Working From Boat

I’d go out at sea with my Dad He taught me everything he knew Like how to prevent getting sick And if I got stranded, what to do He said he couldn’t live on land Even if his love wanted him to This boat was part of the deal The women in his life knewContinue reading “Working From Boat”

If I Had More Money

She didn’t break up with me Cause I said the wrong thing She didn’t cut me off permanently Cause she didn’t like the songs I’d sing when I’d serenade her from her lawn And the neighbors would sing along No, she said if I had more money Things wouldn’t have turned out wrong She likedContinue reading “If I Had More Money”

Foolish Expectations

I thought in you, I found a friend One who would be there until death We fought like good friends do So I began holding my breath There was a day when I knew You didn’t want me to know you It was after many things you said hammered at once inside my head FoolishContinue reading “Foolish Expectations”

Where’s My Veronica?

She’s the girl on my street She’s light on her feet She knows me all too well I like her so, so much Though our lips never touched And her secrets I won’t tell And if she’s my Betty Then where’s my Veronica? Yeah if she’s my Betty Then where’s my Veronica? If she’s notContinue reading “Where’s My Veronica?”

Our Moonlight Swim

We met out at the lake with towels covering our lifeguard swimsuits It was us, the mountain air, pines and water we loved so much And we ran toward our unknown future without fear or worries It was during the same summer When I blew out your VW’s clutch Our close friends knew but ourContinue reading “Our Moonlight Swim”

More than a Hookup

She and I were friends back in high schoolWe went bowling and hung out all the timeShe was one of my best friends back thenShe was my confidant, my partner in crime She went off to study theatre out in EugeneI stayed back home and wrote song after songAnd we went out for my twentyContinue reading “More than a Hookup”

RC and a Moonpie

We were young Too young for love of any kind But still, I tried I desired to blow your little mind We went down to the General Store I spent silver dollars and a dime Just so you and I could share our first RC and a Moonpie I was twelve You were going onContinue reading “RC and a Moonpie”

Brother From Another Mother

He’s the guy you’ve known since Grade School And now you’re at a dive bar having drinks You’re sharing stories nobody else knows And you both know how the other one thinks You struggled through the awkward years Traded sports cards & Playboy magazines You’d sit in the treehouse and play cards And you’d tellContinue reading “Brother From Another Mother”

To the Lake and Back

I had a few dollars in my wallet And I asked her for a walk into town She went upstairs to get her sweater And said to me she’d be right down Then she walked down the staircase She was showin’ those pearly whites She winked at me & said she was happy I couldContinue reading “To the Lake and Back”