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“The Wall” — New Willie Nelson song, new album, “Band of Brothers”

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Willie Nelson at the Fox Theatre, Tucson
photo: Mary Francis Andrews

Willie Nelson has a new album coming out, and this is one of the new songs he wrote for it, along with the title song, “Band of Brothers”  (scroll down to see the lyris to that great new song.)

The Wall

I took on more than I could handle,
I bit off more than I could chew
I hit the wall

I went off like a Roman candle
Burning everyone I knew
I hit the wall
I hit the wall

And the wall came down
crashing down
An there was not a sound

Half my life riding on a rocket
from one world to the next
and on and on
I hit the wall

Taking things to make me better
Remembering things I never knew I knew
I hit the wall
I hit the wall

And the wall came down
crashing down
And there was not a sound

- Willie Nelson

New song from Willie Nelson’s new cd: “Band of Brothers”

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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Willie Nelson has a new album coming out, and this is the title song:  “Band of Brothers”

Band of brothers

We are a band of brothers and sisters and whatever,
On a mission to break all the rules.
I know you love me cause I love you too,
but you can’t tell me what to do.

I really don’t know where I’m going,
and I really don’t know where I’ve been ,
but I can take you all with me,
I’d sure like to go there again,

Cause we are a band of brothers and sisters and whatever
on a mission to break all the rules
I know you love me cause I love you too,
but you can’t tell me what to do.,
no you can’t tell me what to do.

And when all of the songs have been written
and when all of the music is played
when the curtain comes down
we’ ll still be around to make sure the musicians are paid

Cause we are a band of brothers sisters and whatever
On a mission to break all the rules.
I know you love me cause I love you too
but you can’t tell me what to do
no you can’t tell me what to do

“Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth?”, by Willie Nelson

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

I was at a concert this weekend in California to raise money for the National Veterans Foundation. I’m an Air Force veteran, and I have great respect for the military. I like to support the soldiers whenever I can. But I don’t support this war in Iraq.

I was against the war before it started. I always thought it was a terrible decision, badly thought out, badly planned, and then horribly executed.

I want to see our troops come home right away, and so do most Americans. Unfortunately, too many politicians in both parties refuse to listen.

So when will the troops come home? When we won’t put up with it anymore–when we change our government. And how will we do that? By voting the bastards out! On November 7th, you should vote for anyone who’s against the war and vote against anyone who’s for the war. It’s that simple.

When I wrote the song “Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth” (LYRICS) at Christmastime in 2003, a lot of people were for the war, a lot of people didn’t know the facts or the truth. But people are waking up now. They’re learning that they were lied to about the war. They’re feeling lied to about this Mark Foley scandal in terms of who knew what and when. They’re questioning the leadership in this country.

And that gives us new possibilities for November 7th. If we all go out and vote for peace candidates and get our friends to vote, and if our votes are really counted, it’s no contest. There’ll be a change in the Congress, and then we’ll just have to keep building so we can get a president who won’t send our soldiers to fight a war based on lies.

We should have thrown the bastards out years ago. Let’s do it now! Give Peace A VOTE!

Willie Nelson

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich with Willie Nelson. Come and visit www.kucinich.us Video done by Chad Ely.    Willie sang this song at a fundraiser for Dennis Kucinich in Austin, Texas, in January 2004.

Willie wrote this song on Christmas, 2003, and performed it for the first time at the Kucinich for President fundraising concert in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 3, 2004.

There’s so many things going on in the world
Babies dying
Mothers crying
How much oil is one human life worth
And what ever happened to peace on earth
We believe everything that they tell us
They’re gonna’ kill us
So we gotta’ kill them first
But I remember a commandment
Thou shall not kill
How much is that soldier’s life worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth
(Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

So I guess it’s just
Do unto others before they do it to you
Let’s just kill em’ all and let God sort em’ out
Is this what God wants us to do

(Repeat Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

Now you probably won’t hear this on your radio
Probably not on your local TV
But if there’s a time, and if you’re ever so inclined
You can always hear it from me
How much is one picker’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

But don’t confuse caring for weakness
You can’t put that label on me
The truth is my weapon of mass protection
And I believe truth sets you free

(Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

“He’s the Only Man Wilder Than Me”, by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

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“He’s the Only Man Wilder Than Me”
by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard

He’s the only man wilder than me
He’s an outlaw; he’s crazy, never been lazy
Busy on a life-long spree
He’s the only man wilder than me.

I’ve never robbed trains and I never did time
I’m the man who’s last to agree
Some call him a sinner, I call him a winner
And he’s the only man wilder than me.

If he ever really cared he’d apologize,
Indifference has kept his mind free.
He knows yesterday’s dead, and tomorrow is blind,
He’s the only man wilder than me.

Written by Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson
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November 26, 2013

This day in Willie Nelson history: “City of New Orleans” #1 (Nov. 3, 1984)

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

On November 3, 1984, Willie Nelson’s recording of the song, ‘City Of New Orleans” is #1 on the Billboard country chart.

Here is Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow singing the song, on CMT Crossroads show.

Learn how to play “Still is Still Moving to Me” (by Willie Nelson)

Monday, August 5th, 2013

“Bring Me Sunshine” by Willie Nelson (#20, The Guardian Top Twenty Willie Nelson Songs)

Monday, June 17th, 2013

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Number 20: Bring Me Sunshine

‘Bring Me Sunshine’ was written in 1966 by the composer Arthur Kent, with lyrics by Sylvia Dee (who wrote songs for Elvis Presley). Willie Nelson (pictured above in that era, without the long hair and beard) had a hit in 1968 with a version produced by Chet Atkins. A year later the song was adopted by comedians Morecambe & Wise as their signature tune in their second series for the BBC.

