Thursday, April 16, 2009

Outlaw Pete


Life is all about learning and if you don't understand, try to watch your breath and keep quiet....
There is something we should learn and that is why pain stays with us...
Art is about guiding, like an angels. It has many messages and it shouldn't be just for decoration for fashion.
Art is communication with our inner part, it leads you to understand that all emotions should be not just to perished but transfigured into the best of ourselves.....

here, Bruce Springsteen sings a desperate moment of man's failed attempt. someone said it's a dreadful song because the story itself tells the worst part of dark reality but i see the beauty of this song as a sadness moment which has a strong message. This is an art and we can imagine through this song, there could be someone who cry out somewhere like Pete.... What would you do? Such passionate wonderful music....!

He was born a little baby on the Appalachian Trail
At six months old he'd done three months in jail
He robbed a bank in his diapers and his little bare baby feet
All he said was "Folks, my name is Outlaw Pete."

At twenty-five a mustang pony he did steal
And they rode around and 'round on heaven's wheel
Father Jesus, I'm an outlaw killer and a thief
And I slowed down only to sow my grief

They cut his trail of tears across the countryside
And where he went, women wept and men died
One night he woke from a vision of his own death
Saddled his pony and rode her deep into the West
Married a Navajo girl and settled down on the res
And as the snow fell he held their beautiful daughter to his chest

I'm Outlaw Pete!
I'm Outlaw Pete!
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?

Out of the East on an Irish stallion came Bounty Hunter Dan
His heart quickened and burned by the need to get his man
He found Pete peacefully fishing by the river, pulled his gun and got the drop
He said, "Pete, you think you've changed, but you have not."
He cocked his pistol, pulled the trigger and shouted "let it start"
He drew a knife from his boot and pierced him through the heart
Dan smiled as he layed in his own blood dying in the sun
And whispered in Pete's ear, "We cannot undue these things we've done."

You're Outlaw Pete!
You're Outlaw Pete!
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?

For forty days and nights Pete rode and did not stop
Till he sat high upon an icy mountain top
He watched the hawk on a desert updraft slip and slide
Moved to the edge and dug his spurs deep into his pony's side

Some say Pete and his pony vanished over the edge
Some say they remain frozen high upon that icy ledge
The young Navajo girl washes in the river, skin so fair
And braids a piece of Pete's buckskin chaps into her hair

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