Monday, July 2, 2012

On the Side

We're getting near the end of the Knees Calhoon Chronicles here at the Midnight Ramble. Three more songs written in the 80s and a couple in 2004 and that's it. He stopped playing music in 1987 when he moved to Shreveport to become managing editor of the Commodore magazine, LOADSTAR. The two songs he wrote in 2004 were based on short stories he wrote at the time.

But I sheepishly admit that I skipped  a few songs along the way. Some because the songs weren't so hot; others because the recordings were lousy and couldn't be salvaged. If I work on any and come up with something presentable, I'll add them to the list. All in all, I hope to keep adding a song nightly for at least another two weeks.

Written: Gallagher Street, Las Cruces NM, 1981

Knees wracked his brain to come up with an expression of love that was fresh and meaningful, and more importantly, pragmatic, and this is what he came up with. You have to admit, very few modern C&W songwriters have explored this particular tack.

Yes it really happened,
That was really you and me
Who spent all that time together,
Lovin so wild and free.
You never said it was forever,
An then one day you were gone
There was a big ol world a-callin
An forever can be so long.

So don’t play those halfway games
While your man is out of town
The world has thrown us together
And the sun is goin down.
An don’t tell me how you love him now
Cuz I’ve heard those words too
I know from our times together
You’re just too good to be true.

Oh I’ve loved a few since losin you
But no matter how hard I’ve tried
I’ll never love anyone so much
That I wouldn’t want you on the side.

Big Uncle