Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. (Gandhi)
The first thing I thought of when I saw the Daily Prompt was Freddie Fender, this song, this band and their performance at Farm Aid 1996 in Columbia, SC. While they didn’t exactly steal the show, they rocked Williams-Bryce Stadium as well as any of the big featured acts; better than some. It was wonderful!
“Hurt so bad……….You don’t come around here anymore…..
Worse than that………..
Nothing’s really helping I’ve been thinking ’bout drinking again”
Twenty-one words, that’s all, just twenty-one; words that rank easily in the top one hundred song openings of all time. Within the last three or four weeks, as I listened to more of their music, this band fast became one of my all time favorites.
It all started with these twenty-one words.
Sit back, grab some joe or a brew, strap on your favorite headphones, crank it up to 11 and enjoy this awesome performance.