Song Tribute | Forever Young


Forever Young | Alphaville | Lyrics

Those who died too young are too many. The ones I have felt their deaths so intensely I will share photographs. For the past several Saturdays I have been paying Tribute to some of those I miss. There are others who’s deaths . I will always remember them while they were alive.

This Tribute is for James Dean. The video for the song ‘I Still Cry’ by Isle Delange was made into a tribute for James Dean as well as for River Phoenix. It is the perfect Tribute Song.

It makes me sad missing James Dean and River Phoenix. I wasn’t even alive when James Dean died in a car crash . but I was in love with a woman Sculptor who was his doppelganger.
In her awakening my feelings for her . it reinforced how deeply I felt for James Dean.

Watching ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ makes me cry for James and Natalie Wood both. They all died too young. Too many died too young. Natalie Wood is for another day. Her story is involved in too much mystery . secrets and lies . dying in a way that terrified her in life . it is why it made no sense she died in water.

I suppose doing these tributes the past few weeks has been helpful. There are those few who effect my life profoundly. It is impossible to forget them and I choose not to. I don’t want to forget them. They are part of my emotional soul and always will be.

I do hope the songs are comforting for anyone who listens. – j.kiley ’17

 


I Still Cry | Isle Delange | Tribute for James Dean

High Beats Death

High Beats Death
by j.kiley

we should be
less afraid of the high
and more concerned
with the ones who die

free the opiates
turning flowers into powder
let the people smoke
it won’t kill them

take away the pills
make them all disappear
those who once died
would then still be here

© j.kiley ‘17
Rhyming Couplets

What is it about getting high that bothers the government or anyone else who has a problem with the idea. we need to turn off the legal-illegalness and drop prison’s threat. no one should be jailed for just wanting to have fun . to enter an altered state of consciousness . as a form of meditation . a great way to watch a film . look at art . just sitting quietly enjoying the state of being high. who decided one day it’s bad to get high. keep in mind I am not talking about alcohol. I am talking strictly about cannabis . in its various forms of intake. powdered opium should be made legal and those who use opiates in pill form would get help from a health care center to switch over to smoking the power or if possible vape opium through the idea of inhaling vapor instead of smoke. The high would be the same . maybe even more intense . but the important point to remember . those who use opium in powder form would never overdose. A person would get high and eventually be so relaxed they would fall asleep. It seems the sanest approach to overturning the deaths of people who use opiates in pill form. They should be removed from the market or so strictly contained no one could find them from a dealer or want to use the pill if they are offered the alternative of a safe way to use opiates in powder form as opium. The high would be safe.

I see no reason this could not be tried as an experiment. Health care officials would need to be part of the transition. Mental Health officials should also be available for counseling. The transition might be difficult for some. But if it is made legal and the pills were removed . being able to use opium in the place of the opiate pills might just be what will put an end to the deaths we continually hear about all too frequently.

Now it will be up to a government over the edge who would never go along with this idea . but maybe state by state we could find a way to use the rules for medical cannabis. If there are conditions where a person needs the opium to stay stable people should be able through a PCP (Primary Care Provider) fill out the same kind of forms for Medical Cannabis . and receive a license for powdered opium. If it keeps people alive . that makes it an emergency if this is the only way. People who need opiates could switch legally over to the use of opium and all would be resolved as long as everyone is given the opportunity to switch over to what won’t kill from the pills that do kill them.

I don’t think this is a crazy idea. As I don’t feel the government has a right to rule what we want to put in our own bodies. Getting High Should Be A Right . Not Something That Should Get You Arrested . Cause Anyone To Serve Time In A Cage . It’s Barbaric . Medieval . And The Government Needs To Stop Controlling The Part Of Our Lives That Should Be Ours To Govern For Ourselves.j.kiley ‘17

Song Tribute | I Still Cry


I Still Cry | Tribute to River Phoenix

This song and the video illustrates the life of the young actor River Phoenix. It gives me the chills to see him in relation to this song. He did grew into a fine actor but he died too young. Locked in time . Forever Young

River was so sensitive . he didn’t need to die . an actor the night before was extremely critical with him . it disturbed terribly . he was dead from an overdose less than 24 hours later . he loved and respected animal rights . the environment . and he would have developed into one of our greatest actors . I do seriously believe this .

I still miss him . it’s impossible to not think of him and feel his presence when the sound of this song hits my emotions . I wanted you to see some photographs as he was in life .

I include a signed message from River Phoenix . River will be forever young . Watch the video for I Still Cry . it makes me cry every time I watch it . It has been awhile since I last took a look . it still carries deep emotions for me. – j.kiley

I Still Cry
Ilse Delange

I`m making flowers out of paper
While darkness takes the afternoon
I know that they won`t last forever
But real ones fade away to soon

I still cry sometimes when I remember you
I still cry sometimes when I hear your name
I said goodbye and I know you`re alright now
But when the leaves start falling down I still cry

It`s just that I recall September
It`s just that I still hear your song
It`s just I can`t seem to remember
Forever more those days are gone

I still cry sometimes when I remember you
I still cry sometimes when I hear your name
I said goodbye and I know you`re alright now
But when the leaves start falling down I still cry

I still cry sometimes when I remember you
I still cry sometimes when I hear your name
I said goodbye and I know you`re alright now
But when the leaves start falling down I still cry
But when the leaves start falling down I still cry

Written by Julie Anne Miller

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“Sometimes it’s too difficult to let go. I just like to remember River Being Here .”

