Lyric of the week

April 25, 2012

In remembrance of Levon Helm, May 26, 1940 - April 19, 2012

I have stumbled, I have strayed
You can trace the tracks I made
All across the memories my heart recalls
But I’m still a refugee,
won’t you say a prayer for me?
‘Cause sometimes even the strongest soldier falls

I’m only halfway home, I’ve gotta journey on
To where I’ll find, find the things I have lost
I’ve come a long long road
but still I’ve got some miles to go
I’ve got a wide, a wide river to cross

(‘Wide River to Cross: lyrics by Buddy and Julie Miller, sung by Levon Helm on the album ”Dirt Farmer”)


April 18, 2012

What good am I then to others and me
If I’ve had every chance and yet still fail to see
If my hands are tied must I not wonder within
Who tied them and why and where must I have been?

(Bob Dylan, “What Good Am I?”)


April 11, 2012

We came from apple pie and mom
Through civil rights and ban the bomb
To Watergate and VIetnam
Hard times in Babylon

Rallied round the megaphone
Gave It up, just got stoned
Now it’s Prada, Guccl and Ferron
Doln’ time in Babylon

(Emmylou Harris and Jill Cunniff, “Time In Babylon”)


April 4, 2012

Gambling man rolls the dice, working man pays the bills
It’s still fat and easy up on bankers hill
Up on bankers hill the party’s going strong
Down here below we’re shackled and drawn

Shackled and drawn, shackled and drawn
Pick up the rock, son, and carry it on
Trudging through the dark in a world gone wrong
Woke up this morning shackled and drawn

(Bruce Springsteen, “Shackled and Drawn”)