Losing such a talented singer seemed so sad at the time, and it continues to haunt me since I have friends who suffer from the same problem that claimed Karen's life.
This was one of her best songs, but note how she isn't entirely pessimistic. She's just saying she is prepared to move forward in her life with whatever it brings her.
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me. (Woody Guthrie)