Gems 3.78

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Gems 378 Niki Flow Freedom Bobby McGee

Me and Bobby McGee by Kris Kristofferson | Photo “SciFi Sky” by Niki Flow

 

ME AND BOBBY MCGEE
Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin’ for a train
And I’s feelin’ near as faded as my jeans
Bobby thumbed a diesel down, just before it rained
It rode us all the way to New Orleans
I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna
I was playin’ soft while Bobby sang the blues, yeah
Windshield wipers slappin’ time, I was holdin’ Bobby’s hand in mine
We sang every song that driver knew
Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose
Nothin’, don’t mean nothin’ hon’ if it ain’t free, no no
And, feelin’ good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
You know, feelin’ good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGhee
From the Kentucky coal mine to the California sun
There Bobby shared the secrets of my soul
Through all kinds of weather, through everything we done
Yeah, Bobby baby kept me from the cold
One day up near Salinas, Lord, I let him slip away
He’s lookin’ for that home, and I hope he finds it
But, I’d trade all of my tomorrows, for a single yesterday
To be holdin’ Bobby’s body next to mine
Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose
Nothin’, that’s all that Bobby left me, yeah
But, feelin’ good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
Hey, feelin’ good was good enough for me, mm-hmm
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGhee
La da da
La da da da
La da da da da da da da
La da da da da da da da
Bobby McGhee, yeah
La da da da da da da
La da da da da da da
La da da da da da da
Bobby McGhee, yeah
La da La la da da la da da la da da
La da da da da da da da da
Hey, my Bobby
Oh, my Bobby McGhee, yeah
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la la la la la la
Hey, my Bobby
Oh, my Bobby McGhee, yeah
Well, I call him my lover, call him my man
I said, I call him my lover did the best I can, c’mon
Hey now, Bobby now
Hey now, Bobby McGhee, yeah
Woo
La da, la da, la da, la da, la da, la da, la da, la la
Hey, hey, hey Bobby McGhee, yeah
La da, la da, la da, la da, la da, la da, la da, la
Hey, hey, hey, Bobby McGhee, yeah
Songwriters: Fred Foster / Fred L Foster / Kris Kristofferson
Me and Bobby McGee lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Journey Notes

The suggested theme for July is “freedom,”  but if you have a favorite quote about any other uplifting subject, please let us know.  We’re always accepting favorite quotes.

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Gems 2.24

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“Where are you going my little one, little one? Where are you going my baby, my own.  Turn around and you’re tiny.  Turn around and you’re grown.  Turn around and you’re a young wife with babes of her own.”  “Turn Around”  lyrics by by Harry Belafonte, Malvina Reynolds and Alan Greene.

:Photo “Tree Family” © Niki Flow 2016.  All rights reserved.

Gems 1.13

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Photo © Copyright Chip Haldane 2015. All rights reserved.

Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck” may move you to tears. It isn’t just a song about a truck — it’s a song about the narrator driving a truck owned by his brother … and his brother died in action in the Army. In the song, Brice sings about how he copes with the pain of losing a loved one: “I drive your truck / I roll every window down / And I burn up / Every back road in this town / I find a field, I tear it up / ‘Til all the pain’s a cloud of dust / Yeah, sometimes I drive your truck.”

from “Top Ten Country Songs about Trucks”  If you love this photo (and trucks) as much as I do, you will probably enjoy this list:  http://theboot.com/country-songs-about-trucks/

Special thanks to Chip Haldane once again for a great photo.