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Lucinda Williams
January 26, 1953 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

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?


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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