Tear Drops In The Snow

December 1, 2010

Walking through the autumn fall
i thought i heard your whisper call
the beauty hiding here within the night
bedtime tales and nursery rhymes
another chance another time
and winter always seems to make you cry

words are played and then they fade
a feeling lost in masquerades
the hand that reaches out and then slips by
you share your tears with strangers near
another voice but you’re not here
and winter always seems to make you cry

the heart that’s waiting here within
the ghost that lays beneath your skin
the silence left hiding in your eyes
and in the night your darkness reigns
a broken thought alone again
and winter always seems to make you cry

2010



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The Girl in the Rain

January 27, 2010

Summer love it burns too fast
winter kisses never last
the sunset’s coming down on me again
another face another hand
it doesn’t matter where i land
i always end up back inside the pain
till i turn around and find her here again
oh i always come back to the girl in the rain

another voice inside my ear
i turn around you disappear
i always get lost here inside the game
another face that never lasts
it slips on here into the past
and it doesn’t matter now who’s to blame
until i come down and find her here again
oh i always come back to the girl in the rain

2010


Your Breath

December 29, 2009

In the corners of my mind
i want to look but i can’t find
the memories in the silhouettes
the broken promise i forget
and in the shadows on my walls
i thought i heard your whisper call
then you touched me with your breath

broken nights that never wait
for you to rise i hesitate
my concrete hands that cannot touch
i want to feel but not too much
and did you pick me up just to watch me fall
the pieces laying on your floor
then you touched me with your breath

night attacks and empty dreams
is what i want just what i need
i’ve been too damn strong
i’ve been too damn tough
i’ve been too damn hard
for long enough

hearts collide and then they miss
the magdalen smile then the judas kiss
a sacrifice for your nights
the silent vows and then your eyes
and in the darkness of my room
you come to me and lay down my wounds
then you touched me with your breath

2009

Pictures On The Wall

December 14, 2009

I want you to draw me a picture
draw me a picture on my wall
i’m gonna chase you i’m gonna get you
for drawing pictures on my walls
for drawing pictures on my walls

i’m gonna take you down to the playground
i’m gonna swing you up in the air
i’m gonna catch you baby if you fall off
i’m gonna catch you ‘for you get there
i’m gonna catch you ‘for you get there

we could have fun all day long
skipping rope and singing songs
hide and seek and ice cream cones
holding hands walking homes

i’m gonna draw you a picture
draw you a picture on your wall
you’re gonna chase me you’re gonna get me
for drawing pictures on your walls
we’re drawing pictures on your walls
we’re drawing pictures on the walls

2009

The Ugly In Me

December 5, 2009

And all that’s left as you walk out the door
are kisses blown left dying on the floor
what am i doing on my knees
you’re the only one who sees the ugly in me

what can i say what can i do
i lose my faith my wisdom too
i close my eyes what will i be
you’re the only one who sees the ugly in me

how can i crawl out of your nights
how can i move back in your sight
this cage i’ve built inside of me
you’re the only one who sees the ugly in me

2010

My Everything

November 26, 2009

She said give me something
i said i ain’t got nothing
she took my everything away

she said where’s my something
i said i ain’t got nothing
she took my everything away

you’ll break me down just go away
you’ll break me down don’t want to stay
you’ll break me down don’t ask today
you’ll break me down just go away

she said give me something
i said i ain’t got nothing
she took my everything away

she said here’s your something
i said you ain’t got nothing
she took my everything away

she said give me something
she said give me something
she said give me anything

Never Gonna Die

November 10, 2009

And if i cry  i’d cry for you
and if i tried  i try for you
if i could fly i would fly right back to you
but i’m never gonna die again for you

and if i wait i’d wait for you
if i break i’d break for you
if there’s a way i’d find a way back to you
but i’m never gonna die again for you

i would tear down every mountain
i would walk right cross the sea
i would do it all for you girl
if you did it once for me

and if i prayed i pray for you
and if i stayed i’d stay with you
and when i wake i would wake right next to you
but i’m never gonna die again for you
maybe one more time i’d die for you

may 2009

Don’t Know Your Name

November 10, 2009

Meet me at the end of the evening
take me far away from the pain
babe i’m lost now i’m stumbling
and i don’t even know your name

take my hand keep on calling
take me deep into your game
babe i’m lost now i’m falling
and i don’t even know your name

take me to the light of your morning
leave me standing in the rain
babe i’m lost now i’m wondering
and i don’t even know my name
i don’t even know your name

