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

Deep Questions

Am I still your one and only love?
Am I still the one that you want?
Am I still sunshine on your shoulders?
Am I still your moonlight in Vermont?

Are you someone who watches over me?
Or do you feel lonesome tonight?
When my health has fallen by the wayside
Will you still have feelings you can’t fight?

Are you still hopelessly in love with me –
This trauma-filled & quiet country mouse
Would you make sure I was safe from harm
If someone was burning down the house?
Would you put everything on the line for me
To be with me in times of my sorrow or need?
These are deep questions for you, my love
I hope you consider them, and take heed

Cause you’re like Georgia, always on my mind
You’re Highway One & the Catalina Breeze
I treasure this love we’ve made together
We’ve made everlasting and special memories

Like when we we went out on our first date
And as they say when you know, you know
That’s how I really felt deep inside my soul
All I wanted then was for you to never go

So are you still hopelessly in love with me –
This trauma filled & quiet country mouse
Would you make sure I was safe from harm
If someone was burning down the house?
Would you put everything on the line for me
To be with me in times of failure & success?
These are deep questions for you, my love
And by the way…. By the way….

Happy Anniversary baby,
You look incredibly sexy in that dress

You look incredibly sexy in that dress.

October 6, 2019

Dead Inside

Dead inside
That’s how I turned out
Dead inside
I don’t know what I’m about
I have no idea how I got this way
But here you are asking me today

If I remember a time when I felt well
But I promised I would never ever tell

I cannot unpack all those feelings
Locked so deep inside of me
I hear them rumble and they tumble
No one ever helped me find the key
It sunk like an old pirate’s chest
Somewhere in the middle of the sea
The younger me is chained to it, and
couldn’t figure out how to break free

Dead inside
He’s just a kid and nobody knew
Dead inside
No one can rescue him, not even you
I have no idea if anything you say
Will break the chains, rusted & gray

I know I blocked a time when I felt well
I gave my word I would never ever tell

I cannot unpack all those feelings
Locked so deep inside of me
I hear them rumble and they tumble
No one ever helped me find the key
It sunk like an old pirate’s chest
Somewhere in the middle of the sea
The younger me is chained to it, and
Died trying desperately to break free

He’s dead inside
He’s a part of who I’ve become
Dead inside
It’s OK to me if I’m forever numb
I have idea why I need to sit & talk
I’d rather wander alone on the Boardwalk

It’s where I discovered I wasn’t well
And then remembered I shouldn’t tell

I wanna unpack all those feelings
Locked so deep inside of me
And they rumble and they tumble
I’ve been looking for the silver key
That sunk like an old pirate’s chest
Somewhere in the middle of the sea
Meanwhile the older me is out here
And what’s dead inside
What’s dead inside
Is the dream of what she and I
Will never in our lifetime be

January 15, 2019

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Meet-Cute Song (Duet)

Man:

There you are, I don’t know you
but I see you every day
Here at this place, you never ever
take a look over my way

And I don’t know why
your eyes haven’t met mine
And I don’t know why
but I believe in God’s Design
And this I know, This I feel
Here’s my truth, Here’s my deal
Scout’s honor, if I say
I’d like to buy you a drink
I hope you don’t think
I’m weird – I’m just a man
Who’s not this forward usually
I’m as introverted as one can be
Around pretty women like you
who intimidate me

Woman:

Here I am, you don’t know me
but I see you every day
Here at this place, you’re staring
and you don’t look away

And I don’t know why
I’m kinda curious about you
And I don’t know why
But it could be time for a meet-cute
And this I know, This I feel
Here’s my truth, Here’s my deal
I propose if I say
I’d like to have a seat
I hope you don’t think
I’m forward for a woman
I’m just open to the possibility
You could be perfect for me
I hope I don’t scare you
and you can deeply see…

Both:

This could be it – right here
the beginning
of a romance that’ll change you and I
This could be it – and what
we’ll be winning
is something that will satisfy
our whole hearts, our spirits inside
But it’s up to us to decide
to take it slow, talk things through
During our Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Meet-Cute
True love it can develop into
At this corner of Sunset & North Hayworth Avenue

At this corner of Sunset & North Hayworth Avenue

November 10, 2018

Fancy Seeing You Here

Fancy seeing you here
Are you drinking alone?
Is this seat by you taken?
My, how time’s flown

The last time you saw me
I was dating someone
Fancy seeing you here
I’ve missed you a ton

Remember we went out
To that ’91 County Fair
Back before we got older
And l lost most of my hair?
I remember you smiling
Do you still have that bear
I oftentimes wonder
If we could go back there

Fancy seeing you here
Are you happy these days?
Did you get another job?
Still like garlic mayonnaise?

Do you want a cocktail?
Do you think we can talk?
Or when you pay your bill
Wanna go for a walk?

It could be like that Sunday
When I took your warm hand
And we enjoyed the sunset
As we walked on the sand
Couldn’t we recapture
What we had back then?
Fancy seeing you here
Hope we’re together again

Fancy seeing you here
Hope we’re together again

California Vacayday

We’ve looked forward to this
Just our children, you and me
Spending quality time together
In scenic Capitola-by-the-Sea

It’s a perfect California Vacayday
We went bodysurfin’ in the bay
It’s a perfect California Vacayday
It’s so great to be away
from the hustle and bustle
and our big city street
And eating gourmet tacos
filled with lobster meat
No worries, just leisurely play
On this perfect California Vacayday

Wind making our sand-dusted hair dance
and I’m gently holding your tanned hand
We’re rekindling and nurturing our romance
as we’re strolling together on the sand

Our kids are having so much fun
It’s been a complete and total blast
reflecting & joking with you, my dear
We’re in the moment, not stuck in the past

It’s a perfect California Vacayday
We went bodysurfin’ in the bay
It’s a perfect California Vacayday
It’s so great to be away
from the hustle and bustle
and our big city street
And eating gourmet tacos
filled with lobster meat
No worries, just leisurely play
On this perfect California Vacayday

With you, my life-long love
and our funny, darling children
on this perfect California Vacayday

On this perfect California Vacayday.

May 15, 2018

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 Pinto Lake
When we were in that rowboat on Pinto Lake

I was wearing khaki shorts & a white pocket tee
You wore a gingham top and favorite ripped jeans
You brought a picnic basket with Martinelli’s,
Potato salad, French bread & freshly baked beans

And I wonder about all the reasons why my dear
You chose to tell me you weren’t gonna stay
When we were in that rowboat out on Pinto Lake
Oh, in that little rowboat out on Pinto Lake

We were from that place
That sleepy farm town
Filled with roses
Old friends
Ramsey Park
Where our Mothers
took us both to play
We were twenty-four
and we had planned
to move out of state
But you said you’ve packed
and was moving that very May

I’m sad and thinkin’ about that early Spring day
You brought me a bright yellow roses bouquet
My heart was breaking apart every which way
As you said what you needed to say
In that little rowboat with me out on Pinto Lake

In that little rowboat with me out on Pinto Lake.

May 15, 2018

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 explained to you who he was
And where you both went to school
The apartment where you and he
had been settling down
The places you used to go
The people you used to know
All things you never told me
like why you bought a wedding gown

We must have stood there for an hour
As he reminded you of your favorite flower
Of your favorite restaurant on Gower
How what was so sweet became so sour
But the memory of his love for you
you couldn’t (or wouldn’t) place

But you should have seen your face
You should have seen your face

April 16, 2018