Monday, November 16, 2015

Casey's Last Ride | Kris Kristofferson

"Kristofferson"

Kris was goin' for a poet
A songwriter he would be 
One of those dreamy people
Some people hate to see

Kris, he took slices of life 
And salted it down into rhyme
He picked his own days and his ways
He arranged his own meter and his time

Kris, he went out sowing
Wild oats high and low, up and down
Now he's bringing it into the harvest
And the thresher hums sweet with the sound

(Poems don't come from machines
Machines can't set life into rhyme
And you can't manufacture soul
Nor "gauge" and "chop" soulful lines)

-Johnny Cash