Posts Tagged ‘love songs’

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


 

Everything I do I think of you

January 6, 2022

They will come with many roses in the early afternoonEdward Arlington Robinson

Everything I do I think of you
The piece of you inside me
That does its best to guide me
Wonders why I do the things I do

Everything I do I think of you
I always feel much better
When I wear you like a sweater
I never shed the person that I knew

Everything I do I think of you
Your memory will stay
Until I fade away
My last goodbye will be our adieu

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 

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

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