Chuck Casey

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WHATEVER BRINGS A SMILE TO YOUR FACE

Chorus
I gotta stop killing myself
Slogging through this stupid race
I gotta stop spending my life
Struggling in some loser’s chase
Love is too dear and
Chances are so few
That I would give it all up
And gladly choose to do
Whatever brings a smile to your face

You want us to prance around with no clothes on
Dancing through the streets in the pouring rain
That’s cool with me-I would go along
Though I don’t care much for horror shows

You want to see things from the inside out
So you’re planning for us to break into jail
Well I’m not sure what that’s all about
But I can hardly wait to see how it goes

Chorus

Bridge
Love will make you do
The wildest things
And love will make you do
The quietest things
Each one will make you
Forget time, place and yourself
Maybe love is most real
When you find your joy
In someone else

You told me you were raised pretty well
But you had to lie all the time to stay that way
Now you’re thinking that you’re halfway to Hell
So you want to change but just not yet

You had to live your life by a secret call
I think you said it was error and trial
Things got tense when they stood you up against a wall
And handed you a blindfold and a cigarette

Chorus
Chuck Casey
Copyright 2019

WHATEVER BRINGS A SMILE

WE WILL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE


I guess it’s kind of funny
How life has banged us around
How it’s raised us up high
Then smacked us back down

And I guess we have to wonder
How the alleys that we chose
Made some doors fly open
While others would close


Chorus
There’s so much happening in these times
No way we can figure out any reason or rhyme
But there’s one thing that we feel inside
We will always be in love
And this we can be sure of

Life’s hidden currents
Drag us along for the ride
First one way then another
We can’t escape them if we tried

So many things
Are beyond our control
Yet touch us each and every day
And leave our story full of holes


Chorus
There’s so much happening in these times
No way we can figure out any reason or rhyme
But there’s one thing that we feel inside
We will always be in love
And this we can be sure of

Bridge
I have no idea
What’s in store for us
I have no way to tell
If there’s more for us
The only thing I can say
We will always be in love
And no one can ever take this away


We cannot be certain
Of what we know
And maybe we can never be
Until we let it go

Maybe we had to let each other go
So each of us would always know
That you and I belong together
And we will share our love forever

Chorus
There’s so much happening in these times
No way we can figure out any reason or rhyme
But there’s one thing that we feel inside
We will always be in love
And this we can be sure of


Chuck Casey
Copyright 2014

WE WILL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE

TILL THE ASTEROID COME

Chorus
Here’s why every chance I get
I’m gonna grab me some of that wild fun
I wanna try everything I can ‘cause
Lord, don’t you know I’ll be working
Till the asteroid come

Big boss jerk comes hobbling in
Says I took too many breaths today
Gonna have to dock me an hour’s pay
Then corporation clown says to me as he sits right down
We found a place to store some of our toxic waste
Right here next to your little cubie space

Chorus
That’s why every chance I get
I’m gonna grab me some of that wild fun
I wanna try everything I can ‘cause
Lord, don’t you know I’ll be working
Till the asteroid come

Bridge
Oh….! There’s so much of this daily crap
It’s enough to make a grown boy weep
I’m not sure it’s worth all this misery
Just to make ends meet

See the mailman struggling over 3’ of snow
Gonna hurt himself just so the bills get through
Traffic’s at a standstill….airport’s shut down
People are like convicts….they got nowhere to go
But those so and so’s would use caribou
To make sure their damn invoices ain’t past due

Chorus
That’s why every chance I get
I’m gonna grab me some of that wild fun
I wanna do everything I can ‘cause
Lord, don’t you know I’ll be working
Till the asteroid come

Chuck Casey
Copyright 2008

TILL THE ASTEROID COME


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WHATEVER BRINGS A SMILE TO YOUR FACE

Chorus
I gotta stop killing myself
Slogging through this stupid race
I gotta stop spending my life
Struggling in some loser’s chase
Love is too dear and
Chances are so few
That I would give it all up
And gladly choose to do
Whatever brings a smile to your face

