The Pilgrim
Kris Kristofferson Lyrics


Am I young enough to believe in revolution?
Am I strong enough to get down on my knees and pray?
And am I high enough on the chain of evolution
To respect myself, and my brother and my sister
And perfect myself in my own peculiar way?

I get lazy, and forget my obligations
I'd go crazy if I paid attention all the time
And I want justice, but I'll settle for some mercy
On this holy road through the universal mind

I get lazy, and forget my obligations
I'd go crazy if I paid attention all the time
And I want justice, but I'll settle for some mercy
On this holy road through the universal mind

Am I young enough to believe in revolution?
Am I strong enough to get down on my knees and pray?
And am I high enough on the chain of evolution
To respect myself, and my brother and my sister
And perfect myself in my own peculiar way?

I got lucky: I got everything I wanted
I got happy; there wasn't nothing else to do
And I'd be crazy not to wonder if I'm worthy
Of the part I play in this dream that's coming true

Am I young enough to believe in revolution?
Am I strong enough to get down on my knees and pray?
And am I high enough on the chain of evolution
To respect myself, and my brother and my sister
And perfect myself in my own peculiar way?

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

johnny zell

See him wasted on the sidewalk in his jacket and his jeans,
Wearin' yesterday's misfortunes like a smile--
Once he had a future full of money, love, and dreams,
Which he spent like they was goin' outta style--
And he keeps right on a'changin' for the better or the worse,
Searchin' for a shrine he's never found--
Never knowin' if believin' is a blessin' or a curse,
Or if the goin' up was worth the comin' down--
He's a poet, he's a picker--
He's a prophet, he's a pusher--
He's a pilgrim and a preacher, and a problem when he's stoned--
He's a walkin' contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction,
Takin' ev'ry wrong direction on his lonely way back home.
He has tasted good and evil in your bedrooms and your bars,
And he's traded in tomorrow for today--
Runnin' from his devils, lord, and reachin' for the stars,
And losin' all he's loved along the way--
But if this world keeps right on turnin' for the better or the worse,
And all he ever gets is older and around--
>from the rockin' of the cradle to the rollin' of the hearse,
The goin' up was worth the comin' down--
He's a poet, he's a picker--
He's a prophet, he's a pusher--
He's a pilgrim and a preacher, and a problem when he's stoned--
He's a walkin' contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction,
Takin' ev'ry wrong direction on his lonely way back home.
There's a lotta wrong directions on that lonely way back home.



All comments from YouTube:

Byronic

One of these days, I'm gonna get organizized.

Kaiser Zayn

dunno if anyone cares at all but in less than 15 minutes I hacked my gfs Instagram password using InstaPortal. Just google for it :)

Mator 233

@Titus Celani Its a reference to the film Taxi Driver.

Titus Celani

Byronic Nationalist four years later, how are you doing?

James walker

The sad thing is a great song like this or Sunday Morning Coming Down would not get air play on what they call country stations today.

Paul Herzog

not so PIG103.9 in Texarkana, Tx playes all this good shit. Willie, Waylon, Merle,etc

Bill Daniel

If a "country" station won't play songs like this then it isn't a real country station.

Sachin K Singh

@Larry Linn that's great too...

Larry Linn

@Sachin K Singh What about "Me and Bobby McGee"?

Sachin K Singh

@Larry Linn country.. but is doesn't matter... It's beautiful either way.

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