You can't imagine parlor ballads drifting out of high-rise multi-towered buildings. That kind of music existed in a more timeless state of life.
Everyone who knows me knows that I'm a hopeless romantic who listens to love ballads and doo-wop songs all the time.
A well-composed song strikes the mind and softens the feelings, and produces a greater effect than a moral work, which convinces our reason, but does not warm our feelings, nor effect the slightest alteration in our habits
Fergie will sing ballads to the dogs and they'll sit there rapt. You know your wife's a star when she keeps the dogs entertained for 20 minutes.
I subscribe to that school of thespian - to be a wandering minstrel or traveling player, a thing of rags and patches, of ballads, songs and snatches.
My favorite type of music to sing is definitely those big ballads, I just love doing those power ballads.
I'd like to do a pop album with an R and B influence. I definitely want to have those big ballads with the uptempo hits as well.
I love theatrics and have a huge imagination: Why would I want to sit onstage and sing a bunch of ballads back-to-back?
It's true, there's a lot of melancholy in my music. I don't know why, I'm not a melancholy person. I've always been drawn to it. Ever since I was a kid, if I had an album I would play the ballads on repeat.
Well the country songs themselves are three-chord stories, ballads which are mostly sad. If you are already feeling sorry for yourself when you listen to them they will take you to an even sadder place.
But I think beautiful is simple and elegant, like a ballad with simple harmony.
I think that ballads are always something where I can really become one with the audiance.
In nearly all ballads, the words set the mood and meaning, while the music intensifies or enhances them.
More solid things do not show the complexion of the times so well as Ballads and Libels.
I had rather be a kitten and cry mew Than one of these same metre ballet-mongers.
A ballad once in a while doesn't go amiss
I was kind of known as a ballad singer. People would send ballads. Some of them would go over my shoulder and float off the top of my head, and I just didn't feel anything. Then I would hear a song that would absolutely shake me.
I have always been a sucker for ballads, but you have to be careful these days, you can't overload people.
I love a ballad but even too well if it be doleful matter merrily set down, or a very pleasant thing indeed and sung lamentably.
The world has turned over many times since I took the oath on the plain at West Point?but I still remember the refrain of one of the most popular ballads of that day which proclaimed most proudly that old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
A famous man is Robin Hood, The English ballad-singer's joy.
Do you have any idea how much an elephant drinks?
Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
For a ballad's a thing you expect to find lies in.
I like to sing ballads the way Eddie Fisher does and the way Perry Como does. But the way I'm singing now is what makes the money.
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