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The first two in this section were written in Japan. The rest were mostly written here in Spokane, at home or at school. By the time I wrote these, I was appreciating my own poetry more by itself as opposed to needing to become lyrics. However, many from this section are now songs as well. Including: "Black Lotus on Water," "I am the Wind," "Drunk by Mid-Afternoon," "I am the Wind pt. 2," "Hey Man," "Young Love," "From Nowhere to You," "I Never Came Out and Said It," and "Cloud Nine." Once again, some of these are availible for download. Enjoy.

Black Lotus on Water
Plural
I am the Wind
Drunk by Mid-Afternoon
On a Cold Winter Night
I am the Wind pt. 2
Devilís Night
To Live
Hey Man
The Summer
Young Love
My Fucking Lonely Place
From Nowhere to You
I Never Came Out and Said It
Cheap Plastic Shit
The Electronic Impulses That Flow to Your Brain
Raging in Silence
To All the Children Still Searching
Cloud Nine
A Glimmer
The Song Has Gone on Too Long


Black Lotus on Water-

Quiet strength inside of me
A perfect place surrounded by trees
Peaceful pond, moss on fallen trees
Light and shade, silent breeze

Black lotus on water

It finds me listening on my knees
Look inside myself with ease
Forget all my useless pleas
Peace holds all the keys

Black lotus on water

Quiet strength inside of trees 
A perfect place surrounded by breeze
Peaceful pond, moss on a fallen me
Light and shade, silent greens

Black lotus on water

Thatís all I really had to say
Donít wanna get in the way
Sheís like a piece of the sun, a ray
Shining on a lotus on water

Quiet strength inside of me
A perfect place surrounded by trees
Peaceful pond, moss on fallen trees
Light and shade, silent breeze

