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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 …
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.
Full lyrics HERE. There are several live versions on YouTube that are a lot of fun, too: LINK
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 …
A very compassionate song about Mean People. I like it a lot. Full lyrics HERE.
Full lyrics HERE.
On this the first anniversary of Rod McKuen’s death, here is Johnny Cash covering one of his songs. Full lyrics HERE.