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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 06/03/2005 :  15:16:08  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
I saw myself in the mirror just the other day
I saw the lines of age and the signs of rage in my face
You would never guess it to see me now
But I once could turn a head or two
Twenty years and sweet dreams ago
Twenty years and sweet dreams ago

I left my home and family and I headed for the city lights
I said my prospects are good and I just know I will do all right
I had such great ambitions then I suffered a setback or two
That was twenty years and sweet dreams ago

I have had my share of lovers
Some I did not know so well
But those days are gone
I am longing to see you again
And every night I think of you
I’m so sorry I hurt you so
Twenty years and sweet dreams ago
Twenty years and sweet dreams ago



~*~

Marty, thanks for such a great song.
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2005 :  04:32:44  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

Oh if I could fly, I would close my eyes
Spread my wings and fly away
from all this pain
Search the stars and find
A place in space and time
I am seeking shelter from this chillin’ rain

Honey there’s a storm comin’
sure and certain
Gonna turn this highway into forty
miles of mud

Honey there’s a storm comin’
sure and certain
I can feel it in my belly
I can feel it in my gut
There’s a storm comin’

That river is no stranger
It’s anger knows no bounds
Honey there’s a big storm comin’
Gather up the children
Head for higher ground
A storm is comin’

See that silver lining
That’s where the sun is shining
As sure as there is a heaven
There will be a brighter day

May not be tomorrow
Oh but all this sorrow in a solitary moment
This too will pass away but today
There’s a storm comin’
Gonna turn this Texas highway into forty
miles of mud

Honey there’s a storm comin’
I feel it in my belly
I feel it in my gut
There’s a big storm comin’

~*~

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 06/08/2005 :  01:38:19  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
YOU ARE THE ONE THAT I THINK OF MOST OFTEN
OH YOU WERE THE FIRST WOMAN I CAME TO KNOW
BUT I WAS SO YOUNG AND THE YOUNG HAVE NO WISDOM
BUT SHARON I LOVED YOU SO LONG AGO

OH SHARON I’VE LEARNED HOW TO DEAL WITH MY SADNESS
ALTHOUGH AT TIMES I SWEAR I DO NOT KNOW
WHEN I AM HAPPY OR WHEN IT IS MADNESS
SHARON I LOVED YOU SO LONG AGO
SO LONG

WHOA DETTA YOUR NEEDS SWALLOWED ME LIKE A WILDFIRE
IT WAS A WEED THAT COULD NOT BE CONTROLLED
OH THE ROOTS WERE SO DEEP IN YOUR UNHAPPY CHILDHOOD
BUT I UNDERSTAND NOW WHEN THE WINTER WINDS BLOW

OH DETTA I HAVE LEARNED HOW TO DEAL WITH MY MADNESS
ALTHOUGH AT TIMES I SWEAR I DO NOT KNOW
WHEN I AM HAPPY OR WHEN IT IS SADNESS
DO YOU UNDERSTAND NOW WHEN THE WINTER WINDS BLOW
SO LONG

THEN SUSIE YOU FOUND ME WHEN I WAS HOPELESSLY LOST
AND I DID NOT KNOW WHERE TO GO
YOU HAD THE ANSWER AND WE CAME TOGETHER
BUT SUSAN I NEEDED YOU TOO LONG AGO

GOD KNOWS I’M TRYIN’ TO DEAL WITH MY SADNESS
ALTHOUGH AT TIMES I SWEAR I DO NOT KNOW
WHEN I AM HAPPY OR WHEN IT IS MADNESS
DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHY THE WINTER WINDS BLOW
WHERE THE WINTER WHERE THE WINTER WINDS BLOW


~*~
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2005 :  20:01:54  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

Whoa the lights of the city sparkle like diamonds
They dance like a harlot into the dawn
She was an angel of mercy, a vision of heaven
On earth in this garden of concrete and stone

She stands on the corner, spins on her toes
Tight skin and satin of shimmerin’ gold
Sells her young body to feed his mad soul
He was born with a silver spoon in his nose

He said you’re my lady now…Girl, you’re my lady now
Lady lay down…Yes you’re my lady now
Yes you’re my lady now…Girl, you’re my lady now
You are so lovely in you’re satin gown

He sits on the corner in shoes made of snakeskin
Tailor made silk and a custom built Rolls
Oh his eyes are like midnight and teeth are like daggers
He speaks from the bottomless depths of his soul.

