Make Another Man Sing

Uncle Charlie is the one man who weeps
like a dove lapping at cream. Feel it:
the power of love in his wings,

the steel wings of his DMC-12.
“Tougher than diamonds,” he says.
“Tougher than diamonds, and hard as

a dream.” It’s like a train, the guitar solo—
to a time before credit cards, when he
was poor, but everything sufficed.






After “The Power of Love,” by Huey Lewis & The News, as requested by John Allen Richter.

My base was this one — because if you’re going to watch this video, you might as well watch it with the full intro. And then I watched this one because I’ve decided to allow myself to consult the lyrics of the songs I’m writing about. And then I finished with this one, which is just the song, minus lyrics and lengthy preamble.

Requests? Let me know in the comments. Thanks!


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