You want us to prance around with no clothes on
Dancing through the streets in the pouring rain
That’s cool with me-I would go along
Though I don’t care much for horror shows

You want to see things from the inside out
So you’re planning for us to break into jail
Well I’m not sure what that’s all about
But I can hardly wait to see how it goes

Chorus

Bridge
Love will make you do
The wildest things
And love will make you do
The quietest things
Each one will make you
Forget time, place and yourself
Maybe love is most real
When you find your joy
In someone else

You told me you were raised pretty well
But you had to lie all the time to stay that way
Now you’re thinking that you’re halfway to Hell
So you want to change but just not yet

You had to live your life by a secret call
I think you said it was error and trial
Things got tense when they stood you up against a wall
And handed you a blindfold and a cigarette

Chorus
Chuck Casey
Copyright 2019

WHATEVER BRINGS A SMILE

WE WILL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE


I guess it’s kind of funny
How life has banged us around
How it’s raised us up high
Then smacked us back down

And I guess we have to wonder
How the alleys that we chose
Made some doors fly open
While others would close


Chorus
There’s so much happening in these times
No way we can figure out any reason or rhyme
But there’s one thing that we feel inside
We will always be in love
And this we can be sure of

Life’s hidden currents
Drag us along for the ride
First one way then another
We can’t escape them if we tried

So many things
Are beyond our control
Yet touch us each and every day
And leave our story full of holes


Chorus
There’s so much happening in these times
No way we can figure out any reason or rhyme
But there’s one thing that we feel inside
We will always be in love
And this we can be sure of

Bridge
I have no idea
What’s in store for us
I have no way to tell
If there’s more for us
The only thing I can say
We will always be in love
And no one can ever take this away


We cannot be certain
Of what we know
And maybe we can never be
Until we let it go

Maybe we had to let each other go
So each of us would always know
That you and I belong together
And we will share our love forever

Chorus
There’s so much happening in these times
No way we can figure out any reason or rhyme
But there’s one thing that we feel inside
We will always be in love
And this we can be sure of


Chuck Casey
Copyright 2014

WE WILL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE

TILL THE ASTEROID COME

Chorus
Here’s why every chance I get
I’m gonna grab me some of that wild fun
I wanna try everything I can ‘cause
Lord, don’t you know I’ll be working
Till the asteroid come

Big boss jerk comes hobbling in
Says I took too many breaths today
Gonna have to dock me an hour’s pay
Then corporation clown says to me as he sits right down
We found a place to store some of our toxic waste
Right here next to your little cubie space

Chorus
That’s why every chance I get
I’m gonna grab me some of that wild fun
I wanna try everything I can ‘cause
Lord, don’t you know I’ll be working
Till the asteroid come

Bridge
Oh….! There’s so much of this daily crap
It’s enough to make a grown boy weep
I’m not sure it’s worth all this misery
Just to make ends meet

See the mailman struggling over 3’ of snow
Gonna hurt himself just so the bills get through
Traffic’s at a standstill….airport’s shut down
People are like convicts….they got nowhere to go
But those so and so’s would use caribou
To make sure their damn invoices ain’t past due

Chorus
That’s why every chance I get
I’m gonna grab me some of that wild fun
I wanna do everything I can ‘cause
Lord, don’t you know I’ll be working
Till the asteroid come

Chuck Casey
Copyright 2008

TILL THE ASTEROID COME

THE FIRST SHOVEL OF DIRT


I was a horror back in the day
I was a torment upon a time
You know I’d always do what I’d say
Was never smart enough to get away with a crime

Things between us never did seem right
Seems like I made them crack and break
Even when we had no reason to fight
I’d still go at you and start a scrape

Chorus
I know I caused you a ton of pain
I know how often I made you hurt
So when you’re staring at my open grave
You can throw the first shovel of dirt

