Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Many a Mile To Freedom

I woke up singing the Steve Winwood classic this morning. Usually I sing all day, even at work, the grocery store, while I am driving, in the shower, through my workouts etc....This is how I am wired. I see that my two daughters also respond to music in this very same way; they will have an outlet to express their creativity through music as well. Music allows me to work out my blues. I can sing Joss Stone who fell in love with a boy. Or Janis Joplin's maybe if I did something wrong I'd be glad to admit it, ooh yah if you'd come home to me..... or maybe I'm with Robert Plant and I'm going to California with an aching in my heart.... Yesterday, I was building a mystery and working so carefully. The day before that was Johnny Lang's version of the blues classic, "Good Morning Little School Girl" and the day before that I was stuck on a Seal song for God's sake, There has been no-one brighter than you, I have been waiting, I have been waiting for you!"

All I know is that I can remember them all! Every lyric, every guitar lick, every string arrangement, every word. It's all stored in my brain.

Here is the song that is with me today: Enjoy!

Many a mile to freedom, many a smile to tell
Ask my bluebird to sing you, from the heart of a wishing well
Call all my reindeer to graze here, call all my grain to grow
Then together we flow like the river
Then together we melt like the snow

Many a thought unanswered, many a tale to tell
Ask my bluebird to sing you, from the heart of a wishing well
If you should ask me to give you the reason for life that we know
Then together we flow like the river
And together we melt like the snow

Many a mile to freedom, many a smile to tell
Ask my bluebird to sing you, from the heart of a wishing well
If you should ask me to give you the reason for life that we know
Then together we flow like the river
Then together we melt like the snow

A few more miles to go
Miles to freedom


2 comments:

  1. Steve Winwood and the Allman Brothers are going on tour together this summer....

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