Right and Wrong

alone by Phil Burns

right and wrong

you tell me I will soon forget
that you already can’t remember
but you are sunshine in July
I’m the east wind in November

I tell you that you’re always right
you tell me that I’m wrong
I say I want to stay with you
you say I don’t belong

you bring the music to my life
you are my favourite song
you tell me I am out of tune
when I try to sing along

you never want for company
without you I’m all alone
you stand above adoring hordes
I am soon lost in the throng

you ask me why I hang around
why don’t I just move on
perhaps there’s nothing better than
the agony prolonged

I know I never will forget
and you will not remember
you’re the Côte d’Azur in mid-July
I am Scotland in November

Click here to hear this poem put to music by my California-based friend and musician extraordinaire Kris Anderson. It is NOT what I expected, but it is sensational!

About ceayr

A Scot who has discovered Paradise in a small town he calls Medville on the Côte d'Azur, C.E. Ayr has spent a large part of his life in the West of Scotland and a large part elsewhere. His first job was selling programmes at his local football club and he has since tried 73 other career paths, the longest being in IT, with varying degrees of success. He is somewhat nomadic, fairly irresponsible and, according to his darling daughter, a bit random.
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10 Responses to Right and Wrong

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Enjoyed this very much. Loved the bluegrass it suited the poem well. Didn’t like the end though it was too jarring. Otherwise, great stuff!


  2. Mandie Hines says:

    The opening stanza of this poem really pulled me in. And “you tell me I am out of tune
    when I try to sing along” gave me a chuckle. Great poem, and the music added a new flavor to the piece.


  3. emmylgant says:

    I didn’t think a good old hoedown hid in that poem, but Kris found it! Wonderfully entertaining.


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