This hit me in a way this morning that I hope you all never understand. 🙂
Gods, that’s a great song.
My first thought when this popped up in my feed was “man, I hope he posted Kristofferson and not Johnny Cash or, gods forbid, Ray Stevens.”
I like the Johnny Cash version, but Kristofferson’s captures the soul of the song better. I like the Willie Nelson version as well, but his voice is almost too good for it.
Willie Nelson’s voice is too good for almost everything.
And I agree, I like the Johnny Cash version just fine, but 1) Kristofferson’s ragged voice fits the song better, and 2) Kristofferson is widely underappreciated. Plenty of people love Johnny Cash but have never heard of Kristofferson.
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