You Changed My Life

Here's a song I wrote many years ago. When I first wrote it, I was deep into drugs, but the lyrics were very philosophical, bordering on suicidal. It was called "Face of God", and the chorus said

Is reality just what you see?
Is there nothing more than this?
Should I dare to touch the face of God?
Is there more to life, is there more to life
Is there more to life than this?

Then I went to prison, and my reality changed. And the words of the song changed. Now it is called "You Changed My Life". Now it is about Jesus. There IS more to life for me now.

This recording was done on a Tascam 4-track tape recorder in a garage in Carrolton or Finley, Indiana (the town can't decide on a name, so its called "Carrolton or Finley". I'm serious). I'm playing acoustic guitar, and my best buddy Neil Hall is playing lead. You can even hear the cricket in the garage, probably echoing off the lawnmower.



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8 comments:

melissa kandel said...

Nice Ken. Have I told you that your have one of my most favorite voices of ALL time? :) The crickets aren't bad either.

Ken said...

Thanks Melissa!! I'm glad you like my voice. You're the one! :-) I love the crickets. They totally make the vibe.

Shrina said...

Beautiful song! On a entirely different note--just viewed the awesome pics on the OPC site of your Tides men Christmas Valley weekend,I just have to say that I'm J-E-A-L-O-U-S! It looks like mine and Rodney's type of stompin' grounds. Are those sand dunes on BLM land? Can we ride our quad there legally? Hubby wants to go take his Samurai there on a 4wheeling/camping trip as well. Is that near Wallowa Lake? It's feb. and I have cabin fever. Ugh!

Ken said...

Yeah... they are the largest acreage of interior (non-coastal)dunes in Oregon. All BLM land, totally legal as far as I know. :-)

Shrina said...

Say, how 'bout a Church camp out there? Let me outa here!!!!!! Open sesame,open sesame. Me go play in the wide open yonder now.

shrina said...

Somebody is being a slacker with updating his blog ;0)

wasmachstdugern said...

still alive?

Ken said...

Yes, I'm slacking!! Here comes a post...