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Me and Bobby McGee

July 18, 2007

I love this song. I listened to it long ago and liked the lyric “Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose“. It means that if you lost everything and you would not regret your loss then you truly had freedom.

But complete freedom may not be good either🙂

The song in sung by Joan Baez.
By Janis Joplin.

Me and Bobby McGee

by Kris Kristofferson

Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin’ fer a train
When I’s feeling nearly faded as my jeans
Bobby thumbed a diesel down, just before it rained
And rode us all the way to New Orleans
I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana
I’s playing soft while Bobby sung the blues, n-yeah
Windshield wipers slapping time I’s, holding Bobby’s hand in mine
We sang every song that driver knew

Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to loose
Nothing, I mean nothing honey if it ain’t free, no no
Yeah feeling good was easy Lord when he sang the blues
You know feeling good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee.

From Kentucky coal mine to the California sun
Yeah Bobby shared the secrets of my soul
Through all kinds of weather, through everything we done
Yeah Bobby baby kept me from the cold world
One day a near Selina Lord, I let him slip away
He’s lookin’ for that home, and I hope he finds it
But I’d trade all of my tomorrows for one single yesterday
To be holdin’ Bobby’s body next to mine

Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to loose
Nothing, and that’s all that Bobby left me, yeah
But feeling good was easy Lord when he sang the blues
Hey feeling good was good enough for me, hmm-mm
Good enough for me and Bobby McGee.

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