Who Sang The Pilgrim: Chapter 33? Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson Sings Kristofferson cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Kris Kristofferson
release date: 1979
length: 3:34
composer: Kris Kristofferson
lyricist: Kris Kristofferson
See him wasted on the sidewalk in his jacket and his jeans,
Wearin' yesterday's misfortunes like a smile--
Once he had a future full of money, love, and dreams,
Which he spent like they was goin' outta style--
And he keeps right on a'changin' for the better or the worse,
Searchin' for a shrine he's never found--
Never knowin' if believin' is a blessin' or a curse,
Or if the goin' up was worth the comin' down--

He's a poet, he's a picker--
He's a prophet, he's a pusher--
He's a pilgrim and a preacher, and a problem when he's stoned--
He's a walkin' contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction,
Takin' ev'ry wrong direction on his lonely way back home.

He has tasted good and evil in your bedrooms and your bars,
And he's traded in tomorrow for today--
Runnin' from his devils, lord, and reachin' for the stars,
And losin' all he's loved along the way--
But if this world keeps right on turnin' for the better or the worse,
And all he ever gets is older and around--
>from the rockin' of the cradle to the rollin' of the hearse,
The goin' up was worth the comin' down--

He's a poet, he's a picker--
He's a prophet, he's a pusher--
He's a pilgrim and a preacher, and a problem when he's stoned--
He's a walkin' contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction,
Takin' ev'ry wrong direction on his lonely way back home.
There's a lotta wrong directions on that lonely way back home.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Me and Bobby McGee
  • 2 Help Me Make It Through the Night
  • 3 The Pilgrim: Chapter 33
  • 4 Why Me
  • 5 For the Good Times
  • 6 You Show Me Yours
  • 7 Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
  • 8 Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
  • 9 Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends