"Autobiographies of great nations are written in three manuscripts – a book of deeds, a book of words, and a book of art.
Of the three, I would choose the latter as truest testimony." - Sir Kenneth Smith, Great Civilisations

"I must write each day without fail, not so much for the success of the work, as in order not to get out of my routine." - Leo Tolstoy

I have never believed that one should wait until one is inspired because I think the pleasures of not writing are so
great that if you ever start indulging them you will never write again. - John Updike

"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour
is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." - J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Monday, September 22, 2014

R.E. Slater - The Quiet Man Within (a poem)





The Quiet Man Within
by R.E. Slater


Head in the clouds
Living life on the inside
Going through the motions
Feeling like a ghost within.

Never had stopped believing
Never had stopped dreaming
Fearlessly facing the unknown
Living dreams in my head.

Didn't ask for love or support
Didn't ask for help or attention
Didn't have the courage needed
To open the windows of my heart.

But something changed within
Awakening this disbelieving heart
Wishing to push its fears away
Emboldening its journey's start.

Beautiful things had wakened up
Brave things now dared to fail
Causing a fearful heart to believe
To live a life daring to be lived.

Believing where I wanted to be
Knowing where I wished to end
This time to be true to me
Listening the quiet man within.


- R.E. Slater
September 22, 2014
rev. Oct 2, 25, 2014; Jan 11, 2018

@copyright R.E. Slater Publications
all rights reserved



The Arcade Fire - Wake Up



Arcade Fire - Wake Up!

Something filled up
My heart with nothing
Someone told me not to cry

But now that I'm older
My heart's colder
And I can see that it's a lie

Children wake up
Hold your mistake up
Before they turn the summer into dust

If the children don't grow up
Our bodies get bigger but our hearts get torn up
We're just a million little god's causin rain storms
Turning every good thing to rust

I guess we'll just have to adjust...

With my lightning bolts a glowing
I can see where I am going to be
When the reaper he reaches and touches my hand

With my lightning bolts a-glowing
I can see where I am going
With my lightning bolts a-glowing
I can see where I am go, going!


You better look out below!


Video by Andrew Studer
Music by Jose Gonzalez, Step Outside



Jose Gonzalez, Step Outside

Time to step outside, time to step outside
Time to step out, time to step out
Time to step outside, time to step outside
Time to step outside you

House on fire, leave it all behind you
Dark as night, let the lightning guide you

Step outside, time to step outside, time to step outside
Time to step outside you

House on fire, leave it all behind you

Living life, feeding appetites
Stayed through every hard stop, every go
Being bland
Breathing half the time

House on fire, leave it all behind you
Dark as night, let the lightning guide you

Step outside, time to step outside, time to step outside
Time to step out

Broke tooth Monday
Something's not the same
Blank head, crossed eyes sweep the floor
Feel your presence
In your absence shut the door

House on fire, leave it all behind you
Dark as night, let the lightning guide you




Eddie Vedder - Into The Wild: Guaranteed



Eddie Vedder - Into The Wild: Rise



Eddie Vedder - Long Nights

Have no fear
For when I'm alone
I'll be better off than I was before

I've got this light
I'll be around to grow
Who I was before
I cannot recall

Long nights allow me to feel...
I'm falling...I am falling
The lights go out
Let me feel
I'm falling
I am falling safely to the ground

Ah...

I'll take this soul that's inside me now
Like a brand new friend
I'll forever know

I've got this light
And the will to show
I will always be better than before

Long nights allow me to feel...
I'm falling...I am falling
The lights go out
Let me feel
I'm falling
I am falling safely to the ground



Eddie Vedder - Guaranteed

On bended knee is no way to be free
Lifting up an empty cup, I ask silently
All my destinations will accept the one that's me
So I can breathe...

Circles they grow and they swallow people whole
Half their lives they say goodnight to wives they'll never know
A mind full of questions, and a teacher in my soul
And so it goes...

Don't come closer or I'll have to go
Holding me like gravity are places that pull
If ever there was someone to keep me at home
It would be you...

Everyone I come across, in cages they bought
They think of me and my wandering, but I'm never what they thought
I've got my indignation, but I'm pure in all my thoughts
I'm alive...

Wind in my hair, I feel part of everywhere
Underneath my being is a road that disappeared
Late at night I hear the trees, they're singing with the dead
Overhead...

Leave it to me as I find a way to be
Consider me a satellite, forever orbiting
I knew all the rules, but the rules did not know me
Guaranteed



Eddie Vedder - Society

Oh, it's a mystery to me
We have a greed with which we have agreed
And you think you have to want more than you need
Until you have it all you won't be free

Society, you're a crazy breed
Hope you're not lonely without me...

