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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 replies on “I Get Lost in My Mind”

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.

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.

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.