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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.

My life is everything that feeds my thirst - that causes sin.
My wants are all I care - no shame or guilt.
There's nothing there.
Look deep into my face.
I sell deceit without a trace.
Fear not what I can do unless you want it done to you.

Well, as I climb onto your back I will promise not to sting.
I will tell you what you want to hear and not mean anything.
Then I'll treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in.
You pretend you didn't know that I am The Scorpion - oh.

MYSELF, I'm centered in.
There's nothing else.
There's never been.
And my dream to be left alone with the sadness - the madness on my own.
Look deep into my soul.
It's black as coal like a bullet hole.
Fear not - get on your knees.
There's no defense.
You'll do what I please - oh.

Well, as I climb onto your back I will promise not to sting.
I will tell you what you want to hear and not mean anything.
Then I'll treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in.
You pretend you didn't know that I am The Scorpion - oh.

Well, as I climb onto your back I will promise not to sting.
And I will tell you what you want to hear and not mean anything.
I will treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in.
'Cause you knew all along I am The Scorpion -yeah.
My lies, to reach the shore I agonize and nothing more.
My hopes to steal away all that you love.
I'll soon betray.
Look deep into my past the pain I feel is unsurpassed.
I'm not a lowly scorpion.
I'm so much worse.
OH, I'M THE FALL OF MAN!

- "The Scorpion (The System Has Failed)," Megadeth

MP3 audio file (10.6 MB) http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/scorpion_megadeth.mp3

Album: The System Has Failed

Label: Sanctuary

Release Date: September 14, 2004