Hands Give Words | a poem & a song

Hands Give Words

Songs engage the heart
Lasting forever in dreams
The notes carry time

© l.p.j.k ’18
Haiku

♠ 🎶 ♣ 🎶♥🎶♦


Linda Ronstadt | Long Long Time

Love will abide, take things in stride
Sounds like good advice but there’s no one at my side
And time washes clean love’s wounds unseen
That’s what someone told me but I don’t know what it means

‘Cause I’ve done everything I know to try and make you mine
And I think I’m gonna love you for a long long time

Caught in my fears
Blinking back the tears
I can’t say you hurt me when you never let me near
And I never drew one response from you
All the while you fell all over girls you never knew
‘Cause I’ve done everything I know to try and make you mine
And I think it’s gonna hurt me for a long long time

Wait for the day
You’ll go away
Knowing that you warned me of the price I’d have to pay
And life’s full of flaws
Who knows the cause?
Living in the memory of a love that never was
‘Cause I’ve done everything I know to try and change your mind
And I think I’m gonna miss you for a long long time
‘Cause I’ve done everything I know to try and make you mine
And I think I’m gonna love you for a long long time

♠ ♣ ♥ ♦

Written by Gary B. White • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

Baby Hold On | Dixie Chicks | a love song

Fell in love with this song today while I waited in the car alone. My partner was in a combo store in a rural town in the Green Mountains. She was shopping for a special treat.

In a short moment the song came on the stereo. It magically caught my ear. In that moment the music was a direct hit into my soul. It played many times before during our many drives in the country. But something inside me allowed it in this time. When my partner rejoined me . we got back on the road. I drew her attention to what I was listening to. I wanted her to repeat it. I absolutely love ‘Baby Hold On’. it holds a powerful significance.

For me . it is the most amazing discovery . a treasure . a love song. uplifting and healing. The Dixie Chicks carried me into another world.

There is a need to hear this song. It holds the power to take the listener to another level of hope . a higher connection with love . for me . it opens up the way to let love in again. I feel it all to the core. – j.kiley [14th November 2017]


Baby Hold On | Dixie Chicks

Hey, it might never be the same
We might never live those days gone by
But we can try
Good morning
Let’s kick the babies out of bed
How ’bout you and me, instead hanging on
Not up and gone
Let’s start this over
(Baby, hold on)
We’re not much older now
(Baby, hold on)
If you still see what I see
Keep holding on
Hold on to me
Baby, it’s good to see you smile again
I know we can’t escape
So let’s pretend
We’re someplace else
It’s a new day
Let’s look at all we’ve got
It’s everything we thought
We ever wanted
It’s beautiful
Let’s start this over
(Baby, hold on)
We’re not much older now
(Baby, hold on)
If you still see what I see
Keep holding on
Hold on to me
I look across the room and catch you staring at me
And see the love we almost left behind
So lead me by the hand, and let’s make up
Let’s make up for lost time
Let’s start this over
(Baby, hold on)
We’re not much older
(Baby, hold on)
If you still see what I see
Keep holding on
Hold on to me
(Baby, hold on)
Just hold on to me
(Baby, hold on)
Hold on to me
Keep holding on
Hey, it might never be the same
We might never live those days gone by
But we can try

Dixie Chicks

Songwriters: Martha Maguire / Natalie Maines / Emily Robison / Pete Yorn / Gary Louris
Baby Hold On lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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

The Empty Chair

Oscar Nominee for Best Song 2017 from the Documentary ‘Jim: The James Foley Story’

James Foley was a journalist who reported “conflict news” . meaning he went to Libya but came home . meaning he went to Syria . he did not return . instead ISIS kidnapped him with other journalists who did come home.

He was so full of life. I have watched the documentary and was awe inspired by his genuine concern and sincerity toward the people with whom he befriended and told their story. He went where the bombs were dropping and the bullets went whizzing by. What compelled him to return to the Middle East after being in Libya when Qaddafi was being overthrown and eventually assassinated by a brutal crowd.

Why he went back . his family search for answers. He wasn’t happy just taking life easy.

Listen to the song ‘The Empty Chair’ (I felt it should have won the Oscar for Best Song but instead an unbearable song to listen to from La La Land received the honors.) It speaks for Jim who will never come home. So moving and so is his whole story. Just reading the lyrics out loud to ‘The Empty Chair’ makes me cry. The same happens hearing Sting singing the song.

– j.kiley


The Empty Chair – Sting (by J. Ralph & Sting

THE EMPTY CHAIR

If I should close my eyes, that my soul can see
And there’s a place at the table that you saved for me
So many thousand miles over land and sea
I hope to dare, that you hear my prayer
And somehow I’ll be there
It’s but a concrete floor where my head will lay
And though the walls of this prison are as cold as clay
But there’s a shaft of light where I count my days
So don’t despair of the empty chair
And somehow I’ll be there
Some days I’m strong, some days I’m weak
And days I’m so broken I can barely speak
There’s a place in my head where my thoughts still roam
Where somehow I’ve come home
And when the Winter comes and the trees lie bare
And you just stare out the window in the darkness there
Well I was always late for every meal you’ll swear
But keep my place and the empty chair
And somehow I’ll be there
And somehow I’ll be there

Songwriters: Gordon Sumner / Joshua Ralph
The Empty Chair lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC