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Music Made Me... pt 2.

Should I stay or should I go?
That was the big question
I was New York haunted
I was pulled in that direction

The one my sister introduced to me
had a reputation as a Maneater
This thing called love snuck up, you see
did I think that I could tame her?

I regained my confidence with
"Do that to me one more time"
I wasn't just Another Brick In The Wall
I was in my prime

Video Killed The Radio Star!
'81 when we wanted our MTV
we were in Dire Straits
with our old, burnt out T.V.

From when I said that I loved you
You said you better, you better, you bet
Then you know, Me too, if angry
"Don't ask me now", is what I'd get

The Eagles said To Take It Easy
brought me to country rock and roll
I lived next to Hotel California
the Devil tried to steal my soul

Pink Floyd succeeded in keeping my attention
Being Comfortably Numb
I had High Hopes for the world
I didn't think it was dumb

My brother had life where the grass is greener
and sometimes, I Wished You Were Here
but Time was too long ago
and so are the things held dear

Younger friends and new experience
had me listening
I found I Wanted To Be A Cowboy
Kid Rock replaced the "King"

So now, I got a Nickleback
change from One More Silver Dollar
I'm a little bit calmer now
I no longer jump and holler

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Free verse
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I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
Last few words: 
I know it's a little ragged, but it took so long to finish, [even now, I haven't gotten to present day]. I will have to let it rest until I find the strength to go back to it.
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Comments

Tackling the musicology of a person’s life is a vast undertaking if they’re a music lover. I couldn’t even begin! You’re doing pretty well with it.

Tim

I know that some of the titles aren't in order, but I've done the best I can. I wanted to express myself in the terms of what I like as much as when. ~ Geez.
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Writing purely for oneself, is the ultimate in defensive posture.

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More Geezer magic. The memories come flooding back. So wonderful! You've created a pretty sweet recollection here. I'm enjoying these!
L

that I brought you some memories! All these songs and bands mean something to me and the times that I've spent listening to
them. As I've said to others, I know that some of the titles are not quite in order, but many of these songs and bands are relevant to when and where I have listed them. I'm glad that you are enjoying these! ~ Geez.
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It really is amazing when we sit and think about how much music has touched our lives and how we have evolved with it. I am familiar with all of the above and fond memories of many of the songs listed. Great read!

~RoseBlack~

with your somewhat eclectic taste in music, you are indeed, enjoying this. Thank you for your comments and I am truly glad that you have been entertained. ~ Geez.
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Has some good spots as well. Music happens to be one of them!!

~RoseBlack~

that you have enjoyed this poem. I've had a lot of fun in writing it. I guess if I have great taste in music, you must have too! ~ Geezer.
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I know how much energy it takes to look behind us and match the mood to the music. You are doing a fantastic job of it. don't take too long to get back into it or it may overwhelm you. I have faith in you!
*hugs, Cat

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now that I've come to present day, I am having a little trouble in using current titles. I haven't listened to much in the way of music in the now, since I don't drive taxi anymore and less time driving for personal reasons. That is when I used to listen to radio stations and the newest in music. Now, I just mostly listen to the stuff that I already know. I am making an effort to find
newer stuff that I can use and will return to the last part of my lifelong affair with music. Although I have complained a little, it has been a fun write. ~ Geez.
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there are radio stations that play the best of the oldies, maybe you could use that to work it into your list? just a thought.

*hugs, Cat

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And reply in kind, thanks.

one of the things that is kind of holding me up at this point. Listening to "Golden Oldies" is what I normally do. I'm trying to bring the poetry and the songs more up to date. I listen to a station that has a great mix of old stuff and new too. I just have to start listening more so that I get the feel of the newer stuff. Thanks for the suggestion though. Geez.
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This is a little rougher than part 1. It's got the bones of s great poem. It felt a little forced to fit the songs into it but I have every confidence in you that you will iron out any wrinkles.

I am inspired but I don't know that I could ever meld the many different forms of music I like into a poem. Maybe that would be a good challenge for the workshops...

I see how hard you've worked on this and given how you had to weave all these songs into it. I think you've done a splendid job.

Love & higgliest bugs Sis x

"My head is broken but unbowed" - William Ernest Henley

I know it's a little rough, I think what I have to do, is get the number of titles pared down a little bit and then work on the rhyme.
I don't see the melding of the different forms as a problem; I just think about the way the music affects me and then the way to
mix it in becomes apparent. Don't forget, I am seventy-four years old and listened to music that my parents and older relatives liked and added what I like; that makes for a looooong list! Thanks for the vote of confidence Sis. ~ Geez.
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