Thursday, April 07, 2005

Summer on the Bay

I see a Hundred miles
The coastline beyond
I've waited all my life
For this day to come

I take it with open eyes
the sky and the sea
I see Santa Cruz from here
But it can't see me

I'm learning to live without
The things that I need
Like snowfall and thunder storms
And Sesame Street

The waves break like wedding bells
on all that I've been
I love her, I'm sure of it
But that can't make sense

Lord, smile down on me
I break like these waves
It's true and it's beckoning
With tireless grace

The ocean's a silver screen
It sings out my song
I am a silohoutte
She is the sun

Traffic on One

Tonight I sleep alone
Naked and ambiguous
There's a hundred thousand dreams to dream
And just six hours left
But the bedspread keeps me warm
And the shower keeps me justified
My mouth will keep on breathing or
I'll die here by myself

Highway one is full
Of people trying to leave this place
Thank God we're going south tonight
Thank God we're not alone
The belly dancers shake
My conscience from its history
The fairer gender turns my head
And then breaks all my bones

Give me your hand
And I will walk away
And find a sun that doesn't go away
For this one is leaving as the daylight fades
Away, away, away

The street lights dance around
Like harbor seals and chorus girls
I'm going home to someone who
Is nobody like me
I love her like the moon
Conditional and selfishly
But still I'll smile down on her
It's good to be in need

Give me your hand
And I will walk away
And find a sun that doesn't go away
For this one is leaving as the daylight fades
Away, away, away

Such a Shame

There's a country road in every city
There's a sun in every sky
I'e been driving for a decade,
They've been the best years of my life
America is never ending,
As I drive the interstate
The sun is shining through the windshield
Don't know how much I can take

And it's a shame, shame, shame, shame, shame

Well My tank was almost empty
And I had 15 dollars life
I found a station outside Newark
Saw a sign, said I was blessed
I drove on through the country
Saw an ocean full of corn
It was the sweetest thing I'd tasted
Since the day that I was born

And it's a shame, shame, shame, shame, shame

I saw a 65 Camarro
It was shining like the sun
But I kept driving in my saturn
Dreamt of what I would become
Oh, the moon is never shining
Like the warm St. Louis nights
But tonight this California
Decided to ignite

It's a shame, shame, shame, shame shame

It was Me and my friend Rico
We were driving down Broadway
I was looking for an answer
But we found Chinese buffet
And I said "Rico, won't you listen
To a song I want to sing
About an optimistic future."
He just laughed and said to me

It's a shame, shame, shame, shame shame

Writer of Fiction

I don't care to know all the boys that love you,
For he is every one you know,
And I am tired of this silly struggle,
I do not know which way to go,
And I'm a broken man, I must admit,
But love is simple at the heart of it,
War is coming on a darkened cloud,
I'm okay to wait it out,

New technology will save our children,
It will set their journey's straight,
But we are lost in out reciprocation,
Seems we drank it all away,
And you are beautiful as coming snow,
But torn apart like Kosovo,
Here I'm waiting for your name to change,
That won't make them go away,

Now I can walk across this great big country,
Or sit here like a broken train,
Believe me either way my love's like summer,
Waiting for the autumn rain,
And it will save us or else we will drown,
I believe that you will come around,
Just tell me one more thing before I go,
Will you let me take you home

The Road Winds through the Coming Night

Show to me
Your Television smile
You're like the sun
Frustrated all the while
I trust that you
may someday turn the dial

But I can't believe in you

It's the melody
of a cold, transparent sky
You can point at me
And believe that I'm alive
When you look away
It makes me want to die

So it goes on and on
Like an opera song
I believe in you
But that won't last for long
You look like hell
Has some work to do
But beside that I'm
So in love with you

If you change your name
Then perhaps we'll make amends
If it sounds like love
Then I will not understand
Love's a gentle breeze
That sears my face again

