Tag Archives: music

It’s Only Make Believe

Mona brought this song to my attention, and I’m glad she did.  I had seriously underestimated the range and power of Glen Campbell’s voice! Full lyrics HERE.

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I see my light come shining…

That’s Clarence Clemons on saxophone.  I wouldn’t mind having this played at my funeral, but really I’ll have very little say in the matter. Full lyrics at BobDylan.com.

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Flip, flop, and…

Full lyrics HERE.

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Time

Steve Earle’s latest album, Ghosts of West Virginia, is amazing.  I recommend it.

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Pete and Friedrich

“Everything goes, everything comes back; eternally rolls the wheel of being. Everything dies, everything blossoms again; eternally runs the year of being. Everything breaks, everything is joined anew; eternally the same House of Being is built. Everything parts, everything greets every other thing again; eternally the ring of being remains faithful to itself. In every …

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If it be your will

Antony Hegarty now goes by the name Anohni and prefers female pronouns.  There’s an old interview with her online at The Guardian that’s worth a read (LINK). I was introduced to her by someone who told me, “If you like Tiny Tim, you’re going to love this (girl).”  And he was right, I do. Full …

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I’m going through changes…

Full lyrics HERE.

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No wonder all my brothers and my sisters need a crutch…

Try not to smile.  😀 Full lyrics HERE.

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You’re going places I’ve been to…

When Bruce Springsteen heard John Prine was recording an album, he asked if he could sing on a track.  This was the perfect song to add him to.

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I don’t like it but…

A simple little song about accepting unhappy situations. Full lyrics HERE.

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“No, we don’t ever call them ‘beer joints…'”

Every so often a country singer decided to make a “country rap” song, and they never fail to be awful.  (The Bellamy Brothers did one that was particularly cringeworthy (YouTube Link).) But I would argue that Tom T Hall has made legitimate country rap for most of his career.  His songs typically focus more on …

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I’m almost out of cigarettes…

The song was written by Tom T. Hall and was a hit for Bobby Bare in 1969. There aren’t a lot of songs that make you feel bad for the cheater.  I like the switch in perspective. Full lyrics HERE.

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