In the good old days

5 09 2011

In the good old days I’d sing you a song

And you knew that I loved you all day long

And we’d always be together and we’d always be true

You in love with me and me in love with you

In the good old days

In the good old days

 

I have a new song that I’d like us to share

Our good old days haven’t gone anywhere

We’re living them today like we always do

You’re in love with me and I’m in love with you

In the good old days

In the good old days

 

The good old days are here to stay

We love each other in the same exquisite way

The future is bright and the future is ours

We share our future amongst the stars

In the good old days

In the good old days

 

The good old days aren’t going anywhere

They’ll always be here in the love we share

The future is ours and our future is bright

I’ll love you every day and love you every night

In the good old days

In the good old days





Another

22 08 2011

The sun has gone and the wind blows cold

I stand and watch and wait to grow old

I think of you and the secret I sold

I watch for the light and wait to be told

Why you are walking away

To another friend on another day.  

The moon is sad and my heart beats slow

The sea is beckoning way below

I feel my body but it isn’t there

I dream of old my soul is bare

Why you are slipping away

To another end in another place. 





The end is gone

21 08 2011

This one is about 20 years old already – amazing to think I’ve been carrying these songs around on scraps of paper for two decades.  Now some of them are going electronic, will they last longer that way, or will the end come soon enough anyway?

And it’s dark

And it’s cold

And the rain beats down inside my soul

And I’m alone

And I’m old

And empty steals around

Inside my soul

The end is gone

Let’s start again she said

Let go of her

Be with me instead

And it’s dawn

And it’s light

And the stars are clear

And strong all night

And I’m warm

And you’re right

And I forget about her

Without a fight

And I smile again

Because I see her eyes

And they say to me

Let there be no lies. 





One way or another

14 08 2011

Another short, sharp punky riff I guess.  Good for pogo-ing to if you use the tune I’ve got going for it in my head.

One way or another

you remind me,

of another

The sparkling smile

the wondering why

the softest skin

as I welcome you in

One way or another

you remind me

of another

The glittering smile

the reasoning why

the cleanest skin

as I suck you in

One way or another

you make me,

lose another

The breaking heart

the falsest start

the wondering how

I could be here now

One way or another

you make me

lose another

The screaming heart

the stuttering start

the presuming how

I could see you now

One way or another

you will find me

with another

The chance to be

 your mystery

the freshest face

 of your latest taste

One way or another

you will find me

with another

The hope to be

your eternity

The purest face

of your fated taste

There’s only one way

I know no other

I know no other

I know no no no…





All in

12 08 2011

Actually a new song I whipped off on the ferry last weekend, hence the waves and the horizon.  It’s a shape song, like many of them seem to be.  Perhaps short a verse or two, what you think?

Waves crash down as I try to run

Heart beats fast under the setting sun

Horizon shrinks as I push on down

Spinning around can’t make a sound

I’m sinking

I’m thinking

I’m drinking

You all in

Lights flash round as I cry for fun

Legs leave last as the day is done

Horizon shrinks as I rush around

Dancing in town can’t bring me down

I’m thinking

I’m sinking

I’m drinking

You all in

I’m drinking you in

I’m taking you out

I’m thinking you’re skin

I’m sinking your doubts

I’m thinking

I’m sinking

I’m drinking

You all in

You all in





All day and all night

6 08 2011

I’ve just been singing this one along to myself to check it scans and see if I can actually make it fit a tune and it made me wonder two things:

1)  Would adding me singing along badly and acapella through something like audioboo add to or take away from this section of the blog?

2) Why are the majority of the songs I wrote as a child blatant punk riffs and simple in the extreme?  I’m always banging on about keeping it simple but song-writing-wise I do seem to take it to an extreme.  Although saying that, when I do go more sophisticated it’s usually not as simply successful (Going round in circles, for example).  Anyways, enjoy the simplicity…

I’m gonna be here if you need me

I’m gonna be here when you want me

I’m gonna be here night and day

I’m gonna be here anyway

 

I don’t really care if you say yes or no

There’s no way I’m ever gonna let you go

I’m gonna be here right by your side

And I’m gonna love you all day and all night

 

I’m gonna be here when you’re right and you’re wrong

I’m gonna be here when you’re weak and you’re strong

I’m gonna be here when you’re happy and sad

And I’m gonna be here though it drives you mad

 

I don’t really care if you say yes or no

There’s no way I’m ever gonna let you go

I’m gonna be here right by your side

And I’m gonna love you all day and all night

 

I’m gonna be here when you have a bad time

I’m gonna be here when you’re out of your mind

I’m gonna be here when your spirits are low

I’m gonna be here when you close the show

 

I don’t really care if you say yes or no

There’s no way I’m ever  gonna let you go

I’m gonna be here right by your side

And I’m gonna love you all day and all night

 

And I’m gonna love you all day and all night

And I’m gonna love you all day and all night

And I’m gonna love you all day and all night

All day

and all night.

