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album: Rising From The Ashes
track 1: 9:08 My Song
track 2: 3:05 MacPherson Strut
track 3: 5:55 They're Nocturnal
track 4: 4:25 I Know You're Here
track 5: 5:59 5 of 12
track 6: 3:40 Lighter Than Air
track 7: 5:07 Stairway
track 8: 5:50 I Want
track 9: 5:04 Voices
track 10: 5:15 Move To Trash
track 11: 4:21 Good To The Next Drop
track 12: 5:48 We'll Get To Phoenix Someday Soon
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A poem about want.

I debated whether to repeat "I want" on each phrase or not... in print it seems unneeded, but when spoken, it seems to lend a certain cohesiveness to it. What do you think?

Originally posted as a poem i want. I played some games with the formatting there.
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Lyrics
i want

food
a warm bed
to be loved
a safe place
assurance
a soft pillow
everything

a future
summer vacation
to hit a home run
trust
to be liked
freedom
to be with my friends
the truth
to be tall
an easy path from here to the bar
& back home
physical love

to finish school
liberty
to be a rock star
world peace
to be a poet
a quiet day with a clear blue sky
to live out my life with you
happiness
technology
a music box that plays in-a-gadda-da-vida

your attention
if just for a few moments

the occasional soft day
a comfortable shoe
to be competent
a good night's sleep
to live out my life with you
a crackling fire in the fireplace
to know my children
will live good lives
my doubts to be eased
emotional love

snow on firs
to be on the team
a job well done
to be left alone
a cat in my lap
crickets singing at night
a fire truck
going somewhere else

more time
a light breeze rustling the trees
three day weekends
to be free of wants

simplicity
towering cumulus clouds
no aches & pains
thunder, in the distance
to be a poet
freedom
to know my grandchildren
will live good lives
peace of mind
to be remembered

a small bowl of vanilla ice cream
insurance
a past
to retire
my fears to vanish
summer vacation
to live out my life
with you

one of those big burgers they used to sell
with onions

that's all

i want

(c)2005 Bill Grundmann
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Uploaded: Feb 25, 2007 - 10:30:55 PM
Last Updated: Dec 01, 2012 - 11:56:50 AM Last Played: Oct 11, 2018 - 08:49:37 PM
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Roxylee said 4309 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
Ahhh... poetry set to music
and your list is all there, except... make that a big bowl of vanilla ice cream, with chocolate syrup on top.
The piano goes perfectly with the words.
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SmokeyVW said 4309 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
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these are things i've seen through the eyes of my grandson - my children - my parents - and through my own eyes over the years... it's a progression of viewpoints...
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bud said 4309 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
I'l have what you're having
Very nice piece Bill. I appreciate the wants without the longing - just the honest admission. Well done.
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SmokeyVW said 4309 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
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thanks Bud. i was chasing universals here i guess.
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said 4309 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
I applaud you!
You have captured the wants and needs of "everyman" (generic). This evokes so many emotions...Well spoken over lovely meandering piano...This is really good my friend!

Be well!


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SmokeyVW said 4309 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
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Amagi - thanks. talking to "everyman" is a poet's dream come true you know!
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Ed Hannifin said 4309 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
Best wish list since 'Passionate Kisses'....
Can't wait to play this for my wife in the morning... I'm betting she'll laugh one of those good laughs...

Let me know when this is available as wall art...

Ed
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SmokeyVW said 4307 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
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i was hoping this poem wouldn't become too pretentious, since blathering about life tends go that way, so i added some humor to the seriousness.

your response concerns me a little. i hope the humor didn't overshadow the serious side of it. and i really hope the entire thing isn't just laughable.

was it that music box thing?
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Ed Hannifin said 4307 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
The phrase, Bill...
...is "one of those good laughs". As in, a laugh of recognition at the truth of something... and I think the truth of serious things IS funny, sometimes... Please don't worry about how your poem comes across... it comes across as very human, with all the shadows and light that comes with that...

