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OUR WORLDS COLLIDE

I would love to be your comfort
A blanket when you're confused
A bright song on every dark day
Warmth and hope you cannot lose
To be the canopy to cover you
When life's storms come your way
I can be the one you've longed for
Because I see the words you can't say

So let's discard the old frayed sweater
That doesn't fit, it's come undone
You don't need words for my attention
Let's just hold hands and have some fun
Your eyes could light the skies tonight 
That coy smile, wow.. it melts my heart
My guitar plays you sweet love songs
This is our time when true love starts

Girl, drift off to sleep on my shoulder
This guy pillow.. yeah, made for you
It's so euphoric to feel your heart beat
And know your dreams are coming true
Being with you I'm filled with wonder
A kiss goodnight, no shadows to hide
In the morning, I'll be your first sight
This is how it is when our worlds collide

~Lyric Man

Note: This is a soft love song echo to Casarah Nance write, "If You Knew" There's something so incredibly amazing about a love based on commitment to do and be all you can for your partner.

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BEHIND THE SMILE

Just another sinking tear
In this river full of pain
Racing fast to nowhere
A world that's gone insane
Hope committed suicide
Before I had the chance
Forced to live without you
Teased by fool's romance

But it's alright you'll never know
I'm living dead but I don't show
Empty words and hollow eyes
Behind the smile I hide my lies

Everyone has the answer
None of them are right
The blind lead the blind
Pretending to have sight
Love is such a cruel illusion
A distracting fool's delight
Left me poor and naked
Under a waterfall of night

But it's alright you'll never know
I'm living dead but I don't show
Empty words and hollow eyes
Behind the smile I hide my lies

Handcuffed by our society
Scorned to a water grave 
Drowning in a sea of lonely
And too far gone to save

But it's alright you'll never know
I'm living dead but I don't show
Empty words and hollow eyes
Behind the smile I hide my lies

~Lyric Man

Note: I wanted to write a break-up song that was so painful.. each line works as a separate, horrific story. And it comes like unrelenting waves rushing over its helpless, loveless victim. And still, this broken soul tries to hide that they've drown in an eternal water grave of rejection, behind a blank, artificial smile. My hope was to create a picture of complete and utter emptiness. Because if you've tasted true love and then lost it forever.. that's how desperately awful it feels! 

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I PRETEND

Yeah.. I pretend that I'm your man
And your hand's in mine forever
So clear.. love's eyes always see
Feelings that will extinguish never
So lets imagine.. you and me

I read your poems, taste fantasy
Enough to keep this dream alive
Not listening to lies.. of reality
I can survive, thinking we're real
Girl, you in my arms.. it's destiny 

Cause I can't go on
And there's no tomorrow 
If I'm all alone
Drowning in this sorrow
Breathe into my lungs 
Tell me that it's true
Say, I'm not crazy
There's a me and you

Just love me now to eternity 
We could be so good together
My feelings can't be tethered
This love inside must be set free
Oh can't you see.. I wanna be
We need to be...

Cause I can't go on
And there's no tomorrow 
If I'm all alone
Drowning in this sorrow
Breathe into my lungs 
Tell me that it's true
Say, I'm not crazy
There's a me and you

Girl, I don't want to pretend
But I can't let us end
So tell me that it's true
Say, I'm not crazy...
There's a me and you

There's a me and you..
Got to be... a me and you!

~Lyric Man

Note: I wanted to write about feelings so strong, though they be fantasy, there is always the possibility that these feelings can reach over into reality. It's happened to me, so the writer is a believer in the magic of what could be.  I've seen dreams come true.. but could they in a place called, Soup???

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ONE DEMO REMAINING

Wake up every morning, 
Knowing it will be the same;
Feel an endless longing, 
Inside a rage that can't be tamed.
Haunted in my thinking, 
I let my big chance pass;
And with it all believing, 
That my song would always last.

Invited to 'The Boot' to hear a band, 
Saw a flicker of what I used to be;
A young man lost in his music, 
Yesterday that man was me.
I remember making melodies, 
The world was in my hands;
But it slipped through my fingers, 
I had to grow up and be a man.

