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Lyr Add: Home on the Front Range

16 Apr 10 - 07:48 PM (#2888259)
Subject: Lyr Add: Home on the Front Range
From: voyager

After 30 years, Tim and NC Weil have moved backed to Colorado and added a 3rd verse to this tune (originally penned in 1980). Hope you enjoy it.

HOME ON THE FRONT RANGE (c)
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Oh give me a home
In the disarmament zone
Where the Breeder Reactors don't prey
Where seldom you see
Radio-activity
And the Ozone stays intact all day

CHORUS
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Home, safe from the Bomb
A hearth that always stays warm
With some person you're lovin'
And no microwave oven
Singing Tunes to move you along

Oh give me some space
Free of nuclear waste
And the fallout that comes from the storm
Where working makes sense
You pay low-budget rents
And the neighbors still party 'til dawn

CHORUS

New Verse (2010)

Crossed the country by car
With a Martin Guitar
To make the Front Range our new home
And now that we're settled
Ma and Pa Kettle
Can watch where the buffalo roam

Tim (aka voyager) and NC Weil
Denver, CO


16 Apr 10 - 09:01 PM (#2888289)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Home on the Front Range
From: katlaughing

Welcome home from the other side of the Slope! I like the new verse...but don't recall seeing too many buffalo last time we visited the metropolis. If ya ever really wanna live like Ma and Pa Kettle, c'mon over.:-)


16 Apr 10 - 10:36 PM (#2888331)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Home on the Front Range
From: voyager

Kat -

On which side of the Continental Divide do you hail from (Western Slope) or further on.

v-


16 Apr 10 - 11:28 PM (#2888359)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Home on the Front Range
From: katlaughing

Western, as in Colorado, as in there is only one other slope in Colorado!**Big Grin**

Though, ancestral-wise, they started out in Leadville, then made their way West to New Castle..we are in the "Grand Valley" while I prefer being up and out where I can see.:-) The other side settled in Erie and Boulder, first, then some also made their way to New Castle. I have two great-aunts who reside in the old Niwot cemetery.

We did the country by car from CT to WY in 1993 with a dog, six birds, six cats, and a turtle. The time before, from WY to MA, I flew with three kids, a dog, 2 birds, and six or seven cats, I cannot remember. Yes, I'd lost my mind.:-)


17 Apr 10 - 12:57 AM (#2888391)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Home on the Front Range
From: Joe Offer

I worked in Denver in 1999, when the Department of Energy Rocky Flats nuclear plant and the Department of Defense Rocky Mountain Arsenal (poison gas) were being dismantled - huge ecological disasters on both the east and west sides of Denver. I had to work at both facilities, and it was a bit spooky. I wonder what poisons I took home with me.
And I wonder what poisons are left in the Denver area.

-Joe-


15 Mar 11 - 04:02 PM (#3114403)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Home on the Front Range
From: voyager

I want to repost this tune here in the scary world of the modern Atomic Age.

voyager


27 Mar 20 - 01:45 PM (#4042455)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Home on the Front Range
From: voyager

Repost in the age of PANDEMIA, this song from the '80s. It's kind of a 'Big Rock Candy Mountain' response to NUCLEAR THREATS. Let's take a collective chill pill.

voyager


27 Mar 20 - 02:56 PM (#4042464)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Home on the Front Range
From: Joe Offer

In Denver, the traveler sees signs everywhere for "Front Range This" and "Front Range That." I suppose everyone in Denver knows what the term means, but outsiders have to guess - or look it up in Wikipedia:
    The Front Range is a mountain range of the Southern Rocky Mountains of North America located in the central portion of the U.S. State of Colorado, and southeastern portion of the U.S. State of Wyoming.[1] It is the first mountain range encountered as one goes westbound along the 40th parallel north across the Great Plains of North America.


28 Mar 20 - 02:28 PM (#4042649)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Home on the Front Range
From: leeneia

I'll never forget flying into Denver from Albuquerque a few years ago and seeing the amazing sight of the Front Range, heaving itself out of the earth along a north-south line as straight as a string.
The buildings of Denver looked liked bread crumbs in comparison.

Rarely is the structure of the earth so clear so see.


29 Mar 20 - 12:57 PM (#4042904)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Home on the Front Range
From: Rex

Leeneia you warm my heart. It is rare to see such a description of anything so well said.

A friend told me years ago as a child he was riding to Colorado with his family. They were driving across the plains and eventually saw what appeared to them a "terrible terrible storm" rising up in the West. That was their first sighting of the Front Range.


29 Mar 20 - 01:48 PM (#4042918)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Home on the Front Range
From: leeneia

Thank you, Rex. And thanks for the story from your friend. Having grown up on the plains myself, I can see how that could happen.