Stevie DuPree

Stevie DuPree

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Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll | Houston, Texas, United States
Total Song Plays: 192   
Member Since: 2005
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Song Description

Stevie DuPree travels the world and ponders his fate.

Story Behind the Song

Stevie DuPree has traveled all over the world in search of work. This song is about his adventures in Syria and in India. It is also a statement about how some of us would liked to be remembered.

Lyrics

A PLACE OF DISTINCTION


I have walked alone across the desert in search of fossil fuel
While the pointed words of war flew overhead
I have walked the long stone pathway where the Sentinel once stood
And I have gazed across the now still river bed

I have traveled to Palmyra for an audience with the Queen
But, she was busy telling pieces of the truth
I have languished by the campfire with the naked Gypsy Girl
And I kissed her ? In spite of her gold tooth

I have been down to the bottom ? I have been up to the top
I have been witness to the rise and fall
I ask but just one favor of my dear, dear friend
If I am late for my own curtain call

Please place a fresh bouquet of flowers on my grave
Please make sure my headstone reads, ?Sometime Foolish, Sometime Brave?
Please let them know I did not covet, but I certainly did crave
A place of distinction in this world ? A small place of distinction in this world

I have wandered through the markets of old Mumbai
Among the servants and the serpents and the Kings
I have seen the scented woman, who looked into my eyes
And told me, ?I know what your future brings?

I have wandered Faulkland Avenue along the street of doors
With the merchants lurking, hard and mean
I have seen the haunted faces of the ladies of the night
And the day, and anytime in between

I have been down to the bottom ? I have been up to the top
I have been witness to the rise and fall
I ask but just one favor of my dear, dear friend
If I am late for my own curtain call

Please place a fresh bouquet of flowers on my grave
Please make sure my headstone reads, ?Sometime Foolish, Sometime Brave?
Please let them know I did not covet, but I certainly did crave
A place of distinction in this world ? A small place of distinction in this world



Music by Don Merritt
Lyrics by Stevie DuPree
DosOlDudes Music 2005

Song Length
5:04
Genres
Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll, Country - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal

Subject Matter
Desert, Town, Village


Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Stevie DuPree
Music Credits Don Merritt
Publisher Credits DosOlDudes Music