Reels of Tape”        (c) 1982 MSK 

Reels of tape feel no pain

Watch the movie over again.

Life pours past the flags unfurled

Crack the crystal paralyzed world.

CHORUS: I’ve been told if you live in the future,

You’ll be who you wanna be.

But I ain’t moving to San Francisco

‘Til it drops into the sea.

Careful surgeons with knives of rust

Open wounds of crimson lust.

Forget today and tomorrow.

Leave this song behind, and all it’s sorrow.

CHORUS: I’ve been told if you live in the future,

You’ll be who you wanna be.

But I ain’t moving to San Francisco

‘Til it drops into the sea.

First things first, but think about it twice.

Follow those who take their own advice.

Wasn’t trying any other time.

I’d walk away mumbling a Few Shattered Lines.

CHORUS: I’ve been told if you live in the future,

You’ll be who you wanna be.

But I ain’t moving to San Francisco

‘Til it drops into the sea.

Reels of tape feel no pain

Watch the movie over again.

Life pours past the flags unfurled

Crack the crystal paralyzed world.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dark-energy/id962943592

This is one of the original acoustic tunes that’s featured on my new album “Dark Energy.” You can find it on ITunes or CD Baby under Michael S. Kennedy.

Comments
  1. JRock says:

    This is beautiful. I use to write poetry alot. I haven’t done that in a while and have been meaning to. At any rate, blogging is filling a tiny hole in my soul 🙂

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    • midimike says:

      i appreciate that a lot. Poetry is so powerful I hope you do continue. My poems have transformed more closely to lyric form, but I still cling to my roots! Blogging gives us access to an amazing community of people with an astounding array of talent. Hopefully the tiny hole will not be there for long.

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  2. DeniseBalog says:

    “I walked away mumbling a Few Shattered Lines” good…I can relate to this:) Thank you Mike:)

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  3. David Kennedy says:

    Like much of your writing, this is so evocative. Quite ephemeral, and beautiful. Well done, bro!

    Liked by 1 person

    • midimike says:

      Very cool. In this one, I started with fragments from Casey. While he was not writing lyrics he gets co authorship on this one! Like the ones we put together. Combining ideas and vibes to make something great. Thanks!

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  4. franznean14 says:

    I can see that you are a songwriter too. Please listen to our compositions and give us some comments or advice if you may. We would reallg appreciate it. Thanks. Here’s the link: https://timelessbandiloilo.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/those-eyes-by-chrys/

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  5. othermary says:

    Would you ever consider updating the lyrics of a song like this? I mean the reels of tape. I don’t know the technology well enough to suggest an alternative. I noticed the other parts of the refrian are quote timely. Like SF sinking (or rather the oceans rising) and, while I’m not well versed on the drug culture, the line, “Crack the crystal paralyzed world.” seems to have an added meaning these days. I really like the sound of this one, MM.

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