Saturday, January 22, 2011

With You

I'm in a smokey groove again
Swirling around my head
Sweet dreams I've had
of you

Long to deepen my soul
Know the unknown
and let it go
with you

With you
I'm arisin from a humble start
With you
the journey doesn't seem so hard
With you
I pull together when it falls apart
All with you
All with you

You open my eyes
You open me wide
to the love inside
of you

You soften my heart
You soften the scars
I can reach for the stars
with you

Summer Night

Summer hit L.A. like a blastfire
Burning shadows into the street
Beads of sweat sparkled in the sunlight
And fell around my feet
I was flashin back on the star I could've been
And I smiled cos out here even the losers win
On a summer night

The village shifts it into high gear
Her neon make-up on
A coat of midnight paints the sky
keeps the faith til dawn
Molten metal mashin up the boulevard
While feral foxes fashion-up soft and hard
On a summer night

Passions flash into the heavens tonite
Every street heartbeat's on fire
The city explodes as your sense ignite
You're a loose and lithe livewire
On a summer night

Connections are charged in a corner
Secrets slip into the dark
Lovers lured into a moment
Share soul-synaptic sparks
From Highway 1 on up to Blue Jay Way
L.A. relents to get her way
On a summer night

Change of Fortune

I'm on this train
Mississippi Delta track
Full speed ahead
no time to be lookin back
I'm on this train
Hey conductor man
It took every cent I had
to buy this ticket to the promised land

Gonna find my place in the sun
Ain't gonna spend my life on the run
Find a girl with a smile in her eyes
and maybe a little wild
Make me feel like a man
with the heart of a child

I'm on this train
Sixteen coaches long
In a driving refrain
The steel sings her song
I'm on this train
Engineer stokin coal
While a full moon rises
over a Mississippi riverboat

Don't wanna be a ramblin man
Gotta get to be the best that I can
Change of fortune comin up around the bend
Gonna wake up in your arms and feel alive again

I'm on this train
Lightning cracks the sky
Locomotive thunder
bends in the wind as the whitle cries
I'm on this train
smokestack chokin black
A crosstie walker scurries across the track

Freedom's Sound

Entrenched in tightrope trestles
testing all my love and faith
I've rushed to save my brothers and sisters
prayin I wasn't too late
I've been wounded deep in battle
fearin no escape
And I've thought of a million ways
to disappear without a trace

I've cursed my heart out at these four walls
as I disconnected my dreams
I've stared for hours at the way I've changed
wonderin what it means
I'm a better soul for knowin
I can stand up for what I believe
Cos you can count on the lies to keep growin
when truth's a casualty

Your heartbeat on my chest - Freedom's sound
Soft whispers in the night - Freedom's sound
Sweet laughter in the sun - Freedom's sound
Song of love, I'm so in love with you
I love you

Now I'm dreamin 'bout you darlin
the only way I can get you here
I'm wonderin will you feel like I do
when again I hold you near
Will we share the spark within us
til we tremble all inside?
Will it still be the love I remember
A love we couldn't hide?

I've written letters to you
from myheart up to the sky
Hard to think I could live without you
I hope I don't have to try
Cos you're the one I'm living for
and when the battle lines are drawn
I'll be right there beside you
ready to take the world on

And the world will see a man
rising up to do the best that he can
And I'll walk ten feet off the ground

Your heartbeat on my chest - Freedom's sound
Soft whispers in the night - Freedom's sound
Sweet laughter in the sun - Freedom's sound
Song of love, I'm so in love with you
I love you

Lay to Rest

Street wolves roll out tonight
Razorwire fingers pulled tight
Angry young moon hangs in the sky
Stares down on the battle lines

Leather cradles weathered steel
Hushed shadows hold what the night conceals
Skittish nervous eyes, the kind you feel
As fate waits to feast on its next meal

Wild winds whip echoes off their feet
Staccato fire freezes time in the heat
Burning rubber bleeds into a dark retreat
As sirens scorch the skin off a llister street

Storied stones hewn by hell's own hands
Another mother's soul can't understand
Tears rain down on pallbearers' hands
That lay to rest another child
yet another child
of a woman and man

Tears of Rain

She follows tears of rain
down a crying window pain
and with a longing touch
slowly spells a name
But like footprints on the shore
the name vanishes in the pour
Her eyes clench to swallow th pain

As the curtain comes down
on this twisted trampled town
the sun gives up what the night has won
A changing flow of faces
carry thick shadowy traces
of who they were, where they came from

Everybody lives the hurt one day
and a broken heart's scar never fades away
when memories drift in a satellite fade
carrying dreams light years away

The night is thirsty and drinks til it's bursting
from the well her soul's filled up with tears
Her fingers grip and won't let go
holding on to what she doesn't know
when you're alone
you face or

Losing You

Well I'm sittin on my stupid phone wonderin if it'll sing
And I'm thinkin who I could call and would my mood mean anything
The weather's warm and sunny, it's a California Dream
But I'm still in last night's clothes and I haven't brushed my teeth
I think I'm losing you

Y'know I'm peering into my microwave wonderin what to nuke
And I'm think 'bout my music and I might as well burn that book
And I'm feeling a little uneasy cos my hat's still at the bar
And I don't really know how I got home or how I let it get
Let it get this far
Y'know I'm losing you

Up all night
down all day
I'm losing you
I've lost my way
I'm losing you
I'm in too deep
I can't get up
Can't get to sleep

Well my eyes are glued to the tv but the set's not turned on
And the cigarette in my coffee cup looks just like my front lawn
My Rolling Stone calendar is a month or two behind
And these stacks of unread papers and mail are just littering
My state of mind
Y'know I'm losing you

Now I'm staring up at the ceiling, all I see are Rorschach stains
My cat is perched upon some recent midnight snack remains
My fridge door's flug open where a warm beer waits for me
But I'm sinkin in my sofa, think I'll drift on back
Drift on back to sleep
Y'know I'm losing you

How You Can Dance

You can
launch your missiles
and you can
fire your guns
Pick off the little ones
and then
laugh as they run
You can send the weather underground
How you can dance
How you can dance all night long

You can
hide inside
with all of your
paper gods
who speak in silence
with omniscient nods
You bleed the earth I cry the sky
How you can dance
How you can dance all night long

There's always
something else
that you look
like you're doin
You pick your teeth
as you leave
hell in ruin
You push the poison, kill the cure
How you can dance
How you can dance all night long

You can
market temptation
and you can
sell your face
You can say 'thats's business'
as you
hawk your faith
Avaricious  seething  sycophants
How you can dance
How you can dance all night long