Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Stutter


I have to force back a sigh
Hold my breath wanting this feeling to stay
When you look into my eyes
You say you catch me looking the other way

Your reading rhymes
I’m taking in your every word
Your meter offers me a peek into your world
My mind’s wings beat and flutter
You make my heart stutter

Your sexy brain gives me a flash of fear
I’m not your type and I don’t know what I’m doing here
Then you take my hand in your’s
You wrap your fingers around my life
You give me breath with little force
My mind begins to flutter
You make my heart stutter.



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The Me I Be


I want to swing like a monkey
in the trees
I want to swim like a turtle in the sea
If I could race like a cheetah
nobody would beat-a-me
But I also dig being the me that I be


I wish I was a bear getting honey
From the bees
Only worried about the bear necessities
If I could fly like an eagle
I could see everything he sees
But I also dig being the me that I be


All the elephants
And bouncing kangaroos
They have special things
That they can do
But I do too


I’m going to swing like a monkey
In the trees
I’m going to swim like a turtle
In the sea
And when the eagle flies overhead
He’ll look down and wish he was me
It’s pretty great being the me that I
Be.


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The Songwriter's Song


Don’t rhyme fire with desire
Don’t rhyme kiss with miss
Don’t rhyme heaven above
With the word love

Don’t rhyme baby with baby
Don’t follow it up with you’re
Driving me crazy
You’re tired cliché’s make love see lame

I don’t think that you even realize
Your lazy efforts kill the emotion of every line

Love wont rhyme
Love wont jive
It ainst soft n sweet
Gentle or kind

It can give you a reason to live
Then turn around and take your life

It’s a many splintered thing but it wont rhyme

I don’t think that you even realize
Your lazy efforts kill the emotion of every line

Love wont rhyme
Love wont jive
It ainst soft n sweet
Gentle or kind

It can give you a reason to live
Then turn around and take your life

It will knock you off your feet
Make your heart skip a thump

It’s a many splintered thing but it wont rhyme

It’s a many splintered thing but it wont rhyme

Love will change your life, but never rhyme.


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Second Hand Coat


One pocket he keeps his stones
The other his beatles
He loves to hit the pipe
But afraid of the needles

He claims he wants to see the world
But he wastes his time staying high
He aint willing to give up what he’s earned
There’s no need to waste the sky

He’s got a second hand coat two sizes too big
It’s got plenty of room for his thoughts and that he digs

He claims he wants to see the world
But he wastes his time staying high
He aint willing to give up what he’s earned
There’s no need to waste the sky

He claims he wants to see the world
But he wastes his time staying high
He aint willing to give up what he’s earned
There’s no need to waste the sky
That bitch aint gonna fly


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Molly's Smile


I hear you calling my name
A thousand miles away
I’ve come to be by your side
And make everything alright

I hold your breath in my hands
Over your mouth
I watch your eyes grow dim
As life’s light goes out


I walked across this country to be by your side
You’re the only woman I’ve ever loved.
They said that you smiled, the day I arrived.
Now your smile is gone.
Now your smile is gone. Molly I’m sorry I cried.
I hate to see you this way
You’re the memory of the woman that raised me from a child
A cancer riddled shell of pain


Grandma look in my eyes
Put your hand in mine
There’s only one cure for the suffering you endure
Time to say goodnight
I love you Molly, goodbye

I walked across this country to be by your side
You’re the only woman I’ve ever loved.
They said that you smiled, the day I arrived.
Now your smile is gone.
I walked across this country to be by your side
You’re the only woman I’ve ever loved.
They said that you smiled, the day I arrived.
But now your smile is gone.
You will smile no more



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Lovelock


Desert storms in phoenix fill the sky
The Colorado River is damn near dry
You think recycled paper will set things right
Tell yourself another lie.

I’m not against making a change
But we don’t have time to waste
need to prepare for what’s to come
The damage can’t be undone

James Lovelock said
Most of mankind will be dead
only half a billion will survive
should be an exciting time

Conservation's a waste of time
You should focus on saving your life
I know you hope to make a change
it's too late
--End Chorus –

Get rid of all the people alive
pollution that powers your lights
methane spewing cows
You still wont stop what’s going down

accept the things you cannot change
Find the courage to change
what you can --Chorus--
I know you hope to make a change
it's too late

James Lovelock said
Most of mankind will be dead
only half a billion will survive
should be an exciting time

Conservation's a waste of time
You should focus on saving your life
I know you hope to make a change
it's too late

You’re like a child playing pretend
you don't realize this is the end
need to prepare for what’s to come
the damage can't be undone
hope of survival is none

Montana glaciers are lacking ice
The Colorado River is running dry
Arizona sand storms at record heights
Seems pretty clear we’ve run out of time


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I Believe Incessantly


People hang out and some will sell you hope
religions no better than home made soap
faith will never wash away your doubt.
People hang out and some will sell you hope
religions no better than home made soap
faith will never wash away your doubt.

