MUSIC

SECOND-HAND

Heard a funny rumour on the floor                          
You’re about to make a full detour
180 rotation out my door
Strategizing how to even the score

Got it secondhand yeah on my porch                               
You’re about to do a full land scorch
Heard enough of hearsay back and forth
Time to hideaway and check the source

Me you                                                                  
We’re through
It’s so true

Heard a little whisper in the wind                   
It was the beginning of the end
Method of deliverance which you send
Driven me clear around the bend

Me you                                                                  
We’re through
It’s so true

Had enough of being so blue                            
Feel that I know now what I should do
Believe I’ve exhausted my chances with you
Think that it’s best that we started anew

Know it is time to roll up my sleeves
Moment has come yeah to take my leave
Warning sign to head on my own
Clock has struck twelve and the bell it has tolled

Voice is bubbling up from deep inside           
In that little space where we reside
Echoing in chambers quite well plied
Let its resonation be my guide

Me you                                                                  
We’re through
It’s so true

BUSTING

Accuse blame me                               

Say it’s my fault

Lock up the vault
Refuse stain me

Claim it’s the end

You can’t befriend

The water’s calmed it’s clear to see who you are  

Maintain my distance keep the space oh so far

Tally the loopholes and the losses you par

Revoke credentials deadline set to disbar

Obstruct block me                                                         

Say there’s no way

On with my day
Shortchange diss me

Brush me right off

Slander and scoff

I heard you’re saying that it could be the end       
Reviewed the prophecy and all it portends

Summon a seamstress for my soul’s on the mend

Stay incognito keep on bucking the trend

I’m busting right out of here                              

Watching you fade and disappear

I’m tearing up the road ahead

I’m doing all the things you said

Delay stall me                                                                 

Showcase your ruse

We all amuse

Pretend fake me

Highlight the act

Present as fact

Distract shield me

Detour the route

Dissent is mute

Hinder stymie

Impede my step

You’re so adept

So I see you coming hard in the rearview mirror            

Objects indeed are closer than they appear

Full annulment as you keep on drawing near

Up ahead the road is looking mighty clear

Cause I guess we never knew

Fell apart yeah way too soon

I suppose we’ll never know

What the future could behold

I assume we’ll never reclaim

All which relevantly pertained

I presume we’ll never get

Back to our factory preset

It doesn’t matter of the bridges you cross               

Countless pennies and the wishes you toss

Shady victories which you claim as loss

The creeping tarnish which has varnished its gloss

I’m busting right out of here                              

Watching you fade and disappear

I’m tearing up the road ahead

I’m doing all the things you said

TIPTOE

What is it that which you want                                          
There be no need to flaunt
Get on back to your haunt

What exactly do you need
Don’t brigade a stampede
In worn leather and tweed

What is it that which you seek
Why not take a sneak peek
At the havoc you wreak

What is it that you believe
Secret fell out of sleeve
Tad too late to retrieve

Saunter around aimlessly then you go right on talking 
Wonder aloud why you don’t just keep on walking
There ain’t no call for you to come around a knocking
Find a new pier for your ship to dock

Why is it me that you rap                                                    
Can’t you manage a map
Discern this thing from that

Why must you be a kill buzz
Is it simply because
What’s now isn’t what was

Why Do you seek to permit
Cannot deem how it’s fit
File appeal to acquit

Why don’t you just go take off
Grab your draft and then quaff
Dig yourself a new trough

& yes I can see that you will still be a joking                            
Prettily poised preened and mightily provoking
Tell from the haze that you probably were smoking
Step up on stage then decide to choke

Soon coming to a head  
Feet dragging out of bed
Recalling what you said 
Practically half dead

Think I’ll be drawing the line
Tiptoeing it yeah oh so fine
Keep the beat right on time
Maintaining the rhythm and rhyme
Mosey under the sunset
Heeding it to be a safe bet
If I am summoned to vet
Hire a supersonic jet

Then I see you lurk around with your smile surmising  
Situation I don’t find all that surprising
Easy to wean through the veil that’s been disguising
Metal detect right through all the lies

Why don’t you scurry along                                       
Reflect what’s right and wrong
Readjust your sarong

Why don’t you plan what is next
You can expect a text
For a balance and cheque

Why not disarm and resolve
Process how to evolve
Around you don’t revolve

Why not go exit vamoose
Sever the red caboose
Get on up and bust loose

FLAMBOYANT FLAUNT

What is it now yeah that you do want            
Casually flicker flamboyant flaunt
Note your appearance a trifle gaunt
Checking the typeface quick change the font

See you closing hard in on my tail                            
Pedal to metal RPMs wail
Careening into a mighty gale
Windscreen it buckles blitzkrieg of hail

What you want me to say                        
I didn’t know
Do you want it this way
Where do you go
What you want me to do 
What is the flow
Simply haven’t a clue

As I slip deftly from your firm hold         
Fighting and kicking the undertow
Riding the jetstream hang ten the flow
Violent waves whip all that I know

Shifting so slightly tad to the left                     
Shimmy and shiver ever so deft
See the sly approach sweet subtle theft
Leaving me forlorn broke and bereft

What you want me to say                        
I didn’t know
Do you want it this way
Where do you go
What you want me to do 
What is the flow
Simply haven’t a clue

I do want you                                                       
I must have soon
I do want you
I must have soon

Just didn’t know yeah what you want me to do       
Felt it come undone unravel like glue
Didn’t quite know what’s expected from me
My simple longing was to go and be free 

Ready to get set resume the race                    
See the white flag wave front of my face
Tie up a loose and splintered shoelace                   
On your mark get set now then erase

Tongue was a twisted couldn’t explain
Mumble and fumble words in the rain
Saw you turning away in disdain
Didn’t want it to end quite this way

STICK IT

Feel a little dirty                                
In a mighty hurry
Eyes a trifle blurry
Strained and in a fury

Last thing I say to you                       
Tell you what I’m gonna do
Boss move I wanna make
Play a little give and take

Last toll I gotta pay
Gonna be a tad delayed
Off road I’m gonna stray
Take me out of your harm’s way

I’m going out tonight                                          
I hope to feel alright
Got some bills to pay
It’s gonna be OK

Yes gonna kick it                       
Done being addicted
Yeah gonna lick it
Through being conflicted
Yeah gonna nick it
Access unrestricted
Yeah gonna stick it
Posted and evicted

Feel a tad bit panicked            
And a trifle manic
Need a good mechanic
A skilled messianic

Swear it’s the final time                   
Demarcate and draw the line
Scraping the bottom fine
Scrub it clean to make it shine

Crawl on my hands and knees
Moment waiting to be seized
Realize I aim to please
Rebounding like a trapeze

I’m dusting off myself                       
Hopping off the shelf
Strapping on my belt
Reviewing how I felt

Yes gonna kick it                       
Done being addicted
Yeah gonna lick it
Through being conflicted
Yeah gonna nick it
Access unrestricted
Yeah gonna stick it
Posted and evicted

FEEL THE CAPRICE

Hey you know that it’s true                               
Coming on a beeline to you
Bulletin I don’t fool
Slingshot on the double in two
Oh feel the caprice
Load the catapult and release
Boomerang a set piece
U-turn hundred eighty degrees

Lost from my home                                            
Ventured far on my own
Yes I went out on a limb         
Fine air was rarefied thin

Chances were betting near slim                                
The sun was setting in dim
But then I stumbled on luck
The trend was able to buck

So yes I’m coming along                           
Turning and rebounding strong
Decipher my right from wrong
Perceive the path and how long

Felt like a mountain to climb
Momentum stuck in a bind
Haystack and needle to find
Had not a nickel or dime

So now                                                          
Skimming and sailing
See how
First class I’m mailing
Around
Talking not railing
Touchdown
Staying not bailing
I’m done
Weeping and wailing
I won
Passing not failing
It’s on
Open not veiling
I’m gone
Moving hightailing

Hey you know that it’s true                               
Coming on a beeline to you
Bulletin I don’t fool
Slingshot on the double in two
Oh feel the caprice
Load the catapult & release
Boomerang a set piece
U-turn hundred eighty degrees

Drifting at sea                                             
Sole map was deceiving me
Thus on an island I land
Deserted nothing at hand

So next I started a fire
Grey smoke was billowing higher
Yet no one heeded my call
Air pressure started to fall

I wrote your name in the sand
Etch a sketch stick in my hand
Would you decipher the code
Memorize recite in rote

Felt my small world caving in
Didn’t know where to begin
As I began to lose hope
Struggling to manage and cope

So now                                                          
Skimming and sailing
See how
First class I’m mailing
Around
Talking not railing
Touchdown
Staying not bailing
I’m done
Weeping and wailing
I won
Passing not failing
It’s on
Open not veiling
I’m gone
Moving hightailing

Hey you know that it’s true                               
Coming on a beeline to you
Bulletin I don’t fool
Slingshot on the double in two
Oh feel the caprice
Load the catapult & release
Boomerang a set piece
U-turn hundred eighty degrees

Then you clapped and                                        
Said hey I remember
Ain’t no placating go it alone
Two feet were tapping
Just like a contender
Locate pinpointing back to my home

My mind was rapping
I ain’t no pretender
Not hesitating pull back my hair
My wings were flapping
I’ll never surrender
Start levitating walk on thin air

So now                                                          
Skimming and sailing
See how
First class I’m mailing
Around
Talking not railing
Touchdown
Staying not bailing
I’m done
Weeping and wailing
I won
Passing not failing
It’s on
Open not veiling
I’m gone
Moving hightailing

SHAMBOLIC FOLLY

So now I’m back to my old ways                      
Lonely nights and empty days
Sun goes down the light it fades
Crawling in the bed I made

Things are looking up                                         
Reaching for the top
Catching what I drop
Hoping it won’t stop

Wake up late to sleep the same                       
Nothing ever seems to change
Retrace the steps inside my head
Toss and turn within my bed

Knife sinking deeper                                           
Angling steeper
It goes round
Going round

