Don’t Forget Your Key

You’re heading off to college this morningI got up early so we could talk before you goI’ve made pancakes with chocolate chipsAnd wrapped something up with a bowI know I haven’t been the greatest fatherI missed some softball games you’ve playedThat whole year I spent away in CaliforniaWasn’t the smartest decision that I made AndContinue reading “Don’t Forget Your Key”

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 WeContinue reading “Sweetheart from Soquel”

Beach in Seabright

V1: I look at my 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 Chorus: And I know time is moving faster than I’d like I know it’s been a while sinceContinue reading “Beach in Seabright”

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 songContinue reading “I’m No Longer Nostalgic For You”

Cooler By The Lake

She just got back to school that week She was in her third year at Wesleyan It wasn’t as easy as school used to be So she wasn’t having as much fun Ran into her old flame at the Pub II He was distant and didn’t talk a lot But when she closed her eyesContinue reading “Cooler By The Lake”

BloNo Blues

I’m two hours from Chicago, Illinois Trying to turn into a man from a boy At a school both my parents went to How I wish they instinctively knew Coming here was their decision, not mine In these Twin Cities I’ll never be fine Got the BloNo Blues Got the BloNo Blues I can’t shakeContinue reading “BloNo Blues”

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 onContinue reading “Pinto Lake”

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 heContinue reading “You Should Have Seen Your Face (2nd Draft)”

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 heartContinue reading “The Songwriter’s Daughter”