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I hope to heck you are all checking it out. The entry just now is highly recommended:


Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:23 (seven years ago) link

holy hell, amazing

Technology of the Big Muff (DJP), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:28 (seven years ago) link

Didn't know about this until now, thanks.

controversial cabaret roommate (Nicole), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:49 (seven years ago) link

I did see that! Book deal by the end of the year or something.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:55 (seven years ago) link

Where YouTube is really sad

lag∞n, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:57 (seven years ago) link

My favourite Tumblr

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 15:15 (seven years ago) link

yeah it's great

dmr, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 15:15 (seven years ago) link


dmr, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 15:16 (seven years ago) link


la goonies (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 15:24 (seven years ago) link


kfb, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 15:28 (seven years ago) link

way to go s1ocki!!

Thanks WEBSITE!! (Z S), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 15:29 (seven years ago) link

This is a great idea; glad it's more for documentation than piss-taking.

emil.y, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 17:14 (seven years ago) link

Oh man, s1ocki this is great!

city worker, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 17:49 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...


MrPete45 4 months ago

I was nineteen years old when I was in the war in 1972. One of the guys in my platoon had this song on 8 track tape. while walking through the elephant grass. We came up on a burnt out tank (ours) got in. got comfortable,dropped acid. (brown acid)some where during the night we were over come. The only memory I have of that night, is this song playing its violent guitar solo.And fighting this enemy solder with my fingers and teeth I woke up during dawn, and guy was ripped in pieces next to me.

space dokken (Edward III), Friday, 26 October 2012 18:17 (seven years ago) link

Okay you have to send that to s1ocki now dammit.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 26 October 2012 18:21 (seven years ago) link

haha ok

space dokken (Edward III), Friday, 26 October 2012 18:24 (seven years ago) link

If it's true, brilliant, if it's false, that still works.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 26 October 2012 18:26 (seven years ago) link

half of me thinks it's bullshit and the other half thinks how weirdly specific and non-composed it is

space dokken (Edward III), Friday, 26 October 2012 18:30 (seven years ago) link

either way I'll never listen to the song again without thinking of guys tripping in a burnt out tank in vietnam

space dokken (Edward III), Friday, 26 October 2012 18:32 (seven years ago) link

a friend of mine was in iraq pt. 1 and they tripped a lot because for some reason it wasn't that hard for ppl to just mail tabs in a letter and not get caught

seasonal hugs (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 26 October 2012 19:14 (seven years ago) link

idgi he ripped his friend apart with his fingers teeth?

flopson, Friday, 26 October 2012 19:38 (seven years ago) link

it's also because lsd doesn't show up in urine tests


space dokken (Edward III), Friday, 26 October 2012 19:39 (seven years ago) link

he killed an enemy soldier with his fingers and teeth if I am reading him right

space dokken (Edward III), Friday, 26 October 2012 19:40 (seven years ago) link

ohhh rite "during the night we were over come"

flopson, Friday, 26 October 2012 19:41 (seven years ago) link

I had a friend who was tripping on an army base stateside when they got an emergency call to deploy (also iraq pt 1). he ended up sitting in the bay of a troop carrier for hours, waiting to get airlifted. then they got told nevermind, go back to whatever you were doing, false alarm. that was when he decided to go awol.

space dokken (Edward III), Friday, 26 October 2012 19:43 (seven years ago) link


This song means a lot to me. I just turned 18 on the 16th, a major milestone in life. The thing is though after moving into north-western Texas in late June, it seems that all my friends that live down here don't seem to appreciate anything but weed anymore. They didn't even call me on my birthday... I'm at a crossroads, do I stay in this place and stay young or do I move on and out leaving my family and bunk friends down here? Well, hopefully this December is different.. From the rest at least.
hawksixnine 10 months ago

It was just before New Years 2009 and my kibbutz was under it's third day of rocket and mortar attacks. I was working in the dairy and trying to ignore the explosions all around me when the radio played this song. That was the first time I have ever heard it and the world stopped for me when it played. I still tear up everytime I hear it.....
rakiaofek 10 months ago

I fell in love to this song many years ago. I flew across the country to be with her when I was seventeen. That story ended for me half a decade later but this song still reminds me that there are always beautiful things to look forward to in life.
0158014 10 months ago