52 weeks 12 months
1 trip around the sun
you have been on my mind
I am a pervert my minds in the gutter
Anything I say will offend your mother
All I hope is that maybe
You will smile when you think of me
 
I believe
Incessantly


It’s easier to judge than it is to understand
It’s a complicated thing that makes up a man
I never cared what other’s thought about me
Would you know if you stared down the hole
Of an inverted funnel or an empty towel role
Perceptions important to those that wont see.

I am a pervert my minds in the gutter
Anything I say will offend your mother
All I hope is that maybe
You will smile when you think of me

I believe
Incessantly


My tires are rotating on the road
You are doing as you were told
Nobody’s getting what they want
I used to have you to sing to me
Now I have only that memory
I intend to get what I want.

52 weeks 12 months
1 trip around the sun
you have been on my mind
I am a pervert my minds in the gutter
Anything I say will offend your mother
All I hope is that maybe
You will smile when you think of me



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House Of Love


In the kitchen broken dishes on the counter and the floor
In the bedroom is a mattress I won’t sleep on any more
In the bathroom is the perfume that you left behind
In this house there is your memory, a presence that won’t die
A presence that won’t die

I guess I did something wrong
Lost my temper once again
You made this house a home
You were my lady, my lover, and my friend
You were my lady, my lover, my best friend.

We built this house of love for the family that we planned
Two children and a dog, you my woman, me your man
But something went wrong and you lost interest along the way
Now I’m standing here alone wishing that you had stayed
Now I’m standing here alone wishing you were here today.

I guess I did something wrong
Lost my temper once again
You made this house a home
You were my lady, my lover, and my friend
You were my lady, my lover, my best friend.

On the table are your cigarettes they’ve been there for a year
I haven’t moved a single thing, since you disappeared
On the wall there is a stain from the bottle you threw at my head
In the backyard is your body buried in the flower bed
In the backyard is your body buried in the flower bed


I guess I did something wrong
Lost my temper once again
You made this house a home
You were my lady, my  lover, and my friend
You were my lady, my lover, my best friend.

I guess I did something wrong
Lost my temper once again
You made this house a home
You were my lady, my lover, and my friend
You were my lady, my lover, my best friend.
You were my lady, my lover, and my friend

You were my lady, my lover, but now you’re dead


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A Thousand Sweat Soaked Silent Sorries

Close the blinds now
The sun and the moon are in the sky
I don’t know why now
I can’t move my mind

So I put a pen to paper
Drag the ink across the page
I’ll read about it later
Once I survive this giddy rage

Is anybody in here
Sick of listening to me
I was not surprised
When everybody screamed

Hell yeah. Pour a glass of milk now
Put some chocolate in for fun
Not sure how I’m feeling
My mind is currently numb

So I put a pen to paper
Drag the ink across the page
I’ll read about it later
Once I survive this giddy rage

Is anybody in here
Sick of listening to me
I was not surprised
When everybody screamed

Hell yeah.

Is anybody in here
Sick of listening to me
I was not surprised
When everybody screamed

Hell yeah.

4.894


I feel ok
after all's been said and done
you quit today
I guess life lost it's fun

I don't feel so good
all I’ve said has been a lie
I went numb inside
when heard you’d said goodbye

Heaven waits for you
With talcum powdered wings
the kiss of baby's breathe sent by pennyroyal tea

These are not the things
of which we think
I wonder what I'll miss,
you would have gave,
and in the end I make your pain
be about me

Transcending
Sympathy
I've got to change my head
I don't like where it's at
ah hell the king is dead
Not much more to say about that

Heaven waits for you
With talcum powdered wings
the kiss of baby's breathe sent by pennyroyal tea

These are not the things
of which we think
I wonder what I'll miss, you would have gave,
and in the end I make your pain
be about me

Transcending
Sympathy



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Thank You Lord for Willie Nelson


Thank you lord for Willie Nelson
He’s been a hero indeed
A champion for the farmer
An inspiration to you and me
Thank you lord for Willie Nelson
Today his songs still ring true
I want to live my life with honor
And ask myself what would Willie do?

When My Blue eyes are crying in the rain
Willie’s words have eased my pain
I’ve heard his voice time and again
The red headed stranger’s been a life long friend

Now Willie may have smoked a little pot
A little hell Willie’s smoked a lot
Legend says he rolled one in the white house
Balls of steel are what Willie’s got

Thank you lord for Willie Nelson
He’s been a hero indeed
A champion for the farmer
An inspiration to you and me
Thank you lord for Willie Nelson
Today his songs still ring true
I want to live my life with honor
And ask myself what would Willie do? Over a thousand farms were saved by this man
That’s a thousand families that got a second chance
When the banks told the farmer’s they were thru
Willie told the Banks “yeah well fuck you”

I’m not saying he don’t have flaws
No ones perfect Lord and I mean no one
But I know you had a plan
When you put Willie in a band

So Thank you lord for Willie Nelson
He’s been a hero indeed
A champion for the farmer
An inspiration to you and me
Thank you lord for Willie Nelson
Today his songs still ring true
I want to live my life with honor
And do the things, I know Willie’ld do.


