Baseball On My Brain

Inspired by Chuck Brodsky and Philip Bechis Clark You say I’m acting different now You say I’m getting really weird You say I’m a bit too obsessive It’s not as bad as you feared No, I’m not going crazy I haven’t gone insane I’m just excited about Opening Day It’s Major League Baseball on myContinue reading “Baseball On My Brain”

Country Girls in a Wagoneer

Packed it up for the three day weekendThe 4 of them are on a quest for funHeadin’ up to the cabin for a good timeFor some drinkin’, grillin’ & sun Takes all day just to get thereBut they’ve got their music up loudTheir hair’s dancin’ ‘n they’re singin’Like they’re on stage in front of aContinue reading “Country Girls in a Wagoneer”

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”

RC and a Moonpie

We were young Too young for love of any kind But still, I tried I desired to blow your little mind We went down to the General Store I spent silver dollars and a dime Just so you and I could share our first RC and a Moonpie I was twelve You were going onContinue reading “RC and a Moonpie”

Brother From Another Mother

He’s the guy you’ve known since Grade School And now you’re at a dive bar having drinks You’re sharing stories nobody else knows And you both know how the other one thinks You struggled through the awkward years Traded sports cards & Playboy magazines You’d sit in the treehouse and play cards And you’d tellContinue reading “Brother From Another Mother”

Don’t Forget Your Key

You’re heading off to college this morningI got up early so we could talk before you goI’ve made pancakes with chocolate chipsAnd wrapped something up with a bowI know I haven’t been the greatest fatherI missed some softball games you’ve playedThat whole year I spent away in CaliforniaWasn’t the smartest decision that I made AndContinue reading “Don’t Forget Your Key”

Luck

She knew my story likely a little too wellIt was the kind of tale I couldn’t quite sellI was a bunch of basic for someone like herShe was the same age, but more mature She had admirers who were older than meWho I’d get to know and like reluctantlyI was jealous of those guys whoContinue reading “Luck”