Slipping Quickly Into Oblivion

from by Jesse Hultberg

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The first time I met Gregory
I had to be sure that he had seen me
Waiving at the Ocean Beach ferry
My grandmother was leaving that day

There was no hiding desire
Summer had come to the Island of Fire
Jaws was a big film that year
We all swam in silent fear

That night we met on the beach
And until the dawn Greg spoke softly to me
Easing me into myself
Like the boat gently crossing the bay

There we made love the next night
As the stars flew quickly across the sky
These things I'd never seen
Greg explained everything

Then those years passed us by
Staying in touch we drifted apart
Without an awful lot to say
And with our lives those years played

Moi je voulais apprendre le français
Alors Paris je suis allé
C'était pendant cette année
Que ses ennuis ont commencé

Greg he passed on recently
The last time we met was Memorial Day
From the thirty-first floor balcony
We watched the fireworks display

I saw the death in his eyes
Along side the love he had never disguised
And like those exploding suns
Greg slipped quickly into oblivion


from Jesse Hultberg, released December 9, 2014




Jesse Hultberg Montpellier, France

Founding member of NYC band
3 Teens Kill 4.
Album "No Motive" Point Blank records 1982.
Performed at Wigstock in NY in the 80s.
Appeared in the film Longtime Companion with the Fingerlakes Trio 1989
Created Wildmonk Records and released the CD Jesse Hultberg 1994.
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