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Song Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Song.

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Related topics: Wisdom Bold

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

Gratitude is the prayer,
while Celebration is the song and the dance of praise.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

 

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Hope You Dance
- the Lee Ann Womack song

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

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It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A friend knows the song in my heart
and sings it to me when my memory fails.
- Donna Roberts

One whispered yes becomes the wind song over an ocean of no's.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

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.
- Anonymous

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Every true love song, by its very nature, is a duet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There's nothing like a good cheating song to make me
want to run home to be with my wife.
- Steven Curtis Chapman

Music's staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics,
song and production are.
- Gary Wright

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer,
it sings because it has a song.
- Lou Holtz

Three things are needed for a good life,
good friends, good food, and good song.
- Jason Zebehazy

The actual writing of a song usually comes in the form of a realisation.
I can't contrive a song.
- Gene Clark

When we try to write a pop song, we go for standard pop arrangements,
even to the point where we will go to the key change at the end,
which is really cheesy.
- Joe Elliott

Sing the song or keep it inside.
- Scott Weiland

You have to have that organizational principle behind the song.
- Tom Verlaine

My mother always told me, even if a song has been done a thousand times,
you can still bring something of your own to it.
I'd like to think I did that.
- Etta James

I stepped back from being out front to playing bass.
So we started switching: I'd play bass on one song,
we'd switch on the next song; I'd play piano...
we'd play mandolin.
- Bob Livingston

When something is bothering me, I write a song that tells my feelings.
- Loretta Lynn

I come from the performance world, but the idea of
a worship song is different.
It's useful music.
- John Tesh

In some ways, I've always approached singing as acting,
and the voice is just like a way of carrying the song.
- Petula Clark

Jim Morrison's very good looking, but I don't like
this version of the song.
The Feliciano version is better.
- Maurice Gibb

For Stevie, the words are of prime importance;
the song moves around the words,
rather than the words moving around the song.
- Christine McVie

With this album, I tried not to think too much.
If I heard a song that I loved, I promised myself I wouldn't over-think it.
If I loved it and if I wanted to cut it,
I would.
- Lee Ann Womack

Everything I do is collaborative.
It's just my way.
I'm really very interested in how the other musicians perceive the song.
- Cassandra Wilson

With every song that I write, I compare it to the Beatles.
The thing is, they only got there before me.
If I'd been born at the same time as John Lennon,
I'd have been up there.
- Noel Gallagher

The sincerity of the art worker must permeate the song
as naturally as the green leaves break through the
dead branches in springtime.
- Alma Gluck

The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings.
The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement.
- Germaine Greer

Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song,
and all about you will be beauty.
There is a way out of every dark mist,
over a rainbow trail.
- Robert Motherwell

A lot of Woody Guthrie's songs were taken from other songs.
He would rework the melody and lyrics,
and all of a sudden it was a Woody Guthrie song.
- John Mellencamp

I have come up with very creative ideas that really
didn't work with the song I was currently composing.
- Ken Hill

You've got to really know your song,
inside and out.
- Nick Lowe

Morrissey wrote to me and said, I have a song for you
and if we release it as a single,
you'll be on the charts for the first time since 1972,
I said, what time, where?
- Nancy Sinatra

Sonnets are guys writing in English,
imitating an Italian song form.
It was a form definitely sung as often as it was recited.
- Steve Earle

I don't care how good a song is - if it holds back the storyline,
stalls the plot, your audience will reject it.
- Dorothy Fields

If there's a song where there's a possibility of guitar
stuff that would be fun to listen to,
go for it.
Don't worry about what anybody thinks.
- Brad Paisley

I continue to believe, contrary to the given wisdom,
that it's more interesting to have an album -
or,
indeed, an individual song - which has variety rather than homogeneity.
- Peter Hammill

That is what intrigues me; songwriting and song structure and expression.
- Geddy Lee

The whole industry evolves around a great song.
- Michael Bolton

Somehow, it seems that the sadder a song is,
the happier I feel.
The release of emotions that many would label as "negative"
is actually a liberating process for me.
- Grey DeLisle

I am moved more by melodies, song structure,
and evocative textures.
- Geddy Lee

Chelsea Morning is a great Joni Mitchell song and I
guess I'm partial to her lyrics because they show me
a slightly different perspective on life.
- Neil Diamond

Depending on which day, and how I am feeling on that day,
I have a different favorite song on the album.
One day it might be 'Karma', and other days it is 'Stay For A While'
- Angie Stone

Whenever I heard the song of a bird and the answering call of its mate,
I could visualize the notes in scale,
all built up within my consciousness as a natural symphony.
- William Christopher Handy

There's something inimical about the camera and song.
- Stephen Sondheim

If I get an idea for a song, I have a melody for it.
I'm a musician first.
I'm not limited by the fretboard.
- Brad Paisley

I usually have an idea of how I want a song to sound,
but I don't always know how to get there.
- Lucinda Williams

Since I have been singing for so many years,
I don't always need to approach a song quite so laboriously and meticulously.
- Kate Smith

Sometimes I'll get to the end of a song,
open my eyes and there's all these faces peering at me.
It's quite horrifying.
- Robert Smith

When I come up with an idea about the way I feel,
I can really state it strongly in a song.
- Chris LeDoux

The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song,
inspiration, feeling, and understanding.
- Willie Dixon

Do not abandon yourselves to despair.
We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
- Pope John Paul II

I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to
other cultures or that the Jewish song is better than the song of my neighbor.
- Theodore Bikel

The independent role of morphology in mate choice is
revealed by the rare instances where the usual association
between song and morphology is disrupted.
- Peter R. Grant

When I wrote the song, The Way It Is,
I wanted to move people to take a stand on civil rights in this country.
- Bruce Hornsby

I'm the guy who wrote The Authority Song.
Did they think I was kidding? Did they think it was
only a song to entertain?
- John Mellencamp

I suppose any note, no matter how sour,
sounds like a song if you hold onto it long enough.
- Dewitt Bodeen

Empires dissolve and peoples disappear,
song passes not away.
- William Watson

The band set up in January and just started rehearsing.
If there was a song, we'd just rehearse it as a band,
and it would get arranged as a band,
and it got changed around a lot.
- James Iha

In Georgia where children work day and night in the
cotton mills they have just passed a bill to protect song birds.
What about the little children from whom all song is gone?
- Mary Harris Jones

I aim my arrangements at what will fit and colorfully
frame the song in the best way possible.
- Les Baxter

What I say is from my heart.
You must be sincere.
So when I sing a song, people are supposed to feel it.
- Wayne Wonder


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