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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Room at the End of the World

Track 11 on the What About Now album.
In my room at the end of the world, I'm certain I'll find all the secrets others have told me that I have manged to keep. And all my loves. Since my closest friends hear all the time, (I love everybody!) I guess I'll see you there, too!




There's a room at the end of the world
Where my secrets go to hide
There's a room at the end of the world
Where I'll wait for you tonight

Where the roads all go to end
Where lost Valentines get sent
Where a rose comes back to life
Where young love never dies
Where we never say goodbye

Don't say no, just give in
Close your eyes, there's no sin
Don't hold back, just let go
Take your time, take it slow
It's me and you in our room at the end of the world

There's a room at the end of the world
Where your memories are safe
There's a room at the end of the world
Just gotta have some faith

Where all prayers go to be heard and the truth will have its turn
Take a look into these eyes, there's no place I'd rather be tonight
No place I'd rather be tonight

Don't say no, just give in
Close your eyes, there's no sin
Don't hold back, just let go
Take your time, take it slow
It's me and you in our room at the end of the world

There's no looking back in our room
Fade to black

There's a room at the end of the world
That I hang on to
There's a room at the end of the world
Where I wait for you,
I'll wait for you

Don't say no, just give in
Close your eyes, there's no sin
Don't hold back, just let go
Take your time, take it slow
It's me and you in our room at the end of the world

Where I wait for you in our room
Dreams are coming true in our room
It's just me and you in our room.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Beautiful World

Track 10 on the album What About Now.
Sometimes we work our entire lives to finally realize what a beautiful world we live in. Obstacles are tossed in our way. Negative people cross our paths that drag us down. Life throws us unexpected curves.
In the checkout lane at the store the other day, a gentleman couldn't afford some of his groceries and was going to walk out of the store without them. The woman behind him in line requested he come back and take his groceries. She paid the rest of his bill.
In times when so many people are suffering due to economic crisis, some remind us that it's a beautiful world.





Every day it's the same when they say that it might be the end
In the end when it ends then I'll listen to them
You wake up, go to work, go to sleep
Then you do it, you do it, if you're lucky then you do it again
Yeah, we walk through a world that we don't understand
When I look in your eyes I'm just happy I can
Yeah, we'll laugh and we'll cry and we'll lose and we'll win
We'll get through it and to prove it yeah we'll do it again

There's glory in the saddest story
Look at it, just sticks and bricks
Makes you wonder how the pieces fit
Where we're going where we've been
This ain't paradise we're living in
It's a diamond, it's a dirty blasted pearl
Ah, but ain't it a beautiful world

It's a shame when they say that it's been done and said
They keep digging that grave let them bury their heads
There's a kid with a dream and a sky full of stars
There's another first kiss in the back of some car
Turn a page and write the story

Look at it, just sticks and bricks
Makes you wonder how the pieces fit
Where we're going where we've been
This ain't paradise we're living in
It's a diamond, it's a dirty blasted pearl
Ah, but ain't it a beautiful world

They're running numbers out of the Spanish coast
Where merry Mary sends her rose
We get a ladder, there's a cat up in a tree
Ah

The Pretzel man's wearing Gucci glasses
A widow spreads her lovers ashes
I'll hold on to you, hold on to me, yeah
We'll do it, we'll do it, yeah, we're lucky then we'll do it again
Ah

Look at it, just sticks and bricks
Makes you wonder how the pieces fit
Where we're going, where we've been
This ain't paradise we're living in
It's a diamond, it's a dirty blasted pearl
Ah, but ain't it a beautiful world
Oh, ain't it a beautiful world
Oh, oh ain't it a beautiful world.


Friday, June 28, 2013

Thick as Thieves

Track 9 on the album What About Now.
In 21 days, my girlfriends and I might fit this description. To say more might incriminate me. ;-)
Ford Field. July 18, 2013. The place to be!!


