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, 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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Failed Relationships, Grief Song, Growing Up, Heartbreak, Inspired by High School, Inspired By Situations, Lyrics, Punk Pop, Relationships, Toxic True Love, Tragic Death, Women

While I Was Waiting

I thought about us
And all we’ve been through
And I found myself on a beach
Watching waves was all I could do
To keep from cussing out the stars
Cause I wasn’t sure you knew
I was all ready to apologize
While I was waiting there for you

I thought about us
And all the memories we shared
I saw a tiny dog in a girl’s arms
It looked so cold and scared
And I remembered the moment
I saw you sleeping in my car
After a night of heavy drinking
I couldn’t drive home from the bar

So we stayed there all night
We shared a blanket from the trunk
The next morning we got breakfast
And cause really bad, we stunk
I took you to your parents house
You took a steaming bath all alone
While I waited in your bedroom
And I saw a message on your phone

I thought about you
You had a right to be so upset
I invaded your private life that day
Then felt so much consuming regret
Then I saw you from a distance
You pulled up in your Pink VW bug
I was gonna say I was so so sorry
It turned out you had tried a drug

So we stayed there all night
Shared an afghan in the backseat
The next morning we got breakfast
Then I took you to your street
Cops were at your parents house
They had some unfortunate news
I chose to stop drinking forever
While I was waiting there for you

I chose to stop drinking forever
While I was waiting there for you

June 23, 2022

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Adult Themes, Americana, Ballad, Grief Song, Heartbreak, Inspired by People, Inspired By Situations, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Old Wounds, Relationships, Wistful, Women

Healing The Hurt Inside

If you see her walking along the beach
Watching the ocean as it smoothly sways
And wondering what's going on with her
She's sorting out memories of those days

When she held that boy so tightly
When they'd feel so free outside
When the answer to their problems
Was in a Harley Davidson ride
Wondering if she'll ever see him again
She's knowing it might take a while
She's healing the hurt inside of her
and she could use a friendly smile

If you feel like it quietly approach her
She'll see you as a pleasant surprise
Just be naturally the person you are
As you gently look into her eyes
And she'll often look away from you
but she'll welcome your kind soul
Know she'll still be thinking of him
and when he played that leading role

When she held that boy so tightly
When they'd feel so free outside
When the answer to their problems
Was in a Harley Davidson ride
Wondering if she'll ever see him again
or if he'll write letters, maybe call
She may be healing the hurt inside of her
But you could end up being her windfall

You could end up being her windfall

January 28, 2022

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Adult Themes, Americana, Ballad, Denial, Failed Relationships, Grief Song, Heartbreak, Inspired By Situations, Introspective, Lyrics, Marriage, No Music Yet, Old Wounds, Piano Song, Relationships, Toxic True Love, Wistful, Women

Can After Can

She checks her appointment book the night before
And gets dressed for bed then closes the door
Then falls asleep to her favorite Netflix show

It’s the one about the detectives who solve crimes
They speak in logic, not in couplet rhymes, and
I sleep beside her but there are secrets I don’t know

And when she
Looks out the window her eyes turn green
And she thinks of the days when they were mean
She loves them so, but needs to let them go
Or she’ll
Take it all out on the kids, take it all out on me as she
Drinks can after can, there’s still misery
All about the past, where she felt so low

I see her there as I try to sleep again
But I then think about the moments when
I said bad things I know I regret now

I’d move out ashamed just to leave her be, but
We’ve already built our own family, and
If there’s a solution for that, I’ll figure out how

And when she
Looks out the window her eyes turn green
And she thinks of the days when they were mean
She loves them so, but she needs to let them go
Or she’ll
Take it out on the kids, take it all out on me as she
Drinks can after can, there’s still misery
All about the past where she felt so low

And I love her so, like cowboys love the Rodeo
Oh yeah, I love her so, like cowboys love the Rodeo

When she
Looks out the window, her eyes turn green
And she thinks of the days when they were fucking mean
She loves them so, but she needs to let them go
Or she’ll
Take it all out on the kids, take it all out on me as she
Drinks can after can, there’s still misery
All about the past where she felt so low

