Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Freedom's just another word for nothin left to loose. Nothin, don't mean nothin honey if it ain't free. And feelin good was easy, Lord, when he played the blues. You know feelin good was good enough for me, good enough for me and my Bobby McGee.
Never compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?
Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got.
I got treated very badly in Texas. They don't treat beatniks too good in Texas. Port Arthur people thought I was a beatnik, though they'd never seen one and neither had I.
I'm one of those regular weird people.
On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
Texas is OK if you want to settle down and do your own thing quietly, but it's not for outrageous people, and I was always outrageous.
When I sing, I feel like when you're first in love. It's more than sex. It's that point two people can get to they call love, when you really touch someone for the first time, but it's gigantic, multiplied by the whole audience. I feel chills.
You know why we're stuck with the myth that only black people have soul? Because white people don't let themselves feel things.
An' I don't want much outa life, I never wanted a mansion in the south. I just-a want to find someone sincere Who'd treat me like he talks, One good man.
If I hold back, I'm no good. I'm no good. I'd rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time.
Honey, I love to go to parties, And I like to have a good time, But if it gets too pale after a while Honey and I start looking to find One good man.