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A Song A Day - Every Breaking Wave

Every breaking wave on the shore
Tells the next one "there'll be one more"
And every gambler knows that to lose
Is what you're really there for

Summer I was fearless
Now I speak into an answer phone
Like every fallen leaf on the breeze
Winter wouldn't leave it alone, alone

If you go...
If you go your way and I go mine
Are we so...
Are we so helpless against the tide?
Baby, every dog on the street
Knows that we're in love with defeat
Are we ready to be swept off our feet
And stop chasing every breaking wave?

Every sailor knows that the sea
Is a friend made enemy
Every shipwrecked soul knows what it is
To live without intimacy

I thought I heard the captain's voice
But it's hard to listen while you preach
Like every broken wave on the shore
This is as far as I could reach

If you go...
If you go your way and I go mine
Are we so...
Are we so helpless against the tide?
Baby, every dog on the street
Knows that we're in love with defeat
Are we ready to be swept off our feet
And stop ch…

A Song A Day - Conversation 16

I think the kids are in trouble
Do not know what all the troubles are for
Give them ice for their fevers
You're the only thing I ever want anymore
We live on coffee and flowers
Try not to wonder what the weather will be
I figured out what we're missing
I tell you miserable things after you are asleep

Now we'll leave the silver city 'cause all the silver girls
Gave us black dreams
Leave the silver city 'cause all the silver girls
Everything means everything

It's a Hollywood summer
You'll never believe the shitty thoughts I think
Meet our friends out for dinner
When I said what I said I didn't mean anything
We belong in a movie
Try to hold it together 'til our friends are gone
We should swim in a fountain
Do not want to disappoint anyone

Now we'll leave the silver city 'cause all the silver girls
Gave us black dreams
Leave the silver city to all the silver girls
Everything means everything

I was afraid I'd eat your brains
I was afraid I'd eat your brains
'C…

A Song A Day - The Forrester

I am a forester of this land
As ye may plainly see,
It's the mantle of your maidenhead
That I would have from thee.
with me roo-run-rority ri-run-rority ri-no-ority-an.

He's taken her by the milk-white hand,
And by the leylan sleeve,
He's lain her down upon her back
And asked no man's leave.
with me roo-run-rority ri-run-rority ri-no-ority-an.

Now since you've lain me down young man
You must take me up again,
And since you've had your will on me,
Come tell to me your name.
with me roo-run-rority ri-run-rority ri-no-ority-an.

Some call me Jim, some call me John,
Begad it's all the same,
But when I'm in the king's hight court
Erwilian is my name.
with me roo-run-rority ri-run-rority ri-no-ority-an.

She being a good scholar
She's spelt it over again,
Erwilian, that's a Latin word,
But Willy is your name.
with me roo-run-rority ri-run-rority ri-no-ority-an.

Now when he heard his name pronounced,
He mounted his high horse,
She's belted up her…

A Song A Day - Still

I am the harm which you inflict.
I am your brilliance and frustration.
I'm the nuclear bombs if they're to hit.
I am your immaturity and your indignance.
I am your misfits and your praised.
I am your doubt and your conviction.
I am your charity and your rape.
I am your grasping and expectation.

I see you averting your glances.
I see you cheering on the war.
I see you ignoring your children,
And I love you still.
And I love you still.

I am your joy and your regret.
I am your fury and your elation.
I am your yearning and your sweat.
I am your faithless and your religion.

I see you altering history.
I see you abusing the land.
I see you, your selective amnesia,
And I love you still.
And I love you still.

Haaaaaaaaahh
I see you averting your glances.
I see you cheering on the war.
I see you ignoring your children,
And I love you still.
And I love you still.
I see you altering history.
I see you abusing the land.
I see you, your selective amnesia,
I love you still.
And I love you still.

I am your tragedy and your …

A Song A Day - Raised by Wolves

Face down on a broken street
There’s a man in the corner in a pool of misery
I’m in a white van as a red sea covers the ground
Metal crash I can’t tell what it is
But I take a look and now I’m sorry I did.
5:30 on a Friday night 33 good people cut down

I don’t believe anymore
I don’t believe anymore

Face down on a pillow of shame
There are some girls with a needle trying to spell my name
My body’s not a canvas
My body’s now a toilet wall

I don’t believe anymore
I don’t believe anymore

Raised by wolves
Stronger than fear
Raised by wolves
We were raised by wolves
Raised by wolves
Stronger than fear
If I open my eyes,
You disappear

I don’t believe anymore
I don’t believe anymore

Boy sees his father crushed under the weight
Of a cross in a passion where the passion is hate.
Blue mink Ford, I’m gonna detonate and you’re dead
Blood in the house,
Blood on the street
The worst things in the world are justified by belief
Registration 1385-WZ

