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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 07/28/2005 :  03:28:52  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply


Frisco's a full day from home when you can afford to fly
But it might as well be the moon when you're as broke as I
Here I sit with my head in my hands and watch the trains roll by
Lord the Helping Hand Mission man warned me the nights here got cold

When you’re cold there's nothin’ as welcome as sunshine
When you're dry there's nothin’ as welcome as rain
When you're alone there's nothin’ no slower than passin' time
When you're afoot there is nothin’ as fast as a train

Yes Frisco's a mighty rich town now that ain't no lie
Why they got some buildings that reach a mile into the sky
Yet no one can even afford the time to tell me why
Here's this world full of people and so many people alone

Cause when you're alone you ain’t got much reason for livin’
But while you're alive, well you just got to live with your pain
Unless you’ve been wrong for so long there’s no one left forgiving
Then you find yourself searching your past for the links to the chain

~*~

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2005 :  14:29:56  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Frisco Depot - revisited
Meeks and I were dumbfounded trying to find out what song this was with the lyrics in next to last verse...

This is how it was sang on "Might as Well Be the Moon". It is quite different than the previous version above that was done on "Frisco Mable Joy" If you haven't listened to this version lately, do yourself a favor and listen once again. The introduction to it is just phenomenal. It is just so "Newbury". Oh, and yet another "yes" song, on both versions.



Well Frisco is a full day from home when you can afford to fly
It might as well be the moon when you're as broke as I
Here I sit with my head in my hands and watch a train roll by
Lord the Helping Hand Mission man warned me the nights here got cold

O Lord when you’re cold there's nothin’ as welcome as sunshine
O Lord when you're dry there's nothin’ as welcome as rain
When you're alone there's nothin’ no slower than passin' time
When you're afoot there’s nothin’ as fast as a train

Frisco is a mighty rich town Lord, now that ain't no lie
Why they got some buildings that reach for a mile up into the sky
And yet no one can even afford the time just to tell me why
Here's a world filled with people and so many people alone

When you're alone, well you ain’t got much reason for livin’
But while you're alive, well you just try to live with your pain
Unless you’ve been wrong for so long there’s no one left forgiving
That’s when you find yourself searching your past for the links to the chain

Yes that’s when you find yourself searching your past for the links to the chain

Oh Lord when you’re chained there’s nothin’ you cherish like freedom
And when you’re free it seems how you’re hell bent for chains
So you dance with your demons ‘til you find strength Lord to beat them
You deal with the devil for the salvation you sold

Yes Frisco's a full day from home if you can afford to fly
But it might as well be the moon…
Here I sit with my head in my hands and watch a train roll by...


~*~



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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2005 :  19:48:39  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

Winter’s in labor and soon will give birth to the spring…

Were the nights any sweeter, the mornings any cooler, when she was here
Was a mind grown accustomed to hearing, “Good mornin’ dear”
Should I still feel the sunshine, remembering brings to mind, my thoughts of her
When Lord, we both know things would never be the way they were

Her little girl confusion, build walls of illusion, between her right and wrong
That stand there between, her and a dream, and I cherished too long
All faded and tattered once all that mattered when she was here
And this mind grown accustomed to hearing, “Good mornin’ dear”

Were the nights any sweeter, the mornings any cooler, when she was here
Or was a mind grown accustomed to hearing, “Good mornin’ dear”



Yesterday’s… newspaper……forecast ..…no rain for……. today

Should I still feel the sunshine, rememberin’ brings to mind, my thoughts of her


Yesterday’s news ….is old news……….the skies are all gray.
Lord, we both know things would never be the way they were


Winter’s in labor… and soon …will give birth …to the spring…
Were the nights any sweeter, were the mornin’s any cooler, when she was here



~*~





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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 08/05/2005 :  09:22:05  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
'I close my eyes' and I can see Mickey.

..thirty odd years of memories..


thankyou Craig.


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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 08/06/2005 :  07:47:56  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
quote:
Originally posted by aussiedave

'I close my eyes' and I can see Mickey.

..thirty odd years of memories..


thankyou Craig.



Here I sit with my head in my hands and watch a train roll by...

Mickey put what was in his head into his hands and wrote them down. He watched his life roll by, like a train, as it happened. A train song is more than just about trains...

We are doing the same with his music and rhyme. As we look...listen...and feel, we watch the train roll by.

I am truly grateful for, and humbled, by everyone on this Porch. Thank you for being part of the train I watch roll by...

Craig

Edited by - Craig on 08/06/2005 08:21:52
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2005 :  19:47:34  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

Well here’s the story, the story I heard
About little blue Robin
And his friend Mockingbird
They went to down to the freight yard
Watching the trains
When Mockin’ got robbed
And little Robin got blamed

Frog was so frightened
Boys he sung like a bird
Said Judge it was Robin
I give you my word
Sherriff Baldeagle hauled Robin to jail
Old Crow blew in and paid Robin’s bail

Yes a frog he can croak, or choke on his lie
For the truth is no option
In a bushwacker’s eye
With his hand on the Bible
And his head bowed in shame
He swore it was Robin
Little Robin got blamed

Old Crow and blue Robin
Like Jesse n’ James
Turned outlaw that mornin’
To clear Robin’s name
Flying the coop…Crow and Robin were gone
Tracking the buzzard that stole Mockin’s song

