Rochester Hotel

She gave her life to himAt the Rochester Hotel She’s known to walk the hallsAnd climb the stairs If you listen quietlyLate at night A breathe like breezeChilly night air Creaking doorsWindows froze shut He said he’d come backBut he never did ChorusShe’s looking for himHe left her thereBy herselfHe didn’t care

Winter Solstice

Magnetic linesElectrifyUV raysBathe us in lightNighttime starsShow us the way Winter solsticeEarths delightGive us short daysAnd long nightsRadio wavesNorthern Lights Carry the messageOf our loveOne door closesAnother opensSoon comes the New YearLook for New Hope ChorusFrom light to darkAnd dark to lightLets make hayWhile the sun shines

Twin Lens Reflex

I wanted to write a song about Black Lives Matter because the history books are going to show how important that movement is / has been. I also love the “Two Tone” ska movement in the 80’s in the UK and reggae and ska in general. Its music that is very positive and upbeat, which is more powerful than more anthemic or sharp pointed…

I Hope I Never Hope Again

Caught by surpriseFear in our eyesHearts filled with doubtWhat’s it all about? The sky turned darkPandemic’s markForests burnedPoliticians not concerned Yet here I am with youIt seems we’ll make it throughIn our safe quartersWe sailed on calm waters ChorusWe almost lost itWe sure were testedWe thought it would endHope, our old friend

A House and a Home

Chorus A house is a homeWhen love lives insideTwo hearts are oneWhen two souls collide I lived in a houseThat wasn’t a homeSurrounded by familyI felt so alone My smile lights upWhen you come homeIts not just a houseAnd you are my poem Love lives insideThis humble abodeJoy grows insideOn Orchard Road

Cobweb Telegram

An incoming messageIt comes from our pastWe think we are specialOur lives go so fast We think we are modernWe’re fooling ourselvesJust listen to musicThe records on shelves Play what you can Play what you mustAshes to ashesThen we are dust An old radio signalAn old telegraphA message from ghostsOur loved ones who’ve passed ChorusWhen you hear the clickingThe messages sayDon’t live for tomorrowLive…

Telluride

The most beautiful placeThat I’ve ever seenIs a part of heavenCalled Telluride We drove from Mesa VerdeAfter a gorgeous hikeOn hiway 1 – 4 – 5The most beautiful pike ChorusTellurideAlways in my heartTellurideAlways on my mind We saw aspens aglowGold, crimson and copperAlong the wayTo Telluride When we arrivedWe saw aspens in snowI could have diedAnd that would have been alright

Silent Night, STARRY NIGHT

Thanksgiving will be full of thanks this year. Even with the pandemic – the promise of a vaccine looms large – and when I say loom – this time its a good thing!

Liberty Train

This year, more than any in my life, I’m thankful that while our democracy has been put to the test by a totally incompetent wannabe dictator, that he and his henchmen seem to have been foiled. Liberty trainBroken chainsSmashed oppressionFreedom reigns Deposed KingDeposed QueenClear the courtOf all the Jesters New day wakingFascism quakingNo more takenAdvantage of

Krampusnacht

Last year, I found this creepy AM radio station that plays Christmas music year round’ – its as if they are “place holding” the frequency. At the time I had an impressive home brewed directional phased antenna system (my Ham Radio callsign is KY6R) – because several stronger stations were on the same frequency. Spoiled rotten childrenAlways want their wayWhen Father Krampus arrivesHe’ll have…