Lonesome Rider

Day 46. 56 pages, 27,489 words.

Time to leave another one, this time about another of Cap’n Skelliglyph’s famous starships.

 

Rita, where have you gone

I’ve been missing you for far too long

I feel so blue, haven’t you heard

I am the lonesome rider, hear the lonesome rider’s call home

 

Reaper, where have you gone

See the lonesome rider carry on

His pain’s so blue, haven’t you heard

He is the lonesome rider, it’s the lonesome rider’s call home

 

Just feel all the love I’m giving you

I’m back from the war, I’ve been missing you

Where have you gone my baby blue

I’m here all alone, I’ve been bleeding too

 

Reaper please take him home

He’s been wandering for far too long

He feels so blue, haven’t you heard

He is the lonesome rider it’s the lonesome rider’s call home

 

Just feel all the love I’m giving you

I’m back from the war, I’ve been missing you

Where have you gone my baby blue

I’m here all alone, I’ve been bleeding too

 

The dark reaper led the cowboy ahead into his final sunset

The dawn soon to come a cold wind will blow

He’s on his way home

My love never will we be apart

And we’ll feel the sadness peeling from our fate

The day has now come where we belong together again

Farewell, so long

 

Rita I’m not alone

I can see you waiting in the doorway of our little cabin home

I feel so new, haven’t you heard

I was the lonesome rider, and the lonesome rider is home

 

Just feel all the love I’m giving you

I’m back from the war, I’ve been missing you

Where have you gone my baby blue

I’m here all alone, I’ve been bleeding too…

 

 

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy. https://hatboy.blog/2013/12/17/metalude-who-are-creepy-and-hatboy/
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1 Response to Lonesome Rider

  1. stchucky says:

    Not in the same league as Highwayman, but still a catchy tune – and while Highwayman has informed almost my entire outlook on writing fiction, Lonesome Rider was closer to the forefront when it came to telling the tale of the Captain of the Astro Tramp 400.

    I had no idea about some of those lyrics, though. They’re pretty indecipherable in the song.

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