Adult Themes, Americana, Blues, Inspired By Situations, Introspective, Jazz, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Relationships, Saloon Song

When Your Sugar Don’t Want Your Honey

When your sugar don’t want your honey
But she spends all your hard earned money
And you know deep in your heart
she won’t care either way
You’ll see her buy what she wants
And go to those fancy restaurants
With friends acting like debutantes
Who work less than they play

Now, when your sugar don’t want your honey
And there are clouds more than it is sunny
You get wiser and suspicious with
Every passing night and day
Friend, you’re in a really bad spot
She’s not giving it all she’s got
You should strike while the iron’s hot
It’ll hurt you more if you stay

Cause as much as you want to see her happy
No trip to the store will ever fill her soul
She’s trying to heal something without therapy
And now it’s completely out of control

So friend, if your sugar don’t want your honey
She’s got someone else, and it ain’t funny
Cause you’re on the chopping block
Soon, she’s gonna say goodbye
Friend, now it’s time you realize
Listen to the words from the wise
You must open your ears and eyes
Let her go to be with that guy

Let her go to be with that foolish guy

March 25, 2021

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Americana, Inspired by a Place, Inspired by College, Jazz, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Optimism, Piano Song, Relationships, Romance, Young Love

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 card was in there
And so was one for a library
It was missing, I knew she'd care
On a receipt was a phone number
Of a person named Chris
So I decided to call her up and
The conversation went like this;

The reason why I’m calling
Is because of somethin’ I found
I’d like to talk to Jennifer
Is she still around?
Chris said she left this mornin’
And said she’d get it to her ASAP
she was headin’ up there Thursday
Then Jennifer would be happy

So Chris called up Jennifer
She said it was dropped outside
Jenny then called me to say
When she found out, she cried 
I dropped it off at Chris’ place
And thought that was that
But she invited me inside
Chris wanted to have a chat

We talked for a long time
Turns out they were related
They were cousins & best friends
She said they were frustrated
Chris didn’t have her ID, so
They walked to the liquor store
For beer and snacks, you know
They later passed out on the floor

I said I’ve gotta get back to work
She said hey, what do you do?
I told her I was an Lyft driver
She said oh, I could pay you
For a ride up there Thursday
We could all go out for a drink
It’s the least she and I could do
She’d like to meet you, I think
 
And I can’t believe I said yes
That Chicago night was the best

Because Jen brought a girlfriend
Who I hit it off with so well
And the whole thing was fate
How I loved dating sweet Michelle
It all worked out, we got engaged
Jen & Chris were her bridesmaids
Now I work at her father’s law firm
‘Cause I graduated with good grades

Just so now all of you know
What can happen when you return
That found wallet in the snow
What a lovely lesson to learn
You could meet the love of your life
When you return that wallet you found
Oh I’m so happy I returned that random
girl’s wallet I fatefully found
In front of that liquor store in the snow
In front of that liquor store in the snow

February 7, 2021
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Adult Themes, Failed Relationships, Heartbreak, Inspired by a Place, Jazz, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Piano Song, Relationships, Saloon Song

What’ll It Be, Charlie?

What’ll it be, Charlie?
 Would bourbon heal your heart
 Now that she done left you
 Now that you’re split apart

 What’ll it be, Charlie?
 How ‘bout a tonic and gin
 Now she’s out of the picture
 It was a game you couldn’t win

 They say a man can get over a heartbreak
 By meeting someone else right away
 So, Charlie have a drink on me
 Your time is now, don’t delay
 Don’t waste your time thinkin’ of her
 There’s plenty of trout in the river
 What’ll it be, Charlie?
 Let’s marinate that thirsty liver

 What’ll it be, Charlie?
 How ‘bout an ice cold beer
 Get back in the saddle, my friend
 Plenty of good women in here

 What’ll it be, Charlie?
 Don’t sit there and be down
 Cheer up, we’ve got your back
 Let’s get rid of that frown