You say I should give thanks for what I got
When I’m alone I admit I know it
But something inside me makes me stop
And I’ll be damned if I ever show it

Chorus
I know I caused you a ton of pain
I know how often I made you hurt
So when you’re staring at my open grave
You can throw the first shovel of dirt


Bridge
There are so many things I want to say
But I will never call it confessin’
And you know you’ll never hear a cry for help
So let this be a prayer that maybe one day
I can learn to accept your love’s blessin’
And find the strength to understand myself


I’ve been trapped so long within this cage
Coping with feelings I always wanted to hide
Your love was the only hope for this lonely rage
Your love was the only cure for the sufferin’ inside

Chorus
I know I caused you a ton of pain
I know how often I made you hurt
So when you’re staring at my open grave
You can throw the first shovel of dirt



Chuck Casey
Copyright 2009

THE FIRST SHOVEL OF DIRT

SHOTGUNS AND A PICKUP TRUCK


I took a trip out West
To see the mountains, the deserts and the plains
After driving all day I came to a town
I’m not even sure of its name

Must have made a wrong turn along the way
‘Cause where I was I did not know
When I saw her walking to her pickup truck
Carrying a bag of ammo

Chorus
Don’t you know
It was just my luck
To fall for a beauty
Who only wanted
Some shotguns and a pickup truck

I never thought this could happen to me
I’m as pure a NY’er as you’ll find anywhere
Could have sworn I’d seen all there is to see
Never dreamed I’d find a beauty so glorious and rare

She was the snow shining in the mountains
The prairies swaying in the breeze
She was the desert glowing in the sunset
She had captured the brilliance from all of these

Chorus
Don’t you know
It was just my luck
To fall for a beauty
Who only wanted
Some shotguns and a pickup truck

She laughed the first time she heard me talk
Then told me I was cute as a bug’s ear
She said why don’t we hang a spell
And go grab ourselves a beer

My whole life passed before my eyes
It was like a dream when we spoke
Then she said we would be good together
Why don’t you work for me as a cowpoke

Chorus
Don’t you know
It was just my luck
To fall for a beauty
Who only wanted
Some shotguns and a pickup truck

She had my head spinning right about then
As I could not grasp the concept of cowpoke
Believe me you’ll get used to it, she hummed
So after 10 years off I had to bum a smoke

I don’t think this is right for me, I whispered
As she handed me the paper to roll my own
Just stand by the truck and guard the shotguns, she sang
Then I heard myself scream but she heard a moan

Chorus
Don’t you know
It was just my luck
To fall for a beauty
Who only wanted
Some shotguns and a pickup truck

Her song became a snarl when she heard that sound
I can’t let a moaning cowpoke guard my things
They are what’s most important in my life
You cannot conceive the joy they bring

She had a point so I did not speak
It was time to beat a hasty retreat
I knew it was safer for me back East
At least when I’m home I can scream in peace

Chorus
Don’t you know
It was just my luck
To fall for a beauty
Who only wanted
Some shotguns and a pickup truck


Chuck Casey
Copyright 2012

Shotguns And A Pickup Truck

OUT OF MY MIND OVER YOU

Chorus
I don’t know why I do the things I do
I can’t be sure the truth is even true
But I know I’m out of my mind over you
And I’m starting to fear that you love me too

You got me smelling the world all inside out
The voices in my head are screaming upside down
I’m living a strange life I don’t wanna talk about
On a fake planet I swear ain’t round

CHORUS
I don’t know why I do the things I do
I can’t be sure the truth is even true
But I know I’m out of my mind over you
And I’m starting to fear that you love me too

I wake up sweating from brutal night streams
Can’t shake the mares busting through my day
I’m chased non-stop by wild alley dreams
You got me walking barefoot in the subway

CHORUS
I don’t know why I do the things I do
I can’t be sure the truth is even true
But I know I’m out of my mind over you
And I’m starting to fear that you love me too

