Adult Themes, Autobiographical, Inspired By Situations, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Relationships, Romance, Young Love

Meet-Cute

I used to be ungrateful
I wasn’t happy, I would yell
I expected others to see
Through the lies they’d tell

Then your eyes met mine
And straight away I knew
For the rest of my years
Right then
was our meet-cute
Right then
Was our meet-cute

You saw me for who I was
Underneath my shame
You saw my insecurities
You knew I played a game
Where I had all the answers
For everyone else but me
You knew deep in your heart
I wasn’t who I wanted to be

When your eyes met mine
And straight away you knew
For the rest of your years
Right then
was our meet-cute
Right then
Was our meet cute

Bridge:
I was colder than Alaska
I had icicles in my stare
You heated me with honesty
Just by being quietly there
My friends and family all
Gave up on me so fast
You gave me tender affection
Helped me get past my past

When your eyes met mine
It all came to me so clear
I had a vision of you and I
Overcoming our fears
For the rest of our years
We’d live our authentic truth
All because we had
A life changing meet-cute

April 12, 2022

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Adult Themes, Ballad, Failed Relationships, Folk Ballad, Heartbreak, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Relationships, Romance, Wistful, Young Love

Back to Seascape

Remember when we took a holiday
Up the coast so you and I could play
And lay down on a blanket you bought
In a small town whose name I forgot

You wore a one piece under a cotton dress
I didn’t have a need for any more or less
My back got burned but you got a tan
You said you loved that I was your man

So take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back to Seascape
So we could be in love again
Take me back to Seascape
So we could be in love again

I was happier when you held me there
I would run my fingers through your hair
And we didn’t have much else to do
You cared for me, I deeply adored you

You wore a one piece under a cotton dress
I had no need for anything more or less
Your heart was open and so was mine
As we shared a bottle of raspberry wine

So take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back to Seascape
So we could be in love again
Take me back to Seascape
So we could be in love again

I cannot forget our passionate past
Dear, I cannot forget those days
When you and I took a break
Before you said I was a mistake

You wore a one piece under a cotton dress
I didn’t have a need for any more or less
My back got burned but you got a tan
You said you loved that I was your man

So take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back to Seascape
So we could be in love again
Take me back to Seascape
So we could be in love again

February 17, 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, 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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Adult Themes, Americana, Autobiographical, Failed Relationships, Growing Up, Heartbreak, Introspective, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Old Wounds, Relationships, Romance, Wistful, Young Love

True Love Stays

He watches the waves
And thinks of the days
When he was young,
fun and in better shape
He’d go out with friends
On all those weekends
The lessons all stung
He dreamed of escape

Then a girl found him
Working out at a gym
His eyes looked at her
She knew right away
Out of all of the guys
He was the surprise
But he was an amateur

She wanted him to notice
She yearned for him to see
They’d be more than lovers
They could be meant to be
He was hung up on someone
But she tried harder anyway
To convince him it was love
There was nothing she could say
It was a game he wouldn’t play

He dreamt of a different place
Of a girl with a somber face
Who kissed him long ago
When he was seventeen
He had a damaged heart
It was torn all apart
But somehow it didn’t show
He wasn’t nice or mean

Still she wanted him to notice
She yearned for him to see
They’d be more than lovers
They could be meant to be
He was hung up on that girl
Who had been living far away
To convince him it was love
There was nothing she could say
It was a game he wouldn’t play

She was running out of time
He was denying himself from
What she thought was true
When she walked out the door
His broken heart hurt even more
Then by chance he met you

As he watches the waves
And thinks of those days
When he was young,
fun and in better shape
He’s happier than he was
And it’s really because
He met the right one
No, he didn’t escape

No, he didn’t escape
No, he didn’t escape
He put away his cape
And true love stayed

Oh, his true love stayed
Oh, true love stays

January 21, 2022

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Adult Themes, Americana, Autobiographical, Ballad, Growing Up, Inspired by High School, Inspired by People, Introspective, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Rites of Passage