All right. 





Going round in circles

24 07 2011

A complete mess or a rich source of synonym?  No idea myself, but I enjoy the parallelisms and the overall circular structure.  Enjoy.

I laugh at your words

So you smile at my laugh

An ironic smile that makes me curse.

You’re offended by my curse

And I’m angered at the offence

And you’re incredulous I’m angry

And I’m confounded by your disbelief

And you sneer at my confusion

And I sigh at your complacency

And you shout at my exasperation

And I ignore your noise

And wind you up with my poise

And I’m victorious at your losing it

And you’re livid at my winning grin

And I’m sarcastic at your temper tantrum

And you’re amused by my irony

And I chuckle at your smile

A smug chuckle that makes you swear

And I take umbrage at your language

And you’re irate at my huff

And I can’t believe your ire

And you’re confused by my incredulity

And I’m complacent that you’re confounded

And you’re exasperated at my sneer

But I keep still at your sighing

And you yell at my ignoring you

And I lose it with your shouting

And you grin winningly at winding me up

I lose my temper at your victory parade

And you’re ironic at my lividness

And I’m amused at your sarcasm

And you laugh at my words

So I smile at your laugh

An ironic smile that makes you curse.





Someday soon

21 07 2011

This one might have even be written as an adult if I remember rightly.  A punky little ditty that could be used in a lesson on some or going to if you’ve got the courage to churn it out acapela, or use it as a poem and encourage students to write their own versions or just a second verse which perhaps this lacks (just as long as you credit me with the writing and leave us a comment to let us know how you used it and how you got on).

Someday soon it’s gonna be my day

Someday soon I’m gonna get my way

Someday soon I’m gonna make you see

Someday soon we’re gonna be happy

 

Someday

My day

Sometime

My time

Someday

I say

They’ll play

My way





And the silence

15 07 2011

This is a bit of a The Cure style song (i.e. a bit of a rip off of ‘How Beautiful You Are’), but I enjoy the odd story telling song now and then – hope you do.  Can you find the tune in there, there’s still a few dodgy lines I’d like to smoothen…

Take us to a place where we can laugh we said

But we didn’t believe a word you said

We thought the place would be so dead

But you came up trumps with the party house

And we danced all night and lost our heads

And then she came to me

And she took my hand

And she smiled and she slurred some words

And I smelt her smell and I drank in her eyes

But the words

They weren’t there at all.

And she waited and waited and smiled and smiled

And I smelt and I drank and I was quiet like a child

And it started to slide and she started to go

And she slipped from my grasp so painfully slow

And I was stunned for a moment by the vacuum she left

The space that would always be there

And then it all came back to me at once

The words that I wanted for her.

The wit and the turn of phrase so sure

And the timing so raconteur.

But she’d slipped through the crowd onto someone else

And they were smelling her and drinking her in

And they were chatting and laughing and dancing as well

And my suffering was all consuming.

So I danced and I dreamed and I screamed inside

At the silence that haunts me still

And I asked myself again why I’m so painfully shy

When I need to know where to begin

But one of these days when you take me to a place

Where I meet the one I need to meet

I can still hope that silence will be quiet enough

And she’ll understand and make me bleed

So I’ll follow you now to where you want to be

Because the chance of her smile could always be there

And you think I’m going because I want to know

But I only want to answer my prayer





And so do I

10 07 2011

No idea how many years ago and why this was written, but it’s short and to the point and has a catchy, concise repeating tail…

She caught my eye as she hurried past

I started to smile

And she wondered why

And so did I.

I began to trawl through memories lost

That challenging glint I’d previously crossed

I wondered where and she wondered why

And so did I.

An enchanting thought entices my mind

Tinged regretfully with your last goodbye

It was you who’d sparkled with those inquisitive eyes

And so did I.

Flooding nostalgia triumphs over tears

A cascade of memories as I count the years

That extinguished flame breathes anew

And so do I.








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