Sunday Driving

‘Two Of Us’ is the opening song on The Beatles’ final album Let It Be from 1970, and it was written by Paul McCartney about his fondness for getting deliberately lost in the country with his future wife Linda.  The lyrics in this song also summarize Paul’s friendship and creative partnership that he had with […]

Airplane Protest Song

President Richard Nixon engaged in anti-drug measure that went into effect from September 21 – October 11 in 1969 in order to fulfill a campaign promise, which resulted in a near shutdown of border crossings between Mexico and the United States.  He wanted to seal the border to stop the steady flow of marijuana into […]

We Sang Every Song the Driver Knew

‘Me and Bobby McGee’ is a song that was written by American singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson and originally performed by Roger Miller, but made famous by Janis Joplin.  Fred Foster the producer and founder of Monument Records had a bit of a crush on Barbara “Bobbie” McKee who was a secretary on Nashville’s music row working […]

Let Me Hear the Song

I love the “La, la, la’s” on the Van Morrison song ‘Caravan’, which was released on his third studio album Moondance from 1970.  Moondance peaked at #29 on Billboard’s Pop Albums chart and the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.  ‘Caravan’ includes images and impressions from different parts of Morrison’s […]

Truck And Bus Songs

I might take a train, I might take a plane, but if I have to walk, I’m going just the same.  There were a lot of real good train songs here last week and we had an abundance of contestants making contributions, which is all good.  I am hoping that we can do just as […]

Strange Lyrics

‘Roadhouse Blues’ by the Doors is full of mondegreens, or misunderstand lyrics, mostly because Jim Morrison liked to sing this song when he got drunk.  The Doors took their name from a book written by Aldous Huxley in 1954 called The Doors of Perception that discussed his experiences with psychoactive agents; its title was an […]

Palm Sunday

The bunnies are busy decorating their eggs and the sound of music is in the air, well at least it is here on Song Lyric Sunday. The Masters Tournament will culminate today, that is if you like watching golf and if there are no postponements.  Tiger is only two strokes off the lead.  I like […]

Prison Song Of Hope

This song ‘Midnight Special’ has a long history and the first lyrics turned up in a stanza fragment found by Howard Odum around 1905 and this was published six years later in the Journal Of American Folklore as part of a railroad number titled ‘Grade Song’.  Robert Winslow Gordon, later the founding head of the […]