I just do it for my friends. I've written hundreds of songs, and I'm sure I have a few albums worth of songs. - Author: Gregory Harrison
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#11. I have chosen to keep my personal life separate from my music, as the two are exclusive from each other, and I want to remain that way. I'll talk music, production, writing songs, touring with anyone but keep religion, politics and world affairs off the table, as my expertise is in songs and music. - Author: Randy Bachman
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#12. People should be free to take whatever they want from music and I think that over time I realized that different people always find different things in my songs, which is really good. - Author: Courtney Barnett
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#13. I love seeing young girls and their parents and grandparents at my concerts all loving the music from Grease when I perform those songs (and yes, I do perform a bunch of them!). - Author: Olivia Newton-John
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#14. The '60s was a magical time in the music business. So much creativity and talent. I think a lot of it came from the fact that we had grown up before rock n' roll. We listened to all the great songwriters and big bands, songs with great lyrics and melodies. I think that really influenced everybody. - Author: Frankie Valli
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#15. I relate to all of my songs and I'm inspired by everything going on around me. Music comes from all different aspects of my life. - Author: Vanessa Hudgens
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#16. I don't think you need a record deal to write songs. You don't need any other reason than you want to do it. It's a far cry from why some people do music today. They make it to order, which is pretty horrible. - Author: Andy Taylor
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#17. Country Music has always changed for the times, if you listen to the recordings from the 50's to 60's to 70's, to now, the message is still there, basic down to earth songs about real people, it the music that's been updated. Some of it I like, but still prefer the traditional sound. - Author: Mark Chesnutt
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#18. From the heaviest of the heavy to classical to country, that's what I listen to, I listen to a variety and I enjoy good music, good songs. - Author: Tom Araya
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#19. My favorite music to sing would be my own songs, my original songs, just because I know them, you know I write the tunes, so my favorite songs are the newest ones that I write. That's what I like to sing the most, because it means something, it's real, it comes from me. - Author: Paul McDonald
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#20. I love country music so much. I love all kinds of music. But when it comes down to it, I'm from East Tennessee, and country melodies and country songs have always just sliced me in the heart. - Author: Ashley Monroe
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#21. Country music is full of affairs and cheating; that's where all those Hank Williams songs come from. - Author: Robert Hilburn
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#22. My first memory of loving music happened so early. We would always go to the beach in the summer and I would run from blanket to blanket, from family to family and just sing Lion King songs acapella. - Author: Taylor Swift
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#23. It is in the last step that one finds the unfathomable beginning; it is in the aloneness that one discovers himself never alone; it is in the deep silence that one hears the hidden music - the chant of eternity, the illuminated whisper of love. - Heather K. O'Hara, from: THE PATH OF SONGS - Author: Heather K. O'Hara
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#24. Writing songs is an essential part of my life: my mother teaches piano, and I have inherited my grandparents' passion for music, especially from my grandfather Tommy, who was a great drummer. It's no coincidence that I play the drums best, but I am also good with the guitar and the piano. - Author: Caleb Landry Jones
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#25. I always have my own music on my iPod, especially songs that I am going to record. Besides that, I have lots of others ranging from Chris Brown to Beyonce', Michael Jackson, Rascal Flatts and Adele. - Author: Zendaya
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#26. I think I definitely learned how to structure songs, just from listening to a lot of 1960s, 1970s pop music, although I'm sure my mother's watchful eye had a lot to do with it. - Author: Caitlin Rose
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#27. I love music, from shanty sea-songs to Calvin Harris. - Author: Brian McDermott
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#28. I like finding that common point between another song and my music. It's like between people; you can be of religion or another, from this country or from another country, but we're all basically the same. It's just the same with songs. - Author: Yael Naim
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#29. I'm more interested in pulling out strands of joy from both myself and the audience. I'm not saying the music or songs are "light," just that when they're performed with the correct commitment it's a source of real pleasure, for me anyway. - Author: Michael Gira
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#30. Music is what feelings sound like out loud. I sing songs that speak from my heart. They tell my story, how I feel. - Author: Georgia Cates
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#31. I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from. - Author: Sarah McLachlan
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#32. It is my hope that during my brief passage through this universe, that I may share with you the joy of hearing the music of the stars ... knowing that the composer was from a distant place and the songs were written eons ago, which now fall gently on this place for all to hear. - Author: Richard H. Baker
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#33. When it comes to songs and music, yeah, people love to sing and dance and play music and tunes, and that stream of consciousness that exists in music, nobody knows where that comes from. - Author: Wynton Marsalis
