blether

January 25th, 2008

The song: Mr President, have pity on the working man… I dunno, doesn’t it just sound so pathetic? I mean in something approaching the French or original Greek meaning… It’s so, almost imperial, but from the bottom end, the trod on end.

And I was surprised to be informed that Lynyrd Skynyrd are actually from Florida, and not Alabama. There’s just something about that song that so makes me want to go check out Alabama….

Yes, I am listening to the Forrest Gump soundtrack.

2 Responses to “blether”

  1. Jeremiah Says:

    Yep, outside of Jacksonville. Actually the fellow who wrote the music for that song was born in Southern California and came to Skynyrd by way of the 60s psychedlic pop band “Strawberry Alarm Clock” — not real Homky Tonk, if you know what I mean.

    The legend goes that Ronnie Van Zant wrote the lyrics in response to two Neil Young songs, “Southern Man” and “Alabama.”

    Young was so impresed, he later offered his song “Powderfinger” to Skynyrd first, but they declined to record it.

  2. wangbo Says:

    “The legend goes that Ronnie Van Zant wrote the lyrics in response to two Neil Young songs, “Southern Man” and “Alabama.””

    Yep, that’s what I was told the other day. I can’t, and won’t even try, to confirm it, though.