Did he really say that?

The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = GEORGE CARLIN...Stained glass, engraved glass, frosted glass–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS...Nothing is more fluid than language = R.L.SWIHART

Saturday, March 23, 2013

............... Pure Unadulterated............... .........JOHN WESLEY HARDING.........

(John Wesley Harding)
Well, the power of the bullet is fascinating
They're polishing the luga facsimiles
The little kids grow up imitating
Cowboys shoot indians before puberty
Don't get me to the battle on time
I'd be useless in the front line
Don't point that thing at me
You know I'm scared of guns

You can argue, say it's harmless
In the nightmare fairground gallery
We're all under pain of death
To keel right over gracefully
I ached to be a uniform man
And toss that baton in a marching band
Don't point that thing at me
You know I'm scared of guns

I'm scared of guns, they're out of your hands
I'm scared of guns, they might go bang
I'm scared of guns, hey joe, they're out of control
I'm scared of guns, fear eat the soul
Don't shoot me

I wanna put flowers in the barrels
Like the famous photo, understand
That I'd rather get hit on the head
That hold cold metal in my hand
The new arrival, the latest addition
The little boys running out of ammunition
Don't point that thing at me
You know I'm scared of guns

Blogger's Notes
Career-wise, John Wesley Harding was a mere tot when he recorded I'M SCARED OF GUNS.
The photograph is from a 2011 album entitled The Sound Of His Own Voice
from whence comes the Starbuck's Song.
Ours is a better world because Mr. Harding is still alive and well. My copy of "The Sound Of His Own Voice"
was autographed after a 2012 performance at Fingerprints in Long Beach.

Unlike Tim Buckley, John Wesley Harding is a survivor.

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