I’m No Garth Brooks, But…

I’m tired of Standing Outside The Fire Thinkin’ of That Summer & That Ol’ Wind And I’ve been sick of Burning Bridges and Unanswered Prayers again and again I might be goin’ Against The Grain now but I want to be your only Mr. Right For that’s when We Shall Be Free Cause we’ll find […]

Everlasting Romance

Like a Blue Jay on Friday she vanished in the morning haze Maybe she longed for and needed some more of them red-letter days Some more rides into the sunsets Some more guys to hold her tight Some more men who’d give her lovin’ every day and every night Well I’m not the kind of […]

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 town […]

Sweetheart from Soquel

I once had a sweetheart from SoquelWho moved across the bay from CarmelWe worked together at a local resort hotelThat summer she had me under her spellI was a couple of years older than sheI don’t know what she ever saw in meShe already had her Associate’s degreeAnd loved reading all my latest poetry We […]

Luck

She knew my story likely a little too wellIt was the kind of tale I couldn’t quite sellI was a bunch of basic for someone like herShe was the same age, but more mature She had admirers who were older than meWho I’d get to know and like reluctantlyI was jealous of those guys who […]

Brand New Ball Game

Now that we’ve said our vows Now that we are married Now that we’ve committed To one love until we’re buried It’s a brand new ball game Things are different than before It’s a brand new ballgame Without innings or keeping score Without bases, without pitches With dreams of going from rags to riches No, […]

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 throatShe […]

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 Now […]

There’s No Shame In Being A Country Boy

You can be ashamed of being a rich kid ’cause your parents give you what you want You can be ashamed of being middle class and of Uncle Jeb who’s a chef at a restaurant You can be ashamed of your hand-me-downs and your little baby brother named Roy You can be ashamed of all […]