Friday, June 15, 2012

Lyrical Musing: Devil Knows You're Dead

2012.03 Pine Valley (24 of 24)

On Friday's I share a song that caught my attention. A lyric or line that made me stop and think, inspired me, or caused me to see something in a new way. I hope you'll play along and share songs that inspired you.

Delta Spirit's Devil Knows You're Dead, has been on heavy rotation this week on my iPod. Every line is like a prayer for all the good things you hope will happen for those you love.

May the wind be always at your back
And the sunshine warm upon your face
May the rains fall soft upon your field
Until the day we meet again

May good luck find you at your worst
And bad luck lose you at your best
May your days be rich and full of wealth
And your nights be long when you need rest

And the road may it rise to meet your feed
And be downhill all the way to your door
May the grass below be green and the sky above be blue
May it be so forever more

Lyrically, this song is stunning, each line paints a perfect picture and is full of emotion. In my book the songwriter is a genius.

After spending a long weekend with my extended family, I'm feeling very lucky to have so many wonderful people in my life and I find myself praying for blessings like those described in this song in their lives.

My friend and neighbor, Nikki, from The Salty Pineapple has a blog series running this week in honor of Intentional Picnic Day, she asked me to share my tips for a stress free picnic, check out my contribution if you are looking for a super easy idea for your weekend.

Have an amazing weekend! 
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Angie Willis said...

The basis of those words is a Celtic blessing which goes:

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warmly upon your face,
And the rain fall softly on your fields,
And, until we meet again,
May the Lord hold you in the hollow of his hand.

I think I prefer the original although I would change it to 'Great Creator' in the final line.

Punctuation Mark said...

Will check out the post... Have a lovely weekend!

i.ikeda said...

What a wonderful song! I was just watching this documentary about happiness and how it's inextricably linked to our social networks. Having an extended family who's close to you would fit right into this idea of happiness as a social connection process. So yes, let's say a prayer that they get back all they deserve for being a part of our happiness. :)

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

The song I danced with my dad at my wedding always chokes me up. It is "Father & Daughter" by Paul Simon.

Ashley said...

So how did your journey take you to istanbul? Do you photograph for a living?

Clinton Painter said...

You have such an amazing talent. I don't know how many times I have passed these kind of scenes and never thought to take a picture. Yet you take it and it shows true beauty.

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