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Lit - Pennan Brae

LIT (2021)

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Won’t You Come My Way

I saw you hanging by the corner store
Blew right past me out the exit door
Picked my jaw up off the kitchen floor
Left me wantin’ hurtin’ for some more

The moment left an imprint on my mind
Not the average ordinary kind
Instead, the type to go home and rewind

Won’t you come my way
Chase my blues away
Change my rainy day
Today
Won’t you come my way
Hold the clouds at bay
Be my lone sunray
Today

Next morning awoke feelin’ so intrigued
Roused from a state of comatose fatigue
Friends say watch out she’s way out of your league
Catwalkin’ like the model Cheryl Tiegs
You took a match & struck a dormant wick
Lit a lighted dynamite stick
Habit I don’t really wanna kick

They say that I won’t get a fleeting glance
Fall flat upon my face an awkward dance
Million to one odds for true romance
But that just means I’ve got a fighting chance

Caught you cueing in the checkout lane
I got in line hoping to sustain
That my luck’s not discounted in vain
Venturing in uncharted terrain

Soaring on a feeling mile high
Fueled and fully stocked with all supplies
Hope that I can fly the friendly skies

She says that she loves me
Says that she needs me
As I knew she would
Like I knew I could
Says that she’s happy
Says that she wants me
Feelin’ oh so good
As I know I should

Says that she loves me
Says that she needs me
As I knew she would
Like I knew I could
Says that she’s happy
Says that she wants me
Feelin’ oh so good
As I know I should right now

El Camino

Let’s hop in & take the El Camino
Drive it down to the Pink Flamingo
Two blocks southwest of Mendocino
Just three miles past El Capatino

I think I’m starting to fall
Believe I’m liking it all
I’m feeling 10 feet tall
In for the long haul

Girlfriend’s name is Miss Angelino
She hotwires fires my libido
Keeps things warm just like the El Nino
She’s my lovely sexy valentino

Feels like it could be time
Bells are starting their chime
Feels like the rhythm rhymes
Like I could stop on a dime

What I’m feeling
Left me reeling
You’ve been stealing
Got me kneeling
When you said we were thru & that there wasn’t no more
knocked me right on the floor

I was grieving
Late this evening
Not perceiving
Disbelieving
When you said that it was done and that there wasn’t no more
walked out right thru the door

Think I need double cappuccino
After that catch some Tarantino
Perhaps a little Al Pacino
Can’t go wrong with Bobby DeNiro

Did you know now what she threatened to do
Said she was done and that we were through
Let her know what she heard wasn’t true
Must explain it didn’t play out & go down that way

I Reminisce You

Caught a brief second-handed account
Then thought to check out the news
Did a double-take and then gave pause to thought
Cause what I read it smelt like a ruse

I really need you
Don’t want to bleed you
I dearly miss you
I wanna kiss you
Don’t wanna diss you
Or go dismiss you
I reminisce you
I wanna kiss you

Hey now what do you mean
As you torment and haunt
Hey now my how you steam
Right now what do you want

Hey now what do you say
As you spin and cavort
Hey now please press replay
Right now let me retort

Caught a voice adrift in the wind
& what I heard was hard to believe
What it said went against & all that I know
So I guess there’s a trick up your sleeve

Urged it to come provide me a full view
But it stretched its wings in the wind
Flashed a stern look warning me to take heed
The end is where you should begin

Don’t know if it all was for naught
Our best intentions target & shot
Don’t know quite what got overseen
Picture perfect blown to smithereens

Solar Flare

Cutting a deep groove
Rolling back to you
Obstacles removed
Got nothing to prove
Lightning on the move

Rocking like a meteor &
Charging like a minotaur
Jetting like the French concord &
Cresting on a wood surfboard

Ride a solar flare
Wind in my hair
Truth or double dare
Without a care

Levitate to you
Beneath a full moon
Sun-spotted bejewelled
Glycerin fuel

Shooting star skimming right across the vacant desert sky
Travelling light speed to be back your waiting & warming side
Arcing a broad streak above the saluting stoic cacti
Ziplining a sling trajectory hanging yet holding high

You penned a poignant piece seeking my prompt release
Quickly spun around inquired what do you mean
Deserted in a canyon for a fortnight times two
With a gunny sack and head full of thoughts about you

& I retreat back into my cave
Where I toil yeah and am enslaved
If one could see my meagre plight
By my side, they would stand and fight

Launch a flare to your heart
Etch and sketch on the chart
& can’t you see with your eyes
Across the stars how it plies

As I plummet down from the mountaintop
Full velocity cannot hit full stop
Barreling headfirst as the brakes are shot
Spigot yields not a solitary drop
Edging back within the thin atmosphere
Predestined fate quickly approaching near
Unrelenting progress no room to veer
Autopilot locked now abandon steer

Click

Kept on waiting by your side
Feet stuck in the murky tide
Sober truth I slow imbibe
Contemplating where to hide

Said you don’t even know me
Brushing by oh so boldly
Skid marks tattoo where you scold me
Wry cackle coughing so coldly

Left there drifting in your wake
As the surf began to break
Nimble limbs tremble and shake
Sanded shores shook to a quake

Then you go blow right by me
Turn and wink back so slyly
Your motions cunning and wily
Wit of your words speak so dryly

All the things you said to me
Such talk I could not believe
Your position bobs and weaves
Revealing what’s up your sleeve

As the clock winds down its tick
Wax candle devours the wick
Etch a sketch & gouge a nick
You and I shall never click

Tearin’ My Heart In 2

Lord you got me rockin’
My body senses poppin’
I’m rolling and not stopping
Tonight

You got me believing
These dreams you be a weaving
& I don’t plan on leaving
That’s right

Oh the clock is ticking
& yeah the fever’s sticking
The feeling I’m not kicking
Take flight

Crest that I’m riding
The meaning I’m not hiding
The moment’s not subsiding
Hold tight

Then it starts to turn
The present gets adjourned
Then all comes undone
The ending to the fun

Then boom goes to bust
The shine loses its lust

Then it’s all for naught
The lines connect the dots
Lord you got me talking
The pitch you have me hawking
This flow that I’m not blocking
Ignite

How you got me jumping
My pulse it is a pumping
& heart is thud & thumping
Delight

Lord, my soul’s been raided
The glimmer dimmed & faded
I’m feeling just & jaded
Indict

Joy I am a tasting
The sip I’m not wasting
The savour & not hasting
Alright

Then it starts to spoil
The water mixed with oil
World begins to spin
A loss born of a win

Then it starts to tear
The room sucked out of air
Then all starts to break
Reality turns fake

You’re tearin’ my heart
Tearin’ my heart in two
I’m positive now
I’m sure you see how
We’re through

You’re tearin’ my heart
Tearin’ my heart in two
There’s certainty now
It’s clear to see how
We’re through

You had me campaigning
But now the numbers waning
Support seems to be feigning
Sound bite

How the flock is flying
There can’t be no denying
This con you propose buying
Red light

As I book a ticket
And step out of the thicket
I’m feeling mighty cricket
Stage right

See the neon fading
My outline needs some shading
collapse Collage cascading
Outright

Then the truth is thrust
Diamonds turn to dust
Next, it all unfurls
Gleam leaps off the pearl

Then the lights go out
Shadows lurk in doubt
As the credits run
The tale woven and spun

Fake

Feelin’ kinda rusty
As I head on down the road
Air’s gettin’ plenty dusty
Tires kickin’ gravel stones

You better stop stop
Think before you come ‘round again
You better knock knock
Find yourself a brand new friend
You can file an appeal but there’s simply nothing to contend

Feelin’ kinda groggy
As I take this hairpin turn
Sky’s gettin’ plenty foggy
Leveraging the sun’s slow burn

You better stop stop
Things are not yet on the mend
You better knock knock
Think ‘bout what you did again
Some personal reflection’s solely what I recommend

Not gonna break
Ain’t gonna run
From my mistakes
I’m gonna give
Ain’t gonna take

I want it real
Don’t want no fakes
No

Weary and lambasted
Unfolding down this straightaway
Warning signs are pasted
I should pit and end my day

You better stop stop
Think of what it could portend
You better knock knock
Contemplate it once again
Your credit line is drawn it’s impossible to extend

Sashay

Like it when we are swaying
Our bodies sashaying
Like the games we are playing
Don’t let your eyes be straying

Like your perfect timing
Rhythm you are rhyming
My engine is priming
Apex we are climbing

Make it now
Fake it wow
Stake it how
Break it now
Take it now
Shake it wow
Quake it how
Naked now

You make me kind of crazy
Just driving me Miss Daisy
Head south to Acapulco
You’re making me go loco
Sure had enough of drama
Lacking needed stamina
All done with wild roses
With all their pretty poses

Like it when you move me
Seem to always be free
Why not let things be
Fine as I can see

Savant

Said ring me up but you’re never home
Seems no point in pickin’ up the phone
Crowd about & I feel all alone
Wear me down like a rock on stone

Come on let’s go you delay and stall
Invite me in then build up a wall
Left on the hook waiting in the hall
Leave on my own you begin to trawl