I got the ancient folk to hang with the young
I got blurry visions that can pass through lead
I listen to myself singing in tongues
I’m watching myself dance with the dead

CHORUS
I don’t know why I do the things I do
I can’t be sure the truth is even true
But I know I’m out of my mind over you
And I’m starting to fear that you love me too


Chuck Casey
Copyright 2012

Out Of My Mind Over You

MY DELI BIMBALINA


I saw you walking by the boccie court
Oh my deli bimbalina
I thought at first my lids were lying
You were like nothing I’d ever seen-a

You squeezed yourself into a sausage skirt
Well, that’s what it looked like to me
You said: Come visit me at my job
At our spanking new neighborhood deli

Chorus
How do you stay inside your clothes
Oh my deli bimbalina?
I saw you sweating in the produce aisle
You almost made me scream-a

When you prance behind the deli counter
You service our taste, you service our thirst
You satisfy the appetite in so many ways
No one knows what to order first

Chorus
How do you stay inside your clothes
Oh my deli bimbalina?
I saw you sweating in the produce aisle
You almost made me scream-a

Bridge
The day you wore those
Bologna-skin pants
I just gotta say
Left me in a trance
I got so flustered by
The condiments….the measurements
The monuments…the pleasurements
Parts of my body started to cramp



I walked outside to get some air
Oh my deli bimbalina
Saw the free range birds turning and burning
Had to stop myself from jumping in
To cool off this organic yearning

Chorus
How do you stay inside your clothes
Oh my deli bimbalina?
I saw you sweating in the produce aisle
You almost made me scream-a

Chuck Casey
Copyright 2009

My Deli Bimbalina

I STARTED DATING
A SINGLE CELL CREATURE


I started dating a single cell creature
And I gotta say there’s no time to play
Gotta check each morning
Gotta watch for warnings
It must be safe to start the day

Chorus
Single cell creatures need lots of stuff
They really can never get enough
They need so much help to get through the day
Because the pain is never far away

I started dating a single cell creature
I can’t sit down ‘cause I have to move around
Gotta track conditions
Gotta scan transmissions
Can’t have any mournful sounds

Chorus

Bridge
I have no life I must confess
But I really can’t complain I guess
When I see how good my creature’s feeling
My heart just about takes to squealing

I started dating a single cell creature
Got no time to chill ‘cause I got needs to fill
Got no margin for error
One mistake brings instant terror
So if the drama don’t thrill the screaming will

Chorus


Chuck Casey
Copyright 2014

I Started Dating A Single Cell Creature

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WHATEVER BRINGS A SMILE TO YOUR FACE

Chorus
I gotta stop killing myself
Slogging through this stupid race
I gotta stop spending my life
Struggling in some loser’s chase
Love is too dear and
Chances are so few
That I would give it all up
And gladly choose to do
Whatever brings a smile to your face

You want us to prance around with no clothes on
Dancing through the streets in the pouring rain
That’s cool with me-I would go along
Though I don’t care much for horror shows

You want to see things from the inside out
So you’re planning for us to break into jail
Well I’m not sure what that’s all about
But I can hardly wait to see how it goes

Chorus

Bridge
Love will make you do
The wildest things
And love will make you do
The quietest things
Each one will make you
Forget time, place and yourself
Maybe love is most real
When you find your joy
In someone else

You told me you were raised pretty well
But you had to lie all the time to stay that way
Now you’re thinking that you’re halfway to Hell
So you want to change but just not yet

You had to live your life by a secret call
I think you said it was error and trial
Things got tense when they stood you up against a wall
And handed you a blindfold and a cigarette

Chorus
Chuck Casey
Copyright 2019

WHATEVER BRINGS A SMILE

WE WILL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE


I guess it’s kind of funny
How life has banged us around
How it’s raised us up high
Then smacked us back down

And I guess we have to wonder
How the alleys that we chose
Made some doors fly open
While others would close


