Bob Stephens

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Flamboyant Hope
(Imagined a Punk Rock like genre
With “Sound of Silence” / Simon and Garfunkel playing the background)
(10/14/2020)


CHORUS
Another day passes on
Another week in the can
Month by month this goes on
And I’m so not a fan

VERSUS

From a place of empty answers
Comes a soul so filled with lies
So many itchy promises
Especially in their eyes

Speeches filled with malice
Like waterfalls of babble
Politics and other tricks
Pointless worlds they travel

CHORUS

The candidates preach flamboyant hope
Witted quips of empty chatter
Relentless hours, long lived soaps
Drowning out all that matters

A sportscaster begins his excited ramble
A weathered forecast pricks our ears
The smirking anchors never gamble
And nothing sells like fears

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Telling me what to think
Teaching me what to believe
Pushing me beyond the brink
Destroying what we perceive


Try to Escape through a series of series
The advertising becomes our new news
Media tells us what disagrees
how we feel and what are our views

Onward Hours chase off the daylight
Eyes glued to moving themes
Flickering dead late into the night
Live the entertainment streams

CHORUS

Flamboyant Hope

Life dances
9/29/20
Areluctant

Beautiful sight when your shuffling, gliding
through stages of life, over every small line
Heavenly songs while your swirling, sailing
In waltzes reality tripping design

Dancing in melody twirling in time
Pushing calamity, you stumble and fall
Struggling mightily, dutifully, silently
Finding your feet again, in steps you recall

CHORUS
Layers of life are changing
like leaves in the autumn air
Colors of change drop to the ground
Letting time take over all your cares

Back on your feet again twirling
Selling your soul to the world
Then beg God to buy it back once more
You life dances coming unfurled

Chorus

Bridge
We dance around love
Dance to be true
And dance around trust
While life dances round you

Searching and shuffle-like dancing
Seems time is leaving me behind
Forgetting who you know you would be
Heaven please show me a sign

Chorus

Life Dances

Lost Ways
Bob Stephens, 6/23/202

verse
A7 Em7
Can you answer all the questions?
A7 G
Am I asking the right thing
A7 E7
Where is the path way?
Am7 D
To what I'm meant to be?

sub chorus
D D7 D Am7
Every little answer, leads to so much more

verse
Can you see things through my eyes?
Do you see into my soul?
Will you trust what you will find there?
Will I lose control?

Chorus
D D7 D Am7
Every little twinkle, every bright idea
D D7 D Am7
Symbiotic stories, partnerships appeal


Perhaps there is a new way
Another path revealed
Or lost again in day dreams
clarity concealed

Chorus
D D7 D Am7
Every little twinkle, every bright ideal
D D7 D Am7
Symbiotic stories, partnerships piecemeal
Am7 F7 Am7 F7 G


Bridge
D D7 D Am7
Open up a and let it flow From my memories
D D7 D Am7
My mind relaxed and spewing forth all the prophesies
Am7 F7 Am7 F7 G
My pen too slow to write down, to catch the phrasery


Has it been too long a lifetime
and do I not regain
was it written out in splendor
and I purely restrain

Chorus
D D7 D Am7
Every little twinkle, every bright ideal
D D7 D Am7
Symbiotic stories, partnerships piecemeal
Am7 F7 Am7 F7 G
Every little step I take, closer to repeal

CLOSE
G D
Breath in and out again

There it goes, passing on

Beyond my thoughts

nothing remains
Am7
I'm gone

Hard words, strange thoughts, Lost Ways

Lost ways


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Flamboyant Hope
(Imagined a Punk Rock like genre
With “Sound of Silence” / Simon and Garfunkel playing the background)
(10/14/2020)


CHORUS
Another day passes on
Another week in the can
Month by month this goes on
And I’m so not a fan

VERSUS

From a place of empty answers
Comes a soul so filled with lies
So many itchy promises
Especially in their eyes

Speeches filled with malice
Like waterfalls of babble
Politics and other tricks
Pointless worlds they travel

CHORUS

The candidates preach flamboyant hope
Witted quips of empty chatter
Relentless hours, long lived soaps
Drowning out all that matters

A sportscaster begins his excited ramble
A weathered forecast pricks our ears
The smirking anchors never gamble
And nothing sells like fears

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Telling me what to think
Teaching me what to believe
Pushing me beyond the brink
Destroying what we perceive


Try to Escape through a series of series
The advertising becomes our new news
Media tells us what disagrees
how we feel and what are our views

Onward Hours chase off the daylight
Eyes glued to moving themes
Flickering dead late into the night
Live the entertainment streams

CHORUS

Flamboyant Hope

Life dances
9/29/20
Areluctant

Beautiful sight when your shuffling, gliding
through stages of life, over every small line
Heavenly songs while your swirling, sailing
In waltzes reality tripping design

Dancing in melody twirling in time
Pushing calamity, you stumble and fall
Struggling mightily, dutifully, silently
Finding your feet again, in steps you recall

CHORUS
Layers of life are changing
like leaves in the autumn air
Colors of change drop to the ground
Letting time take over all your cares

