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One More Cup of Coffee

One More Cup of Coffee

Your breath is sweet
Your eyes are like two jewels in the sky
Your back is straight your hair is smooth
On the pillow where you lie
But I don’t sense affection
No gratitude or love
Your loyalty is not to me
But to the stars above

One more cup of coffee for the road
One more cup of coffee ‘fore I go.
To the valley below.

Your daddy he’s an outlaw
And a wanderer by trade
He’ll teach you how to pick and choose
And how to throw the blade
He oversees his kingdom
So no stranger does intrude
His voice it trembles as he calls out
For another plate of food.

One more cup of coffee for the road
One more cup of coffee ‘fore I go.
To the valley below.

Your sister sees the future
Like your mama and yourself
You’ve never learned to read or write
There’s no books upon your shelf
And your pleasure knows no limits
Your voice is like a meadowlark
But your heart is like an ocean
Mysterious and dark.

One more cup of coffee for the road
One more cup of coffee ‘fore I go.
To the valley below.

One More Cup of Coffee” ~Bob Dylan~

It’s a Bob Dylan morning, but every morning is a ‘one more cup of coffee’ morning. This song is from the album, ‘Desire’ and it’s one of my favourites from him. It’s a whole different sound, the songs are all stories in and of themselves, and he’s got a different sound and rhythm than everyone’s used to. I’m sure if you don’t like anything you’ve heard from him, you’ll not like this any better, but for any Bob Dylan enthusiasts….it’s well worth a listen. So I lift a cup of coffee and wish you all a good day, wherever you may be!

The much anticipated Skin Fair is open for business and Carol G Tattoo has a few new and exclusive tattoos for the occasion. I’m wearing the ‘Afrodite’ tattoo in black here. I love a tattoo what covers most of the hand like this and the detailing is incredible. It’s compatible with the major mesh bodies plus Omega and comes with 4 ink tones. You can see all the Skin Fair has to offer on the North and South sims.

Shadow’s Poses has a new release available on Market Place. The ‘Seul’ pose is a casual and relaxed pose that will work in all types of situations. As with all poses, they don’t always fit your avatar, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use them. I’ve used Animare to slightly adjust my hand on my hip here…..I’d rather be up front about this because it’s just a fact of SL poses…….they don’t work perfectly for everyone without a little adjustment. I find the Animare HUD invaluable for this.

I’m wearing 2 pieces of the ‘Diana’ set of lingerie from /erratic/.

My hair is ‘Camilla’ from enVOGUE.

My look all starts with the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

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High Class Woman

High Class Woman

High Class Woman‘ ~Brant Parker~

I don’t have the lyrics today, and I hate that! I searched, and although I found other songs called ‘High Class Woman’, I couldnt’ find this one. So, have a listen…it’s blues in it’s truest form, it’s got that dark smokey room feel and the relentless beat that blues is known for. Plus, the raspy rich voice of Brant Parker is truly seductive. And of course, the high class woman was the downfall of this guy, but as you can see here, Vrir can handle a high class woman, at least for as long as it takes to get a picture, after that’s done the high class woman disappears and the real Liz is back in her jeans and flip flops! 😀

CKEY Poses has a new set of mens poses out and they’re all completely unique and versatile. Here he stands casually holding is cigarette, looking aloof while I give him a come-hither look. The ‘Ash’ set of bento poses is available at The Men Jail Event which runs until March 28.

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Only You

Only You

Traveled far to get ourselves here
Left our indifference behind
With your courage I escaped my fear
You learned to say what’s on your mind
Now we make our loving memories
Living heart to heart
Glowing like an open fire
We came out from the dark

Only you is all I need
Only you know where to go to get to me
Only you can break me free
Stop me living behind the lines of enemies
Waiting for someone to rescue me

We traveled rough to get ourselves here
Now laughter dries the tears we cried
Through the good times and the bad, my dear
We suffered for each other’s crime
I placed the love you gave me closer to my heart
You took the songs I sang to you, alone in the dark

Only you is all I need
Only you know where to go to get to me
Only you can break me free
Stop me living, stop me living behind the lines of enemies

When I’m with you baby it’s a beautiful life
Together this world feels like home
Walk beside me now until the end of time
Without you I feel so alone

Only you is all I need
Only you know where to go to get to me
Only you can break me free
Stop me living, yes, stop me living, now
Stop me living, behind the lines of enemies

Only You‘ ~Jack Savoretti~

The pose is from the ‘Linger’ set of poses from Le Poppycock.

