Lane violation

Lane violation

So, you think you are
Queen of the Road, and
can go wherever you want.
You never can go slow.

But if you stay on your side
of that yellow line,
I’ll stay on mine.
You can go your way,
and, Babe, I’ll be fine.
We don’t need any lane violations
on the Highway of Love.

When we cross the mark,
one of us always gets hurt.
Bodies connect and collide,
and we end up in the dirt.

But if you stay on your side
of that yellow line,
I’ll stay on mine.
You can go your way,
and, Babe, I’ll be fine.
We don’t need any lane violations
on the Highway of Love.

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I’m Going Back

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A poem by Brother Kyle Morgan Stewart

I’m Going Back

I hear the morning train,
The only one on the track,
This will be my last ride
because I’m going back.

Back home where I belong,
back where I am free,
back where I can sing my songs.

I hear the whistle blowing,
and I hold on to my cowboy hat.
I need to look my best
because I’m going back,

Back home with all my friends.
back where I know I’m me,
back where I’ll be loved till the end.

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The Long Way Back Home

The Long Way Back Home

His face was on posters all over the land.
With $2500 on his head, dead or alive,
Leonard” Yancey” Dare was a wanted man.
He once had a good woman who made
A good wife, and also had a son, but
Hadn’t seen both because of his guns.
He killed someone, broke the law
And more, and was living on the run.
Both Yancey and I were together in a
Bloody fight some call a Civil War,
Where there was a lot of killing, and
I don’t remember what we fought for.
Yancey was a person I called a friend,
But now I trailed him to the end.
There was a chance one of his bullets
Could have struck me dead, but the
Old tarnished star on my vest and
My guns were good enough to
Shoot the outlaw in the head.
I took him to where he called home,
And his son, upset, was not alone.
His son has since been all grown up,
Enough to start his own family.
He wondered why Yancey had to
Die so senselessly and violently.
I had to bring him to justice,
As it was my lawfully sworn duty.
I really didn’t want to kill him,
But his guns were pointing at me.
I wanted to bring him home,
The long way back for a final rest.
Yancey was a friend of mine, and
I thought this way was the best.
I tried to make his son, the only
Way I could, to understand that
Yancey was more than an outlaw.
He was a father, friend, and a man.
I was only doing the best I could.
I looked at his son, sitting in
The corner, with a tear in his eye.
I put Yancey’s guns on the table,
And walked away with a “Good-Bye.”

 

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I’m in love with you (but I don’t know why)

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A poem by Brother Adrian Parker

I’m in love with you (but I don’t know why)

I’m in love…
I’m in love…
I’m in love with you, girl,
and I really don’t know why.
I can’t live…
I can’t live…
I can’t live without your touch,
My heart will break with a lie.
But I need…
But I need…
But I need you so much, girl.
Without you, I’d probably die.

They say trouble follows you around.
They say you’re the baddest apple in town.
But I accidentally fell in love with you.
Now my friends are saying I’m a fool.

I’m in love…
I’m in love…
I’m in love with you, girl,
and I really don’t know why.
I can’t live…
I can’t live…
I can’t live without your touch,
My heart will break with a lie.
But I need…
But I need…
But I need you so much, girl,
Without you, I’d probably die.

They say problems appear wherever you go.
They say you’re someone I shouldn’t know.
But I accidentally fell in love with you.
My emotions I have make me feel brand new.

I’m in love…
I’m in love…
I’m in love with you, girl,
and I really don’t know why.
I can’t live…
I can’t live…
I can’t live without your touch,
My heart will break with a lie.
But I need…
But I need…
But I need you so much, girl
Without you, I’d probably die.

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I Want You Back (a 60’s song)

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A poem by Brother Paul Abernathy

I Want You Back (a 60’s song)

Musical intro-variation of melody chords

Lead singer(LS) I won’t let go
Background Singer(BS) Oh no
LS: Even if you tell me so
BS: Won’t go
LS: because baby I know
BS: I know
LS:There will come a day
BS: One day
LS:When you will say
BS: you’ll say
LS: “Darling, I want you back!”
BS: I want you back

Chorus:
BS: Ba-bum, Ba-bum, Ba-bum
LS: I want you back.
BS: Today,today, today
LS: I want you to stay.
BS: Ring-a-ring-a-ring
LS: We will hear the bells
BS: I do, I do, I do
LS: on our wedding day.

LS: Until that time
BS:Tick-a-tock, tick-a-tock
LS:I’ll wait in line
BS: Wait in line
LS: For you to find
BS: you can find
LS: The words you will say
BS: You’ll say
LS: on the special day
BS: Special day
LS:”Honey, I want you back!”
BS: I want you back

Repeat chorus

LS: I won’t let go
BS: Oh no
LS: Even if you tell me so
BS: Won’t go
LS: because baby I know
BS: I know
LS:There will come a day
BS: One day
LS:When you will say
BS: you’ll say
LS: “Darling, I want you back!”
BS: I want you back

Instrumental bridge with guitar, piano, and trumpet or harmonica
sharing the melody. Bridge chords come back to chorus.

