Leave the Door Open

  I’ll give of myself till there’s nothing left And ask you to fill me back up again. Because all that I am is a vessel exchanged between your hands And that which is making me whole again.   So leave, leave the door open  Leave, leave the door open    And we’ll welcome the…

Dusk trotter 

And we’re walking In step To the beat of asphalt As the blue light In windows Pass us by.   And I’m watching In silence Movies Of a life That isn’t mine.

Settle

A song written for Uncle Simon’s Musical Book Club. Inspired by The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho. Em G D A (Bm, C) /// When I was young I wanted all that I have now. When I was you I knew this truth that I’d get here somehow This is better than any place I’ve been before…

Calling It Off First 

thanks for calling it off first even though it really hurt and all those red flags that were blinding me showed it would never work

We Were Different People Then

Meet me at the corner Of lonely and depressed Where indecisiveness Never seems to rest   Meet me in the dark When the world stops to sigh Where you read the wrong thing When you look me in the eye   Meet me in the silence When the neighborhood is sleeping When the stars are…

Inevitable

  I didn’t get a chance to be your lover and you could hardly even say that we were friends and what we found when we were finally together well it was always inevitable   and I can’t say that it was all a waste of time but there are nights i don’t replay in…

How Did We Get Here?

To missed calls Maybe laters Separate cars Where your twitter feed is the only way I know about your day

Walking Home

1. Walk through the tall iron gate, to the edge of the cobblestone. Look up before you cross. Place phone in pocket. Make eye contact with the driver. Cross with dignity and grace. Like you’re Kate Middleton. Because she’s always got somewhere to be. 2. Slight left and up one, two, three concrete steps. Pass…

Cluttered Up Claire

Cluttered Up Claire
Was worse for the wear
As she dragged all her likes through the air . . .

Knew to Love You Better

Wrote this for my sister a while ago, but can’t find the journal with original lyrics and chords, so still working it out. ——————— G, C, D (1) This house is bare and lonesome We used to fill it with our harmonies But I haven’t heard your voice in weeks in weeks Kept waiting for you…

Red Moon

An ode to our sweet countryside ——————— in G progression or C, D, Em7, A   Howl at the red moon As stars burn to morning blaze Count not the hours Count, no count not the days Following dancing rivers Chasing setting suns Until we reach, until we reach that ocean side   Chorus: Oh…

Not Strong

A little something I just came up with today. Influenced by recent experiences and 1 Kings 19.9-18 Lyrics (V1) (C) These heavy weights (c) are crushing me (Am) The air is thin (G) I cannot(c) breathe (C)You let me bruise (C) You let me bleed (Am) Tears streaming (g) down my cheeks (c) (C) I’m…

Back & Forth

Back and forth and in between is not the way things ought to be Walk away or stand by me But I can’t linger in the gray

Variable

Your friendship is dependent upon your presence. Absence makes for slander. What happens when I leave?

Queso on the Front Porch

Not sure how this is going to go. But we laugh at all the same tv shows And you said you’d like to sit and talk with my dad. I’m alright with that. I’m alright with that. And I like that we don’t always agree. And that you have dreams.

Too Quiet

There are nights when I come home to a dark house. And if I were alone I would expect that. But I am not. And my phone has no messages. And it’s quiet. Too quiet. It’s quiet because no one is home. They are elsewhere and I realize that loneliness is not my greatest fear….

Take Me on Long Walks With You

Take me on long walks with you So I can know those secrets too I need not shiny things just your dazzling company make me laugh and make me cry let your voice be my lullaby others tunes they are so dull no melody beats in their soul let ours be one with harmony where…

Talking Scales

Your tongue it curves and twists Arches back and strikes a beating heart Your venom it releases the black silk of shallow words Your jokes they stab they mutilate constrict raw skin pull tight and suffocate You deceiver You cheater You seether Suck poison from blue veins like juice from ripened fruit to fuel your…

Our Mission

Let’s bring the Gospel to the Starving Nations while our school children hunger Let’s save their Dark souls to make our white skin feel better Let’s build their houses while our neighbor’s crumbles Let’s reach that 10/40 window while we dance around our shattered glass Let’s journey to Judea and Samaria and to the ends…

Baltimore

You were a boy from California who fell in love with a girl She hailed from these Ozark hills We were wary travelers searching for the greater good and time, it stood, still   And we talked for hours over whiskey sours  about Jesus and our families  You had your heritage  but you could not…

I’ll Send You My Résumé

Profile  I need a job. One that is respectable and puts me on a good track of what my parents deem “gainful employment.” Please, just hire me. Experience  Yes. Education Yes. Skills Yes. References Trust me.

Grandad

A snippet from Wakefield Christmas. At the theologian’s table. On church growth. “You know where this all got started–when churches decided to take down that ‘attendance today’ sign. When we remodeled the church in —- somehow that sign got misplaced. People are lookin’ all over for that sign. I got asked ‘where’d that sign go?’…