Transfixus Sed Non Mortuus

Here I Stand, Pierced and Transfixed


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em3fbuJ8i2Q
I love the sound of the harp in this rendition of ‘The Parting Glass.’ It reminds of a ancient bardic tradition that swept the British Isles many years ago. The song lends itself well to Robin Williamson’s interpretation with the beautiful articles.


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There’s a little girl and her name is Mary Mack
Make no mistake, she’s the girl I’m gonna tack
A lot of other fellas, they would get up on her track.
but I’m thinking that they’ll have to get up early.

Mary Mack’s father’s makin’ Mary Mack marry me.
My father’s makin’ me marry Mary Mack.
I’m goin’ to marry Mary for my Mary to take care of me.
We’ll all be making merry when I marry Mary Mack!

Well this little lass, she has a lot of class.
She’s got a lot of brass and her father thinks I’m gas,
and I’d be a silly ass for to let the matter pass.
Her father thinks she suits me fairly.

Mary Mack’s father’s makin’ Mary Mack marry me.
My father’s makin’ me marry Mary Mack.
I’m goin’ to marry Mary for my Mary to take care of me.
We’ll all be feelin’ merry when I marry Mary Mack!

Mary and her mother go an awful lot together.
In fact, you hardly ever see the one without the other.
And the people wonder whether if its Mary or her mother
or both of them together that I’m courting.

Mary Mack’s father’s makin’ Mary Mack marry me.
My father’s makin’ me marry Mary Mack.
I’m goin’ to marry Mary for my Mary to take care of me.
We’ll all be feelin’ merry when I marry Mary Mack!

The wedding’s on Wednesday and everything’s arranged
Soon her name will change to mine, unless her mind is changed
And in makin’ the arrangements, I’m just about deranged
Marriage is an awful undertaking!

Mary Mack’s father’s makin’ Mary Mack marry me.
My father’s makin’ me marry Mary Mack.
I’m goin’ to marry Mary for my Mary to take care of me.
We’ll all be feelin’ merry when I marry Mary Mack!

It’s sure to be a grand affair and grander than the fair.
There’s gonna be a coach and pair for every pair that’s there.
We’ll dine upon the finest fare; I’m sure to get my share.
If I don’t, well I’ll be very much mistaken!

Mary Mack’s father’s makin’ Mary Mack marry me.
My father’s makin’ me marry Mary Mack.
I’m goin’ to marry Mary for my Mary to take care of me.
We’ll all be feelin’ merry when I marry Mary Mack!

Mary Mack’s father’s makin’ Mary Mack marry me.
My father’s makin’ me marry Mary Mack.
I’m goin’ to marry Mary for my Mary to take care of me.
We’ll all be feelin’ merry when I marry Mary Mack!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITXnnq-IBtM

In these long hot summer days
need a way to cool ourselves down.
Pop off the top of that Chevrolet.
Drive through the car wash,
laugh and fall around.

Poppin’ the Ducados
the old man got down in Spain
Eatin’ some french fries on the side.
Ride that Harley Davidson in that hot summer heat.
Lord knows that I just love to ride.
Drove by and picked up that Kentucky girl.
She knew me when I got my start.
Oh, yeah, those were different days
in the valley of the thundering
he-ah-ah-ahrts
thundering
he-ah-ah-ahrts
thundering
he-ah-ah-ahrts
thundering
he-ah-ah-ahrts

Get your greasy hair, girl, right on my face.
This old redneck’s on fire, burnin’ up.
Give us a kiss, baby, make it on the same place.
Humidity’s about to drive me all crazy wild.
Pretty soon the sun will be goin’ down,
and this little town will be cool and dark.
Forget about heaven,
let me stay here forever
in the valley of the thundering
he-ah-ah-ahrts
thundering
he-ah-ah-ahrts
thundering
he-ah-ah-ahrts
thundering
he-ah-ah-ahrts
~John Cougar (Mellencamp)

Well they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night now they blew up his house too
Down on the boardwalk they’re gettin’ ready for a fight gonna see what them racket boys can do

