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FEBRUARY BLOSSOMS

We went out walking in the meadow

Golden ruins

Shining off the smoothness of her drapes

The sun began to melt the puddles

Night-time icy veil

As the children lay in their bed’s

Fast asleep, Fast asleep

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Stray loose ends of hair

That go dancing in the breeze

What great heights we reach

When no one see’s

I wish that we could say the things we feel

So much that goes unsaid

Pass away like taillights in the fog

February blossoms early in the sun

Fade under the weight of winter’s thumb

I was hoping they would stay

The wind blew them away

But I’m thankful that I took this photograph

Photograph

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Listening to the pebbles roll

In the creek bed where the water flows

There was a time I thought I understood

California’s hidden jewel

Sparkles like the morning dew

As the children lay in their beds

Fast asleep

February blossoms early in the sun

Fade under the weight of winter’s thumb

I was hoping they would stay

The wind blew them away

But I’m thankful that I took this photograph

The light was changing so I took this photograph

The sun was lazy so I took this photograph, photograph

WEIGHTLESS

Wasting time is never wasted

Wasted on you

Days roll by

But your standing still

All those starry lights

How they rain upon you

My clothes are wet

With tears you never spilt

Waste it, waste it

Till we get weightless

Wasted time is never

When you get wasted on me

Days roll by

I’m standing still

All those countless hours

Listening to the flowers

Come flooding back in half-remembered dreams

waste it, waste it

It’s so unreal sometimes I forget

How we fell into an endless dream

Closer then further away

Like the first song you could sing

Waste it

Till  we get weightless

STREET PROMENADE

Cascading sapphires of light

Fall from the moon tonight

Ripple but don’t make a sound

Headlights that dance

Through spaces encased time immortal

Oh, street promenade

Screaming like banshees in the street

Mary go around, leave me lost in the crowd

Street promenade

Watching the play of light on the water

Below Rose avenue bridge late at night

Swirling cocoons by the light of the moon

Float like paper mache

Screaming like banshees in the street

Mary go around, leave me lost in the crowd

Street promenade

Honey take me downtown

Honey take me downtown

Dance me till I can’t find my way

Honey take me downtown

Honey take me downtown

To the garden where we once layed

Till I can’t find my way

IN AND OUT YOUR WINDOW

Come to your door in a trance

And I Leave with my knee’s weak

Spilling my thought’s out all over the floor

She always leaves the search light for me

Clinching your pillow tight

Before I drift into the night

My little girl she only wants to have fun

My little girl she only wants to have fun

My little girl she only wants to have fun

My little girl she only wants to have fun

She ain’t the only one

The sun it kissed your hair

But it burned your skin so fair

Through your dress

I memorized your silhouette

When your tattoos fade and your hair goes gray

I hope they served you well

Where this is going I just can’t tell

My little girl she only wants to have fun

My little girl she only wants to have fun

My little girl she only wants to have fun

My little girl she only wants to have fun

She ain’t the only one

You’re gonna give it away

You’re gonna give it away

For free someday

I can’t wait no

I can’t wait that long

I can’t wait no

I can’t put you down

PRETTY DERAILED MACHINES

The warmth from within fades with the sun

And daybreak is blistering slow

I’m calling your name so know one can hear

Your inside me pulling these strings

Junk yard glitter

Throwing stones in the river

No schedules to keep

Shipwrecked on the beach

These trains of thought with all you’ve forgot

Come and they go as they please

No schedules to keep

They fall off the tracks

Like pretty derailed machines

Junk yard glitter

Throwing stones in the River

No schedules to keep

Shipwrecked on the beach

Calling your name so know one can hear

Love is not gone love is just sleeping

SHADOWS ON PARADE

Loneliness is holiness holiness is loneliness

The truth is just a joke inside if me

We we’re born to lose everything that we once knew

I thought I heard the mountain move

The delicate stitch that binds us built to fray

Lines meant to separate bleed into the fabric hidden stains

We traded our innocence for control

Now somethings bound to roll us back to where we started from

The currents relax but the body still sways

Moving through walls

Shadows on Parade

The currents relax but the body still sways

Heavy thighs and loaded eyes

Shadows on parade

21st century arch enemy is atrophy

It’s part of the chase when we come face to face

The hills were once alive with ghosts and mythic creatures

They disappeared somewhere I don’t know when

The currents relax but the body still sways

Moving through walls

Shadows on Parade

The currents relax but the body still sways

Heavy thighs and loaded eyes

Shadows on parade

We we’re born to lose everything that we once knew

I thought I heard the mountain move

Or was it just a grain of sand shifting far below

Or was it just an unseen hand that leads us down the road

Was it just a grain of sand

As above it is so below

The currents relax but the body still sways

Moving through walls

Shadows on Parade

The currents relax but the body still sways

Heavy thighs and loaded eyes

Shadows on parade

FOR MY FRIENDS

I’ll play quite now, please just leave me alone

And Go play for the junkies in the street

& hope they’ll be a bit more kind

Then my fucking neighbors.

