Autobiographical, Growing Up, Inspired by High School, Inspired by People, Inspired By Situations, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Old Wounds, Punk Pop, Toxic True Love, Unrequited, Women

Obsessed With Kelly

I’m obsessed with Kelly
I can’t get her out of my head
I’m obsessed with Kelly
She’s probably home in her bed
Cause she’s not at this dance
I may not have any chance
But I’m obsessed with Kelly
And all those things she said

Like
She never wanted me
She never needed me
I was never on her mind
She never wanted me
She never needed me
She never could find
Herself attracted to me
I’m just a weirdo she knows
And if I ever ask her out
She won’t accept my rose

I’m obsessed with Kelly
But she’s dating another guy
I’m obsessed with Kelly
Man, I really don’t know why
Cause she’s always mean
She makes fun of my Zine
I’m obsessed with Kelly
Even though she makes me cry

Sayin’
She never wanted me
She never needed me
I was never on her mind
She never wanted me
She never needed me
She never could find
Herself attracted to me
I’m just a weirdo she knows
And if I ever ask her out
She won’t accept my rose

Maybe it’s true when they say
What we can’t have, we need
And I’m addicted to the pain
I keep thinkin’ I’ll succeed
In makin’ her mine
It’ll take some time
She’s so damn hard to read
But I’m obsessed with Kelly
The girl who’ll never love me

I’m obsessed with Kelly
The girl who’ll never love me
The girl who’ll never love me
The girl who’ll never love me

June 9, 2022

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Adult Themes, Americana, Autobiographical, Folk Ballad, Growing Up, Inspired by a Movie, Inspired by a Place, Inspired by High School, Inspired by People, Introspective, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Old Wounds, Rites of Passage, Wistful

The Movie We Made

It’s the movie we made
Without filming it to be shown
It was just for ourselves
It was for us alone

It’s the movie we made
It oftentimes in my mind
It’s a past I can’t shake
Or even get behind

It’s the people I left
It’s the ones who left me
It’s the regrets I have
It’s why I’m not free
Of the battles we fought
They almost took me down
But here I am still
Kickin’ ‘round this town

Out on Vega Road
Stands a house on the hill
It’s where my friends lived
Where I took a red pill

I bought their kindness
I bought their upset
It was a few short years
That I’d never forget

It’s the people I left
It’s the ones who left me
It’s the regrets I have
It’s why I’m not free
Of the battles we fought
That almost took me down
But here I am still
Kickin’ ‘round this town

The Palm Avenue house
Still looks the same
As it did when the mailbox
Had their last name

And I think about them
Those days we spent
But I cannot believe
Where all the time went

It’s the people who died
It’s the places I cried
It’s why I was right
To take off that night
To go find my old friends
To make my amends
It wasn’t for show
But they’ll never know

When on Virginia Street
I see the house is still green
It’s the place I’d practice
A new song or scene
And the Doblers still live
In 815, the house across
Last I heard of Craig,
He’ll soon be the farm’s boss

It’s the people still here
Those who won’t return
It’s all those promises made
It’s the hours I burn
Creating the new things
And setting fire to the past
The movie we made,
It’s one that won’t last

The movie we made
It’s one that won’t last

June 4, 2022

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Adult Themes, Autobiographical, Ballad, Failed Relationships, Growing Up, Heartbreak, Inspired by People, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Old Wounds, Wistful, Young Love

Free of Me

I’ll never forget it
What she said that day
It was cold and cloudy
I was on my way
To her studio apartment
Like we planned
She sounded different
I didn’t understand

It was pouring down buckets
On Highway seventeen
Said “Don’t bother coming”
She didn’t want to meet

She said
You’re free to be
Free to be
Free to be
Free of me
You’re free to be
Free of me

She was talking crazy
I was obsessed with her
I couldn’t stop thinking
About how we were
But here was this girl
Shutting her heart’s door
On a 7 minute phone call
But I wanted more

I got up to her place
She lived in Sunnyvale
We sat down outside
Her face was pale

As she said
You’re free to be
Free to be
Free to be
Free of me
Yeah, you’re free to be
Free of me

A freezing breeze
Hit me hard and fast
I had faith in what
I assumed would last
I said my goodbyes
And put on a tape
She successfully made
Her grand escape

She was
Free to be
Free to be
Free to be
Free of me
Yeah so free to be
Free of me
Yeah she desperately
needed to be free of me
She desperately
Needed to be free of me

March 22, 2022

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About Family, Adult Themes, Autobiographical, Ballad, Failed Relationships, Growing Up, Heartbreak, Inspired by People, Inspired By Situations, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Old Wounds, Relationships, Romance, Toxic True Love, Wistful

Just Your Turn

You got to know my Mom and Dad
Then they brought him back into view
He had come home from the service
And he remembered kissing you

Back at a house party in the 80’s
It was a night he never forgot
I remember he came home that night
And said you were totally hot

But now you’re both older
So much older than before
You blazed through other guys
But his heart was broken and sore
You might think he really loves you
There’s a lesson you could learn
He might never be yours, no
This is just your turn
Oh, he might never be yours,
This is just your turn

Dad introduced you to her, bro
He once introduced a girl to me
She worked for him in Accounting
But she didn’t turn out to be

A one guy kind of woman
She shattered me one day in July
I found out my friend said to her
I was a one woman kind of guy

