Podcast #14 – Devil’s Rope

The prompt: Devil’s Rope. This prompt took me back those Tuesday night band gigs at the original Taco Land…that seems ages ago. Not to say that I don’t still struggle with the “Devil’s Rope”, so to speak, but my music was pretty much as angst-y as it could get back then. Anyway, this was fun to write. I kind of want to rock this out with a band but more real band than my computer’s garageband. I think the sentiment of the song still holds true though. I don’t want to be so attached to the outcome of things that I’m constantly driven by fear. The worst decisions of my life were made in a state of fear. It’s a weak position to be in. That’s a lesson I wish our world leaders would grasp. Seriously.

Great news! I’ve been nominated for an Independent Music Award!!! It’s kind of a big deal for me and for Jake who co-wrote the nominated song “Hard Rain”. Ultimately, the judges (an impressive list of music industry professionals) have the final say but, votes from the public are a big influence. You can vote here:
http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/13th/Song/Folk-Singer-Songwriter. You do have to register to vote but you don’t have to stay registered forever and your good deed will last forever which is a really good deal as far as good deals go! YAY!

Here’s a lyric video for Hard Rain that my dear friend Thomas (In Greece) made for us:

This week’s song:

Devil’s Rope

There’s a hollow in my heart
Hides a world of wait and want
lingering, haunting
There’s a hunger can’t be fed
Fills the silence in my head
sings to me, taunting but

I don’t want to have to beg or crawl
I don’t want to have to fall at all
First one down a slippery slope
Catch me swinging from the devil’s rope

I don’t want to feel the suffering
Don’t want to be a slave to anything
Last to find the light of hope
Catch me swinging from the devil’s rope

Climb the mountain of mistakes
Can’t you see the toll it takes
At least I keep trying
Forge ahead or fall behind
In between is where you find
The best in me fighting ‘cause

I don’t want to have to beg or crawl
I don’t want to have to fall at all
First one down a slippery slope
Catch me swinging from the devil’s rope

I don’t want to feel the suffering
Don’t want to be a slave to anything
Last to find the light of hope
Catch me swinging from the devil’s rope

It’s a darker shade of doubt
Is there no way out ‘cause

I don’t want to have to beg or crawl
I don’t want to have to fall at all
First one down a slippery slope
Catch me swinging from the devil’s rope

I don’t want to feel the suffering
Don’t want to be a slave to anything
Last to find the light of hope
Catch me swinging from the devil’s rope

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