If We Gave The Birds A Chance To Sing

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 * co-written with Chris Gantry

What would we hear if we all listened well
Over the roar and the grind and the swell
Pressed from all sides by a world all but falling apart

When we run out of steam and we’re fresh outta’ luck
Just a blank check from the eyebrows up
Hope comes with a song like an old radio in your heart

So turn up the dial tune into the groove
Shake off that funk and step out of those blues
Let your mind go ‘cuz the world don’t mean a thing

Take a walk in the park lay back in the grass
Just close your eyes let the moments pass
Who knows we’d hear if we gave the birds a chance to sing

Life isn’t all clutter and noise
It’s the simple things that give us joy
The flutter of wings the falling of leaves

I flew through life unfulfilled
Whole lotta’ nothin’ on my windowsill
There’s a better song inside us all take it from me

So turn up the dial tune into the groove
Shake off the funk and step out of those blues
Let your mind go ‘cuz the world don’t mean a thing

Take a walk in the park kick back in the grass
Just close your eyes and let the moments pass
Who knows we’d hear if we gave the birds a chance to sing


 - May 2021 -                                                                                                                                 #460


HWC

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How can you make a noise
When you don’t have a voice
Can anybody hear my thoughts

How will my love be loud
When I can’t make a sound
Can you speak for me if I cannot

How do I trust that I
Will fully heal in time
Can you promise this shall pass

However long it takes
We’ll trust and we will wait
Can absolutely promise you that


 - May 2021 -                                                                                                                     #459


Finance Man

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A lot of folks don’t know that April 28th
Is International Campbell Day
Not the soup although that’s tasty
Or the city near San Jose
No I’m talkin’ about the Finance Man

Yes every 28th of April
I leave milk and cookies on the kitchen table
Not for Santa though he’s awesome
But for someone I see more often
I’m talkin’ about the Finance Man

Finance Man balances the books
Finance Man it ain’t as easy as he makes it look
This year my only wish for the Finance Man is this
Celebrate International Campbell Day
By stickin’ around with us, okay?

You know I heard there’s this place on Woodmont Boulevard
Where they swap human beings out like trading cards
Now I know I’ve never been there
They might be a buncha’ winners
But not as cool as the Finance Man

Now a Finance Man’s gotta’ seek the finest
It ain’t easy choosin’ between A+ and E minus
But ready or not some food for thought
The ones you got respect you a lot
And that’s important for a Finance Man

Finance Man balances the books
Finance Man it ain’t as easy as he makes it look
This year my only wish for the Finance Man is this
Celebrate International Campbell Day
By stickin’ around with us, okay?

What’s my point here, why am I makin’ such a ruckus?
I’m just tryin’ to help adjust the compass
Not to mention no one else is near as good at the budgets
P. S. I heard down on Woodmont they all got mullets!


 - April 2021 -                                                                                                                        #458