Saturday, December 28, 2013

"Railroad Growlin' " song written and performed by my son, William Bednar




My Friday Flash 55 is at the bottom of this post

Song written and performed by my son, William Bednar, with introductory drum roll by my youngest son - guess what he received for Christmas?

I am linking this to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Open Link Monday.   My son is working on a song comprised of my poem "vanGogh Moon".  I really can't wait to share that here soon!

Lyrics to Railroad Growlin':
by William Bednar

I don't play the ukulele
But it's not hard to pretend
I bet you see right through me
And all my little white lies
I'm still waitin' for that train to come
I think I hear it just around the bend
Oh won't you stay for half an hour
Wait with me beneath the tracks
I'll teach yah chords that I learned to shape
by myself when I was cold
I'll walk you back beneath the stars
I coulda kissed yah but I missed it
I'm still thinkin' 'bout the railroad growlin'
My hearts howlin'
Every now and then
I get a lucky hand
So I'll see yah on a Wednesday
That day it couldn't come to soon
That other guy is nice
But I would tame the sky for you
Do you remember the railroad growlin'?
My heart howlin'
Every now and then
A little win will show its head
So I'll see yah on a Wednesday
I'm gonna make some time for you
I'll walk you back beneath the stars
I shoulda kissed yah, Now I miss yah
I'm still thinkin' 'bout the railroad
Thinkin' 'bout the railroad
I'd tame the sky for you
I'm still waiting for that train to come
At least I'm going to pretend
It's comin' 'round the bend.


The Songwriter
by Margaret Bednar

He's never without his little black book -
jotting down words, phrases.
Hums a tune as he walks,

shares with me
favorite lines of beloved old poets,
breaks them down so I can understand.

His energy is what amazes me -
like his hair, bounces, sways, flips
grasps life, careens forward -

melody, harmony, poetic passion,
eternally entwined.

This will be linked with Friday Flash 55 on Thursday after 8pm!

27 comments:

girlwiththepen1118 said...

Not bad! Applause ! You should be proud! HAPPY New Year! Hugs, Debbie

Helen said...

Thoroughly entertaining from drum beat one through last note. I love the fact that your children share their talents with all of us. Happy New Year!

humbird said...

Love these musical expressions of your kids! Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!

Jeanne said...

What great team work, and your youngest son is going to be quite the drummer. Love both of them and think they have alot of talent! Think you are also going to have alot of drumming in your future.

Kerry O'Connor said...

The lyrics are really good. Such a treat to see your sons performing.

Grace said...

What a treat, thanks for sharing ~ Your sons,including the youngest, are so talented, smiles ~







Robert Bourne said...

it is so good to see young people step into artistic areas...loved the lyrics and the performance...

Brian Miller said...

ha. so very cool...i always wanted to play the uke...love the playfulness of the opening lines on pretending to play...hahaha...def cool lyrics...

he is the poet yes?

grapeling said...

dapper, talented, and apples of your eyes (that clearly fall close to the tree)

good song, too. I'm thinking you have packs of girls prowling while his heart and voice is howling ~

Laura said...

This is wonderful Margaret… inspiring to see our kids developing their creative gifts! Wishing you a very happy New Year!

Other Mary said...

Wow - very cool Margaret!

Vandana Sharma said...

amazingly done

Claudia said...

how cool is that.. i see you will soon have a family band... love the music and lyrics... and happy new year to your margaret...

re your question on my blog...yes...we biked there and it was just raining a little bit...smiles

girlwiththepen1118 said...


Margaret dear...

May 2014 bring you greater


PERSPECTIVE, PATIENCE AND POWER OVER EVERY DARK DAY WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE SHRINKING AND,

GIVING AWAY YOUR POWER TO CHOOSE AND,

BRING DIFFERENT HORIZONS OF HOPE.

MAY YOUR PRAYERS BRING ANSWERS THROUGH YOUR PATIENCE, AND ASSURANCE THAT THE GOD OF HEAVEN AND EARTH IS ALWAYS IN CONTROL.

MAY YOU BUILD YOUR POWER OF FAITH IN TRUTH, IN THAT WHICH IS DEEPLY ROOTED IN YOUR HEART GUIDE YOU, ENLIVEN, CHEER, AND ENCOURAGE YOU DAY BY DAY DESPITE WHAT'S UNSEEN WITH THISE MORTAL & FINITE EYESIGHT MAKE EVERY DAY THE QUEST FOR HEAVENLY THINGS.



Always with love & faithfulness ~Debbie

manicddaily said...

So cool! Good luck to him! And your cookies look great! K.

kaykuala said...

They come in little packages. The best part is it all runs in the family! Talents cannot be taught but they are there ever present! Wonderful write Marge!

Hank

Kim Nelson said...

Talent oozes from your family, Margaret. What a fabulous legacy!

http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2013/12/30/be/

Susie Clevenger said...

What a great song! There is so much talent in your home...I love hearing my girls sing and play their instruments.

grapeling said...

handsome creative youngster like that will have another little black book, soon enough. :p ~

G-Man said...

And now Ladies and Gentleman, let me PLEASE introduce to you....
The Bednar Brothers!!!!
(The crowd goes wild, Mom beams with pride)
Loved your 55 Margaret the Rebel
Thanks for sharing this all with us. Have a Kick Ass Week-End..G

Mary said...

I really loved the picture of the poet in action. (Especially when it is your son.) Nice 55, Margaret.

Gabriella said...

Nice to see that your son has a creative streak too and that he shares it with you!

Alice Audrey said...

He's good, both at writing the song and singing it.

TALON said...

A talented family, Margaret. :) So cool!

Yvonne Osborne said...

A lovely ode to your songwriter son. Nothing I like better than creative people with poetic passion. I like that he breaks it down so you can understand. Happy New Year!

hedgewitch said...

That creative gene can't be kept down! You give a warm and real picture of your son here. Happy New Year to you and your family, Margaret.

Ginnie said...

Oh, dear, dear me! I sure hope I don't have to choose whom I love more!!!!