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

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Deep Questions

Am I still your one and only love?
Am I still the one that you want?
Am I still sunshine on your shoulders?
Am I still your moonlight in Vermont?

Are you someone who watches over me?
Or do you feel lonesome tonight?
When my health has fallen by the wayside
Will you still have feelings you can’t fight?

Are you still hopelessly in love with me –
This trauma-filled & quiet country mouse
Would you make sure I was safe from harm
If someone was burning down the house?
Would you put everything on the line for me
To be with me in times of my sorrow or need?
These are deep questions for you, my love
I hope you consider them, and take heed

Cause you’re like Georgia, always on my mind
You’re Highway One & the Catalina Breeze
I treasure this love we’ve made together
We’ve made everlasting and special memories

Like when we we went out on our first date
And as they say when you know, you know
That’s how I really felt deep inside my soul
All I wanted then was for you to never go

So are you still hopelessly in love with me –
This trauma filled & quiet country mouse
Would you make sure I was safe from harm
If someone was burning down the house?
Would you put everything on the line for me
To be with me in times of failure & success?
These are deep questions for you, my love
And by the way…. By the way….

Happy Anniversary baby,
You look incredibly sexy in that dress

You look incredibly sexy in that dress.

October 6, 2019

Belly to Belly, Lips to Lips, Nose to Nose

Just ’cause I’m a Farm boy from California
Just ’cause I was raised Middle Class
Just ’cause I didn’t finish college
Just ’cause I’m not a fan of smokin’ grass

I’m a no manscaped city lovin’ kid
I’m no Regular Joe or well-to-do
But if you gave me a chance
For a little sweet ‘n fun romance
I know I could prove to you

I’m a Farm boy you’ll wanna get to know
I read lotsa books ‘n love picture shows
I love going out for dinner & dessert
n hittin’ up County Fairs n Rodeos
This Farm boy don’t wear fancy clothes
And boy do I like to slow dance real close
Belly to belly, lips to lips, and nose to nose

Just ’cause I wear a dirty trucker hat
And my cowboy boots aren’t clean
Just ’cause I wear a Harley leather jacket
Just ’cause I wear these ragged ol’ jeans

I’m one who cleans up when need be
I’m a very good kisser ‘n love to hug
And if you give me a whirl
I’d be really great for you girl
Like that Carmel Macchiato in your mug

I’m a Farm boy who’s rarin’ to go
For long rides with you in my Tahoe
I love trips to places like Vegas and Reno
But I still love going to good ol’ Chicago
I don’t wear designer denim clothes
But boy do I like to cuddle up real close
Belly to belly, lips to lips, nose to nose
Belly to belly, lips to lips, nose to nose
Belly to belly, lips to lips, nose to nose

Girl, let’s get
belly to belly,
lips to lips,
nose to nose

October 2. 2019

What’ll Happen When They Love Him?

He’s writin’ a lot, givin’ it all he’s got
He gets up at the crack of dawn
to go work on song after song
and I worry ’bout him while he’s gone

He’s playin’ everywhere, like County Fairs
and honky-tonks who love his stuff
I know I’m probably wrong
but I think I’m now his willing pawn

Chorus:
I wonder what’ll happen when they love him
When I have to share him with all of his fans
What’ll happen when he’s tempted to stray
and meet all of his band’s groupies’ demands?
Will he be true to the commitment we made?
Will he still love me like he does right now?
Oh Lord, what’ll happen when they love him?
Wish I could see into the future somehow

When we met he was livin’ in a small town
and I lived in this big ol’ city all alone
We’d sit at our PC’s and chat via AOL
and he’d tell me his dreams on the phone

But somethin’ happened when we got married
It’s like he cares more about his music than me
Yet still here I am holdin’ all of this inside
Prayin’ he’s never prayin’ to be single and free

Chorus 2:
I wonder what’ll happen when they love him
Will he toss me aside like all of the rest?
What will he sacrifice to go for that brass ring
To be one of Country Music USA’s best?
Will they take him away on a neverending tour
and I’ll find out he’s been cheatin’ on TV?
Oh Lord, what will happen when they love him?
Will he be that man I hope he will be?

Oh Lord, will he be the man I hope he will be?

(From the Trunk)

I had sent this to a high-level Music Executive earlier this year. It is definitely a “scene” in progress. I could see it as part of a Musical. I think he replied with advice so it was lost in my emails.

