My Playlist 20808

This list is about as country as I get, and that’s not really country at all – even with songs from Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and the like. It’s just southern. For me, there is some common denominator, something comfortable about the sound. The bands here seem to know what I mean. The Rolling Stones even give me a taste, and they’re not from the south (maybe south London, but I don’t know). I do know it’s a music I gravitate toward. Hope you do to.

Song Time Artist Album
It Ain’t Nothin’ to Me 5:12 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Southern Accents
Sugar Magnolia 3:19 Grateful Dead American Beauty
Anyway the Wind Blows 3:56 JJ Cale & Eric Clapton Road to Escondido
Done Gone Blue 3:51 Los Lobos Good Morning Aztlan
Idle Time 4:26 Marc Ford It’s About Time
Brothers 5:05 The Vaughan Brothers Family Style
The Eyes of Sarah Jane 3:48 The Jayhawks Rainy Day Music
Sometimes a Great Notion 3:34 John Mellencamp Big Daddy
Nick of Time 3:53 Bonnie Raitt Nick of Time
I Don’t Want to Talk About It Now 4:48 Emmylou Harris Red Dirt Girl
Water of Love 5:27 Dire Straits Dire Straits
I Threw It All Away 2:26 Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline
Hands on the Wheel 4:23 Willie Nelson Red Headed Stranger
Drunken Angel 3:20 Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Carry You Home 4:35 Cross Canadian Ragweed Cross Canadian Ragweed
Muzzle of Bees 4:56 Wilco A Ghost is Born
Country Honk 3:07 The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
Kentucky Woman 2:25 Neil Diamond Single
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville 4:33 R.E.M. Reckoning
19 Songs/1.2 Hours

Obscuring the Big Picture

It’s not enough to recognize my weaknesses.
There has to be more than that.
I have to do more than see the problems.
Solutions are what it’s all about.

Still, the day to day sometimes obscures the big picture.
Life’s little problems blot out the light.
And until I feel more secure
You can’t expect me to have any kind of foresight.

But that’s just another excuse, another weakness.
I have to do more than that.
And still I stumble through the problems,
My feeble excuses the only solutions about.

© 2012 Wasted Space Publishing