AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

28 October 2020

Billy Joe Shaver, Rest In Peace


I heard from my friend Kurt today. He told me the sad news that Billy Joe Shaver has passed.

"Honky Tonk Heroes" ...


CORSICANA DAILY SUN

It seems like a hundred years 
Since I reached out to dry those tears
Streamin' down my grandma's face
When I told her goodbye
She helped me pack her old suit case
Then pushed my new straw hat in place
With that Corsicana daily sun shinin' bright for me

When that sweet smell of youth
Was mixed with Grandma's apple pie
Oh what I'd give for a slice of yesterday
When that warm light came
Splashin' cross those clovered fields of time
With that Corsicana daily sun shinin' bright for me

There ain't much that's left to tell,
'Cause boy I really went to hell
Seems like every things gone wrong
Since I left my home-town
Wish I was back there now, 
Mendin' fence and milkin' cows
With that Corsicana daily sun shinin' bright for me

Someday I'll find that clover bed 
I'll lay down my weary head
And watch them soft clouds drifting 
As they tease that country sun
I'll eat a chunk of grandma's pie,
And take a walk back in time
When that Corsicana daily sun was shinin' bright for me 

Billy Joe Shaver

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