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Old 06-09-2002, 05:40 PM   #1
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Rainy days and eulogy's

I have written many things.
I usually write when I'm sad or depressed...I find it very healing or something. And I usually write about heart-break.
Anwhoo this one is a little more optimistic...

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On a cold and winters day
When the wind cuts you through
When the world around seems cold and cruel
the blowing snow makes a mockery out of you

On a drear and dismal night
When the rain beats you down
When the world around seems drowned in grief
The tears kiss your frown

Turn your eyes to the sky above
Painted white and blue
Above a frozen landscape of streams and hill
Arranged perfectly for you

Turn your eyes to the laughing child
reflections in the street
The rain it gathers in holes and cuts
Where the moon and city meet

Down hold back your sorrow
Your so beautiful when you cry
Tears on your face,
brings tears to my eyes

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make what you will out of this!

Crush this swollen man who sings too much
Gag this worried man who cries too much
Kill this silent man,
bury him where you stand

Then I'll dress in green
and dance upon their graves
Skip the pleasantries
There'll be no eulogy today

Curse this quite man, oppresses with a smile
Beat this plastic man,
beat him right to the ground

ummm...I forget the other lines
I wrote it for guitar so the middle stanza is the chorus.
It wrote it for open Am tuning as well...which is weird!

oh well.
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Old 06-09-2002, 06:26 PM   #2
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Wow, Basstrap. These are so awesome! I love it when I can break through my usual meloncholy state and write something optimistic. The words are really powerful and insipring, like:

On a drear and dismal night
When the rain beats you down
When the world around seems drowned in grief
The tears kiss your frown

Turn your eyes to the laughing child
reflections in the street
The rain it gathers in holes and cuts
Where the moon and city meet

Down hold back your sorrow
Your so beautiful when you cry
Tears on your face,
brings tears to my eyes

:The 2nd one was strange but compelling...

Then I'll dress in green
and dance upon their graves
Skip the pleasantries
There'll be no eulogy today

This verse strikes me as somewhat amusing...
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Old 06-09-2002, 06:34 PM   #3
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Ok, I think I should briefly say what the 2nd one is hinting at; otherwise you'll all think I'm a killer!!

I'm simply describing parts of me that I wish I could kill.

-Egotistical nature (not big problem with me, thankfully)
-Over-emotional (thats me all over)
-intravert (has caused so many problems in my life)
-Passive-agressive (I may have a tendancy to be this way sometimes!)
-and fake,'plastic' personality. (sometimes I'm concerned I'm not myself)
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Old 06-10-2002, 02:02 PM   #4
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the first one reminds me of Bono's poetry on UF a lot. you really created an frozen sort of atmosphere which is always the feeling i get listening to that cd.

i want to hear the rest of the second one! those feelings i know only too well and you conveyed them beautifully
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Old 06-11-2002, 03:31 AM   #5
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Re: Rainy days and eulogy's

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[the blowing snow makes a mockery out of you

On a drear and dismal night
When the rain beats you down
When the world around seems drowned in grief
The tears kiss your frown

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So clever, I love personification. The first line Ive quoted about the snow is brilliant.
Tears Kiss your frown..
Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece basstrap.
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Old 06-11-2002, 11:23 AM   #6
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thanks sooo much everyone!
its great to be encouraged.

I wrote this a couple days ago.
It a little dark.
I wish I could let you hear the actual tunes because they sound better that way.
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It's dark where I live
but light where I stand
Death is the means but life is the end
And I will not forget where I was born
I will not forget that love was there

And with a brand you burned a mark in me
And with a brand you burned the future in me

The fog lays thick here
It stifles, it smothers, it kills
But I will not lay down and weep to death
I will not give up while I have strength

And with a match I lit a torch to see
I stepped into the forest that was withering
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And I will not forget where I was born
I will not forget that love was there

And with a brand you burned a mark in me
And with a brand you burned the future in me


there is such truth behind this, and yet it is such a struggle for so many to maintain that bond, or tragically, it is impossible; and then there are those that fail to see it at all and take it for granted with all the certainty of ignorance, and yet you seem to also be saying that some of us remember all too well and maybe just want to leave it behind

don't post so many poems in one thread! people will miss out thinking they've already read the first one (in this case the first two)
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Old 06-12-2002, 08:56 PM   #8
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What Wanderer said. Gorgeous words, basstrap. I liked them both a lot.
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