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Sensitive Kind

Sensitive Kind

Don’t take her for granted, she has a hard time
Don’t misunderstand her or play with her mind
Treat her so gently, it will pay you in time
You’ve got to know she’s the sensitive kind

Tell her you love her, each and every night
And you will discover she will treat you right
If you believe, I know you will find
There ain’t nothing like the sensitive kind

She gets lonely waiting for you
You are the only thing to help her through
Don’t take her for granted, she has a hard time
You’ve got to know she’s the sensitive kind

Sensitive Kind‘ ~JJ Cale~

I admit I’m the sensitive kind, I used to think it was a weakness and wished I was a stronger person, but it’s not weak to be sensitive. I feel every emotion strongly and I’d rather be this way than not feel anything at all. If I feel pain and hurt so strong that it almost breaks me, it means that I feel happiness and love to such a degree that I’m overwhelmed with it. So, I take the good with the bad and although it can be a rollercoaster, what a ride it can be!

I have a couple things to mention about this picture, and in no particular order. Available now at FaMESHEd is the ‘Chloe Dress’ from *Just BECAUSE* it’s a spring-like frock just perfect for getting out in the sun and enjoying the warmer weather. The intricate edging of daisies adds nice detail and the fallen straps gives a sense of carefree that can elude a lot of women. It comes in 26 colours or the fatpack and is fitted for the Maitreya(seen here), Belleza(Isis/Freya), and SLink(Hourglass/Physique) mesh bodies.

Can you believe it’s the 6th Anniversary for The Liaison Collaborative? It is…..and there’s gifts, so now is the time to shop til you drop. Le Poppycock has the perfectly timed ‘Versions of April’ gacha set exclusive to the event and it’s stunning, as all Le Poppycock gacha sets are. There’s 11 common and 3 RARE to play for and the poses and props make a complete scene all on their own. The props include tulips, daisies, butterflies, grass, bees, bicycles, and umbrellas and it’s as easy as adding the prop to your avatar to pose, so you can take pictures anywhere you may be. The Liaison Collaborative runs until March 26.

The retro hair is ‘H0219’ from tram.

As always my look all starts with the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

And spring has arrived at Missing Melody! Yay!

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Wasteland, Baby!

Wasteland, Baby!

All the fear and fire of the end of the world
Happens each time a boy falls in love with a girl
Happens great, happens sweet
Happily, I’m unfazed here, too

Wasteland, baby
I’m in love, I’m in love with you

All the things yet to come are the things that have passed
Like the holding of hands, like the breaking of glass
Like the bonfire that burns
That all words in the fight fell to

Wasteland, baby
I’m in love, I’m in love with you

And I love too, that love soon might end
Be known in its aching
Shown in the shaking
Lately of my wasteland, baby
Be still, my indelible friend, you are unbreaking
Though quaking, though crazy
That’s just wasteland, baby

And that day that we’ll watch the death of the sun
To the cloud and the cold and those jeans you have on
And you’ll gaze unafraid as they sob from the city roofs

Wasteland, baby
I’m in love, I’m in love with you

And I love too, that love soon might end
Be known in its aching
Shown in the shaking
Lately of my wasteland, baby
Be still, my indelible friend, you are unbreaking
Though quaking, though crazy
That’s wasteland, baby

When the stench of the sea and the absence of green
Are the death of all things that are seen and unseen
Are an end but the start of all things that are left to do

Wasteland, baby
I’m in love, I’m in love with you

(That’s it)

Wasteland, Baby!‘ ~Hozier~

I’m so excited……really, I am! Hozier released a new album a few days ago and I’ve been dying to share a song with you. I go through a very scientific process of choosing a song to match my picture and it’s not until today that I feel this works. I use the term ‘scientific’ very loosely here because all I really do is listen to random songs and see where YouTube takes me……..with the first requirement of a song being appropriate is that I like it. Next, it has to have the right mood and then the lyrics have to fit into the message I think the picture suggests. So, maybe ‘scientific’ isn’t really the right word to describe it. 😀 There are times the song is already a favourite of mine, Eddie Vedder songs are always ones I know……and sometimes people share songs that they like with me, introducing me to new music that I’d never have found on my own. I’m always looking for new music to enjoy……regardless of it’s genre, I can find something I like in just about all music. But today….it’s Hozier……..listen and feel……and enjoy.

It’s that time of year again…….yes…..the Whore Couture Fair is open for business and Elle Boutique has a new and exclusive release. The ‘Lolita Belly Piercing’ is a cute little accent that’s as versatile as a belly piercing can be. You can be an angel or a devil…..depending on if you’re feeling naughty or nice, with an easy on/off toggle to choose between 4 versions. The HUD’s loaded with 8 metal and 14 gemstone textures and it’s rigged for the SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya mesh bodies with a huge variety of positions to match your skin, but please……try a DEMO before purchasing to make sure. Also, the gemstone has an on/off toggle for full bright and there’s 5 levels of shine with SL materials when advanced lighting is enabled. As you can see here I’m an angel, how could I be anything else? 😛 Also…..a new feature with the WCF this year is the designers have a second exclusive item that will be available for sale on March 15, so while you’re there check out what’s coming and make sure to stop back in to pick that up too! The Whore Couture Fair runs until March 31.

The cute little lingerie set is ‘Cecilia’, in plum, from /erratic/.

My look all starts with the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The pose is from the F.3 set of poses from IntoXx.