Category Archives: Americana

The Dust Bowl

The names and their faces those times and their places, the rundown rail depot from where the last westbound left in that dry-cracked goodbye summer when water was heaven and wells coughed their grinding choking echo, dust for a future … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time In The West

When that wind roars out of the South, the one called the “Zephyr”, it tears right through El Paso with raw heat and anger; Blasting like buckshot in saloon bar brawls, it stampedes droves of tumbleweed herding it like cattle; … Continue reading

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Badlands Breeze

Badlands breeze blows hard, blows mean spitting time back in our faces burying our dreams all over again beneath oceans of dirt; We waited for better days that came and went while we were barely awake, ghosts of a hundred … Continue reading

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Another Early ’70’s Neil Young Song : Time Lost

Did you ever wake up in the middle of the night , wandering where the life went you should’ve led ? And did you ever wonder in the middle of the day , what happened to all those books you … Continue reading

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An Arcade Fire Song (circa 2010)

Torture Song We waited up for you to come home from work that day , that day the markets crashed and we knew you were busy , busy working working in your office in that tall steel tower ; On … Continue reading

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1980’s Bruce Springsteen Song

HOMETOWN WARS We fought all our battles so long ago out on the fields of play , one more home run to win one more heroic hit and a garlanded presentation to come , But that was all before My … Continue reading

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A Most Violent Year

He thinks , about forgiveness the forgiveness which he hadn’t got , and about time about the passing seconds about the approaching night. He waits , out of sight down the alleyway where he can see the “exit” sign the … Continue reading

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