For Old Friends

This one’s for the ones who didn’t keep in touch Those who wandered off into the forest of war Those who wondered how I was but didn’t call Those who I loved once upon a distant shore This one’s for the guys I went to school with And those girls who married up and movedContinue reading “For Old Friends”

Songs, not Poems

I write the songs That no one wants to hear People are indifferent To my concern and fear About my former lovers About guilt inside my heart For mucking up so many times Now I don’t no where to start I write the songs That no one wants to play They’re all writing theirs, I’mContinue reading “Songs, not Poems”

On Writing Songs

Inspired by Paul Williams, Doak Turner and Steven McClintock Write from the heart Not from the head Songs that you’re proud of Songs lighter than lead Songs lighter than feathers And stronger than steel Songs that have depth Songs you can feel Songs people will relate to Songs people will like In arenas and diveContinue reading “On Writing Songs”

I Turn to Songs

When I’ve gone through a bad breakup When my heart is burning like hell When I feel my life’s in a dumpster When I think I have nothing in my well I look through my music collection and I throw something on to relax It helps me cope, that acoustic folk Or something smooth likeContinue reading “I Turn to Songs”

Crushing Crush

There’s a girl I’ve known since I was seventeen Has an aquatic blue eye and another that’s green She’s not the prettiest girl I’ve ever seen but she’s the one I was crushing on back then I was dating others who were nothing like her Whether they liked me or not, I wasn’t that sureContinue reading “Crushing Crush”

Smarter Than You

If you listen closely to these words and the progressions being played You will question your intelligence and everything you’ve ever made And at night you’ll lie awake because you won’t fall asleep And you may want to get rid of the things you need to keep This song This song This song This songContinue reading “Smarter Than You”

She Did Her Thing

Inspired by Vivian Maier They found a bunch of photographs taken by someone from the past Little did they know the value of them would increase so flippin’ fast There were pictures of characters There were self-portraits too There were shots of children playing and the finders knew just what to do They cleaned ’emContinue reading “She Did Her Thing”