Thursday, October 3, 2013

ATF: Celtic Overtones

This weekly series will include as many of my all-time favorite tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way that your musical tastes can be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions that you might dare to make.  I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.

Copperhead Road
Steve Earle
My name's John Lee Pettimore
Same as my daddy
And his daddy before
You hardly ever saw
Grandaddy down here
He only came to town
About twice a year
He'd buy a hundred pounds of yeast
And some copper line
Everybody knew that
He made moonshine
Now the revenue man
Wanted grandaddy bad
He headed up the holler
With everything he had
It's before my time
But I've been told
He never came back
From Copperhead Road

Now Daddy ran the whiskey
In a big block Dodge
Bought it at an auction
At the Mason's Lodge
Johnson County sheriff
Painted on the side
Just shot a coat of primer
Then he looked inside
Well him and my uncle
Tore that engine down
I still remember
That rumblin' sound
Well the sheriff came around
In the middle of the night
Heard mama cryin'
Knew something wasn't right
He was headed down to Knoxville
With the weekly load
You could smell the whiskey burnin'
Down Copperhead Road

I volunteered for the army
On my birthday
They draft the
White trash first
Around here
I done two tours of duty
In Vietnam
And I came home
With a brand new plan
I take the seed from Colombia
And Mexico
I just plant it up the holler
Down Copperhead Road
Well the D.E.A.'s
Got a chopper in the air
I wake up screamin’
Like I'm back over there
I learned a thing or two
From ol' Charlie
Don't you know
You better stay away
From Copperhead Road

Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road

The Cranberries
Oh my life
Is changin’ everyday
In every possible way
And oh my dreams
It's never quite as it seems
Never quite as it seems
I know I felt like this before
But now I'm feelin’ it even more
Because it came from you
Then I open up and see
The person fallin’ here is me
A different way to be

I want more
Impossible to ignore
Impossible to ignore
And they'll come true
Impossible not to do
Impossible not to do
And now I tell you openly
You have my heart
So don't hurt me
You're what I couldn't find
A totally amazin’ mind
So understandin’
And so kind
You're everything to me

Oh my life
Is changin’ everyday
In every possible way
And oh my dreams
It's never quite as it seems
'Cause you're a dream to me
Dream to me

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  1. Sprinkle our day, everyday with music, it's so healthy! Right on!

  2. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Karen!!! Were you singing and dancing at your desk again? GOOD GIRL!

  3. How could I not give praise!! :)

  4. Love Copperhead Road! Thanks for posting that!

  5. (-:

    Music does ease a roiled mind--doesn't it!

  6. Okay, I like Steve Earle and that's a pretty good song. i will agree with you on that.

    Word on the street is that you don't like "Moonrise Kingdom"....gees. What gives?? I thought you were a hipster, Fish.

  7. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Lee!!! As we all should!

  8. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Patricia!!! One of the primary things to being one of my all-time favorites is never trying of hearing the song, and Copperhead Road most certainly makes the grade.

  9. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Carol!!! I suppose it depends upon the song. For I never liked hearing "I'm drunk and feel like crying in my beer" songs when I was drunk and felt like crying in my beer way back when.

  10. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Lin!!! How could anyone not love Copperhead Road? Now, in regards to Moonrise Kingdom, I am way too sober these days to appreciate it, I suppose.


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