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19 Riding Lessons

19 Riding Lessons

She had an elegant way, her makeup was neat
She wore a tight fitting blouse, and boots on her feet
She had lipstick red lips, she was very direct
She was looking for something and it wasn’t respect

She took me riding, when the sun was real hot
She took me riding, and I liked it a lot
She took me riding, in her leathers and crop
She took me riding, and she gave it all she got

She had married a suit all caught up making dough
She was bored in the house with being alone
She always liked horses so she started a farm
And she was my teacher way down in the barn

She took me riding, when the sun was real hot
She took me riding, and I liked it a lot
She took me riding, in her leathers and crop
She took me riding, and she gave it all she got

You could smell the horses and the freshly made hay
When she lay me down in the middle of the day
Perhaps you could see it as part of God’s plan
‘Cause I was reborn in the guise of a man

She took me riding, when the sun was real hot
She took me riding, and I liked it a lot
She took me riding, in her leathers and crop
She took me riding, and she gave it all she got

It’s been a long time but I still feel her near
Her husky commands are the ones I still hear
She taught me much more than I understood
I was lost in her world and it felt really good

She took me riding, when the sun was real hot
She took me riding, and I liked it a lot
She took me riding, in her leathers and crop
She took me riding, and she gave it all she got

Ride with me, Ride with me, Ride with me, Won’t you Ride with me
Ride with me, Ride with me, Ride with me, Won’t you Ride with me

18 Icarus

18 Icarus

Daedalus said, plume your head
Feathered wing your arm
You’ll fly high, cannot die
If you but fear the sun
You are bird, fly unheard
Life has just begun
Taking flight, you’ll seize the night
Time will come undone

Wanna fly like the wind
Take it high hear it ring
Reach the sky match the wing
Life or die you will sing

Floating weeds, thickening breeze
With the air you rise
Watch the wires, dodge the spires
Fearless in your eyes
On the brink, do not think
Bank the ridge and glide
Once you breathe, take your leave
Swoon into a dive

Wanna fly like the wind
Take it high hear it ring
Reach the sky match the wing
Life or die you will sing

Leave the world, wings unfurled
Mortal coils undone
Eyes close up, nostrils shut
Closer to the sun
Unconscious mind, feathered kind
Singular emotion
Instinct reigns, like moth to flame
Dissolve in starry ocean.

Wanna fly like the wind
Take it high hear it ring
Reach the sky match the wing
Life or die you will sing

17 Life Insurance

Life Insurance

He fell in love, he gave her life
He treated her just like a wife
He gave her shelter and a home
Succor for those times alone

He gave her peace, he gave her hope
He helped her when she couldn’t cope
When she sought space he gave her more
When times were hard he’d reach her door

Life insurance
He was her life insurance
From floods and torrents
He was her life insurance

Life insurance
He was her life insurance
He offered full assurance
He was her life insurance

Her lack of touch he took for naught
Until confronted with the thought
That he appeared to her mind
A source of comfort, cash, and time

Life insurance
He was her life insurance
From floods and torrents
He was her life insurance

Life insurance
He was her life insurance
He offered full assurance
He was her life insurance

Was he of a mind to speak?
Would he act and take his leave?
Could he not bear to make choice
For fear he might not have a voice?

The years went by he worked a lot
The more he gave the less he got
Till finally her need for him
Became the grave that he lay in

Life insurance
He was her life insurance
From floods and torrents
He was her life insurance

Life insurance
He was her life insurance
He offered full assurance
He was her life insurance

16 For You

For You

When I longed for your calling
I could see that I’d fallen for you
When I found that without you
I’m nervous and doubt you I knew
You give me such sweet pleasure
Wanna love you forever I do
It’s hard to believe
Second times such a breeze for us two

For you
I’d do anything for you
With you
everything I do is new

It’s easy to be critical of life
And be cynical too
Can’t promise a solution
To global pollution it’s true
But if we’re together
The skies will be forever blue
And I’ll find shelter
From the helter skelter with you

For you
I’d do anything for you
With you
everything I do is new

Let’s make hay in the sunshine
And make love with the moonshine in view
Now that we’re together
Sure to find something clever to do
And when trouble flares
I’ll be right there for you
And I’ll smile when I’m older
With you on my shoulder it’s true

For you
I’d do anything for you
With you
everything I do is new

15 Bleach Blonde Baby

Bleach Blonde Baby

She was dirty, she was rude
She was hot, she was crude
She was proud, she knew too much
Too many men had felt her touch

She had spirit, she had spark
She caught your eye, she made you laugh
She had a baby, she had an edge
She wore her body like a badge

A splash of pink, a shock of red
Bleach Blonde Baby’s in my head
Talking fast, standing proud
Sitting pretty, speaking loud

She was sharp, she had a mind
She was on all of the time
She talked loose, she was on guard
She was neurotic, she was hard

She never asked for any deal
She had nothing to conceal
She always was a shooting star
Burning fast and fading far

A splash of pink, a shock of red
Bleach Blonde Baby’s in my head
Talking fast, standing proud
Sitting pretty, speaking loud

14 The Old Man in his Box

The Old Man in his Box

They will push, they will hit
He will not succumb to it
Won’t give up, won’t give in
He’ll fight the battle he cannot win

True to himself and to his past
He’ll live at home until the last
Innuendos spite and hate
Won’t dislodge him from his place

The old man in his box
The old man in his box
He’ll die with his boots on
Wearing no socks

He won’t act to save his face
He’ll survive a fall from grace
If you look him in the eyes
You will see he never lies.

He’s not a saint, he bears a grudge
Sometimes he’s too quick to judge
But the man will not be bribed
On principle he stakes his life.

The old man in his box
The old man in his box
He’ll die with his boots on
Wearing no socks

13 Phyllis

Phyllis

Phyllis with her long hair flying like the devil in the night
You can’t make out her face ’cause your eyes are blinded by the light
You care, beware, gamble with her if you dare
Last time I tried, I lost, and Phyllis took my share

Her house in Sausalito is the kind that’s not meant to be
Sloping off the cliff like a ship floating out into the sea
When I went there, she was perched like a spider in her lair
But I wanted her smile, and anyway I didn’t care

I stayed through the fall, I stayed ’til disease felled the pines
The trees were all dying from the roses that wrapped around their spines
I was weak in spirit, all my resistance was gone
She took everything I had as I knew she would all along

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