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

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