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All songs written by Kris Kristofferson except as noted.
Me and Bobby McGee (1969)
- Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose
Nothing ain't worth nothing but it's free
- Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose..
And nothing ain't worth nothing but it's free..
- 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.
- 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)
- 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)
- 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,
- 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)
- 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
Closer to the Bone (2009)
- 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