We don't know our ass from a hole in the ground.
You've got troubles, I've got 'em too. There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you. We'll stick together to see it through cause you've got a friend in me.
Stay away from drugs. They're not worth it. I've tried, but there's none of them that's worth it.
When people start knocking those bands, those bands that sing all that harmony, it's hard, I can't do it. Course, there's only one of me.
I'm pretty proud of my film music in general.
I think in most cases, unless you're writing about a character who is garrulous, you say what you've got to say and then get out. Those little conjunctions, those little turnaround words help you do it. That's the way I like to write: I get rid of things rather than add them.
Most of my songs are about insensitivity of some kind.
God bless the potholes on Memory Lane.
Some fools in the desert with nothing to do...invented me, and they invented you. And other fools keep it all going and growing. Everybody, we're a figment of their imagination...
Rednecks' always made me nervous to play, but I'm glad I wrote it and I continue to play it. It's just that the language is so rough.
College men from L.S.U., went in dumb, come out dumb, too.
The best of my songs are more than just a joke. There's something else going on - a character, or it's not just a plain joke.
But I don't want to sing everything out of the side of my mouth, I want people to understand what I mean.
Short people got no reason/To live.
Mostly, I don't write overtly personal stuff.
I'd like to go on the road again with a band. When I did it I loved the social aspects of it, you know traveling with the band and all, but I didn't like the music as well. And there was nothing of visual interest. Maybe I would have to get someone else to play so I could finally dance the way I was
You know, they say you can reduce genius to someone who spent 10,000 hours trying to get good at something. I'm not claiming either one of those. I haven't done anything for 10,000 hours but sleep. But you do stuff enough, you get better at it. Usually it's a simple thing like that. Essentially, a b
Thank God for the potholes on memory lane.
But if you're doing something, show up everyday, and something good might happen - it's not going to happen if you don't show up.
I am not overlooking any mail. I'm looking at all of it. I even wrote back to the Viagra people.
It's funny; people get so doctrinaire about music. It should be the last thing you don't have an open mind about.
My music has a high irritation factor. I`ve always tried to say something. Eccentric lyrics about eccentric people. Often it was is joke. But I would plead guilty on the grounds that I prefer eccetricity to the bland.
I've opted to work in the Broadway field, as opposed to breaking my heart trying to score films, which is such a damnably difficult thing to do. I guess it's just the dragon I prefer to slay, the one that gives me the most satisfaction to do battle with.
If I were to die tomorrow, I think they'd say Newman 56, composer of the hit song, Short People. Jumped off a mountain today.
I realized that, instead of moving people closer to a salvation decision, an answer can push them further away. Rather than engaging their minds or urging them to consider an alternative perspective, an answer can give them ammunition for future attacks against the gospel.
I am not overlooking any mail. I'm looking at all of it. I even wrote back to the Viagra people. Randy Ne
I'm pretty proud of my film music in general. Randy Newma
If you have a kid and you try irony out on them, they don't get it at 7, 8 years old. You can't really hide the Internet from kids. It worries me some particularly because I've done Disney and Pixar stuff.
Thank God for the potholes on memory lane. Randy Ne
Still, it's clear that there are lots of people out there who are uncomfortable [about racism]. The Civil War was a long time ago but there are aspects of it that remain unsettled,