"the smell of hospitals in winter... and the feeling that its all a lot of oysters, but no pearls"
Remainds me so much of spending my 30th birthday on call as a senior resident... up all night in some damn teaching hospital, getting home the next day to find that my girlfriend had abandoned a birthday cake and a few presents for me... one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me, and one for the sadest sights Ive ever seen... I think I knew I loved her then, married her...
drsoandso 11 months ago 64

My friend committed suicide 2 nights ago with the lyrics "I can't remember all the times I tried to tell myself to hold on to these moments as they last" as his last post to FB. I Googled them and I wound up here. All I wanna say is Goodbye man and God-Speed Bryan, you were a great soldier and friend! From me and all your friends.
joedag90 1 year ago 145

Dude...me and my friend were in my truck, drivin' down the road and we got into an argument, it escalated and we were ready to kill each other. He had a plastic fork and I had a plastic knife and we were goin' to rip each other's head off, but then this song came up on the radio and we just looked at the radio and back at each other and just apologized to each other and just relaxed in his garage with a few beers.
Gia Kang 1 year ago 3

this song reminds me of what it felt like growing up, and discovering, good music, and my big sister .. listening to it, the feeling that life can be sweet, for a moment or two
santoriniification 2 years ago

seasonal hugs (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 26 October 2012 19:45 (seven years ago) link


"He had a plastic fork and I had a plastic knife and we were goin' to rip each other's head off" is the best thing I've read all day.

Well, ILE be damned! (seandalai), Friday, 26 October 2012 19:51 (seven years ago) link

I think I found a comment that's too heartbreaking to post and I don't know what to do.

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Saturday, 27 October 2012 05:14 (seven years ago) link

Well you kind of have to tell us now

seasonal hugs (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 27 October 2012 17:34 (seven years ago) link

I queued it up for next week... it's on a Commodores song.

I was a little boozy when I read it and it kind of twisted my heart in half

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Saturday, 27 October 2012 17:35 (seven years ago) link

Oh man...

seasonal hugs (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 27 October 2012 17:39 (seven years ago) link

Night shift?

Just to be close to you?

seasonal hugs (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 27 October 2012 17:40 (seven years ago) link

Brick House obv.

wk, Saturday, 27 October 2012 18:01 (seven years ago) link


first top comment.

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Saturday, 27 October 2012 19:16 (seven years ago) link

It's very heartbreaking. And it fits your project.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 27 October 2012 19:18 (seven years ago) link


i lost my virginity to this song, listening to the past brings out so many memories please kill me.
robbantheshit 1 year ago 3

spacemindy, Saturday, 27 October 2012 19:46 (seven years ago) link


MVP ("most viking poster") 2012 (cozen), Saturday, 27 October 2012 22:42 (seven years ago) link

a video i posted got one of these and even though it's insubstantial in the wider scheme of things it's one of the few comments i have on any of my videos so i think of it every now and then


I think of my daughter when I hear this-I f***ed up so badly-..., but I alwlay loved her. Addiction takes love away and leaves you with nothing.
aynnie1 4 months ago

Perfect Chicken Forever (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 27 October 2012 23:15 (seven years ago) link


Reminds me of when I was a freedom fighter, in South America. I found myself skydiving for
what felt like forever... all the time. Hell, I'd commandeer choppers, just so I could get
in the air and jump one more time. The solitude always saved me.

Into installations I'd fly, alone and silent, to save lives, to destroy illegal arms...

meisenfek, Sunday, 28 October 2012 00:43 (seven years ago) link


meisenfek, Sunday, 28 October 2012 00:44 (seven years ago) link

some of these don't pass the smell test.

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Sunday, 28 October 2012 01:17 (seven years ago) link

that Commodores one...I held it together until the kid mentioned the guinea pig...just heartbreaking.

The Most Typical and Popular Girl Rider (Crabbits), Sunday, 28 October 2012 01:18 (seven years ago) link

yeah seriously

extremely loud and incredible hulk (some dude), Sunday, 28 October 2012 01:22 (seven years ago) link

ya, that plus the line about going to work with him sometimes. man. just. man.