In an empty room or a downtown bar
'Cross the universe, there's no place too far
Ya wherever you are, you and me
Thick as thieves

Well it ain't always pretty, sometimes it got rough
Could have thrown the towel in and thrown our hands up
Seems like we've always been and always will be
Thick as thieves

Time, time won't ever drag us down
You, me, us, ain't looking back or turning around
It's classic boy meets girl, with our backs against the world
You and me
Thick as thieves

In a world without faith, you're what I believe
When they're stacking the deck,
You're the card up my sleeve in my hour of need,
You and me, yeah
Thick as thieves

And that are all that's left behind us now
You, me, us, ain't looking back or turning around
It's classic boy meets girl, with our backs against the world
You and me
Thick as thieves

If I robbed a bank you wouldn't care
You'd come sit on my lap in the electric chair
And when they flipped the switch, huh, we'd just kiss

I know nothing's gonna stop us now
You, me, us, on the edge and never looking down
What's a boy to do, it's classic me and you
Lucky you, lucky me
Thick as thieves, oooh

Thick as thieves, woah, woah.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Army of One

Track 8 on the What About Now album. I love the mantra of this song. Every day, every moment can be considered a personal war.  The key is to never give up. 
I have a fond memory of this song (already). One evening, I was picking up my youngest daughter from rehearsal for the musical she was in and was jamming to this song when she opened the door of the car and chimed in with me. Us, singing the chorus at the top of our voices. Love Bon Jovi. Love my girls. Love that I'll be seeing Bon Jovi's concert on July 18th at Ford Field with them and two women I love and adore. We're going to have a blast!!





I’m in this war
But got no gun
Still standing strong
An army of one
So sign me up
I’m a soldier

I’ve got a voice
It’s all I need
A beating heart inside of me
I’m an army of one
I’m a soldier

These eyes hold no disguise
We’re fighting for our lives
We’re all trying to get back home tonight

Never give up
Never give up
Never
Never give up
Never let up
Ever
Never give in
You’re an army of one

Never give up
Never give up
Never
Never forget
Where you’re from
Never give up
You’re an army of one

I can’t hurt but I still feel
I know that life’s a battlefield
When the times get tough
I’m a soldier

And when it’s time to face the fight
With just my shadow at my side
I’m an army of one
I’m a soldier

Never give up
Never give up
Never
Never give up
Never let up
Ever
Never give in
You’re an army of one

Never give up
Never give up
Never
Never forget
Where you’re from
Never give up
You’re an army of one

So don't apologize
Defend, just be alive
We’re all trying
To get it right tonight

Never give up
Never give up
Never
Never give up
Never let up
Ever
Never give in
You’re an army of one

Never give up
Never give up
Never
Never forget
Where you’re from
Never give up
You’re an army of one

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fluid

I understand that life is fluid.

Every moment
Every thought
Every action
Every reaction
Every dream

Changes your every reality.

What's Left of Me

Track 7 on the What About Now album. This song speaks to our bleak economic times. People suddenly finding themselves unemployed and on the streets with no quick solution in sight.
I think some people stay in relationships-gone-wrong because of similar fears.



For thirty odd years I was a newspaper man
I made my living with a pen and a pad
God I miss the smell of paper and the ink on my hands

Been back from the desert for a year or so
I left more in that sand than you'll ever know
Another war was waiting for me when I got back home

In the name of the flag some gave their lives
I'm still living, yeah, Semper Fi
Well, that's my story, what else can I say
Hey, hey

I got a lot to give say can you see
I'm still breathing and my heart still beats
They took the car but they left the lease
Does anybody want what's left of me?

Boarded up the house, they left the keys
Foreclosed on my city, rolled up these streets
But I ain't checking out, I still got my dreams
Does anybody want what's left of me?
Hey, hey, hey, hey

They called us "Dirty Harry", we're a punk rock band
Why they sold old CBGB's I don't understand
All that’s left now are the t-shirts and they come from Japan

I sold my drums to make ends meet
The band broke up, we had to eat
It's the same old shit, it just happens more these days,
Hey, hey

I got a lot to give say can you see
I'm still breathing and my heart still beats
They took the car but they left the lease
Does anybody want what's left of me?

