Barry Bliss

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 Hold the Summer Olympics in Greece every 4 years, or end it.

 Deontay Wilder is a great fighter.


All my songs are good. Hell, all my songs are great.
 Damned are those that dumb themselves down and live a life of hate.
                                                                      ----Barry Bliss




  My Life So Far

 Dear Diary, it's New Year's Eve, 2009
I'm about to leave this whole decade behind.
Of my life so far, here's a summary.
 I'll put it on my next recording entitled Becoming Free.
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 My life's been pretty interesting so far.
 I've sung about it in some other songs.
 People that know me know I'm on a mission
to right my past wrongs
 I'm really into standing my ground, 
 even though I'm always tempted to run away.
 I may get shot or buried alive, but I'm going all out until that day.

 I was brought up in suburbia
 All my friends I knew were too.
 I was taught that haste makes waste
and i have found that to be true.
 Mom was 20 when she had me.
 Dad was 21.
 I called my mom's parents Twomom and Twodad
they took me to Disneyworld for vacation.
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I was born in Virginia
then moved down to Florida 
 then I went back to Virginia
then over to California
then I moved to New York City
then I went down to Georgia
then I went back to New York City.
 When I get somewhere else I'll inform you.
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 Got to high school in '79.
 Jeff Maisey turned me on to punk rock.
 I ran track and cross country.
 I guess in a way I was a jock.
 Mom had gotten involved with a married man
and there was drama periodically,
 but people have the right to live the best that they can
 they need no judgement from me.

 My relatives and I parted way.
 I won;t et into all of that here.
 Played in a band called the Thin Lads
 Did that year after year.
 Candy and I lived in the city
then moved to the country with some friends
 Then the whole thing broke apart and I left the state.
 I couldv'e stayed, I just didn't.

 Ended up a keyboard salesman
 even though I could hardly play.
 Returned to the state I was born in
 after getting a commison one day.
 Ended up living on a Christmas tree lot
I had a tent and a sleeping bag to.
 When that wa sover I hit the woods.
 Laid low and read a book or two.

 Got my food out of dumpsters for a while.
 Found all I needed. I never went hungry.
 Went to Hunt Club Produce and worked in the haunted forest.
 After October J.D. continued to employ me.
 I lived overtop of some animals.
 Heard Nirvana for the first time.
 Then I moved down the road to a campground.
 Lived in a trailer that I bought and customized.

 I cleaned pools there and saved some money.
 Stayed and worked the winter too.
 Lived that year without electricity.
 Used no heater,  but I made it through.
 Then I rode my bike up to Yogaville
 where I drove a tractor and meditated.
 Lived on the side of a mountain with a guy I met there.
 Talked on the phone to a woman I'd dated.

 This woman later changed her name to Clementine.
 She went west, and so did I.
 Worked for a guy named Blane who had Muscular Dystrophy,
 to say it ended well would be to lie.
 I just quit with no notice.
 It was the wrong thing to do.
 It left him stuck in a bad position
and it left me stuck in a bad one too.

 I spent time with Brian and Laurel.
 the soon changed their name to The Voyces.
 Laurel and I became lovers.
 All of us played a few showcases.
 They left the West and went to the East Coast.
 I followed close behind.
 they found the Sidewalk Cafe and they told me about it
and I went there myself in February of '99.

 Laurel and I didn;t hang out together anymore.
 I lived at the Hotel Riverview and sold balloons.
 Soon after that I met Diane.
 She was writing songs too.
 We played, worked, and grew together.
 We love each other still.
 The woman is like family,
 as is the Lord's will.
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 Repeat chorus twice, the 2nd time putting in the towns, Portsmouth VA, Vero Beach FL, Norfolk VA, Berkeley CA, Stone Mountain GA.
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Barry Bliss, Copyright 2009