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Sunday, 28 October 2012 01:25 (seven years ago) link


The Most Typical and Popular Girl Rider (Crabbits), Sunday, 28 October 2012 01:28 (seven years ago) link

love this song ..reminds me of my days at home from college..gorgeous sunny days, walking by waterways with sunny sparkle reflected of the water surface..now life is busy and hard paperwork datelines finances kids taxes ..i'd pay anythin to be trapped in those old moments

rinsedpie 1 month ago

Thank you for your comments to me. The words I know are true and said very beautifully. I am waiting for my heart to get over the loss. I know I will at least partially someday. I went through our cd's and found his cd's and a DVD of Foreigner and will spend some time today enjoying them and memories of him.

berrylyn 1 year ago 2

Lyn, I'm so sorry. Let me return a hug you passed to me few days ago. Thanks you for the kind comments then. It is very stressing for the surviver to review our lost love ones personal items, lingering imaginations, thoughts of reasons, purpose of each item smothered deeply in each container. I don't touch anything anymore, leaving it the way my wife placed it 12 months ago. Stay busy and with others.

twoZJs in reply to berrylyn 1 year ago

Well, ILE be damned! (seandalai), Sunday, 28 October 2012 01:30 (seven years ago) link


Uploaded by antiochus66 on 11 Mar 2010
i tied some rocks on my back took a eumig under water super 8 camera,put a security light above and we both went down .
down into a scary murky black pool near marks place in virginia
the film in the camera failng as it slowly filled up with stagnant pond water.
me struggling cos of the rocks on my back and no air in my lungs.
mark managing to get some air,then sinking back down into the gloom.
1 camera,1 take,2 men drowning.
mark a lovely shy talented guy

Pheeel, Sunday, 28 October 2012 18:41 (seven years ago) link

omg look at the other comments by the girl who commented on the commodores vid

fanute da croupier (D-40), Sunday, 28 October 2012 19:00 (seven years ago) link

marissagwen padullajamison commented 1 month ago
you are beautiful but i dont like your attitude

fanute da croupier (D-40), Sunday, 28 October 2012 19:01 (seven years ago) link

h o l y s h i t

socki (s1ocki), Wednesday, 19 August 2015 13:55 (four years ago) link


Elizabeth Child 1 month ago
This and "Smiley's People" are like food and drink to me at this time in my life (age 70 and alone). They fill an empty place in my soul few, if any, movies could. A million thanks.

anonanon, Monday, 24 August 2015 22:46 (four years ago) link


Susan Holm 1 year ago
This was one of my sissys favorite songs. She was an awesome person but cancer took her way too soon. I miss her terribly and so do her children.

droit au butt (Euler), Tuesday, 25 August 2015 07:30 (four years ago) link

one month passes...


Teamug96 6 months ago
My Grandfather is in the late stages of dementia, he doesn't remember any of his family, barely anything; yet he sings this song and this song only over and over again, word for word. It's so lovely to hear, brings me to tears.


poster marked "WHITE PPL" (onimo), Friday, 23 October 2015 21:52 (four years ago) link

four weeks pass...


Philippe Quinchard il y a 4 mois
Cela me rappelle, lorsque mon fils m'aimait. il chantait cette chanson avec le conservatoire de Fontenay sous Bois

(This reminds me of when my son still loved me. He used to sing this song with the Fontenay sous Bois music school)

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Friday, 20 November 2015 13:11 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...


pplains, Tuesday, 8 December 2015 19:54 (four years ago) link

K (~4 yrs old) will sometimes say to me when I have the guitar "I want you to play Freight Train because it makes me so sad." When I play it, she will then bawl. <3 :`(

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 8 December 2015 20:15 (four years ago) link


gr8080, Wednesday, 9 December 2015 19:21 (four years ago) link

And what a lovely way to wrap up.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 December 2015 19:58 (four years ago) link

two months pass...


TheRAFfc 2 weeks ago

Tuomas, Saturday, 13 February 2016 00:01 (four years ago) link

one month passes...


, Thursday, 17 March 2016 12:57 (four years ago) link


niels, Thursday, 17 March 2016 14:45 (four years ago) link

what song?

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Thursday, 17 March 2016 15:38 (four years ago) link

"A Boy Named Sue"

pplains, Thursday, 17 March 2016 15:41 (four years ago) link

Uploaded on Mar 24, 2011
The first time I heard this song I was on a balcony while a typhoon was coming into town and a potted plant fell off and smashed in the courtyard four stories below my feet. I smoked a cigarette which lasted the exact length of this song, and as the rain came in I felt at peace with the weather.

gr8080, Tuesday, 29 March 2016 18:11 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

Not surprisingly, much heartbreaking commentary here

20 years ago today we lost my dad to suicide. I was 21 when I had to get the police to break into his house and I had to identify his body. He always used to play this song every weekend when he took me and my sister to his local pub to play pool. Miss him still x

