The Better Thing To Do

Before you took a walk outside And I never saw your smile again We talked for quite a while And fondly remembered when The rooster crowed that morning The grass outside was damp from rain We talked about the pleasure we felt We tried not to speak of the pain When you and I bothContinue reading “The Better Thing To Do”

Red Flags

Well, I’m a different writer But it’s the same ol’ trope Talkin’ ’bout a couple of kids Who decided to elope They were forbidden lovers Their parents didn’t approve So they packed their things And they were on the move First stop was Vegas They found a chapel there Got hitched by a preacher WhoContinue reading “Red Flags”

Suburban Cowboy Wannabe

V1 He’s done his wardrobe research Wears flannel shirts, jeans and hat He listens to 80’s country artists At home it’s just him and his cat Weekends are when he gets loose Drives his Chevy out to the Roadhouse But all the country girls know better He’s desperate for a spouse Just another big townContinue reading “Suburban Cowboy Wannabe”

One Who Totally Got Me

For my life-giving wife, Melanie Ann Gray Back in those days I had major issues When I found a message in my inbox You grew up in a small town like I did I was living at home but on the rocks I was chasing women & drinkin’ heavy ‘Cause each girl wasn’t right forContinue reading “One Who Totally Got Me”

If We Had To Say Goodbye

When we’re at the movies And I look over to you in the soft light So many memories fill my mind As you hold my hand so tight Me being me, I get fearful Like an awkward boy in junior high I think about what would happen If we had to say goodbye It wouldContinue reading “If We Had To Say Goodbye”

Me and my Rotgut Whiskey

She’s really goneShe packed all her thingsShe took the ring I scrimped and saved forOn this freezing day in early SpringI’m left with this bitter stingNow It’s just me and my Rotgut Whiskey She’s really outShe left her phone and a noteShe’s had enough of what we didn’t haveAnd rather than cut her own throatSheContinue reading “Me and my Rotgut Whiskey”

That Kind of Wrong That’s Right

We met in high school She was trouble for me She lived across town In a broken family I was really lucky I had some stability That attracted her To her I was somebody We split at least twice The fights weren’t nice We’d make up very fast I didn’t think we would last NowContinue reading “That Kind of Wrong That’s Right”

She’s Got an iPhone

Verse 1: She’s got an iPhone She’s always on that thing She’s got an iPhone And a diamond ring I don’t know who loves her Who lives inside her brain I don’t know where she works Or where she takes the train But she’s got an iPhone And she lives here in Maine Bridge: SheContinue reading “She’s Got an iPhone”