Heart Unspoken

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 * co-written with Shane Willinger *

I was drowning in fear I was so full of sorrow
Livin in’ the dark feelin’ frozen and hollow
All my mistakes all the tears I was cryin’
Brought me to a place where I couldn’t keep hidin’

Though we met before another time another place
Seemed like you made the sun shine on my face
Looking in your eyes there was no denying
Gotta’ say it out loud how I’m feelin’ inside

So grab my hand tight as we walk down the road
There ain’t no telling how far we can go
It might be forever or it might be just today
But one thing I know is I’ll never be the same

My feet might grow tired, my legs they might ache
But as long as you’re with me I’d walk ‘til they break
I’d rather be ragged, tattered and broken
Than spend one more day with heart unspoken

Your story fit perfectly right next to mine
Almost like they were written line after line
So call out my name, I can hear you now
My eyes and my ears have been opened somehow

Now the light in your eyes and the shine in your smile
They got me believin’ in dreams like a child
So look into mine, and you’ll see the truth
I can’t imagine my life without you

So grab my hand tight as we walk down the road
There ain’t no telling how far we can go
It might be forever or it might be just today
But one thing I know is I’ll never be the same

My feet might grow tired, my legs they might ache
But as long as you’re with me I’d walk ‘til they break
I’d rather be ragged, tattered and broken
Than spend one more day with heart unspoken

So grab my hand and walk down this path
We’ll get where we’re going though it may not be fast
But if you come with me I’ll promise you this
You’ll know by the end that pure love exists


 - February 2020 -                                                                                                                       #321


Behind Every Bar

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Three wilted carrots on the side of my tray
Look almost as bad as I feel
Sad stalks of celery potatoes so stale
Don’t hardly count as a meal

Sure I done wrong and I’ll serve my time
But while Sing Sing is servin’ me this
With the words in my heart of the song on my mind
Forgive me as I reminisce

Behind every bar is a slab of concrete
And beneath all the concrete deep down there is dirt
Same as under the garden somewhere out in the country
Where a good hearted woman cooks so good it hurts
And she waits for her man who’s locked up for his deeds
Behind every bar is a slab of concrete

Well the bean poles reach up past the weather vane
The tomatoes grow big as my head
Miss it all so much think I might go insane
Eatin’ my bologna n’ bread

Behind every bar is a slab of concrete
And beneath all the concrete deep down there is dirt
Same as under the garden somewhere out in the country
Where a good hearted woman cooks so good it hurts
From the recipe book that her mama gave her
And she’s whippin’ up hummingbird cake for dessert
In an old pair of jeans and my red flannel shirt
Helpin’ 2.5 kids do their high school homework
And they wait for their dad who’s locked up for his deeds
Behind every bar is a slab of concrete


 - February 2020 -                                                                                                                             #320