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Author Name: Freedyoung 2 Comments
Date Added: March 23, 2004 23:03:11 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Texas Cried - Ode to Stevie Ray
Time reeled to a halt and the blues said goodbye
To a hero and icon, a friend and a brother.
You could walk through the streets and see people in mourning;
Crying and praying; holding each other.

And the people of the world heard a howlin' wind
Ringing through the mountains and shaking the trees.
And City of Austin swore the radio lied
As it bowed it's head and cried.

I keep wondering, "Why so soon?"
Before all the new songs and inhuman riffs.
The world had it's breath knocked away
But one lonely state was left worse than this.

And the people of the world heard a howlin' wind
Never knowing it was millions of voices
Mourning the loss of their hero who died
The day that Texas cried.
Author's Notes:
Written in 1993. Kind of a memory of what it was like to live in Austin when Stevie Ray Vaughan died. My original copy is signed by his brother, Jimmie.
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Comment By: Freecarrie packard on March 24, 2008 11:55:44 AM Report
yes it is filled with feeling  and made me miss  the friend I never had poor texas is much sadder now but your brother is remembered forever
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on March 24, 2004 03:41:54 AM Report
Wow. I didn't know Stevie Ray, but I'm grieving all the same. A powerful ode, Dori. I feel like crying for Texas. "And the people of the world heard a howlin' wind" was terrific the first time. The second time, it was super effective. Great. Just great.


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