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Heavy Metal's Children

by Chris Sorrenti


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Hey I can see what you can see
      hope I didn’t lose you
At times it’s hard to realize
      just why they have abused you
Up and down and all around
      the same old bloody daydreams
Everyday a life and way
      for Heavy Metal’s children

At times it’s hard to play the game
      the way you’d like to call it
Time is short and school is long
      there’s just no way to stop it
Left and right straight down the line
      the same old dreary mindgames
Hopes and dreams just fade away
      so far off from summer

Hey I can see what you can see
      hope I didn’t lose you
At times it’s hard to realize
      just why they have abused you
Up and down and all around
      the same old bloody daydreams
Everyday a life and way
      for Heavy Metal’s children

Make a deal and hope to win
      and all you find is losin’
No easy way to pass the day
      just listen to the music
Look for answers in the tunes
      but there’s no simple wisdom
They say rebel you go to Hell
      yet no clear path to Heaven

When will they learn to treat you right?
      accept you as you want them to
They say you’ve grown but it won’t show
      until you’ve gone and left them

Hey I can see what you can see
      hope I didn’t lose you
At times it’s hard to realize
      just why they have abused you
Up and down and all around
      the same old bloody daydreams
Everyday a life and way
      for Heavy Metal’s children

Hey I can see what you can see
      hope I didn’t lose you
At times it’s hard to realize
      just why they have abused you
Up and down and all around
      the same old bloody daydreams
Everyday a life and way
      for Heavy Metal’s children

Everyday a life and way
      for Heavy Metal’s children

© 1977
Top photo courtesy of Led Zeppelin
Bottom photo © 1976 by author

Chris Sorrenti Playing Les Paul Imitation circa 1976 (Ottawa, Canada)

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08/30/2012

Posted on 08/30/2012
Copyright © 2020 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 08/30/12 at 07:34 AM

Music has definite functions for us. But be it: Pop music, disco music, or heavy metal it is about shutting out the tensions of life, putting it away. Seventies Metal was the stone against which the "ax" of my youth was honed. Excellent, unforced rhythm and rhyme. Thanks.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 08/30/12 at 04:54 PM

This is smooth and steady, unlike Heavy Metal which jarred me a bit too much, but never, ever could be ignored. Well done.

Posted by A. Paige White on 08/31/12 at 01:26 PM

Wow, Chris! I never got into heavy metal. Never was drawn to the guitar either though, lol, just the piano that I took lessons for a few years. Been thinking lately about picking up an electronic keyboard matter of fact... anyway, the repititions here seem to leave the reader with the sense that the writer is still drawn to unfinished business with heavy metal issues. I LOVE the photo of you included at the end to personalise the poem, you hippy, you! lol

Posted by Bruce W Niedt on 09/07/12 at 01:32 AM

I got a kick out of this, especially since I listened to Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" just this evening. (My local public radio station did a poll of listeners' top 10 favorite rock songs - that was my #1 pick.) Great lyrics - I loved this "blast from the past"! (P.S.: Thanks for visiting my library - things were getting a little too quiet over there.)

Posted by Paul Lastovica on 05/26/16 at 01:16 AM

Caught this one on the random member favorites column. How did I miss this?? works better with Heavy Metal in the background for certain (Which I do)... and hey, why not throw in a plug for a current Heavy Metal favorite? ;)


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