Gram Parsons

How many times have you heard someone say

If I had his money I'd do things my way

But little they know that it's so hard to find

One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind

For money can't buy back your youth when you're old

Or a friend when you're lonely or a heart that's grown cold

The wealthiest person is a pauper at times

Compared to the man with a satisfied mind

Once I was living in fortune and fame

I had all that I dreamed of to get a start in lifes game

Then suddenly it happened and I lost every dime

But I'm richer by far with a satisfied mind


Gram Parsons (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist born Ingram Cecil Connor, III. A solo artist as well as a member of The International Submarine Band, The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, he is best known for a series of recordings which anticipate the country rock of the 1970s and the alt-country movement that began in the 80s. Parsons was a close friend of Keith Richards and is also credited for turning the Rolling Stones onto country music in their 'Let it Bleed'-era. ... Read More