A Song I Just Completed

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    Feb 27, 2011 2:00 AM GMT
    This is in dedication to those of you that have grown up with missing parents or abuse. I first started putting together this song over a decade ago while living on the streets and refined it through the death of some loved ones and my rejoining society again... Hope you like it.

    Seven

    Pearl gates will never open
    these skies with hinges broken
    No candlelight that once gave
    the vestige from this empty grave

    No statue like the one left bleeding
    If God should strike the lies I’m reading

    I've known since the age of seven
    it's not my Mother's darker side
    Raven fell from heaven
    for this spirit that never died

    I've known since the age of seven
    I can't blame my Father's pride
    Sand dollar bills cost me brethren
    But, I was too young to decide

    I've tried to give up and not let go
    the seeds that I could never sow
    Footprints in the sand wash away
    even on their way to Sunday

    No statue like the one left bleeding
    If God should strike the lies I’m reading

    I've known since the age of seven
    it's not my Mother's darker side
    Raven fell from heaven
    for this spirit that never died

    I've known since the age of seven
    I can't blame my Father's crimes
    Sand dollar bills cost me brethren
    But, I was too young to decide

    By Stuart Lanning Jr.
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    Feb 27, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
    I think you're an amazing writer! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 27, 2011 8:11 AM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidI think you're an amazing writer! icon_biggrin.gif


    Hey Jake, how good it is to see you alive let alone inspired!!!! I wish you lived on the west coast brotha cause we would be making da killer recordings together!!! Stay strong, stay creative, and maybe someday we will meet when we are both rich and famous my friend...
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    Feb 27, 2011 8:32 AM GMT
    And one more thing Jake, I have seen your artistic ability and it is nothing short of gifted... You too bring the forces of nature together again!!!! I hope you never let go of your talents!
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    Feb 27, 2011 8:55 AM GMT
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    Feb 27, 2011 9:00 AM GMT
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    beautiful
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    Feb 27, 2011 9:19 AM GMT
    Wow guys... I am really touched that someone else really does understand.

    Here is a another song I wrote which my friends seem to love the most. The song is really inspired by a lady I saw while living on the streets of Skid Row Los Angeles with a shopping cart full of nothing.

    Nevermind the Vodka... It touched my heart so much that the only thing that really seemed to be in her shopping cart was the heart she took off onto the streets with. I hope she can hear me play this someday:

    Topaz

    There you were with wine stains upon the clay
    I believe the north star has brought you to LA
    When we outgrow shadows with a truth we never told
    I believe in this world silver shines a lot like gold

    Because it's not what one has
    Where there’s blue there's topaz

    Here you are now with the ocean inside a shell
    I believe every wave is the greatest love you've ever felt
    We already are the person we always longed to be
    I believe like a child in tides of letters spelling sea

    Because it's not what one has
    Where there’s blue there's topaz

    By Stuart Lanning Jr.
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    Feb 27, 2011 9:25 AM GMT
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    I need a moment.