Saturday, September 9, 2017

Jeff Bridges - The Weary Kind

Jeff Bridges won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in Crazy Heart.  This song won the Oscar for Best Original Song, and  in a Motion Picture.  It also won a Grammy for Best Song for a Moton Picture.  If you haven't seen the film, you're in for a treat.  While you're at it, you should watch Tender Mercies, a similar film from 25 years earlier.

Bridges isn't know for his singing, although he has released an album.  But he did a creditable job singing the songs in the film.

The Weary Kind (Songwriters: Ryan Bingham, T. Bone Burnett)
Your heart's on the loose
You rolled them seven's with nothing to lose
This ain't no place for the weary kind 
You called all your shots
Shooting 8 ball at the corner truck stop
Somehow this don't feel like home anymore 
And this ain't no place for the weary kind
This ain't no place to lose your mind
This ain't no place to fall behind
Pick up your crazy heart and give it one more try

1 comment:

Stephen Gustav said...

The Ryan Bingham version of the song is also excellent.

Great movie, too. The soundtrack has become one of my favorite albums. Has an excellent version of Townes van Zandt's If I Needed You, which is another classic.