I Won't Go Quietly

I Won't Go Quietly 
Words & Music by Dennis Stephen 
© 2021 Meloden Music USA (ASCAP) 

I won't go quietly 
When I finally walk away. 
No, I won't go quietly 
I promise I'll have plenty to say. 
And when the wind takes my ashes, 
My words are all that will remain. 

I won't go quietly 
When I reach the end of the line. 
No I won't go quietly 
If I run still or run out of time. 
And long after I'm gone, 
This joyful noise I leave behind. 

I won't go quietly 
When I meet my maker face to face. 
No, I won't go quietly 
When it’s up to me to state my case. 
And at the end of the day 
I’ll find peace and quiet in a better place. 
And at the end of the day 
I’ll find peace and quiet in a better place. 
And at the end of the day 
I’ll find peace and quiet in a better place.

Songwriter's Notes: This raucous blues/rock tune is about celebrating life, and not slowing down until the final breath is taken. The drums use a "train beat" sometimes heard on Johnny Cash songs and other traditional country tunes. Electric guitars fill out the song in a fast, blues vibe.

Music & Lyrics written by Dennis Stephen © 2021 Meloden Music USA (ASCAP) 
Sound Recordings heard on this site ℗ 2021 Meloden Music USA 
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Most photos courtesy of Don Tassone of The Mediator Stage, Providence, RI