John Prine – “Hello In There”

This song about old age and loneliness, written about an old couple, is a theme relatively unexplored by songwriters. What’s amazing is how it rings so true despite being written by a 25-year old young man.  John Prine cuts to the soul of humanity like no other.

Stereophonics- “Maybe Tomorrow”

For your Sunday Morning listening pleasure…Stereophonics perform an acoustic version of their hit song “Maybe Tomorrow” on RTL2.

I look around at a beautiful life
Been the upper side of down
Been the inside of out
But we breathe
We breathe
I wanna breeze and an open mind
I wanna swim in the ocean
Wanna take my time for me
All me

Richard Thompson – “Wall Of Death”

This is truly a taste of Something Fine from Richard Thompson.  “Wall of Death” can be found on the album Shoot Out The Lights which was released in 1982.

Recorded by Richard and his wife, Linda Thompson, “Wall of Death” was by far my favorite song on the album and had special meaning to me.  As a young army lieutenant serving in the 82d Airborne Division from 1983 -1985, this was my favorite tune to listen to prior to a parachute jump.  It fully captured the excitement and thrill that can only be found in taking a little risk.

Let me ride on the Wall Of Death one more time
Let me ride on the Wall Of Death one more time
You can waste your time on the other rides
This is the nearest to being alive
Oh let me take my chances on the Wall Of Death