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  posted on 5/28/2008 at 09:48 PM
Mostly, I get chills when something is really good...........

I use music to get me charged up when I need it and to relax me when I need that...


Although I will say that not long after 9/11, I saw U2. They sang the song 'One', and had a big screen that listed the names of all the people that died on 9/11..... I was bawling my eyes out and sobbing by the end of it......

 

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  posted on 5/29/2008 at 01:49 PM
I get the chills as well, when I hear certain music. I can also get a tear in my eye when great music comes together in unexpected ways, when talented musicians that give a damn hit a chord, figuratively, live and in front of me, with music that moves all who is listening and watching. For whatever reason, there are always two of three moments at Merlefest every year that gets to me, when during a jam with some of the world's best musicians, one of the them will call out or play a song that even the other musicians on the stage are moved by. This year it was seeing Bruce Hornsby and Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder play a beautiful version of "That's The way It Is" together. Last year it was Alison Krauss singing "Streets Of London," and Tony Rice and Jerry Douglas dueting on "Summertime" on a moonlit stage as a slow falling, long-tailed, green meteor fell behind them. A year ago or so, Jerry Douglas was on his way to his bus after a long festival, about to leave and head home after being there for three days, yet he came out to join the 80-plus Doc Watson for not one or two, but about seven wonderful songs. Not only was the music beautiful, but you knew as you watched and heard it that this would be a memory to remember long after Doc is gone.

Also, there are a couple of Marshall Tucker songs that do it for me. "Blue Ridge Mountain Sky" always reminded me of my grandfather, Papa Halsey, down in Pierpoint Holler, West Virginia.

There's an old man, sittin' in a rockin' chair
He's got the best beagle dog in the county, I've been told
But his shotgun done got too rusty
That 'ole beagle dog, he done grown a little too old
As he stares up into heaven, I'm sure I know the reason why
He's thinking about that promised land
In them Blue Ridge Mountain skies


There are other Marshall Tucker songs that also do it for me as well. For whatever reason, Toy knew how to grab the heart. "Ab's Song" is another one, where one hopes that after you die, your lover will not forget you;

if i die at 23
won't you bury me
in the sunshine?
please let me know
that you're still mine.
though i'm gone,
my love for you
is, oh, so strong.

and when the grass
grows over me,
let me know
you still love me.
never put nobody else
above me.
then i'll know
my love for you
will always grow.


In a similar vein, there are times when I seem to meet the women who mean the most to me on the road, as I travel, in places other than where I hang my hat. Right now, there is somebody living in North Carolina that I should probably be with as we speak. Great moments and connections made while on the road don't always pan out, yet there are always the thoughts that hit you afterwards, making you wonder if you should pack up and go to her. Then again, in the cold, hard light of day, once you get there, it might not work out either. But, looking back, when you consider the time spent together, the intense moments spent wrapped around each other, and the late mornings keeping each other warm, either those things stay with you afterwards, as time passes, or they don't. When those feelings do linger, and if I am traveling late at night yet again, there are four or five songs that capture those emotions for me every time, with sweet music to match the lyrics, and they include;

"Gentle On My Mind" By John Hartford;

It's knowing that your door is always open
and your path is free to walk
That makes me tend to leave my sleeping bag
rolled up and stashed behind your couch
And it's knowing I'm not shackled by forgotten words and bonds
And the ink stains that have dried upon some line
That keeps you in the backroads by the rivers of my memory
That keeps you ever gentle on my mind

It's not clinging to the rocks and ivy planted
on their columns now that bind me
Or something that somebody said because they thought we fit together walking
It's just knowing that the world will not be cursing or forgiving
When I walk along some railroad track and find
That you're moving on the backroads by the rivers of my mem'ry
And for hours you're just gentle on my mind

Though the wheat fields and the clotheslines
And the junkyards and the highways come between us
And some other woman's crying to her mother cause she turned and I was gone
I still might run in silence, tears of joy might stain my face
And the summer sun might burn me till I'm blind
But not to where I cannot see you walking on the backroads
By the rivers flowing gentle on my mind

I dip my cup of of soup back from a gurgling, crackling cauldron in some train yard
My beard a roughened coal pile and a dirty hat pulled low across my face
Through cupped hands round a tin can I pretend to hold you to my breast and find
That you're wavin' from the backroads by the rivers of my memory
Ever smiling, ever gentle on my mind


