Tuesday Tunes – Def Leppard “Rock of Ages”

Being a teenager in the 80’s when music Videos were making their start. MTv was actually showing music videos. My first really favorite band from this time was Def Leppard. They were the first concert I got to see when I was 13 with my best friend Dan. Hope you enjoy this look back at my music I grew up with. #TuesdayTunes

 

Far Away

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Darkness as black as coal

Stars shimmer as the only light

A lonely outpost in the vast mountains

All around the enemy lurks in the dark

Plotting and planning to kill and destroy

Inside thoughts are thousands of miles away

Restless sleep as dreams of loved ones abound

Thinking of a wife, child or parents back home

Fear is a feeling that they hold down deep

Brothers in arms they must trust each other to survive

While outside the enemy plots to lay waste to their lives

A flash of light, an explosion rocks the night

Gunfire, rockets, bombs all around

The thoughts of country and home go away

Only thing that matters now is your brother on your left and right

The enemy comes wave after wave

Those dreams of home drift so far away

Seconds become minutes, minutes become hours

Fear and adrenaline rush through their veins

Explosions and shots all around

The fight for survival rules this ground

Silent prayers to God abound

Lord keep me safe and let me see my loved ones again

The enemy comes closer and closer, rage and hate in their hearts

The battle goes on through the night

Waiting for the vestiges of first light

Men cry out in anguish and pain

Unknown who will live and who will die

Loved ones back home awake from their dreams

Feeling an anguish at the gasp of a last breathe

Hearts once attached awake

Broken apart sensing their loss

Tears fall and bodies give out knowing their soldiers light has gone out.


Re-posted in honor of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in duty to their country and the families who have dealt with that sacrifice. May God bring you peace.

Remembrance to all who have fallen in duty to our country on this Memorial Day.

 

Hand in Hand

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The future is an uncertain mystery

We want to be able to control every aspect

Thinking we know all that comes next

But one day we are here and the next we are not

So as our future together is full of fright

Wishing we will always walk in the light

I know that there will be days full of rain

As long as I’m with you I will not be strained

For my future is with you that is all I know

Wherever that journey takes us we will go

With God as our guide

And you by my side

Hand in hand we will go forth

Whether it by East, West, North or South


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The Absence of Motivation

Putting My Feet in the Dirt

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Oh motivation where have you gone?
Will you come back soon to where you belong?

Oh motivation where can you be?
Are you lost in the vastness of the wide open sea?

Oh motivation do you really exist?
I honestly need to know, I must insist!

Oh motivation will you give me a sign?
Can you please help me to free my mind?

Oh motivation what is your goal?
Are you lost in the mind of a tired old soul?

Oh motivation can you please tell me the truth?
Are you ever coming back to me, or have you moved to Duluth?

Oh motivation am I being too impatient?
What should I do, wait until I’m ancient?

Oh motivation are you really as important as you seem?
Are you really of any value, or just a fanciful dream?

Oh motivation are you really gone?
Don’t you know that without you…

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Journey Ahead

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They say a journey always starts with a first step

Often when I take that step I trip over my feet

So I fall flat on my face

Instead of feeling sorry for myself what do I do

I pick myself up again and wait for that next journey

Hopefully this time I don’t trip

Wish me luck and pray that I don’t fall and get a fat lip.


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As Two Become One

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A pull

A tug

Moving your body next to mine

A touch

A caress

Feeling you next to mine

Closer and closer we two become one

To arise in the morning with you at my side

Entwined we embrace our love to one another

A kiss

A twinkle

You were made for me as I was for you

A look between two souls combined together

As two become one


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Smile

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Looking into your eyes

Finding myself mesmerized

Feeling a warmth between us grow

Scanning your face I memorize

Each little bit that I look upon

I see the one I love

Then as you look back at me

I see your lips begin to curl

A smile comes upon your face

Bringing me to heights I race to climb

My heart races, my pulse rises

A smile that shows me your soul

A joy inside that was missing for to long

I smile inside and outside from head to toe.


Originally posted 20 OCT 16. For my lovely wife, my love for you knows no bounds, and no ending.

A Star Wars Saga

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It all started with a New Hope

But then the Empire Strikes Back

Which led to the Return of the Jedi

Before this all happened there was A Phantom Menace

Causing the Attack of the Clones

Giving way to the Return of the Sith

Leaving us now with the Force Awakens

And The Last Jedi

And somewhere in there is a Rogue One


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