Back on your feet again twirling
Selling your soul to the world
Then beg God to buy it back once more
You life dances coming unfurled

Chorus

Bridge
We dance around love
Dance to be true
And dance around trust
While life dances round you

Searching and shuffle-like dancing
Seems time is leaving me behind
Forgetting who you know you would be
Heaven please show me a sign

Chorus

Life Dances

Lost Ways
Bob Stephens, 6/23/202

verse
A7 Em7
Can you answer all the questions?
A7 G
Am I asking the right thing
A7 E7
Where is the path way?
Am7 D
To what I'm meant to be?

sub chorus
D D7 D Am7
Every little answer, leads to so much more

verse
Can you see things through my eyes?
Do you see into my soul?
Will you trust what you will find there?
Will I lose control?

Chorus
D D7 D Am7
Every little twinkle, every bright idea
D D7 D Am7
Symbiotic stories, partnerships appeal


Perhaps there is a new way
Another path revealed
Or lost again in day dreams
clarity concealed

Chorus
D D7 D Am7
Every little twinkle, every bright ideal
D D7 D Am7
Symbiotic stories, partnerships piecemeal
Am7 F7 Am7 F7 G


Bridge
D D7 D Am7
Open up a and let it flow From my memories
D D7 D Am7
My mind relaxed and spewing forth all the prophesies
Am7 F7 Am7 F7 G
My pen too slow to write down, to catch the phrasery


Has it been too long a lifetime
and do I not regain
was it written out in splendor
and I purely restrain

Chorus
D D7 D Am7
Every little twinkle, every bright ideal
D D7 D Am7
Symbiotic stories, partnerships piecemeal
Am7 F7 Am7 F7 G
Every little step I take, closer to repeal

CLOSE
G D
Breath in and out again

There it goes, passing on

Beyond my thoughts

nothing remains
Am7
I'm gone

Hard words, strange thoughts, Lost Ways

Lost ways

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Quick Dance
New Romance
Dating Again
Love Song
Poetry
I’m in Love Again

Fast Chance
Quick Glance
Fooling round a lot
Whoa Me
Whoopie
Let’s tie the knot

Chorus
Time and Time Again
Love goes round the bend
Up Down
Spin around
Love’s not what is seems

Wedding Chatter
Pick a pattern
Take a short Walk
White Dress
Tight Tux
Wedding Lock

Chorus

Honeymoon
Different tune
Short term bliss
Back home
No more fun
What did I miss?

Chorus

Bridge
Blink and you will miss it
It’s not what you think
Love’s not a feeling
It’s meaning what you say

New Chance
A different Dance
Finding your voice
Work hard
Find the time
Love is a Choice

Chorus

Love’s not what it seems

HE’S A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE
NO OTHER YOU WILL FIND
BUT NEVER WORRIES ABOUT HIS LIFE
HIS BODY GREW OUTSIDE
BUT THE CHILD NEVER DIED
YOU MIGHT SAY HE’S A LITTLE WILD

TO HIM LIFE’S A JOKE
DESERVES A LITTLE POKE
SOMETIMES WITH A RED HOT IRON
HE LAUGHS AT HIMSELF
AND ALWAYS SHARES THE WEALTH
HE’S A REALLY FUNNY GUY

CHORUS
BUT HE KNOWS WHAT HE WANTS
PICKS A PATH OF DARES
TAKING ON A HELL OF A LIFE
HE NEVER SEEMS TO CARE
THAT’S HE’S HEADED NOWHERE
SEARCHING FOR SOME THINNER ICE

A FAST PACED LIFE
HE NEVER WANTS A WIFE
A LEGEND IN HIS OWN MIND
HE BEARS DOWN THE ROAD
IN A MAZDA PAINTED BLACK
NEVER KNOWS WHAT HE WILL FIND.

CHORUS

(BRIDGE)
HE’S A HARD DRINKIN
WARP SPEEDIN
RACER ON THIN ICE
WHO RARELY LET’S THEM HIS TRACKS
BUT BRING IT BACK SAFE
TO THE START OF THE RACE
AND NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU CRACK

CHORUS

A GOOD FRIEND HE CAN BE
TO SOME AN ENEMY
HE MIGHT BE JUST A BIT TOO LOUD
HE’S A LOT TOO FREE
AND NOT A LOT LIKE ME
BUT HIS FRIENDSHIP REALLY MAKES ME PROUD.

