Let's teach these kids, at every twist and turn
Can she gather them close; will they begin to learn
Wearing a diaphanous robe, she strode thru the hall
Drinking in her beauty, the masses enthralled
With a diaphanous she strode thru the hall
With pent up energy, these kids will soar
Our hopes rise for the children
Our hopes are high, will they learn how to fly?
Should we lift those wings a bit too high; will we cause a catastrophe or continue our lucky ride.
We need to take that hope and mold it into action
Freed from their sorrow, we will plant trees for tomorrow . A lush land again, a new barro!
And when we've risen like that beautiful winged steed, we'll we will beautify the land again, all will be freed.
And when we've risen, like that beautiful winged steed; we will give a ride to all who need.
We'love give a ride to all who need.
And when we've risen, like that beautiful winged steed
Looking to the skies, we ok for the how, not the whys
step by step, day by day/we can finally see, we're on our way!
Whole again, we'll firm up the ground/rebuild this isle, with a song so profound
With pounding heart, we accept our rise/ to the top of the world, to the sun...to the Enterprise!
I hope against hope that I'll finally succeed. I have a party invitation, I will quietly proceed
This year is mine, I'm content and at peace Looking to be asked; be part of it all at least
Dressed to the nines, I look hot and ready, Inside, I shiver, cold and unsteady
Join in, they told me, as the party grew loud. How could I, where do I start? I can't, I'm too cowed
I thought it was over, I thought it was done. I felt ready, so ready, to finally have fun
I hate the holidays, the invitations I don't get. What do they see when they see me, Is it me they see as a threat?
Oh, for the courage to reach across the room, To be like a flower, ready to bloom
Those thoughtless words fill a void / they mask the truth, are you truly overjoyed
Rejection is no longer the worst, I know where it comes from may be your curse
No longer bound like a budding rose, I'm free now, to see that you're ready, my heart knows
If I can be alone and not lonely, I'll know I am finally free
To be able to stand alone, to live my life and need no one,
Acceptance, not be judged/can I be myself, or must I fudge
I'm not happy, I'm miserable, I'm feeling low/ So, no, in my high times I won't be your beau
I hide behind my mask of disinterest, I'm safe here, it's the simplest.
I mostly do not want to change, my appearance is my protection, is that so strange?.
Somehow I can't utter a sound, I'm muted, my anxiety profound
Should I stay or should I go; I will decide, I won't say no
I'm not invisible, can't you see...I'm wishing for someone to look at me
wondering how it'll be today. do i care who talks my way?
That's what it is, that's what's bothering me, a monster in the shadows, looming ominously
From a bench in the park, I see them run or kiss or be, as the day is waning If they were me, would I be one with them, gleeful...not care that it's raining
The south is flooding, this time from the rain and there's drought and fire out west causing pain. Will we finally take action...when will sanity reign
The temperature's awful, the humidity is worse. We've been terrible stewards of our universe!
The days have an autumn feel while the light is getting pinker. Yet I'm wasting time looking around trying to delay winter
It's hot as Hades, we need some rain , it seems sometimes, all I do is complain
The days have an autumn feel while the light is looking pinker, And I'm still searching for something to delay winter
So here I am stymied, still wondering where all the flowers have gone
The old man in his apartment mourning, Saw light thru his window making him awaree; something happened, something big is no longer there
The old man in his apartment, mourning saw Light thru his window to made him aware; Something happened, something big is no longer there
Whittling under the Hawthorne tree, planning my escape to Albuquerque
What's in that scary black hole, that viscous fluid / that hardens like ice blanketing my life
there's this blood built barricade, behind which I'm sequestered. I've been kicking it over- not letting it fester.
There's this roadblock, this barrier, I'm sequestered behind; I'm kicking it over and looking beyond, searching for the me, I'm trying to find.
