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Cottoned On

Russ writes on relationships, people management, music, and poetry. He is originally from South Africa and now lives in the UK.

cottoned-on

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  • Russ Baleson - Cottoned On - YouTube
    Cottoned On - a new song inspired by the company of my music friends and also by the wisdom of simplicity which for some reason, took me many years to realise.

I’ve been around so long

I’ve cottoned on to what is right

and what is wrong

ask me the question then

ask me how I know I know

I know

it’s the simple things

that mean so much to me

like a walk into the park

like the stars when it is dark

like the things that don’t go wrong

and the way you sing your song

I have some wisdom now

I know the truth

of simple things

and when it’s measured out

it’s just the company of friends

it’s the simple things

that mean so much to me

like the time I spend with you

like us gazing at the moon

like the way you sing your song

and our friends all sing along

I’ve been around so long

I’ve cottoned on to what is right

and what is wrong

ask me the question then

ask me how I know I know

I know

like a day out in the sun

like a song for everyone

like us playing once again

and the way you sing refrain

you sing refrain

you sing refrain

cottoned-on

Comments

Russ Baleson (author) from Sandhurst, United Kingdom on August 02, 2020:

Hi Larry, what a pleasant surprise. It's so good to be in contact again. I have missed out! I see I was no longer following you but I have now rectified that. I always appreciate your comments and encouragement (that's what your feedback does for me. I'm about to publish another song I wrote and hope you like it too. Go well my friend ......

Russ Baleson (author) from Sandhurst, United Kingdom on August 02, 2020:

Thank you!

Larry Conners from Northern Arizona on August 02, 2020:

Hi Russ...

Just finished listening to your mellifluous voice singing about the profound simplicity of everyday opportunities to be happy and content with life...I chose simplicity as a lifestyle and when I write haiku for my friends...

You continue to amaze me with your multi-faceted talent...Thank you for this contribution, which I have downloaded from YouTube and will share with friends... Sala kahle, my friend...

Russ Baleson (author) from Sandhurst, United Kingdom on July 29, 2020:

Thanks Peggy, I really like country music. You can click on the link just under the first photo and hear my version.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 29, 2020:

Cottoned-On would make good lyrics for a country song. Simple things are often the best.