Friday, May 07, 2010

live on (or: kenny wayne shepherd must have a song for everything!)


Sometimes life suckerpunches you in ways that just can't be described as fair by anybody's rule book. I've been dropped by a few blindside shots like that in my life and I've been lucky enough to have friends who have sometimes literally -- if not physically -- carried me on their backs until I could regain my feet. This song is posted for a friend who's taken more than one such punch recently. But despite all that she propped me up through a rough patch of my own without a word of complaint. That's the rarest kind of friendship, and I'm more grateful for it than she'll ever fully comprehend. You know who you are girl. So put on the headphones, press play and crank.it.up. This one's for you. With all the best thoughts I can muster.
Live On (With thoughts for a )
Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Live On (Giant Records - 1999)
Hello my friend
Can't sleep again
Got too much on my mind
It's half past three
You're calling me
Just to make everything alright

Can't see the light
Heat of the night
Tired of feeling so wrong
Well, I've been there
And it's not fair
But you just gotta live...live on

Yeah, you gotta live on
Another day
Well, your luck is bound to change
It might be cold out
But you just hold out
The sun is gonna shine your way

I know it's true
I'm living proof
The road is hard and long
If I could find a way
I'd take your place
But, you just gotta live... live on
Oh, live on

[Guitar solo]

You gotta live on
Oh, another day
Yeah, your luck is bound to change
It might be cold out
But you just hold out
The sun is gonna shine your way

I know it's true
I'm living proof
The road is hard and long
If I could find a way
I'd take your place
But, you just gotta live... live on
Oh, live on...yeah, you gotta live on
Oh...live on

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4 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Gotta have friends like that.

Fireblossom said...

oOo, I am loving this song! Why is that a good blues makes me feel happy? Contrary by nature, I guess. For some reason, this song makes me think of John Hiatt's "Have A Little Faith In Me."

xo

Dianne said...

love your 55, and your Kenny Wayne song.
my 55 is HERE

lisaschaos said...

Wonderful! Yep, gotta jump up and keep on keeping on. :0)