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”

Tune About Tennessee

Oh when I’m on my death bed About to meet our maker in heaven And you come to visit with me Don’t be sad I’m leavin’ And prematurely grievin’ Sing me a tune about Tennessee Don’t want a song about California Or one ‘bout pretty Nevada Where I learned how to snow ski Don’t youContinue reading “Tune About Tennessee”

On Writing Songs

Inspired by Paul Williams, Doak Turner and Steven McClintock Write from the heart Not from the head Songs that you’re proud of Songs lighter than lead Songs lighter than feathers And stronger than steel Songs that have depth Songs you can feel Songs people will relate to Songs people will like In arenas and diveContinue reading “On Writing Songs”

What Will We Do Without Willie?

As I was driving on an empty country road and had a Venti Starbucks Cafe Mocha at my side I had my Essential Willie Nelson cd on Cos I needed to hear some classics during my ride My Cousin Janet used to play him all the time but my parents didn’t own any of hisContinue reading “What Will We Do Without Willie?”

Workin’ on a New One

I’ve been sittin’ here in our front room The curtains are open, I look outside Boy that sun is layin’ down some bright And I’m on my second cup of coffee Chasin’ the right words for me to write And I wanna finish by tonight I’m workin’ on a new one I’m workin’ on aContinue reading “Workin’ on a New One”

I Turn to Songs

When I’ve gone through a bad breakup When my heart is burning like hell When I feel my life’s in a dumpster When I think I have nothing in my well I look through my music collection and I throw something on to relax It helps me cope, that acoustic folk Or something smooth likeContinue reading “I Turn to Songs”

Beloved, Be Happy and Leave

You’ve packed up some of your things and you’re no longer happy with me Can’t say that I blame you, I won’t ever disrespect you, But beloved, be happy & leave When we got hitched way back when I thought you & I would forever be supportive, loving & kind But I’ve now lost myContinue reading “Beloved, Be Happy and Leave”