Keep It Goin

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Standing on a crowded bus on 125th street, heading for La Guardia, the scenes I was seeing out the window demanded that I write them down, awkward as that was in that jostling situation. Added more verses later but it began with that bus ride, how the outside events & even the bus interior, took on the cast of John Cage's thoughts about how "theater is always everywhere about us"… and other's, like the universe miraculously replicates itself, slightly changed, every moment… like that… as such one reaches for words, like miracle, holy, sacred.


Red shirt gold hair cell phone elbow steppin off the stair
keep it goin

street crew pot hole through the fence head stone
keep it goin

toll booth change lanes tow truck complain
keep it goin

slick cloud rain drop watershed never stop
keep it goin

Red leaf country tree sallow youth modest fee
keep it goin

in the meadow rabbit briar ranger tower forest fire
keep it goin

covered bridge the other side church yard spirit guide
keep it goin

slick cloud rain drop watershed never stop
keep it goin


from Too Much Trouble, released April 24, 2014



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Thinkspeak Atlanta, Georgia

Tom Ferguson has been writing songs since 1969, all of which are collected in Songs, 1969-2014. It's coil-bound to nicely fit a music stand, available at just search tom ferguson there. With Too Much Trouble, the recording of those songs and bunching them in albums of ten songs each is complete. More may come but for now the project is finito. ... more

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