Until now.

MKG

If You’re Looking For My Heart

I don’t know if you even care
though you’re sittin’ with me here
With me at this bowling alley bar
and you just ordered me a cold beer

I’m not used to forward women
But before we even start
It’s been thrown in the trash
If you’re looking for my heart

It’s been thrown in the trash
If you’re looking for my heart
And it’s likely gone to the dump
Smelling like a really bad fart
Some critter’s probably got to it
He’s crapped it out by today
So if you’re looking for my heart
You best give up and walk away

I’m not much of a man without it
I’m as empty as a man can be
All I do is eat, drink, piss ‘n shit
No woman would wanna be with me

My ex-wife took all my money
And I’m never gonna get it back
So if you’re looking for my heart
It’s crapped out from a critter’s crack

Cause
It’s been thrown in the trash
If you’re looking for my heart
And it’s likely gone to the dump
Smelling like a really bad fart
Some critter’s probably got to it
He’s crapped it out by today
So if you’re looking for my heart
You best give up and walk away

If you’re looking for my heart
Take my advice, just walk away

September 26, 2019

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 tell him all your unrealistic dreams

Well he’s your Brother from Another Mother
Your confidant and best friend in the world
You’ll battle over which baseball team is better
And you might have crushes on the same girls
He’s the friend you like more than your siblings
and the one who’s the yin to your yang
He’s your Brother from Another Mother
Who’s a good person and a hilarious hang

He’s the boy who you’ve been in a truck with
The one who has your best interests at heart
He’s your wingman, your partner in crime
Who you don’t pine for when you’re apart

You tell him things you won’t tell your lover
Secrets you hide from your Mom and Dad
Stuff kept from your sister and older brother
He’s the only reliable ally you’ve ever had

And he’s your Brother from Another Mother
He’s not attracted to you and you know why
He’s shared something you can’t tell anyone
He’s fallen for that attractive athletic guy
Who’ll never return his affection back to him
You once kissed and you deemed it a mistake
You’ll remain his Sister from another Mister
On his birthday, you’ll always bake him a cake

He was my dear Brother from Another Mother
He was with me through the good and the bad
I remember videogames we’d play for hours
And all the crazy days and nights he and I had

His parents let me stay over at their house
Fed me great food, man, I had a lot of fun
His Father wore a Greek Fisherman’s cap
And I hoped one day I would too wear one

He was my Brother from Another Mother
My dear confidant and best friend in the world
We didn’t fight over which team was better
But we had crushes on the same cute girls
He was the friend I liked more than my siblings
and he’s was the crazy yin to my weird yang
He was my Brother from Another Mother
Who was a good man and hilarious hang

He was my Brother
from another Mother
from another Mother
He was my Brother

My Brother.

September 22, 2019

To the Lake and Back

I had a few dollars in my wallet
And I asked her for a walk into town
She went upstairs to get her sweater
And said to me she’d be right down

Then she walked down the staircase
She was showin’ those pearly whites
She winked at me & said she was happy
I could tell it was one of those nights

I told her I loved her to the lake and back
I’d say she was the one I wanted forever
I’d paint her dreams with my sincere words
Each day with her got better & better
I felt so fine with her hand in mine
As I told her my truth line after line
When we got to the sign by the track
She said she loved me to the lake and back

We dated all through my Senior Year
Even though we went to different schools
Our parents thought it was just puppy love
Acting like a couple of lovesick fools

On Graduation Day, she sat with Momma
They didn’t know each other very well
But from what I saw, they got along
A good sign for us as far as I could tell

She said she loved me to the lake and back
She said I was the one she wanted forever
Momma knew those were heartfelt words
She said “You’re good for him, you better”
It felt so good to me that they got along
I knew everything would be just fine
I felt like I was a big winner of blackjack
Man, I loved her to the lake and back

We married in a chapel out in the country
And we promised “Til death do us part”
Every early evening we would take a walk
To this day she still has my devoted heart

But now my love has gone away to Heaven
And I’m raising our daughter best I can
I pray to God she will one day fall in love
With someone who’s honest & has a plan

He’ll say he loves her to the lake and back
Tell her she’s the one he wants forever
Paint her dreams with his sincere words
And each day will get better & better
He’ll feel so fine with her hand in his
As I he tells his truth line after line
And when they get to the sign by the track
She’ll say she loves him to the lake and back

