Sunday, August 3, 2008

Roads of Destiny - Tall Tales - Lyrics

One of my favorite short stories is the "Roads of Destiny" by O'Henry.

"I go to seek on many roads
What is to be.
True heart and strong, with love to light--
Will they not bear me in the fight
To order, shun or wield or mould
My Destiny?"



My road of destiny began in the winter of 1987 in Miami Springs, Florida. This is the time and the place that set in motion events that define me today. Here are some key examples: 1. This was the time I started my career. Today almost 22 years later I am now successful still working in the same industry (Not related to music). 2. Miami Springs is where I had a life changing experience that resulted from a serious motorcycle accident in late 1987. Since that time, I see life differently; and try to value and appreciate everyday as if it could be my last. 3. This is also the place that lead me to meet my wife. I have now been married over 19 years with two beautiful children. 4. Finally, this is the origin of the music and the true friendships that followed.


I lived in a studio apartment facing the pool. There was a hotel across the street where future flight attendants stayed while they were training in school to work for Eastern Airlines or Pan Am. (Both airlines are not in business today.) You could say that outside my apartment there was a lot of social activity happening. Out by the pool is where I met Deniz for the first time. Deniz and I coincidentally are both originally from New Jersey; and we were both 22 years old. Deniz was living in an apartment in another building not far from mine. He shared the apartment with a friend and his friend's wife. I can't recall their names. Deniz introduced me to his room mates. From that day forward, Deniz and I became good friends, which continues on today.

Deniz's room mate was a guitar player (Willie Vega). They recorded one song together in the studio with other musicians. The song was called "Tall Tales". I listened to the song for the first time; and was very impressed.

Deniz had a serious disagreement with his friend's wife; and eventually had to move out. What happened next was the formation of a new band that Deniz and I put together. Details to follow in a future blog entry. The copy of the original recording of the song, that Deniz gave me, was on a cassette. The reel-to-reel transfer was done at a very low gain, which means you will need to amplify the sound by turning up the volume when you play the song. I have also included the lyrics below so you can follow along while listening. Please send your comments after listening to "Tall Tales".


Tall Tales - Lyrics
You're telling me
You really care
That don't cut it baby
You've got to prove yourself
You're telling me
Things can work out
Give you time to play
while you're away
I'll wait

You're telling tall tales
It's nothing new
You're telling tall tales
I'm doing it to you

You say you want time
It's something true
What you really want
Is to say goodbye
Goodbye

You're telling tall tales
It's nothing new
You're telling tall tales
I'm doing it to you

I can't let go
I can't let go

You're telling tall tales
It's nothing new

You're telling me
You really care
That don't cut it baby
You've got to prove yourself
You're telling me
Things can work out
Give you time to play
while you're away
I'll wait

You're telling tall tales
It's nothing new
You're telling tall tales
I'm doing it to you

You say you want time
It's something true
What you really want
Is to say goodbye
Goodbye

You're telling tall tales
It's nothing new
You're telling tall tales
I'm doing it to you

I can't let go
I can't let go

You're telling tall tales
It's nothing new
You're telling tall tales
I'm doing it to you

You're telling tall tales
It's nothing new
You're telling tall tales
I'm doing it to you

You're telling tall tales
It's nothing new
You're telling tall tales

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