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Poems by Tom House


The Hank Williams' Memorial Myth

(Preiously published as the opening track on the Bloodshot Records compilation CD Nashville, The Other Side of the Alley: Insurgent Country Vol. #3. Reprinted here by permission.)

i walked off-stage
with ol' Hank
and i never did look back
the lights are bright
applause is loud   
but proud ain't right
and sometimes the guts
of the moment get
all twisted
and you've got to give more
expecting less
and if it ain't on record
or tape or film
does that mean it never happened
if someone important you know
don't stamp it his seal say
that cat was pretty hot

naw i walked off-stage
with ol' hank that night
so drunk i could have stumbled
but didn't and wouldn't
and surprising them all every turn
more'n they ever could or did me
kept step keeping it hard beat
lowdown right there
kicking up howling how
making it made sense more'n
anything this moment
really might have meant

and no i ain't saying
demons are gospel
but none of us are
sour-ass sonuvabitches
can kiss mine he laughed
then took aim shot out
the spotlight

©Tom House

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