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Author:  erik "the dane"
E-mail:  not available
Date:  8/15/2005 1:49:46 PM
Subject:  Jimmy Webb - the storyteller
Message:  HOW much better can it be!

Jimmy Webb lyric for
”Paul Gauguin in the South Seas”
From NEW cd “Twilight of the Renegades” – out USA this August
Copyright 2000 Jimmy Webb

Gauguin-tired of the climate of Paris
So critically bleak
And his wife and companions
Who thought he was nothing
But an artistic freak
A most unhappy man
Gauguin-slept without fire in the winter
And dream about Eve
And the Garden of Eden
Until he was sure
There was nothing left to leave
Until nothing was pleasing
And nothing made sense anymore
So he took the train down to Marseilles
And went searching for

It`s just a little farther on
You know they never miss you till you`re gone
I`ve got no more pearls to throw to swine
I cannot turn this water into wine
This bitter cup you offer me does not suffice
I`m gonna go down and look for paradise

Gauguin-got off the boat in Tahiti
With a cargo of freight
And the thieves and the hookers
Were out there to greet him
He was a hundred years too late
But he knew he couldn`t stay
Something was whispering his name
So he sailed without looking back
And went searching for

It`s just a little farther on
You know they never miss you till you`re gone
I`ve got no more time for fools like you
I`ve got no more fingers
For the turning of the screw
I could some money
But I don`t need your advice
I`m gonna keep searching for paradise
`Cause I wanna paint pictures of paradise

And he went out past Moorea
To the island of the moon
Out beyond Maupiti
Where there was no lagoon
Till there was no more islands
No further places
Till at last he found the highlands
Of the desolate Marquesas

He finished his days
With his paints and his brushes
Unconquered and savage
His canvas ablaze
With visions of heaven
He was never at home in the world
But I guess we`re all that way
We`re searching for

You know they never miss you till you`re gone
How much more of this madness can we take?
Why can`t they leave a man alone
For heavens sake
The reason few are chosen
Is `cause few will pay the price
So you gotta keep searching for paradise
And you gotta paint pictures of paradise
You gotta lose yourself to find paradise

Jimmy's brand-new "Twilight of the Renegades" album receives rave reviews:
Mostly got 5 stars out of 5 from Australia to Europe.

Other Jimmy Webb AWARDS of interest

1985: Jimmy Webb & Felice & Boudleaux Bryant was elected into Songwriters Hall of Fame same day.
J.W. is maybe the youngest elected artist into Songwriters Hall of Fame ever.   

1993: The National Academy of Songwriters also named Jimmy as 1993’s recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award.    

1999: Jimmy was inducted by actor Michael Douglas into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame as one of the State’s most celebrated sons.   

2000: He was inducted into the Board of Directors for The Songwriters' Hall of Fame in early 2000, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for ASCAP.    

2003: Jimmy was in June presented with the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 12 2003. Presenters and performers included Billy Joel, Phil Collins, Queen, Van Morrison, Patti Labelle, Ray Charles, Jerry Seinfeld, Tony Bennett, Alicia Keyes and Wynona Judd. After being introduced by Billy Joel, Jimmy sang a beautiful version of “Time flies”.

 Happy Birthday, Jimmy Webb by Karen R  at 8/15/2005 8:53:24 AM
 Re: Happy Birthday, Jimmy Webb by Lee F. at 8/15/2005 9:53:50 AM
 Jimmy Webb - the storyteller by erik "the dane" at 8/15/2005 1:49:46 PM