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1. "Lyrics belongs to us ina specific language, but music is universal."
Author: Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury
2. "Only two to three per cent of an audience is interested in words and pays attention to lyrics; most of the rest of it is about image or the beat or the sound, or else it's a tribal thing - country & western, rap, heavy metal, with historical folk rock off in some kind of cult."
Author: Al Stewart
3. "What a gulf between impression and expression! That's our ironic fate—to have Shakespearean feelings and (unless by some billion-to-one chance we happen to be Shakespeare) to talk about them like automobile salesmen or teen-agers or college professors. We practice alchemy in reverse—touch gold and it turns into lead; touch the pure lyrics of experience, and they turn into the verbal equivalents of tripe and hogwash."
Author: Aldous Huxley
4. "Sometimes music isn't just a bunch of sounds and lyrics, sometimes it's more than that: a time machine..."
Author: Alina Radoi
5. "Industry executives sacrificed art for what sells and mega-stars now saturate the market with the same tired lyrics."
Author: Aloe Blacc
6. "It was my kind of song: fast and fun and exuberant,the lyrics tumbling out almost faster than my ears could follow them,some times rhyming,sometimes not. . ."
Author: Anthony Rapp
7. "'Appetite for Destruction' was the only thing written with lyrics and melody fitting the guitar parts at the same time. After that, I got a barrage of guitar songs that I was supposed to put words to, and I don't know if that was the best thing for Guns."
Author: Axl Rose
8. "We're thinking about printing the lyrics with the next record so that people can find their own meaning in them. But then they would start having a life of their own, and I think the Portishead music should stay a whole in which the lyrics come second, actually."
Author: Beth Gibbons
9. "If I look at my old lyrics, they seem to be full of rage, but empty. There was an emptiness in my life."
Author: Billie Joe Armstrong
10. "So one can say that I write all the time, that goes for the lyrics as well."
Author: Billy Sherwood
11. "I've read and heard that some of the most inspiring vocal interpreters adhere habitually to one rule: Always think the lyrics as you're singing them, so that the sentiment is always appropriate and heartfelt."
Author: Brandi Carlile
12. "The Dave Matthews Band's "Crash into Me" played over the montage, not that the lyrics had anything to do with the images the song was played over but it was "haunting", it was "moody", it was "summing things up", it gave the footage an "emotional resonance" that I guess we were incapable of capturing ourselves. At first my feelings were basically so what? But then I suggested other music: "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails, but I was told that the rights were sky-high and that the song was "too ominous" for this sequence; Nada Surf's "Popular" had "too many minor chords", it didn't fit the "mood of the piece," it was – again – "too ominous." When I told them I seriously did not think things could get any more fucking ominous than they already were, I was told, "Things get very much more ominous, Victor," and then I was left alone."
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
13. "I dabbled a little bit in the whole music thing but I've always thought about Bernie Taupin, who is Elton John's lyricist; Elton John is the great melody and song writer but Bernie Taupin is the one who writes all the lyrics. I don't write lyrics, and I never wanted to be in the music business if I was just going to be a puppet in it."
Author: Carmen Ejogo
14. "Follow, follow, follow. Just follow, baby, follow. You just follow that heart...girl...yada yada.Maybe these will be lyrics somewhere in a hit pop song soon, but here's why I don't like them, and I hope you won't either."
Author: Chad Eastham
15. "Death growls mostly bore me. Whowants to hear the Cookie Monster?Sing your fucking lyrics. Put someemotion behind it."And Ghost's usual retaliation."Aw, I'm sorry. Do you need a hug,emo boy? You know, you mightwant to cross your legs. Yourvagina is showing.""Suck my dick.""I know you'd like that, butCandace would have to return itfirst.""Burn!"
Author: Cherrie Lynn
16. "I'm not a lyric writer to make statements. What I enjoy doing is making paintings with lyrics, creating colorful images. I think that's more what entertainment and music should be."
Author: Chris Cornell
17. "A song is a song. But there are some songs, ah, some songs are the greatest. The Beatles song 'Yesterday.' Listen to the lyrics."
Author: Chuck Berry
18. "Every song deserves lyrics. Deserves a story to tell."
Author: Courtney C. Stevens
19. "Work It Harder Make It BetterDo It Faster, Makes Us strongerMore Than Ever Hour AfterOur Work Is Never Over-Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, lyrics and music by Daft Punk"
Author: Daft Punk
20. "Bette Davis lived long enough to hear the Kim Carnes song, 'Bette Davis Eyes'. The lyrics to that song were not very interesting. But the fact of the song was the proof of an acknowledgement that in the twentieth century we lived through an age of immense romantic personalities larger than life, yet models for it, too - for good or ill. Like twin moons, promising a struggle and an embrace, the Davis eyes would survive her - and us. Kim Carnes has hardly had a consistent career, but that one song - sluggish yet surging, druggy and dreamy - became an instant classic. It's like the sigh of the islanders when they behold their Kong. And I suspect it made the real eyes smile, whatever else was on their mind."
Author: David Thomson
21. "Or maybe memories are like karaoke - where you realize up on the stage, with all those lyrics scrawling across the screen's bottom, and with everybody clapping at you, that you didn't even know the lyrics to your all-time favourite song. Only afterwards, when someone else is up on stage humiliating themselves amid the clapping and laughing, do you realize that what you liked most about your favourite song was precisely your ignorance of its full meaning - and you read more into it than maybe existed in the first place. I think it's better not to know the lyrics to your life."
