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

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 both realized
We weren’t meant to be
When you couldn’t keep the promises
That you whispered softly to me
When we knew it wasn’t gonna work
No matter how we wanted it to
When we had to move on to square one
‘Cause it was the better thing to do

I remember holding your fingers
And you’d release them suddenly
The moment I tasted your lying lips
And stopped believing the mystery

I was in denial of what was happening
I couldn’t end it that August night
Now I know I should have been honest
Like I used to be when we’d fight

Like that night
When you and I had realized
We weren’t meant to be
When you couldn’t keep the promises
That you whispered softly to me
When we knew it wasn’t gonna work
No matter how we wanted it to
When we had to move on to square one
‘Cause it was the better thing to do

I sit here on our front room couch
And the kids are at their Mom’s place
Just woke up & realized I’ve been dreamin’
Cause I get to see your joyful face
I look into your sienna eyes
And those lips I love to softly kiss
You’re the one I can’t live without
The one I’d go crazy about and miss

If we realized that cold August night
We weren’t meant to be
If you couldn’t keep the promises
That you whispered softly to me
If we knew it wasn’t gonna work
No matter how we wanted it to
If we moved on quickly to square one
‘Cause it was the better thing to do

I’m so relieved we didn’t conclude
Saying fare-thee-well would be
The better thing to do

Babe,

I’m so relieved we didn’t conclude
Saying fare-thee-well would be
The better thing to do…

July 2, 2019

Everlasting Romance

Like a Blue Jay on Friday
she vanished in the morning haze
Maybe she longed for and needed
some more of them red-letter days
Some more rides into the sunsets
Some more guys to hold her tight
Some more men who’d give her lovin’
every day and every night

Well I’m not the kind of cowboy
who stays in one place very long
I’m a great plains drifter
I’m stubborn and headstrong
I like the mystery of a new night
A new crowd and a big ol’ stage
Where I can share my heartbreaks
and channel all my rage

But that girl, she was different
She had this hold over me
She had butterscotch doe eyes
She could make a sweet Georgia tea
She had a pearly white perfect smile
She was like heaven in my hands
And if I could just find her
If she could give me another chance
I’d wanna stay with her forever
and make it an everlasting romance

I’ve searched just about everywhere
and she’s nowhere to be found
Maybe she went back to her Mama
in her small Oklahoma hometown
I don’t know how to reach her
and it’s driving me insane
But I’m not gonna give up lookin’
and put a bullet in my brain

Cause that girl, she was different
She had this hold over me
She had butterscotch doe eyes
She could make a sweet Georgia tea
She had a pearly white perfect smile
She was like heaven in my hands
I was gonna ask her to marry me
but she had other secret plans

And if I could just find her
If she could give me another chance
I’d wanna stay with her forever
and make it an everlasting romance

I’d wanna stay with her forever
and make it an everlasting romance

June 6, 2019

Luck

She knew my story likely a little too well
It was the kind of tale I couldn’t quite sell
I was a bunch of basic for someone like her
She was the same age, but more mature

She had admirers who were older than me
Who I’d get to know and like reluctantly
I was jealous of those guys who she dated
She’d treat me like she and I were related

Sometimes we’d hug and I’d look in her eyes
Like at the County Fair when I won her a prize
And I thought eventually I’d have a chance
Like the night of the Sadie Hawkins Dance
We had a great time, everything was right
And we sat on the bed of my pickup truck
But we never kissed and I was outta luck

She had light Auburn wavy hair & freckled face
We’d spend time together just about everyplace
I’d pick her up in my Chevy I bought from my Dad
And I’d spend every last nickel, everything I had

The more I did with her, more boys came around
Guess they wanted some of the happiness I found

Cause
Sometimes we’d hug and I’d look in her eyes
Like at the County Fair when I won her a prize
One night she asked me what was wrong
I told her she and I felt like a great song
I said, I felt like everything was going right
As we sat on the bed of my pickup truck
But we didn’t kiss then and I was outta luck

Years later I ran into her at the local corner bar
She was promoting alcohol & looked like a star
And I asked if she could go out after her shift
Turns out she wanted to give me a special gift

That night we hugged and I looked in her eyes
She was beaming like when I won her that prize
She said she was sorry for how she treated me
She just felt like we were better as like family
But then she switched and kissed my lips
As we sat on the bed of my Silverado truck
Suddenly I had that girl and a lifetime of luck

Oh, suddenly,
I had that girl
and a lifetime of luck.

