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

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

To the Lake and Back

I had a few dollars in my wallet
And I asked her for a walk into town
She went upstairs to get her sweater
And said to me she’d be right down

Then she walked down the staircase
She was showin’ those pearly whites
She winked at me & said she was happy
I could tell it was one of those nights

I told her I loved her to the lake and back
I’d say she was the one I wanted forever
I’d paint her dreams with my sincere words
Each day with her got better & better
I felt so fine with her hand in mine
As I told her my truth line after line
When we got to the sign by the track
She said she loved me to the lake and back

We dated all through my Senior Year
Even though we went to different schools
Our parents thought it was just puppy love
Acting like a couple of lovesick fools

On Graduation Day, she sat with Momma
They didn’t know each other very well
But from what I saw, they got along
A good sign for us as far as I could tell

She said she loved me to the lake and back
She said I was the one she wanted forever
Momma knew those were heartfelt words
She said “You’re good for him, you better”
It felt so good to me that they got along
I knew everything would be just fine
I felt like I was a big winner of blackjack
Man, I loved her to the lake and back

We married in a chapel out in the country
And we promised “Til death do us part”
Every early evening we would take a walk
To this day she still has my devoted heart

But now my love has gone away to Heaven
And I’m raising our daughter best I can
I pray to God she will one day fall in love
With someone who’s honest & has a plan

He’ll say he loves her to the lake and back
Tell her she’s the one he wants forever
Paint her dreams with his sincere words
And each day will get better & better
He’ll feel so fine with her hand in his
As I he tells his truth line after line
And when they get to the sign by the track
She’ll say she loves him to the lake and back

She’ll say she loves him to the lake and back

July 17, 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

Red Flags

Well, I’m a different writer
But it’s the same ol’ trope
Talkin’ ’bout a couple of kids
Who decided to elope
They were forbidden lovers
Their parents didn’t approve
So they packed their things
And they were on the move
First stop was Vegas
They found a chapel there
Got hitched by a preacher
Who had Elvis Presley hair
Then they both got jobs
To eat & pay other bills
But they soon were addicted
To gambling for thrills
One night at Caesar’s Palace
They were on a winning streak
At one of the Craps tables
They he had to take a leak
She at the table on her own
And she bet it all on black
But the ball landed on red
The chips were put in the rack

That was the straw
The straw that broke
The camel’s back
Yeah that was the straw
The straw that broke
The camel’s back
And he decided he’d had enough
The times were getting too tough
Told her he’d rather
have a stroke or heart attack
Oh, those were the red flags
that broke the camel’s back

So he went on his own way
Left her there without anything
And she sat outside on a bench
She thought of pawning her ring
Then someone from Valet
Asked if everything was all right
She said she had nowhere to go
She needed a room for the night
And the Valet decided to help her
Got her a room for a few days
So she’d be off the streets &
Not hitching rides on highways
Not selling herself for money
Or blowing it all on meth & drinks
Not chasing users and abusers
Not washing in Truck Stop sinks

Cause that was the straw
The straw that broke
The camel’s back
Yeah that was the straw
The straw that broke
The camel’s back
She was sick of losing the game
And being told she was to blame
Her boyfriend keeping a gun
In his Army green gunnysack
Oh, those were the red flags
that broke the camel’s back

Oh, those were the red flags
that broke the camel’s back

June 21, 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.

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

Sweetheart from Soquel

I once had a sweetheart from Soquel
Who moved across the bay from Carmel
We worked together at a local resort hotel
That summer she had me under her spell
I was a couple of years older than she
I don’t know what she ever saw in me
She already had her Associate’s degree
And loved reading all my latest poetry

We never know who’ll be right
Who’ll know us better than we do
Who’ll see the magic in our eyes
And never know how they knew
Why they were only passing through
Why they were only passing through

She said she knew I’d be famous one day
She knew eventually I’d move down to LA
She helped me polish my original screenplay
We’d go on drives to beaches in Monterey
She was my dear sweetheart from Soquel
While I was very shy, she loved raising hell
Others didn’t think she was a bombshell
To me she was, and she treated me well

We never know who’ll be right
Who’ll know us better than we do
Who’ll see the magic in our eyes
And never know how they knew
Why they were only passing through
Why they were only passing through

That sweet summer came to a close
We broke apart but that’s the way it goes
Where she is now only heaven knows
She haunts me like a ghost at my shows

We never know who’ll be right
Who’ll know us better than we do
Who’ll see the magic in our eyes
And never know how they knew
Why they were only passing through
Why they were only passing through

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