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Hearsay

well, it's true... and not just 'hearsay';

no, death don't have no mercy...

not in this, or any other land...

I'll tell you this, and you may as well believe it;

llie just is what it…

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Petunia's Hard Time Blues # 1

he's a modern day yodeling hobo... ramblin' across this land...

singin' all them old railroad songs, a battered guitar in his hand...

standin' on a busy street corner... singin' for nickels and dimes

tryin' to brighten up…

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Streetside Serenade

well, I'm standin' here a-singin' for your nickels and your dimes

if you can't spare some silver, won't you stop and spend some time?

bein' broke, ain't no joke; but it sure as hell ain't no crime...

hard times will…

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Wild Gypsy Eyes

darlin', when you do the dance... my poor heart

takes wing upon the wind...

I suspect romance... takes a fresh start;

time and time again...

and I know I'm not saying nothing new to you...

but I'm inclined to tell…

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...'unpublished/unheard...

... " there ain't much call for unpublished poets...

       or unheard  singers of songs..."... 

   ... well... this couplet comes to me from the far flung days of my early 'hotel' existence... I signed on to the Trans Canada Pipeline the…

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The Heart of the Matter

hotel walls so thin... like the set from a theatre stage...

conversation so stilted and stiff...

through the drapes... a piece of a small town sky

I'm tongue-tied and tempted to quit

what remains to be said... is just the…

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Lone Gunman

anywhere in america... hair trigger tempers flare...

anywhere in America... you can get caught in the cross-fire stare...

how in heaven do you stand a hope in hell...

f breaking this godless law-abiding spell?

it can turn on a dime...…

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Assassin's Hotel

'...(friends...let me tell you about a dream I had...)...

I dreamt Mark David Chapman met that coward Robert Ford

they became fast friends on Mark's very first day in hell...

Chapman talking trash, and expecting to be taken at his…

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Eye of the Beholder

if beauty is in the eye of the beholder

I'm beholden to her... for giving back my sight

no matter how many times I might have told her

what she means to me; I never quite get it right...

it…

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Tell Me That You Love Me

tell me that you love me... tell me that you care...

tell me that you love me... I need to hear it again and again...

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darlin' I know that we can't always live in...

the heat of the moment,…

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Think it Over

you're asking me to 'think it over'... seems that's all we ever do

I don't want another lover; ...if I can work this out with you

times it's hard to believe; the things we put each other through

still, I…

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Love Ain't Blind

if you could tell me, what's on your mind, darlin'

maybe I could be of some assistance...

they'll all try to sell you that old line about 

'love being blind', baby... we could prove that all nonsense...

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I believe…