Songs Looking For Music

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Song Lyrics  |  House: Booksie Classic

A series of song lyrics and some poems reflective of the current time, mood, state of affairs, concern over details passing us by without due documentation.

"Most wretched men Are cradled into poetry by wrong: They learn in suffering what they teach in song."

Shelley. "Julian and Maddalo." Copied from "The War Years Diaries & Letters 1939-1945, Vol. II of Diaries and Letters," Harold Nicolson (Ed. Nigel Nicolson, Atheneum NY 1967, p.186)

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Mid-Atlantic Dry Land

Submitted: August 23, 2016

Language. English and American. Metamorphosis. Depletion of resources. Humanity changes. Music. Expression of culture. What will come next?
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Kuala Lumpur

Submitted: August 23, 2016

Kuala Lumpur Verse I like the cold air blowing on my ankles, The squirrels sleeping in my hat.  I’ve a notion, If ... Read Chapter

Profaned Generation

Submitted: August 23, 2016

Profaned Generation Named Generation X, until we’d learn what they’d represent. Viewing through a window profaned. W... Read Chapter

Acts of Faith

Submitted: August 23, 2016

Acts of Faith   You need a doctor, Medicine, some thing You shouldn’t be alone What can we bring?   ... Read Chapter

Packin' Iron

Submitted: August 23, 2016

Packin’ Iron There’s a myth out of the American West. Do you remember the American West?  We hardly do - No, that’... Read Chapter

Prisoner, I Want To Go Home

Submitted: August 23, 2016

Prisoner, I Want To Go Home (Dedicated to William Saroyan who, in the end, went home to Fresno.)   Intention:  The ... Read Chapter

Sparkle On The Trinity

Submitted: August 23, 2016

Sparkle On The Trinity   Little girl, Sparkle, laughs as she rides, In the river, stopped in the moonlight. We see h... Read Chapter

Sing Me The Truth

Submitted: August 23, 2016

There is western music, and there is western music. Read Chapter

Chameleon Elder

Submitted: August 23, 2016

This makes me smile. It’s applicable to many things. Read Chapter

Political 2016

Submitted: August 23, 2016

Political 2016   It’s a political conundrum, A puzzle from the past. I ponder on the wonder. I’m befuddled b... Read Chapter

I Pawned My Watch and Chain

Submitted: August 23, 2016

I Pawned My Watch and Chain   I learned to pawn and to redeem when I moved up to Eugene. Pinchin’ pennies, is not the ... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 23, 2016

Irascible   Employment workshop presenters want our time To regurgitate the guesswork that came from their mind. Not... Read Chapter

My Usual Refrain

Submitted: August 23, 2016

My Usual Refrain   If you don’t want clichés, sing rock and roll. If you don’t want clichés, sing rap or metal. ... Read Chapter

Receptionist With A GED

Submitted: August 23, 2016

Receptionist with a GED   No matter the boss, No matter the need, The hiring profiler ­ Favors one seed ­ ... Read Chapter

Thieven' From Other Artists

Submitted: August 23, 2016

Inspired by Bob Dylan, especially his award-winning CD - "Love and Theft" Read Chapter

The Colors In The Pictures

Submitted: August 23, 2016

The Colors in the Pictures - western, to the refrain of “Rye Whiskey”   There’s a breeze from the northwest, pushi... Read Chapter

Legs In Concrete

Submitted: August 23, 2016

Legs in Concrete   Baby Boomers’ legacy ­ Grandchildren given no way up. Grandchildren bend and sway, Legs lo... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 24, 2016

Politics aside, the environment still takes a big hand at the table and will not be denied. It has been given to California to be highly responsible at the table. Read Chapter

Truth In Plain Sight

Submitted: August 24, 2016

Trying to keep up with the latest unreported facts.... Read Chapter

Quien Es?

Submitted: September 01, 2016

Quien Es? In English ­ Verse: Bienvenidos (“Welcome”)…Bienvenidos…Bienvenidos This is a song about a young man; long... Read Chapter

Take That Back To The '70s

Submitted: April 01, 2018

Also posted at "Aiming For The 21st Century." The political scene is looking like the mid 1970s.
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Submitted: August 01, 2018

A simple song for young and old to celebrate the Estuary of the Sacramento Delta. Revised and copyrighted 1 August 2018.
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