About a Friend, About Family, Adult Themes, Failed Friendships, Failed Relationships, Grief Song, Heartbreak, Inspired by People, Inspired By Situations, Introspective, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Old Wounds, Optimism, Relationships, Storytelling

People We Know

People we know are lonely
People we know are afraid
People we know are hurting
From the games they’ve played

They didn’t know they were playin’
They just wanted happiness
But the walls got higher
Those are nasty frogs they kissed

And we try to cheer them up
Say they are worthy of more
We do our best to pull them from
That isolating heartbreak store
Where you pay for your mistakes
so you can quietly go
Oh, the ones who need us the most
Are all the people we know
The people we know

The heart goes through changes
But the hardest is a love that’s lost
You can’t seem to bargain
On how much it all will cost

You turn to friends and family
Sometimes they walk away too
But I hope this is a wakeup call
That person one day could be you

And they’ll try to cheer you up
Say you are worthy of so much more
They’ll do their best to pull you from
That isolating heartbreak store
Where you pay for your misfortunes
Then quietly allowed to go
Yeah the ones we need to be there
Are all the people we know

So
If you’re going through a hardship
If it’s all blown up in your face
If you cannot find the answers
After everyone gives you space

Reach out to the ones who are close
It’s in their eyes, the ones you trust
But if they don’t then get in touch with
All the people you know, if you must

And they’ll try to cheer you up
Say you are worthy of so much more
They’ll do their best to pull you from
That isolating heartbreak store
Where you pay for your misfortunes
Then quietly allowed to go
The ones who just might be there
Are all the people you know

Oh, those who’ll help us the most
Are all the people we know
The people we know
The people we know

August 11, 2022

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Americana, Funny, Growing Up, Inspired By Situations, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Optimism, Rites of Passage, Young Love

Squirt, Beer Nuts, and You

I remember the first time I tasted it
I must have been oh, about fifteen
I got some on my Mack Truck shirt
I thought I was the man on the scene

But I wasn’t the guy I hoped I was
Till that summer at camp when
I changed for the better because

You turned me on to Beer Nuts
With a big ol’ cup of Squirt
It took away all my frustration
It cut out all my butthurt
Now no matter where we are
It’s my favorite go-to
Nothin’s better for me than
Squirt, Beer Nuts & You

I’ve loved every beer nut I’ve had
Squirt has always quenched my thirst
And your kisses filled up my heart
So much I thought it would burst

The longer we’re together, babe
The more I love you every day
I wouldn’t want anything different
Life would suck any other way

You turned me on to Beer Nuts
With a big ol’ cup of Squirt
It took away all my frustration
It cut out all my butthurt
Now no matter where we are
It’s my favorite go-to
Nothin’s better for me than
Squirt, Beer Nuts & You

Pizza and beer’s pretty good
So is Kansas City BBQ
But all the food or drink can’t compare
And it’s time you knew

Oh I would climb the highest mountain
I would do anything you want me to
I’d go barefoot on ice in my underwear
For Squirt, Beer Nuts and You

For Squirt, Beer Nuts and You

August 7, 2022

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Adult Themes, Americana, Country Song, Inspired by People, Inspired By Situations, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Relationships, Romance, Saloon Song, Storytelling, Women

Carhartt Hat

He looks at her
She looks away
He’s rackin’ his brain
On what to do and say
He’s a roughneck
But he’s a little shy
She thinks he’s just
Some hometown guy

But he’s been watching her
From the end of the bar
And he knows she’s
No model or movie star
Men are ogling her
Lovin’ her body and smile
She knows they only see
her for her Country style
But she’s much more than that
He knows there’s more to her
As he tips his Carhartt hat

She looks at him
Gives him a wink
He wants to give her
Everything and the kitchen sink
He’s a farmer
They’ve met before
Back when she would work
down at the Gold Crown store

And she’s been watching him
He’s at the end of the bar
And she’s thinkin’ he’s never
gonna get a fancy shiny car
The bartender flirts with him
But he don’t really care
Cause he’s distracted by
The girl standing down there
Eventually he strides up to her
Like a confident kitty cat
She sees the man inside of him
Underneath his Carhartt hat

They say you know who a man is
By the label he chooses to wear
Some don’t reveal too much and wear
A t shirt and jeans to the County Fair
But that boy knows his brand
Is the best at the local Farm and Fleet
The only thing he still needs now
Is work boots for his blue collar feet

I look at them
From the stage
I think to myself
This night’s a page
Those kids are writing
They have no choice
They’re falling in love
As they hear my voice

He’s holding her
He’s now making her his
I hope they work out
Maybe have a couple kids
Who’ll plow the fields
Out on the family farm
All because he chose
To touch her on the arm
Well look at that
She’s wearin’ it now
His brand new hat
She wears it so well
His Carhartt hat
His brand new
olive Carhartt hat

July 21, 2022

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Adult Themes, Ballad, Denial, Failed Relationships, Grief Song, Heartbreak, Inspired By Situations, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Relationships, Wistful

Please Come Again

You were in the neighborhood
So you thought you’d ring my bell
You tried to call earlier
But I’ve been going through Hell
The house is a wreck
Or I’d invite you inside
Please come again
Hey, thanks for stopping by

I know it’s been some time now
Since we sat down to talk
I don’t remember when
We last went for a ride or walk
I’ve had a few drinks
And swallowed some pride
Please come again
Hey, thanks for stopping by

