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Paul Williams

Data de nascimento: 19. Setembro 1940

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Paul Williams é um músico e compositor norte-americano que, entre outros trabalhos, já criou inúmeras músicas para Os Muppets de Jim Henson. Algumas canções por ele criadas incluem The Rainbow Connection e I'm Going to Go Back There Someday .

Além de ter composto a trilha sonora para Muppets o Filme e dois especiais de natal dos muppets, ele também fez pequenas aparições especiais tanto no filme quanto no especial e foi o convidado especial de um episódio da primeira temporada do Muppet Show. Nesse episódio, Paul Williams é eleito um muppet honorário.Também é conhecido pelo filme Phantom of the Paradise em que faz o papel do produtor satânico swan.

Paul Willians também é responsável pela trilha sonora do filme Bugsy Malone , de Alan Parker, 1976, indicado ao Oscar de Melhor Trilha Sonora.

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Citações Paul Williams

„I think that any time we write authentically and honestly about what's going on in the center of our chest, because people are so much alike, there's a big a chance that it's going on in the center of your chest, too.“

— Paul Williams (songwriter)
Context: I think the trick for any songwriter is authenticity. For the young songwriter coming up who is connected to his generation, as I was connected to mine, write honestly about what's going on in the center of your life. You know, when "We've Only Just Begun" was a Number 1 record, I think the Number 1 album in the country was "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida." So it was as far away from what was happening in the music scene as you can get. And yet it was a hit. I think it was a hit because of, obviously, Karen's amazing vocal, but I think that any time we write authentically and honestly about what's going on in the center of our chest, because people are so much alike, there's a big a chance that it's going on in the center of your chest, too.

„I love the fact that some of the songs continue to survive, but I think that there's a window of opportunity for a time when you really, really relate to your generation. And I think a lot of us pass through that as songwriters.“

— Paul Williams (songwriter)
Context: Relating to the specifics of relationships, and writing love songs, I tapped into something that seemed to work for my generation. I love the fact that some of the songs continue to survive, but I think that there's a window of opportunity for a time when you really, really relate to your generation. And I think a lot of us pass through that as songwriters.

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„Our paths have crossed and parted,
This love affair was started
Long, long ago.“

— Paul Williams (songwriter)
Context: Our paths have crossed and parted, This love affair was started Long, long ago. This love survives the ages In its story lives are pages Fill them up, may ours turn slow. "Old Souls"

„Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection, The lovers, the dreamers and me.“

— Paul Williams (songwriter)
Context: Why are there so many songs about rainbows And what's on the other side? Rainbows are visions, but only illusions, And rainbows have nothing to hide. So we've been told and some choose to believe it I know they're wrong, wait and see. Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection, The lovers, the dreamers and me. "Rainbow Connection" (1979) (co-written with Kenneth Ascher) - The Muppet Movie opening http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSFLZ-MzIhM - The Muppet Show performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRvhRhWWE44 by ‪Debbie Harry & Kermit the Frog‬ - Video performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deebKNI-dTE by Willie Nelson.

„Why are there so many songs about rainbows And what's on the other side?“

— Paul Williams (songwriter)
Context: Why are there so many songs about rainbows And what's on the other side? Rainbows are visions, but only illusions, And rainbows have nothing to hide. So we've been told and some choose to believe it I know they're wrong, wait and see. Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection, The lovers, the dreamers and me. "Rainbow Connection" (1979) (co-written with Kenneth Ascher) - The Muppet Movie opening http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSFLZ-MzIhM - The Muppet Show performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRvhRhWWE44 by ‪Debbie Harry & Kermit the Frog‬ - Video performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deebKNI-dTE by Willie Nelson.

„The best part of being a songwriter — beyond being able to make a living at it — is what I call the "heart payment" of a song.“

— Paul Williams (songwriter)
Context: The best part of being a songwriter — beyond being able to make a living at it — is what I call the "heart payment" of a song. That's when somebody comes up after a concert and says, "My mom was a single mom, and 'You And Me Against The World' was a really important song to us." Or "We got married to 'We've Only Just Begun'" or 'Evergreen.' Or "'I Won't Last A Day Without You' got me through some hard times.'" That's heart payment for a songwriter.

„I think the trick for any songwriter is authenticity. For the young songwriter coming up who is connected to his generation, as I was connected to mine, write honestly about what's going on in the center of your life.“

— Paul Williams (songwriter)
Context: I think the trick for any songwriter is authenticity. For the young songwriter coming up who is connected to his generation, as I was connected to mine, write honestly about what's going on in the center of your life. You know, when "We've Only Just Begun" was a Number 1 record, I think the Number 1 album in the country was "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida." So it was as far away from what was happening in the music scene as you can get. And yet it was a hit. I think it was a hit because of, obviously, Karen's amazing vocal, but I think that any time we write authentically and honestly about what's going on in the center of our chest, because people are so much alike, there's a big a chance that it's going on in the center of your chest, too.

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„We've only just begun to live,
White lace and promises
A kiss for luck and we're on our way.“

— Paul Williams (songwriter)
"We've Only Just Begun" (1970; co-written with Roger Nichols) - Full lyrics at Songfacts.com http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2410.

„Our love is an old love, baby.
It's older than all our years.“

— Paul Williams (songwriter)
Context: Our love is an old love, baby. It's older than all our years. I have seen in strange young eyes Familiar tears. "Old Souls" - Jessica Harper (Phoenix), performing the song in the film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wegZ1OTzjkY&feature=related, at Phantompalooza2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3E0vRGKad0 - shorter clip of the Phantompalooza, but better quality http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRllIuC-9AA

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