Chorus
There’s so much happening in these times
No way we can figure out any reason or rhyme
But there’s one thing that we feel inside
We will always be in love
And this we can be sure of

Life’s hidden currents
Drag us along for the ride
First one way then another
We can’t escape them if we tried

So many things
Are beyond our control
Yet touch us each and every day
And leave our story full of holes


Chorus
There’s so much happening in these times
No way we can figure out any reason or rhyme
But there’s one thing that we feel inside
We will always be in love
And this we can be sure of

Bridge
I have no idea
What’s in store for us
I have no way to tell
If there’s more for us
The only thing I can say
We will always be in love
And no one can ever take this away


We cannot be certain
Of what we know
And maybe we can never be
Until we let it go

Maybe we had to let each other go
So each of us would always know
That you and I belong together
And we will share our love forever

Chorus
There’s so much happening in these times
No way we can figure out any reason or rhyme
But there’s one thing that we feel inside
We will always be in love
And this we can be sure of


Chuck Casey
Copyright 2014

WE WILL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE

TILL THE ASTEROID COME

Chorus
Here’s why every chance I get
I’m gonna grab me some of that wild fun
I wanna try everything I can ‘cause
Lord, don’t you know I’ll be working
Till the asteroid come

Big boss jerk comes hobbling in
Says I took too many breaths today
Gonna have to dock me an hour’s pay
Then corporation clown says to me as he sits right down
We found a place to store some of our toxic waste
Right here next to your little cubie space

Chorus
That’s why every chance I get
I’m gonna grab me some of that wild fun
I wanna try everything I can ‘cause
Lord, don’t you know I’ll be working
Till the asteroid come

Bridge
Oh….! There’s so much of this daily crap
It’s enough to make a grown boy weep
I’m not sure it’s worth all this misery
Just to make ends meet

See the mailman struggling over 3’ of snow
Gonna hurt himself just so the bills get through
Traffic’s at a standstill….airport’s shut down
People are like convicts….they got nowhere to go
But those so and so’s would use caribou
To make sure their damn invoices ain’t past due

Chorus
That’s why every chance I get
I’m gonna grab me some of that wild fun
I wanna do everything I can ‘cause
Lord, don’t you know I’ll be working
Till the asteroid come

Chuck Casey
Copyright 2008

TILL THE ASTEROID COME

THE FIRST SHOVEL OF DIRT


I was a horror back in the day
I was a torment upon a time
You know I’d always do what I’d say
Was never smart enough to get away with a crime

Things between us never did seem right
Seems like I made them crack and break
Even when we had no reason to fight
I’d still go at you and start a scrape

Chorus
I know I caused you a ton of pain
I know how often I made you hurt
So when you’re staring at my open grave
You can throw the first shovel of dirt

You say I should give thanks for what I got
When I’m alone I admit I know it
But something inside me makes me stop
And I’ll be damned if I ever show it

Chorus
I know I caused you a ton of pain
I know how often I made you hurt
So when you’re staring at my open grave
You can throw the first shovel of dirt


Bridge
There are so many things I want to say
But I will never call it confessin’
And you know you’ll never hear a cry for help
So let this be a prayer that maybe one day
I can learn to accept your love’s blessin’
And find the strength to understand myself


I’ve been trapped so long within this cage
Coping with feelings I always wanted to hide
Your love was the only hope for this lonely rage
Your love was the only cure for the sufferin’ inside

Chorus
I know I caused you a ton of pain
I know how often I made you hurt
So when you’re staring at my open grave
You can throw the first shovel of dirt



Chuck Casey
Copyright 2009

THE FIRST SHOVEL OF DIRT

SHOTGUNS AND A PICKUP TRUCK


I took a trip out West
To see the mountains, the deserts and the plains
After driving all day I came to a town
I’m not even sure of its name

Must have made a wrong turn along the way
‘Cause where I was I did not know
When I saw her walking to her pickup truck
Carrying a bag of ammo