April 5, 2019

She’s Got an iPhone

Verse 1:
She’s got an iPhone
She’s always on that thing
She’s got an iPhone
And a diamond ring
I don’t know who loves her
Who lives inside her brain
I don’t know where she works
Or where she takes the train
But she’s got an iPhone
And she lives here in Maine

Bridge:
She wears granny glasses
Her hair’s always in a bun
She wears granny glasses
She’s constantly on the run
I haven’t seen her husband
Or if she has a girl or a boy
But she’s got an iPhone
And filled with so much joy

Chorus:
She smiles at me every morning
But doesn’t ever say a word
And she’s drivin’ me insane
’cause the whole thing is absurd
I wanna sit by her one time
Maybe day after day after that
But she’s addicted to her iPhone
So we never get to chit-chat

Verse 3:
She’s got an iPhone
I can only afford a Pixel 2
She’s got and iPhone
And looks like an ingenue
I wanna be friends with her
Grab coffee one afternoon
But this train’s the water
And she’s the elusive moon
Cause she’s got an iPhone
And I’m no filthy rich tycoon

Chorus:
She smiles at me every morning
But doesn’t ever say a word
And she’s drivin’ me insane
’cause the whole thing is absurd
I wanna sit by her one time
Maybe day after day after that
But she’s addicted to her iPhone
So we never get to chit-chat

Back to Verse 1:
She’s got an iPhone
She’s always on that thing
She’s got an iPhone
And a diamond ring
I don’t know who loves her
Who lives inside her brain
I don’t know where she works
Or where she takes the train
But she’s got an iPhone
And she lives here in Maine
And she lives here in Maine
And she lives here in Maine

February 7, 2019

I Believe Her Now

She told me she loved me before I moved on
And I think I believe her now
She said she didn’t want to live without me
And I think I believe her now
‘Cause she’s in a hospital bed
I keep thinkin’ ’bout what she said
It’s rattlin’ around in my head
And I think I believe her now

I believe
I believe
I believe
I think I believe her now

She told me I’d never find another like her
And I think I believe her now
She said I’d remember the way we were
And I think I believe her now
‘Cause I feel so damn upset
And I’m ponderin’ what she said
I’m filled with a lot of regret
And I think I believe her now

I believe
I believe
I believe
I think I believe her now

I came home last night to my apartment
She was out front waitin’ for me
A couple of guys left her for dead
She asked me to take her to Emergency
She was black ‘n blue all over her body
She could barely see out of her eyes
She said they both sexually assaulted her
And I couldn’t help but empathize

She told me she’s sorry she treated me bad
And I think I believe her now
She said ever since I left she’s been so sad
And I think I believe her now
‘Cause what I felt for her before we fought
Is back in my heart and I love her a lot
She said she really wants another shot
She told me she’ll give me all she’s got
And I think I believe her now
No, I know I believe her now

I believe
I believe
I believe
I know I believe her now
I know I believe her now

December 12, 2018

Not So Wise

She’s as hot as biscuits on Sunday mornin’
but she can be colder than a witches tit
And when I put my right hand in her left one
It feels like a worn-in leather baseball mitt

And when I look into those turquoise eyes
There’s a whole world in there to explore
Just when I think I’ve got her figured out
She does somethin’ she’s never done before

Chorus:
Her heart isn’t an open book
I’ve had to turn every single page
She keeps her delicate issues
tucked away in a rusty cage
She threw the key to it into the ocean
that’s inside every tear she cries
And just when I think I really know her
I realize I’m not so wise

She can be as stubborn as a donkey on a trail
or as easygoing as a surfer girl on a beach
And when her soft wet lips are touchin’ mine
Everything I’ll ever need’s in my reach

