Music Monday: “Feeling Mortal” by Kris Kristoferson

I have been listening to a lot of music at work of late on Pandora. Mostly jazz, but also a lot of classic country and Delta blues. I am as restless in music as I am in anything else.

This one is from Kris Kristoferson’s latest CD.


Feeling Mortal

Wide awake and feeling mortal

At this moment in the dream
That old man there in the mirror
And my shaky self-esteem
Here today and gone tomorrow
That’s the way it’s got to be
With an empty blue horizon
For as far as I can see
God Almighty here I am
Am I where I ought to be
I’ve begun to soon descend
Like the sun into the sea
And I thank my lucky stars
From here to eternity
For the artist that you are
And the man you made of me
Pretty speeches still unspoken
Perfect circles in the sand
Rules and promises I’ve broken
That I still don’t understand
Soon or later I’ll be leaving
I’m a winner either way
For the laughter and the loving
That I’m living with today
***Repeat Chorus
Wide awake and feeling mortal
[Words & Music by Kris Kristofferson c. Jody Ray Publishing, Inc. (BMI) All Rights Reserved]



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