Bitterly swallow
Feeling so hollow
And down
Sliding down

Full melancholy
Shambolic folly
Unwound
Comes unwound

Grey cloud develops
Fully envelops
My crown
‘Bout my crown

In a trench my tires spin                           
Round and round again again
Hope with luck my tread will catch
Break free from your clutch at last

But I’m coming round                                        
Making up lost ground
Taking what I found
Letting it compound

Waiting for my luck to turn                               
A better bounce I sorely yearn
But I can’t kid the one inside
Know just where the path shall lie

Knife sinking deeper                                           
Angling steeper
It goes round
Going round

Bitterly swallow
Feeling so hollow
And down
Sliding down

Full melancholy
Shambolic folly
Unwound
Comes unwound

Grey cloud develops
Fully envelops
My crown
‘Bout my crown

I’m coming back again                               
To meet you at the end
Think I’ve mailed it in
Don’t know where I’ve been
Believe the well’s run dry
Know the reason why 
It’s how the story ends
Hit return to send

Knife sinking deeper                                           
Angling steeper
It goes round
Going round

Bitterly swallow
Feeling so hollow
And down
Sliding down

Full melancholy
Shambolic folly
Unwound
Comes unwound

Grey cloud develops
Fully envelops
My crown
‘Bout my crown

KNOTTED HAIR

Ten fingernails scraping the bare wall                              
Scampering down the cavernous hall
Reviewing all of my missed calls
There was you

Hands sliding down the oil slicked greased pole
Inching closer towards the black hole
To the depths of the bubbling shoal
It was so blue

Rumble seat rocking side to side                     
Bust my britches tanning my hide
Fib the truth profess a white lie
Buck the bronco hornswoggle a ride

Broadly built like a stalwart ox
Ambling slowly towards Fort Knox
Grab my shovel upturn some rocks
Stake my claim resetting all the clocks

Eyes they squint out under the scorching sun                
Bag on my back it weighs half a ton
Shirt sweat-stained ripped torn and come undone
It was so cruel

Vulture angling soaring mile high
Watching waiting with scavenging eyes
Try to run there is nowhere to hide
Cannot from you                               

Beads of sweat drop from furrowed brow             
As I rudder this ancient plow
Sheltered by a sacred cow
Pressured to renounce all of my vows

Feeling like a big shamed disgrace
Rap my wrist slap my weathered face
Sling a shooter of toxic waste
Bitter bile and vile aftertaste

Shake out my knotted hair                                                  
Let it all slide away
Taking your best pick
Quick choose then designate
Package up my cares
Let them all fly away
Cutting off the straps
Let go ingratiate

Think I’m feeling it now
Striking off of the bow
Renewing all of my vows
Feeling good and somehow

Lightning is my sole guiding force                             
As I bareback this ragged work horse
Try to follow the predestined course
Towards you

Stumbling trod through the downpour of rain                                 
Magnetic drops slow trace lines of pain
Yet from you I simply can’t abstain
So what to do

Life raft takes salt water on board                  
As I stand waver draw my sword
Tiger shark leaps from a fjord
For the jugular striking a chord

Ride it deep into the blue sea
Hundred knots a thousand leagues
Underwater sea blitzkrieg
Hold my breath yet reveal no fatigue

Shake out my knotted hair                                                  
Let it all slide away
Taking your best pick
Quick choose then designate
Package up my cares
Let them all fly away
Cutting off the straps
Let go ingratiate

Think I’m feeling it now
Striking off of the bow
Renewing all of my vows
Feeling good and somehow

Tortured by the scorching desert heat                             
Shards of sand charring leathery feet
Illusionary home safe retreat
Mirage was you

Muted sky bored it thunderclaps
Sends me scampering like a blind bat
To all directions on the stained map
Yet not to you

Shake out my knotted hair                                                  
Let it all slide away
Taking your best pick
Quick choose then designate
Package up my cares
Let them all fly away
Cutting off the straps
Let go ingratiate

Shake out my knotted hair                                                  
Let it all slide away
Taking your best pick
Quick choose then designate
Package up my cares
Let them all fly away
Time now yeah to give thanks

REMNANTS

Pick me up                                                            
Put down again
Kick me around
Rush to befriend
Dust me off
Then dirty again
Proceed to advance
Withhold and then send

Flashing a smile                        
As you rile
Doll up your style
Put on trial
Cracking a joke
Have a smoke
Passing the toke
Which you stoke

Build me up                      
Then tear down again
Move to align
Go buck the trend
Blow the cover
Then rush to defend
Forward the funds
Collect qne relend

Offer a glance                   
I caught it
Eyes they lance
Mark it hit
Retina prance
Like a skit
In a trance
The bait bit
Sly coyly smile
Feeling fit
Then beguile
In the mitt
Fingers slow dial
Fire lit
All the while
It’s a hit

Said that you’d never leave                               
But now my heart does bleed
Proclaim you’d never go
But now my love grows cold
Remnants I can’t retrieve
Outcome could not conceive
Hope wiped upon my sleeve
Simply could not believe

Flash a smile                              
Then pull back and raze
Harmonize it
Shift out of phase
Pat on the back
Then stab it in time
Let out some slack
Go turn on a dime

Knocking my shins           
Once again
Rust the tin
Like a friend
Last hopes I pin
Back and tend
Fading thin
I don’t bend
Spreading the lace
On the mend
Threads I trace
Cannot lend
Fingers they race
In a trend
Out of place
Shan’t defend

Said that you’d never leave                               
But now my heart does bleed
Proclaim you’d never go
But now my love grows cold
Remnants I can’t retrieve
Outcome could not conceive
Hope wiped upon my sleeve
Simply could not believe

Said that you’d never leave                               
But now my heart does bleed
Proclaim you’d never go
But now my love grows cold
Remnants I can’t retrieve
Outcome could not conceive
Hope wiped upon my sleeve
Simply could not believe

Though my vision’s blurry on the mist  
Soul searching yeah think I get the gist
Though your voice just a whisper on the wind 
I am locked in now matter how it dims
Though your light is just a distant pin
Gravitate toward it I shall begin
Though your presence is just a distant speck
I’ll embark move to recommence my trek

FLAG AN ANGEL

Running yeah now straight back to you         
Head for what I know to be true
Putting back what fell all apart
Shoot an arrow straight from the heart

Exiled I went                                                         
Begrudgingly with my 2 cents
And no appeal

Banished I vent
Heartbroken my spirit is bent
Tough luck big deal 

Vagrant I walk
Keeping all thoughts held to myself
I can’t reveal

Reject I dock
Dusted and put upon a shelf
It’s so unreal

So you’re driving in the final nail                              
Plead for mercy to no avail
Discontinue all of my mail
Requesting judge to set bail

Fingernails scratch the bare wall                              
Shivering curled in a ball
Quivering locked in a stall
Listing near to a fall
Begging to come back inside
Seeking a safe place to hide
Application been denied
Flag an angel hitch a ride

Bee lining yeah right back to you                              
Getting on the double in two
Picking up what shattered and broke
Relighting what had smoldered and smoked

Aimless I drift                                                       
Through the sands of time I sift
Without a hand

Seeking a lift
Tonic so to amend the rift
I cannot stand

Upset I rest
Pressing my head against your chest
Hung by a strand

Offer my best
Open to that which you suggest
What is the plan

Incoming next blow begin to brace                          
My whereabouts you seek to place
Steps you’ve taken asked me to retrace
As I’ve fallen out of your good grace

Fingernails scratch the bare wall                              
Shivering curled in a ball
Quivering locked in a stall
Listing near to a fall
Begging to come back inside
Seeking a safe place to hide
Application been denied
Flag an angel hitch a ride

Down on my knees begging to you                 
Praying it’ll resonate soon
Don’t want to be banished again
Hoping that we still can be friends
Know please that I hurt deep inside
Willing to swim against the tide
Wish that you might find room in heart
Reconcile what fell all apart

Radar sights set locked in on you                             
Green lighted to change all my blues
SOS May Day I’m all in
Push reset restart it again

Incoming as I move to duck                                       
Bad bounce that I try to buck
Hopes pinning momentum is stuck
Wheels spinning could be out of luck

Fingernails scratch the bare wall                              
Shivering curled in a ball
Quivering locked in a stall
Listing near to a fall
Begging to come back inside
Seeking a safe place to hide
Application been denied
Flag an angel hitch a ride

THE LOVE THAT I GOT (REMASTERED)

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

It 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 now 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

It 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 bending
And all that you let
Is what you shall get
You’re mending
I’m trending
And all that you set
Is what you shall get

It 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

HIG & JIG (REMASTERED)

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 and jig it
With all your might

Free wheelin’
Feelin’ surreal &
How I’m movin’
Oh so good yeah 
Dream weaving 
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 and 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 and pound for pound

Take it high and bring it low blur the lines and let it flow
Watch it go have it unfold just hang it loose and make it roll
Serve it hot or dish it cold shoot the mark hit the goal
Play the half and take it 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

WIGGLE (REMASTERED)

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

Come here and 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 and embrace it
Get the nerves to face it                                
Frame and encase it
Just don’t go debase it
Sketch freehand trace it
Mind you don’t erase it
Get on and 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 and 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 and then right it
You just got to fight it

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

DUST IT OFF (REMASTERED)

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 the 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

CHASE THE SUN RISIN' (REMASTERED)

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 and 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 & 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

WE'RE THRU (REMASTERED)

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 outta the blue
Not droppin’ yeah now what I know is true

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

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 it was cool
Now I feel like a klutz                                            
Thought I had was 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 

POW (REMASTERED)

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 and 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 and 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

WHAT I WANT (REMASTERED)

Dusk was fast approaching
As I paced back and forth                              
Bead of sweat traced my brow
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 and pair of black slacks
Slipped out back
Night was peaceful
Had no fixed address no one looking for me
The path was clear
So I took it

Run and kickin’
From where I was before                                      
Clock is ticking
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 at me                                                                    
For I was soul bare with a ragged stare 
Weathered skin and a little thin
But I was still moving
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 and 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
And as the day began to break 
A picture of your face shone across my mind
Warmed me to my soul
And I felt a lifetime pass in one nighttime
With answers to questions I didn’t have
So I journeyed on

