About a Friend, About Family, Adult Themes, Failed Friendships, Failed Relationships, Grief Song, Heartbreak, Inspired by People, Inspired By Situations, Introspective, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Old Wounds, Optimism, Relationships, Storytelling

People We Know

People we know are lonely
People we know are afraid
People we know are hurting
From the games they’ve played

They didn’t know they were playin’
They just wanted happiness
But the walls got higher
Those are nasty frogs they kissed

And we try to cheer them up
Say they are worthy of more
We do our best to pull them from
That isolating heartbreak store
Where you pay for your mistakes
so you can quietly go
Oh, the ones who need us the most
Are all the people we know
The people we know

The heart goes through changes
But the hardest is a love that’s lost
You can’t seem to bargain
On how much it all will cost

You turn to friends and family
Sometimes they walk away too
But I hope this is a wakeup call
That person one day could be you

And they’ll try to cheer you up
Say you are worthy of so much more
They’ll do their best to pull you from
That isolating heartbreak store
Where you pay for your misfortunes
Then quietly allowed to go
Yeah the ones we need to be there
Are all the people we know

So
If you’re going through a hardship
If it’s all blown up in your face
If you cannot find the answers
After everyone gives you space

Reach out to the ones who are close
It’s in their eyes, the ones you trust
But if they don’t then get in touch with
All the people you know, if you must

And they’ll try to cheer you up
Say you are worthy of so much more
They’ll do their best to pull you from
That isolating heartbreak store
Where you pay for your misfortunes
Then quietly allowed to go
The ones who just might be there
Are all the people you know

Oh, those who’ll help us the most
Are all the people we know
The people we know
The people we know

August 11, 2022

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Adult Themes, Americana, Autobiographical, Growing Up, No Music Yet, Optimism, Relationships, Women, Young Love

She’ll Come To You

You wonder when she’ll show her face
You walk all the sidewalks in this town
Drive to see someone you liked online
But afterwards you get a little down

Is it because you’ve been so lonely
You think you needs to happen soon
Planning out your perfect first date
By the water, under the fullest moon
But you’ve gotta know it’ll be worth it
If you wait for a love that’s true
Don’t be chasing that girl
Dude, she’ll come to you
She’ll come to you

I see you looking at all the ladies
At the neighborhood pub and bars
I see you guys in your fancy clothes
You’re driving in your muscle cars

Is it because you’ve been so lonely
You think it needs to happen soon
Planning another special second date
On a blanket under the fullest moon
But you’ve gotta know it’ll be worth it
If you wait for a love that’s true
Don’t be pushing that girl
Dude, she’ll come to you
She’ll come to you

I once had that heart like yours, man
I tried too hard to make someone mine
And in the end I just pressed too hard
But it never turned out better or fine

It was because I’d been so lonely
I thought it needed to happen soon
Planning date after date after date
Swimming under the fullest moon
I should of known it would be worth it
Waiting for a love that’s real and true
Trust me friend, give her some space
Dude, she’ll come to you
She’ll come to you
She’ll come to you

August 7, 2022
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Adult Themes, Americana, Country Song, Inspired by People, Inspired By Situations, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Relationships, Romance, Saloon Song, Storytelling, Women

Carhartt Hat

He looks at her
She looks away
He’s rackin’ his brain
On what to do and say
He’s a roughneck
But he’s a little shy
She thinks he’s just
Some hometown guy

But he’s been watching her
From the end of the bar
And he knows she’s
No model or movie star
Men are ogling her
Lovin’ her body and smile
She knows they only see
her for her Country style
But she’s much more than that
He knows there’s more to her
As he tips his Carhartt hat

She looks at him
Gives him a wink
He wants to give her
Everything and the kitchen sink
He’s a farmer
They’ve met before
Back when she would work
down at the Gold Crown store

And she’s been watching him
He’s at the end of the bar
And she’s thinkin’ he’s never
gonna get a fancy shiny car
The bartender flirts with him
But he don’t really care
Cause he’s distracted by
The girl standing down there
Eventually he strides up to her
Like a confident kitty cat
She sees the man inside of him
Underneath his Carhartt hat

