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My day it always starts the same, nothing changes,
Do what I must, not what I want, life rearranges,
Put others first ahead of me,
Guess that's the way it has to be,
I seem to give but not receive in life's exchanges...

Like the clock up on the wall my day is turning,
Another day goes by, a change is what I'm yearning,
I try not to fail, try not to fall,
But no one notices at all,
Unless I let them down, my pride, my heart, they're burning...

Sometimes life it doesn't seem too fair,
When I'm not needed it's like I'm not even there,
Just for once I wish they'd see
See past themselves and look at me
I'm just trying my best to get used to lonely.

Friends come and go, life never stays the same,
Out of touch, guess I know who to blame,
I was good to those I knew,
Unlike most my friends were few,
Hope they remember me well even if they lose my name...

The sun it sets, the day turns into night,
The house is full but not a soul in sight,
They've all got better things to do,
But I guess that's nothing new,
For someone to notice me I gave up the fight...

Sometimes life it's just too much to bear,
when I'm wondering if others even know I'm there,
I won't get down on bended knee,
Deserve much more than sympathy,
I'm just trying my best to get used to lonely.

It's going fast, I used to care,
that loving smile I used to wear,
The rest were blind, but I could see,
Never thought I'd be my one and only,
Never thought at home that I'd get used to lonely.

Used to Lonely

So arrogant, so foolish, mistake after mistake,
it's amazing how many I would make,
thinking I could save others through the years,
replace their anguish, dry their tears...

I thought I was strong enough to heal,
thought I could teach them to once again feel,
hoping in the end they'd see my strength,
knowing I would be there, and go to any length...

Off again to the rescue, putting others' safety first,
no matter the struggle, the storm at it's worst,
I pull them from the danger, from the churning sea,
wrap them in the warmth of a blanket, and me.

Like the rock I was strong, or so I thought,
trying to save others, to rescue them I sought,
putting myself at risk to save yet another,
as if they were my child, and me their Father...

Hoping in return I'd earn their respect, maybe even their love,
understand it was me that helped them rise above,
knowing I had always done my very best,
put me on a pedestal, high above the rest...

Off again to the rescue, putting others' safety first,
be the oasis in the desert, and quench their thirst,
pull them out of despair, so they can once again be,
a part of this world, and thank God on their knees...

The best laid plans don't always fall into place,
selfishness, disappointment, these I would face,
never realizing I may be the one they were looking for,
using me for my strength, until I was needed no more...

Accepting my dreams would be replaced by fears,
that I had wasted so much time, so many years,
on others who wouldn't even thank me for the risks I took,
just another chapter, in another's book...

Off again to the rescue, putting others' safety first,
giving it my all, 'till my heart almost burst,
never asking for much, never charging a fee,
it was just who I was, just me being me...

Off again to the rescue, putting others' safety first,
being the light in the darkness by which they've been cursed,
but the day finally came, overtaken by the sea,
it was then I realized no one would be there to rescue me...

Rescue

He did not understand, he thought his love had grown,
then things got out of hand, and then some stones were thrown...
He's over burdened now, maybe he should've known,
he's not sure why or how, his to carry on his own...

He will carry the burden and carry the blame,
just please don't blame him for never being the same,
He can only say sorry, for making that blunder,
while trudging along, searching for the water under...
The water under the bridge.

For although he hurts, there's not much he can do,
the stones remain to remind him, he hurt others too...
His to carry, with others, and he does his best,
hoping they'll find a place, a place they can rest...

He will carry the burden, carry the blame,
to his rescue it seems, it seems nobody came,
he was left all alone, to sit and to wonder,
if he'd ever be free, find the water that's under...
The water under the bridge.

His memory it reminds him, as others do,
that he's the one to blame, you know it's nothing new...
He's tired and he's lonely, but he keeps moving on,
hoping to find what he seeks, before his life is gone...

He carries the burden, carries the blame,
and he's walking through life, without any flame,
it has now been so long, he sits and he wonders,
if he'll ever find peace, ever find the water under...
The water under the bridge.

The Water Under The Bridge


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My day it always starts the same, nothing changes,
Do what I must, not what I want, life rearranges,
Put others first ahead of me,
Guess that's the way it has to be,
I seem to give but not receive in life's exchanges...

Like the clock up on the wall my day is turning,
Another day goes by, a change is what I'm yearning,
I try not to fail, try not to fall,
But no one notices at all,
Unless I let them down, my pride, my heart, they're burning...

