Saturday, March 23, 2013

Miles from nowhere

Miles from nowhere,
I guess I’ll take my time
Oh yeah, to reach there
Look up at the mountain
I have to climb
Oh yeah, to reach there.
Lord, my body has been a good friend
But I won’t need it when I reach the end
Miles from nowhere,
Guess I’ll take my time
Oh yeah, to reach there
I creep through the valleys
And I grope through the woods
‘cause I know when I find it my honey
It’s gonna make me feel good
I love everything
So don’t it make you feel sad
‘cause I’ll drink to you, my baby
I’ll think to that, I’ll think to that
Miles from nowhere,
Not a soul in sight
Oh yeah, but it’s alright
I have my freedom
I can make my own rules
Oh yeah, the ones that I choose
Lord, my body has been a good friend
But I won’t need it when I reach the end
Miles from nowhere,
Guess I’ll take my time
Oh yeah, to reach there

Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam)







Listening to a favorite song from my past often leaves me with a new interpretation. How about you, do you listen to songs from years ago?

I do and I guess I'll take my time. 


 

16 comments:

Secret Agent Woman said...

Of course. And you can't go wrong with Cat Stevens.

lisleman said...

Yes a very talented song writer. thanks

From Tracie said...

Great song!!


I find that music always speaks to me where I am - so I definitely find a different interpretation when I listen to songs from years ago.

savannah49 said...

our appreciation and understanding of music, much like literature, changes as our experiences shape us as we age. joni mitchell's voice is a perfect example of this. now, i'm hearing her voice in my head... and i'm smiling. xoxoxox

lisleman said...

thanks

lisleman said...

thanks Joni Mitchell certainly had meaningful songs and I've enjoyed a few. Not sure why but hers are not at the top of my list. I should go back and listen to more of them again.

Cheryl P. said...

I agree that I often pick up new meanings when I listen to a song or if I happen to see the actual lyrics written, I take them a different way. I think Savanah49 makes a good point as well. Age might steer us into new ways of looking at lyrics.

lisleman said...

Could it be that wisdom thing? It takes a lifetime to build up wisdom. Savannah's comment started me looking up Joni Mitchell songs. I didn't realize she wrote the song "Woodstock".
thanks

Peggy Cameron said...

Yusuf is one of my very very favourite singer/songwriters. I adored his music when he was Cat Stevens and now I have a huge respect and love for him as Yusuf.
Saw him in concert in Sydney a couple of years ago and I have to say it was the best concert I have ever seen......and I've seen plenty.


Take care my friend. xxxxx

CaliforniaGirl500 said...

Scott, my husband, and I love love love Cat Stevens. His music is as fresh today as 40 years ago which, unfortunately, is how long it's been since he cut Tea for the Tillerman.

I'm guessing you've seen "Harold and Maude" more than once?

lisleman said...

thanks so much for the movie reference. Surprisingly I missed that movie. I looked it up and it sounds like a classic dark comedy move. I plan to find it on DVD. Tea for the Tillerman is a top album of all time.

lisleman said...

I never saw him perform live. I bet the audience was much more interested in the music than just being at a concert which I suspect many younger people are. thanks

longhollow said...

I love listening to Cat Stevens. And yes, I do love listening to the words of old songs. The meaning changes as my experiences change.

lisleman said...

Looks like a number of us get new meaning from old songs. While I was watching/listening to classic rock songs on youtube I had a few Carpenters songs pop up on my suggested list. That lead to a "new" discovery for me. You probably know that Karen Carpenter was a drummer. I didn't know that until I was watching youtube.

Tami said...

It's funny how time changes the meaning of just not songs, but other things too. The picture you posted goes beautifully with the song choice.

lisleman said...

thanks - if you were wondering the pictures are from a visit to the Southern California desert.

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