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Billy Joe Shaver — Live Forever
Album: Tramp on Your Street
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Released: 1993
Length: 2:47
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna cross that river
I'm gonna catch tomorrow now
You're gonna wanna hold me
Just like I always told you
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
Nobody here will ever find me
But I always be around
Just like the songs I leave behind me
I'm gonna live forever now

You fathers and you mothers
Be good to one another
Please try to raise your children right
Don't let the darkness take 'em
Don't make 'em feel forsaken
Just lead them safely to the light
When this old world has blown us under
And all the stars from fall this sky
Remember someone really loves you
We'll live forever you and I

I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna cross that river
I'm gonna catch tomorrow now

I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna cross that river
I'm gonna catch tomorrow now

I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna cross that river
I'm gonna catch tomorrow now

I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna cross that river
I'm gonna catch tomorrow now

I'm gonna live forever now
I'm gonna live forever now
I'm gonna live forever now
I'm gonna live forever now

Dream of angels and sunshine
Rivers of red wine, and orange peel blues
Dream of angels and sunshine
Rivers of red wine, and orange peel blues
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 toterola wrote:

Johnny Cash once said that Billy Joe Shaver was the best songwriter he ever met. Pretty high praise from a guy who rubbed elbows with Harlan Howard and Cowboy Jack Clement, huh?

I want the solo acoustic version of Billy singing this song played at my funeral. God bless Billy Joe, and let him have a few peaceful years before he has to cross Jordan.
 

Billy Joe Shaver's Honky Tonk Heros. Talking about the best songwriting!
 toterola wrote:

Johnny Cash once said that Billy Joe Shaver was the best songwriter he ever met. Pretty high praise from a guy who rubbed elbows with Harlan Howard and Cowboy Jack Clement, huh?

I want the solo acoustic version of Billy singing this song played at my funeral. God bless Billy Joe, and let him have a few peaceful years before he has to cross Jordan.
 
Mr. Shaver is home now, with his son.

Tough year: BJS, Jerry Jeff, John Prine...

RIP gentlemen, you are dearly missed.
c.
this is sappy crap. 
Thank you, PSD!
Wow that's some REAL TALK right here
His kid  was one hell of a guitar player!
Worth noting that this album's a one-off by "Shaver," the father-son group. See also: Tweedy.
 Thanks for the thoughtful and interesting comment. Nuggets like these help make the full Radio Paradise experience so addictive.

toterola wrote:

Johnny Cash once said that Billy Joe Shaver was the best songwriter he ever met. Pretty high praise from a guy who rubbed elbows with Harlan Howard and Cowboy Jack Clement, huh?

I want the solo acoustic version of Billy singing this song played at my funeral. God bless Billy Joe, and let him have a few peaceful years before he has to cross Jordan. {#Wave}

 


 Skydog wrote:
Hey Bill, if you are in a request taking mood I'd like to hear (roll the dice on the audience) "If I Give My Soul" from this album
thanx 4 the consideration 

 
and?{#Wink}
Hey Bill, if you are in a request taking mood I'd like to hear (roll the dice on the audience) "If I Give My Soul" from this album
thanx 4 the consideration 
DJ   WE get it your eclectic.  Please stops repeating this.

As for the current song  too twangy.  Not ready to bale hay yet nor milk them cows. 
 Skydog wrote:
I love this whole damn album!!!!!

 
Hell yeah
I love this whole damn album!!!!!
We've seen him twice recently. Once at the Paramount for his birthday party, and at Floores where he opened for some long-haired redhead. He's still tearin' it up.
After a phenomenal soaring set with everything up to and including Antonio Vivaldi, Bill gave us the Pythonesque "and now for something completely different..."

And this. That was the most understated fair warning I've ever heard.
 ChicoCyclist wrote:
Thanks for playing this, Bill.  I recently was given a copy of Bill Joe Shaver's live album and DAMN! can he write great songs.  He may not have the greatest voice, but his songwriting and delivery more than make up for it.  Too bad about his son, he was a kickass guitar slinger.
Waylon Jennings must have covered about twenty of his songs. 


Yee-haw.

And no, thank you.
 
 ChicoCyclist wrote:
Thanks for playing this, Bill.  I recently was given a copy of Bill Joe Shaver's live album and DAMN! can he write great songs.  He may not have the greatest voice, but his songwriting and delivery more than make up for it.  Too bad about his son, he was a kickass guitar slinger.

 
Johnny Cash once said that Billy Joe Shaver was the best songwriter he ever met. Pretty high praise from a guy who rubbed elbows with Harlan Howard and Cowboy Jack Clement, huh?

I want the solo acoustic version of Billy singing this song played at my funeral. God bless Billy Joe, and let him have a few peaceful years before he has to cross Jordan.


This is quite interesting...  not my favorite genre, but the lyrics are profound, and the guitar-picking be very good...

EDIT: sorry to hear about what happened to the dude...


Thanks for playing this, Bill.  I recently was given a copy of Bill Joe Shaver's live album and DAMN! can he write great songs.  He may not have the greatest voice, but his songwriting and delivery more than make up for it.  Too bad about his son, he was a kickass guitar slinger.
Billy Joe Shaver is the man. Lived through more heartbreak than one man should suffer. The kid on the cover behind him? That's his son Eddie. Eddie od'ed a few years back, not long after the album came out. Billy Joe nearly quit playing because of it, but he did a gig awhile later, and realized he HAD to go on.

Billy Joe Shaver is one of the grand old masters of Texas songwriting, up there with Townes, Blaze, Joe, Butch, Lyle, Patty, Nanci...
:rolleyes: With all the notes & options available to singers, why, oh why do so many try to hit those they know they can't?? (He probably wrote it, too.) This wasn't too bad until he hit the end of his range and kept going. Then it really became "too bad".
drH wrote:
I like hearing this just because I know it causes intense pain to the Radiohead fans. =P~
WHATEVER!!!! :moon:
drH wrote:
I like hearing this just because I know it causes intense pain to the Radiohead fans. =P~
Yeah, Dr., this comment baffles me too.
drH wrote:
I like hearing this just because I know it causes intense pain to the Radiohead fans. =P~
What on earth are you talking about?
drH wrote:
I like hearing this just because I know it causes intense pain to the Radiohead fans. =P~
Not ALL Radiohead fans. Some of us actually have open-minded, ecclectic tastes.
I like hearing this just because I know it causes intense pain to the Radiohead fans. =P~