Thursday, June 18, 2009

"My Door is Open"

Anna don't go
to that alley so cold
all broken bottles
and shoots your spirit fulla holes
Anna ya don't havta know
where the wind's gonna blow
it ain't in our sights
what happened babe
to your fire-light?
caught in a streetllight
broken signs, you
hide your eyes
bite your tongue or break your throat
but darling please just come inside.

Concerning Iran....

Yes, it's horrible that an election was robbed. But there is a silver lining. It's an incredible thing when oppressed people speak up for themselves and try to change their situation. It's incredible when women who have been silenced and abused speak out.

It's also an incredible thing when people around the world fight against the Iranian government on the internet. You know how we know what's going on? Facebook and Twitter.


Saturday, June 6, 2009

thought I'd take a break from that story

for one of those 1 am songs that come outta nowhere

We both know that before any of this
I had my mind on the west
thought there was nothin to miss
'till your words came like the rains
that caressed my jaw and my fists
and instead of forgetting it all
My God I yearned for your indigo kiss

chorus: well there's a heartache comin down
You can't run from what's always around
you can break in it babe
or stand your ground
but nothin's gonna stop a heartache comin down

go bury your roses and turn out the lights
I can't handle the truth
the truth fallin from your eyes
and I can't tell the difference
between what I need and what's right
I just hope you can soon capture
that voice you've been tryin to hide

So stay if you need to or walk away
honey cry all ya have to
you know it's better that way
and take all the whispers
from your sheets that started to fade
open the gates or close your door
or walk thru the heat of the day


this time a flame burned without a sound
Sometimes what's lost should never be found
I just ended up with too much outta town
but who knows babe, I might see you around
please don't drown
please don't drown
darling please don't drown

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Must have written this years ago....

seems like the kinda thing I was writing at the time. It's funny how styles change so much over might sound better with a chorus but I never wrote one for it.

you got a hoodlum's blind son protected at your side
and my plastic flames just melt down in your eyes
and the songs of our psalms are slowly drifting by
how can I finally run to you?
our childhood wavered like fields of sky
I'm still thristy for your words that chimed
I fell into their music and silver light
where can I at last find you?

You broke the door when the skeleton key rusted in rain
with your shoulders of metal and fingers of lace
it never mattered that the night watchers never came
how long must I go without you?
with your poems painted on your sheets of day
and my wounds like mercury and your gentle escape
the way the avenue allights when your gates give way
how can I ever forget you?

You immaculately smiled at the thieves of Sugartown
then stepped into Midnight Row where they couldn't follow down
oh sad-eyed savior can you hear the sound
of my limbs shaking for you?
with the highlands of the fortune tellers tumbling around
and the smell of wildwood rising from the streets where I drowned
and both of us wearing the same thorny crown
tell me can i live without you?

there's a chorus of stars burned into your sun
it's stained from that July I spent wounded by love
and I can still taste that waters touched by your tongue
you know I'll never leave you
in your arms there's a journey that hasn't begun
I'm carving some lines that the churchbells once sung
into your iron doorway where the hinges came undone
you know I will stand by you

with your eyes that held a thousand bleeding souls
and your milk-white hands tangled in with the road
and all the fog-angels who can't stand to see you go
how could you ever dissapeer?
with your matchbook prayers from Canyon Road
and the moonbeams on your lips where they couldn't corrode
and the prophecy of dawn melted into your bones
don't you know I wish you were here?