Jennings, Waylon - Song For The Life Lyrics




I don't drink as much as I ought to
Lately it just ain't my style
And the hard times don't hurt like they used to
They pass quicker like when I was a child.

And somehow I've learned how to listen
And it sounds like the sun going down
In the magic that morning is bringing
There's a song for the life I have found.
It keeps my feet on the ground.

The mid summer days ain't so heavy
They just flow like a breeze through your mind
And nothing appears in a hurry
To make up for some old lonesome time.

And somehow I've learned how to listen
And it sounds like the breeze dying down
In the magic that morning is bringing
There's a song for a friend that I have found.

She keeps my feet on the ground...





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  1. Caitlin Kegel

    I don't drink as much as I ought to
    Lately it just ain't my style

    And the hard times don't hurt like they used to,
    They pass quicker like when I was a child.

    And somehow I've learned how to listen
    And it sounds like the sun going down
    In the magic that morning is bringing
    There's a song for the life I have found.
    It keeps my feet on the ground.

    ❤️🙏🏿❤️

    The mid summer days ain't so heavy
    They just flow like a breeze through your mind

    And nothing appears in a hurry
    To make up for some old lonesome time.

    And somehow I've learned how to listen

    And it sounds like the breeze dying down
    In the magic that morning is bringing

    There's a song for a friend that I have found.

    She keeps my feet on the ground...

    —Waylon, a much loved man;
    every soul’s dad.

  2. Linda Martin

    Beautiful thank You

  3. Linda Martin

    Beautiful

  4. Linda Martin

    Beautiful🐎🍂🍁

  5. Kasper Ducheneaux

    Actually listen to this song and you can hear Waylon telling you about life and the steel guitar and solo
    Rip Outlaw.

  6. Lisa Bell

    I love this song !

  7. Tabatha Kacy

    💞💞💞💞💞💞💞

  8. Joe Harris

    That's what I like about classic country. Singers had signature voices. Today they all sound a like.

  9. Dana Caviness

    I believe Tony Rice is the version Alison Krauss was inspired by. Both great versions too. Great song!

  10. Chris Aycock

    I didn't know Waylon Jennings and Rodney Crowel sung this song. I've heard Alan Jackson's version.

    Joe Harris

    Same here heard Alan Jackson's version really liked it also. First time hearing Waylons version. Sounds great!!

    Bill Morash

    Rodney Crowell wrote it.

  11. Matthew Moeller

    Hell yeah

  12. Dillon Watson

    Alison Kraus does this song best

  13. Al Barth

    You've been waylonized in 2019!

  14. Which is better

    God bless all of you

  15. Which is better

    I know right

  16. Peter Degroot

    How is it possible to thumb down for this kind of music

  17. James Hoffer

    She keeps my feet on the ground

  18. Jo Ann Henderson Noble

    I Love Waylon Jennings Music...All those dislikes are either jealous or don't know GREAT music when they hear it!!!

    Page Ribe

    I can really identify with this song. Don't know why anybody would take the time to click on a thumb's down - why don't they just move on?

  19. williamseale

    I don’t drink as much as I ought to

  20. James Hoffer

    This song here is just an awesome song and so true good job Hoss We still all love your music and the ones that do will always be there loving your music and wishing we would have gotten to know you 💃💃🎲 😂

  21. joshua Scott

    Waylon is the real legend.

  22. Randy H

    Did HE EVER SING a bad song ? I don't think so!!

    gerrit van es

    NEVER . gerrit from holland.

    Ken 1706

    Never ever!

  23. Mel Carder

    There will never be a Waylon Jennings country Will never be the same kids today will never know what true country is all about.. True country is what made life so pure and full of love.. For those who keeps listening to old time country knows how to love and k ows what life is all about ....

    Velma Blackie

    Yes you are so right in all you've said here ..i loved Waylons songs myself n still listen to them !! He was the greatest!!..im going on 77 n his songs will play on my last days;!!

  24. Arkansas Kid

    i would trade my right leg for his voice to come back

    Caitlin Kegel

    Arkansas Kid Arkansas Kid
    with Waylon’s peace of mind, I think he’d tell you to keep your leg to keep walking towards that sunrise, and find your happiness.

    I know what it’s like to stay up all night, because that serenity of serenity, with that glass. Trying to feel yourself, whilst numbing the pain that comes with that painful emotion of life.
    But these words say “wake up and watch that sunrise instead” wake up and make something of this new day.
    “She” keeps my feet on the ground.
    “She” is the day.
    The new day is the mother that gives you life every day. That’s the opportunity “she” gives you.

  25. Julian Sadler

    Waylon's. The. Best. They. Don't. Come. No. Better.

