Gram Parsons

In my hour of darkness, in my time of need

Oh Lord, grant me wisdom oh, Lord grant me speed

Once I knew a young man went driving through the night

Miles and miles without a word but just his high beam lights

Who'd have ever thought they'd build such a deadly Denver bend

To be so strong, to last so long as it would till the end

Another young man safely, strummed his silver stringed guitar

He played to people ev'rywhere some say he was a star

But he was just a country boy, his simple songs confess

And the music he had in him so very few possess.

But in my hour of darkness...

The there was an old man kind and wise with age

And he read me just like a book never missed a page

And loved him like a father, and I loved him like my friend

And I knew his time could shortly come but I did not know just when.

In my hour of darkness...


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