Michael Plishka

Michael Plishka

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Folk - Alternative | Lake Villa, Illinois, United States
Total Song Plays: 709   
Member Since: 2014
   Last Login: 12/15/2019
   Sounds Like: Suzanne Vega, The Talking Heads

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Song Description

A waltz inspired by a train ride and the things I learned from Bernie Shaw

Story Behind the Song

The people you meet on an AMTRAK, come into your life, and you either walk out on them or they leave on you... I left on Bernie Shaw.... He was born on a dairy farm, was one of nine children... On his way to Libby, Montana to visit his six children. A WWII Vet who took Okinawa and shot down a Kamikaze, got battle fatigue and saw his best friend die; his friend had a girl back home--Bernie had no one at the time, He wished it was him.... He misses his wife, his second... His first wife of 29 years was killed in a head on collision with a drunk driver on the way home from a wedding... The second wife of 20 years died of a stroke. He took care of her in the final years, making Sun-catchers in his spare time... Now just wanted to forget the war (though sometimes he still cries and just can't help it...) and spend time with the grandkids and make Sun-catchers.......

Lyrics

(To be read to one's self while listening to the music)

The people you meet on an AMTRAK,

come into your life, and you either walk out on them

or they leave on you... I left on Bernie Shaw....

He was born on a dairy farm, was one of nine children...

On his way to Libby, Montana to visit his six children.

A WWII Vet who took Okinawa and shot down a Kamikaze,

got battle fatigue and saw his best friend die;

his friend had a girl back home--Bernie had no one at the time,

He wished it was him....

He misses his wife, his second...

His first wife of 29 years was killed

in a head on collision with a drunk driver on the way

home from a wedding...

The second wife of 20 years died of a stroke.

He took care of her in the final years,

making Sun-catchers in his spare time...

Now just wanted to forget the war

(though sometimes he still cries

and just can't help it...)

and spend time with the

grandkids and make

Sun-catchers.......

Song Length
1:18
Genres
Folk - Contemporary, Unique - Waltz
Lead Vocal
Instrumental
Moods
Content, Moving

Subject Matter
Relationship, Age, Aging


Language
No Language
Era
2000 and later

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