800 Miles

800 miles of hard traveling
Brought me no closer to you
Will I find you waiting for me
When I get back home

Miss you smile, your eyes
Everything about you
Want to hold you in my arms
Your voice, your laugh
The sound of your heart
How I long to be with you

Try to sleep at night
While I’m on the road
But it’s so hard to do
I lie awake
With tears in my eyes
Just from the thought of you

And the sound of the wheels
Remind me each day
How far we are apart
Reminds me of your kiss
And all that I’ve missed
But I’ve still got you in my heart

As I roll on up
In front of our house
I see you standing there
Hand on your mouth
Hiding a smile or tear
But I hear your voice ringing in my ear

Now the miles are gone
And we’re here alone
And I’ve got you in my arms
Making up for lost time
Making up for being apart


Warm December

On a warm December evening
You came around
You told me you were done
You didn’t want anymore

The working life was rough
9-5 at a job you hated
Dreamed of making it big somehow
But couldn’t do it in this town

You were going away from here
Take a trip out to L.A.
That’s where everyone goes
To make their dreams come true

Asked me for a couple of bucks
For a ticket south
Needed just a little more
So as not to live hand to mouth

I gave you what I had on hand
And wished you all the best
Said if you’re ever in town
You’d have a place to crash

You left and went on your way
Your perfume still in the air
The words inside unspoken
Lingered in the air

I hope your dreams come true
I hope you’ll be alright
I hope you’ll be happy there
Even in the darkest night

The weeks turned to months
The months into years
Didn’t hear of your success
Or your demise my dear

Then one sunny day
In the depths of June
I heard a knock upon my door
And there you were again

You told me tales of your success
Of people and places in your dream
Of how the world adored you
Where ever you were seen

You apologized for not writing
Or calling to say hi
But life was so busy now
Living this famous life

I sat there in wonder
Not knowing what to say
But still glad to know
You were on your way

Rich and famous in Hollywood
People knew your name
Invited you to all the parties
Let you in to all the games

You left again in a whirlwind
And went upon your way
Said that you’d be back again
On some distant day

I went back to my ordinary life
Just a little disappointed
Knowing that I could never be
That friend you needed in your life

And so it goes and goes and goes again
That the dreamer always wins
Here’s hoping you find your dreams
Before the December winds, come again

One Way

If I close my eyes

And turn away from the night

Will I find my way

Back into the light

Words conspire

To draw blood from my flesh

Open fire

Kill while the killing is fresh

And the new conspiracy

Same as the old conspiracy

To drive a wedge in

Between you and me

So who’s to say

Who is wrong and who’s right

Taking for granted

We know wrong from right

And the loss we feel

And the hurt inside

Are now dripping onto the floor

Showing everyone what we hide

And the sin and the words

And the deeds and the hurt

All the pain that is felt

By all the lost of this world

Will never go away

With the words that we say

By the good deeds invented

By men of this world

Only One has the power

To redeem what was lost

To pay for the sins

To hang on a cross

Only GOD has been right

When it came time to judge

When all made by man

Could only hold a grudge

Pride and rebellion

The crutches we need

Are now gone by the wayside

With our overblown greed

So come to this place

Sit at the table

Partake of forgiveness

While you are still able


A kiss on the lips

Or a kick to the face

Welcome home my friends

To the human race

Streets of desire

Street of dreams

Not everything

Is as it seems

Darkness and sorrow

Heartache and loss

Those feelings you had

Won’t you give them a toss

And I find myself

On the same old road

Doing the same old thing

No matter what I’m told

Was there ever a time

When things went right

When I wasn’t lost

In the darkest night


To overcome this loss


No matter the cost


I’m no longer the boss

Of the days I’ve seen

Or the things I’ve lost

Overcome the challenges

I see each day

To be a better man

As I’m on my way

Heartache and loss

Are in the past

Can you feel the joy

That forever lasts

Dreams and desires

Start a new day

Give you hope

As you go your way

Listen to your heart

It knows the truth

Of how you live

Since your youth

Never give up

No, don’t give in

Overcome the death

That comes creeping in

Push it out

On the street again

Send it to the gutter

So new life can begin


There are things

I don’t understand

Why some people live

And the innocent die–/

Where pain and death

Are a daily ride

For children and women

Who deserve a good life–/

And I just stand here

And wonder why

When all the good

Seems to all have died–/

We wander in circles

Looking for the answer

Instead of gathering wise men

And searching the heavens–/

Who among us has given his life

That the poorest may live

A good and proper life–/

Who would be willing

Who would understand

Love conquers all

Even the hate

In this land


Beast infiltrate the temple

Make everyone believe

He is the way to everlasting life

Slight of hand and twist of fate

Lies preached as truth

Spoken with eloquence

Words we all long to hear

Deep within our heart

He talk of peace and love

As if he were the king

Just a little off center

But the people will still believe

No one question his authority

No one ask for credentials

People took it as gospel

He knew what he was doing

Dragged the people to suffering

Dragged them into pain

Told them all it was how it was done

To get the people out of the rain

Never one to compromise

In what he was going to do

Drag them all straight to hell

Just to cause the Father some pain

Preached a new philosophy

After he had them in

Do whatever you want to do

Nothing here’s a sin

People fell into step

With the way things were

Thinking they would go to heaven

Yeah, they were oh so sure

Should have seen their eyes

Should have heard their cries

When they found themselves in hell

Yes, they were all taken by surprise

So listen very carefully

To the words spoken today

Some lead to heaven

Some to hell everyday


And I live
I live
I live
Out here in the wastelands

Where the time
The time
My time
It is no longer mine

And I wrestle with my future
And all I could become
Wrestle with my past
And all I’ve overcome

And the haunting sounds of sin
Ringing in my ears
Telling me of time to come
And all the wasted years

Whisper in the garden
Speak into my soul
Speak the truth unguarded
Into this blackened hole

And I find myself seeking
A truth I do not know
Of how it came to pass
And how my life is just for show

Shocked into being
Torn from the past
But will I be a better man
With a legacy that lasts

And I live
I live
I live
In the Promised land

Where the time
The time
My time
Is only in His hands