SPILT MILK

Don’t cry over spilt milk
Let it go, just walk away
Don’t replay those conversations
All the things she used to say.

Time to let go and start over
It just wasn’t meant to be
Give it time, a new perspective
Like the butterfly…. set it free.

So many different options 
So many fish out in the sea
There is someone waiting for you
Who will love you tenderly.

One door closes, then one opens
Be receptive…. see the light
There ahead amidst the chaos
Everything will turn out right.

Though you’re feeling down ….dejected
Pick yourself up off the floor
Grab ahold and pull with all your might
That’s what bootstraps are made for.

You got this…. take it easy
Let your troubles fade away
A new day… a new beginning
Up ahead are better days.

BAD BOY

She’s looking for a bad boy
I’ve been down this road before
I’m so tired of being second best
I can’t take it any more.

He doesn’t have a decent job
His car is ten years old
He’s living with his parents
But, he has her heart and soul.

I treat her right… I’m there for her
He’s out drinking with the guys
She’s all alone on Friday nights
She sits at home and cries.

Monday nights … football and beers
Chips, hoagies and hot wings
She merely is an after thought
She’ll never see a ring.

She likes em cool … brash, rude and rough
Who knows the reasons why
She likes to be mistreated
Has no use for a nice guy.

Saturdays … he rocks her world
She hangs out alone with him
She’ll probably get to stay the night
Spend the night in his basement.

Make-up on …. expensive shoes
Nails , hair and a new dress
He’s hanging out in dirty jeans
You know he could care less.

I’ve got a reservation
At a posh, new restaurant
I’d pick her up, I’d take her out
But,  I’m not what she wants.

She’s got her heart ….set on him
He’s got it going on
No job, no real potential
Still she wants to tag along.

In twenty years …. she’ll look back
It won’t do her any good
She’ll recall mistakes she’s made
All the should’a ,  could’a ….. woulds!

LET GO

Thoughts of you  keep slipping through
Can’t get you off my mind
If only I had realized
Could have seen the warnings signs.

If only I could let you go
Let go of memories
I keep the photos in a drawer
The ones of you with me.

You’re not the one, the one I need
I finally see the truth
After all this time I know
I’m not in love with you.

But, I can’t stop the memories
Those feelings of regret
Can’t stop myself from feeling
I need to just forget.

It’s time to close and lock the door
Don’t want to think of you
You took my love …. you took my soul
You broke my heart in two.

THE LURE OF PASSION

We were young and foolish
Believed in love and fantasies
With demands and expectations
We fell in lust…. so easily.

The chemistry between us
That first kiss .. the thrill ….desire
Your touch …the need … the craving
Was enough to start a fire.

The roar …. the heat…. the thunder
Hotter than the burning sun
If I had …. just an inkling
I may have seen the smoking gun.

Blinded by …. the lure of passion
One massive, twisted crush
Overwhelmed with sweet temptation
That would be the death of us.

The surge that once propelled us
Lost momentum over time
You can’t sustain the wild, hot instincts
That consume your heart and mind.

The flames once raging have died down
All that remains are dust and ash
The smoldering ambers have lost their glow
That feeling couldn’t last.

12 FLIGHTS UP

DON’T COME ANY CLOSER
I’M STANDING  ON THE LEDGE
I DON’T NEED YOU TO TELL ME 
THAT I’M TOO CLOSE TO THE EDGE.

I WANT TO TRY…TRY TO BELIEVE
BUT WE BOTH KNOW YOU LIE
PLEASE DON’T SAY ANOTHER  WORD
I DON’T WANT TO START TO CRY.

DON’T COME ANY CLOSER
STEP BACK …. PLEASE WALK AWAY
DON’T MAKE IT ANY WORSE FOR ME
THERE’S NOTHING  MORE TO SAY.

12 FLIGHTS UP …. 3 SECONDS DOWN
IT WON’T TAKE  ME VERY LONG
I’LL HOLD MY BREATH ….  I’LL SAY A PRAYER
BEFORE I HIT THE GROUND.

ONE STEP CLOSER, ONE STEP MORE
IT WON’T TAKE MUCH  TO  FORGET
I DON’T WANT TO REMEMBER
ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU HAD SAID.

NEVER DOUBTED FOR A MOMENT
THAT WE’D ALWAYS BE IN LOVE
HAD NO IDEA THAT THINGS HAD CHANGED
THAT YOU HAD GIVEN UP.

DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT
IT WOULD TAKE US WAY TOO LONG
DON’T WANT TO HAVE TO REMINISCE
ABOUT WHAT WE DID WRONG.

DON’T NEED AN EXPLANATION
NO REASON TO ASK WHY
GUESS IF IT IS MEANT TO BE
I’LL SIMPLY LEARN TO FLY.

A RISING STAR

What was I supposed to do?
I knew that I was losing you
There was no way to change your mind
I knew that we’d run out of time.

You knew what you were looking for
Used up, spit out…shown to the door
There were no options …. I had no choice
I couldn’t speak ….. I lost my voice.

The dye was cast …. got sent away
Had no recourse …. I had no say
Was told the way that it would be
You were done …. so done with me.

You had a plan …. get one step closer
A level up …. once we were over
A rising star …. whose destiny
Simply no longer …. included me.

On your way … straight to the top
I wasn’t one to make you stop
I stepped aside … you barreled thru
No way …. no how …. no stopping you.

THINK TWICE

Constant nagging ….. criticizing
Ain’t doing me no good
Telling me what I should do
Your could’a …. should’a …..would.

Too much guilt …. too much shame
Self doubt consumes my mind
This constant degradation
It’s your problem ….. it’s not mine.

What about your own mistakes?
Stop making accusations
I chastise myself when I’m wrong
Don’t need your condemnation.

So tired of feeling down and out
We both know …. life’s too short
So think before you say something
You may need to abort.

Hold your tongue …. just think twice
Will this harm or will it help?
If it’s deemed to be quite hurtful
Best to keep it to yourself.

CUT THE TIES

I didn’t know where this would lead
You wanted so much more from me
You held my  hand…I held you back
Tried not to cry, not to react. 

I couldn’t see three feet ahead
We spent way too much time in bed
I was confused…. too much , too fast
There was no way that this could last.

No match for you …. could  not keep up
In time you’d simply had enough
I lost my luster  … interest waned
I started feeling so ashamed.

Out of my mind… so out of step
Left with sorrow and regret
Worlds apart …. we came unglued
Just wanted to be close to you.

Always searching …. wanting more
What was it you were looking for?
Prestige, assurance …. security 
The things you didn’t find in me. 

Nothing was the way it seemed
It felt like I was in a dream
Your words were garbled,  cold and strong
I heard you say this is all wrong.

I let go ….. I didn’t fight it
You weren’t amused, you weren’t excited
You cut the ties ….. dissolved the bond.
I looked for you, but you were gone.

Nothing left but skin and bones
Twice picked through … now left alone
Nothing there to hold onto
It was over… I lost you.

MY HEART AND SOUL

How could you break
A solemn vow?
How could you do it?
Tell me how.

How could you turn 
Your back on me
Cut me open
Watch me bleed?

My deepest …. darkest
Thoughts and dreams
My heart and soul
What did it mean?

I laid bare 
My innocence 
Now nothing matters 
Or makes sense.

I trusted you
No holds barred
Gave into you
Exposed my scars.

All the while
You had betrayed
The promises
The bond we made.

Nothing sacred
Or revered
All that’s left
Regret and tears.