Why is The MUSIC of The 21st CENTURY So HORRIBLE ? It's Sad! THANK GOD We Have MUSIC From The 50s 60s & 70s and Don't Have to Listen to KANYE or CRAP RAP or Any Other GARBAGE Made These Days. There's GREAT MUSIC Right Here!
Kristofferson said that he got the inspiration for the song from an Esquire (written by Gay Talese) magazine interview with Frank Sinatra. When asked what he believed in, Frank replied, "Booze, broads, or a bible...whatever helps me make it through the night."
During his time as a struggling songwriter, Kristofferson wrote the song while staying with Dottie West and her husband, Bill, at their home on Shy's Hill Road in Nashville's Green Hills neighborhood. Kristofferson's original lyrics speak of a man's yearning for sexual intimacy. They were controversial in 1971 when the song was covered by a woman: I don't care what's right or wrong, I don't try to understand / Let the devil take tomorrow, Lord tonight I need a friend.