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!

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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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