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 on eleven
It was a crush
You were my idea of heaven
You held my hand the way there
Though it was nearly suppertime
Just so you and I could share
our first RC and a Moonpie

We sat outside on the porch
It was only me and you there
I remember how you smiled
and your golden wavy hair
I don’t know if we were gone long
But I didn’t really care
Star crossed children do what matters
What happened after was unfair

It was dark
On that porch, we were a kissin’
And your Mom
She thought you were missin’
They found us on the swing
Your Daddy looked me in the eye
And said you’d ever see me again
or shared with any boy then
another RC and a Moonpie

We went back to that porch
It was only me and you there
I remember that next time
I wasn’t even timid or scared
We had to sneak around, sure
Star crossed teens do what matters
And now I’ll always share
an RC and a Moonpie with you

Now I’ll always share
an RC and a Moonpie with you

January 22, 2020

When She Walks Away

When she walks away
Don’t you shed a tear
Don’t you stay up all night
Don’t you fret and fear
Don’t you chase after her
Don’t you beg her to stay
Just give her patience and grace
When she walks away

She’s only thinkin’ ’bout the others
Who did her wrong all her life
And she’s gettin’ frustrated
As she’s tryin’ to be a good wife
Try to see it through her eyes
That’s just the way she works
She’s a stubborn country girl, and
knows you’re not one of them jerks

When she walks away
Don’t you feel so bad
Just trust me, my son
As I’ll always be her Dad
She’s just like her Mom
Back in those early days
She needs time and space
When she walks away

She’s only thinkin’ bout the others
Who did her wrong all her life
And she’s gettin’ frustrated
As she’s tryin’ to be a good wife
Try to see it through her eyes
That’s just the way she works
She’s a stubborn country girl,
Knows you’re not like those jerks

It’s one of her inborn traits
Especially when she’s wrong
So hang in there, kiddo
This ain’t no country song
Where the girl leaves the boy
To go drink, dance and play
She’s fighting for your love
When she walks away

Don’t get twisted up in her game
When she walks away

When she walks away

August 4, 2019; Revised January 4, 2020

Workin’ on a New One

I’ve been sittin’ here in our front room
The curtains are open, I look outside
Boy that sun is layin’ down some bright
And I’m on my second cup of coffee
Chasin’ the right words for me to write
And I wanna finish by tonight

I’m workin’ on a new one
I’m workin’ on a new one
Cause it’s all I know how to do
I’m workin’ on a new one
I’m workin’ on a new one
Cause I’m here alone & missin’ you

You left home with our precious girls
No, you didn’t forget my Momma’s pearls
Took my jacket with the scent of me
Swiped my favorite sing-along vinyls
A couple of my song filled journals
Hope you see what you needed to see

Yeah I’m workin’ on a new one
I’m workin’ on a new one
Cause it’s all I know how to do
I’m workin’ on a new one
I’m workin’ on a new one
Cause I’m here alone & missing you

I thought you & me had a lasting love
Father time would never have to test
Can’t tell me I didn’t give it my all
I put my effort in, girl I gave you my best
Tried so hard to make you happier than
you’d ever be with that salty man
But off you ran, off you ran

Cause you’re there my dear
You took the kids & all my beer
Or I’d be workin’ on a long neck bottle or two,
or maybe more than a few
Instead he’s workin’ on them with you
Yeah, while I’m in this messy front room
Workin’ on a new one and feeling so blue

So blue….. So blue…. Oh so blue

Yeah I’m workin’ on a new one
Workin’ on a new one
I’m workin’ on a new one

✅ 2019, Ryan Bennett Price & Matthew Kenneth Gray

Links to Stream:

Apple Music:

https://music.apple.com/us/album/workin-on-a-new-one-acoustic-single/1491622377

Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/5zjjEz1Q7o1tnHiTqzE8Bq?si=LTXTeRuoRfaKFeKbtm2QWA

Love, Let Me Sleep

You woke up at the crack of dawn
Got out of bed & took a shower
Like you’re Wonder Woman
Ready to use her superpower

