Adult Themes, Autobiographical, Inspired By Situations, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Relationships, Romance, Young Love

Meet-Cute

I used to be ungrateful
I wasn’t happy, I would yell
I expected others to see
Through the lies they’d tell

Then your eyes met mine
And straight away I knew
For the rest of my years
Right then
was our meet-cute
Right then
Was our meet-cute

You saw me for who I was
Underneath my shame
You saw my insecurities
You knew I played a game
Where I had all the answers
For everyone else but me
You knew deep in your heart
I wasn’t who I wanted to be

When your eyes met mine
And straight away you knew
For the rest of your years
Right then
was our meet-cute
Right then
Was our meet cute

Bridge:
I was colder than Alaska
I had icicles in my stare
You heated me with honesty
Just by being quietly there
My friends and family all
Gave up on me so fast
You gave me tender affection
Helped me get past my past

When your eyes met mine
It all came to me so clear
I had a vision of you and I
Overcoming our fears
For the rest of our years
We’d live our authentic truth
All because we had
A life changing meet-cute

April 12, 2022

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Adult Themes, Autobiographical, Ballad, Failed Relationships, Growing Up, Heartbreak, Inspired by People, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Old Wounds, Wistful, Young Love

Free of Me

I’ll never forget it
What she said that day
It was cold and cloudy
I was on my way
To her studio apartment
Like we planned
She sounded different
I didn’t understand

It was pouring down buckets
On Highway seventeen
Said “Don’t bother coming”
She didn’t want to meet

She said
You’re free to be
Free to be
Free to be
Free of me
You’re free to be
Free of me

She was talking crazy
I was obsessed with her
I couldn’t stop thinking
About how we were
But here was this girl
Shutting her heart’s door
On a 7 minute phone call
But I wanted more

I got up to her place
She lived in Sunnyvale
We sat down outside
Her face was pale

As she said
You’re free to be
Free to be
Free to be
Free of me
Yeah, you’re free to be
Free of me

A freezing breeze
Hit me hard and fast
I had faith in what
I assumed would last
I said my goodbyes
And put on a tape
She successfully made
Her grand escape

She was
Free to be
Free to be
Free to be
Free of me
Yeah so free to be
Free of me
Yeah she desperately
needed to be free of me
She desperately
Needed to be free of me

March 22, 2022

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Adult Themes, Growing Up, Inspired by a Concert, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Punk Pop, Relationships, Toxic True Love, Tragic Death, Wistful, Women

Be My Partner In Crime

I was standing in line at a punk pop show
Waitin’ to order myself a can of PBR
When up came a girl in a Buzzcocks shirt
Who I recognized from the ride in my car

I Ubered her there and it was a fun talk
She said I should come watch her band
The music was loud & she said in my ear
“I wanna do more than hold your hand”

She said
Be my, be my, be my, be my partner in crime
She said
Be my, be my, be my, be my partner in crime
Partner in crime, Partner in crime
Be my, be my, be my, be my partner in crime

I said “ok, but I’ve gotta go home and pack
Do you want me to do that after the show?”
She said “Oh, that won’t be soon enough!”
In about a half an hour she was gonna go

I said “That’s fine, I’ll meet you outside
I don’t live too far away from this place”
Then she smiled and gave me a soft peck
But before I started my frantic race

I said
I’ll be, I’ll be, I’ll be, I’ll be your partner in crime
I said
I’ll be, I’ll be, I’ll be, I’ll be your partner in crime
Partner in crime, Partner in crime
I’ll be, I’ll be, I’ll be I’ll be your partner in crime

I got there and back just as fast as I could
But I couldn’t find that girl anywhere
But she gave me 5 stars and a big fat tip
And I thought to myself “That’s fair”

Then a band mate handed me a note from her
It said “Meet me at the airport, I will wait.”
But then I looked at the girl behind the bar
And I was blessed by a golden hand of fate

She said
Be my, be my, be my, be my partner in crime
She said,
Be my, be my, be my, be my partner in crime
Partner in crime, Partner in crime
Be my, be my, be my, be my partner in crime

I found out the next morning the singer died
On the chartered plane I nearly decided to take
Instead I ended up in bed with the bartender
In a cozy log cabin out at Bloomington Lake

Now we enjoy our life and what we’ve built
Yet I think about that night all the time
When I fell for two girls in the same place
Who fed me the same crazy pick up line

They said,
Be my, be my, be my, be my partner in crime
They said,
Be my, be my, be my, be my partner in crime
Partner in crime, Partner in crime
Be my, be my, be my, be my partner in crime

