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"Discovery"   

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This is the first song I wrote from the heart, back in '92; before that I used to compose silly drivel and worse. (Minor exception: "Don't Come to Seattle," written in 1986 for a song-writing contest to benefit Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo and recorded with the Emerald City Jug Band in 2002.) Even after performing for almost 30 years, I was scared to death to sing it in public the first time at an open mic, and had friends standing close by to make sure I didn't bolt before my turn came.

CD image: 'Ten Left' by The RooTsters"Discovery"
Copyright © 1992 Stanislove
(Published 2007 as part of "Ten Left" by The RooTsters; Suwimbo Music #535-06)

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I took a trip into myself to see what makes me run.
I knew I had a lot to learn, besides, I thought it might be fun.
Along the way I met some people, wondering, too
If what they wanted was real and true.
We listened, we debated, we fought and laughed
In the Game, the mirror of us all.
 
We met our walls on a windy night.
Some whined, others stormed outside.
People wrestled within themselves, but me, I tried to hide.
I wouldn't face my father who was dead 9 years;
Still had his raging power over me.
Then I realized that he was just as weak
And I knew I couldn't blame him anymore; anymore.
 
I saw my future and found me strong and caring, with a lively mind;
Helping people help themselves, and having fun besides.
A little boy of seven climbed up on my knee.
Funny, but the kid sure looked a lot like me.
He threw his arms around my neck and kissed me;
Looked me in the eye and said he loved me.
 
I felt so new and full inside;
Tears in a puddle, tears of joy.
Hand in hand I took my little boy outside
And through his eyes I looked out on the world.
Oh the sun on the water and the island hills;
A brand new way to reinvent myself.
Still, I'm not too sure about one thing:
Was it just a moment or will it come again?
Come again;
Oh please come again.
 
I took a trip into myself
To see what makes me run.
I knew I had a lot to learn,
Besides, I thought it might be fun.
Along the way I met my friends, who wondered, too
If what we wanted was real and true.
We listened, we debated, we fought and laughed
In the Game, the mirror of us all.

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   % "Ten Left" CD
   P.O. Box 31503
   Seattle, WA 98103-1503


 

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