OVERDRIVE (REMASTERED)

I’ve been prodded & been poked
Pushed & pulled & then provoked  
Hounded each and 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

PAY DIRT (REMASTERED)

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 fight
Keep clear out of sight

All I wanted in this spinning big wide world was you         
Then you turned proclaimed we’re thru
The 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 quick 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 and 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

BUST LOOSE (REMASTERED)

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 and 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

SYNERGY (REMASTERED)

Late one night
I was walking alone                                       
No streetlights
Trying to make my home
Then you came in my mind
Stumbled to the beat
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 wanna 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

HOLD THE LINE

Got my fingers taped                                            
Across my shoulders
Your full weight is draped
Around my neck

With a jacket flung
On a boulder
All our hopes are hung
By a thread

There you come                                                           
Dig in your heels
There’s no turning back
On the run
Closing in
Press on full attack
Halfway done
Holding firm
Cut back all the slack
Feeling stung
Shake it off
Break it off

Breath illuminates                                         
Night grows colder
Shadows they retrace
My footsteps

Match extinguishes
Watch it smolder
Strike another spark
Light again

There you stand                                             
Hold the line
There’s no backing out
Flames are fanned
Eye to eye
Slowly turnabout
Underhand
Check your gut
No time to lose doubt
Punches land
Shrug it off
Slug it off

Final hope escapes                                        
In the twilight
Two feet nimbly traipse
On a beam

Triggering a switch
Caught in crossfire
Future move is stitched
In a dream

There you plot                                                      
Tangled in
Sordid web you’ve spun
Pick your spots
Double-check
Watch it come undone
Take your shots
Pinpoint them
There ain’t no rerun
Sold and bought
Brush it off
Turn it off

STAGE RIGHT

Feel on the outs                                      
Deep in a drought
Feeling self-doubt
Losing my clout
Sensing a rout
Nothing to tout
Try to shout out
What it’s all about

On with my day                                      
Go home or stay
Hold it at bay
Brush it away
Come what may
Bend it and sway
No time to play
Outcome I weigh

May think I’m beaten                             
Fully retreating
The moment’s fleeting
And worth repeating
Poor heart is seizing
Yet still believing
Drive is not easing
Aim to be pleasing

Lost in a haze                                          
Thirty-nine days
Full mudslide pave
Attempting to stave
No time to shave
Try to behave
My word engraved
Onus I waive

Feel insecure                                   
Please reassure
I can endure
Try to procure
A tad demure
Provocateur
Cast out the lure
Camouflaged cure

It’s so compelling                            
The moment’s telling
There’s no short selling
Last rebel yelling
There’s no concealing
Sly hand you’re dealing
It’s so revealing
The cards you’re stealing

Hear what you’re saying
See the game playing
There’s no conveying
High price they’re paying
Lost path you’re laying
Will lead to straying
Did the surveying
If I may weigh in

As the curtain draws                               
Take a breath and pause
Hoping for applause
That there’s no faux pas
Stepping on the stage
Turn another page
Hoping to engage
Successfully assuage

Tear the cobwebs                                   
Outta my head
Hung by a thread
I’ve been mislead
Pounds to be shed
Lines I’ve been fed
Innocence pled
Rights have been read

I will not bail
Wall I won’t scale
Cab I won’t hail
Barge will not sail
On a fresh trail
Breathe in exhale
Straddle the rail
To no avail

I am rebelling                                  
We hear you yelling
The storm’s not quelling
There’s just no telling
High point is reeling
Right to the ceiling
Wood joints are squealing
Fresh paint is peeling

Last chance is waning
Mirage is feigning
Grey sky is raining
Blue water staining
Love is ordaining
Hope is sustaining
My will’s retaining
The flood is draining

As the curtain draws                               
Take a breath and pause
Hoping for applause
That there’s no faux pas
Stepping on the stage
Turn another page
Hoping to engage
Successfully assuage

JETTISON

First you pull me up                                              
Then you knock me down
Shove me to the right
Push me all around           

Call me over here
Beckon over there
Hold me underground
Coming up for air

7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Go

Air is thin the moment’s near                               
Time to blow this atmosphere
Light speed to a new galactic space

Cabin shakes engines roar
Like a prehistoric dinosaur
Jettison don’t leave a trace

First you start me up                                             
Then you shut me down
Pull me to the left
Drag me all around

Beckon over here
Summon over there
Suffocate my flame
Reignite my flare

First you rack me up                                             
Then you take me down
Pocket corner left
Swing me all around

Signal over here
Flag me over there
Lay a hidden trap
I avoid the snare

7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Go

As I go to fill this void                                            
Catastrophic asteroid
Fire up my lone propeller
Supersonic interstellar

Got one shell load and fire
Fierce blowback repels me higher
Gyroscope viral spin
Searching for my solar twin
Oh yeah

First you build me up                                            
Then you slam me down
Shake me all about
Run me over town

Haul me over here
Drop me over there
Discard when you’re through
Like you couldn’t care

7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Go

Air is thin the moment’s near                               
Time to blow this atmosphere
Light speed to a new galactic space

Cabin shakes engines roar
Like a prehistoric dinosaur
Jettison don’t leave a trace

SWING ON A VINE

At the bus stop
Hop on hop off
One ride a pop
Change lines and swap
Too far to walk
No time to talk
Sights set and locked
Get off next block

It could be the season
That could be the reason

On with my day
Feeling OK
At a café
Take a survey

This could be the feeling
That has left me reeling

Long odds I weigh
Findings convey
There’s no delay
High price to pay

And as I see you walking talking on by
If I said so what it would be a big lie

Feigning concern
Try to discern
Big rapids churn
The tide has turned

As the sun sets down
Leaving this town
As the Earth goes round
Touching high ground
As stars collide
My time I’ll bide
As the black hole draws
Stop hold and pause

Along the line
Swing on a vine
Quarter to nine
Biding my time
Feeling so fine
Hear the bell chime
Locked in a rhyme
Hands off what’s mine

It could be the full moon
Got me going boom-boom

Splash the cologne
Squeeze out the foam
Tonic and comb
Get in the zone

It could be the starlight
Got me feeling so bright

Pick up the phone
There’s no dial tone
Nowhere to roam
The coup has flown

As I see rocking right through your day
Don’t worry about me ‘cause yeah I’ll be OK

Down in a glut
Blew the last putt
Kicked in the gut
You say so what

Crane my neck and look up to heaven
On the sixth stage hoping I make it seven
Got to move on just like Magellan
Where I’ll go there ain’t just ain’t no telling

Check my plate and the rations are meagre
Feeling worn and a tad beleaguered
Save my strength and dig a little deeper
Get the tunes and let’s crank up the Seger

You know what can’t give up got to pour it and fill my cup

If I pass by promise I won’t sneak peek
Knowing your status isn’t something I seek

Feeling so spurned
Bridges are burned
Can’t be returned
Meeting adjourned

As the sun sets down
Leaving this town
As the Earth goes round
Touching high ground
As stars collide
My time I’ll bide
As the black hole draws
Stop hold and pause

RUMBLE

And you know that I just want to rock                 
All it seems you want to do is talk
It just seems to go on for nonstop
That is why it’s time for me to walk

And you claim you want to take the lead
Please indulge but it’s not what I need
You forewarn it’s better to take heed
I don’t believe that’s what was agreed

How you do                                            
Read the news
Voodoo who
Is it true 

Say take my lead but I don’t like to follow           
Words that you say they just resonate hollow
Hard to digest I just can’t seem to swallow
Got to move on cause there’s no point to wallow

You say wait a sec but there’s no time to squander
Stop ruminating cause there’s nothing to ponder
Pawn stolen goods but I don’t like to launder
Say that you’re gone but I’m already yonder

So I hear you calling out my name                
But by now it sounds just all the same
Situation feeling oh so lame
Must step out I’m so glad that you came

Clock strikes twelve it’s time to take my leave
Navigating as I bob and weave
Caught a sneak peek what was up your sleeve
Busted attempt to thieve and deceive

Have no clue                                    
Got to stew
Right on cue
Kind of knew

Say take my lead but I don’t like to follow           
Words that you say they just resonate hollow
Hard to digest I just can’t seem to swallow
Got to move on cause there’s no point to wallow

You say wait a sec but there’s no time to squander
Stop ruminating cause there’s nothing to ponder
Pawn stolen goods but I don’t like to launder
Say that you’re gone but I’m already yonder

Can’t seem to hold at bay                      
Mind is beginning to stray
Foundation made of clay
On your knees

Say take my lead but I don’t like to follow           
Words that you say they just resonate hollow
Hard to digest I just can’t seem to swallow
Got to move on cause there’s no point to wallow

You say wait a sec but there’s no time to squander
Stop ruminating cause there’s nothing to ponder
Pawn stolen goods but I don’t like to launder
Say that you’re gone but I’m already yonder

Why you do me that way                       
Ends are beginning to splay
Nerves are commencing to fray
Lining’s turning to grey
Stance is starting to sway
Low is where you should lay
There is nothing to say

BON VOYAGE

Yeah I see you coming on                              
Why you got to come on so strong
You can keep right on going long
Reflect upon what’s right and wrong

Why you got to say all these things
Is that what you really mean
Call a board meeting to convene
Locate my soul and place a lien

Why won’t you fade away                             
Move along with your day
Time to leave me alone
Get on back to your home

I am standing right here
Won’t be shedding a tear
As I sweep this montage
Best of luck bon voyage

Why not go on your merry way                            
Not a thing for you here today
There’s no vacancy for a stay
Game is up there’s no one to play

Don’t really think that you’re making sense
Build a wall inside your fence
Spit me out as you dispense
Postulating in the past tense

Why won’t you fade away                             
Move along with your day
Time to leave me alone
Get on back to your home

I am standing right here
Won’t be shedding a tear
As I sweep this montage
Best of luck bon voyage

There ain’t no need to double back                             
Get on now and pick up the slack
Everything seems so out of whack
See the facade begin to crack

Why won’t you fade away                             
Move along with your day
Time to leave me alone
Get on back to your home

