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Posted By: Ebbie
06-Feb-12 - 11:58 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Buddy Tabor, Singer/Songwriter/Poet-Feb 2012
Subject: RE: Obit: Buddy Tabor, Singer/Songwriter/Poet-Feb 2012
To give an idea of the output of this prolific talented man:

Excerpt from 'Medioated Family'- this song is the one that first influenced Folsom Prison to invite him to Folsom to do a show.

"When Daddy's stressed out he smokes lots of dope
He washes it down with twelve cans of beer
It levels him out and drowns all his fears
We're a medicated family in 2003
Thank God for Ritalin, made a new kid of me
When they give me my pills they think I'm all right
But I get bad dreams and I can't sleep at night
Can't sleep at night. Can't sleep at night..."

From 'Temple of Mas Consumption':

'We've got the Midas touch but we got it in reverse
We buy more at the mall and it only gets worse
While the man on the TV screams you gotta get some more
We bought the hula hoop and the lava lamps
And the exercise equipment that gave us the cramps
While in the meantime millions starve 'cause they got no rice or beans
And there's a hole in our souls and we wonder what the whole thing mean.

From 'She Walked in Beauty':

"When she walked, she walked in beauty
In the footsteps that God himself had laid
When the wind blows, where does it come from
And like the soul of man, where does it go?"

'New Fallen Snow', from Writing on Stone:

'All my tracks are covered by new fallen snow
There's no trace of where I have been
I have turned my back on the snow and cold
And I won't be back again, my friend
No I never shall return here again.'