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Not just another Spice Girl

45 – (Taylor Swift, 22)

Sometimes you have to just embarrass yourself and apparently, I’m pretty good at it.

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Hey

This was me fooling around with learning the mountain dulcimer a la Joni Mitchell. Now I might actually have to learn to play that too! 

Hey

Hey. Over there with the blue suit on

If you listen you’ll hear my song for you.

Hey, will my heart ever be the same?

Though I don’t even know your name, it’s true.

 

Hearts pound, love found, come round me dear.

 

Cuz I love you.

And I want to know, could you love me too?

And I want to kiss you in the rain.

Come on and kiss me in the rain.

 

Hey, do you want to come out and play

Though I don’t have the guts to say hello.

Hey, I’m embarrassed and often shy.

Can I order tea and a guy to go?

 

Too scared, impaired, hey where’d you go?

 

Cuz I love you.

And I want to know, could you love me too?

And I want to kiss you in the rain.

Come on and kiss me in the rain.

 

I want to hold your hand while we watch the lightning flicker.

You grab your red umbrella, I’ll grab my yellow slicker.

The shy is gray but I’ll feel fine.

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I Do.

 

I shy away from love songs. Too sappy, too cliche, too…TMI. But sometimes, you just have to write a good gooey love song. And then you blush profusely, hoping no one judges you for being too sentimental.

I Do

All the hurt that came before

Seems to vanish when you’re         

It doesn’t matter anymore

As long as you are near

And the hand you place in mine

Is the one I want to hold

For an hour, for a moment for a lifetime

 

This is what is real

This is what is true

Everything I am I owe to you

Promise me you’ll stay beside me for a lifetime

If you say you will I’ll say I do.

 

Who I am’s a mystery

And the future is unknown

But who I want to grow to be

I can never be alone

I am stronger than before

Because you love me as I am,

Without doubt, without question for a lifetime.

 

This is what is real

This is what is true

Everything I am I owe to you

Promise me you’ll stay beside me for a lifetime

If you say you will I’ll say I do.

I need you more than just a lifetime.

Forever isn’t long enough with you.

 

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Run Toward

 

For all the first responders, for the folks who run TOWARD the disasters instead of running away. 

Sometimes, the only thing I can do to make sense of the horrible things happening in the world is to write about it. Put something beautiful in the world. Make music more fiercely and with purpose. Art and Love.

 

Run Toward (Across the Finish Line)

Do you close your eyes? Do you stand alone

When the darkest day appears?

Do you turn within, Turn your heart to stone

Say it’s been that way for years.

 

Do our children learn how to close their hearts

When they watch our anger rise

Or do we have the keys to open every door

If we raise our voices to the skies?

We have a choice. We have a choice.

 

I will stand by you

I will hold your hand

And I will carry you across the finish line

I will raise you up

I will walk behind

I will carry you. I will carry you across the finish line.

 

Do you make your mind see the good that’s here?

Do you run away or run toward

Be a helping hand or a voice of fear

Move backwards or move forward

We have a choice. We have a choice.

 

I will stand by you

I will hold your hand

And I will carry you across the finish line

I will raise you up

I will walk behind

I will carry you. I will carry you across the finish line.

 

Love prevails

Make sure the darkness fails

I will carry you . I will carry you.

Hope burns bright

Turning despair to light

I will carry you across the finish line.nImage

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Please Believe

Please Believe, sung live at the Season of Carols Benefit concert.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. May you always believe.

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Only Love

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If I could show you the world

The way it ought to be

I’d show you the light and the joy

And none of the sorrows

 

If I could keep you from harm

I’d never leave your side

I’d hold you and make sure you’d see

 a million tomorrows

 

I would be your umbrella and shield you from the storm

And you’d show me all the beauty in the rain

 

If I could lasso a star

And place it in your hand

The darkness would have to abate

And be banished by light

 

But all I can give you is love

And a hope for better days

Only love can heal the world tonight.

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September Mourns

 

September mourns.

The air still trembles with her crying

The years go on and we’re still dying

For relief.

 

A phoenix born

From the ashes of her sorrow

Hopeful for a new tomorrow

While we grieve.

Were you listening when the world stopped turning?

I’m so tired of the games we play and neither side is learning.

