Lead Me Not (White), Mark Urso

I used to go everywhere with my camera, when I was younger. People who knew me back then might remember I had Patty Smyth’s “Patty Smyth” CD (1992) in my car’s CD player for about 15-years, almost exclusively. For short periods, Patty would have to step aside for a new kid on the block, like Patty Griffin, who’s 1996 “Living With Ghosts” contained absolute unadulterated magic, or maybe someone like Lari White, a country redhead who’s eyes from the cover of her 1993 debut “Lead Me Not” were certainly twirling around in my head, but who didn’t even need to be marvelously good-looking to rise to the top of my favorites very fast. The lyrics from the title cut are some of the best I’ve ever heard. This is a recent rendition of “Lead Me Not,” part of my desperate effort to relive the road trip of my past, while hopefully turning-on younger people to something good!

“There’s no need for subtlety, darlin’ just get thee behind me and I’ll show you the way!”

Lead Me Not

Well, I should have been home hours ago
I always lose track of the time
I’ll just hold up this wall while I try to recall
A thought from the back of my mind

Oh yeah I remember, it began with a wink
When you caught me looking at you
So don’t ask me if you can buy me a drink
I know what you’re trying to do

Lead me not into temptation!
I already know the road all too well!
Lead me not into temptation!
I can find it all by myself!

I’ve the best of intentions, Lord, I mean to be good!
And stick to the path I should go
But seems the harder I try, the further I slide
‘Til I’m lost down that same dead end road

Now you’re a good lookin’ thing, and that must be the best
Proposition that I’ve had all day
But there’s no need for subtlety, darlin’ just get thee
Behind me and I’ll show you the way!

Lead me not into temptation!
I already know the road all too well!
Lead me not into temptation!
I can find it all by myself!

– Lari White

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Hagstrom HL550 Hollowbody Guitar
Egnator Tweaker 15-Watt Tube Amp
DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal Camera with
Audio Technica Pro 24-CM Condenser Mic
Shure Beta 87A Vocal Mic
Shure SM58 Cabinet Mic


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