“I Can’t Breathe”


Brought in out of Change

Because certain people wanted Strange

To let chaos run amuck

And you said You didn’t give a Fuck

Swore to drain the swamp

On a podium we all heard “Womp Womp”

You once called them “Stupid”

And paraded your name like Cupid

What thread count was your sheet

That didn’t cover the dead on the street?

You opposed one group that took a knee

Then laughed when done by the PD

Seems you have much more in store

Since a different virus kicks in the door

Even though the sunshine begs in line

Social Media makes the dark ones shine

Handcuffed, therefore to grieve

But you can’t hear, “I Can’t Breathe”

All you’ve done and said has been recorded

Is the Jury afraid they’ll be deported?

It’s hard to wear your heart on your sleeve

Don’t rush to judgment – just because “I Can’t Breathe”

Livestock tainted so the Market can rise

Some believe God loves the lies

So, the next time you do deceive

Don’t ask who said, “I Can’t Breathe”

“I Can’t Breathe”


Brought in out of Change

Because certain people wanted Strange

To let chaos run amuck

And you said You didn’t give a Fuck

Swore to drain the swamp

On a podium we all heard “Womp Womp”

You once called them “Stupid”

And paraded your name like Cupid

What thread count was your sheet

That didn’t cover the dead on the street?

You opposed one group that took a knee

Then laughed when done by the PD

Seems you have much more in store

Since a different virus kicks in the door

Even though the sunshine begs in line

Social Media makes the dark ones shine

Handcuffed, therefore to grieve

But you can’t hear, “I Can’t Breathe”

All you’ve done and said has been recorded

Is the Jury afraid they’ll be deported?

It’s hard to wear your heart on your sleeve

Don’t rush to judgment – just because “I Can’t Breathe”

Livestock tainted so the Market can rise

Some believe God loves the lies

So, the next time you do deceive

Don’t ask who said, “I Can’t Breathe”

I want to know why You wanted to go


 

Beside my bed

Is a brown-eyed dresser

These voices in my head

Should make me the Professor

 

It would take so much more

Just to find the right door

I guess I’m going through a phase

Of Jungle Boogie or School Days

 

Did I read the wrong signs?

Are there thorns in my eyes?

I’m just a lover of all kinds

Helping others see different skies

 

I need to know

Why you wanted to go

Tell Me

Don’t show me

I may not want to join the cast of your show

I need to know

Why you wanted to go

 

Trippin’

There were times I felt like slippin’

Dippin’

There were times I couldn’t stop drippin’

Flippin’

Only you can stop me from trippin’, slippin’, dippin’,

Drippin’

Almost got me crippin’ and hippin’

 

So, I need to know

Did you find a brighter light

That makes you want to go

In a new direction of right?

 

I need to know

 

Strawberries and cream

Passion fruit made of tears at your seam

If you couldn’t shame hang

Why come in for the bang?

 

I need to know

Why you wanted to go

‘Cause if you need to leave

Give me time to grieve

 

At 7:15


Standing room only

A stage just for one

It’s true that only the lonely

Has a continuous run

 

Telling jokes and getting smiles

Even the laughs can be mean

Come nighttime are the trials

Lights go out at 7:15

 

Cheers and applause

Sometimes cut so deep

Break all the rules make your own laws

Pray to God your soul to keep

 

Like clockwork it’s a rut

Praying for fame and fortune like a teen

When the time has come, there’s but

Look and listen for your cue at 7:15

 

Is there someone

You’d like to pay homage to

Then again, there’s really no one

Who can do the things you do

 

At least you think it’s true

 

Give and receive

It all comes in green

The show must go on and you must deceive

Trying to sell your soul at 7:15

 

 

Call that Boy a Rogue


Businessman

A Heartbreaker

Makes for a fast baby-maker

Hit it and leave

But who was the first to deceive

 

It’s easy to call him the fool

When you know who took you to school

While you stood there trying to Vogue

Just go ahead, call that boy a rogue

 

It was the thing to be with him

A Dream-taker, out on a limb

Who tells you wrong from right

When it’s a fight to stay in the spotlight

 

He may have told you lies

But you’re your eyes were on the prize

Didn’t think you’d ever trip and fall

For all the measures and the jolts

Have to explain it to your folks

For you, it’s just another curtain call

 

A matter of the heart

Took off, but you had a false start

Gave until you had no more to give

So the time has come

To see a rocking chair and learn to sing and hum

Now you’ve got more than a reason to live