Think I’m wakin’ up from this long endless dream
Rerun of a tired worn out & played movie scene
Tying up loose ends come apart at the seams
Time to switch the picture to a new screen

Think I’m rousin’ up from my stagnant state of mind
Losing the straps which used to firmly hold & bind
Tightly wound clock rapid spins & unwinds
Second-minute hands become intertwined

What do you want
Why do you flaunt
My but you haunt
Call the savant

Hey let’s head out get out on the run
Turn shoot me down not wanting any fun
Introduce my friends but you turn and shun
Pass the ball but you’re one and done

Believe I’m rousing up from my lame nonchalance
Comatose mirage in which I was firmly ensconced
Your voice mail I received was my only response
Felt like a ton of bricks without any nuance

Now that I am stirred from my endless reverie
Horizon up ahead appears uncluttered and free
Open road unfolding is all I can see
Time to jumpstart and commence the journey

Uh oh it’s you
Hope it’s not true
Uh oh it’s you
Please don’t fool
Uh-oh it’s you
Why now so soon
Uh-oh it’s you
Quick change the tune

Passing Fad

When I feel the changing weather
Then you come and pull my tether
We’re apart and then together
Turn around and pluck my feathers
Left for loss & then rebooted

Found a purpose which I’m suited
Feet are grounded firmly rooted
Volume’s turned down yeah but no way hell nah I’m not muted
uh-uh

Lord how I want you
Need you so bad
How you’re flaunting
& tease me so mad
Now it is daunting
It’s no passing fad
How you’re haunting
& lingering sad

When I see the changing season
Arrested booked and charged with treason
Heartbeat cinching breath is seizing
Prosecuted for no reason

Then you came & made it better
Bond is strained yeah but unfettered
To a T and to the letter
Multiply and round it off yeah to the nearest decimal uh-huh

So I’m down now
Count to 11
Don’t throw the towel
Get up at 7

Been restarted
Design rerouted
Prepped and conditioned
Armoured well-suited

Rudely awakened
Tossed and forsaken
Hung drawn & quartered
Stirred well and shaken

Taste temptation
Kept it platonic
Lost a blind bet yeah
Ain’t that ironic

No concessions
I can’t accept it
Build a diversion
I will sidestep it

Sound the warning
There was no heeding
I’m pressing onwards
Was no seceding

Grasp the throttle
Grippin’ bionic
Approaching Mach 1
Hit supersonic

Sound is breaking
Hear but don’t see me
Soon I’ll be long gone
Jet forth and set free

BUST LOOSE

So I wake up in a dream                       
It seems just all so serene           
Don’t know quite what to believe       
Card I saw tucked up your sleeve

But I see a light down the way            
Beckoning & calling my name               
Implores me to take the next step      
No matter of the odds which are bet

So I step on out the door                     
Look up & then down my floor              
Hall light short circuits inside              
It sparks flickers flames then dies       

Feel primed & ready to score              
Pour it on & give it some more             
Riding the pendulum swing                 
To the clasp I desperately cling

As you call I’m pulling away               
Expired meter voiding my stay            
Penalty fine I can’t afford to pay         
I’ve got nothing to say

Bust loose         
Breaking headlong into the wind                                            
Lit fuse              
Propelling me further away again
No use               
Going where there’s no return to send
Hit cruise           
Waiting way past beyond the bend

So I walk on down the road                 
Shall pay when I hit the toll                 
Grey clouds clustering ahead              
Obscure the path I once tread

But I feel the wheel start to turn         
Correcting redirecting my burn           
Feeling the envelope spring        
No telling of the launch it may bring

But I see it coming around                   
Make up ground without any sound   
Feeling the sweat start to bead           
Tells me of the sign I should heed

Take a look & please read the sign     
Clock’s ticking you are out of time      
Clear intrusion way over the line        
I politely decline

WHAT I WANT

Dusk was fast approaching 
As I paced back & forth
Bead of sweat traced my brow
I had no place to go
But I had to get from where I was
Wasn’t wanted there no more
So I grabbed a white shirt & pair of black slacks
Slipped out back
The night was peaceful
Had no fixed address no one looking for me
The path was clear
So I took it

Run & kickin’              
From where I was before                                                
Clock is tickin’            
Searchin’ for the exit door
Fingers pickin’            
Master key on the floor
Nothing clickin’          
The sweat drippin’ through my pores
Pulse is racin’             
Searching for a second way
Fingers tracin’            
Gather up my dossier
Heartbeat chasin’       
Panoramic quick survey
Body bracin’               
Leap of faith from the fray

The moon began to rise along that eastern ridge
Arcing slowly across the sky
Lookin’ down on me                                                                                   
For I was soul bare with a ragged stare
Weathered skin & a little thin
But I was still moving
I passed the cacti which stood like sentinels
Saluting my passage
Stoic silent
I just kept on thinking reminiscing reflecting
Thought of you from time to time
Did you feel it

So I looked up ahead & thought to double back
Maybe change tack 
But kept on track
For I was a solo hobo with no loco moto
But that was fine by me
This moment anyway
& as the day began to break 
A picture of your face shone across my mind
Warmed me to my soul
& I felt a lifetime pass in one nighttime
With answers to questions, I didn’t have
So I journeyed on

SYNERGY

Late one night                              
I was walking alone    
No streetlights                             
Trying to make my home
Then you came in my mind         
Stumbled to the beat
A vibe tripline                               
I’m left feelin’ the heat

Like a moth to a flame                          
Flicker to your light                      
As a boy with no shame               
Fighting the good fight

Pull my chain     
Don’t refrain              
Please sustain   
My need          

I want you
You want me              
One & one                  
Pure synergy          
I lost you  
You found me   
What we’ve got
Sweet harmony

Early one morn                   
Tossing in my sleep             
Clouded sunrise                           
Light beginning to creep
Entered in my dream                   
Like the twilight zone
Didn’t want to escape                           
Pleasure thunderdome

Like a pig to a trough                   
Hunger for the feast                    
Flick the switch to the off            
Beauty & the beast

Bustin’ loose     
No excuse          
Sign the truce             
I plead             

Left astray
In the fray          
Run away          
Godspeed

PAY DIRT

Stay back           
Don’t crack        
Unsure when I’ll be back                               
Turn round                 
Stand down       
Shut it don’t make a sound

Relay                 
Convey              
There’s no time to delay 
Fan out              
Reroute             
Don’t let the word get out

Go track it         
That sound                 
Slow hack it       
Expound                                        
Go jack it           
Surround           
Mack tack it       
Impound

Lay low              
Go slow             
On your mark get set go                       
Head down        
Look round                 
Keep it within the bounds

Relate                
Conflate            
No time to debate
Ignite                 
Take flight         
Keep clear out of sight

All I wanted in this spinning big wide world was you                                           
Then you turned proclaimed we’re thru                
Situation comes unglued                      
Don’t know what’s hearsay or true
Thinking all the things you said            
Echoing within my head
& I’m left hanging by a thread                       
As the light changes to red

Close in              
Begin                 
No sign where you have been                       
Fan out              
Reroute            
Inquire what it’s about

Engage              
Upstage             
Let’s turn the final page
Prevail               
All hail               
Assess & re-gauge

Locate it            
Amend      
Placate it  
Ascend                                
Relate it             
Extend      
Rotate it            
Transcend

I want it now     
You need it how         
Please hear my vow                              
I plea to thou    
Standing my ground   
Let me expound                  
Going full round

Confusion          
Contusion          
Conniption                 
Conviction                           
Persuasion        
Evasion              
Disruption         
Eruption

Assess                
Redress            
Don’t fold under duress                                          
Adapt                
Retract              
Step back quick-check the facts

Acquire              
Desire                
Keep stoking the fire
Avert                 
Desert               
Dig deep ‘til hit pay dirt

DUST ME OFF

My heart it breaks                                 
Body aches for you                      
My spirit shakes                                    
Mind awakes it’s true

Don’t know if you do                   
But I felt such a fool                     
Pick me up dust me off                         
Make me feel brand new

My heart relays                            
Everyday to you                           
Don’t delay                                            
Can’t withhold the truth

Message on its way                      
With words that can’t convey     
Feel for you do you feel for me   
Perhaps the same way

My tears won’t dry                      
Eyes don’t lie to you                    
Lost soul it cries                           
Hope it sighs it’s true

Don’t know if I’m wrong              
The words to this song                         
Shoot the moon go for broke      
Finish the leg strong

My mind implores                                 
Heart adores it’s true                   
Can’t ignore                                 
Knock on my door from you        

Anecdotally it’s true                     
Categorically it’s you                    
No surprise where truth belies    
How it comes to pool

Love don’t erode                                   
Hope don’t corrode for you         
Feelings explode                                   
Don’t implode it’s true
My dream it plies                                  
Time it flies with you
Crystallize                                     
In your eyes it’s true

WIGGLE

Cause I really want to know                  
If or not it’s time to go                          
I just want to make it flow                    
Get it lined up in a row
Cause I really want to see                     
If or not it is for me
Set the lock & turn the key          
Start the countdown now on three

Come here & shake it                  
Really want to take it                            
Can’t seem to fake it                             
Would be a shame to waste it
Turn it & baste it                                   
Really want to taste it
Lick it & paste it                           
Really want to make it

