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Etta James — The Rock
Album: Love's Been Rough On Me
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Released: 1997
Length: 3:28
Plays (last 30 days): 2
When you wake up
In the morning and you wonder
Why no one's beside you where I usually lay
And you think you hear
The sound of a distant thunder
It's just your old rock rolling away

I was your rock standing strong for you
There was nothing I wouldn't do
No matter the cost I was ready to pay
Now you say I'm only holding you down
Like some old rock you've been dragging around
Yes, I'm your rock but I'm rolling away

I'm rolling away on a downhill grade
But I'm coming to rest side
A mountain of love some day
'Cause I finally understand
If you're resting on shifting sands
Even a rock goes rolling away

And I was your rock standing strong for you
There was nothing I wouldn't do
No matter the cost I was ready to pay
Oh now you say I'm only holding you down
Like some old rock you've been dragging around
Yes, I'm your rock and I'm rolling away
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 LoudshirtsBand wrote:

Shame I am unable to read the obit due to EU/UK GDPR!
R.I.P. Cynaera


https://www.legacy.com/us/obit...

Ann Stepp Lucas (1956 - 2012)

Ann Lucas passed away February 6, 2012, at University of Utah Medical Center, at age 55 due to a subdural hematoma, which required surgery. She was put on life support, but after three days without signs of improvement, her family made the difficult decision to discontinue life support and donate her organs on the 6th.

Ann was born on Oct. 12, 1956, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Buss and Dorothy Stepp, who encouraged her to follow her dreams. One dream was to become a published author, which she achieved in 2010 with her novel "Life-Dance". She also wrote fan fiction for the television show "La Femme Nikita". When the "powers that be" cancelled the show, Ann joined with other fans and campaigned very hard to get them to tie up loose ends with a final season, which they did.

Ann was also a freelance correspondent for the "Elko Independent" newspaper and had a recurring column called "Shaking the Tree", as well as writing articles for "Elko Daily Free Press", and liked writing short stories just for the practice.

Ann was a passionate animal advocate. She rescued and fostered many cats, two dogs and even a pigeon. She loved "Animal House Shelter and Sanctuary" near Elko, and donations to them in her honor, would be greatly welcomed.

Ann was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, and grew up in Elko, Nevada, graduated from Elko High School, then worked for many years as a telephone operator for C.P. National. She lived for over 15 years in Keizer, Oregon, where she worked for the "State of Oregon" in Salem.

She returned to Elko, getting an apartment in Spring Creek in the summer of 2001, to be nearer to her ailing Father, Buss, who passed away from lung cancer in 2002. Her Mother, Dorothy, had battled cancer and passed away in 1999. Ann was also preceded in death by her infant daughter, Desiree, and her stepbrother, Jerry Tate. She is survived by her brother, James M. Stepp and sister, Terry Stepp, both of Elko, her niece, Sonja Shelledy Laws, of Clinton, Utah, nephew, Eric Villadsen, of Layton, Utah and Brother in Law Viggo Villadsen, also of Clinton, Utah. Ann was a great aunt, and recently became a great-great aunt to little Cash. She also had extensive "adopted family" members whom she welcomed into her home any time they came through.

In 2005, Ann moved back to the house which her mother and father had made into their "family home" in Elko. Her brother, James, had purchased the home after Buss passed, and it made perfect sense for her to live in the house where she was raised. She found the remnants of her mother' s garden, brought it back to life, and discovered a passion for gardening. Her final employment was with "Kimberly Nursery" in Elko. She would arrive long before the rest of the world woke up, water the plants and trees, rescue little critters in peril and take glorious photographs of Elko' s sunrises. She called it her Zen job.

Ann LOVED: her family and friends, animals, all genres of music, reading and writing, the Ruby Mountains and nature. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, best friend and champion of all underdogs. The world has lost a bright ray of Sunshine.





 janac13 wrote:

To add my voice to those who miss your wit and gentleness of spirit. Rest well Anne.



Amen
GODLIKE!!! ICONIC!!!
 jellese wrote:
 LoudshirtsBand wrote:

Shame I am unable to read the obit due to EU/UK GDPR!
R.I.P. Cynaera

 Saved on the Internet Archive, http://web.archive.org/web/202...
 

Jellese, thank you for sharing the link.  <3
 LoudshirtsBand wrote:

Shame I am unable to read the obit due to EU/UK GDPR!
R.I.P. Cynaera

 Saved on the Internet Archive, http://web.archive.org/web/202...
 Cynaera wrote:
Etta's voice always brings me back to life, no matter what she sings.  She will be very much missed.  R. I. P., Ms. James, and thank you for the wonderful, magical legacy you've left to us all. {#Notworthy}
 
To add my voice to those who miss your wit and gentleness of spirit. Rest well Anne.
 easmann wrote:

That is Cynaera's final comment on Radio Paradise.
Elko Daily Free Press, Archived Obituaries: (Cynaera) Ann Stepp Lucas (1956 - 2012)

Rest in peace Ann, and thank you for the wonderful legacy you've left to the RP community.
 