Sometimes life it doesn't seem too fair,
When I'm not needed it's like I'm not even there,
Just for once I wish they'd see
See past themselves and look at me
I'm just trying my best to get used to lonely.

Friends come and go, life never stays the same,
Out of touch, guess I know who to blame,
I was good to those I knew,
Unlike most my friends were few,
Hope they remember me well even if they lose my name...

The sun it sets, the day turns into night,
The house is full but not a soul in sight,
They've all got better things to do,
But I guess that's nothing new,
For someone to notice me I gave up the fight...

Sometimes life it's just too much to bear,
when I'm wondering if others even know I'm there,
I won't get down on bended knee,
Deserve much more than sympathy,
I'm just trying my best to get used to lonely.

It's going fast, I used to care,
that loving smile I used to wear,
The rest were blind, but I could see,
Never thought I'd be my one and only,
Never thought at home that I'd get used to lonely.

Used to Lonely

So arrogant, so foolish, mistake after mistake,
it's amazing how many I would make,
thinking I could save others through the years,
replace their anguish, dry their tears...

I thought I was strong enough to heal,
thought I could teach them to once again feel,
hoping in the end they'd see my strength,
knowing I would be there, and go to any length...

Off again to the rescue, putting others' safety first,
no matter the struggle, the storm at it's worst,
I pull them from the danger, from the churning sea,
wrap them in the warmth of a blanket, and me.

Like the rock I was strong, or so I thought,
trying to save others, to rescue them I sought,
putting myself at risk to save yet another,
as if they were my child, and me their Father...

Hoping in return I'd earn their respect, maybe even their love,
understand it was me that helped them rise above,
knowing I had always done my very best,
put me on a pedestal, high above the rest...

Off again to the rescue, putting others' safety first,
be the oasis in the desert, and quench their thirst,
pull them out of despair, so they can once again be,
a part of this world, and thank God on their knees...

The best laid plans don't always fall into place,
selfishness, disappointment, these I would face,
never realizing I may be the one they were looking for,
using me for my strength, until I was needed no more...

Accepting my dreams would be replaced by fears,
that I had wasted so much time, so many years,
on others who wouldn't even thank me for the risks I took,
just another chapter, in another's book...

Off again to the rescue, putting others' safety first,
giving it my all, 'till my heart almost burst,
never asking for much, never charging a fee,
it was just who I was, just me being me...

Off again to the rescue, putting others' safety first,
being the light in the darkness by which they've been cursed,
but the day finally came, overtaken by the sea,
it was then I realized no one would be there to rescue me...

Rescue

He did not understand, he thought his love had grown,
then things got out of hand, and then some stones were thrown...
He's over burdened now, maybe he should've known,
he's not sure why or how, his to carry on his own...

He will carry the burden and carry the blame,
just please don't blame him for never being the same,
He can only say sorry, for making that blunder,
while trudging along, searching for the water under...
The water under the bridge.

For although he hurts, there's not much he can do,
the stones remain to remind him, he hurt others too...
His to carry, with others, and he does his best,
hoping they'll find a place, a place they can rest...

He will carry the burden, carry the blame,
to his rescue it seems, it seems nobody came,
he was left all alone, to sit and to wonder,
if he'd ever be free, find the water that's under...
The water under the bridge.

His memory it reminds him, as others do,
that he's the one to blame, you know it's nothing new...
He's tired and he's lonely, but he keeps moving on,
hoping to find what he seeks, before his life is gone...

He carries the burden, carries the blame,
and he's walking through life, without any flame,
it has now been so long, he sits and he wonders,
if he'll ever find peace, ever find the water under...
The water under the bridge.

The Water Under The Bridge

Like that old red rooster crowin', time to get out of bed,
the noisy gossip in the barn, while all the girls get fed,
Like that old churchbell that we hear, on every Sunday morn,
or the sound of Mr. Hubbard's nearby field of growing corn,
I honestly swear it's true, no shit...
just be patient for a while and sit...

Like the celltone when you call me, I know it's time to go,
the sound of your sweet voice sayin', "Oh, how I miss you so",
Like my backyard always buzzin', with the birds and the bees,
stumblin' 'round as usual tryin', to find my damn truck keys,
and my lighter 'cause my cig's not lit...
you know that usually takes me a bit...

