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A lot of record company people, even though they're our age, want to be perceived as young hip guys, and they're hurting the business.
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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.
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As a young guy, I wasreally drawn to vocalists because I was in a cover band in high school, and it never dawned on me to write a song.
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Bob Dylan's first couple of records in the 60's weren't considered cover records, but he only wrote one or two original songs on each album.
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Do I think it's OK to fight authority as long as you're only talking about the high school teacher? No.
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For me or a Bruce Springsteen to sit up in our ivory towers and make comments about racism, well, we're not really in it, are we?
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I couldn't have recorded this record 15 years ago. My voice didn't have the depth to pull these songs off.
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I didn't know if I was ever gonna finish the record. We just kept working on it and working on it and it got to a point where we quit.
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I don't have to worry about any pop sensibility. I can write adult songs, and I don't have to worry about choruses and hook lines.
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I don't want to be a politician. I don't like politics. It's petty; it fights dirty.
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I needed someone who had soul, but who hadn't been part of the booty call mentality. India was absolutely the right choice.
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I think it's ridiculous to try to sell records to teenagers, because teenagers don't buy my records. And there ain't that many teenagers out there in the marketplace.
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I thought I knew a lot about music. Then you start digging and the deeper you go, the more there is.
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I want to sell to people my own age, because that's the way I write songs.
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I would never say John Kerry would be a great president. I will say that George Bush has divided us; he has filled this country with hatred.
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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?
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I'm using my art to comment on what I see. You don't have to agree with it.
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I'm wide open and will entertain anything anybody has to say, but if it's MTV and radio, well, they're great things, but can't be the only thing. I don't know that it would work even for the Beatles.
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I'm your average Joe guy. I don't really care for politicians.
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I've just been fortunate to havehad a lot of hit records, though Human Wheels doesn't qualify as a hit record-but it's really the best single I've ever had.
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If fans are going to turn on me because of this, they weren't my fans anyway. I couldn't betray a whole 25 years of record making and not do this. I had to.
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In so many musicals today, the story is moved forward by a song. I don't think we're gonna try to do that.
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It's my responsibility as a singer-songwriter to report the news.
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My thought was I should try to stick with names that people may recognize like Robert Johnson, Son House, and Hoagy Carmichael, so if somebody cared to research, they would find a wealth of material.
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Natalie from the Dixie Chicks could have said what she said before 9-11 and no one would have cared.
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People didn't listen to the song; they just heard the word Baghdad. They got angry. I was commenting on his economic position, not the war.
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People have the right to say what they want to.
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People in Indiana have known me for 25 years. They've known George Bush four.
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The Legacy label is a Sony company that deals in their old catalogue. They put out the Robert Johnson collection and tons of reissued material.
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This is about black people selling out other black people.
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This is not a rock opera. This is not Tommy. I can write songs that emote, and that's it.
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Unemployment is sky-rocketing; deflation is in our future for the first time since the Great Depression. I don't care whose fault it is, it's the truth.
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Wait a minute, guys, I have always been on your side. I have always spoken for you, always tried to put on a good face for the state of Indiana. All of a sudden, some of you people think I'm a bad guy?
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We could walk 3 minutes and be on the beach. I think the music kind of suffered because of it. It kind of smelled like Jimmy Buffett, which is a bad thing.
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We're actually going to try to finish this thing, instead of just talking about it.
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What is there to be afraid of? The worst thing that can happen is you fail. So what? I failed at a lot of things. My first record was horrible.
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What's the difference? One guy's the same as the other.
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When people are afraid, they make emotional decisions.
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When politicians use fear, they are playing into the enemy's hand.
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When you live in hysteria, people start thinking emotionally.
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You cannot expect the guy who drove the car into the ditch to navigate it out of the ditch. You have to put a new driver in the seat. I'm not saying the new driver is going to be any better, but we need a new driver. Kerry is the only choice.
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