1. We Can Stand - (written March 2001)    Listen to Song

I saw my future come down again

And I looked up and down and around again

To an unspoken word, an unspoken center

To a sound so nurturing and true

And so tender

And your eyes, your smile is mine

And our souls are separately entwined

So take the independent space for dependent living

And take good care of yourself while your freely giving

Ohh, walking down the road

We’ve got our hands at our sides

And our heads are hanging low

Miles and miles we’ve climbed

Hiking through sand and

We realize, realize...

That we’re not on dry land

Only if we come together

Can we stand

We can stand

I ate the sweetened black of night

I knew it was the source when I took the 1st bite

It consumed me

And stole my rights to joy

But I was blind to my own mind’s ploy

Cause we’re still living and breathing

And building and being

A balance, presence

A light shown for seeing

Into the core of our essence

Ohhh, there will be days

Days when one will walk into the shadow

And the other towards the sun’s rays

Walk toward the shadow

And climb into the rainbow

And we’ll sit in the darkness of color

And glow

2. Spread My Me - (written 5/01)

Sit right back and watch your life pass by

I’ve learned to dream, I’ve learned to sing,

and I’ve learned to hold my head up high

Take a sigh 

Cause when my soul feels heavy

And I know that I’m ready

To pack up and say goodbye

And when my edumication’s

feelin’ dead bolt heavy

and I’m locked up down deep inside

cause in my dreams it seems that something is

gonna lighten up my soul

I’m gonna stake my claim

And focus my aim

Fill up this great big hole

I’m gonna spread my me again(x3)

I get out of town tomorrow

But let’s focus on today

It’ll be over before we know it

And they’ll have nothing left to say

Cause at the peak of my era

I’m gonna be right back

In the glory of summertime

And there will be plenty of space

To pick up the pace

And be with my rhyme time

Too many times

I try to open my mind

I try to see all I can see

and then it overwhelms me

So here I sit over stimulated

And ready for some action

I’ll take it in stride and bide my time

For a little satisfaction

Create, assimilate

Roll with the assaults

Try not to dominate

But defend your spirit

Cause I know we are coming home

Through the forest

So don't forget to pay your toll

Take the desolate way through

The Redwood Trail

And breathe the space in your soul

Sing songs of freedom and joy

Live through  your natural power

Paint a place for yourself on your canvas

Decorate the room in your tower.

