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Soulshine

Soulshine

When you can’t find the light
That guides you through a cloudy day
When the stars ain’t shining bright
You feel like you’ve lost you’re way
When the candle light of home
Burns so very far away
Well, you got to let your soul shine
Just like my daddy used to say

He used to say soulshine
It’s better than sunshine
It’s better than moonshine
Damn sure better than rain
Hey now people, don’t mind
We all get this way sometime
Got to let your soul shine, shine till the break of day

I grew up thinking that I had it made
Gonna make it on my own
Life can take the strongest man
Make him feel so alone
Now sometimes I feel a cold wind
Blowing through my aching bones
I think back to what my daddy said
He said, “Boy, there is darkness before the dawn”

Let your soul shine
It’s better than sunshine
It’s better than moonshine
Damn sure better than rain
Yeah, now people don’t mind
We all get this way sometimes
Gotta let your soul shine, shine till the break of day

Sometimes a man can feel this emptiness
Like a woman has robbed him of his very soul
A woman too, God knows, she can feel like this
And when your world seems cold
You got to let your spirit take control

Talking ’bout soulshine
It’s better than sunshine
It’s better than moonshine
Damn sure better than rain
Lord now people don’t mind
We all get this way sometimes
Gotta let your soul shine, shine till the break of day

Oh, it’s better than sunshine
It’s better than moonshine
Damn sure better than rain
Yeah, now people don’t mind
We all feel this way sometimes
Gotta let your soul shine, shine till the break of day

Soulshine‘ ~The Allman Brothers Band~

I’m at Grauland….my favourite place on the whole grid!

The pose is from the ‘Stillness’ set from West End.

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You Know I’m No Good

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Meet you downstairs in the bar and hurt
Your rolled-up sleeves in your skull t-shirt
You say, “What did you do with him today?”
And sniffed me out like I was Tanqueray

‘Cause you’re my fella, my guy
Hand me your Stella and fly
By the time I’m out the door
You tear me down like Roger Moore

I cheated myself
Like I knew I would
I told you I was trouble
You know that I’m no good

Upstairs in bed, with my ex-boy
He’s in a place, but I can’t get joy
Thinking on you in the final throes
This is when my buzzer goes

Run out to meet you, chips and pitta
You say, “When we’re married”
‘Cause you’re not bitter
“There’ll be none of him no more”
I cried for you on the kitchen floor

I cheated myself
Like I knew I would
I told you I was trouble
You know that I’m no good

Sweet reunion, Jamaica and Spain
We’re like how we were again
I’m in the tub, you on the seat
Lick your lips as I soap my feet

Then you notice likkle carpet burn
My stomach drop and my guts churn
You shrug and it’s the worst
To truly stuck the knife in first

I cheated myself
Like I knew I would
I told you I was trouble
You know that I’m no good

I cheated myself
Like I knew I would
I told you I was trouble
Yeah, you know that I’m no good

You Know I’m No Good‘ ~Amy Winehouse~

This is one of the 5 poses in the M.12 set from IntoXx. It’s for men…but that’s never stopped me yet! 😀

I’m killing time at Grauland.

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The Living Years

The Living Years

Every generation
Blames the one before
And all of their frustrations
Come beating on your door

I know that I’m a prisoner
To all my Father held so dear
I know that I’m a hostage
To all his hopes and fears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Crumpled bits of paper
Filled with imperfect thought
Stilted conversations
I’m afraid that’s all we’ve got

You say you just don’t see it
He says it’s perfect sense
You just can’t get agreement
In this present tense
We all talk a different language
Talking in defense

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

So we open up a quarrel
Between the present and the past
We only sacrifice the future
It’s the bitterness that lasts

So don’t yield to the fortunes
You sometimes see as fate
It may have a new perspective
On a different date
And if you don’t give up, and don’t give in
You may just be O.K.

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

I wasn’t there that morning
When my Father passed away
I didn’t get to tell him
All the things I had to say

I think I caught his spirit
Later that same year
I’m sure I heard his echo
In my baby’s new born tears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

The Living Years‘ ~Mike + The Mechanics~

A good day for some classic ’80s music!