Everyone here they got a band

And a guitar neck in their left hand

Thinking, “It’s gotta be me” &

“Please god let me be seen”

Let them be seen

I don’t want to make the scene

I just want to play until my fingers bleed

For my friends

Why do we shoot for the stars

I don’t want to make the scene

I just want to play until my fingers bleed

I don’t want to make the scene

I just want to play until my fingers bleed

For my friends

A TANGLED ROSE

So twisted up inside your velvet soul,  I’d never cut your vines

I hope you know

Even a tangled rose is beautiful

Just like the quiet one that no one sees

Peddles fixed inward where the sun don’t shine, my black rose valentine

A tangled rose ,slowly unraveling above, I’d never cut your vines

I’d never cut your vines away

When you’re a tangled mess

That’s when I love you best,

Between your stem’s, I will awake again

You ripened late, Gathering beauty in a withered state

Just like the quiet one that no one sees

Peddles fixed inward where the sun don’t shine, my black rose valentine

A tangled rose, slowly unraveling above, I’d never cut your vines

I’d never cut your vines away

Even a tangled rose

Even a tangled rose can grow

HOPELESSLY DEVOTED

Deprive me spoil me, do as you please

Seduce me, call me names, make me bleed

I won’t get mad, no I won’t complain

I’m hopelessly devoted casue she’s not devoted to me

If you come home to find me drunk on the floor

Step over my body you need do nothing more

I’ll be as quiet as a mouse, can I come sleep at your house

I’m hopelessly devoted cause she’s not devoted to me

I know it sounds insane, I guess I’m just a glutton for pain

Winds of change they blow my way

You left me standing there in the Park

Until it got dark

I’ve heard it’s best to travel by two

Only wish I knew how to get through

To that place before our love had a past

I’m hopelessly devoted cause she’s not devoted to me

Busted down in Mexico

oh you forgot to tell me that part

Probably thought I’d slip away

or maybe it just makes you feel old

Nobody wants to feel old anymore, we’d rather feel vein

CANADA

Stumbled north towards Canada numb from disbelief

Wobble walking way out west gonna ease the souls disease

Sometimes I cross the border with a waitress from the east

Sheets of memory bead

Fall like maple leaves

They won’t find what there looking for

Left the hall light on, cracked the door

The day I left you Canada

Lost myself pocket full of weeds

A candy coated sedative is gonna ease the souls disease

Streets are paved with jewelry or do my eyes deceive

The wheels still in spin

Reflecting you what you could have been

They won’t find what there looking for

Forgot what it was that I want

But it won’t erase you Canada

The sky turned glacial blue

The day I left you

Canada

THE NIGHT

The night it holds a mystery

For those of us who care enough to listen

And strong enough to never know a thing

The sky it holds the moon, floating in a black lagoon

The night it holds my dreams in place

This frame of mine is perpetually drifting

We sing into the darkness

TO hear some kind of truth reflected back

This pounding in my chest won’t die

It takes so long to find out how to listen

And accept the fickle nature of the beast

Advance then retreat, but don’t stop

Searching for your dreams

River’s run out to the sea

Cut their own path of least resistance

Tomorrow we can change all that

So don’t hold back the light from coming through

The night it holds my dreams in place

This frame of mine is perpetually drifting

Tomorrow we can change all that

So don’t hold back the light from coming through

Tomorrow we can change our path

So don’t hold back the light from coming through

THIS CITY LIFE

She took back her guitar with the stickers on the case

Be that as it may, now he just lays in bed all day

Humming this tune to the cat she left behind

Ash tray full of roaches and an empty jug of wine

Never will his sweat hit soil again this city life

On and on light neon lights that flicker in the night

Encased beneath a concrete tomb a distant muted land

That try’s to grow out from the cracks

One day it will all grow back

Thinks out loud some days with the pigeons by the lake

No tongue to speak their mind, magicians of the pantomime

Oakland wants to sleep until it rains gold, silver, and black

Peeling back the night, searching for clues down Grand Ave.

Never will his sweat hit soil again this city life

On and on light neon lights that flicker in the night

Encased beneath a concrete tomb a distant muted land

That try’s to grow out from the cracks

One day….

Never will his sweat hit soil again this city life

On and on light neon lights that flicker in the night

As common as a night of sober sleep

Are peaceful dreams

They try to grow out from the cracks

One day it will all grow back

TIME IS A TRAIN

Time is a train some say we can’t get off

Look down the line wait for a sign

Speeding fast on your way down

Felt both lost and found

Until you hit the ground

Leave with me the month of May

Figure it out along the way’

There’s no need to speak

I’ll drive while you sleep

To the night outside with half closed diamond eyes

It must be close to Christmas time

The rivers wide so many shades of blue

Lonely beating hearts sit by the fire place

Heavy as the moon

Leave with me the month of May

Get so high by ocean sides

Spend a few afternoons in some shit-hole saloons

Wrong side of the tracks

Since the day I jumped ain’t looking back

It must be close to Christmas time

The rivers wide so many shads of blue

Lonely beating hearts sit by the fire place

Heavy as the moon

Time is a train

Some say we can’t get off

I’m gonna jump, I’m gonna jump

I’m gonna jump, I’m gonna jump

INNER VIEW

Darling don’t wake me if this isn’t true

Just let me lay here with my inner-view

If the eyes are the windows into the soul

Why do we keep them closed

Smoke from a pile of brittle leaves

Rise up like 10,000 ghosts released

And drift past the waves

Where the ocean meets the canyon

So dark and deep

Don’t wake me if this isn’t true

Let me lay here with my inner-view

Don’t wake me if this isn’t true

And I’ll lie to you

The devil and the deep ocean blue

Tie us in knots with beauty and truth

And bad dreams help us to confess

Oh, I guess

Don’t wake me if this isn’t true

You don’t know me and I don’t know you

Don’t wake me if this isn’t true

And I’ll lie to you

Everybody wants you to take their trip

Where nobody feels any pain

Don’t try to shake me, darling don’t wake me

I’ll find my way back somehow

If this isn’t true

If this isn’t true

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