Here is a beautiful song written by Tony Rackley called "The Longest Part" found on the wonderful album by Jim Hurst and Missy Raines called "Synergy,"

This old road, she rolls on forever
Another town before the break of day
And I'm feeling wrinkled up and weathered
Sometimes wishing I'd never gone away

After all of the miles I've put behind me
There's only one stretch of highway left to go
It's the last mile home
that's the longest part of this road

I have seen a thousand different places
I have seen through the eyes of a child
It's those old familiar faces
I haven't seen in a while

There's been so many miles I've left behind me
There's still a million more left to go
It's the last mile home
that's the longest part of this road

It's a porch light shining through the trees
And it's a feeling you've felt before
Like a sailor coming home from sea
who has finally reached the shore

I can tell by the sound of your voice
even when there isn't much to say
that you feel that you're second choice
everytime I go away

After all of the miles we've put behind us
it makes no difference where I go
It's the last mile home
that is the longest part of this road

It's always the last mile home
that's the longest part of this road


There are two songs from Alex Taylor's 1972 album called "Friends and Neighbors" that fit the bill. The first one being "Highway Song,"

I'm thinking 'bout a broken heart
I'm talking 'bout the break of dawn
If you love me while I'm here
Then you can miss me when I'm gone
Sweet misunderstanding
Won't you leave a poor boy alone
Cause I'm the one eyed seed of a tumbleweed
In the belly of a rolling stone

Back on the highway, yeah, yeah, yeah
Back on the road again

I had a little woman in Memphis
She wanted to be my bride
She said, settle on down, traveling man
You can stay right by my side
Well, I tried so hard to please her
But I couldn't hold out too long
'Cause one Saturday night I was laying in bed
And I heard that highway call

Back on the highway, yeah, yeah, yeah
Back on the road again

One of these days that highway song's gonna lose its appeal to me
I'm gonna settle on down like a natural born man
And live my life staying free and easy
Until that day, the thunder's gonna roll
And I notice there's a sign of rain
But I packed my bags and I grabbed my clothes
And I'm back on the road again

Back on the highway, yeah, yeah, yeah
Back on the road again

I'm thinking 'bout a broken heart
I been thinking 'bout the break of dawn
If you loved me while I'm here
You can miss me when I'm gone
Sweet misunderstanding
Won't you leave a poor boy alone
'Cause I'm the one eyed seed of a tumbleweed
In the belly of a rolling stone

Here I am again
Holiday Inn
Same old four walls again
Gee, but it's great to be back home again
Holiday Inn,


And the second song on that album, Scott Boyer-penned, "Southern Kids,"

Oh woman, won't you come out tonight
Don't care if your hair's messed up
and you say you look a fright
Because we can talk about the time that once was
We can say that's alright for us, just because

Oh, I know you shouldn't see me with you southern kids and all
But, didn't I hear something moving just around the garden wall?
And now I hear you saying that you want to be alone
But I've come too far from Jacksonville,
To ever go home


And, of course, Marshall Tucker's "This Ole Cowboy,"

Well I'm sittin down in San Antone
waitin' on the eight o'clock train
My woman left me here last night
things ain't been quite the same

I gotta get back to Dallas
and tie up a few loose ends
I'm gonna work a week
make a hundred dollars
and hit the road again

So I don't want you to think
that you're the first one
to leave me out here on my own
'cause this ain't gonna be the first time
this ol' cowboy spent the night alone

Well Honey I've been a fool
but a bigger fool
I can't remember when I've been
Just to open up my heart
and let you walk right in

But there's one thing in life
that ain't hard for me to do
and that's as soon as I kiss the lips of another women
I'm gonna forget all about you

So I don't want you to think
you're the first one
to leave me out here on my own
'cause this ain't gonna be the first time
this ol' cowboy spent the night alone


Derek H








[Edited on 5/29/2008 by DerekFromCincinnati]

 

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  posted on 6/3/2008 at 11:43 AM
Anytime I hear the song "In My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride, it tears me up inside and out. Brings tears to me right now just reading the lyrics..........

