If I try to understand what it means to be a Christian, I look at the two instructions that were given in the Bible that are paramount, and those are to love God with all your heart and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. That's it.
But nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight / Got to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight.
When you know even for a moment
That it's your time
Then you can walk with the power
Of a thousand generations
Sometimes the best map will not guide you,
you can't see what's round the bend.
Sometimes the road leads through dark places,
sometimes the darkness is your friend
There's roads, and there's roads,
And they call. Can't you hear it?
Roads of the earth
And roads of the spirit
The best roads of all
Are the ones that aren't certain.
One of those is where you'll find me
'Til they drop the big curtain.
One day you're waiting for the sky to fall, The next you're dazzled by the beauty of it all.
Some people never see the light Till it shines thru bullet holes.
Male female slave or free; peaceful or disorderly; maybe you and he will not agree; but you need him to show you new ways to see.
Lord, spit on our eyes that we may see, how to wake up from this tragedy.
I remember when the idea of living to be 40 seemed absurd.
My models for graceful aging are guys like John Lee Hooker and Mississippi John Hurt, who never stopped working till they dropped, as I fully expect to be doing, and just getting better as musicians and as human beings.
Water of life is gonna flow again/changed from the blood of heroes and knaves/Word mercy's gonna have a new meaning/ when we are judged by the children of our slaves.
The trouble with normal is it only gets worse.
Everybody wants to see justice done, to somebody else.
Beautiful rocks - beautiful grass Beautiful soil where they both combine Beautiful river - covering sky Never thought of possession, but all this was mine.
Though chains be of gold, they are chains all the same.
Little round planet in a big universe, sometimes it looks blessed, sometimes it looks cursed. Depends what you look at obviously, but even more it depends on the way that you see.
I'm not a pacifist. I feel that there are situations where fighting is inescapable, but we don't go looking for those things.
I woke up one morning with this song in my head, and the opening line of the song is, 'My name was Richard Nixon, only now I'm a girl.
I like to think that if it hadn't gone as well as it has, if I wasn't able to make a living off of playing music, I would still be playing the music. But, of course, I wouldn't likely have had the opportunity to travel, and a lot of the places have inspired songs.
I can't imagine my life any other way than it's been.
A sane person doesn't think war is a good idea.
Gotta kick at the darkness til it bleeds daylight.
I'd always loved poetry and I'd always loved writing music and composing music, but I hadn't thought of putting the two together until around that time.
I wanted to play rock and roll when I started playing. Nobody at that time ever thought about songwriting. You sang songs, that's all. You sang other people's songs. That's all there were.
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