Can’t you feel that we’re all waiting for release.

A bit of peace.

We remember.

 

We watched you fall.

In disbelief we saw you falter.

We stood beside the sons and daughters

As they mourned.

 

We saw it all.

And even as the ashes scattered

A nation found what truly mattered.

Faith reborn.

 

Were you listening when the world stopped turning?

Aren’t you tired of the games we play. Nobody’s learning.

Can’t you feel that we’re all waiting for release.

A bit of peace.

We remember.

 

Never alone.

Joined by the crosshairs we were caught in.

Religion, color, creed forgotten.

We all held hands.

 

Now we condone

Violent rhetoric of party

Survival of the ones most hearty

Divided we stand.

 

Were you listening when the world stopped spinning.

We need answers to the problems, not a war that no one’s winning.

Can’t you feel that we’re all waiting for release.

Its time for peace.

We remember.

 

September mourns.

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Well here is th…

Well here is the aforementioned Christmas CD sneak peak. It’s not a finished track, you’ll have to wait for the real cd to hear it with bass and drums. But, I hope you’ll have a few minutes of Holiday…spirit.

 

 

Featuring the amazing Beckie Menzie on keys…

 

Dear Santa, I’m writing this letter to see

If you’ll make sure to come this Christmas Eve

 

I’ve been good as I can be

Come turn on my Christmas tree

Oh Santa. Come down my chimney tonight.

 

I won’t pout if you insist

I  stay on your naughty list

Oh Santa, come down my chimney tonight.

 

Can’t you see that I’m longing for something much nicer than presents or coal

Will you fly me away on your sleigh, will you take me to play on your Pole?

 

Santa, you’ve a great big pack

Hope my present’s in the sack.

Santa. Ooo, Come down my chimney tonight.

 

Bring me toys you jolly elf

I’m tired of playing by myself.

Oh Santa. Come down my chimney tonight.

 

Santa show me what you’ve got

And I will keep your yule log hot

Oh Santa Come down my chimney tonight.

 

I’ve been tied up in tinsel and ribbons and wrapped up bows as you’ll see

Santa, darling, I got you a present to slip under your Christmas tree.

 

Hurry Santa, get here quick

Cuz I have missed my Little St. Nick

Oh Santa, Ooo Santa

Santa, come down my chimney tonight.

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Season of Carols

Has it really been 2 1/2 months since I’ve last posted? It’s because I have been working on THIS:

Check out the video and tomorrow I’ll give you a sneak peak of one of the songs I wrote for the CD.

http://youtu.be/sDlNgZZDseo

I’m going to be REALLY sick of Christmas Carols by the time this is done.

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I Want To Grow Old With You

 

I Wanna Grow Old With You

 

I suck at writing love songs.

I’m not big on mushy stuff

But I can see the way it bothers you.

Thinking if I never write for you then I don’t love you enough.

 

So I’m writing you a love song.

If it’s bad, don’t walk away.

It’s not all gooey, but it’s so sincere

It’s the most romantic thing that I can think of to say:

 

I wanna grow old with you

I wanna be by your side

Together we’ll muddle through

I’ll be yours ‘til I die.

Maybe other couples go more hot and heavy

But baby, I am happy with it slow and steady

Ooo. I wanna grow old with you.

 

I’ll drive you to the doctor

Fill prescriptions at the store.

Let you bitch about your thinning hair

For every follicle you lose I’ll love just a bit more.

 

You’ll think it’s cute to hide my walker

I’ll go and get my hips replaced

Won’t complain about how slow you drive

If you will not complain about my bosum hanging down to my waist.

 

I wanna grow old with you

I wanna be by your side

Together we’ll muddle through

I’ll be yours til I die.

You’ll be bald and I’ll be needing reading glasses

But we’ll watch the stars and sit upon our wrinkled asses

Ooo, I wanna grow old with you.

 

Is love real with only pain and longing

Passion stolen in the dark.

Or is love real when you hold hands together

Laughing about how how you’ll fall apart.

 

 

I wanna grow old with you

I wanna be by your side

Together we’ll muddle through

I’ll be yours til I die.

I’ll love you when you put your teeth inside of a jar

And I’ll love you when I can’t remember who you are.

Ooo, I wanna grow old with you.

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