Shame I am unable to read the obit due to EU/UK GDPR!
R.I.P. Cynaera

 easmann wrote:

That is Cynaera's final comment on Radio Paradise.
Elko Daily Free Press, Archived Obituaries: (Cynaera) Ann Stepp Lucas (1956 - 2012)

Rest in peace Ann, and thank you for the wonderful legacy you've left to the RP community.
 
What a great obit. Thanks for posting it. 

Wow I can actually feel the pain and sincerity
 Cynaera wrote:
Etta's voice always brings me back to life, no matter what she sings.  She will be very much missed.  R. I. P., Ms. James, and thank you for the wonderful, magical legacy you've left to us all. {#Notworthy}
 

RIP Ann.  It is a shame you have no one taking up the mantle of posting superb comments from your beautiful heart.
I have had got my 2 cents worth as well in mentioning how much he sounds like BD.

Just for the record, this artist has been quoted saying he was "obsessed" with Dob Dylan growing up. 
 easmann wrote:

That is Cynaera's final comment on Radio Paradise.
Elko Daily Free Press, Archived Obituaries: (Cynaera) Ann Stepp Lucas (1956 - 2012)

Rest in peace Ann, the Radio Paradise community sorely misses you.

 
And to think 14 days later she became ill, and passed shortly thereafter. 55 years young.

Just goes to show, anytime can be your time to go. Hug tighter those that mean something to you.
OK, this is the first song I heard after I registered officially on RP, today, Jan 18, 2018.   
 easmann wrote:

That is Cynaera's final comment on Radio Paradise.
Elko Daily Free Press, Archived Obituaries: (Cynaera) Ann Stepp Lucas (1956 - 2012)

Rest in peace Ann, the Radio Paradise community sorely misses you.

 
Thanks for that link....I miss her
 Cynaera wrote (Posted: Jan 20, 2012 - 16:40):
Etta's voice always brings me back to life, no matter what she sings.  She will be very much missed.  R. I. P., Ms. James, and thank you for the wonderful, magical legacy you've left to us all. {#Notworthy}
 
 
K_Love wrote:
From now on, when I hear Etta, her voice will bring you back to life for me. Miss you and your amazing stories.
 
That is Cynaera's final comment on Radio Paradise.
Elko Daily Free Press, Archived Obituaries: (Cynaera) Ann Stepp Lucas (1956 - 2012)

Rest in peace Ann, and thank you for the wonderful legacy you've left to the RP community.
 smoooth grooove this..{#Music}
Wow, what a song.
 oldfart48 wrote:
doesn't get any better than  ETTA.....{#Cheers}

 
I'll drink to that, my distant friend.
The voice of an angel!
Oh my goodness this woman's sound is arresting and inspiring and godlike! Totally topnotch
{#Clap}  {#Clap} {#Notworthy} {#Notworthy} {#Notworthy} {#Clap}

Miss you Ms Etta....
Very Nice!
Her voice melts me.......{#Sunny} 
more Ms. James pleas'    {#Sunny}  {#Dance}
 DD rabbi_phil wrote:
love the guitar in the back with the chorus or flange or whatever that is on it.....song is pretty dammmmmmn goood 2

 
me too! whatever it is
 
doesn't get any better than  ETTA.....{#Cheers}
After hearing Rogers Waters express that God wants sex...this sweet song is soothing my horny soul. Gratefully my purity isn't dead.
Keep inspiring my day RP-Thank YOU!
Dear lord I love this kind of music. 
 Cynaera wrote:
Etta's voice always brings me back to life, no matter what she sings.  She will be very much missed.  R. I. P., Ms. James, and thank you for the wonderful, magical legacy you've left to us all. {#Notworthy}
 
From now on, when I hear Etta, her voice will bring you back to life for me. Miss you and your amazing stories.
 Cynaera wrote:
Etta's voice always brings me back to life, no matter what she sings.  She will be very much missed.  R. I. P., Ms. James, and thank you for the wonderful, magical legacy you've left to us all. {#Notworthy}
 
Amen.
love the guitar in the back with the chorus or flange or whatever that is on it.....song is pretty dammmmmmn goood 2
More Etta please Bill - RIP Sweet Etta.
yes, really thanks....
 

Etta's voice always brings me back to life, no matter what she sings.  She will be very much missed.  R. I. P., Ms. James, and thank you for the wonderful, magical legacy you've left to us all. {#Notworthy}