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Willie Nelson, “Living in the Promiseland”

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Give us your tired and weak and we will make them strong
Bring us your foreign songs and we will sing along
Leave us your broken dreams we’ll give them to mend
There’s still a lot of love living in the promiseland
Living in the promiseland
Our dreams are made of steel
The prayer of every man is to know how freedom feels
There is a winding road across the shifting sand
And room for everyone living in the promiseland

So they came from a distant isle
Nameless woman, faitheless child like a bad dream
Until there was no room at all
No place to run and no place to fall
Give us our daily bread
We have no shoes to wear
No place to call our home
Only this cross to bear
We are the multitudes
Lend us a helping hand
Is there no love anymore
Living in the promiseland

Living in the promiseland
Our dreams are made of steel
The prayer of every man is to know how freedom feels
There is a winding road across the shifting sand
And room for everyone living in the promiseland

Willie Nelson, “Yesterday’s Wine”

Friday, November 24th, 2017

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Miracles appear in the strangest of places
Fancy meeting you here
The last time I saw you was just out of Houston
Sit down, and I’ll buy you a beer

Your presence is welcome with me and my friend here
This is a hangout of mine.
We come here quite often and listen to music
Partaking of yesterday’s wine

Yesterday’s wine, I’m yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine
Yesterday’s wine, I’m yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine

You give the appearence of one widely travelled
I’ll bet you’ve seen things in your time
Sit down beside me and tell me your story
If you think you’ll like yesterday’s wine

Yesterday’s wine, yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine
Yesterday’s wine, I’m yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine

‘Missing ole’ Johnny Cash’ — Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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Willie Nelson, ‘Red Headed Stranger’

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Song Name: Time of the Preacher
Artist Name: Willie Nelson
Album: Red Headed Stranger
Songwriter(s): W Nelson
Release Date: January 1, 1975
Label: Legacy Recordings

Time of the Preacher
Lyrics and music by Willie Nelson

It was the time of the preacher when the story began
Of the choice of a lady and the love of a man
How he loved her so dearly, he went out of his mind
When she left him for someone, she’d left behind

An’ he cried like a baby
He screamed like a panther in the middle of the night
An’ he saddled his pony
An he went for a ride

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01
Now the preachin’ is over and the lesson’s begun

But he could not forgive her
Though he tried and tried and tried
And the halls of his memories
Still echo her lies

He cried like a baby
He screamed like a panther in the middle of the night
An’ he saddled his pony
An he went for a ride

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01
Now the lesson is over and the killin’s begun

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01

Yesterday’s Wine

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

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Miracles appear in the strangest of places
Fancy meeting you here
The last time I saw you was just out of Houston
Sit down, and I’ll buy you a beer

Your presence is welcome with me and my friend here
This is a hangout of mine.
We come here quite often and listen to music
Partaking of yesterday’s wine

Yesterday’s wine, I’m yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine
Yesterday’s wine, I’m yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine

You give the appearence of one widely travelled
I’ll bet you’ve seen things in your time
Sit down beside me and tell me your story
If you think you’ll like yesterday’s wine

Yesterday’s wine, yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine
Yesterday’s wine, I’m yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine

Willie Nelson, ‘Hello Walls’

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

 

Song Name: Hello Walls
Artist Name: Willie Nelson
Album: Willie and Family Live
Release Date: January 1, 1978
Label: Columbia

Hello walls, (Hello, hello.)
How’d things go for you today?
Don’t you miss her.
Since she up and walked away?
And I’ll bet you dread to spend another lonely night with me,
But lonely walls, I’ll keep you company.
Hello window, (Hello, hello.)
Well, I see that you’re still here.
Aren’t you lonely,
Since our darlin disappeared?
Well look here, is that a teardrop in the corner of your pane?
Now don’t you try to tell me that’s it’s rain.
She went away and left us all alone the way she planned.
Guess we’ll have to learn to get along without her if we can.
Hello ceiling, (Hello, hello.)
I’m gonna stare at you a while.
You know I can’t sleep,
So won’t you bear with me a while?
We gotta all stick together or else I’ll lose my mind.
I gotta feelin’ she’ll be gone a long, long time.
(Hello, hello wall.)

‘Time of the Preacher,’ by Willie Nelson

Friday, July 30th, 2010

 

Song Name: Time of the Preacher
Artist Name: Willie Nelson
Album: Red Headed Stranger
Songwriter(s): W Nelson
Release Date: January 1, 1975
Label: Legacy Recordings

Time of the Preacher
Lyrics and music by Willie Nelson

It was the time of the preacher when the story began
Of the choice of a lady and the love of a man
How he loved her so dearly, he went out of his mind
When she left him for someone, she’d left behind

An’ he cried like a baby
He screamed like a panther in the middle of the night
An’ he saddled his pony
An he went for a ride

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01
Now the preachin’ is over and the lesson’s begun

But he could not forgive her
Though he tried and tried and tried
And the halls of his memories
Still echo her lies

He cried like a baby
He screamed like a panther in the middle of the night
An’ he saddled his pony
An he went for a ride

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01
Now the lesson is over and the killin’s begun

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01