Boarded up the house, they left the keys
Foreclosed on my city, rolled up these streets
But I ain't checking out, I still got my dreams
Does anybody want what's left of me?
Hey, hey, hey, hey

I'm a teacher, I'm a farmer, I'm a union man
It's getting hard to make a living in this hard land
We ain't working in our factories, all those jobs went overseas.
Hey, hey.

Does anybody want, does anybody want,
Does anybody want what's left of me?

I got a lot to give, say can you see
I'm still breathing and my heart still beats
They took the car but they left the lease
Does anybody want what's left of me?

Does anybody want to buy or rent,
Take a chance or place a bet?
I ain't checking out, I still got my dreams
Does anybody want what's left of me?
Hey, hey, hey, hey.

Does anybody want, does anybody want,
Does anybody want what's left of me?
Hey, hey, hey, hey

Does anybody want, does anybody want,
Does anybody want what's left of me?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

That's What the Water Made Me

Track 6 on the What About Now album.
I think there's some significance to this being the song of the day as I ready myself to go to Julius' funeral. When my thoughts are clear again, I might find that significance.



Baby, baby, baby
There's no use in trying to save me
There's devils in heaven
There's angels in hell
So, blow me one last kiss
And wish me well, well

Love is like fingerprints
They don't wash away.
I left mine all over you.
I take the blame.

Ask me how
Ask me what
Ask me why, baby

That's what the water made me
That's who I am and what I'll be
That's what the water, that's what the water made me
There ain't no doubt about it
It makes you or brings to your knees
That's what the water, that's what the water made me

This world is cracked and crazy.
Say one of your pretty prayers for me.
No rose in the garden
Or wish in the well.

I don't know how
Don't know what
Don't know why, baby

That's what the water made me
That's who I am and what I'll be
That's what the water, that's what the water made me
There ain't no doubt about it
It makes you or brings to your knees
That's what the water, that's what the water made me
That's what the water, that's what the water...

Ask me how,
Ask me what,
Ask me why...

Baby, baby, baby
There's no use in trying to save me
There's devils in heaven
There's angels in hell

(Hold me close, hold me close, hold me)

That's what the water made me
That's who I am and what I'll be
That's what the water, that's what the water made me
There ain't no doubt about it
It makes you or brings to your knees
That's what the water, that's what the water...

Monday, June 24, 2013

Thank You, Julius

Julius and Marie

I met him in 1999 or 2000. I truly don't remember which. I was at St. Mary's Cemetery, as was more common in those days, documenting more headstones, photographing, cleaning. He was watering some flowers and visiting his deceased wife, Marie. He struck up a conversation and we chatted for a while.

Julius and Carolyn

My love for him began that day and grew. For the many who have made me feel like an outcast in the quest for genealogical history, he always made me feel like family.  And not the second-cousin, twice-removed that we were. He always made me feel like close family.

Julius and Marie and family

So did the rest of his family. I know he advocated for me and my genealogical cause to some who were reticent, uninterested, unwilling to give me a chance. I found out that his wife, whom I never met, was also a genealogist. I suppose that was my "in" with the family. That and my charming Bengel personality. ;-)

Julius and Marie and family

I hosted the first Bengel reunion in 2001. He was in attendance and very supportive. In January 2002, he turned 80 years old. A massive birthday party was held in his honor. And he made sure I was invited.

Julius and family

Of course, Steve and I went. I felt so honored to be included.

Julius

I'm grateful that his children know how devastated I would have been if I had missed the funeral and they made sure I knew. Thank you, Nancy, for knowing there was a problem when I didn't respond to your email. Thank you, Dave, for messaging me to make sure I was aware.

Julius and Marie and family

Thank you, Julius, for being you. For loving and respecting me and my genealogical quest. For treating me like close family instead of distant family. For helping me. For welcoming me into your home. For sharing your family with me. For being you. For being my stand-in grandpa. I love you. And I'll miss you deeply at the next reunion.

