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Thursday, January 29, 2009

A country song

I WAS TUNED IN TO A COUNTRY MUSIC STATION TODAY ON A TRIP HOME WITH MY FAMILY. AFTER LISTENING INTENTLY TO LYRICS FOR MAYBE AN HOUR, I TOLD MY SON THAT I COULD WRITE A COUNTRY SONG FILLED WITH THE CLICHES THAT SWALLOW UP EVERY TUNE - HERE GOES

It's a love once right gone wrong
It's a loner aching to belong
It's a want, a need so strong
It's life, it's here, in a song

It's the shoes one size too big
It's my old man's wearing a wig
It's the neighbor's a dirty old pig
It's real life, all zag and no zig

It's funny, it's sad, it's sweet,
It's soulful, it's kind, it's neat
It's cold, it's warm, it's heat
It's true life, it's mine, with a beat

All life's a country song
In rhythm and rhyme we belong
Tempest tossed, weak or strong
For better or worse, right or wrong

It's hope in a bottle of booze
It's daytime, with nothing to choose
It's a perpetual win or lose
It's whether or not we refuse

It's everything and nothing at all
It's big and often it's small
It's reaching and it's in a fall
It's silence and it's in your call

It's the beginning or maybe the end
It's straight but sometimes a bend
It's broken, but it may soon mend
It's my enemy tomorrow my friend

My life's a country song
In rhythm and rhyme I belong
Tempest tossed, weak or strong
For better or worse, right or wrong

2 comments:

Nancy said...

Now, put it to music and I'll get you a great manager.

Robert said...

I know he is the best manager in the world. As such, his first task for his newest client is to find the right person to make the words sing.
I will be waiting right here for his/her arrival.

RSN