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    Sometimes when things seem like they might be heading to the dump, you just have to say no, no, no.
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about

Where Bruce and I live in the country, the garbage is picked up once a week to be taken to the dump. Between our compost pile and the recycling depot, there is very little that ends up there, but never the less ‘the dump’ has become a euphemism in our family’s lexicon for a dead end place where missed opportunities, foolish mistakes, and mounds of unpleasant business smolder in a stew of self recrimination while the steam of old resentments rises from the whole mess and settles on the visitor’s shoulders like a shroud. It is not a good place to be.

But even though we know that, sometimes one or the other of us will get into that old beat up truck of despair and head off to the dump. And sometimes we invite company along.

But a good friend, someone who really loves you, will simply refuse to ride shotgun because nothing creative ever happens at the end of that dead end road. Sometimes the truck gets stuck in the well-worn tire tracks of old stories and you can waste a lot of time rocking back and forth in a perpetual state of unhappiness.

Bruce and I help one another out this way by simply refusing to go along for the ride. Sometimes our “No” has to be repeated a few times before it is heard, as in “No. No. No.” If you find yourself going to the dump, don’t. If someone invites you to the dump, stay home. Everyone will be better off. You know it's true. CJ

lyrics

If you’re going down that road, babe,
You’re not going down it with me.
If you’re going down that road, babe,
You’re not going down with me.
Because the only thing down there,
Is a graveyard of use-to-be’s.

There’s nothing down that road,
But pain and misery.
I tell you there’s nothing down that road,
But pain and misery.
Go on ahead if you want to,
But you’re not going down it with me.

No, no, no,
I’m not coming with you,
No, no, no,
I mean it this time.
No, no, no,
Ain’t nothing but meanness,
No, no, no
Bad tempers and traffic fines.
No, no, no
I’m not coming with you,
No, no, no,
And I’m telling you that I mean it this time.

Just a pile of bad memories,
And a long list of ‘should have dones’,
Just a pile of sad memories,
And a very long list of ‘should have dones’,
Nothing good coming from it,
No love making babe, simply ain’t no fun.

credits

from Bruce Ley Collection One 'The Peacock, the Deer, and the Moon', track released March 26, 2014
Scott Bruyea, drums
Bob Hewus, bass
Steve Kennedy, baritone and tenor saxophones
Eric Mahar, lead guitar
Bruce Ley, piano, guitars, percussion, lead vocal
Steve Kennedy, Carole Warren, Leslie Arden, background vocals
First Friday Singers, background vocals
Candice Bist, lyrics
Bruce Ley, music
SOCAN 2014

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