You had your bowl of Cheerios
And your cup of morning brew
And now that you woke me up
This what I gotta say to you

Love, my sweet love, let me sleep
I had a hard day at work last night
And when I rolled into the drive
The sun was already shinin’ bright
You know I’d get up with you if I could
I know you think I’m a lazy SOB creep
But love, leave me in peace to sleep

You’re looking at me in disgust
You think I should get out of bed
And I can’t get you to understand
Now your face is turning radish red

You just threw a heavy book at me
And a big pitcher of ice cold water
Like you had just been disappointed
As if you were our youngest daughter

So love, my sweet love, let me sleep
I had a hard day at work last night
And when I rolled into the drive
The sun was already shinin’ bright
You know I’d get up with you if I could
I know you think I’m a lazy SOB creep
But love, leave me in peace to sleep

You got a healthy eight hours last night
You got to take up our queen size bed
While I was out there workin overtime
Sugarplums were dancin’ in your head

So love, my sweet love, let me sleep
I had a hard day at work last night
When my truck rolled into the drive
The sun was already shinin’ bright
And love, my sweet love let me sleep
You know I’d get up with you if I could
I know you think I’m a lazy SOB creep
But love, leave me in peace to sleep

Love, my sweet love, let me sleep
Love, my sweet love, let me sleep
Love, let me sleep
Let me….
Zzzzzzzz

December 16, 2019

Blue Blazes

She walks into our favorite bar
And I break into a cold sweat
Her light blue eyes see me
And it’s just like when we met

It was at a Golf Course cafe’
She was waiting there for me
Even though it was February
We had to cool off by the sea

Cause she’s hot
Whoa she’s hot
As Blue Blazes
Blue Blazes

Now she’s holding my hand
And I order her favorite drink
She takes off her winter coat
It was her mother’s faux mink

And she gives me that wink
The one I know so very well
Everyone around us there
Are caught up in her spell

Cause she’s hot
Whoa she’s hot
As Blue Blazes
Blue Blazes

She’s sweeter than candied apples
Her steamy kisses fog up my bifocals
She doesn’t get why she’s admired
By Out of Towners and The Locals
She’s nothing like the rest of them
All the women in this crowded place
She thinks she’s just about average
But she has a timeless sexy face

I’m not sure what she sees in me
Yeah I’m just a regular blue collar joe
I’m the luckiest man because of her
How much I love her, she’ll never know

How I’m so surprised
Out of all the guys
She could have ended up with
She chooses me every night and day
She doesn’t care about my lack of raises
Or my multiple random weird phases
She just thinks I’m hot as blue blazes
And makes me feel like a wealthy king
She’s hot as blue blazes
She’s hot as blue blazes
With her by my side I can do anything

With her by my side I can do anything

Black Friday, 2019

Sneaky Cheaters

She started noticing he’d stay up late at night
Textin’ someone, but didn’t say who it was
He’d always go to the bars on the weekends
Then end up at a buddy’s house because

He was too drunk to drive, but that wasn’t right
Her friend saw his buddy and he was a she
They were out in public at local places in town
So that’s why his wife came to see me

I specialize in catchin’ sneaky cheaters
I know their tricks, all their lies they tell
They’re as predictable as winter weather
It’s a product great salesmen cannot sell
They are the leeches & bottom feeders
Who cannot experience love so they leave
They are the desperate sneaky cheaters
abandoning their sad spouses who grieve

She paid me good money to catch them
But also wanted to come along to see
Them holding hands & kissing downtown
Then confront them both & set him free

We did exactly what she wanted to do
After that night I never saw them again
But there are plenty of dishonest lovers
And not all of them are powerful men

I specialize in catchin’ sneaky cheaters
I know their tricks, all their lies they tell
They’re as predictable like winter weather
It’s a haunted mansion Agents cannot sell
They are the leeches & bottom feeders
Who cannot experience love so they leave
They are the desperate sneaky cheaters
abandoning their sad spouses who grieve

If you’re looking for truth about your lover
If you need to know the answers right quick
I’ll be discreet and stay ruthless undercover
It’s what I do, I’m a thorough Private Dick

