Clear and Present Dangers……Emily Brontë

July 30, 2020 Leave a comment

“A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.”

Emily Brontë

REO Speedwagon – Ridin’ the Storm Out (1981)

July 29, 2020 Leave a comment

Ridin’ the storm out, waitin’ for the thaw out
On a full moon night in the Rocky Mountain winter
My wine bottle’s low, watching for the snow
Thinkin’ about what I’ve been missin’ in the city

And I’m not missin’ a thing
Watchin’ the full moon crossing the range
Ridin’ the storm out
Ridin’ the storm out

My lady’s beside me, she’s there to guide me
She says that alone we’ve finally found home
The wind outside is frightening
but it’s kinder than the lightning life in the city
It’s a hard life to live but it gives back what you give

Categories: Verse & Lyrics

Clear and Present Dangers……Stanley Kunitz

July 29, 2020 Leave a comment

“End with an image and don’t explain.”

― Stanley Kunitz

Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb (Live 1980)

July 28, 2020 Leave a comment

Hello? Hello? Hello?

Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone at home?
Come on now
I hear you’re feeling down
Well I can ease your pain
Get you on your feet again
Relax
I’ll need some information first
Just the basic facts
Can you show me where it hurts?

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying
When I was a child I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons
Now I’ve got that feeling once again
I can’t explain you would not understand
This is not how I am
I have become comfortably numb

Okay
Just a little pinprick
There’ll be no more, ah
But you may feel a little sick
Can you stand up?
I do believe it’s working, good
That’ll keep you going through the show
Come on it’s time to go

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship, smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying
When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown
The dream is gone
I have become comfortably numb

Categories: Verse & Lyrics

Clear and Present Dangers……Beatrix Potter

July 28, 2020 Leave a comment

“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.”

― Beatrix Potter

Maureen McGovern Little Jazz Bird

July 27, 2020 Leave a comment

Into a cabaret
One fatal day
A little songbird flew
Found it so very gay
He thought he’d stay
Just to get a bird’s eye view

When he heard the jazz band playing
He was happy as a lark
To each measure he kept swaying
And he stayed ’til after dark

Then back to the land he knew
Thrilled through and through
He sailed on in the air
Called all the other birds
And in these words
Started gurgling then and there

I’m a little jazz bird
And I’m telling you to be one too
For a little jazz bird
Is in heaven when it’s singin’ blue

I say it with regret
But you’re out of date
You ain’t heard nothing yet
‘Til you syncopate

When the going is rough
You will find your troubles all have flown
If you warble your stuff
Like the moanin’ of a saxophone

Just try my recipe
And I’m sure you’ll agree
That a little jazz bird
Is the only kind of bird to be

I say it with regret
But you’re out of date
You ain’t heard nothing yet
‘Til you syncopate

When the going is rough
You will find your troubles all have flown
If you warble your stuff
Like the moanin’ of a saxophone

Just try my recipe
And I’m sure you’ll agree
That a little jazz bird
Is the only kind of bird to be

Categories: Verse & Lyrics

Clear and Present Dangers……Jack Higgins

July 27, 2020 Leave a comment

“Anyone who expects fairness in this life is seriously misinformed.”

― Jack Higgins

An Appeal to Heaven Flag

July 25, 2020 Leave a comment

July 21, 1969 — Naval Aviator Neil Armstrong is the first man to set foot on the lumar surface.

Categories: Shaving the Yak

THE RASCALS(LIVE VIDEO)- “PEOPLE GOT TO BE FREE”

July 23, 2020 Leave a comment

All the world over, so easy to see
People everywhere just wanna be free
Listen, please listen, that’s the way it should be
There’s peace in the valley, people got to be free

You should see
What a lovely, lovely world this’d be
Everyone learned to live together, ah hah
Seems to me
Such an itty bitty thing should be
Why can’t you and me learn to love one another?

All the world over, so easy to see
People everywhere just wanna be free (wanna be free)
I can’t understand it, so simple to me
People everywhere just got to be free

If there’s a man
Who is down and needs a helpin’ hand
All it takes is you to understand and
To pull him through, ah hah
Seems to me
We got to solve it individually, ah ah
And I’ll do unto you what you do to me
Said, no

Hear the shoutin’ from the mountains on out to the sea
No two ways about it, people have to be free (they gotta be free)
Ask me my opinion, my opinion will be
Natural situation for a man to be free

Get right on board now, huh, huh

Yeah oh, what a feelin’s just come over me
Love can move a mountain, make a blind man see
Everybody sing it now come on let’s go see
Peace in the valley now, we all can be free

See that train over there?
Now that’s the train of freedom
It’s about to ‘rrive any minute, now
You know it’s been’a long, long overdue
Look out ’cause it’s a’comin’ right on through
Ha, ha, yeah, ha, ha, yeah

Categories: Verse & Lyrics

Clear and Present Dangers……Raymond Chandler

July 23, 2020 Leave a comment

“Throw up into your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon.”

― Raymond Chandler

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