Julius and Marie

Julius and Me at his 80th Birthday Party


Rest In Peace
January 6, 1922 ~ June 21, 2013

Amen

Track 5 on the What About Now album. I watched an episode of Katie Couric's show where Bon Jovi performed this song. She asked him what inspired the lyrics of this song.  Jon replied, "Lust."
It's a very seductive song.




Last night I had a dream
The dream I had was true
I fell through the stars
Went walking on the moon
Burned like a thousand candles in her arms

Her skin under my finger tips
Honeysuckle on her lips
Sweeter than a man deserves to taste
Mercy, mercy, what else can I say?

But Amen.
Amen
Amen

Last night we were born together
It was like we’d always been
She’ll be with me forever
If I don’t see her again
We poured the wine until our cup ran over

Unfolding like the mystery
Inside of her like poetry
A thousand horses running through my veins
Mercy, mercy what else can I say

But Amen,
Amen
Amen

I laid down in her garden
Naked on her floor
Windows up, the curtains blowing
She don’t lock the door

Amen, Amen

At the banquet table
A beggar at a feast
I felt her tongue between my lips
And I forgot to breath
We stayed there ‘til the candles burned the carpet

Last night I had a dream
The dream I had was true
Mercy, mercy, what else can I say
Mercy, mercy, I laid down and prayed
Amen
Amen
Amen

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pictures of You

Track 4 on the What About Now album. 
This is all about my memories. Various people. Various points in my life.
If a song can take you on a review of your interactions in life, this one does it for me.





I feel just like Picasso
And you're my masterpiece
I painted you a lifetime
Now what's left are memories
Oooh

Sunlight's in the curtains
Diamonds in the trees
I gave you colors blue and gold
As you lay upon the sheets
Something so familiar drawn from this blank page
Every line from my hand takes me back to what I can't erase
No matter how I try, no matter what I do
I'm still painting pictures of you

I could almost smell your perfume
In each brush stroke of the flowers
I left you tea from China
Waiting in your sacred tower
Something so familiar drawn from this blank page
Every line from my hand takes me back to what I can't erase
No matter how I try, no matter what I do
I'm still painting pictures of you

If I should go crazy, if I would go blind
I'd still fill the canvas from the pictures in my mind
If that's the only way to make you mine

It was something so familiar
Drawn from this blank page
Every line from my hand takes me back to what I can't erase
No matter how I try, no matter what I do
I'm still painting pictures, I'm always painting pictures
Still painting pictures of you

Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh...

Saturday, June 22, 2013

What About Now

Track 3 on the What About Now album and the title song, too.
We have to stand up. We have to demand to be heard. We have to do.
Sometimes the doing is really simple. Being the change. Holding the door for the mom with a baby in her arms. Smiling at a stranger walking down the street. Offering an encouraging word to the distraught co-worker. Simply being there for a friend in need.





You wanna start a fire
It only takes a spark
You gotta get behind the wheel
If you're ever gonna drive that car

If you wanna take a bite
You'd better have the teeth
If you're gonna take that step
Then get up off of your knees

'Cause tonight we're alive

Who'll stand for the restless and the lonely?
For the desperate and the hungry?
Time for the count, I'm hearing you now.
For the faithful, the believer,
For the faithless and the teacher.
Stand up and be proud...
What about now?

You wanna start a fight
You gotta take a swing.
You gotta get your hands in the dirt
To see what the harvest will bring.

You wanna raise your voice
Don't be scared to breathe
Don't be afraid to hurt
Don't be ashamed in need

'Cause tonight we're alive

Who'll stand for the restless and the lonely?
For the desperate and the hungry?
Time for the count, I'm hearing you now.
For the faithful, the believer,
For the faithless and the teacher.
Stand up and be proud...
What about now?

The leaves fall like reasons that drift through the seasons
'Til dreams are just fade dark and grey.
And all of your plans that slip right through your hands
Are just things that you take to your grave.

Tonight we're alive.

Who'll stand for the restless, for the lonely?
For the desperate and the hungry?
Time for the count, I'm hearing you now.
For the faithful, the believer,
For the faithless and the teacher.
Stand up and be proud...
What about now?
What about now?
What about now?
What about now?