Now there’s trouble busin’ in from outta state
and the D.A. can’t get no relief
Gonna be a rumble out on the promenade
and the gamblin’ commissions hangin’ on by the skin of its teeth

Everything dies baby that’s a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Put your makeup on fix your hair up pretty and meet me tonight in Atlantic City

Well I got a job and tried to put my money away
But I got debts that no honest man can pay
So I drew what I had
from the Central Trust
And I bought us two tickets
on that Coast City bus

Everything dies baby that’s a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Put your makeup on fix your hair up pretty
and meet me tonight in Atlantic City

Now our luck may have died and our love
may be cold but with you forever I’ll stay.
We’re goin’ out where the sands turnin’ to gold
so put on your stockin’s cause the nights gettin’ cold.
And maybe everything dies,
that’s a fact,
but maybe everything that dies someday comes back.

Now I been lookin’ for a job
but it’s hard to find
Down here it’s just winners and losers
and don’t get caught on the wrong side of that line
Well I’m tired of comin’ out on the losin’ end
So honey last night I met this guy
and I’m gonna do a little favor for him
Well I guess everything dies, baby, that’s a fact.
But maybe everything that dies
someday comes back.
Put your makeup on fix your hair up pretty
and meet me tonight in Atlantic City.
~Bruce Springsteen

Lashing Your Pride

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Our entwining hopes and dreams
seem to be lost in this tide.
Swirling away, lost in screams.
I’m drowning on this fate ride.
I’m changing my perspective,
to refocus my heart’s lens.
I’m living with broken ghosts
I once knew as my friends.

Why do you lash up your pride
as you curl up alongside
and shoot at me broadside?

Why did I make a choice
that only causes me pain?
How can I get back my voice?
I just want to be with you.
I want you happy and free.
You are laying your incense
at the altar of ego
This heart breaks with pain unseen.
Is there anywhere to go?

Why do you lash up your pride
as you curl up alongside
and shoot at me broadside?

You struggle, you always do
but think it’s different;
that I always will be too.
But I,
I am diffident.

Runrig – The Story

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A Wedding Weekend

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My friends Emmanuel and Megan got married this weekend. It was one of those wedding ceremonies that was just absolutely beautiful. Rather, the couple looked beautiful. Yes, the church looked nice and the reception hall looked lovely, but they really shone. Emmanuel’s smile is very engaging, but to see him on the day of his wedding was a very new thing indeed. Contagious was his smile and his joy made me happy. he had the look of someone who had been on a long journey and had found his oasis when the sun had nearly burnt him to a crisp. Megan too had a sweet and joyful smile and her eyes truly sparkled with a freshness and zeal that I truly admired. I could see the face of God in their faces, and that gives me great hope and peace for the light that the two of them will bring to the world. I truly wish them all the best and my prayers are with them as they begin a new and gorgeous life together!

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It rained every day for a week.
We had pots and pans and cans
everywhere there was a leak.
The sheet rock in the living room
came down in one big sheet
on the couch,
and the TV,
and you and me.

I’ll tell you what we need to do:
remember that above the clouds
the sky is always blue.
And if I was a bettin’ man,
I’d tell you what I’d do.
I’d bet it all
on me and you.

We put every dime we had
in that old car,
but it’s getting hard to count on
’cause it’s getting hard to start.
We’re better off to walk these days
if it ain’t all that far
to the place
we gotta be,
you and me.

I’ll tell you what we need to do:
Remember that above the clouds
the sky is always blue.
And if I was a bettin’ man,
I’d tell you what I’d do.
I’d bet it all
on me and you.

Well, I hear their callin’
for a hurricane.
And I don’t think this old house
can stand another drop of rain.
Forget evacuation,
that ole car won’t stand the strain,
but we’ll make do.
We’ll make it through,
me and you.

I’ll tell you what we need to do:
Remember that above the clouds
the sky is always blue.
And if I was a bettin’ man,
I’d tell you what I’d do.
I’d bet it all
on me and you.

If I was a bettin’ man,
I’d tell you what I’d do.
I’d bet it all
on me and you.
~Michael Reno Harrell