Eric Was a Werewolf

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This is a true story.

  For Eric Parker

        And for Nick Bertozzi who was also a werewolf

 

Eric Was a Werewolf

 

Eric was a fine young man

‘Tho he was a little odd

Artistic and adventurous

With a likeable façade

A sharp sense of humor

He was quiet and kind

He loved to work with metal

He had a brilliant mind

But something was a little off

Something not quite right

Eric had a secret that he held onto tight

 

    Eric was a werewolf

    He couldn’t quite fit in

    Eric was a werewolf

    He had some hairy skin

    Eric was a werewolf

    A hard thing to endure

    Eric was a werewolf

    Of that there is no cure

    Eric was a werewolf

    He couldn’t stand the pain

    Eric was a werewolf

    It was driving him insane

 

Eric had a good life

With travels home and abroad

He had a loving family

Of him they were so proud

An inviting twinkle in his eye 

And a playful sort of grin

The kind a werewolf might possess

To subtly lure you in

It was a fate he could not bear

A destiny too grim

And with each month the renewed fear

Of changing once again

 

    Eric was a werewolf

    He tried to keep it light

    Eric was a werewolf

    Such a wicked fight

    Eric was a werewolf

    No one really knew

    Eric was a werewolf

    He just seemed rather blue

    Eric was a werewolf

    He couldn’t stand the pain

    Eric was a werewolf

    It was driving him insane

 

It was June the 18th

The full moon coming round

Eric was troubled when he rolled into town

He went to the station 

In agony and in pain

Eric walked down the tracks

For a dance with the train

Out of Boston it came

Heading south round the bend

Eric said “Enough”

And at 4:20 made it end

 

    Eric was a werewolf

    He could take no more

    Eric was a werewolf

    It pained him to the core

    Eric was a werewolf

    He couldn’t stand the pain

    Eric was a werewolf

    It was driving him insane

    Eric was a werewolf

    He couldn’t stand the  pain

    Eric was a werewolf

    Who went waltzing with the train.

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

◄ Ethereal Wisps

Yikes! ►

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Lisa C Bassignani

Tue 18th Jun 2019 01:51

Thank you Dorothy

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Lisa C Bassignani

Mon 17th Jun 2019 23:38

Eric really loved turtles.
So did Nick...now that I remember he had a tank with a bunch of them.
Curious...

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Lisa C Bassignani

Mon 17th Jun 2019 23:34

Thanks Wayne. What a great and kind idea. Where I live the railroad is installing 10 foot steel fence from near to far. All posted with no trespassing signs. Your fault if you do. The only thing it will keep from crossing is the local wildlife that needs to. That's what is sad. In all the years that I have lived here at least 10 people have taken their lives by train, 3 of whom I knew. Walls don't help.

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Mon 17th Jun 2019 20:42

I really liked this one the rhythm and beat do turn it into a song.
wonderful - well done- original and imaginative

Dorothy.
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Wayne McLellan

Mon 17th Jun 2019 11:06

In the UK suicide on railways is so common the railway staff have been trained to spot vulnerable people and to engage with them. So sad.

Thanks for highlighting this issue

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Lisa C Bassignani

Mon 17th Jun 2019 10:58

Martin,
This is a song. In my head it has a melody like a Dead Kennedy's song "Holiday Inn Cambodia." One of Eric's favorite bands. Or it could go with a melancholy country sound like The Supersuckers "Sleepy Vampire."
Thank you

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Lisa C Bassignani

Mon 17th Jun 2019 10:49

Thank you Jason,
Unfortunately we do not always see when someone is at risk for suicide.

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Martin Elder

Mon 17th Jun 2019 10:24

This has the real feel of a song like quality about it with what seems to be a repeating chorus line.

Nice one

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Jason Bayliss

Sun 16th Jun 2019 22:58

That took me by surprise, from humourous to tragic, it's really left me thinking. I kind of don't know what to say, except it's very good of course.

J. x

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