Wednesday, May 23, 2018

looking for candy


there was a girl
down at the bar
one look I knew
she was gonna be a star
I said "say there miss
why are you in a joint like this"
and she said
"I'm looking or candy"


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

I don't remember my passwords


I am not good
at being me today
so I'm trying on costumes
I'm putting on masks
I'm changing my voice
I don't remember my passwords
and when I grow tired
I'll head home
and breathe freely 
like I used to


Monday, May 21, 2018

are we there yet 2


my body is the car
and my mind is the driver
sometimes I'm leaving
and sometimes I'm an arriver
my brain keeps saying
words I should forget
are we there yet

no matter what I do
no matter where I am
my mind keeps causing
its traffic jam
in words whose meaning
I disrespect
are we there yet

I don't care why and
I don't care how
just get me out of
the here and now
present tense
makes me upset
are we there yet


Sunday, May 20, 2018

are we there yet


there's this voice
inside my head
been there since
I was a kid
a voice I never
will forget
saying over and over
are we there yet

I don't mean drive's
in the family car
I talking 'bout stuff
anywhere you are
the here and now
is anyone's bet
when you're always asking
are we there yet


Saturday, May 19, 2018

please don't make me


please don't make me
write a song about you
'cause heartache songs
are all I ever write
God only knows
how I'll live without you
please don't make me
write a song tonight

I don't want to tell
my therapist about you
'causes his time is too expensive
and I don't even know your name
when I see the bill
that says "amount due"
I'll write a song
and you'll be the one
to blame

          it'll be a sad one
          three chords and the truth
          I think it could be a hit
          let me find my rhinestone suit

please don't make me
write a song about you
'cause heartache songs
are all I ever play
please don't give me cause
to ever doubt you
please don't let the muse
get in our way
hey hey
please don't make me
write a song today
          

Friday, May 18, 2018

something up your sleeve


can't you see
that northern star above us
guiding us on
our long journey home
blessed savior
if you truly love us
you'll have the wind and waves
leaving us alone

          life is hard
          but death is harder
          sometimes I don't
          know what to believe
          so I'll believe
          that you are smarter
          and that you have 
          something up your sleeve

can't you see
that clear new morning 
another chance
to start anew
I've spent my life
obeying every warning
now I know
exactly what to do

          life is hard
          but death is harder
          sometimes I don't
          know what to believe
          so I'll believe
          that you are smarter
          and that you have 
          something up your sleeve


Thursday, May 17, 2018

all my favorite people


all my favorite people
are people I don't know
I see them on computer screens
on the old cellphone
I don't ask them how they're doing
and they never answer back
all my favorite people
are all the friends I lack