Come & embrace it                               
Get the nerves to face it                       
Frame & encase it                                 
Just don’t go debase it
Sketch freehand trace it                       
Mind you don’t erase it
Get on & chase it                                  
Just don’t go misplace it

Feels like the world is spinning around                                             
As though my feet aren’t touching the ground
Watching the colours explode into sound
Second hand is coming unwound

Feels like my mind explodes into space
Accelerate at a slow-motion pace
Sketch a fine line without any trace
Everything just falls into place

Go & ignite it                                         
Strike a match to light it                       
Come uninvited                            
You’re really gonna like it
Proceed despite it                                 
Grin then bear & bite it
Wrong & then right it                  
You just got to fight it

Come in & sample                                 
The supplies are ample                         
Roll out the gamble                              
Shake your sweet Bojangles
Tempt it & dangle                                 
Get on up & scramble
Ain’t gonna ramble                               
This is my preamble

CHASE THE SUN RISIN’

Said I’m moving on                               
Just a singin’ my song                  
Can’t be staying long                   
Must be rollin’ along
Yes I’m groovin’ on                               
Ride from dusk until dawn
To where my spirit is drawn                 
Taillights fade & then gone

Gonna head for the hills                       
Beyond the horizon                              
Gonna make like the moon         
Chase the sun risin’

Yeah man so I was just heading down that dusty road                              
Minding my own, window down
When a flash of light caught my eye in the rear-view mirror
& then you burst forth

Turned a blind eye to all my good deeds                                                   
Went AWOL in my hour of need
Reaped what was sewn then replenished with weeds
Washed your hands as you wished me Godspeed

Lent a deaf ear to all of my pleas                                                      
Hid the antidote for my disease
Body blow brought me down to my knees
Turned & smiled while I slowly bleed

Looks like things are clearing up ahead                                             
With nothing left behind
Maybe time to ease off on the gas for a bit
Push the seat back

Yes I’m flowin’ goln’                              
I won’t see you anymore                      
Yes I’m growin’ goin’                   
As I’m walkin’ out the door
Yes I’m strollin’ rollin’                  
As I know what it’s in store
Yes I’m goin’ knowin’                   
I won’t see you anymore

HIG & JIG

Caught you sittin’ by the stand    
Feet were sinkin’ in quicksand             
Said come quickly                                 
Lend a hand

Take 2 steps forward                   
Slide to the right                          
Turn hip shake it                                   
Hold it tight
Retrack back jack it                               
Rotate it nice
Hig & jig it                                    
With all your might

Free wheelin’      
Feelin’ surreal &
How I’m movin’
Oh so good yeah
Dream weavin’  
Got me believin’         
Groovin’ like I             
Know I should

Lend me your ear                                  
Feelin’ low                                             
Think I lost                                             
My mojo
Said relax Mac                                       
Forget the score

Had this feeling                            
In my bones                                          
It abandoned                                         
Left my home
Wish I could get                           
Back & roam

Build it up & tear it down & slightly stirred & shaken round            
Amplify in sound surround & turn it up let it compound
Elevate let it resound replay it to a full rebound
Escalate & gaining ground & toe to toe & pound for pound

Take it high & bring it low & blur the lines & let it flow
Watch it go have it unfold just hang it loose & make it roll
Serve it hot or dish it cold & shoot the mark & hit the goal
Play the half & take the whole in this moment fully enrolled

So now get movin’                                
Groovin’ right                               
Bust it loose yeah                                  
Hold it tight
Ain’t much for muscle                           
I can fight

THE LOVE THAT I GOT

I’m swaying       
You’re weighing         
But I cannot stop        
The love that I got

I’m fraying         
You’re praying            
But I cannot block      
The love that I got

Doesn’t matter all the things you do                                                 
Irrelevant whom you try to fool  
Academic how you seek to trick
Ineffective needles which you prick

It’s the rock I’m rolling                                                                       
Lone path I’ll be cajoling                                         
Baggage yeah I’ll be stowing
That’s just yeah how it’s going

I’m knocking      
You’re balking            
But I cannot lock        
The love that I got

I’m talking
You’re walking           
But I cannot dock       
The love that I got

Doesn’t matter all the games you play                                     
Inconsequential much of what you say                                             
Amateur ploys you seek to feign
Immaterial objects which you gain

You’re sending           
I’m lending        
& all that you let        
Is what you shall get 

You’re mending
I’m trending      
& all that you set        
Is what you shall get

Doesn’t matter whose toes you may step                                        
Unconcerned with what odds may be bet
Unimportant of the lines you blur
Indifferent to the false leads which you spur

But I cannot dock       
The love that I got                                          
But I cannot lock        
The love that I got
But I cannot block      
The love that I got
But I cannot stop        
The love that I got

POW

Stuck in a rut       
No ifs ands or buts              
Down in a glut   
Seems I lost my strut   
Struck in the gut
Not quite sure by what       
Lifeline is cut     
Exit way is shut

Then you come in the doorway bay              
Turn around I say hey hey hey
Imply that you’d like to stay                          
Think it could be my lucky day yay-yay

Mired in a drought              
Without any doubt                                        
Holler & shout                     
Got nothing to tout 
Lost on a rout                      
With nothing to flout
Stuck on the outs                
Seems I lost my clout

Then you call on the telephone            
Address me in a certain tone       
Inquire if I’m home alone                     
Determine if I might be prone oh yeah

I want it now     
You need it how         
I like it wow       
You got it pow            

Stuck in a ditch                    
Without any hitch                                          
Locked in a pitch                 
Without any switch         
Seeking a niche                   
Not quite sure of which
I got an itch                         
Makes me wanna twitch

Got the warning you’d drop on by       
Think I knew the reason why                
Shrug my shoulders turn & sigh           
Truth I told was all a lie I said

Down in a muck                  
Like a sitting duck                                                   
Wheels spin & stuck           
Trend I’d like to buck
Progress is struck                
Things have run amok
Wish I could chuck              
Get back to good luck

Then you burst ‘neath the full moonlight     
Mood is set the timing’s right      
Sparkling under the twilight night                 
Ignition on as we take flight come on

I want it now     
You need it how         
I like it wow       
You got it pow            
You want it now
I need it how              
You like it wow
I got it pow

OVERDRIVE

I’ve been prodded & been poked         
Pushed & pulled & then provoked       
Hounded each & everyday          
Seemingly each & everyway

Been dismissed without respite  
Skipped the bark received the bite      
Kicked & trashed upon the floor
Full onslaught my body bore

Had all memory erased                         
Skip the plot cut to the chase               
Sensing the walls are closing in   
Seeking an exit way again

Idly dismissed without a case               
Thrown out while standing safe on base
Judge smiled so condescendingly         
This time there won’t be no jury

Empty pockets naked mast          
Endless sea shapeless & vast                
Bait my feeble line & cast            
Stretch it out to make it last

But I’m digging in my heels                   
Fighting for what I know is real
& if you’d care to throw it down          
Be forewarned I’m duty bound

Note that my eyes are curtain-veiled   
Peek behind them if you dare
Fire brimstone nostril flare                   
If looks could kill then see my glare

WE’RE THRU

When I’m riding alone & I’m thinking of you                                    
& I wonder aloud about what I should do
But I’m not really sure ‘cause I don’t have the time
Got no sense, wits, yeah now rhythm or rhyme    

Thought I was wise             
Now I feel like a fool                                      
Figured all was aligned       
It’s all askew          
Need a séance   
Foresee the news

Wonder how I could be so blind           
Replay the tape quick please press rewind

Ain’t stoppin’ at the exit door for you                                                        
Not coppin’ yeah to all the things you do
Ain’t poppin’ tales straight out of the blue
Not droppin’ yeah now what I know is true

Ain’t crawlin’ on my hands & knees to you   
Not fallin’ for the same old tricks you do
Ain’t ballin’ as I head out for the blue
Not stallin’ here’s a newsflash now we’re thru

When I’m lying awake & I’m drinking ‘bout us                                          
Endlessly pondering about what was the fuss
But I don’t really know ‘cause I don’t really care
Had enough of two-faced truth double dares

Thought I was cool                       
Now I feel like a klutz                                     
Thought I had the all-clear 
Now I’m down on my luck
Wish I knew now                          
What I didn’t know then

Hit the brakes stop cold in my tracks   
Shiftin’ the gears reverse double back 

Board up the doors lock all the gates   
Hands to yourself now don’t tempt fate 

I’m not falling for you         
I know what now is true                                         
I ain’t missing you               
I know just what to do
I’m not thinking about you 
I know what now is true
I ain’t wantin’ you               
Know just what I should do
It’s time to say goodbye yeah

SYNERGY (2020)

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APPLE MUSIC

Synergy

Late one night
I was walking alone
No streetlights
Trying to make my home
Then you came in my mind
Stumbled to the beat
A vibe tripline
I’m left feelin’ the heat

Like a moth to a flame
Flicker to your light
As a boy with no shame
Fighting the good fight

