Throwback Thursday: The Story of an Artist

“The Story of an Artist” is a song off Daniel Johnston’s second self-released album — Don’t Be Scared — recorded and released in the year of 1982.

“The artist walks among the flowers. Appreciating the sun. He does this all his waking hours. But is it really so wrong?”

“Listen up and I’ll tell a story. About an artist growing old. Some would try for fame and glory. Others just like to watch the world.” — Daniel Johnston

“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.” — Sagan


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Charles Johnson

Independent journalist from Far West Texas.