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Thread #6051   Message #35022
Posted By: Kiwi
16-Aug-98 - 01:03 PM
Thread Name: Parting songs
Subject: Lyr Add: THAT LONESOME ROAD (James Taylor)^^
Another one that I forgot... it's really a rather sad kind of parting song. It's about going away all by yourself.

"THAT LONESOME ROAD" -- James Taylor

Walk down that lonesome road all by yourself
Don't turn your head back over your shoulder
And only stop to rest yourself when the silver moon
Is shining high above the trees

If I had stopped to listen once or twice
If I had closed my mouth and opened my eyes
If I had cooled my head and warmed my heart
I'd not be on this road tonight

Carry on
Never mind feeling sorry for yourself
It doesn't save you from your troubled mind

Walk down that lonesome road all by yourself
Don't turn your head back over your shoulder
And only stop to rest yourself when the silver moon
Is shining high above the trees

Sad, but godly beautiful. And the King's Singers have done a cover of it in layered harmony that makes my knees week. And I'm firmly sure that this song helped me pass this year's tortuous Advanced Math course - I listened to it the whole time I studied. :)

Slán, Kiwi

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