A Boy and a Girl

She sits lonely on the pier as the waves crash in her thoughts

Pictures a romantic sunset with her soul mate on the dock

With hopes of a diamond ring on a white summer day

She waits for her prince to come as these moments tick away

 

Outcome number one is happily ever after

Outcome number two just finds the first one faster

As she’s looking for love

As she’s looking for love

As she’s looking for love so her heart can find a home

Looking for love because she’s tired of feeling alone

 

He sees her sitting by the bay, but he’s not sure what to say

She looks pretty as she waits, she looks pretty as she waits

With the memory of failure, he is gun-shy as he thinks 

Is today the day he’ll swim, or just another time to sink

 

Outcome number one hopefully will fit him

Outcome number two still has to be written

As he’s looking for love

As he’s looking for love

As he’s looking for love because he want to share his soul 

Looking for love so his life can loose control

 

She waits to be swept off her feet, he’s ready to fill the empty seat

They both know that there is something more, what is it that they are searching for?

 

Looking for love, looking for love, looking for love, looking for love

Telegraph

I send my telegraph to you 

And I am praying it went through 

To remind you of my voice

You shot my future in the dark 

And now I’m bleeding works of art

 That illuminate the noise

 

My head dreamed up a certain girl 

Brown eyes with a brunette curl

Then eyes of blue came to my aid

You came to twist it all around 

My plans just left without a sound

Caught in your lovely masquerade

 

Oh my poetry was broken, but my words become much sweeter with you

And my heart it was wounded, but it seems that it has healed with you, with you

 

With winter gone and autumn near 

Your laugh shows me that you’re sincere

The summer beach shows off your skin

I think I’ll marry you someday

With lines of love and songs to play

The time for wait is crumbling  

 

Oh my poetry was broken, but my words become much sweeter with you

And my heart it was wounded, but it seems that it has healed with you, with you

Us

Your hair was gold, your eyes were blue, and there were many who pursued 

I shouldn’t join the fight, I’m sure its wrong 

So I’ll tell you that we’ll be friends, and you wonder why I pretend 

To view you as a duckling, not a swan

 

Oh, I’ve waited much too long to show you love

I’m sure that I’ve waited much too long to show you love

 

As you keep journals of our time, I wait for names with which to rhyme

Not knowing that your name already fits

See I want you, do you want me, with blinding doubt it’s hard to see

And I’m not sure without my movie script

 

Oh, I’ve waited much too long to show you show you love

I fear that I’ve waited much too long to show you love

 

You caught this sinking stone, now my heart is not my own

This is where I’m supposed to be, here with you and you with me

 

The wedding bells have run and you’re my bride, now this broken love is something I can’t hide

I’m the man that you will need my dear, for when hell comes down I’ll still be standing here

 

You caught this sinking stone, now my heart is not my own

This is where I’m supposed to be, here with you and you with me

Go With You

Morning came like an unwelcome friend

But I am glad to see you again 

You’re asleep, and I’m right beside you

Your beautiful with dreams in your head, in your head

 

Let’s be reckless fools and break all the rules for fun

We’ll figure this out, what life’s all about and just run

 

And I, I will go with you

And I, I will go with you

We’ll draw up the blueprints, then throw them away

Cast out our cares and live life day by day

Oh and I, I will go with you

 

House of cards, we’ll make it a home

Open heart, and a hand to hold

We’re picking up all of these pieces 

So we can write, a story untold, untold

 

And I, I will go with you

And I, I will go with you

We’ll draw up the blueprints, then throw them away

Cast out our cares and live life day by day

Oh and I, I will go with you

Love Ballad Part 1

You know I can’t control the weather, I can’t make the grey skies blue

I can’t tell the winds to stop it, but I can give my love to you

 

I can’t teach you how to whistle, and my jokes aren’t always new

I can’t remember things that I should, darling, but I can give my love to you

 

I can’t write a perfect sonnet, my melody is out of tune

I can’t string a phrase with poets, but I can give my love to you

 

I can’t beat my drum with all the others, but you don’t really want me to

A straight line is too much trouble, oh, but I can give my love to you

 

I can’t walk across the waters, and my words aren’t always true

And I won’t get close to perfect, but I can give my love to you

 

