Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tracie Thompson ~ Artist

These drawings were done by an artist friend of mine, Tracie Thompson. The top drawing was sketched from a photo that I sent Tracie, of Hawgeye Mike holding a big striper he caught a couple weeks ago. I've long been a fan of Tracie's work, and you can see more of it on her blog, and/or web site.
John Prine ~ Bruised Orange

My heart's in the ice house come hill or come valley
Like a long ago Sunday when I walked through the alley
On a cold winter's morning to a church house
Just to shovel some snow

I heard sirens on the train track howl naked gettin' nuder
An altar boy's been hit by a local commuter
Just from walking with his back turned to the train
That was coming so slow

You can gaze out the window get mad and get madder
Throw your hands in the air, say "What does it matter?"
But it don't do no good to get angry
So help me I know

For a heart stained in anger grows weak and grows bitter
You become your own prisoner as you watch yourself sit there
Wrapped up in a trap of your very own
Chain of sorrow

I been brought down to zero, pulled out and put back there
I sat on a park bench, kissed the girl with the black hair
And my head shouted down to my heart
"You better look out below!"

Hey, it ain't such a long drop don't stammer don't stutter
From the diamonds in the sidewalk to the dirt in the gutter
And you carry those bruises to remind you
Wherever you go...

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