The only time I feel at ease is swinging up and down in a coconut tree.

— Ray Davies

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Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep.

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I don't think England is that gray but India is like a long drone.

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Self destroyer, wreck your health, destroy friends, destroy yourself.

The time device of self destruction, lies, confusion, start eruption.

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They filled us full of false illusions and promiscuity, and they led us down that class-less road of mediocrity.

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Everybody needs some inspiration, Everybody needs some motivation, mix it up with some imagination, and use your natural gifts.

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Here's hoping all the days ahead, won't be as bitter as the one's behind you.

Be an optimist instead, and somehow happiness will find you.

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I'm the mirror to your mood, you hate me and I hate you.

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Great American union rules with a fist, a smile, and a gun.

Great American napalm lights up the sky like the sun.

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Everything is reduced to what's physical in the end, because it's the filth inside people's minds that creates all the evil. What is a body, anyway? I suppose you've got to abuse your body to understand it. If you're not prepared to humiliate yourself in order to give somebody else a moment's pleasure, I don't believe that you've actually lived.

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You hate me and I hate you, so at least we understand each other.

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Blow your brains out and do it right, make sure it's on prime time and on Saturday night.

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No one can penetrate me. They only see what's in their own fancy, always.

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About Ray Davies

Quotes 141 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

Long ago life was clean, sex was bad and obscene, and the rich were so mean.

Stately homes for the Lords, croquet lawns, village greens, Victoria was my queen.

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If New Orleans is allowed to die, a crucial part of the world's music heritage will disappear.

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Standing in the middle of nowhere, wondering how to begin.

Lost between tomorrow and yesterday, between now and then.

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I've written so many songs about Englishmen, I have to go elsewhere.

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Life is so groovy when your record is hot.

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The battles, the fights, the bruises, the bites. That's the way true love grows.

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Life means nothing to you, at least that's what they say.

But it doesn't mean that you have the right to take life away.

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The passage of time eliminates some of the more intimate details of one's existence. The routine trivia like passing water and shitting and the amount of food and alcohol consumed in the course of daily survival. Sure, there were girls. Lots of'em. It's inevitable.

3

Our repertoire consisted of rhythm and blues, sort of country rhythm and blues, Sonny Terry things.

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I'm easy driving, But I'm not a person who loves living pleasantly above all else. I'm not that way at all. I might think I'm that, but I'm not really that.

3

Those three chords were part of my life - G, F, Bb - yeh, it is, it is, and I can't help noticing it. But there have been other things nearly as close to it which people haven't noticed, other things we have done.

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Rudolf Valentino looks very much alive and he looks up ladies dresses as they sadly pass him by.

3

I like surfers. Their imagery, it's great.

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I call it suffering and pain, they call it entertainment.

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This is a great opportunity for musicians to display their talent by re-interpreting some classic Kinks songs. Good luck, enjoy, be creative... be outrageous!

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Hate builds up from the childhood when your world was a slum, but you haven't got the right to blow it to kingdom come.

2

The Christians to the lions sold out every night.

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Yin and Yang control man's actions, and both extremes are a natural reaction.

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She would be ready, but she would always make him wait.

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It doesn't matter who you are, there are stars in every city, in every house, and on every street.

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If I had to do my life over, I would change every single thing I have done.

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Plastic man got no brain, plastic man don't feel no pain.

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What I try to do probably doesn't come out.

What I've worked out what I do - I might not be right - is to do something very personal, and then suddenly I look at it, up in the air. I blow it up and look at it and then I come down again - a better man.

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You got all your friends, I got a TV set.

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What are we living for? Two roomed apartment on the second floor?

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Accept your life and what it brings, I know tomorrow you find better things.

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When I discovered Mose Allison I felt I had discovered the missing link between jazz and blues

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I'm sitting in a cage with my eye upon the clock.

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Did ya ever think that we would pay the price for being lazy?

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On the surface I'm a mild mannered person, that's until you scratch the animal inside.

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How was I conceived? Was it love, was I meant, or was I just an accident?

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When he puts on that dress, he feels like a princess.

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Comfort the weak and feel the poor. What on earth do we need government for?

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Why bear malice? Just let it go. So what of pride? It will swallow you whole.

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Revolution used to be cool, but now it's out of fashion.

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There was a gas strike, oil strike, lorry strike, bread strike, got to be a Superman to survive.

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Better close your window tight or I might come in for a bite, I'm a sleep walker.

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