Punch-Up Music

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Don't Mind Walking -- October 28, 2021

This song was written during the transition from summer to fall, 2021. It’s a time when one thinks about what’s to come. It’s also a time to think about what has been.

During the summer, I attended an event which intersected art and politics. This was an event that featured “independent” comedians, artists and journalists. Independent meaning, independent of scripted corporate press release statements. The kind of statements that paint an Orwellian nightmare. So the event was comforting. You get to meet lots people who aren’t afraid to question, who still value critical thinking.

Leaving the event, I wondered how many others are willing to think critically? It’s unconformable to make a stand by yourself, but I’ll do it. I started walking.

This song’s lyrics reflect on that experience.

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I heard a story, I heard it told
Their voice was calm, too calm too old
I saw the struggle, out there in time
Their voice questioned, a doubt so wide

[ Chorus ]
Your hand reached, so slowly
Your eyes bright, said you know

Well I don’t mind walking
If I don’t walk alone

Not there to follow, not there to fade
Remember questions, remember sane
I felt so lonely, I felt so slight
So few to know, so few to try

[ Chorus ]

And then came, December
I called you, I found you, want
I hear you mentioned, cold winter
Down, bottom, then the flight

[ Chorus ]


Written and performed by Lorin M Klugman, October 28, 2021
Composition: Copyright Owned by Lorin M Klugman, all rights reserved.
Performance: is licensed CC BY NC SA 4.0.

Cover Art
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Peasants walking
between 1903 and 1959
Raphael Tuck & Sons
Newberry Libarary Postcard Collection
Archive.org https://archive.org/details/nby_LL5021