Happy endings

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Vintage54

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« on: February 05, 2021, 10:58:55 AM »
                                       
                                        Happy endings

                     On death row they get fan mail
                     And the devil has his friends
                     And the carriage has the coupling of the train
                     She's walking home alone
                     Going home to nothing
                     And the monthly rent is overdue again
                     She turns to the tv for some company
                     But she finds out that the company is bad
                     So she takes an early night
                     Pulls the blankets round her tight
                     If you've got a hand to hold then just be glad

                     Frankie found Johnny in the movie
                     But real life doesn't always work that way
                     Lost hearts don't always find each other
                     If you want a happy ending turn away

                     Someone died from the cold today
                     With a pocketful of dreams
                     Never realized them in his time
                     Not for want of trying
                     But those dreams were hard to catch
                     However many times he cast a line
                     And he wound up on the street with next to nothing
                     A picture of himself was all he had
                     This world is full of people
                     But when he died he was alone
                     If you've got a hand to hold then just be glad

                     Frankie found Johnny in the movie
                     But real life doesn't always work that way
                     Lost hearts don't always find each other
                     If you want a happy ending turn away

                     The curtains they were closed
                     Her pain was not exposed
                     Pills were on the bed and on the floor
                     When the life inside her stalled
                     She was fifteen long days cold
                     Before a living soul walked through the door
                     A neighbour said i knew she wasn't happy
                     But i didn't know that things had got so bad
                     And they gave her a few lines
                     To fill the Local Times
                     If you've got a hand to hold then just be glad.

                                         Vintage54

                     

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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2021, 09:37:53 AM »
First of all -- long time no see.  Good to hear from you again. 
Secondly, MAN THIS IS POWERFUL STUFF.  I loved this.  I kept thinking this was like "American Pie" where each stanza was about someone famous. . . but I never found any parallels to indicate it was so. 

Anyway.  Excellent poem that can stand on it's own merits.  And it's an excellent lyric.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2021, 03:15:07 PM »
@Vintage54,
Painting powerful and vivid pictures   
With just the last line giving a glint of hope
I could hear this as a rap!
:-)
songwriter of no repute..

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2021, 08:32:26 AM »
yes I enjoyed this
was struggling to find
a melody, but that's probably down to me
quite vivid images here
it's been a while since I've been able to get away with this sort of thing.

Any chance of hearing the song?
It's either this or that, then again it might be the other. 

I can promise you a future of slow decline.

And there you have it. 

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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2021, 12:34:42 AM »
Hey Vintage,

Good to see you again...  The world seem a bleaker place and your lyrics capture this very evocatively...

Igg

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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2021, 09:22:38 AM »
Liking this a lot Vintage, always like your writings