It’s not like me to turn you away
I’m sorry if I’m being rude
My heart is hurting, I can’t describe
why I feel so sad and screwed

I’ll call you in a couple days ok
I just have to sort this all out
Thanks for your understanding
It’s what you’re all about
We’ll go get some coffee
When my eyes have dried
Please come again
Hey, thanks for stopping by

Please come again
Hey, thanks for stopping by

July 19, 2022

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Adult Themes, Americana, Ballad, Heartbreak, Inspired By Situations, Introspective, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Old Wounds, Optimism, Relationships, Wistful, Young Love

Capitola

My toes are burning
It must have been the sand
When we were walking on the beach
And I was holding your sweet hand
I remember it all
The love we used to make
When you and I were younger then
I loved the tasty scones you’d bake

Now I sit here
In this wheelchair
And wonder if
I’m gonna die alone

I wanna come back to Capitola
So we can start all over
So we can do it again
Stroll in the village
Get some Pizza my Heart
Ice Cream to cool our lips
We swore we wouldn’t break apart
But most of all, I wanna come back
Come back to Capitola
Good ol’ Capitola
‘Cause then I’d be where you are

My heart is hurting
I miss your smiling eyes
Behind those hipster Ray Bans
You were a bombshell and so wise
I remember it all
The memories we made
And admiring the paintings
We almost bought by Thomas Kincade

Now I wait here
For my ride home
And I pay daily
That I don’t die alone

I wanna come back to Capitola
So we can start all over
So we can do it again
Stroll in the village
Get some Pizza my Heart
Ice Cream to cool our lips
We swore we wouldn’t break apart
But most of all, I wanna come back
Come back to Capitola
Good ol’ Capitola
‘Cause then I’d be where you are
I’d be where you are

July 17, 2022

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About Family, Adult Themes, Growing Up, Inspired by People, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Optimism

The Jewish Life

I’m not good with money
I don’t work in real estate
I don’t struggle daily
With self-love or hate
But I’ve worn the same watch
Ever since our wedding day
Even though my wife is Arabic
It’s this I’ve gotta say

I wanna be Jewish
I wanna wear gold
I’m gonna wear boxers &
White tank tops when I’m old
I wanna drive a Cadillac
With plastic covered seats
Lots of cash that’s stashed
Eating only kosher meats
I wanna be Jewish
The Jewish life’s for me

My Dad studied accounting
I love to write and perform
I’d get the kids laughing at camp
Through the darkest of storms
My Grandma ran a tight ship
She loved spoiling us boys
She paid with one credit card
We had typewriters as toys

She said one day, my grandson
you’ll end up like your Grandpa
Before we put him in his grave
And when you’re on that
Hollywood red carpet,
Be sure to smile for me & wave

I wanna be Jewish
I wanna wear gold
I’m gonna wear tank tops &
White boxers when I’m old
I wanna drive a Cadillac
With plastic covered seats
Lots of cash that’s stashed
But getting stuff for free
I wanna be Jewish
The Jewish life’s for me

The Jewish life’s for me
The Jewish life’s for me

July 13, 2022

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Adult Themes, Americana, Bluegrass, Country Song, Funny, Hokum, Inspired by People, Love, Lyrics, Marriage, Mom, No Music Yet, Snarky, Women

South Mouth

My sweetheart's got a South Mouth
She's the loudest one in the room
She cracks jokes n tells her stories
like she's singin' a Hank Williams tune
She can't help but be a little ornery
but she's as quiet as a church mouse
When we're home on our easy chairs
in our little white country house

My sweetheart's got a South Mouth
when she's out with her girls
She doesn't care who hears her
as she plays with her curls n pearls
She can't help but be smartassy
to the all the cowboys in town
But when she's home with family
She's not some silly circus clown

She's a grand ol' time
at the honky tonk
She's as wild there
as a woman can be
But she's a prim
and proper housewife
Who loves her
daughters and even me

So when you hear her South Mouth
Don't let it fool ya she's a true lady
She's just blowin' off steam, havin' drinks
She's not permanently crazy

Nah, she's not permanently crazy.

July 2, 2022
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Failed Relationships, Grief Song, Growing Up, Heartbreak, Inspired by High School, Inspired By Situations, Lyrics, Punk Pop, Relationships, Toxic True Love, Tragic Death, Women

While I Was Waiting

I thought about us
And all we’ve been through
And I found myself on a beach
Watching waves was all I could do
To keep from cussing out the stars
Cause I wasn’t sure you knew
I was all ready to apologize
While I was waiting there for you

I thought about us
And all the memories we shared
I saw a tiny dog in a girl’s arms
It looked so cold and scared
And I remembered the moment
I saw you sleeping in my car
After a night of heavy drinking
I couldn’t drive home from the bar

So we stayed there all night
We shared a blanket from the trunk
The next morning we got breakfast
And cause really bad, we stunk
I took you to your parents house
You took a steaming bath all alone
While I waited in your bedroom
And I saw a message on your phone

I thought about you
You had a right to be so upset
I invaded your private life that day
Then felt so much consuming regret
Then I saw you from a distance
You pulled up in your Pink VW bug
I was gonna say I was so so sorry
It turned out you had tried a drug

So we stayed there all night
Shared an afghan in the backseat
The next morning we got breakfast
Then I took you to your street
Cops were at your parents house
They had some unfortunate news
I chose to stop drinking forever
While I was waiting there for you

I chose to stop drinking forever
While I was waiting there for you

June 23, 2022

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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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