Gayle Caldwell

CYCLES

Writer: Gayle Caldwell

In Loving Memory:  Gayle Caldwell    February 20th, 1941 – April 14th, 2009

So I’m down and so I’m out

But so are many others

So I feel like tryin’ to hide

My head ‘neath these covers

Life is like the seasons

After winter comes the spring

So I’ll keep this smile awhile

And see what tomorrow brings

I’ve been told and I believe

That life is meant for livin’

And even when my chips are low

There’s still some left for givin’

I’ve been many places

Maybe not as far as you

So I think I’ll stay awhile

And see if some dreams come true

There isn’t much that I have learned

Through all my foolish years

Except that life keeps runnin’ in cycles

First there’s laughter, then those tears

But I’ll keep my head up high

Although I’m kinda tired

My gal just up and left last week

Friday I got fired

You know it’s almost funny

But things can’t get worse than now

So I’ll keep on tryin’ to sing

But please, just don’t ask me how

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Those lyrics have had more of a mental impact upon me than any sermon I have sat through.

For a brief biography/eulogy go HERE

Gayle Geddes Caldwell at Find-a-Grave

The first version of Cycles I heard was a hit performed by Frank Sinatra:

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Gayle Caldwell YouTube Collection

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