They say you know who a man is
By the label he chooses to wear
Some don’t reveal too much and wear
A t shirt and jeans to the County Fair
But that boy knows his brand
Is the best at the local Farm and Fleet
The only thing he still needs now
Is work boots for his blue collar feet

I look at them
From the stage
I think to myself
This night’s a page
Those kids are writing
They have no choice
They’re falling in love
As they hear my voice

He’s holding her
He’s now making her his
I hope they work out
Maybe have a couple kids
Who’ll plow the fields
Out on the family farm
All because he chose
To touch her on the arm
Well look at that
She’s wearin’ it now
His brand new hat
She wears it so well
His Carhartt hat
His brand new
olive Carhartt hat

July 21, 2022

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Adult Themes, Ballad, Denial, Failed Relationships, Grief Song, Heartbreak, Inspired By Situations, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Relationships, Wistful

Please Come Again

You were in the neighborhood
So you thought you’d ring my bell
You tried to call earlier
But I’ve been going through Hell
The house is a wreck
Or I’d invite you inside
Please come again
Hey, thanks for stopping by

I know it’s been some time now
Since we sat down to talk
I don’t remember when
We last went for a ride or walk
I’ve had a few drinks
And swallowed some pride
Please come again
Hey, thanks for stopping by

It’s not like me to turn you away
I’m sorry if I’m being rude
My heart is hurting, I can’t describe
why I feel so sad and screwed

I’ll call you in a couple days ok
I just have to sort this all out
Thanks for your understanding
It’s what you’re all about
We’ll go get some coffee
When my eyes have dried
Please come again
Hey, thanks for stopping by

Please come again
Hey, thanks for stopping by

July 19, 2022

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Adult Themes, Americana, Ballad, Heartbreak, Inspired By Situations, Introspective, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Old Wounds, Optimism, Relationships, Wistful, Young Love

Capitola

My toes are burning
It must have been the sand
When we were walking on the beach
And I was holding your sweet hand
I remember it all
The love we used to make
When you and I were younger then
I loved the tasty scones you’d bake

Now I sit here
In this wheelchair
And wonder if
I’m gonna die alone

I wanna come back to Capitola
So we can start all over
So we can do it again
Stroll in the village
Get some Pizza my Heart
Ice Cream to cool our lips
We swore we wouldn’t break apart
But most of all, I wanna come back
Come back to Capitola
Good ol’ Capitola
‘Cause then I’d be where you are

My heart is hurting
I miss your smiling eyes
Behind those hipster Ray Bans
You were a bombshell and so wise
I remember it all
The memories we made
And admiring the paintings
We almost bought by Thomas Kincade

Now I wait here
For my ride home
And I pay daily
That I don’t die alone

I wanna come back to Capitola
So we can start all over
So we can do it again
Stroll in the village
Get some Pizza my Heart
Ice Cream to cool our lips
We swore we wouldn’t break apart
But most of all, I wanna come back
Come back to Capitola
Good ol’ Capitola
‘Cause then I’d be where you are
I’d be where you are

July 17, 2022

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About Family, Adult Themes, Growing Up, Inspired by People, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Optimism

The Jewish Life

I’m not good with money
I don’t work in real estate
I don’t struggle daily
With self-love or hate
But I’ve worn the same watch
Ever since our wedding day
Even though my wife is Arabic
It’s this I’ve gotta say

I wanna be Jewish
I wanna wear gold
I’m gonna wear boxers &
White tank tops when I’m old
I wanna drive a Cadillac
With plastic covered seats
Lots of cash that’s stashed
Eating only kosher meats
I wanna be Jewish
The Jewish life’s for me

My Dad studied accounting
I love to write and perform
I’d get the kids laughing at camp
Through the darkest of storms
My Grandma ran a tight ship
She loved spoiling us boys
She paid with one credit card
We had typewriters as toys

She said one day, my grandson
you’ll end up like your Grandpa
Before we put him in his grave
And when you’re on that
Hollywood red carpet,
Be sure to smile for me & wave

I wanna be Jewish
I wanna wear gold
I’m gonna wear tank tops &
White boxers when I’m old
I wanna drive a Cadillac
With plastic covered seats
Lots of cash that’s stashed
But getting stuff for free
I wanna be Jewish
The Jewish life’s for me