When I was 20yrs old just gave birth to my second son abandoned by my husband, there stood children service trying to sign away my baby for adoption, he was a beautiful baby, child service had a social worker who wanted him bad, my sister played this song knowing how much I listened to music, I gave her the paper back said I can raise my kids, now grown up, he is a wonderful Christian, good father, husband&son this song woke me up, i am so glad that my sister played this, I grew up that day

Last one on first page cracked me up though, perfect closer:

steve FromEngland vor 1 Monat
I always hated this song because my brother was the biggest dick head you could ever meet, bollox to him

the european nikon is here (grauschleier), Wednesday, 11 May 2016 19:26 (three years ago) link


niels, Thursday, 12 May 2016 11:55 (three years ago) link


Judyp774 months ago

I am a 72 year old granny whose 39 year old son had a massive heart attack and died May of 2010. I just found this CD with about 10 different songs that he recorded for his library in 2002. So, I thought I'd listen to it to see what songs he liked. This was one of them and I gotta say I kinda like it as well. Very nice. Now, I'm off to hear My Father's Eyes by Eric Clapton. My son was Charles Douglas (Doug) Pruitt.


www.ramenclassaction.com (man alive), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 20:36 (three years ago) link

something odd about the way she says his name... gets the feels stirred up.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 20:39 (three years ago) link

the dignity of it maybe

also very poignant the way she is on this journey through his song library to try to feel a connection with him

www.ramenclassaction.com (man alive), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 20:42 (three years ago) link

same age as me too...

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 20:44 (three years ago) link

There's a lady in my building who lost her son to a heart attack around that age and also lost her daughter to alcoholism. Husband just went into a home. Reminds me that we've been saying we want to have her up for coffee some time, nice woman and lonely.

www.ramenclassaction.com (man alive), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 20:47 (three years ago) link

That said, I hate it when people are referred to as William (Bill) Newman or James "Jimmy" Sanders.

pplains, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 21:52 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

on Master P's "Gangstas Need Love Too"

Henry King2 months ago
born in 75 this reminds me of my only love ... forever still waiting for her to come back to me. Finally found her again 10 yrs later after talkin to her last waiting for her to move on from her relationship to get back with me. true love for this woman now we was young in 2001

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:23 (three years ago) link


PeaceSunshiine5 months ago
For my friend I lost during the Paris attacks. For Lola and the other innocent people. Peace,love and rock n roll.

ColdWaterGaming135 months ago
So sorry for your loss

PeaceSunshiine4 months ago
thanks for your support ..

Anita Poling4 months ago
im so sorry to hear that.... i dont even know u, and it hurts me

PeaceSunshiine4 months ago
thanks for you support .. This song reminds me her so much .. she was only 17 ..

paolo, Wednesday, 29 June 2016 15:54 (three years ago) link

Guess that's better than "You Really Got Me".

pplains, Wednesday, 29 June 2016 16:00 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

doudream2 months ago

I was about 6 or 7 when I would play this game with my older brother. We spent hours achieving as much as we could in this game. because of this, I have always wanted to be the hero like the one we played in the game. unfortunately, my brother has passed, and the world isn't as magical as this game. or at least it isn't, yet

emil.y, Saturday, 10 September 2016 18:39 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

Leford Nugent
2 years ago (edited)

Listening this makes my pain comes anew as I remember some good times we shared in Mandeville, The true value of a treasure general takes time to mature RIP my love


DJ U OK Hun? (jed_), Sunday, 25 March 2018 01:12 (two years ago) link

the one man alive posted in May last year made me well up.

DJ U OK Hun? (jed_), Sunday, 25 March 2018 01:16 (two years ago) link

I say "well up" but it was a bit more than that...

DJ U OK Hun? (jed_), Sunday, 25 March 2018 01:17 (two years ago) link

i also really love that Sonya Spence song that i had never heard before.

DJ U OK Hun? (jed_), Sunday, 25 March 2018 01:37 (two years ago) link

Youtube is Wild, Reason #64,807: half of the comments on Roy Orbison's "Crying" are "The Walking Dead brought me here" and the other half are the deepest, darkest thoughts of the elderly and lonely pic.twitter.com/1miYaJg2t4

— Patrick Lyons (@P_Lyons_) March 24, 2018

, Sunday, 25 March 2018 15:45 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

cpecpecpe1 year ago
Brings a tear to my eye. Have Stage four cancer. Looking for the rainbow connection.