Friends Live On In You

Tonight we’re like the teens we were
years after we faced our fears
All sitting around at this reunion
Laughing and in our eyes are tears

There’s no one out to get us now
There’s nobody we can blame
For how our lives all turned out
At least nothing stayed the same

I look back on those days knowing
We all made it through in one piece
We got through the rites of passage
Our squeaky wheels got the grease
And it feels so good to be here
It’s like no time has passed, it’s true
You can move away from everyone
But your old friends live on in you

Memories are still inside of me
Of life here in our little big town
I remember how Patty beamed as she
got her Football Homecoming crown

All the fun we had just hanging out
Eating our burgers & chicken strips
I’ll always remember how it felt
That kiss from my first girl’s lips

I look back on those days knowing
We all made it through in one piece
We got through the rites of passage
Our squeaky wheels got the grease
And it feels so good to be here
It’s like no time has passed, it’s true
You can move away from everyone
But your old friends live on in you

There are ones who couldn’t be here
But that’s OK, they’re safe and well
They’ll stay alive in all the stories
That we’ll always think of and tell

It feels so good to be with you all
It’s like no time has passed, it’s true
You can move away from everyone
But your old friends live in you

Oh, you can move away from everyone
But your old friends live on in you.

January 20, 2022

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About Family, Americana, Ballad, Growing Up, Inspired by a Place, Inspired by Outdoors, Inspired by People, Introspective, Lyrics, Nostalgia, Poem, Verse Poetry, Wistful

Santa Cruz Young

Dedicated to my brothers, Russell Gray & Jeff Gray

Just to ride down that trail again
To see the whole Monterey Bay
And to feel that strong breeze
Against my golden brown face
Just to walk in that neighborhood
To Westlake with my schoolmates
And not have too worry about
What was on our dinner plates

When we were Santa Cruz young
We didn’t think too much about
Things our parents were doing
Like who they were countersuing
Or who had extra special clout
We only cared about each other
Fitting in and good sportsmanship
Riding our bikes around UCSC
We were wild and oh so crazy
As we’d go to the beach for a dip

I remember playing capture the flag
I remember how it all was and felt
And I remember my first crushes
How I thought my heart would melt
I remember my first childhood kiss
With a girl from down the block
And how my Daddy worked so hard
While Mom stayed in and was his rock

Just to be in my old room again
Just to listen to that old record play
And to be around my older brothers
So the mem’ries wouldn’t fade
If I could go back in to Calvin Place
Or hike to the bottom of the hill
I’d want to also go and visit
Ron, Shirley, Christine & Bill

When we were Santa Cruz young
We didn’t think too much about
Things our parents were doing
Like who they were countersuing
Or who had extra special clout
We only cared about each other
Baseball cards and Harvey West
Fitting in and real good manners
Visiting with the Catletts & Danners
And making sure we did our best

Just to ride down that trail again
To see the whole Monterey Bay
And to feel that strong breeze
Against my golden brown face

And to feel that strong breeze
Against my golden brown face

When we were Santa Cruz young
Oh, when we were Santa Cruz young.

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About a Friend, Adult Themes, Autobiographical, Inspired by People, Inspired By Situations, Introspective, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Old Wounds, Optimism, Piano Song, Wistful

The Last Time You See Me

The last time you see me
I hope I’m best that I can be
I hope I’m not stuck in a tree
The last time you see me

The last time that we talk
I hope it’s after a nice walk
Hope I’m not watchin’ the clock
The last time that we talk

I pray I’m not mean or filled with spite
I wish for a healthy exchange of words
Even if we’re out for a quick drink or bite
I hope we’re joyful like a couple of birds

The last time you look in my eyes
I would prefer it wasn’t a surprise
I hope we hug before our goodbyes
The last time you look in my eyes

I pray we’re not angry, instead at peace
I wish we’ll be pleasant and get along
I hope you know I’ve changed since then
And deep inside I know I was wrong

The last time you see me
I hope you’re happy and smile
I hope my friend, we reconcile
The last time you see me

The last time you see me.

Revised, 2021

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