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(Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

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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.

Kody sat down on the avenue
and tapped his feet to the hummin' of the highway.
He watched the light shine down on the broken glass, and thought,
"Well, I don't got no reasons, yet."
And there it is and there it was.
Now it was clear to all of us.
We kept this hat of broken dreams
and we pulled them out when we needed them around.
So please hand me the bottle.
I think I'm lonely now (lonely - so lonely now).
And please give me direction, I think the hurt set in.
Yeah, I don't feel nothin', yet.

Well there's a squeak hinge down on the back gate.
It lets us know if he comes around.
But I don't sleep that good anyway now.
And if you've never heard that silence, it's a God-awful sound.
So please hand me the bottle.
I think I'm lonely now (lonely - so lonely now).
And please give me direction, I think I just caved in.
Yeah, I don't feel nothin' (hey, hey).
Hey, I don't feel nothin'.
Hey, I don't feel nothin'.
There's nothin' to feel good about here, yeah.

Don't much get down out to the avenue.
Well I could drive, but it takes so much to get there.
Don't get off on all the broken glass, the Cadillac scene.
Well, I've seen a lot of good things die and I'm in an over-emotional way (yeah).
So please hand me the bottle.
I think I'm lonely now (lonely - so lonely now).
And please give me direction, I think the hurt sets in (yeah).
Please hand me the bottle.
Well, I think I'm lonely now (lonely - so lonely now).
I'm lonely now.
I'm lonely now.
Well hold me now.
Well hold me now.
And please give me direction, I think I just caved in.
But it ain't nothin'.

- "Kody," Matchbox 20

MP3 audio file (3.8 MB) http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/kody_matchbox20_1997.mp3

MP3 audio file (3.4 MB) - Unplugged Version http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/kody_unplugged_matchbox20_1997.mp3

Album: Yourself Or Someone Like You

Label: Atlantic

Release Date: October 1, 1996