For Jimmy: Downtown where I drink my cold, glass of water
A Song dedicated to Jimmy
IN THE NAME OF TRUTH, LIGHT, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, MERCY, FORGIVENESS AND ALL THAT OTHER GOOD JAZZ
AND AS ALWAYS --- FOR THE GREATEST GOOD OF ALL
MARK THESE WORDS
I went downtown to pour myself a glass of clear, cold glass of water.
With each glass I drank, my heart stayed true, my resolve grew stronger.
And the air that flew through me, revitalized my lungs, purifying my body anew.
Now today, as I walk through these crowded streets, my spirit is softly soothed.
Where once was sorrow, now lives peace.
The Big, Big Book set my soul free.
Downtown in my streets, where I drink my clear, cold glass of water.
I will not break, I will not falter.
My mind is whole, my heart is strong.
With humble pride, this is my song.
I am a fighter. I am soldier. I am a champion.
I have music in my heart and I will not be broken.
I will sing the words that cannot be spoken.
My pain almost killed me, but the Angels have saved me.
The Big, Big book guided me home.
And each day, I thank God as I drink my clear, cold glass of water.
May the Angels smile on you and your loved ones forever and a day.
May all of your highest and greatest dreams come true.
May you find pure bliss, unconditional love, and lasting happiness.
Thank you for touching so many people with your strength and your songs.
You are a very good man and you are worthy. Never doubt it.
THIS IS MY DECREE. THIS OR SOMETHING BETTER.
THIS DECREE IS, AS ALWAYS, RETROACTIVE.
SO IT HAS BEEN WRITTEN.
SO IT HAS BEEN DONE.
SO BE IT.