The clip Jude Quinn Performs On Stage from I'm Not There. (2007) with Ben Whishaw
Woody Guthrie was dead.
Little Richard was becoming a preacher.
So, whether you were a folk singer or a Christian,
rock and roll was the devil.
Me, I was in a ditch, up a cliff,
out of step, ready to quit.
I wrote the kind of stuff you write when you have no place to live
and you're wrapped up in the fire pump.
I nearly killed myself with pity and despair.
And then I wrote it.
It was like swimming in lava.
catching a nail with your foot,
seeing your victim hanging from a tree.
The person who's coming out now
is a person who has, in a sense,
changed the face of American folk music...
Ladies and gentlemen,
the person who's coming out now...
...is a legend in his time.
And his name is Jude Quinn!
Well, I try my best to be just like I am
But everybody wants you to be just like them