“So Denied. So I Lied. Are You The Now Or Never Kind? …” –EVE 6’s “HERE’S TO THE NIGHT” ((2000))

“…In A Day

And A Day, Love

I’m Gonna Be Gone For Good Again. …

Are You Willing To Be Had? …

Are You Cool With Just Tonight? …”

“…Here’s A Toast

To All Those

Who Hear Me All Too Well. …”

“…HERE’S TO THE NIGHT

We Felt Alive. …

Here’s To The Tears

You Knew You’d Cry. …

Here’s To Goodbye

Tomorrow’s Gonna Come Too Soon. …”

Eve6_Horrorscope_2000 (via Wikipedia)

HERE’S TO THE NIGHT Is The Ultimate Track From The 2000 AlbumHORRORSCOPEBy The Band EVE 6 !!!

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This Song…

HERE’S TO THE NIGHT

by EVE 6

…Gained A Whole New Level Of Relevance With Me During The Latter Portion Of 2000, And Well Into 2001.

To ME, It Was An Anthem For The Always Coming And Always Going Military Person.

I’d Venture To Say Most Of Y’all Have Had A Friend Or Relative In The Armed Forces.

And, Because I Ventured There, I’m Also Venturing Y’all Understand The Process Of Taking “Shore Leave” Or “Liberty” As We Called It.

It’s Horrid.

You Come Home For A Couple Days…

…And Then You’re Gone For Months And Months.

You Come Home Again For Maybe A Week Or So…

…And Then Your Ass Is Out The Door For The Next Year.

For Those Of You Whom Have Never Had To Deal With This Situation, Trust Me, I Envy You.

Going Home On “Shore Leave” Was Almost Always The Best Part Of My Year.

Going Back To Wherever I Was Stationed At The Time Was Always The Biggest Downer.

I May Have Loved My Job In The Navy…

…But There Was Nothing I Hated More So Than Having To Up And Leave My Family And Friends.

I Never Got Used To Saying Goodbye.

Never.

But, You Suck-It-Up AND You Deal-With-It.

Period.

You Didn’t Have Any Other Options.

That’s Why I Was Drawn To This Song.

I Heard It.

I Listened To It Over And Over.

I Fell In Love With It.

It Was Just So Damned Relevant.

It Fit My Life Situation Perfectly, At That Time.

To This Day, I Have A Very Tender Place In My Heart For This Jam.

It Reminds Me Of An Exceptionally Crazy-Hard Period In My Life.

It Reminds Me Of BOTH The Good AND The Bad Of Said Crazy-Hard Period.

This Song Has Become Quite The Staple In My Life’s Journey.

That’s A Good Thing, Right?!

RIGHT!!!

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Please Do Try To Enjoy Your Day, My Peeps.

I Shall Endeavor To Do The Same.

I Wish Us ALL Luck.

L8r L8r, My Tater-Tots.

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My Morning Mixes: No Coolin’ Down, Just Jammin’ It HARD!

Since It’s Very Brisk Outside This Morning…

…I Decided Not To Fool Around With My Walkin’ Playlist.

I Didn’t Wanna Freeze Me Arse Toooo Much…

…So I Just Loaded-Up On Jammin’ Tunage!

I Tried To Keep My Pace UP UP UP…

…And I Accomplished This With Great Personal Efficiency!

I Led Off With A Double-Shot Of…

DEPECHE MODE

…With…

PHOTOGRAPHIC (Live)”

…And…

SHOUT (Live)”

Both Original Versions Are Off Of DM‘s Debut Album…

SPEAK & SPELL

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Next-Up Was Just A Fun Little Jam Called…

POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME

by DEF LEPPARD

…Which Some Of Y’all Might Remember.

((*wink wink*))

It Does Have A Nasty Habit Of Being Played A Little Too Often For My Taste, At Times.

BUT…

…This Morning…

…It Just Felt Like It Had A Place On My Walk.

And So…

…Well…

…It Did.

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I Kicked Myself (and my pace) WAY UP With The Next Jam…

DARUDE‘s

SANDSTORM

…A Song That Holds A Very Special Place In My Little World.

It Was Actually My OFFICIAL SONG With Someone Else, Many Many Moons Ago.

I Didn’t Pick-It To Be Our Song…

…But I Was Overruled.

Don’t That Just Go ‘N Figure!?

Sheesh.

