"A Song for You (Gram Parsons cover)" as written by and Thomas Walsh....
Oh my land is like a wild goose
Wanders all around everywhere
Trembles and it shakes til every tree is loose
It rolls the meadows and it rolls the nails
So take me down to your dance floor
And I won't mind the people when they stare
Paint a different color on your front door
And tomorrow we will still be there
Jesus built a ship to sing a song to
It sails the rivers and it sails the tide
Some of my friends don't know who they belong to
Some can't get a single thing to work inside
So take me down to your dance floor
And I won't mind the people when they stare
Paint a different color on your front door
And tomorrow we will still be there
I loved you darlin', and now I'm leaving
And I can see the sorrow in your eyes
I hope you know a lot more than you believe in
I hope the sun don't hurt you when you cry
So take me down to your dance floor
And I won't mind the people when they stare
Paint a different color on your front door
And tomorrow we will still be there
And tomorrow we will still be there


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"A Song for You" as written by Carsten Schack Alex Cantrall

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    General CommentI think the lyrics of this song is the ultimate metaphor for Parson's love, which was the land of his birth and his youth.
    People have often said that the lyrics make no sense. They make perfect sense to me.

    "Oh, my land is like a wild goose
    Wanders all around everywhere
    Trembles and it shakes until every tree is loose
    It rolls the meadows and it rolls the nails"

    Parson's spent a period in his youth living in Waycross Ga. on the edge of the Great Okefenokee Swamp.
    The literal translation of 'Okefenokee' means 'Land of the trembling earth" The swamp, in fact, does wander all around, it seems in perpetual motion, as the surface of the dark murky water seems to be trembling.

    "So take me down to your dance floor
    And I won't mind the people when they stare
    Paint a different color on your front door
    And tomorrow we will still be there"

    ' The dance floor', the center of attention,
    " I won't mind the people when they stare "
    Parsons was proud of his Southern roots, his heritage, so no mater what the so called 'elite' of N.Y or L.A thought of the South, Parson's still did not make any apologies, he didn't mind.

    "Paint a different color on your front door
    And tomorrow we will still be there"

    The South was changing, changing the old stereotypical interpretation that outsiders had of the area.

    " Paint a different color on your front door, but tomorrow we will still be there"

    You can slap a different color on the metaphorical door ( the South ) but his love of the land would always be there.

    "Some of my friends don't know who they belong to"

    Parson's knew very well who he belonged to. He belonged to the area that nurtured his youth, however, after the loss of his parents it was just too painful to remain where the memories enveloped him everyday, so he had to move on.

    I could go on and on, but that's my interpretation of the lyrics.
    gramfanon February 07, 2014   Link

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