Tag Archives: folk music
Steve Earle’s latest album, Ghosts of West Virginia, is amazing. I recommend it.
Lyrics available HERE. Unfortunately, John Prine is currently in critical condition battling the coronavirus. He had part of a lung removed several years ago as treatment for cancer, so he is at a particularly high risk. You can follow his wife’s Twitter account for updates, HERE.
I wish that Bob Dylan’s songs had to be introduced with a little history lesson to explain what he was upset about. But they don’t. Things haven’t really changed all that much. Full lyrics available HERE.
Of The Empire by Mary Oliver We will be known as a culture that feared death and adored power, that tried to vanquish insecurity for the few and cared little for the penury of the many. We will be known as a culture that taught and rewarded the amassing of things, that spoke little if …
This amused me probably more than it should have, but you have to be Of A Certain Age to really appreciate it. 😀 Full lyrics HERE.
Folk singer Hoyt Axton (who wrote the song) and Linda Ronstadt are singing in the background. Full lyrics HERE.
It really reads better as a poem than as a song. Full lyrics HERE.
Full lyrics HERE. This version, just James Taylor and his guitar, is the most beautiful I’ve ever heard.
I have the album, and always enjoyed the story and the song, but didn’t know there was a film of it.
“You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what …