Pull my chain
Don’t refrain
Please sustain
My need

I want you
You want me
One and one
Pure synergy
I lost you
You found me
What we’ve got
Sweet harmony
Early one morn

Tossing in my sleep
Clouded sunrise
Light beginning to creep
Entered in my dream
Like the twilight zone
Didn’t want to escape
Pleasure thunderdome

Like a pig to a trough
Hunger for the feast
Flick the switch to the off
Beauty and the beast

Bustin’ loose
No excuse
Sign the truce
I plead

Left astray
In the fray
Run away
Godspeed

THE ASTRONOT – SPACE RACE (2020)

SPOTIFY
APPLE MUSIC
SOUNDCLOUD

ON THE HIGHWAY

Driving this road so long
Don’t know where it’ll roll
Cruising the highway
Unsure if there’s a toll
Searchin’ for a signpost
Tell me which way I should go

I had a pretty passenger
Now you know she’s long gone
Had a shotgun princess
That seat’s vacant light is on
Looking for some company
As I pull into this town

Pit stop is what I need
One-on-one TLC
Been down so many roads
Need direction where to go
Keep my headlights shining
Deep into the night

As the sun sets west
I’ll drive into the night
The moon breaks that far crest
I’ll hug the corners tight
Won’t pull my red ride over
‘Til morning’s pre-dawn light

GOIN' DOWN

I’m goin’ down
Since you left
Forgot my name
With the hounds
Since you trashed
Threw me away
World’s spinnin’ ‘round
Since you turned

Walked out on me
I hear no sound
When I call futilely

I’ll be rising
Pick myself up
Lockstep
To the top

I’m climbin’ up
From the rubble
Where I found my heart
Risin’ up
On the double
From what tore it apart
Sky’s clearing
Sun’s nearing
Upon my cracked face
Blood pulsating
Emanating
Through my weathered veins

From where springs this feeling
Nobody knows
Starts and stops
Comes and goes
Destiny reeling
Changing my mind
As the feelings
Unwind

IF I LOSE YOU

Never wandered out alone
Never strayed too far from home
Now I’ve left my bed
Confusion lies ahead

There
Off in the distance
You stand
Offering resistance
The wall ‘gainst which I lean
Begins to fall

If I lose you now
A part of me would die
If I lose you now
My heart would surely sigh
It’s no lie

Scars scratched upon my face
The pain of you I taste
Cuts through me a deep slice
Of jagged tears of ice

Here
Armed for destruction
Aimed
At my fragile construction
The precipice on which I stand
Begins to slide

Wounded on bended knee
Guard is down hear my plea
White flag defenseless
Calling out S.O.S.

WON'T YOU SPEND THE NIGHT WITH ME

Been outside
In a timeless space
Endless thoughts
Enquire my tastes
Time stops
Then stumbles by
Different place
Wish I could try

Second guessed
A hundred million times
Hard to play the game
When they draw those blinds
Set adrift
Far from home
Wish I’d get back
To where I am from

So won’t you spend the night with me
I’ve been hurting for your company girl
Won’t you spend the night with me
With me
Won’t you spend the night with me
I’ve been so down & lonely
Won’t you spend the night with me
With me

Used to live
Life as it came
Never thought of
Consequential gains
Take me back
To who I was
Remind me
Of what I can
Do for you

PATHWAYS

If you’d like to see
What’s become of me
Guess we all change
It isn’t good to stay the same

Should you pass
By my face
Familiar shot
You can’t place

Give it time
Light will shine
A lost moment
Of you and I

As the nighttime looms
My heart will still be drifting
When the morning dawns
Your soul is lightly lifting

If you’d like to hear
All the news of yesteryear
Not to linger past
Make the present moment last

Should you wake
In a dream
Is it real
Or make-believe

As the daylight shines
My mind is calmly thinking
When the evening calls
Your light is gently sinking
As you draw the blinds
To end another day
Should our pathways fail
Good luck along the way

ANYWAYS

Saw you walkin’ back the other day
As I lay back in the tall cool grass
I was thinking I was thinkin’ about you
As clouds rolled on ahead
With these thoughts going in my head

Anyways
I just had to say
You looked so wonderful to me
Gotta try to believe

Anyways
Cool day in September
Hint of rain mixed in the air
Time to move along from here

Kneelin’ long the worn chalk line
We weren’t winning
Sittin’ on the green hillside
You were grinnin’
Something that you create
Just by being
Took me far away from there

Oh I think of you
Each and every time
Do you know I’m here
And how I feel for you
Be as it may
I’ll keep shufflin’ ‘long anyways

VANCITY BLUES

The rain it pours
Damn near each and every day
From mid-October
To the month of May
Lord how I long
For you to come my way
Granville Street

Commercial Drive
East Hastings
I wish you’d arrive

Until then
I got those Vancity blues
If I don’t see you
I just might blow a fuse

The traffic’s bad
The bus is full again
How I’d like
You to be my only friend
The feeling’s true
I can’t pretend

PENNAN BRAE

He sailed from the Highlands
South to Vera Cruz
Deep in the Brazilian heartland
A man of twenty-two

Up the coastline
North to Montreal
Leather bag upon his frame
Six foot one inch tall

He lived the way I want to
Freely without care
Rode the western railway
Wind rushing though his hair
East to West coast to coast
Where his best plans were laid

Yonder cross those hills
Where the spirit wills
Where I chase my thrills
Yonder cross those

Got some land
Worked it to the bone
Met a true love
There they made a home

Had a family
Three girls and no more
Warm welcome awaited
By his front porch unlocked door

Moved the way I want to
With a subtle grace
Hand extended
Warm smile on his face
A life of peace and joy and love
Is what true freedom seeks

Wonder
When we’ll walk again
In a garden
That you fondly tend
Share the laughter
Smell the cashmere
As you press me
Tight against my tears

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN

I was walking down by the bay
Saw you ‘neath the sun’s rays
Then you turned and looked away
Sunshine left clouds filled my day

On my path I set forth
East West South and North
Lone rider take left or right
Through the morn into the night

Have you ever been so lonely child
Have you ever felt the clouds and rain
Have you ever been so lonely child
As lonely as I am right now

I was drifting by the oceanside
Caught your footprints in the tide
Then the waves caused them to hide
I was pained and lost inside

Road ahead slightly bends
Will it ever come to end
Treading thin on tires I roll
Searching for the half to make me whole

I was racing in the jungle heat
Crossed the path you had beat
Then the foliage came to meet
My dead-end heart began to sink

SIGNS

Wonder if it’s true or if it’s false
Does it have a heartbeat or a pulse
Don’t hang ‘round when things flat-line
Got better uses of my time

Ponder if it’s real or make-believe
Beneath the mask do you deceive
As you reach for my right hand
Time to make you see and understand

You run on a red light
Stop on green
Break on the freeway
Backroad speed
So I’m changing
Shifting gears
As the drawbridge
Quickly nears

Tell me of a guy whom you met
As if you’d care to place a Vegas bet
Got no sleight of hand to hide
What you see you get with no surprise

Then you call on me to make my move
Don’t respond to someone on cue
Got no drama role to play
Yesteryear tomorrow or today

Think I know who I’m dealing with
If it is real or just a tryst
Feel it as you take my left arm
You seek not love but to do harm

In this game I’m not for you
Find another to easily amuse
Got no time to idly hang out
Time to turn off with little doubt

You run on a red light
Stop on green
Break on the freeway
Back road speed
Turn right in the left lane
Forward reverse
Signs you are making
So perverse

So I’m changing
Shifting gears
As the drawbridge
Quickly nears
Check my safety
Note the time
As I can read
All the signs

SPEECHLESS (2020)

Instrumental versions of the songs from The Astronot soundtrack.

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APPLE MUSIC

WALK WITH ME

And I feel
That I’d like to walk with you
And I know
That I’d like to talk with you
I’m no fool
I want you

And I feel
That I’d like to run with you
And I know
That I’d like to hide with you
Lose my cool
I want you

And I feel
That I’d like to roll with you
And I know
That I’d like roll with you
Yes it’s true
I want you

STRUT

Movin’ down the street
Lookin’ good & feelin’ neat
Walkin’ down the road
Steppin’ to the beat
Got some lightnin’ in my feet
Walkin’ down the road

Then I saw her face in the sky
Kaleidoscope a 1000 eyes
Fixed my gaze ‘til the sunrise
Dawned on me as I realized

Clairvoyant crawled in my head
Stoked every fire I fed
Prescient move to have led
Road down I shouldn’t tread

Picking up the slack
Jump ahead then double back
Walkin’ down the road
Knockin’ on the sugar shack
Rush could give a heart attack
Walkin’ down the road

Then I heard her voice in the wind
Sweet melodic vibration
Abandoned all predestined plans
Undivided attention

Hoogah Joogah Loogah
You talkin’ to me
Hoogah Joogah Loo
You wantin’ me
Hoogah Joogah Loogah
You walkin’ to me
Hoogah Joogah Loo
Come to me

Sifting thru the sand
Time keeps slippin’ through my hand
Walkin’ down the road
Trackin’ like a boomarang
Locked in on my home again
Walkin’ down the road

Then she took me by the hand
Led me to a foreign land
Where the strange trip then began
Revealed to me her hidden plan

