“Was I Right or Wrong?” – Lynyrd Skynyrd

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No disrespect to “Free Bird” or “Sweet Home Alabama,” but THIS is the song Lynyrd Skynyrd should be most famous for. The premise is not original: artistic misfit not respected by his father leaves home, makes it big, returns home to get respect from his father only to discover his father is now dead. But it doesn’t mean it still doesn’t cut very deep. This is a demo version of the song that’s rawer and arguably more powerful:

“When I went home to show ’em they was wrong
All that I found was two tombstones
Somebody tell me please was I right or wrong
Oh, such a sad song
First I got lost, then I got found
But the ones that I love are in the ground
Somebody tell me please was I right or wrong.”