Gypsy in Control

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I can honestly say that these songs are part of me…my heart and my soul. It has been a journey, it has been beautiful and I am definitely more free. I have some advice…
DO WHAT YOU DREAM TO DO.

Friday, June 5, 2009
GYPSY IN CONTROL

who’s this Gypsy in control
of my heart in my soul
is she brave or does she hide
save this wanderlust inside

why’d she leave him there alone
wishing she would be his home
I don’t think she knows he feels that way
she comes and goes maybe one day
she’ll stay

love calls on the wind
truth needs no defense
he’s the one who brings out her best
he loves the Gypsy’s heart
in spite of all the rest

this gypsy lives where she is
and it’s only love she longs for
in the heart and soul of the Gypsy
it’s only love she longs for

weaving rhymes to paper wings
little melodies she’d sing
funny faces he would draw
there was writing on the wall

if she could call him with her mind
tell him how she feels this time
maybe space would disappear
and her voice all he’d hear, her voice

this Gypsy lives where she is
and it’s only love she longs for
in the heart and soul of the Gypsy
it’s only love she longs for

POEMS NEVER READ

his eyes were blue, the sky was gray
they were anything but ordinary days

endless breaking of the waves
the light of dawn played through the haze

and the world that grew between them
was like a golden thread
bittersweet and tender
poems never read

it was something like destiny
that brought her to his door
to escape the mediocrity
and sameness of this world

like the parting of the waters
faith was all she knew
the addiction she called loneliness
he could see right through

and the world that grew between them
was like a golden thread
bittersweet and tender
poems never read

time turned to melody
words found a rhyme
he heard the songs inside her
secret lullabies

he became her talisman
a connection to a dream
a way through the wilderness
her champion in troubles unforeseen

anything you need
every wish you’ve wanted
all the love you’ve longed for
in your life
tell your dreams to me
though the past is haunted
it could be but love will make it right
you’ve been asking me
what is there to show for
all the years of wandering
in the night
anything you need
every wish you’ve wanted
all the love you’ve longed for
in your life

his eyes were blue, the sky was gray
they were anything but ordinary days

ENDINGS

when I get through Texas
the farther on I’ll be
from the tender arms that held me
the way it used to be

in some lonesome highway town
or a tavern by the sea
I hear my Angel’s sweet, sweet song
come to rescue me

endings are never easy
not even in a song
I never want to say goodbye
so long, so long

I can’t tell the future
no matter how I plan
try to slow a sunset
hold the colors in your hand

I did my best to paint the Moon
I prayed for hope and peace
I tried to give him freedom too
I guess that’s where he found me

endings are never easy
not even in a song
I never want to say goodbye
so long, so long

with him I can speak my mind
and let my feelings change
he knows just how I’m inclined
and everything’s ok

so tell me it’s not over
not even in this song
I never want to say goodbye
so long, so long

TOO EASY

I can feel you coming towards me
the signs are every where
when you put that one before me
I fell into despair

I’m just glad it wasn’t me
who broke the trust and tossed the key
I guess up till then it was too easy

we can run and we can hide
there are places everywhere
moving mountains changing tides
chasing cleaner air

I can see myself at last
the future’s nothing like the past
you tell me now has it been too easy

now you bring a fire to me
in the midst of frozen rain
I can feel the circle close
a beginning and an end

we can sit and meditate
try to make our hearts cooperate
nothing that’s worthwhile
is ever easy
nothing that’s worthwhile
is ever easy

SOON AS I CAN

I’ve been on this road about a hundred years
and I don’t see an end in sight
it ain’t been for time, love or money
these days just turn to nights

out here it’s a bit of a struggle
but people are as kind as can be
I don’t know how the road magnifies my fears
but it’s looking like the joke’s on me

I miss India and I’m hoping that she understands
I miss India tell her I’m coming home as soon as I can
soon as I can

sometimes I wish I’d stayed with that musician
he was such a sweet kind soul
I never really knew why I left him
even when he begged me not to go

I’ve been running all my life
guess I never want to feel the pain it takes to try
leaving love behind
now I’m wondering if I’ll ever get this dream before I die

I miss India and I’m hoping that she understands
I miss India tell her I’m coming home as soon as I can
soon as I can

lucky for me time’s on my side
somewhere along the line I must have done somebody right
cause the Sun still shines and the sky still rains
India really knows me and she loves me anyway
India really knows me and she still wants me to stay

I miss India and I’m hoping that she understands
I miss India tell her I’m coming home as soon as I can
soon as I can, soon as I can

LOVE IS FOUND

this is my home town
this is where I ran around
when I was young

this is where part of me is bound
where I feel safe and sound
and sometimes I still belong

night is falling
the wind’s dying down
I hear you calling
love is found
a new love is found
love is found

a rosary of rubies
crosses of gold
a mind full of daydreams
getting old

gardens of roses
an ache in the stillness
there never was perfection
only a wish

night is falling
the wind’s dying down
I hear you calling
love is found
a new love is found
love is found

here in my hometown
the Sun’s going down
just beyond the horizon

evening is here
August is near
broken promises can mend

night is falling
the wind’s dying down
I hear you calling
love is found
a new love is found
love is found

SOULFUL, SEXY, SWEET AND LOW

borders were broken, lines were crossed
it’s amazing to me we never got lost

we’re wearing through the atmosphere
as though the coins are tossed
no one wants to look at the cost