Friday, June 21, 2013

I'm With You

Track 2 on the new album, What About Now.
For me, this is a powerful song about the apathy in our world.  We have to be the change we want to see. I'm striving for it daily. Are you?





Look at this world
It's filled with worn out faces
Forgotten places and nothing changes
Whatever happened to that new day rising
We're just surviving when living is dying

Aren't you tired of being let down?
Another day, another shakedown

I'm with you

When hope is gone and all you want is the truth
(I'm with you)
You carry on when they say, "It's no use"
(I'm with you)

If I got one thing, I got something to prove
We all got nothing if there's nothing to lose
(I'm with you)

I walk in shadows that seem all familiar
I've read the papers, life forsaken
A vacant store front, I want more for sale sign
Down on main street you just walk by

How many times we gotta break down
Before somebody's gonna shout out?

I'm with you

When hope is gone and all you want is the truth
(I'm with you)
You carry on when they say, "It's no use"
(I'm with you)

If I got one thing, I got something to prove
We all got nothing if there's nothing to lose
(I'm with you)

[Guitar Solo]

When hope is gone and all you want is the truth
(I'm with you)
You carry on when they say, "It's no use" (you say, "It's no use")

Well, I've got one thing, I got something to prove
We all got nothing if there's nothing to lose
(I'm with you)

I'm with you.
I'm with you.
I'm with you.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Because We Can

This song makes me dance in my seat. 
Track 1 on the new album, What About Now.




I don't wanna be another wave in the ocean
I am a rock not just another grain of sand
I wanna be the one you run to when you need a shoulder
I ain't a soldier but I'm here to take a stand
Because we can

She's in the kitchen staring out the window
So tired of living life in black and white
Right now she's missing those technicolor kisses
When he turns down the lights

Lately he's feeling like a broken promise
In the mirror staring down his doubt
There's only one thing in this world that he knows
He said forever and he'll never let her down

I don't wanna be another wave in the ocean
I am a rock not just another grain of sand
I wanna be the one you run to when you need a shoulder
I ain't a soldier but I'm here to take a stand
Because we can

TV and takeout on the coffee table
Paper dishes, pour a glass of wine
Turn down the sound and move a little closer
And for the moment everything is alright

I don't wanna be another wave in the ocean
I am a rock not just another grain of sand
I wanna be the one you run to when you need a shoulder
I ain't a soldier but I'm here to take a stand

Because we can, our love can move a mountain
We can, if you believe in we
We can, just wrap your arms around me
We can, we can

I don't wanna be another wave in the ocean
I am a rock not just another grain of sand
I wanna be the one you run to when you need a shoulder
I ain't a soldier but I'm here to take a stand

I don't wanna be another wave in the ocean
I am a rock not just another grain of sand
I wanna be the one you run to when you need a shoulder
I ain't a soldier but I'm here to take a stand

Because we can, our love can move a mountain
We can, if you believe in we
We can, just wrap your arms around me
We can, we can
Because we can



Wednesday, June 19, 2013

When We Were Beautiful

For me, this song goes deep. It goes beyond your everyday-relational level to a more global and universal level.



The world is cracked
The sky is torn
I’m hanging in
You’re holding on

I can’t pretend
That nothing's changed
Living in the shadows
Of the love we made

Back…When we were beautiful
Before the world got small
Before we knew it all
Back… When we were innocent
I wonder where it went
Let’s go back and find it

Sha la la Sha la la hey Sha la la
Sha la la Sha la la hey Sha la la

Some dreams live
Some will die
But the you in me
Is still alive

Now am I blessed?
Or am I cursed?
Cause the way we are
Ain't the way we were

Back…When we were beautiful
Before the world got small
Before we knew it all
Back… When we were innocent
I wonder where it went
Let’s go back and find it

[Solo]

The world is cracked
The sky is torn
So much less
Meant so much more

Back…When we were beautiful
Before the world got small
Before we knew it all
Back… When we were innocent
I wonder where it went
Let’s go back and find it

Back…When we were beautiful
Back…When we were beautiful
Back…When we were beautiful
Back…When we were beautiful

Sha la la Sha la la hey Sha la la
Sha la la Sha la la hey Sha la la

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Just Older

This applies. :-) I prefer the older me to the younger me.
For the record, I think the boys of Bon Jovi all look better now than they did 20+ years ago.
 