I am standing right here
Won’t be shedding a tear
As I sweep this montage
Best of luck bon voyage

SAUNTERING

Hey what you doing                                       
Storm it be brewing
My how you’re stewing
Note it’s accruing
Hey where you moving
Toxic is spewing
Might I be viewing
No

Guess I never forgot about with me and you       
Memories stick together just like crazy glue

As I’m moving sauntering
Everything just falls right apart
Once was grooving now faltering
As I fumble to ignite the weary start 
Sidestepping blows and peppering
Like spotlights just watching your eyes dart
Sheltering and shepherding
Draw the wagons around my worn and teary heart

Hey there you go                                           
Just like in a dream
What do you know
Not quite all as it seems
Why do you stow
Might you share sparingly
What you propose
Is simply not for me

Hey where you going                      
Floodgates they open
Minds they are blowing
Feelings are flowing
Just can’t be stowing
Resentment is growing
Crosswinds are blowing
Go

Suddenly emerge from the deep recesses of my mind
Resurfacing at the most inconvenient of times
Makes no sense trivial rhythm which I try to rhyme
Drift lost and hopeless without my sole partner in crime

As I’m moving sauntering
Everything just falls right apart
Once was grooving now faltering
As I fumble to ignite the weary start 
Sidestepping blows and peppering
Like spotlights just watching your eyes dart
Sheltering and shepherding
Draw the wagons around my worn and teary heart

Hey what you do                                                          
Don’t think that it’s free
One of the few
As far as I can see
Out of the blue
Try hard to take the lead
What’s old is new
Is all I do concede

As I’m moving sauntering
Everything just falls right apart
Once was grooving now faltering
As I fumble to ignite the weary start 
Sidestepping blows and peppering
Like spotlights just watching your eyes dart
Sheltering and shepherding
Draw the wagons around my worn and teary heart

Suppose I’ll head out on my own                  
That I will
Go and dig up a new bone
Then I’ll chill
Guess I’ll blaze out in the dust
Cause it’s time
Peel off all the hanging rust
Make it mine

Wander down the shady lane
Watch me now
Discard all of the old pain
Show me how
Seek shelter beneath the rain
Make it shine
Hop on the next passing train
Feel the rhyme

SHRUG

Saw you
What could you do
Caught me
Could you believe

Stop pause
Hold for applause
Naïve
Taking my leave

Surreal
Feeling congeals
Raw deal
Serve up the meal

Jibber jabber fibber flabber
Comes out garbled all the toxic you spew
Jimmer jammer simmer stammer
Need a translation just don’t know what to do

As true love erodes
Heart damn near implodes
Shrug it right off of you
As the sparkle rusts
Boom has gone to bust
Shrug it right off of me

Spot me
So easily
Catch you
Turning the screw

Change plans
On deck all hands
Bereft
Exit stage left

Primetime
Get back in line
Secede
Dependently

Mumbo jumbo gusto gumbo
Becomes infected all the things that you touch
Jingle jangle wringle wrangle
Need an injection I have got a head rush

As true love erodes
Heart damn near implodes
Shrug it right off of you
As the sparkle rusts
Boom has gone to bust
Shrug it right off of me

RICOCHET

Yes I read you don’t want me here no more
That you’ve arrived to even up the score
Strap on my boots do up the laces tight
Adjust my headband get set do it right

Then launch a protest to the referee
Transform a skirmish into a melee
Go throw a tantrum draw a yellow card
Convert what’s easy into something hard

Yes I heard you can’t bear to hear my name
That you will forfeit throw away the game
Yes I read you may simply go retire
Must stoke the embers reignite the fire

Been told to stay leave well enough alone
Then draw the shades hermit within my home
Been forewarned to just let sleeping dogs lie
Fasten the leash tip toe back wave bye-bye

But maybe all the stupid things you do
Will boomerang and slingshot back to you
And all the shade yeah which you toss about
Will ricochet and mire you in doubt

Gonna make a safe retreat
Ten thousand miles away from here
Come and jump in the backseat
Grab the wheel and make it veer

Press the lever down
Feel the road as it unfolds
Wheels go round and round
Cutting through a new threshold

Stars in the foreground
Spectacle full manifold
Destination bound
Forever young and never old

Feel the moonbeam crest
Spotlight bright within the sky
Shines down on your breast
Extracts my breath making me sigh

Lunar solar quest
Twist and turn up the hi-fi
Lay my soul to rest
Backseat astral vision lie

Yes I’m told that you woke within a dream
And all is not what once upon it seemed
Then as you go to give your head a shake
Draw a deep breath then do a double-take

Go full ninja to not disturb your zen
Then hold my breath ‘til I am blue again
Trigger defcon keep radar sweeping clear
Maintain safe distance won’t ever get near

But maybe all the stupid things you do
Will boomerang and slingshot back to you
And all the shade yeah which you toss about
Will ricochet and mire you in doubt

ARRIVAL TIME

And as I push off for distant shores                      
Full of hope and folklore
Hit the lights sweep the floor
Grab the key lock the door

Don’t know where it’ll lead or baby what I’ll find       
Of the answer I’ll get to the call inside
Radar sweeps the horizon no arrival time
Every step that I take got you on my mind

Know that all that I say babe is dear and true             
Of the love and the faith which I have for you
Hang on tight to the road that you’re riding down
Smooth out all of the bumps and keep your journey sound

And as I break through another wall                                  
Three feet thick ten feet tall
Brace myself for the fall
Momentum doesn’t stall

Don’t know where it’ll lead or baby what I’ll find       
Of the answer I’ll get to the call inside
Radar sweeps the horizon no arrival time
Every step that I take got you on my mind

Don’t know where it’ll lead or baby what I’ll find       
Of the answer I’ll get to the call inside
Radar sweeps the horizon no arrival time
Every step that I take got you on my mind

Thinking back reflecting all that we’ve been through        
Of the false promises and prophecies of doom
Played like a catch-22 mixed with some déjà vu
More than I ever could possibly construe

ZULU

Slow eye caught you walking
Fast one watched you talking
Card will soon be clocking
Ship just won’t be docking

Felt you reach and grabbing
Flailing & backstabbing
Feel the jibber jabber
Hear the blibber-blabber

Blatantly campaigning
Wining so disdaining
Moon it is a waning
Gravity is straining
Will not ever waver
Don’t do me no favour

Oh I lose my head & I don’t know what to do
Quickly spin around but I just don’t have a clue
Try to stick together but it all comes unglued
Flag a cab at midnight but I don’t speak Zulu

Chops they maybe licking
My the clock is ticking
Second hand is sticking
First one does the picking

Now I feel the tousle
Bumped & a tad jostled
Outcome so colossal
Once before was docile

How it’s getting frantic
All your silly antics
Ominous gigantic
Fully sycophantic
Got me second guessing
Soon I’ll be confessing

Oh I lose my head & I don’t know what to do
Quickly spin around but I just don’t have a clue
Try to stick together but it all comes unglued
Flag a cab at midnight but I don’t speak Zulu

It’s coming round
Don’t make a sound
Soon climbing up
Time to rebut
Making the rounds
Go pound for pound
Smooth going down
Slip underground

Slowly am backtracking
Speedily unpacking
Clothes they’ve been ransacking
Plans we’ll be hijacking

Waves are getting hectic
Overboard the skeptic
Lightning is kinetic
Energy eclectic

Feel the razzle dazzle
Frizzle a tad frazzled
Let me stroke the gavel
Mosey in the saddle
Won’t nobody listen
Moment freshly glistens

Oh I lose my head & I don’t know what to do
Quickly spin around but I just don’t have a clue
Try to stick together but it all comes unglued
Flag a cab at midnight but I don’t speak Zulu

PARADOXICAL RECOIL

I can’t wait to see you
Think about it all day
Goes around in my head
Six second delay

But as I take the last bend
See that you’re predisposed
Sends me over the edge
How I misdiagnosed

Hey what do you want from me
Think again cause it’s not for free
Why is it that you just can’t see
How that it has got to be oh yeah

Cause you’re making my blood boil
Put a deep crease in my foil
Paradoxical recoil
Makes me burn the midnight oil
Yes you’re making my heartache
Wanna give your head a shake
Calling it one big mistake

Wanna know if it’s real or fake
Wanna know should I gas or brake
Wanna know if it’s give or take
Won’t you tell me for goodness sake come on

Slip it into reverse
Back it straight outta here
As I review the account
See the story’s two tier

Check the blind spot again
Hope to get some relief
As I fixate my gaze
Reconfirms my beliefs

Hey what do you want to do
Apparently you just have no clue
Pressure mounts to blow my cool
But I ain’t gonna play the fool oh no

Cause you’re making my blood boil
Put a deep crease in my foil
Paradoxical recoil
Makes me burn the midnight oil
Yes you’re making my heartache
Wanna give your head a shake
Calling it one big mistake

Wanna know if it’s real or fake
Wanna know should I gas or brake
Wanna know if it’s give or take
Won’t you tell me for goodness sake come on

Then you come by and flash a sign
Expecting me to toe the line
I’m not part of some grand design
Invitation I must decline right now

Won’t you come out & play
They’ll be a high place to pay
Let the chips fall where they may
Note that you’re starting to fray

Best that you get on your way
There just ain’t no need to stay
Watching you fading away
Nothing to say

SHIMMY

Get up let’s strut
Down the avenue
Open then shut
Bust it out on cue
Rout deep then cut
Third & twenty-two
Must trust your gut
Move

Profile then style
Round the boulevard
Flash it & smile
Take it to the yard
Tune in fine dial
Don’t let up your guard
Turnstile exile
Fly

Sometimes the rain it just keeps a pouring on down
Patiently wait for a break to boomerang around
Some days simply feels like the sky won’t turn from dark grey
Hold fast to your breath here comes a tsunami sun ray

Like the way that you move
Appreciate how you groove
Just how you shimmy your hips
Sly way you’re licking your lips

Manner you’re tossing your hair
Particular certain flair
Just how you’re shaking your butt
Dragging me outta my rut

