We're a long, long way from home. Home's a long, long way from us.
Tex was someone who opened his house completely and let us come in and turn it up as loud as we wanted when everybody else was trying to get us to turn it down,
Your success story is a bigger story than whatever you're trying to say on stage. Success makes life easier. It doesn't make living easier.
Yeah, my son likes a lot of guitar bands. He gave me something the other day which was really good. He'll burn a CD for me full of things that he has, so he's a pretty good call if I want to check some of that stuff out... The other two aren't quite into that yet.
The audiences are there as a result of my history with the band but also as a result of my being able to reach people with a tune.
It's always felt natural, because I'm generally very comfortable with people.
In the past, some of the songs that were the most fun, and the most entertaining and rocking, fell by the wayside because I was concerned with what I was going to say and how I was going to say it.
I didn't know if it would be a success-ful one, or what the stages would be, but I always saw myself as a lifetime musician and songwriter.
From the beginning, I imagined I would have a long work life.
But I think that your entire life is a process of sorting out some of those early messages that you got.
Basically, I was pretty ostracized in my hometown. Me and a few other guys were the town freaks- and there were many occasions when we were dodging getting beaten up ourselves.
The release date is just one day, but the record is forever.
I thought I knew exactly how it would sound, but it surprised me, ... It was a nice moment driving back from the city, and it caught me by surprise again. There's no other record (of mine) quite like it ... I never made another one.
I saw sights I never thought I'd see in an American city. The criminal ineptitude makes you furious.
You've always got to remember, rock and roll's never been about giving up. For me, for a lot of kids, it was a totally positive force. . . not optimistic all the time, but positive. It was never--never--about surrender.
I have no rules left. I don't have to get on the radio. It's wide open for me. The singer-songwriters I admire - Dylan, Neil Young, Woody Guthrie - move forward all the time.
We just sit around talking about the old times She says when she feels like crying she starts laughing thinking about Glory days, well they'll pass you by Glory days, in the wink of a young girl's eye, Glory days, glory days
Let's take the good times as they go, and I'll meet you further on up the road...
I'll let somebody else sort that part of it, I guess. But a lot of 'em seem pretty applicable, you know Mrs. McGrath is basically an Irish anti-war song, but it's ripped right out of the headlines everyday today.
I like narrative storytelling as being part of a tradition, a folk tradition.
The only thing I can say about having this type of success is that you can get yourself in trouble because basically the world is set open for you. People will say yes to anything you ask, so it's basically down to you and what you want or need.
No, I always felt that amongst my core fans- because there was a level of popularity that I had in the mid '80s that was sort of a bump on the scale- they fundamentally understood the values that are at work in my work.
got a wife and kids in baltimore jack, i went out for a ride and i never went back.
Some guys they just give up living, others start dying little by little piece by piece, some guys come home from work and wash up, and go racing in the streets.
We remain a land of great promise, but we must move on, ... humility in exercising our power around the world.