 
 

"Just Older"

Hey, man, it's been a while
Do you remember me?
When I hit the streets I was 17
A little wild, a little green
I've been up and down and in between
After all these years and miles of memories
I'm still chasing dreams
But I ain't looking over my shoulder

I like the bed I'm sleeping in
It's just like me, it's broken in
It's not old - just older
Like a favorite pair of torn blue jeans
This skin I'm in it's alright with me
It's not old - just older

It's good to see your face
You ain't no worse for wear
Breathing that California air
When we took on the world
When we were young and brave
We got secrets that we'll take to the grave
And we're standing here shoulder to shoulder

I like the bed I'm sleeping in
It's just like me, it's broken in
It's not old - just older
Like a favorite pair of torn blue jeans
This skin I'm in it's alright with me
It's not old - just older

I'm not old enough to sing the blues
But I wore the holes in the soles of these shoes
You can roll the dice 'til they call your bluff
But you can't win until you're not afraid to lose

[Solo]

Well, I look in the mirror
I don't hate what I see
There's a few more lines staring back at me
Now the night has grown a little colder
Hey man, I gotta run
Now you take care
If you see coach T. Tell him I've cut my hair
I've kept my faith
I still belive I'm just...
Ha

I like the bed I'm sleeping in
It's just like me, it's broken in
It's not old - just older
Like a favorite pair of torn blue jeans
This skin I'm in it's alright with me
It's not old - just older

Monday, June 17, 2013

Seat Next to You

In my attempt to introduce you to some Bon Jovi's tunes that aren't played on the radio, I present Seat Next to You. Of course, if you're as avid of a fan as I am, then you've heard them all.
32 days from today I'll be gearing up to see my most favorite band of all time in concert.
I hope you enjoy my musical posts along the way. :-)
 
 

"Seat Next To You"
Long slow drive down an old dirt road
You've got your hand out the window, listening to the radio
That's where I wanna be...

On an old park bench in the middle of December
Cold hard rain fallin', can't find no cover
That would be alright with me...

Hard days, good times, blue skies, dark nights
Baby, I want you to take me ... wherever you're going to
Maybe say that you'll save me ... a seat next to you

In the corner booth of a downtown bar, with your head on my shoulder
Smokin' on a cheap cigar...that would be alright with me
In the back row of a movie or a cross-town train
I wanna hear your voice whispering my name...that's where I wanna be

Hard days, good times, blue skies, dark nights

Baby, say that you'll take me ... wherever you're going to
Maybe say that you'll save me ... a seat next to you

Life is like a ferris wheel, spinnin' around
When you get to the top it's hard to look down
Just hang on ... we'll make it through
Save me ... a seat next to you

When you get to the gates and the angels sing
Go to that place where the church bells ring
You know I'll come runnin' ... runnin' to find you

Baby, say that you'll take me ... wherever you're going to
Maybe I want you to save me ... a seat next to you
A seat next to you
A seat ... next to you
A seat ... next to you

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Misunderstood

Life is full of misunderstandings. The more you interact with others, the more inevitable that becomes. 
I could pipe in here about the Third Agreement: Don't Make Assumptions. It certainly helps divert the potential negative results of misunderstandings. 
But misunderstandings are a part of growing. And learning. 
We can become bitter. Or we can become wise. The choice is always ours.
Love and Light.