Catwalk then talk
Sweetly head to toe
Heart-block gridlock
Gotta make it flow
Nighthawk moonwalk
Like nobody knows
Knick knock tick tock
Go

Quick dance then trance
To the discotheque
First glance last chance
Beautiful shipwreck
Freelance romance
Call all hands on deck
Advance enhance
Sail

Sinking deep into a blanketed black hole
Signal light flashed there’d be little chance for my soul
Kept on searching ‘til I discovered a trapdoor
Jet packing light speed four on the floor

Like the way that you move
Appreciate how you groove
Just how you shimmy your hips
Sly way you’re licking your lips

Manner you’re tossing your hair
Particular certain flair
Just how you’re shaking your butt
Dragging me outta my rut

Feels like my time finally come around
Worth it glad things didn’t come unbound
Guess from now on I will be staying
Got no desire to go straying

Seems like the sun’s finally out to shine
In day’s past there’s no way one could surmise
Taste the sweet breeze that finally blows
Signals the direction I want to flow

UNDERGROUND

Look in my rear view
What do I see
Ghost from the past yeah
Coming at me
Watch it get closer
Making up ground
So I take cover
Without any sound

Fork in the road yeah
Lies up just ahead
Hoping the right side’s
Alive and not dead
Drop it in 5th gear
Stick shift in hand
RPMs spiking
To meet the demand

I’m counting down
Coming inbound
Stay underground
Don’t make a sound

Duck in the corner
Hide until dawn
Kill switch the engine
Keep a light on
Lay out the camo
Cover your tracks
Radio silent
Then double back

I’m counting down
Coming inbound
Stay underground
Don’t make a sound

Knew that the moment would come
When all would be firmly undone
Ball has been set into play
Get ready to jump in the fray
Ending to all of the fun
Colours are starting to run
Positions are settling in
Battle’s about to begin

Sun it is rising
New day awaits
Don’t let your guard down
Defend the gates
Unsure where I’m going
Know where I’ve been
Should I get lucky
Won’t see me again

I’m counting down
Coming inbound
Stay underground
Don’t make a sound

SUPER STORM

Hi there what is your name
Never want to be who’s to blame
Hey now what’s up with you
Don’t want to play nobody’s fool

Never wanted anyone else
Wish you all the best in good health
Loved you above everything else
Wish you much success and great wealth

So now what is your game
Things don’t really seem that unchanged
Hey now what is the score
Are you gonna dish out some more

Never liked the cards I was dealt
Imagine just how I might have felt
Tried to make it clearly spelt out
Never took a shot below belt

You said hey take a pill Bill and try to relax
Why not stop and chill Phil and check all of facts
I can’t stop to spend time and try to discern
Each and every one of your petty concerns

Lord I’m spinning round like a hurricane
Coming on and driving the howling rain
Yes I’m thundering strong like a superstorm
Winding up and striking in lightning form

Hey there why leave so soon
Sun has yet to lasso the moon
So put back on your gloves
Did not intend for push come to shove

Bring it down one more notch
Don’t shipwreck hard on whiskey and rocks
Hey let’s lower the mast
Reel in the long line you have cast

Never want to be put on spot
Really quite content with my lot
Got no need to take the last shot
Some may like it hot but I not

You said why don’t you move along on your merry way
Don’t think to stop to bother us with all that you say
I got no time to reassess and take a detour
With some petty petition which you aim to procure

Lord I’m spinning round like a hurricane
Coming on and driving the howling rain
Yes I’m thundering strong like a superstorm
Winding up and striking in lightning form

Lord I’m spinning round like a hurricane
Coming on and driving the howling rain
Yes I’m thundering strong like a superstorm
Winding up and striking in lightning form

DOMINOS

Moving and grooving on with my day          
When a riptide came & swept it all away
Taking me right out far past the ridge
To that spot right under the bridge

& as the safety line snapped                          
I hung on firm to my map
As my feet got ensnared
This losing streak I pared
As the earth’s mantle did crack
I held on firm to the facts
As the winds whipped & lashed
I stayed on true to my pact
Do you remember me                           
Discarded half-heartedly  

Freezing and wheezing deep in the night      
When a thick fog obstructed my sight
Lost my direction compass it was broke
Started a fire rain smothered the smoke

& as the drawbridge did sway                       
I held on true to my way
Standing firm in the gale
Didn’t abort or bail
Though the current did churn
Magnetic pulse I did spurn
Walking the path alone
‘Til I get back to my home

Yeah man they jumped ship & bailed                    
Turned hip & hightailed
Left us scattered and strewn
Deserted on high shore full marooned

I caught you looking back                                      
Keep moving on
Ensure avoid the cracks
Keep fooling

Sidestepping & shuffling along the block     
When a detour rerouted my walk
Took a sharp left down the wrong road
When I got took for more than what was owed

But I’ve recovered dusted myself off
Licked my wounds crawled out of the trough
Seeking some wisdom called up my sage
Said hold the phone let me check the wage

Feels like I’m turning the page                      
All seems to fall into place
Clock’s tick-tocking on time
Dominos fall into line
Feels I’m in sync with the vibe
Its rhythm I’m gonna ride
Cards seem to all align
Dealer pays out every time

4 TO THE FLOOR

You say you want me
But I am not wanting
You say you need me
But I am not needy
You say that I’m taking
But I am not greedy
Say it’s unfolding
It’s over believe me

You say I’m washed up
But I am still lending
I’ve fallen on hard times
But I am still spending
You say that I’ve sold out
But I am still vending
Say I’m withholding
But I’m not pretending

Are you at home maybe thinking about me
Wondering aloud about what could’ve been
Or was I a blip upon your radar screen
Wipe the slate clean

Lord I’m getting in and I’m lockin’ the door
Kickstart the engine four to the floor
Lay down some rubber peel to the core
Watch me score

You say you’ll hold me
But I am beholden
You say I’m cautious
But I feel emboldened
Say that I’m guilty
There’s nothing I’ve stolen
You say I’m tarnished
But I’m shining golden

You say I’m uncaring
But I am still tending
You say I’m wounded
My fences are mending
You say that I’ve broken
But I am still bending
You say I’ve fallen
But I am ascending

Look straight ahead and I won’t double back
Engine is tuned without any slack
Separate the fiction apart from the facts
Stay on track

Are you at work maybe reminiscing
Pondering about what you couldn’t foresee
Or was I a footnote in some magazine
A page rarely seen

You say I’m mistaken
But I’m comprehending
You say I’ll be fine
You’re so condescending
You say that i am lost
My status is pending
You say I’ve withheld
The message I’m sending

You say I’m unguarded
But I’m good and ready
Say I’m unstable
I’m solid and steady
You say I sing one tune
But I’ve got a medley
Say I’m unexpressive
I’ve said it already

Am I a bug splat upon your windshield
Minor distraction lost in the breeze
Inconsequential irrelevantly seen
Press on full steam
And I’m left thinking it could the day
When we cross paths on our merry way
I might smile but I’ve nothing to say
Be it as it may

STRIDE

Stand on hallowed ground
I’m not stepping down
See you circling round
Scavenge what I found

Holding firm my place
Don’t plan to retrace
There’s no about face
Primed to give it chase

Then the lights go out
World is filled with doubt
As the room spins round
Voices make no sound

Then the picture fades
Play the ace of spades
An impounding rout
Ending to this bout

Where you going
Why you showing

Then it see-saws
Joker laughs he-haw
Hand is misplaced
Dealer loses face

How you doing
What’s accruing

The room goes dark
Situation stark
As I embark
Out upon a lark

Decoding all the rules
Impersonating a fool
Deciphering all the clues

Crawling on my knees
Back to your side
Beggin’ baby please
Let me turn the tide
Maybe we could ease
Let the current ride
Sense it in the breeze
Take it all in stride

Planted firm my feet
No plans to retreat
At a dead-end street
In the rain and sleet

I maintain my stance
Frozen in a trance
Sneak-peeking a glance
Staring down your lance

Tying one on
Going going gone
Riding dusk ‘til dawn
Routing deep and long

Knock upon your door
Crawl along the floor
Hungry for a score
Desperate for some more

Why you stalling
What you hauling

Sleep in my car
Journeyed now so far
Full out of gas
Could not make it last

Why you swaying
Who you paying

Look at the stars
Gazing back afar
Do you surmise
Watching our sunrise

I think of you
Remember me
Reflect upon
What could’ve been

Decoding all the rules
Impersonating a fool
Deciphering all the clues

Crawling on my knees
Back to your side
Beggin’ baby please
Let me turn the tide
Maybe we could ease
Let the current ride
Sense it in the breeze
Take it all in stride

ACQUIESCING

Said that you don’t know me
Claim that it won’t flow free
Not quite sure just how long
Can’t say we’ll hold out strong

Don’t know where I’m going
Simply no way knowing
Horizon clouds are growing
Ominous wind blowing

Suddenly see you backtrack out the exit door
As I commence to begin mopping up the floor
Reconnaissance survey for a little more
Vain attempt to equalize the final score

Think I’m gonna go
Run far away
Hightail it mach speed
To a new day
Decide to go crack
A fresh start
Realize it is best
To stay apart

Feel exasperated
Don’t feel it’s related
Charity donated
Goodwill confiscated

Picture clarifying
Moment overriding
Potential outlying
No point in denying

As I see you orbiting all around
Shout out loud crowd’s absorbing all the sound
See the binding beginning to come unwound
Tiptoeing trapeze gravitating out of bounds

See the sand sinking in the hourglass
Time passing know that this moment won’t last
Sun setting time to call off final bets
Just hang on it’s as good as it will get

Feels so condescending
No sense recommending
Caution overspending
Still not comprehending

‘Tis a trifle mellow
Can’t muzzle this fellow
Holler & then bellow
Changing green to yellow

Know what you want
Just haven’t got
Note how you sought

Is it for naught
Connect the dots
Time’s up you’re caught

Thing is convalescing
No sense acquiescing
Partners coalescing
Intentions professing
Problem is not solving
Open door revolving
Facts I find appalling
Hands and knees I’m crawling

Riding off into the sunset
Gonna lay down a brand new bet
Repossessing I won’t let
Cards are dealt dinner table’s set

