On Writing: Stewart Stern

January 7, 2019 Leave a comment

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Kid Rock – “Born Free”

January 17, 2019 Leave a comment

Fast, on a rough road riding
High, through the mountains climbing
Twisting, turning further from my home

Young, like a new moon rising
Fierce, through the rain and lightning
Wandering out into this great unknown

And I don’t want no one to cry
But, tell ’em if I don’t survive

I was born free!
I was born free
I was born free, born free

Free, like a river raging
Strong is the wind I’m facing
Chasing dreams and racing Father Time

Deep like the grandest canyon
Wild like an untamed stallion
If you can’t see my heart you must be blind

You can knock me down and watch me bleed
But you can’t keep no chains on me

I was born free!
I was born free
I was born free, born free

And I’m not good at long goodbyes
But look down deep into my eyes
I was born free

Calm, facing danger
Lost, like an unknown stranger
Grateful for my time with no regrets

Close to my destination
Tired, frail and aching
Waiting patiently for the sun to set

And when it’s done, believe that I
Will yell it from that mountain high

I was born free
I was born free
I was born free, born free

And I will bow to the shining seas
And celebrate God’s grace on thee

I was born free

Categories: Verse & Lyrics

Clear and Present Dangers……Benjamin Franklin

January 17, 2019 Leave a comment

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

― Benjamin Franklin

Roy Lanham – “Lover Come Back to Me”

January 16, 2019 Leave a comment

 

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Clear and Present Dangers……William Kennedy

January 16, 2019 Leave a comment

“Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate.”

― William Kennedy

Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Gimme Three Steps”

January 15, 2019 Leave a comment

I was cutting the rug
Down at a place called The Jug
With a girl named Linda Lu
When in walked a man
With a gun in his hand
And he was looking for you know who.
He said, “Hey there fellow,
With the hair colored yellow,
What you tryin’ to prove?
‘Cause that’s my woman there
And I’m a man who cares
And this might be all for you.”I said, “Excuse me.”

I was scared and fearing for my life.
I was shakin’ like a leaf on a tree.
‘Cause he was lean, mean,
Big and bad, Lord,
Pointin’ that gun at me.
Oh “Wait a minute, mister,
I didn’t even kiss her.
Don’t want no trouble with you.
And I know you don’t owe me
But I wish you’d let me
Ask one favor from you.”

“Oh, won’t you give me three steps,
Gimme three steps a-mister,
Gimme three steps towards the door?
Gimme three steps
Gimme three steps a-mister,
And you’ll never see a-me no more
For sure.”

Well the crowd cleared away
And I began to pray
And the water fell on the floor.
And I’m telling you son,
Well, it ain’t no fun
Staring straight down a forty-four.
Well he turned and screamed at Linda Lu
And that’s the break I was looking for.
And you could hear me screaming a mile away
As I was headed out towards the door.

“Oh, won’t you give me three steps,
Gimme three steps a-mister,
Gimme three steps towards the door?
Gimme three steps
Gimme three steps a-mister,
And you’ll never see a-me no more.”

Show me the back door.

Categories: Verse & Lyrics

Clear and Present Dangers……Chesley B. Sullenberger

January 15, 2019 Leave a comment

“Integrity means doing the right thing even when it’s not convenient.”

― Captian Chesley B. Sullenberger

 

Zakk Wylde – “Farewell Ballad” Solo

January 14, 2019 Leave a comment
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