Lyrics

Simple Needs

 
 
Life’s routine, the daily scene
The clock, the job, the car
 
Endless lines, the pointless minds
Look at where we are
 
Whats gone wrong, night’s too long
Days are speeding past
 
Wonder why, we sometimes cry
how can we ever last
 
Simple Needs, those special needs
something like a dream
Lasts a while, makes you smile
So simple, yet so extreme
 
But look around, whats lost is found
We’er surely not alone
 
For misery, loves company
there’s always someone home
 
Life’s routine, the daily scene
the ritual never ends
 
Yet bearable, thanks to the soul
and talents of a friend
 
JMD- 9-7-1987
 
 
 

Children of the Lonely

I don’t know how to say this, I can’t seem to find the words

Time slipped between us, we’ve lived in separate worlds

Somehow we’ve survived, heads held high in the sky

Somewhere there’s an answer, I see the question in your eyes

Let’s just           get together

Let’s not           cry forever

We are             not the only

Children           of the lonely

Some hopeless love affair-Crying it’s not fair-Sleepless night’s despair

Wondering who’s to blame-living with the shame-life’s just not the same

Somehow we’ve survived, heads held high in the sky

Somewhere there’s an answer, see the questions in my eyes

I think that you see now,I hope you will know

Time slipped between us, now it’s time to grow

Let’s just           get together

Let’s not           cry forever

We are             not the only

Children           of the lonely

 

7-17-1983 for my little sister Penny

 

 

 

Memories

Every time I sit alone
and think about the past
I find it hard to realize
some things can never last

Years of tears and lonely nights
have passed before my eyes
those memories of love gone by
keep burning up inside

But when I look into your eyes
they sparkle and they shine
the taste of love upon your lips
is the sweetest of all wines

You’ve shown the sorrow in my heart
the happiness it needs
and filled my soul right from the start
with loves own golden seeds

We’re living in a world I know
that’s full of hate and war
but without love the richest are
the poorest of the poor

Although our lives are full
of cruel and harsh reality
the richest are the poor of those
been hurt but let love be

May 1981

Patience

I have this friend of mine
she’s so pretty, she’s so kind
when we kiss, she blows my mind
blond-haired and beautiful, she’s just my kind.

She said you better go
I said, “Hey they’ll never know”
She said “Someday maybe, time will tell”
then she locked the door and I said, oh hell.

Why, Lord, must it be?
Why, Lord, can’t she see?

Walked on home, try to sleep
sometimes dreams’ll be so sweet.
My luck seemed to turn them sour
what I needs a nice cold shower.

Now I’m waterlogged and shivering cold
tried my best, she can’t be sold.
Week ends coming, I’ll try again
Someday maybe, don’t know when.

Why, Lord, must it be?
Why, Lord, can’t she see?

Sunday came, I’m still alone
next time think I’ll just stay home.
Spent all my money, wrecked my car,
staggered home from bar to bar.

So I’ll just sing my song
pray to God it won’t be long.
I have patience, you will see
I’ve learned that love’s what sets me free.

Why must it be?
Why can’t she see?
Why, Lord, must it be?
I know somewhere there’s a girl for me

JMD 1/83

Mr DaSkyes

Please, don’t believe your eyes
your lookin at a vision that
to me is no surprise.

Better, cover up your heart
you know I’m only human now
I’ve been right from the start.

But they call me Mr DaSkyes
don’t you know, I’ll fill your head,
with my lies.

Always, always you be true
you know I love you baby now,
I love you, so be cool.

Never, ever let me go
I love you want me baby now
You know this is no show.

But they call me Mr DaSkyes
don’t you know I’ll fill your head
With my lies.