She’ll say she loves him to the lake and back

July 17, 2019

Don’t Forget Your Key

You’re heading off to college this morning
I got up early so we could talk before you go
I’ve made pancakes with chocolate chips
And wrapped something up with a bow
I know I haven’t been the greatest father
I missed some softball games you’ve played
That whole year I spent away in California
Wasn’t the smartest decision that I made

And I’m sorry for all the disagreements
About those boys who weren’t right for you
I’m sorry for grounding you on weekends
For something you said you couldn’t do
I’m sorry for saying you’ve lost my trust
And I’m sorry for just about everything
I did to force you who I wanted you to be
I hope you like what’s outside in the drive
And one more thing, don’t forget your key

You’ve liked my Chevy since you were eleven
But I didn’t let you drive it, you got a Bug
I was too overprotective and domineering
Hooked on stubbornness like it was a drug
Your mother said you’ve cried in your room
Whenever I said your choices were wrong
Even when you snuck out your window
I kept it secret and didn’t want to hurt Mom

And I’m sorry for all the disagreements
About those boys who weren’t right for you
I’m sorry for grounding you on weekends
For something you said you couldn’t do
I’m sorry for saying you’ve lost my trust
And I’m sorry for just about everything
I did to force you who I wanted you to be
I hope you like what’s outside in the drive
And one more thing, don’t forget your key

I’ll tell you you this, I’ll miss you like crazy
I’ll miss hearing about each lesson you learn
I’ll miss those things you don’t think of now
Like the picture from Prom you had to burn
It was of you & the boy who broke your heart
Who left you for a mean girl you didn’t like
I hope you’re ok with taking my Chevrolet
To college instead of that 4 year old bike

Honey, I’m sorry for all the disagreements
About those boys who weren’t right for you
I’m sorry for grounding you on weekends
For something you said you couldn’t do
I’m sorry for saying you’ve lost my trust
And I’m sorry for just about everything
I did to force you who I wanted you to be
I hope you like what’s now yours in the drive
And one more thing, don’t forget your key

Oh,
I hope you like what’s now yours in the drive
And one more thing, don’t forget your key
You’re always welcome to come home
And visit your Momma and me
We love you daughter, don’t forget your key

July 13, 2019

Lake In Our Hair

Can’t wait to pack up all our stuff
For our trip of the summer with friends
Our boat’s cleaned up and rarin’ to go
Our brains need a natural cleanse

Chorus:
Up where the air is crisp & clean
It’s so gorgeous and relieving there
We’re so ready for that forest wind
and all that lake in our hair
Gonna have camp coffee & pancakes &
Bake some catfish on the campfire
Put on our best vacation attire &
Live without one bit of care
With all that lake in our hair
With all that lake in our hair

First thing when we get to the campsite
We like crackin’ open cans of craft beer
And set up our campers pretty quickly
Then we unpack all our outdoors gear

We also put all our comfy camp chairs
and get a fire goin’ for our next meal
Drink liquid gold from that little crick
It’s so much better than bottled I feel

Chorus:
Up where the air is crisp & clean
It’s so gorgeous and breathtaking there
How she and I love that forest wind
and all that lake in our hair
Baked beans & buttered sweet corn
Hickory flavored trout on the campfire
Wearin’ some cozy outdoors attire
Livin’ without one bit of care
With all that lake in our hair
With all that lake in our hair

From jumpin’ in the water & splashin’ around
Sunkissed skin, feelin’ so alive & carefree
Knowin’ everything I’ve worked for tirelessly
Is nothin’ compared to my sweetie bein’ with me

Up where the air is crisp & clean
It’s so gorgeous and relieving there
How she and I love that forest wind
and all that lake in our hair
We’ll be cuddlin’ in our camper, my girl & me
After ghost stories told by the bonfire
It’s worth more than anything we’ll acquire
As we’re snoozin’ in our long underwear
With all that lake in our hair
With all that lake in our hair

July 3, 2019

Lyric Notes: I had written this a while back, and it went through a few changes so in honor of Fourth of July, 2019 – here is the edited version. I’m thinkin’ Zac Brown Band here… Here’s hopin’ you get a little lake in your hair this Holiday Weekend!