Blue Blazes

She walks into our favorite bar
And I break into a cold sweat
Her light blue eyes see me
And it’s just like when we met

It was at a Golf Course cafe’
She was waiting there for me
Even though it was February
We had to cool off by the sea

Cause she’s hot
Whoa she’s hot
As Blue Blazes
Blue Blazes

Now she’s holding my hand
And I order her favorite drink
She takes off her winter coat
It was her mother’s faux mink

And she gives me that wink
The one I know so very well
Everyone around us there
Are caught up in her spell

Cause she’s hot
Whoa she’s hot
As Blue Blazes
Blue Blazes

She’s sweeter than candied apples
Her steamy kisses fog up my bifocals
She doesn’t get why she’s admired
By Out of Towners and The Locals
She’s nothing like the rest of them
All the women in this crowded place
She thinks she’s just about average
But she has a timeless sexy face

I’m not sure what she sees in me
Yeah I’m just a regular blue collar joe
I’m the luckiest man because of her
How much I love her, she’ll never know

How I’m so surprised
Out of all the guys
She could have ended up with
She chooses me every night and day
She doesn’t care about my lack of raises
Or my multiple random weird phases
She just thinks I’m hot as blue blazes
And makes me feel like a wealthy king
She’s hot as blue blazes
She’s hot as blue blazes
With her by my side I can do anything

With her by my side I can do anything

Black Friday, 2019

Sneaky Cheaters

She started noticing he’d stay up late at night
Textin’ someone, but didn’t say who it was
He’d always go to the bars on the weekends
Then end up at a buddy’s house because

He was too drunk to drive, but that wasn’t right
Her friend saw his buddy and he was a she
They were out in public at local places in town
So that’s why his wife came to see me

I specialize in catchin’ sneaky cheaters
I know their tricks, all their lies they tell
They’re as predictable as winter weather
It’s a product great salesmen cannot sell
They are the leeches & bottom feeders
Who cannot experience love so they leave
They are the desperate sneaky cheaters
abandoning their sad spouses who grieve

She paid me good money to catch them
But also wanted to come along to see
Them holding hands & kissing downtown
Then confront them both & set him free

We did exactly what she wanted to do
After that night I never saw them again
But there are plenty of dishonest lovers
And not all of them are powerful men

I specialize in catchin’ sneaky cheaters
I know their tricks, all their lies they tell
They’re as predictable like winter weather
It’s a haunted mansion Agents cannot sell
They are the leeches & bottom feeders
Who cannot experience love so they leave
They are the desperate sneaky cheaters
abandoning their sad spouses who grieve

If you’re looking for truth about your lover
If you need to know the answers right quick
I’ll be discreet and stay ruthless undercover
It’s what I do, I’m a thorough Private Dick

I specialize in catchin’ sneaky cheaters
I know their tricks, all their lies they tell
They’re as predictable like winter weather
It’s a product great salesmen cannot sell
They are the leeches & bottom feeders
Who cannot experience love so they leave
They are the desperate sneaky cheaters
abandoning their sad spouses who grieve

Abandoning their sad spouses who grieve
Abandoning their sad spouses who grieve

November 7, 2019

What’ll Happen When They Love Him?

He’s writin’ a lot, givin’ it all he’s got
He gets up at the crack of dawn
to go work on song after song
and I worry ’bout him while he’s gone

He’s playin’ everywhere, like County Fairs
and honky-tonks who love his stuff
I know I’m probably wrong
but I think I’m now his willing pawn

Chorus:
I wonder what’ll happen when they love him
When I have to share him with all of his fans
What’ll happen when he’s tempted to stray
and meet all of his band’s groupies’ demands?
Will he be true to the commitment we made?
Will he still love me like he does right now?
Oh Lord, what’ll happen when they love him?
Wish I could see into the future somehow

When we met he was livin’ in a small town
and I lived in this big ol’ city all alone
We’d sit at our PC’s and chat via AOL
and he’d tell me his dreams on the phone

But somethin’ happened when we got married
It’s like he cares more about his music than me
Yet still here I am holdin’ all of this inside
Prayin’ he’s never prayin’ to be single and free

Chorus 2:
I wonder what’ll happen when they love him
Will he toss me aside like all of the rest?
What will he sacrifice to go for that brass ring
To be one of Country Music USA’s best?
Will they take him away on a neverending tour
and I’ll find out he’s been cheatin’ on TV?
Oh Lord, what will happen when they love him?
Will he be that man I hope he will be?

