Human Understanding |
I heard this song last Sunday on Rick Jackson's Country Hall of Fame for the first time and loved it. I grew up on classic country and have always loved hobo songs, of which this just may be the best. It's ingenious if you really listen to the words. This song also raised sentimental connections for me because I think this is exactly the sort of thing my Dad would've said. He was a self-made man if I ever met one, and he certainly did take a lot of pride in what he was. Merle Haggard has helped me do what years of striving, arguing and cajoling could not. He helped me understand my dad better, and see things for a moment through his point of view. Thanks Merle, wherever you are.