Ifs And Thens

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Once in awhile before I know it
My mind is somewhere else
Back in a memory and holdin’ on
To the way it always felt

Nothing to fear not a thing to argue
A smile could say it all
But we grow up quickly and the doubt breaks through
Careless like a cannonball

All these ifs and thens
They can’t bring me back
Back to where and when

The nights weren’t heavy the days weren’t long
The music lasted after crowd was gone
I knew you loved me I never had a better friend
Oh take me back again when there weren’t no ifs and thens

It wasn’t long ago I was young and trusting
Loved that you were too
Why do we now try to raise our voices
Like we got something to prove

All these ifs and thens
They can’t bring me back
Back to where and when

The nights weren’t heavy the days weren’t long
The music lasted after crowd was gone
I knew you loved me I never had a better friend
Oh take me back again when there weren’t no ifs and thens

The man I am today
You’d look me up and down
Wonder what you’d say
If you could see me now


 - September 2020 -                                                                                                               #399


Don’t Piss On My Leg And Tell Me It’s Raining

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Damn near got matching tattoos
But you said they ran out of ink
My buddies all laugh at your name on my ass
And I ain’t got a clue what to think

We almost became man and wife
But your oil change just couldn’t wait
Told me you panicked and boinked the mechanic
It seems like you knew you’d be late

So don’t hand me cowpies and tell me they’re raisins
Don’t roast my hot dog and tell me it’s bacon
Somethin’ ain’t right accordin’ to my calculations
Don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s rainin’

Bought you that new diamond ring
You said it got lost in the street
So howcome I’m certain you went and returned it
For every cent on that receipt

Spent a weekend with my cousin
Family time was your story
Well it’s all fun and games until someone gets laid
Now it’s an episode of Maury

So don’t hand me cowpies and tell me they’re raisins
Don’t roast my hot dog and tell me it’s bacon
Somethin’ ain’t right accordin’ to my calculations
Don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s rainin’

So don’t bring me Twinkies and tell me you made ‘em
Don’t make up games and expect me to play ‘em
I may not know much but I’m pretty sure you’re mistaken
Don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s rainin’


 - September 2020 -                                                                                                               #398


Nobody Ever Knew

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I was once right where I was supposed to be
One by one my doubts got the best of me

Eyes like a sunset lips like a copperhead
Wrapped around my chest
So sharp my heart bleeds so heavy I can’t breathe
About as naked as it gets

Nobody ever nobody ever nobody ever knew
I I could never I I could never could never let you

See these dreams pure saline
Through the steam like nicotine
Not a clue I wanted you
Fooled me too nobody ever knew

Can’t go back to the way you looked at me
If I could I would fall at your feet

You’re like a diamond bright as a full moon risin’
Out beyond the mist
Wish I could go there I’d hand my heart right over
Empty as it is

Nobody ever nobody ever nobody ever knew
I I could never I I could never could never let you

See these dreams pure saline
Through the steam like nicotine
Not a clue I wanted you
Fooled me too nobody ever knew


 - September 2020 -                                                                                                              #397