In my daughter's eyes
I am a hero
I am strong and wise and I know no fear
But the truth is plain to see
She was sent to rescue me
I see who I wanna be
In my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes
Everyone is equal
Darkness turns to light
And the world is at peace
This miracle God gave to me
Gives me strength when I am weak
I find reason to believe
In my daughter's eyes

And when she wraps her hand around my finger
How it puts a smile in my heart
Everything becomes a little clearer
I realize what life is all about
Is hanging on when your heart has had enough
Is giving more when you feel like giving up
I've seen the light
In my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes
I can see the future
A reflection of who I am
And what will be
And though she'll grow and someday leave
Maybe raise a family
When I'm gone I hope you'll see
How happy she made me
And I'll be there
In my daughter's eyes



 
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  posted on 6/3/2008 at 11:51 AM
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Anytime I hear the song "In My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride, it tears me up inside and out. Brings tears to me right now just reading the lyrics..........
Just brought tears to my eyes, too, susie and she's not my daughter! Those lyrics are a beautiful expression of a mother's love for her daughter... I can see why they get you choked up. BTW - you have a beautiful daughter ... great smile on that young lady!

 

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  posted on 6/3/2008 at 12:02 PM
Thank you so much, Lolasdeb!
 
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  posted on 6/3/2008 at 03:40 PM
Being a predominantly old school Country and bluegrass player, a lot of the songs get me teary eyed while playing. One in particular because of the lyrics, the fact that I was raised by my dad, and now because the singer who I used to play this song with has passed on, was "The Farmer's Daughter" by Merle Haggard.

Tonight there'll be candlelight and roses
In this little country chapel that's almost falling down
There'll be tears in this old farmer's eyes this evening
When I give my one possession to that city boy from town

His hair is a little longer than we're used to
But I guess I should find something good to say
About this man who's won the farmer's daughter
And will soon become my son-in-law today

Mama left eight years ago December
And it was hard to be a dad and mama too
But somehow we made a home of this old farmhouse
And love was all my baby ever knew

He could be the richest man in seven counties
And not be good enough to take her hand
But he says he really loves the farmer's daughter
And I know the farmer's daughter loves the man

Ok....I gotta get a tissue now.

 

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  posted on 6/3/2008 at 03:56 PM
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Sue, the apple didn't fall far from the tree, did it? She's your spittin' image!

 

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  posted on 6/3/2008 at 04:02 PM
Darrell Scott singing Shattered Cross at the Transatlantic Sessions in Glasgow in February backed by +15 of the finest acoustic players on planet earth inc Jerry Douglas, Aly Bain, Tim O'Brien, Cassey Drissden did it for me. What a night!
 

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  posted on 6/3/2008 at 04:03 PM


This video made me cry the other day.

The song, video and situation was to much for my old tender heart.

I was feeling some of the pain that the man that made it felt.

The fellows wife's name is Rose. She's battling lung cancer.

By the time you watch it, tears will be rolling down my face.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO5TWtQ7AAY

 

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  posted on 6/4/2008 at 10:50 AM
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Sue, the apple didn't fall far from the tree, did it? She's your spittin' image!



That's my baby!

 

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  posted on 6/4/2008 at 11:08 AM
I Will Take You Home-The Grateful Dead

A wonderful tune sung by Brent Mydland.
There's a picture out there of him and a little girl
sitting on his bench at a show. Never found out if it was
his little girl or somebody else's. Listening to the words of the song
I'm assuming it written with a child in mind.

 

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  posted on 6/4/2008 at 11:40 AM
The only music that has made me cry is "TAPS" being played at a Military funeral.
 

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  posted on 6/4/2008 at 03:08 PM
Late for the Sky
 

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  posted on 6/4/2008 at 03:10 PM
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Late for the Sky


Damn it seems like a long time since you posted...am I right ?

or wrong as usual !

 

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  posted on 6/10/2008 at 04:28 AM
River and a Dirt Road

by Mark D. Sanders, Michael White, Adrienne Young

What I wouldn't give,
For a river,
Right now

Carry me away so far away from this crowd
Might be out in Colorado,
Might be down along the coast
Might be small enough to wade across
Or big enough for a boat................A river

What I wouldn't give,
For a dirt road,
Right now,

Just a little ribbon of red clay headed south
Might be back in old Virginia
Could be down in Tennessee
There'd be nothing there to speak of
No, nothing there but me and that dirt road

Baby, that road would walk and run,
Beside that river
And I'd take my sweet time walking it alone
No, I would not need to think where I was going
'Cause that river and that red dirt road
Would lead me home

What I wouldn't give,
For a river,
Right now

What I wouldn't give,
For a dirt road,
Right now.

DH

 

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