100 Word Song – She Talks To Angels

Vacation season has even affected everyone’s favorite 100 word song meme. Someone’s in The Hamptons. Somebody else is away. We only had six responses. But, they rocked. Kat aka @sassyirishlasie’s song choice was great for me, and six of you really brought it hard. Since everyone who wrote has picked before, we’re going back to k, aka @celestialrain, and her excellent 100 http://bloggitwrite.blogspot.com/ we’re also breaking some rules. The Black Crowes were featured before. Thsi time k chose She Talks To Angels, the epic ballad from Atlanta band (I’ve seen them love 4 times). It’s a song about a goth girl singer Chris Robinson knew addicted to heroin but it can be interpreted so many ways. It fit into my book, The Ballad of Helene Troy. I wrote twelve songs for the novel. My 100 for this week is one of those tunes. Imagine a G/C/D power chord with a Marshall amp cut and turned up to 10.

Last time with Helene: https://lancemyblogcanbeatupyourblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/another-girl-another-planet/

You have two voices

there’s the one that lies, it’s the one that calls

late at night, makes me question my choices

the younger one shouldn’t care for the one that falls

you’re always talking about special

going on about something beyond

but you suck at details, you’re superficial

you take, you take, you’re the dusk before dawn (chorus)

What happened was bad but there’s gotta be another day

second chance turned fifth, and I’m downing one to get by

I’m on vodka because the whiskey’s gone away

I’m too pissed for drunk and too tired to cry

(repeat chorus twice)

You can find the rest of The Ballad Of Helene Troy, so far, here: https://lancemyblogcanbeatupyourblog.wordpress.com/the-ballad-of-helene-troy/

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Everything you need to know about 100 word song is here: https://lancemyblogcanbeatupyourblog.wordpress.com/100-word-song/ Give Leeroy and I 100 words based on k’s pick, She Talks To Angels by The Black Crowes, in any literary form. Come back next Tuesday and see how you interpret. For now, here’s k and her Black Crowes, She Talks to Angels.

Hotel Illness

Another week of 100 word song and the writing increases in quality. There were so many good entries. Poems, songs, and some terrific fiction. One of the best was from my friend Michael Webb aka @spudrph from http://innocentsaccidentshints.blogspot.com/2012/02/100-word-song-im-leaving.html I’m Leaving conveyed so much. Mostly, that miscommunication can kill a relationship. The couple in his short story lost their light. The results were life changing. So, Michael got to pick this week’s song. He and I share a love of my hometown band, Atlanta’s The Black Crowes. One of their best songs is called Hotel Illness. It’s a great choice for 100 word song. The rules are almost non-existent. You give me 100 words inspired by this week’s choice of tune. Keep it at an even 100 and get it in by Tuesday, 7pm, February 21st. Here’s my 100….it’s a continuation of my widowed father story. While he and his teenage daughter are walking to get gas, he remembers first meeting her mom.

“I want you to get me high.”

He laughed through mouthing the word “no”.

“We’re in paradise, thousands of miles from home. We’ve told each other our life stories. You’ve done drugs. I haven’t. “

This blonde-haired, blue-eyed woman, layed out in a blue bikini on his hotel room balcony, was asking someone she’d known for two days to procure drugs in a foreign country.

“Where in Cancun should I find your poison?”

She sat up. Sun-baked tresses danced on her tanned shoulders.

“There’s a band staying here. The drummer hit on me when I checked in. Trust me, he’s holding.”

 

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Leeroy approves, here’s my Atlanta rock and roll brothers, The Black Crowes, with Hotel Illness