Pinto Lake

Well, I’m thinkin’ about Half Moon Bay
and those egg sandwiches you would make,
All those black and white analog snapshots
you wanted to but didn’t have time to take

And I’m thinkin’ about that early Spring day
It was a bit foggy, you had something to say
When we were in that rowboat on Pinto Lake
When we were in that rowboat on Pinto Lake

I was wearing khaki shorts & a white pocket tee
You wore a gingham top and favorite ripped jeans
You brought a picnic basket with Martinelli’s,
Potato salad, French bread & freshly baked beans

And I wonder about all the reasons why my dear
You chose to tell me you weren’t gonna stay
When we were in that rowboat out on Pinto Lake
Oh, in that little rowboat out on Pinto Lake

We were from that place
That sleepy farm town
Filled with roses
Old friends
Ramsey Park
Where our Mothers
took us both to play
We were twenty-four
and we had planned
to move out of state
But you said you’ve packed
and was moving that very May

I’m sad and thinkin’ about that early Spring day
You brought me a bright yellow roses bouquet
My heart was breaking apart every which way
As you said what you needed to say
In that little rowboat with me out on Pinto Lake

In that little rowboat with me out on Pinto Lake.

May 15, 2018

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Chocolate Covered Banana

Bartender, I’ve had a really rough week
The slopes here have been hard on me
I was wonderin’ if you could be so kind
to fix me one of the house specialties

I know you know how to make it
I’m sure you’ve done it before
And if you make it right for me
you will absolutely score

Give me a Chocolate Covered Banana
and baby, I don’t mean the drink
Cover it with extra syrup
Do it with a smile and a wink
Give me that Chocolate Covered Banana
It’s just what I need I think
It’s your Chocolate Covered Banana
Baby, I don’t mean the drink

I’ve come to this club several times
You know me very well
I love the way you comb your hair
and I’m turned on by how you smell

I love how you flirt with me
So I thought I call you on your bluff
Oh I know once I have it
I’ll never get enough

Give me a Chocolate Covered Banana
and baby, I don’t mean the drink
Cover it with extra syrup
Do it with a smile and a wink
Give me that Chocolate Covered Banana
It’s just what I need I think
Give me your Chocolate Covered Banana
Baby, I don’t mean the drink

Give me your Chocolate Covered Banana
Baby, I don’t mean the drink.

2009, Revised 2018

And Then I Met You

I knew girls who were so nice
but not many went out with me twice
All I was dreaming of was paradise
And then I met you
There were those who I got to know
and they didn’t go with the flow
So I was searching high and low
And then I met you

You were different
You were funnier
Oh, so much funnier than me
But you loved my humor
You loved my romantic inclinations
and that night we didn’t disagree

All those girls who I met
tossed me like a used cigarette
I was filled with pain and regret
I walked into the Buena Vista all wet
I was down to my last gutsy bet
I was there to meet a different brunette
And then I met you

You were so quirky
You were classier
Oh, so much classier than me
But you loved my cologne
You loved my little observations
You were the one, turns out I’d need

I was there and she was late
In fact, she blew off our date
but I’m a firm believer in fate
I thought she was my soulmate
The one who’d appreciate
my proposal on the Golden Gate
And then I met you
And then I met incredible you.

January 8, 2018

All In

Put this in your pipe and smoke it
I’m all in, I’m fascinated by you
We see eye to eye on most everything
Baby, you’re a dream come true

I’ve been here
I’ve been there
I’ve even stayed home
So I know
enough to know
My road to love won’t end up in Rome
You’re under my skin
I play to win
So sweetheart
I’m all in

Take this and put it in your soul
I’m all in, I’m here for the taking
Let me know now if I’m too lowbrow
and if this isn’t gravy we’re making

I’ve seen
what I’ve seen
I’ve done
what I’ve done
My only regret my sugar is we’ve just begun
Through thick and thin
It’ll take discipline
and no more livin’ in sin
You’re my boo
and I’m all in
how about you?

I’m all in, my sweet boo –
How about you?

2017