Mar 4 2011

Midnight Rider – ’11-#12

Well, I’ve got to run to keep from hiding,
And I’m bound to keep on riding.
And I’ve got one more silver dollar,
But I’m not gonna let them catch me, no,
Not gonna let ‘em catch the Midnight Rider.

And I don’t own the clothes I’m wearing,
And the road goes on forever,
And I’ve got one more silver dollar,
But I’m not gonna let them catch me, no
Not gonna let ‘em catch the Midnight Rider.

And I’ve gone by the point of caring,
Some old bed I’ll soon be sharing,
And I’ve got one more silver dollar,

(Repeat three times and Fade)
But I’m not gonna let ‘em catch me, no
Not gonna let them catch the Midnight Rider.

Well, since I’ve been listening to this song quite a bit the last few days, I decided I might as well make a piece on it. The piece is based on the lyrics to the song Midnight Rider, by Gregg Allman. This song was originally done by the Allman Brothers, and then Gregg Allman redid it a few years later. I like his version better – it’s slightly slower than the original and has an added horn section. Willie Nelson does a pretty awesome version too.

The background of this piece is a photo I took in Rocky Mountain National Park here in Colorado. It’s a picture of Longs Peak, in case you were wondering. :)

Photo credits:
Background – Me
Midnight RiderSelma Dredge
MoonAnn- Kathrin Rehse
Other textures – CG Textures


Mar 1 2011

Jar Of Hearts – ’11-#11

I know I can’t take one more step towards you
‘Cause all that’s waiting is regret
Don’t you know I’m not your ghost anymore
You lost the love I loved the most

I learned to live, half alive
And now you want me one more time

[Chorus:]
Who do you think you are?
Runnin’ ’round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don’t come back for me
Who do you think you are?

I hear you’re asking all around
If I am anywhere to be found
But I have grown too strong
To ever fall back in your arms

I’ve learned to live, half alive
And now you want me one more time

[Chorus]

It took so long just to feel alright
Remember how to put back the light in my eyes
I wish I had missed the first time that we kissed
‘Cause you broke all your promises
And now you’re back
You don’t get to get me back

[Chorus x2]

Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?

This piece is based on the lyrics to Jar Of Hearts, by Christina Perri. I love her music – she’s got a lot of depth and life experience for being as young as she is. Her whole EP is great…check it out!

Photo credits:
JarChristine Weddle
HeartBilly Alexander
Lightsp4d
Other textures – CG Textures