Inspirational Quotes by the English born with Irish
heritage singer and song writer Shane MacGowan
born Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan - Kent
England - December 25, 1957 / Lives UK
Popular Shane MacGowan albums (with the Pogues)
include "Red Roses for me", "Rum,
Sodomy, and the Lash", "Peace and Love"
& "If I Should Fall From Grace with God"
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+ The British press have been giving me six months
to live for the past twenty years they must be
getting pissed off interviewing me by now.
+ I'm just following the Irish tradition of songwriting,
the Irish way of life, the human way of life.
Cram as much pleasure into life, and rail against
the pain you have to suffer as a result. Or scream
and rant with the pain, and wait for it to be
taken away with beautiful pleasure.
+ The most important thing to remember about drunks
is that drunks are far more intelligent than non-drunks.
They spend a lot of time talking in pubs, unlike
workaholics who concentrate on their careers and
ambitions, who never develop their higher spiritual
values, who never explore the insides of their
head like a drunk does.
+ I'm not into progression. I'm not into fusion.
I'm not into any of this shit, yeah? I'm just
into doing what we do, you know what I mean, yeah?
+ Irish music is guts, balls and feet music, yeah?
It's frenetic dance music, yeah? Or it's impossibly
sad like slow music, yeah?
+ I play Irish popular music, yeah? Calling it
folk is like putting it in a box. It's a living
tradition, you know?