Friday, September 23, 2005

I still hear your sea waves crashing

Glen Campbell turned it into a boppy country ballad that the composer hated. But listen to Jimmy Webb himself sing it on ten easy pieces & its underlying anti-war message comes across much more clearly. Galveston has always been one of the songs of the sixties for me, one of several songs that made Jimmy Webb, for me, one of the songwriters of the time.
Galveston, oh Galveston, I am so afraid of dying
Before I dry the tears she's crying
Before I watch your sea birds flying in the sun
At Galveston, at Galveston

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