David Allan Coe
I’ve written songs about things that nobody else has ever written about.
If there ever was a poet for the working class Billy Joe Shaver and Merle Haggard would be my nomination.
Everybody started saying, well, this cat’s not as dumb as people think he is.
Anybody who goes searching can find enough artistic things I’ve done that nobody can ever say I sold out.
Freedom cannot be given… It can only be taken away.
Marty Robbins once sang you give me a mountain, I’ve been given a few mountains in my life.
All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality.
One thing is certain, You can’t shake hands with a fist.
Teach my children to love! They’ll learn to hate on their own.
It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.
I’ve never wanted anybody to like me because I had long hair or short hair, or that they liked the way I dressed or they liked the way I dressed or they liked the way I smile.
I took the hardest possible route that you could take, and I still overcame and succeeded.