This is the first song I ever wrote.  Submitted for your approval on this the anniversary of my birth, and start of my 29th year. :)  Hope you dig!

Lyrics - Always

There’s always gonna be
Someone Better
Better than you
And no matter how badly
I might feel right now
I know in my heart it’s true

Tell me what to do now
Before I go
Tell me what to do now
I just don’t know

We could talk
And I could watch my mouth
Or better yet
I could try to let it all out
Before you turn to me
And tell me get the Hell out
I’ll get through to you
Known you so long
That you know what I’m thinking
And good or bad, right or wrong
That’s a great thing
It shouldn’t take too long
Or be too hard
To get through to you

Tell me what to do now
Before I go
Tell me what to do now
I just don’t know

There’s always gonna be
Someone better
Better than you

Happy Valentine’s!  I’ve had this track sitting on the backburner for weeks now, and it occurred to me that it’s appropriate for the holiday…  This holiday has an inconvenient way of causing folks to reminisce about past relationships, and if any of you have an ex that irks you to death — This is for you.

Old demo (but new to you!) of ‘Runaway,’ which is technically ‘Akimbo’s’ sister. Both originally featured organ, but Akimbo’s was dropped before “Folk II” was released. This actually sounds better than most tracks I laid at the time, thanks to my good friend and long-time collaborator Andrew Hassler (Thanks, man), whom mixed it up for me. Happy Listening! 

Got bored tonight and scribbled a tranny Putin.  The caption just seemed like the logical conclusion.

Got bored tonight and scribbled a tranny Putin.  The caption just seemed like the logical conclusion.

Sweetest Dream

I had a dream that all was fine
That it was fine
That I was fine
I had a dream that I was fine
Yet all remained the same

Then Slowly I was made to see:
While naught had been changed
]around me[
That all had been changed
(Within me)
And I no longer blind:

Watched it break one final time
My heart in head
My soul in mind
Ruptured only for the time
I wasted blaming you…

Alas, I woke to nothing new
The same old me
And blame for you
Knowing not what I should do
Once sweetest dream was through

Once…

I became so lonely
That I gave each star a name
I told myself that they would speak
If not so far away
I looked so long upon the sky
That once lowered my gaze
I scanned the faces all around
And I could not relate

Lyrics - Barbed Wire

Barbed wire never says “You’re welcome”
It just says “Get Out”
I guess the two of you
Are one and the same
You’re both inconvenient
And you both draw blood
And if there’s anywhere ever worth going
You’re probably in my way

So many things about you
Said so many different things
Meeting you was like flying
Falling flat on my face
You’re the barbed wire, the obstacle
You’re the snake in the grass
A strong-willed bitch-fit trinity
And a pain in my ass

So get out, get out
Get out of my way
I thought that I was stuck here
But you can’t make me stay
I know the more I struggle
The more you’ll hold me tight
But if I move through you slowly
I won’t bleed as much as you like

You had no place you could turn
So you staked out the lounge
You and your possessions
Lying sprawled on the couch
You’re the barbed wire, the landmine
You came with the poison kiss
An ever-present reminder
That you will not be missed

So get out, get out
Get out of my way
I thought that I was stuck here
But you can’t make me stay
I know the more I struggle
The more you’ll hold me tight
But if I move through you slowly
I won’t bleed as much as you like

Barbed wire never says “I love you”
It just says “Get out”
If I thought that you could love
I must have been insane
You’re both inconvenient
And you both draw blood
But Honey — I can’t even blame you
Because I helped make you that way

Lyrics - Stoned Blues

Got me a woman, She only likes me stoned
Got me a woman, She only likes me stoned
She gets me so damned high I just can’t say no

She asks me for money, I gives her all that I got
She asks me for money, I gives her all that I got
Take a shed and two houses, hold the shit that she bought

My woman’s got her dresses, she’s got her diamond rings
My woman’s got her dresses, she’s got her diamond rings
I got my booze and my smoke and these here songs that I sing

When she comes around, she offers me a light
When she comes around, she offers me a light
Looks like she’s going shopping, looks like I’m staying home tonight

Lyrics - Runnin’ Scared

You told me you were comin’
And I just could not move
I was lying on the bed
Trying to figure out just what to do
So I guess I better get up
Maybe throw on some clothes
Cause’ that’s a fine place to start
No matter where you plan to go

You got me shakin’ in my boots
I haven’t seen you in so long
I got plenty left to say
I just don’t know just where to start
I got an itch in my front pocket
And some bills in my fold
And if you ever decide to get here
We can decide on somewhere to go

But I can’t help but notice
That as excited as I was
That the closer you get to me
The more frightened I become
Could we start it all over again
I don’t know, but I know I need
For you to back the fuck off a second
And give me some time to think

You can’t say that I don’t love you
Because you’re always on my mind
Instead of thinking about the next
It was always the last time
I don’t buy into propaganda
Though I know you’ve got a lot to say
But you don’t seem any different
And I’m sure you know I haven’t changed

You told me you were comin’
And I know it’s been so long
But I think in our best interests
It’s time to say “So long”
Baby I’m always gonna love you
Please believe that I’ll always care
But the thought of us together
Has got me runnin’ scared

Chances

Given once and only once
The chances taken and/or passed
Disappear once backs are turned
And with no warning fade to black

But I was told I had to go
And sore ashamed I never asked
What reason was for saying so
Or if and when I could come back

No I was not given a chance
A choice was made on my behalf
To benefit the greater good
And form my “Free Will’s” epitaph