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Bullets and Blues
November 8, 2014
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Joe was a carpet weaver

he made some fancy rugs

with needles full of colored thread

and others full of drugs

 

Becky lives in a parking lot

collecting all she finds

she is her own best company

because she's got many minds

 

Robert was a policeman

with a secret he can't tell

a nice man with a family

but his nerves were shot to hell

 

Becky found a metal pipe

presenting it to Joe

hang your rugs on this she said

and make them nice to show

 

but Joe was getting jumpy

waiting for his candy man

when Rob the cop came around the block

the pipe was in Joe's hand

 

Robert thought he saw a gun

and shot poor Joe down dead

Becky screamed and ran away

with voices in her head

 

now Joe is in the freezer

didn't even make the news

he never went looking for

bullets and blues

 

one of many untold stories

life is too easy to loose

anytime you go dancing with

bullets and blues

 

Becky rocks in her parking lot

with blood stains on her shoes

living out her nightmare

of bullets and blues

 

Robert handed in his badge

and lost himself in booze

wishing he'd never got mixed up

with bullets and blues

 

 

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November 8, 2014
12:56 pm
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Love the "bullets and blues" idea. Creative as always and fun to see an older piece of yours.

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November 8, 2014
11:14 pm
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enjoyed, especially the 2nd verse.

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November 14, 2014
1:37 am
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 @tlhopkinson   this is one of my performance pieces

 I never been to a slam before but sometimes people would

ask me for a poem at a gathering it would depend on the audience

my brothers inlaw have a few of them and this one recorded either demo

or on disc

 

one went top 100 on Sound click had my Darlin's brother sing a song I wrote at our 22 anniversary party

this brother has a sound and a heart of gold.

he is a professional crab fisherman and donates most

of his off time to his small town parish.

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