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#34. A friend of mine once told me that I can't screw up when I play my own music. I also take voice lessons, play other peoples' songs out of music books, and occasionally figure out how to play other people's music from records. This keeps my ears, fingers, and mind working. - Author: Lisa Loeb
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#35. My father's a musician and my mother's a singer. My dad's originally from Brooklyn and he was a Latin percussionist so I've always had instruments around the house. He used to have a show like a 1950s rock and roll show with Little Richard music. They would do doo-wop songs and stuff like that. - Author: Bruno Mars
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#36. I always had a love of music, from the time I was a little kid, dressing up and singing along with Michael Jackson songs. - Author: Matisyahu
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#37. No man sings as beautifully as when his song is accompanied by a woman's voice. - Author: Roman Payne
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#38. Many cities make music, but no city breathes music quite like Memphis. The songs and sounds that come from here are uniquely American. - Author: Shawn Amos
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#39. I was obsessed with country music when I was a kid, and it's definitely had a huge influence on the way I write songs. I was always attracted to songs that had a brilliant pun or a clever turn of phrase, but came from a dark, bitter place. As a writer, I've always gravitated towards that feeling. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#40. I don't think comic timing is the same as music timing, but I definitely find that I've learned from just writing in general that songs can be narrative without having a story. - Author: Steve Martin
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#41. I listen to all kinds of songs. There's something to be learned from every type of music and from the one making it, whether it's pop or jazz or hip-hop. - Author: Brian McKnight
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#42. My music is the chicken soup kind. I want people to get a good feeling in their soul from these songs. Roots rock, heartland rock ... whatever you want to call it is OK with me. - Author: Kate Voegele
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#43. I come from the ocean with songs of the sea
No lesson for learning, just play upon me
Now go make your music in lands near and far
Orion protects you wherever you are - Author: Jimmy Buffett
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#44. Had I not come out with an inspirational CD, you perhaps would have never known that I feel like I feel, that all songs, all the music I've ever done is a gift from God. - Author: Smokey Robinson
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#45. With a pop album you can listen to one or two songs from it, but a music album is really an experience. It's not something a whole lot of rock bands do. - Author: Dylan Baldi
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#46. While you're singing something romantic, I can't get the lyrics to 'Love and Marriage' out of my head, and that tune always reminds me of the jingle from Jeopardy. - Author: E.A. Bucchianeri
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#47. When I was writing my autobiography, these songs came up from time to time which were important to me, and I realized that what they really represented was, they'd come from this age of shared music. - Author: Greg Lake
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#48. Times were changing. Clothes were changing. Morals were changing. We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock 'n roll. Now that has changed to rap. So, there's always a new generation with new music. - Author: Bobby Vinton
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#49. Liz [Gillies] doesn't really listen to anything new, besides Adele, Ariana Grande, and stuff like that. She loves '70s music and old '60s songs. She loves songwriters from the '70s that I hate, like Jim Croce and James Taylor, and she loves Stevie Nicks and old jazz classics. - Author: Denis Leary
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#50. I didn't have a lot of overtly political songs. I think it was more the actions of the group that were threatening to the authorities, and also our political philosophies apart from the music. - Author: Greg Ginn
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#51. I would say the songs that have different lyrics. I always write the music first, and there's a couple of songs on this box set that have different lyrics from what ended up on the final recording. - Author: Billy Joel
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#52. The songs are always drawn from personal experience; I'm putting myself into my music. I usually am playing myself. It's art, art that represents my life. - Author: Steve Grand
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#53. I think my style is quite grungy and punky. I love the '90s and the music from that time, and I love punk music. I'm also a fan of mixing vintage with some high fashion, which links back to my musical taste because I tend to mix old music with newer songs. - Author: Chelsea Leyland
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#54. All my songs are different, but from the overall experience, I want people to sense that they can overcome and move through difficult times and find strength in my music. Maybe it's a song that makes them cry and move through something else. - Author: Michael Franti
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#55. You can imagine several scenes from Star Wars? The way they looked? For me, that's how music is. Sometimes I'll be developing riffs for songs, just while I'm sitting around and not playing. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#56. I listen to all of my Dutch happy-hardcore songs from my raving techno days when I was about 14. It's the most horrible music ever. I think it's some kind of muscle memory that brings me back to when I was 14. It makes me bounce around the gym quite happily. - Author: Lara Stone
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#57. No matter what walk of life you're from, you can appreciate the music - songs [can] resonate in your soul and your heart. - Author: Common
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#58. I don't care what people say about my relationship; I don't care what they say about my boobs. People are buying my songs; I have a sold-out tour. I'm getting incredible feedback from my music. - Author: Katy Perry
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#59. When playing big festivals, I tend to play big, over the top techno tracks, like hands in the air songs that make sense being played in front of 30,000 people. I steer away from subtlety in the interests of big bombastic dance music. - Author: Moby