Oh you’re my lady now…Yes you’re my lady now
Oh you are so lovely in your satin gown

Yes the lights of the city sparkle like diamonds
Down from the country and into the town
She was so lovely and so sure to be climbing
A ladder that would take her right into the ground

~*~



Yet another "Yes" song.

Edited by - Craig on 06/11/2005 05:41:27
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Laura-Shayne
Swinger

USA
680 Posts

Posted - 06/11/2005 :  14:48:13  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send Laura-Shayne an AOL message  Click to see Laura-Shayne's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Hoist all the sails boys...
to hell with the breeze.
Let us pray for a wind
that will bend every tree.
And a storm that will bring
every man to his knees...

Oh here's to a howlin sea.

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 06/21/2005 :  21:55:20  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Here comes the rain, Baby.
It’s goodbye again, Baby.
For a while you were mine,
But the sun can’t always shine.
Here comes the rain, Baby.

Here comes the rain, Baby.

For a while it was fun while we walked in the sun,
But here comes the rain, Baby.

Oh, I tried to keep the rain from fallin’.
You know, I tried to keep the rain from fallin’.
It’s not the rain the skies, but the rain in your eyes.
Here comes the rain, Baby.

~*~

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2005 :  17:48:28  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
I woke up this morning and looked at my life
Filled with so much sorrow and grief
My troubled mind
Could see through the strife
That time was only a thief

Time was a thief
That stole my tomorrows
Left me with only yesterday
Time has robbed me of my precious years
My youth the only ransom I could pay

You got to treasure each little moment
You can’t let a single minute slip away
Time is a thief
That robs you of the years
And never returns one yesterday…one yesterday.


~*~
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 06/27/2005 :  14:54:30  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

Spending time on the Eastham Prison Farm
Spending time on the Eastham Prison Farm
Well my clothes are ragged and my shoes are worn
Curse the day that I was born
Spending time on the Eastham Prison Farm

Working those fields from 5 in the morning to 9
Working those fields from 5 in the morning til 9
Well I’m working those fields from 5 to 9
Get that cotton I got a long, long time
Well I’m spending time on the Eastham Prison Farm

Pickin’ that cotton, white cotton all day long
Pickin’ that cotton, white cotton all day long
Well I’m putting that cotton in a 7 foot sack
Got a 12 gauge shotgun at my back
I’m spending time on the Eastham Prison Farm

Well I’m gonna be here for the rest of my life
Yes I’m gonna be here, for the rest of my life
Well I’m gonna be here for the rest of my life
Caught a man messin’ ‘round with my lovely wife.

I’m spending time on the Eastham Prison Farm
Yeah, I’m spending time on the Eastham Prison Farm
Yeah, I’m spending time on the Eastham Prison Farm


~*~

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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2005 :  04:19:32  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
some memories..........
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2005 :  18:58:45  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Eastham Prison Farm...

I believe this was Mickey's first recorded song.

One person of "notoriety" that "spent time on Eastham Prison Farm" was none other than Clyde Barrow of "Bonnie and Clyde" fame. He was involved in a prison break there.

http://www.historynet.com/ah/bleastham/

Places such as Eastham, just outside Huntsville, were the reason for reforms in the Texas Penal System.

