Comes and Goes (In Waves)

This is one of those songs that comes on and you don’t know who it is, but you sing along every time. 😀 So, finally, I learned it.

It’s also one of those songs you swore was kinda “recent” only to discover it’s like 5 years old and now you feel extra old.

This is for all those who have ever been unsure if they can risk their heart again. That’s probably all of us.

Comes and Goes (In Waves) ~ Greg Laswell

This one’s for the lonely
The ones that seek and find
Only to be let down
Time after time
This one’s for the torn down
The experts at the fall
Come on friends get up now
You’re not alone at all
And this part was for her
And this part was for her
This part was for her
Does she remember?
It comes and goes and waves
I
This one’s for the faithless
The ones that are surprised
They’re only where they are now
Regardless of their fight
This one’s for believing
If only for its sake
Come on friends get up now
Love is to be made
And this part was for her
And this part was for her
This part was for her
Does she remember?
It comes and goes in waves
I,
Am only led to wonder why
It comes in goes in waves
I,
Am only led to wonder why
Why I try
This is for the ones who stand
For the ones who try again
For the ones who need a hand
For the ones that think they can
It comes in waves
I,
Am only led to wonder why
It comes and goes in waves
I,
Am only led to wonder why
Why I try

Song for Zula

 

Song for Zula

Some say love is a burning thing
That it makes a fiery ring
Oh but I know love as a fading thing
Just as fickle as a feather in a stream
See, honey, I saw love,
You see it came to me
It puts its face up to my face so I could see
Yeah then I saw love disfigure me
Into something I am not recognizing

See the cage, it called. I said, come on in
I will not open myself up this way again
Nor lay my face to the soil, nor my teeth to the sand
I will not lay like this for days now upon end
You will not see me fall, nor see me struggle to stand
To be acknowledged by some touch from his gnarled hands
You see the cage it called. I said, come on in
I will not open myself this way again.

You see the moon is bright in that treetop night
I see the shadows that we cast in the cold clean light
Oh my heart is gold and my feet are white
And we race right out on the desert plains all night
So honey I am not, some broken thing
I do not lay in the dark waiting for thee
Now my heart is gold, my feet are light
And I’m racing out on the desert plains all night

So some say love is a burning thing
That it makes a fiery ring
All that I know love as a caging thing
Just a killer come to call from some awful dream
And all you folks, you come to see
You just to stand there in the glass looking at me
But my heart is wild, and my bones are steel
And I could kill you with my bare hands if I was free

******

Oh my…did I need to sing…

Phosphorescent is one of my favorite groups. And this song just fucking hits home.

I’ve been dying to record it for a while. Finally got to it. I hope you enjoy. Let me know what you think, I like the dark emotion of it mixed with strong and empowering messages.

The video is powerful, too. I’ve included it at the bottom.

*****

Rang Dead

I wait just inside the cemetery gate
a lifetime short and a day too late
the mist rolls over unshorn green
that crawls in waves, spirits unseen

Your name freshly carved in script
on a tombstone glittering granite
I trace cold rock with my warm lips
wishing to drink you in ethereal sips

But dry as the bones of your body
this crypt is nothing but empty
like my heart that leaked all its heat
with each pulse of your slashed veins

No amount of my love was enough
to stop you from ending yourself
I could not fix your chronic pain
nor save you from your own disdain

If you only believed me, my love
if you only believed in your worth
all too evident in my green eyes
you could not convince me otherwise

As the crows perch with knowing
on the treetops under sky snowing
I sang to you our song in blue notes
that rang dead in the moonless night

~ E

9.23.16

Snow is Falling Again

Snow is falling again.
I am lonely, tell me stories.
The absence of your voice
drops the temperature
in this godforsaken room.
I am freezing without you.
I can’t start the fire.
You always did that.

Just like you made me smile
with a single word.
Just like even in silence
our hearts beat love.
It was so easy…
Until it wasn’t.
When love’s words
became weapons
and ears became doors:

Slammed.

I haven’t changed.
I won’t because I meant it.
I guess I’ll start the fire,
Write my words,
Love who will take them.
Who will take me,
Love me.
Heat-seeking heart
melts its own ice.
When love’s pain
became fire
and souls became one.

Snow is falling again.

~EC

2.2.17

Crack

all my words stored in the glass jar of my heart

on torn paper stubs, old napkins, parchment

written, folded, erased, edited, burned, kissed

set away there indefinitely, waiting for you

swimming in blood

swirling

with each beat

waiting

to crack open

spill on the floor at your feet

~ E

11.5.16

Meteor Kisses

Late one night in a field out of sight
she reclined under universe
the heaven’s delight

She stripped off her dress
her slip, her stockings
bared her all, her naked duress

Back to grass, gaze to sky
her heart pounded pure
her soul sung through her eyes

Black firmament fluttered
the charcoal clouds cleared
out came stars, casually scattered

Like glitter tossed on Earth’s glue
hung there, shining in perpetuity
stuck forever, she knew what to do

She made a wish, a wish for a kiss
this last night, her ‘one more time’
the meteors heard, dashed to assist

Flew through the sky, bullets of light
their reflection in her dazed eyes
that shed subtle tears, sadly afright

For she could only imagine,
as she succumbed to their pelting

that those meteors were kisses 

kisses from him

 

~ E

10.21.16