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”

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 forContinue reading “One Who Totally Got Me”

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”

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 whoContinue reading “Luck”