March 18, 2022

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About Family, Adult Themes, Autobiographical, Ballad, Failed Relationships, Growing Up, Heartbreak, Inspired by People, Inspired By Situations, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Old Wounds, Relationships, Romance, Toxic True Love, Wistful

Just Your Turn

You got to know my Mom and Dad
Then they brought him back into view
He had come home from the service
And he remembered kissing you

Back at a house party in the 80’s
It was a night he never forgot
I remember he came home that night
And said you were totally hot

But now you’re both older
So much older than before
You blazed through other guys
But his heart was broken and sore
You might think he really loves you
There’s a lesson you could learn
He might never be yours, no
This is just your turn
Oh, he might never be yours,
This is just your turn

Dad introduced you to her, bro
He once introduced a girl to me
She worked for him in Accounting
But she didn’t turn out to be

A one guy kind of woman
She shattered me one day in July
I found out my friend said to her
I was a one woman kind of guy

And now that we’re both older
So much older than before
She’s blazed through other men
My heart was broken and sore
I thought we had the real deal
But there’s a lesson I learned
I was never gonna be hers
It was just my turn
Oh, I was never gonna be hers
It was just my turn

So I see you now together
Holding hands and having fun
I don’t know if it will work out
One of you might cut and run

But I still must have faith in you
Maybe Dad opened an amazing door
Maybe you both deserve each other
God’s healing what was broken and sore
You’re both happy, that’s what matters
I hope you never have to learn
That you don’t belong with each other
And this is just your turn

Oh, I pray to heaven above,
For true love, it’s just your turn
Oh, I pray to heaven above,
For true love, it’s just your turn

March 9, 2022
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Adult Themes, Autobiographical, Country Song, Growing Up, Inspired By Situations, Introspective, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Relationships, Snarky

Boys From Her Hometown

Verse 1:

When she met me I was wearin’ suits
coats, belts, shirts and silk ties
I dressed up to sell daily at my job
but it was a sudden surprise
After we got married, fancy got old
Keepin’ up with Joneses ain’t my style
I like my Dive Bar tees ‘n jeans
but that don’t make her smile

Chorus:

Cause I looked like all the boys
Oh, I’m like all those boys
All those rough ‘n rowdy boys
All those wild n’ crazy boys
The boys from her hometown

Verse 2:

When I asked her what was wrong
She said she missed the cleaner me
The one who’d buy nicer threads
Than guys who hang out at Denny’s
I said this is who I sincerely am
I’m no dandy, Ivy League or ritzy man
I’m an Aggie Blue Collar Country kid
Just doin’ the best I damned well can

Chorus:

But I look like all the boys
Oh, I act like all those boys
All those rough ‘n rowdy boys
All those wild n’ crazy boys
The boys from her hometown

Bridge:

Oh, she tried to avoid who they were
I think she just didn’t wanna get hurt
She’d likes me with a shaven face
Than one covered with scruff ‘n dirt
And I can’t help if I’m different than
My fancy brother with his luxury car
She’ll have to face the facts now
I love old cars and have a big heart

Verse 3:

She’s been disappointed and afraid
This is not the life she had in mind
She wishes we could go back to
When I was dressed up to the nines
Guess I’m not what she expected
But it should’ve been clear as day
I was much happier driving her around
In my cherry putt-putt Chevrolet

Chorus:

And looking like all the boys
Oh, I act like all those boys
All those rough ‘n rowdy boys
All those wild n’ crazy boys
The boys from my hometown

Who are all exactly like all
The boys from her hometown

February 26, 2022

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Adult Themes, Ballad, Failed Relationships, Heartbreak, Inspired By Situations, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Old Wounds, Relationships, Toxic True Love, Wistful

The Truth About Me and You

When you learned the truth about me
Did you see what you thought I’d be
Did you have feelings inside
That you wouldn’t hide
Did you analyze what you could only see

When you learned the truth about you
Did your heart tell you it already knew
Did you really come clean
How you’ve been so mean
Did you recognize what we’ve been through

It’s unrelenting and unreal
What we do and how we feel
And there’s not much that can be done
When you can’t tell me how you are
On the beach, at home or in our car
You never know, it could be fun
More fun than keeping secrets
And telling it all to your close friends
Deeper than anything we’ll ever do
And oh, that’s the truth
Oh you know it’s the truth
That’s the truth about me and you

When you learned the truth about us
Did you ponder about it all, because
I thought about it night after night
How something could remain right
After all the wrong it always was

It’s unrelenting and unreal
What we do and how we feel
And there’s not much that can be done
When you can’t tell me how you are
On the couch, in bed or from afar
You never know, it could be fun
More fun than keeping secrets
And telling it all to your close friends
Deeper than anything we’ll ever do
And oh, that’s the truth
Oh you know it’s the truth
That’s the truth about me and you

The lies, the hurt, the pain
Disappear and come back again
They don’t stop and I am confused
If it’s my soul feeling out of control
And only the half of a whole
That doesn’t see we’re both abused

It’s unrelenting and unreal
What we do and how we feel
And there’s not much that can be done
When you can’t tell me how you are
On the beach, at home or in our car
You never know, it could be fun
More fun than keeping secrets
And telling it all to your close friends
Deeper than anything we’ll ever do
And oh, that’s the truth
Oh you know it’s the truth
That’s the truth about me and you
That’s the truth about me and you

That’s the truth about me and you.

