july twenty-third no one heard until days later
like believing a bird had died though you still hear it singing
the other day, I walked through the park and under its nest on the ground
its back open wide, as though it was still singing

you'll always stay perched on the frame of my doorway
evermore, evermore, evermore ... with me evermore

I never saw the bird that once perched and sang outside my home
but notes have a way of reaching the hearts of people they never have known

GOODBYE RICHIE LEE


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    General CommentBefore I found out who Richie Lee is, was, I had a feeling the song was about someone or something passing away but something about him/her/it didn't die, like it's music and ideas. A lot of people mourned over John Lennon yet his music is still heard everywhere. Richie Lee was a musician I believe and his music is still leaving an impact on whoever knows of it. The bird may have passed away but you can still hear the music it created. No one can take music away from you once you hear it. Remember the scene from Shawshank Redemption when Tim Robbins plays the vinyle records over the prison sound system. He didn't care if he was tossed in solitary 'cause he had the music in his forever and no one could have taken that away from him. No one will take Richie Lee from RTF.
    werdna101on November 14, 2004   Link

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