Thursday, May 17, 2007

It's another one of those days...

Dear lord, shoot me now. It's another Sweet Home Alabama day here in North Portland. Actually, don't shoot me. There's been a little bit too much of that lately. It's making me on edge. Just down the street was a SERT team situation Monday, with helicopters flying overhead and streets roped off. In addition, that morning a man was found bludgeoned to death behind the quick mart. And to cap it off, when you're married to a cop, you never know what kind of day it's going to be, and yesterday was a nervous one, with a shoot out and all of the drama that goes with it. Phew. The violence is bringin' me down. It's like the sun comes out in Oregon and people get edgy. You can feel it on warmer evenings here in NoPo: there's a tension in the air, more cops on the street. I think it's one of those times to just be a little careful. And gentle.

But back to where we started. In case you need them, here are the lyrics to the song that is being repeated over, and over, and over and over...
Big wheels keep on turning
Carry me home to see my kin
Singing songs about the Southland
I miss Alabamy once again
And I think its a sin, yes

Well I heard mister Young sing about her
Well, I heard ole Neil put her down
Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
A Southern man don't need him around anyhow

Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet Home Alabama
Lord, I'm coming home to you

In Birmingham they love the governor
Now we all did what we could do
Now Watergate does not bother me
Does your conscience bother you?
Tell the truth

Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet Home Alabama
Lord, I'm coming home to you
Here I come Alabama

Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers
And they've been known to pick a song or two
Lord they get me off so much
They pick me up when I'm feeling blue
Now how about you?

Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet Home Alabama
Lord, I'm coming home to you

Sweet home Alabama
Oh sweet home baby
Where the skies are so blue
And the governor's true
Sweet Home Alabama
Lordy
Lord, I'm coming home to you
Yea, yea Montgomery's got the answer

6 comments:

Sharon said...

Okay, so are you really from Alabama?

LeLo in NoPo said...

Oh Sharon, honey, no. I'm not. Read the link in there to understand perhaps why the reference. Sigh.

Recovering Straight Girl said...

So did he get past the chorus?
How are you doing on the piano accompaniment?

I'm glad AdRi didn't get shot at, or shoot anyone else for that matter.

Sigh, back to my writing.

patti_cake said...

Yeah I would be VERY nervous being married to a cop. Be safe Adri!

rodger said...

It sounds all Spike Lee, Do The Right Thing.

Cool weather ahead...cooler heads hopefully.

Cher said...

Ye gods. Guess I oughtn't complain about spending my workdays in 'scenic' Vancouver. Oy.