– j.kiley ’17
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Song Tribute | Stand By Me


Stand By Me | Ben E. King

The theme song for the 1986 Rob Reiner film “Stand By Me” with River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman & Jerry O’Connell. Based on the short story by Stephen King. The song “Stand By Me” was originally released in 1961 but became a hit again in 1986.

This song and film introduced me to the young actor River Phoenix. It gives me the chills to see him in relation to this song and film. He grew into a fine actor but then he was so sensitive and died too young . Locked in time . Forever Young . If you want to see the younger River Phoenix in the adaptation of the Stephen King novel ‘Stand By Me’ . I highly recommend it . A story unlike anything you are familiar with in relation to hearing the author’s name of Stephen King. He is usually horror or close to it as one can be. In ‘Stand By Me’ his writing is sensitive and about the growing up of young teenagers looking for adventure and finding more out than they surely wanted to find. All of the young performances were excellent including of course that of River Phoenix. – j.kiley ’17


Goodbye My Friend | James Blunt

Song Tribute | Chris Cornell | Sunshower


Chris Cornell Photos | Singing ‘Sunshower’

THE TRUEST FAN
by j.kiley

The Truest Fan
Feelings Broken
For Only Just Finding You
You possess
A Beautiful Power
A Haunting Voice
It Tears through my Soul

Hope you find Paradise
Divine Sweet Poet
Deep inside you
The Rock Legend
Whose Presence Passes
Like Melting Energy
Inside the Spirit

Your Voice
Touched by Angels
The Deepest Lyrics
Touched
By The Muse
Your Musical Gift
Shared with the World

More people are touched
By you than Imagined

Sad
My Heart
Hearing your Voice
Singing ‘The Promise’
You have left Too Soon

Yearning for You
But you’re gone
Inspiration
Your Gift
Giving to Souls
Who just listen
RIP Sweet Poet

© j.kiley ’17
Free Verse

Chris Cornell RIP

Song Tribute | One More Life


Linkin Park | One More Light (Tribute To CHRIS CORNELL)

Chester Bennington dedicated this song to his friend Chris Cornell. Chester Bennington committed suicide on Chris Cornell’s birthday and just short of two months ago since Chris Cornell’s own suicide. They were best mates. I would say Chester Bennington just couldn’t go on without Chris Cornell.

I did a Tribute song for Chris Cornell a week ago to honor both of their sudden deaths. Two who died too young . too much pain.

One More Light
Sung by Chester Bennington & Linkin Park

Should’ve stayed, were there signs, I ignored?
Can I help you, not to hurt, anymore?
We saw brilliance, when the world, was asleep
There are things that we can have, but can’t keep

If they say
Who cares if one more light goes out
In the sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone’s time runs out
If a moment is all we are
Or quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out
Well I do

The reminders, pull the floor from your feet
In the kitchen, one more chair than you need, oh
And you’re angry, and you should be, it’s not fair
Just ’cause you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there

If they say
Who cares if one more light goes out
In the sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone’s time runs out
If a moment is all we are
Or quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out
Well I do

Who cares if one more light goes out
In the sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone’s time runs out
If a moment is all we are
Or quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out
Well I do
Well I do

Writer(s): Francis White . Joseph Hahn . Brad Delson . Robert G. Bourdon . Mike Shinoda . Dave Farrell . Chester Charles Bennington

Song Tribute | The Promise


Chris Cornell | “The Promise”

Chris Cornell a close mate to Chester Bennington who committed suicide on Chris Cornell’s birthday and just short of two months since Chris Cornell’s own suicide. This song will give you a sense of the depth of his soul.

I am playing this Tribute song for Chester Bennington. Next week I continue to honor both their sudden deaths. Two who died too young . too much pain. RIP

The Promise
Sung by Chris Cornell

If I had nothing to my name
But photographs of you
Rescued from the flames
That is all I would ever need
As long as I can read
What’s written on your face
The strength that shines
Behind your eyes
The hope and light
That will never die

And one promise you made
One promise that always remains
No matter the price
A promise to survive
Persevere and thrive
As we’ve always done

And you said
“The poison in a kiss
Is the lie upon the lips”
Truer words were never shared
When I feel
Like lies are all I hear
I pull my memories near
The one thing they can’t take

And one promise you made
One promise that always remains
No matter the price
A promise to survive
Persevere and thrive
As we’ve always done

The books still open on the table
The bells still ringing in the air
The dreams still clinging to the pillow
The songs still singing in a prayer

Now my soul
Is stretching through the roots
To memories of you
Back through time and space
To carry home
The faces and the names
And these photographs of you
Rescued from the flames

And one promise you made
One promise that always remains
No matter the price
A promise to survive
Persevere and thrive
And dare to rise once more
A promise to survive
Persevere and thrive
And fill the world with life
As we’ve always done

Writer: Chris Cornell of Soundgarden
For the film of the same name ‘The Promise’