Ed
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Ed Hannifin said 4307 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
I DID...
...go searching Google for an In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida music box... Didn't find one yet... I found ring tones, but it's just not the same....

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SmokeyVW said 4307 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
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Ed - let me know if you find one - i might consider actually buying the darn thing!

i heard the claim that the true title was "In the Garden of Eden" just sorta slurred... i wonder if it's an urban myth?
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SmokeyVW said 4307 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
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ahhh... *that* kind of good laugh. thanks for clarifying it for me. (oops, i left my insecurity hanging out again!)
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echoroom said 4308 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
Wonderful art
Bill, this is ... i don't know, it really touches me. This captures what it's like to be human.
You read this beautifully.

thank you

Steve
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SmokeyVW said 4307 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
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i'm glad it spoke to you. there is a lot of me and my family in there, so maybe this means you know me a little better now.

thanks

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Joe Brady said 4307 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
I want to write like you
Well you got one of your wants for sure: you are a poet, and thank you for making my day. The piano serves to frame your spoken art well. I only laughed once, but it was hearty; that line about Inagada Davida, and it was because I indentified with the line so quickly that it surprised me. I love this piece.
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SmokeyVW said 4307 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
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wow - a new fan! your comment made my day.

thanks

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TobinMueller said 4286 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
Piano bar scene
Like a moment behind the mic at the piano bar when the guy finds himself talking out loud as one thought leads to another, catching everyone listening (maybe 10% of the restaurant patrons) by surprise, but oh what a grand surprise. After, several raise their glasses to you. One even gives you a generous tip, even tho he realizes that is beside the point, yet important and welcomed. Excellent performance too, by the way. And honesty. Stunning track.
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SmokeyVW said 4281 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
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thank so much Tobin. i appreciate it.

re: honesty. somewhere long ago i read that good writing of any kind comes from the expression of the author's own real experiences and emotions. somehow i guess that notion stuck with me.

now, the real trick is to somehow observe yourself "objectively." and even more so to observe others and somehow place yourself in their shoes, and to express these ideas just vaguely enough so that they are misinterpreted (which is somehow vaguely dishonest in itself) as universals.

i try for that anyway. at least sometimes. when i remember to. :-)
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said 4285 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
I WANT
you to know i thoroughly enjoyed this. i liked bud's remark, and in-a-gadda-da-vida. delicious piano.

well done,
anne
SmokeyVW said 4281 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
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thank you very much for the encouraging word. i'm glad to have sent a mind-wave in your direction.
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said 4246 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
This one is amazing!!!!!
I like the mix of the serious and the silly. Most human beings, who have grown beyond the frivolousness of youth, have felt these wants deeply knowing that this world can at times be a precarious place where we come to realize what is of true importance in a life well spent. And my favorite line, which is repeated is, "I want - to live out my life with you."
There is no greater love - no greater tribute than this - to be blessed with a soulmate in this life. I'm a sucker for a great line, and this is one of the most beautiful I've ever encountered. Another that takes my breath from my body is, "Vous et nul autre." (french) "You and no other." Simple, but profoundly elegant. Very few are posessed with the ability to express their love so outwardly. It speaks to the soul. She must be an amazing woman to inspire such prose. Shakespeare in present day.
SmokeyVW said 4243 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
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yes, i agree. life is a mix of the silly and the serious. but i also believe that one must try to appreciate both sides to really see it as it is.

& she is amazing.

thanks
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said 3965 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
I want.

And I want to listen to your poem again on my Ipod too.
and I want you to keep writing more poems, please.

I love this. captured the imagination perfectly. I want to be a poet
you are a great one. thank you. Piano really goes well too.
SmokeyVW said 3965 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
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wowee!

it's so nice to read your comment. i'm very pleased to find out that i touched another soul. that's what all this creating stuff (be it words or music) is all about!

i hope i can live up to your expectations.

thank you sincerely
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SmokeyVW said 3965 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
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