Mike Craner Ramblings
Michael L. Craner
The following is not my own words, but my compilation. Feel free to share if you enjoy it. I hope it takes your mind off of reality for a little while because lately reality has become unreal. I love you.
So between all the political attacks, something happened in China and the whole world shutting down… I’ve seen the signs, and I see a bad moon rising, I feel like we’re on the eve of destruction and I’ve had enough. I need changes in latitude, time to escape, but there is nowhere to run to.
Oh, I’ve been looking… China Grove, San Francisco, Lodi but I don’t want to get stuck there again. I started out sitting on a corner in Winslow, AZ, caught a ride with a girl in a flat bed ford until we were running on empty. I DID try to tell her about it. Next I took the last train to Clarksville with my good friend Jerimiah (oh joy) until we got to the end of the line.
There I met an L.A. woman, I loved her madly, she was just what I needed and we let the good times roll for a little while until I heard through the grapevine that she was my best friend Jesse’s girl. After that I had to get out of this place so I headed down to Creeque Alley where I met Windy, she had stormy eyes and I asked her, “Do you wanna dance?” She made me feel fine, 8 days a week… That ended yesterday, although I will always cherish her.
I decided to go up the country, but first I had to cross a desert on a horse with no name… I found myself dreamin' of California and before I knew it, I was sitting on the dock of the bay. Good times. I finally felt like I was into something good when I met Mrs. Brown’s daughter, but she didn’t love me, though she was lovely. Diana I thought was the one for me for sure, (do you believe in magic?) but she couldn’t stay by me. She broke my heart into bits and pieces, over and over again. Now I’m all out of love. Hit me with your best shot.
Finally, I decided there is nowhere to run, so perhaps I need to go to some other time. As I understand it, it’s just a step to the left and a jump to the right. I ended up in the year 2525 and realized it’s the end of the world as we know it… and I feel fine, because despite all the small things, the heart of rock and roll is in Cleveland even if Electric Ave is closed I can still go down on the corner and walk my dinosaur down to the love shack where one thing leads to another.
It’s been a cruel summer, but I heard a rumor… and I just can’t get enough. Everybody wants to rule the world, don’t ask me why. Sweet dreams!
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