I specialize in catchin’ sneaky cheaters
I know their tricks, all their lies they tell
They’re as predictable like winter weather
It’s a product great salesmen cannot sell
They are the leeches & bottom feeders
Who cannot experience love so they leave
They are the desperate sneaky cheaters
abandoning their sad spouses who grieve

Abandoning their sad spouses who grieve
Abandoning their sad spouses who grieve

November 7, 2019

I Turn to Songs

When I’ve gone through a bad breakup
When my heart is burning like hell
When I feel my life’s in a dumpster
When I think I have nothing in my well

I look through my music collection
and I throw something on to relax
It helps me cope, that acoustic folk
Or something smooth like great sax

I turn to songs
I turn to songs
Songs don’t hurt me
Like many people do
I turn to songs late at night
When I’m not feeling right
When I’m beyond a little blue
When I’m crying inside
For love I’ll always need from you
Oh, I turn to songs, those sweet songs
Because they always come through

There are none like those I listened to
When I was just a kid at seventeen
They got me through the tough times
Dealing with people who were mean

I got tired of the Pop Music machine
So I started buying Punk & Blues
I knew the words to those tunes
Felt the singers walked in my shoes

I turned to songs
I turned to songs
Those songs affect me
So many of them do
I play them in my truck
And my life doesn’t suck
My thinking is no longer blue
I’m longer crying inside
I know I can give my love to you
Through my songs, my love songs
Like them, I’ll always come through

For you, I’ll always come through

October 28, 2019

Pre-Divorce Country Song

Can she love me
Even though I make minimum wage
As a late night Rideshare driver
& writing daily like a true sage
Will she want me
When I spend less time with her
& hang out with my buddies
Lately, I haven’t been so sure

Cause she’s been textin’
Who I believe is another man
& when I ask about it
She says I wouldn’t understand
It’s her Brother, Mother or best friend
Can’t we just go back to when
Facebook wasn’t on our phones
It was a simpler time back then

We’d talk at supper
About our day & how it was
Now we always get take out
Our sink is filled up just because
We don’t clean them up
We’re too lazy now to care
My clothes smell like alcohol
& she’s got on my underwear

Cause she’s been textin’
Who I believe is another man
& when I ask about it
She says I wouldn’t understand
It’s her Brother, Mother or best friend
Can’t we just go back to when
We weren’t so addicted to phones
It was a simpler time back then

If she can love me
Through our trials day after day
I know I will make a killin’
Cause I’ve got all this stuff to say

If she’ll hang in there
Stead of lettin’ go and movin’ on
Stead of plannin’ to be gone
Stead of parkin’ on the lawn
She’ll know I don’t want another Mom
& I don’t wanna keep livin’ out this
unhealthy, awful & toxic
pre-divorce country song

No we can’t keep livin’ out this
unhealthy, awful & toxic
pre-divorce country song

October 26, 2019

Beloved, Be Happy and Leave

You’ve packed up some of your things
and you’re no longer happy with me
Can’t say that I blame you,
I won’t ever disrespect you,
But beloved, be happy & leave

When we got hitched way back when
I thought you & I would forever be
supportive, loving & kind
But I’ve now lost my mind
So beloved, be happy & leave

Go do whatcha gotta do for your future
Go do whatcha gotta do, I’ll let you go
I only wish for you heavenly happiness
You deserve what you need, this I know

It was paradise, all those nights
But we’ve lost our spark and can’t see
us together anymore because
Our love ain’t what it once was
Dear beloved, be happy & leave

Go do whatcha gotta do for your future
Go do whatcha gotta do, I’ll let you go
I only wish for you heavenly happiness
You deserve what you need, this I know

Oh, was paradise, all those nights
But we’ve lost our spark and can’t see
us together anymore because
Our love ain’t what it once was
My beloved, be happy & leave

Oh, I can’t stand us fightin’ anymore
Please get goin’ out that screen door
I gotta rush to the bathroom & heave
Please, beloved, be happy & leave

Please, beloved, be happy & leave

October 8, 2019