But life is just a party, and parties weren't meant to last.— Prince
Controversy Rock Song quotations
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
You're singing a song about making love to your drummer, well gay guitar pickers don't turn me on.
Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
Writing songs is cheaper than going to therapy.
The truth is, I initially became a singer-songwriter while still in my teens because it was the only way to guarantee that somebody on earth would sing the songs I was writing. Since then, I've performed just about everywhere: rock clubs, concerts halls, arenas, TV.
I see friends who are in different genres of music, and they say they're so burnt playing the same stuff every night. That's why you see a country act wanting to go out and play an old classic rock song. But what cracks me up is that they all want to be Jimmy Buffett. I can't figure that out.
Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.
It was a great thrill just to know Roy Orbison, so to play, sing, write hit songs with him and have him in The Traveling Wilburys was beyond my wildest dreams!
Times were changing. Clothes were changing. Morals were changing. We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock 'n roll. Now that has changed to rap. So, there's always a new generation with new music.
Every heart sings a song incomplete, until another heart whispers back.
'The Beatles' did whatever they wanted.
They were a collection of influences adapted to songs they wanted to write. George Harrison was instrumental in bringing in Indian music. Paul McCartney was a huge Little Richard fan. John Lennon was into minimalist aggressive rock.
Nowadays, people are so jeezled up. If they took some chamomile tea and spent more time rocking on the porch in the evening listening to the liquid song of the hermit thrush, they might enjoy life more.
Rock n' roll was a bad and evil thing.
l remember once I was singing a Barry Manilow song, "Mandy," In the back seat of the car. It came on the radio, and I kind of sang with it, and I got smacked In the mouth because that song was "evil."
Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but get you nowhere.
In pop or rock you can make a fast song or a slow one, but in disco there is really just the one rhythm.
Rock ’n roll is really swing with a modern name.
It began on the levees and plantations, took in folk songs, and features blues and rhythm. It's the rhythm that gets to the kids – they're starved of music they can dance to, after all those years of crooners.
There're songs to make you smile, there're songs to make you sad.
But with a happy song to sing it never seems as bad.
Find the tribe that knows your song.
All the songs we do are basically about one of three things: booze, sex or rock n roll.
It wasn't just about flashing lights and pinball machines blowing up and things like that. It was about using encores, bringing back the good songs and using techniques that I knew about from rock performance.
With rock music, it usually revolves around the band.
You go in as a band and probably take about a year to record an album. But for a hip-hop song, you can create a track and an idea with verses and choruses in a day, and get three different people on it. It seems like you're able to do more with hip-hop.
The things that seem insignificant to most people such as note, song, or walk become invaluable trasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever.
Me personally, I side more with punk rock bands.
I grew up with The Misfits, The Dead Boys, The Damned, Dropkick Murphys, and early AFI. That was the stuff that really got me into music. Song writing wise, bands like Alkaline Trio were very important to me for beginning to write songs.
David Bowie emerged as a rock star in the late '60s.
And as Ken Tucker wrote, "In the face of the hippy era's sincerity, intimacy and generosity, Bowie presented irony, distance and self-absorption. His song 'Changes' announced the arrival of a new counterculture," unquote.
As much as Metallica rocked, they always had these song names.
.. 'The Thing That Shouldn't Be'. 'The Chair That Wasn't There', you know?
Those who wish to sing... always find a song.
A miserable, self-destructive, death rocker...better to burn out than to fade away.
I grew up around music. My father was a professional musician. We used to have a trailer house that we travelled in. I've always loved music. Started out loving to sing to the standards and songs of the early 50s, then that interest shifted to rock and roll, Motown, folk.
Just the other day I pulled out this old cassette of Ragged Glory and I popped it into my cassette player and I was digging it. They were just a great rock and roll band, one that presents the song ahead of everything else - there's no grand idea or concept behind it.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
No matter how long you play rock n roll songs might change just as the balls are there, the rock balls. And that's what's important to us.
The most important part of any rock song is the guitar solo.
Queen songs are not about the life of a rock star - they tend to be about the lives of normal people, which is why I think the songs connect so much. We're very lucky that they seemingly connect with every generation.
Excuses are the rocks where our dreams are crushed.
If you asked me to write a rock song or a rap song, I couldn't do it because they're not in my fingers.
Whether it be a reggae song, rock song, a love song, the main thing was just to, whatever I was feeling, to try to capture that emotion.
I think the world is ready for some rock 'n' roll.
Some real time guys that play their own instruments, write their own songs, and sing the music and have a good time doing it.
You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.
Country music in the mid-'90s was a big influence on my career, and I played all the songs that are referenced in '94' back in my club days. Joe Diffie was rocking a sick mullet, and he was hotter than ever... just putting out monster hit after monster hit. It totally takes me back to those days, and it makes me smile every time I hear it.
This is not a rock opera. This is not Tommy. I can write songs that emote, and that's it.
That old rock and roll song, "looking for love in all the wrong places," it's true.
I cut my teeth playing rock songs on the accordion when I was a teenager and my friends always thought that was extremely amusing. I think that was the genesis of my polka medleys, because every rock song I played on the accordion just sounded like a polka and my friends thought it was funny. So that was a joke that I continue up to this very day.