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I’m a Memory (Song Lyric Sunday + Blogtober #17)

Willy Nelson is one of the most recognised artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalisation of marijuana.

Nelson has been married four times and has seven children.  His first marriage was to Martha Matthews from 1952 to 1962. The couple had three children: Lana, Susie, and Willie “Billy” Hugh, Jr. The latter killed himself in 1991. The marriage was marked by violence, with Matthews assaulting Nelson several times, including one incident when she sewed him up in bedsheets and beat him with a broomstick. 

Nelson’s next marriage was to Shirley Collie in 1963. The couple divorced in 1971, after Collie found a bill from the maternity ward of a Houston hospital charged to Nelson and Connie Koepke for the birth of Paula Carlene Nelson.  In early 1971 his single “I’m a Memory” reached the top 30. Nelson married Koepke the same year, and they had another daughter, Amy Lee Nelson. Following a divorce in 1988, he married his current wife, Annie D’Angelo, in 1991. They have two sons, Lukas Autry and Jacob Micah.

Source: Wikipedia

I’m a game that you used to play
I’m a plan that you didn’t lay so well
I’m a fire that burns in your mind
Close your eyes I’m a memory

I’m a love that you know from a song
I’m a voice on a green telephone
I’m a day that lasted so long
Close your eyes I’m a memory

I’m a dream that comes with the night
I’m a face that fades with the light
I’m a tear that falls out of sight
Close your eyes I’m a memory

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Willie Nelson

I’m a Memory lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Post inspired by Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday – This week the theme is Communication, Information, News, Telephone suggested by Di of pensitivity101. Click through for the rules if you too would like to join in …

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PS – Tis day 17 #Blogtober so linking with Christine, The Saxophone Player’s Wife’s  troupe, for extra encouragement!

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