I Get Lost in My Mind

"Lost In My Mind"

Put your dreams away for now
I won't see you for some time
I am lost in my mind
I get lost in my mind

Momma once told me
You're already home where you feel loved
I am lost in my mind
I get lost in my mind

Oh my brother
Your wisdom is older than me
Oh my brother
Don't you worry 'bout me

Don't you worry
Don't you worry, don't worry about me

How's that bricklayin' comin'?
How's your engine runnin'?
Is that bridge gettin' built?
Are your hands gettin' filled?
Won't you tell me, my brother?

'Cause there are stars
Up above

We can start
Moving forward

How's that bricklayin' comin'?
How's your engine runnin'?
Is that bridge gettin' built?
Are your hands gettin' filled?
Won't you tell me, my brother?

'Cause there are stars
Up above

We can start
Moving forward

Lost in my mind
Lost in my mind
Oh I get lost in my mind
Lost, I get lost

I get lost in my mind
Lost in my mind
Yes I get lost in my mind,
Lost, I get lost
I get lost

Oh I get lost
Oh I get...
Of course you knew this already if you drop by very often.

I just looked back at my monthly blog entries and realized I’ve been lost in my mind trying to make sense of books I’ve read recently that I’ve only been posting intermittently, despite feeling that it’s the most intellectually alive I’ve been in quite awhile.

Andrew’s recent post on how his daughter led him to discover new artists reminded me that I had started to write about this song but had never finished, leaving it on the desktop to be finished some day soon. I discovered the song when I saw Silver Linings Playbook, a favorite movie of the last year. Naturally when I discovered that the group had started in Seattle I had to buy the album, and they’ve been accompanying Solitaire since.

I’m more apt to purchase artists from the past than I am contemporary artists. Even when I buy a new album, it’s usually by someone like Van Morrison or Mark Knopfler or old artists like John Prine that I had never heard of until Mike sent me a song. And since I invariably listen to my iPhone when on the road, I’m not exposed to new singers or groups like I used to be when my car radio was always tuned to KINK.

When Lael wanted to me to put songs on the iPod I gave her, I didn’t know, much less own, a single artist she requested. Talk about generation gap. That said, I’m sure there are hundreds if not thousands of artists I would enjoy if I actually knew of them.

I’d be tempted to ask you who are some new singers worth listening to, but I suspect most of the people that comment are listening to the same music from the past that I am.

4 thoughts on “I Get Lost in My Mind

  1. Alexi Murchoch
    Alison Krauss
    Amos Lee
    Brandi Carlile
    Brandon Flowers
    Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes
    Dan Auerbach
    Dar Williams
    Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
    Eva Cassidy
    Gary Go
    Graham Colton
    Greg Brown
    Griffin House
    Heartless Bastards
    Jackie Greene
    Jenny Lewis
    Jesse Malin
    Kate Walsh
    Kathleen Edwards
    Kris Delmhorst
    Laura Izibor
    Laura Marling
    Lizz Wright
    Lucinda Williams
    M. Ward
    Mary Fahl
    Mat Kearny
    Matt Nathanson
    Matthew Good
    Melody Gardot
    Mindy Smith
    Missy Higgins
    Monsters of Folk
    My Morning Jacket
    Natasha Beddingfield
    Neko Case
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
    P!nk
    Patty Griffin
    Priscilla Ahn
    Ray LaMontagne
    Rob Thomas
    Roberta Gambarini
    Rumer
    The Script
    Secondhand Serenade
    She & Him
    Shelby Lynne
    Sonya Kitchell
    Tift Merritt
    Xavier Rudd

    Variety of genres, Pop, Alternative, Rock, Country, Jazz. Browse around on the iTunes Musc Store. Might be one or two you like. I have one or more albums of each of these artists. Lots of great music being made these days.

  2. Nice to hear from you, Dave. Going to get that blog going soon?

    I have a couple of these like Eva Cassidy and Griffin House, but I’ll take a look at some of the others soon.

  3. A couple I didn’t see on Dave’s list are Eliza Gilkyson and Tom Russell. Gilkyson has a good one “The Party’s Over” which I take to be about the end of the Bush administration. Tom Russell has written a number of socially conscious songs. “Manzanar” is a great one.
    He might be a bit too Tex-Mex, cowboy (He’s a friend of Ian Tyson) for your tastes, but ther’es a good tribute album “The Wounded Heart of America.” Come to think of it, I think of it, Gilkyson sings one of his songs on it, and Lawrence Ferllinghetti recites one of Russell’s poems on it. Maybe a little folkie for you but give it a try, unless you already have.

What do you think?