Traces

Traces

Convergence

I thought I saw you, all alone in a crowded room

Vanished quickly from my sight left traces of perfume

Followed those to where you were to catch you waiting there

Followed those to what i want if that is what you dare

 

You are so different, such a change

A woman, not a girl yet innocent just the same

You are so different, but then so am I

Control the situation... control me tonight

 

Your smile so guarded slanted gaze calculate my move

Build your wall and harden your heart think i can't break through

Build your wall as high as you can now you don't understand

Build your wall as wide as you want to i'll break it with my hands

 

You are so different, such a change

A woman, not a girl yet innocent just the same

You are so different, but then so am I

Control the situation... control me tonight

You are so different, such a change

A woman, not a girl yet innocent just the same

You are so different, but then so am I

Control the situation... control me tonight

 

©2019 Ranch Hand Records

Later Today

Later Today

Instigation

Soft touch, slow caress

Just like your tenderness

Hold me close and hold me near

Tell me all you have to fear

 

Hold me close, hold me tight

Let me be with you tonight

It’s so hard so hard to say

I just never want to go away

 

There's nothing I can say,

Nothing i can do

Nothing i can do

To get in touch with you

There is nothing I can say

To change your mind and stay

I’ll see you later today

 

Hold me close, hold me tight

Let me be with you all night

It’s so hard, so hard to do

I just want to make love with you

 

There's nothing I can say,

Nothing i can do

Nothing i can do

To get in touch with you

There is nothing I can say

To change your mind and stay

I’ll see you later today

 

Break –

 

Soft touch, slow caress

Just like your love itself

Hold me close, whisper near

Tell me all that I want to hear

 

There's nothing I can say,

Nothing i can do

Nothing i can do

To get in touch with you

There is nothing I can say

To change your mind and stay

I’ll see you later today

 

©2019 Ranch Hand Records

Picture This

Picture This

Examination

Do you paint me as a landscape, Red light at the break of day?

Do you paint me as an abstract, Red line on a field of grey?

 

Do you paint me as a still life, Loaf of bread and jug of wine?

Do you paint me as a metaphor, Of cause, effect or design?

 

Colors and lines, background and fore...

Close and far, less is more

Picture this. This is it

 

Do you picture me a snapshot, all light and too blurred?

Do you picture me a panorama, wide angle, 1000 words?

 

Colors and lines, background and fore...

Close and far, less is more

Picture this. This is it.

 

On your wall, in your camera, In your online folio

Do you picture me as I am? Is that who you really want to know?

Picture This. This is it

 

Colors and lines, background and fore...

Close and far, less is more

Picture this. This is it.

 

On your wall, in your camera, In your online folio

Do you picture me as I am? Is that who you really want to know?

Picture This. This is it

Picture This

 

©2019 Ranch Hand Records

Rain Dance

Rain Dance

Confusion

I don’t know why, but today, your eyes fail to see me.

All alone in a darkened room where walls aren’t safe for leaning

Cries come again and its back to the pain, God it all feels the same the same.

Same Blue Review, (Same) beggars face (Same) nothingness that fills this place

 

Fire’s hot and my hands are scorched

Wings are melted but I still want more

Get away with your morals and empty advice

I’ll just dance until lightning strikes

 

Come and dance, come and dance with me

Soak your feet in my pity

Neon Crosses and lobby groups

Doctrinal lies like “Peace bound Troops”

 

Let it Rain Let it Rain Let it Rain, Rain on Me.

Let it Rain, let it Rain Let it Rain, Rain on Me.

Let it Rain Let it Rain Let it Rain, Rain on Me.

Let it Rain, let it Rain Let it Rain, Rain on Me.

 

(now) I Run, for getting tired.

I lie lie lie when I am right.

Desperately assured

Just a follower propelled by fright

 

Concrete voices seem so surreal

Disco rangers sound like steel

I close my door I close my mind

Because today’s been too unkind

 

Let it Rain Let it Rain Let it Rain, Rain on Me.

Let it Rain, let it Rain Let it Rain, Rain on Me.

Let it Rain Let it Rain Let it Rain, Rain on Me.

Let it Rain, let it Rain Let it Rain, Rain on Me.

 

Bridge

Rain Rain go away, come again some other day

Rain Rain go away, come again some other day

Rain Rain go away, come again some other day

Rain Rain go away, come again some other day

Rain on me Let it rain on me Let it rain on me Let it rain down on me.

 

©2019 Ranch Hand Records

©1989 Green Truck Records

Living in a Dream

Living in a Dream

Inevitability

Its nine o'clock in the morning, dear, been up for hours, it seems

Just about my time to go – head on back to reality

 

I guess it’s time to go, find out where we've been

I guess it’s all the same, we’re living in a dream

 

its ten am in the morning now, no time left for play

I guess it doesn't matter though – we never play much anyway

 

I guess it’s time to go, find out where we've been

I guess it’s all the same, we’re living in a dream

 

Running away from life Running away for life

Can’t run very far away ‘Cause time is running out

 

Its two am in the morning now, almost time for bed

Doesn't matter cause the tv's on – it’s on inside my head

Another night in the living room, Second time this week

Will I ever get to be in my own bed? Will I ever get to sleep?