Clairvoyant crawled in my head
Stoked every fire I had fed
Prescient move to have led
Road down I shouldn’t tread

Instinctual mind to have read
Knew every desire I had bred
Should’ve stayed home in bed
She said I’d be better off dead

A WOMAN

Sometimes you really think you know someone
Somehow you feel that they’re the one
But they turn and then hurt you
The very one you thought was true

And I know what I need to do
I must be long rid of you
Please go away
I freely will confess
I was fooled tricked and licked by the best
Thanks no need to stay

Cause a woman can make you come alive
Or a woman can cut you down to size
I’ve been dormant here too long to stay and lie
A woman can make you realize

Sometimes you really think you found a friend
Someone on whom you can depend
But their true colours are soon shown
The very one you thought you’d known

And I know what I need to complete
I must take to walk a new beat
Thanks good luck good-bye
I gladly shall attest
Farewell to you is the best
Please don’t ask why

Cause a woman can make you come alive
Or a woman can cut you down to size
I’ve been dormant here too long to stay and lie
Cause a woman can make you heal
A woman can fake it real
A woman can bring it all alive

CRASHLAND

I walk you talk
Retreat defeat
Creepin’ to the edge
Leanin’ ‘gainst the ledge
Peering down below
On my tippy tippy toes

I freefall for you
From the sky
My pulse is racin’
Do or die
Air’s wearing tearing
Against my skin
Hallucinatin’
An illusion

Crashland
I’m gonna hang 10
Gotta pretend
That I’ll be alright

Crashland
I’m gonna time bend
I need a good friend
To make the night

Crashland
I’m gonna vibe send
I need a soul mend
To see the light

Crashland
I’m gonna get zen
I gotta change trend
I’ll take flight

I move you groove
Pretend befriend
Then I take the plunge
Desperation lunge
Falling in a dream
To a bottomless ravine

Rip cord is tearing
From my hand
The countdown’s started
To the end
In a manic panic
My heart pounds
Hopes fading at the
Speed of sound

Spinning and gyrating
Blackin’ while gravitatin’
In a deadspin viral spiral
Vertigo a running wild
Twistin & a tumblin’
Lightning rippin thunder rumblin’
Revolving & rotatin’
Out of body levitatin’

PATHWAYS

If you’d like to see
What’s become of me
Guess we all change
It isn’t good to stay the same

Should you pass
By my face
Familiar shot
You can’t place

Give it time
Light will shine
A lost moment
Of you and I

As the nighttime looms
My heart will still be drifting
When the morning dawns
Your soul is lightly lifting

If you’d like to hear
All the news of yesteryear
Not to linger past
Make the present moment last

Should you wake
In a dream
Is it real
Or make-believe

As the daylight shines
My mind is calmly thinking
When the evening calls
Your light is gently sinking

As you draw the blinds
To end another day
Should our pathways fail
Good luck along the way

GOIN' DOWN

I’m goin’ down
Since you left
Forgot my name
With the hounds
Since you trashed
Threw me away

World’s spinnin’ ‘round
Since you turned
Walked out on me
I hear no sound
When I call futilely

I’ll be rising
Pick myself up
Lockstep
To the top

I’m climbin’ up
From the rubble
Where I found my heart
Risin’ up
On the double
From what tore it apart

Sky’s clearing
Sun’s nearing
Upon my cracked face
Blood pulsating
Emanating
Through my weathered veins

From where springs this feeling
Nobody knows
Starts and stops
Comes and goes

Destiny reeling
Changing my mind
As the feelings
Unwind

ON THE HIGHWAY

Driving this road so long
Don’t know where it’ll roll
Cruising the highway
Unsure if there’s a toll

Searchin’ for a signpost
Tell me which way I should go

I had a pretty passenger
Now you know she’s long gone
Had a shotgun princess
That seat’s vacant light is on

Looking for some company
As I pull into this town

Pit stop is what I need
One-on-one TLC
Been down so many roads
Need direction where to go
Keep my headlights shining
Deep into the night

As the sun sets west
I’ll drive into the night
The moon breaks that far crest
I’ll hug the corners tight
Won’t pull my red ride over
‘Til morning’s pre-dawn light

IF I LOSE YOU

Never wandered out alone
Never strayed too far from home
Now I’ve left my bed
Confusion lies ahead

There
Off in the distance
You stand
Offering resistance
The wall ‘gainst which I lean
Begins to fall

If I lose you now
A part of me would die
If I lose you now
My heart would surely sigh
It’s no lie

Scars scratched upon my face
The pain of you I taste
Cuts through me a deep slice
Of jagged tears of ice

Here
Armed for destruction
Aimed
At my fragile construction
The precipice on which I stand
Begins to slide

Wounded on bended knee
Guard is down hear my plea
White flag defenseless
Calling out S.O.S.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN

I was walking down by the bay
Saw you ‘neath the sun’s rays
Then you turned and looked away
Sunshine left clouds filled my day

On my path I set forth
East West South and North
Lone rider take left or right
Through the morn into the night

Have you ever been so lonely child
Have you ever felt the clouds and rain
Have you ever been so lonely child
As lonely as I am right now

I was drifting by the oceanside
Caught your footprints in the tide
Then the waves caused them to hide
I was pained and lost inside

Road ahead slightly bends
Will it ever come to end
Treading thin on tires I roll
Searching for the half to make me whole

I was racing in the jungle heat
Crossed the path you had beat
Then the foliage came to meet
My dead-end heart began to sink

WON'T YOU SPEND THE NIGHT WITH ME

Been outside
In a timeless space
Endless thoughts
Enquire my tastes
Time stops
Then stumbles by
Different place
Wish I could try

Second guessed
A hundred million times
Hard to play the game
When they draw those blinds
Set adrift
Far from home
Wish I’d get back
To where I am from

So won’t you spend the night with me
I’ve been hurting for your company girl
Won’t you spend the night with me
With me

Won’t you spend the night with me
I’ve been so down & lonely
Won’t you spend the night with me
With me

Used to live
Life as it came
Never thought of
Consequential gains

Take me back
To who I was
Remind me
Of what I can
Do for you

SIGNS

Wonder if it’s true or if it’s false
Does it have a heartbeat or a pulse
Don’t hang ‘round when things flat-line
Got better uses of my time

Ponder if it’s real or make-believe
Beneath the mask do you deceive
As you reach for my right hand
Time to make you see and understand

You run on a red light
Stop on green
Break on the freeway
Backroad speed
So I’m changing
Shifting gears
As the drawbridge
Quickly nears

Tell me of a guy whom you met
As if you’d care to place a Vegas bet
Got no sleight of hand to hide
What you see you get with no surprise

Then you call on me to make my move
Don’t respond to someone on cue
Got no drama role to play
Yesteryear tomorrow or today

The fog lifts as lines connect the dots
Take the turn-off and check my blind spot
Look in the rearview ahead the coast the clear
Making inroads as I take the wheel

Think I know who I’m dealing with
If it is real or just a tryst
Feel it as you take my left arm
You seek not love but to do harm

In this game I’m not for you
Find another to easily amuse
Got no time to idly hang out
Time to turn off with little doubt

You run on a red light
Stop on green
Break on the freeway
Back road speed
Turn right in the left lane
Forward reverse
Signs you are making
So perverse

So I’m changing
Shifting gears
As the drawbridge
Quickly nears
Check my safety
Note the time
As I can read
All the signs

THE ASTRONOT – GRAVITY (2019)

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APPLE MUSIC
SOUNDCLOUD

STRUT

Movin’ down the street
Lookin’ good & feelin’ neat
Walkin’ down the road
Steppin’ to the beat
Got some lightnin’ in my feet
Walkin’ down the road

Then I saw her face in the sky
Kaleidoscope a 1000 eyes
Fixed my gaze ‘til the sunrise
Dawned on me as I realized

Clairvoyant crawled in my head
Stoked every fire I fed
Prescient move to have led
Road down I shouldn’t tread

Picking up the slack
Jump ahead then double back
Walkin’ down the road
Knockin’ on the sugar shack
Rush could give a heart attack
Walkin’ down the road

Then I heard her voice in the wind
Sweet melodic vibration
Abandoned all predestined plans
Undivided attention

Hoogah Joogah Loogah
You talkin’ to me
Hoogah Joogah Loo
You wantin’ me
Hoogah Joogah Loogah
You walkin’ to me
Hoogah Joogah Loo
Come to me

Sifting thru the sand
Time keeps slippin’ through my hand
Walkin’ down the road
Trackin’ like a boomarang
Locked in on my home again
Walkin’ down the road

Then she took me by the hand
Led me to a foreign land
Where the strange trip then began
Revealed to me her hidden plan

Clairvoyant crawled in my head
Stoked every fire I had fed
Prescient move to have led
Road down I shouldn’t tread

Instinctual mind to have read
Knew every desire I had bred
Should’ve stayed home in bed
She said I’d be better off dead

CRASHLAND

I walk you talk
Retreat defeat
Creepin’ to the edge
Leanin’ ‘gainst the ledge
Peering down below
On my tippy tippy toes

