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song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;

poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site and the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005) - my granddaughter

Evan Blakeley- my grandson

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.

I got a right to be out on my mind

I got a right to be who I am

Love me, love my problems

The good times and the rotten

The war is in me, the war is in you

The war is in everybody now

Shake this tone, out of control

 

They are fightin' with knives and forks

Demonstrating how democracy works

God's good and God is great

So I wear my happy face

 

The war is in you, the war is in me

The war is in everybody now

The wolf is loose, he's living in you

There'll be a celebration

Johnny comes marching home

His eyes are on the ceiling

It ain't no fashion show

A heavy situation

Does things to your skin

 

Although it ain't no party

Dying to get in

 

Sex is something if it's looking good

A ceasefire in the neighbourhood

We bleed and stain the carpet

We start our own republic

 

The war is in me, the war is in you

The war is in everybody now

The greatest look

In heaven above

 

There'll be a celebration

Johnny comes marching home

His eyes are on the ceiling

It ain't no fashion show

A heavy situation

Does things to your skin

 

Although it ain't no party

Dying to get in

 

- "The Civil Wars," David Byrne http://www.davidbyrne.com Album: Feelings June 1997 http://www.davidbyrne.com/cds/feelings/feelings_lyrics.php

Go to the Web site Talking-Heads.net http://www.talking-heads.net/ and the Web page http://talking-heads.net/lyrics.html for an essay about David Bryne's lyrics - "View on the Lyrics (David Byrne)," Silvia Albertazzi http://talking-heads.net/silvia.html

Silvia Albertazzi (Bologna, 1952 )is Full Professor of English Literature at the University of Bologna's http://www.eng.unibo.it/PortaleEn/default.htm Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere Moderne's (Department of Language and Modern Literature Studies) http://www.lingue.unibo.it/ Centre for the Study of Literatures Written in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish outside Europe http://www.lingue.unibo.it/postcolonial_studies_centre/. Her field of research is modern and contemporary literature in English. Her research extends from India to Australia to Canada and South Africa. http://www.lingue.unibo.it/postcolonial_studies_centre/english.htm