And now that we’re both older
So much older than before
She’s blazed through other men
My heart was broken and sore
I thought we had the real deal
But there’s a lesson I learned
I was never gonna be hers
It was just my turn
Oh, I was never gonna be hers
It was just my turn

So I see you now together
Holding hands and having fun
I don’t know if it will work out
One of you might cut and run

But I still must have faith in you
Maybe Dad opened an amazing door
Maybe you both deserve each other
God’s healing what was broken and sore
You’re both happy, that’s what matters
I hope you never have to learn
That you don’t belong with each other
And this is just your turn

Oh, I pray to heaven above,
For true love, it’s just your turn
Oh, I pray to heaven above,
For true love, it’s just your turn

March 9, 2022
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Adult Themes, Americana, Bluegrass, Country Song, Inspired by People, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Relationships, Snarky, Women

Horse Loving Sweetheart

Told my horse loving sweetheart
It’s me or that goddamned thing
She looked at me square in the eyes
Then handed over her engagement ring

She said she’s loved me since she met me
But she’s known him so much longer
So she left me with my old pickup truck
and I’m feelin’ so free and stronger

Cause when you’re in a lovers quarrel
With your fiancé and a damned old horse
She’s got no choice but to stay loyal to
The one she loves more than life of course
No matter what you do
No matter what you say
He’s gonna take that girl away
‘Cause she’s a horse loving sweetheart
She’ll always be one come what may

So my horse loving ex-sweetheart
Met another who loved her so
They married out on the prairie
I was too proud and refused to go

But soon enough he was out of there
He was tired of being second fiddle
Truth is he should’ve known better
It’s not like some ol’ confusin’ riddle

Cause when you’re in a lovers quarrel
With your lady and a damned old horse
She’s got no choice but to stay loyal to
The one she loves more than life of course
No matter what you do
No matter what you say
He’s gonna take that gal away
‘Cause she’s a horse loving sweetheart
She’ll always be one come what may

Oh, she’s a horse loving sweetheart
She’ll always be one come what may

February 21, 2022

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Adult Themes, Ballad, Country Song, Folk Ballad, Inspired by People, Love, Lyrics, Marriage, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Optimism, Relationships, Romance, Snarky, Women

She Cowgirl’s Hard

I’m the kind of guy who grew up in my room
Readin’ ‘bout life out on the golden prairie
My classmates, they said I was too sensitive
They called me weak and a flamin’ fairy

I was learnin’ violin by the age of nine
I was cookin’ and cleanin’ earlier than that
Mom said she was preparin’ me to be a man
Not an ego filled child with a wide brim hat

While the guys were playin’ little league
I was with her as she got her nails done
No, I never learned to rope and ride
I wasn’t allowed to shoot a rifle or gun

Soon enough, I turned seventeen
I met someone sweet who cared about me
She was a wild one who loved horses
She wanted a farm and to raise a family

She cowgirled hard, she liked it rough
She wanted it fast and couldn’t get enough
Hey, I didn’t mind, how I needed her so
She cowgirled hard, I’ll never let her go

We got married in a white country church
We raised our babies, they’re fully grown
And as long as we have one another
She and I will never feel like we’re alone

While she’s out workin’ in that red barn
I’m keepin’ house and preparin’ her meal
And when each day is over and done with
We know what we have is true and real

Oh,

She cowgirl’s hard, she likes it rough
She wants it fast and can’t get enough
Hey, I don’t mind, how I love her so
She cowgirl’s hard, I’ll never let her go

Solos

Oh,

She cowgirl’s hard, she likes it rough
She wants it fast and can’t get enough
Hey, I don’t mind, how I love her so
She cowgirl’s hard, I’ll never let her go

She cowgirl’s hard, I’ll never let her go

February 3, 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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Americana, Ballad, Country Song, Inspired by People, Introspective, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Optimism

May You Prosper Greatly

For Grace Marie and Annie Jean

As you walk along the shoreline
As you hear the crashing waves
As you do your due diligence
As you explore your inner caves

May you prosper greatly
May you be blessed by your breaks
May you live the life you wanted
May you swim in oceans and lakes
May you survive all your battles
May you heal, may you grow
Oh, may you prosper greatly
May you learn from what you didn't know

As you feel something in you kicking
As you see light in clouds of doom
As you chase that elusive angel
As you're sleeping deeply in your room

May you prosper greatly
May you dream your fantasies
May you awaken with passion
May you solve those mysteries
May you understand your purpose
May you always do what's right
Oh, may you prosper greatly
As a beacon to others may you be bright

January 28, 2022

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Americana, Ballad, Barbershop, Inspired by People, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Relationships, Wistful

Loving Kindness

The gift that keeps on giving
The one that delights me so
The one that fills me up inside
I have it in me wherever I go

Even when we’re far apart
You might laugh but it’s true
The gift that keeps on giving
Is loving kindness from you

The gift that keeps on giving
Is loving kindness from you
It’s in the heart that gives it away
Its important to honestly do

So when you wonder what to give
Someone who has everything
Well, the gift they’ll treasure most
Isn’t that Pearl Necklace,
Sterling Silver, or Tiffany ring
Once they’re no longer new
The gift that keeps on giving
Is loving kindness from you

What this world needs so much
Is loving kindness from you

It’s loving kindness from you
It’s loving kindness from you
It’s loving kindness from you

January 21, 2022

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