I freefall for you
From the sky
My pulse is racin’
Do or die
Air’s wearing tearing
Against my skin
Hallucinatin’
An illusion

Crashland
I’m gonna hang 10
Gotta pretend
That I’ll be alright

Crashland
I’m gonna time bend
I need a good friend
To make the night

Crashland
I’m gonna vibe send
I need a soul mend
To see the light

Crashland
I’m gonna get zen
I gotta change trend
I’ll take flight

I move you groove
Pretend befriend
Then I take the plunge
Desperation lunge
Falling in a dream
To a bottomless ravine

Rip cord is tearing
From my hand
The countdown’s started
To the end
In a manic panic
My heart pounds
Hopes fading at the
Speed of sound

Spinning and gyrating
Blackin’ while gravitatin’
In a deadspin viral spiral
Vertigo a running wild
Twistin & a tumblin’
Lightning rippin thunder rumblin’
Revolving & rotatin’
Out of body levitatin’

WALK WITH ME

And I feel
That I’d like to walk with you
And I know
That I’d like to talk with you
I’m no fool
I want you

And I feel
That I’d like to run with you
And I know
That I’d like to hide with you
Lose my cool
I want you

And I feel
That I’d like to roll with you
And I know
That I’d like roll with you
Yes it’s true
I want you

THE ASTRONOT (2018)

SPOTIFY
APPLE MUSIC
SOUNDCLOUD

WALK WITH ME

And I feel
That I’d like to walk with you
And I know
That I’d like to talk with you
I’m no fool
I want you

And I feel
That I’d like to run with you
And I know
That I’d like to hide with you
Lose my cool
I want you

And I feel
That I’d like to roll with you
And I know
That I’d like roll with you
Yes it’s true
I want you

STRUT

Movin’ down the street
Lookin’ good & feelin’ neat
Walkin’ down the road
Steppin’ to the beat
Got some lightnin’ in my feet
Walkin’ down the road

Then I saw her face in the sky
Kaleidoscope a 1000 eyes
Fixed my gaze ‘til the sunrise
Dawned on me as I realized

Clairvoyant crawled in my head
Stoked every fire I fed
Prescient move to have led
Road down I shouldn’t tread

Picking up the slack
Jump ahead then double back
Walkin’ down the road
Knockin’ on the sugar shack
Rush could give a heart attack
Walkin’ down the road

Then I heard her voice in the wind
Sweet melodic vibration
Abandoned all predestined plans
Undivided attention

Hoogah Joogah Loogah
You talkin’ to me
Hoogah Joogah Loo
You wantin’ me
Hoogah Joogah Loogah
You walkin’ to me
Hoogah Joogah Loo
Come to me

Sifting thru the sand
Time keeps slippin’ through my hand
Walkin’ down the road
Trackin’ like a boomarang
Locked in on my home again
Walkin’ down the road

Then she took me by the hand
Led me to a foreign land
Where the strange trip then began
Revealed to me her hidden plan

Clairvoyant crawled in my head
Stoked every fire I had fed
Prescient move to have led
Road down I shouldn’t tread

Instinctual mind to have read
Knew every desire I had bred
Should’ve stayed home in bed
She said I’d be better off dead

A WOMAN

Sometimes you really think you know someone
Somehow you feel that they’re the one
But they turn and then hurt you
The very one you thought was true

And I know what I need to do
I must be long rid of you
Please go away
I freely will confess
I was fooled tricked and licked by the best
Thanks no need to stay

Cause a woman can make you come alive
Or a woman can cut you down to size
I’ve been dormant here too long to stay and lie
A woman can make you realize

Sometimes you really think you found a friend
Someone on whom you can depend
But their true colours are soon shown
The very one you thought you’d known

And I know what I need to complete
I must take to walk a new beat
Thanks good luck good-bye
I gladly shall attest
Farewell to you is the best
Please don’t ask why

Cause a woman can make you come alive
Or a woman can cut you down to size
I’ve been dormant here too long to stay and lie
Cause a woman can make you heal
A woman can fake it real
A woman can bring it all alive

CRASHLAND

I walk you talk
Retreat defeat
Creepin’ to the edge
Leanin’ ‘gainst the ledge
Peering down below
On my tippy tippy toes

I freefall for you
From the sky
My pulse is racin’
Do or die
Air’s wearing tearing
Against my skin
Hallucinatin’
An illusion

Crashland
I’m gonna hang 10
Gotta pretend
That I’ll be alright

Crashland
I’m gonna time bend
I need a good friend
To make the night

Crashland
I’m gonna vibe send
I need a soul mend
To see the light

Crashland
I’m gonna get zen
I gotta change trend
I’ll take flight

I move you groove
Pretend befriend
Then I take the plunge
Desperation lunge
Falling in a dream
To a bottomless ravine

Rip cord is tearing
From my hand
The countdown’s started
To the end
In a manic panic
My heart pounds
Hopes fading at the
Speed of sound

Spinning and gyrating
Blackin’ while gravitatin’
In a deadspin viral spiral
Vertigo a running wild
Twistin & a tumblin’
Lightning rippin thunder rumblin’
Revolving & rotatin’
Out of body levitatin’

PATHWAYS

If you’d like to see
What’s become of me
Guess we all change
It isn’t good to stay the same

Should you pass
By my face
Familiar shot
You can’t place

Give it time
Light will shine
A lost moment
Of you and I

As the nighttime looms
My heart will still be drifting
When the morning dawns
Your soul is lightly lifting

If you’d like to hear
All the news of yesteryear
Not to linger past
Make the present moment last

Should you wake
In a dream
Is it real
Or make-believe

As the daylight shines
My mind is calmly thinking
When the evening calls
Your light is gently sinking

As you draw the blinds
To end another day
Should our pathways fail
Good luck along the way

GOIN' DOWN

I’m goin’ down
Since you left
Forgot my name
With the hounds
Since you trashed
Threw me away

World’s spinnin’ ‘round
Since you turned
Walked out on me
I hear no sound
When I call futilely

I’ll be rising
Pick myself up
Lockstep
To the top

I’m climbin’ up
From the rubble
Where I found my heart
Risin’ up
On the double
From what tore it apart

Sky’s clearing
Sun’s nearing
Upon my cracked face
Blood pulsating
Emanating
Through my weathered veins

From where springs this feeling
Nobody knows
Starts and stops
Comes and goes

Destiny reeling
Changing my mind
As the feelings
Unwind

ON THE HIGHWAY

Driving this road so long
Don’t know where it’ll roll
Cruising the highway
Unsure if there’s a toll

Searchin’ for a signpost
Tell me which way I should go

I had a pretty passenger
Now you know she’s long gone
Had a shotgun princess
That seat’s vacant light is on

Looking for some company
As I pull into this town

Pit stop is what I need
One-on-one TLC
Been down so many roads
Need direction where to go
Keep my headlights shining
Deep into the night

As the sun sets west
I’ll drive into the night
The moon breaks that far crest
I’ll hug the corners tight
Won’t pull my red ride over
‘Til morning’s pre-dawn light

IF I LOSE YOU

Never wandered out alone
Never strayed too far from home
Now I’ve left my bed
Confusion lies ahead

There
Off in the distance
You stand
Offering resistance
The wall ‘gainst which I lean
Begins to fall

If I lose you now
A part of me would die
If I lose you now
My heart would surely sigh
It’s no lie

Scars scratched upon my face
The pain of you I taste
Cuts through me a deep slice
Of jagged tears of ice

Here
Armed for destruction
Aimed
At my fragile construction
The precipice on which I stand
Begins to slide

Wounded on bended knee
Guard is down hear my plea
White flag defenseless
Calling out S.O.S.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN

I was walking down by the bay
Saw you ‘neath the sun’s rays
Then you turned and looked away
Sunshine left clouds filled my day

On my path I set forth
East West South and North
Lone rider take left or right
Through the morn into the night

Have you ever been so lonely child
Have you ever felt the clouds and rain
Have you ever been so lonely child
As lonely as I am right now

I was drifting by the oceanside
Caught your footprints in the tide
Then the waves caused them to hide
I was pained and lost inside

Road ahead slightly bends
Will it ever come to end
Treading thin on tires I roll
Searching for the half to make me whole

I was racing in the jungle heat
Crossed the path you had beat
Then the foliage came to meet
My dead-end heart began to sink

WON'T YOU SPEND THE NIGHT WITH ME

Been outside
In a timeless space
Endless thoughts
Enquire my tastes
Time stops
Then stumbles by
Different place
Wish I could try

Second guessed
A hundred million times
Hard to play the game
When they draw those blinds
Set adrift
Far from home
Wish I’d get back
To where I am from

So won’t you spend the night with me
I’ve been hurting for your company girl
Won’t you spend the night with me
With me

Won’t you spend the night with me
I’ve been so down & lonely
Won’t you spend the night with me
With me

Used to live
Life as it came
Never thought of
Consequential gains

Take me back
To who I was
Remind me
Of what I can
Do for you

SIGNS

Wonder if it’s true or if it’s false
Does it have a heartbeat or a pulse
Don’t hang ‘round when things flat-line
Got better uses of my time