3. Rise Above (Written February 2012)   Listen to Song

Breathe in the Spring

Feel the love and the joy that it brings

Coming alive with the flow of things

Feel the cool air propelling your wings

Jet black, the colors of your feathers

Like the sunset warmth and holding hands together

It’s gettin’ hot – I’ll take off my sweater

Cause there’s a faint hint of summer

Underneath the strife

And there’s a soothing warm wind

Outside the din of life

Rise Above

Release out the winter

Trust the wind and relax in your center

Out of hibernation into the sun

Transform the banter that we are all not one

Let life shine green

Spread the positive that we’ve seen

Like the colors that shine

Through the orbs of our being


4. My Lovin’ Has Only Just Begun (Written 5/2004) 

I’ve been mad

I’ve been sad

I’ve been used

Abused and confused

I thought man was my savior

And now I’ve got the blues 

I suffer because I’m bored

And if I don’t cry

Then I sometimes roar

I get sick inside but I know

I’ve got to keep on trying

I’m not going go and run and hide

Away from my past

And when I find a love that’s true

I know it’s going to last

I walk the street at night

I find the stars are

Rolling in my path

And when I need support

I fall down on my knees and ask

Now I loved you and you loved me

Until God opened my eyes

To really see

That even when I was with you

That was only the ghost of what was true

Cause there was tension

When there was none

And there was contradiction

In the words you’ve sung

I break and then I’m lonely

But my lovin’ has only just begun

5. Black and Blue (Written Summer 2012)    Listen to song

She was born in a small town in Alabama

Then the story gets fuzzy and oh so cold

Moved up north to Dearborn, Michigan

Said its nice to know you now it’s time to grow old 

Followed the flame from her family name

And left the path of southern humility

Had her two fine children and then you know it became the same

Then she’d have too much to drink

A bottle of vodka in the sink

And then it all goes to Heaven after she’d have time to think

It’s tough when you only know what you know

There’s only one way down the path so you take it slow

Give everybody love and be willing to do what’s asked

When a train is comin’ down on you, get off the tracks

When a train's comin’ down on you, get off the railroad tracks

You think I even know what’s false and really true

That there’s not a really good person inside of you

It’s time to stop believin’ the bully side of you

These thoughts are making us black and blue

Black and Blue, Black and Blue

The years rolled on by after he passed away

The nights seemed just as long as the day

A nice man came around to court her all around the town

Until he decided that he would try to make her lay

Well she wasn’t going to sit and

She wasn’t going to stay

And they fought tooth and nail pretty much every day

And on and on it went

For most of her life she was bent

And the anger never really seemed to go away 


6.  The Beat of the Moon (written 6/05)

 Here we sit

Falling out into the waves

Of peace and the wind flows

Through the trees

Fasting slowly

Our vibe of the city

We reach the afternoon

Sitting pretty

And we eat and we drink

And we move and we thing

Yes we dance with our feet

To the beat of the moon

So we set out

Toward the sandy dunes

We’ll climb up and down

With the heat on our heels

And the blinding sun stretched out

In the breeze of hazy light

We breathe with all our consciousness

We breathe with all our might

And we pray and we be

We are one with the trees

Yes we sing straight from our seats

To the beat of the moon

Moon so very sweet

I can listen to that melody

In everyone I meet

With their sounds all around

And you’ll accompany me

And I’ll accompany you – to the beat of the moon

7. Roll On Me (written 1/98)

The seven of us ventured on a highway of fire

Longing for nightfall and a cool desire

The red sun was burning so clear in the sky

And the heat was so blinding

My eyes were so dry

The lakes were all warm and the sidewalk burned

There was someone behind me everywhere that I turn

Waiting for darkness in the center of hell

Let the heavens fly over and cast their own spell

Looking out my window, I watch the world go by

Look ahead and see the dark stormy sky

Up ahead in the distance and the rain is falling down

And the desert is silent except for a windy sound

Let the desert storm roll, roll on me

I saw the sun set across the desert plains

And I captured the rainbow I stole from the rain

The cold air turned slowly back to dust

And the cold sprays of water is all I can trust

The blue moon was rising so high up in the sky

The cycle forced the sun to say goodbye

I truly did not know what I came here to find

But I know now that life is fine on the inside

500 miles more to drive tonight

but the air is cool now and the stars are bright

I am feeling one now with the earth and sky

Never knew the desert offered so much life

With a desert storm

Roll, roll, roll on me

8. Bliss (written 6/2012)     Listen to Song

Love and trust each other

With purity intuition and light

Have compassion for self and brother

Wisdom and courage to face the fight

The truth is you have the strength

To allow your transformation

The peace that's within you

Will expand throughout our nations

Surrender yourself

In detachment for certain

The flow of life

Synchronicity is working

I am you in my empathy

Oneness is alive in me

My will is all part of this

With consciousness, action and

Bliss, bliss, bliss

9.  Music Speaks Through Sound (written 5/02)

Swing out, swing light, get your groove on on a Saturday night

Give in, give out, don't pay attention to any self-doubt

Just say ok, and listen to the band go up on stage and play

A groove, a tune, something that really makes you want to move

Stand up, sit down, you can't stop moving cause the rhythm speaks through sound

Sit back, relax, the chances are you're walking down the right path

Slow down, speak slow, unless there's somewhere that you really need to go

If you're late, think straight, there's no reason to slam open the gate

I know life is fast, so let's groove a tune that's really gonna last the time away, ok

Slow the time down and listen to the rhythm speak through sound

Breathe deep, feel clear, you can't always sit up front and steer


You are adored and what I'm saying is constantly playing through the chords all over town, because the music speaks through sound