You know soon I will be headed, out on that same ol' ride,
I'm always driving way too fast, just to be by your side,
You should know that there's no other, could ever stand above,
like the phrase I have often heard, that one about the glove,
time with you and other things that fit...
yeah, it has a certain ring to it.

Like the catchphrase that I just heard, played in the song you know,
Yeah, I am finally on my way, listenin' to the radio,
Just like any given day now, today is nothing new,
I get my usual text to pick you up a drink or two,
Better do it or you'll have a fit...
yeah my baby needs her caffeine hit...

Like you need to ask me, cause you, know that I always will,
the register opens up to change my $50 bill,
Like the music that you're playin', when you are feelin' blue,
you can count on me to be there, and to always comfort you,
on you you know I would never quit...
not even just for a little bit...

I hope you know I am ready, to remain on this ride,
spending time with you forever, right there by your side,
Every day I thank the stars and, I thank the Lord above,
for your presence in my life now, your patience and your love,
shot your arrow of love, and I got hit...
and it had a certain ring to it...

Like the sound of wrapping paper, torn on a holiday,
our little ones giggling loudly, as they romp 'round and play,
Like that old dusty musicbox, set near the windowsill,
the day I asked you to be mine, and heard you say "I will",
it's because of you my heart stays lit...
beating brighter than the darkest pit...

Like the changing in your sweet voice, when someone makes you mad,
the first time hearin' little ones, no sweeter word than Dad,
Like knowing I wouldn't ever, hear you tell me goodbye,
a cryin' child in the wee hours, a late night lullaby,
wrapped up in the blanket that you knit...
rocked back to sleep with the song I've writ'...

Feelin' confident and steady, how I love this sweet ride,
like the sound of you forever, forever by my side,
Said you couldn't care less about, reaching fortune or fame,
Tell me how your life without me, just wouldn't be the same,
like my favorite old time country hit...
yeah, it has a certain ring to it...

Like the sound heard from your sweet lips, the day you said "I do",
like the cooing of those white doves, released and they all flew,
You should know that you are my rock, and my eternal flame,
My heart beats brighter than ever, since you took my last name,
Like many things in my life I'll admit...
that day had a certain ring to it.

A Certain Ring To it

I hardly knew my Mom, it's been so long, I can't recall her pretty face...
The same holds true for you, but it's your Daddy who, you often miss his warm embrace...
They were taken from the two of us, so very long ago...
We'll hold them in our hearts forever, wherever we may go...

It hasn't been so long, since we said goodbye, since we cried those salty tears...
to the ones who held us tightly, to whom we shared our joys and fears...
If only one wish was bestowed us, after all the time that flew...
It'd be to ask "Do you really love me?", and hear you say "I do"...

Say "I Do", say "I Do", we long to hear those words from you...
If only for a moment somewhere near the church's pew...
Say "I Do", say "I Do", words to us so precious are so few...
Nothing more we miss so much than to hear you say "I do"...

You know I've never been a rich man, but with that you could live without...
We see eye-to-eye on so many things, but not on all without a doubt...
You like to call yourself and old soul, I like to say I'm young at heart...
The age between us doesn't matter, I'm not the same when we're apart...

It hasn't been so long, since we said hello, since we had that secret kiss...
Know I can't say goodbye, to the one I love, to the one I'd truly miss...
If only one wish was bestowed me, what would keep me from feeling blue...
Is to ask you "Will you marry me?" and hear you say "I do"...

Say "I Do", say "I Do", I long to hear those words from you...
And promise me forever, somewhere near the church's pew...
Say "I Do", say "I Do", words to me so precious are so few...
Nothing more I wish so much, than to hear you say "I do"...

If the day it came, I'd fall to my knees, I'd give you your engagement ring...
It'd mean that I love you forever, you know it'd mean everything...
I hope I've done something right, amidst all that I've done wrong...
Hear you say the words I've longed to hear, leave your lips in beautiful song...

The only thing I'd feel was missing, the only thing that wasn't right...
Make me feel I had dishonored, brought some darkness to his light...
In his place up high in heaven, your Dad deserves his respect too...
Wish I could ask for your permission, and pray I hear you say "I do"...

Say "I Do", say "I Do", I long to hear those words from you...
If only for a moment somewhere near the church's pew...
Say "I Do", say "I Do", words to me so precious are so few...
Nothing more I wish so much, than to hear you say "I do"...

