“A song ain’t nothin’ in the world but a story just wrote with music to it.”
Hank Williams, Sr.
“Loving is the only sure road out of darkness,
the only serum known that cures self-centeredness.”
"I am putting to music and words things that angered me and hurt me."
“Country Music is three chords and the truth.”
“It’s hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.”
"I was rolling cars and wrecking motorcycles, drinking and doing everything I could to die early. But it didn't work."
"Donald heard a mermaid sing,
Susy spied an elf,
But all the magic I have known
I've had to make myself."
I don’t know why I write really depressing songs.
I’m a kind of melancholy guy, I suppose. But I figure I’m about normal.”
Townes Van Zandt