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Note to Self

it's all just a lot of blah blah blah,
on this side of the mountain;
if you're not walking on the water,
or raising up the dead;

then it's all just a lot of blah blah blah;
heard it all before, got to go now
got no time for silly nonsense,
that's a good theory, now prove it to me,
kind brotherman;

you got no bank account here
we've seen your type face before
gonna get the kind bro chilldown
the innie family freeze out
so cold that it burns;

but if you need to feel
like you belong,
you just walk along the edges
skirt along the fringes;
always outside living,
and sideways glancing,
seems ok for now;
it's so easy to forget

that it's all just a lot of blah blah blah
if you're not walking on the water
or raising up the dead;
it's all just a lot of blah blah blah;
the only family we belong to
is the family we are
all in.

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bail me out

10/1/08

Standing here by the ocean
Waves roll in an endless motion
Almost thought I had a notion
Like when dreams come true

Stopped to take a look around
Listening for the sound
Try to find some common ground
I'd give it all to you

But there I go again
Out searchin' for a friend
Waiting for you to plant a seed

I just had to let you know
I won't ever let you go
Love is all we'll ever need

Standing here by the ocean
Far away from the commotion
Looking at an empty cup
That only love can fill

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Sitting on the Rock

sitting on the rock, on a windless autumn day;
a bubble pops, there's a ripple on the pond, then
a stretch of silence no chipmunk could ignore;
there's no ripple on the pond no more;
the silence stretches out, not a leaf stirs;
the fire red maple in the ponds' reflection;
zigzaggy waterbug skates through the scene,
near a circling dragonfly making her rounds;
a bubble pops, maybe its a frog;
there's a ripple on the pond
on a windless autmun day
sitting on the rock.

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Turning the Wheel

Ok, we have arrived at the end of this particular song/poem cycle.

It has been posted here as a thankyou to one, Robert Hunter,
for jumping off a cafeteria table and bear-hugging me,
for no apparent reason. It was ten years ago now, I
was bunking in the local shelter, and trying to find
a better way. Thanks, Robert, you are a good man.
These are the kinds of things that keep us going
when we are down.

So, GOOD NIGHT, AUSTIN TEXAS, where ever you are,
- andy

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You can find me there

Walking down such a lonely road
Sometimes it seems that you haven't got a friend
Now you know that in the deepest hole
Of the darkest hell, you can find me there

And I'll still know that you love me
And sing silly songs to the wind

Get a foot up
And lose a leg
Time is on the side of death
It takes a miracle to live

So excuse me if I err
On the side of thinking you were there
I was only wondering,
Because I never knew

That walking down such a lonely road
Sometimes it seems that you haven't got a friend
Now you know that in the deepest hole
Of the darkest hell, you can find me there

Singing silly songs to the wind.

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From A to Z

Well, let's see, if he's got anything left
I just had to get that one offa my chest
Seemed like forever, but now that you're here
I want to dive into your ocean
And whisper in your ears
But if you're gonna have any more
Of those brilliant ideas
Like falling in love with me
And leaving me in tears
Please won't you please
Run them by me
I can't wait to see;
I can't wait to see
If he's got anything left
Just had to get that one
Offa my chest
Just like that, with no regrets
All I know about that, is for me,
She's the best, don't want no more
So what, what, what! are you waiting for
To dive into my ocean
And run acroos my shore
But if you're gonna have
Anu more of those brilliant ideas
Like falling in love with me
And leaving me in tears
Please won't you please
Run them by me
I can't wait to see
I can't wait to see.

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Cherry Blossoms

The cherry blossoms ...
Decorate the garden floor.
Though, the caretaker ...
Doesn't live here any more.

The song birds sing ...
Till the break of dawn.
Then go off and bring ...
What was once upon.

All come where there welcome.
Now they seldom ever come ...
They seldom ever come ...

Now in despair.
Feel it in the air.
Frozen in ice.
No sacrifice.

No one has spoken.
The peace is broken.

Buried beneath.
Underneath ...
The snow.
This you know.

The cherry blossoms ...
Decorate the garden floor.
Though, the caretaker ...
Doesn't live here any more.

Spring will arrive ...
And come alive.
Nothing changed ...
Is left un-arranged.

Now in despair ...
Feel it in the air.
Lilies below ...
Wait to grow.

No one has spoken.
The peace is broken.

All tears shed.
In fear, dead.

The cherry blossoms...
Decorate the garden floor.
Though, the caretaker ...
Doesn't live here any more.

No, not anymore!

Copyright 1995

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Set me free

Set me free Set me free
Why must it take so much time
Like an endless wave over the ocean
Set me free set me free
Like the wind through the trees,
Like a flower unfolding eternally;
Set me free set me free
It was all building to something
That's what you promised me
Set me free set me free
Why didn't you tell me it was something
That my eyes could never see;
Set me free set me free
Hah, you caught me looking, now
I see you looking back at me
Set me free set me free
Like the light from a diamond
That's just too bright to see
Set me free set me free
You told me that the world that we can see
Is but a symbol of the true reality
Set me free set me free
Get me out of this cage
Immediately
Set me free set me free
That's what a liitle birdie said to me
I said here's the key
Set me free set me free.

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Providence 84

You see, and look right on by,
Cause I'm not there to you;
You don't have to see me,
Cause I'm not in your world;

Lock your doors, Cross the street,
When you see me coming;
You better hit your feet,
When you see me running,

Cause you don't understand,
I'm just another man -- Unfamiliar;
Not following rules;
This is what they warned you about
When you went to school;

When you see me running,
When you see me running;

You see and look right on by,
Cause I'm not there to you;
You don't have to see me.
Cause I'm not in your world;

Lock your doors, Cross the street,
When you see me coming;
You better hit your feet
When you see me runnin',

Cause you don't understand,
I'm just another man;
When you see me runnin' ,
When you see me runnin'.

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Little by Slow

Little by Slow

In turn we fall, we fly, we fail. The sun burns wisdom on the dragons tail.
The street never sleeps, neither do i. Little by slow we live or we die.
Dragon bone dust...deaths warm smile. My days pass by like an endless mile.
Monteca, milagro, siempre, por que? The devil, a miracle, always, why? Little by slow we live or we die. The street never sleeps, neither do i.
In turn we fall, we fly, we try. Little by slow we live or we die.

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