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Rodney Crowell — Earthbound
Album: Fate's Right Hand
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Released: 2009
Length: 4:15
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I could shed my skin and in the blink of an eye I could fly fly fly
Tie my dreams up in a sack and lay my head down on the track and die die die
My life's been so sweet I just can't stand it
I must admit I've made out like a bandit

Last night's conversation with a real good friend of mine drinkin' wine wine wine
Said fifty years of livin' and your worst mistake's forgivin' just a time, time, time
One man's lust for life brings world reknown
And the next guy can't get two feet off the ground... he's earthbound

Earthbound... hear the wind throught the tops of the trees
Earthboound... summer sun nearly ninety degrees
Earthbound... big ol' moon sinking down... think I might stick around
I'm earthbound

I knew love once way back when she had almond eyes and olive skin
And long black hair
She was Irish Spanish mix breed I was southeast Texas hayseed
We were almost there
Her Daddy did not like my kind around
And true love took the next train out of town... earthbound

Earthbound... where there's fathers and daughters in pain
Earthbound... mama's boy walking home in the rain
Earthbound... like a ship run aground think I might stick around
I'm earthbound

With each new day that passes I'm in need of thicker glasses but it's all ok
Someday I'll be leavin' but I just can't help believing that it's not today, hey
Every golden moment I have found
I've done my best to run right in the ground... earthbound

Earthbound... see the sky big and beautiful blue
Earthbound... fallen angels come callin' to you
Earthbound... keepin' close to the ground, think I might stick around

Earthbound... Tom Waits, Aretha Franklin, Mary Karr
Earthbound... Walter Kronkite, Seamus Heaney, Ringo Starr
Earthbound... The Dalai Lahma and Charlie Brown make me wanna stick around
I'm earthbound
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Had only heard his name. Instant fan. Great sentiment in this song and a fun listen too.
great cut from a great album. thanks, Bill!
 BillG wrote:

Ah, yes. Back when KGSR was a real radio station...
 
I really like Rodney Crowell, and this song, and stopped in to see what others thought and found that others feel the same about the once great commercial station KGSR.

That station is dead to me but somehow I can't bring myself to remove it from the number 1 preset on my car radio.  I keep thinking that they will wake up and come to their senses but each time I get weak and hit that button I'm rewarded with John Mayer or Jack Johnson or Foster the People.  I think it's time to finally cut the cord.
I saw Rodney with Mary Karr in Santa Cruz back in July. He's a lyrical genius and a performance professional of the first order. Treat yourself and go see him if you get the chance. The man is a master of his craft. 
..well, he does mention Ringo in there..
Nice to hear another RC song here.
Hmm. A little too twangy for me.
 djengs wrote:
Remember hearing this on KGSR some time ago- must have right after it was released. Nice song.
 
Ditto. It was getting heavy airplay just about the time I moved back to Austin after a long absence. It's indelibly linked with that time in my life now.

And don't get me started on what's become of KGSR. It'll only make me angry. 
 djengs wrote:
Remember hearing this on KGSR some time ago- must have right after it was released. Nice song.
 
Ah, yes. Back when KGSR was a real radio station...
Glad to hear some Rodney Crowell here.  He's the real deal.  The "Houston Kid", Johnny Cash's ex son-in-law, and all.
Remember hearing this on KGSR some time ago- must have right after it was released. Nice song.
I like the banjo.
I'm number 1