Poetry
2004

2004

HANG AROUND                              

 

Never thought that I could know you this way, guess it all surprises me

Slow drive, back country roads, I was looking for you and you for me

Drivin’ towards the western sky I was searching on the radio

Restless &  chasing down some elusive dream ‘til I looked & saw it in your eyes

Inspiration right round the bend

 

You know I love drivin’ when you are the one ridin’ beside me

Oh I know that I can’t have you but I can’t stop thinking ‘bout you           

As long as we’re spending time together let’s drive this road ‘til the end

And then, hey, I want you to hang around

 

You’ve got your life, I’ve got mine, still your love amazes me

How you let me walk through your garden with no shoes upon my feet

Following you down that long road I found where I belong, and here I am

Time kept revealing we were stealing funny faces and smiles, mile after mile

Inspiration right round the bend

 

Chorus                                                                       

 

How is it we keep speaking to each other and we don’t even make a sound

Ain’t nothing wrong with something that just makes you smile

 

Hey hey, I want you to hang around 

You know I love drivin’ when you are the one ridin’ beside me

Oh I know that I can’t have you but I can’t stop thinking ‘bout you

As long as we’re spending time together let’s drive this road ‘til the end
And then, hey, I want you to hang around.

SOUL SYMPHONY

 

Once she touched your heart then she broke your spirit

She was your everything, now you just feel nothing

You walked with her through time, followed her twisted mind

But there were others worthy of you along the way

Who followed you down that road, they just wanted to know you

Oh how they love you, as women do

 

Sometimes you still love her, her heart turning blacker, baby yours is black n blue

 

Should you walk away, and need some comfort on your way

Oh please let it be you hear my soul symphony~

I pray you hear my soul symphony

 

She’s not the same no more, a stranger locking your heart’s door

How long will you hold on when she just don’t live there anymore

You tried the noble fight, cried through your loyal nights

While music lifted you along the way

Offering up your pain and sorrow, oh everyone wants to know you

But no one can know you

 

Once she touched your heart then she broke your spirit

Still I will save… still I will save… I will save your soul

 

When you walk away, in need of comfort on your way

Oh listen, listen to my soul symphony

When you walk away, in need of comfort on your way

Oh please let it be you hear my soul symphony

STAYIN’ HOME  

 

Here I am again and don’t you know

Playing this guitar of yours while I’m sitting here all alone

Can’t get myself outta my way, outta my head

Put on my shoes and just start walking to you instead

 

Oh I know everyone’s over there having their fun

And I wonder if I’m even on your mind

Guess I best leave it all behind

 

Tonight I’m staying home :]]

 

Hiding in my pocket all the words I meant to say

Holding on to the whispers of our yesterday

What will tomorrow hold, our last chance- coz I’m growing cold inside

Unless you shine your light my way

 

Oh I know everyone’s over there having their fun

With you, oh, with you

Don’t want to be just another drunk good time friend

 

Tonight I’m staying home :]]

 

Too many faces, no hiding place

You won’t see my face, you won’t see my face

 

Tonight I’m staying home

HURRICANE

 

Can’t you see storm clouds rising between you and me

Lightning strikes and thunder

Can you feel my heart beat

And can you taste the rain upon my lips

And the winds blowing you closer

Can you feel the wind blowing you closer, closer to me

 

Baby it’s a hurricane

Crazy ocean of emotion

Blowin’ pleasure and pain, again, again

                                               

The sky is crying trying so hard to wash away our fears

That I can’t hold on ‘cause you’re standing so close

So close to me taking my breath away

Again, again, it’s a hurricane

And the winds blowing you closer

Can you feel the wind blowing you closer, closer to me

 

Baby it’s a hurricane

Crazy ocean of emotion

Blowing pleasure and pain, again, again

 

Bridge

Oh I can’t hold on

 

Cuz baby it’s a hurricane

Crazy ocean of emotion

Blowing pleasure and pain, again, again

 

Ooh baby it’s a hurricane

Crazy ocean of emotion

Blowing pleasure and pain, again.... again

ANNIE DO, ANNIE DON’T  

                                          

 

He only wanted to call her name

Instead he lied to himself again

He put on his disguise, but oh when he looked into her eyes

There was something he could not deny           

He would touch her accidently with a smile

She had hair of sunlight and oh how his eyes would shine and say

 

Annie do you wanna come closer

Annie do, oh no Annie don’t

Please don’t

 

She had blue eyes and you know they gave him a blue heart

Givin’ him that devil may care angel stare

It was too much for his weary old heart to bear

He had to look away and he lied to himself again

Come and go, push and pull, yes and no. To hide your love can be so impossible you know

He only wanted to talk to her alone and say

 

Annie do you wanna walk with me

Annie do, oh no Annie don’t

Please don’t

 

Annie I can’t go on living this way

Just get me outta here, and he said

Annie take me away

 

Wait, Annie don’t say a word, act like you ain’t never heard what my heart’s been sayin’

Annie do, Annie don’t show me no mercy

Save me from myself whether I do or don’t want you to, he cried

 

Annie do you wanna stay awhile

Annie don’t look away

Oh you know I just gotta say I’m so tangled up in you

 

Annie do you feel the same

Annie do, oh no Annie don’t you dare say no

Annie don’t you dare say no

MUDSLIDE

 

Can’t talk without yelling

Can’t think without loathing everything

Look close and you can see it,  a storms about to rise

You can see it in my eyes

Don’t stand too close you might get blown away

 

Coz I let the wind beat myself up and tear me down

And I know there’s enough dirt in my soul to bury me

And cover me with all the tears I’ve cried

Lookout here comes another mudslide

 

Don’t stand so close you might get swept away

 

Please don’t let it bury me

No, no don’t let it bury me

Please

Please don’t let it bury me

 

A voice, too small, for even a song

Just a silent holler after the storm

 

Wondering why so much to live for is killing me

Bottomless grave

Another smile too muddy to save

 

 

Mudslide Mudslide

Mudslide, don’t let it bury me

Please don’t let it bury me                                                           

Please           

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