Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Old Ferguson Road

You may be wondering why I chose such an old and somewhat (at least for some of you) obscure song by Carole King to use on my blog. Well, the answer is simple. I like it! I have found over the years that it quite often reflects my mood. Many of Carole King's songs do. I think that is part of her particular talent... capturing one of our many moods and playing it out for us in her words and music.

It is so easy to see myself heading up a back woods lane in search of a quiet, peaceful spot where I can reflect on my life, contemplate the future and dream of what was and what may be. I doubt most people who know me would ever think that I am a dreamer, but I am. Anyway, this song really puts me in a reflective / contemplative mood or enhances it if I'm already there. Oh, just so you know, the words to this song have no particular significance in my life (at least not today) but are simply a backdrop to a mood.

So just sit back, listen to the music, look over the lyrics and maybe you'll find yourself heading up the old Ferguson Road as well.


Ferguson Road
Carole King

I'm gonna head on up to the old Ferguson Road
Stand beneath the trees and see how tall I am
Yes, I'm gonna wade in a cold, rocky stream
So I will be sure not to give a damn

No one ever loses anybody
But sometimes it's so hard to get along
I don't want to hang on to anybody
So before you say you're leaving, I'll be gone

I'm gonna head on up to old Ferguson Road
Find myself a spot where the sun shines through
I'll throw some old mattress in the back of my bus
And get a good head start on forgetting you

You know I've never known anybody
Who could ever make me feel this way
But no one gets to own anybody
You see, I have good reason when I say

I'm gonna head on up to the old Ferguson Road
Stand beneath the trees and see how tall I am
Yes, I'm gonna wade in a cold, rocky stream
So I will be sure not to give a damn

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been up the old Ferguson Road a few times myself. Nothing wrong with a little reflection now and then!

Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 9:08:00 PM CST  

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