June 28th, 2004

A Solitary Mine

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My father didn't make it through last night. This entry is a placeholder because I still don't know how I feel.

Though I am N@ the fourth, I'm now also the only. I suppose it's time I got my shit together. My grandfather at 44, my dad at 49; no telling how much time I have left. I've lost an uncle and a parent working at this job. I need to finish school. Time won't stand still no matter how strong my will.

I'm not looking back but I want to look around me now.
  • Current Music
    keep on riding north and west, haunting that wilderness road

Ghost Rider (http://thefourth.net/m/Rush%20-%2003.%20Ghost%20Rider.mp3)

Pack up all those phantoms
Shoulder that invisible load
Keep on riding North and West
Haunting that wilderness road
Like a Ghost Rider

Carry all those phantoms
Through bitter wind and stormy skies
From the desert to the mountain
From the lowest low to the highest high
Like a Ghost Rider

Keep on riding North and West
Then circle South and East
Show me beauty, but there is no peace
For a Ghost Rider
For a Ghost Rider

Shadows on the road behind
Shadows on the road ahead
There's nothing to stop you now.
Nothing can stop you now.

There's a shadow behind
There's a shadow on the road ahead
There's nothing to stop you now.
Nothing can stop you now.


Sunrise in the mirror
Lightens an invisible load
Riding on a nameless quest
Haunting that wilderness road
Like a Ghost Rider

Just an escape artist racing against the night
A wandering hermit racing toward the light
From the white sands
To the canyon lands
To the redwood stands
To the barren lands


Shadows on the road behind
Shadows on the road ahead
There's nothing to stop you now.
Nothing can stop you now.

There's a shadow behind
There's a shadow on the road ahead
There's nothing to stop you now.
Nothing can stop you now.

Nothing can stop you now
There's nothing to stop you now
Nothing can stop you now
There's nothing to stop you now

Nothing can stop you now.

Like a Ghost Rider...


My father loved motorcycles and Rush. I can think of no more fitting tribute. Godspeed, Black Warrior.
  • Current Music
    Rush - Ghost Rider