Monday, February 02, 2009

Blog name comes from Hank Williams via Bob Dylan

And is a product of my general Dylan-philia. I saw Dylan play "Lost Highway" by Hank Williams in the film "Don't Look Back", with Joan Baez sort of nervously singing along, and was really impressed, so found the Hank Williams recording of it. The lyrics resonated with me, going down a Lost HIghway down to perdition, not knowing what the destination was. And, in fact, I was just a lad, merely twenty two, when I started my blog.

The lyrics:

"I'm a rolling stone, all alone and lost,
For a life of sin, I have paid the cost.
When I pass by, all the people say
"Just another guy on the lost highway."

Just a deck of cards and a jug of wine
And a woman's lies make a life like mine.
Oh, the day we met, I went astray,
I started rollin' down that lost highway.

I was just a lad, nearly twenty-two,
Neither good nor bad, just a kid like you,
And now I'm lost, too late to pray,
Lord, I've paid the cost on the lost highway.

Now, boys, don't start your ramblin' round,
On this road of sin or you're sorrow bound.
Take my advice or you'll curse the day
You started rollin' down that lost highway"

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