by Geronimo 3 Replies latest social entertainment

  • Geronimo

    Hey, this is a song by Johnny Cash. I just heard it today. Man, this is one powerful song. It gave me shivers. I felt really odd inside, very "expansive" would be a good word. Mystical. Connected. Eternal, but not in a personal way. Lyrics-wise this is one of the very best songs I've ever heard. Cash was one hell of a poet! Cash's music is excellent too. The song is THE HIGHWAYMAN. Let it percolate inside you and enjoy.
    I was a highwayman. Along the coach roads I did ride
    With sword and pistol by my side
    Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade
    Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade
    The bastards hung me in the spring of twenty-five
    But I am still alive.

    I was a sailor. I was born upon the tide
    And with the sea I did abide.
    I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico
    I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow
    And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed
    But I am living still.

    I was a dam builder across the river deep and wide
    Where steel and water did collide
    A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado
    I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below
    They buried me in that great tomb that knows no sound
    But I am still around..I'll always be around..and around and around and
    around and around

    I fly a starship across the Universe divide
    And when I reach the other side
    I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
    Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
    Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
    But I will remain
    And I'll be back again, and again and again and again and again..

  • tazmaniac

    That entire CD entitled Highwayman is awesome. Waylon, Willie, Johnny and Kris were a tremendous team. Desperados Waiting for a Train and The Last Cowboy Song are great songs too.

  • tijkmo

    i remember loving it when it first came out way back in mid 70s sung by the writer jimmy webb

    not heard cash's version

  • Geronimo

    Hey Tazmaniac and tikjmo thanks for the heads up. Oh, and I thought this was a Johnny Cash song. Too bad he didnt write it after all. G

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