You've got to concentrate on the business of entertaining and writing songs. Always think different from the next person. Don't ever do a song as you heard somebody else do it.

— Otis Redding

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If I were to leave the U.S., I'd live in England. But I'd never leave the U.S. I own a 400-acre farm in Macon, Georgia. I raise cattle and hogs. I own horses, too. I love horses as much as singing. I like to hunt on horseback.


Sittin' here resting my bones, this loneliness won't leave me alone.

Two thousand miles I roam, just to make this dock my home. I'm just gon' sit at the dock of the bay, watching the tide roll away. Sittin' on the dock of the bay, wastin' time.


This loneliness won't leave me alone.


Sitting in the morning sun, I'll be sitting when the evening comes


As I was growing up, I did a lot of talent shows.

I won fifteen Sunday nights straight in a series of talent shows in Macon. I showed up the sixteenth night, and they wouldn't let me go on any more. Whatever success I had was through the help of the good Lord.


I love England from head to toe. I love the weather, the people. I was there in the summer and it was nice. The people are so groovy.


When I go into the studio, I'm strictly for business.

.. I don't like any fooling around in the studio.


R-E-S-P-E-C-T, take out the TCP.