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Gentlemen:

 

I had not intended to post any more "descriptive" lyrics, but I felt that one thing was missing. I'd posted lyrics that I thought captured the ambivalence of the young/old, client/escort experience, as well as the bitter sweetness of aging. But what about just living the gay life? These lyrics may have been written with entirely something else in mind, but, I think, they work well for what I'm seeking to express. So, after looking for many months, here is what I've settled on for living the gay life with joy. From "Pippin" by Steven Schwartz (1972), here is "Corner of the Sky". Enjoy:

 

[PIPPIN]

Everything has its season

Everything has its time

Show me a reason and I'll soon show you a rhyme

Cats fit on the windowsill

Children fit in the snow

Why do I feel I don't fit in anywhere I go?

 

Rivers belong where they can ramble

Eagles belong where they can fly

I've got to be where my spirit can run free

Got to find my corner of the sky

 

Every man has his daydreams

Every man has his goal

People like the way dreams have

Of sticking to the soul

Thunderclouds have their lightning

Nightingales have their song

And don't you see I want my life to be

Something more than long....

 

Rivers belong where they can ramble

Eagles belong where they can fly

I've got to be where my spirit can run free

Got to find my corner of the sky

 

So many men seem destined

To settle for something small

But I won't rest until I know I'll have it all

So don't ask where I'm going

Just listen when I'm gone

And far away you'll hear me singing

Softly to the dawn:

 

Rivers belong where they can ramble

Eagles belong where they can fly

I've got to be where my spirit can run free

Got to find my corner of the sky

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gentlemen:

 

I had not intended to post any more "descriptive" lyrics, but i felt that one thing was missing. I'd posted lyrics that i thought captured the ambivalence of the young/old, client/escort experience, as well as the bitter sweetness of aging. But what about just living the gay life? These lyrics may have been written with entirely something else in mind, but, i think, they work well for what i'm seeking to express. So, after looking for many months, here is what i've settled on for living the gay life with joy. From "pippin" by steven schwartz (1972), here is "corner of the sky". Enjoy:

 

[pippin]

everything has its season

everything has its time

show me a reason and i'll soon show you a rhyme

cats fit on the windowsill

children fit in the snow

why do i feel i don't fit in anywhere i go?

 

Rivers belong where they can ramble

eagles belong where they can fly

i've got to be where my spirit can run free

got to find my corner of the sky

 

every man has his daydreams

every man has his goal

people like the way dreams have

of sticking to the soul

thunderclouds have their lightning

nightingales have their song

and don't you see i want my life to be

something more than long....

 

Rivers belong where they can ramble

eagles belong where they can fly

i've got to be where my spirit can run free

got to find my corner of the sky

 

so many men seem destined

to settle for something small

but i won't rest until i know i'll have it all

so don't ask where i'm going

just listen when i'm gone

and far away you'll hear me singing

softly to the dawn:

 

Rivers belong where they can ramble

eagles belong where they can fly

i've got to be where my spirit can run free

got to find my corner of the sky

 

Thanks so much Unsub. I think this speaks to many of us here... WONDERFUL!!

the greatest beauty is

Organic wholeness, the wholeness of life and things,

the divine beauty of the universe.

Love that, not man apart from that,

or else you will share man’s pitiful confusions,

or drown in despair when his days darken."

 

- Robinson Jeffers

 

B e l i e v e

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Thanks Unsub. A song I've song many times at karaoke. I was lucky enough to see John Rubenstein in the original production (with Ben Vereen, Irene Ryan and Jill Clayburgh). But actually for me, there are a couple of verses from another song that sort of fits too. From the song Extraordinary:

 

Every so often a man has a day

He truly can call his

Well, here I am to seize my day

If someone would just tell me when the hell it is

 

and

 

The fact that I'm different is easy to see

So why doesn't anybody know it but me?

I'm extraordinary, I've got to do extraordinary things.

 

Of course, we could ask a certain forum member who played Theo on Broadway when he was younger about Pippin.

Lee

 

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A friend is someone who reaches for your hand but touches your heart.

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