Monday, February 23, 2009

The Buddy System

Please pray for Buddy Miller. Buddy suffered a heart attack in Baltimore on Thursday, then underwent triple bypass surgery. He's recovering, but still in very serious condition.

In a world full of massive egos and jerky behavior, Buddy Miller is a seriously great singer and guitarist, a humble and self-effacing human being, and an all-around nice guy. He's played guitar for just about everybody (currently Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, and Patty Griffin), he's made five stellar solo albums, and several duets albums with his wife Julie, who complements Buddy's vocal and instrumental gifts by writing some of the best songs you'll ever hear. Separately and together, they are magic.

When I go don't cry for me
In my fathers arms I'll be
The wounds this world left on my soul
Will all be healed and I'll be whole

Sun and moon will be replaced
With the light of Jesus' face
And I will not be ashamed
For my savior knows my name

It don't matter where you bury me
I'll be home and I'll be free
It don't matter where I lay
All my tears be washed away

Gold and silver blind the eye
Temporary riches lie
Come and eat from heaven's store
Come and drink and thirst no more

So weep not for me my friend
When my time below does end
For my life belongs to him
Who will raise the dead again
-- Buddy and Julie Miller, "All My Tears"

But not yet. Please pray.


John McCollum said...

This sucks.

Someone Said said...

How horrible. Good thoughts to Julie and a speedy recovery.

Mike G said...

Thanks for letting us know.