I am the student who picks his nose, so come over here and take off your clothes.

-John Hiatt
John Hiatt

She came onto him like a slow movin' cold front -- His beer was warmer than the look in her eyes.

John Hiatt
I see you over there, just clinging to the wall. Because they told you like ivy you were bound to crawl. But you kept looking up, girl, and I know why. You knew someday you were gonna touch the sky.
John Hiatt

My attitude these days is, if you write a bad song, what are they gonna do, throw you in songwriter jail?

John Hiatt
Sometimes love can be so wrong/Like a fat man in a thong,
John Hiatt

What it shows is that nobody really cares about the Meadow Valley Wash. When push comes to shove, it's not clear that anybody will do anything about anything.

John Hiatt
When the road gets dark - And you can no longer see - Just let my love throw a spark - And have a little faith in me.
John Hiatt

Whatever your hands find to do, you must do with all your heart.

John Hiatt
I don't even think about that stuff,
John Hiatt

In the end, it's not going to have very much impact. We've closed the barn door after the horse is gone.

John Hiatt
I'd always wanted to make a record with Jim Dickinson, and I'd known about his boys for years, ... He reminded me that when they were 13 or 14 years old they had a punk rock band and I'd called him and wanted to make a record with them then.