There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love,
but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be.
Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, October 12

A Concert by a Songwriter ~ Steve Earle

I woke up this mornin' and none of the news was good
And death machines were rumblin' 'cross the ground where Jesus stood
And the man on my TV told me that it had always been that way
And there was nothin' anyone could do or say

And I almost listened to him
Yeah, I almost lost my mind
Then I regained my senses again
And looked into my heart to find

That I believe that one fine day all the children of Abraham
Will lay down their swords forever in Jerusalem

Well maybe I'm only dreamin' and maybe I'm just a fool
But I don't remember learnin' how to hate in Sunday school
But somewhere along the way I strayed and I never looked back again
But I still find some comfort now and then

Then the storm comes rumblin' in
And I can't lay me down
And the drums are drummin' again
And I can't stand the sound

But I believe there'll come a day when the lion and the lamb
Will lie down in peace together in Jerusalem

And there'll be no barricades then
There'll be no wire or walls
And we can wash all this blood from our hands
And all this hatred from our souls

And I believe that on that day all the children of Abraham
Will lay down their swords forever in Jerusalem

Jerusalem - album: Jerusalem by Steve Earle

Last night I was lucky enough to see a concert by Steve Earle. He is an excellent story teller. Now, being from Texas originally, I am quite familiar with this man's music. But everything changes when you have the opportunity to see a songwriter live. Not only do you get the experience of witnessing their talents, but you can feel the passion that lead them to thier calling in the first place. It was a solo show. Just him and his guitar. His wife was the opening act. Live music is the greatest. Don't you think? If you haven't listened to Steve Earle, this ablum is one of my favs. Guitar Town is also good. There are too many songs to mention.

The song above was one of the songs I was waiting to hear. He has always been outspoken about his political views, and last night was no exception. Reminded me how much I miss Texans (not Texas so much). And why is it that I am not more involved in stopping this immoral war?

sighs. More Free Thinkers, please! Supersize me!


  1. Steve Earle ROCKS!!

    OMG I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO wishing I went w/ you to his concert.

    He is my FAVORITE!

    I think I am jealous......sigh.

    p.s. my 2yo will be 3 in Nov. he is NOT wanting to potty train..he is doing it at his pace....dont fret. I think your 3yo will come around soon :)

  2. I am actually not that famaliar with him...

    Guess I will have to make myself.


  3. I loves me some Steve Earle. Isn't he married to Allison Moorer? She's one of my favorites, too!

    But, geez, isn't she like his seventh wife or something?! I don't think I could do that.

  4. Goddess: OMG! i wish you were too! nice auditorium setting, and after a while, we scooted up front, i ended up sitting on the front row for a few songs.

    potty training. blech.

    Steve: if you dont like country/southernrock/politically minded stuff, don't bother. but if you have an open mind, give it a shot. i love the guy!

    Rita: oh yea. she opened up for him. I wasn't wholy impressed with her. but she has a wonderful voice. and yea YIKES! why would you want to be wife number seven? but it is steve earle...