Metaphorically Speaking

Beyond the land Of the ColloquialLies Strawberry FieldsFor you to seeSpeaking MetaphoricallyLet’s go on a tripYou Can Drive My CarStep through the gates of timeFor you to seeSpeaking MetaphoricallyIt isn’t very far Because time goes so fastIt seems just like YesterdayFor you to seeSpeaking MetaphoricallyIf all the world’s a stageAre we just Puppets on a string?Whose running the show?For you to seeSpeaking Metaphorically

One in Five

I’ve surveyed my sceneCounted my song hiveThe songs I’m proud ofIs One in FiveOne in FiveThat’s Twenty PercentYou have to write a lotTo make something decentSome are decentSome on the descentSome are hell bentSome seem heaven sent

No Pedigree

I’ve got no pedigreeWhat you get is what you seeI went to State CollegeNo expensive UniversityI’ve got no pedigreeMy parents Won the WarThey were uneducatedYet opened many doorsI’ve got no pedigreeBoat loads of common senseWhat pedigreed people lackI have as recompense

Paint With Sound

Making musicBreak new groundArrange a songPaint with soundBrightest colorsHighest pitchViolinYellow tingeDarkest colorsEspresso brownBow the celloLowest soundIn betweenRainbow colorsDifferent brushesTo discover

The Library

When I was youngPreacher manSaid everything Has its Place,That I Was part of God’s great PlanI don’t know About youBut somethingIsn’t rightAbout this Place and PlanI tend to thinkIf everything Has its PlaceThen we are books Ready to be checkedInto a library

Its Been a While

It was cathartic to hear a song I wrote 36 years ago and compare it to my song writing today – especially since I didn’t touch a musical instrument for more than 34 of those years. I also remember my band mates and these lyrics just poured out. Its been a whileSince we playedAnd sang our songsNever againNow that you’re goneIts been a whileWishing…

1986: In The Paint – Dangerous Rhythm Studios

Here is a song several people commented on recently when I jokingly said I was a wannabe rock star back in the 80’s. I wrote more of these kind of songs than I remember. I was ready to cringe when I found a cassette player – but it was a nice surprise. I’m no singer, but, if I were to sing as part of…

Radio Twin Lens Reflex

Radio Twin Lens ReflexAll the hits All the timeThe greatest sceneOn the ground glass screenRadio Twin Lens ReflexFirst lensSecond lensWatch the parallaxGet The KNAC!Radio Twin Lens ReflexThe musicOf our lifetimeSo far awayUntil we playRadio Twin Lens ReflexAutomatic reactionMakes us happyRadio Photo romanceGet up, let’s dance!

Truth Eye

The Truth Eye Tells the truthIn the by and byAnd in the futureThe Truth EyeTells the truthHard to come byForsake and For soothIn the end The truth comes outThere’s no pretendWithout a doubt

First New Moon Rising

The first new moon is hereRinging in the New YearWhat new things lie ahead?What new ground we’ll tread?Pumpkin moon a good luck signWineries prepare their vinesMother Earth’s RegenerationSoon a planting celebrationThis old world a spinning wheel Be kind to Earth so it will healSee the new moon risingOver the eastern horizon