Nevertheless…

…It’s A Damn Fine Jam…

…ESPECIALLY When You Wanna Walk FASTER!

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FIND ANOTHER FOOL

by QUARTERFLASH

…Was Up Next.

I Know, I Know…

…How Do You Follow…

DARUDE

…With…

QUARTERFLASH

?!?

This Is MY Playlist, Dammit, So Don’t Go Hatin’!

(teehehe)

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Moving On…

…I Threw-Down Some…

POISON

…Next, With…

UNSKINNY BOP

…A Song That Simply Screams FUN…

…And It’s A Damn Fine Walkin’ Tune.

Damn Fine, Indeed.

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I Was Hurtin’ For A Touch Of…

PETER GABRIEL

…So I Popped-On His VERY Underrated Jam…

STEAM

…Which Is Also One Of His Most Totally Forgotten Jams.

Do You Remember It?!

See.

I Didn’t Think So.

Loser.

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I’d Been In The Mood For…

EVE 6

…Alllll Morning Looooong…

…So I Treated Myself To Their Best Bester BESTEST JAM…

INSIDE OUT

!! !! !!

WOOT!!!

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I Was Totally In Cruise Mode At This Point…

…Though My Ears Were Starting To Hurt From The Coooool Breezes.

So I Decided To Stay In Cruise Mode And Point My Cruise More Homeward.

Following That Nifty Piece Of Ear-Candy, I Went Ahead And Popped On A True Classic Favorite…

LITTLE GREEN BAG

by GEORGE BAKER SELECTION

…And That Did Put A Little More Wiggle In My Walk, I Won’t Deny It.

Mainly Because I Can’t.

I’m Sure Someone Would Have Called Me On It Had I Decided To Play It Cool.

But I’m Not Cool.

Therefore, I Don’t Play Cool.

I Just Am.

What That “Am” Is, However, Remains A Mystery To Me.

I Sincerely Haven’t The Foggiest.

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I Was Only A Couple Blocks From The House When My Final Jam Was Selected.

I Didn’t Wanna Cool Down, But I’d Been Jammin’ It HARD…

…So I Compromised With Myself.

I Went With A Song That Wasn’t Really A Cool Down…

…Just An EXCEPTIONAL PIECE Of TUNAGE…

PLACEBO‘s

PURE MORNING

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By The Time I Hit The Front Steps, I Was READY To Be INSIDE Ye Ole Homestead.

And As I’m Completing This Little Post…

…I Think My Ears Have FINALLY THAWED!

The Rest Of Me Was Pretty Much Fine Already.

But O.M.G. My Ears!

I’ll Have To Remember To Wear Something On Them Next Time.

As I’ve Already Been Told Today…

You Should’ve Worn A Sock-Hat.

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I Know I Should Have.

I Just Look Better In Baseball-Caps.

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Hope You’re ALL Having A Fine Morning…

…And I Hope Your Friday Goes Just Jim Dandy!

You DID Know It’s FRIDAY…

…Right?!

Good, Good.

Just Checking.

One Can Never Be Toooo Sure, Ya Know?!

Sure You Do.

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The Song Stuck In My Head: “BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY” by THE VERVE (1997)

‘Cause It’s A Bitter Sweet Symphony

This Life

Try To Make Ends Meet

You’re A Slave To Money

Then You Die

I’ll Take You Down The Only Road

I’ve Ever Been Down

You Know The One That Takes You To The Places

Where All The Veins Meet

Yeah…”

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BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY Is The Key Song To The Bandย THE VERVE As It Was/Is Their Biggest Hit EVER, Released In 1997 On The AlbumURBAN HYMNS!!!

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“…No Change

I Can Change

I Can Change

I Can Change

But I’m Here In My Mold

I Am Here In My Mold

But I’m A Million Different People

From One Day To The Next

I Can’t Change My Mold

No, No, No, No, No. …”

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What Can I Even Begin To Say About This Song…

BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY

by THE VERVE

!?!?!

This Is One Of Those Songs That Came-Out While I Was In High School…

…And I’ve Owned A Copy Since.

It Actually Carried Me Through My Senior Year.

Until The Song…

INSIDE OUT

by EVE 6

…Came-Out In 1998…

BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY

…Was MY JAM.

Period.

The Song Is Priceless.

The Music-Video Was Brilliant.

It Simply Spoke To Me, Ya Know?!