When you want more than you have
You think you need...
And when you think more than you want
Your thoughts begin to bleed
I think I need to find a bigger place
Because when you have more than you think
You need more space

Society, you're a crazy breed
Hope you're not lonely without me...
Society, crazy indeed
Hope you're not lonely without me...

There's those thinking, more-or-less, less is more
But if less is more, how you keeping score?
Means for every point you make, your level drops
Kinda like you're starting from the top
You can't do that...

Society, you're a crazy breed
Hope you're not lonely without me...
Society, crazy indeed
Hope you're not lonely without me...

Society, have mercy on me
Hope you're not angry if I disagree...
Society, crazy indeed
Hope you're not lonely without me...



Vedder Eddie - The Face Of Love

With Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Jeena kaisa Pyar bina [What is life without love ] }
Is Duniya Mein Aaye ho to [Now that you have come to this world] }
(2x)
Ek Duje se pyar karo [Love each other, one another ] }

Look in the eyes
Of the face of love
Look in her eyes
Oh, there is peace
No nothing dies
Within pure light
Only one hour
Of this pure love
To last a life
Of thirty years
Only one hour
So come and go

Jeena kaisa Pyar bina [What is life without love ] }
Is Duniya Mein Aaye ho to [Now that you have come to this world] }
(2x)
Ek Duje se pyar karo [Love each other, one another ] }

Look in the eyes
The face of love
Look in her eyes
Oh, there is peace
No nothing dies
Within pure light
Only one hour
Of this pure love
To last a life
Of thirty years
Only one hour
So come and go



Vedder Eddie - Hard Sun





"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" - Songs, Vids, Poem


walter mitty fan video (spoiler)





“To see the world,
things dangerous to come to,
to see behind walls,
draw closer,
to find each other,
and to feel.
That is the purpose of life.”

― The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty



The Quiet Man Within
by R.E. Slater


Head in the clouds
Living life on the inside
Going through the motions
Living as a ghost within.

Never stopped believing
Never stopped dreaming
Fearlessly facing the unknown
Living dreams in my head.

Didn't ask for love or support
Didn't ask for help or attention
Didn't have the courage needed
To open the windows of my heart.

But something changed within
Awakening this disbelieving heart
Wishing to push its fears away
Emboldening its journey's start.

Beautiful things had wakened up
Brave things now dared to fail
Causing a fearful heart to believe
To live a life that dared to be lived.

Believing where I wanted to be
Knowing where I wished to end
This time to be true to me
Listening the quiet man within.


- R.E. Slater
September 22, 2014
rev. October 2, 25, 2014

@copyright R.E. Slater Publications
all rights reserved



Stop Dreaming, Start Living

Maneater
Written by Daryl HallJohn Oates and Sara Allen
Performed by KnightsBridge
Courtesy of Countdown Media
Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Written by Rupert Holmes
Wake Up
Written by Win ButlerRégine Chassagne (as Regine Chassagne), Tim KingsburyRichard Reed Parry (as Richard Parry) and Will Butler (as William Butler)
Performed by Arcade Fire
Courtesy of Merge Records
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
Don't You Want Me Baby
Written by Phil OakeyPhilip Adrian Wright (as Philip Wright), and Jo Callis
Courtesy of Duke Bojadziev Productions
Far Away
Written by Tobias WinterkornJosé González and Elias Araya (as Elias Assegahegn Araya)
Performed by José González
Courtesy of Mute
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
Far Away
Written by Tobias WinterkornJosé González and Elias Araya (as Elias Assegahegn Araya)
Performed by Junip
Courtesy of Mute
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
A Space Oddity
Words & Music by David Bowie
Performed by David Bowie and Kristen Wiig (uncredited)
Courtesy of RZO Music
Lake Michigan
Written by Zach Rogue
Performed by Rogue Wave
Courtesy of Brushfire Records/Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Dirty Paws
Written by Árni Guðjónsson (as Arni Gudjonsson), Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir (as Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir) and Ragnar Þórhallsson (as Ragnar Thorhallsson)
Performed by Of Monsters and Men
Courtesy of Universal Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
The Wolves and the Ravens
Written by Chris Koza (as Christopher Koza)
Performed by Rogue Valley
Courtesy of In The Groove Music
Stay Alive
Written by Ryan Adams and Theodore Shapiro
Performed by José González
Produced by George Drakoulias and Theodore Shapiro
José González performs courtesy of Imperial Recordings
Step Out
Written by Theodore Shapiro and Craig Wedren
Performed by José González
Produced by George DrakouliasTheodore Shapiro and Craig Wedren
José González performs courtesy of Imperial Recordings
Don't Let It Pass
Written by Tobias WinterkornJosé González and Elias Araya (as Elias Assegahegn Araya)
Performed by Junip
Courtesy of Mute
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Written by Rupert Holmes
Performed by Jack Johnson
Produced by Jack JohnsonAdam TopolMerlo Podlewski and Zach Gill
Jack Johnson appears courtesy of Brushfire Records
Dream
(uncredited)
Performed by José González
Courtesy of Universal Republic Records




The Arcade Fire - Wake Up



Arcade Fire - Wake Up!