Say "I Do", say "I Do", I long to hear those words from you...
From the man I don't remember, from the man I never knew...
Say "I Do", say "I Do", I hope you're listening up there too...
Ask "Do you love her like no other?", you know you'll hear me say "I do".

Hear You Say I Do

Where to begin...it may as well be from the start...
For that is when...my life started taking its toll on my heart...
People calling me names just because I'm upset,
I never felt so alone, how much worse could it get?

Alienated by family, by ridicule and shame...
After that beating at 8, I was never the same...
Never knowing my mother, never having a home,
I got lost in the mix, I learned to stand on my own.

Every rock that was tossed, every stone that was thrown...
That was meant to cut deep, meant to cut to the bone...
That I carried with me while others hoped I would fall...

Caused some damage inside, my heart hurt from the pain...
But I took the abuse, again and again...
Using every one that was thrown to start building that wall...

Bowing out of a fight just to avoid private school...
Never again, will I be such a fool...
Watching others get preference over the years,
I stopped trying to please, anger slowly replacing my tears.

I finally grew up, and finally matured...
I finally realized that some things would never be cured...
For I had strong convictions for what family meant,
Quality time with me had hardly been spent.

Every rock that was tossed, every stone that was thrown...
That was meant to cut deep, meant to cut to the bone...
That I carried with me while others hoped I would fall...

Caused some damage inside, my heart hurt from the pain...
But I took the abuse, again and again...
Using every one that was thrown to start building that wall...

When I was finally able to get far away...
I really thought I was going to be okay...
To make a fresh start, to be strong for myself,
To put all of that bullshit way up high on a shelf.

Finally letting my guard down to let somebody in...
Just so the abuse and the lies and neglect could somehow begin...
Mistakenly thinking that you were the one...
Who would treat me unlike the others had done.

Every rock that was tossed, every stone that was thrown...
That was meant to cut deep, meant to cut to the bone...
That I carried with me while others hoped I would fall...

Caused some damage inside, my heart hurt from the pain...
But I took the abuse, again and again...
Using every one that was thrown to start building that wall...


Every rock that was tossed, every stone that was thrown...
That was meant to cut deep, meant to cut to the bone...
That I carried with me while others hoped I would fall...

Caused some damage inside, my heart hurt from the pain...
But I took the abuse, again and again...
My anger, my fears, my sadness, it all....keeps me building that wall...

Building That Wall

You liked attention from so many others, you knew that you were so hard to resist...
Beautiful, so kind, nice mixed with naughty, too many for this man to truly list...
You were faithful to yourself and no other, ran to other arms again and again...
It didn't matter what was said by all the others...I still wanted to be the better man...

The better mannnnnn....the better mannnnnnnnnnnnnn
the one who gets to hold you, the one who'll do the best he can...
The better mannnnnn....the better mannnnnnnnnnnnnn
the one who'll win you over, into his arms he'll say you ran...

I always had the best of intentions, I always had the very best at heart...
I tried my best to show you that I loved you, and baby that was from the very start...
I did my very best to understand you, I promised you "I'll do the best I can"...
You meant more to me than anyone before you, did my best to keep on being the better man.

The better mannnnnn....the better mannnnnnnnnnnnnn
the one that's there to hold you, the one who does the best he can...
The better mannnnnn....the better mannnnnnnnnnnnnn
the one who won you over, while the others got up and ran.

I never took your precious love for granted, tried to free your mind from misery and doubt...
Tried to be the one you desired and you needed, cause you know that that's what love is all about...
One day I let you down, I left you lonely, should've been there in my silver mini-van...
My dream tainted forever by his presence, and those flowers that you kept from the better man...

The better mannnnnn....the better mannnnnnnnnnnnnn
the one who got to hold you, didn't say no you said “you can”...
The better mannnnnn....the better mannnnnnnnnnnnnn
the one who won you over, across my heart you may as well ran...

The better mannnnnn...the better mannnnnnnnnnnnnnn...
You know it's too late to start over...you know I'll never understand
The better mannnnnn...the better mannnnnnnnnnnnnn...
All I can say to you is sorry...for not being the better man.

The Better Man

You were young... and wild, on a down...hill slide, when he met you
Strugglin' e...very day, tryin' to find... your way, you were feelin ' blue...