SURE YOU DO!!

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I Started Listening To It Again Yesterday Evening…

…And It Has Dominated My Musical Thoughts, Since.

So Why Not Give It A Shout-Out, Ya Know Ya Know?!

I KNEW YOU WOULD!!

I Don’t Honestly Have Much Of A Story To Tell With This One.

Just That It Has Been Part Of My Life For More Than 20-Years…

…And It’s Still Just As Potent To Me As Ever.

I’m Fairly Sure The Bulk Of You Know It/Remember It.

If You Don’t…

…Well…

…You’re Either Too Young…

…Too Old…

…Or Too Dead.

It Was A Huge Song When Released In 1997…

…And It Continues To Please To This Very Day!

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Anyway…

…I Just Felt Talking About This Song Would Be A Nifty Way To Get One’s Saturday Moving.

Trust Me, My Peeps…

IT WORKS!!!

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The Song Stuck In My Head That ALSO Makes Me Smile: “LEECH” by EVE 6 (1998)

Tell Those Stories To Me…

…I’m Dying To Hear…

…The Things You’ve Done And Seen…

…Far-Fetched As They May Be…

…You Strike A Smile At Me…

…Your Stories Ring Of Purgery…

…Construed…

…Withย Self-Empowering Themes…

LEECHIs A Personal Favorite Jam From The 1998 AlbumEVE 6By The Alternative-Rock BandEVE 6!!!

…Suckin’ On My Brain…

…You’re The Teacher…

…I’m The Student…

…Turnin’ Things Around…

…Your Story’s Not Congruent…

…Tabloids…

…Decoys…

…Pitiful Excuses…

…Turnin’ Things Around…

…You’re Turnin’ Things Around…

…GO! …

The Single Album ForLEECHBy EVE 6 !!!

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I’ve Known Many A Great Story-Teller In My Day.

A Great Many.

So I Can Totally Identify With This Song…

LEECH

by EVE 6

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One Never Knows How Much Truth Is Actually Injected Into Each Of The Stories.

For Some, It’s All Of It.

For Some, It’s The Bulk Of It.

For Others, It’s Nearly None Of It.

Regardless…

…I Still Enjoy Listening To Someone Spin A Good Yarn.

Especially When They’re Really Good At Telling Them.

In The Blogging World, I’ve Found Many Amazing Story-Tellers.

Sometimes…

…It’s Easy To Believe Them.

At At Other Times…

…I Sincerely Can’t Believe What I’m Reading.

The Question Is…

…Which Are MORE Believable?

For Me…

…It’s The Version With The Most Details.

When People Can Recount So Much Information…

…I Tend To Get More Sucked In.

And That’s A GREAT Thing, My Peeps, Fo SHO!

Some People Can’t Stand A Bundle Of Details.

They Think It Gets Boring.

But Not I.

I’m A Stickler For Details.

Details Sell A Story.

So It’s A Rather Funnyย Coinkydink That I’d Hear This Song First Thing This Morning.

It Made Me Smile.

It Made Me Think.

It Made Me Reflect.

I Started Thinking About My Grandfather, Actually.

That Man Had STORIES.

Nearly An Endless Supply Of STORIES STORIES STORIES.

He’d Talk About The Great Depression.

He’d Talk About Joining The Navy At 17-Years-Old During World War II.

He’d Talk About Working At The Hospital As An Operating-Room Tech.

He’d Tell Me About The Amazing Things He’d Seen And Experienced…

…Whether They Were Good Or Bad…

…And I’d Listen Intently.

My Father Is Another One.

The Man Can Turn Almost Any Life Experience Into A Nifty Story.

I Think It’s A Gift.

Some People Simply Can’t Do It.

I Suppose I Should Be Thankful To Have Been Brought-Up By People Who Always Did For Me What I Love Doing Now.

I Love Telling Stories.

Some Are Totally True.

Some Are Almost Totally True.

Some Are Carefully Constructed Inventions.

Any Way It Goes…

…I Still LOVE To Tell Them!!!

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So I’ve Gotta Hand It To…

EVE 6

…This Morning…

…And Their Song…

LEECH

!!! !!! !!!

It Totally Got My Mind Working.

It Woke Me From My Mental Slumber, And It Got Me Cranking Away.

It’s A Great Song…

…Regardless Of How It Helped Me This Morning…

…So I’m Very Pleased It Popped-Up, Fo SHO!!!

