The Quiet Hearted Soldier

The wind blows her Carmel Valley hair She sees me longing for her there Oh but, I’m a soldier with a quiet heart I’m the boy at the end of that night Who’ll do all he can to treat her right Who needs a little bit of a kick start Like sincere words she won’tContinue reading “The Quiet Hearted Soldier”

Can After Can

She checks her appointment book the night beforeAnd gets dressed for bed then closes the doorThen falls asleep to her favorite Netflix showIt’s the one about the detectives who solve crimesThey speak in logic, not in couplet rhymes, andI sleep beside her but there are secrets I don’t knowAnd when sheLooks out the window herContinue reading “Can After Can”

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”

Grinding the Corn

t took me a long while To understand how to do it right Like a younger boxer Who’s training hard for a fight I didn’t learn it from a book It was from experience & porn Then I finally got the hang Of grinding the corn I had lots of partners They lost their patienceContinue reading “Grinding the Corn”

Screw City Nights

Back in 1999 my bro called me He needed help with Expediting From what he said, I got excited He was baiting and I was biting So I gave 2 weeks at the Hotel And headed to the Midwest Qualified for that fast freight job Then I didn’t get much rest Pre-Chorus: Cause we wereContinue reading “Screw City Nights”

Why Are You Afraid of Me (Baby)

I brought you 50 red balloons right before Prom It was the the craziest thing I’ve done for anyone I turned up one day to ask you to go on a walk I think that’s why you decided you were done Why Oh why Oh why Oh why Why are you afraid of me OfContinue reading “Why Are You Afraid of Me (Baby)”

If You Walk Away

If you walk away Don’t expect me to chase after you Don’t expect me to fight for a dream Deep in your heart won’t come true If you walk away Don’t think I’m gonna negotiate I’m gonna trust the hands of fate And know that deeply, you knew It was time for you to goContinue reading “If You Walk Away”

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”