Oh Lord, will he be the man I hope he will be?

(From the Trunk)

I had sent this to a high-level Music Executive earlier this year. It is definitely a “scene” in progress. I could see it as part of a Musical. I think he replied with advice so it was lost in my emails.

Until now.

MKG

Brother From Another Mother

He’s the guy you’ve known since Grade School
And now you’re at a dive bar having drinks
You’re sharing stories nobody else knows
And you both know how the other one thinks

You struggled through the awkward years
Traded sports cards & Playboy magazines
You’d sit in the treehouse and play cards
And you’d tell him all your unrealistic dreams

Well he’s your Brother from Another Mother
Your confidant and best friend in the world
You’ll battle over which baseball team is better
And you might have crushes on the same girls
He’s the friend you like more than your siblings
and the one who’s the yin to your yang
He’s your Brother from Another Mother
Who’s a good person and a hilarious hang

He’s the boy who you’ve been in a truck with
The one who has your best interests at heart
He’s your wingman, your partner in crime
Who you don’t pine for when you’re apart

You tell him things you won’t tell your lover
Secrets you hide from your Mom and Dad
Stuff kept from your sister and older brother
He’s the only reliable ally you’ve ever had

And he’s your Brother from Another Mother
He’s not attracted to you and you know why
He’s shared something you can’t tell anyone
He’s fallen for that attractive athletic guy
Who’ll never return his affection back to him
You once kissed and you deemed it a mistake
You’ll remain his Sister from another Mister
On his birthday, you’ll always bake him a cake

He was my dear Brother from Another Mother
He was with me through the good and the bad
I remember videogames we’d play for hours
And all the crazy days and nights he and I had

His parents let me stay over at their house
Fed me great food, man, I had a lot of fun
His Father wore a Greek Fisherman’s cap
And I hoped one day I would too wear one

He was my Brother from Another Mother
My dear confidant and best friend in the world
We didn’t fight over which team was better
But we had crushes on the same cute girls
He was the friend I liked more than my siblings
and he’s was the crazy yin to my weird yang
He was my Brother from Another Mother
Who was a good man and hilarious hang

He was my Brother
from another Mother
from another Mother
He was my Brother

My Brother.

September 22, 2019

In The Hamptons

She’s in the Hamptons
Not at Eytan Mirsky’s show
In the Hamptons
No, she didn’t wanna go
She likes him & all his music
It makes her feel alive & free
But she’s in the Hamptons
Makin’ out with me

She’s in the Hamptons
And Eytan’s playin’ tonight
In the Hamptons
She’s holdin’ on to me tight
She’s been a fan for years now
And she gifted me his cd’s
But she’s in the Hamptons
Makin’ out with me

I’m so lucky she’s mine
I wished my whole young life
For this girl’s love & devotion
in this summer place by the ocean
I had an obsession unrequited
And then at a party, she invited
All of us to come over to swim
But not him… Not him…

She’s in the Hamptons
and by golly, so am I
In the Hamptons
with me, the lucky guy
Who gets to hug & squeeze her
Under the bright moonlight
In the Hamptons
Man, she’s out of sight

I’m so lucky she’s mine
Met her one summer long ago
at a Clambake down the road
Thought my heart would explode
All at once passion hit me
That teenage girl was so pretty
Even though my hair needed a trim
She said it reminded her of him

She’s in the Hamptons
Not at Eytan Mirsky’s show
In the Hamptons
No, she didn’t want to go
She’s hangin’ out with me instead
in her queen-size waterbed
Here in the Hamptons
And she’s knockin’ me dead

Yeah, she’s knockin’ me dead

May 21, 2019

Lyric Notes: Eytan Mirsky inspired me in a post he made on his Facebook page.  Titles definitely stick out when they appear and this was no different.  I was pretty happy with the results but he said it would never happen. Well, it is fictional…. Haha.

