Performances

Lucidity


I like to feel the wind rolling off my hands and feet
in the silence of sun
Windows wide open and your face is covered in fog
from a night of our love

Dancing and cheer
spinning and whirling
we drunk in the splendor of strangers
Kissing my palms
you danced with me, danced with my fingers
wove music through vales

Memories hold close, all your memories which pave your way forward
in presence of fear
Remember the swirl, all the colors, that night when our love
was embracing the world

Stand up to this,
stand up to everything
that pulls you back into your skin
Tall as we are,
we’re stretching our limits
light a fire
we’ll stand up together

Stars will be damned, I won’t waver, just pause – rest my breathing
cool down, wash my hands
Strength has returned, it is burning though, burning through my voice –
whatever remains

Dance with me friend
spin me and whirl me again
’till I know where I am
Feeling the wind
and listening to silence
the sun weaving warmth in my dreams

In my dreams you dance with me…

Copyright 2013

Fledgling


Come lie with me,
come lap the sugar from the lion’s skin
Now bleed for me,
drip with your salvation on my chin

Fledgling dark, I won’t bite until starved

Count the days, odd, even
Fickle heart’s a season’s pace

Swoop down and fill your feathers
iridescent colors glow
And now that I’ve got your attention
there is something I forgot to show

Speak my name,
pour your silky musk into my ear
Those tentacles
can reach in places I had thought to fear
Beat fast and hard,
your blood is screaming lush in high despair
Break free the rush,
pin it down a pointed sliver spear

Drop the ink now glistening from my tongue
and scratch your secrets in my skin

And take your arrows from my body
splay the wounds and feed them to the crows
As sun decays our meeting
wake me in the evening’s soul

Purge your heart, burn
You won’t be sorry
Swallow this pearl
Take my whole body

Copyright 2013

Fire

Set the earth on fire
align us with the stars
grow your ladders taller
and branch out with your arms

The fact remains
that no one’s sane
and we can’t keep it still
Just take my eyes
and lead my gaze
along the ocean sky

Burn those witches
Hang those witches
Take the lady down

I can see the fire
from the bottom of this hill
gleaming rings of Saturn
among a mystery still

Inside the dark
our breath is warm
and damp against the glass
And fingerprints
like ghosts remain
a memory of this time

Burn those witches
Hang those witches
Take the lady down

At the universe end
there are so many stars
watching as we fall
And the cycle within
and the stardust inside
keep our bellies full

But you’re still setting fires
so that evolution fails
Can’t you hear our whispers
guiding peaceful sails

You navigate
a blind brigade
the coast is close at hand
The prospect of
our end in sight
a bloody seed remains

Burn those witches
Hang those witches
Blame Us Witches
Take the lady down

Copyright 2012

Shooting Stars

Piano
Piano

This is not a new song – I hope to have the audio up on the website soon. Enjoy the lyrics!

I took a nap this afternoon
But I woke up too soon
When I awoke, the world was grey
Guess the clouds have finally got their way

In the clouds there live dreams
That suffer when the sun shines
When the world falls asleep
They come creeping, ghostly vines

One clear night, I saw one stray
To meet up with one far away
From their veil they traveled far
Disguised as only shooting stars

I walk along the empty streets
Feel the passing of a thousand beats
From the asphalt to my heart
Connecting souls from worlds apart

In the clouds there live dreams
That suffer when the sun shines
When the world falls asleep
They come creeping, ghostly vines

Copyright 2008

The Ascent/Descent

This is a new song – which will be premiered Saturday October 11th at the Mercury Cafe

Dreams that sing beneath me
Come alive in a crystal shell
Sparkle with my pleasures
Follow smoke, circle in a spell
Creeping up the crevasse,

Piano
Piano

Through the fracture of my design
Writhing ‘round my fingers
Molding rock into paradise

Falling through Unknown
Rise into my own

Look at me, I’m dancing free
The love I have let go
Memories, have all but lost
The world I knew below
Restless demons, leave me now
I don’t recall your name
I’ll swallow up your vanity,
Consume you through my veins

World drums out the evening
And the darkness begins to glow
Deeper through the shadows
Swimming oceans of indigo

Anxious riddles throw me
through the loops and the wires of mind
Strangle, intertwine me
Do not struggle, this tightened bind
Will not hold me
Will not pull me down

Look at me, I’m dancing free
The love I have let go
Memories, have all but lost
The world I knew below
Restless demons, leave me now
I don’t recall your name
I’ll swallow up your vanity,
Consume you through my veins

Falling through Unknown
Rise into my own
Falling through Unknown
Rise into my own

Copyright 2014

Breaking Down

Upside down
look at the people
dots into crowds
“shiny, happy people”

Indistinguishable from any angle
swarming around a picnic table
working inside a plastic bubble
avoiding a life with any trouble

Empty sighs
inside jelly bodies
squirming around
flapping feet on ground

Craving for social regulation
responsible for subordination
faces and love of no relation
inside an empty occupation

I’m breaking down these houses and
I’m breaking up these bricks and stones
when all I am is what I owe
I’m breaking down
I’m breaking

I see heroes
like a disease
spread a belief
to saturate your needs
and on the radio
they sell a good show
and laugh at our shadows
and claim we don’t know

Indistinguishable from any angle
swarming around a picnic table
working inside a plastic bubble
avoiding a life with any trouble

I’m breaking down these houses and
I’m breaking up these bricks and stones
when all I am is what I owe
I’m breaking down
I’m breaking

Copyright 2013

Grendel

Hunger reigns, inside my den
a dank and desperate cold
outside is a shelter
I cannot go

I can hear the laughter echo
through a water hole
tempted to the surface,
now here I go

clamber on the rocks, I seek
the warmth of distant smoke
hover on horizons where
I should not go

Mother said, “Be weary,” Can I trust
or just let go?
I am Man in different form
but I want love more

Knocking softly as I can,
I startle them from sleep
knocking harder still as my
patience grows weak

“Open up! It’s Grendel!”
I fumble as I speak
As doors begin to fracture
I can hear screams

Muffled in their blankets,
try to calm them with my pleas
drunken fools grab a sword
I drop to my knees

Striking at my stomach,
I jump quickly to my feet
running rampant through the halls
I try and flee

Quickly I start running
toward the empty light of dawn
back into the lonely is where
I must belong

I can feel the sun reflect
its brilliance in a key
through a pinhole in my spine
and up into my teeth

Pain so hot it whispers
in the marrow of my knees
crippled by the brightness
I lay down and bleed.

Copyright 2013

I never knew (moon)

Had we met with time elapsed the seed would be the same
The strumming of a brighter sun now stills and paints your beam
You call me your desire now but later will you know
Grass may fade a meadow brown and harden this, my name

Oh my lover, oh my sweet I never knew
Travel back a thousand years and still find you, the moon

The dark creeps in, the sun gives in, the earth sheds her debris
Skeletons stand tall and proud, the dead now dance on plains
Driving through the pale and gloom while listening to the ring
of gusts and wails that rustle with each heart-shaped deadened leaf

Oh my lover, oh my sweet I never knew
Travel back a thousand years and still find you, the moon
Oh my lover, oh my sweet I never knew
Travel back a thousand years and still find you, the moon

You light my way, a journey frayed, not weakened by the woe
Your crescent shape, the beauty that escapes in shadowed rows
Captured in a cylinder sphere by hungry walking ghosts
Twist the lid, illuminate the love you never knew

Copyright 2013