CHORUS

Searchin' for Some Thinner Ice

Lonely is the midnight
Silence I can’t hear
Further from the daylight
Than the fear

Days keep on going
Till the weeks only memories
Still time is never ending
Some can see

Chorus
Breezes are just blowing
And the sky is still teasing me
And the sunshine is still raining
In my eyes

Daylight and there’s moonshine
Minding all you see
Scars on the Body
You can’t see

Raindrops on the rooftop
Snowing all by memory
And the fog sits in the window
Hide from me

Chorus

Bridge
Break the window
See the children
Time the moonlight
Hide the key
Taste the breeze

Hanging from the ceiling
Finding sight from smell
Higher than the seagull
A philosophy

Touching all the colors
Heartbreak from the fell
Seeming only frightening
More than me

Chorus

Chorus

In my eyes

My Uploads

Flamboyant Hope
(Imagined a Punk Rock like genre
With “Sound of Silence” / Simon and Garfunkel playing the background)
(10/14/2020)


CHORUS
Another day passes on
Another week in the can
Month by month this goes on
And I’m so not a fan

VERSUS

From a place of empty answers
Comes a soul so filled with lies
So many itchy promises
Especially in their eyes

Speeches filled with malice
Like waterfalls of babble
Politics and other tricks
Pointless worlds they travel

CHORUS

The candidates preach flamboyant hope
Witted quips of empty chatter
Relentless hours, long lived soaps
Drowning out all that matters

A sportscaster begins his excited ramble
A weathered forecast pricks our ears
The smirking anchors never gamble
And nothing sells like fears

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Telling me what to think
Teaching me what to believe
Pushing me beyond the brink
Destroying what we perceive


Try to Escape through a series of series
The advertising becomes our new news
Media tells us what disagrees
how we feel and what are our views

Onward Hours chase off the daylight
Eyes glued to moving themes
Flickering dead late into the night
Live the entertainment streams

CHORUS

Flamboyant Hope

Life dances
9/29/20
Areluctant

Beautiful sight when your shuffling, gliding
through stages of life, over every small line
Heavenly songs while your swirling, sailing
In waltzes reality tripping design

Dancing in melody twirling in time
Pushing calamity, you stumble and fall
Struggling mightily, dutifully, silently
Finding your feet again, in steps you recall

CHORUS
Layers of life are changing
like leaves in the autumn air
Colors of change drop to the ground
Letting time take over all your cares

Back on your feet again twirling
Selling your soul to the world
Then beg God to buy it back once more
You life dances coming unfurled

Chorus

Bridge
We dance around love
Dance to be true
And dance around trust
While life dances round you

Searching and shuffle-like dancing
Seems time is leaving me behind
Forgetting who you know you would be
Heaven please show me a sign

Chorus

Life Dances

Lost Ways
Bob Stephens, 6/23/202

verse
A7 Em7
Can you answer all the questions?
A7 G
Am I asking the right thing
A7 E7
Where is the path way?
Am7 D
To what I'm meant to be?

sub chorus
D D7 D Am7
Every little answer, leads to so much more

verse
Can you see things through my eyes?
Do you see into my soul?
Will you trust what you will find there?
Will I lose control?

Chorus
D D7 D Am7
Every little twinkle, every bright idea
D D7 D Am7
Symbiotic stories, partnerships appeal


Perhaps there is a new way
Another path revealed
Or lost again in day dreams
clarity concealed

Chorus
D D7 D Am7
Every little twinkle, every bright ideal
D D7 D Am7
Symbiotic stories, partnerships piecemeal
Am7 F7 Am7 F7 G


Bridge
D D7 D Am7
Open up a and let it flow From my memories
D D7 D Am7
My mind relaxed and spewing forth all the prophesies
Am7 F7 Am7 F7 G
My pen too slow to write down, to catch the phrasery


Has it been too long a lifetime
and do I not regain
was it written out in splendor
and I purely restrain

Chorus
D D7 D Am7
Every little twinkle, every bright ideal
D D7 D Am7
Symbiotic stories, partnerships piecemeal
Am7 F7 Am7 F7 G
Every little step I take, closer to repeal

CLOSE
G D
Breath in and out again

There it goes, passing on

Beyond my thoughts

nothing remains
Am7
I'm gone

Hard words, strange thoughts, Lost Ways

Lost ways

Child Like Christian theme, About realizing you are all alone and reaching out...
Play Now

By Myself

Introspective of being caught in a life style you have to escape. In this versi...
Play Now

Given All

Quick Dance
New Romance
Dating Again
Love Song
Poetry
I’m in Love Again

Fast Chance
Quick Glance
Fooling round a lot
Whoa Me
Whoopie
Let’s tie the knot

Chorus
Time and Time Again
Love goes round the bend
Up Down
Spin around
Love’s not what is seems

Wedding Chatter
Pick a pattern
Take a short Walk
White Dress
Tight Tux
Wedding Lock

Chorus

Honeymoon
Different tune
Short term bliss
Back home
No more fun
What did I miss?

Chorus

Bridge
Blink and you will miss it
It’s not what you think
Love’s not a feeling
It’s meaning what you say

New Chance
A different Dance
Finding your voice
Work hard
Find the time
Love is a Choice

Chorus

Love’s not what it seems


About Me

Bio

I've been writing lyrics since I was 8 playing around on the piano, guitar and steering wheel drum. My lyrics cover my moods and questions as I ponder life's challenges. A phrase or two is sometimes all it takes to build an opening, a chorus or even a full song. I'd love to sharing my lyrics and music ideas for collaboration or for sell.

CV/History

IT Consultant and Project Manager most of the time, Husband and Father all the time, and Part time lyricist, songwriter, photographer and gardener.

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