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If you come into success too soon, you'll burn out and be finished before you know it. If you let the maturation process happen naturally, you'll be happier with yourself in the end.
— Lucinda Williams

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In so many interviews, they bring up the sexual aspect of the record. I've had some journalists say it sounds like I'm lying down in bed singing with a microphone. It gets so old!

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It's really about living in your head... just looking out at the world, then going back into your head and tossing around a lot of ideas and coming out with something interesting to say.

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Just because I'm talking about something that might have been a sad or painful situation doesn't mean that I'm sad or tortured 24 hours a day any more than anybody else is.

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My approach to recording and all that is pretty organic. It just has to do with all the songs I wrote; go in and record them.

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Of course, I'm older now. I'm in a different place in my life than when I wrote the songs for 'Car Wheels' or 'Essence' or whatever. Different things were going on.

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People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness.

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Sade's stuff is real deceptive. She's got stuff about prostitutes, poverty and people on the streets.

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So few people are truly themselves when they're in the spotlight.

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Some of their best songs don't have bridges and choruses. So that made me think I should trust my instincts. My songs were okay, I figured. I didn't need to change anything.

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Sometimes I might borrow something from a song I started a long time ago and see if I can grab something.

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The man I lived with is a Christian, so I would talk to him about it. What would this person do in the Bible? What's the story around this person? Generally, when people talk about characters in the Bible, there's one thing they're known for, like Job.

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The more I separate myself from my upbringing, the more I appreciate what it's done for me.

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The old jazz singers or old blues singers, you always just saw them kind of sitting down and singing. They weren't worried as much about their voice sounding perfect. They would make the song kind of fit their voice.

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The way I look at life, whatever I'm doing at that time in my life is going to be reflected in my songs, for the most part.

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There's so many other things to write about than unrequited love.

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We just did a few takes of a song and just picked the best one. It was real organic and genuine.

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You can't really praise somebody's work and then criticize the process.

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Back in the 1960s, I saw Peter, Paul and Mary. I was at that age, about 14, and I was mesmerized.

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First thing, I throw on some jeans, a T-shirt and my Keds sneakers and make coffee. That is actually my favorite time of day. That is when I do my songwriting, when I am in writing mode.

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I am trying to get right with God. I'm sort of making a statement about the excessiveness.

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I can speak for most songwriters - those breakup love songs are so easy to write, as far as the inspiration and all that.

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I certainly had my God-can-you-just-take-me-now-I've-just-had-it-I'm-checking-out-let-me-off-the-train-I'm-done kind of thing. But, you know, I would never actually do it. I just can't imagine what it would take to do that.

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I don't mean to complain. I wouldn't trade my life for anything.

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I feel a lot more comfortable being me these days. I'm constantly told that my work is good. A lot of fans and a lot of other artists say my songs and albums mean a lot to them. Isn't that what's important?

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I grew up in a very literate, very independent household where people spoke their ideas and were very supportive of helping each other find their own way.

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I guess you could write a good song if your heart hadn't been broken, but I don't know of anyone whose heart hasn't been broken.

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I have a folder of scraps and pieces of paper with stuff, ideas for songs from the last 25 years; just little things, maybe early songs that I finished, but didn't think they were good enough.

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I have had to come to terms with wearing glasses.

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I have such a great band. We had played all this material on the road. I just wanted to let it fly.

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I have to try different things to see what works best. Other people get impatient with that.

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I just broke up with my boyfriend, and I've been spending more time alone than I'd like.

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I love Emmylou Harris's version of my song, 'Sweet Old World.' Her intonation is great.

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I mean, whose songs don't focus on tragedy and loss?

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I started writing more with my voice in mind.

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I started writing songs, I guess, when I was about 13 or 14, but I didn't know if they were good enough yet or anything.

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I usually have an idea of how I want a song to sound, but I don't always know how to get there.

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I would worry if I wasn't coming up with ideas, if I wasn't inspired.

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I write first for myself as a therapeutic process, to get stuff out and to deal with it.

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I write the songs, go in and record them, then I listen to everything and decide how it all fits together.

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I'd rather play a few nights at the Fillmore than play one night at an arena.

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I'm always coming up with ideas that have been inspired by memories, everyday life and this and that and the other.

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I'm dealing with things as they come along, and I'm talking about it.

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I'm fascinated by the whole concept of snake handling. When you read about the Pentecostal snake handlers, what strikes you the most is their commitment.

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I'm going to have my moody times.

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I'm just like everyone. I like to feel togetherness with someone.

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I'm not just a doormat. I'm not just being stepped on all over the place. If you look at the bulk of my material, it's about trying to find some strength through that.

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I'm trying to get out of my own way.

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I'm trying to learn how to tap into the power of my own being. I know it sounds corny.

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I've had trouble being in relationships and writing. This has been a real problem for me. I don't know if it's because I'm not free to fantasize or create these fantasy things about other people.

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If you come into success too soon, you'll burn out and be finished before you know it. If you let the maturation process happen naturally, you'll be happier with yourself in the end.

Lucinda Williams