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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Charlie Rocks

I heard this song scanning through the radio dial in my truck. It'd been a long time since I heard it. I think it's one of the best C&W/Bluesy tunes ever written. And damn, Charlie Daniels does know how to play a guitar and write lyrics. I'm not a big fan of Anime, but this is the best version of the song itself that I could find out there, so the video is a secondary issue.

Turn down all other sounds in the room, turn up your speakers and listen - really listen - to how intricate this song is, how it all diverges at one moment, converges the next and then segues back into the heart of its rhythm.

Sometimes the beauty of this song is in its purely
Minimalistic Moments. It's fantastic and phenomenal.




And really, how can anyone not love the LYRICS:

People say I'm no-good,
And crazy as a loon.
I get stoned in the morning,
I get drunk in the afternoon.
Kinda like my old blue tick hound,
I like to lay around in the shade,
An', I ain't got no money,
But I damn sure got it made.

'Cos I ain't askin' nobody for nothin',
If I can't get it on my own.
If you don't like the way I'm livin',
You just leave this long-haired country boy alone.

Preacher man talkin' on the TV,
He's a-puttin' down the rock 'n' roll.
He wants me to send a donation,'Cos he's worried about my soul.
He said: "Jesus walked on the water," And I know that is true,
But sometimes I think that preacher man,
Would like to do a little walkin', too.

But I ain't askin' nobody for nothin',
If I can't get it on my own.
You don't like the way I'm livin',
You just leave this long-haired country boy alone.

A poor girl wants to marry, And a rich girl wants to flirt.
A rich man goes to college, And a poor man goes to work.
A drunkard wants another drink of wine, And a politician wants a vote.
I don't want much of nothin' at all, But I will take another toke.

'Cos I ain't askin' nobody for nothin',If I can't get it on my own.
If you don't like the way I'm livin',
You just leave this long-haired country boy alone.

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