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Monday, June 08, 2009

The Road and the Sky

I just found this Jackson Browne video. It is from the Late For The Sky and it's 35 year old lyrics perfectly express my new plan for life.


When it comes to the place where the road and the sky collide
Throw me over the edge and let my spirit glide
They told me, I was was gonna have to work for a living
But all I want to do is ride
I don't care where were going from here, honey, you decide.
I feel a little bit like the guy from Office Space, the one who gets hypnotized and lets all fear and worry go, except the hypnotist dies and he lives the rest of his life that way. Well, not exactly. I should be worried (or at least people tell me to be), but I'm not. For the first time in a long time I can do what I want. I don't HAVE to go to work tomorrow, but I will. I just won't get paid and not like the guy with the red stapler. I'm working for my self now and whatever makes me happy, and believe me, I work harder at that than I ever did for a paycheck. I'm not looking back and I'm not looking down and I'll look you in the eye with a smile on my face. I might not feel that way in six months, but maybe I will.

If you have never heard this or of this, then you need to change that right away. This is one of the landmark albums of the ages. Each song weaves into the next, but each stands on its own. As a whole it is a masterpiece. I know each and every song, each and every chord change and each and every harmony. It deserves a place in your library.

Well I spend my time at the bottom of a wishing well
I can hear my dreams, ringing clear as a bell
I used to know where they ended and the world began,
but now it's getting hard to tell
I could be just around the corner from Heaven or a mile from Hell

The sound quality is spotty, but there is a David Lindley solo worth watching. JB blocks most YouTube content, which I think only keeps the world from knowing what an outstanding songwriter and composer he truly is.

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