Wallet In The Snow

Found a wallet in the snow
Opened it up and I saw the ID
She was born in the Summer
I was so reckless and free
Her name was Jennifer Ann
Her home base was Evanston
She must have come down
To have drinks and some fun

With college friends in town
Her bank card was in there
And so was one for a library
It was missing, I knew she'd care
On a receipt was a phone number
Of a person named Chris
So I decided to call her up and
The conversation went like this;

The reason why I’m calling
Is because of somethin’ I found
I’d like to talk to Jennifer
Is she still around?
Chris said she left this mornin’
And said she’d get it to her ASAP
she was headin’ up there Thursday
Then Jennifer would be happy

So Chris called up Jennifer
She said it was dropped outside
Jenny then called me to say
When she found out, she cried 
I dropped it off at Chris’ place
And thought that was that
But she invited me inside
Chris wanted to have a chat

We talked for a long time
Turns out they were related
They were cousins & best friends
She said they were frustrated
Chris didn’t have her ID, so
They walked to the liquor store
For beer and snacks, you know
They later passed out on the floor

I said I’ve gotta get back to work
She said hey, what do you do?
I told her I was an Lyft driver
She said oh, I could pay you
For a ride up there Thursday
We could all go out for a drink
It’s the least she and I could do
She’d like to meet you, I think
 
And I can’t believe I said yes
That Chicago night was the best

Because Jen brought a girlfriend
Who I hit it off with so well
And the whole thing was fate
How I loved dating sweet Michelle
It all worked out, we got engaged
Jen & Chris were her bridesmaids
Now I work at her father’s law firm
‘Cause I graduated with good grades

Just so now all of you know
What can happen when you return
That found wallet in the snow
What a lovely lesson to learn
You could meet the love of your life
When you return that wallet you found
Oh I’m so happy I returned that random
girl’s wallet I fatefully found
In front of that liquor store in the snow
In front of that liquor store in the snow

February 7, 2021

What’ll It Be, Charlie?

What’ll it be, Charlie?
 Would bourbon heal your heart
 Now that she done left you
 Now that you’re split apart

 What’ll it be, Charlie?
 How ‘bout a tonic and gin
 Now she’s out of the picture
 It was a game you couldn’t win

 They say a man can get over a heartbreak
 By meeting someone else right away
 So, Charlie have a drink on me
 You time is now, don’t delay
 Don’t waste your time thinkin’ of her
 There’s plenty of trout in the river
 What’ll it be, Charlie?
 Let’s marinate that thirsty liver

 What’ll it be, Charlie?
 How ‘bout an ice cold beer
 Get back in the saddle, my friend
 Plenty of good women in here

 What’ll it be, Charlie?
 Don’t sit there and be down
 Cheer up, we’ve got your back
 Let’s get rid of that frown

 They say a man can get over a lost love
 By meeting someone else right away
 So, Charlie your drinks are on me
 You sure might find someone today
 Don’t waste your time thinkin’ of her
 There’s plenty of trout in the river
 What’ll it be, Charlie?
 Let’s marinate that thirsty liver

 What’ll it be, Charlie?
 Let’s marinate that thirsty liver

 February 6, 2021

At The Lake House

It’s warm in this place when it’s cold outside
I’m still here at the lake house where we met
We were just kids but it seems like yesterday
It was a moment frozen in time I won’t forget

You had a bright big smile and laughed at me
I was quiet and shy but not with you back then
We’d watch the geese before they flew away
And you came back to see me again and again

At the lake house
It was just you and me
At the lake house
We were so happy and free
Fishin’ in a rowboat
Wishin’ on falling stars
Not old enough to go to bars
And we weren’t fully grown
Out at the lake house
Where I now live alone

I’m out here while you’re in another’s arms
Thinkin’ ‘bout all those afternoons with you
We’d go on walks until we had to run back
I crushed on you and you already knew

At the lake house
It was just you and me
At the lake house
We were so happy and free
Sharin’ my poems with you
Hopin’ we’d share a kiss
Not knowin’ it’s you I’d miss
And weep at your gravestone
Out at the lake house
Where I now live all alone

Out at the lake house
Where I now live alone

February 2, 2021

All Yours Tonight

You weren’t treated well in the past
 You’re lookin’ for somethin’ that will last
 You’re drinkin’ till you can’t feel your feet
 and sittin' at the bar as you're lookin’ at me
 
If you want me to take you home I will
 Don’t worry babe, I’ve already paid the bill
 I’m gonna take real good care of you
 Give you comfort that’s sincere and true

 I’m OK with bein’ the one you turn to
 When you’re lonely deep inside
 I’m OK with you calling me from here
 When you are drunk and need a ride
 I’m OK with bein’ your codependent fool
 I’m OK with helpin’ you get up 
 After you’ve fallen from your stool
 I accept you for who you’ve been
 And  now I hope you see the light
 My shoulder could be all yours tonight

 I’ve watched you weekly hang out in here
 We’ve talked a lot over the course of a year
 We’re friends, at least I hope you think so
 And if you ever need my love let me know

 I’m OK with bein’ the one you turn to
 When you’re lonely deep inside
 I’m OK with you callin' me from here
 When you are drunk and need a ride
 I’m OK with bein’ your codependent fool
 I’m OK with helpin’ you get up 
 After you’ve fallen from your stool
 I accept you for who you’ve been
 And now I hope you see the light
 My shoulder could be all yours tonight

 Babe, my shoulder is all yours tonight

 February 2, 2021

Your Guess Is As Good As Mine

You ask me why I love you
 Why I’m always thinking of you
 Why your kisses are better than wine
 I couldn’t even tell you
 Why I love to smell you
 Your guess is as good as mine