  26. Richard Sepulvado

    A great song written by the master. I love his version but this is great too

  27. John Oberle

    Second to none!

  28. Neil Ladd

    Never too old to learn.

  29. Mary Mcwright

    Like that one too

  30. Randy Manning

    Pure country! Can't get any better!

  31. Brian Smith

    I checked AJ’s version based on some of the comments here. I didn’t get through the first line before I shut it off! Waylon is Country yes, but he doesn’t try to sound Country. What’s wrong with these Country artists who are trying on purpose to sound Country? Seriously, just sing the song you idiot! These prepackaged Country singers need to stop!

  32. Matt Stickfort

    Back when country music had lyrics that meant something deeper than beers on a tailgate of her daddy's lifted truck in the hay....

  33. ramblingkind07

    No one can wail like Ol' Waylon.........................If you've never heard his "One & Only" album or listened to "The Dark Side Of Fame" & "Singer of Sad Songs"....you don't know what you're missing..........He's WAY-MORE than just the King of Outlaw Country!!!

  34. Israel Salazar

    A song for Life beautiful song love u Waylon Jennings always an forever❤❤❤❤

  35. Rhonda Bland

    This is an amazing song, and if I hadn't known Rodney Crowell was a sighted person I would have thought him blind. It mentions the sound of the sun going down, that is perspective and Waylon captures it perfectly! Rodney Crowell is a great songwriter and Waylon gave his song the royal treatment it deserves.

  36. clumsiii

    best love song ever

    Tommy Regan

    So agree...With ~The Band's~ "It Makes No Difference" (The Last Waltz) at a close second :)

    jcj10919

    clumsiii v

  37. Jenny Hodge

    wow ,outstanding. ..Love Waylon

  38. J Barksdale

    A song about growing older, knowing pain and love, realizing your mortal and only know half of what you thought you did. Rodney Crowell was hurting when he penned this.

  39. Arlene Findlater

    Love Waylon singing this song Rodney Crowell wrote x

  40. Casey Stewart

    I hope the 14 people who Thumbs-Down'd this find something real nice and tall to fall off of

    Rudy Ebert

    as I listen to this, the count of dislikes has grown to 26 --- must all be yuppies

    Page Ribe

    It makes some people feel powerful to register a dislike. They're such sad excuses for humans, I feel only pity for them!

    dassieland

    They are probably too high on drugs and do not understand what this song says. Retards and probably just like that trashy rap singing if you can even call it singing songs. .

    Peter Degroot

    You are right and funny too

    James Mobley

    Casey Stewart lol

  41. marilyn venden

    Love this man

  42. Jeff

    Who's the guy standing next to Waylon with his arms crossed in the picture at 2:03/2:04? He looks really familiar.

    Royston Stiver

    Jeff Kutach I think maybe billy ray cyrus

  43. Jeff

    who's the country singer in the black and white picture that's standing next to Waylon at 29 seconds into the video?

    Alex Jarrell

    @Jeff Kutach Jerry Reed.

  44. Jeff

    Beautiful song by Waylon. I haven't heard it before. Is it one of his CDs?

  45. sandinyourshoes

    Country music is priceless.  Sadly, Waylon is no longer around to perform even more of it.  Bless him dearly.

    Which is better

    God bless you

  46. ♥Eden 宇山♥

    ★★★★★

  47. alita pierce

    WOW!!! Some def dude hit dislike 8 times! 8 TIMES! Lest all pitch in and get him a battery for that hearing aid, so he can hear 1 of the best ! R.I.P. waylon. Miss ya, love ya , OUTLAW!!!

    Tommy Regan

    "Lord it's the same old tune, fiddle and guitar...Where do we take it from here...?"....It was NEVER "the same ol' tune" when Waylon sang it ;)

    Clyde Rorke

    Wow this song got me

    Travis Adams

    alita pierce lets not hate on the retarded he obviously is cause everybody likes waymore

  48. alita pierce

    WOW!!! Some def dude hit dislike 8 times! 8 TIMES! Lest all pitch in and get him a battery for that hearing aid, so he can hear 1 of the best ! R.I.P. waylon. Miss ya, love ya , OUTLAW!!!

  49. clumsiii

    I just learned this beautiful song was written and played by Rodney Crowell -- still --- nothing like Waylon's voice

    Tommy Regan

    I loved Johnny Cash...Watched Him on His TV Show back in The 60s (I believe) but NO one could do "I Walk The Line" like Waylon Jennings

  50. Pansye Gibbs

    Is this song on any of his c.d.s'? First time I have heard it. Gotta have it.