JMD 8/82

It’s OK To Believe

Today I got a message, They didn’t leave a name
It doesn’t really matter, but I’m curious all the same
It only last a moment, before the tiny beep
Phone a ringing dreamily as I lay sound asleep

I stumble to the telephone and hit star sixty-nine
But all I heard was static, coming from the line
The words my mystery caller, so urgently did leave
In symphonic harmony said, “It’s OK to Believe”

It’s OK to laugh, It’s OK to cry
It’s OK to wonder, if it’s OK to die
It’s OK to give, It’s OK to receive
It’s OK to live, It’s OK to Believe

I’ve laughed about the sunshine, cried about the rain
Asked of my creator why the end has so much pain
I’ve handed out my wisdom, and taken it in stride
I’ve loved the life I’m living with a touch of too much pride

I’ve felt the joy of heaven, fear the gates of Hell
Struggled with the lesson surely time will only tell
I’ve reached out to the limit, tested all I see
Trying so hard to believe that God is calling me

JMD 2-19-1997

Chimney Rock

Those gently flowing memories
softened in cool summer breeze
on earth’s beauty nature walk
tree-top level Chimney Rock

Dare to stand out on it’s ledge
push life’s margin to the edge
below the softly pulsing stream
lulls you to that perfect dream

deep within your very soul
urge to live your life time goal
inspired from this lovely place
reality glowing in your face

listen to the feathered song
the hills and trees all sing along
sunset’s dreamers time to go
sunrise brings another show

 

June 28th 1998

Shadow of the Stars

On earth once dark like outer space
is life we call the human race
as stars will Nova so did man
spreading life across the land

He relayed emotion with his face
breathed sounds with equal ease and grace
special feelings came as song
music rang out raw but strong

some realized it soothed their fears
they clapped and stomped out shouts and cheers
drums and flutes of reed were made
guitars invented, songs were played

no one sensed they should beware
as music filled the silent air
but nature’s balance is harsh and real
she’ll leave her scars that time must heal

yet man contends with his own mind
sometimes violent sometimes kind
the scars of life become our past
if time won’t heal they last and last

some men weaken, others fall
to guns and drugs and alcohol
maddened thoughts and troubled hearts
tear our peaceful world apart

on city streets the insane roam
in any bar or any home
still man has power to fight back
with screaming sound and multi-tracks

Music calms the wild beast
turning nightmares into feasts
Jimmy Hendrix, John and Paul
Morrison, Bonzo, Page and all

are stars that shine light in our eyes
with songs of passion not of lies
their sweet emotions ease the pain
and give the gift of peace again

I’ll rock and roll until I’m gone
let the music live on and on
I’ll spread their music wide and far
for I’m a Shadow of the Stars

December 1982

Free Times Two

I’ve been a friend for so long
that I’ll send you this song
come along, walk with me
won’t you share my fantasy

understand that I’m free
tho sometimes I’d rather be
with you now, don’t you see
or just pretend that you agree

Our times always leaping
our lives never sleeping
our loves always weeping

our children confined and controlled in a world of

time always leaping
their lives never sleeping
their loves always weeping

I’ve been around, been left down
been a clown, still I found
what I need to survive
are future goals to which I strive

so walk with me, lets be free
we’ll chase our dreams we hope will be
don’t look back when you’re gone
they say that life goes on and on

Out times always leaping
our lives never sleeping
our loves always weeping
our children confined and controlled in a world of

time always leaping
their lives never sleeping
their loves always weeping

September 1982

The Choice

what would life be worth at all
without a choice to rise or fall

in or out, day or night
love or hate, peace or fight

give or take, hot or cold
thin or fat, young or old

smart or dumb, slow or fast
wet or dry, first or last

would we know what’s right from wrong
would we all feel weak or strong

sad or happy, more or less
smooth or rough, cursed or blessed

straight or crooked, here or there
near or far, plain or rare

black or white, quiet or loud
sharp or dull, shamed or proud

tell me friends what would it be?
if I were you and you were me?

the choice of life is live or die
are you really bold or shy?

can you see the reason now
or are you blind to truth somehow

believe me soon or its too late
learn to love and not to hate

take your love and give some more
be the richest of the poor

 

April 1983