 It could be your bright eyes
 Or that attractive hip size
 Or your smile, how it shines
 Maybe my heart is saying
 I should be often praying
 And forget all my ex-Valentines

 Maybe it’s not as important
 The answer to your question, "Why?"
 Maybe if you believe me
 And you don’t hurt or deceive me
 The truth will never be a lie

 I could say it’s your laughter
 Is the reason why I’m after
 Your lips so soft and divine
 I’d explain it if I could
 If you said that it would
 prove this ain't a corny line
 But baby, your guess is as good as mine

 Baby, your guess is as good as mine

January 31, 2021

If I Cried

 If I cried many teardrops
 From these pale blue eyes
 I’m not sure if it would matter
 She’s already said her goodbyes
 So, I won’t cry many teardrops
 I’ll be manly and swallow my pride
 She wouldn’t be payin' attention
 If I cried

 If I cried about missin’ her
 If I cried about not kissin’ her
 If I cried cause I couldn’t hold her
 Sweet body close to mine
 If I cried and drank til I fell down
 If I cried like a backstage circus clown
 She won’t come back to this town
 So I think I’ll have some more wine

 If I cried like a little baby
 Or if I cried like a crocodile
 Just because I missed her laughter
 And that funny, silly smile
 So I won’t cry like a little baby
 I’ll get drunk and bum a ride
 Find someone else who’ll care
 If I cried

 If I cried about missin’ her
 If I cried about not kissin’ her
 If I cried cause I couldn’t hold her
 Smooth body close to mine
 If I cried and drank til I fell down
 If I cried like a backstage circus clown
 She won’t come back to this town
 So I think I’ll have some more wine

 And bourbon, scotch and a few
 cases of delicious Coors Light 
 Cause I can throw up all night
 There’s no one at home to fight
 Bring on all the booze tonight
 That girl was no Mrs. Right
 I won’t ever get her back now
 Even If I cried

 No, I couldn't get her back now,
 Even if I cried…

 January 27, 2021

Keepin’ Secrets

I used to not tell you what I spent money on
I used to pay only with cash from the bank
I used to see how far I could take it
And gamble with your trust until it sank

I’m in this truck parked by the courthouse
I see you dressed in brand new clothes
I knew you didn’t have it in you
To accept the behavior you think I chose

Chorus:
You saw a different me that emerged
When we got out of our honeymoon phase
And then you realized for yourself
You wanted better nights and days
I knew I wanted to move on from you
You knew you wanted to leave me too
We were too busy avoiding the truth
Keepin’ secrets was all we learned to do
It wasn’t a problem we were meant to solve
I know it’s right for our marriage to dissolve

We thought we had it all together back then
We didn’t want to end up unhappily divorced
Cause we both came from broken homes
So we tried to set sail on another course

We wanted to be there for each other
And stay honest with with how we felt
We’d accept each other warts and all
Our hearts grew hard, instead of melt

Bridge:
And I see all the damage I did on my end
I’ve lost you for good, my lover & friend

You saw a different me that emerged
When we got out of our honeymoon phase
And then you realized for yourself
You wanted better nights and days
I knew I wanted to move on from you
You knew you wanted to leave me too
And too busy avoiding what we could be
Keepin’ secrets was all we learned to do
It wasn’t a problem we were meant to solve
I know it’s right for our marriage to dissolve

Tag:
It’s how aware humans grow, change and evolve
That’s why I know our marriage had to dissolve

January 24, 2021

Should’ve Been Toby Keith

He says he should have been a cowboy
Ridin’ with the guys on a cattle drive
I don’t think he understands his talents
He makes people feel happy and alive

He’s a stud in boots and cowboy hat
And his songs are so intense and great
Makes me wanna leave my 50K town
To go find a place in the Sooners State

He’s impressive as a Country performer
Man what I would do to be in his corner
Proud of being from the land of the free
When he sings, man I don’t wanna be me

I wanna be him, with that kickass grin
Keepin’ all his songs free of sin
He’s an original rascal filled with fire
Never stopped playin’ and won’t retire

He’s got a sound and style of his own
His face looks like it’s chiseled from stone
He loves his fans and they all love him back
When it comes to class, he’s ahead of the pack

If you say I’m good, you’d be lying through your teeth
I’ll never be him, I should’ve been Toby Keith

I’ll never be him, I should’ve been Toby Keith

January 23, 2021

Is It True You’re Single Again?

Heard a rumor the other night
If I’ve said too much say when
Is it true he’s left you all alone
Is it true you’re single again?
Do you need me to come over?
I’d be happy to soothe your pain
Don’t be afraid to hang with me
Is it true you’re single again?

I’ve been waiting in the wings for years now
Guess I’ve been jealous of all those lucky guys
Who got to take you on dates & romantic getaways
I don’t think anything I tell you will be a surprise

I don’t want to argue or fight
If I’ve said too much say when
Is it true he’s left you all alone
Is it true you’re single again?
Do you need me to come over?
I’d be happy to soothe your pain
Don’t be afraid to hang with me
Is it true you’re single again?

I’ve got poems I’ve written to express my longing
They’re from my soul and I’ll share them with you
Some are cheesy but some are heart-wrenching
And I think my dear it’s high time that you knew

I heard a rumor the other night
If I’ve said too much say when
Is it true he’s left you all alone
Is it true you’re single again?
Do you need me to come over?
I’d be happy to soothe your pain
Don’t be afraid to spill the tea
Is it true you’re single again?

Is it true you’re single
And ready to mingle
Is it true you’re single again?
Oh, baby,
Is it true you’re single again?

January 15, 2021