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 a New Way To Fly

And I know This Ain’t Tennessee
But I’ve been Learning To Live Again
Even though you gave me the Cold Shoulder
I’ve thought of you Every Now and Then

I’ve gone Walkin’ After Midnight
I’ve been to a Rodeo or two
The Thunder Rolls so I’m Rollin’
Until I’m Face to Face with you

So whether We Bury the Hatchet
Or if I end up Shameless In Lonesome Dove
I’d rather end up as Mr. Blue than
never take another chance on love

And I know I’m no Garth Brooks, but…
You’re like Trisha Yearwood, so sweet
So I’ve got Something With A Ring To It
And just like Papa Loved Mama
I hope you still love Dixie Chicken and Me

Oh, I hope you still love Dixie Chicken and Me

June 10, 2019

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 mouse
To them, it’s plain to see
He’s a Suburban Cowboy Wannabe

V2
Problem is he’s readin’ old magazines
He’s wearin’ the least popular brands
He’s too polished, too put together
This is not somethin’ he understands
But the girls there at that Honky Tonk
Let him think he’s what they’re lookin’ for
They’ve taught him the dances
Even given him chances
But it’s clear they all agree
He’s just a Suburban Cowboy Wannabe

Bridge:
His boots are brand spankin’ new
There’s no mud on those tires
He’s too naive with new friends
He doesn’t know they’re cheats & liars
He’s got a job in a corner office
Within a Fortune 500 firm
He doesn’t fit in with them at all
Oh, when will that city boy learn?

V3
Rich dogs should not be huntin’ there
He’s not Daisy Mae’s or Sue Ellen’s kind
He’ll keep strikin’ out every Saturday
They’re not into the wealthy and refined
They could care less about his watch
How it’s worth more than that bar
His Mercedes back home
Or his apartment in Rome
Don’t impress them all and never will
Cause he’s bound to a life that’s not free
He’s just a Suburban Cowboy Wannabe

Tag:
To that crazy proud hillbilly crowd,
He’s just a Suburban Cowboy Wannabe

May 1, 2019

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 for me
As soon as I saw your email I was taken
By your sweetness & refreshing honesty

You saw me through all my trials
You listened to me when I had enough
And told me everything would be ok
You still know exactly what I need to do
The one who totally got me was you

You and I started talking a lot via texting
Not on smartphones, they weren’t out yet
It was via chatting on Yahoo messenger
You said you once danced & played clarinet
You told me you had two older brothers
That intrigued me my dear, ’cause so did I
You didn’t get all the way through college
And recently had broken up with a guy

You saw me through all my trials
You listened to me when I had enough
And told me everything would be ok
You knew exactly what I needed to do
The one who totally got me was you

So I paid attention like a good man should
And we met a year later in a golfing town
I know I should have never kept you waiting
But when I walked in I didn’t see a frown
And we spent all day talking like schoolkids
We ended that night closer than before
We kept dating and eventually got married
We were banking on what was in store

We’ve had sadness but more smiles
You’ve become who I knew you were
I hope you’re happy with what we have
I’ve done what I’ve thought I should do
And I’ll love you beyond this life
My sweet dearest darling wife
The one who totally got me was you

The one who’ll forever get me is you.

April, 10, 2019

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 at the end of every night
I turn off my bedside light
And I shut my eyes
Knowing we’re that kind
That kind of wrong that’s right
That kind of wrong that’s right

She’s doesn’t cook or clean
At least she isn’t mean
She can balance our books
And has great hygeine

She’s got a blazing heart
And is stubborn as can be
But when her hand’s on my cheek
She’s all I’ll ever want or need

We split at least twice
The fights weren’t nice
We’d make up very fast
I didn’t think we would last
Now at the end of every night
I turn off my bedside light
And I shut my sleepy eyes
Knowing we’re that kind
That kind of wrong that’s right
That kind of wrong that’s right

Her parents don’t like me at all
That just makes her love me more
If they start yelling in our place
She quickly shows them to the door
They say I’m too easy on her
They say they’re deeply worried
We just look over at each other
The tell ’em we love our journey

We split at least twice
The fights weren’t nice
We’d make up very fast
I didn’t think we would last
Now at the end of every night
I turn off my bedside light
And I shut my sleepy eyes
Knowing we’re that kind
That kind of wrong that’s right

That kind of wrong that’s right

March 1, 2019