Chorus:
BS: Ba-bum, Ba-bum, Ba-bum
LS: I want you back.
BS: Today,today, today
LS: I want you to stay.
BS: Ring-a-ring-a-ring
LS: We will hear the bells
BS: I do, I do, I do
LS: on our wedding day.

repeat chorus until fade away

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The Chugalug

Editor’s Note: The location of this place is in my imagination, but it could have been inspired by a business in the basement of a cluster of stores frequented by students adjacent to the Ball State University campus in Muncie, Indiana called “The Village.”

The Chugalug

Come on down to The Chugalug,
and get a cold mug of beer.
Come on down to The Chugalug,
where your friends are near.
The Chugalug, The Chugalug,
It’s easy to find the time to
come on down to The Chugalug,

We welcome all who come past
our doors, both  the regulars and
those who are passing through.
We take pride in our service, food
And our selection of fresh beers.
We do it night after night for you.
This is a bar and grill where you can
Really have a lot of fun with all
The people you meet.
We have room for all who want to
come in, so come on down and
take your seat.

Come on down to The Chugalug,
and get a cold mug of beer.
Come on down to The Chugalug,
where your friends are near.
The Chugalug, The Chugalug,
It’s easy to find the time to
come on down to The Chugalug,

We have a full juke box, and a
Place where you can dance.
A local band rocks the house
Friday and Saturday night, a
Chance to find romance.
We have pizzas, cheeseburgers
and our famous fried chicken
served  all night long.
Our food has a way of making
everyone become friends
And  somehow get along.

Come on down to The Chugalug,
and get a cold mug of beer.
Come on down to The Chugalug,
where your friends are near.
The Chugalug, The Chugalug,
It’s easy to find the time to
come on down to The Chugalug,

 

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I Saw an Angel

I Saw an Angel

I heard an angel playing a simple song.
Her body was surrounded by a yellow glow.
Her face was somehow very familiar.
Her gown moved as the wind flirted a blow.
As I breathed, I valued every breath .
Maybe it wasn’t the time for me to go.
All she said was “I will be back.”

I saw an angel playing a simple song.
Even in the day she had a yellow glow.
Maybe she was from life or from death.
There wasn’t any way for me to know.
But I reacted quickly to save your life.
Maybe it wasn’t the time for you to go.
All she said was “I will be back.”

I saw an angel playing a simple song.
Even in the night she had a yellow glow.
That evening it was clear who was a star.
With your moves, it was all your show.
I stopped you from doing the last joke.
Maybe it wasn’t the time for you to go.
All she said was “I will be back.”

I heard an angel playing a simple song.
Her body was surrounded by a yellow glow.
She walked normally upon the water.
Stream wandered carelessly as it flowed.
Like Time, she could change it’s course.
Maybe it wasn’t the time for it to go.
All she said was “I will be back.”

I saw an angel playing a simple song.
Even in the day she had a yellow glow.
The sun continued to shine as usual,
allowing all plant and animal life to grow.
Perhaps she could make it all disappear.
Maybe it wasn’t time for the world to go.
All she said was, “I will be back.”

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For Sale

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A poem by Brother Bill Kelso

For Sale

Years pass before a spring becomes a tree.
The sprawling roots tap into the ground deep.
By then the ivy clings to the bricks.
The growth covered the wall and red turns green.
Echoes of children’s cries and laughter fill
the now empty rooms and hallways of the house.
The kitchen cabinets are desolate and deserted
A corner hole in the floorboard evidences a mouse,
but even that rodents is gone, and the family, too.
The wind blows between the cracks in the glass,
but not many of the windows need to be repaired.
The real estate agent says this house has real class.
Should I resurrect the dead and enter the tomb?
Can I somehow make this place come alive?
I get a feeling that no matter how many families
stay here, the house, itself, seems to survive.

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I’m Back

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A poem by Brother Karl Dobson

I’m Back

I’m back, again,
for the last time.
I want to be in your arms,
and be taken by your charms.

I’m back, again,
I’ve seen the light.
I’m not the guy that I used to be.
I’ve changed; I’m a brand-new me.

I’m back, again,
problems are in the past.
I’ve promised to make a new start.
You’re the owner of this lonely heart.

I’m back, again,
just like I was before.
I want my feelings for you to show.
This is my way of letting you know

I’m back.

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Phreee

Phreee

All I need is either on my back or in this old army duffel bag.
I go where I want to go any time. I’m phreee.
Sometimes the food I get and where I sleep depends on other people’s charity.
If the weather decides to rain, sometimes I feel the drops on me.
When It starts to snow, there are places I go I know I can stay warm.
I have old boots for shoes, and my feet tell me how the day will end.
Peace is my friend, and being phreee is part of my soul.

 

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