„I don't sing my mother tongue
No, this is not a love song“

"Amerika"
Reise, Reise (2004)

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Till Lindemann2
German industrial metal musician 1963

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Robert Penn Warren photo

„For, no: not faith by fable lives,
But from the faith the fable springs
— It never is the song that gives
Tongue life, it is the tongue that sings;
And sings the song.“

—  Robert Penn Warren American poet, novelist, and literary critic 1905 - 1989

Love's Voice (c.1935–1939)
Context: Such fable ours! However sweet,
That earlier hope had, if fulfilled,
Been but child's pap and toothless meat
— And meaning blunt and deed unwilled,
And we but motes that dance in light
And in such light gleam like the core
Of light, but lightless, are in right
Blind dust that fouls the unswept floor

For, no: not faith by fable lives,
But from the faith the fable springs
— It never is the song that gives
Tongue life, it is the tongue that sings;
And sings the song. Then, let the act
Speak, it is the unbetrayable
Command, if music, let the fact
Make music's motion; us, the fable.

Germaine Greer photo
Jack Vidgen photo

„I don't sing a song without it meaning something to me, or adding my own interpretation to them.“

—  Jack Vidgen Australian singer 1997

Jack Vidgen Inspire Interview http://www.girl.com.au/jack-vidgen-inspire-interview.htm, May 2012.

Anaïs Nin photo
Paramahansa Yogananda photo

„Love is the song of the soul, singing to God.“

—  Paramahansa Yogananda Yogi, a guru of Kriya Yoga and founder of Self-Realization Fellowship 1893 - 1952

Quotes drawn from the poem "What is Love?"

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Norodom Ranariddh photo
Kate Bush photo

„What am I singing?
A song of seeds — The food of love. Eat the music.“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

Song lyrics, The Red Shoes (1993)

Leonard Cohen photo

„I would like to say to you, to the leaders of the left, and the leaders of the right, I sing… I sing for everyone. My song has no flag, my song has no party.“

—  Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016

Introducing "Who by Fire"
Warsaw concert (1985)
Context: I come from a country where we do not have the same struggles as you have. I respect your struggles. And it may surprise you, but I respect both sides of this struggle. It seems to be that in Europe there needs to be a left foot and a right foot to move forward. I wish that both feet move forward and the body moves towards its proper destiny. This is an intense country; the people are heroic, the spirit is independent. It is a difficult country to govern, it needs a strong government and a strong union. … I would like to say to you, to the leaders of the left, and the leaders of the right, I sing... I sing for everyone. My song has no flag, my song has no party. And I say the prayer, that we said in our synagogue, I say it for the leader of your union and the leader of your party. May the Lord put a spirit, a wisdom and understanding into the hearts of your leaders and into the hearts of all their counsellors.

„In my solitude I sing to myself a sweet lullaby, as sweet as my mother used to sing to me.“

—  Albert Cohen Swiss writer 1895 - 1981

Le livre de ma mère [The Book of My Mother] (1954)

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Little Richard photo

„His rhythm is the only one I can sing my songs to.“

—  Little Richard American pianist, singer and songwriter 1932

On Chuck Berry, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/chuckberryhailhailrocknrollpgharrington_a0aa6d.htm
Song lyrics, Others

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Becky Stark photo

„I'll never sing a love song for a love that isn't true. I love how the garden grows
And I love the garden rose.“

—  Becky Stark American singer 1976

Garden Rose
Imagine Our Love (2007)
Context: I'll never stop a bullet but a bullet might stop me.
I'll never drink the ocean but the ocean might drink me.
And I'll never raise a portrait to a gentle man in blue
And I'll never sing a love song for a love that isn't true. I love how the garden grows
And I love the garden rose.

Elvis Presley photo

„I'm never going to sing another song I don't believe in. I'm never going to make another picture I don't believe in.“

—  Elvis Presley American singer and actor 1935 - 1977

After hearing Walter Earl Brown's If I Can Dream, the song inspired on Martin Luther King Jr. that would close Elvis' comeback show in 1968, and the phrase was remarked to its producer, Steve Binder. http://elvis-tkc.com/forum2/lofiversion/index.php/t15948.html

Wallace Stevens photo

„My dame, sing for this person accurate songs.“

—  Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Be Abstract

Aleister Crowley photo

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