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#223192 - 05/08/08 04:49 AM Poem 13
dark empathy Offline
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Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 1897
Loc: durham, north england
the road winding on through the burning desert sands,
the way is paved with daggers of onyx,
the edges of rock cut me sharp as steel knives,
But bleeding cannot stop me moving onwards.

Pull off your overcoat and roll up your sleeves,
onwards, it's a hard road to travel I believe.

the road paved with salt and white gleaming grit,
Passes through a land forever nameless,
The salt stings like fire and the sun is burning white,
but pain will never stop me crawling onwards.

Pull off your overcoat and roll up your sleeves,
Onwards, it's a hard road to travel I believe.

The desert way grows green with trees beside a lake,
Spring blossom sweet reflects in waters polished,
But as I go to pluck it it turns into a snake,
But poison will not stop me moving onwards.

Pull off your overcoat and roll up your sleeves,
Onwards, it's a hard road to travel I believe.

Yet stil I can see stars waiting in the night,
A million bright diamonds clear,
On free silver wings I'll one day take to flight,
As soon as I have traveled there.

The road paved with fire runs through storms of bleeding rain,
And by it's banks wait creatures that are soulless,
I'll swim through the heat until my body's burned away,
but until then I'll keep on moving onwards.

Pull off your overcoat and roll up your sleeves,
Onwards, it's a hard road to travel I believe.

And what if the road should run through twisted dreams,,
where illusions of pure hate are one with fondness,
I'll ignore the illusions, though they might well stil be real,
Sinse I know that they can't stop me moving onwards.

Pull off your overcoat and roll up your sleeves,
Onwards it's a hard roat to travel I believe.

I'l swear to recall not everything is dark,
and roads travel passed all pain,
that somewhere ahead I'll walk a brighter path,
though where it is I cannot say.

Pull off your overcoat and roll up your sleeves,
Onwards, it's a hard road to travel I believe.


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#223193 - 05/08/08 04:51 AM Re: Poem 13 [Re: dark empathy]
dark empathy Offline
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Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 1897
Loc: durham, north england
I expect bellowhead fans will recognize that I've done nasty things with their arrangement of the old folk song, Jordan, ---- Even sticking words over their trumpit interlude.

I've just been listening to Jordan a lot recently.

for anyone who doesn't know the original please have a listen to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5t6S7ujK0w


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#226014 - 05/23/08 11:48 AM Re: Poem 13 [Re: dark empathy]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Luke,

What a cool adaptation of this old tune! It's a song that Dan Emmett made famous in his minstrel show in the mid-19th c. and originally it would have been played on a banjo. \:\)

It's been adapted lots of times, and look what Bellowhead has done with it - full orchestral arrangement. So you're in good company!

Much love,
Larry

_________________________
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#226540 - 05/25/08 10:39 AM Re: Poem 13 [Re: roadrunner]
dark empathy Offline
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Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 1897
Loc: durham, north england
Intreaguing Larry. funnily enough, despite playing with a folk group for a while, I hadn't come across this one before a friend of mine introduced me to bellowhead several months ago, ---- which included going to see them live, which was cool!

Jordan has been one of my main recovery pieces, hence my rewriting of the words when i realized how to deal with my problem reguarding the feelings of the girls who abused me.

I initially tried googling the words, ---- and so found lots of different versions but not the one bellowhead used, so I actually had to do this from the Cd, ---- which is probably why I did the bizarre thing with the trumpit interlude.

i wouldn't mind knowing a bit more about the song, I vaguely got the idea it was an old puritan march, ---- but i'm not sure, so thanks for the info.


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