 They say a man can get over a lost love
 By meeting someone else right away
 So, Charlie your drinks are on me
 You sure might find someone today
 Don’t waste your time thinkin’ of her
 There’s plenty of trout in the river
 What’ll it be, Charlie?
 Let’s marinate that thirsty liver

 What’ll it be, Charlie?
 Let’s marinate that thirsty liver

 February 6, 2021

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Adult Themes, Ballad, Inspired by a Place, Jazz, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Piano Song, Unrequited, Wistful

All Yours Tonight

You weren’t treated well in the past
 You’re lookin’ for somethin’ that will last
 You’re drinkin’ till you can’t feel your feet
 and sittin' at the bar as you're lookin’ at me
 
If you want me to take you home I will
 Don’t worry babe, I’ve already paid the bill
 I’m gonna take real good care of you
 Give you comfort that’s sincere and true

 I’m OK with bein’ the one you turn to
 When you’re lonely deep inside
 I’m OK with you calling me from here
 When you are drunk and need a ride
 I’m OK with bein’ your codependent fool
 I’m OK with helpin’ you get up 
 After you’ve fallen from your stool
 I accept you for who you’ve been
 And  now I hope you see the light
 My shoulder could be all yours tonight

 I’ve watched you weekly hang out in here
 We’ve talked a lot over the course of a year
 We’re friends, at least I hope you think so
 And if you ever need my love let me know

 I’m OK with bein’ the one you turn to
 When you’re lonely deep inside
 I’m OK with you callin' me from here
 When you are drunk and need a ride
 I’m OK with bein’ your codependent fool
 I’m OK with helpin’ you get up 
 After you’ve fallen from your stool
 I accept you for who you’ve been
 And now I hope you see the light
 My shoulder could be all yours tonight

 Babe, my shoulder is all yours tonight

 February 2, 2021
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Americana, Barbershop, Funny, Hokum, Jazz, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Optimism, Relationships, Romance

Your Guess Is As Good As Mine

You ask me why I love you
 Why I’m always thinking of you
 Why your kisses are better than wine
 I couldn’t even tell you
 Why I love to smell you
 Your guess is as good as mine

 It could be your bright eyes
 Or that attractive hip size
 Or your smile, how it shines
 Maybe my heart is saying
 I should be often praying
 And forget all my ex-Valentines

 Maybe it’s not as important
 The answer to your question, "Why?"
 Maybe if you believe me
 And you don’t hurt or deceive me
 The truth will never be a lie

 I could say it’s your laughter
 Is the reason why I’m after
 Your lips so soft and divine
 I’d explain it if I could
 If you said that it would
 prove this ain't a corny line
 But baby, your guess is as good as mine

 Baby, your guess is as good as mine

January 31, 2021
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Americana, Jazz, Just Married, Love, Lyrics, Marriage, No Music Yet, Optimism, Piano Song, Romance, Young Love

The Whole Time I Knew

The whole time I knew
I was falling for you
And you were falling
For me, too

I can’t explain how
Or why, dear
It simply was, to me
Crystal clear

The whole time I knew
It was a love, so true
There was nothing more
I could do, but surrender
And keep opening up
always showing up
Making sure I’d never
Go on a crazy bender

The whole time I saw
Me as a Son-In-Law
To your parents, who
You called Ma & Pa

But one thing I didn’t see
Is how much you’d love me
And how glorious life would be
With your whole famdamily
Here in Mackinaw

January 11, 2021

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Adult Themes, Americana, Ballad, Inspired by High School, Inspired by People, Jazz, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Old Wounds, Verse Poetry, Wistful

A Reunion Tale

A wave of nausea hit him as he walked through the halls
He remembered their mocking and physical abuse
They teased him heartlessly & kicked him in the balls
But he knew they changed and he’s different too
He sauntered into the reunion in his suit and tie
His gorgeous girlfriend was holding his hand
She knew how hard High School was, his inner why
She was the manager of his Western Swing Band

And oh, he knows he’s no longer that boy
With the thrift store bought guitar
And oh, he knew that girl who was by herself
and drinking shots of tequila at the bar
So, he walked up and said, “How’ve you been?”
She said her guilt consumed her from within
He looked into her honest, caring eyes
He forgave her with a hug, stayed civilized

An old bully of his shot over and split them apart
He said, “Get your hands off her you creep”
Instead of being defensive and guarding his heart
He said the words that cut that bully deep
“I’m not that wounded teen anymore,
I’m consoling her, can’t you see she feels so bad
For the way she treated me, she knows it was wrong
The fact that you haven’t changed is so, so sad.”