Ponder if it’s real or make-believe
Beneath the mask do you deceive
As you reach for my right hand
Time to make you see and understand

You run on a red light
Stop on green
Break on the freeway
Backroad speed
So I’m changing
Shifting gears
As the drawbridge
Quickly nears

Tell me of a guy whom you met
As if you’d care to place a Vegas bet
Got no sleight of hand to hide
What you see you get with no surprise

Then you call on me to make my move
Don’t respond to someone on cue
Got no drama role to play
Yesteryear tomorrow or today

The fog lifts as lines connect the dots
Take the turn-off and check my blind spot
Look in the rearview ahead the coast the clear
Making inroads as I take the wheel

Think I know who I’m dealing with
If it is real or just a tryst
Feel it as you take my left arm
You seek not love but to do harm

In this game I’m not for you
Find another to easily amuse
Got no time to idly hang out
Time to turn off with little doubt

You run on a red light
Stop on green
Break on the freeway
Back road speed
Turn right in the left lane
Forward reverse
Signs you are making
So perverse

So I’m changing
Shifting gears
As the drawbridge
Quickly nears
Check my safety
Note the time
As I can read
All the signs

ON THE HIGHWAY

Driving this road so long
Don’t know where it’ll roll
Cruising the highway
Unsure if there’s a toll

Searchin’ for a signpost
Tell me which way I should go

I had a pretty passenger
Now you know she’s long gone
Had a shotgun princess
That seat’s vacant light is on

Looking for some company
As I pull into this town

Pit stop is what I need
One-on-one TLC
Been down so many roads
Need direction where to go
Keep my headlights shining
Deep into the night

As the sun sets west
I’ll drive into the night
The moon breaks that far crest
I’ll hug the corners tight
Won’t pull my red ride over
‘Til morning’s pre-dawn light

LONELY HEARTBEAT

We sat all silent by the lakeside
Buddy Holly singing close by
Feeling the melodies
Of his songs

Layin’ quiet by the low tide
Ritchie Valens playing nearby
Hearing the rhythm and riffs
Of his guitar

As August heeds to Fall
I hope that we can recall
Birds take their southern cue
As we stay laidback and amused
Bass breaks the water top
May this sensation not stop
Leaves transform from green to gold
Our love will never grow old

And as I hold you now
You make my lonely heart beat
Such a feeling I can’t describe
When you make my lonely heart beat
Heaven must be close by
When you make my lonely heart beat
Sensation I can’t deny
When you make my lonely heart beat

Breathing deeply by the shoreline
Elvis Presley rocking nearby
Feeling the energy
Of his style

Stirring slowly by the campfire
Chuck Berry rolling close by
Hearing the rhythm and rhymes
Of his poems

As days shorten to night
We squeeze hold each other tight
Autumn breeze picks up speed
You are all I’ll ever need
Firefly does its dance
To this thing we call romance
Waves to shore slowly lap
In our black and white photograph

As night gives way to dawn
This path we’ll continue on
Our vibe certified priceless
Ringing true from East to West

Swaying softly ‘neath the sunrise
Rock ‘n’ rollin’ all the time
Living the memories
Of our lives

NEED A WOMAN SO BAD

Alone again
Not quite sure how to fight it
Screwed up again
Don’t quite know how to psyche it

Spinning ‘bout
This merry-go-ride
Of ups and downs
Try to jump
I can’t get off
Just go round and round

Don’t you know that I need a woman so bad
Got the blues and I’m feelin’ kind of sad
Don’t you know that I need a woman
A woman so bad
Got the blues and I’m feeling kind of sad

Down again
Not quite know how to right it
Messed up again
Don’t quite know how to hide it

Hangin’ on
This bronco ride
Of jerks and kicks
Try to leap
Can’t get off
Lick after lick

I recall better days
By my side
Now you’re gone
Lay awake
In the night…

DON'T KNOW NOTHIN' 'BOUT LOVE

Saw you standing
By room Twenty-Nine
Sped my heart
You stopped all time

What should I do
Don’t feel like playin’ the fool

Wanna go up and talk to you
But I don’t know nothin’ ‘bout love
Wanna take you out I don’t know where
‘Cause I don’t know nothin’ ‘bout love

Passed by
Walking with your friends
This shot
May never come again

Time to swallow my fear
The moment’s drawing near

Then I saw the look in your eyes
Misread your thoughts think I wanna die
Things don’t go smooth for me
I’s warned there’d be days like these
As I freefall in one bad daydream

Yet from whatever height
I will get up right

HOLLOW INTENTIONS

Say you’re gonna love me
Know you won’t
Say you got the blues
No you don’t
Say your heart is free
To another it is loaned

Keep sayin’ all these things
That should drive me wild

Think you suit me well
Fit like a tattered coat
Think you hold me up
Rock like a battered boat
Think you sound so nice
Nag like a goat

Keep thinkin’ all these things
Make you look like a child

As you keep going on
‘Bout how good you are
Takin’ two pills
Leavin’ you afar
Leave you with the company
Whom you most enjoy
Yourself…

Insist you will warm
Just a frightful cold
Persist in fast nights
Seem a little slow
Consist your value
Not worth any gold

Keep believin’ all these things
Time to change your mind

PENNAN BRAE

He sailed from the Highlands
South to Vera Cruz
Deep in the Brazilian heartland
A man of twenty-two

Up the coastline
North to Montreal
Leather bag upon his frame
Six foot one inch tall

He lived the way I want to
Freely without care
Rode the western railway
Wind rushing though his hair

East to West coast to coast
Where his best plans were laid

Yonder cross those hills
Where the spirit wills
Where I chase my thrills
Yonder cross those

Got some land
Worked it to the bone
Met a true love
There they made a home

Had a family
Three girls and no more
Warm welcome awaited
By his front porch unlocked door

Moved the way I want to
With a subtle grace
Hand extended
Warm smile on his face

A life of peace and joy and love
Is what true freedom seeks

Wonder
When we’ll walk again
In a garden
That you fondly tend

Share the laughter
Smell the cashmere
As you press me
Tight against my tears

FOR YOU

I’ll remember you
For all your joy and giving
I’ll remember you
For the beauty of yourself

I’ll remember you
With thoughts of love and tenderness
We’ll remember you
With us you’ll always be

The doves they fly
Into the open air
All nature sings
Freely without care

The waves they flow
Gently to the sea
So do my thoughts
Of gentle memories

The ribbons
Of red and golden hue
Flowers
As beautiful as you

The sunshine
Which falls in the next land
There we’ll walk
And softly hold your hand

God’s tears
Fall on you tonight
She nears
Leads you to the light

No fears
Love and don’t despair
He hears
All our thoughts and prayers

NEED YOU NOW

Don’t you know I say I need you
Yes I do
Don’t you know now that I need you
Yes I do
I need you now…

Know the joy and pain
Being by myself
Felt the sun and rain
Freedom and self-doubt

Now I’ve been through that
Thought a time or two
‘Bout my longings and desires
To be with you
I need you now…

Now that you’ve tried
To make it on your own
What is rusted
Was once a heart of gold

As you decide
To come back for a try
Heard you whisper
Beneath your alibi
I need you now…

All the things you do
Time and time again
Like the world they turn
Back to you my friend

If we pursue that path
Which leads to our demise
Its fruitless yield
Would be as no surprise
Let’s buck the trend
See with your own eyes

IF I LOSE YOU

Never wandered out alone
Never strayed too far from home
Now I’ve left my bed
Confusion lies ahead

There
Off in the distance
You stand
Offering resistance
The wall ‘gainst which I lean
Begins to fall

If I lose you now
A part of me would die
If I lose you now
My heart would surely sigh
It’s no lie

Scars scratched upon my face
The pain of you I taste
Cuts through me a deep slice
Of jagged tears of ice

Here
Armed for destruction
Aimed
At my fragile construction
The precipice on which I stand
Begins to slide

Wounded on bended knee
Guard is down hear my plea
White flag defenseless
Calling out S.O.S.

