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Karen Runk
Firefly

USA
4925 Posts

Posted - 02/20/2005 :  21:03:55  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send Karen Runk an AOL message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
sigh He could sure write 'em even at that age.......thanks

Karen Runk
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2005 :  18:20:53  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Where are you darlin’ tonight?
Where are you darlin’ tonight?
Do you think of me when you turn out the light?
Where are you darlin’ tonight?

I have you burned into my memory
A memory that sets me on fire.
Night after night, I turn out the light:
lie in the darkness consumed with desire.

Cryin’…
Where are you darlin’ tonight?
Oh, where are you darlin’ tonight?
Do you think of me when you turn out the lights?
Where are you darlin’ tonight?

The hours grow longer, as winter unwinds,
Her long threads of summer to fall.
Suddenly, every old memory finds me lyin’ in bed.
Cryin’ out to the walls.

Oh, where are you darlin’ tonight?
Oh, where are you darlin’ tonight?
Do you think of me when you turn out the lights?
Where are you darlin’ tonight?

Oh, where are you darlin’ tonight?
Where are you little darlin’ tonight?
Do you think of me, when you turn out the lights?
Where are you darlin’ tonight?

~*~

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Ailinn
Windchimer

2245 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2005 :  19:42:41  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
In dreams last night I wandered
Through the empty streets of my mind
To the place where your memory lay sleeping
All dusty and covered with time

There I stood surrounded by silence
Then softly I whispered your name
From the darkness I heard you answer
Then it started to rain

I was Clinging to the Edge of the World
When I saw you turn and walk away
There on the dark side of the world
Trying to pull up the day

Turn around...come back...don't leave me
Clinging to the Edge of the World.

~Mickey Newbury~
1967
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a FaLsE pOeT
Starting Member

21 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2005 :  01:20:28  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
they tell me ol' Bud Rose hocked his guitar;
bought a ticket to Gnash-ville to become a big star
now he works on a bottle, and he lives in a car

do you still have your dreams?

[they all me a fool and a dreamer]
[tell me I am waisting my time]
[how i will search for the rest of my life]
[for a rainbow i never will find]

she has grown tired of chasin' rainbows, i loved her so
and God did know i tried
but she was right i am at the end


i found the pot
but
there is no gold
inside.

~*~
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 02/28/2005 :  15:46:25  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply


Oh I got a feeling got a feeling
When the sun goes down
Oh I got a feeling when the sun goes down
I will be out on the town
Tying on my brand new walking shoes
Ain’t no use in me just layin’ around
Layin’ around in this old house of blues

Oh I got a feeling
When the neon lights come on
Oh I got a feeling when the lights come on
I do believe I will be gone
I’ll be up and gone without a sound
Up and gone from this ol’ house of blues

Honey but its all right if it’s all wrong
It is time for me to be moving on
Time you get the news
I’m leaving you this ol’ house of blues

Yeah now it’s all right it’s all wrong
Time for me to be moving on
Time you got the news
I’m leaving you this ol’ house of blues

Oh I got a feeling got a feeling
When the sun goes down
Oh I got a feeling when the sun goes down
I will be out on the town
Tying on my brand new walking shoes
Ain’t no use in me just layin’ around
Layin around in this old house of blues


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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2005 :  02:41:28  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

Close your eyes and let the sky fall softly down
All around the light

Let yourself be swept into the silent
Ever-healing arms of the night
Leave this precious moment to the child behind your eyes
Let him touch the things he lost along the way
I believe in his wisdom
God set aside this time
To let us all go home to yesterday

So close your eyes and let the sky fall softly down
All around the light

~.~

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2005 :  17:58:56  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

Bless the losers
God’s lost children
The drunks the fools the ones that never do win
Huddled with their backs turned to the cold wind
Seeking any shelter from their pain

Bless the winners
Always doin’
The gifted few, the ones that always win
Huddled with their backs turned to their old friends
Busy seeking any shelter from the rain

Bless the dreamers
Always searchin’
With their eyes wide open seekin’ any answers
While huddled with their backs turned all the others
Lord their gain’s their loss for now they have no questions

Bless the old ones
With their children
Busy now with children of their own
Huddled with their backs turned to the cold wind
Seeking any shelter bless us all

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 03/09/2005 :  20:35:17  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Just the thought of you still takes my breath away
After all these years what more can I say
You are still the light that guides me
Through my darkest day
I still love you after all these years

Patiently you waited for so long
Stood beside me knowing I was wrong
Through all my confusion
You could hear the perfect song
I still love you after all these years

