“The Pilgrim, Chapter 33” by Kris Kristofferson has been considered one of the most successful songs by the artist.
The song is part of his album The Silver Tounged Devil and I, which also included hits like “Good Christian Soldier,” “The Taker,” and “Lovin’ Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again).” The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Meaning Behind the Song
“The Pilgrim, Chapter 33” by Kris Kristofferson has been considered an art, a masterpiece of its kind, because of the creative yet mysterious sense that it gives out.
Although listeners do not know what the song means, many have different theories about it.
Others believed the song was about songwriters like country singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, whom Kristofferson was close to. Others believe the song was written as an ode to Kristofferson’s struggles as he made his name in the music industry. Nevertheless, the themes of powering through, resilience, and success ultimately echoed in the people’s hearts.
Take a moment to listen to “The Pilgrim, Chapter 33” by Kris Kristofferson here.