Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 11:43 am
He's like 124 and I generally don't get into old school country. However, I started a randomly pointless thread and quoted several George Jones songs and realized how poetic some of his stuff is.

For example:

Quote:
Imagine a world where no music was playing
And think of a church with nobody praying
Have you ever looked up at a sky with no blue
Then you've seen a picture of me without you
Have you walked in a garden where nothing was growing
Or stood by a river where nothing was flowing
If you've seen a red rose unkissed by the dew
Then you've seen a picture of me without you
Can you picture Heaven with no angels singing
Or a quiet Sunday morning with no church bells ringing
If you've watched as the heart of a child breaks in two
Then you've seen a picture of me without you

Ok so it's not Yeats or Poe or Plath but I think it has a modern honesty to it that I really love.

Or this one:

Quote:
He said I'll love you 'til I die
She told him you'll forget in time
As the years went slowly by
She still preyed upon his mind
He kept her picture on his wall
Went half crazy now and then
He still loved her through it all
Hoping she'd come back again
Kept some letters by his bed
Dated 1962
He had underlined in red
Every single I love you
I went to see him just today
Oh but I didn't see no tears
All dressed up to go away
First time I'd seen him smile in years
He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they'll carry him away
He stopped loving her today
You know she came to see him one last time
Oh and we all wondered if she would
And it kept running through my mind
This time he's over her for good


Maybe I am nuts but I like them.

Quote:
I've had choices
Since the day that I was born
There were voices
That told me right from wrong
If I had listened
No I wouldn't be here today
Living and dying
With the choices I made
I was tempted
By an early age I found
I liked drinkin'
Oh, and I never turned it down
There were loved ones
But I turned them all away
Now I'm living and dying
With the choices I made
I guess I'm payin'
For the things that I have done
If I could go back
Oh, Lord knows I'd run
But I'm still losin'
This game of life I play
Living and dying
With the choices I made
Living and dying
With the choices I made
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 12:37 pm
George Jones could sing a grocery list into the story of a broken heart.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 12:50 pm
I like his prose as well as his voice and music. Have several of his tunes on my heart list at last.fm.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 01:18 pm
I like a number of ol' Possum's recordings.
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