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Thread #5711 Message #841950
Posted By: open mike
05-Dec-02 - 08:44 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Heart of the Appaloosa (Fred Small)
Subject: RE: Heart of the Appaloosa
Fred does have a touching song about a gay couple who adopted
a little boy who had been abused by his former parents or care takers
such that he had a scar or bruise the shape of a boot on his back.
I believe the song featured two men who wanted to give the boy a
loving home but were not allowed to due to their sexual preference.
HE also has a song about disabled access where a person in a wheel
chair was forced to ride the freight elevator in order to go to a restaurant. When I heard him in concert i was sitting next to a woman in a wheel chair and we both got tears in our eyes and hugged when that song came on....