So if at times I fail to understand
If I appear so distant and so cold
Darlin’ please forgive me if you can
I never mean to hurt you
Heaven only knows I love you

After all these years what more can I say
Just the thought of you still takes my breath away
You are still the light that guides me
Even through my darkest day
And I still love you after all these years
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2005 :  18:45:24  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

Yes, I suppose at times
I think about her
She was once so much a
part of me
Heaven knows I've learned to
live without her
And hell, it was, at times
It was a painful memory
But for all it matters now, If it does
For all that tried to be, but never was
For all the times I've tried,
I wouldn't change it if I could
For all she meant to me, I'll remember the good
I'll forget the bad
All the good times we've had
won't make me quite so sad
When I'm remembering
And for all the times I've tried,
I wouldn't change it if I could
For all she meant to me, I'll remember the good
For all she meant to me, I'll remember the good.

~.~
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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2005 :  01:24:21  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
iturneddownthecovers
onabedwheretwolovers
foundareasontofaceeachnewday
in a room filled with memories
inahousebuiltforlove
onastreetdowninswisscottageplace
mymindsurrendersasalliremember
comestostealthemomentaway
yesterdays gone and where i stand here alone

is a hollow ringin place called today

~*~
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2005 :  19:07:07  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Oh di lo de lea I am gone to Alabama
I am gone to Alabama I am gone to Mobile Leah
All along the bay ladies playin’ with their children
Playin’ with their children on a lazy summer day.

Ships are in the harbor sittin’ on the sunset
Sittin’ on the sunset like a water color picture
Life was mighty good in the year of ‘47
It was just like Heaven in the year of ’48

Ain’t it funny how we always say in times of leaving
Say in times of leaving we will be coming back one day
And ain’t it funny how I now find in my time of grieving
What was really leaving was not me but Mobile Bay.

Oh di lo de lea I am gone to Alabama
I am gone to Alabama I am gone to Mobile Leah
All along the bay ladies playin’ with their children
Playin’ with their children on a lazy summer day.
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2005 :  15:29:50  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
I wake up and think of her, no matter what I do
She’s always on my mind, a time a day or two
Seems to me the things you love, the most you always lose
But once you’ve got ‘em, you’ve always got the blues

In time where you may find someone else that can comfort you
But not someone to light the fire, no not the way she used to do
You lose the things that made it, what it was, when it was new
And once you’ve got ‘em, you know you always got the blues

A new love only can replace, just so much of you
That leaves a lot that gets lost between, number one and number two
I’ll be here ‘til midnight, looking for someone to lose
Once you’ve got ‘em, well you’ve always got the blues

I’ll be here ‘til midnight, looking for someone to lose
Yes, once you’ve got ‘em, well you’ve always got the blues

~*~

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Ailinn
Windchimer

2245 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2005 :  22:50:45  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Go to bed
Try to sleep
But can't sleep too much
Dreamin' ain't fun
So instead I start to think
Can't think too much
What's done is done
I heard it said, Lord
All it's gonna take is just time
But time's far from healin' my broken heart
Or easin' my troubled mind

On the phone callin' friends
Well, I know friends can't do me no good
Foolin' me with myself
I suppose or wish I could
Or find a little comfort here
In My Sad Satin Rhyme
But time's far from healin' my brokn heart
Or easin' my troubled mind
It's been years now
I'm layin' it all on the line
Times far from healin' my broken heart
Or easin' my troubled mind

~MSN~
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2005 :  03:43:39  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
All my life’s been the same
Find a pot of gold
Just a rusty chain
Dealt a winning hand
In a losing game
I am looking for the sunshine
Living on rain

Hey old semi are you going my way
Maybe Tucson, sunny L.A.
If I had me some hard times what can I say
I can’t do no cryin’ on the shoulder of this road

All my life’s been the same
Find a pot of gold
Just a rusty chain
Dealt a winning hand
In a losing game
I am looking for the sunshine
Living on rain

Oh yes I can, can remember
She was young, so very tender
Lied quietly there beside me
She was turning every inch of me into a burning flame

Well all my life’s been the same
Find a pot of gold
Just a rusty chain
Dealt a losing hand
In a winning game
I am looking for the sunshine
Living on rain

I am looking for the sunshine
Living on rain

I am looking for the sunshine
Living on rain

~*~

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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 03/21/2005 :  03:28:08  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Saint CeCelia's in her garden
singing come into the fold
+
but all the little children now
would rather rock and roll
+
singin' blessed be what is to be
away with all that's old
+
oh the SILENCE it is golden
but the loneliness....so cold
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2005 :  18:57:58  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply