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Saturday, 19 May 2018 18:18 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Joanne Starr
2 years ago
It was 1987 An older kid named Craig brought his tape out to the front porch and started to play the album "hey you have got to listen to the new album" huh. I had never even heard the last album. More and more songs played. The night was warm ,the air filled with the sounds of the Substance album. as Craig played it over and over. From that day on I was a New Order fan.. Sadly My friend Craig Passed away a few years later. I always remember Craig when I play this album. My youth, My friends, Peace. Music lives on....

mor frog bs (S-), Monday, 6 August 2018 07:04 (one year ago) link


niels, Monday, 6 August 2018 07:29 (one year ago) link

✌️New Order✌️

(V) (°,,,,°) (V) (Austin), Monday, 6 August 2018 15:19 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Gino7 months ago
I hope this song is being played in heaven when I'm reunited with my sweet mother Shirley .How I wait for that moment,you're son,Gregg.

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Sunday, 14 October 2018 17:29 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Gxxxxxxx xx xxx
4 months ago
My dad died in April 2018 aged 63 years, he was a big fan of Cream, we never paid much attention to him about music but when he died we googled the band and sat together, brothers and sisters, quite emotional. We don't know if this was his favourite tune or even rated but we all agreed it's the sort of thing he would have loved, as best we can guess. We do he was a Cream fan for more than 40 years. RIP Dad the last great generation of British people are leaving us.

Rxxxx Pxxxxx
3 months ago
Gxxxxxxx xx xxx I can guarantee you that this is one of his favorite songs. My deepest condolences on your devastating loss. I read this song was about the draft. You should check out Blind Faith. Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker are the guitarist and drummer here. Jack Bruce on bass and vocals. Unfortunately Ginger and Jack disliked each other so Cream broke up. You may have heard of Steve Winwood, he's a child prodigy and musical genius. I think you'll find great comfort in Sea of Joy, Can't Find My Way Home and Presence of The Lord. I'd bet your dad loved Do What You Like on the self titled album Blind Faith. I lost my mom 11/27/14, unexpectedly. It was the day after Thanksgiving. My dad followed her in March of 2016. The pain never goes away, I don't think. It does become tolerable. Best regards to your family.

Mxxxxxx Oxxxxx
2 months ago
Imagine your father, age 13, hearing this song for the first time and loving it. It is also highly likely that he or one of his friends bought the album and there was a listening party of their close buddies where every cut on the double album was played back to back. I hope that is a good (imaginary) memory.

I am wondering if your meme is from the Bayeux Tapestry.

soref, Friday, 30 November 2018 14:59 (one year ago) link

v good, thanks

niels, Saturday, 1 December 2018 10:18 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

11 months ago
I first heard this at a funeral for a 15yo kid who was one of those kids that all parents wish they could have. Beautiful November day in Iowa and 4 friends took one of their dad's pickups out for a joy ride. Two boys, 2 girls, and being the good kid, he let the girl next to him wear the seatbelt. They were on a gravel road, not hurting anyone, but I guess the boy driving lost control and rolled the truck in the ditch. That great kid was killed instantly because they had the windows open and without a seat belt, his head was crushed and he died instantly. I was less than 2 months away from having our second baby. This boy's mom was our babysitter. We'd had a fun day, bought some cheap bread, took our 2yo to a familiar small lake where the geese were tame enough that they would come and take bread from your hand. I had a series of pictures. My little boy took the piece of bread from dad, took a bite himself, then a goose came close and he held out the bread so the goose could chew off a bite, then he took another bite, and we still remember that day as if it was yesterday. We were back in town, sitting at DQ having ice cream cones when 2 ambulances went flying by with lights and sirens going, and we knew it was bad, but not how bad until an hour later when we got a call that we would have to get someone else to babysit. When my husband got off the phone and turned to me and told me what happened, I couldn't believe it. We went to their house where many others were already there. That kid's older brother picked out 2 of the songs for his funeral. This one and Somethin' to believe in by Poison. The funeral had to be held in the high school gym because there wasn't a church or any other place big enough to hold everyone. That was 1990 and it just never goes away.


peace, man, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 15:06 (one year ago) link

^from a video for Brickyard Road by Johnny Van Zant

peace, man, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 15:08 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

David golf
3 years ago
I wish i was 18 again in 1985! My life stopped after that year. I never grew up and now I am a hermit and lonely.. now I am 48, but do not feel alive until I listen this magic!

but i'm there are fuckups (Karl Malone), Sunday, 24 March 2019 15:17 (one year ago) link

Oh, jeez, ok ... gonna have to sit down

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Sunday, 24 March 2019 17:52 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

8 months ago
. Im reall sick. I got a serious tuberculosis. I've comed to hospital too late and, well, im scared. Anyway. I can't stop thinking about my life, what's going to happen. This music cheers me up every night. It makes me forget what im living. I go to other world. Thank you a lot for this song. If it wasn't for it, I would have psicological problems too.



