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#1018502 - 08/05/13 09:12 PM The Teeth of my Skin  
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Skin cancer runs in my family. This song reflects this fear.

bluesriff


By the Teeth of my Skin
Copyright 2013 OpenMikeMusic

He was freckled and fair,
light colored hair,
and so, reflected the sun.
A fiancee and friends,
a career with dividends,
all before age 31.

But a stain on his skin,
began to grow from within,
an odd looking freckle, he thought.
The x-ray’s confirmed,
why breathing, it burned
like hoping for a cure, when there’s not.

And he sat down with his fiancée,
their goals were now forever changed.
He told her he’d be dying soon,
and life won't be the same,
"So I made up my mind, today...."

“...If I pull through
by the skin of my teeth,
we’ll start this love all over, again.”
“But if I fight and lose,
then it’s all on me,
how I’ll die, and when….

...and not by the teeth of my skin.”

Everyone was around,
they were crying out loud,
as life fell away from this man.
Soon his fiancee’
wiped her tears away,
removed the bottle from his hand.

She read the letter he wrote in bed,
they already knew just how it read.
“True light shines in our family and friends,
…and the sun doesn't always pay dividends…….”

“...but I almost made it
by the skin of my teeth,
I’ll see those I love in the end…”
I fought and lost,
so the choice fell on me,
how to die, and when…

just not by the teeth of my skin.”



Last edited by Bluesriff; 08/07/13 02:42 PM.

Write on, Man,
Michael W. Brown, f.k.a. "bluesriff"

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Mahatma Gandhi
#1018542 - 08/06/13 02:22 AM Re: The Teeth of my Skin [Re: Michael W. Brown]  
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Sad story. Hey, are you going to post the music link? I'll check back later.

#1018563 - 08/06/13 04:34 AM Re: The Teeth of my Skin [Re: Vondelle]  
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Working on the music and searching for an affordable recording venue.
Thanks Von,
love your stuff

mike


Write on, Man,
Michael W. Brown, f.k.a. "bluesriff"

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Mahatma Gandhi
#1018760 - 08/07/13 02:42 PM Re: The Teeth of my Skin [Re: Michael W. Brown]  
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Sorry Posted in WRONG FORUM!


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"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Mahatma Gandhi
#1018916 - 08/08/13 08:10 PM Re: The Teeth of my Skin [Re: Michael W. Brown]  
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Hey Mike,

Really a heart-felt and touching lyric. I'm sure the music is going to match. I loved the word play and the honesty!!

Great job,

Bryan

#1018920 - 08/08/13 08:25 PM Re: The Teeth of my Skin [Re: B K Williamson]  
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Thanks Brian,

I accidentally posted this here but I appreciate you taking a glance at the lyrics.
Thank you
Michael


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