‘The squirrel knows everything’

I was just guessing at numbers and figures
Pulling the puzzles apart
Questions of science, science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart’

From ‘The Scientist’ by Coldplay

In trying to write a basic verse as the basis for an American country style lyric, it didn’t go to plan, hence I nearly gave up. It’s a storytelling genre I don’t think I’ll ever master. But what the hell, it’s winter; it’s lockdown; I’m English; it’s Christmas.


“Your songs are full of sadness
You know we’ll never get along
The time has come to end this
There’s no place together where we belong”

She sent me a ‘Happy Christmas’ card
Got it in the post yesterday
Inside she’d written ‘see you whenever’
A poor excuse, a poor cliché

Looking out of my bedroom window
The sky, all shades of festive grey
That was when the card she sent
I ripped in two, then threw away

Are there really songs of happiness
That don’t sound like over-sugared cream?
I’d rather bandage sorrow
Than go chasing one more dream

Here’s a number from my ‘The Forgotten Daughter Of Zeus’ album. It’s called ‘Hidden Beneath’. I hope you enjoy.

‘The tunnel’s seen it all’

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George Blamey-Steeden

Guitarist / Songwriter from the UK. I have a First-Class BA (Hons) in Creative Music Technology. You check out my music via Bandcamp.

36 thoughts on “CHASING ONE MORE DREAM”

      1. They are grey and have every one who lives here convinced they are THEIR squirrels. One day i saw an adult one stop on our fence for ages. I wondered why then saw it was while the babies came along the woman’ over that back fence’s wall. Then he took them along the fence plainly showing them the food route.

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      2. We don’t get many squirrels in Dover, but tons up the road in Folkestone. I’m still missing the red ones I’ve only ever seen across the Channel. I do like the grey ones as well, though ~ George

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  1. As one previous comment has said squirrels do know everything. I watch black and grey ones here everyday. They are smart! Do you ever listen to Bluegrass music? It is country and western with heartbreak, alcoholism, poverty, and death, ad infinitum . But it is compelling somehow.

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    1. Thanks, Anne. The comedian, Billy Connolly once thought he’d made the perfect title for a country song. He said it had all the facets required, like a death, religion, murder, etc. I know it’s only a bit of satire, but it made me laugh. It goes, ‘My Grandmother Died in the Grotto at Lourdes when a Hunchback Pushed Her In’. Bluegrass is another I’ve never studied. It’s on my list. Thanks again ~ George

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  2. JGC, adorable little squirrel, he blends perfectly with the fallen leaves. The tunnel looks cold and lonely, falling in line with the mood of your lyric. ‘Chasing One More Dream’, is a sad song capturing what I believe to be the global sentiment. Have a good rest of your Wednesday. ~ PM

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    1. Thanks, PM. I like squirrels, especially the small red squirrels I’ve only ever seen in France. The tunnel attaches Dover town to its harbour. All sorts of odd things go on there at night – I avoid the place, once the sun’s gone home. Since I’ve been living in this area a couple of murders and other bad things. I daylight it’s fine, sometimes people beg, sometimes people give them money. I wish I carried cash, I must remember one day to do that. I write about bandaging sorrow – perhaps I should act, not just talk about it. Anyway, thanks PM, and enjoy your day ~ George

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      1. You’re welcome, George. The squirrels in this area are a golden-brown and grey. They’re fascinating to watch. Those tunnels look most uninviting day or night, even with the happy boats on the walls. Thank you. ~ PM

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      2. You’re right, PM. The tunnels have that effect. It’s a worse effect now the world has shutdown and the corona germs have multiplied here in Dover because even in this horrible daily weather the homeless take cover there. Sad, plus they are in danger of catching the disease. My latest, ‘Has it come to this’ moment is that today, a lady from Vladivostok in her mask and gloves is dropping in to cut my hair. I’ve found myself looking forward to this. It really is a ‘Has it come to this’ when that happens. Enjoy your day ~ JGC

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    1. Thank, Lauren. I had a go yet believe you have to be American for this genre. I’ve heard the British trying to copy the South but, you know, it never really works. Saying that, I’m so glad you liked my words. Thanks again ~ George

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      1. Hi George, yes, I’m American, living in California. 🙂 My daughter worked at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville because is a big fan of this genre and we toured before Covid. Quite fascinating. Anyway, you did well!


    1. Thanks, Chirsty B. One day we’ll laugh about this time of loss and dead hope fighting an enemy we cannot see, although out of respect for those who have gone, it’ll be a long time away. Have a quiet Christmas and enjoy it. Thanks again ~ George

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  3. Stellar post, George! There are brown squirrels that play in the tree outside our balcony. I enjoy watching them and their cute antics. Almost everything in our state is open for business and has been for a while.

    Wishing you a bright, safe, and successful 2021!🥂🎊 🎉


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