Sometimes…

…Honestly…

…That’s All It Takes.

A Good Night Of Sleep.

A Hot Cup Of Coffee.

And Some Quality Jams.

BAAM!

Back In Bidnass!!!

Wonderful, My Peeps.

Simply Wonderful.

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I’ve Still Got More To Do Today…

…But I Wanted To Get This One Out Of My Head Before I Started-In On Something Else.

This One Was Important For Me To Get Done.

And I’m VERY Pleased I Did Exactly That.

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I Hope You’re ALL Having A Decent Morning, My Peeps.

If You Are, You’ve Gotta Build On It.

If You’re Not…

…Hmm…

…Perhaps You Just Need More Sleep?

Or A Hot Cup Of Coffee?

Or Some Quality Jams?

Or Some Combo Of Those?

Whatever Works For You.

Good Luck.

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I’ve Got Much More To Do Today.

I Believe NOW It’s Time To Go For A Walk.

A Nice Walk On A Nice Morning Sounds Wonderfully Ideal.

So I’m Gonna Make That Happen, Also!

And I Already Know Which Song Is Gonna Lead-Off Said Walk.

Of Course, My Peeps…

LEECH

…It IS!!!

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My Morning Mixes: Just Jammit, Baby!

Good Morning, Kiddies.

Sleep Well?

Yeah.

Me Neither.

Oh Well, Right?!

RIGHT!!!

Since I Couldn’t Sleep, I Decided To Hit The Pavement And Go For A Morning Walk-About.

It Felt Good To Get Out There And Wander ’round A Bit.

I, Of Course, Had Ye Ole Trusty MP3Player With Me.

He Provided Me With A Wonderful Morning Soundtrack To My Aimless Wanders.

I Always, As You Know, Try To Kick-Off My Walks With A Great Jam To Get The Blood And Juices Flowing.

So…

…For That Purpose…

…I Began The Walk With…

INSIDE OUT

by EVE 6

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Trust Me, My Peeps…

…It’s ALWAYS A Grand Tune When Beginning Anything Physical.

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As That One Began To End, I Went Ahead And Pushed My “Play-All” Button.

The Second Song Was…

WHAT A DAY THAT WAS (LIVE)”

by TALKING HEADS

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That One Is ALWAYS A Person Fave, So I Picked-Up My Pace Even More-So.

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The Next (randomly selected) Jam Was…

LINGER

by THE CRANBERRIES

!!! !!!! !!!

Admittedly, This One Slowed My Pace A Touch.

I Love The Song, But I Really Wasn’t Quite Ready For A Cool-Down-Period…

…So I Only Listened To This One For A Minute Or Two.

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I Went Ahead And Advanced To The Next Song, Which Was…

MICHAEL JACKSON‘s

BLACK Or WHITE

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Now THAT ONE Seriously Stepped-Up My Pace Again, And I Went Into My Cruise Mode!

If There’s Anything I Can Tell You About MR. JACKSON…

…It’s That His Music Was MADE For WALKIN’, Fo Flippin’ SHO!!!

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As MR. JACKSON Ended…

…I Immediately Went Into…

AIN’T WASTIN’ TIME NO MORE

by The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

!!! !!!! !!!

When You’re Ready To Get Yourself Into A Nice Cruise-Mode…

…It’s Hard To Beat That Jam.

The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Is Damned Near PERFECT For Walkin’ ’round…

…Especially When You Have No Real Destination In Mind.

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The Next Song Was A Bit Of A Surprise, Actually.

It Was…

MIKE POST‘s

THEME From MAGNUM P.I.

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I Have My Brother To Thank For That One.

At Least, I’m Pretty Sure I Do.

I Know I Didn’t Put That One On My Player.

HOWEVER…

…It Was A Totally PLEASANT Surprise!

Talk About An Instrumental Theme That’s All About Energy!

It Totally Picked-Up My Pace, Once Again!

Cool Beans, Fo SHO, Kids!

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Mr. MP3Player Went Back To…

TALKING HEADS

…With Their Iconic Cover Of…

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

!!! !!!! !!!

Now…

…Once Again…

…This Slowed My Pace A Little, But This Time I Didn’t Care.

Their Version Of This Classic Jam Has ALWAYS Had The Ability To Make Me Wanna Watch A Striptease.

Not Joking, My Peeps.

