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.
Wide awake and feeling mortalAt this moment in the dreamThat old man there in the mirrorAnd my shaky self-esteemHere today and gone tomorrowThat’s the way it’s got to beWith an empty blue horizonFor as far as I can see**ChorusGod Almighty here I amAm I where I ought to beI’ve begun to soon descendLike the sun into the seaAnd I thank my lucky starsFrom here to eternityFor the artist that you areAnd the man you made of mePretty speeches still unspokenPerfect circles in the sandRules and promises I’ve brokenThat I still don’t understandSoon or later I’ll be leavingI’m a winner either wayFor the laughter and the lovingThat I’m living with today***Repeat ChorusWide awake and feeling mortal[Words & Music by Kris Kristofferson c. Jody Ray Publishing, Inc. (BMI) All Rights Reserved]