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THE MESSAGE
by Ray Rodgers

I erased the message from the phone.
I turned your picture to the wall.
I buried poems under stone.
I couldn’t read them after all.
I turn the stereo up loud.
I read myself to sleep.
I tell myself I’ll live somehow
if I can just stay on my feet.
Push the truth away,
and just stay on my feet.

Keep the voices to a roar.
Push the memories aside.
Plant my feet back on the floor.
Keep the passion down inside.
I throw myself into my work.
I drive down busy streets.
I distract myself in other worlds
but they don’t spin beneath my feet.
Lacking truth,
they will not spin beneath my feet.

I hold the trophy for a while,
then lay it with your words in stone.
I take the picture of your smile
and lay it with the other bones.
I turn the stereo up loud.
I read myself to sleep.
I tell myself I’ll live somehow
if I can just stay on my feet.
Push the truth away,
and just stay on my feet.

I erased the message from the phone,
after I had listened through the day.
I compared the fashion with the tone,
but what it said I still can’t say.
I play the stereo too loud.
I drown myself in sleep.
I tell myself be careful now
as I stumble from my feet.
I face the truth
and I stumble from my feet.

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from Turn Your Picture To The Wall, track released July 1, 2015

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Ray Rodgers Tulsa, Oklahoma

American born singer/songwriter from Tulsa, OK. In this collection Ray performs his poetic folk ballads, with accompaniment by guitarist Sean Al-Jibouri, weaving together a series of passionate musings on love, heartache and the struggles of modern existence. ... more

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