Category Archives: Courtney

Vol. 111 “Thunder Road”- Bruce Springsteen

 

  

“Thunder Road”…Bruce’s love serenade to Mary asking her to ride together with him on the exciting highway of life.  22 years ago today Courtney and I began our trip down that road and today I share my rendition of the Boss’ “Thunder Road” in honor of our anniversary.

Love you Court!

Press play below to hear “Thunder Road”

Thunder Road

The screen door slams, Mary’s dress waves
Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
Hey, that’s me and I want you only
Don’t turn me home again, I just can’t face myself alone again
Don’t run back inside, darling, you know just what I’m here for
So you’re scared and you’re thinking that maybe we ain’t that young anymore
Show a little faith, there’s magic in the night
You ain’t a beauty but, hey, you’re alright
Oh, and that’s alright with me
You can hide ‘neath your covers and study your pain
Make crosses from your lovers, throw roses in the rain
Waste your summer praying in vain
For a savior to rise from these streets
Well now, I ain’t no hero, that’s understood
All the redemption I can offer, girl, is beneath this dirty hood
With a chance to make it good somehow
Hey, what else can we do now?
Except roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair
Well, the night’s busting open, these two lanes will take us anywhere
We got one last chance to make it real
To trade in these wings on some wheels
Climb in back, heaven’s waiting on down the tracks
Oh oh, come take my hand
We’re riding out tonight to case the promised land
Oh oh oh oh, Thunder Road
Oh, Thunder Road, oh, Thunder Road
Lying out there like a killer in the sun
Hey, I know it’s late, we can make it if we run
Oh oh oh oh, Thunder Road
Sit tight, take hold, Thunder Road
Well, I got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk
And my car’s out back if you’re ready to take that long walk
From your front porch to my front seat
The door’s open but the ride ain’t free
And I know you’re lonely for words that I ain’t spoken
But tonight we’ll be free, all the promises’ll be broken
There were ghosts in the eyes of all the boys you sent away
They haunt this dusty beach road in the skeleton frames of burned-out Chevrolets
They scream your name at night in the street
Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
And in the lonely cool before dawn
You hear their engines rolling on
But when you get to the porch, they’re gone on the wind
So Mary, climb in
It’s a town full of losers, I’m pulling out of here to win
Songwriters: Bruce Springsteen
Thunder Road lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

 

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Vol. 101 “You’ll Accomp’ny Me”-Courtney & Bob Seger

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In 1990 Courtney captured my attention and stole my heart from across the university dining hall.  Bob Seger’s song “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” captures that moment when I first saw her that I’ve recorded in honor of our 21st anniversary today.  Love you Court, Happy Anniversary.

Thanks for listening!  Happy days…

Press play arrow below to hear “You’ll Accomp’ny Me”.

“You’ll Accomp’ny Me”

A gypsy wind is blowing warm tonight
The sky is starlit and the time is right
And still you’re tellin’ me you have to go
Before you leave there’s something you should know
Yeah something you should know babe

I’ve seen you smiling in the summer sun
I’ve seen your long hair flying when you run
I’ve made my mind up that it’s meant to be
Someday lady you’ll accomp’ny me

Someday lady you’ll accomp’ny me
Out where the rivers meet the sounding sea
You’re high above me now, you’re flyin free free ah but
Someday lady you’ll accomp’ny me
Someday lady you’ll accomp’ny me

Some people say that love’s a losin’ game
You start with fire but you lose the flame
The ashes smolder but the warmth’s soon gone
You end up cold and lonely on your own

I’ll take my chances babe I’ll risk it all
I’ll win your love or I’ll take the fall
I’ve made my mind up girl it’s meant to be
Someday lady you’ll accomp’ny me
Someday lady you’ll accomp’ny me

It’s written down somewhere, it’s got to be
You’re high above me flyin’ wild and free
Oh but someday lady you’ll accomp’ny me
Someday lady you’ll accomp’ny me

Someday lady you’ll accomp’ny me
Out where the rivers meet the sounding sea
I feel it in my soul, it’s meant to be
Oh someday lady you’ll accomp’ny me
Someday lady you’ll accomp’ny me

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Vol. 63 “One”

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Twenty years ago Courtney and I took our first dance as Husband and Wife to the U2 song “One”.  Today as a gift for Courtney I have performed and recorded this song.  Happy 20th Anniversary Court.

Thanks for listening!  Happy days…

Press play below to hear “One”.

Meet Courtney In these past volumes:

Click To Hear “Unconventional…Unconditional” Courtney Vitale Pt. 1  

Click To Hear “Deep Faith” Courtney Vitale Pt. 2  

Click To Hear “My Bad: Courtney Leaves Johnstown” 

Click To Hear “My Bad:Courtney’s Birthday”

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