I'm still grappling with all the things most people resolve by the time they're 35. Maybe that's why I make music that is relevant to young people. I'm emotionally stuck at the age of 13.

— Siobhan Fahey

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Fashion goes round in circles.

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This is what I am. I have periods of enormous self-destructive depression, where I go completely off my trolley and lose all sight of reality and reason.

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Music is a gut thing. You're working in a medium which is more in touch with the primal than the modern. A gig is a ritual. There's a congregation.

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I'm absolutely obsessed with The Jesus And Mary Chain and Patti Smith, but I'm a massive pop fan. I love pop culture, It's a total reflection of the zeitgeist.

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If you suffer from depression, anything that makes you feel has to the most important thing in your life, because it's the only thing that can save you.

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I just can't seem to write songs about peace and love. Yeah right, how do you get that?

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It's tragic when people think feminism is a dirty word.

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I love to sing old Motown songs to myself, or some Patti Smith Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday. That gets me in the mood for singing.

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Pop music allows you to be who you are without having to wear a social uniform or to conform, which some people find impossible to do.

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You put something you like on really loud, and you feel godlike.

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I'm a crap guitarist and I find it really hard writing on my own.

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Depression scares people off. It makes me laugh that it has that kind of effect.

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About Siobhan Fahey

Quotes 44 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Musician
Birthday September 10, 1958

I come from the home-grown punk ethic, where it doesn't matter if you can't play a note, it's how you communicate.

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I can't remember what the last film I saw was, as I can't smoke or drink in cinemas.

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I watched my mother waste her life on housework and swore I'd never do that. Dave does the cooking.

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I'm a hopeless mother; a hopeless wife; I have to try harder. I'm just a pathetic case history, really.

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Being a woman is really crap.

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I have a naturally camp sensibility and a camp sense of humour.

I love the icons that gay people love.

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When do you know you're insane? And when do you known you're sane? I think I treat a fine line between the two. It's a battle to function, but somehow I manage.

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The ultimate revenge is being on Top Of The Pops.

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You'd better hope and pray That you make it safe Back to your own world You'd better hope and pray That you'll wake one day in your own world 'Cause when you sleep at night They don't hear your cries in your own world Only time will tell if you can break the spell Back in your own world.

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Music bypasses the intellect, it makes you laugh, makes you cry, makes you want to dance, makes you want to have sex.

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I consider the Stooges to be pop music.

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I've always been an outsider; a displaced person.

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I never belonged anywhere. I just felt like a creature from another planet.

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Bananarama were written off from day one.

Nobody believed in us but us. We kept having hits despite the record company, despite the press.

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There's a lot of rage... you have to express it somehow. If I didn't express it in song, I'd become incredibly violent.

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If this world is wearing thin And you're thinking of escape I'll go anywhere with you Just wrap me up in chains But if you try to go alone Don't think I'll understand Stay with me, stay with me.

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If you're a musician and an artist, you don't just stop.

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I've tended to avoid meeting my heroes.

They aren't necessarily the nicest people anyway. The exception was George Harrison, one of the loveliest men I've ever met. He lent me his home studio to make Hormonally Yours.

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I'm quite repulsed by the diva type.

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I absolutely hate Take That, East 17, the Spice Girls.

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I have this massive love for the whole culture of pop music.

It's my fascination, my ongoing passion.

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I carry on in my own narrow little tunnel and we have very different experiences of life even though we live together.

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Most of my life I've had long periods of feeling down and lost.

That's why every five years or so I've smashed my life to pieces and started again.

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I've always craved to belong to somewhere, but I never have and never will.

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It's refreshing to hear something that's pop but doesn't sound like Britney Spears.

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No stranger ever comes up and talks to me. I'm the invisible woman.

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I've seen many of my contemporaries become superstars, and the way fame and fortune starts to really affect the way they treat other people, and I think it's ugly.

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We were signed to a label that wanted us to remain little girls who appealed to other little girls, who were cute and non-threatening.

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I really, really love music. I'm affected by it and uplifted by it, and made to laugh and cry, and almost fall in love with the person who has made me feel so brilliant and communicated so profoundly to me.

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Life is a process of working out what's not working for you and disentangling yourself from it and trying then not walk into the same thing again. Watching your patterns and correcting them if you can.

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They said I was a married mother of two but the record sounded like an indie album and they didn't know how to market it! This country is incredibly sexist, as is the music and media industry.

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