And years on the skyway
Then went gunning the wind
Robbing the songbirds
For Mockin’ their friend
The old owls all tell how on song got away
The song of the mockingbird
Is lost to this day

Mockin’ died thinking
His friend done him wrong
Little blue Robin never found Mockin’s song
When somebody’s wrong boys
Somebody must pay
That’s why the little red Robin
Is blue to this day
Blue to this day

~*~


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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 08/17/2005 :  21:17:20  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
People are talkin’ people will talk
When they got nothin’ new to say
Tell them I’m dyin’ tell them I’m dead
Tell them I simply went away

Will you remember me to my good friends
Tell them nothin’s really changed
I will remember them until the end
Only the end is re-arranged

Are we pretendin’ to know more than nothin’
Are we supposin’ what we know to be true
We die every day we are livin’
But we live every day we do

People are talkin’ people must talk
When they got nothin’ new to say
Tell them I’m tryin’ tell them I’m tried
Tell them I simply can not stay

Tell them I’m lyin’ in my feather bed
Starin’ at my broken feet of clay
Tell them I’m dyin’ tell them I’m dead
Tell them I simply went away

~*~

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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2005 :  03:24:05  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
people tell me the way that you're livin's the way to live
oh what I'd give to live that way
Bogalusa,Tulane to Monroe,then to Memphis
your night life's changin' day to day
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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2005 :  03:27:06  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
kill a fifth of Thunderbird and try to write a sad song
tell me baby why you been gone so long
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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2005 :  03:29:43  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
let that honeysuckle wind blow through my hair
jump in my ol' chevy chase that freight train down
goodbye Tenaha Timpson Bobo and Blair
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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2005 :  03:33:40  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
ain't it funny how we always say
in times of leavin'
say in times of leavin'
we will be comin' back some day

~*~

and ain't it funny how
I now find in my time of
grievin'
what was really leavin'
was not me
but Mobile Bay...
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Toni Jolene
Rocker

USA
192 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2005 :  21:33:04  Show Profile  Visit Toni Jolene's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
The orphans no longer will sleep at her door
and her sad minuets are not sad anymore
Fortune is fleeting and fame is a bore
Tell me, now where will she go...

707, it's Baltimore bound to be one of those nights, I can tell...
She sighs to herself as she straps herself into her private aluminum hell, well,
Jesus sat quietly, His head in His hands
A man in the very back row, turned to Him pleading,
"Can you understand, I put more on her back than her clothes"...

In a flash of white satin, she was out the back door
in a limosine, racing away
While hundreds came forward to kneel on the floor
But tonight only one soul was saved...


Jubilee's Revival
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2005 :  08:39:33  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

We only live once in a while
So let’s live for today we’re alive
Between the first step and the last mile
We only live once in a while…

The hobo’s takin’ the last milk train home
The bluebird’s finished her singing and gone
My lady and me will be up for the dawn
You only live once in a while

Yes, we only live once in a while
So let’s live for today we’re alive
Between the first tear and the last mile
We only live once in a while

See the willow how she catches the wind
Following me down the road ‘round the bend
Over years she has taught me my friend
That we only live once in a while

Yes, we only live once in a while
So let’s live for today we’re alive
Between the first step and the last mile
We only live once in a while

~*~

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2005 :  15:37:33  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

If you see her and she mentions my name
Tell her the times have but I have not changed
All my friends know I still feel the same
If you see her and she mentions my name

If you see her ask her for me
If the dreamer in her ever set her free
Does she know now what the words I sing mean
If you see won’t you ask her for me

Everything I told her was true
Everything was true at the time
But time has a way of changing everything
Truth has a way of changing all the time

If you see her and she mentions my name
Well tell her for me she was not to blame
There’s no reason now she should feel ashamed
If you see her and she mentions my name.

~*~

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booty
Sitter

USA
93 Posts

Posted - 08/30/2005 :  21:55:46  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Alcohol crazed to numb the brain
My heart screamed out
From my foolish relief
Only to hurt more.
Mangled and torn from the wreckage
I prayed, I cried
Somebody help me,
As the lights flashed outside
My darkened motel room.
From the twisted daze of my excruiating mind
I could hear cars begin to move
Carrying uninjured people
to their regular work.
With no sleep, reeking with remorse
I must get up and
Face the happy world
As if I were normal.
But will I survive....
The R and B that moved me?
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 09/03/2005 :  06:17:06  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

Yesterday’s gone like the ocean
Taken by the tide
Like the night in the morning
Like a bird when she flies
Yesterday’s gone and it’s only now
A place where today used to be
Lost in the space of forever an eternity

But tomorrow the son will be born
In the twinkling of an eye
Father and mother of morning
Hope of today’s gone by
The beginning of all that has happened
Yet the ending of all that’s to be
Just a rhyme in the line of the song
Only time can sing

Ah, but I read the book
Long before I have learned how to read
Between the lines
I saw only what I could see through my eyes
Not my mind

God it takes a long time.

~*~

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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 09/05/2005 :  18:37:35  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
......love it.......
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2005 :  05:14:41  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

Love look at us now
Acting like strangers
Love look at us now
Ignoring the dangers

I know you want me to stay
Why are you acting this way
I no longer know what to say
When I come around you

Love look at us now
Acting like children
So lost in ourselves
That nobody will win

I know you want me to stay
So why am I acting this way
You no longer know what to say
When you come around me

~*~

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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2005 :  05:23:30  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
just played this cd........yesterday
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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2005 :  05:25:23  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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