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THE LAST GAME OF THE SEASON (A BLIND MAN IN THE BLEACHERS)

David Geddes

He's just the blind man in the bleachers

To the local home town fans

And he sits beneath the speakers

Way back in the stands

And he listens to the play by play

He's just waiting for one name

He wants to hear his son get in the game

But the boy's not just a hero

He's strictly second team

Tho he runs each night for touchdowns

In his father's sweetest dreams

He's gonna be a star some day

Tho you might never tell

But the blind man in the bleachers knows he will

And the last game of the season is a Friday night at home

And no one knows the reason but the blind man didn't come

And his boy looks kinda nervous

Sometimes turns around and stares

Just as tho' he sees the old man sittin' there

The local boys are tryin' but they slowly lose their will

Another player's down and now

He's carried from the field

At halftime in the locker room

The kid goes off alone

And no one sees him talkin' on the phone

The game's already started

When he gets back to the team

And half the crowd can hear his coach yell

"Where the hell you been?"

"Just gettin' ready for the second half,"

Is all he'll say

"Cause now you're gonna let me in to play."

Without another word, he turns and runs into the game

And through the silence on the field

Loudspeakers call his name

It'll make the local papers

How the team came from behind

When they saw him playin' his heart to win

And when the game was over

The coach asked him to tell

What was it he was thinkin' of

That made him play so well

"You knew my dad was blind," he said

"Tonight he passed away"

"It's the first time that my father's seen me play

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P.S. I have the song on my hard drive, too, if anyone wants it.

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Another classic of the "dead teen" genre:

TELL LAURA I LOVE HER

Ray Peterson

Laura and Tommy were lovers

He wanted to give her everything

Flowers, presents and most of all, a wedding ring

He saw a sign for a stock car race

A thousand dollar prize it read

He couldn't get Laura on the phone

So to her mother Tommy said

Tell Laura I love her, tell Laura I need her

Tell Laura I may be late

I've something to do, that cannot wait

He drove his car to the racing grounds

He was the youngest driver there

The crowed roared as they started the race

'Round the track they drove at a deadly pace

No one knows what happened that day

How his car overturned in flames

But as they pulled him from the twisted wreck

With his dying breath, they heard him say

Tell Laura I love her, tell Laura I need her

Tell Laura not to cry

My love for her will never die

And in the chapel where Laura prays

For Tommy who passed away

It was just for Laura he lived and died

Alone in the chapel she can hear him cry

Tell Laura I love her, tell Laura I need her

Tell Laura not to cry

My love for her will never die

Tell Laura I love her.....

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Pirate

I forgot about that one! That was a tear jerker!

Sudo

I don't recall that one... Was it on the Rock 'n roll stations or country?

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Now for the Ramones!

7-11 - Ramones

I met her at the 7-11

Now I'm in 7th heaven

Tell me, tell me

Can this be true

I never though I'd ever

meet a girl like you

She was standing by the Space Invaders

So I said can I see you later

Yeah we went for a little spin

Down to the Holiday Inn

We was young and in love

We was young and in love

And you're the only girl

I'm ever thinking of

We went down to the record swap

The kids were dancing

to the blitzkrieg bop

Bop-shoo-wop shoo-wop shoo-wop

Bop-shoo-wop shoo-wop shoo-wop

What ever happend to the radio

And where did all the fun songs go

Summer fun, with the Beach Boys on

But we all know what went wrong

Oh-wo-wo

We was young and in love

We was young and in love

And you're the only girl

I'm ever dreaming of

And we went down to the dance

Which turned into a whole romance

And after just one night

I never knew that things could be so right

Oh-no-no-no-no-no-no-no

I kissed her and hugged her

And I said good-bye

Last thing I knew

She wouldn't make it alive

Oncoming car went out of control

It crushed my baby

And it crushed my soul

Now all I've got is sorrow and pain

Standing out here in the rain

The crash, shattering glass

The sirens, and pain

Is driving me insane oh-yeah

We was young and in love

We was young and in love

And you're the only girl

I'm ever thinking of

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

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Surprised nobody's mentioned this one yet:

LAST KISS

J. Frank Wilson

Well, where oh where can my baby be?

The Lord took her away from me.

She's gone to heaven, so I got to be good,

so I can see my baby when I leave this world.

We were out on a date in my daddy's car.

We hadn't driven very far.

There in the road, straight ahead ...

The car was stalled, the engine was dead.

I couldn't stop, so I swerved to the right.

Never forget the sound that night ...

The cryin' tires, the bustin' glass.

The painful scream that I heard last.

Well, where oh where can my baby be?

The Lord took her away from me.

She's gone to heaven, so I got to be good,

so I can see my baby when I leave this world.

Well, when I woke up, the rain was pourin' down.

There were people standing all around.

