The Gordon Lightfoot album that preceded Sundown, Don Quixote, was and probably always will be my favorite Lightfoot Album. I still listen to it regularly. Though it’s not perfect, it inspires me towards adventure, towards the mountains, towards LIFE!!!
Thank you, Gordon!
I always wondered what happened to Gordon, whose earlier music was such a big influence on my life. He never seemed to recover. Now I know. So many have gone down this road and lost their dreams.
What is this road, what Gordon called on Sundown the “Carefree Highway?” Here we learn that it was hardly care free, and that it was even artificially, even via substance abuse induced — a substitute for the real thing?
This is what happens when one accepts the Carefree Highway mindset while still being locked in the Matrix — the downward spiral, the Highway to Hell. See: Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way.
And what happens when an entire country accepts the Carefree Highway mindset without really being on it?
And what happens when the ‘church’ accepts the Carefree Highway mindset — once-saved-always-saved — “I’m okay; you’re okay” — “We’re all in Christ“ — though we’re not Biblically in Christ? We’re on the Highway to Hell.
But there is a true carefree highway — which we can experience now, and will be able to more fully ride on when ONE happens — when we are truly ONE with each other and God — being truly in Christ (John 17). “Then the world will know,” Jesus said.
This is the Carefree Highway. And this is what this site is all about.
May we all ride together!!!
By the way, there are still some songs on Sundown that I’ll always like, like “Seven Island Suite.” And I’ve always loved the album cover, which was inspired me to title this set of photos of myself by this same name:
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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKSGV00kXvE]Gordon Lightfoot. A Q TV Exclusive
The man, the legend. Gordon Lightfoot is one of Canada’s and the world’s most gifted and influential songwriters- a songwriter’s songwriter. He sat down with CBC host Jian Ghomeshi for an exclusive interview looking back on his successful career.
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