duane allman: dobro for the deluge

on 05-01-2012

duane allman: dobro for the deluge

It’s raining here in New York, the kind of rain that sounds like it’s demanding something when it smacks against the window. Today, with cherry petals scattering and Spring’s first tenative greens exploding into May, the rain bangs out, “Slow down. Pay attention. See what resonates.”

Rain like this also begs for accompaniment, so I turned up “Please Be With Me,” a Duane Allman favorite complete with haunting dobro and soul-searching lyrics. The second verse is a long-time favorite — “I sit here lying in my bed; Wondering what it was I said; That made me think I’d lost my head; When I knew I lost my heart instead.”

And then there’s the line, “‘Cause in the end it all comes out, I’m sure” . . . . well, it resonates.

“Please Be With Me”     featured on Duane Allman: an anthology                                                                              {written by C. Scott Boyer}

On my word what does it mean                                                                                                                               Is it love or is it me                                                                                                                                              That makes me change so suddenly
From looking out to feeling free

I sit here lying in my bed
Wondering what it was I said
That made me think I’d lost my head
When I knew I lost my heart instead

Chorus:
So won’t you please read my signs be a gypsy
 Tell me what I hope to find deep within me
And because you can’t find my mind please be with me

And of all the better things I’ve heard
Loving you has made the words
And all the rest seem so absurd
Cause in the end it all comes out I’m sure

Chorus:

So won’t you please read my signs be a gypsy
Tell me what I hope to find deep within me
And because you can’t find my mind please be with me

 

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