But as time/// went by/, he must've caught/// your eye/
You married/ him, you gave/ it your all///
But he let... you down, headed out... of town, you headed for another... fall///

Just when you thought... it was safe!...
to give somebody your heart
All you end... up is chafed...
beaten down, torn apart!...
Actin' like he told you those vows!...
as if just... on a whim...
You'd hoped for so much more...
when you got together with him.

You both went... your ways, and everybody... pays, in the long run
Broken fa...mily, lots of mi...sery, but all's not said... or done...

You met somebo///dy new/, didn't know what/// to do/,
His heart/, his touch/, his kiss they seemed right///
You finally re...alized, you were fi...nally prized, true love was now... in sight///

You were pretty sure... it was safe!///
to give somebody your heart
and not end... up being chafed...
beatin' down, torn apart!...
Hoping he was the one!///
to make your life not so dim...
One night he planted a seed...
when you got together with him.

The day it fi...nally came, you even knew... her name, you both loved her
You somehow took... a fall, he thought he'd lost... it all, thought it was over...

But you made/// it through/, and your ba///by too/, and just when he thought that he had all he had yearned...
In comes your ex... old flame, for closure and to end... the blame, when his back... is turned///

Just when he thought... it was safe!...
to give somebody his heart
To not end... up being chafed...
beatin' down, torn apart!...
Hoping you were the one!///
to make his life... not so dim...
His special day tainted, undone...
when you got together with him.

Not knowing who he should blame...
why his life... was so dim...
You should've known it'd ne...ver be the same...
when you got together...with him.

When You Got Together With Him

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My day it always starts the same, nothing changes,
Do what I must, not what I want, life rearranges,
Put others first ahead of me,
Guess that's the way it has to be,
I seem to give but not receive in life's exchanges...

Like the clock up on the wall my day is turning,
Another day goes by, a change is what I'm yearning,
I try not to fail, try not to fall,
But no one notices at all,
Unless I let them down, my pride, my heart, they're burning...

Sometimes life it doesn't seem too fair,
When I'm not needed it's like I'm not even there,
Just for once I wish they'd see
See past themselves and look at me
I'm just trying my best to get used to lonely.

Friends come and go, life never stays the same,
Out of touch, guess I know who to blame,
I was good to those I knew,
Unlike most my friends were few,
Hope they remember me well even if they lose my name...

The sun it sets, the day turns into night,
The house is full but not a soul in sight,
They've all got better things to do,
But I guess that's nothing new,
For someone to notice me I gave up the fight...

Sometimes life it's just too much to bear,
when I'm wondering if others even know I'm there,
I won't get down on bended knee,
Deserve much more than sympathy,
I'm just trying my best to get used to lonely.

It's going fast, I used to care,
that loving smile I used to wear,
The rest were blind, but I could see,
Never thought I'd be my one and only,
Never thought at home that I'd get used to lonely.

Used to Lonely

So arrogant, so foolish, mistake after mistake,
it's amazing how many I would make,
thinking I could save others through the years,
replace their anguish, dry their tears...

I thought I was strong enough to heal,
thought I could teach them to once again feel,
hoping in the end they'd see my strength,
knowing I would be there, and go to any length...

Off again to the rescue, putting others' safety first,
no matter the struggle, the storm at it's worst,
I pull them from the danger, from the churning sea,
wrap them in the warmth of a blanket, and me.

Like the rock I was strong, or so I thought,
trying to save others, to rescue them I sought,
putting myself at risk to save yet another,
as if they were my child, and me their Father...

Hoping in return I'd earn their respect, maybe even their love,
understand it was me that helped them rise above,
knowing I had always done my very best,
put me on a pedestal, high above the rest...

Off again to the rescue, putting others' safety first,
be the oasis in the desert, and quench their thirst,
pull them out of despair, so they can once again be,
a part of this world, and thank God on their knees...

The best laid plans don't always fall into place,
selfishness, disappointment, these I would face,
never realizing I may be the one they were looking for,
using me for my strength, until I was needed no more...

Accepting my dreams would be replaced by fears,
that I had wasted so much time, so many years,
on others who wouldn't even thank me for the risks I took,
just another chapter, in another's book...

Off again to the rescue, putting others' safety first,
giving it my all, 'till my heart almost burst,
never asking for much, never charging a fee,
it was just who I was, just me being me...

Off again to the rescue, putting others' safety first,
being the light in the darkness by which they've been cursed,
but the day finally came, overtaken by the sea,
it was then I realized no one would be there to rescue me...

