Good Ol’ Manly Cry

(Copying some FAWM songs here so I have them all in one place.)

Guess you’ve been gone
Long enough
Cause I’m alright
Only two times that miss you
One’s day, the other’s night
Sunshine reminds me of your hair
In the dark, I almost think you’re there
Think it’s time I sat down and had me
A good old manly cry

Fixed you breakfast
Just this morning
Like I used to do
Perfect bacon and fried potatoes
Scrambled eggs for two
I must have left it there half the day
Then I got mad and threw it all away
Think it’s time I sat down and had me
A good old manly cry

Think it’s time I sat down and told myself
You’re really gone
Think it’s time I sat down and realized
That from now on
Won’t be cooking for two
But I’ll be wondering
What do I do?
Think it’s time I sat down and had me
A good old manly cry

Took a sick day Last week
The boss wondered what was wrong
Whatever it was I mumbled sounded like something
From a whiny country song
I spent
The whole day
Looking out the window at the dust the settled as you drove away
Think it’s time I sat down and had me
A good old manly cry

Think it’s time I sat down and told myself
You’re really gone
Think it’s time I sat down and realized
That from now on
Won’t be cooking for two
But I’ll be wondering
What do I do?
Think it’s time I sat down and had me
A good old manly cry

Guess you’ve been gone
Long enough
Cause I’m alright

When You’re 21

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You have the world by the horns
Fireworks light up the sky
The good time have no end and
There is nothing you won’t try
cause everything’s fun
when you’re 21
You Hope it is never done
When you’re 21

Sweet 16 is in the mirror
18 you don’t care
When you’re 21 You can have so much fun

Because everything’s fun
when you’re 21
You Hope it is never done
When you’re 21

your favorite jam in your ears
hair’s a mess and you don’t care
Loving life on your own terms
You say… Jus Let um stare
cause everything’s fun
when you’re 21
You Hope it is never done
When you’re 21

Sweet 16 is in the mirror
18 you don’t care
When you’re 21 You can have so much fun

Because everything’s fun
when you’re 21
You Hope it is never done
When you’re 21

— Bridge
When your 21
When your 21
When your 21
When your 21

Greet the day with a big smile
you know what they missed
That this was all for you
Grab a big fist of this
cause everything’s fun
when you’re 21
You Hope it is never done
When you’re 21

Sweet 16 is in the mirror
18 you don’t care
When you’re 21 You can have so much fun

Because everything’s fun
when you’re 21
You Hope it is never done
When you’re 21

Believe

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If I had to tell all about the world around
I don’t know that I could say how it works
One day maybe I will figure it all out
until then some things I just believe
Like….

I believe the sun will come out tomorrow
I believe people say what they mean
I believe in what I believe in
And I believe in you
yes I do…… I Believe in you

I believe a smile speaks from the heart
I believe in love because
I believe I saw it there in your eyes
And I believe in you
I believe..oh I believe.. I Believe in you

Some things you hear just don’t sound right
You can’t blame them for what they think
What they say I don’t have to make mine
I will tell you what I believe
Yeah….

I believe the sun will come out tomorrow
I believe people say what they mean
I believe in what I believe in
And I believe in you
yes I do…… I Believe in you

I believe a smile speaks from the heart
I believe in love because
I believe I saw it there in your eyes
And I believe in you
I believe..oh I believe.. I Believe in you

I believe in true love when I believe in you
And because I believe it makes it true

Wonders never cease to amaze my mind
Things too grand to be in a dream
They couldn’t know if I read um every line
But I am asking you to just believe
Cause….

