Posts Tagged ‘lyrics’

wish away the past

November 26, 2022

Telling your life story
Leaving out the facts
Time travels sideways
Turkeys go quack

Nothing that happens
Is ever your fault
Look inside a mirror
See who you're not

Crazy as a hound dog
With a pigeon up its ass
Fantasize a future
Wish away the past

Nothing that happens
Is ever your fault
Look inside a mirror
See who you're not

Blood on all your garments
Dripping from your hand
But you never stop saying
You're an innocent man

Nothing that happens
Is ever your fault
Look inside a mirror
See who you're not

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

empty soul

November 9, 2022

paint a picture
sing a song
tell yourself
you’re never wrong

swallow anger
exhale fear
stomp on hope
and plug your ears

busting kindness
crushing faith
feasting on
an empty plate

live your hatred
love your lies
empty hearts
and cold goodbyes 

by Richard W. Bray

Fragrant Thinking

November 6, 2022





My doctor said "Your thinking stinks
You're sick inside from all them drinks
You need to fix what's in your head
Or else you're gonna wind up dead"

Fragrant thinking
Keeping people sane
Try to stay happy
But don't deny the pain

Fragrant thinking
You're gonna make mistakes
Don't emphasize the negative
And give yourself a break

Fragrant thinking
Focus on yourself
Don't waste your time obsessing 
About everybody else

Fragrant thinking 
Serenity Prayer
Change the things you can
Who said life was fair? 

Now I filter everything
All the stuff I say and think
Eliminating all the shit
That don't serve me no benefit

by Richard W. Bray 

To Fight Aloud Is What You Do

October 30, 2022

To fight aloud
Is what you do
To hide from
What's inside of you

Refute the things 
That people say
And box in bars
On Saturday

To fight aloud 
Is what you do
To hide from 
What's inside of you

Upset, attack  
Disturb, annoy
Nag and nag
And nag your boy

To fight aloud
Is what you do
To hide from 
What's inside of you

Bicker, fuss
And fight and feud
And then you say
"You're being rude"

To fight aloud
Is what you do
To hide from 
What's inside of you

by Richard W. Bray

If You Don’t Tell Yourself the Truth, You’ll Go Crazy

October 27, 2022





I read a lot of books
About psychology and stuff
Crammin knowledge in my head
I’ll never get enough

Tried to figure out
Why some people fall apart
Wondered if the problem’s 
In the head or in the heart

The answer is so simple
And amazy
If you don’t tell yourself the truth
You’ll go crazy

Deception is a poison 
It destroys and complicates
Honesty alleviates
It cures and it regenerates

Living all those lies
Is gonna rot your loving soul
Heal your wounded heart
And let yourself be whole

The answer is so simple
And amazy
If you don’t tell yourself the truth
You’ll go crazy

The Smallness of You

October 22, 2022

Double-cross a lover
While she's sleeping upstairs
Betray your best friend
And never give a care

You could eat a flea for breakfast
Put a saddle on an ant
Ride it like a pony
To the centipede dance

The lies you tell yourself
The lies you tell the world
The never-ending lies
That pushed away your girl

You could hide inside a thimble
Crawl under a door
Get lost for an hour
In a crack in the floor

Leave a trail of destruction,
Misery and loss
Turn and walk away
Let others pay the cost

You could build yourself a castle
With toenails and sand
And declare yourself king
Of Tiny Little Land

by Richard W. Bray

When you don’t wanna know what you know

October 6, 2022

"To see what's right in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle."
–George Orwell

When you don't wanna know
What you know

It takes a massive toll
It'll singe your living soul

When you don't wanna know
What you know

The fables that you tell
The fiction that you sell

When you don't wanna know
What you know

What people say and do
What's right in front of you

When you don't wanna know
What you know

His face is full of doom
He smells like cheap perfume

When you don't wanna know
What you know

When you don't wanna know
What you know

When you don't wanna know
What you know

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

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