Who's Online Now
20 registered members (couchgrouch, Gavin Sinclair, ckiphen, Guy E. Trepanier, Deej56, Gary E. Andrews, CTthomas, Brian Austin Whitney, 5 invisible), and 346 guests, and
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box
Member Spotlight
Vincent Tomasso
Vincent Tomasso
Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 109
Joined: October 2003
Show All Member Profiles 
What's Going On
Music Business A Little Slow...
by niteshift. 05/10/21 09:10 PM
Truth is a Midnight Train
by couchgrouch. 05/10/21 08:59 PM
Covid in Fiji - An update
by niteshift. 05/10/21 08:54 PM
Lvstrm Cncrt 5-14-2021, New Eng. Sngwrtrs Retrt
by Gary E. Andrews. 05/10/21 06:04 PM
Lvstrm Cncrt 5-14-2021, New Eng. Sngwrtrs Retrt
by Gary E. Andrews. 05/10/21 06:02 PM
Livstrm Cncrt 5/14/2021. New Eng. Sngwrtrs
by Gary E. Andrews. 05/10/21 06:00 PM
The Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill
by MFB III. 05/10/21 04:25 PM
When You.....?
by MFB III. 05/10/21 04:21 PM
LOVES me, LOVES me not. Vic
by Vicarn. 05/10/21 04:19 PM
Life Goes On (Miss me when I'm gone)
by VNORTH2. 05/10/21 03:51 PM
Monday Morning Flu
by ckiphen. 05/10/21 03:22 PM
Melancholy Blues.
by MFB III. 05/10/21 01:45 PM
WHO'S PERFORMING?
by Marc Barnette. 05/10/21 08:03 AM
::: Today Is A Good Day :::
by JAPOV. 05/09/21 06:26 PM
My birthday today - please help?
by Marc Barnette. 05/09/21 01:41 PM
TALK TO ME
by CTthomas. 05/09/21 10:48 AM
BRIAN....
by Sunset Poet. 05/09/21 08:45 AM
"Home" lyrics
by Gary E. Andrews. 05/09/21 08:33 AM
JohnLeeHooker livestream June 5, 2021 tix
by Gary E. Andrews. 05/09/21 06:54 AM
Road I've Never Travelled Before
by Gary E. Andrews. 05/09/21 06:41 AM
JohnLeeHooker livestream June 5, 2021 tix
by Gary E. Andrews. 05/09/21 06:33 AM
Porcelain Princess
by Travis david. 05/09/21 04:35 AM
One Song at a Time
by couchgrouch. 05/08/21 11:46 AM
Seeing what I see
by ckiphen. 05/07/21 10:26 AM
Youtube Comments
by R&M. 05/07/21 03:11 AM
Miracles
by JAPOV. 05/06/21 11:05 PM
:So Much Left To Do."
by MFB III. 05/06/21 11:00 PM
Latest tune "Home" would love feedback
by MFB III. 05/06/21 10:38 PM
All I kew was gone
by ckiphen. 05/06/21 03:58 PM
Top Posters(All Time)
Calvin 19,839
Travis david 12,140
Kevin Emmrich 10,938
Jean Bullock 10,330
Kaley Willow 10,240
Two Singers 9,649
Joice Marie 9,186
Mackie H. 8,944
glynda 8,683
Mike Dunbar 8,574
Tricia Baker 8,318
couchgrouch 7,977
Colin Ward 7,909
Corey 7,357
Vicarn 6,767
Mark Kaufman 6,588
Wyman Lloyd 6,578
ben willis 6,111
niteshift 5,791
Lynn Orloff 5,788
Louis 5,725
Linda Sings 5,608
KimberlyinNC 5,210
Neil Cotton 4,909
Derek Hines 4,893
DonnaMarilyn 4,666
Blake Hill 4,528
Bob Cushing 4,389
Roy Cooper 4,262
Bill Osofsky 4,199
Tom Shea 4,179
Cindy Miller 4,178
TamsNumber4 4,130
nightengale 4,096
MFB III 3,958
Caroline 3,865
Kolstad 3,822
beechnut79 3,758
Dan Sullivan 3,710
E Swartz 3,656
Fdemetrio 3,626
Dottie 3,427
joewatt 3,411
Bill Cooper 3,279
John Hoffman 3,199
Sunset Poet 3,185
