Original Songs

As a singer-songwriter, my musical 'children' are my songs.. like all parents, you want to show off your children now and then, so here are a few of my songs..


"Are You Still Breathing?"

Are You Still Breathing was written in January 2020, before Covid took over the world and isolated us, as well as literally taking away the breath of some. Are You Still Breathing is a love song, but speaks from a perspective of one feeling somewhat isolated from the person he loves, and wistfully wondering if there will ever be the opportunity to be together again. While the themes in this song are timeless for lovers, the events which surrounded Covid's entrance into the world, pushing us further apart and keeping us from the ones we love, make the feelings in Are You Still Breathing even more relevant and poignant.


"Are you still breathing?

Are you still holding on so tight?

Are you still listening?

Do the words still come out right?


Is there a

place where it

Will ever be

Just you.. just me?


Are you still waiting?

Is your heart lingering for me?

Are there still moments

When your soul feels eternity?


Will there be

a time when

these embers will fade-

The light in my eyes turn to gray?


Are you still breathing?

Are you still holding on so tight?

Are you still listening?

Do the words still come out right?


Is there a

place where it

Will ever be

Just you.. just me?"

"I Think I'm Fallin'?"

I Think I'm Fallin' is all about the rush of new love, and the excitement that accompanies the process of being drawn into the world of someone else and the feeling that nothing else is.. or ever could...be so wonderful.


Seems lately you’re the center of my thoughts,

though I don’t think you understand

how much of my heart has been caught

you got me in the palm of your hand


I tried to hold back not give in

but every moment I feel myself slip

I want to feel the warmth of your skin

kiss your lips


chorus

I think I’m fallin’ fallin’ fallin’ in love with you

nothing can hold me back, my mind’s one track

there’s nothing else I want to do

I think I’m fallin’ fallin’ fallin’ in love

with you


I knew from the moment we met

no way that I could walk away

haven’t found my limit yet

reaching for the light of day


my grip is slipping fast

I hope that you feel it too

my heart pounds when you look at me

I catch my breath when I see you


chorus

I think I’m fallin’ fallin’ fallin’ in love with you

nothing can hold me back, my mind’s one track

there’s nothing else I want to do

I think I’m fallin’ fallin’ fallin’ in love

with you



I know I’m taking chances

but that’s what romance is

baring your heart


maybe before we begin

you’ll tell me it’s the end

but I hope it’s the start


chorus

I think I’m fallin’ fallin’ fallin’ in love with you

nothing can hold me back, my mind’s one track

there’s nothing else I want to do

I think I’m fallin’ fallin’ fallin’ in love

with you


chorus

I think I’m fallin’ fallin’ fallin’ in love with you

nothing can hold me back, my mind’s one track

there’s nothing else I want to do

I think I’m fallin’ fallin’ fallin’ in love

with you

"That Friday Feeling"

That Friday Feeling (it's a day with a built in hug) grew out of a text conversation I had one Friday morning with Nene Chrome about why Fridays had such a great 'feel' to them as compared to other days. When I asked her what made Fridays so special, she gave me a very 'feel good' spiel about 'warm kisses, cold beer, late night talks in summer parks', so I used her words to spark this song about this special day that represents for many the end of the work week and the beginning of the weekend time for rest, relaxation and fun.


It's morning, you open up your eyes

And suddenly you realize

What today is, and it makes you smile.

The chaos is winding slowly down,

There's joy in your heart that's gaining ground.

For once the clock is your friend, for awhile.


That Friday Feeling,

It's better than any drug,

It's a day with a built in hug.

As you watch the clock,

Every tick and tock,

Counts down as the moments are stealing,

That Friday Feeling.


You wiggle your toes feeling yourself tingle,

Sing yourself a little freedom jingle.

The energy around you is shooting sparks.

Come the end of the day you'll be ready to run

To lose yourself in your weekend fun:

Warm kisses, cold beer, late night talks in summer parks.


That Friday Feeling,

It's better than any drug.

It's a day with a built in hug.

As you watch the clock, every tick and tock

Counts down as the moments are stealing,

That Friday Feeling.


Let the countdown begin,

Cause this week needs to end.


That Friday Feeling,

It's better than any drug,

It's a day with a built in hug.

As you watch the clock,

Every tick and the tock,

Counts down as the moments are stealing,

That Friday Feeling.

That Friday Feeling

That Friday Feeling


"Picket Fences"

Picket Fences grew out of reflection on how many people enter into relationships with different expectations, and that is especially true when the people have been in relationships previously, and bring their 'baggage' with them. Some are looking for companionship and friendship; others want to settle down and create that 'perfect home' they had wanted in the beginning... different expectations create a precarious and often set the stage for failure in a relationship, so Picket Fences takes the often 'hidden' agenda and brings it to the light..


I know you're looking for

Something you've dreamed about

I can see it in your eyes


And though I want to say

Words that will make you stay

I don't want you to be surprised


pre-chorus

Cause baby I've been hurt one too many times

It's taken its toll on my heart

So before you start to build that dream house in your mind

I need to tell you right from the start


CHORUS:

I am not your picket fences

I am not that kind of man

What you're looking for, I tried to be before

So don't make those kind of plans


I'll give you all I've got to give

But it's not the life you want to live

So before you buy the matching towels you should know

I'm not your picket fences


v2

Happy ever after seemed

Such a distant dream

Until I walked into your life