But heroes often fail

As I mentioned before the military runs through my family.

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Keith played the pipes and smoked a pipe. Both gave him tremendous joy. My oldest brother is my 2nd hero.

He was a difficult person to love.

I am able to do what I do because of him. The world needs more Gords.

I miss him.

— Gordon Keith Stewart (1945 – 2009)

If You Could Read My Mind, Gordon Lightfoot

If you could read my mind love
What a tale my thoughts could tell
Just like an old time movie
bout a ghost from a wishing well
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
With chains upon my feet
You know that ghost is me
And I will never be set free
As long as I’m a ghost that you can’t see
If I could read your mind love
What a tale your thoughts could tell
Just like a paperback novel
The kind that drugstores sell
When you reach the part where the heartaches come
The hero would be me
But heroes often fail
And you won’t read that book again
Because the ending’s just too hard to take

I’d walk away like a movie star
Who gets burned in a three way script
Enter number two
A movie queen to play the scene
Of bringing all the good things out in me
But for now love, lets be real
I never thought I could act this way
And I’ve got to say that I just don’t get it
I don’t know where we went wrong
But the feelings gone
And I just can’t get it back

If you could read my mind love
What a tale my thoughts could tell
Just like an old time movie
bout a ghost from a wishin well
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
With chains upon my feet
But stories always end
And if you read between the lines
You’ll know that Im just tryin to understand
The feelings that you lack
I never thought I could feel this way
And Ive got to say that I just to get it
I don’t know where we went wrong
But the feelings gone
And I just can’t get it back

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