5 FOOT 2

5 foot 2
Blue hair black eyes
Camouflaged
Covert disguise

On your trail
Kill the motor
Not too loud
Double rotor

Full pursuit
Don’t blow cover
Maintain your space
Stay back and hover

Quick get down
Keep under radar
Don’t lose the mark
Within the bazaar

Coming for you
See you soon
Bidding adieu
Just past noon

Racing to ruin
Remnants strewn
Path which you hewn
Change the tune

And as the day begins to brighten
Saw the wall and read the writing
There’s no point in being frightened
Desolation’s uninviting

Keep your cool
Maintain composure
Slow your pulse
Relax your shoulders

Steady your hand
Don’t trip the wire
Clock ticks down
In the quagmire

Push comes to shove
Trouble courting
On your scent
Times reporting

Cop a shot
Mission aborted
Stepping back
HQ reported

Coming for you
See you soon
Bidding adieu
Just past noon

Racing to ruin
Remnants strewn
Path which you hewn
Change the tune

And as the day begins to brighten
Saw the wall and read the writing
There’s no point in being frightened
Desolation’s uninviting

As the shadows start to lighten
Had enough of my heart blighted
Believe you may just had a sighting
Isolation was uniting

 

SPACE SURF NAVIGATE

I’m marching back
To get to you
And I won’t stop
Until we’re through
Double step
In overtime
Won’t break my pace
Breeching the line

I see a roadblock detour dead end up ahead
Say it’s the wrong way toll bay light changing to red

Pressing on
Big engine smiles
Day turns to dusk
Clocking the miles
Lock in the cruise
Full overdrive
Radio up
Feeling alive

As I see the tiny stars splintered across the desert sky
Jump the gaping drawbridge sailing like a bird could fly
Suspended high in midair pausing just to think of you
Beauty of the moment resonates its lovely tune

Space surf navigate far-flung across the starry Milky Way
Hop upon a lightning moonbeam ride it where you stay
Zip along flash streaming at a light speed galactic clip
Lock in your coordinates to rendezvous this trip

Hidden speed trap
Cops on my tail
Turnpike revs spike
Don’t wanna fail
Riding the edge
Redlining fire
Pressing G-force
Lighting my tires

It looks like gridlock blown shocks engine’s gonna blow
Think I’ve got brake fail high tail I don’t wanna slow

Body spins out
Flying around
Wheels lose their tread
Leaving the ground
Soaring sky high
Into the air
Looking around
Slow motion stare

BECKON COMMAND

Looking at you
Cooking for two
Fixing the stew
Stirring the brew

Come walk with me
Chit chat at 3
Down by the quay
Gaze at the sea

Going my way
Please don’t delay
Did I convey
Depart today

Daylight full moon
Taking off soon
Push off high noon
Don’t change the tune

Retreat or go
Stay put or heave-ho
Cause the call’s in the palm of your hand
Sit tight or bail
Call it heads or tails
Demarcate a line in the sand

Go left or right
Sit down or take flight
Demonstrate just where you stand
Make the first move
Or stay home and groove
We’re awaiting your beckon command

Set on my heels
Behind the wheel
Sealing the deal
Faking it real

Taken aback
Defend attack
Run with the pack
Pick up the slack

Pushed it too far
Lower the bar
Three under par
Au revoir

Gut wrench my hands
Vow to disband
Heed the command
Was the demand

Lay down your sword
Resign the board
Survey the ward
Tally the score

Roll call the names
Ledger all claims
Level the frame
Checkmate the game

Wipe clean the slate
Package the freight
Lock up the gate
Don’t take the bait

All clear to fly
Into the sky
So dry your eye
So long good-bye

MY SPIRIT RIDES

I said I’m coming home
Why don’t you get off my back Jack
Can’t you see I’m alone
Why not cut me some slack Mac

Think we need time to roam
Why don’t you take a big pill Bill
For there’s nothing to atone
Hold up don’t go for the kill Phil

Sometimes folks yeah they like to ride
Upon your back with each and every stride
As the waves yeah race against the tide
Upon their surface my spirit rides

I said I’m making my way
Why don’t you stay in your lane Jane
It’s good to keep your qualms at bay
How about stop yanking on my chain Lane

Time to find a new friend
Think it’s best to stay away Ray
Unlikely seeing you again
It’s ’cause you’re making me grey Faye

I’m warnin’ you once
I’m warnin’ you twice
You do it again
I won’t say it thrice

I’m startin’ at three
I’m passing by two
If I get to one
Don’t know what I’ll do

Yeah so long and adios
Gonna find me a new path now, Jack
Arrivederci au revoir
Well there’s no need to feel badly Brad

Watch me ride in the sunset
Searching try to get some zen yeah Jen
Hideout lay down on the low
RSVP I don’t know when now Gwen

INCOGNITO

So I picked up the morning news
And what I read didn’t connect
Threw it away in disgust
Nothing in there for me

What you want to do
About me and you
About me and you
Where you want to go
Up high down low
Up high down low

Who you gonna play
There is no way
There is no way
How you want to flow
Incognito Incognito

They’re bearing down
Deafening sound
Boots on the ground
Release the hound

Turned on the local 5 o’clock instead
What I saw didn’t resonate
So I pulled that plug
Nothing of value to me

They’re locking in
Light getting dim
Riding the rim
Kick to the shin

NIGHT CRAWLING

Door squeaking
Floor creaking
Blinds tweaking
I’m coming back to you

Truth lying
Hope sighing
Joy crying
To make the feeling true

Pulse seizing
Breath wheezing
Mind freezing
The moment’s never through

Heart priming
I’m climbing

I really want you
It ain’t no fad
I really need you

Second-guessing
Poor first impression
Tad distressing
Full court and pressing

Fever building
Potential gilding
Flower wilting
Axis is tilting

Double daring
True bonds are tearing
Tempers flaring
Patience is wearing

Stolen taken
Stirred well then shaken

Time crawling
Hand scrawling
Car stalling
I’m gunning back to you

Light dodging
Night lodging
Massaging
To make the feeling cool

Hands shaking
Knees quaking
Head faking
Making my way to you

Pulse beating
Retreating

I really want you
It ain’t no fad
I really need you

I really want you
It is so bad
I really need you

Sea sifting
Clouds drifting
Time shifting
I’m running back to you

Heart beating
Love fleeting
Soul cheating
To make the feeling true

Free falling
Stonewalling
Ass hauling
So to get back to you

Heat-seeking
It’s peaking

MONA

Mona Mona Mona Mona
Scold me boldly
Hold me coldly

I could not believe
What she said to me
It was a relief
When she let it be

Heard that knock on my door
Stop drop roll on the floor
Tag up tally the score
Just can’t take anymore

Sound the silent sound alarm
Protect me keep from harm
Spellbound by all your charms
Checkmate fully disarmed

Rhonda Rhonda Rhonda Rhonda
Fond of wanna
Bond love gonna

I could not foresee
What she’d do to me
Was no guarantee
That she’d set it free

I could not pray tell
Which path she’d forsake
I froze in my tracks
When she hit the brakes

I could not predict
What her move would be
It blunted the edge
When she turned to me

IRON-ONS

What do you want
Cause I wanna know
What have you got
Reveal nice and slow

Why do you vaunt
Ain’t no need to show
Quick change the font
Feel it’s growing old

Don’t really know if it is right or wrong
All that concerns me sing my favourite song
Dispatch straight from Lahore to Lebanon
Velvet patch sewn into my iron-ons

What do you state
For I must inquire
Expiry date
Discard on the fire

Come forth placate
Situation dire
Align rotate
Feel I’ve blown my tire

Got me crawling on the dirt upon my hands and knees
Gluttony reformed now all I do is aim to please
Swallow it whole now don’t let gag reflex come to seize
Peel it off slowly know how I like a real good tease

What is it you want from me
What exactly do you need
Where is it you want to go
How am I supposed to know

Why do you call
Vacant no one’s home
Restart the stall
There’s no dial tone

Prepare the fall
Won’t be grabbing hold
Quick stash the haul
Feel it’s time to fold

I don’t really know ‘bout what you think’s an open page
I just know that you want it all for minimum wage
Separate the mission launch prepare for second stage
Seeking refuge midst the burning jets’ unbridled rage

Won’t fall upon my sword
Nor go back on my word
Won’t shortchange the toll
Or renege my soul

HI-DEF STEREO

Saunter down the lane
Thinking of you again
Smile in the pouring rain
I’m feeling better

Remember what you said
Replay it in my head
Contentment fully fed
Remove my fetter

So what you gonna do
Talking to you
Will you give me some time
Hoping for a sign

What move you gonna make
Is it give or take
Been waiting for a while
Walkin’ a country mile

I lay down in my bed
To rest my weary head
and tie up some loose threads
Remove my sweater

Picture scenarios
In hi-def stereo
By Lake Ontario
I write a letter

Then the clouds rolled in offshore
Could not take it anymore
Fled to shelter deep indoors
Lightning struck me to the core

and so I’m rolling on
Moving right or wrong
Holding staying strong
Said I’m going long

Yeah I’m standing tall
Possession of the ball
There ain’t no stop or stall
Going for it all

Miss your big brown eyes
See them in the sunrise
It comes as no surprise
How my heart’s feeling

Then it got ripped and torn
Tossed ashore left forlorn
Striving to be reborn
Despite me reelin’

So there now what is new
How is it that you do
I’m waiting in the queue
With bread and butter

Has it now come to pass
Flown the coup at long last
Lower the sail half-mast
A broken rudder

As the waves come bearing down
Left me standing so dumbfound
Brace myself against the pound
Overboard and washed aground

As the winds come drifting in
Don’t know where I should begin
It is much to my chagrin
Situation that I’m in

LAYING LOW

Coming around my friend
Be seeing you once again
Lurking around the bend
Hitting return to send

Writing me off
As a futile waste of time
Emitting a scoff
Scratch me from your mind

Cross off my name
With an idle flick of wrist
Censure your shame
Shroud it in the mist

