Archive for March, 2010

Wandering Minstrel

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Sometimes late in the night
I wake up trembling like stage fright
so bad I have to look for a light
and see just where I am

So far away and so alone
from all that I have loved or known
impossible to ever come back home
now I’m without a friend

These streets I wander look the same
like faceless people I can’t name
and I only have myself to blame
if this is a dead end

A meandering minstrel vagabond
trying to just stay warm and dry
Peddling songs I pull out from my boots
for pennies from the passers by
Some people they only see the bum
they can’t seem to see the man
If they only knew how close we are
I wonder if they’d understand

The rain blows cold the wind is hard
against my skin and this guitar
In my head I wonder how you are
if your heart’s gonna mend

Me I’m too old to hurt this bad
I’m sorry that I made you sad
But sadder that you were never glad
to have me as your own

I tried my best I must confess
I failed I know to pass the test
and in the end just made a big mess
from which I can’t atone

Now I’m just another vagabond
homesick without a home
Playing songs I’ve torn out from my heart
now I’m homeless so I roam
You throw your change away at me
think I’m just a worthless bum
But someday if fate turns on you
who knows what your life will become

Tears often flow till I cant see
like rain it soaks the heart of me
The pain aches so bad I can’t breathe
I close my eyes and sigh

Still I wish I could comfort you
that there’s something I could do
to take back the lies and make them true
but you can’t live a lie

Impossible, so I’ll just move on
and one day you will hear my song
Smile for the man who did not belong
but please don’t start to cry

For the homeless wandering bum
is not the man you once knew
and when he ran out of his old songs
he did the best that he could do
and if you listen to the wind
you’ll still hear his music there
But when it’s time for the curtain call
we all must disappear


Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

thoughts of you
cascading hair
those sparkling eyes
and piercing stare

your impish smile
stole like a thief
into my heart
it set me free

free to dream
it leaps and soars
into the heavens
my love is yours

on beating wings
it climbs and flies
a blood red bird
in deep blue skies

till clouds and time
are meaningless
my thoughts turn now
to our last kiss

was all too brief
but oh so sweet
when your soft lips
and mine did meet

we held so close
I breathed you in
your touch, your scent
against my skin

I felt your heart
press to my own
it’s rhythmic sigh
a gentle moan

whisper soft
that moment played
10,000 love songs

awakened now
can scarce control
this growing fire
burns through our soul

passion restrained
in this embrace
we know the truth
that we must face

I can’t stay here
you can’t leave
your heart doesn’t
belong to me

so off I flew
to Santa Cruz
without my heart
without my muse

in Chicago
they will stay
safe with my love
until someday

when she comes
to be with me
my only love
that sets me free

Someday Baby

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Someday baby
It’ll be you and me
We’ll be together
when it’s meant to be

You do what you have to
I’ll wait for you here
yeah we’ll be together
some day some year

you know I want you
your eyes said the same
those passionate kisses
were so hard to restrain

I know it ain’t easy
I know that you’re scared
I don’t have the answers
made up and prepared

Someday when you can, love
join me here in the sun
Build a new world together
of romance and some fun

I promise you passion
all my heart and my soul
they’re yours to keep dear
they’re yours to control

Just say that you love me
leave the rest up to fate
Tell me that you miss me
and I’ll patiently wait

I ache just to hold you
in my arms for all time
Together at last love
some day when you’re mine