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September 18, 2008

Slipping Away

It's funny how certain songs come to be tied to memories in our minds.

Though the first two stanzas don't really apply, this song will always remind me of JHD and that sick, empty feeling I got when I heard that little 'plink' in my Inbox on dark winter mornings before everyone else was awake and knew before I even looked that the message was from JHD and it meant we had lost another one:

I threw the phone against the wall
Falling apart when I got the call
I went out walkin' with the weight of it all
That's when it hit me like a waterfall
I'm playin' the blues, payin' my dues
Speedin' my young life away
I never will get over what I heard about you
The first thing New Year's Day

Ooooo hoooooo
Slippin' away
Ooooo hoooooo
New Year's Day

Yellow Rose
Waco Moon
Quit too late,
You died too soon
To the bitter end
Tried and true

Goodbye old friend
I'll be missing you

I'm so sorry. It never gets easier.

I love the twist at the end. That is JHD to the life. The world just keeps knocking that man down but it will never kill his spirit.

That is a man.

Either that or all the hi-test in his blood.

Posted by Cassandra at September 18, 2008 05:06 PM

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"It never gets easier."

No, it never does.

Posted by: camojack at September 19, 2008 03:32 AM

Thank you Cassie. You have introduced me to some really great music. Who is the performer here?

Posted by: levi from queens at September 20, 2008 10:47 PM

Thats Todd Snider singin' Waco Moon

Posted by: Mount Zion at September 22, 2008 04:29 PM