I believe the sun will come out tomorrow
I believe people say what they mean
I believe in what I believe in
And I believe in you
yes I do…… I Believe in you

I believe a smile speaks from the heart
I believe in love because
I believe I saw it there in your eyes
And I believe in you
I believe..oh I believe.. I Believe in you

I believe the sun will come out tomorrow
I believe people say what they mean
I believe in what I believe in
And I believe in you

Frog Got A Lizard

 

Frog got a lizard and won’t let go

Sit right down l got a story to tell
Back in the bayou under a half moon sky
Some old jazz sliding from a nearby shack
and frog eye’n a lizard who was walking by

Chorus
Frog got a lizard and he won’t let go
Frog got a lizard and he won’t let go
Swinging her till the cows come home
Dancing em all ‘n stealing the show
Frog got a lizard and he won’t let go
Ohh Frog got a lizard and he won’t let go

Is not every day you see a thing like that
He’s got the moves look at him what a sight
Swinging her around on the big dance floor
A frog and a lizard staying up all night

Chorus
Frog got a lizard and he won’t let go
Ohh Frog got a lizard and he won’t let go
Swinging her till the cows come home
Dancing em all ‘n stealing the show
Frog got a lizard and he won’t let go
Ohh Frog got a lizard and he won’t let go

Frog got a lizard and he won’t let go
Ohh Frog got a lizard and he won’t let go
Swinging her till the cows come home
Dancing em all ‘n stealing the show
Frog got a lizard and he won’t let go

Hot Chocolate

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Tell you what I gotta get, get me some hot chocolate
take a sip, so delicious A little temptatious

It is never the wrong time for
Hot Hot chocolate
Gonna get Hot chocolate

Gonna get ohhh
I’m Gonna get it
Gotta have some Hot chocolate

Gonna get ohhhhh
I’m Gonna get it
Hot hot chocolate
Hot chocolate

when its 30 below It’s time don’t you know
get hot chocolate And snuggle up with it

It is never the wrong time for
Hot Hot chocolate
Gonna get Hot chocolate

Gonna get ohhh
I’m Gonna get it
Gotta have some Hot chocolate

Gonna get ohhhhh
I’m Gonna get it
Hot hot chocolate
Hot chocolate

This is why I like it Hot hot chocolate
She can’t get enough So I think I am in love

It is never the wrong time for
Hot Hot chocolate
Gonna get Hot chocolate

Gonna get ohhh
I’m Gonna get it
Gotta have some Hot chocolate

Gonna get ohhhhh
I’m Gonna get it
Hot hot chocolate
Hot chocolate

 

Every Happy Love Song

seems like every happy love song sounds the same
them country singers are the ones I blame
I hear those pretty tunes of moons and junes and pretty soon
I’m hoping for a minor key and just a little misery

seems like every happy love song sounds the same
I think those britpop singers are to blame
you know those tears will start so they can rhyme with broken heart
and I’m hoping for a minor key so they’ll politely disagree

seems like every happy love song sounds the same
I’ll bet all those old jazz singers are to blame
you can bet their sorrow will still be around tomorrow
and I’m hoping for a minor key and maybe epic tragedy

why does every dance
involve taking a chance?
amazing that a light
can brighten up the night
and that star
down at the bar
is gonna go far

seems like every happy love song sounds the same
maybe those folky popsters are to blame
do they really think that girl will ever rhyme with world?
and I’m hoping for a minor key and lovers who are absentee

seems like every happy love song sounds the same
I think I know exactly who to blame
I hear those pretty tunes of moons and junes and pretty soon
I’m hoping for a minor key and just a little misery
seems like every happy love song sounds the same

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More Than Love

I’m going to start posting older songs so I have all my music in one place.

This demo was recorded at Ray’s Barn, a studio owned by a marvelous musician named Ray Brown. My first time in a studio, I was so nervous my throat practically closed and I found myself muscling my way through every song.