SIGNS

Wonder if it’s true or if it’s false
Does it have a heartbeat or a pulse
Don’t hang ‘round when things flat-line
Got better uses of my time

Ponder if it’s real or make-believe
Beneath the mask do you deceive
As you reach for my right hand
Time to make you see and understand

You run on a red light
Stop on green
Break on the freeway
Backroad speed
So I’m changing
Shifting gears
As the drawbridge
Quickly nears

Tell me of a guy whom you met
As if you’d care to place a Vegas bet
Got no sleight of hand to hide
What you see you get with no surprise

Then you call on me to make my move
Don’t respond to someone on cue
Got no drama role to play
Yesteryear tomorrow or today

The fog lifts as lines connect the dots
Take the turn-off and check my blind spot
Look in the rearview ahead the coast the clear
Making inroads as I take the wheel

Think I know who I’m dealing with
If it is real or just a tryst
Feel it as you take my left arm
You seek not love but to do harm

In this game I’m not for you
Find another to easily amuse
Got no time to idly hang out
Time to turn off with little doubt

You run on a red light
Stop on green
Break on the freeway
Back road speed
Turn right in the left lane
Forward reverse
Signs you are making
So perverse

So I’m changing
Shifting gears
As the drawbridge
Quickly nears
Check my safety
Note the time
As I can read
All the signs

THE SAME WAY

Know what your daddy thinks
He doesn’t like me
Doesn’t like my kind
Doesn’t want my company

Never tries to understand
The kind of person that I am
There I am
Taking all his talk

Hear what your girlfriends say
I’m no good for you
Not one of their crowd
Say that I’m a fool

They can go on for eternity
What they say doesn’t matter to me
There they are
Waiting for me to walk

After all that they say
Will you still love me the same way
After all that they do
I will always love you

Feel no need to move from here
Magnetic pull draws me near
If there was a line in the sand
Wouldn’t cross I would take my stand

See some guys got some views
‘Bout me and you
Talking of
What’ll happen when we’re through

Not going anywhere
Ain’t scared of their talk or their stares
There they hang
Waiting for me to balk

GOIN' DOWN

I’m goin’ down
Since you left
Forgot my name
With the hounds
Since you trashed
Threw me away

World’s spinnin’ ‘round
Since you turned
Walked out on me
I hear no sound
When I call futilely

I’ll be rising
Pick myself up
Lockstep
To the top

I’m climbin’ up
From the rubble
Where I found my heart
Risin’ up
On the double
From what tore it apart

Sky’s clearing
Sun’s nearing
Upon my cracked face
Blood pulsating
Emanating
Through my weathered veins

From where springs this feeling
Nobody knows
Starts and stops
Comes and goes

Destiny reeling
Changing my mind
As the feelings
Unwind

FLING

Down by cool waters
Skylight splashed on us
Night’s breath swept over our bodies
Full moon hanging above

Forcefully surrounded
Swept by Valencia’s embrace
The rush of her passion
Lost in our space

On the shoreline of desire
By an ebbing tide their bodies danced
Love enraged and longings fired
Deep inside a heated summer romance

Deep in the Cathedrals
Scented in hemlock and fir
Lovers in exile
Abandon requests of this world

Waxed by ole crescent
Enveloped in ecstasy
Mirage of fantasia
Lovetouch of remedy

Lost in touch
Physical paradise
Stars climax
Night falls sunrise

Peaceful rest
Slips you away
Floating high
Into the day

All laid out on nature’s pyre
Moonlit shadows of their bodies danced
Love intense and fever dire
Deep inside a heated summer romance

WANDERER'S REQUIEM

Loneliness
From where did you come
Why did you
How long ‘til you’re gone

Happiness
To where did you go
Why did you
Why is it so cold

Slowly look around
No one’s to be found
Call out someone’s name
There is no sound

Hey man do you know where I am
How did I get here
Once had company
Not a soul is near

Why is this happening
Did nobody wrong
Been lost forever since
Been holding out so long

As the rain comes pouring down
There’s loneliness in this town
I have no girl to write to

As the wind cuts through the night
Strikes with all its might
I have no girl to write to

Mysteries
Won’t you unfold
There is a story
To be told

Oblivion
Fall down on me
I’m waiting
Can’t you see

Hey man know how I feel
Know my situation
Try so hard to change it now
Get the same ole station

Some say it’s a phase ah it’s all a haze
Just goes on for days and days
Can you change it rearrange it can you date it then relate it
Tell me what to do

As the sun scorches the badlands
My soul can barely stand
I have no girl to write to

As the snow adds to the cold
Will my story remain untold
I have no girl to write to

He has no girl to write to
No he has no girl to write to
The poor boy has no girl to write

He has no girl to write to
No he has no girl to write to
The poor boy has no girl to write

SOMETHING'S MISSING

Walkin’ lonely street tonight
Women holding their men tight
Hand’s empty holding nothin’ but air
Heart is too nobody there

Headin’ up over my tinsel town
Catch the main drag of ups and downs
On that road much too long
Not sure of right from wrong

Sun dies at night seasons change
Last leaf falls with my tear in the rain

No I don’t know who she is
And I don’t know where she lives
Until I find her
Something’s missing

And ‘til I find that certain miss
‘til I taste her fateful kiss
Let me tell you man
Something’s missing

This morn felt the ocean’s power
Lifts your soul in the wee wee hours
Wave breaks left on the ground
Get up shake it off be strong

This eve caught the flash of a star
Thousand light years my hopes afar
Supernova wipes it all away
Stay true never lose faith

Believe in a better tomorrow
Though we have tasted much sorrow

‘Cause I don’t know who you are
No I don’t know where you are tonight
As the moon hangs high in the sky
So does my heart I’ll meet you here tonight

PATHWAYS

If you’d like to see
What’s become of me
Guess we all change
It isn’t good to stay the same

Should you pass
By my face
Familiar shot
You can’t place

Give it time
Light will shine
A lost moment
Of you and I

As the nighttime looms
My heart will still be drifting
When the morning dawns
Your soul is lightly lifting

If you’d like to hear
All the news of yesteryear
Not to linger past
Make the present moment last

Should you wake
In a dream
Is it real
Or make-believe

As the daylight shines
My mind is calmly thinking
When the evening calls
Your light is gently sinking

As you draw the blinds
To end another day
Should our pathways fail
Good luck along the way

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN

I was walking down by the bay
Saw you ‘neath the sun’s rays
Then you turned and looked away
Sunshine left clouds filled my day

On my path I set forth
East West South and North
Lone rider take left or right
Through the morn into the night

Have you ever been so lonely child
Have you ever felt the clouds and rain
Have you ever been so lonely child
As lonely as I am right now

I was drifting by the oceanside
Caught your footprints in the tide
Then the waves caused them to hide
I was pained and lost inside

Road ahead slightly bends
Will it ever come to end
Treading thin on tires I roll
Searching for the half to make me whole

I was racing in the jungle heat
Crossed the path you had beat
Then the foliage came to meet
My dead-end heart began to sink

THE FORGOTTEN MAN

It’s another rainy night
In this cold shore-lined town
Water beads down my window
Dies without a sound

Leaves fly through the sky
Trees dance back and forth
Winds announce their presence
Howling from the North

Sit here silently
Watch the scene unfold
Grown man weeps utterly
Can’t believe what he’s told

His girl of fifty years
Can’t recall his name
Eyes the storm outside
Feels the anger feels the pain

If you don’t mind
Just sit low
Tell you a story
You’ll want to know
‘Bout the old man
Whose love forgot about him

He was an old man
He didn’t understand
What happened to the woman
Whose life he gave
What happened to the woman
Who forgot his name

Thunder softly speaks
Past the lightning of the sky
Sunshine rays stray slowly in
Once clouds take heed and die

Hurting tears always fall
Past the strike of the heart
Tears of joy overcome
As the darkness departs

Sit here with hands in lap
Tears flow from his eyes
Want to give him all my help
Just a boy am I

He’s seen the world at war
Times that caused him strife
His soul is hit again
He loses the love of his life

I’m sorry man but I don’t know what to do
I wish that I did ‘cause I feel bad for you

Though I see not the years
Of wisdom that you do
Reunited you will be
Forever in your youth

BLIND LOVE

Invisible
Approaches you
Unrealized
Abandons soon
Come and gone
Like a blue moon

Smoked-out lights
Air is tight
Frisks your soul
Attempted plight
Runs to hide
In the night

I think that I
Will never know
From which way
Love does flow

I could not see
The blind love
That was sent to me
How could I sit
So absent mindedly

I could not see
The blind love
That was sent to me
The love oh it came
So silently

Undetectable
Yet delectable
Can’t taste
You’re susceptible
Of missing love
Sometimes

Camouflaged
A deep mirage
Thousand eyes
In a great collage
Blur of faces
Undescribed

Senseless
Everyway
Missing it
Every single day

I am clouded
Completely enshrouded
Locked up
In a mist that will not rise

Another dimension
Held in suspension
Need to tear this veil
Cure my eyes

WON'T YOU SPEND THE NIGHT WITH ME

Been outside
In a timeless space
Endless thoughts
Enquire my tastes
Time stops
Then stumbles by
Different place
Wish I could try

Second guessed
A hundred million times
Hard to play the game
When they draw those blinds
Set adrift
Far from home
Wish I’d get back
To where I am from

So won’t you spend the night with me
I’ve been hurting for your company girl
Won’t you spend the night with me
With me

Won’t you spend the night with me
I’ve been so down & lonely
Won’t you spend the night with me
With me

Used to live
Life as it came
Never thought of
Consequential gains

Take me back
To who I was
Remind me
Of what I can
Do for you

ANYWAYS

Saw you walkin’ back the other day
As I lay back in the tall cool grass
I was thinking I was thinkin’ about you
As clouds rolled on ahead
With these thoughts going in my head

Anyways
I just had to say
You looked so wonderful to me
Gotta try to believe
Anyways
Cool day in September
Hint of rain mixed in the air
Time to move along from here

Kneelin’ long the worn chalk line
We weren’t winning
Sittin’ on the green hillside
You were grinnin’
Something that you create
Just by being
Took me far away from there

Oh I think of you
Each and every time
Do you know I’m here
And how I feel for you
Be as it may
I’ll keep shufflin’ ‘long anyways

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