Wrong Direction

Trail flooded in Alaska

This song is dedicated to my Mom.

Headed in the wrong
Headed in the wrong direction
And it won’t be long
Waiting around in summer
It’ll soon be fall
Waiting around for summer

Direct anger and frustration
On misleading information
A regrettable hesitation
But it’s pure occupational
Don’t get confrontational
With them or me

Where did all the summers go?
We lost them all
Trapped inside a chair
She bears an endless fall
Waiting around for summer
That won’t come at all

Wake me up I’m leaving
Wake me up
I’m leaving and I want to go home

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I was singing the word Greta in a dream. When I woke up I wrote this down.

Greta never met a girl that made her feel better
So she packed up a bag
Grabbed her favorite sweater
It was a long necked, over head, comfy like you’re in bed, fluffy yellow sweater that always made her feel better
So she looked up a Lyft for a ride to the center
Where her friend worked downtown helping folks who’ve been down
That’s the kind of girl that Greta thought could change the world
But the world better share ’cause her heart couldn’t bear the rejection, left in agony and deception
That’s the kind of girl that Greta thought could join her world
‘Cause the world’s turned scary, isolated and barely holding on to principles that rarely are challenged by the masses, but the masses aren’t fairly represented so we’re starting to unravel like her sweater with the long neck, over head, comfy like she’s in bed, fluffy yellow sweater that used to make her feel better

Never let you down

Almost fell to my death off an icy cliff, proposed, and wrote this song but not in that order.

We might be living in a world of madness
But I’m feeling fine
(You) might think about the anger and the sadness of a culture online
Change is happenin’ and it starts in our hearts
But you ought to know by now

(It) takes a special kind of person
To see the real me
Been working on myself for so long now
Preparing to be
The kind of love that loves deeper
One that’s care and it’s free
But you ought to know by now

I’m never gonna let you down
Never gonna let you down
No I’m never gonna let you down
Never gonna let you down
I promise to make you happy
Even when the ups are downs
But you ought to know by now

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Not dead yet

I wrote this after contemplating giving up on songwriting.

Maybe I should just stop singing
Writing songs for me to hear
Maybe I could stop pretending
Maybe if I wait one more year
Maybe I should just admit that
Dreams are meant for when you sleep
Maybe I’m supposed to sit here
In a car glanced up at the rearview mirror of me

Maybe I should stop fooling
myself with lofty goals
Maybe all those thoughts of grandeur
Maybe I’m just self-assured
Maybe I watched too many movies
where the hero saves the day
Maybe I’m not meant for something
considering all I’ve done is nothing
judged by a jury of me

I’m not getting any younger
At least that’s what they say
I’m so lucky to have what I have every day
But this feeling inside me just won’t go away
This hunger that drives me, inspires, and rides me

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Smothers me with her love

About a lady I eventually married.

When I wake up in the morning light
Her eyes twinkling and smiling bright
Crouched over me like a cat
Waiting to pounce on me

Morning kisses and morning hugs
There’s no escaping this kind of love
Don’t try to struggle or to wiggle out
She’ll hold tight to you

She’ll keep you prisoner with her laugh
Heart filling up like a warm bath
Eyes may roll and heads may shake
But all these things you’ll appreciate

She’s strong and weak and incomplete
And completely recognizes me
I’m strong and weak and incomplete
And together we’ll find harmony

Privacy’s escaping me
But love will bind our sanity

Cause she smothers me
Smothers me with her love
She smothers me
Smothers me with her love
She smothers me
Smothers me with her love
Yea she smothers me
Smothers me with her love
Yes she does

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Wanderlust Life

aurora borealis
This is a song I wrote for a friend who introduced me to true adventures.

Some people wander to find themselves
Some people wander for truth
Some people wander cause they can’t look back
A wanderlust life they choose

Some people wander to erase the past
Some people wander with nothing to lose
Some people wander to open their eyes
A wanderlust life they choose

Some wander the oceans on ships with the wind
Some wander the deserts, forests, and mountains
Some wander to wander cause they know where they’ve been
A wanderlust life they choose

Some hike the AT or the Pacific crest trail
Some conquer the rockies fourteeners
Some bathe in hot springs or see the aurora borealis
A wanderlust life they choose

No destination too barren
No location too far
Adventures in life are worth having
If I could wander with you for awhile

It’s a wanderlust life
Wanderlust life
Wanderlust life we choose
It’s a wanderlust life
Wanderlust life
Wanderlust life we choose
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Lady Friends

I wrote this for all of the amazing women I have had the privilege to call friends.

My lady friends wear silly colors
dance with each other in their own company
My lady friends raise bees for honey
some dance for money and they don’t come cheap
My lady friends they’re raising families
making their ends meet with smiles on their face
My lady friends are waiting on princes, teaching Spanish to young kids, and serving drinks at the bar

My lady friends are wiser than Gandhi
can balance out your chi and teach you to breathe
My lady friends take care of their mothers
seek out adventure and live baby bear
My lady friends are proud of their choices although different voices they’re united in name
My lady friends have seen the worst in men
have grown from the ashes being reborn in the sky

All my lady friends shining bright as stars
All my lady friends you’re perfect as you are

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The Unknown

Dumb and Dumber
This is a song about that very exciting and scary part of giving your heart to someone else.

Woke up this morning feeling better than yesterday
I’ve spent a long time healin’ living life day by day
But after mornings come lonely nights
People keep saying it’ll be alright
But I gotta keep moving down this lonely road
Starting to get used to being alone

Take me far away, far away, far away from here
The clouds are starting to clear

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Solo traveler in Iceland
Life is meant for those that embrace it

Nobody ever picked you first
Nobody asked if it hurt
Nobody questioned when you were gone on holidays

Nobody asked you to the dance
Nobody shared a true romance
Nobody cared when you sat home by yourself

Nobody ever called you up
Made you drink till you threw up
Nobody ever wanted to hook up with you

Now you got your first real job
You wear a suit but you’re a slob
Nobody asks you where you’re from
You can’t sleep so you buy a gun

You thought that life would be more than this
Maybe a house and some kids
Go to the park, maybe the beach
Get some ice cream for the heat

Now you’re old and live alone
You drive a car that you don’t own
Live out your days on TV shows
Fake people faker woes

You’re all alone (2x)

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Life Beckons

Sophie and Sonic
The first verse is still one of my favorite things I’ve ever written.

Heaven only feels like a dream when you’ve opened your eyes,
and you see all along, all the beauty outside.
Sometimes life passes by and the things that you did,
grow smaller in size, now you’ve lost all your time.
And you’re struggling through, life can be such a drain,
when you stop being new to those closest to you.
And you cease to surprise, building walls to replace,
those things that you had, when you’re young and on pace for a storybook life.
But the stories untold, every day is still new, just different to you.
So I ask that we live like our lives were one day,
and the love that we give isn’t easy to break.

If I could open up my eyes one last time I’d see you.
And if I wished upon a star I’d be wishing for you.
If I could open up my heart one last time I’d love you.
If I lost my mind I’d be lost without you

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