Archive for January, 2011

Just The Same

January 25, 2011

Well, I’ve lost more fights than I’ve won

But I’ve never turned to run

And I’ve never fought for something that wasn’t true

And I’ve never stole a dime

But I’ve taken what was mine

And I’ll take a little more before I am through

 

When we head up to the sky

I think that’s just a lie

Our souls just get drawn down to the dirt

Cause everything’s got to grow

And it draws from down below

Gravity will make grist of our souls

 

Picked up my buddy at the Police station

He got busted for public masturbation

Or maybe it was drunk and disorderly? They seem the same

As guys go, he ain’t indecent

He’s just tired and angry, with good reason

Life’s got him chasing everyone’s tail but his own

 

When we head up to the sky

I think that’s just a lie

Our souls just get drawn down to the dirt

Cause everything’s got to grow

And it draws from down below

Gravity will make grist of our souls

 

And sometimes I wonder if he’ll make it

Because of he didn’t, that’d be a shame

Though the fate is just the same

I suppose it’s how you handle

Some of us are just so fragile

And others will always stand when the Wolf blows

 

Well either way it’s just the same

It just looks like a children’s game

Where the only ones who seem to win are the ones who cheat

But I’ll just keep on playing

I’ll be frustrated, but not forsaken

Because I know that the same fate awaits us all

 

When we head up to the sky

I think that’s just a lie

Our souls just get drawn down to the dirt

Cause everything’s got to grow

And it draws from down below

Gravity will make grist of our souls

 

 

 

 

Mother May I

January 25, 2011

Oh, Mother, may I?

Lay down by your side?

With ivory comb, we are alone, one hundred strokes

 

You’re with the angels

Sweet silver tangles

I’ll make them smooth for you to meet the lordly Son

 

He’ll be so happy

Welcome you in

You’ll share his cup

As you shared his sin

He never left you

Nor you did he

You hoist the sail

As he moves the sea

 

Oh, are you sleeping?

I hear you singing

In every dawn, in every dusk, forever more

 

I miss you dearly

But I’m not fearing

I know we’ll sing again someday on Heaven’s shores

 

He’ll be so happy

Welcome you in

You’ll share his cup

As you shared his sin

He never left you

Nor you did he

You hoist the sail

As he moves the sea

 

I will stay and walk in the sun

When it sets, we will overcome

 

Your hand grows cold now

Must let it go now

This was the only mother that I’ll ever know

 

You look so peaceful

In happy rest

You knew that for the end he always saves the best

 

He’ll be so happy

Welcome you in

You’ll share his cup

As you shared his sin

He never left you

Nor you did he

You hoist the sail

As he moves the sea

 

 

Count To Three

January 25, 2011

The sky is wondering what to do now

Just be clouds or rain

The geese are falling into V’s now

Heading south from Maine

 

Now close your eyes and count to three

When they open, turn to me

I am here on bended knee

Will you be my bride to be?

 

I feel I knew you as a school girl

Lost at lunch in shame

And felt the sting of you in high school

When your prom date never came

 

Now close your eyes and count to three

When they open, turn to me

I am here on bended knee

Will you be my bride to be?

 

The clouds, the softest white of blankets

Tucks in you and me

The miles are stretched along between us

But safe in bed, we’ll believe

 

Now close your eyes and count to three

When they open, turn to me

I am here on bended knee

Will you be my bride to be?

Now close your eyes and count to three

When they open, turn to me

I am here on bended knee

Will you take me endlessly?

 

 

 

Hang Yourself On Me

January 25, 2011

Trip along and wonder as you should

Stumble forth amongst the leaves and wood

Feel the frost sit beneath your eyes

Speed your pace before the failing light

 

Hear me now

If you’re going to hang on, hang yourself on me

For now

I will be as strong as you need me to be

 

I was there when you first lost your head

With a girl within your Grandpa’s shed

Fire sparked and leapt within your veins

Horrified, she buried you in shame

 

Hear me now

If you’re going to hang on, hang yourself on me

For now

I will be as strong as you need me to be

 

My time with you began at six weeks old

Wrapped in cloth and left out in the cold

On hospital stairs it all began

Set my foot apace, to you I ran

 

Hear me now

If you’re going to hang on, hang yourself on me

For now

I will be as strong as you need me to be

 

 

The Actor

January 25, 2011

Trying to move on from the past

It starts by pulling my head out of my ass

I’ve tried the drink, I’ve tried the drugs

But liquor ain’t the oil to loosen them old lugs

 

Got to move along, got to get ahead

Spent a better year locked inside the shed

I write the words, I sing the songs

But it still won’t move my feet along

 

This road will get started with just one step

But it’s the hardest one to take

When you feel your heart will break

I hear the answer that’s always said

But it’s just so hard to move

When you’re laying there in bed

 

I’ve seen the love in front of me

But it always looks like I’m watching it on the screen

I play the part, I’ve got the lead

I’m the greatest actor you have every seen

 

This road will get started with just one step

But it’s the hardest one to take

When you feel your heart will break

I hear the answer that’s always said

But it’s just so hard to move

When you’re laying there in bed

 

I check the mirror, yeah, it’s me

They may be yellow, but I’ve still got all my teeth

I see the shine, I see the rust

I know the eyes, it’s the smile I don’t trust

 

This road will get started with just one step

But it’s the hardest one to take

When you feel your heart will break

I hear the answer that’s always said

But it’s just so hard to move

When you’re laying there in bed


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