The Price of Revenge

The price of revenge

Is worse than it seems

The price of revenge

Is shattered dreams

Teardrops that fall

One by one

Knowing you’re finished

Before you’ve begun

Enough drops in the bucket

To make a flood

Drops of sweat

Drops of blood

The price is high

Be prepared to pay

The price is high

To have your way

It’s sleepless nights

While you toss and turn

Wondering whether

Your soul will burn

Make sure that you have

Plenty of nerve

Make sure that you have

Enough reserve

You’ll slay the dragon

He’ll lay at your feet

You’ll see the demon

You had to meet

But think about it

It’s worse than it seems

The price of revenge

Is shattered dreams

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Heartache Avenue

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty

I’m not that girl you thought was so pretty

That red dress and that long blond hair

That rode in that Cadillac, going everywhere

 

Making you look good cause she’s so sweet

Ignoring you really when your friends meet

So there is her crown, it’s made of money

She’s not your real sweetheart, not your honey

 

She doesn’t care, just don’t give a crap

And neither do you as she sits on your lap

Ah, the nature of women, the nature of men

The lust of flesh, again and again

 

So you’re with this person

That you don’t even like

See ya baby

Go take a hike

 

Cause you got that girl

In that hot red dress

And that’s your reality

It must be, I guess

 

And I’m not her

I can’t be like that

So leave it there

Put on your hat

 

Say goodbye

And don’t darken my door

I can’t take the heartache

Can’t take it no more

 

Bye.

 

 

 

Pain and Pleasure

Pain and pleasure, the twins of fate

Opposite kinfolk, like love and hate

Back and forth from one to the other

Like one is my sister and one is my brother

Seeking comfort like a warm fuzzy sweater

Like avoiding pain would make it all better

But it isn’t so – we need the strain

We wouldn’t know pleasure if we didn’t know pain

Hand in hand, they arrive together

They tickle your heart like an annoying feather

Like under your nose as it makes you sneeze

Feathers that flit on a summer breeze

Pain and pleasure are underscored

I might be confused, but at least I’m not bored

There’s no real adventure without some danger

Pleasure’s my neighbor, but pain is no stranger

If pain would leave, so would pleasure depart

And leave me alone with an empty heart

And that indeed is a horrible state

So I accept them both, the twins of fate

At The Bar Tonight

Sitting outside

Out there by the pool

Soaking up sunshine

I ain’t your fool

 

I’m going to the bar tonight

And it’s gonna be fun

I waited for you

But now you’re not the one

 

My skin’s soft and warm

Like coconut cream

My eyes are closed

I’m having a dream

 

I’m going to the bar tonight

And it’s gonna be fun

I waited for you

But now you’re not the one

 

 

I’m doing my hair

My nails are done

I’m lookin’ like

I’m lookin’ for fun

 

I got new shoes

And some new earrings too

Getting ready to go

But not thinking of you

 

Sitting outside

Out there by the pool

Soaking up sunshine

I ain’t your fool

 

 

Yo-Yo Love, Baby

You give me yo-yo love baby

Making me crazy

Here I am on the end of the string

Spinning around while you do your thing

One day you’re going to marry me

Cause you like that ole blue dress

Next day you’re just plain sick of me

And the sound of my voice I guess

You don’t want to hear me bitching

That’s how you’re going to say it

Like I got no right to ask

That’s how you’re going to play it

So sorry that I questioned you

And ruined your big day

I keep forgetting baby

I just get in your way

You give me yo-yo love baby

Making me crazy

Here I am on the end of the string

Spinning around while you do your thing

One day you’re going to marry me

Cause the house is really clean

Next day you’re going to charge me rent

Baby that’s plain mean

Sometimes you turn your cheek

When I go to kiss your face

Makes me want to slap you

And put you in your place

One day you’re going to marry me

You’re so sure that I’ll say yes

Like you’re doing me a favor

I’m the lucky one I guess

You give me yo-yo love baby

Making me crazy

Here I am on the end of the string

Spinning around while you do your thing

For Such Little Pay

Another housekeeper quit today

You can’t get a slave for such little pay

Perhaps you could find a little tart

One who doesn’t pretend to be smart

She’ll clean your house and bake the bread

Keep you warm and keep you fed

And she won’t ask for anything

Nay, even ask you for a ring

She’ll work her fingers to the bone

And though you leave her all alone

When you come home the fire is burning

And for you her heart is yearning

Devotion is her middle name

Every day, the same, the same

Doesn’t matter what the pay

She’ll be there for you everyday

Would not your heart be full of gladness?

Would there be any room for sadness?

And never would you have to say –

Another housekeeper quit today.

Mama’s Doing Fine

Mama drives her Mustang

Ninety miles an hour

Singing with the radio

Finally found her power

Gave up cigarettes

And lost a ton of weight

She’s looking pretty good

She’s really doing great

Mama says she’s happy

And she runs a business too

Mama’s doing fine, Dad

Since she got away from you

Off The Beaten Path

I’ve been out to a sacred place

Down off the beaten path

I’m wearing a happier face

It’s a lovely aftermath

 

I was just a visitor

It’s my honor to describe

The place where I have been

Is of the Seminole Tribe

 

The city stress just left me

Right where the pavement ends

We traveled down a trail

That winds and curves and bends

 

We came upon a place

Beautiful and serene

A place that is the prettiest

Best place I’ve ever seen

 

Planted by the hand of God

Were waves of golden flowers

Taking it to heart

I was awestruck there for hours

 

We stayed there at the Deer Camp

By the home of many deer

In the woods so deep and thick

Some were always near

 

The air was warm and soft

And the sky was crystal blue

Like puffs of pure white cotton

The clouds enhanced the view

 

In a hut they call a chickee’

I was kissed by a gentle breeze

It called out to my spirit

It put my soul at ease

 

Food was cooked on an open fire

And water was drawn by hand

An extraordinary aura

Was there upon Seminole land

 

It’s like a place I dreamed

Where the children freely roam

A secluded, sacred place

A special kind of home

 

They spoke of old traditions

With respect for the old ways

It was like I had been granted

A tiny glimpse of bygone days

 

The time just floated by

And too soon we had to go

Time said we must return

To the life that we all know

 

But there remains an aftermath

Wearing a happier face

For I’ve been off the beaten path

Out to a sacred place…

EAT CROW

If you ever had a broken heart

You’d know just what I mean

If you’d walked a mile in my shoes

Or seen the things I’ve seen

You’d never doubt the truth

Or waiver just a bit

You’d know it had to happen

And you wouldn’t give a shit

You’d keep your chin up

Tuck your gut

Say, “Kiss my ass!”

And then, “So what?”

‘Cause how’d I get here –

After all

I had some fun

I had a ball

I ate some crow

So now you know

I say okay

It’s time to go!

You Say You Love Someone

HER:

I don’t believe he loves me

I just don’t think he does

If you had only been there

And seen the way it was

The harsh words that were spoken

The tears upon my bed

You say you love someone

And then you kick ‘em in the head?

 

HIM:

Oh no, she never loved me

I just don’t think she does

If you had only been there

And seen the way it was

The cold words that were spoken

The chill upon my bed

You say you love someone

And then you kick ‘em in the head?