Something filled up
My heart with nothing
Someone told me not to cry

But now that I'm older
My heart's colder
And I can see that it's a lie

Children wake up
Hold your mistake up
Before they turn the summer into dust

If the children don't grow up
Our bodies get bigger but our hearts get torn up
We're just a million little god's causin rain storms
Turning every good thing to rust

I guess we'll just have to adjust...

With my lightning bolts a glowing
I can see where I am going to be
When the reaper he reaches and touches my hand

With my lightning bolts a-glowing
I can see where I am going
With my lightning bolts a-glowing
I can see where I am go, going!


You better look out below!



The Weather Station - Don't You Want Me



Jose Gonzalez - Far Away



Wilcox Sessions - Junip (Far Away)



David Bowie- Space Oddity (With Lyrics) HD







Rogue Wave - Lake Michigan



Of Monsters and Men - Dirty Paws



The Wolves and the Ravens | Rogue Valley



Jose Gonzalez - Stay Alive








Video by Andrew Studer
Music by Jose Gonzalez, Step Outside



Junip - Don't Let It Pass







Jose Gonzalez - Dream (2013)




Stop Dreaming, Start Living



OTS - The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty - 2013 (original soundtrack)












Stop Dreaming, Start Living



Eddie Vedder - Into The Wild (Best Songs) + Bonus Song + Lyrics




Eddie Vedder - Long Nights

Have no fear
For when I'm alone
I'll be better off than I was before

I've got this light
I'll be around to grow
Who I was before
I cannot recall

Long nights allow me to feel...
I'm falling...I am falling
The lights go out
Let me feel
I'm falling
I am falling safely to the ground

Ah...

I'll take this soul that's inside me now
Like a brand new friend
I'll forever know

I've got this light
And the will to show
I will always be better than before

Long nights allow me to feel...
I'm falling...I am falling
The lights go out
Let me feel
I'm falling
I am falling safely to the ground



Eddie Vedder - Guaranteed

On bended knee is no way to be free
Lifting up an empty cup, I ask silently
All my destinations will accept the one that's me
So I can breathe...

Circles they grow and they swallow people whole
Half their lives they say goodnight to wives they'll never know
A mind full of questions, and a teacher in my soul
And so it goes...

Don't come closer or I'll have to go
Holding me like gravity are places that pull
If ever there was someone to keep me at home
It would be you...

Everyone I come across, in cages they bought
They think of me and my wandering, but I'm never what they thought
I've got my indignation, but I'm pure in all my thoughts
I'm alive...

Wind in my hair, I feel part of everywhere
Underneath my being is a road that disappeared
Late at night I hear the trees, they're singing with the dead
Overhead...

Leave it to me as I find a way to be
Consider me a satellite, forever orbiting
I knew all the rules, but the rules did not know me
Guaranteed



Eddie Vedder - Society

Oh, it's a mystery to me
We have a greed with which we have agreed
And you think you have to want more than you need
Until you have it all you won't be free

Society, you're a crazy breed
Hope you're not lonely without me...

When you want more than you have
You think you need...
And when you think more than you want
Your thoughts begin to bleed
I think I need to find a bigger place
Because when you have more than you think
You need more space

Society, you're a crazy breed
Hope you're not lonely without me...
Society, crazy indeed
Hope you're not lonely without me...

There's those thinking, more-or-less, less is more
But if less is more, how you keeping score?
Means for every point you make, your level drops
Kinda like you're starting from the top
You can't do that...

Society, you're a crazy breed
Hope you're not lonely without me...
Society, crazy indeed
Hope you're not lonely without me...

Society, have mercy on me
Hope you're not angry if I disagree...
Society, crazy indeed
Hope you're not lonely without me...



Vedder Eddie - The Face Of Love

With Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Jeena kaisa Pyar bina [What is life without love ] }
Is Duniya Mein Aaye ho to [Now that you have come to this world] }
(2x)
Ek Duje se pyar karo [Love each other, one another ] }

Look in the eyes
Of the face of love
Look in her eyes
Oh, there is peace
No nothing dies
Within pure light
Only one hour
Of this pure love
To last a life
Of thirty years
Only one hour
So come and go

Jeena kaisa Pyar bina [What is life without love ] }
Is Duniya Mein Aaye ho to [Now that you have come to this world] }
(2x)
Ek Duje se pyar karo [Love each other, one another ] }

Look in the eyes
The face of love
Look in her eyes
Oh, there is peace
No nothing dies
Within pure light
Only one hour
Of this pure love
To last a life
Of thirty years
Only one hour
So come and go