Like when Dick Clark used to ask the American Bandstanders,
What did you like about that song?
It’s music, Dick—don’t over analyze it
—and it is rock at that.
When Fogerty sings Green River
and I hear it
and I feel it
and yes—it takes me back,
not to a place or to a person, but to
a feeling. A condition of my
soul, walking a lonely road at night
barefoot girls dancing, it
seemed so right, the moon
On the inside a feeling makes me
want to want more,
a then that defies the reality of a now,
I dance cuz I feel, I sing cuz
I am going back to Green River.
I feel who I am—like
a slightly cracked shell over a sweet feeling that
was my Green River.
I remember things I love,
the sights, the sounds,
the smells and the tastes.
Now I love how it feels
when old John and Cody
take me home to a feeling—
to my Green River.
Look both ways along the river of time. Mind the gaps, bullfrogs hide there.