A Tribute with a Little Twist

“Twenty Years Ago”, there was a young man, who everyone considered the “Coward of the County.” He was tired of his ill reputation and decided to strike out on his own. It was time for him to change his ways, for he was known as “The Gambler” too.

He headed West to start a new life. It was just him, his guitar, and a dog named Misty. He loved his dog, for even when it had felt like everyone was against him, he knew that she believed in him. “She always Believes in Me”, he thought.  He found a little brick house up on a hill. Lots of land for Max to run, and on a summer’s night, he could sit out under the sky, playing his guitar to his audience of a million stars.

One bright day as he was taking a walk he met a young woman, walking her dog, Trixie. They talked as they walked, and had a nice time. In the weeks to come they met more often, he noticed that his heart  would begin beating a little faster whenever she was near. He started taking walks more frequently with hopes to catch her eye. Her name was “Lucille”, and he thought she was quite the “Lady”!

After some time passed, he gathered up his courage, and asked her if they could be more than just “Daytime Friends”. She shyly smiled and accepted his invitation to dinner one night, and between them  romance began to bloom.

Months had passed and he knew she was the one. They were strolling on the beach one night as the sun began to set. He stopped walking, knelt down, and said to her.”You and I” have seemed to hit it off from the start, Your  “Love (has) Lifted Me”, “You Decorated My Life.”  I would love to take you to “Islands in the Stream” will you please give me the “Greatest Gift of All”,  by saying that you will be my wife?

Tears ran down her face as she wrapped her arms around him. “My parents always told me, “Don’t Fall in Love With a Dreamer”, but I want to share your dreams and make them mine.” She sealed her “Yes” with a passionate kiss and into the waves they ran.


35 thoughts on “A Tribute with a Little Twist

      • No, my favorite is Coward of the County. I can relate to it because I, too, was the coward of my county.
        Then one day my girlfriend bought a country music CD of the Gatlin Brothers. But the quality of the music was lousy. She’d been had by the Gatlins. I found her in tears, and managed to draw it out of her.
        As soon as I heard her tale of woe, I headed for the door. She thought I was just running from the problem, like the coward I always was. But no, I stopped at that door, and shut it. You could have heard a pin drop. And then I grabbed a hold of that CD and smashed it onto the floor, and stomped it, and cursed it, and broke it up into a billion pieces.
        She was proud of me. And that’s when I learned that sometimes if you want to be a man, you have to throw a big fit.

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  1. I will say “Great minds think alike” and skip over the second part “though fools seldom differ”! Late on Saturday evening I was listening to several of my Kenny Rogers albums. As the many songs played some thoughts began floating around my brain and as is my habit, I decided to write them down and coalesce them later. To Kenny : Every night I wished upon an “Evening Star” that my “Love Will Turn You Around”. Surely, I thought, “We’ve Got Tonight” so “What About Me?” “Through The Years” I hoped that you could “Share Your Love With Me” and we would “Love The World Away”. Now, I do not know how long it will be “Til I Can Make It On My Own” and “I Don’t Need You”. It will be a sad “Christmas Without You”! Your sweet and clever story has a happy ending, I love happy endings! Thank-you! P.S. I tried to use “Everytime Two Fools Collide” and could not fit it in…there was only one fool!

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  2. While he was busy singing all those love songs . . . his marriages split apart on the rocks of divorce. Not once. Not twice. Not thrice. But four times. His 5th marriage had the most longevity (22 years).

    I find that both sad and amusing. 😯

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    • That is a sad irony, perhaps one of those divorce’s was inspiration for the “Lucille” song. He did have sad love songs. Just found out the story behind “Ruby, Don’t take your Love to Town” today.


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