Sunday, December 31, 2017

Matt Borczon writes


Johnny has gone for a soldier

coffee as
the sun

comes up
an oldies
on the
car radio
and I'm
leaning in
to the
to take
the sting
off singing
along with
the Beatles
and smoking
the first
light of
day through
my windshield
its 6am
and things
might not
get any
better than
this so
I take
the second
to notice
light hit
the street
as clouds
move like
a train
across the
carrying soldiers
back to
a war
that only
I can
still see.
 M/Dawn Road.
 Dawn Road -- Christie Scheele                    Narrow Road -- Christie Scheele             

1 comment:

  1. The Beatles -- John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr -- were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. Widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era, they are the best-selling band in history, with over 800 million physical and digital albums sold worldwide. They have had more #1 albums on the British charts and have sold more singles in the UK than any other act; in the US their 178 million records make them the , and they hold the record (20) for #1 hits. They received 7 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score, and 15 Ivor Novello Awards for songwriting and composing. In addition to their early rock and roll and rhythm and blues cuts, they experimented with musical styles that ranged from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. The last time they were together in a studio at the same time was in 1969, though all 4 members continued with successful solo careers and sometimes performed or recorded with former band members. A month after their formal break-up in 1970 they released their final single, “The Long and Winding Road.” Though credited to Lennon-McCarthy, it was actually written by McCarthy in 1968, inspired by growing tension among the band members.
    The long and winding road that leads to your door
    Will never disappear
    I've seen that road before it always leads me here
    Leads me to your door

    The wild and windy night that the rain washed away
    Has left a pool of tears crying for the day
    Why leave me standing here, let me know the way
    Many times I've been alone and many times I've cried
    Anyway you'll never know the many ways I've tried
    And still they lead me back to the long and winding road
    You left me standing here a long, long time ago
    Don't leave me waiting here, lead me to your door

    But still they lead me back to the long and winding road
    You left me standing here a long, long time ago
    Don't keep me waiting here, lead me to your door


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