Adult Themes, Americana, Ballad, Introspective, Love, Love’s Timing, Lyrics, Marriage, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Optimism, Relationships, Romance, Storytelling, Young Love

Twenty Years Is Not Enough

So long ago, you and I decided to meet
When I saw you, my heart skipped a beat
And I was late getting there to you
You waited but I’m not sure you knew

From that first moment you were in my view
I was nervous and I tried to keep my cool
You were open to the rest of my broken heart
It was time for something special to start
So after many years of ups and downs
A twisted ride but you still kept me around
What we have is more easy than it’s tough
And my love, twenty years isn’t enough

And if it seems like I’m bitter and oh so cold
Maybe it’s because you’ve never seen me old
If I can’t find the solutions you’re looking for
I hope you don’t decide to walk out the door

Cause from that moment you were in my view
I was nervous and I tried to keep my cool
You were open to the rest of my broken heart
It was time for something special to start
And after many years of ups and downs
A twisted ride but you still kept me around
What we have is more easy than rough
So my love, twenty years isn’t enough

I wanna be there when our daughter gets married to the boy who never gave up on her
And thinks to himself if he’s lucky man
They’ll be close like we are and always were

Cause from the moment she was in her view
He was nervous and he tried to keep his cool
And she was open to the rest of his young heart
And they knew something special would start
Then after many years of ups and downs
A twisted ride but she’ll keep him around
I’ll pray to God it will be more easy than tough
And hope they know forever is just enough

November 19, 2022

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Americana, Country Song, Inspired by People, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Relationships, Romance, Women

She’s Gotta Be a Country Girl

She’ll have bright eyes
And highlighted hair
That girl will be kind
And will treat me fair

I like a good ol’ gal
Who likes to have fun
She’ll be my best pal
But she’ll be the one

Who’ll go out on the dance floor
With her girlfriends in the bar
In public she’ll be a sweetheart
At home she’ll be my superstar
I’ll take her anywhere for kicks
Even a carnival tilt a whirl
With a goofy grin on her face
Oh, but she’s gotta be a country girl
Yeah she’s gotta be a country girl

She’ll love her horses
At her Daddy’s farm
When we’re on the town
She’ll always take my arm

She’ll be sentimental
And share her fond memories
Of all the good times she’s had
With sisters from her sorority

She’ll head out on the dance floor
All eyes’ll be on her from the bar
Everywhere she’ll be a sweetheart
And she’ll be my superstar
I’ll take her anywhere for kicks
Even the Boardwalk tilt a whirl
With a goofy grin on her face
Oh, but she’s gotta be a country girl
Yeah she’s gotta be a country girl

Wearin’ those high rise jeans
And loves her broken in boots
She’s good friends with Mama
And she’s proud of her roots
Family’s important to her
And her friends are too
She’s obsessed with Leann Rimes
And her favorite song is “Blue”

She’ll out drink me at the bar
And she might be a pool shark
Everywhere she’ll be a sweetheart
But she won’t be a walk in the park
I’ll take her anywhere for kicks
Even a State Fair tilt a whirl
She’ll have a goofy grin on her face
Oh, but she’s gotta be a country girl
Yeah she’s gotta be a country girl

August 13, 2020

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Adult Themes, Autobiographical, Ballad, Inspired by People, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Optimism, Relationships, Romance, Women, Young Love

Moments That Matter To Me

(For Melanie Ann Gray)

There was the time when I met you
Oh, how could I ever forget you
I assumed you would break my heart
We were there at the Hole 19 bar
Then we drove to the beach by car
It sure was one hell of a start

You had long brunette hair
I knew right then and there
I wanted to kiss you again & again
I never wanted to wake from that dream
As innocent and naïve as it may seem
Those were moments that mattered to me

When we were just friends
You flew up one weekend
I had to work but you didn’t mind
You met my Grandma in Corralitos
Had breakfast instead of burritos
She thought you were sweet and kind

I took you to the San Jose airport
You said you weren’t ready to court
So another date wasn’t set
Even though you wanted to stay free
Even though you didn’t agree
Those were moments that mattered to me

Cause the very next day
You called me up to say
You hid something for me to find
I was shocked at what it was
And over the moon because
You left your sweetheart behind
It was the first year we were dating
And it was like effortless skating
Like the kind you see on TV
You were everything I hoped you would be

Then a few months went by
And I cannot tell you a lie
I was nervous that night as were you
When I got down on one knee
With a diamond giving to me
By the woman who already knew

To her it was no riddle or mystery
Those were moments that mattered to me

You choose me every day and night
Now and then we have a fight
But we hang in there cause we care
And there are times I see
That same girl you used to be
Who was a little bit scared

But we embrace and it’s heavenly
And those are the moments
All of those sweet moments
With you my darling are the moments
The moments that matter to me
The moments that matter to me

May 10, 2020
Mother’s Day

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