Tag Archives: folk music

Don’t you ever give up the fight…

Folk singer Hoyt Axton (who wrote the song) and Linda Ronstadt are singing in the background. Full lyrics HERE.

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It is not he or she or them or it that you belong to…

It really reads better as a poem than as a song.  Full lyrics HERE.

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Billion Year Old Carbon

  Full lyrics HERE. This version, just James Taylor and his guitar, is the most beautiful I’ve ever heard.

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Pete’s Smile

I have the album, and always enjoyed the story and the song, but didn’t know there was a film of it.

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Wake Up

“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 …

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I promise you

Sunshine, come on back another day, I promise you I’ll be singing This old world, she’s gonna turn around, brand new bells will be ringing… Full lyrics HERE.  Jonathan Edwards is still touring and putting out albums, and is on the web HERE.

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Midnight Rider

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“We are all connected…”

From an interview with Peter Yarrow: Q: Per the lyrics of the Peter, Paul and Mary song, “And When I Die,” do you truly not fear death? A: That song expressed something the trio all embraced, but it wasn’t so much about not being afraid of dying. It’s saying that life isn’t just there when …

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Taking a Walk

It doesn’t tell a story as much as it paints a mood.  Different mediums, but John Prine creates with musical notes and words in the same way that Claude Monet created with pigments and colors. Full lyrics HERE.

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You forgot to close the garage door.

Full lyrics at BobDylan.com.

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“No matter what your reasons for…”

Full lyrics HERE. There are several live versions on YouTube that are a lot of fun, too:  LINK

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That’s How Every Empire Falls

Padlock the door and board the windows Put the people in the street “It’s just my job,” he says “I’m sorry.” And draws a check, goes home to eat But at night he tells his woman “I know I hide behind the laws.” She says, “You’re only taking orders.” That’s how every empire falls. Full …

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