Tuesday, January 15, 2008


After placing 4 posts in draft in the last 24 hours, I have finally found inspiration enough through the likes of Barbara and UF Mike to go (now theres a pairing) to go ahead and let Greg Brown speak for me. From "The Poet Game"

Oh Lord, I have made you a place in my heart
among the rags and the bones and the dirt.
There's piles of lies, the love gone from her eyes,
and old moving boxes full of hurt.
Pull up a chair by the trouble and care.
I got whiskey, you're welcome to some.
Oh Lord, I have made you a place in my heart,
but I don't reckon you're gonna come.

I've tried to fix up the place, I know it's a disgrace,
you get used to it after a while -
with the flood and the drought and old pals hanging out
with their IOU's and their smiles.
bare naked women keep coming in
and they dance like you wouldn't believe.
Oh Lord, I have made you a place in my heart,
so take a good look - and then leave.

Oh Lord, why does the Fall get colder each year?
Lord, why can't I learn to love?
Lord, if you made me, it's easy to see
that you all make mistakes up above.
But if I open the door, you will know I'm poor
and my secrets are all that I own.
Oh Lord, I have made you a place in my heart
and I hope that you leave it alone.


Barbara said...

I'm not exactly sure how I inspired this post, but it's good stuff he writes.

steve said...

Barbara, i think i got you mixed up with someone else, but still -your post "No Good news " was so different from what I usually see from you...
My next post says for Grizzbabe, but it is for you as well.

Mother of Invention said...

I somehow haven't heard of him but I like this one and The Wrong Train. is he folky type or country-ish? Blues?