Rescue

He did not understand, he thought his love had grown,
then things got out of hand, and then some stones were thrown...
He's over burdened now, maybe he should've known,
he's not sure why or how, his to carry on his own...

He will carry the burden and carry the blame,
just please don't blame him for never being the same,
He can only say sorry, for making that blunder,
while trudging along, searching for the water under...
The water under the bridge.

For although he hurts, there's not much he can do,
the stones remain to remind him, he hurt others too...
His to carry, with others, and he does his best,
hoping they'll find a place, a place they can rest...

He will carry the burden, carry the blame,
to his rescue it seems, it seems nobody came,
he was left all alone, to sit and to wonder,
if he'd ever be free, find the water that's under...
The water under the bridge.

His memory it reminds him, as others do,
that he's the one to blame, you know it's nothing new...
He's tired and he's lonely, but he keeps moving on,
hoping to find what he seeks, before his life is gone...

He carries the burden, carries the blame,
and he's walking through life, without any flame,
it has now been so long, he sits and he wonders,
if he'll ever find peace, ever find the water under...
The water under the bridge.

The Water Under The Bridge

Like that old red rooster crowin', time to get out of bed,
the noisy gossip in the barn, while all the girls get fed,
Like that old churchbell that we hear, on every Sunday morn,
or the sound of Mr. Hubbard's nearby field of growing corn,
I honestly swear it's true, no shit...
just be patient for a while and sit...

Like the celltone when you call me, I know it's time to go,
the sound of your sweet voice sayin', "Oh, how I miss you so",
Like my backyard always buzzin', with the birds and the bees,
stumblin' 'round as usual tryin', to find my damn truck keys,
and my lighter 'cause my cig's not lit...
you know that usually takes me a bit...

You know soon I will be headed, out on that same ol' ride,
I'm always driving way too fast, just to be by your side,
You should know that there's no other, could ever stand above,
like the phrase I have often heard, that one about the glove,
time with you and other things that fit...
yeah, it has a certain ring to it.

Like the catchphrase that I just heard, played in the song you know,
Yeah, I am finally on my way, listenin' to the radio,
Just like any given day now, today is nothing new,
I get my usual text to pick you up a drink or two,
Better do it or you'll have a fit...
yeah my baby needs her caffeine hit...

Like you need to ask me, cause you, know that I always will,
the register opens up to change my $50 bill,
Like the music that you're playin', when you are feelin' blue,
you can count on me to be there, and to always comfort you,
on you you know I would never quit...
not even just for a little bit...

I hope you know I am ready, to remain on this ride,
spending time with you forever, right there by your side,
Every day I thank the stars and, I thank the Lord above,
for your presence in my life now, your patience and your love,
shot your arrow of love, and I got hit...
and it had a certain ring to it...

Like the sound of wrapping paper, torn on a holiday,
our little ones giggling loudly, as they romp 'round and play,
Like that old dusty musicbox, set near the windowsill,
the day I asked you to be mine, and heard you say "I will",
it's because of you my heart stays lit...
beating brighter than the darkest pit...

Like the changing in your sweet voice, when someone makes you mad,
the first time hearin' little ones, no sweeter word than Dad,
Like knowing I wouldn't ever, hear you tell me goodbye,
a cryin' child in the wee hours, a late night lullaby,
wrapped up in the blanket that you knit...
rocked back to sleep with the song I've writ'...

Feelin' confident and steady, how I love this sweet ride,
like the sound of you forever, forever by my side,
Said you couldn't care less about, reaching fortune or fame,
Tell me how your life without me, just wouldn't be the same,
like my favorite old time country hit...
yeah, it has a certain ring to it...

Like the sound heard from your sweet lips, the day you said "I do",
like the cooing of those white doves, released and they all flew,
You should know that you are my rock, and my eternal flame,
My heart beats brighter than ever, since you took my last name,
Like many things in my life I'll admit...
that day had a certain ring to it.

A Certain Ring To it

I hardly knew my Mom, it's been so long, I can't recall her pretty face...
The same holds true for you, but it's your Daddy who, you often miss his warm embrace...
They were taken from the two of us, so very long ago...
We'll hold them in our hearts forever, wherever we may go...

It hasn't been so long, since we said goodbye, since we cried those salty tears...
to the ones who held us tightly, to whom we shared our joys and fears...
If only one wish was bestowed us, after all the time that flew...
It'd be to ask "Do you really love me?", and hear you say "I do"...

