A song I wrote about my grandfather a few years ago. It's about getting old and that being ok. He was a great man who saw life as simple. I try to remember that and whittle a few things out of my own life when I think of him. Kind of driving that gently swerving line myself.
There's nothing more valuable than a friend. I've been fortunate to have a lot. I wrote this song about two of those friends. My best friend Mark Dinwiddie from when we were 12-14. And Bob Magee, a mentor of mine who had a huge impact on a lot of young people's lives including mine (when I was young). After about 40 years, I was trying to reconnect with Mark when I heard that he had passed away. It kills me that we never got to visit and reminisce. We definitely had some stories. I had just had lunch with Bob shortly before he died. We had a great time. My advice? Find your old friends while you can. Could there be anything better?
I don't think of myself as a religious person, and generally don't get along with religious type people. But I do love the hymns and the simple honesty and truth they proclaim. There is a Joy that the world didn't give and the world can't take away! You can feel it when Marsha Carther sings it- yeah!
"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." – Albert Einstein
"...no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it." - C.S.Lewis
"All you need is love..." - John Lennon
"Love the Lord with all your heart... and love your neighbor as yourself" - Jesus (when asked what the greatest commandment was)
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