Friday, January 13, 2006

In Honor of Twisty and Travis

I'm feeling a little melancholy this morning. It's raining and dreary.....just downright depressing. I was on my way to work listening to the soundtrack to Brokeback Mountain which, by the way, has tons of great music on it. This song came on and it just reminded me of my buddy, Twisty, and his friend, Travis. It's an old Bob Dylan song that was redone by Willie Nelson for the movie. The lyrics don't really speak the story of Twisty and Travis - it was just the meaning of the song. It's a sad and heartfelt tune that really hits home to me....maybe because my brother-in-law is getting ready to deploy in two weeks. it is.

He was a friend of mine
He was a friend of mine
Every time I think about him now
Lord I just can't keep from cryin''
Cause he was a friend of mine
He died on the road
He died on the road
He never had enough money
To pay his room or board
And he was a friend of mine
I stole away and cried
I stole away and cried
'Cause I never had too much money
And I never been quite satisfied
And he was a friend of mine
He never done no wrong
He never done no wrong
A thousand miles from home
And he never harmed no one
And he was a friend of mine
He was a friend of mine
He was a friend of mine
Every time I hear his name
Lord I just can't keep from cryin'
'Cause he was a friend of mine.


Anonymous Anonymous Opined...

A truly beautiful post Jen. I know Twisty will appreciate this one. Very touching......

January 13, 2006 11:04 AM  
Blogger Jinsane Opined...

Squirm: Thanks! It just kinda goes along with my mood today.

January 13, 2006 11:16 AM  
Blogger nelle Opined...

man do i feel you on the rainy and dreary morning.

January 13, 2006 11:20 AM  
Blogger Jinsane Opined...

EJ: It's enough to make me want to give up and go back to bed!

January 13, 2006 11:54 AM  
Blogger TwistedPain Opined...

Keep your chin up darling. Thank you for your kind words and thoughts. I means a lot to me and it is touching to see someone that cares enough for me to think about one of my particular heartaches based on a song. Songs generally touch your own pains and issues. Now I know you love me, no sneaking around about that one now!!! Thanks sis. Hope your day gets better. Seems we usually operate on oppsites. On my bad days you're doing well enough to support me and your bad days I'm up enough to help be your crutch...

January 13, 2006 12:38 PM  
Blogger Jinsane Opined...

Twisty: You're absolutely right!

And I wouldn't want it any other way. XO

January 13, 2006 12:47 PM  
Blogger Ellen Opined...

Here's hoping that the pain subsides, the clouds blow away, and sunshine returns to the horizon... for Twisty and for you Jin. Hope your weekend helps to lift the spirits!

January 13, 2006 2:32 PM  
Blogger Jinsane Opined...

Ellen: Thanks! And I'm sure Twisty appreciates your thoughtfulness as well!


January 13, 2006 2:34 PM  
Blogger Snaggle Tooth Opined...

Makes me wanna hear the tune, which I haven't yet. Will try now.

I remember how to play willie's "On the Road Again"...
ya, seems like it's been a very long week for ya, time to blow off steam while ya can still get away with it..

January 13, 2006 5:36 PM  
Blogger Snaggle Tooth Opined...

We had a bright am. but dense fog afternoon, n gonna rain next 2 days, I believe

January 13, 2006 5:39 PM  
Blogger Jinsane Opined...

Snags: Let me know what you thought of it!

January 17, 2006 10:07 AM  

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