"Misunderstood"

Should I? Could I?
Have said the wrong things right a thousand times
If I could just rewind, I see it in my mind
If I could turn back time, you'd still be mine

You cried, I died
I should have shut my mouth, things headed south
As the words slipped off my tongue, they sounded dumb
If this old heart could talk, it'd say you're the one
I'm wasting time when I think about it

I should have drove all night, I would have run all the lights
I was misunderstood
I stumbled like my words, Did the best I could
Damn, misunderstood

Could I? Should I?
Apologize for sleeping on the couch that night
Staying out too late with all my friends
You found me passed out in the yard again

You cried, I tried
To stretch the truth, but didn't lie
It's not so bad when you think about it

I should have drove all night, I would have run all the lights
I was misunderstood
I stumbled like my words, did the best I could
I hanging outside your door, I've been here before
Misunderstood
I stumbled like my words, did the best I could
Damn, misunderstood
Intentions good

It's you and I, just think about it...

I should have drove all night
I would have run all the lights
I was misunderstood
I stumbled like my words, did the best I could
Misunderstood
I 'm hanging outside your door
I've been here before
Misunderstood
I stumbled like my words, did the best I could
Damn, misunderstood
Intentions good.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Someday I'll Be Saturday Night

34 days is where the countdown begins.
In 34 days, I will be seeing Bon Jovi in concert. Again.
I will be attending this concert with 4 women I love dearly.
And we all love Bon Jovi.
So begins the  musical countdown.
 
 

"Someday I'll Be Saturday Night"
Hey, man I'm alive I'm takin' each day and night at a time
I'm feelin' like a Monday but someday I'll be Saturday night

Hey, my name is Jim, where did I go wrong
My life's a bargain basement, all the good shit's gone
I just can't hold a job, where do I belong
I'm sleeping in my car, my dreams move on

My name is Billy Jean, my love was bought and sold
I'm only sixteen, I feel a hundred years old
My foster daddy went, took my innocence away
The street life ain't much better, but at least I get paid

And Tuesday just might go my way
It can't get worse than yesterday
Thursdays, Fridays ain't been kind
But somehow I'll survive

Hey man I'm alive I'm takin' each day and night at a time
Yeah I'm down, but I know I'll get by
Hey hey hey hey, man gotta live my life
Like I ain't got nothin' but this roll of the dice
I'm feelin' like a Monday, but someday I'll be Saturday night

Now I can't say my name, and tell you where I am
I want to blow myself away, don't know if I can

I wish that I could be in some other time and place
With someone else's soul, someone else's face

Oh, Tuesday just might go my way
It can't get worse than yesterday
Thursdays, Fridays ain't been kind
But somehow I'll survive

Hey, man I'm alive I'm takin' each day and night at a time
Yeah I'm down, but I know I'll get by
Hey hey hey hey, man gotta live my life
I'm gonna pick up all the pieces and what's left of my pride
I'm feelin' like a Monday, but someday I'll be Saturday night

Saturday night Here we go
Some day I'll be Saturday night
I'll be back on my feet, I'll be doin' alright
It may not be tomorrow baby, that's OK
I ain't goin' down, gonna find a way, hey hey hey

Hey man I'm alive I'm takin' each day and night at a time
Yeah, I'm down, but I know I'll get by
Hey hey hey hey, man, gotta live my life
Like I ain't got nothin' but this roll of the dice
I'm feelin' like a Monday, but someday I'll be Saturday night
I'm feelin' like a Monday, but someday I'll be Saturday night
Saturday night __,all right, all right
Saturday night __

Sunday, June 9, 2013

City Life

I live in the city. I DO live within one mile of the city limits on the very opposite side of town from where I used to live (within one mile of the city limits). Approximately one city block from my house is a trail that used to be (when I was a youngin') part of a railroad system. Even when I was a kid, the tracks were no longer in use (it was sooooo frustrating riding the bus to school and HAVING to waste time stopping at those tracks when everyone knew a damn-train wasn't coming!). I don't know how far east the trail actually travels. I know that to the west of my house it becomes Falling Waters Trail.The Falling Waters Trail is 10.41 miles and ends in Concord. I love having my city amenities and living so close to this trail. And Buddy, of course, love all the scents on his walks down the trail.

Buddy loves his walks.
 Buddy is eager and ready to continue.
 The apex of this picture is about one block of the trail.
 It's hard to see in this picture, but a common occurrence in the woods along the trail is the spotting of deer. If you look real close, you can spot the brown of it in the center of the pic.