Recalling George Harrison’s Part in “End of the Line”

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Driving down the road the other day with my radio on I heard an old tune by the Traveling Wilburys in which George Harrison was a part of, along with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison.  I hadn’t heard it in a while and when I did, Harrison’s voice seemed to stick out.

I listened to the words again and I thought how appropriate, not only for these times but all times. So I thought I would share them here.  I’ve attached the You Tube video of the version at the bottom of the page and the lyrics are just below.

Well it’s all right, riding around in the breeze

Well it’s all right, if you live the life you please

Well it’s all right, doing the best you can

Well it’s all right, as long as you lend a hand

You can sit around and wait for the phone to ring (End of the Line)

Waiting for someone to tell you everything (End of the Line)

Sit around and wonder what tomorrow will bring (End of the Line)

Maybe a diamond ring

Well it’s all right, even if they say you’re wrong

Well it’s all right, sometimes you gotta be strong

Well it’s all right, As long as you got somewhere to lay

Well it’s all right, everyday is Judgment Day

Maybe somewhere down the road aways (End of the Line)

You’ll think of me, wonder where I am these days (End of the Line)

Maybe somewhere down the road when somebody plays (End of the Line)

Purple haze

Well it’s all right, even when push comes to shove

Well it’s all right, if you got someone to love

Well it’s all right, everything’ll work out fine

Well it’s all right, we’re going to the end of the line

Don’t have to be ashamed of the car I drive (End of the Line)

I’m glad to be here, happy to be alive (End of the Line)

It don’t matter if you’re by my side (End of the Line)

I’m satisfied

Well it’s all right, even if you’re old and gray

Well it’s all right, you still got something to say

Well it’s all right, remember to live and let live

Well it’s all right, the best you can do is forgive

Well it’s all right, riding around in the breeze

Well it’s all right, if you live the life you please

Well it’s all right, even if the sun don’t shine

Well it’s all right, we’re going to the end of the line

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3 responses to “Recalling George Harrison’s Part in “End of the Line”

  1. I love George Harrison songs. I always thought he was underrated or maybe passed over because he was in the same group as McCartney and Lennon. His songs have such a feeling of hope to them. I hadn’t heard this one in a long time. Nice.

  2. I sometimes wonder if kids today have the great songwriters that we had. But I bet they do, I’m just not savvy enough to know. Let us hope so. My husband is of the opinion that we lived in a very special age of music, one not duplicated in many centuries. He could be right. This is one special one, and what a special group of songwriters.

    • Today’s songwriters are very gifted Sherry but I tend to agree with your husband that as a generation our’s had the boatload that ushered whole new sounds and genres. The songwriters of the 60’s and 70’s went outside the box and found musicality in a variety of non-standard instruments, blending them into the rock and roll tunes we have come to love.

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