Friday, February 27, 2009

Poetry Friday

GUNSLINGER
by Matthew Sanders, James Sullivan, Brian Haner Jr. and Zachary Baker

Yeah, you've been alone
I've been gone for far too long
But with all that we've been through
After all this time I'm coming home to you

Never let it show
The pain I've grown to know
'Cause with all these things we do
It don't matter when I'm coming home to you

I reach towards the sky I've said my goodbyes
My heart's always with you now
I won't question why so many have died
My prayers have made it through yeah
'Cause with all these things we do
It don't matter when I'm coming home to you

Read the rest HERE.

"Gunslinger" isn't actually a poem, but a song about a soldier away from home by the rock band Avenged Sevenfold. I love poetry, and I love music. I love the rhythm and word choice of both. When I purchase a new CD, I always look to see if the lyrics are posted. It's like reading poetry! I am going to see Avenged Sevenfold (with Buckcherry and Papa Roach) tonight, so I thought I'd post one of the songs I will hear (and sing along to) tonight.
Dance on over to Mommy's Favorite Children's Books for more poetry links!

11 comments:

Kim Kasch said...

The Gunslinger - also a book by Stephen King in The Dark Tower series ;-)

I love poetry, music and Stephen King!

adrienne said...

I've hate it when CDs don't come with lyrics. Now the kids and I are always searching for song lyrics online.

C.R. Evers said...

have fun tonight! :0)

Christy

Big Plain V said...

I thought it sounded like a song. I also thought there was gonna be a shootout. I'm kind of relieved.

Paul Michael Murphy said...

Sounds like something by Cinderella.

Mary Lee said...

Some emotions are best expressed in poetry and/or song. This one captures longing.

The Things We Carried said...

I agree. Many song writers blow me away with their prose.

Nora MacFarlane said...

I always enjoy your thoughts on poetry. I hope your concert was fun.

I'm Jet . . . said...

Hey, Kelly!

I'm listening to Gunslinger right now on rhapsody. Wow!

Starts so quiet and then . . . bam!!!

Thanks.

Jet

Shelli said...

thanks for visiting Kelly! :)

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Awesome thought to post song lyrics for Poetry Friday. And I like your image!

btw, does anyone have a better smile, Kelly? Beautiful!