I may be crazy, but it keeps me from going insane.— Waylon Jennings
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Ladies love outlaws, like babies love stray dogs.
Ladies touch babies like a banker touches gold, outlaws touch ladies somewhere deep down in their soul.
Take your tongue out of my mouth, I'm kissing you good-bye.
So I'm not very popular here with those inside the system, as you might guess. I never wanted to be.
Honesty is something you can't wear out.
If we all could sound like we wanted to, we'd all sound like George Jones.
To me a guitar is kind of like a woman. You don't know why you like 'em but you do.
I ain't got no reverse. I've learned, a little later in life, it works out pretty good to have one every once in a while.
The Hank Williams Syndrome: Come to Nashville, write some good songs, cut some hit records, make money, take all the drugs you can and drink all you can, become a wild man and all of a sudden die.
The only two things in life that make it worth livin' / Is guitars that tune good and firm feelin' women
I might be an endangered species.
I can't walk, so I can't go home. No need to talk, cause I'm all alone. If I stay here they're gonna lock me in, hitting the bottle again.
His songs were soon curled on the lips of the world, they had earned him the highest acclaim. And yet his greatest desire was the simple warmth of love's fire, cause it's cold on the dark side of fame.
Maybe it's time we got back to the basics of love.
Got my Allman Brothers cassettes stacked up on the dash, got some Jack back in the trunk and a tank full of gas.
I may be crazy but it keeps me from going insane.
Those neon light nights, couldn't stay out of fights, keeps a-haunting me in memories. There is one in every crowd, for crying out loud, why was is always turning out to be me?
Mainly what I learned from Buddy... was an attitude. He loved music, and he taught me that it shouldn't have any barriers to it.
Is your head up your ass so far that you can't pull it out?
Don't you be so nice to me; I fall in love so easily.
One night of love don't make up for six nights alone.
But I'd rather have one than none Lord, cause I'm flesh and bone.
When you're down in Texas, Bob Wills is still the king.
What bothers me most is that I don't bother you.
Men commit murder and all sorts of mayhem, in a few years they're back on the streets. Highway robbery and white collar crime, and they laugh at the system they beat.
I mean, I think we're put here on earth to make your own destiny, to begin with.
I don't think there's anything you can do this way or that way to change anything.
I say, Lord, do right be me, I'm tired of being lonesome, on'ry, and mean.
Heaven is laying in my sweet baby's arms, hell is when my baby's not here.
Now, I don't know how they judge all that, but if anybody in the world deserves to be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Ritchie Valens does.
Was an American archetype, the bad guy with the big heart.
One thing is that I wasn't getting booked that well, and they had control over who got the awards, they had control over who sold. And they really did not want Willie or me, either one, to “have a hit record. They wanted the money, but they didn't want us to be the ones.
The men who could not fight, in a war that didn't seem right. You let them come home, America.
But ya know what, I am a part of something that happened.
I'm a part of the music that happened. My voice is one more instrument, is what it is. So that's the way I feel about people who “play on sessions.
You know, I feel sorry for the young artists.
The only problem was I needed to use my own group, and things didn't happen until I did. It wasn't a real country sound, what I did. I've listened to it, and I think it was more a west coast rock thing, you know? But it fit. It was country, but it was my own interpretation of country.
I sat at a bar having a beer trying to hold down the stool.
Now, I was on drugs, and that didn't help a whole lot.
He hated that. That was part of where Chet and I had problems, so I take complete blame for that.
Nobody knows I'm Elvis, nobody knows this is me.
After all of my tries, I've got the perfect disguise.
Listening to his songs she heard nothing but bad news, still she made her mind up to try to get him win or lose.
The villains have turned into heroes. The heroes have turned into heals.
If you see me getting smaller, I'm leaving, don't be grieving, just gotta get away from here. If you see me getting smaller, don't worry, and no hurry, I've got the right to disappear.
I could have killed her when we first met and I've been out of jail by now.
Finally, my manager negotiated a deal where I got to produce my own records.
There's always one more way to do something-- your way.
You know, in the days when I started, if you had Chet Atkins' name on your record as a producer and it was on RCA, you could work the road. It didn't have to be a big hit record, it just had to have that on it.
The rock and roll spirit. I learned a lot of that because I worked with Buddy Holly. I played bass with him, and he taught me a lot about that.
Don't ever try and be like anybody else and don't be afraid to take risks.
I was king of the mountain for a long time, well, I don't want that no more.
I like to perform every once in a while for people who want to see me, and cut albums of music that is what I'm really about.
They got me for possession of something that was long, long gone.
Hitting the bottle again, ever than I've drunker been. Or is it drunker than I've ever been?
I'm old and crazy, but I still give a damn. And I still think the boys got screwed over in Vietnam.