I got the key to Bainbridge Island
Where the blues is on the run.
The musicians and all the artists,
So much to do that’s fun.
I’m tripping on to BIMA,
Where the art is all aglow.
If I’m feeling a little lonesome,
I take my sweet bride to a show.
We’ve lived here for sixteen years,
The old timers call us new.
Give us one more chance I plead with them,
We’re not just passing thru.
The wine we have is mighty fine,
The taste is rich and true.
We’ve got so many types of coffee,
I don’t know what to do.
I love all the music venues,
We’ve even played a few.
I’ll always cherish the hard times,
And the friends who’ve seen us thru.
When the moon peeks over 305,
The Edge will make us laugh.
I’m gonna roam this here ol’ highway,
Until they write my epitaph.
Give me one last Mora’s ice cream,
If it’s the last thing that you do.
And if I have to leave this lovely place,
I tell you I’ll be blue.
Throw my ashes off the ferry,
And my 20 harmonicas, too.
‘Cause I won’t have room for big regrets,
But, I’ll have the Bainbridge blues.
Mike’s band, Good Karma Blues, will be performing at the Marketplace at Pleasant Beach Saturday, March 21 from 7 to 9 p.m.
ABOUT MIKE LISAGOR – Mike Lisagor plays harmonica and sings in Good Karma Blues. He has written hundreds of magazine articles and blogs on a variety of business and Buddhist related topics. He is the author of “Romancing the Buddha,” which he adapted into a successful one-man show that he performed at Bainbridge Performing Arts and in Los Angeles and Washington D.C. His nature photographs have appeared in the Boston Globe, Bainbridge Island Magazine, Living Buddhism as well as in several local galleries. His latest graphic art project, “Reimagined Nature”, is in the lobby of New Motion Physical Therapy.