In the here and now, it seems like she'll never grow
Oh yeah, in the here and now, it seems like she’ll never grow

June 10, 2021
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Autobiographical, Failed Relationships, Grief Song, Heartbreak, Inspired by People, Inspired By Situations, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Old Wounds, Relationships, Romance, Wistful, Women, Young Love

She Almost Had Me There

She met me through my father
He mentioned I liked jazz bands, too
So she got in touch with me one day
Going out seemed like the thing to do

We went to see Wally and his band
We took a day trip down to Santa Cruz
Hit the coasters, ate some corn dogs
Love seemed effortless to choose

She almost had me there
She almost tugged me closer to her chest
She almost could have been my girl now
Oh how I thought she’d stay the best
My friends were surprised and I was too
We dated longer than other girls they knew
When she said it was over, truth is I cared
Cause she almost had me there

I took her to a couple weddings
Of good friends of mine back then
I had been thinking of getting serious
It really was just a matter of when

We shared incredible chemistry
We bought each other cute little rings
To remind us of the love we shared
And we got each other things

Yeah she almost had me there
She almost tugged me closer to her chest
She almost could have been my girl now
Oh how I thought she’d stay the best
My friends were surprised and I was too
We dated longer than other girls they knew
When she said it was over, truth is I cared
Cause she almost had me there

We almost could have done it
Sealing the deal just wasn’t in the deck
And when I drove home after the breakup
I was an absolute fucking wreck

I was listening to a tape by Matthew Sweet
Singing about some fictional romance
I remembered when we saw Indigo Swing
She kissed me sweetly during that dance

Yeah she almost had me there
She almost tugged me closer to her chest
She almost could have been my girl now
Oh how I thought she’d stay the best
My friends were surprised and I was too
We dated longer than other girls they knew
When she said it was over, truth is I cared
Cause she almost had me there

Yeah she almost had me there
Yeah she almost had me there
Oh, she almost had me there
Yeah she almost had me there

May 31, 2021

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About a Friend, Americana, Ballad, Boating, Country Song, Fishing, Folk Ballad, Goth Folk, Grief Song, Growing Up, Heartbreak, Inspired by High School, Inspired by Outdoors, Introspective, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Relationships, Tribute Song, Wistful, Women, Young Love

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

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Adult Themes, Ballad, Blues, Grief Song, Growing Up, Heartbreak, Inspired by College, Introspective, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Old Wounds, Relationships, Wistful, Women, Young Love

Never the Same After You

I had a heart so hard
I hurt everyone I could
One night stands every week
I’d meet these girls
At the local dive bars
And pretend I was meek

Then I saw you one night
You were different than them
So self-assured and wise
With a confident smile
And a loving soul
Kindness shone from your eyes

Chorus:
And I was never the same after you
Showed me what true love was
You gave me all of your attention
Like a nurturing woman does
Made me feel like I’d  conquer the world
And you cut right to the truth
No, you never pulled any punches
And I was never the same after you

Things moved pretty fast
You shared your story with me
Told me men hurt you so bad
They’d build you up so quickly
You thought they were sincere
Then vanish and you’d be sad

The longer I saw you
The more I started to see
I wasn’t gonna let you go
But you kept a secret
’Til t was too late you knew
it would hurt me to know

And I was never the same after you
Showed me what true love was
You gave me all your attention
Like a nurturing woman does
Made me feel like I’d conquer the world
And you cut right to the truth
No, you never pulled any punches
And I was never the same after you

Bridge:
I went to every one of your appointments
Set a peaceful bed up for you to rest
You deserved a strong man to give you
His devotion and his absolute best

Oh, I was never the same after you
Showed me what true love was
You gave me all of your attention
Like a nurturing woman does
All I want to talk about now
Is your spirit so sincere and true
And whenever I see you in Heaven
I’ll say the rest of my life
Was never the same after you

I was never the same after you

January 6, 2021
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