Sunday, August 23, 2009

"The Long Way Around" - the Dixie Chicks ... and along the Way.. My TRUTH.. Crystal L. Cox - Truth Seeker - Investigative Journalist - Crystal Cox

My friends from high school
Married their high school boyfriends
Moved into houses in the same ZIP codes
Where their parents live

But I, I could never follow
No I, I could never follow

I hit the highway in a pink RV with stars on the ceiling
Lived like a gypsy
Six strong hands on the steering wheel

I've been a long time gone now
Maybe someday, someday I'm gonna settle down
But I've always found my way somehow

By taking the long way
Taking the long way around
Taking the long way
Taking the long way around

I met the queen of whatever
Drank with the Irish and smoked with the hippies
Moved with the shakers
Wouldn't kiss all the asses that they told me to

No I, I could never follow
No I, I could never follow

It's been two long years now
Since the top of the world came crashing down
And I'm getting' it back on the road now

But I'm taking the long way
Taking the long way around
I'm taking the long way
Taking the long way around
The long
The long way around

Well, I fought with a stranger and I met myself
I opened my mouth and I heard myself

It can get pretty lonely when you show yourself
Guess I could have made it easier on myself

But I, I could never follow
No I, I could never follow

Well, I never seem to do it like anybody else
Maybe someday, someday I'm gonna settle down
If you ever want to find me I can still be found

Taking the long way
Taking the long way around
Taking the long way
Taking the long way around

Dixie Chick Lyrics above....


rrThis Song ... My Truth... and I am NOT Ready to Make Nice...
I Stand in My Truth
It will Offend Many
I Stand for the Injustices
Served up to Total Strangers
To You...
I Fight.. I Voice
the Truth you Forgot to Ask
Or Wish you Never Knewr

I Hear the Cries in the Dark Corners
of Your County...
I stand for What is Not Said
or Read Between the Lines
that most choose to Ignore.r

I reach into Dark Rooms
where people hide what is happening to them
because they FEAR you won't believe their story
or you will Stand up for the One Who Hurt Them
I Let Them Know Someone Out There is Listening
Someone Does Care what Happens to Them. r

I Stand for You - Even When you don't know
You are Not Being Heard
Many Wonder Why I Yap and Yammer So..
the thing is Your Peace, your Justice,
your being treated with Dignity and Respect
is a Part of My Every Breath
and though Most of you Do NOT appreciate
the Truth I feel I must EXPOSE
and wish you Just didn't Know
or that I might Just Shut Up..
for Me, I have heard the darkest of the dark,
I have been told by the victims themselves
of crime so horrific I could not ever imagine them happening
and especially NOT here..
not in My Beautiful Mountains
where the Waters Run so Pure
and the Forest Stand so Proud
In the Last Year
as the Stories poured over my "Inbox"
and the Darkness I had wished I never Knew
came into my View.. I had a Choice to Make..
To Stand up or to Lay Down.
To Listen, to Speak
or to Simply Ignore.
Taking No Action
sure Would have Been more Peaceful
and well my life may be Better for It.
However, I Cannot UnKnow..
I Will not Ignore their Story
because it Makes Me Uncomfortable,
I will not Deny them being Heard
because it would make My Life Better.
Sure I will get Ridiculed,
I will get Negative Comments and Put Downs, and that is just the way it is. The Thing is, in Reality, I will Get those Comments, those Judgements, those "Put Downs" from some one anyway whether I Speak my truth or stand quietly by While Bad things Happen to other people.
I Cannot Ignore Your Pain.
Even When you Are Apparently Numb to It
from years of not being heard, from decades
of feeling powerless and that your voice, your story
does not matter to anyone.
I know your frustrated and that the
easiest thing to do is NOTHING at all.
Just go about your Life Not Creating Waves

While Bad, and I mean REALY bad, things happen to other people
maybe that is all you can do.
But in That I beg of You not to Condemn Me
because I cannot Look Away from their Pain,
their Suffering, and if All I can do is Voice their Tale,
then so be it... it is my way of bringing the Darkness to the Light.r

Even if Truly I am Powerless to get them ANY Justice,
to Make Real change that Really Matters, and
to Make Our Town, Our County a better Place,
Still... to Not Try, to Not Speak up... to Me
is a Worse Fate, is Wrong in All
I have Ever Known to Be Wrong.
And in That I Took the "The Long Away Around" and I made it harder on myself, I drew attention to me that never needed to be. I could have just went about my Happy Life and ignored their Screams in the Dark, behind their doors out of my Daily View.. but I could Not do that.... "I could NEVER Follow". r

If the Truth finds me walking through doors that I never would have went through had I ignored it well then So Be It. I stand in the Truth no matter how uncomfortable it is and no matter how much "Yucky Stuff" it brings to my door, my ears, my phone or my "Inbox".


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