Let my hopes just fly away,
All my dreams of entertaining;
Now I'd give any thing to know,
There's still one dream remaining.

Sitting at this restaurant patio, 
The guitar's magic in his hands;
His voice is smooth and effortless, 
Oh how I wish I was that man.
The joy of being lost in the music, 
Alive, young at heart, and free;
The tapping feet and smiling faces, 
To see how good your song can be.

Let inhibition just fly away,
He lives the dream of entertaining;
Looks out at the admiring crowd,
Says I got one demo remaining.

Play your songs for all their worth, 
Never let them go;
The world is your audience, 
Give them your best show.
Don't let your chance pass you by, 
You can't stop believing;
Life is in the music, 
And love is in the feeling.

Let inhibition just fly away,
I took the one demo remaining;
My soul moved by the music,
Tonight my dream reclaiming!

~Lyric Man

Note: When I was a young musician I had an old guy in the crowd who was really into our set. On a break, he told me that he was just like me years earlier. But he listened to voices telling him he had to grow up and let his dream go. This song is through his eyes.  Never let anyone take your dreams. They are real. And they are the secret to really living!!

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NOW I LAY ME

Now I lay me down to sleep
In my home that's really sweet
Had three large meals and a snack
There wasn't a hint of any lack
Comfortable shoes and clothes that fit
My heart's desires my money can get
Friends and family know my name
So many opportunities it's just insane
Doctors and dentists, heat and air
A hope and a future.. No despair
Little chance I'll die before I wake
But if I do, my soul God will take.

But the homeless orphan goes to sleep
His unbathed body on a filthy street
Sold himself today to get a meal
From a slimy stranger with a dollar bill
No life, no skills, no future, no hope
No family, no friends, no heat, no coat
No shelter, no job, no doctor, no care
No money, no support, no help anywhere
Despair and neglect, a fight to survive
A shell of a child more dead than alive
And if this orphan dies before he wakes
Will he know my God his soul to take?

~Lyric Man

Note: Just returned from two weeks in Africa. I’ve seen the most amazing and the most tragic sights. This poem/prayer is a contrast of a typical western lifestyle to that of a fatherless orphan. 

PS-I’ve basically been without internet for the past two weeks and have missed reading your poetic works. May you and I never take take for granted all the blessings that we have been afforded!

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BREATHLESS

Perfect ambiance in this crowded room 
I ask the band to play my favorite tune
Yes, I've seen you over there...
Such beauty.. far beyond compare
You're leaving me breathless 

Your eyes.. how they mesmerize 
That look.. completely irresistible
And your desire..  it's undeniable 
You want me to take you in my arms
To thrill you with all my charms..
If you only knew, you're the only girl I see
That your charms have got a hold of me
You're leaving me breathless

In that little black dress, I must confess
This dance is like a perfect dream
Soft lips begging for sips of some
Hot curves tease of nectar to come
You whisper, make love spectacular
You're leaving me breathless

So breathe on me
I'll show you how
Things you never knew
That's right, Oh Wow
Make you scream
Girl, feel the best
So hard to breathe
I'm leaving you breathless

And the world around us disappears
It's like only you and me are here
Endless delights, let's dance awhile
Where you're so close, I feel your smile
Your heart's beating against my chest
You're leaving me breathless

So breathe on me
I'll show you how
Things you never knew
That's right, Oh Wow
Make you scream
Girl, feel the best
So hard to breathe
I'm leaving you breathless

~Lyric Man

Note: This is an echo song to Alexis Y.'s "Thrill" and a happy escape from my last write!

