Tag Archives: folk music
Jerry Lewis said that comedy always has an element of sadness to it. Knowing the life that Townes Van Zandt led, characterized by mental illness and drug dependency, I think the tragedy overwhelms the comedy this time: Now this man down at the used car lot Tried to sell me four wheels and a trunk. …
“Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park… It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself… That doesn’t make you antisocial …
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.