"If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life."
— Charles Bukowski (via paradoxicalsentiments)
(Source: spiritual-mess, via notes-field)
While it’s true, I was raised listening to Tom T. Hall, until I was 10 or 11, Mom censored what songs of his I heard. He’s a controversial figure, and I love him for it.
Hall wrote songs that told stories, and often commented on the small things going on around him. He saw the ridiculousness of society, talked about things most would never want to think about, and wrote songs about people he actually met during his travels across the country. You know he’s the main character in his songs, since he often mentions himself by name, “Ol T,” “T,” or “Mr. Hall,” and his main characters are often singers and songwriters.
I learned most of my cynicism about the world from this fella right here.