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The 11 Lyrics That I Love Most

I’ve been asked recently, challenged really, to write up the lyrics I feel are most important to me. There were a lot of songs to choose from, but this is the ultimate result. These are in no order whatsoever.

1. Steve Earle, “Transcendental blues”

“In the darkest hour of the longest night
If it was in my power I’d step into the light
Candles on the alter, penny in your shoe
Walk upon the water – transcendental blues”

2. Rich Mullins, “Creed”

“I believe in God the Father almighty
Maker of Heaven and Maker of Earth
And in Jesus Christ
His only begotten Son, our Lord
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit
Born of the virgin Mary
Suffered under Pontius Pilate
He was crucified and dead and buried”

3. Talking Heads, “Once In A Lifetime”

“And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful
And you may ask yourself-Well…How did I get here?”

4. Metallica, “Hero Of The Day”

“The window burns to light the way back home
A light that warms no matter where they’ve gone
They’re off to find the hero of the day
But what if they should fall by someone’s wicked way”

5. Bruce Springsteen, “Empty Sky”

“I woke up this morning
I could barely breathe
Just an empty impression
In the bed where you used to be
I want a kiss from your lips
I want an eye for an eye
I woke up this morning to the empty sky”

6. Warren Zevon, “Lawyers, Guns, And Money”

“Well, I went home with the waitress
The way I always do
How was I to know
She was with the Russians, too”

7. Randy Newman, “Rednecks”

“Last night I saw Lester Maddox on a TV show
With some smart-ass New York Jew
And the Jew laughed at Lester Maddox
And the audience laughed at Lester Maddox too
Well, he may be a fool but he’s our fool
If they think they’re better than him they’re wrong
So I went to the park and I took some paper along
And that’s where I made this song”

8. Lucinda Williams, “Car Wheels On A Gravel Road”

“Sittin in the kitchen a house in Macon
Loretta’s singing on the radio
Smell of coffee eggs and bacon
Car wheels on a gravel road
Pull the curtains back and look outside
Somebody somehere I don’t know
Come on now child we’re gonna go for a ride
Car wheels on a gravel road”

9. Johnny Cash, “Cocaine Blues”

“Early one mornin’ while makin’ the rounds
I took a shot of cocaine and I shot my woman down
I went right home and I went to bed
I stuck that lovin’ 44 beneath my head”

10. Kris Kristofferson, “To Beat The Devil”

“”If you waste your time a-talkin’ to the people who don’t listen,
To the things that you are sayin’, who do you think’s gonna hear.
And if you should die explainin’ how the things that they complain about,
Are things they could be changin’, who do you think’s gonna care”

11.  Peter Gabriel, “Solsbury Hill”

“Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing, time stood still
Eagle flew out of the night
He was something to observe
Came in close, I heard a voice
Standing stretching every nerve
Had to listen had no choice
I did not believe the information
(I) just had to trust imagination
My heart going boom boom boom
“Son,” he said “Grab your things,
I’ve come to take you home”

These are mine. I’d love to hear yours.


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