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Short and Sweet

Short and Sweet

It’s spring, 2012, and I’ve just weathered a personal storm with a lifelong “Friend” trying to criticize my creative work out of existence because of…well, that’s assholes for you.  I probably created this straight out of my head, though this isn’t its actual origin I think, ’cause MK is singing along, but it’s probably “day of” creation.

They live with ease: listen to trees

The trees can teach you more than most people please

(Learn from nature)

KNow the real value of what you hold on to

’cause if you don’t do it, you’ll never know REally You

(what do you need to essentially be yourself?  What would Yourself Really Be?)

Some paths have angels, others have devils

some paths seem to be empty, you can find at all levels

(this is a light-hearted reference to mysticism, probably influenced by our D’n’A comic)

All of the ones who wouldn’t listen are gone

it’s just you and this song, I’ve got to help me hang on

I know just what to do, I will create and be true

and I don’t really need anybody but you!

(One thing I like about this song is that straight-forward statement of purpose.  It’s about this experience making music is why I’ve held on to a life where I can do it regardless of what else I might miss.  The other thing: it’s truly short and sweet!  Which is a good description of Angela, too.)downsized_0410171823a_0001 (1).jpg

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Drifter (skywards)

Drifter (Skyward)                            or   !

I stopped to say good bye to a recent friend we’d made

we took a book of Batgirl comics, which on her bed she laid

her dreams of college started, her things moved in the castle

it’s time to leave the castle now, so was it worth the hassle?

harbor

I went out to the flying craft, gave everyone a wave at length

it’d be so quick to pilot home, hang on and use my arm’s strength

and then I pushed the throttle forward, wheels rushed off the ground

then floating a-bove I waved at the students all around

Enough of all this scenery, and back to my machinery

I drifted to my next goodbye, he wasn’t one for hugs

but he’d seemed a friend so good enough we’d talk of Italy

I raised my machine high enough to stay above the trees

Drifter leaning skyward

it’s beautiful, you can take my word

you feel surrounding elements, you are so unprotected

but we just might fly to everywhere if we can stay connected

And there below inside the park, I saw you my best friend

playing ball with a child and family she lifted up her chin

I guided down my drifter to four point alight below

and I asked have you seen everyone I know it’s time to go

You said I wish we’d stayed to be the graduation ceremony

I knew you meant you hope it pays that a bachelor’s work’s not phony

we’d have a few hours to glide, we shouldn’t plan our stops

we might not make them all in time, then our friends might call the cops

to see if we had crashed in our dream drifter headed east

perhaps we’ll just surprise someone if we communicate the least

it’d keep us off the Internet, it’s too much information

when our dream’s to launch our flyer and glide all over the nation

Drifter leaning skyward

it’s beautiful, you can take my word

you feel surrounding elements, you are so unprotected

but we just might fly to everywhere if we can stay connected

So hang on to my drifter, and our wings will catch the wind

I can’t promise riches, places we won’t see again

and I hope the flight is worthy, for it’s cost me everything

but my time, and that, I’ll pay to climb on hopeful, steady wings

we’ll leave the campus quickly, once we push the throttle down

and we might need jobs that aren’t so much, we might need other towns

but where we go, we’ll always talk, and speed to skies above

so long as this craft can hold up, invention spreads the love

We fly with ease within our dreams, without a fear of heights

in this drifter we will travel light, above the city nights

some might want to fly like us, a few might help the way

we can make ground life more bearable, though misery might stay

The weather in this drifter may make travel incomplete

repairs require honesty and dollars that compete

Drifter leaning skyward

it’s beautiful, don’t just take my word

we feel surrounding elements, we are so unprotected

but we just might fly to everywhere if we can stay connected

Flyers high within our minds, in vivid dream’s pretend

but I know what’s real and beautiful, is making one best friend

Drifter bracing skyways

navigate the by-ways

soaring over high-ways

floating high again

Drifter bracing skyways

navigate the by-ways

soaring over high-ways

floating high again

Cecil Disharoon/ Lue Lyron 8/23 11:05am

This was my dream, as I describe it, written alongside a melody when I awakened.  I had a flying craft, small, light-weight, which I could land anywhere with ease, and I prepared to fly away with The Marc Kane from a college campus, over the homes of some friends along the way.  I think the craft is Art and really, any unique choice of lifestyle to which you commit.  It could be about leaving college for adult life with no safety net.  It could even be about Death and ghostliness, but I didn’t have that in mind at all.  I do sometimes catch a tear at the beauty of things and often attribute that to the power of we mortal beings touching these sublime feelings and states.