I heard his voice on the radio
singing soulful, sexy, sweet and low

taking me back to somewhere unknown
all but forgotten, my spiritual home
taking me back, God knows I wanna go
singing soulful, sexy, sweet and low

we galloped our ponies, we buried our bones
our freedom was loyalty carved in stone

our dreams were strong, our lives were long
no one had to face fear alone

our enemies wept cause they never would know
singing soulful, sexy, sweet and low

taking me back to somewhere unknown
all but forgotten, my spiritual home
taking me back, God knows I wanna go
singing soulful, sexy, sweet and low

tell me my true friend how this all looks to you
my memory’s sketchy at best
the things we do seem to fade away except for the truth
and my love for you, my friend the best

it’s taking me back to somewhere unknown
all but forgotten, my spiritual home
it’s taking me back, God knows I wanna go
singing soulful, sexy, sweet and low

MATERIAL THINGS

turning to material things
to fill a void in my life
vainly hoping they could bring me
some kind of peace inside

but the more I get the more I need
I’m always shopping around
it could be loneliness and a little greed
finally it all gets me down

I’m coming around, oh lost and found
material things get in the way
eventually they fade away
material things accumulate
but they can’t bring true love my way

material things used to be
the perfect means of escape for me
when I was feeling afraid or lonely
I knew that they’d always be there to console me

let me be what I believe
don’t try to tell me what I need
when I’m over silver and gold
I’m left with my heart and my soul

I’m coming around, oh lost and found
material things get in the way
eventually they fade away
material things accumulate
but they can’t bring true love my way

THE WOMAN’S A WORK OF ART

she cusses like a sailor
she stands on her own
she can cure what ails ya
she’s true to the bone
she’s living on hopes
that her dreams will come true
she’s not a whole lot different
from me and you

she started off like most
a good girl in school
then she tested the teachers
and questioned the rules
but some rules were sacred
to thine own self be true
and do unto other’s
as you’d have them to you

the woman’s got strength
she don’t know that she’s got
and talk about faith
well she’s got a lot
the woman’s so beautiful
she’ll melt a man’s heart
the woman’s a work of art
the woman’s a work of art

it seems that her weakness
is the blind side of love
she’s been looking all over
but never sees enough
she gave her heart once
he was mean and untrue
she’s better off without him
I think so don’t you

she looks at her wristwatch
and thinks that she’s late
she opens a calendar
and fills up a page
she tries making sense
of the things she’s found
her world keeps turning
around and around

but the woman’s got strength
she don’t know that she’s got
and talk about faith
well she’s got a lot
the woman’s so beautiful
she’ll melt a man’s heart
the woman’s a work of art
the woman’s a work of art

she’s writing some poetry
cause something’s on her mind
she knows all she’s really ever losing
is time

KEEP THE ROSES

keep the roses with the thorns
fan the embers brave the storm
feel the wind blow face the chill
let the people do what they will
do what they will

the world is turning
the sky has changed
the stars look different
but my love remains
do I really have to leave
even though you feel the same
is it time to go
just because the sky has changed

keep an eye out
for shooting stars
keep your fortunes in a jar
fear will try but never win
keep the roses love again
love again

HIGHWAY FIRES

driving along side a west bound train
California tracks
ain’t no use in him trying to pretend
she might not be coming back

little more than half a Moon
flames from an old hobo’s fire
wind’s blowing through the desert
sounds like a holy choir

and the highway fires keep burning
the highway fires keep burning

wheels of time are turning
she knows nothing comes for free
window’s down, radio’s up
he’s missing her company

he called last night in his loneliest voice
said come back to the Bay
but she’s 500 miles from making her choice
headed the other way

and the highway fires keep burning
the highway fires keep burning

STONE’S THROW INDIGO

a sailor’s telling stories
seven years from dry land
my boat was tied and anchored
seven quarters in my hand

there was Moonlight on the water
writing on the wall
blues on the radio
your voice when I called

from a phone booth on an island
in the Mississippi River
a fragile place in my heart
a stone’s throw into the century
kind of like a brand new start

maybe I’m returning from somewhere
I’ve been gone
sometimes it’s just a memory
that keeps me holding on

can you hear the wind behind me
the water on the shore
I love it when you’re on my mind
and a stone’s throw Indigo

from a phone booth on an island
in the Mississippi River
a fragile place in my heart
a stone’s throw into the century
kind of like a brand new start

legends live on rivers
a Gypsy’s tambourine
now it feels like forever
and we’re gathering golden dreams

Baby I’m telling you
in my heart I know it’s so
the things we’re dreaming of today
are a stone’s throw Indigo

from a phone booth on an island
in the Mississippi River
a fragile place in my heart
a stone’s throw into the century
kind of like a brand new start

BE A NONCONFORMIST

someone’s tugging at my heart
I don’t mind saying I’m scared of the dark
never know what’s around the next bend
and I don’t want these feelings to end

all I can give you is my love and my trust
in the very first letter you wrote
be a nonconformist, be a nonconformist

you said it was love at first sight
I don’t mind saying I believe you were right
this is something to hold onto
like an angel in flight

all I can give you is my love and my trust
in the very first letter you wrote
be a nonconformist, be a nonconformist

you’re the one I miss you when you’re gone
and I can’t help hoping you’ll be here before long
with you I can paint all the stars in the sky
and lasso the Moon if I try

I’m long past agreeing with society’s rules
and I don’t want to be someone’s dreamless fool

be a nonconformist, be a nonconformist

think for yourself, love who you will
make your own world

A PRAYER, A DREAM AND A WISH

if I had a prayer for my soul
it would be for inspiration
if I had a dream in my heart
it would be for love to fill these spaces
and if I had just one wish my whole life
it would be for forgiveness in these lonely nights

I’d pray for understanding of the things I never could
I’d take back all the times I hurt you
and all the times I ever would

if I had a prayer for love
it would be for us to stay together
if I had a dream for you
it would be for every dream you ever wanted to come true
and if I had just one more wish and one thing left to do
I would surely choose to spend my life with you

I would be the south winds blowing
to carry you away
from so much soul searching
at the end of the day

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