Another One Bites the Dust

1 01 2018

It seems a song to ring out the Old Year and herald the New has always worked for me. One of the old and all time favorites goes, ” Fast away the old year passes, …Hail the new, ye lads and lassies, with the required number of fa, la la’s…”

This year I chose another one. Well, June and I chose one at dinner last evening. It comes from perhaps one of the greatest bands, ever …and one of the most iconic lead singers,  Freddie Mercury. The band?  Queen from the 70’s and 80’s. The title? ” Another One Bites the Dust.

I suppose the choice is a hint to my age and perhaps the reality of one day’ biting the dust’ as what  seems like the machine gun rapid fire of years comes from open doorways. If that doesn’t make sense, listen to the lyrics.

The bass line and the drum beat calls us into a swagger as we walk down the dusty street of life until falling face down into the dust from which we came and to which we will return.  But until then, we stride on into another year like Freddie Mercury  crosses the stage and another one bites the dust! Take that, calendar!!

Now in my case, the bass line is at 60 beats a minute. Oops, that’s the pacemaker! Still a beat that strides on.

So, sing out the old. Fa, La, La, la if you choose. For me, I hear the beat of the drum and the rhythm of the bass calling us from 2017. Can you hear it? Can you feel it?

Boom, Boom, Boom, another one bites the dust, and another one’s gone, and another one’s gone, another one bites the dust… and as the lead singer calls to us,

” Come on, let’s go!!”

Check out the next blog for the 2018 Introit!






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