25 August 2009

Sometimes...

...the things that I want to say, that need to be said, cannot easily be put into words...



...but at least I'm not writing alone...Slainte, one and all.

OH MY BROTHER*

Oh, my brother
Won't you stand here beside me
We shall carry each other
And should your soul grow weary
And the strength leave your bones
Oh my brother
I will carry you home

I lost a lot of good intentions
Deep in watering eyes
Crystallized blue
There's a whole lot of fear
That kept me here
I know fear ain't nothing new to you
Fear ain't nothing new to you

White on white
Hospital eyes
Should have been there
Now I know
And singing this song's no way to say goodbye
But it's the only way I know
This is the only way I know

And singing this song's no way to say goodbye
But it's the only way I know
This is the only way I know

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*"Oh My Brother" is a beautiful song, written by Robbie Schaefer and performed by Eddie From Ohio on their album "I Rode Fido Home". Do yourself a favor and check it out.

28 comments:

  1. Slainte, my friend
    Peace be with you...

    Rene

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  2. That is simply lovely, Irish. Slainte to you as well - I'll raise a glass of single malt to you this evening.

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  3. A friend is a someone you choose,
    a brother is someone you are given,
    When a brother is also a friend then there is a double blessing.
    And a double loss when he is gone.

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  4. It's a test to be sure, dealing with what falls away. Beautiful lyrics.

    Be well.

    Elizabeth

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  5. Slainte . . . I shall raise one for your bro.

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  6. Still hanging with you, Kevin.

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  7. Lovely song and expression of love. Still with you, my dear friend.

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  9. Thanks Irish - many sentiments your way...

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  10. Whomever GTR is you are a real A-HOLE

    oldman irish

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  11. The Mister sent me. How lucky to have had a brother you loved so well. So sorry for your loss.

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  12. Irish: New reader and commenter. I am sorry for your losses.

    I've been playing 'catch up' with your blogs...hope you don't mind.

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  13. Slainte.
    Beautiful words.
    Thinking of you, hoping that you are doing ok. Not great, because I know that's too impossible - but OK is good.

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  14. Raising a beer to you, my friend.

    Pearl

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  15. All a part of the process, Mr Irish. Raising my glass to you...
    xo

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  16. Hugs and kisses Gumby.

    A drink and a prayer for you.

    Sweet Cheeks~

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  17. just catching up IG.....lovely lyrics...thanks for sharing them

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"Let your laws come undone
Don't suffer your crimes
Let the love in your heart take control..."


-'The Hair Song', by Black Mountain

Tell me what is in your heart...