Santa Cruz Young

Dedicated to my brothers, Russell Gray & Jeff Gray Just to ride down that trail again To see the whole Monterey Bay And to feel that strong breeze Against my golden brown face Just to walk in that neighborhood To Westlake with my schoolmates And not have too worry about What was on our dinnerContinue reading “Santa Cruz Young”

The Last Time You See Me

The last time you see me I hope I’m best that I can be I hope I’m not stuck in a tree The last time you see me The last time that we talk I hope it’s after a nice walk Hope I’m not watchin’ the clock The last time that we talk I prayContinue reading “The Last Time You See Me”

Country Girl

She’ll have bright eyes And highlighted hair That girl will be kind And will treat me fair I like a good ol’ gal Who likes to have fun She’ll be my best pal But she’ll be the one Who’ll go out on the dance floor With her girlfriends in the bar In public she’ll beContinue reading “Country Girl”

Country Club Members

When I met her, I didn’t think I’d end upbeing her boyfriend in the wingsShe didn’t tell me she was marriedShe wasn’t wearing her wedding rings It was out at the tennis courtswe were on a mixed doubles teamShe had the scent of wild blueberriesIt was like she stepped out of a dream And boy,Continue reading “Country Club Members”

Etiquette Nazis

There she is at the dinner partyTelling them all how to behaveThere she is at the dinner partyDoin’ that Princess Wave There she is at the dinner partyGiving orders like an Uppity DameExpecting everyone to be PreppyExpecting everyone to be the same Somebody tell the Etiquette NaziSomebody tell her she’s all wrongSomebody tell the EtiquetteContinue reading “Etiquette Nazis”

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 LoveContinue reading “She Almost Had Me There”

Maui

Mom and Dad took a trip to Maui I was all alone for a few days Gary said we’d throw a party And for it, I’d get high praise Don’t know how many were invited But it got out of hand pretty fast Word of mouth was how it got out Everyone but me hadContinue reading “Maui”

When She Looks Back

There’s a friend of mine She’s got kids and a home But the guy is gone And she doesn’t understand why She’s got a good job At a big ol’ company She has a close-knit family She can’t see why he said goodbye And when she looks back She sees the white picket fence SheContinue reading “When She Looks Back”

Baseball On My Brain

Inspired by Chuck Brodsky and Philip Bechis Clark You say I’m acting different now You say I’m getting really weird You say I’m a bit too obsessive It’s not as bad as you feared No, I’m not going crazy I haven’t gone insane I’m just excited about Opening Day It’s Major League Baseball on myContinue reading “Baseball On My Brain”