I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.
Every city in the world always has a gang, a street gang, or the so-called outcasts.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Music makes me high on stage, and that's the truth. It's like being almost addicted to music.
All I'm gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.
I have this one little saying, when things get too heavy just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man.
Music is the most important thing. I'm thinking of my future. There has to be something new, and I want to be part of it. I want to lead an orchestra with excellent musicians. I want to play music which draws pictures of the world and its space.
Telephone message on his manager's answering machine shortly before dying of heroin overdose I need help bad, man.
I don't have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might've unintentionally hurt somebody else or something.
When I played God Bless The Queen, I was wondering if they was gonna dig us, then quite naturally I'd go on and try to get it together.
It's funny how most people love the dead, once you're dead your made for life.
Looks like my baby dont live here no more... thats alright, ive still got my guitar...............................(more lyrics).................. i might as well go back over yonder, way back across the hills, if my baby dont love me no more.... i know her... sister will.
When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.
If I'm free, it's because I'm always running.
The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.
I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.
Even Castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.
If it was up to me, there wouldn't be no such thing as the establishment.
To be with the others, you have to have your hair short and wear ties. So we're trying to make a third world happen, you know what I mean?
Music is my religion.
I got a pet monkey called Charlie Chan.
When we go to play, you flip around and flash around and everything, and then they're not gonna see nothin' but what their eyes see. Forget about their ears.
See, that's nothing but blues, that's all I'm singing about. It's today's blues.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
You have to give people something to dream on.
When I die, just keep playing the records.
Music is a safe type of high. It's more the way it was supposed to be. That's where highness came, I guess, from anyway. It's nothing but rhythm and motion.
Excuse me while I kiss the sky.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
You have to forget about what other people say, when you're supposed to die, or when you're supposed to be loving. You have to forget about all these things.
I try to use my music to move these people to act.
I was trying to do too many things at the same time, which is my nature. But I was enjoying it, and I still do enjoy it.
I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around.
I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked.
We have time, there's no big rush.
Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.
I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would've been straightened out.
The reflection of the world is blues, that's where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that's tryin' to come around.
Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
In response to being asked if his band does gimmicksGimmicks, here we go again, gimmicks man, I'm tired of people saying we're.... gimmicks, what is this The world is nothing but a big gimmick, isn't it Wars, napalm bombs, all that, people getting burned up on tv and it's nothing but a stunt. Gimmick. Yes we do.
Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.
White collar conservative flashin down the street, pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume my kind will drop and die, but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high.
You don't have to be singing about love all the time in order to give love to the people. You don't have to keep flashing those words all the time.
... and so castles made of sand slip into the sea eventually.
Purple haze was in my brain; Lately things don't seem the same, Actin' funny, but I don't know why'Scuse me while I kiss the sky.
All I'm writing is just what I feel, that's all. I just keep it almost naked. And probably the words are so bland.
It all has to come from inside, though, I guess.
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