 

I guess it’s time to go, find out where we've been

I guess it’s all the same, we’re living in a dream

Running away from life Running away for life

Can’t run very far away ‘Cause time is running out

 

©2019 Ranch Hand Records

Fall

Fall

Indignation

September, back to school, jacket on, is it Lipton outside?

Change is in the trees and ground, the last downhill of the amusement ride

 

October, cool and somber; harvesting this part of our lives

All the colors reds browns greens and gold keeping warm at night

 

Don't just say you really love me Don't just say you really care

I need you now more than ever I need to feel you there

 

November, the first fallen snow it’s now cold outside

But I’m warm when I’m inside you don't need to say a word

 

Don't just say you really love me Don't just say you really care

I need you now more than ever I need to feel you there

 

its now, or is it never, a frame holds a thousand and change for the ride...

 

Don't just say you really love me Don't just say you really care

I need you now more than ever I need to feel you there

 

©2019 Ranch Hand Records

Time and Again

Time and Again

Cataclysm

Woke up in a bombed out building

World war III is done

Woke up in a bombed out building

Now, everybody is gone, long gone

Nobody won, nobody lost

What the hell did I do wrong?

 

Time – Time, Time and time again

Time – Time, Time and time again

It’s the same as it never was, never will be again

It’s the same as it never was

 

Broken glass and shattered dreams

Must leave them all behind

Broken glass and shattered dreams

Can’t see what’s on my mind

Strike out into new frontiers

To see what I can find

 

Time – Time, Time and time again

Time – Time, Time and time again

It’s the same as it never was, never will be again

It’s the same as it never was

 

Can't go back, can't go back home

'Cause home's no longer there

Can't go back, can't go back home

And I don’t even care

The first few days of battle

Nothing I loved was spared

 

Time – Time, Time and time again

Time – Time, Time and time again

It’s the same as it never was, never will be again

It’s the same as it never was

Time – Time, Time and time again

Time – Time, Time and time again

It’s the same as it never was, never will be again

It’s the same as it never was

 

©2019 Ranch Hand Records

Libertad

Libertad

Liberation

You bang on my door, Why don’t you leave me alone?

Your watchful eye Is all I’ve ever known

The Paint on my house is old and Grey

And like the paint, You won’t go away.

 

I feel your eyes, I feel your claws

Climbing and scratching around my walls

Watching me and hurting me

All I want is to be free.

 

Libertad Oh Oh Libertad

Libertad, oh oh Libertad

 

Like a frustrated lover, Oh, oh you follow me

Let it end, let me be

I don’t need your ring And I don’t need your kiss

‘Cause I know that domination, Domination, is love amiss

 

I hear your plans, I hear your pleas

A red-striped view of morality

80 years of muffled screams

No wonder it is hate you breed

 

Libertad Oh Oh Libertad

Libertad, oh oh Libertad

 

Break --

 

I feel your eyes, I feel your claws

Climbing and scratching around my walls

Watching me and hurting me

All I want is to be free.

 

Ad-lib coda “cry freedom” Libertad “cry freedom”

 

©2019 Ranch Hand Records

©1989 Green Truck Records

Are There Saints in Hell?

Are There Saints in Hell?

Purgatory

Are there Saints in Hell?

Are there Saints in Hell?

Are there Saints in Hell?

Are there Saints in Hell?

 

Searching for a shred of glory

From a place we know so well

Pushing Hate to make us Holy

Are there saints in Hell?

Some say it’s the time we live in

Some say it fits us well

But we sanctified the false prophet

Are we saints in Hell?

 

Are there Saints in Hell?

Are we Saints in Hell?

Are there Saints in Hell?

Are we Saints in Hell?

 

Join the cause, its so patriotic

But your soul you have to sell

‘Cause it’s all just for extra profit

Are we Saints in Hell?

 

Are there Saints in Hell?

Are we saints in Hell?

Is there a way for us to tell?

Are we saints in Hell?

 

Are there Saints in Hell?

Are we Saints in Hell?

Are there Saints in Hell?

Are we Saints in Hell?

Are there Saints in Hell?

Are we Saints...

 

©2019 Ranch Hand Records

People

People

Exultation

People who love, should always love People

People who care, Put their souls on the line.

People of faith, have something to live for

But, people who hate, Are just wasting their lives

 

Black lives matter, you can’t just shoot them down

If we don’t swim together, we will surely drown

Sharks in the water, Searching for blood

The only thing will save us – Good ole fashioned love

 

People who love, should always love People

People who care, Put their souls on the line.

People of faith, have something to live for

But, people who hate, are just wasting their lives

 

People who preach, should preach from their Bible

So people of faith Can make up their minds

But Jesus don’t hate, He loved all his rivals

Forgave those who killed him On the day that he died

 

People who love, should always love People

People who care, Put their souls on the line.

People of faith, have something to live for

But, people who hate, are just wasting their lives

Everybody Sing!

People who love, should always love People

People who care, Put their souls on the line.

People of faith, have something to live for

But, people who hate, are just wasting their lives

People who hate are just wasting our time

 

©2019 Ranch Hand Records