Say "I Do", say "I Do", we long to hear those words from you...
If only for a moment somewhere near the church's pew...
Say "I Do", say "I Do", words to us so precious are so few...
Nothing more we miss so much than to hear you say "I do"...

You know I've never been a rich man, but with that you could live without...
We see eye-to-eye on so many things, but not on all without a doubt...
You like to call yourself and old soul, I like to say I'm young at heart...
The age between us doesn't matter, I'm not the same when we're apart...

It hasn't been so long, since we said hello, since we had that secret kiss...
Know I can't say goodbye, to the one I love, to the one I'd truly miss...
If only one wish was bestowed me, what would keep me from feeling blue...
Is to ask you "Will you marry me?" and hear you say "I do"...

Say "I Do", say "I Do", I long to hear those words from you...
And promise me forever, somewhere near the church's pew...
Say "I Do", say "I Do", words to me so precious are so few...
Nothing more I wish so much, than to hear you say "I do"...

If the day it came, I'd fall to my knees, I'd give you your engagement ring...
It'd mean that I love you forever, you know it'd mean everything...
I hope I've done something right, amidst all that I've done wrong...
Hear you say the words I've longed to hear, leave your lips in beautiful song...

The only thing I'd feel was missing, the only thing that wasn't right...
Make me feel I had dishonored, brought some darkness to his light...
In his place up high in heaven, your Dad deserves his respect too...
Wish I could ask for your permission, and pray I hear you say "I do"...

Say "I Do", say "I Do", I long to hear those words from you...
If only for a moment somewhere near the church's pew...
Say "I Do", say "I Do", words to me so precious are so few...
Nothing more I wish so much, than to hear you say "I do"...

Say "I Do", say "I Do", I long to hear those words from you...
From the man I don't remember, from the man I never knew...
Say "I Do", say "I Do", I hope you're listening up there too...
Ask "Do you love her like no other?", you know you'll hear me say "I do".

Hear You Say I Do

Where to begin...it may as well be from the start...
For that is when...my life started taking its toll on my heart...
People calling me names just because I'm upset,
I never felt so alone, how much worse could it get?

Alienated by family, by ridicule and shame...
After that beating at 8, I was never the same...
Never knowing my mother, never having a home,
I got lost in the mix, I learned to stand on my own.

Every rock that was tossed, every stone that was thrown...
That was meant to cut deep, meant to cut to the bone...
That I carried with me while others hoped I would fall...

Caused some damage inside, my heart hurt from the pain...
But I took the abuse, again and again...
Using every one that was thrown to start building that wall...

Bowing out of a fight just to avoid private school...
Never again, will I be such a fool...
Watching others get preference over the years,
I stopped trying to please, anger slowly replacing my tears.

I finally grew up, and finally matured...
I finally realized that some things would never be cured...
For I had strong convictions for what family meant,
Quality time with me had hardly been spent.

Every rock that was tossed, every stone that was thrown...
That was meant to cut deep, meant to cut to the bone...
That I carried with me while others hoped I would fall...

Caused some damage inside, my heart hurt from the pain...
But I took the abuse, again and again...
Using every one that was thrown to start building that wall...

When I was finally able to get far away...
I really thought I was going to be okay...
To make a fresh start, to be strong for myself,
To put all of that bullshit way up high on a shelf.

Finally letting my guard down to let somebody in...
Just so the abuse and the lies and neglect could somehow begin...
Mistakenly thinking that you were the one...
Who would treat me unlike the others had done.

Every rock that was tossed, every stone that was thrown...
That was meant to cut deep, meant to cut to the bone...
That I carried with me while others hoped I would fall...

Caused some damage inside, my heart hurt from the pain...
But I took the abuse, again and again...
Using every one that was thrown to start building that wall...


Every rock that was tossed, every stone that was thrown...
That was meant to cut deep, meant to cut to the bone...
That I carried with me while others hoped I would fall...

Caused some damage inside, my heart hurt from the pain...
But I took the abuse, again and again...
My anger, my fears, my sadness, it all....keeps me building that wall...

Building That Wall


About Me

Bio

Just a passionate guy who writes from the heart.

CV/History

I have submitted many poems over the years on FaceBook for personal reasons and I feel many of these are noteworthy, thus I will most likely be uploading them as well.

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