I don’t believe anymore
I don’t believe anymore

Raised by wolves
Stronger than fear
Rai…

A Song A Day - Darling, I Do

Golden leaves looked brown to me,
The world had less color without you
Shapes in the sky, looked plain to my eye,
The world had less color without you

I know pleny' of people with eyes closed
They don't see you like I do
Darling I do

Notes on the keys, meant nothing to me
The world didn't sing without you
Birds in the trees fell silent for me
The world didn't sing without you
Without you

I know pleny' of people with eyes closed
They don't see you like I do
Darling I do, darling I do see you

I know pleny' of people with eyes closed
They don't see you like I
I know pleny' of people with eyes closed
They don't see you like I know

Pleny' of people with eyes closed
They don't see you like I do
Darling I do, darling I do, darling I do,I do,
Darling I do, darling I do, see you
Dedicated to Luis, my love
Song by Landon Pigg

Lessons Come Wrapped in Ridiculous Packages or Learning About Jealousy

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This was a very long time ago, as I'm 46 now.
Anyone who knows me well now would laugh at the idea that I might be jealous - a totally ridiculous thought. But anyone who knew me when I was a kid, or a very young adult - up to age 18 - would possibly (well, very likely) recall this. I certainly do, but it was a life-lesson that steered me in the right direction. This doesn't mean that there wasn't any work that I'd to do; it took me more than one year to train myself to not fall into this kind of trap. It was the best time I ever spent working on an issue that destroys so many people. The other factor was someone I met not long after I treated myself for this issue. He made me see this from the other side, convincing me that this was the truly worst kind of problem to have.
I also had a huge inferiority complex that very nearly wrecked my life and the jealousy fit in quite nicely with it. I shall at some point or another need to tackle this as well in my blog, to truly …

A Song A Day - Wonderful Night

Yeh, yeh yeh yeh yeh Uhm hmm hm hm
It's a wonderful night You've gotta take it from me It's a wonderful night
Come on and break it on down
It's a wonderful night You've gotta shake it for me It's a wonderful night
Come on and break it on down
It's a wonderful night Everybody can see It's a wonderful night
Come on and break it on down
It's a wonderful night Go ahead and release It's a wonderful night
Come on and break it on down
You know the music search engine need a tuneup Soon as they out the gate they all a wanna hear da corner, uh-huh Well that was cool but now but then I heard a rumor, uh-huh Your crew was ridin' for the White Cliffs of Dover
Uh let me tell ya how we do it in California We'll have you on the run just like a puma If it don't move us Ain't paid ya dues and it ain't gonna get our roosers We gonna lose ya to the consumer solution c'mon
It's a wonderful night You've gotta take it from me It's a…

A Song A Day - Alone

I was there when you needed me most
I was there when you wanted me least
I was your father, your son and your holy ghost and priest Through your failings and success
Through your losses and gains
I didn’t see much happiness or pain I couldn’t save your soul
I couldn’t even take you home
I couldn’t feel at home
Alone I saw you at your best
I knew you at your worst
I couldn’t tell if you were blessed or cursed
There’s a thin grey line between the black and the white
It’s evidently hard to find the night I couldn’t save your soul
I couldn’t even take you home
I couldn’t play that role
Alone Now it’s too…
Too late for words that should’ve have been said
Long ago I was there when you needed me most
I was there when you wanted me least
I was your father, your son and your holy ghost and priest I couldn’t save your soul
I couldn’t even take you home
I couldn’t fill that hole
Alone Dedicated to Luis, for filling that hole, that space. I love you more than you know. Lyrics by Depeche Mode

A Song A Day - Keep the Streets Empty for Me

Memory comes when memory's old 
I am never the first to know 
Following the stream up North 
Where do people like us float 

There is room in my lap 
For bruises, asses, handclaps 
I will never disappear 
For forever, I'll be here 

Whispering 
Morning, keep the streets empty for me
Morning, keep the streets empty for me  

I'm laying down, eating snow 
My fur is hot, my tongue is cold 
On a bed of spider web 
I think of how to change myself 

A lot of hope in a one man tent 
There's no room for innocence 
Take me home before the storm 
Velvet mites will keep us warm 

Whispering 
Morning, keep the streets empty for me
Morning, keep the streets empty for me

Morning, keep the streets empty for me
Morning, keep the streets empty for me

Uncover our heads and reveal our souls 
We were hungry before we were born

Song by Fever Ray

Living In NOAA's Prediction of an Active 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season

When went to NOAA's Web site just now, there it was: the article I'd been waiting for. That article pronouncing NOAA's thoughts on the upcoming 2013 Hurricane Season. It was there as the first item up out of several choices, unsurprisingly - a lot of us are deeply affected by this. I was thinking about it not long before, as it is windy today, quite a bit so. And it is late May - hurricane season begins 1 June.
So here is the article:
"In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active season this year.
For the six-month hurricane season, which begins June 1, NOAA’s Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook says there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 7 to 11 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher).

These ranges are well above the seasonal ave…