[LMB] OT: Stan Rogers

Stewart Dean sdean7855 at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 16 11:58:34 GMT 2008

 From Katherine's Stan Rogers
> His songs live on; it?s Death that?s telling lies.
Beautiful, beautiful ending.
Stan's Lies is about love's redemption of an aging farm wife; 
mercilessly clipping the song,  here's the theme and the finish:
Is this the face that won for her the man
Whose amazed and clumsy fingers put that ring upon her hand?
No need to search that mirror for the years.
The menace in their message shouts across the blur of tears.

So this is Beauty's finish. Like Rodin's "Belle Heauimiere",
The pretty maiden trapped inside the ranch wife's toil and care.
Well, after seven kids, that's no surprise,
But why cannot her mirror tell her lies.

All lies.
All those lines are telling wicked lies.
Lies all lies.
Too many lines there in that face;
Too many to erase or disguise;
They must be telling lies.

Then she shakes off the bitter web she wove,
And turns to set the mirror, gently, face down by the stove.
She gathers up her apron in her hand,
Pours a cup of coffee, dripps Carnation from the can,
And thinks ahead to Friday, 'cause Friday will be fine!
She'll look up in that weathered face that loves her's, line for line,
To see that maiden shining in his eyes
And laugh at how her mirror tells her lies.

Katherine, has this a tune?  Would you mind if I passed it on?

// Stewart Dean == Kingston, NY
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