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#60. I could sing you a thousand and one doo-wop songs. I love the simplicity in that music. It's not super-poetic, it's just from the heart. - Author: Bruno Mars
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#61. My dad was a huge country music fan, but he also had a band and he sang. So he'd listen to a lot of music and the songs that he'd learn for the band were more from the male artists. So my earliest country memories were Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Johnny Paycheck even. - Author: Martina Mcbride
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#62. I dream of songs. I dream they fall down through the centuries, from my distant ancestors, and come to me. I dream of lullabies and sea shanties and keening cries and rhythms and stories and backbeats. - Author: Rosanne Cash
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#63. Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance. It's about a man and a woman. So the pain and the struggle in the blues is that universal pain that comes from having your heart broken. Most blues songs are not about social statements. - Author: Wynton Marsalis
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#64. When I write songs, it's very random. I get influenced by the most random things! Sometimes it just comes to me in my sleep or just hanging out in a restaurant or something. Music just comes to me, and I'll start writing from there. - Author: Roshon Fegan
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#65. I tend to score with songs from Western pop music. - Author: Danny Boyle
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#66. Music is like color or acting or whatever. It's really something I think about from the beginning. Not that I always know exactly what I'm going to use, but I don't see it as something like, "Let's find some songs now!" after we have a finished film. - Author: Noah Baumbach
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#67. I look at him for a moment. Words are a weapon stronger than he knows. And songs are even greater. The words wake the mind. The melody wakes the heart. I come from a people of song and dance. I don't need him to tell me the power of words. But I smile nonetheless. - Author: Pierce Brown
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#68. Music that was made in the 60s and 70s did come from a really soulful place. The seed for the songs written in the 90s were planted in those songs, even though they were samples. - Author: M.I.A.
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#69. I dont really take anything from home except some U.S. magazines and books and definitely some U.S. music. There are just certain songs that remind me of home. - Author: A. J. McLean
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#70. After 'Return Of The Bumpasaurus' in '96, I just got away from music for, like, a year. Literally, I think I produced two songs in a year. I was totally kicking it, running around. - Author: Sir Mix-a-Lot
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#71. I had an all-Fear of Music iPod, just versions of the 11 songs from the record. No other songs allowed. - Author: Jonathan Lethem
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#72. Rhythm and sex go together and that's where I come from as far as the music goes. Rag Doll and Love In An Elevator are such sexual songs that you put them on & the strippers go NUTS! - Author: Joe Perry
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#73. My favourite songs from literally all my favourite albums are usually always track 10. Coincidence? Conspiracy? Illuminati? Time will tell. - Author: Tyler Hojberg
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#74. It was a time of chaos, of bombs and floods, when love songs streamed from the radios and wept down the streets. Music sustained weddings, births, rituals, work, marching, boredom, confrontation and death; music and stories, even in times like these, were a refuge, a passport, everywhere. - Author: Madeleine Thien
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#75. While I am not a musician, I love music. I have over 15,000 songs on my iPod. Everything from hard core rap to the soundtrack from the original 'Cinderella.' - Author: Lee Daniels
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#76. Part of the joy of music is listening to lots of different kinds of music and learning from it. Specifically for me, I like writing songs that move me, and what moves me are beautiful songs on the piano or the guitar and really, really heavy music. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#77. I was trying to actively get away from music, I guess. But I recorded a whole bunch of instrumental piano songs. - Author: Jens Lekman
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#78. Gloria watched the swollen white orb of a hot-air balloon rising over Navy Pier and knew she had to break it off with Oliver, for he was the type who would never enjoy hot-air balloons, Van Morrison songs, or mess, whether from orgasm or otherwise. But who was she to be dreaming about mess today? - Author: Andrea Kayne Kaufman
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#79. It's the coolest part about writing music. I don't know how other people work, but so much is derived from some amalgamation of all these different songs that I love. That's why they jump all over the place. - Author: Nate Ruess
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#80. A song and a smile from someone I cared about could be enough to distract me from all that darkness, if only for a little while. - Author: Ransom Riggs
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#81. The importance of selecting music and sequencing songs - making one song merge into another song. In retrospect, those are the most important lessons I got from DJs. - Author: Hans-Peter Lindstrom
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#82. Everyone is trying to make these huge songs; I just make things that I want to listen to. Music that I will be comfortable listening to 10 years from now, that's my only thing. - Author: Action Bronson
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#83. 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. - Author: Howie Mandel
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#84. In 2008, I was more just thinking about using the touchscreen for writing the songs. From there I started thinking about how I visualised music. - Author: Bjork
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