Black lotus on water
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Plural- A fist clutched with authority On the people's minds beat mercilessly History is whatever they write Written by whoever wins the fight In a winter cabin I watch the fire While Iím still cold Its beauty I admire Letís wage war against those we fear Our side is always right When the view gets all too clear Against this cancer we must fight Just make it happen Cover (Our) Threaten (Their) Kill (Them) Its time to beat up the camera man And take pictures of him instead Good morning all you latecomers Is it good to be out of bed? Top
I am the Wind- A path of roses on smoke Leads to you, where I choke Jump off the ship before it reaches the shore This time I made it barely Whatís a load? Asking why itís about Forget the world Minds dead with doubt Tip your hat to the steaming pavement Sing a song to the concrete blocks Pull me out of the landfill Iíve found the keys but to none of these locks Truth like a king in a house of cards Iím broken. Leave me alone. Top
Drunk by Mid-Afternoon- Mass produced in a dark empty room In this place where thoughts are booms Vines that climb towards nothing A piece of your soul A piece of the whole At what toll A drop on the hole Locked away from all of you Donít be surprised when you canít get through Melt me down and build me up Iím the booze in a paper cup When all I really feel is love My face is buried in the mud Iíve given up; Iím swimming in scud When all I really wanted was love Planted in the fertile soil You tore my stem but left my roots I miss the comfort of dreams Top
On a Cold Winter Night- Didnít get anything done I stayed up late again tonight Iím tired enough to fall This isnít a winning fight Not on this cold winter night I told myself not to do this Searching for an answer To questions unasked I canít get through this simple task Not on this cold winter night Nothing to get through Only to be Human ambition Is but a dream Come in through a vine covered arch Find yourself on a path in the woods Takes me to my innermost pond A sunbeam shines through the fog Shines on this cold heart in winter Silence like the park inside a city Blossoms on the water And the reflections within me Top
I am the Wind pt. 2- Once I was alone Once Iíd seen the light A shimmer on the other side of the sea A shiver deep inside me I am the Wind Iím here then Iím not Always on the move Iím cold and then Iím hot Iím free and soaring high Iím climbing a mountain and freezing Iím picking up dirt and moving it Iím free but the world is turning I am not the man inside of you I am not your stable rock I am not everything you wanted Iím always behind a lock I am the Wind Iím here then Iím not Always on the move Iím cold and then Iím hot I look to the West See the smoking gun I look inside me See a setting sun Top
Devilís Night- Coming up behind me Running up behind me Soon itís on top of me Now itís in front, Iím fine When you canít strike a deal With something that isnít real Come and talk to me Like a soapbox left out in the rain Like a glacier running over sane Like an idea crashing with a plane Like an apology without the pain I keep plugging quarters Into this machine I find myself sleeping Lifeless, in a ravine When all you ever think about Is the loneliness and pain Saturday night rolls around And the devil plays her game Something has died And it canít be seen She calls to me But only in dreams Top
To Live- Death comes to end us In many forms- A demon An ideal A friend A fear Love Freedom Who shall live and who shall die To live To believe Together All the great human soul And it had to be this No more greed Only you Happiness is The great human possession Imagination Top
Hey Man- Listen to me Listen to me Listen to me; Iím on my way Iím on my way The bell still tolls The bell still tolls Listen to me; Iím on my way Listen to me; Iím still not free The ring in my head Isnít that she? Breaking free, Iím breaking free Iím on my way Listen to me You look lost man You look lost man You look lost man You look lost man Listen to me; Iím still not free Top
The Summer- The heat is bearing down on me The grass is cool beneath my feet And the song is starting to play The line is moving forward now The line is moving forward now Oh the river and the song The sunset lands on time The sunset lands on time The stars and the summertime The minor scale is climbing now The harmony is ringing loud The song is a part of me The sunset lands on time The sunset lands on time And melody is in my mind Where can I find this place? Where does the river flow? I see it all in memories The stars and the summertime Top
Young Love- Give me the first time Donít give me the last time Give me the now Give me the now I was lost in a distant slumber You came to me in a hazy dream and clouded the hole I woke up cold and lost in the mountains But you were the fire, burning in my soul And every song I sing is for you The words pour through the tear Iím pouring out my heart dear Why cannot you hear? Oh, we loved each other so But the seed in that garden would not grow A tragic love too young Everything else is just playing around Oh, give me real! Top
My Fucking Lonely Place- I fall asleep with hateful thoughts in my head Who knows what they do to my dreams? I fall asleep to pretend Iím dead My mind is unraveling at the seams Slowly slipping away Donít talk to me, Iím broken Donít follow me, Iím lost Donít watch me, Iím ashamed Just listen I canít get any lower than this My mind is a rock I close my eyes to look for answer No I donít want to talk I swear if you talk to me like that One more time Iíll haunt you in your place again Youíll pay for your crime I donít want it to hurt any more I donít want to be so tired I donít want any more worries My ignorance has expired I did this to myself I did this to myself I did this to myself I did this to myself Top
From Nowhere to You- I lie down to look at the sky I see the world from outer space Soon I start listening closer Soon, at my void I face I am not in your world I have seen the dance of flame On my shoulder, the weight of despair But alas, itís just a game I am pulled into in the next level More world is around me The colors and the magicís gone But alas, I am now free I am almost awake now All that glitters is not gold The warmth still surrounds me But alas, I feel cold I am free as I can tell now My spirit is almost free Coming now you to greet you But alas, I am lonely Top
I Never Came Out and Said It- Life is going so fast Iím losing track of you But I see your face every time I look at the moon Why are you always hidden? Why wonít you let me in? No wait donít go I have something to say Letís start all over again No wait donít go Thatís not what I meant Listen to the crooning of a dying man I never came out and said it But I feel it now just the same I know now you are life And love is not just a game Iíve never asked for so much from anyone I donít know how else to say this I love you I love you Donít you know it too? I love you Donít you know it too? Top
Cheap Plastic Shit- My money and power tries to fill But in the end it only widens Go to sleep America We are not the Romans Society is an elaborate illusion Time has no meaning Fools leading fools and blind leading blind Your part you are now playing Faith and society make religion Hey America, you canít pray a lie Who is telling you what? When did reason inside you die? Nature tells us to fall Yet we want to rise Are we a disease? Or is it the cure to try? It doesnít matter either way America seems content on its own demise Selling and consuming - weíll ravage each other Until our dead bodies reach the skies I was too lazy to write my own lyrics So I borrowed someone elseís I found out over time They were no oneís to begin with BUY AND SELL BUY AND SELL In and out of a theatre But it is still there You thought you had it coming But I am still here Is that all you want to do? Build, buy and sell? Tell me Iím no fucking pig In this consumerist hell BUY AND SELL BUY AND SELL Cut my tooth and eat my flesh Give me a cut in my eye Cut my bowels and give me cancer But donít let me bury myself alive Everything is so very clear Everything right now I see right through to your soul I want to take my bow I fell off your roller coaster A long time ago I watch you and know you see me Thatís why I stay close But then again itís lonely way out there Top
The Electronic Impulses That Flow to Your Brain- Pulling me apart Pushing me together These impulses to my brain Makes me want to sing Laughing at me and coaxing me closer Laughing behind me and telling me to leave Makes me want to sing Reading a good book Crying at a good film Makes me want to sing But seeing you Pushes me farther And pulls me closer Then Iíve ever been before Here and now Here and now Here and now Here and now Here and now Here and now Here and now Here and now Top
Raging in Silence- The snow is far above me now But I feel the cold it will bring I donít want to be you Iíve crashed Iím flying And before I hit the ground Iíll tell you this RAGING IN SILENCE TURN UP THE VOLUME IN THE VOID SCREAMING IN MY EMPTINESS RAGING IN SILENCE Donít hate Donít fall back Donít fall down Always forward Always remember To mistakes have no regret And in the future never forget: We are one Top
To All the Children Still Searching- Flat on your face I know youíre flat on your face Down on your luck I know youíre hard to place Going insane I know youíre going insane Canít just accept The flowers on the pane Colors are a sign These colors they blind I want to paint them I see them from behind See you from here I saw you from there There is no rewind I tell you beware Donít keep it inside Donít let it divide You are like me You make your own ride Top
Cloud Nine- Just a little closer and Iíll be there The beads of hope Fall from your eyes Just a little closer and Iíll be there Oh look, I found a friend Just a little closer and Iíll be there Look for me inside of you I see my own despair Just a little closer and Iíll be there Hold me inside of you Iím lost without your prayer Just a little closer and Iíll be there Where is home? Run to heaven Just a little closer and Iíll be there I will not find rapture Not without you there I could not be further From a place between here and there Ah, lonely Wonít stop me from trying Ah, lonely Wonít keep me from crying Ah, lonely You stop me from loving Ah, lonely You keep me from mine Top
A Glimmer- Sing about the moon Write and reach to the stars Smile when you donít have to Search all night and cry in your car Because we sing together A melody of sorrow But the harmonies reach ever forward Always to tomorrow You need not tell me that itís ok I have all I need today But to see your warmth It shows me the rays Thatís all I hope for Is that someone can stay Stop fretting for nothing And live to say: Top
The Song Has Gone on Too Long- The notes, they go together so well My hair has grown too long Itís reaching places it shouldnít have been Maybe this length is wrong My hair is unkempt I forget to keep it nice and clean Trim and crisp Ready to be seen But this way you see my just how I am Every morning when I wake out of bed Tried and angry Wanting to shave it all from my head I talk to myself when I feel down My god, my hair is too long But it shows me as I really am Much like my song Top