The black hole is scary, I was ever before depressed Just throw down a rope and I'll climb back to my nest
In the blink of an eye, I fell in the black hole/ Will the fight to get out take more than my soul
if it's not how I dress that causes the look/ does it mean that it's me, myself...I'm horrific?
I know they think that I'm a weirdo, but I plan to show them, I am someone to Know!
I know they think I'm a weirdo, but I plan to show them, I'm someone to know!
scrounging the used clothes bin to find something haute, when I find it, I'll know it, I'll make them take note.
Every look I get is a little askance
I'm taking the bull by the horns, as they say; life's too short to be feeling this way
My vision is clouded, I see no end to the stress; I'm chasing my tail, my life is a mess
I'm such a bore, they run when they see me; I'm hoping it'll help that l make a good martini
My frenzy is known, my friends taking to subterfuge; My smile doesn't tempt them, they run for the nearest refuge
busy, busy, busy as a bee. even they have purpose, what's to become of me
so I'm tense, agitated as can be / wish I were calm, happy, carefree
here I am, nobody to see / even worse, nobody's interested in me
Was it when I was running from one useless task to the next/ That even strangers noticed, I'm not at my best
So when did it happen, what didn't I see/ when did it start, my invisibility
It's a hot summer weekend, Yankees on tap / you'd think I were pitching, the way I react
It's nerves that keep me edgy and jittery / Make me feel as frenzied as a honey bee
They haven't a clue, I'm not who they see see/ I'm torn up inside but I play Pagliacci
how cool is that, a song about me / I'm in a state of frenzy, I'm its' epitome
That alarming sentence is not so much now/ treatment and courage have chased it to the ground
It's just a bump in the road, a bend in the journey
And we'll stare this monster in its' scary face, and devise a plan to hide it in its' place
You feel distraught, you've lost control/wondering how you got in this black hole?
distraught, you’ve lost control/ how'd you get in this big black hole?
You feel distraught, you've lost control/ Wondering how you got in a big black hole?
I know you feel angry, you can't accept it yet. It's hard to take the next step when the unknown is such a threat
the songs too old for you to remember/ promise change from May to September
The sun is shining, the glass half full. You're on the upside of the mountain...do ya feel the pull
One of the scariest words one can hear. We'll help you beat it, have no fear.
How can we expect such lofty examples when hope for future security's been trampled
I like that, to make a difference, to have an effect, be a good influence
They do as we do, not as we say / So keep to the path that will show them the way
As we walk thru life on that well trodden path We'll stumble a little, will we survive the aftermath?
You can see them out there, on the campaign trail; American kids fighting banks too big to fail
Children do as we do, not as we say; so keep to the path that will show them the way
Let love and peace soothe the anger/ that some feel at the face of a stranger
First step for me, acceptance. Not my job to judge today If I can keep myself in hand, I'll soon be on my way
Remember how easy it was to make friends/ When faith wasn't noticed, whatever the trends
I want to believe this darkness is safe; to feel comfort from its swirling depth/ Instead I cringe and silently wait/ struck with fear, afraid of impending death
How can I soar with my foot firmly aground/ The sky so, so dark, my faith not so sound
Enveloped in blackness, a life without light/fills me with dread, scary days ahead
The black of the skies, we see as shades of blue/two sides of our story, which do you think is true?
Life is too short, perhaps I missed my chance/ I'll thinking there will be another dance.
Five it too short, perhaps I missed my chance/I'm thinking that there'll be other dance
When I'm near you, when I see your sweet face, I pray that we linger in our special place
That mirror was golden, we were happy and free; till the day I saw a stranger looking back at me
Those carefree days lasted for years, till age crippled our time, left us in tears
It's a melody that haunts, a feeling that daunts, it defines my life, yet stays beyond my grasp
Im feeling so sad, I'm having the blues. I sorely wish I'd bought those shoes!
I'm thinking of the debate last night, another day another fight; what'll we do to save our souls, should we dump them all in those big black holes?
