Wednesday, June 17, 2015

… deceivers, believers, an' old in-betweeners







Well, it's the same old song, it's right and it's wrong...



If you've ever heard Miles Davis play better than Willie Nelson sings the title line of this post in this song then I want to know where…. 'cause I've heard it all before, many times, and he never played so confidently late.

He played much more druggedly late, and quite often, but that's not the same.

Nelson chose to sing that line that way, it wasn't forced upon him by his demons, his believers, nor the old in-betweeners.










At a time when the world seems to be spinnin' hopelessly out of control,
There's deceivers an' believers an' old in-betweeners,
That seem to have no place to go.
Well, it's the same old song, it's right an' it's wrong,
An' livin' is just somethin' that I do.
An' with no place to hide, I looked in your eyes,
An' I found myself in you.

I looked to the stars, tried all of the bars.
An' I've nearly gone up in smoke.
Now my hand's on the wheel, I've something that's real,
An' I feel like I'm goin' home.

An' in the shade of an oak down by the river,
Sit an old man an' a boy,
Settin' sail, spinnin' tales an' fishin' for whales,
With a lady they both enjoy.
Well, it's the same damn tune, it's the man in the moon.
It's the way that I feel about you.
An' with no place to hide, I looked in your eyes,
An' I found myself in you.

An' I looked to the stars, tried all of the bars.
An' I've nearly gone up in smoke.
Now my hand's on the wheel, I've something that's real,
An' I feel like I'm goin' home.





.

No comments:

Post a Comment