Mar 232015
 

 

Like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.
Like a worm on a hook,
Like a knight from some old fashioned book
I have saved all my ribbons for thee.
If I, if I have been unkind,
I hope that you can just let it go by.
If I, if I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you.

Like a baby, stillborn,
Like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me.
But I swear by this song
And by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all up to thee.
I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch,
He said to me, “You must not ask for so much.”
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door,
She cried to me, “Hey, why not ask for more?”

Oh like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir have tried in my way to be free.

 

 Posted by at 10:53 am
Feb 272015
 

Living it up
I have it all
To pull more women than any two men or a train can haul
But my baby she does something way more impressive than the Georgia crawl
She blackens pages like a Russian romantic
Gets down more often than a blow-up doll
Why the long face
Blondie I’m already taken
Sorry
I may act like a lunatic
You think I’m fucking crazy you’re mistaken
Keep moving

On the road again
For months at a time
It doesn’t take half that long for men about town to forget what’s mine
And now my genius can drink in silence
She’s got to listen to your tired-ass lies
I know its hard to believe a good-hearted woman
To have a body that make your daddy cry
Why the long face jerk off your chance has been taken
Good one
You may think like an animal
You try that cat and mouse shit you’ll get bitten
Keep moving

Nothing ever good happens at The Old Thirsty Crow

 Posted by at 11:23 am
Feb 252015
 

While we’re on the subject
Could we change the subject now?
I was knocking on your ear’s door but you were always out
Looking towards the future
We were begging for the past
Well we knew we had the good things
But those never seemed to last
Oh please just last

Everyone’s unhappy
Everyone’s ashamed
Well we all just got caught looking
At somebody else’s page
Well nothing ever went
Quite exactly as we planned
Our ideas held no water
But we used them like a dam

Oh, and we carried it all so well
As if we got a new position
Oh, and I laugh all the way to hell
Saying yes, this is a fine promotion
Oh, and I laugh all the way to hell

Of course everyone goes crazy
Over such and such and such
We made ourselves a pillar
We just used it as a crutch
We were certainly uncertain
At least I’m pretty sure I am
Well we didn’t need the water
But we just built that good God dam

Oh, and I know this of myself
I assume as much for other people
Oh, and I know this of myself
We’ve listened more to life’s end gong
Than the sound of life’s sweet bliss

Was it ever worth it?
Was there all that much to gain?
Well we knew we missed the boat
And we’d already missed the plane
We didn’t read the invite
We just dance at our wake
All our favorites were playing
So we could shake, shake, shake, shake, shake

Tiny curtains open and we heard the tiny clap of little hands
A tiny man would tell a little joke and get a tiny laugh from all the folks
Sitting drifting around in bubbles and thinking it was us that carried them
When we finally got it figured out that we had truly missed the boat

Oh, and we carried it all so well
As if we got a new position
Oh, and we owned all the tools ourselves
But not the skills to make a shelf with
Oh, what useless tools ourselves

 Posted by at 8:51 am
Feb 252015
 

Just a perfect day
drink Sangria in the park
And then later
when it gets dark, we go home

Just a perfect day
feed animals in the zoo
Then later
a movie, too, and then home

Oh, it’s such a perfect day
I’m glad I spend it with you
Oh, such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on
You just keep me hanging on

Just a perfect day
problems all left alone
Weekenders on our own
it’s such fun

Just a perfect day
you made me forget myself
I thought I was
someone else, someone good

Oh, it’s such a perfect day
I’m glad I spent it with you
Oh, such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on
You just keep me hanging on

You’re going to reap just what you sow
You’re going to reap just what you sow
You’re going to reap just what you sow
You’re going to reap just what you sow

 Posted by at 8:44 am
Feb 232015
 

Heart of gold but it lost its pride
Beautiful veins and bloodshot eyes
I’ve seen your face in another light
Why’d you have to go and let it die?

Why’d you have to go and let it die?
Why’d you have to go and let it die?
In too deep and out of time.
Why’d you have to go and let it die?

A simple man and his blushing bride
Intravenous, intertwined
Hearts gone cold your hands were tied
Why’d you have to go and let it die?

Why’d you have to go and let it die?
Why’d you have to go and let it die?
In too deep and out of time.
Why’d you have to go and let it die?

Do you ever think of me?
You’re so considerate.
Do you ever think of me?
Oh, so considerate.

In too deep and lost in time
Why’d you have to go and let it die?
Beautiful veins and bloodshot eyes
Why’d you have to go and let it die?

Hearts gone cold and hands were tied.
Why’d you have to go and let it die?
Why’d you have to go and let it die?

Do you ever think of me?
You’re so considerate.
Did you ever think of me?
Oh, so considerate.

In too deep and lost in time
Why’d you have to go and let it die?
Beautiful veins and bloodshot eyes
Why’d you have to go and let it die?

Hearts gone cold and hands were tied.
Why’d you have to go and let it die?

Why’d you have to go and let this die?
Why’d you have to go and let this die?
Why’d you have to go and let this die?
Why’d you have to go and let this die?

Why’d you have to go and let it die?

 Posted by at 10:26 am