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Big Trees

I wrote this one about 10 years ago when I was caretaking a place for six years in a geodesic dome on 40 acres on the side of Mt. Shasta with the closest neighbor the Ski Park two miles away and the closest town six and while I was hiking, mt. biking, or, for six months of the year, snowshoeing to to town I would see a lot of log-truck drivers and I put myself in their shoes for this one.

Well I'm ridin' in my big rig
Haulin' logs for Champion
I got two more runs, to do today
Before I cash it in
And yes I love the forest
And I wouldn't hurt a bunny
But when it comes to me or trees
I'll damn sure take the money

Big trees, keep on fallin'
Load em' up, and let me go
So I can do my haulin'
And when it comes to quittin' time
And the beer-man starts a-callin'
I'll park my rig, shoot a rack
And order up a tall one

These hippies and those Greenpeace freaks
Get on my bloody nerves
Just sittin' on their haunches
Screamin', we must save the earth!
Well if they had their way they'd soon be screamin'
They were wrong
It's no fun using corncobs
When you're sittin' on the john

And I believe in workin' hard for my pay
I got a wife to feed, and kids to educate
Don't take away my job, and put me on the dole
I need to be a workin' man, it keeps me in control

I'm rollin' down Route 89
It's another sunny day
Two cuties in their sports-car
Just gave me a wave
Soon I'm off the pavement
Winding up a dusty road
I pull into the landing and I
Grab another load

Big trees, keep on fallin'
Load em' up, and let me go
So I can do my haulin'
When it comes to quittin' time
And the beer-man starts a callin'
I'll park my rig, shoot a rack
And order up a tall one

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Hey, what's been goin' on

Hey, what's been goin' on?
Hey, what's been goin' on?
Hey, what's been goin' on,
Since I been gone?

C'mon now, let me see you smile
C'mon now, let me see you smile
C'mon now let me see you smile
The smile I see inside you
The smile I see inside you

Hey now, there's nothing wrong
Hey now, there's nothing wrong
Hey now, there's nothing wrong
That we can't fix it, in this song
No, there is nothing wrong
That we can't fix it, in this song

Hey now, let's ride that train
Hey now let's ride that train
Hey now, let's ride that train
Cause I think it's gonna rain

Hey runaway, I love you
Hey runaway, I love you
Don't you runaway, I love you
But you always do
But you always do

Hey, what's been goin' on?
Hey, what's been goin' on?
Hey, what's been goin' on
Since I been gone?

Haven't sung this in over 5 years, but I still love it as a poem. enjoy, andy

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grdaed73....

I love pudding :)
Nice poem

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pudding time

a happy place
that claims no space
j-peg in the mind
colors brite and clean
contours forming atmosphere
minds interact
interject
inspire
some just interfere
everything is right
though a left is never wrong
furthur is a head
peace abounds and love overflowing
understanding everknowing
all are one
in the mix
it's pudding time

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Really enjoy the gifts shared here

That's what poetry, lyrics, music is, after all. A gift from one heart/soul to another. Thanks to all who share their gifts.

Here's another one. Still rough, but it's getting there.

Can't help but think about
All that might have been
If I'd been a better man
If I'd been a better friend.

Would we have let the lovelight die?
Would we have let the heartache in?
If I'd been a better man
If I'd been a better friend

Well, I should have been a better man
I should have been a better friend
And I never should have let you go
The way I did in the end

It's too late now for turning back
Time has passed to try again
Wish I'd been a better man
Wish I'd been a better friend

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Let it Shine

The notes would fly from his fingers

The drums beat loud and wild

The memory still lingers

Like the smile of a child

Take me back to Terrapin

Lets go to Shakedown Street

I find myself rememberin'

The times that were so sweet

Let it shine on me forever

I will never forget

Just like a wild rushing river

Haven't reached the sea yet...

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Pudding time???

Is that some inside joke/reference, '73 or something just fly right over my head??
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Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Samuel Clemens

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nice peakin

sounds like pudding time : )

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Here's a thought

II: I see you walk walk walkin' in the sunshine
I see you dance dance dancin' in the daytime :||

II: I see you everywhere, everywhere there is a there,
you're unaware I'm even there, but still.. :||

I see you walk walk walkin' out on the street
You're always smiling at everyone you meet

II: I see you walk walk walkin'
I see you smilin, I see you smilin' :II

II: I see you walk walk walkin' in the sunshine
I see you dance dance dancin' in the daytime :||

-andy

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very nice

really like that one.

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