lenten journal: still singing . . .


I want to listen more than talk tonight. These are songs that continue to speak to me.

“Old Friends” by Guy Clark.

old friends shine like diamonds

old friends you can always call

old friends lord you can’t buy ‘em

you know it’s old friends after all

Don Henley wrote:

I’ve been tryin’ to get down to the Heart of the Matter

because the flesh will get weak and the ashes will scatter

so I’m thinkin’ about forgiveness forgiveness

even if, even if you don’t love me anymore


In “Don’t Carry It All” the Decembrists sing

and nobody, nobody knows

let the yoke fall from our shoulders

don’t carry it all don’t carry it all

we are all our hands in holders

beneath this bold and brilliant sun

this I swear to all

Kris Kristofferson closes the show with “Feeling Mortal.”

God Almighty here I am

am I where I ought to be

I’ve begun to soon descend

like the sun into the sea

and I thank my lucky stars

from here to eternity

for the artist that you are

and the man you made of me



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