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#543710 - 09/23/07 04:00 PM Essence of Time  
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country...

Essence of Time

When winds blow south at the turning of the season
Brown leaves quilt the ground out by the old oak grove
All our fruit is canned and water pipes start freezin’
Flames are peekin’ from our pot-bellied stove

Forest shadows grow tall as a hunter’s tales
We pull up chairs and sip pumpkin ale

Then we think of time’s sweet lessons
And how love is never left behind
Cos if time is of the essence
Then mem’ries are the essence of time

I weave your hand in mine although they’re still doughy
From when I helped ruin your tart two-crust pie
We walk a piney path where the streams are snowy
And think of each one as yesterdays gone by

As we let the highland waters wash our hands
I know when we met is where my life began

Chorus

Many years ago we lay down by the river
Where moonlight was mother’s milk upon the tide
When I kissed your shoulders you began to shiver
And released your love there on the riverside

If love remains with who we’ll become
Then youth won’t just belong to the young

Chorus

We walk back through dark pine trees full of desire
And a slow waltz by the old stove warms our blood
Maybe our four bare feet can’t out dance the fire
O but fire can’t make love on an old fur rug

And as those flames watch a woman and her man
They know when we met is where our lives began

Chorus

©2007 Robert George




Nashville demos etc:

https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/default.cfm?bandID=431939

other demos:

https://soundcloud.com/wabash-cannibal

Amazon Kindle books by Robert George you may enjoy:

1) Americana

2) Teenage Graceland

3) The Will to Be

4) Fort Mystery

5) Wheel Sea

6) My One True Love
#543971 - 09/24/07 05:44 PM Re: Essence of Time [Re: couchgrouch]  
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thought this quite lovely Rob....paused on the pumpkin ale...but took time to google it..... and see it has quite the following..
Hadn't heard of it.....

best.....hugs,
Kaley


#544012 - 09/24/07 08:43 PM Re: Essence of Time [Re: Kaley Willow]  
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Wow.
This is pure poetry. Beautiful imagery and color. Nice blend of warm and cool. Waltzing in a cabin. How incredibly romantic.

can we do something about the doughy hands though? The get dirty while making a pie, but don't get washed until they get to the stream at the end of a piney path. I like the pie that they worked on together and I liked the stream, but I want to tell the missus to go and wash up before we go for our walk.

This is all the result of a personal pet peeve, so you can take it or leave it.

All in all a very nice trip. I want to go back again soon.


If music be the food of love, why is it so hard to keep my family fed?

Pete
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#544087 - 09/25/07 12:41 AM Re: Essence of Time [Re: PeterJ]  
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thanks Kaley. smile

Peter, I actually consider that section disposable so were this to get a co-write, I'd probably delete it. smile


Nashville demos etc:

https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/default.cfm?bandID=431939

other demos:

https://soundcloud.com/wabash-cannibal

Amazon Kindle books by Robert George you may enjoy:

1) Americana

2) Teenage Graceland

3) The Will to Be

4) Fort Mystery

5) Wheel Sea

6) My One True Love
#544589 - 09/26/07 06:42 PM Re: Essence of Time [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Hi Robert

Definitely a lovely journey. I enjoyed the story. smile jm


perfection is unattainable, excellence is totally within reach

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#544799 - 09/27/07 01:27 PM Re: Essence of Time [Re: Joice Marie]  
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thanks Joice. smile


Nashville demos etc:

https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/default.cfm?bandID=431939

other demos:

https://soundcloud.com/wabash-cannibal

Amazon Kindle books by Robert George you may enjoy:

1) Americana

2) Teenage Graceland

3) The Will to Be

4) Fort Mystery

5) Wheel Sea

6) My One True Love

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