☮ (peace, man), Sunday, 8 September 2019 00:41 (six months ago) link


I lost my unborn child today. Immediately went to my records when I got home. This is the first I picked out of many, accompanied with my fifth of Jameson I am coping...thank you for your music Lily's...the sadness is white washed in melancholy shoe gaze that deserves recognition beyond "today's music". People don't listen to emotion anymore and it's a God damn travesty....I love that you calmed my soul even the slightest and I sincerely thank you from the bottom of what's left of my heart. Keep it up.


Maresn3st, Saturday, 21 September 2019 20:52 (six months ago) link

one month passes...


4 years ago
My cousin was a Sam Stone. Four tours in Veitnam. Never got off the drugs and stayed in and out of trouble his whole life. Found him dead in dumpster when he was 60 years old. Never got his life on track after that damn war.

5 years ago
as a nam vet I can relate to this song,never made it out as they say, always there in my mind,1st cav div,2/5th 1966-1968 I only hope the men I left behind made it home,bless each and every one, I've never forgotten you,you will always be in my heart

brad Kennett
5 years ago
When I came home from CU-CHI Vietnam in 1970 My cousin gave me a John Prine record. I thought there was something wrong with me because when I heard this song I was the only one crying

2 years ago
This song reminds me of my dad. Vietnam vet addicted to heroin and alcohol played this song almost every night with a glass of whisky.... childhood memories

Cal M
1 year ago
I will always remember My father was such a strong and cruel man. He used to listen to this so loud on those long trips to the lake. He always looked at me and would say never be like me but he was always so strong and mean. Later in life after living the same life I realized he actually wanted a good life for his kids but couldn’t do it because of all the bad stuff and it breaks my heart because he actually was a good man.

Jordan Ellington
9 months ago (edited)
My brother and I were junkies doing the whole “idolizing heroin” shtick for years. I got clean and worried about him, crying each time I heard this. He finally passed away last June after his umpteenth overdose and I can barely listen to this now without bawling. He left behind a beautiful big eared pitcher of his own. Addiction is a bitch but the addicts in our lives are just loving, struggling people like you and me. Never give up on them, never support their habit, but never turn a cold shoulder either

Robert Mckenna
9 months ago
I have loved this song for many years, and though I tried self-medicating, I found that all the dope in the world would not take away the horror a soldier is subjected. Worse, I remember as if it was yesterday that warm enveloping feeling of peace, quiet, and emotional security, rushing through my body, lying to me, telling everything will be alright, and too even worse is the memory of using calls to me even with over 16 years of sobriety. The music of John Prine in this song helps people understand the complexities and interaction of drugs and alcohol in a relationship, a family, and society. No Pain No Gain

ian, Monday, 4 November 2019 22:51 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Spanky The Pubstar
3 years ago
that's my uncle who did the stunt scene who is now dying of liver failure =( and I wanted to see this again!

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Monday, 2 December 2019 03:20 (three months ago) link

3 years ago
This was my best friends favorite song then he went to Vietnam he never came back Its been 44 years and I still think of him every time I hear this song! NEVER FORGET YOU MIKE!!!

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Friday, 6 December 2019 04:27 (three months ago) link

jr johnston
1 year ago
When I was getting my drivers license I had to take the driving class at a nearby public school. When we drove up to the lawn I saw a most beautiful girl sitting on the green grass....her legs tucked up under her skirt. She was the kind of girl that is so beautiful ...it makes you sorry. Her name was...you guessed it...Joanne ... and I could not help it...I loved her. She used to meet me here and there ...never letting me see where she lived or meet any of her family. MAN I had it bad. Finally she walked me through the woods to an old house I had seen before...thinking it was empty. Crying she explained that she was a foster child...and had suddenly been told she had to leave...to where she did not know. Now at 62 I hear this gentle song and remember the girl...Joanne.

Οὖτις, Friday, 6 December 2019 21:32 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

Jay Gilllan
2 years ago
What a beautiful song; although when I listen to it I can't help thinking, where did my life go so wrong...I guess it's just in the movies where dreams come true.

soref, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 08:18 (one week ago) link

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