February, 2022

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Adult Themes, Americana, Bluegrass, Country Song, Inspired by People, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Relationships, Snarky, Women

Horse Loving Sweetheart

Told my horse loving sweetheart
It’s me or that goddamned thing
She looked at me square in the eyes
Then handed over her engagement ring

She said she’s loved me since she met me
But she’s known him so much longer
So she left me with my old pickup truck
and I’m feelin’ so free and stronger

Cause when you’re in a lovers quarrel
With your fiancé and a damned old horse
She’s got no choice but to stay loyal to
The one she loves more than life of course
No matter what you do
No matter what you say
He’s gonna take that girl away
‘Cause she’s a horse loving sweetheart
She’ll always be one come what may

So my horse loving ex-sweetheart
Met another who loved her so
They married out on the prairie
I was too proud and refused to go

But soon enough he was out of there
He was tired of being second fiddle
Truth is he should’ve known better
It’s not like some ol’ confusin’ riddle

Cause when you’re in a lovers quarrel
With your lady and a damned old horse
She’s got no choice but to stay loyal to
The one she loves more than life of course
No matter what you do
No matter what you say
He’s gonna take that gal away
‘Cause she’s a horse loving sweetheart
She’ll always be one come what may

Oh, she’s a horse loving sweetheart
She’ll always be one come what may

February 21, 2022

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Adult Themes, Ballad, Failed Relationships, Folk Ballad, Heartbreak, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Relationships, Romance, Wistful, Young Love

Back to Seascape

Remember when we took a holiday
Up the coast so you and I could play
And lay down on a blanket you bought
In a small town whose name I forgot

You wore a one piece under a cotton dress
I didn’t have a need for any more or less
My back got burned but you got a tan
You said you loved that I was your man

So take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back to Seascape
So we could be in love again
Take me back to Seascape
So we could be in love again

I was happier when you held me there
I would run my fingers through your hair
And we didn’t have much else to do
You cared for me, I deeply adored you

You wore a one piece under a cotton dress
I had no need for anything more or less
Your heart was open and so was mine
As we shared a bottle of raspberry wine

So take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back to Seascape
So we could be in love again
Take me back to Seascape
So we could be in love again

I cannot forget our passionate past
Dear, I cannot forget those days
When you and I took a break
Before you said I was a mistake

You wore a one piece under a cotton dress
I didn’t have a need for any more or less
My back got burned but you got a tan
You said you loved that I was your man

So take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back to Seascape
So we could be in love again
Take me back to Seascape
So we could be in love again

February 17, 2022

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Adult Themes, Americana, Ballad, Inspired By Situations, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Tribute Song, Wistful, Women

Betty

They sold her a story
Told her she'd go far
She was a looker & a beauty
and she was gonna be a star

They didn't have to polish her
She had natural charm & poise
Other girls wanted to be like her
She was attractive to all of the boys

Oh, but Betty was lonely
No one knew how she felt inside
She was looking for answers
in everything she tried
Acting, Modeling, all of the Men
Nothing could quench her thirst
Oh, Betty was lonely
with a heart so big it burst

In the public eye she shined
But privately she was a mess
At all those red carpet premieres
They just cared about Betty's dress

She had no idea who she was
Everyone close told her what to do
One night at her home in the Hills
Betty broke down and no one knew

Oh, how Betty was lonely
In that mansion with no pride
The media had so many questions
But behind her smile, she'd hide
Nobody knew her struggle
Nobody knew Betty's inner pain
Not even those who loved her
They thought they'd see her again

They found Betty years later
In a roadside diner in the Midwest
She became a small town waitress
Betty was happy in a regular dress

She said she could live without
the glory, attention and fame
with a quiet, normal life
and her maiden name

And now Betty's not lonely
serving up malts and fries
If people ask her about her past
She simply says she got wise
She knew she'd never be happy there
Being someone she didn't want to be
Some people just are meant for
living with dignity and privacy
and that's Betty, that's Betty, that's Betty.

February 7, 2022 


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