Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Traveling Wilburys ~ The End of the Line







. . . they didn't stay together very long, but OMG were they awesome. Almost every song was a good one, but they could not go wrong since the group comprised of some of the best musicians of our time who decided to get together and make some kick ass music. In my opinion, the blending of musical influences from Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison was one of the best collaborations ever. The only musician I'm not too crazy about is Bob Dylan . . . for some reason I never liked his music . . . too whiny or something.

I am featuring the song The End of the Line which reminds me of my life as I sit at a crossroads, knowing that everything is going to be ok, better than ever and feeling so optimistic about my future . . . no matter what happens. That is a good place to be. And that is what I am thankful for today . . . realizing that I am at a good place in life. Old music can still affect me in the present!

This is such a happy song, only sad by the fact that Roy Orbison died before the video was made, but the guys included him in the video by putting his framed picture and guitar in an empty chair and periodically the camera flashes to it.

For me, the music of the Traveling Wilburys represents a very happy time in my life, therefore, the music makes me happy and takes me back to those happy feelings and memories when I listen to it.



LYRICS
END OF THE LINE

The Traveling Wilburys


Well its all right, riding around in the breeze
Well its all right, if you live the life you please
Well its all right, doing the best you can
Well its all right, as long as you lend a hand

You can sit around and wait for the phone to ring
Waiting for someone to tell you everything
Sit around and wonder what tomorrow will bring
Maybe a diamond ring

(chorus 2)
Well its all right, even if they say you're wrong
Well its all right, sometimes you gotta be strong
Well its all right, as long as you got somewhere to lay
Well its all right, everyday is judgement day

Maybe somewhere down the road aways
You'll think of me, and wonder where I am these days
Maybe somewhere down the road when somebody plays
Purple haze

(chorus 3)
Well its all right, even when push comes to shove
Well its all right, if you got someone to love
Well its all right, everything'll work out fine
Well its all right, were going to the end of the line

Don't have to be ashamed of the car I drive
Im just glad to be here, happy to be alive
It don't matter if you're by my side
I'm satisfied

(chorus 4)
Well its all right, even if you're old and grey
Well its all right, you still got something to say
Well its all right, remember to live and let live
Well its all right, the best you can do is forgive

(chorus 5)
Well its all right, riding around in the breeze
Well its all right, if you live the life you please
Well its all right, even if the sun don't shine
Well its all right, we're going to the end of the line

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