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sing me back home

Finish up the month with
'Sing Me Back Home', by
Merle Haggard. Posted by
'mysteriongalaxy' on youtube.
Thanks dead.net, for
DeadCoversProject.
Whoever thought of it,
give them more money
and a bigger office.
Please. Thankyou.

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mr natch

You good over there, dude?
Yeah, I'm good, good as I can get
As long as I don't have to
Come down yet. Or head back
To town too soon, or join in with
Whatever it is that the rest of you do.
Yeah, I'm good, good as it gets
Having to watch all of you
Building this mess that smells
Really bad and sounds even worse.
And you all look so unhappy
Riding around in and talking on your
Cells. Is it worth it to you
For you to do what you did?
A simple life of being nice
Requires none of this. Yeah,
I'm good, so good, good as I can get.
Long as I don't have to come down yet
Or head to town too soon
Or join in with building
All of this mess.

The Nakano Pancake (not verified)
retired soul swings shelly manne

all

roads

lead

to

Tomoe.

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Working Class Speedball

More verse from my play Waiting for the Show; this one's a parody of John Lennon's "Working-Class Hero":

In a world strung out on terror and greed
Jonesing for success in excess all succeed
Fix me up with coffee, tobacco and weed
A working class speedball is all that I need
A working class speedball is all that I need

The world only imagines things to be bought
By souls sold into slavery for a recycled plot
I free myself buying coffee, tobacco and pot
A working class speedball is all that I need
A working class speedball is all that I need

All you need is love but they want to see the cash
But why bust your nut shagging after flashy trash
When you can drink coffee, smoke tobacco and some hash
A working class speedball is all that you need
A working class speedball is all that you need

If the world is a hemorrhoid, a pain in the ass
Then, like other things, its days too must pass
Until then, I'll take coffee, tobacco and grass
A working class speedball is all that I need
A working class speedball is all that I need

Falling out of bed and into the abyss
I heard this whispered by a whiskered walrus:
Drink coffee, smoke tobacco and canna-bissss
A working class speedball is all that you need
A working class speedball is all that you need

If you want to be a hero, then don't follow me
If you want to be a hero, well don't follow me

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Live and Learn

Inflect those verbs
in the past tense
when I'm gone,
maybe carve them into stone,
but not too soon;

I still have so much work to do.

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Thanks, free idea

I should mention that "Be Still In Motion" is ©2011, as part of my Master's thesis, which is a play titled Waiting For The Show. If you, or anybody else, would like to set it to music, I'd be interested to hear how it turns out; I've always imagined a sonic setting along the lines of "Touch of Grey", but maybe others will envision it differently. Thanks again.

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wow, dude

Totally rockin' poem, Mike, yeah!!!

Just popping up to say I posted a few
more vids under the "DeadCoversProject",
check them out if you like, they are posted
by 'mysteriongalaxy'.

The 'Lazy River Road' I would like to dedicate
here to two of the nicest people on the
planet, Robert Hunter and xian, both who
reached out to help at the worst point in
my life, and looking back, if those are the
two hands that reach out when you fall,
that is an angels dream. This one is for
you two, wherever you be.

me

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Be Still In Motion

Walk along the evening tide
Hum a lonesome blue light tune
Got no rider by my side
Save this pale old crescent moon

Clocks have gotten out of hand
Pockets turned out hold no bread
Time to fly to never land
Watch a crown flip a pawn its head

There upon the rippling waves
Wrestling with follies of flight
All that's lost turns all that saves
Rise or fall it's black and white

A flash of green alit this way
Be still in motion she said
Wake to dream another day
Rest is best left to the dead

She said be still in motion
Hover like a hummingbird

I said be still in motion
Might as well since life's absurd

She said be still in motion
Take a chance it won't be long

I said be still in motion
Find the silence in the song

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kids can be mean

My name is Nardo, but
The other kids call me different names
I don't care what the other kids say
My name is Nardo, and I can
Keep my wheels on the track
And I can hug a curve, so I punch it
Skim the wheel and listen
To the crowd roar, They always say
"Burn, Nardo, burn, watch your speed
Around the next turn",
So what can I do,
But say a prayer, and burn
So fast around the track, Why do I
Keep coming back, Keep coming back
Why do I keep coming back around?
So I keep my wheels on the track
And I still know how to hug a curve

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Paranoia Will Destroyuh

I guess when an ethnicity
Counts six million dead
It's people will always
Be filled with dread
Fearing that the worst
Will always happen,
The damn will soon burst
They'll all be
Riding in the hearse.

Could it be
They count on thee
To come to their rescue
And keep themselves free?
Thee doesn't agree
Way up in that tree
Wake up
And learn to see!
Cries Thee

Reason with caution
Let others persuade
Do not carry on
With that shrill tirade
For don't you see?
Unintended consequences
Lead to countries
Building Fences
Beefing up their defenses.

Hit them in
In the pocketbook
And take away
Their rook
Then the whole world shall see
That your country
Did not
Act
Hysterically.

(Based on reports that Israel plans to attack underground nuclear sites
near Qom unilaterally in April, May or June of this year, based on it's intelligence
estimate of Iran's probable nuclear capabilities)

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