And oh, what that bitter bully swiftly did
Was throw a sucker punch in his face
Then he quickly but quietly walked away
To the entrance of that crowded place
A couple classmates called immediately
for a soon as possible ambulance
The bully’s victim was attended to
Like he was some kind of honorable prince

He sauntered into the reunion in his suit and tie
His gorgeous girlfriend was holding his hand
She knew his inner why, how hard High School was
She was the manager of his Western Swing band
But he left the party alone and she stayed behind
Took the time to write down the witnesses’ names
She said she’d get his attorneys in contact with them
Cause gone were those teenaged fun and games

They sued that bitter broken bully and they won
Then that female classmate shot him with her gun

May 17, 2020

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Adult Themes, Cabaret, Jazz, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Optimism, Piano Song, Relationships, Romance, Women

Well Spoken Woman

No matter where I go,
or who I’m around
There’s a kind of gal
I haven’t yet found

She reads Town & Country
Wears a little black dress
She smells of hydrangeas
and doesn’t feel stress

She’s a well spoken woman
She says uproar instead of noise
and tender spot instead of nerve
Has possessions rather than toys
She’ll meander instead of wander
She’ll be perverse instead of bad
Out there’s a well spoken woman
with a down to earth Mom and Dad

She’s taken aback instead of surprised
She’ll enjoy solitude, not privacy
She’s noncommittal, not on the fence
Yet attend soup & fish affairs with me

And if any harm comes to me
physically or in my mind’s eye
She’ll love me to distraction
and take no notice of another guy

She’ll be a well spoken woman
She’ll speak better than I do
She may have been privately bred
yet she’ll know my point of view
I’m looking for my better half
Not someone who I’ll outshine
Somewhere’s a well spoken woman
who I hope one day will be mine

She’ll laugh at my grammar mistakes
At how I pronounce different words
But she won’t ever be too fancy
and turn down Ropp’s cheese curds

A well spoken woman is all I want
One who’s elegant and smart
Yes, the one who’ll set my mind to rest
is the one who’ll steal my heart

April 11, 2020

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Adult Themes, Ballad, Barbershop, Funny, Goomba Town, Jazz, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Piano Song

When It Comes To Shaving

I’m happy with wearing plain clothes
I don’t need logos on them to feel great
I’m fine with simple decor in our home
I don’t mind eating off a paper plate

But there’s one thing
I won’t ever negotiate

When it comes to shaving
I’ll always need to use a brush and soap
I won’t use that cream in a can anymore
But I’m good with an Artisan made croap
I love pairing the matching aftershave
It starts me off with a menthol sting
Honey baby, when it comes to shaving
I won’t use just anything

The badger brush is a bit too much
I like swirling with a synthetic knot
Darlin’, don’t get me that foaming gel
I’ll stick with all the goodies I bought
From online independent vendors
Who buy from the best of the trade
Sometimes the scents are similar
But they perform great and well-made

Takes long, I know dear
but it’s worth the wait

When it comes to shaving
I’ll always need to use a brush and soap
I won’t use that cream in a can anymore
But I’m good with an Artisan croap
I love pairing the matching aftershave
It starts me off with a menthol sting
Honey baby, when it comes to shaving
I won’t use just anything

Honey baby,
When it comes to shaving
I won’t use just anything!

April 10, 2020

Lyric Notes: I think this would be awesome as a Barbershop 4 part harmony song or I thought of Keb Mo with his smooth acoustic blues guitar style in the background!

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