Archive for May, 2013

Rain

May 28, 2013

rain

You can’t lie away the pain
But you can hide it for a while
Whitewash covers up a stain
Like a fresh coat of denial

You can’t drink away the pain
It’s such a sad and silly goal
And if you don’t go insane
You might just wash away your soul

You can’t laugh away the pain
By insisting it’s not real
When your dreams go down the drain
You can’t pretend that you don’t feel

I can’t love away your pain
But I can help you through the day
We’ll walk together in the rain
It’s never gonna go away

Richard W. Bray

Heroes (In Memory of Cheryl Rupp)

May 22, 2013

sunflower

It’s a rough and tumble universe
You’re gonna take some lumps
Now and then all of us
Are gonna get the grumps
It’s easy to be glum
In a world with so much bad
To celebrate misfortune
And paint the sky with sad

That’s why I admire
Folks who face the day
With a cheerful disposition
Whatever comes their way
You can be a hero
With a smile on your face
Attack this cruel, cruel world
With gentleness and grace

Richard W. Bray

Living in the Friend Zone

May 18, 2013

friend zone

There’s a girl who works with me
She’s everything a gal should be
She’s gotta smile that makes me melt
The greatest joy I ever felt
Is when she laughs or just says Hi
I was born to be her guy

My tender heart will never mend
She said she likes me for a friend
I really thought that she’s the one
Now my lonely life is done

I sat and sat on our first date
She was seven hours late
She said it was a hectic day
She sent my sorry ass away
I called her up when I got home
She said she needs to be alone!

My tender heart will never mend
She said she likes me for a friend
I really thought that she’s the one
Now my lonely life is done

Richard W. Bray

Please Don’t Tell Me Who I Am

May 8, 2013

livelife

I wake up in the morning
And I face a thousand choices
I ain’t gettin nothing done
If I hear the voices
Of everyone who thinks he knows
Just what I should be
My life ain’t about you, pal
Your life ain’t about me

Everyone who thinks they know
Just what I should do
Please don’t tell me who I am
And I won’t bother you

My life is a fulltime job
And I won’t get far
If I spend my precious time
Wondering who you are
So get yourself mirror
Cuz that’s where you will see
Everything you need to know
Bout who you need to be

Everyone who thinks they know
Just what I should do
Please don’t tell me who I am
And I won’t bother you

Richard W. Bray

Nowhere to Go

May 6, 2013

driving nowhere

I had a happy home
And I thought I needed more
I had a happy home
I don’t have it any more

Driving, driving nowhere
Don’t wanna go home
Driving, driving nowhere
I can’t stand myself alone
Driving, driving nowhere
And my gas is running low
Driving, driving nowhere
Cuz I got nowhere to go

I had a girl who loved me
What more can I say?
I had a girl who loved me
And I sent my girl away

Driving, driving nowhere
Don’t wanna go home
Driving, driving nowhere
I can’t stand myself alone
Driving, driving nowhere
And my gas is running low
Driving, driving nowhere
Cuz I got nowhere to go

Ain’t nowhere to go
I ain’t never gonna find
The lovin that I lost
Now I’m gonna lose my mind

Driving, driving nowhere
Don’t wanna go home
Driving, driving nowhere
I can’t stand myself alone
Driving, driving nowhere
And my gas is running low
Driving, driving nowhere
Cuz I got nowhere to go

Richard W. Bray

A Friend of a Friend

May 4, 2013

ufoprobe

A friend of a friend
Says bigfoot’s alive
He walks his chihuahua
On Huntington Drive

A friend of a friend
Was sleeping on the lawn
He awoke in a room
And his kidneys were gone

A friend of my cat
Fell out of a plane
The cat limped away
With a minor sprain

A friend of a friend
Is completely insane
Cuz an earwig attacked
And ate up his brain

A friend of a friend
Dropped some mints in his soda
The resulting reaction
Made his kitchen exploda’

A friend of a friend
Keeps a clone in the freezer
With all his spare parts
He’s the healthiest geezer

A friend of a friend
Got a knock on the door
From a friend who died
Twenty years before

A friend of a friend
Saw some lights in space
Then he got probed
In a delicate place


I swear on my life
I’m not a gullible guy
I believe it all
Cuz my friends don’t lie

Richard W. Bray