Lyrics

Welcome to the Lyrics Page! Below are some of my favorite lyrics to songs I’ve written and published, that often started out as poems.

CALIFORNIA SKIES

I won’t say a word if you don’t want me to
I’ll just stare into your eyes
we talk without saying words
we don’t even have to try

this is something we could get used to
your love light is shining through
like the morning sun
in the blue California skies

baby don’t worry, there’s no hurry
we’ll spend the time, takin’ it slow
no reason not to stay, yeah let’s take all day
we aint got no where to go

it’s just you and me, the sand and sea
and we don’t need moonlight alibis
just the morning sun
in the blue California skies

just let the phone ring, we don’t need it
we’ve been working all week, there’s no need to speak
you can just lay there looking like that
this is paradise and there’s no holding back

baby you’re the bright star in my life
pardon me while I emphasize
you’re my morning sun,
in the blue California skies

you’re my morning Sun
in the blue California skies.

you’re my morning Sun
in the blue California skies.


JE T’AIME BIEN

He walked into a bistro, without a plan
Perhaps a night of delight under the ceiling fans
He looks across the room through the smokey air
He sees her at a table with an empty chair

He hears an old melody “As Time Goes By”
He moves across the room and looks into her eyes
She’s hoping for a dance floor Rendezvous
She smiles and says “Yes, I’ll dance with you”

(She says) hold me, twirl me, spin me around
Don’t even let my feet ever touch the ground
She hope’s this night will never end
And he says to her… Je t’aime… bien

Back at the table he orders some wine
have you been here before? No, it’s my first time..
They leave the crowded bar, and head down to the sand
They walk along the shoreline hand in hand

They look up at the stars, hearts start to beat
The red wine, the moonlight, their lips do meet
He’ll be gone in the morning, his ship awaits
But there’s music on the air, he doesn’t hesitate….

He holds her, twirls her, spins her around
He never lets her feet even touch the ground
They hope this night will never end
And he says to her… Je t’aime… bien

He’s been around the world but there’s something he’s missed
She’s been here before but never like this
He’s walks her home and then they stop at the gate
They try to say goodnight but It’s just too late

And he holds her, twirls her, spins her around
He never lets her feet even touch the ground
They hope’s this night will never end
And he says to her… Je t’aime… bien

Je t’aime… bien
Je t’aime… bien


HANA RAIN

Out of the blue in a white cascade
An ageless love always unrestrained
Follow a road to an enchanted place
I picture you and your quiet grace

Sun and mist play a lush refrain
She’s a delicate orchid beauty unexplained
Clouds will filter our light of day
Thoughts of you sweet as Hana rain

Oooooooh oooooooh
Hana rain

Oooooooh oooooooh
Hana rain

We navigate bridges and endless curves
You speak to me with a lover’s words
Our time on earth is sanctified
You are the colors in my sky

Sun and mist play a lush refrain
She’s a delicate orchid beauty unexplained
Clouds filter our light of day
Thoughts of you sweet as Hana rain

Oooooooh oooooooh
Hana rain

Oooooooh oooooooh
Hana rain

Our destination is a moment in time
We stand against the crash of tides
Seven pools run to the sea
Sacred devotion for eternity

Sun and mist play a lush refrain
She’s a delicate orchid beauty unexplained
Clouds filter our light of day
Thoughts of you sweet as Hana rain

Oooooooh oooooooh
Hana rain

Oooooooh oooooooh
Hana rain


THE BAY ARCADEĀ 

Made my retreat from the Summer heat
went to the fun zone on the old board walk
disembarking from ferries, the tourists and cars
descended on the peninsula

just down the walk, past the souvenir shops
there’s laughter and balloons in the air
Skeeballs were flyin’, and I’d be a liar
if didn’t want to go down there

Things are so different down here
and there’s nothing really to fear
a chance to finally be my age
at the Bay Arcade…. at the Bay Arcade

I bought tokens with change for the pinball games
some win, some lose, it’s alright..
it doesn’t really matter, even if you’re the latter
welcome to the fun zone, girls and boys

but in the corner there’s a game that I’ve yet to play
it’s a photo booth that has two chairs
but in here it’s just me, and there’s not much to see
just a lonely kid with curly hair

Things are so different down here
and there’s nothing really to fear
a chance to finally be my age
at the Bay Arcade…. at the Bay Arcade

I went back one day, to the Bay Arcade
maybe 20 years had come and gone
I took pictures for two in the old photo booth
with my love that I’ve known so long

there was a steal of a deal, for that old ferris wheel
two dollars took you high from the ground
I found new wings, and I saw new things
and learned how this world keeps spinning around

Things are so different down here
and it’s becoming oh so clear
I’m not really such a bird in a cage
at the Bay Arcade…. at the Bay Arcade

Made my retreat from the Summer heat
went to the fun zone on the old board walk


GIRL I’VE GOT A THING FOR YOU

I’ve got a thing, girl I’ve got a thing for you
A crazy thing, my thoughts have all turned blue
It’s not a crush.. I know you heard what I said
It’s such a rush, can’t get you outta my head

I’m no longer shy when I look in your eyes
I’m an undercover lover and now you realize

I’ve got a thing, girl I’ve got a thing for you
Wanna be your king, all your lonely days will be through
I feel your heat, you got me breaking a sweat
From my head down to my feet.. how much hotter can this get

I’m no longer shy when I look in your eyes
I’m an undercover lover and now you realize

I’ve got a thing, girl I’ve got a thing for you
A crazy thing, my thoughts have all turned blue
It’s not a crush, I know you heard what I said
It’s such a rush, can’t get you outta my head

I tried to stay away, but whenever I tried
You wouldn’t let me go, and now to my suprise…
I’m no longer shy when I look in your eyes
I’m an undercover lover and now I realize

….I’ve got a thing