  51. Dennis Burns

    First one I heard sing this was Jerry Jeff Walker! This close to that. Great song!

    Tommy Regan

    Jerry Jeff Walker...BRILLIANT Songwriter and Performer...

  52. Jennifer Buechner

    are those your signed albums that you have? if so im SOOOO jealous , I wish I could have met this great man :) thanks for the songs

  53. madstang1985

    This song and the fact that Waylon sings it and that he is the first one I heard sing it, this song means alot to me, FOREVER A WAYLON JENNINGS FAN and I don't care if you like him or not as long as you like good country music

  54. palmpedal

    I like the first version, by Johnathan Edwards came out in the seventies. this was written by Rodney Crowell and he nails this song down himself. I heard him do it live at the Western Roots Revival when it was at Zanies on Douglas ave. here in Nashville. But I do think Waylon was one of the greatest country artists and does a fine job on this. He also was a great guy to be around, I had the pleasure of working with him on a session.

  55. asvinci

    Without a doubt, this is the best version of this song...

  56. trippabernathy

    to the people that disliked this song you can kiss my ass

  57. Stephen John Tyler

    Beautiful indeed. A hint of George Jones in Waylon's intonation, especially around 1:17. The song reminds me of my favorite Waylong song, the beautiful confessional love song, The Most Sensible Thing.

  58. James Garner

    Didn't know Waylon did this. I like AJs version. Great song either way. By two great singers.

  59. tony roberts

    R.I.P Teddie,you will be missed

  60. Dan Jordan

    @dannyd1572 yup i agree. didnt know waylon did it, but i prefer AJ's version

  61. REDLEN308GTB

    Fabulous singing by Waylon and Fabulous playing, there is no one who could do it like this.

    Muriel xxx Thanks for posting teddie488

  62. dannyd1572

    @teddie488 That was the same place I interviewed Ringo Starr and several others. I was only 18 and am not sure I realized the magnitude of who I was watching or interviewing. Now I look back and think how fortunate I was to be on the same stage watching legends such as Christopherson, Willie, Cash and Waylon all in this amazing supergroup. You're right...I will never forget that night :)

  63. dannyd1572

    @teddie488 I used to work in radio. I was on stage right, in the wings, when the Highway Men played Farm Aid in Ames. I think 1990. I got some neat pics. I remember hollering at Waylon- Can I have your hat? And he pointed to his hat and I yelled "yeah, your hat!" and he goes "Shit no!" If you watch the vid of the song Highwaymen on You Tube it looks like he's kind of talking to someone down stage right. Could have been me. LOL I'll never forget that night.

  64. dannyd1572

    I love Waylon. I didn't know he did this one. However, I got to go with Alan Jackson's version on this one.

  65. debbieg64

    You have a great collection of Waylon's songs Thanks for sharing!!

  66. hugewaylonfan

    If you dont like WAYLON JENNINGS you can KISS MY ASS ........WAYLON RULES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  67. Rebel Rouser

    Rodney Crowell wrote this masterpiece

  68. Ray Henderson

    Thank you teddie. These are great. Some I have never heard. Waylon is with the angels leading the chorus in heaven.

  69. teeger66

    @ttjones1965 I love it too...a lot! It's a great song as only Waylon could sing it...
    You and Lucy sure know how to pick 'em!

  70. teeger66

    Thanks Eddie...and to TJ too...A beautiful song with beautiful lyrics..WJ does it justice...with that great voice of his.

  71. Christopher S

    Just as a point of interest, there is another version of this song sung by a one-time singer named Randy Gurley in 1978. The power of this song really comes through when you you hear both versions of it. You can also hear the power of vocals of these renditions :)

  72. dagny1207

    Beautiful!! Sad, but beautiful!! Thank you for all your great Waylon songs!

  73. teeger66

    I love this song...it's gotta be one of my most favorites...I like the mandolin(?) in the background...beautiful sound!

  74. asvinci

    Beautiful song, first time I heard it
    Thanks a lot..!!

  75. Marion

    This song is Waylon!!!!!..wish he was still with us..to help us get on in this crazy world!

  76. pfizzbones

    I think this is the one song I will have played at my funeral. Just beautiful...and so much truth.
    Thanks Teddie.

  77. Carlena LeMieux

    Hi Teddie,
    Will be fully recovered by June 3rd, but already feeling stronger.
    Carlena

  78. Carlena LeMieux

    Another great one Teddie
    Carlena

  79. iamashytalk

    This is a good un Eddie,Alan Jackson does it too,but Waylons version has more feeling to it.

  80. teeger66

    Add me to the list...of people who love this song! TY*****

  81. Graham Scott

    just visited your sight, fantastic teddy, well done graham