Will It Be Our Wonderland
After all we've been through together/our love is only as strong as a feather
The countdown is on/I can't wait for a new dawn.
Wish it would reflect who you really are/can I trust you are my lodestar?
If we can't even get out of our own way; How are we to know whether to go or stay?
Our wonderland is not one but two It's split asunder, don't know what we're to do
We've reached a crossroads, need a decision But life is long; longer than I envision
Are we really star-crossed lovers, or will be take the right steps
you may think we've no choices, but no decision is a choice
Our life together is a dance, have we just been out of step?
we've rid ourselves of consternation, now our love is free to bloom
Last night was lost in dissipation/ Should we go or should we stay.
So he sat down to talk w the polar bear cub, is there a way out of the hole that we've dug?
Cause, they're not afraid, wielding hammer and chisel, they're singing a carol even taking time to whistle
Hark, do you hear it, come give it a listen, Rudolph's nose has brightened and gone to a glisten
Oh my, I'm sorry to see, this portrayal of Santa that is foreign to me
Am I dating myself if I say, Santa's outfit was by Coca Cola back in the day
Christmas is that time of year, when I feel coerced to be of good cheer
The road comes to the end, anew life is around the bend
The road to hell holds potholes of your lies
The waning moon eerily gleaming
I'm kinda stymied, the road I want is behind me
Covering the road with soot
In my mind's eye, I envision peril
I see by the sea, a lonely road waiting for me.
My path is dark and dreary, kudzu eerie overhead, my racing heart now skips a beat, it's laden down with dread.
I can't decide which way, which way
I reached a fork, high road or low?
Together we are silent, no matter what we do You really are a loner, silently telling me we're through
My heart's an open book; have you ever given it a look
I need you to know that I count too
On second thought, I think I'm better off gone
I listened, your story was so sad, but hearing it over and over, I'm done, too bad!
So I decided to end it, to tell you it's over. But you turned it around...you've got a new lover!
Now I'm feelin flat, lost and forlorn. What's to come of me if I don't move on?
But you cheated and lied and strung me along
Sometimes I wonder if you besieve that a rainy day is harder on you than the rest of us.
I believed we were a couple till I saw it was a hustle
And the love of my life was just pie in the sky
I hated knowing our life together was a lie.
you had so very many ways to make me cry
Yet, each time I hear one, I'm shocked and surprised
We were a team, making a life, until the phone rang, it was your wife!
You had plans, so I made my own / and there you were / I should've known.
That my life was all lies caused a groan of despair. Now I know there was never a there there.
Took me a while to see the truth, finally wised up and you got the boot!
All those years, just lies dissolved in tears
Some have, some have not; time to get off the pity pot
Thought I'd die to see you go, instead I find I'm all aglow
Stocks are down, the future's bleak / it's my turn now for a 'poor me' streak
You've run the gamut of designers, didn't help, you look thrift store
You bought the ads, you think a fashionista is rad
Our time is over, from here on in, it's all clover
The shoulder on which you pathetically cried, is to you forever denied
Prima Donna, I don't wanna
Prima Donna, I don't want her
I guess I'm still looking for a rose garden
He broke my heart with an email
What did Frank say about the second time around?
Life is all about second chances
I'm done, you're in my past, moved along, I'm having a blast
I need to keep in mind that I'm strong, that I don't care that you're wrong
You walked out the door, left me crying on the floor!
I want to call you names, I want you to take all the blame
So your crown has rusted, your loyalty is busted
Time to say goodbye to a love that made me cry
So your crown has rusted, your royalty is busted
Woke up fast, now you're way off in the past
I'm standing tall, now who's heading for a fall
Coming home is good again
So glad it's over / you're really a lousy lover
I know it's over for me / don't see you behind every tree
As one door closed, another opened and welcomed me
Looking to tomorrow / gone is yesterday's sorrow
No more whining, today I am better
Day has dawned, my sight has cleared. finally, it's over.
finally free/ TG no anger to impede me
Got my emotions in hand, gonna strike up the band
Didn't know how much I hated your griping
I felt like screeching like a banshee/ instead I behaved like royalty
Why did it take me so long to throw you out/ So glad I did it without even a shout!
