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”

Wallet In The Snow

Found a wallet in the snow Opened it up and I saw the ID She was born in the Summer I was so reckless and free Her name was Jennifer Ann Her home base was Evanston She must have come down To have drinks and some fun With college friends in town Her bank cardContinue reading “Wallet In The Snow”

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 shoneContinue reading “Never the Same After You”

Better Plans

I wanted it so bad Would’ve sold my soul To make it big In Pop or Rock n Roll So I kept it up With a stronger will I pushed too much I couldn’t wait until The lights were centered on me Singin’ all my songs for the crowd And I could finally get noticedContinue reading “Better Plans”

Don’t Forget Your Key

You’re heading off to college this morningI got up early so we could talk before you goI’ve made pancakes with chocolate chipsAnd wrapped something up with a bowI know I haven’t been the greatest fatherI missed some softball games you’ve playedThat whole year I spent away in CaliforniaWasn’t the smartest decision that I made AndContinue reading “Don’t Forget Your Key”

Sweetheart from Soquel

I once had a sweetheart from SoquelWho moved across the bay from CarmelWe worked together at a local resort hotelThat summer she had me under her spellI was a couple of years older than sheI don’t know what she ever saw in meShe already had her Associate’s degreeAnd loved reading all my latest poetry WeContinue reading “Sweetheart from Soquel”

Beach in Seabright

V1: I look at my kids I look at my wife I think to myself What a wonderful life We have a house A couple of cars I feel so grateful As I stare at the stars Chorus: And I know time is moving faster than I’d like I know it’s been a while sinceContinue reading “Beach in Seabright”

I’m No Longer Nostalgic For You

I used to look back with fond memories of when you and I dated back then I’d sit and look through your letters and photos of us over and over again But one day somethin’ snapped in me Thinkin’ of you no longer made me feel blue So darlin’ as you listen to this songContinue reading “I’m No Longer Nostalgic For You”

Cooler By The Lake

She just got back to school that week She was in her third year at Wesleyan It wasn’t as easy as school used to be So she wasn’t having as much fun Ran into her old flame at the Pub II He was distant and didn’t talk a lot But when she closed her eyesContinue reading “Cooler By The Lake”