Chorus
Don’t you know
It was just my luck
To fall for a beauty
Who only wanted
Some shotguns and a pickup truck

I never thought this could happen to me
I’m as pure a NY’er as you’ll find anywhere
Could have sworn I’d seen all there is to see
Never dreamed I’d find a beauty so glorious and rare

She was the snow shining in the mountains
The prairies swaying in the breeze
She was the desert glowing in the sunset
She had captured the brilliance from all of these

Chorus
Don’t you know
It was just my luck
To fall for a beauty
Who only wanted
Some shotguns and a pickup truck

She laughed the first time she heard me talk
Then told me I was cute as a bug’s ear
She said why don’t we hang a spell
And go grab ourselves a beer

My whole life passed before my eyes
It was like a dream when we spoke
Then she said we would be good together
Why don’t you work for me as a cowpoke

Chorus
Don’t you know
It was just my luck
To fall for a beauty
Who only wanted
Some shotguns and a pickup truck

She had my head spinning right about then
As I could not grasp the concept of cowpoke
Believe me you’ll get used to it, she hummed
So after 10 years off I had to bum a smoke

I don’t think this is right for me, I whispered
As she handed me the paper to roll my own
Just stand by the truck and guard the shotguns, she sang
Then I heard myself scream but she heard a moan

Chorus
Don’t you know
It was just my luck
To fall for a beauty
Who only wanted
Some shotguns and a pickup truck

Her song became a snarl when she heard that sound
I can’t let a moaning cowpoke guard my things
They are what’s most important in my life
You cannot conceive the joy they bring

She had a point so I did not speak
It was time to beat a hasty retreat
I knew it was safer for me back East
At least when I’m home I can scream in peace

Chorus
Don’t you know
It was just my luck
To fall for a beauty
Who only wanted
Some shotguns and a pickup truck


Chuck Casey
Copyright 2012

Shotguns And A Pickup Truck

OUT OF MY MIND OVER YOU

Chorus
I don’t know why I do the things I do
I can’t be sure the truth is even true
But I know I’m out of my mind over you
And I’m starting to fear that you love me too

You got me smelling the world all inside out
The voices in my head are screaming upside down
I’m living a strange life I don’t wanna talk about
On a fake planet I swear ain’t round

CHORUS
I don’t know why I do the things I do
I can’t be sure the truth is even true
But I know I’m out of my mind over you
And I’m starting to fear that you love me too

I wake up sweating from brutal night streams
Can’t shake the mares busting through my day
I’m chased non-stop by wild alley dreams
You got me walking barefoot in the subway

CHORUS
I don’t know why I do the things I do
I can’t be sure the truth is even true
But I know I’m out of my mind over you
And I’m starting to fear that you love me too

I got the ancient folk to hang with the young
I got blurry visions that can pass through lead
I listen to myself singing in tongues
I’m watching myself dance with the dead

CHORUS
I don’t know why I do the things I do
I can’t be sure the truth is even true
But I know I’m out of my mind over you
And I’m starting to fear that you love me too


Chuck Casey
Copyright 2012

Out Of My Mind Over You


About Me

Bio

I have been writing poems/lyrics for many years but never had the guts or discipline to go out on my own until recently. I have worked in "real" jobs for a long time to pay bills and now I am doing what I've always wanted to do. I have currently posted (50) of my works on the Songbay site and they provide a good representation of the types of lyrics I create. If you wish to see all my lyrics, please feel free to visit my website, HellGateMusic.com, where you will find over (110) of my works listed...and more are being added on a regular basis. I have also just recently tried to start creating my own music but this is, of course, a very time-consuming process. So I would welcome the chance to collaborate with you if you are interested in using any of my lyrics...and I will certainly tailor my words to fit within your music as necessary. Thank you for taking the time to read my bio and perhaps our paths will cross someday.

CV/History

I have just been writing for most of my life and for the past 30 or so years I have focused exclusively on lyrics.

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