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MIDNIGHT HOUR

Into my dreary days
Rode hope on scented lines
In this pool of darkest deep
So bleak.. only love could find
A world of suffocating stench
Pulls me closer to the abyss
I close my eyes in surrender
Instead of death I feel a kiss 

A simple note scribbled out
Words that touched my soul
Is it enough to quench doubt 
How will the story now unfold
Does she see behind the muse
Is there a way in this black night 
A narrow path.. could I escape
Is this girl my guiding light

Cause when she says my name
It’s as if...  she is here
All these ominous storm clouds
She breathes out they disappear
Oh, there’s magic in her words
In her whisper there’s great power
Girl.. reach out and take my hand
Pull me from this midnight hour

If her sweet letter is a dream
Then I pray to never awake
If she’s not heaven’s angel
I’m falling hard for a mistake
I’m taken in by all her prose
God, I so want to believe
Release me from these chains
If this is the moment.. I receive 

Cause when she says my name
It’s as if...  she is here
All these ominous storm clouds
She breathes out they disappear
Oh, there’s magic in her words
In her whisper there’s great power
Girl.. reach out and take my hand
Pull me from this midnight hour

I believe.. Is that her touch
What a rush.. I receive

Cause when she says my name
It’s as if...  she is here
All these ominous storm clouds
She breathes out they disappear
Oh, there’s magic in her words
In her whisper there’s great power
Girl.. reach out and take my hand
Pull me from this midnight hour

~Lyric Man

Note: Sometimes a perfectly timed note, even in an email, can bring you salvation.

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EVERYTHING FOR YOU

I've arrived..
Fancy cars, the stage and lights
Thousands at concerts every night 
Girls swoon and scream my name
Giving autographs, growing fame
I survived.. Now I've arrived 
And I have everything..
Everything but you

So many love my music
They dance and party to the beat
Memorize the lyrics, get up on their feet
Yeah, I can woo the feminine masses 
These boys, I could give them classes
I survived.. Now I've arrived 
And I have everything..
Everything but you

I'm singing a familiar love song 
These girls wish the words were true
They close their eyes and dream of me
I close mine.. and dream of you.
All I see is you!

Girl, I'd trade everything
Everything for you

Oh, I'd trade everything
Wish I could trade everything
Trade everything..
Everything for you

~Lyric Man

Note: This is a write about a guy who has it all, except the one thing he really wants and needs. Everyone thinks they'd like to be in his shoes and he's thinking, he'd like to be barefoot with the girl he can't have. Why he can't have her is purposely up for Interpretation. The write is based on a friend's reality!

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I TOOK A CHANCE

I took a chance; Told you how I feel
Showed my hand; My heart revealed

This wasn't the plan; Meant to dance slow
But holding you there; Girl, I had to know

I took a chance; Just let my secrets fly
Your face says it all; We're dancing goodbye

This wasn't the plan; When I said, I love you
Your heart would melt; You'd say, I love you too

I took a chance; Just let my secrets fly
Your face says it all; We're dancing goodbye

You're in my arms; I have no regrets 
We have this song; And it's not over yet

So I close my eyes; Dream sweet romance
When time stands still; Glad I took a chance

~Lyric Man

Note: I wanted to write a little song about a guy who took a chance, made himself vulnerable, telling a girl how he feels about her... and without a word being spoken he knows they are dancing goodbye. And yet, he can live in the now and just for the moment.. focus on the girl in his arms!

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SCRIBBLES ON MY MIND

I’ve got scribbles on my mind
Thoughts trying hard to find
Random echos in the wind
Of more than poetic friends

What is it with you and blue
A penny for your thoughts
And a kiss for just a clue
Can sapphire come from two

Raindrops like fingers touch
A falling silky, sexy rush
Sweet girl I feel your flush 
Oh my.. Is that too much

See you clothed in evergreen
So deep beyond what’s seen
Beauty within.. taste so true
Love breathes all over you

What if I.. your morning mist
Cotton candy clouds, I insist
And that carousel of dreams
Everything’s not as it seems

That clown who said depart
Not the end but a new start
Your hand, oh look it’s free
New man.. what if it’s me

Poems don’t always rhyme 
Chaos makes sense sometimes
They say, true love is never late
So l long anticipate and wait

~Lyric Man

Note: A collection of random scribbles.. just for fun!

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