Nov 16 2016

Tracey Jackson

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Death

DRIFT AWAY

DRIFT AWAY

Yesterday Paul lost his younger brother the talented songwriter Mentor Williams.  Most famous for writing the hit Drift Away,  Mentor had a long career. He loved music, animals, the outdoors and God.

He was over six feet of love and warmth.

He will be missed.

I know you all join me in sending Paul condolences and hugs.

 

“Drift Away”

Day after day I’m more confused
Yet I look for the light through the pouring rain
You know that’s a game that I hate to lose
And I’m feelin’ the strain
Ain’t it a shameOh, give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away
Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift awayBeginning to think that I’m wastin’ time
I don’t understand the things I do
The world outside looks so unkind
And I’m countin’ on you
To carry me throughOh, give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away
Yeah, give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away

And when my mind is free
You know a melody can move me
And when I’m feelin’ blue
The guitar’s comin’ through to soothe me

Thanks for the joy that you’ve given me
I want you to know I believe in your song
And rhythm and rhyme and harmony
You’ve helped me along
Makin’ me strong

Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away
Give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away

Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away
Hey, give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away

Na na na, won’t you, won’t you take me
Oh, take me

 

Tracey Jackson

Tracey Jackson is a screenwriter and blogger at traceyjacksononline.com. Her book Gratitude and Trust is now available.

  • don

    My deepest condolences to you Paul for losing your brother. You always spoke of him with such deep admiration. I have the “A little on the windy side” album he produced for you, and I really love the sound.

  • Amanda Dushan

    I love “Drift Away”. I put the song in my “Like” folder, on my Youtube channel.

  • Sharon Markwell

    Mentor produced one of my all time favorite albums of Paul’s. “A Little on the Windy Side..

  • Janet Long

    My deepest condolences to you Paul xo

  • Bellevue Mom

    Deepest condolences to you, Paul, and to your family.

  • Jennifer Morley

    sending love to you Paul from our family to yours

  • IMHO

  • michele

    Deepest condolences Paul, with love always from all of the Rowe Family to you and your family. As I told you, we are here for anything you need.