Darling let’s say goodbye one more time
Hold me and tell me you are mine
I know you’re leavin’ but old love is blind
Let’s say goodbye one more time

Castles of sand stand but not for too long
What’s here today tomorrow is gone
Yesterday’s over one hand on the face
Has made the big circle to the same place

Let’s say goodbye one more time
Hold me and tell me you are mine
I know you are leavin’ but old love is blind
Let’s say goodbye one more time

I sit and stare at the clock on the wall
Patiently wait for the long night to fall
Where in my arms once again face to face
We will make the big circle to the same place

Oh the night it is falling away
But the dawn is not all that is breaking today
Hold me and tell me you will always be mine
Let’s say goodbye…

~*~

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2005 :  17:56:25  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Help me son
Will you kindly help me to my feet
A gentle man is waiting in the street
The sun is rising

Listen boy
Can’t you hear the hounds of hell
They are standing at my gate they wail
The sun is rising

Through the years
I have been cut and shot right to the bone
I have been cut and shot right to the bone
I am deathly tired and all alone

Won’t you help me son
Kindly help me to my feet
A gentle man is waiting in the street
And the sun is rising
Won’t you help me boy

It is over now
Pick up my guns and walk me to my horse
Leave the bastard lying here
Like some hog-tied steer

Listen to me boy
He will live to kill another day
Never turn your back on him and say
It is done

Will you help me son
Will you help me son
Will you help me son
The sun is rising

~*~

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2005 :  17:28:27  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

When the orphans no longer will sleep at her door
When her sad minuets are not sad anymore
When fortune is fleeting and fame is a bore
Tell me where will she go

When the music’s all over and the dancing has stopped
When she sits in her bedroom and stares at a clock
Silently watchin’ her dreams slowly rotting away
In the depths of her soul.

Seven-O-Seven it’s Baltimore bound
To be one of those nights I can tell
She sighs as she sits back
And straps herself into her private aluminum cell

And it’s Houston to Mobile, Atlanta be damned
If I know how much more she can stand
Pick up your Bible and pack up your clothes
Let me count the new scars on your hands

Some renegade drifter she met in the park
With answers to Hell only knows
It’s just someone to lie between her and the darkness
To fill in the time between shows

Oh Jesus sat quietly his head in his hands
A man in the very back row
Turn to him pleading can you understand
I put more on her back than her clothes

And in a flash of white satin she was out the back door
In her limousine just racing away
While hundreds came forward to kneel on the floor
Lord tonight only one soul was saved.

Oh the orphans no longer will sleep at her door
Her sad minuets are not sad anymore
Fortune’s fleeting, fame’s a bore
So tell me where will she go

So tell me where will she go…

~*~


From "Might as Well Be the Moon"
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2005 :  03:18:00  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply


There’s a place I have not seen
Somewhere down the road
And all my life it has been calling me
To pack my bags and go
From the hills of West Virginia
To the fields of Idaho
That old highway is calling me

So it’s one more song of hearts and flowers
One more night of lonely hours
One more mile of winding highway
One more day of new beginnings
Wheels are hummin’
Ahhh

Dancing diamonds midnight cities
In the shadows all the pretties
All the suckers all the liars
All the truckin’ shuck and jivers
Cruisin’ down the avenue
Suddenly I saw the truth
I know what I never knew
All the neon lights are blue
Wheel are hummin’
Ahhh

He said all we need is love
Callously I shot the dove
And I nailed it to a twisted tree
I said you cannot fly now you are free
One more song of hearts and flowers
One more mile of winding highway
One more day of new beginnings

Cruisin’ down the avenue
Suddenly I saw the truth
I know what I never knew
All the neon lights are blue
Wheels are hummin’
Ahhh

One more song of hearts and flowers
One more night of lonely hours
One more mile of winding highway
One more day of new beginnings
Always on the road it seems
Chasing after some old dream
Always just around the bend
But this old highway never ends

~*~

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cowboy
Rocker

USA
195 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2005 :  13:17:10  Show Profile  Visit cowboy's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
I need a night, with a kind hearted woman,
with nothin' to sell, and no axe to grind.
I need some time with a high steppin' lady.
bells on her shoes,and stars in her eyes.

Rainy day blues,stormy weather,
since we're not together, it's been hell and high water.
Rainy day blues, blues of a lifetime.
Night after night-time, I got these rainy day blues.

Mickey Newbury

Ailinn, please email me, I have a question or two that I think
you could answer for me. Thanks,
Cboy





www.CowboyJohnson.com

Edited by - cowboy on 04/05/2005 13:19:34
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