Grauland

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Time

Time

Time, why you punish me?
Like a wave crashing into the shore
You wash away my dreams

Time, why you walk away?
Like a friend with somewhere to go
You left me crying

Can you teach me about tomorrow
And all the pain and sorrow
Running free?
‘Cause tomorrow’s just another day
And I don’t believe in time

Time, I don’t understand
Children killing in the street
Dying for the color of a rag

Time, take their red and blue
Wash them in the ocean, make them clean
Maybe their mothers won’t cry tonight

Can you teach me about tomorrow
And all the pain and sorrow
Running free?
But tomorrow’s just another day
And I don’t believe in

Time is wasting
Time is walking
You ain’t no friend of mine
I don’t know where I’m goin’
I think I’m out of my mind
Thinking about time

If I die tomorrow, yeah
Just lay me down to sleep

Time is wasting
Time is walking
You ain’t no friend of mine
I don’t know where I’m goin’
I think I’m out of my mind
Thinking about time

Time, you left me standing there
Like a tree growing all alone
The wind just stripped me bare, stripped me bare

Time, the past has come and gone
The future’s far away
Now only lasts for one second, one second

Can you teach me about tomorrow
And all the pain and sorrow
Running free?
‘Cause tomorrow’s just another day
And I don’t believe in time

Time, you ain’t no friend of mine
I don’t know where I’m goin’
I think I’m outta my mind
Walkin’, wastin’ you ain’t no friend of mine
I don’t know where I’m goin’ oh no, no, no
Time without courage
And power without faith
Is just wasted, wasted, wasted time

Time, why you punish me?

Time‘ ~Hootie & The Blowfish~

The ‘Kyrene Dress’ is a new release at the *Just BECAUSE* main store and it’s so perfectly summery! The straps and panties are HUD driven plus the panties can be toggled on/off. It comes in 24 colours and 10 prints…..plus a fatpack. It’s rigged for the Maitreya, Belleza(Freya), SLink(Hourglass/Physique), and Legacy(including Perky) mesh bodies.

I’m using a pose from the ‘Straw Bag & Espadrilles’ set of poses from Amitie.

The ‘Chiffon’ hair is by Stealthic.

And, I’m at Grauland for the picture.

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Human Touch

Human Touch

You and me we were the pretenders
We let it all slip away
In the end what you don’t surrender
Well the world just strips away

Girl ain’t no kindness in the face of strangers
Ain’t gonna find no miracles here
Well you can wait on your blessings but darlin’
I got a deal for you right here

I ain’t lookin’ for prayers or pity
I ain’t comin’ ’round searchin’ for a crutch
I just want someone to talk to
And a little of that human touch
Just a little of that human touch

Ain’t no mercy on the streets of this town
Ain’t no bread from heavenly skies
Ain’t nobody drawin’ wine from this blood
It’s just you and me tonight

Tell me in a world without pity
Do you think what I’m askin’s too much?
I just want something to hold on to
And a little of that human touch
Just a little of that human touch

Oh girl that feeling of safety you prize
Well it comes with a hard hard price
You can’t shut off the risk and pain
Without losin’ the love that remains
We’re all riders on this train

So you been broken and you been hurt
Show me somebody who ain’t
Yeah I know I ain’t nobody’s bargain
But hell a little touch up
And a little paint…

You might need somethin’ to hold on to
When all the answers they don’t amount to much
Somebody that you can just talk to
And a little of that human touch

Baby in a world without pity
Do you think what I’m askin’s too much?
I just want to feel you in my arms
And share a little of that human touch…

Human Touch‘ ~Bruce Springsteen~

Vrir and I took a little day trip to get away from the platform and enjoy some sunshine and fresh coastal breezes at Grauland. It never fails though……when we go somewhere we always end up getting a pose out and taking some pictures……it’s just what we do. This time I chose the group gift from Gravity Poses so we could look lovingly into each others eyes. Of course in real life we were both sitting at our respective computers and working hard to capture the moment. Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like crashing and leaving the other standing alone…..waiting for their, hopefully speedy, return. 😀 Anyway, join the Gravity Poses group(free) and get 50% all poses.