Adult Themes, Heartbreak, Inspired by People, Inspired By Situations, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Old Wounds, Relationships, Storytelling, Toxic True Love

American Woman and Man

He takes trains, planes, trucks or cars
Depending on where he travels to
He’s got his briefcase full of catalogs
Sales is something he’s born to do
He sells to people looking for answers
He sells for checks to send to his wife
Now, he’s just a money making machine
But he’s not having a wonderful life

So no wonder he drinks
No wonder he wants to heal his heart
Drinking at the affluent hotel bars
While he and his family live apart
He likes going home when he can
But he also loves living on the road
So no wonder he drinks
He’s the one carrying the load

And his wife back home understands
She keeps the house, does the chores
She knows her role and does it well
Washes the dishes, cleans the floors
She carefully manages their household
So the children can focus on school
But all the while she’s missing him
Her dedicated but exhausted fool

So no wonder she drinks
No wonder she wants to heal her heart
Card games and cocktails with friends
Ubers to and from the mini-mart
She likes seeing him when he’s there
But she loves him staying on the road
So no wonder she drinks
She’s a prisoner in their abode

They’re very different people
But they’re pretty much the same
They’ve been living like this for years
Since they’ve shared their last name

So no wonder they drink
Trapped themselves in their roles
Doing their best to provide for their kids
But it seems like they’ve sold their souls
They dream of sending them to college
They’re working as hard as they can
No wonder both drink
That American woman and man
That American woman and man

Standard
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

Standard
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

Standard
Adult Themes, Growing Up, Inspired by a Concert, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Punk Pop, Relationships, Toxic True Love, Tragic Death, Wistful, Women

Be My Partner In Crime

I was standing in line at a punk pop show
Waitin’ to order myself a can of PBR
When up came a girl in a Buzzcocks shirt
Who I recognized from the ride in my car

I Ubered her there and it was a fun talk
She said I should come watch her band
The music was loud & she said in my ear
“I wanna do more than hold your hand”

She said
Be my, be my, be my, be my partner in crime
She said
Be my, be my, be my, be my partner in crime
Partner in crime, Partner in crime
Be my, be my, be my, be my partner in crime

I said “ok, but I’ve gotta go home and pack
Do you want me to do that after the show?”
She said “Oh, that won’t be soon enough!”
In about a half an hour she was gonna go

I said “That’s fine, I’ll meet you outside
I don’t live too far away from this place”
Then she smiled and gave me a soft peck
But before I started my frantic race

I said
I’ll be, I’ll be, I’ll be, I’ll be your partner in crime
I said
I’ll be, I’ll be, I’ll be, I’ll be your partner in crime
Partner in crime, Partner in crime
I’ll be, I’ll be, I’ll be I’ll be your partner in crime

I got there and back just as fast as I could
But I couldn’t find that girl anywhere
But she gave me 5 stars and a big fat tip
And I thought to myself “That’s fair”

Then a band mate handed me a note from her
It said “Meet me at the airport, I will wait.”
But then I looked at the girl behind the bar
And I was blessed by a golden hand of fate

She said
Be my, be my, be my, be my partner in crime
She said,
Be my, be my, be my, be my partner in crime
Partner in crime, Partner in crime
Be my, be my, be my, be my partner in crime

I found out the next morning the singer died
On the chartered plane I nearly decided to take
Instead I ended up in bed with the bartender
In a cozy log cabin out at Bloomington Lake

Now we enjoy our life and what we’ve built
Yet I think about that night all the time
When I fell for two girls in the same place
Who fed me the same crazy pick up line

They said,
Be my, be my, be my, be my partner in crime
They said,
Be my, be my, be my, be my partner in crime
Partner in crime, Partner in crime
Be my, be my, be my, be my partner in crime

March 18, 2022

Standard
About Family, Adult Themes, Autobiographical, Ballad, Failed Relationships, Growing Up, Heartbreak, Inspired by People, Inspired By Situations, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Old Wounds, Relationships, Romance, Toxic True Love, Wistful

Just Your Turn

You got to know my Mom and Dad
Then they brought him back into view
He had come home from the service
And he remembered kissing you

Back at a house party in the 80’s
It was a night he never forgot
I remember he came home that night
And said you were totally hot

But now you’re both older
So much older than before
You blazed through other guys
But his heart was broken and sore
You might think he really loves you
There’s a lesson you could learn
He might never be yours, no
This is just your turn
Oh, he might never be yours,
This is just your turn

Dad introduced you to her, bro
He once introduced a girl to me
She worked for him in Accounting
But she didn’t turn out to be

A one guy kind of woman
She shattered me one day in July
I found out my friend said to her
I was a one woman kind of guy

And now that we’re both older
So much older than before
She’s blazed through other men
My heart was broken and sore
I thought we had the real deal
But there’s a lesson I learned
I was never gonna be hers
It was just my turn
Oh, I was never gonna be hers
It was just my turn

So I see you now together
Holding hands and having fun
I don’t know if it will work out
One of you might cut and run

But I still must have faith in you
Maybe Dad opened an amazing door
Maybe you both deserve each other
God’s healing what was broken and sore
You’re both happy, that’s what matters
I hope you never have to learn
That you don’t belong with each other
And this is just your turn

Oh, I pray to heaven above,
For true love, it’s just your turn
Oh, I pray to heaven above,
For true love, it’s just your turn

March 9, 2022
Standard
Adult Themes, Ballad, Failed Relationships, Heartbreak, Inspired By Situations, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Old Wounds, Relationships, Toxic True Love, Wistful

The Truth About Me and You

When you learned the truth about me
Did you see what you thought I’d be
Did you have feelings inside
That you wouldn’t hide
Did you analyze what you could only see