Tried to sell your ring; it was fake, just like you!
I'm sweeping away every trace of you
I'm somewhat bitter/I can't find a sitter
Cold as ice, you split in a trice / but you'll get yours, I called NYPD Vice
If pride goeth before the fall / you, my friend, are due!
I wondered why you walked out that door / Oh, yes. I kicked your butt across the floor
Knew your folks / can only wonder / Son of which witch / who made the blunder?
Musical sounds, romance abounds
My moonlight shines, my stars are aglow/my world looks pretty, tied wit a bow
As with rime or frost, with the sun all dreams are lost.
As with rime or frost, with the sun, all is lost
Is anything ever as it seems
Those dreams were better than true/ all they did was make me blue
Remember the night we agreed it was over. you probably forgot when the door closed
Recalling only remnants thru the day
Start my day with high hopes
Wishing those memories were reality
I keep going back to thinking this must be a dream
Let the distance close, time's afleeting.
Time waits for no one, so they say
Dream of the days before the coldness set in
distance conveyed by a voice is deafening
you know its over when you see distance in her eyes
Dream big, fill the space
Disinterest shines a light on our days
No need to make space, can't you see it's over
I'm afraid it's climate change holding us in sway
We blindly traveled from tryst to abyss, Paid no attention, now we've only got this.
Awakened this morning to find you gone / FYI your stuff's on the lawn
Freed myself from that heart wrenching letter/it's ashes now, I'm on my way to better
Windows open, letting in the breeze/ see me now, no more tight squeeze
Vengeance do I see/are you wanting to spite me/.......Unopened letter
I beg on blended knee / for you to hear my plea / to read my unopened letter
Are you afraid you'll be/vulnerable to me/if you read the unopened letter
Will I ever be free / of the mean spirit, I see / between the lines (in the unopened letter)
I'm glad you didn't read it
My love rejected with a stamp
Our together is finished, finally.
You showed your disdain, how sad
Why not keep it or throw it away
The unopened letter hardened my heart
Will I turn icy or into stone
But, I'm not lonely, just alone
leaving me bereft and alone
Life is too short, the returned letter an omen
No more tears will I shed
How very sad, I had such hopes
I can't help but think it's over
I realize it's over, finito, the end!
Mama taught me better than to be cavalier. Now I wait for karma while I writhe in fear
What was I thinking, to return it unread Got nothing but shame in my lonesome bed
Not until it's open, not until it's read Can I move on, shake the past and know that it is dead!
Not until I toss it will I ever shake the gloom.
A malaise that I felt since the day it arrived, Overwhelms my spirit, drains me of pride
Waiting is futile, I'm frozen in place / Like over ripe fruit, left to molder in waste
The glue has dried, the envelope yellow; I took the safe road, my life is hollow.
His words hold immeasurable sway, I should toss that letter....cast him away
I've kept his letter, unopened, unread. I'm afraid to read it, it fills me with dread.
What should I do, how strong am I? Can I open his letter and still keep my pride
Well, it was fun and I'm looking forward to a new song. Yaay Hookis!!!
I see lovely old lovers in the park, Sharing sweet glances as they walk
This brash world of ours can't compete, With their loving ways, they are complete
I meander along thru life's morass/ Grasping tightly the half full glass
Tossing and turning thru out the night I wait for clarity at first light
We connected across the miles/ my mind at peace, my soul, all smiles
Will we have that moment when we agree When we know without saying, more than we see
Tho it warms, a reflection is not what I seek It's true understanding that strengthens the weak
The sun's rays are shining thru my window/ Alas, It's a reflection, not a direct glow
Craving a new dream, real and alive She must be sure, this time, she'll survive
Fly she did, for a very short time Slowing then floating, feeling sublime The air dissipated as she touched down Oh Lord, she did it, she won the crown
She sat atop the cliff so strong Felt her power, knew she belonged To that small crew that owns the sky So she readied herself to fly
Should've stopped and tried to help her/Are we not our brother's keeper?