My scars had just gone away

You were summer in
The dead November snow
Like the preacher's voice
On this A M radio
You're so beautiful
with your voice so soft and low

I have the words to say
But can't find the heart
I'll just keep waiting here
For my life to start
And amidst the pain
I feel so alive
I can feel you breathe
With each coming night

I'll follow you to where ever you will go

Come and take my hand
And we'll leave this town
You can see the stars
In a wedding gown
But the rain will fall
And the wind will blow
If you hold me close
We won't die alone

We all die alone

Goodbye

Don't ask me not to love you
As I close Your car door
There's pain in your eyes
Like I'm sure there is in mine

Never say goodbye again

You seem convinced you're right
But I know I can't look away
I'm sure that this feeling
Is steady like breathing

Never Say goodbye again

I still can't take my eyes off you
But your intentions break my heart

Understand

I think that you remind me
Of a house I've never known
Where someone I don't know
Lives alone
Your love is like a sunrise
It's on and off and on
I don't know where this sun has gone

Understand but look away
And tell me how your feelings fade
Tell me how much you have changed
How you have changed too much to stay in love

The faces you once gave me
The ones that I recall
They're some, but good Lord they're not all
It beautiful like childhood
And Costa Rican shore
But none of that lasts anymore

Your love is like an ocean
I can only go so far
Before I reach an edge and fall
The songs I used to sing you
Were never loud enough
I love you but that don't mean much

Understand but look away
And tell me how your feelings fade
Tell me how much you have changed
How you have changed too much to stay in love

Those Tangled Days

You do so concern me
You concern me still
Days have passed by
And time has passed by
You do so concern me still

But, oh how I can't love you
I cannot, I cannot love you now
Though God Almighty knows I do

So i'll just bite my upper lip
And put up this facade
Like I'm just fine without you
Though God Almighty knows I'm not

I'm not okay, I'm not okay, I'm not okay without you

My nights are full of dreams
Where you consume me
You consume everything
You consume me
But only in my dreams

I'm not okay without you

The Road Winds through this San Jose

So Here I am at 3rd again
I'm circling San Jose
The streets all go from left to right
So left's the only way

My stomach turns and growls at me
With every step I take
I've been asleep for twenty years
I'm finally awake

Oh but it's gone
That fear of growing old
I sing this song
From dust to dust, from Gold to gold
From life to death I'm told

The starbucks all come after me
There's one on every street
A local train is on its way
Please let me find a seat

I come across a sandwich shop
I've sought it all my life
The door is locked the keys are gone
I'll go hungry tonight

Oh but it's gone
That fear of growing old
I sing this song
From dust to dust, from Gold to gold
From life to death I'm told

The high school kids smell like cologne
They graduate next year
What they will see! Where they will go!
But I ended up here

America, there's noting else
But God and enemies
I'll take your name and abstinence
You'll take me on my knees

Oh but it's gone
That fear of growing old
I sing this song
From dust to dust, from Gold to gold

It's such a lazy day
I'm walking away from San Jose

The Saddest Lines

I see the sky is dark today
I dodge the drops of summer rain
I have already seen this place
Between those sorry childish winter days

I was once a lonely stray
I left her just to get away
She cried for several hundreds days
And waited for her love to go away

Home's a mirage I know
And it keeps getting hard to see
If I am lost, yeah if I'm wrong
I'll wait here till the world takes over me

Then I changed my troubled mind
I saw my my future passing by
I needed her to be my sky
But she forgot the love I left behind

Home's a mirage I know
And it keeps getting hard to see
If I am lost, yeah if I'm wrong
I'll wait here till the world takes over me

Home is not the one I knew
I loved her then she loved me too
But she's my past, and that is gone
And we are only what we have become

Home's a mirage I know
And it keeps getting hard to see
If I am lost, yeah if I'm wrong
I'll wait here till the world takes over me

Home is becoming
Anywhere I lay my head at night
I'm ready for something
But as for now, I think I'll be alright