When you learned the truth about you
Did your heart tell you it already knew
Did you really come clean
How you’ve been so mean
Did you recognize what we’ve been through

It’s unrelenting and unreal
What we do and how we feel
And there’s not much that can be done
When you can’t tell me how you are
On the beach, at home or in our car
You never know, it could be fun
More fun than keeping secrets
And telling it all to your close friends
Deeper than anything we’ll ever do
And oh, that’s the truth
Oh you know it’s the truth
That’s the truth about me and you

When you learned the truth about us
Did you ponder about it all, because
I thought about it night after night
How something could remain right
After all the wrong it always was

It’s unrelenting and unreal
What we do and how we feel
And there’s not much that can be done
When you can’t tell me how you are
On the couch, in bed or from afar
You never know, it could be fun
More fun than keeping secrets
And telling it all to your close friends
Deeper than anything we’ll ever do
And oh, that’s the truth
Oh you know it’s the truth
That’s the truth about me and you

The lies, the hurt, the pain
Disappear and come back again
They don’t stop and I am confused
If it’s my soul feeling out of control
And only the half of a whole
That doesn’t see we’re both abused

It’s unrelenting and unreal
What we do and how we feel
And there’s not much that can be done
When you can’t tell me how you are
On the beach, at home or in our car
You never know, it could be fun
More fun than keeping secrets
And telling it all to your close friends
Deeper than anything we’ll ever do
And oh, that’s the truth
Oh you know it’s the truth
That’s the truth about me and you
That’s the truth about me and you

That’s the truth about me and you.

February, 2022

Standard
Adult Themes, Americana, Ballad, Denial, Failed Relationships, Grief Song, Heartbreak, Inspired By Situations, Introspective, Lyrics, Marriage, No Music Yet, Old Wounds, Piano Song, Relationships, Toxic True Love, Wistful, Women

Can After Can

She checks her appointment book the night before
And gets dressed for bed then closes the door
Then falls asleep to her favorite Netflix show

It’s the one about the detectives who solve crimes
They speak in logic, not in couplet rhymes, and
I sleep beside her but there are secrets I don’t know

And when she
Looks out the window her eyes turn green
And she thinks of the days when they were mean
She loves them so, but needs to let them go
Or she’ll
Take it all out on the kids, take it all out on me as she
Drinks can after can, there’s still misery
All about the past, where she felt so low

I see her there as I try to sleep again
But I then think about the moments when
I said bad things I know I regret now

I’d move out ashamed just to leave her be, but
We’ve already built our own family, and
If there’s a solution for that, I’ll figure out how

And when she
Looks out the window her eyes turn green
And she thinks of the days when they were mean
She loves them so, but she needs to let them go
Or she’ll
Take it out on the kids, take it all out on me as she
Drinks can after can, there’s still misery
All about the past where she felt so low

And I love her so, like cowboys love the Rodeo
Oh yeah, I love her so, like cowboys love the Rodeo

When she
Looks out the window, her eyes turn green
And she thinks of the days when they were fucking mean
She loves them so, but she needs to let them go
Or she’ll
Take it all out on the kids, take it all out on me as she
Drinks can after can, there’s still misery
All about the past where she felt so low

In the here and now, it seems like she'll never grow
Oh yeah, in the here and now, it seems like she’ll never grow

June 10, 2021
Standard
Adult Themes, Country Song, Denial, Failed Relationships, Heartbreak, Love, Lyrics, Marriage, No Music Yet, Old Wounds, Relationships, Toxic True Love, Young Love

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 go
It was time for you decide
To show me what you felt inside
You had to swallow your pride
Know it’s the right thing to do
It was time for you to make
A break for it away from me
So you could finally be free
Cause I was makin’ you so blue
And if you walk away, walk away
Cause I’d do the same thing, too

If you walk away
Pack up and leave my things
You can keep all those rings
I gave you on your special days

If you walk away
Don’t look back, you’ll be surprised
Tears won’t be falling from my eyes
My blood pressure won’t be raised

I’ll know it was time for you to go
It was time you stood up to me
Rather than tolerate my b.s.
This ain’t what love is meant to be
Just move on, protect yourself
Leave me alone and do it fast
If you think this isn’t gonna last
Cause baby, we’d be happier apart
So if you walk away, walk away
Know you won’t be breaking my heart

Oh no… Babe I love you,
but you won’t be breaking my heart

April 27, 2021

Standard
Adult Themes, Funny, Goomba Town, Inspired By Situations, Introspective, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Toxic True Love

Tall Drink of Water

What’s a tall drink of water doin’
With short, fat, balding me anyway?
Why does she want to be with me
Until my final dying day?

I’m not rich, handsome or suave
In fact I’m a bit of an obnoxious slob
Who likes hot dogs & corn on the cob
She stays instead of running away

What’s a tall drink of water doin’
With this stinky, disgusting man?
Does she think I’m a fixer upper, and
I’m like eggs in a pan

Who aren’t much when fryin’
They just look like they’re dyin’
Then after all the pain & cryin’
They transform as best they can

To a hearty breakfast out at Cape Cod
Where locals give each other a head nod
They say the food is amazing like the view
I mean, I’m not even well-to-do

What’s a tall drink of water doin’
With a mess like me, it’s weird
Why does she think I’m special
To me, it’s not so clear

I’m not like the men from the city
I’m far from groomed or pretty
Maybe it’s all out of pity
I’m not Brad Pitt or Richard Gere

I’m like a mix of a broke bum on a street
That red flag guy you never want to meet
Who’s bitter, and she loves me even more
What’s that tall drink of water with me for?

What’s that tall drink of water with me for?

April 13, 2021

Another lyric I think would be good for a project I’m creating called “Goomba Town.”

Standard