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SKATING I shouldn’t be out skating. Storm is passing thru Out here in the darkness where I last saw you Standing neath that street lamp. Standing cold and wet Only light and shadow and regret I shouldn’t be out skating tho the traffic…read more
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Colleen Dillon said

Cool vibe eerily married to the dark content… I kind of want more verses to see what happens!

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SKATING I shouldn’t be out skating. Storm is passing thru Out here in the darkness where I last saw you Standing neath that street lamp. Standing cold and wet Only light and shadow and regret I shouldn’t be out skating tho the traffic…read more
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Greg Connor said

Thanks for the comment James! I love your story about your Senior year.

This “Skating” song is fun to listen to. I’m on my second time thru. Definitely unique!

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Barbara wrote this about a friend from Portland. It became her most requested song until she wrote North Sulfur River. Maybe because it was her only other song. (c) 1990 Royal T Music
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Beautiful song

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This originated as a poem sent to me by Rose Kampton, It was essentially a complaint. I turned it into a prayer and put music to it. Then when Brook drowned it became something altogether else. (c) 1990 Royal T Muaic
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This is a beautiful poem sung beautifully by Barbara. Barbara passed on during August 20, 2019. Barbara was no only an extremely intelligent individual, she was ever so sweet and compassionate…always willing to listen to and be there for others who were going through rough water.

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My daughter, Wyn, sings a song I wrote in 1977 while I was doing a gig at the Ramada Inn in Laredo. Harmonies are by her mother, Barbara Anne Taylor and step mother, Peggy Ann Mitchell. The guitar solo and keys are by my son, Rabyn…read more
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This is exquisite Michael. I HAD NEVER HEARD WYN SING…DIDN’T KNOW SHE COULD EVEN AND RABYN’S PLAYING…ALL BEAUTIFUL …PERFECT.

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This is my adaptation of a poem by Rosemarie Kempton. Beneath the August Moon my summer love is shed Once again I'm left to ponder what we said Was it with words or smiles my heart was taken I should know but can't get beyond, "I'm forsaken…read more
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Beautiful lovethis song

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This is my adaptation of a poem by Rosemarie Kempton. Beneath the August Moon my summer love is shed Once again I'm left to ponder what we said Was it with words or smiles my heart was taken I should know but can't get beyond, "I'm forsaken…read more
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Beautiful song,love it.

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This is the title song from my first LP. FEATHERS IN THE WIND by SNOWGEESE. It was recorded by Michael Jeffrey in his living room on a 4 track machine. Carolyn is gone now and Keren and I don't see each other much any more. The events in…read more
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Life is full of “feathers in the wind.” Another bright star in the night sky.

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This is my adaptation of a poem by Rosemarie Kempton. Beneath the August Moon my summer love is shed Once again I'm left to ponder what we said Was it with words or smiles my heart was taken I should know but can't get beyond, "I'm forsaken…read more
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So beautiful!

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This is my adaptation of a poem by Rosemarie Kempton. Beneath the August Moon my summer love is shed Once again I'm left to ponder what we said Was it with words or smiles my heart was taken I should know but can't get beyond, "I'm forsaken…read more
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Beautiful. Did you write this when your child slipped into eternity?

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This is my adaptation of a poem by Rosemarie Kempton. Beneath the August Moon my summer love is shed Once again I'm left to ponder what we said Was it with words or smiles my heart was taken I should know but can't get beyond, "I'm forsaken…read more
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Fantastic!

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This is my adaptation of a poem by Rosemarie Kempton. Beneath the August Moon my summer love is shed Once again I'm left to ponder what we said Was it with words or smiles my heart was taken I should know but can't get beyond, "I'm forsaken…read more
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Amazing and beautiful!

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Probably anyone who plays the guitar could write this song.... Someone asked if I was actually in Spain in 2003. Actually, 2000. THAT'S WHAT LONELINESS WILL DO - 031811 Capo @ 2 in C My triple O (ooo) will cry out when I leave her on the…read more
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Beautiful. My dear friend 💛

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(c) 2005 Royal T Music
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Funny

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MAN THAT I AM - Key Dm Dm Train pulls out the station and the shades are all drawn Cold steel bites my ankles and I am on my way home G I would jump out of that window. Risk a bullet in my back Dm But I'm shackled to a bunk…read more
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This is amazing. I love this song. I was born in 1961 and was aware of the war as a child. It was a big world lesson for a little mind that if you were a young guy you would be forced to fight and die in a country on the other side of the world, and I saw this on the same tv I saw the GI Joe doll ads aimed at little boys. Later as a teen I had the vision of the guys on stage thrashing out the rock & roll and punk, the living spirits of the dead boys, armed with guitars and drums and skill and rage. Thanks for writing this song. It has a fine groove.

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This is a Rick babb song. I seem to like it more than some of the people I've played it for but I think it just wasn't quiet enough for them to really hear this. Maybe others haven't been to this place. What a nice thot. (C)2011 Royal T Music
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My last post tonight I promise! Here is the link to the video of James Michael Taylor and Sam The Lion - Shipping & Receiving 06/14/19 LIVE on YouTube PLEASE, somebody else watch this video and either confirm my belief SAM THE LION can own whatever song they want… or tell me I’m full of… ahhh… stuff… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRbr9wj71Nw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1a3LFyCzsLpCKu22Szezh220UAsmbq7vMacCVx1lC3GJl1jZWljQnsyLQ

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A song that Rick Babb started and I finished. He brought me the first verse and the chorus and the music. I finished it. (C)( 2011 Royal T Music
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HEY! I just had a GREAT idea! Hey… SAM THE LION… hey, you guys… hey, you, SAM THE LION guys… I watched the video of you guys doing your set of JMT songs… you had JMT on stage with you… (LOVED IT!) How about this… DO THIS SONG !! And have BOTH JMT and Rick Babb on stage with you! Maybe also do “Quiet Tonight” ??? Hmmm… start strong with HCLonely and then go softer with QT ??? Or… maybe start soft with QT and then break out strong with HCL ??? Hmmm… which way… which way… What a nice decision to have to make! BUT MAY I SUGGEST… do them… either, both, or all of them… as SAM THE LION songs! Do NOT simply “cover” the Babb/Taylor versions… own the songs. (that is… “own the songs” period… end of sentence!) I watched you SAM THE LION guys play on that “Songs of JMT” video… and after watching it, it is my firm belief… you guys can “own” any damn song you want!

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A song that Rick Babb started and I finished. He brought me the first verse and the chorus and the music. I finished it. (C)( 2011 Royal T Music
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Guest said

Here is ANOTHER great Rick Babb song!

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This is a Rick babb song. I seem to like it more than some of the people I've played it for but I think it just wasn't quiet enough for them to really hear this. Maybe others haven't been to this place. What a nice thot. (C)2011 Royal T Music
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Yes, this is a great song. When I was allowed the honor of choosing my own “Best Of JMT” collection, I am proud to say… in that collection, I included another great Rick Babb song… “Here Comes Lonely” You know, Jimmy… I think I have a CD… someplace, in some drawer or box… tossed in with my collection of JMT “Works In Progress” and my collection of… “Hey, JohnQ, here is new song I’m working on!” CD’s… well, that CD I am thinking of… I believe it is called… something like… Babb-ylon… ??? Maybe even a Babb-ylon II… ??? Think I’ll go look… see if I can find it… see if I can find them…

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(c) 2007 Royal T Music
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James Michael Taylor said

Very nice! I like the way you’ve composed this song; it is musically expressive of the central metaphor. Jenni Mansfield Peal

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