A LIFE IN SONG - PART 2

 

 

Dear LOUISE,

I CANíT BEGIN TO TELL YOU; IíM SORRY. MORNING HAS BROKEN, and Iím ALL BY MYSELF, SITTINí ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY, COUNTING MY MEMORIES and looking at BOTH SIDES NOW and my MEMORIES JUST WONíT DIE.

DANG ME! I can still see your BLUE EYES CRYINí IN THE RAIN. But now Iím the one in PAIN AND MISERY, crying LONELY TEAR DROPS because Iíve got the LOVE SICK BLUES.

I left that DEVIL WOMAN and all my ROWDY FRIENDS. I got a SIX PACK TO GO and got a room at the HEARTBREAK HOTEL down on LONELY STREET. I had the SMOKINí CIGARETTES AND DRINKINí COFFEE BLUES. I was COUNTINí FLOWERS ON THE WALL and felt like I was in a RING OF FIRE. I CANíT TELL YOU WHY I stayed BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, just trying to TAKE IT EASY, I guess.

After a while, I went down to ALICEíS RESTURANT and I was the only SOLITARY MAN there. I decided to leave this DIRTY OLD TOWN so I took the CRAZY TRAIN down to EL PASO. There I joined BROTHER LOVEíS TRAVELLING SALVATION SHOW and I can tell you, IíVE BEEN EVERYWHERE. But for JUST ONCE IN MY LIFE, I wanted to THANK THE LORD FOR THE NIGHTIME and I want you to know that now, I WALK THE LINE.

MAMA TRIED to teach me right from wrong but I was to YOUNG AT HEART and didnít want to follow FAMILY TRADITION. I guess I thought you would STAND BY YOUR MAN no matter what. It took me to long to realize YOU CANíT HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EDITH TOO.

Iíve got your pictures and thereís NOTHING AS ORIGINAL AS YOU in your TIGHT FITTINí JEANS. I t seems like only YESTERDAY I gave you a STRING OF PEARLS down ON MOONLIGHT BAY at TWILIGHT TIME and I can still feel THE NEARNESS OF YOU. I think about you NIGHT AND DAY.

WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN Iím asking you to please TAKE THESE CHAINS FROM MY HEART and RETURN TO ME. YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE and I CANíT HELP IT IF IíM STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU because youíre a GOOD HEARTED WOMAN.

IF YOU NEED SOMEBODY TO LOVE please LET IT BE ME for I have NO OTHER LOVE. I WAS LOOKINí FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES but now, I SURRENDER DEAR. I promise that never at ANYTIME will you feel like ITíS CRYINí TIME AGAIN, For I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU.

Please heal this ACHY BREAKY HEART and PLEASE COME TO BOSTON, where weíll be LEAVINí ON A JET PLANE and spend APRIL IN PARIS. Weíll be married in THE CHAPEL OF LOVE. The SOUND OF MUSIC will be everywhere and I will dance on air WITH A SONG IN MY HEART.

YOU ARE MY SPECIAL ANGEL and I will love you dearly TILL THE END OF TIME. Itís MY PRAYER that soon, weíll be FACE TO FACE and I will be ON TOP OF THE WORLD.

IíLL HOLD YOU IN MY HEART, TILL I CAN HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS and IíM SENDING YOU A BIG BOUQUET OF ROSES.

Forever YOURS, BIG JOHN

By Lora Cox 2001

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