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  • W&W from C&W

    Posted by Ginny on November 4th, 2007 (All posts by )

    Weekly Wit & Wisdom from Country & Western:

    Thank you for a life that I’d call happy
    Overlooking all that we’ve been through
    When it comes to loving I’ve been lucky
    Everything I am I owe to you

    Thank You for a Life

    Kris Kristofferson’s This Old Road is acoustic, quiet; it’s the sound of Austin in the seventies but with the resonance of a man at seventy, looking back. His politics seems as scrambled as his brain was in the old drinking days. (It’s hard to take a song that mixes the tabloid mystery of the Scott Peterson case with – apparently – the Iraq war seriously.) At its best, this quiet album has an old man’s power.

    He accepts with a certain pleasure the tendency of a man at that age to turn inward; in “Holy Creation” he pays lipservice to the topical but he really can’t concentrate – his children grab his attention:

    I know the story
    I read the papers
    I see the anger
    I feel it too

    But when I see the wonder
    In the smiles of my children
    It reminds me of dreams
    Worth coming true