Han and Luke

In keeping with my last blog on Star Wars and friendship, I dusted off, and reworked, an old song of mine with a Star Wars theme. I wrote it for Stu Roberts.

It’s sappy and sentimental. But some songs are like that. Hope you like it

https://vimeo.com/149767721

 

Han and Luke

Long, long ago…in a neighborhood far, far away…
My car was “The Falcon”
And you were Luke
And we lived out our childhood days.
Two boys named Stu
And a movie review
And the pledge to be friends for always
Looking back through the shadows
I can now see
What it all still means to me

Han Solo and Luke Skywalkerß
Flying through eons of space
Fighting the Empire of the Adult World
And living a blood brother’s grace
In that no-man’s land between childhood and man
We lived live like our time was a free
Han Solo and Luke Skywalker
You and me.

Short holidays that were gone in a blaze
Replaced the long days of before
We could relive the past
But that never lasts
And we we’d just get hungry for more
So we grew and we changed
And our lives rearranged
But the old pledge still carried us through
And after we changed and we grew
We could still remember…

Han Solo and Luke Skywalker
Flying through eons of space
Fighting the Empire of the Adult World
And living a blood brother’s grace
In that no-man’s land between childhood and man
We lived live like our time was a free
Han Solo and Luke Skywalker
You and me.

We went off to college
and got us some knowledge
But returned home will still the same brain
And now, the more things stay the same the more that they’ve changed
Because now my Falcon can’t get me round town
And now we’re both married and settled on down
And the free days are far…far away and in between.

But wherever we go and whatever we do
And whatever the distance between me and you
And whatever they call us, by professional names
And however successful and grown up life games
Some where in you and me
There will always be

Han Solo and Luke Skywalker
Flying through eons of space
Fighting the Empire of the Adult World
And living a blood brother’s grace
In that no-man’s land between childhood and man
We lived live like our time was a free
Han Solo and Luke Skywalker
You and me.

Long, long ago…in a neighborhood, far, far away…

© Eric Folkerth, 2015. All Rights Reserved.

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He has been Senior Pastor of Northaven United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas since 2001. During his tenure, church membership has grown almost 30 percent, and a completely new church facility (sanctuary and education building) has been constructed. Northaven is a leading progressive Christian congregation in the Southwest. Northaven is an eclectic collection of gay and straight families, artists, musicians, theater folks, academic theologians, lawyers and judges (go figure), socially conscious community activists, people who don't "check their brain at the door," and a wide array of others who either see it as their "last chance" inside the "institutional church," or their first trip back in decades. Eric is an avid blogger and published author.  Eric is also an award-winning singer-songwriter, who performs throughout Texas and the Southwest. He's an engaging live performer whose first CD was released in 2000. His songs have won honorable mention in both the Billboard and Great American song contests; and he's been a finalist in the 5th Street Festival and South Florida Folk Festival songwriter competitions. Eric is also a leader of Connections, a unique band comprised of United Methodist clergy and layfolk from throughout North Texas. Connections performs "cover shows" of artists like Dan Fogelberg, Chicago, Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and others. Their shows draw crowds of between 300 and 1,000 fans, and they have raised more than $240,000 dollars for worthy charities. Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He's a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named "best judge" by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County. She was re-elected for a third term in 2010. They have the world's best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. (As always, if you like this post, then "like" this on Facebook by clicking the box below, so others can see too...)

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