I'm sort of in the process of just working on what is speaking to me at a particular moment. That's very common for me right now. --Bruce Springsteen, January 9th, 2014

Monday, February 9, 2015

"New Jersey Boy"

Note. I wrote a story for this month's post. I truly did. And, although I'm pleased with it, I cannot post the story Online!! Why? Because it is far too personal. I just needed to write that story for therapeutic reasons. However. Some potential "Blog posts" which I write are meant to be private journal entries, and that story is not exempt. Anyhoo. Since February is seemingly speeding away fast {Today's the ninth, already!! Holy smokes!!} and it takes at least seven days for me to write fictional books, I am posting a song, instead!!

Blogging Friends.... So.... I have been missing in action of late. {On both Minuscule is good! and Beautifully Unique.} What have I been up to? Well.... As the song below attests, I have fallen in love with a certain New Jersey boy--named Bruce Springsteen--like my Mom before me!! And, although this happened by accident.... {I was cleaning out my messy bedroom closet on New Year's Eve with Mom.... While listening to Bruce.... [Yeah, we are on a first name basis around here with the rock star!!] I tried on countless different clothing.... So, because I was freezing cold, I hip swayed to Bruce's rockin' music.... While wearing nothing but my underwear.... And I was hooked!!} I have since been hip swaying/dancing/working out--while fully clothed!!--to nearly entire Bruce Springsteen albums three days a week!! {Example. During "Greatest Hits", I run in place--fast!!--as "Born To Run" plays, and I hip sway through every single song, except I sit out "Streets Of Philadelphia"!!} As resulted? I have whipped my once painful wonky right hip into shape, gained some energy, and lost several pounds!! Score!! My motivation? Bruce. Because Look at him!! He is sixty-five freakin' years young!! Yet Bruce still performs the "rock star jump", slides on his knees, crowd surfs.... I can go on and on and on!! Once? While hip swaying/dancing/working out to Bruce's "Dancing In The Dark", about midway through, I felt tired, hot, sweaty, and physically achy. So I quit. That was, until I gave myself a pep-talk. Bruce has done three-hour long shows, I thought, On hot stages. While playing instruments. And singing. And dancing. And interacting with fans. And I'm not talkin'.... You know.... thirty years ago. I'm talkin' recent years. I can dance to eighteen songs!! So, just like that, {As "Dancing In The Dark" still rocked on!!} I continued!! You know what? Bruce makes me feel like a wimp.... And I love it!! Stay hard, stay hungry, stay alive!! {For those observant Bruce Springsteen fanatics out there who know.... That was a line from his song "The Hard Land"!! Oh yeah, and it is also now my Life motto!!} Love you later.

"New Jersey Boy" was supposed to be an artsy poem. I don't write songs!! I am not a musician!! But leave it to Bruce {Who does write songs!! And they are quite poetic, thank-you very much!!} to inspire a {Music-less!!} song out of me!! Leave it to Bruce.... "New Jersey Boy" was also inspired by my Mom's fond story of when she first saw a Bruce Springsteen show which happened sometime during the 1970's!! Enjoy!!

"New Jersey Boy"

A song written by Raelyn!!

Bruce was a gifted musician, singer and songwriter in his twenties;
An adorable curly dark-haired rock star from the 1970's;

New Jersey Boy.... New Jersey boy.... Mom fell in love with a New Jersey boy....
New Jersey Boy.... New Jersey boy.... Mom fell in love with a New Jersey boy....

Bruce grabbed her attention while performing an unforgettable show;
This fan still remembers that concert and liked him, liked him, from the get-go;

New Jersey Boy.... New Jersey boy.... Mom fell in love with a New Jersey boy....
New Jersey Boy.... New Jersey boy.... Mom fell in love with a New Jersey boy....

Now well over four decades plus two generations later, enter me;
He's still a gifted musician, singer and songwriter in his sixties;

New Jersey boy.... New Jersey boy.... I fell in love with a New Jersey boy....
New Jersey boy.... New Jersey boy.... I fell in love with a New Jersey boy....

Bruce is even more attractive now with silver hairs showing there and here;
Oh, he feels like an old family friend who we have known for many years;

New Jersey boy.... New Jersey boy.... I fell in love with a New Jersey boy....
New Jersey boy.... New Jersey boy.... I fell in love with a New Jersey boy....