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Social situations, for me - it's very natural for me to be an observer. That's where I'm most comfortable. I observe things. — Ray Lamontagne

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I don't really think of myself as a folk singer. — Ray Lamontagne

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In order to get a note out, I have to dig deep, and I mean that on an emotional level. To physically sing, I have to get somewhere deep before I can do it. — Ray Lamontagne

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And when all your faith is gone let it be me, if it's a friend you need let it be me — Ray Lamontagne

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And baby, the way you move me it's crazy — Ray Lamontagne

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I probably wouldn't be a songwriter if I didn't grow up the way I did. It was difficult and it was at times very scary to grow up in a household so unsettled and at times very violent. But, it also, I guess it earned me a sort of wisdom at a young age that's served me well. — Ray Lamontagne

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When I pick up the guitar, it's a melody, and that's what drives the lyrics. It's bits and pieces of truth, but it is storytelling. — Ray Lamontagne

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There's a real sense of desperation when you grow up in poverty. — Ray Lamontagne

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I was really lost for a while in my teens. I was angry. But when I found music - Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell - it was a new discovery. It was a door to this other world where I wanted to be. — Ray Lamontagne

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Well, I looked my demons in the eyes
laid bare my chest, said 'Do your best, destroy me.
You see, I've been to hell and back so many times,
I must admit you kind of bore me. — Ray Lamontagne

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We all have that inner voice that is wise, even if we don't always follow it. It's that voice I'm trying to listen to. — Ray Lamontagne

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Every song asks to be sung in a different way. — Ray Lamontagne

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The label doesn't do anything but put your record in the store, that's all they do. And tell you, you don't have a single ... and tell you, it's not gonna sell ... that's what the label does. — Ray Lamontagne

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I'd much rather be playing songs than talking to people. — Ray Lamontagne

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But everything I have to give, I'll give to you — Ray Lamontagne

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I never learned to count my blessings
I choose instead to dwell in my disasters — Ray Lamontagne

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I'm very uncomfortable in my own skin. — Ray Lamontagne

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I refused then like I do now to let anybody tie me down — Ray Lamontagne

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I'm a private person. — Ray Lamontagne

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There's nothing in the world so sad as talking to a man who never knew his life was his for making. — Ray Lamontagne

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I always felt, as a listener at a show, that when there was too much banter between the artist and the audience that it detracted from the show. I more enjoyed shows where the guys came out and they just played. — Ray Lamontagne

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Well it's the hurt I hide that fuels the fires
inside me — Ray Lamontagne

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It's so easy to get caught up in your own experiences. They can seem so important. But there are billions and billions of other experiences going on. — Ray Lamontagne

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I'm a very emotional person. — Ray Lamontagne

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I don't like myself, and I don't like to be looked at. — Ray Lamontagne

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I am very self-critical, but that's a good thing because it keeps me growing as a human being and as a musician. — Ray Lamontagne

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I have a strong sense of self, but that's not a negative thing. — Ray Lamontagne

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Well ... you know, I love motorcycles. They're just beautiful, and there's a certain craftsmanship in older bikes, older Triumphs or BSAs or Norton. I'm just very attracted to it. — Ray Lamontagne

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I feel calm when I'm on my own. — Ray Lamontagne

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You have to believe in yourself before anybody else believes in you. — Ray Lamontagne

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Don't let your eyes refuse to seeDon't let your ears refuse to hear — Ray Lamontagne

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I want to be in control of my own destiny. — Ray Lamontagne

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I need space between me and the audience - and the more space the better. — Ray Lamontagne

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Writing songs is not something I wanted to share with people for a long time. It was precious to me. I didn't want someone to crush it. I waited until I felt strong enough to take the criticism. — Ray Lamontagne

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My voice sucks. I don't like the tone. — Ray Lamontagne

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It bugs me that people think my songs are personal because it means I have to explain myself all the time. — Ray Lamontagne

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I can't get excited by my own music. It's impossible. — Ray Lamontagne

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When I think of folk music, I think of topical songs. And I don't write topical songs. — Ray Lamontagne

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You can make bad choices and find yourself in a downward spiral or you can find something that gets you out of it. — Ray Lamontagne

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I want to write music that will outlive me. — Ray Lamontagne

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My backstory is so tedious. — Ray Lamontagne

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Now the wren has gone to roost and the sky is turnin' gold
And like the sky my soul is also turnin'
Turnin' from the past, at last and all I've left behind — Ray Lamontagne