I’m just a little surprsed, the next day, that “bird” doesn’t appear in this song.

excised from the demo recording:

but I had a dream I wrote a song, it’s all I wanted all along

it’s just a simple flyer, but they can’t take it from me

I made it, and may fortune take it some day over seas

Loni Anderson

Loni Anderson is a song based on the real life experience of U.S. Military veteran Jim Hall, who started Nashville’s first professional limousine service in 1977.  Among the many stars he met was TV’s Loni Anderson, who had blown up big on WKRP in Cincinnati at the the time and asked Jim to escort her for a week.

Here, you get a party song mashed with a nostalgia tinge plus a sex symbol, and believe me, we’ll get you a link to this very catchy-sounding tune as soon as it’s ready!

Words and Music, Cecil Disharoon D# riff Dm C# D# F/ D# Dm F A#!

D# G#

He had the picture that he likes to showcase

D# A#

He wasn’t married she had the glow face

D# G#

Her pretty smile made a television treat

D# F A#

He escorted Loni around Nashville to eat

See he’d hung with Johnny Fever and ‘round day three

he asked about that blonde at WKRP

Two-thirty one day alone in a green room

D# F A# G#

Loni said, come help me beat the road gloom

G# A# D# G# A# D# G#

Chorus In ‘79, Loni was looking so fine, hit Music City and the gold mine

G# A# D# G# F A#

Pull down the hat, drive a woman like that anywhere she wants to have a good time

D# Dm C# F

D# G# A#

2.He’s got a photo with Loretta Lynn

and big country stars that need a limo friend

I’m not old enough to remember what it means

before New York wrecked the scene

I guess some people you don’t forget

and back then Loni was famous as you get

The brains behind the beauty, sophisticated girl

A blonde bikini pin-up that rocked the whole world

G# A# D# G# A# D# G#

Chorus In ‘79, Loni was looking so fine, hit Music City and the gold mine

G# A# D# G# F A#

Pull down the hat, drive a woman like that anywhere she wants to have a good time

D# Dmin C# F

C# D# F

Bridge But one week with Loni, to take her on the town

Her picture’s in his Town Car haul the years around

Dm C A#

Thanks for taking good care of me- she signed her head shot

Dm C A#

Froze in time, Loni’s sublime- it’s all that he’s got

G# F

A sprinkle of her star dust, and Lord what a great bust

G# F G# A#

Sometimes a woman needs a fella she trusts!

D# G#

And he’s talked of a book about driving everyone

D# G# A#

But days have passed by where younger folks would know

D# F#

The marquee Music City nights of fun

F# G# A#

130 pictures, he’ll probably let it go

G# A# D# G# A# D#

Chorus In ‘79, Loni was looking so fine, hit Music City and the gold mine

G# A# D# G# F A#

Pull down the hat, drive a woman like that anywhere she wants to have a good time

G# A# D# G# G# A# D# G#

Chorus 2 In ‘79, Loni was looking so fine, hit Music City and the gold mine

G# A# D# G# A# D#

Pull down the hat, drive a woman like that anywhere she wants to have a good time

G# A# D# G# A# D#

Have a good time Have a good time Have a good time Have a good time

(Have a good time!) (Have a good time!)

G# A# D# G# A# D#

Have a good time Have a good time Have a good time Have a good time

(Have a good time!) (Have a good time!)

D# riff Dm C# D# F/ D# Dm F A#!

6/19/17 Lyron

Clipped-out Verses:

3 D# G#

No one else drove those first limos in Nashville

D# A#

Those big celebrities spark a little thrill

He and Carol Burnett took in a matinee

I wonder what a star and a war vet had to say

Now both his sons live across the state

His adopted daughter, his breakfast date

He says I love you, and they love him too

He golfs every day that the sky’s blue