Author: Douglas Coupland
22. "I privilege the music over the lyrics."
Author: Duncan Sheik
23. "I realized in the early days I just didn't edit at all. But I think you become a little more cagey with your lyrics when you know more people are going to hear them and make assumptions about you as a person. Realizing that, you want to be a little more opaque."
Author: Eddie Vedder
24. "It's easy to sing the song, but to pray the lyrics from deep within… that's worship!"
Author: Gangai Victor
25. "Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up."
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
26. "It's confusing when people who do not know me say they miss the old me. You know me merely through the lyrics I write and the pictures I've been in. There is no old or new Hayley. There is however an older Hayley. I'm 25 now. Good on me for living through all these years with a million people's judging eyes all over me and thinking they know me better."
Author: Hayley Williams
27. "A lot of my fans are young and hip and enjoy my pop album and know the lyrics to those songs as well, which is a real compliment to me."
Author: Idina Menzel
28. "Sometimes it's liberating to confront horrible things in lyrics as a way to master the shadow-self that exists in everyone."
Author: Jeff Tweedy
29. "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."
Author: Jerry Harrison
30. "The lyrics came out of necessity. When we started writing the record, we started in a more fusion environment and that got boring really quick and that wasn't what we were about on an organic level."
Author: Jimmy Chamberlin
31. "We take gingko to sharpen our memories. We could be memorizing song lyrics instead."
Author: Joan Oliver Goldsmith
32. "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."
Author: John Mayer
33. "A right balance between music and lyrics is important. Music complements lyrics."
Author: Kailash Kher
34. "Closing my eyes, I then focused in on the lyrics. I couldn't help thinking how much the song meant to me because of Maddie. She had caught me when I'd fallen and saved me from the epic storm of grief just like the lyrics said. I wasn't drowning in sadness anymore. Instead I was drowning in her-her smile, her beauty, her giving heart and beautiful spirit."
Author: Katie Ashley
35. "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."
Author: Ken Hensley
36. "It's strange. No one ever really talked to me about my voice. People started writing about it, and I was like, 'What?' I'm really about my lyrics, but more people were talking about my voice. It's cool, but at first I got upset because I wanted people to focus on the content."
Author: King Krule
37. "When a song came on the radio that I wanted to learn, my mother would quickly write down the lyrics for me. Soon after, I would be singing it."
Author: Kiran Ahluwalia
38. "On the issue of censorship of pornography and rock music, do you see that as a religious issue, too?Yes, I do. Incidentally, I don't like rock music. I never have liked it. I have never understood it, and I can't hear the lyrics. I think that most people can't hear them either. I'm still stuck with Chopin and Beethoven and Bach, and all those old ones. The whole point is, I feel that everyone who wants to say anything, do anything, should be able to say anything or do anything, within the limits of not hurting another person. And I don't see how rock music hurts anybody, or I don't see that pornography hurts anybody."
Author: Madalyn Murray O'Hair
39. "I thinks it really interesting how they throw the world music samples in there. I often wonder what it would be like to do something like that, but use my lyrics and my kind of style."
Author: Marc Almond
40. "A lot of the lyrics I write involve images that just swing the song in a way that feels really good to me and there isn't a literal explanation. They're not riddles for the listener to solve."
Author: Matt Berninger
41. "While 'Rap Trax!' recorded, Neel found some scrap paper and we started writing our first lyrics. Bandying about subject matter and title, we got stuck on the idea of 'cool', so my first rap song became 'Pretty Cool'. It was a symbol of our confidence. We weren't awesome cool or mega cool. We were only... pretty cool."
Author: Nikesh Shukla
42. "I dance to the beat of the earth the memories are the lyrics I write nature leads my soul through this existence I call life."
Author: Nikki Rowe
43. "Gavin stood within the trees, observing her from the shadows. He watched the basket rise to her nose as she closed her eyes to sniff at its contents. A smile told him it smelled delicious, but she didn't open the container to pinch off a sample. Instead, the basket lowered to swing at her side as it had previously done. All at once the air was filled with soft singing--a sweet, merry tune comprised of ludicrous lyrics. It was impossible not to grin at the words."Rainbows paint the sky ‘til the sun melts their colors. Swinging in the wind, whiskered cattails purr. The pigs gallop by and snort at the moon, While frogs kiss the lizards and princesses too.""
Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
44. "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?"
Author: Robert Plant
45. "Some sample lyrics I think I catch: "My engine races up to seventh gear; wrap your legs around my engine, dear . . . . The tunnel's dark, but the ground is wet; I lubricate it with my dripping sweat!"Or, something vaguely disturbing and gross like that; it's hard to tell with the wailing guitars and the front man screaming through his ravaged vocal chords."
Author: Rusty Fischer
46. "I have found in black metal the lyrics are profoundly beautiful... a pathos and mythos at the same time."
Author: Ryan Adams
47. "We don't analyze our lyrics."
Author: Santiago Durango
48. "Music blows lyrics up very quickly, and suddenly they become more than art. They become pompous and they become self-conscious ... I firmly believe that lyrics have to breathe and give the audience's ear a chance to understand what's going on. Particularly in the theater, where you not only have the music, but you've got costume, story, acting, orchestra. There's a lot to take in."
Author: Stephen Sondheim
49. "????-A teen brain is 80% song lyrics.-????"
Author: Sumi
50. "It's weird to try to write lyrics for somebody else. They can't really get behind what you're saying or what you want them to say because they didn't experience it."
Author: Wes Borland

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