Scored by Roy Sturn

The European Super Country Star Roy Sturn (vocal and guitar) has scored two of my poems, Lost Love and Ride to Texas, which are now commercially available. He was born in 1971 in Sofia Bulgaria and is currently on tour in the U.S.

Lost Love

Where has it gone, our love,
born of this prairie land
in the days of our youth
on this spot where I stand?

Wand’rin’ over these hills,
where we two used to go,
I remember so well
that love of years ago.

Atop this hill we stood
to watch the sinkin’ sun,
waitin’ for the moonrise
with our lives scarce begun.

Barely out of childhood,
but wise beyond our years,
sittin’ in the moonscape,
divorced from all life’s fears.

But then you moved away,
so very long ago,
paths not to cross again,
my mood from joy to woe.

Ridin’ Down to Texas

The drought has killed my herd
Now my future’s blurred
So I’ll fly to Texas
Like some prairie bird

Ridin’ along today
Just ridin’ away
Goin’ down to Texas
Where I plan to stay

I really can’t say why
Words would be a lie
Ridin’ off to Texas
Now before I die

I would love to tell you
What I’m gonna do
When I get to Texas
If I only knew

I would like to be free
To take you with me
As I ride to Texas
Where I’d like to be

I will ride back some day
If you say I may
And take you to Texas
Where we’ll always stay

We’ll start anew down there
Where life is so fair
Down in Southern Texas
Where we’ll have no care

Ridin’ down to Texas
To start life anew
That’s what I really want
Livin’ there with you