2006

Spys

November 10, 2009

I’ve been wandering looking for a home
i’ve been falling down too much alone
you’re in the daylight while i’ve been shooting the moon
you can spy on my dreams if i could spy on yours too

heart break and casualties that ‘s all i need
i break my promises every time you breathe
i’d claw my eyes out just for a chance to see you
you can spy on my dreams if i could spy on yours too

you’re the strangest woman i’ve ever seen
you’re the only woman stranger than me

i’m just a poet a midnight thief
looking for a woman of wisdom and peace
won’t you take me home now i’ll shed my skin just for you
you can spy on my dreams if i could spy on yours too
you could be in my dreams if i could be in your dreams too

2005

Shadows

September 22, 2009

Have you ever seen the shadows dancing on your walls
curled up in your darkness laid out on the floor
it’s just your superstition that makes you play their games
they say that you’re so beautiful then they forget your name

everybody wants to be your lover
but who’s gonna be your friend
everybody wants to love you
but who are you gonna love in the end

and i’ve seen all your lovers they all wait for you
to catch a glimpse of your grace just to touch your truth’s
but they all fear to face your eyes they all fear to touch your eyes
and you start to lose your faith your faith in the night

1999

Sofly She Cried

September 22, 2009

Waiting for that human spark
to penetrate into the heart
when fingers dance face to face
we break the night without a trace

rain passes through the sheets
messages lost in the beat
open up your eyes to see
close your eyes so you can be

softly she cried
into the night
softly she cried

hesitate upon the touch
escalate and call it love
head on back into the dark
wait again for that human spark

softly she cried
into the night
softly she cried

1998

Breathe

September 22, 2009

When you walk on by
you take control
my eyes are calling you
follow you
let me breathe for you
let me breathe

when will you do
your pirouette
this is my existence
calling you
let me breathe for you
let me breathe

one heart beat says more than words

let me breathe for you
let me breathe

1998

Big Meat Eater

September 22, 2009

The god in me demands forgiveness
the devil screams what was my sin
beauty without here surrounds me
lost child your beauty within
i ain’t demon i ain’t no snake
i’m just an angel falling
wake me up

she was a big mean meat eater
she cleaned my soul right off the street
she was the pain you were the danger
she were the stranger we were the strange
i ain’t no demon i ain’t no snake
i’m just an angel falling
wake me up

when we get back to paradise
wake me up i know i’ll find it in your eyes

give me back my cigarettes
give me back my dreams
let me dance here on your bed
cold statues mean and green
i ain’t no demon i ain’t no snake
i’m just an angel falling
wake me up

when we get back to paradise
wake me up i know i’ll find it in your eyes
man blamed the woman, woman blamed the snake
but i know who had that first taste of love

1998

Grace

September 22, 2009

Somewhere you are sleeping
and you are unaware
somewhere i am dreaming
i wait for you again
when will you forgive me
for falling over you
when will you come save me
and take me back to your room

i would fall from grace just to be with you
i would give it all for just once chance for you
for that little peace the only peace
that comes from loving you
i would fall for you

holding to a promise
you never made of me
holding to your darkness
but how long must i seek
will you resurrect me
if i prayed for you
if i fell down to my knees
could i crawl back to your room

all the ghosts in me fall silent
all the demons break at your sight
all my lovers stare in wonder
they can’t believe your in my eyes

1998

Does It Matter

September 22, 2009

Does it matter that i love you
but then you never realized
when my eyes were upon you
did you ever wonder why

did you ever really see me
when you caught me here alone
maybe i was too far away
or was i too close to the bone

i look at you and wonder
was there something in your eyes
was there something we were after
but we never realized

don’t know where i’m going
don’t know if i’ve got a place
don’t know where i’m facing
don’t know if i’ve got a face

does it matter that i love you
is there nothing i can say
does it matter that i love you
is it too late to say

it doesn’t really matter

1992

My Empty Gun

September 22, 2009

I was lost outside these walls
took your hand to stop the fall
i twist my rage with to feed my sorrow
and the arrows in the air
they miss their mark to find you there
i head back to the dark until tomorrow

here i stand outside the sun
i am one and one is one
here i stand me and my empty gun

night attacks and empty dreams
is what i want just what i need
if only you would call you know i’d follow
open books and broken keys
i close my eyes and wait to see
i wait inside the dark until tomorrow

1991