Thursday, January 24, 2013

Shine a Light

I was watching Californication last night. Have not seen the show in years but wanted to see the latest episode. But at one point the Rolling Stone's album Exile on Main Street came up and one of the characters sang the song Shine a Light.

 Now this album was one of my favorites back in the day and still brings back a lot of emotion. It was also the favorite of my friend that past away a few years ago, so today I am listening to it again...

 Here is one of the best songs on the album:

 

Saw you stretched out in room ten-o-nine 
With a smile on your face 
And a tear right in your eye 
Couldn't see to get a line on you 
My sweet honey love 
Berber jewelry jangling down the street 
Make you shut your eyes at ev'ry woman that you meet 
Could not seem to get a high on you 
My sweet honey love 

May the good lord shine a light on you 
Make every song your favourite tune 
May the good lord shine a light on you 
Warm like the evening sun 

Well, you're drunk in the alley, baby 
With your clothes all torn 
And your late night friends 
Leave you in the cold grey dawn 
Just seemed too many flies on you 
I just can't brush them off 

Angels beating all their wings in time 
With smiles on their faces 
And a gleam right in their eyes 
Thought I heard one sigh for you 
Come on up, come on up, now 
Come on up, now 

May the good lord shine a light on you 
Make every song you sing your favourite tune 
May the good lord shine a light on you 
Warm like the evening sun

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