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Shamelessly sentimental - Sing With Me If It's Just For Today...
If I should fall behind, Guyster, wait for me.
guysterrules
guysterrules
Shamelessly sentimental

I wrote this to the melody of Steve Earle's Fearless Heart

I didn’t really want to go
My heart just couldn’t take it anymore
But I’m still with you and Bob everyday
And it don’t matter what some of the others might have to say

I’m gonna be forever thirty-nine
Same as that famous old Jack Benny line
I know this isn’t what we planned
But being thirty-nine isn’t a bad place to land.

And I don’t want you cryin’ all that much
Cause you and me baby will never ever lose our touch
It’s your hurtin’ Guyster I hate to see
But you’re gonna have to just trust in me

I’m gonna be forever thirty-nine
And I’m gonna be with you all the time
I know this isn’t what we planned
But being thirty-nine isn’t a bad place to land.

Bob and you are gonna be just fine
When he leaves your hands, he’ll be in mine
When you see me next, well you’ll just have to see
And you’ll be thirty-nine again just like me

I’m gonna be forever thirty-nine
Just like that famous old Jack Benny line
I know this isn’t what we planned
But someday we’re gonna again be hand in hand.

guyster1

I love you Bill Ledbetter

Current Mood: Guystered

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From: danman869 Date: August 1st, 2003 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

That was really terrific... Although I'm not familiar with the original song, I like the lyrics you wrote for it. Billy was so lucky to have you in his life for as long as he did--and you were lucky to have a great guy like him, too.

Happy 39th Birthday again, Billy.
ruralrob From: ruralrob Date: August 2nd, 2003 04:18 am (UTC) (Link)
What a good tribute to Billy!
From: inkprincess Date: August 2nd, 2003 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful!!!!!
t_l From: t_l Date: August 2nd, 2003 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
One of my favorite Steve Earle songs, and a lovely tribute.
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: August 2nd, 2003 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so very much. I was afraid no one would know the song.

Did you stumble onto my journal through Vance's? I've just paged through yours and I look forward to getting to know you and L some more.

The daughter of one of my very good friends was just diagnosed and your "late night memory lane" entry was beautiful and strong. It filled me with admiration.
t_l From: t_l Date: August 2nd, 2003 08:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for saying that-as you have no doubt already figured out, it's a subject very close to my heart. And best of luck to your friend and his/her family. The learning curve for diabetes management is a tight steep one, and I wish them all the best as they navigate it.

If Vance is drood, then yes, that was how I found you.

And anyone who doesn't know "Fearless Heart" just needs to find themselves a copy and listen. Everyone should own some Steve Earle music!
From: pit6steve Date: August 2nd, 2003 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Such an inspired post to the man you love the most. Thinking of you alot during the last couple of days.
ubermunkey From: ubermunkey Date: August 3rd, 2003 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)
hmm you know I haven't teared up in some time but uh I am there today.

be well
beautiful entry
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