Skip Johnson 3,027
Pam Hurley 3,007
Terry G 3,005
PopTodd 2,890
Harriet Ames 2,870
Nigel Quin 2,865
MidniteBob 2,760
Nelson 2,616
Tom Tracy 2,558
Polly Hager 2,526
Jerry Jakala 2,524
Al Alvarez 2,499
Eric Thome 2,448
Hummingbird 2,401
Stan Loh 2,263
Sam Wilson 2,242
Judy Hollier 2,232
Wendy D 2,226
Erica Ellis 2,202
TrumanCoyote 2,096
Marty Helly 2,034
maccharles 2,000
DukeWill 1,988
floyd jane 1,985
Clint Anglin 1,904
cindyrella 1,888
David Wright 1,866
Clairejeanne 1,851
Cindy LaRosa 1,824
Ronald Boyt 1,675
Iggy 1,652
Noel Downs 1,633
Rick Heenan 1,608
Cal 1,574
Jack Swain 1,554
GocartMoz 1,552
Pete Larsen 1,537
Ann Tygart 1,529
Tom Breshers 1,487
RogerS 1,473
Tom Franz 1,473
Chuck Crowe 1,441
Ralph Blight 1,440
Rick Norton 1,429
Kenneth Cade 1,429
bholt 1,411
Letha Allen 1,408
in2piano 1,404
Stan Simons 1,402
mattbanx 1,384
Jen Shaner 1,373
Deej56 1,372
JAPOV 1,351
Charlie Wong 1,347
KevinP 1,324
Vondelle 1,316
Tom W. 1,313
Jan Petter 1,301
scottandrew 1,294
DakLander 1,265
Gerry 1,265
lane1777 1,254
PeteG 1,242
Ian Ferrin 1,235
Glen King 1,214
IdeaGuy 1,209
AaronAuthier 1,177
summeoyo 1,174
Diane Ewing 1,158
IronKnee 1,087
joro 1,082
BobbyJoe 1,075
S.DEE 1,040
yann 1,037
Tony A 1,016
9ne 1,015
argo 986
peaden 984
90 dB 964
Wolvman 960
Jak Kelly 912
krtinberg 890
Drifter 886
Petra 883
RJC 845
Brenda152 840
Nadia 829
Juan 797
ant 786
TKO 784
Dayson 781
frahmes 781
teletwang 762
ckiphen 748
Andy K 747
Andy Kemp 741
tbryson 737
Jackie444 731
3daveyO3 704
Dixie 701
Joy Boy 695
Irwin 687
Knute 686
Lee Arten 678
Moosesong 668
Pat Hardy 667
Katziis 652
R.T.MOORE 638
quality 637
CG King 622
douglas 621
Mel 614
R&M 606
NaomiSue 601
Shandy 589
Ria 587
TAMERA64 583
qbaum 570
nitepiano 566
pRISCILLA 556
Tink2 553
musica 539
deanbell 528
RobertK 527
BonzaiWag 523
Roderic 522
BB Wilbur 512
goodfolks 499
Zeek 487
Stu 486
Steve P. 481
KathyW 462
allenb 459
MaxG 458
Philjo 454
fanito 448
trush48 448
dmk 442
arealrush 437
DGR 436
avweek 435
Stephen D 433
Emmy 431
Rob L 426
marquez 422
kit 419
Softkrome 417
kyrksongs 415
RRon 408
Laura G. 407
VNORTH 407
Debra 407
eb 406
cuebald 399
EdPerrone 399
Dannyk1 395
Hobart 395
Davyboy49 393
Smile 389
GJShades 387
Ezt 384
tone 380
Marla 380
Cecilee 379
iggyiggy 378
coalminer 377
java 374
spidey 371
sweetsong 370
Alek 369
danny 367
Jim Ryan 360
papaG 353
Z - man 350
JamesDF5 348
John K 348
Jaden 344
ddreuter 341
TheBaz 340
Steggy 339
leif 339
tonedeaf 336
rickwork 334
Eddie Ray 332
Johnboy 328
Bob Lever 328
Helicon1 327
lucian 326
Muskie 321
kc 319
Z. Mulls 318
ptondreau 313
ONOFFON 312
Chris B. 310
trush 304
ed323 297
Ellen M 294
markus-ky 292
lizzorn 291
nicnac49 290
pomeranj 289
Char 286
ktunes 285
mastrose 280
pammie 279
pd 277
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#757289 - 10/05/09 04:47 PM The Wine of Dreams  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 7,977
couchgrouch Online content
Top 30 Poster
couchgrouch  Online Content
Top 30 Poster

