Posted by: faultlessfinish | March 18, 2013

Rock N’ Roll Education

I fell in love with the sweet sensation. I gave my heart to a simple chord. – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

“I Gave My Heart to Neil Young”

Music. A chord. What is its power?

Where is this emotion

Coming from Within?

It’s a swelling up through the bloodstream, into the Heart

Erupts raw, jagged. Tears or a smile or a release. Beat.

A chord. A key. A note. A sound, different to every ear that succumbs.


A four-year-old dancing to Steve Earle’s “Copperhead Road” in the living room

Her parents smile on. Happy she is getting an education.

An introduction to the lifestyle,

the passion.

Neil Young on road trips in the backseat. In awe. The Stones.

Alice Cooper. Don Henley.


Even Def Leppard.

Intro to Music 101. Advanced Music Studies 405.

She handed over her heart

at a young age.


Unashamed. She is ruined.

All other lovers pale in comparison.


Where are you Neil Young?


Songs of the week:

“Whatever Happened to My Rock N’ Roll” – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

“Copperhead Road” – Steve Earle

Namaste 🙂


Wooden Sky Concert


  1. Great poem, Rachie. It brings back a lot of fond memories.

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