Archive for the ‘love songs’ Category

the space between

May 18, 2022

Time was somewhere else
In a universe of two
Bewitched and bedazzled
There was only you

The light, the air
The space between
Charged by the sparks
That cannot be seen

Colors overflow
Molecules conspire
Angels hold their breath
And stop to admire

The light, the air
The space between
Charged by the sparks
That cannot be seen

by Richard W. Bray

I Lift My Lids

May 7, 2022

I lift my lids and all is born again.
—Sylvia Plath, Mad Girl's Love Song

So many dreams
Inside my head
Treasure and triumph
And beauty and dread
I lift my lids
To you instead

What disappeared 
Is born anew 
My moon-struck songs
Are all of you
Drops of bliss
Like morning dew

Rise and roar
And meet the world
Music until now
Unheard
My dream my life 
My thunderbird

by Richard W. Bray






I See You Beautiful

April 2, 2022

I see you beautiful
I see you free
I wish you had some time
To be with me

I see you beautiful
I see you true
I dream about a world
That's full of you

I'll treat you like a princess
If you give me a chance

I see you beautiful
I see you strong
I really like the way
We get along

I see you beautiful
I see you smart
I can't even say
What you do to my heart

I'll treat you like a princess
If you give me a chance

by Richard W. Bray


Tell Me on a Friday

March 27, 2022

Tell me on a Friday
If it isn't working out
Give me two days
To cry my eyeballs out

I'll arise on Monday morning
With a pile of work to do
Before I can remember
There's no more me and you

The paradise where roses bloom
Is just another lonely room

Tell me on a Friday 
When my day is done
And all my happy hopes
Can set with the sun

I'll have 48 hours
To completely fall apart
Then I'll pull myself together
And resuscitate my heart

The paradise where roses bloom
Is just another lonely room

by Richard W. Bray

a whole lot crazy

March 10, 2022

I'm a whole lot crazy
I'm not an itty bitty crazy
Not a teensy weensy crazy
I'm a whole lot crazy over you

She says to wait your turn
As my insides start to churn

I'm a whole lot crazy
I'm not an itty bitty crazy
Not teensy weensy crazy
I'm a whole lot crazy over you

She says that she supposes
Send more jewelry and roses

I'm a whole lot crazy
I'm not an itty bitty crazy
Not a teensy weensy crazy
I'm a whole lot crazy over you

She says you're really sweet
I might let you wash my feet

I'm a whole lot crazy
I'm not an itty bitty crazy
Not a teensy weensy crazy
I'm a whole lot crazy over you

She says we might get together
Maybe someday, maybe never

I'm a whole lot crazy
I'm not an itty bitty crazy
Not a teensy weensy crazy
I'm a whole lot crazy over you

by Richard W. Bray


 

song

June 14, 2021

Your song is the sunshine
Your song is the rain
Jacarandas swaying
Humming your refrain

Both ends of the rainbow
And everything between
Celebrate your memory
You’ll always be my Queen

Your song is in the heavens
Cooing like a dove
Everyone who knew you
Is better for your love

by Richard W. Bray

The Sparkle in My Dreams

June 6, 2021

Poppies
I'm at the tip of the top
There's a pep in my step
I got the hippity hop
Winning all of my bets

I’m hanging on a hope 
Met a special sort of friend
I’m such a silly old dope
Am I falling again?

Gonna get a new start
I’m so happy I could scream
For the bounce in my heart
And the sparkle in my dreams

I’m hanging on a hope 
Met a special sort of friend
I’m such a silly old dope
Am I falling again?

By Richard W. Bray

with you

November 14, 2020


a movie in the afternoon
   with you
a walk, a talk, a Gershwin tune
   with you

in a cabin in the hills
   with you
in a field of daffodils
   with you

snuggle on the coldest night
   with you
feeling safe and holding tight
   with you

everything is warm and true
   with you
in a universe of two
   with you

by Richard W. Bray

How’d you know the song in my heart?

October 11, 2020

How’d you make the world
Collapse and disappear?
How’d you make your voice
The only thing I hear?

How’d you take my troubles
And tear them all apart?
How’d you know the song
In my heart?

How’d you know the song
In my heart?

How’d you patch me up
And nurse me back to health?
How’d you create a world
Where time was someplace else?

How’d you erase the past
And make a whole new start?
How’d you know the song
In my heart?

How’d you know the song
In my heart?

by Richard W. Bray

love madness

September 15, 2020

all day long
I think of you
subsisting on
your residue

too good to be true
too good to be true
too good to be true

warmth and style
and royal blue
all wrapped up
inside of you

too good to be true
too good to be true
too good to be true

your hair, your smile
your ballyhoo
I would pay
to be your shoe

too good to be true
too good to be true
too good to be true

sophistication
through and through
you’ll never play
the ingénue

too good to be true
too good to be true
too good to be true

I live for love
I never knew
the psycho ward
is overdue

too good to be true
too good to be true
too good to be true

by Richard W. Bray