Pictures from a Revolution

The day one man/boy and his children turned 35W into the Freeway Of Love

When he heard the story, my brother Terry wrote this tune:

Bike Ride on 35W

The baby’s asleep

For a moment I’m free

To reflect on my dreams, and where I wanted to be

They seem sorta silly now

Like what was I thinking anyhow

I wanna dream something new

Bike ride on 35W

That dog is so loud

He’s gonna wake that kid up

I cross my fingers and refill my cup

Just a few more minutes to write

A song for the last Hoot tonight

‘Cause I want to play something new

Bike ride on 35W

Bike ride on 35W

My my, hey hey

It’s such a beautiful day

Hey hey, my my

Not a cop in the sky

My my hey hey

What will the family say?

Hey hey, my my

Wanna live before I die

I called in sick

But I’m feeling just fine

Riding past the Do Not Enter sign

There stands the Foshay Tower

It looks like an overlooked flower

Among all the weeds that grew

Bike ride on 35W

My my, hey hey

It’s such a beautiful day

Hey hey, my my

Not a cop in the sky

My my hey hey

What will the family say?

Hey hey, my my

Wanna live before I die

Wanna live before I die

Wanna live before I die

More online

To see videos of the bike ride, search for “Bike ride on 35W” at YouTube.

Or go directly to:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd0TxHx7B34

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK_nqei6MwE&mode=user&search=

www.myspace.com/tw2am

Southwest Journal columnist Jim Walsh lives in and grew up in East Harriet.