Keep On Shining

I look to the heavens
I see nothing new
stars whose names I do not know
they all remind me of you
brave lights in the darkness
a million years away
so far out of reach the only
thing to do is pray.

Thank you for the light and hope
without it, I could not cope
one of these days I’ll fly away
and get to where you are
until then keep on shining
my precious star

Love is sweet
love is sad
love is the only thing
that makes what we call
life worth the living
it might be a promise
it might be a dream
it might be a memory
or even a scheme
but we have known
ever since our youth
that love is in fact the Truth

Thank you for the light and hope
without it, I could not cope
one of these days I’ll fly away
and get to where you are
until then keep on shining
my precious star

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Soft Place

I would like to tell you
not to be afraid
but we both know
there is much to fear
no matter how difficult
things might get
just look around
and I’ll be here

I might not be able to catch you
but I’ll be a soft place to fall
and if we can’t get up and walk away
I’ll hold your hand while we crawl

I know that I cannot promise forever
unfortunately I am mortal, too
but as long as there is breath in my body
I’ll be around to aggravate you

I might not be able to catch you
but I’ll be a soft place to fall
and if we can’t get up and walk away
I’ll hold your hand while we crawl

Troll

I made it from where I once was
to where I am today
things don’t look much different
I guess that is okay

Some days tend to seize you first
and beat you like a cartoon dog
other than that, life is as easy
as falling off a log

Thinking about unfriending myself
getting tired of my crap
then I could sit back and troll me
if I only had the app

I may have to go on without me
if I hope to get anywhere
my inner clown keeps slowing me down
and doesn’t seem to care

Another Time

Walking down the street
looking in shop windows
dreaming of the things
that money could buy
imagining that
we’re incognito
hiding from the press
I don’t know why

You belong in another time and place
back before humans fell from grace
an offbeat spirit with an angel’s face
you belong in another time and place

At a hot dog stand
you get one all the way
all the way’s the only
way you like to go
we have a little picnic
in a pretty park
and you tell me
what I need to know

The sun might shine
or the rain might fall
you keep on smiling
through it all
it ain’t no joke
but we must admit
life dishes up
some funny shit

You belong in another time and place
back before humans fell from grace
an offbeat spirit with an angel’s face
you belong in another time and place

You’d look good in a bustle
with a parasol
in a flapper’s skirt
or a hippie’s shawl
You just don’t fit
the 21st century
but neither do I
so it’s okay with me

You belong in another time and place
back before humans fell from grace
an offbeat spirit with an angel’s face
you belong in another time and place

Everybody

Everybody falls in time
the heroes leading the charge
the ones following behind
the innocent bystanders
those guilty of the crimes
the ones who love every minute
the ones who hate it all
we don’t know the hour or day
we just know we’re going to fall

We try not to think about it
take precious moments for granted
let molehills and mountains trade identities
hold on to views too slanted
but reminders come hard and fast
grand finales go bust
as hard as we might resist
we all go back to dust

So live it like you mean it
even when it’s hard to do
maybe it will mean something
when you’re finally through

Ride, Anyway

Some rides end
in cozy garages
some go into
a blazing sunset
some end up
in muddy ditches
or all tangled in a net

But you can’t judge a ride
by how it ends,
you have to judge it
by where it’s been.

Exceptional

There’s a pretty common conception
that every rule has it’s exception
and if you’re the exception to the rule
odds are you’re exceptionally cool

so we look for rules we can rise above
hoping someone will decide to love
what the world sees as a shortcoming
someone who sees what you’re becoming

We all like to think we’re different
but we’re not as different as we like to think
the treasures that we think we have
can all disappear in a blink

Whoever is hanging on your limb
likely knows just how you feel
Say hello, but don’t let go
is a pretty good rule to follow