Zipping firm all the gaps
Tightening up the straps
Putting it under wraps
Battening down the hatch

It’s how that I like to have it roll
Busting out of here
Don’t come disturb my even flow
Packing up my gear
I’m shy I don’t really like to show
Lone path I bravely steer
Leave me to be I’m laying low
The end has commandeered

Spreading the word
With such ill-advised intent
Speech it is slurred
Translation is bent

Driving the stake
Striking in the final nail
Striving to break
Hear the stanchion wail

Approach the breakpoint
Attempt to shove me
Keep trying to silence
Bound and hush me

Veins are popping
Eyes are frantic
Window is shutting
Nerves pedantic

Teeth are grinding
Animalistic
Instincts are sighing
Mind ballistic

Arms are wresting
Strive to break free
Plot my grand escape
You’ll never catch me

LONG BOMB DEEP CALM

Check my watch time and again
Wondering where is my friend
Second-hand ticks back in time
Navigate this narrow line

As I stumble on a rock and succumb down on bended knee
Feel the weight of the wide world relentlessly weigh down on me
Pressed by gravity facedown upon an alien planet
Resurrect myself once more and activate the after jets

Apollo goes round the moon
Hope that I can see you soon
Emerge scathed from the dark side
Wounded heart and damaged pride

Long bomb deep calm hi mom so long must go solo tears dry bye

Took your spurred stiletto and spiked down upon my baby toe
Eclipsed all the sunlight so that you could make the darkness grow
Twist in your machete heel then strike it with a fancy pose
Damper my horizon hope with a dead dying wilted rose

Flame flickers deep in the night
Stalking shadows strive to fight
Embers start to lose their glow
Minute hand begins to slow

Flow stumbling right back to you
Roll tumbling without a clue
Bumbling don’t know what to do
Slow crumbling coming unglued
Heard that you’ve written me off
From Kennedy to Khrushchev
A million to one long shot

Snip clip a ponytail and then tie in a knot
Ship to a foreign land in which time had forgot
Shakespeare Delorean of what’s been sold and bought
Clean sweep the hubris clear of debris that’s been sought

Thinking about you
Dreaming a lot too
Picturing your face
Contour I ghost trace
Rewinding your touch
Missing it so much
Recall the laughter
Hope ever after

Soul feels lost on down the road
Doesn’t know which way to go
Feeling stretched out wearing thin
Must regroup pull in again

Flow stumbling right back to you
Roll tumbling without a clue
Bumbling don’t know what to do
Slow crumbling coming unglued
Heard that you’ve written me off
From Kennedy to Khrushchev
A million to one long shot

As I laid it out pure bare and gave it all I simply had
Never ever occurred to me that it was a passing fad
As you took your talon hands and tore apart my bleeding heart
Segregate the pieces so that we would always be apart

Tsunami feeling came with a sudden rush
Buckled my knees hard and a making me blush
Some folks may claim that it’s a trifle bit lush
Compactor settings locked to crinkle and crush

Next was the salute when you proclaimed shotgun
Paint-chipped the finish as I strove to outrun
Seeking a cheap thrill said you did it for fun
Unfurl the white flag cause I’m one and then done

Making me sad vibrato
Dragging me bad the grotto
Breaking my soul like Pluto
Moving like gold black judo

Feel the sun popping up
Might replenish my cup
Light step skipping a beat
Recharged feeling so neat
Might reenter the vibe
This flow want to imbibe
Carefree riding the wave
Cresting into my cave

A NIGHTMARE

Late in the evening
When I last talked to you
Angry words were spoken
Before the night was through

Didn’t know how it started
Thought that it might end
I don’t want to lose you now
You my closest you my closest friend

Do I dream
Wish I could switch scenes
To make-believe
A nightmare
Please wake me
Eyes open or closed
It’s reality

Will you still talk to me
Like you used to do
Would you still walk with me
Change past to new

Could you still hold me
In nights of cold
Might you still love me
As in days of as in days of old

Tonight the moon is blue
Senses long to touch & hold you
Tonight under the starless sky
Fear the worst above it we can rise

Tonight the breeze is warm
Warns me of a sudden storm
Tonight under clouds of grey
We can retrieve hold for a new day

It was dawn in the morning
When I called out your name
Hoping you would reply
There was no use to blame

Don’t know where it’s headed
Know of its past
Signing off right now
Hoping this can last

Mississippi Love Song

Steaming past the buoys in Illinois
Big wheel churns my spirit toys
Weathered portrait in weary hands
Await at the far end

Cruising by the levy in Tennessee
Anchor drops heart’s heavy
Tarnished chain around my neck
Halfway in this trek

Here’s a Mississippi love song
From me to you
I hope you like it
I really do

Wish the whole world could feel
The peace I do
The river that runs down below
Its calm and even flow

Sifting through the fog in Arkansas
Fifty knots my pulse jogs
Gunny sack by my side
Riding it in stride

Docking along the muddy bank
In a deep sleep my heart sank
Claimed your love had washed away
Let the current take my pain

Here’s a Mississippi love song
From me to you
I hope you like it
I really do

Wish the whole world could feel
The peace I do
The river that runs down below
Its calm and even flow
Minneso to Mexico
Always on the go

Cross Those Hills

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

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

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

He 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
Life of peace and joy and love
Is what true freedom seeks

I wonder when we’ll meet again
In a garden that you fondly tend
Share the laughter & smell the cashmere
As you press me tight against my tears

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

The Poor Storyteller

Met a girl
& took a piece of my heart
Couldn’t touch hers
We were off-balanced from the start

Yet I chased
Was unable to regain
Felt the fear
& realized the pain

Now she’s gone
Gone forever
Now she’s gone
Just a poor storyteller

Page turns on
Now or never
Right or wrong
I’m still a poor storyteller

Met a boy
& took a piece of his heart
Couldn’t touch mine
We were off-set from the start

Yet he reached
& I kept on running away
Caught his tears
The saddest thing I must say

Prologue once upon a time
Fairytale storyline
Plot twists Chapter Ten
Changing a happy end

Protagonistic dream come true
Antagonistic oh so cruel
Half-truths between the lines
Fiction comes alive

Now I’m gone
Gone forever
Now I’m gone
Just a poor storyteller

Chapter One
Now or never
Right or wrong
Still a poor storyteller

Taste the Pain

Feeling up today
Things are finally going my way
Then my hope is lost in vain
Before my very eyes

What does it mean I say
When all you got is swept away
Beneath a cloud of grey
Optimism lies

Brave face I will wear
Deep in this loss its face I’ll stare
But still I quiver sometimes

Can you taste the pain
That pulses my veins
Can you feel the rain
That fills my domain
Grab hold of the reigns
Keep me straight on the lane
Can you feel the pain
Locomotive freight train

Hopes are high tonight
That I will feel your beauty and light
Yet beyond despite
My heart is torn in two

Shot down within your sight
Wounded on this futile plight
Beginning to feel normal and right
To be this blue

My pride is much too high
Beaten down again I’ll rise
But still, I hurt deep inside

I’d like to change this recipe
Palpably bittersweet
Nice to try a fresh venue
Sample from a new menu

Anyways

Saw you walkin’ back the other day
And 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
I 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’
Yeah now something that you create
Just by being
Took me far 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

WEED & WHISKY WOMEN

Cigarette & liquor-stained abodes
Has for far too long been my home
Blonds brunettes & ravens & red-heads
Sweet companions of the living dead

In the gutter lane for oh so long
Singing the same sad sorry song
Must admit at times it was fun
Living on the lam & life on the run

‘Cause I’m giving up on weed and whiskey women
They give me nothing but the blues
I try to kick this losing streak I’m winning
Then I say hey man oh what’s the use

Nancy Ruth Sweet Jane and Tess                           
Dare recall their names hazard to guess
That’s fine I don’t think they knew mine
Blinded by the stars and moonshine

If I seem a tad tattered torn and frayed                          
Feel free to stare I don’t mind OK
Style’s taken years to develop
Done it all myself with little help

Roll it and have a sip
Kick back and take a nip
Light it & on the rocks
Lay low knock off your socks
Whisky and weedy lass
Stroke me kick my ass
Liquor tobacco girl
Light up my tiny world

Vancity Blues

The rain it pours
Well 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’ve 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

A NIGHTMARE (FULL MOON MIX)

Late in the evening
When I last talked to you
Angry words were spoken
Before the night was through

Didn’t know how it started
Thought that it might end
I don’t want to lose you now
You my closest you my closest friend

Do I dream
Wish I could switch scenes
To make-believe
A nightmare
Please wake me
Eyes open or closed
It’s reality

Will you still talk to me
Like you used to do
Would you still walk with me
Change past to new

Could you still hold me
In nights of cold
Might you still love me
As in days of as in days of old

Tonight the moon is blue
Senses long to touch & hold you
Tonight under the starless sky
Fear the worst above it we can rise

Tonight the breeze is warm
Warns me of a sudden storm
Tonight under clouds of grey
We can retrieve hold for a new day

It was dawn in the morning
When I called out your name
Hoping you would reply
There was no use to blame

Don’t know where it’s headed
Know of its past
Signing off right now
Hoping this can last

WEED & WHISKY WOMEN (DISTILLED MIX)

Cigarette & liquor-stained abodes
Has for far too long been my home
Blonds brunettes & ravens & red-heads
Sweet companions of the living dead

In the gutter lane for oh so long
Singing the same sad sorry song
Must admit at times it was fun
Living on the lam & life on the run

‘Cause I’m giving up on weed and whiskey women
They give me nothing but the blues
I try to kick this losing streak I’m winning
Then I say hey man oh what’s the use

Nancy Ruth Sweet Jane and Tess                           
Dare recall their names hazard to guess
That’s fine I don’t think they knew mine
Blinded by the stars and moonshine

If I seem a tad tattered torn and frayed                          
Feel free to stare I don’t mind OK
Style’s taken years to develop
Done it all myself with little help

Roll it and have a sip
Kick back and take a nip
Light it & on the rocks
Lay low knock off your socks
Whisky and weedy lass
Stroke me kick my ass
Liquor tobacco girl
Light up my tiny world

