Just because you like my stuff doesn’t mean I owe you anything.
Johnny was and is the North Star. You could guide your ship by him.
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, The answer is blowin’ in the wind
Some people have no hope, some people want to be like you, you know? Best to be yourself
I have dined with kings, I’ve been offered wings. And I’ve never been too impressed.
Come writers and criticsWho prophesize with your penAnd keep your eyes wideThe chance won’t come againAnd don’t speak too soonFor the wheel’s still in spinAnd there’s no tellin’ whoThat it’s namin’For the loser nowWill be later to winFor the times they are a-changin’.
It was relatively simple. Bob put himself in my hands. He just turned up – just his words on paper – no instruments, no musicians, no preconceptions. He just turned up on the doorstep and I built the studio. It’s what I call a kitchen studio, so we played in the kitchen. I knew it...
Well, the future for me is already a thing of the past.
And it’s a hard, It’s a hard, It’s a hard, It’s a hard, It’s a hard rain gonna fall
It frightens me, the awful truth, of how sweet life can be…
songs, to me, were more important than just light entertainment. They were my preceptor and guide into some altered consciousness of reality. Some different republic, some liberated republic… whatever the case, it wasn’t that I was anti-popular culture or anything and I had no ambition to stir things up. I just thought of mainstream culture...
When asked what his songs were about: Some are about 10 minutes long, others are about 5 or 6.
Twenty years of schoolin’ / And they put you on the day shift.
You can always come back, but you can’t come back all the way.
For them that think death’s honesty won’t fall upon them naturally life sometimes must get lonely.
I think he’s one of the greatest songwriters of all time,” Parton says.
All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.
The ghost of electricity howls in the bones of her face.
I cannot rhyme or play guitar, piano and am not very much interested in doing any of these.
How many times can a man turn his head and pretend he just doesn’t see?