lyrics another unfamiliar bed. although this one is oddly familiar. she stares at the institutional acoustic paneling on the ceiling, looking for patterns in the tiny holes, stringing together constellations, waiting for the transition between one unreality and another.
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monday song #43: i’m in love with everyone
lyrics cheever street, late afternoon. a muffled roar pulses from a garage near the end of the block. from outside the clamor is hard to recognize, but the roar demands attention. more than one neighbor watches their clock for the agreed upon curfew of six pm to arrive, when they can call to complain. why […]
monday song #34: castaway
lyrics with number 34 i begin the second year of monday songs. i hope to be a bit more consistent in 2010: in songwriting, in many things… another in the “mind on fire” cycle. mostly speaks for itself, in that it says very little, and suggests less. and more.
monday song #33: a view from above
lyrics number 33. jesus’s age when he languished on the cross. the age i was when i slipped over the edge. i was well aware of the jesus connection. in fact, i had a crucifixion of my own. but that is for another monday.
monday song #32: falling in love
lyrics manic depression is always portrayed by a kinetic actor balancing energy and speed. but there is another mood that is just as prevalent: the racing mind and quiet body. thinking done with teeth gritted, grinding and grinding.
monday song # 31: birthday (part two)
lyrics this week we embark on an open-ended exploration of the height of heights, and the depths of despair. wait a minute, that was what “connect the dots” was all about. minus the height of heights.
monday song #14: one of these days
lyrics number 14. and no, it’s not the pink floyd song. this little ditty was conceived as a number for a post-modern musical. the hero kicks the ground, looks up to heaven, and in an optimistic and wholesome tenor (or baritone in my case) sings about how things will change for the better, one of […]
monday song #12: swept away
lyrics with number twelve, we complete the first album. and free at that. i couldn’t make up my mind between two song ideas this week. then i realized that one fragment opened with the line “in the summer sun, praying for the rain.” since last week’s song ended with emily jane praying for rain, i […]
monday song #11: the cure
lyrics number 11 returns to the crazy theme. (wait, did i leave the crazy theme?) this song came as quickly as anything i’ve written in a long time. chords came with the melody. sat down to write words and just wrote them. after a little bit of editing, everything was in place. the result contains […]
monday song #6: the start of something big
lyrics number six. that’s an album side so far… i had it in mind to write something with a new year’s theme. and with the world in the state it is and obama promising a sincere effort but no guarantees, i stuck on the subject of change and how it rarely comes without anxiety.