© by Bill Burnett
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Right after I showed you the plums at the front of the house for this week's intro, I walked to the back porch and sang my song "Lost" into Deb's new camera. There are a few glitches in the video and the synch gets weird, but I still think it's a pretty darn good performance. The camera takes a little trip south for a moment there but so what?!
I'm very proud of "Lost". I think it's a solid piece of writing and tells a good story. Please, notice how in the first chorus, the lovers were "lost in the blaze and in the blue" and "prayed" that they'd be lost eternally; in the second chorus the were "lost in the roar and in the spray" and "swore" that they'd be lost eternally; and in the final chorus they are lost in a different way, "in the grays and in the blues" and the singer is "afraid" that they'll be lost eternally. I love rhymes separated by great musical distances like that. And emotionally, the journey from "blaze" to "greys" and "prayed" to "afraid" is a journey we all take, no?
Still, through it all the singer still believes in Lost. And so do I. Do me a favor and check out the whole lyric.