I learned all about words when I was just a lad
Reading piles of books like my mom and my dad
Merriam Webster was a good friend to me
Shakespeare and Seuss suited me to a tee
There must be a word I’ll find so apropos
I don’t know it yet but here’s one thing I know

It’s more than love
There must be a name
It’s more than love
That fires the flame
I look into your eyes
And I find myself there
Look into your heart
And I’m walking on air
I don’t know what it is
But it’s more than love

I know so many words about living and life
So many words about husband and wife
Words like forever and words like forgive
Words like together as long as we live
But I can’t seem to find the right word for the way
I keep feeling inside, so here’s all I can say

It’s more than love
There must be a name
It’s more than love
That fires the flame
I look into your eyes
And I find myself there
Look into your heart
And I’m walking on air
I don’t know what it is
But it’s more than love

Words might never say
The way you make me feel
But I’ll keep trying
Until I find
The one word that’s ideal

I’ve read millions of words in those books on the shelf
And there’s ten thousand more that I’ve written myself
You’d think one of these would say just what I mean
But they all seem to fall below or between
I know so many word that say just what it’s no
But I’ll try to describe it with words that I’ve got

It’s more than love
There must be a name
It’s more than love
That fires the flame
I look into your eyes
And I find myself there
Look into your heart
And I’m walking on air
I don’t know what it is
But it’s more than love
I don’t know what it is
But it’s more than love

Strikes

Great big storm behind the mountain
See a flash, start counting
Feel the fire, crackling breeze
Thunder rumbles right up to your knees
Lightning

Flash so bright you lose the sky
Feels like Armageddon’s nigh
Push down, move faster
Driving down the throat of disaster
Lightning

High voltage electrical whine
Into my ears through the telephone line
I hear the words, feel the frisson
You talked, I didn’t listen
Lightning

Tires rip the dark wet road
Under-thinking overload
A hundred miles in nothing flat
Never let you go like that
Lightning

Great big storm behind the mountain
Thunder rumbles right to your knees
Great big storm behind the mountain
Thunder rumbles right to your knees
Great big storm behind the mountain
Thunder rumbles right to your knees
Great big storm behind the mountain
Thunder rumbles right to your knees
Lightning

The Time Between

someone else I know died and this one sort of forced itself out

I don’t believe in any angel of death
Don’t believe in any great Grim Reaping
I know it comes to us all
But I believe what some folks call
Eternity ain’t forever, they’re only sleeping

I don’t believe in Fates snipping threads
I don’t believe your time has gotta come
If it was set at birth
What’s living worth?
That’d be unfair to the smart, too kind to the dumb

I made a choice to write and sing this song
And you can choose to listen
Or even sing along
We’re making our own way
Every day
Doing what’s right
And knowing what’s wrong

Songs like this sorta make you squirm
No one likes to talk about the end
Hey, I’m with you
I’m uncomfortable too
And we’ll both get through it talking friend to friend

I made a choice to write and sing this song
And you can choose to listen
Or even sing along
We’re making our own way
Every day
Doing what’s right
And knowing what’s wrong

We’ve all lost someone we love, and we miss ’em
The hole some people leave is surreal
While I’m done singing this rhyme
You ought to take the time
To tell the folks you love the way you feel

I made a choice to write and sing this song
And you can choose to listen
Or even sing along
We’re making our own way
Every day
Doing what’s right
And knowing what’s wrong

Maricopa

this one wrote itself

ABQ

Leaving Maricopa in a cloud of dust
Ain’t nobody back there gonna follow us
They can stay right there ’cause we ain’t done nothin’ wrong
And we’ll be in Albuquerque by the time they know we’re gone

Leaving Maricopa in a borrowed car
I know we said we wouldn’t have to go that far
But she’ll be busy hanging out with her friends down at the salon
And we’ll be in Albuquerque by the time they know we’re gone

Leaving Maricopa at the speed of night
Had to take the car, couldn’t catch a flight
Heading east on 40 face-first into the dawn
And we’ll be in Albuquerque by the time they know we’re gone

We’ll go to Babylon
Maybe the Amazon
We’ll run this marathon
Up to Saskatchewan
Maybe we’ll go to St. Louis and see that big mastodon
Right now we’ll be in Albuquerque by the time they know we’re gone

Leaving Maricopa in a cloud of dust
Smelling like grease and looking like rust
Tomorrow I’ll be dressed up in silk and you’ll be in chiffon
And we’ll be in Albuquerque by the time they know we’re gone