Speaking of "I don’t want a pickle"

January 22, 2010 — Leave a comment

The way home….

Lead me in the right path o Lord, or my enemies will conquer me.
Make Your way plain for me to follow.
Psalm 5:8

Seek His will in all you do and He will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:6

The highway of the upright avoids evil, he who guards his way, guards his life.
Proverbs 16:17

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
Psalm 119: 105

O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more.
How gracious He will be when you cry for help!
As soon as He hears, He will answer you…
Whether you turn to the right or to the left,
your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.
Isaiah 30:19, 21

And the importance of paying attention to where you’re going:

“…This song is about the time that I was ridin’ my motorcycle.
Going down a mountain road, at 150 miles an hour, playin’my guitar.
On one side of the mountain road there was a mountain,
and on the other side there was nothin’ –
there was a cliff in the air.
Now, when you’re going down a mountain road at
150 miles an hour you gotta be very careful,
especially if you’re playin’a
guitar. Especially if that guitar is an acoustic guitar.
Because if it’s an acoustic guitar,
the wind pressure is greater on the box side than on the neck side,
because there’s more guitar on the box side.
I wasn’t payin’ attention ..
Luckily I didn’t go into the mountain –
I went over the cliff. I was goin’ at 150 miles an hour sideways
and 500 feet downat the same time.
I knew it was the end. I looked down, I said ”Wow! Some trip”.
I thought it…well I knew it was…I knew it was my last trip,
and in my last remaining seconds in world,
I decided to write one last farewell song to the world.
Put a new ink cartridge in my pen. Took out a piece of paper.
I sat back and I thought awhile. Then I started writin’:

I don’t want a pickle,
Just want to ride on my motorsickle.
And I don’t want a tickle’
Cause I’d rather ride on my motorsickle
And I don’t want to die
Just want to ride on my motorcy …cle.”

from The Motorcycle Song by Arlo Guthrie

[for Arlo Guthrie singing the whole thing:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g266Uwp6ZnI

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