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BarbraG Posted - 03/29/2007 : 12:42:39
" I Used To Be Somebody "

Can you let me have a dollar, the old man asked of me -
It won't buy what it used to, but I know that, you see .
I can stretch it, cause I have to -- it wasn't always this way.
See, I used to be somebody, way back in my day.

My home is on the highways and byways of this land,
But, back when I was 20, the world was in my hands.
I knew where I was going, which fork in the road I'd take
Yes, I used to be somebody, I built me quite a stake.

I used to be a singer, and a good songwriter, too
I traveled with the best of them, I knew just what to do
But, life isn't always kind when you think you're on the top
I sure used to be somebody, thought fame would never stop

And, then one day, some new young blood wandered into town
They changed old country music into a weird new rockin' sound.
The DJ's wouldn't play the music I wrote for ol' George Jones
They didn't like the steel guitar and it's mournful, crying moans.

Someone wrote a song -- called it "Sold American", and then
I understood just what he said, and I just laid down my pen..
When they ask me why I wander on the streets I call my home
I say, "I used to be somebody, I'll sing you one sad song"
I used to be somebody, I'll sing you just one song.

by Barbra Griffin
March 29, 2007 3:38 EST

Made a change . . 11 April 2007 1:32 a.m. EST
BarbraG



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Lib Posted - 03/30/2007 : 20:01:05
I love it, Barbra.You are so talented.
Jonmark Posted - 03/30/2007 : 19:51:11
Loved the song, Barbara. Thanks.
Have you ever heard Kinky Friedman's "Sold American"?
Karen Runk Posted - 03/30/2007 : 14:31:53
Poor Barbra.....she is scratching her head right now trying to figure this out.

You gotta be there, Barb.

Karen Runk
larry larry Posted - 03/30/2007 : 13:10:22
quote:
Originally posted by Doug L

Barbara, Dave and LarryLarry are really the same
person ~ it's an old gag, sprung on every newcomer
since the porch was built. They're really quite
harmless. It's Bud and his wild gal-pal, Banderas
Babs, that you've got to worry about. That and
the occasional cannon fire from Cave Creek. Who
says chickens can't fly? And Craic, that Dave line
from C&C had me on the floor ~ haven't heard that
since the last time I was cross-eyed!



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Was that Barbara, that I heard, just canceling her reservations? Do you see why Doug writes good songs? Because if he can't rhyme it he sucks at communicating.
Doug L Posted - 03/30/2007 : 11:06:00
Barbara, Dave and LarryLarry are really the same
person ~ it's an old gag, sprung on every newcomer
since the porch was built. They're really quite
harmless. It's Bud and his wild gal-pal, Banderas
Babs, that you've got to worry about. That and
the occasional cannon fire from Cave Creek. Who
says chickens can't fly? And Craic, that Dave line
from C&C had me on the floor ~ haven't heard that
since the last time I was cross-eyed!



http://www.myspace.com/mickeynewbury
larry larry Posted - 03/30/2007 : 10:41:10
quote:
Originally posted by BarbraG

Hey LarryLarry
Who is Dave ?
Barbra



Dave was a really good friend of Mickey and that is all I can think of that's good. Maybe Ernie can add something.
BarbraG Posted - 03/29/2007 : 23:34:44
Oh, nooooooo, Mr. Bill, not Cheech and Chong. Oh nooooooooo !!

Dave's not here. Dave's not there. Is Dave anywhere ? If Dave isn't here, then Dave must be there. I'm so confused.

BarbraG
Craig Posted - 03/29/2007 : 19:21:07
"Dave's not here!"

Craig

(I guess I listened to too much Cheech and Chong in my younger years.)
BarbraG Posted - 03/29/2007 : 18:43:12
Hey LarryLarry
Who is Dave ?
Barbra
larry larry Posted - 03/29/2007 : 18:05:19
As before, when I saw the title, all I could think of is Dave Franklin.

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