And when she whispers the sweet words
I’ve been waiting all of my life to hear
What I’ve been quietly feelin’ in my soul
becomes so obvious, so crystal clear

Chorus:
Yet her heart isn’t an open book
I’ve had to turn every single page
She keeps a lot hidden inside
tucked away in a rusty cage
She threw the key to it into the ocean
that’s inside every tear she cries
And just when I think I really know her
I realize I’m not so wise

And just when I think I really know her
I realize I’m not so wise

November 4, 2018

From April to August

We were only together
From April to August
From Spring thru Summer
She was fine, She was mine

We’d hit the dive bars
And the record shops
From Spring thru Summer
I was her fan and her man

Sometime after Labor Day
She said she was movin’ away
Her father got a job up North somewhere
I told her to write or call
I never heard from her at all
It was a gloomy Fall – life felt so unfair
I didn’t buy the thought that she didn’t care

Cause she took something of mine as a souvenir
It was my favorite gray hoodie from my Senior year
And she gifted me this beat up Martin six string
But when I play it, I don’t feel a goddamn thing
All I wanna do now is go back in time to Spring
On that Seattle night when we made out to Sting
Those weeks we were together from April to August
Stole all my desire for anyone else and wanderlust
Stole all my desire for anyone else and wanderlust

We had only dated
From April to August
Trips to Capitola
We held hands, saw cool bands

We’d go watch the ocean
We’d go mountain biking
From Spring to Summer
Drank barley wine, It was divine

Sometime after Labor Day
She said she was movin’ away
Her father got a job up North somewhere
I told her to write or call
I never heard from her at all
It was a gloomy Fall – life felt so unfair
I didn’t buy the thought that she didn’t care

Cause she took something of mine as a souvenir
It was my college ring I bought my Senior year
She gifted me this beat up Martin six string
But when I play it, I don’t feel a goddamn thing
All I wanna do now is go back in time to June
On that night when we kissed under the moon
Those weeks we were together from April to August
Stole all my desire for anyone else and wanderlust
Stole all my desire for anyone else and wanderlust

October 14, 2018

She’s Datin’ a Bad Boy

Her grades began to slip
from A’s & B’s to C’s & D’s
Her current choice of schoolboy
won’t give her fond memories
He’s been makin’ her feel guilty
He don’t respect her one bit
He’s a cocky lil’ sumbitch
Born to end up a misfit

She’s datin’ a bad boy
Oh, he’s not gonna be Mister Right
Ah, but she don’t know any different
so she loves him with all her might
She’s datin’ a greaseball
And he knows she’s outta his league
Cause he can’t help bein’ a bad boy
and she can’t help bein’ intrigued

Up nightly on her phone
maybe one day she’ll learn
Instead of taking care of her
He’ll go and never return
Maybe they’ll end up with a baby
and another one on the way
Then he’ll pick a fight & take off
but she’ll be wishin’ he’d stay

She’s datin’ a bad boy
Oh, he’s never gonna be “The One”
You can see it right in his icy eyes
He’ll eventually cut and run
She’s datin’ a scumbag
And he knows he don’t deserve her
Cause he can’t help bein’ a runner
They could be like her Mom & I were…

Bridge:
Maybe she thinks he’s a fixer-upper
Maybe he’ll change his reckless ways
Maybe she knows he’s just actin’ out
and he’s just goin’ through a phase
They could get thru all the hardships
Maybe they’ll learn from their mistakes
Guess I should just be there for her
Just in case her young heart breaks

She’s growin’ up and can date him
It’s not worth a damaging fight
Who am I to meddle with the little man
He’s someone like me who holds her tight
Maybe under all that stuff he wears
right down to the familiar Converse shoes
He’s no crazy tattooed biker dude
and I’m pickin’ up on all the wrong clues

She’s told me to stay out of it
so that’s what I’m gonna do
This bad boy turned Dad of hers knows
he’s got a lot to live up to

This bad boy turned Dad of hers knows
the inner pain that kid is goin’ through

She’s datin’ a bad boy…

October 6, 2018