In Fact, It’s THE GREATEST SONG EVER In Regard To Performing A Striptease.

Trust Me, I’ve Had A Couple People Perform One For Me…

…And This Is The Song I Requested They Do It To!

(HAHAHAHAHAHA)

That Might Be A Touch TOO MUCH INFO, So I’ll Stop That Part Of This Bloggin’ing Right There.

But It DID Make Me Smile A Bundle, Fo SHO!

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I Decided To Personally Select The Next Song, Since I Wanted To Make Sure The Pace Was Picked-Back-Up Before I Went Into My Cool-Down-Period.

For Said Purpose…

…I Went With…

LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR

by CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

!!! !!!! !!!

If You’ve Heard This One, Then You Know I Set An Almost Furious Pace For Myself.

It’s A FAST Little Number, Ya Know?!

SURE YOU DO!!!

Always A True Classic Fave Of Faves.

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I Decided It Was Time For The Cool-Down-Period Following That Speedy Jam.

SO…

…I Hit-Up A Classic Among Classics…

NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT (UNPLUGGED)”

by ERIC CLAPTON

!!! !!!! !!!

It’s Seriously Hard To Top Ole “Slow Hand” CLAPTON, My Peeps.

Like Totally Seriously Hard.

But I Was Going To Try To At Least Match The Slower Pace I’d Just Set.

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So…

…I Went With…

ALL APOLOGIES

by NIRVANA

!!! !!!! !!!

For ME…

…This Song Worked-Out For Me PERFECTLY.

There Was About 20-Seconds Left Of This One When I Stepped Onto My Driveway.

NICE!!!

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As You Can Well Imagine…

…Today’s Walk Was VERY Awesome Opossum, My Peeps!

It Felt WONDERFUL…

…And The Jams Couldn’t Have Been Much Better.

It’s FRIDAY, Kids!

The Weekend Is Upon Us!

Will YOU Be Planning A Little Walk-About, Soon?!

If So…

…GREAT!!!

Just Make Sure You Bring Your Tunes Along With You.

It’ll Help Like Nobody’s Business, Kiddies.

That’s A Promise…

…And A BIG Ole FO SHO!!!

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“I Would Swallow My Pride… I Would Choke On The Rinds… But The Lack Thereof Would Leave Me Empty Inside. I Would Swallow My Doubt… Turn It INSIDE OUT… Find Nothing But Faith In Nothing…” — EVE 6 (“Inside Out” (May 1998)

“…Want To Put My Tender Heart In A Blender…
…Watch It Spin ’round To A Beautiful Oblivion…
…Rendezvous, Then I’m Through With You.”

… … …

I Awoke Today…

…Thinking SPECIFICALLY About This Song.

It Was The Last Song I’d Heard Last Night…

…But…

…It’s Much MUCH More Special Than Just THAT.

I’ve Made The Comment To Friends AND Family…

…Since 1998…

…About How THIS Individual Song…

“INSIDE OUT”

By

EVE 6

…Saved My Life In 1998.

And…

…Just To Be Clear…

…I DO Promise Y’all…

…It Honestly DID.

“INSIDE OUT”

…Was Released…

…THE SAME WEEK…

…I Went To BOOTCAMP.

And…

…It Just So Happens…

“INSIDE OUT”

…Was THE LAST SONG I Heard…

…Before I Exited That Damned Bus…

…And Truly Began…

…My REAL Military Experience.

I Sincerely THOUGHT I Was Ready.

I Just Never Really Imagined It Would Be Like That.

And One Of THE WORST WORST Parts Of Bootcamp…

…Was A TOTAL LACK Of MUSIC!!!

So…

…For That FIRST MONTH Of Bootcamp…

…MY MUSIC…

…Was Solelyย Inside…

…MY HEAD.

You Can’t Take Letters From Family And Friends To Read At Anytime.

They’re An Extra Bonus, But They Don’t Go With You Everywhere During Your Day.

So…

…I Listened To The Music Inside Me.

I Must Have Played…

“INSIDE OUT”

…On My “Internal Playlist”…

…Many THOUSANDS Of Times.

BUT…

…It DID Keep Me As Sane As Possible.

Music Has An AMAZING Ability To Calm The Mind…

…And…

EVE 6’s “INSIDE OUT”

…Was MY Mental Savior.

And It’s A Rather Nifty Song.

Kudos Kudos, EVE 6!

AND THANK YOU!!!