Pro-life video of the day: Soylent Smoke?

by LauraLoo

Willie Nelson, one of America’s most prolific songwriters, has rolled out his memoir entitled, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.

Cremation followed by intoxication – sounds just like Willie.

I wonder if environmentalists would approve of this sort of recycling?

Publisher William Morrow says the American music icon will tell never-before-heard stories about his life, family, music, politics, Texas, religion and favorite recreational activity….

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Some highlights of Willie’s colorful life include working as a young boy in the cotton fields after school to help bring in money for the family, working various odd jobs to support his own family (multiple marriages/children) before becoming musically successful, as well as suffering the loss of his first-born son.

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[HT: 89 WLS Chicago]

LYRICS

Willie Nelson

Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die lyrics

Roll me up and smoke me when I die
And if anyone don’t like it, just look ’em in the eye
Say I didn’t come here, and I ain’t leavin’
So don’t sit around and cry
Just roll me up and smoke me when I die.

You won’t see no sad and teary eyes
When I get my wings and it’s my time to fly
Just call my friends and tell them
There’s a party, come on by
And just roll me up and smoke me when I die.

[Repeat Chorus]

Well just take me out and build a roaring fire
And just roll me in the flames for about an hour
And then pull me out and twist me up
And point me towards the sky
And roll me up and smoke me when I die.

[Repeat Chorus]

14 thoughts on “Pro-life video of the day: Soylent Smoke?”

  1. Well, he wrote “Crazy” for Patsy Cline, among many other great songs. I guess that makes him the best pothead in the world.  ;)

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  2. I saw him live and I was amazed how good he is at guitar.  I had previously thought of him as a country singer and song-writer but he is a maestro on the guitar too.

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  3. TS, any songs in particular you can recommend so I can pull them up on YouTube to see his genius on the guitar?  LL :)

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  4. Willie started out singing southern gospel. If you poke around long enough you will find a photo of him on a solo album cover all decked in a burnt orange blazer and slick backed Brylcream hair.

    He play some licks and riffs on that old guitrar of his but he ain’t no maestro compared to Chet Atkins, Roy Clark, Glen Campbell  and I bunch of others. But Willie is an entertainer, who also sings and picks the guitar.  

      

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  5. I underestimated him until I saw him live.  Wow.  I don’t know if youtube is gonna do him justice. 

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  6. Here is the song I remember from the concert where his guitar playing blew me away.  The version I saw in concert was many times longer and he was a lot younger at the time I saw him but the 30 seconds of guitar solo in the middle give you an idea.  Just imagine him keeping at it for five minutes instead of 30 seconds.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4WYHJNYX7k
     
     

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  7. What blew me away most about his guitar playing in concert was all the little phraseology of the riffs he plays so effortlessly put between his chords.  Like ktb said, nothing technically great like some guitar players but it was simply beautiful.

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  8. TS:  I enjoyed that video very much, thank you.  Willie sure is a legend, one of a kind.  LL :D

    P.S. My favorite song of his is “Always On My Mind,” back when I was much younger.

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  9. KTB – what a way to start off my Sunday morning with some tears and goosies.  I felt I was at church in the heavenlies! Though Willie did great with his piece of the song, Ray Charles was A-S-T-O-U-N-D-I-N-G-!  Thanks for sharing.  LL  XOXO 

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