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 […]

Beach in Seabright

I look at our kids I look at my wife I think to myself What a wonderful life We have a house A couple of cars I feel so grateful as I stare at the stars And I know time is moving faster than I’d like I know it’s been a while since I’ve been […]

I’m No Longer Nostalgic For You

I used to look back with fond memories of when you and I dated back then I’d sit and look through your letters and photos of us over and over again But one day somethin’ snapped in me Thinkin’ of you no longer made me feel blue So darlin’ as you listen to this song […]

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 […]

You Should Have Seen Your Face (2nd Draft)

It was a moment I’ll never forget That summer sun had already set The sidewalk was a little wet You should have seen your face When we bumped into your old flame You said you couldn’t remember his name And he thought you were playing a game You should have seen your face When he […]

The Songwriter’s Daughter

She’s got a way of looking at the world Like no one else I’ve heard of or met Her eyes are windows to a universe I don’t think I’ll want to forget I know we’re just dating right now And I don’t have much to my name But I have this feeling in my heart […]

Who Am I To Complain?

Took a walk on the path we’d stroll down The wind in my palm replaced your hand I closed my eyes and fondly remembered when we kissed as teens on the sand And I thought about the memories we made I reflected on the good times we had then Tears weaved their way down my […]