songs of gratitude

Once again, I’d like to thank my people, for getting me out of the house and back up on it.  Thank you all for being born, and for celebrating those days, and bringing us all together from wherever else we’d been.  I’d also like to thank Dr. J’s lounge, and gin, and Mike’s gin to tonic ratios.  Most of all, thanks to Bobby Blue Bland and Otis and Sam and all the rest of you good souls, who know all about it… you’ve got to hurt before you heal.  I’d like to thank you all for dancing.  Yes, you know who you are, all of you, and especially you…  I would like to thank The Smiths, and This Charming Man.  I would like to thank being in the right place at the right time.  Do you feel better yet?  You bet.  I would like to thank throwing caution to the wind.  Thanks for the lift.  I would like to thank sweat, devil-may-care, and god-damn-it, who got us all to where we are today.  I would like to thank you all for listening, and for playing along.    I would like to thank Zeus, even though it may go to his head.  I would like to get some sleep, and I would like to stay up all night.   I would like to implore you mothers out there, and the papas, teach your baby boys to dance, and to be kind.  I would like to ask the universe to go easy on me for awhile.  I would like to take some chances.  I would like to do what I would like, and I will.  I would like to thank all the people who’ve ever given me a chance to shine.  I would like to give you all a hand, and a hand-up if you ever need it.  This song’s for all y’all.




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