Story Of An Artist

Every once in a while I hear a song that blows me away. It happened today as I was listening to Daniel Johnston for the umpteenth time in the past week. I was on the train to Baltimore and had the opportunity to really listen to the words. Wow.

Listen up and I’ll tell a story
About an artist growing old
Some would try for fame and glory
Others aren’t so bold

Everyone, and friends and family
Saying, "Hey! Get a job!"
"Why do you only do that only?
Why are you so odd?
We don’t really like what you do.
We don’t think anyone ever will.
It’s a problem that you have,
And this problem’s made you ill."

Story Of An Artist – Daniel Johnston

Story Of An Artist – M Ward