Where I lead me I will travel
Where I need me I will call me
I'm no fool, I'll be ready
God knows I will be
And in the meantime make a little money
And buy a little mercy.
From Where I Lead Me
Listen to the song on Rhapsody.
Townes Van Zandt has helped me through almost as much crap as my family. A friend turned me on to him in 1994 and gave me an old, scratched up CD with no case -- which got lost during one of my cross-country moves. I couldn't find a replacement anywhere. Still, I could and did sing Where I Lead Me to help endure my more Sisyphus-like moments. Now, I am happy to report I can download his songs or buy tons of his work on CD.
A documentary called Be Here to Love Me was released about a year ago; but I haven't seen it yet. I'd like to though -- so if you have it, invite me over or whatever. Townes wrote Pancho and Lefty and some other songs made famous by some other more famous artists. (Here is a pretty good Townes website .)
Chained upon the face of time
Feeling full of foolish rhyme
There ain't no dark till something shines
I'm bound to leave this dark behind