Today is May 18, 2018. I awoke to the news of a high school shooting once again… this time in Houston, Texas. The horror of these moments is stuck in the minds of everyone. Less than a month ago I put into lyrics and music what I feel about these atrocities. I jump started this song ahead of other projects because today is its moment and purpose. As a nation of diverse people we just don’t seem able to move our feet out of cement and live up to our heritage. We are an independent nation of caring intelligent free thinkers and innovators. We need to demonstrate we are that nation composed of those people now! How about singing along with me to the lyrics below. The song is accessed at the middle of this blog. It is melodic, has a message, and could play over and over in your head. It needs to. It is also written in an easy key: C Major. The moments in the song where there are no music are highlights along with the reality of its lyrics. In the Post Verse, Waste No One’s Life Anymore slows down in tempo with an impassioned pIea and exhibits more varied dynamics than in the previous verses and choruses, a fitting way to end the song. If ever there was a time to examine our attitudes about mental health, it is now. If ever there was a time to make a serious effort to remove gun access from our people, young and older, it is now. I am grateful for your loyalty and your interest in my work. Your interest does inspire me to look deeper and try harder. Thank you. Tomorrow the world will celebrate two individuals, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, coming together as a pair working to make a better life together. That spirit is a good one. We all need to do the same and come together as a whole to make all of our lives together better. It seems hard but it must happen!
Please try using earphones. It enhances the listening experience!
Waste No One’s Life Anymore Come closer and listen, please. No longer can we be pacified Or satisfied with empty talk From leaders Who do nothing.. To take up the plight By beginning the fight To live our lives Without guns. We should not be afraid, Instead, feel protected From those who have been rejected And are ill Wishing blood to spill To be noticed. Would it not be better to give everyone the help they need? No more bad leaders And old terrible laws. Vote them away. Change the laws. Help those who choose crime. This is not the criminals’ time. We need good solutions For everyone. To take up the plight By beginning the fight To live our lives Without guns. We should not be afraid, Instead, feel protected From those who have been rejected And are ill Wishing blood to spill To be noticed. Would it not be better to give everyone the help they need? A Gun Free World Needs To Be, So no one will die from a bullet needlessly. The people who do these things Need our care So they do not feel forced to do ugly things To act out their rejection. The solution is simple. Don’t use guns as tools for fear Or to hunt Or to retaliate. Use words And kindness And help those in need. Close up the makers of weapons That help people act out their Prejudice and aggressions, And better times will be. To take up the plight By beginning the fight To live our lives Without guns. We should not be afraid, Instead, feel protected From those who have been rejected And are ill Wishing blood to spill To be noticed. Would it not be better to give everyone the help they need? Let’s take up the fight And step out into the light To make our world safe Without guns. Give everyone the help they need. We won’t need to be afraid anymore. It’s going to be different. We must make it happen. Not waste anyone’s life Anymore Make it happen. Waste no one’s life anymore. Listen, please. Single Chord
May 18, 2018
This time a little autobiography below the blog. My family made our way out to see the 100th Anniversary of the Tutankhamen exhibit traveling from
Egypt and celebrated Mother’s Day with my mom. The day was fine, the picnic excellent, and the art exceptional. All of the art forms nourish and heal.