Sunday, September 4, 2011

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When it's Day to Me, it's Night to Someone

Location: Fredericksburg, VA, USA
Since my passion for introducing the cellmates to 20-year-old music can't begin and end with Rich Mullins, I thought I'd detour into the realm of Mark Heard. Mark died in 1992 of heart failure, but not before establishing his music as some of the more searching and honest of the genre.

This song, "Some Folks' World" is a simple but profound call to true compassion. 



Some folks' world is war-torn
Some folks' world is fine
This planet makes no sense to the untrained mind

Some folks hope for fortune
Some folks hope to die
Each man sees his fate through his own two eyes

And when it's day to me it's night to someone
And when it's night you might not want to go on

Some folks eat what flies leave
They get what they can take
Hunger has no heart and it will not wait

Rain can ruin your weekend
Or rain can spare your life
Depending on who you are and what your thirst is like

And when it's day to me it's night to someone
And when it's night you might not want to go on

All folks' days are numbered
But most folks do not care
And no man calls his coin when it's in the air

Some folks taste of Heaven
Some folks taste of Hell
Some folks lose their taste and they cannot tell

And when it's day to me it's night to someone
And when it's night you might not want to go on

Written by Mark Heard © 1982 Bug 'n Bear Music ASCAP

1 comment:

  1. I really like the music, and the words are powerful! Thank you for sharing this!

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