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Bakes
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Wildflower seed on the sand and stone....

John, Phil, and Bob, Read this!

#91030 2 years, 9 months ago
We all want new music , right? So this is about new verses. The band is writing.
Inspiration, move move brightly.
Post one new verse or a refrain. Yes, refrains!!
Post you original lyrics or what comes to mind. Let's do it together:

Let's get started.

Silver threads along the road.....
Last Edit: 2 years, 9 months ago by Bakes.
Terrapin Sedation
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Posts:2676
Let your life proceed by its own design

Re: John, Phil, and Bob, Read this!

#91065 2 years, 9 months ago
Save your breath. It's already been done by Robert Hunter

LEAVING TERRAPIN

Be careful how you speak of us
Take no one's name in vain
Someday we are bound to meet
in Terrapin again
As we lose our faith and trust,
guide us, though insane,
through cataracts of wailing souls
in search of face and name

Was it you along beside me
who crawled out of the sea?
Who is that one sleeping
in the shadow of the tree?
Who is that beside her?
Is it who it seems to be?
Do not disturb their slumber
Oh, true love, let them be

Prophetic dreams and peaceful,
not tumultuous and deep
ease the crease upon their brows
and smile upon their sleep
While starfish gather coral
beneath the foam and froth,
they offer hymns to Isis
Orpheus and Astoroth

Although the stars have shifted,
we're not lost
The westward rolling breeze
decides our course
Seems such a long, long time
since we last sighted land
but a seabird brought
this olive branch
and dropped it in my hand

All of this was sung before
and shall be sung again
Forgotten songs
reclaim their tunes
when leaving Terrapin
Orion sparkles overhead
but just a bit misplaced
Visions rescued from the dead
speak from your living face

You look to me like starshine
on the foothills of the moon
Crickets make the rhythm
and cicadas play the tune
When the music falters
growing ever dark and thin,
the light refrains from shining
on the gates of Terrapin

The banners of the station hang
like cobwebs from a dream
Echoes fade where music rang
and candles lose their gleam
Breath flies from the body
and inspiration fails
The storyteller packs his kit
and leaves the Land of Tales

If I've been a long time gone
It's not that love of you
has been forsaken or forgot
or halved and broke in two
Outside major darkness
where the circle is complete
there's no fear that lovers born
will ever fail to meet

Inspiration move me right
Let sense and color guide me
Where other feet have stumbled
Lift me over lightly
Raise the rag-ends of a voice
to make some kind of song
Not to make it perfect
but more nearly right than wrong
Last Edit: 2 years, 9 months ago by Terrapin Sedation.
Ossumpei
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Re: John, Phil, and Bob, Read this!

#91233 2 years, 9 months ago
I think I'll refrain, yes, refrain.
Let us all look kindly on our neighbor.
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