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 7,977
out law country...

The Wine of Dreams

Well, two tweakers high on crystal
Snapped and pulled some pawnshop pistols
In a roadhouse down in Alabam’
When I whupped those sonsabitches
They both needed forty stitches
And I got forty days there in the slam
Lawman caught a lady sneakin’ me some wine
I just closed my eyes and journeyed through my time

Cos a lotta mean ole southern judge’s gavels
Echo through the mem’ry of my lonely travels
I’m a mad dog brawler and a midnight brooder
And I love to shoot the [naughty word removed] with old crapshooters
Scarin’ cops who print me and then take my mugshot
‘neath fluorescent light my shadow’s almost bloodshot
Sat there in my cell and pushed away my beans
Wasn’t hungry while drinking from the wine of dreams

Well, that stretch just made me tougher
All the knocks that I will suffer
Will just pound the dents out from my faith
But since then I’ve slowed my drinkin’
All that booze once had me thinkin’
That the Holy Ghost was really just a wraith
Though I looked for God down ev’ry dusty mile
It was often sin that made the search worthwhile

Cos I sure as hades did my share of whorin’
Slammin’ ev’ry shot an old barkeep was pourin’
While the amber current of a bourbon river
Slowly ate away the levee of my liver
If I quit I’d find a stripper when I’d relapse
Leave them barroom queens with rugburns on their kneecaps
But God forgives and blood redeems
So I’m drinking from the wine of dreams

Now I’ll picture time’s relentless falling sands
Landing in the space between my wishes and my plans
Think of jails and churches…won’dring where I’ll be
Somewhere in the middle…Jesus, there I’ll be

Each night death is closer if you’re watchin’ closely
And your past just hangs behind you pale and ghostly
So I’ll toast my sister up in Amarillo
With a fading yellow ribbon in her willow
And the Key West dolphins that’ll follow sailboats
And an old time Baptist preacher with a swallow tail coat
Sometimes I drink of prayer and sometimes Jim Beam
But tonight I’m drinking from the wine of dreams

©2009 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
#757511 - 10/06/09 09:56 AM Re: The Wine of Dreams [Re: couchgrouch]  
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 41
sparrow Offline
Casual Observer
sparrow  Offline
Casual Observer

Joined: May 2009
Posts: 41
The wine of dreams... I love the title :-)

"While the amber current of a bourbon river
Slowly ate away the levee of my liver"
I've never read a more poetic way to describe drinking oneself to death ;-) Put like that (and picturing it played on a guitar), it paint quite a romantic picture...:-)

#757671 - 10/06/09 08:28 PM Re: The Wine of Dreams [Re: sparrow]  
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 117
Pam Bowen Offline
Serious Contributor
Pam Bowen  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 117
Inland Empire, California
Why has no one else responded to this amazing song? i love your clever rhymes, poetic imagery mixed with tough-guy diction. I suppose the pros will say it's too long, but I like it. The rug burns and the deleted word might keep it off the radio, but it would be great at a concert!
Cheers!
Pam Bowen


a portfolio of my other writing is at: pambowen.wordpress.com
#759413 - 10/12/09 04:17 PM Re: The Wine of Dreams [Re: Pam Bowen]  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 7,977
couchgrouch Online content
Top 30 Poster
couchgrouch  Online Content
Top 30 Poster

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 7,977
thanks gals. 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

Support Just Plain Folks

We would like to keep the membership in Just Plain Folks FREE! Your donation helps support the many programs we offer including Road Trips and the Music Awards.


Newest Members
websiteee, kanes333, lesleedp, totalctrl, fowler47
21335 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums116
Topics121,633
Posts1,144,070
Members21,335
Average Posts Daily26
Most Online37,523
Jan 25th, 2020
Just Plain Quotes
"That's just my opinion, I could be right" -Brian Austin Whitney
Today's Birthdays
David R Banta (69), glynda (70), treeman1973 (48)
Popular Topics(Views)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0