'Live Forever' - A Capella Recording


I first fell in love with this tune during an excellent film about country music starring Jeff Bridges. This movie spoke beautifully on love, music and facing one's personal demons. Robert Duvall is in it as well, and there's a scene where he sings this song. I fell in love...I thought maybe it was just an old folks song in the public domain and that I'd never know who really wrote it...Like it was just a melody floating through the collective subconscious.

I was totally and completely wrong. It's written and performed by Billy Joe Shaver. I don't know much about him, but it's exceptional, simple and heart rending writing.

In my opinion, the version on the film is by far the best, with ol' Bobby Duvall (I've never heard him referred to that way and will probably never do so again) just rolling through it like a salt truck on a honey road. I know that probably doesn't make much sense, but it might if you go find his version on the Crazy Heart Soundtrack.

So anyway, I've been wanting to sing this for a while; I figured at some live show where the mood might be just right...It hit me yesterday that I should just record it and post it on the Boom Box Emporium. So here's my version, based off of Robert Duvall's.



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