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    Anyone for Neil Young

    I goitta get out and see the prairies for myself.


    Its a Dream


    In the morning when I wake up and listen to the sound
    Of the birds outside on the roof
    I try to ignore what the paper says
    And I try not to read all the news
    And I'll hold you if you had a bad dream
    And I hope it never comes true
    'Cause you and I been through so many things together
    And the sun starts climbing the roof

    It's a dream
    Only a dream
    And it's fading now
    Fading away
    It's only a dream
    Just a memory without anywhere to stay

    The Red River stills flows through my home town
    Rollin' and tumblin' on its way
    Swirling around the old bridge pylons
    Where a boy fishes the morning away
    His bicycle leans on an oak tree
    While the cars rumble over his head
    An aeroplane leaves a trail in an empty blue sky
    And the young birds call out to be fed

    It's a dream
    Only a dream
    And it's fading now
    Fading away
    It's only a dream
    Just a memory without anywhere to stay

    An old man walks along on the sidewalk
    Sunglasses and an old Stetson hat
    The four winds blow the back of his overcoat away
    As he stops with the policeman to chat
    And a train rolls out of the station
    That was really somethin' in its day
    Picking up speed on the straight prairie rails
    As it carries the passengers away

    It's gone
    Only a dream
    And it's fading now
    Fading away
    Only a dream
    Just a memory without anywhere to stay

    It's a dream
    Only a dream
    And it's fading now
    Fading away
    It's only a dream
    Just a memory without anywhere to stay

    It's a dream
    Only a dream
    And it's fading now
    Fading away

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJNB8fXje3I
    cheers

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    He's a great songwriter. That's for sure.
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    Yeah Glenn I really envy the naturally creative types. When i see Bills writing, Vaughns turning, Daves painting and Ken guitar playing .....I think i need to go make some curlys with a plane to hear the sound of wood swishing.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    I goitta get out and see the prairies for myself.
    When you go, be sure to stop down by the river
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoA5cqDSasM

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    Forgive me Rob ... somehow I read it as Neil Diamond instead of Neil Young. Was I ever surprised when he started singing!

    Speaking of Neil Diamond, here's a set of replacement lyrics that I wrote a few years ago ... along with a YouTube rendering of the original for you to read along with. Enjoy! (If you can....)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8mVUtxamM8

    HOLES IN MY SOCKS
    (c) 2005 Kerry Burton

    Holes in my socks
    Ain't no surprise
    They're startin' to stink
    Bringin' tears to my eyes
    No wonder I choose
    To keep them in my shoes all the time

    Shoes fell apart
    Wore through the soles
    They left lots of holes here
    From my heels to my toes
    Leather's all gone
    Don't think they'll last one more mile

    First, they say they'll serve you
    How they all unnerve you
    All you find is high-priced footwear
    Stocked in every store
    When they know they have you
    Then they really have you
    Nothing you can do or say
    You grit your teeth, just swipe and pay
    It's all so wrong

    You need what you need
    They can charge what they want
    Not much you can do
    When the stitching is gone
    May have coat and gloves
    But it's cold with those holes in your socks

    First, they say they'll serve you
    How they all unnerve you
    All you find is high-priced footwear
    Stocked in every store
    When they know they have you
    Then they really have you
    Nothing you can do or say
    You grit your teeth, just swipe and pay
    It's all so wrong

    Holes in my socks
    Ain't no big surprise
    They're starting to stink
    Bringin' tears to my eyes
    Elastic's all gone
    Don't think they'll last one more mile

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