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Sonoma Sunshine


More than a friend
She brought my life to an end
But I love her any way
She can be happy
I think she’s pretty
And I love her any way

Oh sweet Sonoma sunshine
Smile on me

She doesn’t come around
I would never put her down
And I love her any way
I don’t think I can give
What she deserves me to give
I hope she loves me any way

Oh sweet Sonoma sunshine
Smile on me

Quiet the cries
Sadly sweet
Cleanse the mind with one swift weep
Slumber in happiness
Trouble won’t find you there.

More than a friend
I think she’s the man
But I love her any way



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Magical Purple Hair


She wants to be by herself, but not alone
She dreams in color. She dreams all day.
She get's cranky when she's stoned.
She loves the world but wants it to change.
She's not happy with what she's got
Degree of confusion in her world
She wants it all but not a lot.
She likes boys and she likes girls

She stayed with me for a while
and I got to know her
but we were too high to care
She criticized my style
and now that its over
I wont forget the girl with the
Beautiful eyes
and vicious smile
and the wicked witt
and the magical purple hair

She stayed with me for a while
and I got to know her
but we were too high to care
She criticized my style
and now that its over
I wont forget the girl with the
Beautiful eyes
and vicious smile
and the wicked witt

and the magical purple hair


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The Last Lullaby


Close your eyes and say goodnight.
This will be your last lullaby
The needle punctures the skin
The vein welcomes it in

Chase the dragon through the night
Suffocate on a sigh
Paint cans and glass pipes
The nick nacks that took your life

This became all you could dream of
You had it all, but now it’s gone
You danced alone in a chair
feces stench in the air

two weeks dead and missed by none
all the songs have been sung
a fallen robin has gone away

what a waste


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If You


Strip it Down it’s just you & Me

You cut me off and say you’re tired of talking

It’s not as if we can’t agree but you’ve lost your will to fight


You’re packin up all your things to leave

And these will be our last words

Then my chance will be lost

And I aint too proud to cry. 


If you love me you would hold me

And never let me go

If you love me you would tell me

You never want me to be alone

If you cared at all you would stop

And never go

You just turn your back to me and say 


I guess I don’t


Now we’re seven years & a 1000 pains 

away from the day 

we first met


Time has moved on for you 

And I can see your life has bloomed 

but I’m stuck in the day you left

and what was said


If you love me you would hold me

And never let me go

If you love me you would tell me

You never want me to be alone

If you cared at all you would stop

And never go

You just turn your back to me and say 


I guess I don’t

I guess I don’t


If you love me you would hold me

And never let me go

If you love me you would tell me

You never want me to be alone

If you cared at all you would stop

And never go

But you just turn your back to me instead.



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I Awake Screaming


I wake up in the morning
And I feel numb inside
I drive myself to work
I will do this everyday until I die

This don’t seem much like living
But it’s the best I know to do
It seems like I gave up on life
When I married you

Ba pa ba ba pa ba

I gave you two children
And you claim that you still want more
We can barely feed the two that we have
Why the hell would you want more

I’ve never known time
To drag along this way
Some times I dream that you will die
No the truth is, that’s what I pray

This don’t seem much like living
But it’s the best I know to do
It seems like I gave up on life
When I married you
But I swore on my life
I’d be by your side forever more
Now I pay the price
For the perjury
That I swore

I wake up in the morning

And I feel numb inside.



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Like Shaking Hands


I miss                         
the feel of your lips
pressed against
the back of my shoulders

I miss                           
the smile on your face
when I say
I support the war
but not the soldiers

I miss  
the joy of your scent
the feel of your skin
staying up and talking all night

But I don't miss                   
wondering where you've been
are you cheating again
and listening to your lies

I don't miss you screaming at me   
never letting me be
controlling everything I do

I miss you

Now I've moved on                    
our love is gone
no need to live in the
past

I've accepted being
alone    
working all day long
trying to kill the memory
of us

When I see you again      
I wont have to pretend
I have no desire to kiss
you

I miss you



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Léon


She waxes and wanes
and then stays the same
She changes her name
to hide all her shame
but I love her any way

Push on through
see the toenail moon
raindrops fall from a starry sky
on a rainy night

Sky Léon
Take me on
Sky Léon

She waxes and wanes
and then stays the same
She changes her name
to hide all her shame
but I love her any way

Push on through
see the toenail moon
raindrops fall from a starry sky
on a rainy night

Sky Léon
Take me on
Sky Léon

Oh, I love her
but I shouldn't bother
because I can't keep up with her pace.
She's with me one day, turns around and goes away
and I've lost touch with grace.

Sky Léon
Take me on
Sky Léon



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Lollygagging


Feed the bear. He don’t rely on me
See the flies. I’ve got flies on me
I cut my eyes to watch them bleed
I cut my eyes to watch them bleed

Take me in and be my friend
Tell me tales of where you’ve been
Make me laugh. Help me sing
And when we’re done promise one thing

And do right
And do write
And do right
And do write

And do right
(nothing will change)
And do write
(if you stay the same)
And do right
(pass on the blame)
And do write
(pass on the blame)

And do right
(nothing will change)
And do write
(if you stay the same)
And do right
(pass on the blame)
And do write

(It’s not my fault. It’s not my fault)



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