Picture: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

See all 20 HERE.

Willie Nelson’s best 20 songs

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

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www.telegraph.co.uk

The UK’s Telegraph paper has posted their Top Twenty Willie Nelson’s songs. 

Watch their  slide show, and see if you agree with their picks at their website.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

They all went to Mexico

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

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Looks like Mexico, doesn’t it? I don’t know where he is, but glad Budrock, Lighting Engineer for Willie Nelson & Family,  is enjoying some tropical down time, some beach, some where.

Where’s my pal, where’s my friend
All good things must have an end
Sad things and nothing’s on and on they go
I guess he went to Mexico

They all went to Mexico
Buenas Dias got to go
Tengo que obedecer mi corazon
They all went to Mexico [ guitar ]

Where’s my mule and where’s my dray?
Sstraw hat’s packed up and gone away
The mule don’t go north and dray go slow
They both went to Mexico

Where’s my sweetie
Where’s the face, that lit dark corners every place
She put up with me long time you know
Aand then she had to go to Mexico

Where’s my brown dog
Where’s my hound
He liked my truck he hung around
But he’s a canine Romeo and I guess he went to Mexico

Where’s that woman,so sweet so mean
Her heart was cautious her mind was keen
She was always looking for the peccadillo
I hope she went to Mexico

Where’s December’s happy crew
With German bikes and sidecars too
They take the truck south to St Louis MO
Motorcycle all the way to Mexico

Where’s my luck and where’s my grace?
Has it all been just a foolish chase
Every time I hear that rainy chill wind blow
I think it might be time to head to Mexico They all went to Mexico…

Still is Still Moving to Me, by Willie Nelson

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

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Willie Nelson, ‘Too Sick to Pray’

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

“I’ve been too sick to pray, Lord
That’s why we ain’t talked in a while
It’s been some of them days, Lord
I thought I was on my last mile

But I’m feelin’ okay, Lord
And I’m glad that I called You today
Never needed You more
I woulda called You before
But I’ve been to sick to pray

Remember the family, Lord?
I know they will remember You
And all of their prayers, Lord
They talk to You just like I do

Well, I reckon that’s all, Lord
That’s all I can think of to say
And thank You, my friend
We’ll be talkin’ again
If I’m not too sick to pray”

Willie Nelson’s, ‘Always on My Mind”, No. 30 on CMT’s Top 100 Country Songs

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Willie Nelson, Always on My Mind

Columbia Records

Willie Nelson is one of the most well-known country musicians of his time — and it’s been ‘his time’ for decades. But by far his most recognized tune is his emotional rendition of ‘Always on My Mind.’

This addition to the Top 100 Country Songs hit airwaves in 1982 and quickly hit No. 1 on the country charts, breaking the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. ‘Always on My Mind’ also won a slew of awards, including Grammys for Song of the Year, Best Country Song and Best Male Country Vocal Performance. In 1998, Nelson  and Johnny Cash performed an unforgettable duet of this classic song.

See entire list here.

Willie Nelson & Family at the Belly Up, Solano Beach, CA (7/12/2012)

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Willie Nelson coming to the Belly Up Tavern in July

 
Most of the tickets for the performance July 12 were snapped up in a May 16 online-only presale. Remaining tickets —- fewer than 100 are left —- will go on sale at noon May 18. The Belly Up Tavern is at 143 S. Cedros Ave. in Solana Beach. Tickets are $120. Visit bellyup.com or call 858-481-8140.

“Still Is Still Moving To Me”, by Willie Nelson

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

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 This haunting tune, transcribed from Across the Borderline, showcases some of Willie Nelson’s dynamic lead work on his nylon-string guitar.  He opens the song with a somewhat Spanish sounding melody, harmonicized in thirds, followed by some bluesy blending.  The solo break restates the original solo but with a few variations, the most notable of which is his Django-esque use of tremolo picking.

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Download Willie Nelson’s ‘Scientist’ from itunes (Coldplay cover)

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

The Scientist - Single, Willie Nelson

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  • Genres: Country, Music
  • Released: Aug 29, 2011
  • ? 2011 Chipotle Music, d/b/a of CMG, Inc.
Legendary Cover     

by Joseph Burke

From the golden vocal chords of the legendary Americana artist Willie Nelson comes this astounding cover of Coldplay’s “The Scientist.” I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical at first, but after looping this song for the fourth time in a roll and seeing this song used in the Chipotle Mexican Grill viral campaign “Back to the Start,” I must conclude it’s brilliance on every scale.

Brilliance.     

by flecko92

I have listened to this song seven times straight after discovering it a few hours ago, and I can honestly say that I am blown away. I have chills. This campaign by Chipotle is incredibly moving and heartfelt. The song ties in perfectly with the short, and I felt it deep down. Way to go Chipotle for pushing such a brilliant concept; way to go Willie for creating an instant classic; and way to go Coldplay for recording one of the greatest songs of all time. This is altogether brilliance.

Chipolte used Willie Nelson’s version of Coldplay’s song in their first ever national commercial.  The video aired during the Grammy Award Presentation show on Feb. 12th.