The Way of the Flesh

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There's that polarity represented by the introspective Rembrandt and the extroverted Frans Hals... the contemplative and the party animal, both aspects of each person no doubt but one probably dominates the other.

I was visiting a friend in NYC, sitting at their piano, noodling around when this one came to me... or was that Those Who Rule on the last album? Don't remember. I think it was this one, I remember the key, C, tho later transposed to E.... easier to sing for my range.


one elder man at the end of his days said
i'm contented I was entirely unswayed by
the ways of the flesh, ways of the flesh

one elder man on his bed of death said
i'm a wishin i'd a had more 'n better flesh
more 'n better flesh


a hundred fifty pounds of body sittin in a chair
steppin up the stair risin in the air
a hundred fifty thousand heavy souls are
standin at the bar are gazin at the stars 'n bars
listenin for the guitar leanin to the too far too far

one wicked woman with her eyebrows arched said
i'm weary ready for that wheelless cart
it's the way of the flesh way of the flesh

one righteous woman with her hands on her breasts
she sang to her lover of the ways of the flesh ways of the flesh



from Quarks and Quasars, released December 4, 2012


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Tom Ferguson has been writing songs since 1969, all of which are collected in Songs, 1969-2018. It's coil-bound to nicely fit a music stand, available at just search tom ferguson there.

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