lifeblood: songs: background: chickenman


amy ray quote from 1992-05: rites of passage, epic records press release:

"this is a real person, an older guy who lives in a trailer in the middle of this junkyard off the highway somewhere between houston and austin. there's a big sign that says chicken man. it looks like everything's for sale, but you'll ask about something and he'll say 'oh, that's not for sale.' we got into a conversation, and some of his values and ideas seemed incredibly comforting to me at the time. it was the way he'd look out over this piece of land and take such pride and satisfaction in this collection of junk! this guy was deep, he had layers of character underneath that rough skin and dirt. 'chickenman' is really a stream-of-consciousness type song."

emily saliers quote from 1994-03: the indigo girls: the musical ties that bind, performing songwriter:

"i love 'chickenman' - it was always one of my favorite songs to play live on this past year of touring."

amy ray quote from 1994-03: the indigo girls: the musical ties that bind, performing songwriter:

" 'chickenman' i really, really like a lot because it just says everything i feel - and it's a song about something that i'm totally preoccupied with all that time. and i'm glad i have it as a song."

amy ray quote from 1997-12: indigo girls - amy ray, curve:

"i've been gender-specific on records before, in 'chickenman' i'm very specific - i went looking for a girl."


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