Craig
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 07/01/2005 :  14:42:59  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

Yesterday the sun was shining
But you're finding the sun don't shine
All the time
A winter day suddenly came your way
So you ran into your mind

Sleeping Analeah,
Weeping Analeah
You say you're ready for me

Well yesterday’s gone forever
and ever and ever to be again
Whoa and you looked for the sunshine,
That brought warmth to your mind
But find only rain

Sleeping Analeah,
Weeping Analeah
No, you're not ready for me

When yesterday becomes a memory,
A memory that we uncovered in time
If you can remember
That cold December
I reigned in your mind

Sleeping Analeah,
Weeping Analeah
Oh then you'd be ready for me

~*~

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2005 :  18:54:02  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

The light from the neon night silently lights up the sky.
Sails through the window to dance with the tears in her eyes.
She tenderly turns and she runs her soft hands through my hair.
I never doubt for one moment how much she cares.

The tight circle draws close but somehow I know it’s all right.
There is never the feeling of chains but a refuge from night.
I find myself seeking her hand as I drift off to sleep.
Had I never known her God only knows where I’d be.

There was a time when the sun goin’ down frightened me.
Alone on a back road on my way back to Tennessee.
Just out of Monroe one night God I thought I was gone.
I cried I’ve run out of time if I only had known.

Yesterday’s newspaper forecast some rain for today …

~*~

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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2005 :  03:50:43  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Craig,
This sends a shiver through my soul.pure newbury.
~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~

something about this song ~*~ sing a song song ~*~

just melts the heart

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2005 :  22:06:03  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

Was I too weak, was I too strong
Was I too right when she was wrong
When she needed me was she all alone
It’s almost morning and my baby’s not home.

Could she be leaving me after so long
Could she really believe I won’t care that she’s gone.
I don’t know who was right just something is wrong
It’s almost morning and my baby’s not home

I don’t know who was right just something is wrong.

~*~

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2005 :  03:41:56  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Old Jake laid down his fiddle and poured himself a drink
Set down at the table or tried.
Cussin’ as he stumbled to the back door
Said I think I’ll have a smoke set a spell outside

Staring at the flashing neon lights lightly dancin’ off down those Jackson city streets
Let his memory slowly take him to a day in ’44 on board the Robert E. Lee

Now he’s steaming down the river just inside of Memphis
Breathin’g in the sweet southern scene
And he’s leavin’ all his troubles in the present bound down to old New Orleans…

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 07/16/2005 :  15:56:30  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

Come lay down beside me
And close your troubled eyes
Let me be a pillow for your sleepy head
Until the morning comes
To wash away the cloudy skies
I will be here to share your warm and loving bed
Let me be shelter from the cold and angry world
A bridge that will not burn a tree that will not sway
A ship that rides the morning wind
With all it’s cloth unfurled
But one that will not take you where you cannot stay
We will sail away
From all our clouds of gray
All the rain that came today
Sail away
Sail away

Sail away
Sail away
From all our clouds of gray
All the rain that came today
Sail away
Sail away

~*~

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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2005 :  04:11:22  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Craig,
you are making all those neon lights turn blue.
you are making me remember.
you are bringing back some sweet memories.
you are slowly sending me crazy.
i see nuthin' but rusty tracks.

..........and a sweet sweet tenor voice.

I'm gonna get another tattoo.

Its all your fault Craig.

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2005 :  03:14:42  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2005 :  03:16:21  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

Over and over so many times
We start all over again
Careful to fit all the pieces together
Carelessly thrown to the wind

Words only spoken in moments of anger
Remembered long after they’re said
In time will destroy us and leave us forever
Alone in our own empty beds

When do we stop starting over
We started over before
When do we stop slowly killing one another
With words and at times even more
We must forgive and for all that has happened
Forget what will keep us apart
Start learning now how to trust one another
And stop breaking each other’s hearts.

Stop starting over…

~*~

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Karen Runk
Firefly

USA
4925 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2005 :  08:23:51  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send Karen Runk an AOL message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
And AMEN to that!

Karen Runk
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