Here's a place to talk about the words that really grabbed you. That remain a touchstone of your life to this day. That are especially meaningful to you. Etc.
what do you want me to do for you, to watch for you while you are sleeping....
once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right...
I have so many that have impacted me,
today I would say the entire song Black Throated Wind has had the most profound impact on me.
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Happy Birthday! and hello B.D.
I would just say "Thanks!". I became a DH in 1985. I had been introduced to the music by college friends in 1980, but I didn't get my ticket to the bus until my first show. It was a life altering event for me. I finally felt at home. The family and esp. the music has been my rock through more hard times and wonderful times than I can recall for you here. I hope that you find the kind of solice and peace that I have been granted by the Grace of the Universe and the Grateful Dead.
Peace- Love and Scarlett Begonias- Christie
For me " Crippled but free. I was blind all the time I was learning to see." that "bout says it all.
"Won't you try just a little but harder, Couldn't you try just a little bit more"
I did. It still stands as one of my fondest memories.
"The Earth will see you on through this time"
"... I won't leave you drifting down,
but whoa, it makes me wild,
with thirty years upon my head,
to have you call me child..."
LOVE that song!
Also, "Row Jimmy." One of my favorite lyrics of any song, any where.
Aside from the Dead, I really enjoy Dylan, especially "Sooner or Later," "Idiot Wind," and "Every Grain of Sand." Like the Dead though, there are way too many examples of amazing lyrics in Dylan's songbook to even begin.
Um... I also really enjoy the lyrics of My Morning Jacket's Jim James, especially on the albums "At Dawn" and "It Still Moves." (I'm telling ya', if you haven't checked them out yet you are really missing out!)
The lyrics that blew my old mind away to make room for my new mind was from Homeless off the Paul Simon Graceland album. Their appearance on SNL first hit my ears because of the harmony. It really did change my perception of music, and allowed me to wrap around it, and to make it a tool for the rest of my life.
But as I listened to it over and over, the lyrics made me realize that home was not going to be my father's house. I was grateful, I was respectful, but I was in his home. I didn't think like my family, and I don't think we had the same motivations. Great parents. I miss them each day. They were mindful of their example, but never stopped me from making my own choices.
I have my own house now, but it ain't my home. My home is with my people, and with people who think free, and want to hear other stories to see how it may apply to them, or to change their old thoughts and assumptions. It laid the table for loving the Dead, Dylan, and all the rest.
"every silver lining has a touch of gray." i guess cuz i first heard it when i was in a homeless shelter at age 18. i was pretty down and depressed and lonely. my friend that i talked to on facebook sent me a link to touch of gray, and i remember smiling and saying "this is how i feel and have felt for years, but its so upbeat, and hopeful." so then i went and became obsessed with the dead officially. the song still means as much to me now, and helped me do away with alot of my anger and just to let things roll man.