Bread – "Guitar Man”
From "Guitar Man"
Don't ask me where this choice came from, it literally just popped in my head and I was feeling the vibe. I seem to be swinging between mellow ballads and heavy rock tunes. Weird... anyways...
This song is just a gorgeous compilation. I identify with the lyrics, not so much through myself but through a lot of musicians I know.
I see some of these amazing men and women who play their instruments and find this place where they are untouchable. They get so involved with a song through their instrument, you almost feel like you are watching something very private. Almost as if you should look away because you are intruding on a tender moment.
I love watching musicians who are so "one" with their musical instrument that you can envision them being a whole being. Their blood running through the instrument like it would in their veins. I have been lucky to know a few musicians THAT amazing. This song kind of describes "that" musician to me.
Here is an awesome live performance of Bread performing Guitar Man on YouTube.
The lyrics are so incredible, I have to post them, just cuz I want to and if you take the time to read them you will understand my frame of mind on this one.
Who draws the crowd and plays so loud, baby it's the guitar man
Who's gonna steal the show, you know baby it's the guitar man
He can make you love, he can make you cry
He will bring you down then he'll get you high
Somethin' keeps him goin' miles and miles a day
To find another place to play.
Night after night who treats you right, baby it's the guitar man
Who's on the radio, you go listen to the guitar man
Then he comes to town and you see his face
And you think you might like to take his place
Somethin' keeps him driftin' miles and miles away
Searchin' for the songs to play.
Then you listen to the music and you like to stay along
You want to get the meaning out of each and every song
Then you find yourself a message and some words
To call your own and take them home.
He can make you love, he can get you high
He will bring you down then he'll make you cry
Somethin' keeps him movin' but no one seems to know
What it is that makes him go.
Then the lights begin to flicker and the sound is getting dim
The voice begins to falter and the crowds are getting thin
But he never seems to notice he's just got to find
Another place to play, Anyway Got to play, anyway Got to play.
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