Chill

Settle down everyone, sing along with Captain Trips.

If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung,
Would you hear my voice come thru the music,
Would you hold it near as it were your own?

Its a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken,
Perhaps theyre better left unsung.
I dont know, dont really care
Let there be songs to fill the air.

Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow.

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty,
If your cup is full may it be again,
Let it be known there is a fountain,
That was not made by the hands of men.

There is a road, no simple highway,
Between the dawn and the dark of night,
And if you go no one may follow,
That path is for your steps alone.

Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow.

You who choose to lead must follow
But if you fall you fall alone,
If you should stand then whos to guide you?
If I knew the way I would take you home.

16 Responses to “Chill”


  1. 1 Jasper Monday, September 28, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Light em if u got em… RIP Jerry G. one of my favorite guitarists..

  2. 3 JJ Monday, September 28, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Ya know Jasper… Jerry was a leftie 😯

    We have all the best music on this side. We get the Dead, you get Toby Keith 😆

  3. 4 Dr. Prole Monday, September 28, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Toby Keith, that “put a boot in yer ass” song notwithstanding, is a Democrat. It’s true. So that leaves them with John Ashcroft singing “Let the Eagle Soar”. And Lawrence Welk reruns on the Tee Vee.

  4. 5 Jasper Monday, September 28, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    “Ya know Jasper… Jerry was a leftie 😯

    We have all the best music on this side.”

    Yes, you do.

    I can’t count 5 right-leaning popular musicians…

    Ted Nugent
    Joe Perry

    ..

  5. 6 JJ Monday, September 28, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    *faint*

    ETA – That was about Toby Keith being a Dem. Though now that you mention it, it rings a bell.

  6. 7 JJ Monday, September 28, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Jasper – Much as I hate to admit it, one of my all-time favourites, Alice Cooper, is a registered republican, voted for Bush in 2004. 😯 (Alice, what were you thinking!!??) Of course, that might have changed after another 4 years of W. But probably not — I read somewhere that he hangs out with John McCain sometimes 😯

    Another one of my faves, Frank Zappa, was also a conservative.

    These guys are more libertarian though, especially Zappa. I have a good YouTube of him debating free speech with a social conservative wingnut, I should dig it up…

  7. 8 JJ Monday, September 28, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Here it is, Zappa on Crossfire

  8. 9 Frank Frink Monday, September 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    I can’t count 5 right-leaning popular musicians…

    Ted Nugent

    Joe Perry
    ..
    ..

    As JJ mentioned there is The Coop, and you’ll always have Pat Boone 😉

    Oh, I wont be buying any music by Eagles of Death Metal. The guy who isn’t Josh Homme is practically a teabagger.

    Let’s see.. Kid Rock is a Republican. Johnny Ramone was a hardcore wingnut. I’m pretty sure Sammy Hagar’s a Republican. It’s a pretty small list.

    A couple blasts from the past that I’m sure both Dr. Prole and JJ will recall.

    First up, ‘Rock for Life’ (962 pro-life bands)

    And National Review’s asshat-ish ‘top 50 conservative rock songs of all time’. Hard pressed to find more than a couple written by an actual conservative. 😯

  9. 10 Dead Men Monday, September 28, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Let’s not forget Britney 😛

  10. 11 rev.paperboy Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Dead Men – I thought we were talking about musicians, not pop tarts?

    As to Frank Zappa, an arch-conservative in some ways, a screaming liberal in others – I’d call him a non-doctrinaire civil libertarian.

    and Lawerence Welk a conservative? I’m not so sure

  11. 12 Cornelius T.Zen Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Good morrow, all!
    In ancient Ireland, the most respected and revered member of society was not the king; it was the poet. Any king into whose kingdom the poet might wander, was obligated to feed and house the poet and his entourage, for as long as the poet chose to stay. Poets not only entertained, they carried news of other kingdoms and other lands, for which any king would need in order to govern wisely.
    Poets were usually musicians as well, for there would be no better way to remember and convey information, than in song.
    Although the traditional position of the poet in society was strongly defended (a conservative tendency) the actual function of the poet engendered changes (*gasp* godless liberalism!)inasmuch as the world view of the kingdom was broadened and modified as knowledge was acquired.
    Long live rock and roll! – CTZen

  12. 13 JJ Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Rev.

    I’d call him a non-doctrinaire civil libertarian.

    Agreed. “Lower Right Quadrant”, in Political Compass terms. Probably right about where Mike scored.

  13. 14 JJ Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    FF – I think that list from the National Review is for songs that are *about* conservative stuff, not necessarily performed by conservatives. Some of the musicians on that list are flaming liberals (the Beatles, the Eagles, Springsteen) and a lot are libertarianish (Rush).

    Have to say I was very disappointed to see an anti-abortion song by the Cranberries, though 😦 Irish Catholics 🙄

  14. 15 JJ Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    CTZen – That’s so cool. Interesting to think that poets and musicians could play the role of almost foreign policy advisors because they traveled a lot. Fascinating stuff.

  15. 16 Frank Frink Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 4:41 am

    I think that list from the National Review is for songs that are *about* conservative stuff, not necessarily performed by conservatives.

    Yep. Exactly. Because conservative performers not only can’t wrong songs in general as well as a lefty, they can’t even write a song about ‘conservative stuff’ as well as a lefty. :p


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