Time was, you set the rhythm.
You kept the beat.
Singing, all the time, your head
Nodding to a melody line,
Your feet forcing out that beat.
The best memories, the ones that made me
Laugh. And smile. And grow pensive.
I cry for you. Cry me a river, jazzman.
Let that river run through
A cavern, where the beat boys
Burst into the night.
Take me to that river.