Tune About Tennessee

Oh when I’m on my death bed About to meet our maker in heaven And you come to visit with me Don’t be sad I’m leavin’ And prematurely grievin’ Sing me a tune about Tennessee Don’t want a song about California Or one ‘bout pretty Nevada Where I learned how to snow ski Don’t youContinue reading “Tune About Tennessee”

On Writing Songs

Inspired by Paul Williams, Doak Turner and Steven McClintock Write from the heart Not from the head Songs that you’re proud of Songs lighter than lead Songs lighter than feathers And stronger than steel Songs that have depth Songs you can feel Songs people will relate to Songs people will like In arenas and diveContinue reading “On Writing Songs”

What Will We Do Without Willie?

As I was driving on an empty country road and had a Venti Starbucks Cafe Mocha at my side I had my Essential Willie Nelson cd on Cos I needed to hear some classics during my ride My Cousin Janet used to play him all the time but my parents didn’t own any of hisContinue reading “What Will We Do Without Willie?”

Workin’ on a New One

I’ve been sittin’ here in our front room The curtains are open, I look outside Boy that sun is layin’ down some bright And I’m on my second cup of coffee Chasin’ the right words for me to write And I wanna finish by tonight I’m workin’ on a new one I’m workin’ on aContinue reading “Workin’ on a New One”

I Turn to Songs

When I’ve gone through a bad breakup When my heart is burning like hell When I feel my life’s in a dumpster When I think I have nothing in my well I look through my music collection and I throw something on to relax It helps me cope, that acoustic folk Or something smooth likeContinue reading “I Turn to Songs”

Beloved, Be Happy and Leave

You’ve packed up some of your things and you’re no longer happy with me Can’t say that I blame you, I won’t ever disrespect you, But beloved, be happy & leave When we got hitched way back when I thought you & I would forever be supportive, loving & kind But I’ve now lost myContinue reading “Beloved, Be Happy and Leave”

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 hisContinue reading “What’ll Happen When They Love Him?”

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 tellContinue reading “Brother From Another Mother”

The Better Thing To Do

Before you took a walk outside And I never saw your smile again We talked for quite a while And fondly remembered when The rooster crowed that morning The grass outside was damp from rain We talked about the pleasure we felt We tried not to speak of the pain When you and I bothContinue reading “The Better Thing To Do”