Posts Tagged ‘country music’

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

My Best Thing Is Being With You

September 5, 2022

I can dunk a basketball 
With my left ear
I can sing a sonnet 
While I'm drinking a beer

I'm pretty excellent at everything I do
And my best thing is being with you

I can program a computer 
While washing my car
I figure out physics 
Just sitting in a bar

I'm pretty excellent at everything I do
And my best thing is being with you

I can skip a stone 
Forty-seven times
All the ladies swoon
When I make up my rhymes

I'm pretty excellent at everything I do
And my best thing is being with you

I made a rocket ship
And took it to the moon
I fought off a grizzly
With a fork and spoon

I'm pretty excellent at everything I do
And my best thing is being with you

by Richard W. Bray

you can’t take back the hurt you give

August 12, 2022

it's easy to hurt
another human being
if you're careless
if you're stupid
or just plain mean

you can't take back
the hurt you give
you're gonna
have to face it
as long as you live

it doesn't matter
how bad you feel
it ain't gonna help
the other person heal

you can't take back
the hurt you give
you're gonna
have to face it
as long as you live

by Richard W. Bray

before the fall

August 3, 2022

Build a house upon a sinkhole
You can reinforce the walls
Build a house upon a sinkhole
You can bet it's gonna fall

You can look out real far
And never look too far in deep
You can look out real far
And always wonder why you weep

You can live inside a daydream
It's got a really nice view
You can live inside a daydream
But it never comes true

You can tell yourself she loves you
Any day she's gonna call
You can tell yourself she loves you
You know what comes before the fall

by Richard W. Bray

pumped and puffed with so much pride

July 30, 2022

You've had enough and now you're through
With everyone you ever knew
Who didn't do what you want them to

Holding on to hate so tight
You're righteous and you're always right

Making lists of friends and foes
For every thought they ever chose
Paranoia grows and grows

Pumped and puffed with so much pride
Everyone must take your side

Every grievance needs a name
Where you can cast a heap of blame
Hiding from your inner shame

Your tender heart is hurt and scarred
Envy grows and dreams die hard 

by Richard W. Bray

over and over

July 16, 2022

did you hear about the crazy thing
that Crazy Alice did?
been talking about Alice
since you were all kids

day after day, over and over
the same old conversation, over and over
nothing ever changes and you keep getting older

dry and dreary words
like cobwebs in your throat
stupid as a maggot
stubborn as a goat

day after day, over and over
the same old conversation, over and over
nothing ever changes, and you keep getting older

grab another name
and pass it all around
your whole wide world
is a dusty little town

day after day, over and over
the same old conversation, over and over
nothing ever changes, and you keep getting older

by Richard W. Bray

Don’t blame the world

June 25, 2022

I thought I was your only one
You tore my insides out for fun

Don't be so careless
Don't be so dumb
Don't hand over your heart
To self-centered scum

You were such a sparkly girl
You dropped a napalm on my world

Don't fall for the phony
Don't fall for the hype
Don't expect a dream
To repair a broken life

Life is a bucket full of stink
I'm gonna end myself with drink

Don't sing the blues
For your stupid decisions
Don't blame the world
For your own masochism

by Richard W. Bray

Find your flow

June 18, 2022




Life is liquid
Find your flow
Don't worry too much
Where other people go

Life is matter
And energy
You're connected to the sun
You are part of every tree

Life is music
Hear your call
Don't let anybody tell you
One size fits all

Life is love
You are never alone
The whole world lives
In your blood and your bones

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

Pretending Away

May 29, 2022

Telling more lies
To prove you aren't a liar
Committing arson
To cover up a fire

Pretending away
Facts that burn your soul
Pretending away
Truth that takes a toll

Festering lilies
Troubles grow like weeds
Caress and fondle
The monsters that you feed

Pretending away 
The pain and the smell
Pretending away
The things you never tell

Cardboard illusions
Menageries of glass 
Forsaken future
Imaginary past

Pretending away
What everybody sees
Pretending away
Your own reality

by Richard W. Bray