Wednesday, November 25, 2009

This Morning I Was Born Again

By Woody Guthrie





This morning I was born again and a light shines on my land.


I no longer look for heaven in your deathly distant land.


I do not want your pearly gates don't want your streets of gold


This morning I was born again and a light shines in my soul.







This morning I was born again, I was born again complete


I stood up above my troubles and I stand on my two feet


My hand it feels unlimited, my body feels like the sky


I feel at home in the universe where yonder planets fly.







This I was born again, my past is dead and gone


This great eternal moment is my great eternal dawn


Each drop of blood within me, each breath of life I breathe


Is united with these mountains and the mountains with the seas.







I feel the sun upon me, it's rays crawl through my skin


I breathe the life of Jesus and old John Henry in.


I give myself, my heart, my soul to give some friend a hand


This morning I was born again, I am in the promised land.







This morning I was born again and a light shines on my land


I no longer look for heaven in your deathly distant land


I do not want your pearly gates, don't want your streets of gold


And I do not want your mansion for my heart is never cold.





You can hear this song sung by Slaid Cleaves by clicking on the button for it in the music box at the bottom of my sidebar.









Happy Thanksgiving!





11 comments:

Talon said...

Lovely song and magnificent lyrics. The photos are perfect!

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

our friend Ben said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Jen! Talk about food for thought!

Joanne said...

Beautiful lyrics this holiday week ... Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving, with much good food, company and peace. Enjoy!

Lorilee said...

Lovely lyrics for Thanksgiving. Have a blessed one.
Blessings,
Lorilee

Ronda Laveen said...

Loved the lyrics and the pictures together. Stunning! Have a joyous (and not too brutal) Thanksgiving day!

nesting melly said...

oh, i really sunk in to reading those lyrics. and i love the pic of the pussy willows and the bridge!

tina said...

What a beautiful song and perfect pictures. Have a great Thanksgiving.

edward said...

wonderful! heppy turkeyday! we are having a duck. (purchased in nyack)



ps
does that car run on corn oil???
keep that car away from squirrels!

June said...

What a perfect, perfect evocation of Thanksgiving. I loved it. Thank you so much! And have a happy, happy holiday with your family. Warm wishes from Maine!

catmint said...

dogs, birds, books, plants and now woody guthrie - i love this blog!

Earl of Rozland said...

Miss Jen ,
This is beautiful! I should get you to write lyrics for me!!
You're the best!!
xoxox , Roz