When I wrote about Hank Williams 'A hundred floors above me in the tower of song', it's not some kind of inverse modesty. I know where Hank Williams stands in the history of popular song. Your Cheatin' Heart, songs like that, are sublime, in his own tradition, and I feel myself a very minor writer.
Leonard Cohen, Who held a gun to Leonard Cohen's head? The Guardian (2006-06-20)
A good song is a good song, and if I'm lucky enough to write it, well....! I get more kick out of writing than I do singing. I reckon I've written a thousand songs and had over 300 published.Hank Williams
[The country singer] sings more sincere than most entertainers, because the hillbilly was raised tougher than most entertainers. The people who has been raised something like the way the hillbilly has, knows what he is singing about and appreciates it. For what he is singing, is the hopes, and prayers, and dreams and experiences of what some call the "common people." I call them the "best people," because they are the ones that the world is made up most of. They're really the ones who make things tick, wherever they are in this country, or in other country.Hank Williams
You wore out a brand new trunk,packin' and unpackin your junk.Hank Williams
No matter how I struggle and strive,I'll never get out of this world alive.Hank Williams
We'll put aside a little time to fix a flat or 2,<be>my tires and tubes are doing fine but the air is showing throughHank Williams