Archive for the ‘love songs’ Category

and so my heart is paying now

December 10, 2022

Another love before my time made your heart sad and blue
And so my heart is paying now for things I didn't doHank Williams, Cold Cold Heart

Don’t blame yourself
For your broken heart
It might feel heroic
But it isn’t very smart

There’s something you know
But you’ll never understand
She made you so happy
But she didn’t give a damn

You could spend some time with a real live girl
But you’d rather keep bleeding in Imaginary World

You’re a really sweet guy
But you gotta let it go
It wasn’t your fault
When she stomped on your soul

I really wanna love you
But I can’t compete
With a sad sad song
That you wanna repeat

You could spend some time with a real live girl
But you’d rather keep bleeding in Imaginary World

By Richard W. Bray

wonder is good enough for me

November 18, 2022

What holds all the molecules together?
Was there a beginning of time?
Does space go on forever?
What makes you so clever?
Is there any reason in my rhyme?

I wonder about everything I see
Who made all the tygers and the trees?
I wonder why I met you
And what you’re gonna do
Wonder is good enough for me

I wonder about things I’ll never know
I wonder if our love is gonna grow
What’s inside the sun?
The biggest number plus one?
Wonder is good enough for me

by Richard W. Bray

glad for every moment

September 24, 2022

I'm sad we broke each other's hearts
Didn't want to leave you blue
I'm sad we'll always be apart
I hate the stupid things I do

I'm glad for every moment
I got to spend with you
Your sweet and blessèd soul
Your heart was always true

A snowflake and a rainbow
A sunset and a flower
They fade and fall from view
But they never lose their power

I'm glad for every moment
I got to spend with you
Your sweet and blessèd soul
Your heart was always true

by Richard W. Bray

the dancers and the dance

June 11, 2022

I almost shriveled up and died
But then I met you when I did
You taught me how to fly
Made me feel like a kid

We never said goodbye
We just went our separate ways
And your melody renews
Day after day

We never had it all
And we had so much more
Blankets and pillows
And cuddling on the floor

Owning every moment
Life is just a glance
Motion never ends:
The dancers and the dance

by Richard W. Bray

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