If you become winded, slow down #2

By Daniel Josefsson on fredag, april 17, 2009

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Jerry Lee Lewis framför Billy Joe Shavers smått fantastiska "When I get my wings" i en liveinspelning från 1985. En låt som, i mina öron, sammanfattar hela innebörden i uttrycket "better to burn out than fade away" tydligare än någon annan, vilket förstås appellerar väldigt starkt till såväl Jerry Lee som Billy Joe:

Been a whole lot of people thought me a fool
Been a time or two I thought that I was one too
Ain't a change that can hold me
Ain't a thing I won't try
When I get through livin', I'm gonna die

Gonna die with my boots on, gonna go out in style
With a free-wheelin' feelin' and a honky tonk smile
And if the devil don't dodge me, gonna spit in his eye
When I get my wings, I'm gonna fly

Gonna fly away singin', I'm gonna fly
Gonna wrap my new wings 'round
Few feathered things in that free feelin' sky
Gonna reach a new heaven, higher than high
When I get my wings, hey I'm gonna fly

Missa heller inte Billy Joe Shavers egna inspelning, den hittar ni på albumet "Everybody's brother" från 2007. Svinbra.

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