Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Robert Frost Challenge

On Plurk, the gauntlet was thrown down in a challenge to me such that I was to write a song based on the following excerpt of a poem by Robert Frost:

"But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep." -Robert Frost

In my defense, I did this in very little time. So, take it with a grain of salt, and my apologies to any Frost fans out there that get offended at my turning his poetry into something of a country song:

"Miles to go before I sleep"
lyrics by David Henderson

I tried my hand at poker
I tried my luck at love
I even tried my hardest
To find the Lord above

I left it all behind me
Set out on my own
Found the beer and women
Then found myself all alone

I swore that I'd come back
To this place once again
And I've been drivin' ever since
To where the story did begin

CHORUS:
I've been Missing for days
And gone for weeks,
But I have promises I have to keep,
There's a long road ahead of me
And miles before I sleep,
Oh, I got miles and miles to go
before I can sleep


I know she doesn't love me
Wouldn't take me back no more
But girl I left that summer
Gave me a baby boy

I don't have a dollar
Even to my name
But I know I gotta get back
To my son all the same

I've been Missing for days
And gone for weeks,
But I got promises I gotta keep,
There's a long road ahead of me
And miles before I sleep,
Oh, miles and miles to go before I can sleep

The white lines have grown so long
And I've got a long way to go
They don't even know I'm coming
What he'll say, I don't know,

I told her I would hold him
When my luck came around
But I got tired of waiting
So I'm heading back to that town

But I've been Missing for days
And gone for weeks,
And I got promises I gotta keep,
There's a long road ahead of me
And miles before I sleep,
Oh, I got a long road ahead of me
and miles and miles to go before I sleep

And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

1 comment:

  1. Way Cool - Thanks Davidinark

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