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Body Bag

I want more than a sweet surprise

I need more than your soft goodbyes

I can’t stand what it does to me

Every time that you have to leave

 

I want more than I know I need

I need you down on your knees

Run away, yeah I know I should

I’d just end up in your neighborhood

 

Well maybe this is me calling quits

To all your lies and selfish shit

Oh God how I wish it were true

Truth is I’m never leaving you

 

I can’t help but feel I’m stuck

Tied up in the back of this truck

You’ve got me bound and gagged

I’m only leaving in a body bag

Singy Songy

Just Talking

I’m not your morning coffee friend

I’m just another bar room sin

You think you know me so well

Well then won’t you join me in hell?

 

Hey, Hey

Hey, Hey

 

You say you want to stay for awhile

So you can deny accusations of denial

You say you want to know my soul

But all you want is for me to give you control

 

Hey, Hey

Hey, Hey

 

You’re a twisted, burnt out girl

Dancing in the ashes of a burning world

I’m a mystically, maddened, messed up man

Who can have you eating out of the palm of his hand

 

Hey, Hey

Hey, Hey

 

In this matter that we here discuss

Your logic chains have got me delirious

Tangled up in this web that you weave

It’s even got you on your knees

 

Hey, Hey

Hey, Hey

 

I’m not your morning coffee friend

I’m just another bar room sin

You say you know me so well

Well then won’t you join me in hell?

 

Hey, Hey

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Goodbye Anna

My dear sweet Anna

I have go

I don’t want you beside me

Across this open road

 

It’s not the path I wanted

But it’s the one I chose

I hope you can understand

But I guess I‘ll never know

 

So goodbye sweet Anna

Goodbye my dear

By the time you’ve read this

I’ll be far from here

 

I know you won’t shed a tear

Not where anyone can see

I won’t say that this hurts

But you’ve always been stronger than me

 

I know that this isn’t right

But it’s the best that I can do

Maybe one day I will change

But it’s not something I can do for you

 

So goodbye sweet Anna

Goodbye my dear

By the time you’ve read this

I’ll be far from here

 

Hello dear Anna

It’s been so long

I hope this letter finds you well

I hear your kids grew up strong

 

You know the road has thought me

How in your darkest night

When you’re blind to everything

That stars can shine twice as bright

 

The road has thought me oh so much

So many things I never knew

Like out of all the things I thought I’d miss

None of them measure up to you

 

Yes I often thought about you

And how I left you then

You know it always felt so wrong

But you know I’d do it again

 

So goodbye sweet Anna

Goodbye again

I can’t promise you’ll hear from me

But I’ll always be your friend

 

Now goodbye sweet Anna

Goodbye my dear

You know the only way I stay alive

Is knowing I can find you here

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Debts

These grey skies they speak of days long past

The sweet smell of pine and freshly cut grass

When a humble man could make good all his debts

To the church his soul and the bank his checks

 

It seems so long ago from where we stand

Broke and alone both woman and man

Threw away our souls to hold firm our checks

The bank’s now churches while church is a wreck

 

What hope can be found in these hopeless days

When no lovers or brothers ever seem to stay

Only cowards and thieves seem to rule these lands

And our only response is our head in our hands

 

We’ve no more backbone to hang our souls upon

We gave up our shovels and sold our farms

We praise the dollar above earth and soil

We’ve no more strength left for honest toil

 

Deceivers and schemers and all their wretch

May they burn in hell for the lives they wreck

They take in the fools and lie to the wise

They take all we’ve got as they pass us by

 

Broken and embittered both you and I

We gave them our land and they took our sky

With a smile and a handshake they promised us health

Now we’re sick in this squalor while they count their wealth

 

We’ve made our mistakes and paid in blood

Both our hearts wounded and caked in mud

We struggle to breath under all this weight

We pray for our debt and our own estates

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Dirge

Moonglow midnight choir
Sing me to my slumber
This bed I have made
Shall feel my final shutter

As humble as the field mice
As solemn as a stone
The ground in which they rest
Will soon cradle my bones

Martor of prose
With your last breath hum
A vestigial tune
Till your lungs grow numb

I drink from the chalice
In the parlor of death
The clock chimes the hour
As I breathe my final breath

Singy Songy

Devastator

You can say that I
Broke your heart
But you never gave me the
Chance to start

You’re no angel and
I’m no devil
You’re a castle and
I’m a rebel

Build up your walls I’ll
Break them down
Seal off your gate while I
Raze the town

Sealed away like you
Have a chance
Your walls crumble to my
Shiva dance

I’m a fool and a
Masquerader
I wear the mask of the
Devastator

No place to hide I’ll
Run you down
The pieces shatter from your
Broken crown

You shouldn’t fear or
Have a doubt
Its all over your
Time’s run out

Its ok cause its
Just a show
I part the veil and
Now you know

Death and life
All the same
Love and fear
All one name

I’m a fool and a
Masquerader
I wear the mask of the
Devastator

Singy Songy

Get Away

It’s not enough to be over you

Now that you’re see through

So tell me what to say

To send you on your way

 

Just go on, go on, go on

And get away from me

I need the air that you breathe

There’s no way you can stay

So just go on, go on, go on

And make your get away

 

Let’s stop all this pretend

That we are still friends

Why are you in my way

Is all I’ll have to say

 

Before you’ll go on, go on, go on

And get away from me

We’re not the ones we seemed to be

And today marks the day

That we’ll go on, go on, go on

And make our get away

 

So go and a find a bottle

And some pills to swallow

Whatever helps you cope

Maybe some new dope

 

Just go on, go on, go on

And get away from me

It’s just your past I need to be

And someday I’ll have to pay

Still I’ll go on, go on, go on

And make my get away