Posts Tagged ‘country music’

Yesterday

December 4, 2021
He became a Marine on September 12th
Giving up status and material wealth 
So many nightmares dancing in his skull
Davey lost it all to fentanyl

20 years of fighting in a foreign land
for a country that never even gave a damn
living with the hurt that never goes away
another buddy killed himself yesterday

Finding your friends in gutted Humvee
Totally dismantled by an IED
Tommy still alive with half his brains gone
Muttering gibberish and asking for his mom

20 years of fighting in a foreign land
for a country that never even gave a damn
living with the hurt that never goes away
another buddy killed himself yesterday

Oscar in his living room, kids at play
Surrounded by love on a beautiful day
Don't make no sense when the demons get their way
He ran off in his truck and blew himself away

20 years of fighting in a foreign land
for a country that never even gave a damn
living with the hurt that never goes away
another buddy killed himself yesterday

another buddy killed himself yesterday

another buddy killed himself yesterday

another buddy killed himself yesterday

by Richard W. Bray

Public Relations

November 13, 2021

Public Relations
Give yourself a prize
Dancing like scarecrow
Who believes its own lies

Public Relations
The opposite of health
You’re not into truth
You’re into yourself

Public Relations
The perfect façade
A rumor of existence 
A mountain of sod

Public Relations
Who would suspect?
You gotta be real
If you wanna connect

by Richard W. Bray

naughty naughty

October 8, 2021
Every inch of you is perfectMeghan Trainor and Kevin Kadish 

Your naughty naughty body
And your dirty dirty mind
Got my head aspinning
And I think I’m going blind

So kinetic and so crazy
How you keep a body warm
Cover me and praise me
And shelter me with storm

Your naughty naughty body
And your dirty dirty mind
Absolute perfection
From your head to your behind

So kinetic and so crazy
How you keep a body warm
Cover me and praise me
And shelter me with storm

Your naughty naughty body
And your dirty dirty mind
You’re a sinner — you’re a saint
You’re one of a kind 

So kinetic and so crazy
How you keep a body warm
Cover me and praise me
And shelter me with storm

By Richard W. Bray 

cocoon

September 17, 2021

everything that's right
i discovered long ago
i don't have to listen
cuz i already know

don't need any facts
to show me what's true
my feelings are my guide 
i live my point of view

i don't have any need
for folks who disagree
they're just a bunch of haters
but they'll never hurt me

i need to stay pure
in a very safe space
that's the only cure
for the human race

by Richard W. Bray

a man-hating woman and a woman-hating man

September 8, 2021
a man-hating woman
and a woman-hating man
raised a couple kids
in a pool of quicksand

daughter got away
and overcome the sad
angry little mama's boy
blames everything on dad

a man-hating woman 
and a woman-hating man

smells and yells and warning bells
forty years of rage
and they never even knew
they built their own cage

by Richard W. Bray

Hypocrisy

September 5, 2021

Hypocrisy
There’s nothing true
In things that people 
Say and do…

wasting all your time 
until you’re dead
living other people’s lives 
inside your head
you might try
and live your own 
instead

What a clown
That stupid guy 
His perfect life 
Is such a lie…

wasting all your time 
until you’re dead
living other people’s lives 
inside your head
you might try 
and live your own 
instead

by Richard W. Bray

so many things I wanna tell you

August 28, 2021

So many things I wanna tell you
Every single day
So Many things I wanna tell you
But you went away
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.Emily Dickinson
I heard a funny story
I saw a good film
So many things I wanna tell you
Things to make you smile
So many things I wanna tell you
Every single day
So many things I wanna tell you
But you went away

I had a bad day
I wanted to cry
So many things I wanna tell you
To help me get by
So many things I wanna tell you
Every single day
So many things I wanna tell you
But you went away

I pulled myself together
Dug out of my ditch
So many things I wanna tell you
Life is such a bitch
So many things I wanna tell you
Every single day
So many things I wanna tell you
But you went away

Everything that happened
Was better with you
So many things I wanna tell you
But there’s nothing I can do
So many things I wanna tell you
Every single day
So many things I wanna tell you
But you went away

by Richard W. Bray

You don’t get to say who I am

August 16, 2021

You don’t get to say who I am
You can think what you want
You can tell your favorite aunt
Just remember – I don’t give a damn

I’ll keep being me
I’ll never fit your fantasy 
You don’t get to say who I am

You don’t get to say who I am
You got ideas inside your head
You can put them all to bed
It don't mean a bucket full of spam

I’ll keep being me
I’ll keep on flying free
You don’t get to say who I am

You don’t get to say who I am
So just worry about yourself
It’s so much better for your health
Than talking up a big old mess of sham

I’ll keep being me
I’ll keep on flying free
You don’t get to say who I am

by Richard W. Bray

a kiss, a smile, a rainbow

August 8, 2021
You did not come,
And marching Time drew on, and wore me numb,—Thomas Hardy, A Broken Appointment

I guess I just amused you
But I felt so much more
Wondrous happy singsong
Leading to your door

A kiss, a smile, a rainbow
Aren’t always what they seem
Underneath a streetlamp
Waiting on a dream

Time to face my sorrow
Time to live my fate
The moon is now descending
The hour is getting late

Hope, rejection, heartache 
My never-ending theme
Underneath a streetlamp
Waiting on a dream

Memories immortal
Melodies divine
Radiance and laughter
A moment of your time

A kiss, a smile, a rainbow
Aren’t always what they seem
Underneath a streetlamp
Waiting on a dream

by Richard W. Bray

Please Don’t Be Crazy

May 17, 2021
Please don't be crazy
You got such a pretty smile
Don’t tell me you keep critters
To feed your crocodile

Please don’t be crazy
I’m trying to relate
Please don’t slice me open
And cut me up for bait

Please don’t be crazy
You’re so fun to have around
Don’t fret and fuss and fight
And make my life a battleground

Please don’t be crazy
When shoes begin to drop
Don’t get up in my business
Like a homicide cop

Please don’t be crazy
You got such a pretty smile
Let’s take it slow and easy
And just talk for a while

Let’s take it slow and easy
And just talk for a while

Please don’t be crazy

by Richard W. Bray