Kris Kristofferson

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Kris Kristofferson
I don't care what's right or wrong,
I don't try to understand,
Let the devil take tomorrow,
Lord tonight I need a friend.

Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson (born 22 June 1936) is an American writer, singer-songwriter, actor, and musician.

Song lyrics[edit]

All songs written by Kris Kristofferson except as noted.

Me and Bobby McGee (1969)[edit]

  • Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose
    Nothing ain't worth nothing but it's free

Kristofferson (1970)[edit]

  • Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose..
    And nothing ain't worth nothing but it's free..
  • Lay your head upon my pillow
    Hold your warm and tender body
    Close to mine
    Hear the whisper of the raindrops
    Blow softly against my window
    Make believe you love me
    One more time
    For the good times
    For the good times..
  • And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad
    So I had one more for dessert
    Then I fumbled through my closet for my clothes
    And found my cleanest dirty shirt..

The Silver Tongued Devil and I (1971)[edit]

  • Comin' close together with a feelin' that I've never known before, in my time.
    She ain't ashamed to be a woman, or afraid to be a friend.
    I don't know the answer to the easy way she opened every door in my mind.
    But dreamin' was as easy as believin' it was never gonna end.

    And lovin' her was easier than anything I'll ever do again.

  • He's a poet, he's a picker--
    He's a prophet, he's a pusher--
    He's a pilgrim and a preacher, and a problem when he's stoned--
    He's a walkin' contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction,
    Takin' ev'ry wrong direction on his lonely way back home.
    • The Pilgrim, Chapter 33

Jesus Was a Capricorn (1972)[edit]

  • Make believin in forever
    Is just a lie.
    And it seems a little sadder
    Each time we try.
    'Cause it's a shame to make
    The same mistakes again,
    And again.
    It's over.
    Nobody wins.
  • Why me Lord? What have I ever done
    To deserve even one of the pleasures I've known?
    Tell me Lord what did I ever do
    That was worth loving you or the kindness you've shown?

Easter Island (1978)[edit]

  • He said, we'll take us into town, lay our money down
    I'll bring you the sweetest thing that grows
    Because the fairest ones in sight are bloomin every night
    At a tavern called the Sabre and the Rose..
    • Sabre and the Rose
Be who you are
just as long as you can...

Closer to the Bone (2009)[edit]

  • In a piece of my mind the world can't erase
    I remember the time and the look on your face
    And I will 'till the wind blows the stars from the sky
    'cause the road never ends and the soul never dies
    Be who you are
    just as long as you can
    Know in your heart I'm still your man
    Headin for home
    starlight and stone..
    • Starlight and Stone

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