Heaven knows that I’m not perfect, most of the time I am a fool

But there’s one thing I can promise, that I will give my love to you

Oh and don’t you see I’m trying, trying to give my love to you

Sydney

I met a woman in Sydney who looked like cigarette smoke

Her hair was colored with memories and her mouth with a joke

Said “I don’t care for the opera, they might start singing off key

no no no, the opera’s not for me

 

She held tight to her coffee as we walked by the bay

She told me she’d moved from Brooklyn, and with her thoughts on parade

I asked “What brought you to Sydney?” She told me “Love brought me here,

oh, I have a story my dear

 

As we sat by the harbor, she slowly unpacked her life

Once a prophet of romance, later two times a wife

Said “My heart, it was broken, so I broke hearts in return

Then I crashed and burned

 

See, I lost two men to history, one was shot in the war

The other’s raising my children after I ran out the door

Oh and sometimes you lose love, sometimes you throw it away

And I’ve thrown it away

Oh my dear, my dear, never throw love away

In the Bell Tower

Why are you inventing all this trouble, finding problems in your cards?

Life is not as easy as we thought, but it’s also not as hard

The sky is never ever going to crumble, the roof will catch its fall

Luckily our love is strong enough, because it’s holding up the walls

 

Don’t you hear God in the bell tower, He’s calling out our names

He says this life is going to cost us, all of our ambition and our fame

He’s still holding up the world, we can carry our small part

Oh send peace into this heart

 

I’m sorry that you’re feeling so neglected, we’re filling up the holes

It seems to me these jobs they feed our mouths but they do not feed our souls

It’s easy to keep shouting from the pulpit, it’s time to go outside

Why are we pretending that we’re dead when we know that were alive?

 

Don’t you hear God in the sunset, our futures in the clouds

He’s saying all you have to do is take my hand, for crying out loud

He’s still holding up the world, we can carry our small part

Oh send peace into this heart

 

Don’t you hear God in the bell tower, He’s calling out our names

He says this life is going to cost us, all of our ambition and our fame

He’s still holding up the world, we can carry our small part

Oh send peace into this heart

Father and Son

I was just a simple boy, 

didn’t know much of anything

‘Til my father sat me down, 

and explained to me everything

He said son, my father was flawed, he obeyed such a selfish deed

But he turned to the grace of God, and his ransomed soul was freed

 

I was just a simple teen, 

growing up just the best I could

‘Til my father sat me down, 

showed me love ’til I understood

He said son, I’m not a perfect man, I don’t know much of anything

But I’m trying the best I can, I work hard so that you can sing

 

Now I’m just a simple man, 

I don’t know much of anything

But someday I’ll sit my son down, 

and explain to him everything

I’ll say son, my father was strong, he loved me more than anything

Now I see how to love like him, and someday you will love like me

Heartstrings

A boy walks, his footprints stuck in the sand,

Well he goes too far and becomes a man

Fatherhood is a poetry 

Where the son follows that boy’s wandering feet

 

A hospital is an ironic place

Where joy is hard on a solemn face

In a crowded room a brave man loses his fight

But across the hall a baby breathes first life

 

Oh show me why, why the good die young

And show me why, a father loves his son

Show me why, why we start at a crawl

Show me why, why love is worth it all

 

A soldier’s wounded on the battle lines

In freedoms pulse he watches comrades die

That boy lies in the medic’s wing

Wondering why heavens birds still sing

 

The demons played with my heart today

As the angels took my grandfather away

They say when I was born he welled up with pride

God must have done the same when he reached the other side

 

Show me why, these moments tug heart strings

Show me why, the angel needs its wings

Show me why, we always seem to fall

Show me why, why love is worth it all

Aria

I told you that you would be fine

That’s what I said before I met you 

But now you’re running out of time

Just know that I could not forget you

 

The darkness came into the room

As walls are closing in around me

It seems that you are leaving soon

But I know your hearts already found me

 

My lovely one

 

You told me it would be alright 

That you can go along without me 

God knows that we put up a fight

One day your arms will be around me

 

My lovely one

 

Swing wide you selfish gates of heaven

Return my lovely back to me 

These tears are running from my eyes

We’ll have to wait ’til paradise 

 

Oh, my lovely one