Something warm running in my eyes,

but I found my baby somehow that night.

I raised her head, and when she smiled, and said,

"Hold me darling for a little while."

I held her close. I kissed her our last kiss.

I found the love that I knew I would miss.

But now she's gone, even though I hold her tight.

I lost my love ... my life, that night.

Well, where oh where can my baby be?

The Lord took her away from me.

She's gone to heaven, so I got to be good,

so I can see my baby when I leave this world.

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Does anyone remember the Alice Cooper song Cold Ethel? I tried to find the lyrics, but no such luck.

I won free tickets to see him a few years ago and bought a couple of his tapes as I had none of his stuff - I couldn't believe this song.

(I worked at the County Morgue at the time - how fitting!)

B - Better

O - Off

W - Without

t - the

w - way

i - international

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You probably couldn't find the lyrics because it's Ethyl, not Ethel

COLD ETHYL

Alice Cooper

One thing I miss is Cold Ethyl and her skeleton kiss

We met last night making love by the refrigerator light

Ethyl Ethyl let me squeeze you in my arms

Ethyl Ethyl come and freeze me with your charms

One thing

No lie

Ethyl's frigid as an eskimo pie

She's cool in bed

Well she oughta be 'cuz Ethyl's dead

Ethyl Ethyl let me squeeze you in my arms

Ethyl Ethyl come and freeze me with your charms

Come on Cold Ethyl

Freeze me babe

One thing - it's true

Cold Ethyl I am stuck on you

And everything is my way

Ethyl don't have much to say

Ethyl Ethyl let me squeeze you in my arms

Ethyl Ethyl come and freeze me with your charms

Come here Cold Ethyl

What makes you so cold? Ooh so cold

Cold Ethyl

Cold Cold Ethyl

If I live 'til ninety-seven

You'll still be waiting in refrigerator heaven

'cuz you're cool

You're ice

Cold Ethyl

You're my paradise

A lovely romantic tune, isn't it?

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Eleanor Rigby - Beatles

ah, look at all the lonely people!

ah, look at all the lonely people!

eleanor rigby picks up the rice in the church

where a wedding has been

lives in a dream

waits at the window

wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door

who is it for?

all the lonely people

where do they all come from?

all the lonely people

where do they all belong?

father mckenzie, writing the words of a sermon

that no one will hear

no one comes near

look at him working, darning his socks in the night

when there's nobody there

what does he care?

all the lonely people

where do they all come from?

all the lonely people

where do they all belong?

ah, look at all the lonely people!

ah, look at all the lonely people!

eleanor rigby died in the church

and was buried along with her name

nobody came

father mckenzie wiping the dirt from his hands

as he walks from the grave

no one was saved

all the lonely people...

(ah, look at all the lonely people!)

where do they all come from?

all the lonely people...

(ah, look at all the lonely people!)

where do they all belong?

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Does anyone remember Big Bad John? by Jimmy Dean I think.

But I can't remember the words to it.

Dovey....proud owner of two low riders...Dovey's Doxies...... Dovey

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Dot,

Re:"I don't recall that one... Was it on the Rock 'n roll stations?"

Yeah, I think so but click HERE! to listen to it. A good tear jerker, huh?

I also had Pirate's song, Last Kiss, but it's the Pearl Jam version.. not the original, because Pearl Jam came out with it last year and my middle teenage daughter had it in her music files. Listened to it night and day for weeks icon_mad.gif. click HERE! to listen to it as well.

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http://posty.net/mary/bigbadjohn.html

(Big John, Big John)

Ev'ry mornin' at the mine you could see him arrive

He stood six foot six and weighed two forty five

Kinda broad at the shoulder and narrow at the hip

And everybody knew ya didn't give no lip to

Big John.

(Big John, Big John)

Big Bad John

(Big John)

Nobody seemed to know where John called home

He just drifted into town and stayed all alone

He didn't say much, kinda quiet and shy

And if you spoke at all, you just said "Hi" to

Big John.

Somebody said he came from New Orleans

Where he got in a fight over a Cajun Queen

And a crashin' blow from a huge right hand

Sent a Lousiana fellow to the Promised Land-

Big John

(Big John, Big John)

Big Bad John

(Big John)

Then came the day at the bottom of the mine

When a timber cracked and men started cryin'

Miners were prayin' and hearts beat fast

And everybody thought that they'd breathed their last-

'cept John

Through the dust and the smoke of this

man-made Hell

Walked a giant of a man that the miners knew well

Grabbed a saggin' timber, gave out with a groan

And like a giant oak tree he just stood there alone-

Big John

(Big John, Big John)

Big Bad John

(Big John)

And with all of his strength he gave a mighty shove

Then a miner yelled out "There's a light up above!"