The Jewish life’s for me
The Jewish life’s for me

July 13, 2022

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Adult Themes, Americana, Bluegrass, Country Song, Funny, Hokum, Inspired by People, Love, Lyrics, Marriage, Mom, No Music Yet, Snarky, Women

South Mouth

My sweetheart's got a South Mouth
She's the loudest one in the room
She cracks jokes n tells her stories
like she's singin' a Hank Williams tune
She can't help but be a little ornery
but she's as quiet as a church mouse
When we're home on our easy chairs
in our little white country house

My sweetheart's got a South Mouth
when she's out with her girls
She doesn't care who hears her
as she plays with her curls n pearls
She can't help but be smartassy
to the all the cowboys in town
But when she's home with family
She's not some silly circus clown

She's a grand ol' time
at the honky tonk
She's as wild there
as a woman can be
But she's a prim
and proper housewife
Who loves her
daughters and even me

So when you hear her South Mouth
Don't let it fool ya she's a true lady
She's just blowin' off steam, havin' drinks
She's not permanently crazy

Nah, she's not permanently crazy.

July 2, 2022
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Adult Themes, Americana, Autobiographical, Folk Ballad, Growing Up, Inspired by a Movie, Inspired by a Place, Inspired by High School, Inspired by People, Introspective, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Old Wounds, Rites of Passage, Wistful

The Movie We Made

It’s the movie we made
Without filming it to be shown
It was just for ourselves
It was for us alone

It’s the movie we made
It oftentimes in my mind
It’s a past I can’t shake
Or even get behind

It’s the people I left
It’s the ones who left me
It’s the regrets I have
It’s why I’m not free
Of the battles we fought
They almost took me down
But here I am still
Kickin’ ‘round this town

Out on Vega Road
Stands a house on the hill
It’s where my friends lived
Where I took a red pill

I bought their kindness
I bought their upset
It was a few short years
That I’d never forget

It’s the people I left
It’s the ones who left me
It’s the regrets I have
It’s why I’m not free
Of the battles we fought
That almost took me down
But here I am still
Kickin’ ‘round this town

The Palm Avenue house
Still looks the same
As it did when the mailbox
Had their last name

And I think about them
Those days we spent
But I cannot believe
Where all the time went

It’s the people who died
It’s the places I cried
It’s why I was right
To take off that night
To go find my old friends
To make my amends
It wasn’t for show
But they’ll never know

When on Virginia Street
I see the house is still green
It’s the place I’d practice
A new song or scene
And the Doblers still live
In 815, the house across
Last I heard of Craig,
He’ll soon be the farm’s boss

It’s the people still here
Those who won’t return
It’s all those promises made
It’s the hours I burn
Creating the new things
And setting fire to the past
The movie we made,
It’s one that won’t last

The movie we made
It’s one that won’t last

June 4, 2022

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Adult Themes, Americana, Autobiographical, Boating, Fishing, Growing Up, Inspired by a Place, Inspired by Outdoors, Introspective, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Wistful

The Ocean Is No Better Than The Lake

My parents settled in a college town by the sea
First came oldest, than the middle one, then me
We’d go to the beach and watch the waves break
But the ocean is no better than the lake

I loved that boardwalk town, it’s my childhood
Then we grew up as we three knew we would
Where it seemed like burgers more than steak
But the ocean is no better than the lake

Cause as I lived through those years
And I worked through my fears
Of being liked, of being loved
Of all the horses and steers
I met new kids, made long lasting friends
We get together every now and then
And we remember the good times
The crazy days and nights
Over bourbon, cokes, wine coolers or beer
And it’s all so clear,
No matter where we live,
We’ve learned to give and take
And the ocean is no better than the lake
The ocean is no better than the lake

Now I head out with my boat outside of town
Whether I’m a happy camper or feeling down
I swear by the local diner’s apple pie and cake
But the ocean is no better than the lake

And as I live through these years
And I work through my remaining fears
Of being tossed, of being thrown
By the old horses and steers
I now have kids, have new friends
We get together every now and then
We make memories, have good times
The crazy days and nights
Over sweet tea, cokes, spritzers or lite beer
And it’s all so clear,
No matter where we live,
It’s all about that give and take
And the ocean is no better than the lake

That ocean I miss is no better than the lake
That ocean I miss is no better than the lake

May 13, 2022


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