Archive for January, 2022

From Wichita to Omaha

January 16, 2022

map to nowhere
You can build yourself a mansion
On a big ole pile of sand
You can fabricate a future
In never never land
You can look inside a mirror
And see a fantasy 
You can dream away your future 
On what's never gonna be

Can't get from Wichita to Omaha
If you're stuck in Timbuktu
The things you did are on the way
To things you're gonna do
You can make believe you're someone else
And dream a happy dream
But being who you wanna be
Starts with coming clean

You can wake up every morning
And tell yourself a lie
You can repeat it and repeat it
Until the day you die
You can keep on treading water
And never wonder why
Or you can grab life by the collar
And look it in the eye

Can't get from Wichita to Omaha
If you're stuck in Timbuktu
The things you did are on the way
To things you're gonna do
You can make believe you're someone else
And dream a happy dream
But being who you wanna be
Starts with coming clean

by Richard W. Bray

Everything I do I think of you

January 6, 2022

They will come with many roses in the early afternoonEdward Arlington Robinson

Everything I do I think of you
The piece of you inside me
That does its best to guide me
Wonders why I do the things I do

Everything I do I think of you
I always feel much better
When I wear you like a sweater
I never shed the person that I knew

Everything I do I think of you
Your memory will stay
Until I fade away
My last goodbye will be our adieu

by Richard W. Bray

Can you build a world with lies?

January 1, 2022

Can you build a world with lies?
where the roads are paved with gold
and you're never getting old

Can you build a world with lies?
where the skies are never gray
and you can wish your woes away

so many happy songs to sing
when sanity is not your thing

Can you build a world with lies?
where you can spin and spin and spin
with a chuckle and a grin

Can you build a world with lies?
where all the shitty things you do
are never coming back to you

by Richard W. Bray