Archive for the ‘If it sounds country’ Category

a trillion times more

August 19, 2019

O fairest of all creation, last and best
Of all God’s works, creature in whom excelled
Whatever can to sight or thought be formed

John Milton, Paradise Lost

the sunshine in your laughter
the poetry in your style
the wiggle in your swagger
the music in your smile

your wicked sense of humor
your feet, your face, your hair
the fire in your anger
the fancy in your flare

the tender in your strength
the lovely in your heart
you’re a trillion times more
than the sum of your parts

every thing about you
every little part
knocks me on my bootie
you’re my favorite work of art

by Richard W. Bray

Bernie Makes My Skin Crawl

August 15, 2019

Every time he gives a speech
He fills up the hall
Bernie makes my skin crawl

Always trying to help the people
Such incredible gall
Bernie makes my skin crawl

He doesn’t bow down
When the billionaires call
Bernie makes my skin crawl

Trying to fix the country
With his commie cabal
Bernie makes my skin crawl

I’m paid to tell lies
And make heroes look small
Bernie makes my skin crawl

by Richard W. Bray

kicked in the heart

August 10, 2019


We’re good together
It’s ready to start
Will I jump over the moon
Or get kicked in the heart?

I hear a song playing
For me and for you
Is it Over the Rainbow?
Or Little Boy Blue?

I’m a little bit timid
If you’ll pardon my scars
Does this stairway go down
Or straight to the stars

I’ve been here before
And it didn’t end well
Will you be my salvation
Or my ticket to hell?

By Richard W. Bray

Masochism is my best friend

July 29, 2019

masochism is lots of fun
my psyche is a loaded gun
I maximize my agony
by blaming everything on me

masochism is really cool
a crackerjack survival tool
I got booze and chemistry
to lubricate my misery

masochism is my best friend
we’ll be together till the end
it puts my nerves on overdrive
and makes me feel so alive

by Richard W. Bray

Blameless

July 10, 2019

Yeah, I did your girlfriend
But it wasn’t my fault
If you weren’t home early
We wouldn’t have gotten caught

Yeah, I crashed your car
But why you blaming me?
You locked your front door
But you didn’t hide your keys

I said, “I’ll always love you
You’re the only one I see”
I was loyal for a week
Which is pretty good for me

Everywhere I go
All the people I meet
They make do bad things
I steal, lie and cheat

It’s a crazy crooked world
And everyone is rotten
Doesn’t matter what you do
It will soon be forgotten

By Richard W. Bray

complicated

July 4, 2019

feelings are
so complicated
you got me
all agitated

my body is
so complicated
good to go
and activated

people are
so complicated
ain’t no two
the same created

reality
is complicated
everything just
detonated

love and life
are complicated
i wish my heart
was nickel-plated

by Richard W. Bray

Never Said I Was Sane

June 29, 2019

You gave me your love
And I threw it down a drain
You should have paid attention
Never said I was sane

Tried to clear out my head
With a pound of cocaine
And a gallon of whiskey
Never said I was sane

I held up an army
Left a pretty big stain
They locked me up for good
Never said I was sane

They gave me some tests
To study my brain
I’m a wee bit psychotic
Never said I was sane

They got me breaking rocks
On a ball and chain
I’m just glad to stay busy
Never said I was sane

by Richard W. Bray

a thousand ways I could have been better

June 15, 2019

There’s a thousand times
I could have been better

I got angry
I said the wrong word

There’s a thousand ways
I could have been better

Didn’t ever show up
For your world

There’s a thousand things
I could have done better

I should’ve been
The guy you deserve

There’s a thousand ways
I could have been better

Now I know how low
It all can go

By Richard W. Bray

I’m glad I met you when I did

May 24, 2019

I’m
Glad
I met you when I did

I was
About
To flip my lid

I’m
Acting
Like a little kid

I’m
Glad
I met you when I did

I’m
Glad
I met you when I did

Cuz
I was
Keeping my heart hid

No more
Living
Off the grid

I’m
Glad
I met you when I did

by Richard W. Bray

when the bridge gates fall

May 18, 2019

When you can’t make it home
When you’re stuck in a rut
When the roads are frozen over
When everything is shut
When hope is mirage
When there’s torment in your gut

When the bridge gates fall
When you’re walking in the trees
When the world opens up
When your heart gets a squeeze
When you’re finally together
When you’re overwhelmed with ease

by Richard W. Bray