Should she choose her desired path / Do we stop her and risk her wrath?
Does she remember raking leaves... Then leaping on the pile with ease?
Is tempting fate considered brave Or is she impulsive, whimsical, a knave?
Is tempting fate considered brave Or is she impulsive, whimsical, naÃ¯ve
Our girl leapt off, sprang like no other, She fell, she died; who'll tell her mother
Her life ended in a split second / Her wings useless, the earth reddened
Tho she felt she'd attained Nirvana Did she cushion her fall w marijuana
Wings spread, she dove into the air, We knew what would happen, why didn't we care
Like Sisyphus, will she persist Or is that stone life's final kiss.
Fortune favors the brave, they say / It can't but adore her sky borne ballet
She knows to get back on the horse These wings just take a loftier course
She dared as we sat with bated breath Our hero just might make it yet
She looked for God, his angels, his saints / From where to get help, from satan it ain't
Trust nature? shaky, she knew, Faster and higher, the storm she outflew
She saw the gathering storm too late Dark and foreboding, dusk awaits
Who to trust, on what to rely, will faith take her safely across sky?
How I wish that I could see, her flying high right over me
Does her dreaming lead her astray / is she aware, life's not all play
If, perchance, she missed the spot / she could glide for another shot
As in the dream, she's poised to fly and like that bird, she took to the sky
Tiptoeing to its' slender end, she flew in search of heaven's friend
Against all odds, she shows that she's strong. No ceiling will stunt her, or hold her for long.
Isaac Newton be damned, the law, too/ The lady will fly, it's up to her, not you!
She stepped into the wind to test her whim, and soared away with the Seraphim
She knew then she had no reason to flee / But old habits die hard, she ran fast, from me
Took me a second to know what I already knew / You'll never stop straying, you'll always be you
My mind's in a flurry, waiting to see / some lyrics to follow, sorta guiding me
WOW. WOW, WOW what a great song!!!
My faith is Herculean, unbidden, it waits / Till temptation lures, then it redeems my fate
I waste life frequently, I risked love foolishly /my faith saves, always
Time may not wait and life does move on But to live in the moment, ah, c'est si bon!
As the years go by, my hair starts to lighten / Do I accept or deny or grow old fightin'
The farther I went, the more that I saw / now the sun sets, my body feels raw. tÃ½chÄ“
If I knew what would happen, I'd appear to be brave / Oh please sweet angel, save me from my grave
Those spirits are live, they'll guide us along / By roads' end, will our love have grown strong.
That my angel won't wait if I'm a little late / doesn't that me sole master
My life is now, no spirits around / search as I might, there are none to be found
That my angel won't wait if I'm a little late / doesn't that make me the master of my fate.
Deep in my soul, I feel chagrin / I missed my chance, what a fool I've been
Happiness the goal, he forfeited decency for chance, Twas not what he got; it's just an itch in his pants
I had to believe it, my hands were tied With cold eyes and a smarmy smile, he lied
I've tears in my eyes, cant see the road, My heart is heavy w an emotional load.
You were so sad when it was said, would you have warned of harm?
What is this thing called karma that you said would shadow me?
I push you away in my mind's eye, so why all the barroom brawls?
push you away in my mind's eye, so why all the drunken barroom brawls?
who's neglected you or me / do you think before you flee?
The party is over, daylight within reach Am I still the loneliest guy on the beach?
My future was calling, must've been a party-line Greedy #1 guy used up my time.
They keep me safe, my memories, freeing me to leave / From town to town I search for more, but it's to home that my dreams cleave