Melissa’s Song

17 Oct

It started with a series of furtive glances in romantic English Lit, back around 1992. That led to a chance meeting at the hospital, where I was bringing a friend with a broken nose.

Soon after, it led to a walk through the Baltimore aquarium, and the sudden, shared realization that Peter Gabriel might be Jesus.

Eventually it would lead to Ireland… and Istanbul… and counseling… and recovery… and loss and boon… and new life… and now a puppy who enjoys chewing on expensive things.

The “it” I’m talking about is the flame I’ve carried for a certain German-Irish woman for 18 years now. It has diminished in brightness a few times, and almost went out as the storms of life lashed our coastline again and again.

But now it’s burning bright, and finally, I’ve decided to write a song about it.

As Melissa might say: “It’s about time!” And she’d be right. So here’s the song… Melissa’s Song:

6 Responses to “Melissa’s Song”

  1. Tim October 19, 2010 at 3:51 am #

    This song was meant to be. Thanks to Mel for inspiring it and brother J for writing it. It’s a great song centering around two great people. Bro Tim

    • Jay October 19, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

      Ah, nice! Thanks Tim. Mel definitely inspired this one. Glad you enjoyed it. Hey, also, I was trying to get on your blog the ohter night. Mind if I go on there and fiddle around with it? Do you have any Mp3 versions of your songs you can send me? If so, mail them to and I can put them up on your blog. Love ya. J

  2. Tim October 20, 2010 at 9:01 am #

    Hi Bro J,
    Ya, I have a bunch of MP3’s I’ll forward to you. Have some fun with it when you have some free time. Love ,Tim

    • The Publisher October 23, 2010 at 2:41 am #

      Look forward to it man!

    • petalumarose October 24, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

      OK boys…I need 2 songs for the Petaluma Pow Wow website! Love you both, Rose

  3. Sister Rose October 24, 2010 at 7:24 pm #

    Beautiful song… lucky Mel and lucky you. I love you guys!

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