Just some thoughts:
NOT EASILY FORGOTTEN
If you ever saw him you would find he was not easily forgotten. I did and he has not been forgotten in my memory.
“Only the lonely know the way I feel.”–Know this feelin’ ain’t right.”
“Just runnin’ scared, so afraid he might show.”
“Pretty woman walkin’ down the street, pretty woman I’d like to meet.”
“I was alright for a while, I could smile and then I saw you last night.”
“You didn’t know that I’d been crying..crying.”
“What would I do, if he came back and wanted you?”
“Then you turned around and walked away with me.”
“Sweet dreams baby.”
“Come on baby, let me take you by the hand.”
“Pretty paper, wrap your present to your darln’ from you.”
“Crowd streets, people hustle by him.”
“There he sits all alone on the sidewalk, hopin’ you won’t pass him by.”
“Should I stop, better not much too busy.”
“In the distant the ringing of laughter, in the mist of laughter he cries.”
“Pretty paper pretty ribbons of blue.”
“I go out with the crowd, I play the game.”
“I remember the time every dance with you.”
“All the crazy things we used to do.”
“It’s too soon to know if I can forget her.”
“If I can forget her and not let it show.”
“I got a brand new baby and I feel so good.”
“You bite the bullet and then you chew it.”
“Take a look thru history.”
“Tear drops tell me, dreams remind me.”
“Only you and no one else.”
“Hey Hound Dog man, I wish you were back.”
“Baby, baby let me take your suitcase on those scales.”
“Let me run on out and tell the meter man to keep his meter runnin'”
Orbison died thirty-one years ago tomorrow, December 6th, died 1988. He was fifty-two years old. He left us much too soon.
Below is picture of a guy who came from Wink,Texas. This is a picture of Roy Orbison in a recording studio I believe in Clovis, New Mexico. Norman Petty studio that I visited last year. The man could stand on a stage and deliver a mood.
There was no pretty in him, only beauty. He was the kind of guy you didn’t necessarily look at, but you sure did listen. Orbison was never going to wow anyone with his looks on stage but if you wanted someone to go on stage and wow them in song, a mood, Orbison could do it with the best of Hollywood’s leading man.
Maybe if something, someone is not easily forgotten, maybe they shouldn’t be…..
December 5, 2019