MISSISSIPPI LOVE SONG (RIVERSIDE MIX)

Steaming past the buoys in Illinois
Big wheel churns my spirit toys
Weathered portrait in weary hands
Await at the far end

Cruising by the levy in Tennessee
Anchor drops heart’s heavy
Tarnished chain around my neck
Halfway in this trek

Here’s a Mississippi love song
From me to you
I hope you like it
I really do

Wish the whole world could feel
The peace I do
The river that runs down below
Its calm and even flow

Sifting through the fog in Arkansas
Fifty knots my pulse jogs
Gunny sack by my side
Riding it in stride

Docking along the muddy bank
In a deep sleep my heart sank
Claimed your love had washed away
Let the current take my pain

Here’s a Mississippi love song
From me to you
I hope you like it
I really do

Wish the whole world could feel
The peace I do
The river that runs down below
Its calm and even flow
Minneso to Mexico
Always on the go

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 judged & jaded
Indict

Joy I am a tasting
The sip I’m not wasting
The savour and 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
Collage collapse 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

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

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

CRASHLAND (EXTENDED MIX)

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’

STRUT-1980S

Walking down the road
Walking down the road
Walking down the road

Na-na-na-na-na-na…

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

Walking down the road
Walking down the road

Moving down the street
Looking good & feeling neat
Walking down the road
Stepping to the beat
Got some lightning in my feet
Walking down the road
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

Na-na-na-na-na-na…

Clairvoyant she crawled in my head
And stoked every fire I had fed
Prescient move to have led
Pathway I shouldn’t tread

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

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

Na-na-na-na-na-na…

Hoogah Joogah Loogah
Ha-ha-ha-ha
Hoogah Joogah Loo
Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Hoogah Joogah Loogah
Ha-ha-ha-ha
Hoogah Joogah Loo
Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha

Hoogah Joogah Loogah
Ha-ha-ha-ha
Hoogah Joogah Loo
Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Hoogah Joogah Loogah
Ha-ha-ha-ha
Hoogah Joogah Loo
Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha

You talking to me
Walking down the road
You wanting me
You walking to me
Walking down the road
Come to me

Sifting thru the sand
Time keeps slipping through my hand
Walking down the road
Tracking like a boomerang
Locked in on my home again
Walking down the road
Walking down the road

Then she took me by the right hand
Led me to a foreign land
That’s where the strange trip began
Revealed to me her hidden plan

Na-na-na-na-na-na…

Clairvoyant she crawled in my head
And stoked every fire I had fed
Prescient move to have led
Pathway 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 (CLUB MIX)

I walk
You talk
Retreat
Defeat
Creeping to the edge
Leaning against the ledge
Peering down below
On my tippy tippy toes

I freefall for you
From the sky
My pulse is racing
Do or die
Air’s wearing tearing
Against my skin
Hallucinating
Illusion

Crashland
I’m gonna hang ten
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 & gyrating
Blacking out while gravitating
Deadspin viral spiral
Vertigo a running wild
Twisting & a tumbling
Lightning ripping thunder rumbling
Revolving & rotating
Out of body levitating

Crashland
I’m gonna hang ten
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 walk

WALK WITH ME (UNDERGROUND MIX)

Ahhh
Hm-hmm
OK
Uh-huh
Alright
Let’s go

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

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

And I feel
I want you

I’d like to walk with you
That I’d like to talk with you

Ahhh
Hm-hmm
OK
Uh-huh
Alright
Let’s go
Alright
Let’s go
Go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go

And I feel
And I feel
That I’d like to rock with you
Ok Uh-huh Hmm Ok Uh-huh Hmm Ok Uh-huh
And I know
And I know
That I’d like to roll with you
Ok Uh-huh Hmm Ok Uh-huh Hmm Ok Uh-huh
Yes it’s true
Yes it’s true
And I want you

CRASHLAND (CHILLDUB MIX)

I walk
You talk
Retreat
Defeat
Creeping to the edge
Leaning against the ledge
Peering down below
On my tippy tippy toes

I freefall for you
From the sky
My pulse is racing
Do or die
Air’s wearing tearing
Against my skin
Hallucinating
Illusion

Crashland
I’m gonna hang ten
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 & gyrating
Blacking out while gravitating
Deadspin viral spiral
Vertigo a running wild
Twisting & a tumbling
Lightning ripping thunder rumbling
Revolving & rotating
Out of body levitating

Crashland
I’m gonna hang ten
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 walk

WALK WITH ME (SPACE MIX)

OK
Uh-huh
Alright
Let’s go

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

Alright
Let’s go-go-go-go-go-go

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

OK
Uh-huh
Alright
Let’s go

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

STRUT

Moving down the street
Looking good and feeling neat
Walking down the road
Stepping to the beat
Got some lightning in my feet
Walking down the road

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

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

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

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

Hoogah joogah loogah
You talking to me
Hoogah joogah loo
You wanting me
Hoogah joogah loogah
You walking to me
Hoogah joogah loo
Come to me

Hoogah joogah loogah
You talking to me
Hoogah joogah loo
You wanting me
Hoogah joogah loogah
You walking to me
Hoogah joogah loo
Come to me

Sifting thru the sand
Time keeps slipping through my hand
Walking down the road
Tracking like a boomerang
Locked in on my home again
Walking down the road

Then she took me by the right hand
Led me to a foreign land
That’s where the strange trip then began
Revealed to me her hidden plan

Clairvoyant she crawled in my head
Stoked every fire I had fed
Prescient move to have led
Pathway 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 (RADIO MIX)

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

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

Moving down the street
Looking good and feeling neat
Walking down the road
Stepping to the beat
Got some lightning in my feet
Walking down the road

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

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

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

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

Hoogah joogah loogah
You talking to me
Hoogah joogah loo
You wanting me
Hoogah joogah loogah
You walking to me
Hoogah joogah loo
Come to me

Hoogah joogah loogah
You talking to me
Hoogah joogah loo
You wanting me
Hoogah joogah loogah
You walking to me
Hoogah joogah loo
Come to me

Sifting thru the sand
Time keeps slipping through my hand
Walking down the road
Tracking like a boomerang
Locked in on my home again
Walking down the road

Then she took me by the right hand
Led me to a foreign land
That’s where the strange trip then began
Revealed to me her hidden plan

Clairvoyant she crawled in my head
Stoked every fire I had fed
Prescient move to have led
Pathway 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
Creeping to the edge
Leaning against the ledge
Peering down below
On my tippy tippy toes

I freefall for you
From the sky
My pulse is racing
Do or die
Air’s wearing tearing
Against my skin
Hallucinating
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
Blacking while gravitating
Deadspin viral spiral
Vertigo a running wild
Twisting and a tumbling
Lightning ripping thunder rumbling
Revolving and rotating
Out of body levitating

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 walk
You talk
Retreat
Defeat

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 against 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 defenceless
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

Searching for a signpost
Tell me which way I should go

I had a pretty passenger
Now you know that she’s long gone
Had a shotgun princess
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

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

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

As August heeds to Fall
And 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
You make my lonely heart beat
And heaven must be close by
You make my lonely heart beat
Sensation I can’t deny
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

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

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

Swaying softly ‘neath the sunrise
Rocking rolling 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 about
This merry-go-ride
Of ups and downs
Try to jump
But 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 feeling 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

Hanging on
This bronco ride
Of jerks and kicks
Try to leap
I can’t get off
Lick after lick

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

Don’t you know that I need a woman so bad
Got the blues and I’m feeling 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

DON'T KNOW NOTHIN' 'BOUT LOVE

Saw you standing
By Room 29
Sped my heart
You stopped all time

What now should I do
Don’t feel like playing the fool

I wanna go up and talk to you
But I don’t know nothin’ ‘bout love
I wanna take you out but 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
I think I wanna die

Things don’t go smooth for me
I was warned there’d be days like these
And as I freefall in one bad daydream

Yet from whatever height
And I will get up right

I wanna go up and talk to you
I don’t know nothin’ ‘bout love
I wanna take you out but I don’t know where
I don’t know nothin’ ‘bout love

I wanna go up and talk to you
I don’t know nothin’ ‘bout love
I wanna take you out but I don’t know where
I don’t know nothin’ ‘bout love

HOLLOW INTENTIONS

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

Keep saying 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 thinking all these things
Make you look like a child

And as you keep going on
About how good you are
Taking two pills
Leaving you afar
Leave you with the company
Whom you most enjoy
Yourself
Yourself
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 believing 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 22

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

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

And 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
And 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

Life of peace and joy and love
Is what true freedom seeks

Wonder when we’ll walk again
And in a garden that you
Fondly tend

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

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

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

FOR YOU

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

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

Doves they fly
Into the open air
And nature sings
Freely without care

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

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

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

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

Sunshine
Which falls in the next land
There we’ll walk
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

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
And stop on green
Brake 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
Brake 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

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

NEED YOU NOW

And don’t you know I say I need you
Yes I do
And 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
Of my longings and desires
To be with you
I need you now…

And don’t you know I say I need you
Yes I do
And don’t you know now that I need you
Yes I do
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
Come back for a try
Heard you whisper
Beneath your alibi
I need you now…

And 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

FLING

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

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

And 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

And all laid out on nature’s pyre
Moonlit shadows of their bodies danced
And love intense and fever dire
And deep inside a heated summer romance

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
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
About 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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

And I sit here silently
Watch the scene unfold
A 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 and the pain

If you don’t mind
Just sit low
I’ll tell you a story
That you’ll want to know
About 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 struck again
He loses the love of his life

You know I’m sorry man
But I don’t know what to do
You know 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

If you don’t mind
Just sit low
I’ll tell you a story
That you’ll want to know
About 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

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

SOMETHING'S MISSING

Walking lonely street tonight
Women holding their men tight
Hand’s empty holding nothing but air
Heart is too nobody there

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

Sun dies at night and the 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
And until I find her
Something’s missing

And until I find that certain miss
And until 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 and you’re left on the ground
Get up shake it off and be strong

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

Believe in a better tomorrow
Though I know 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 hopes that I’ll meet you here tonight

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

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

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