And twenty men scrambled from a would-be grave

Now there's only one left down there to save-

Big John

With jacks and timbers they started back down

Then came that rumble way down in the ground

And then smoke and gas belched out of that mine

Everybody knew it was the end of the line for

Big John

(Big John, Big John)

Big Bad John

(Big John)

Now they never reopened that worthless pit

They just placed a marble stand in front of it

These few words are written on that stand:

At the bottom of this pit lies one hell of a man,

Big John

(Big John, Big John)

Big Bad John

(Big John)

(Big John, Big John)

Big Bad John

(Big John)

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Dovey... just do a google search on "Big Bad John"

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Thanks Rocky, I just loved that song, It reminds me of my first hubby who was 6'7" tall. He died also but not in a mine.

But in contrast to big John he was a sweet teddy bear.

Dovey....proud owner of two low riders...Dovey's Doxies...... Dovey

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"Shannon" by Henry Gross

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Another day's at end

Mama says she's tired again

No one can even begin to tell her

I hardly know what to say

But maybe it's better that way

If poppa were here I'm sure he'd tell her

Shannon is gone I heard

She's drifting out to sea

She always loved to swim away

Maybe she'll find an island

With a shaded tree

Just like the one in our backyard

Mama tries hard to pretend

That things will get better again

Somehow she's keepin' it all inside her

But finally the tears fill our eyes

And I know that somewhere tonight

She knows how much we really miss her

Shannon is gone I heard

She's drifting out to sea

She always loved to swim away

Maybe she'll find an island

With a shaded tree

Just like the one in our back yard

Ah....

Just like the one in our back yard

Ah....

(Henry was a founding member of Sha Na Na, did rock 'n' roll stuff, toured with the Beach Boys and this song was about Carl Wilson's...dog. So I guess it's a dead dog song. icon_frown.gif:(--> Beautiful tune in it's way.)

We had so many good times and some bad.

We shared the happiness and we shared the sad.

We suffered all

All the miseries.

Back when I had you girl, and you had me...

(boz scaggs)

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"Sober" by Tool/Maynard James Keenan

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there's a shadow just behind me,

shrouding every breath I take,

making every promise empty,

pointing every finger at me

waiting like a stalking butler

who upon the finger rests.

murder now the path called "must we"

just before the sun has come.

Jesus, won't you f**king whistle

something but the past and done?

why can't we not be sober?

I just want to start this over.

why can't we drink forever?

I just want to start things over.

I am just a worthless liar.

I am just an imbecile.

I will only complicate you.

trust in me and fall as well.

I will find the center in you.

I will chew it up and leave,

I will work to elevate you

just enough to bring you down

trust me.

Mother Mary won't you whisper

something but what's past and done

trust me.

I want what I want

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This song reminds me of the sound of Death speaking through drugs when it's last call at the end of the line. Sorry if it's a downer. In performance it's, well, very weird. icon_eek.gif But Tool rips the ground up and pounds it back down with this one. Made to be played loud. Very loud. anim-smile.gif

baby's calling me home,

she keeps on callin' me home....

(boz scaggs)

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Crying Shame

The circle of life goes round and round

We plant the corn and we cut it all down

And we pray for rain, yeah we pray for rain

And these Illinois towns, they all look the same

Sister hollered Daddy better go start the car

Brother's in trouble at the neighborhood bar

He's been drinking again, that old Black Jack D

That boy'd better learn to let that whiskey be

Angry words flyin', blood on a knife

My God he's got a pistol, run for your life

Somebody please help me understand

What goes on inside a jealous man

And oh it's a cryin' shame

Who are we gonna blame

It's another crazy fool with a gun and a bottle

Lord it's a cryin' shame

Finger on the trigger connected to a brain

All full of trouble and liquor and pain

It's a fact of life, it's sad but it's true

That boy believed that's what he had to do

I heard that gun and you know what it said

It only said one thing it said "Bang and you're dead"

It breaks my heart so see a boy go wrong

Somebody sing me that old jailhouse song

And oh it's a cryin' shame

Who are we gonna blame

There's a man lying cold on a dirty barroom floor

Lord it's a cryin' shame

Preacher man talking to the people in black

No prayer I know will bring a dead man back

But the Lord is wise and the Lord is kind

Two mothers crying, thinking the Lord is blind

I heard that gun and you know what it said

It only said one thing it said "Bang and you're dead"

It breaks my heart so see a boy go wrong

Somebody sing me that old jailhouse song

And oh it's a cryin' shame

Who are we gonna blame

There's a man underground there's a man in the jailhouse

Lord it's a cryin' shame

Is it the man is it the gun is it the bottle

You tell me who are we gonna blame

Now there's a man underground there's a man in the jailhouse

Lord it's a cryin' shame

(Copyright 1980 by Harvey Reid)

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