We met in a bar room

A pretty typical start

For one night of romance

No risk of breaking our hearts

 

But we couldn’t let it be

We just had to try for more

And that’s when it started

This game of keeping score

 

This is when I would say I love you

That’s the way it’s supposed to go

But if I say I love you

What comes next, we both know

 

Started wondering what you’re thinking

Does you still think of other men

Will this spark become a love affair

That will tear me down in the end

 

My friends keep asking questions

Want to know what’s become of us

It’s a slippery slope we’re sliding

That leads to pain and jealousness

 

This isn’t what we wanted

No, it’s not what we planned

If we talked we could have avoided

Feel like a log approaching the dam

 

This is when I would say I love you

That’s the way it’s supposed to go

But if I say I love you

What comes next, we both know

 

I know I shouldn’t worry

Cause worrying won’t make it better

But I know I’ll need help

When it comes time to forget her

 

Yeh I know I’ll need help

Trying to forget her

 

This is when I would say I love you

That’s the way it’s supposed to go

But if I say I love you

What comes next, we both know

Another day, another dollar

Am I getting closer to heaven

 

Another day, another dollar

Am I getting closer to hell

 

Another day, another dollar

All will be forgiven

 

Another day, another dollar

If not, it’s just as well

 

Are we destroying our planet

I’d give you odds that we are

Need more water we just dam it

Better find a new star

 

Want to make the world better

try to do the right thing

But we’re just human, not perfect

Oh the lure of cha ching

 

The rich find ways

To sell to the poor

But the poor end up with less

And the rich just get more

 

Not complainin’ just sayin’

We need to make a new deal

Change the game we’re playin’

If you want to get to what’s real

 

I’m just singing a song

From my own point of view

Don’t care if you believe me

Don’t want anything from you

 

The words that I write

And the stories that I tell

Is what I leave in this life

Come heaven or hell

 

Another day, another dollar

Am I getting closer to heaven

 

Another day, another dollar

Am I getting closer to hell

 

Another day, another dollar

All will be forgiven

 

Another day, another dollar

If not, it’s just as well

I’ve been wondering

What life is about

Some days, want to keep it

Other days, throw it out

 

Why are we here

Taking up space

Starting to realize

We are rats in the race

 

I sit and wonder

Are we part of a plan

Intelligent creatures

Maybe just a grain of sand

 

A flash in the pan

A glimmer of hope

Go back and forth

Just depends on the scope

 

We say it’s all good

But are we for real

Looks different from here

Gues it depends on your deal

 

I’m trying to understand

make sense of it all

My mind spins tales

Of my rise and fall

 

They say life’s a journey

Not about where we’re going

I feel stuck in the back seat

Restless not knowing

 

Gone before you know it

Knowing don’t help a lick

Why am I trying to figure it out

When it’s all just a magic trick

Tearing down walls

never knew existed

Ripping open new wounds

Wrapped around and twisted

 

Confronting our fears

Will we wither on the vine

Time only tells

If we fade or shine

 

Poured myself a tall one

Feels just right

Getting Drunk on being

Morning noon and night

 

Wake up with a hangover

A pleasure and a pain

A feeling we want

Again and again

 

Make no promises

No empty vows

No love to believe in

No way no how

 

No richer or poorer

A good place to start

It is the hear and now

No death do we part

Fuzzy images in my head

Of a different life or maybe better off dead

 

Pushing through a mountain of snow

Got nowhere to leave got nowhere to go

 

I’m higher than a kite ripping through the sky

I’m lower than a subway screeching through the night

 

I found a place to belong

It feels right when I’m writing a song

 

It’s easy and fun and light to the touch

My mind in a flow my body a rush

 

Like the touch of your hand on the bare of my chest

Searching madly in the dark to find what’s left

 

search for words, search for glory

Nothing left, looks like the end of my story

A house on the ocean

A ride with no top

A table in the corner

Champagn bottles that pop

Black leather boots

A four star hotel

Flying in first class

Living large, living well

A shiny gold watch

Clothes made to fit

The latest gadgets

Penning a #1 hit

Keeping the lights on

Cranking the heat

Expanding my footprint

Getting more square feet

Water in bottles

Games in high def

Taking more than I need

Throwing away what’s left

Making designer kids

Curing every disease

Bringing Mother Nature

To her knees

I’ll take it all

Sure you would too

What’s the harm in

Getting a little consumed

Mortgage our future

And fly to the moon

Does any of it matter

When we’re already doomed

Trying to catch

a smile or hello

Tougher by the day

everyone on the go

 

Look in the mirror

I’m as bad as the rest

Still up to me

What I focus on next

 

Slow, quiet moments

Staring at the stars

Strolling on the sidewalk

Cruising in our cars

 

Fighting for yours

Struggling for mine

All slowly losing

Our spaces in time

 

Hanging on facebook

Sending a tweet

Gets in the way

Of the people we meet

 

Got more to do

Can’t stay focused

Busy, busy, busy

Oh Somebody help us

 

Searching for a glance

chance to say hello

stuck in the race

on your mark, get set, go

 

Pause for a thought

Take a deep breath

Dream a dream

And take it West

 

try to find

the white picket fence

will any of this world

start making sense

 

got gadgets and gizmos

to keep us connected

but these clever devices

are not what we expected

You don’t want to know

What I’m thinking right now

Because if you did

You would be wondering how

 

How did we love?

What were we thinking?

Can we just blame it

On what we were drinking?

 

How did we got here

Where did we go wrong

So many turns

As we traveled along

 

The road of marriage

Tougher than we knew

We started out as one

And now we’re back to two

 

The sex was good

While it lasted

But we moved on

We just looked past it

 

We tried date nights

we had nothing to say

Seems we’re better

Going our own separate ways

 

How did we got here

Where did we go wrong

So many turns

As we traveled along

 

The road of marriage

Tougher than we knew

We started out as one

And now we’re back to two

 

But it’s harder than it looks

Our lives intertwined

Trying to unravel

The knots in our minds

 

We had ideas

Some grandiose plans

But it all fell apart

and I don’t give a damn

 

I’ve made my choice

No longer man and wife

Time for a new chapter

In this book called my life

 

How did we got here

Where did we go wrong

So many turns

As we traveled along

 

The road of marriage

Tougher than we knew

We started out as one

And now we’re back to two

Walking down 5th avenue

In the sweltering heat

The hot city sidewalk

Melting under our feet

 

We enter the high line

Filled with wanderlust

I can see all around

Me’s and you’s and us

 

Then you go your way

And I go mine

I get a little jealous

Of the treasures you find

 

As I get closer

I can feel your embrace

I light up like a candle

When I see the smile on your face

 

Your feet fall gently

Over the end of the bed

My mind flows gently

Thoughts of you in my head

 

One more night

Of unending ecstasy

We’ll be back again someday

In NYC

 

Skies filled with scrapers

Streets filled with dreams

Colliding together

When the red light turns to green

I was but a trickle of water

that became a small stream.

Feeling like a stagnant pond,

filled with mud, grime and algae, dead.

Ever in search, I began to flow

through the mountainside.

How could I have known

that your rapids were so close?

How could I have been prepared?

I wasn’t. I wouldn’t want to be.

I will trust the flow of the river of self discovery.