The Thing That Feels Right

On that rocky road to romance,
it seems like that High School dance
The one on Homecoming night
When you’re looking around
and you just haven’t found
The thing that feels right

You think it might be there
You’re dressed up & have done your hair
and your smile is pearly white
You’ve heard of what it’s like
and wonder if it will strike
The thing that feels right

So you dance with the ones who’ll dance with you
and you hope that sparks will fly
You’ve seen all your friends find that one
They’re so in love with their girl or guy
And it seems like it’s taking too long
The clock’s ticking and the event will be done
But you don’t want to seem too desperate
Your heart’s wish is for a game-winning home run

Then out of the blue, there’s a chance
Someone special’s decided to advance
and you’re swept away by the love bug’s bite
The kisses are so sweet
Your heart skips more than a beat
You now know only wonder & delight
It may be a crazy fling
or end up to be lust in hindsight
But there’s no reason to feel uptight
When you’re embracing the thing that feels right.

2017

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Lovable Goofball

Lovable goofball
in a roomful of snobs
She’s been to Burning Man
She’s had all kinds of jobs

She once was a waitress
at a place in Champaign
Lovable goofball
Born to entertain

She loves big cities
She loves her hometown
She loves her sisters
She doesn’t slow down

She’s a real hard worker
Her grades were A’s & B’s
Lovable goofball
Her life’s been a breeze

She writes funny jokes now
She’s a hit on Snapchat
When she told her parents
They asked, “What’s that?”

Lovable goofball
Blessed with a funny bone
She won’t have to worry
about bein’ alone

She loves big cities
And they all love her
Lovable goofball
For pain, she’s the cure
For pain, she’s the cure.

2017

Kitty Likes to Scratch

Kitty likes to scratch
Puppy likes to bark
Birdie likes to chirp
and bats like the dark

We went for a drive
Took a little break
Stopped for a meal
We both had steak

I had sweet tea
She had a Coke
I was asleep
Then I awoke

Kitty likes to scratch
Puppy likes to bark
Birdie likes to chirp
And bats like the dark

Out in the car
I found some change
But it was foreign
Thought that was strange

Asked her about it
She got upset
And then it rained
Our car got wet

Kitty likes to scratch
Puppy likes to bark
Birdie likes to chirp
And bats like the dark
And bats like the dark
And bats like the dark.

2017

Stacie Miller

I can still smell the fragrance
The Rink used in the skates we wore
and see the joy on her face
as we glided on that parquet floor

They played Pac Man Fever
and other songs that were light & fun
I was twelve years old
and I thought she was the one

She had chestnut wavy hair
and was prettier to me than Demi Moore
We were too old for children’s games
and way too young to score

The year was 1981
and we were in the Sixth Grade
Her name was Stacie Miller
and she was cooler than the shade

She wore a plaid skirt all the time
’cause we were in Catholic school
The other boys teased me for liking her
as kids can be so cruel

I don’t remember how long it lasted
but we sure held hands a lot
Her name was Stacie Miller
and she was so damn hot

One day I was so mad at her
I called her a name I won’t repeat
When she dumped me that day
I felt such major defeat

The year was 1981
and we were in the Sixth Grade
Her name was Stacie Miller
She was cooler than the shade

Her name was Stacie Miller
and she was cooler than the shade.

2008

It All Turns Out For The Best

Say goodbye to the bad times
Say goodbye to the pain
Say goodbye to the heartache
Say goodbye to the rain

Say goodbye to sleepless nights
Say goodbye to what you feel
Say goodbye to sadness
And what you know to be real

Because something’s coming soon
You’ll know it when it’s there
It’ll shake you from your nest
It all turns out for the best

Say goodbye to the clouds
Say goodbye to the gloom
Say goodbye to unhappiness
Say goodbye to that room

Because your experience
Is about to break and rebuild
You’ll forget you were ever stressed
It all turns out for the best
It all turns out for the best.

2014

Drinking Himself to Death

He’s drinking himself to death
He’s lost his will to live
He’s taken all that he could take
And he has nothing left to give

His parents pressured him so much
He slaved for them every single day
They took hostage of him at home
There was nothing he could do or say

All the demands were unspoken
Their expectations cut so deep
And he started having nightmares
That woke him from his light sleep

Now he’s drinking himself to death
And pushing his wife and kids away
What was once so golden
Has become a dark shade of gray
The boy in him no longer wants to play

All the demands were unspoken
What he now feels is what they feel
Nobody wants to save him now
As he’s drifting behind the wheel
He’s drinking himself to death
And headed for a curve
There’s no chance in hell the truck he’s headed for will swerve.
There’s no chance in hell the truck he’s headed for will swerve.

5/20/2016

It’s obvious what this is about and why to me. RIP George Petroutsas.

Years Ago

I wish you and I met some years ago
We could have done so much more
We could have walked along the shore
Oh I wish we could have met years ago

I wish I could have taken you to Prom
Back then you would have loved my Mom
She would have thought you were the bomb
Oh, I wish I could have taken you to Prom

Alas, there’s this bitter shame I hold
For the stories to you, I haven’t told
Yet when you look in my eyes you know
All the secrets I hold from years ago

I wish we could have played in a band
And harmonized as I held your hand
We would have traveled all over this land
Oh, I wish we could have played in a band

Alas, we met each other later on in life
Yet I’m thankful that you’re my dearest wife
We both know this has been a hard row to hoe
Oh, I wish we loved each other years ago.

2016