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Ripple In Time
©2020

Dan Dolen
[email protected]
707-953-1763

There’s a ripple in time that I can slide through
A doorway that takes me back to you

I go back to when we were young
Fresh faced our lives just begun

The weeks of sailing under a tropical sun
Backwoods camping beneath shimmering stars
I wonder where you are now I wonder where you are

Chorus

I have built a shrine of memory it's here that I go to pray
That we'll be brought together again someday

Repeat

How many sunrises did we watch and sunsets at play
How many great bottles of wine at the end of the day

You embraced life like no other
With our children the greatest mother

Time is an inch worm that measures our lives
Time is the blade of the sharpest knife

Always together suddenly apart
That sidereal knife that pierces the heart

Chorus

I have built a shrine of memory it's here that I go to pray
That we'll be brought together again someday

Repeat

I wake up now in an empty bed
The ghost of you inside my head
So glad we didn’t leave anything unsaid

I remember those precious last days
You taught me about life in so many ways

I remember the last words you said
There are angels floating above the bed
I see angels overhead

I remember the last words you said
There are angels floating above the bed
I see angels overhead

Ripple In Time

Forest Nymph
©2020

Dan Dolen
[email protected]
707-953-1763

She lifts her face to be kissed by the moon
On this warm summer's night

Skyclad she dances with the others
Around the fire's light

Chorus

She moves like a nymph and dances like a sprite
Her face radiant with light

To see her angelic innocence
Is to experience pure delight

Repeat

To invoke the elements and the gods
They offer up a chant

Now naked and shame free
They perform the circle dance

She's the youngest among them
But her faith is strong

She lets her body move
To the rhythm of the song

Chorus

She moves like a nymph and dances like a sprite
Her face radiant with light

To see her angelic innocence
Is to experience pure delight

Repeat

They've been observing Midsummer rituals
The whole day

But being called to this circle
Is how they really pray

They sing to Gaia they sing to Pan
With a fervent passion
Few Christians would understand

They dance with the Green Man
They dance for Earth Mother

They dance for fertility
And the health of each other

Chorus

She moves like a nymph dances like a sprite
Her face radiant with light

To see her angelic innocence
Is to experience pure delight

Repeat

As the fire dies down
The couples slip away
To make love on the cool forest ground

Wrapped in a blanket
She listens by the fire to
Their enraptured sounds

Her time for sex magic
Will come to her soon

But for now she has to settle
For being kissed by the moon

Her time for sex magic
Will come to her soon

But for now she has to settle
For being kissed by the moon


Chorus

She moves like a nymph dances like a sprite
Her angelic face radiant with light

To see her angelic innocence
Is to experience pure delight

Repeat

Forest Nymph

A Dark Wind
©2020

Dan Dolen
[email protected]
707-953-1763


I've built a shrine inside my head a solitary place
Where I light candles to your beautiful saintly face

I've built a shrine inside my head it's a sacred place
Where I cherish the memory of your beauty and grace

You can't hold back a river with your hands or stop the flow of time
But to have you taken from me was a karmic crime

You can't hold back a river with your hands or stop the flow of time
But to have you taken from me was a karmic crime

Chorus

I thought it would last forever our life together
We were dancing on thin air
But you floated away on a dark wind lighter than a feather

Repeat

Flowers bloom on my body where you kissed me
When the sun shines exotic birds sing in my chest

I water those flowers with my tears
And those birds are my honored guests

When I feel the gifts you left me
I feel both lucky and blessed

When the doctor told you the news
You met it with a wry smile
You fought like a warrior princess until the last mile

You smiled as you breathed your last breath
I knew I had witnessed a holy death
It was amazing the graceful and peaceful way you left

Chorus

I thought it would last forever our life together
We were dancing on thin air
But you floated away on a dark wind lighter than a feather

Repeat

I've built a shrine inside my head a solitary place
Where I light candles to your beautiful and saintly face

I've built a shrine inside my head it's a sacred place
Where I cherish the memory of your beauty and grace

A Dark Wind


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Ripple In Time
©2020

Dan Dolen
[email protected]
707-953-1763

There’s a ripple in time that I can slide through
A doorway that takes me back to you

I go back to when we were young
Fresh faced our lives just begun

The weeks of sailing under a tropical sun
Backwoods camping beneath shimmering stars
I wonder where you are now I wonder where you are

Chorus

I have built a shrine of memory it's here that I go to pray
That we'll be brought together again someday

Repeat

How many sunrises did we watch and sunsets at play
How many great bottles of wine at the end of the day

You embraced life like no other
With our children the greatest mother

Time is an inch worm that measures our lives
Time is the blade of the sharpest knife

Always together suddenly apart
That sidereal knife that pierces the heart

Chorus

I have built a shrine of memory it's here that I go to pray
That we'll be brought together again someday

Repeat

I wake up now in an empty bed
The ghost of you inside my head
So glad we didn’t leave anything unsaid

I remember those precious last days
You taught me about life in so many ways

I remember the last words you said
There are angels floating above the bed
I see angels overhead

I remember the last words you said
There are angels floating above the bed
I see angels overhead

Ripple In Time

Forest Nymph
©2020

Dan Dolen
[email protected]
707-953-1763

She lifts her face to be kissed by the moon
On this warm summer's night

Skyclad she dances with the others
Around the fire's light

Chorus

She moves like a nymph and dances like a sprite
Her face radiant with light

To see her angelic innocence
Is to experience pure delight

Repeat

To invoke the elements and the gods
They offer up a chant

Now naked and shame free
They perform the circle dance

She's the youngest among them
But her faith is strong

She lets her body move
To the rhythm of the song

Chorus

She moves like a nymph and dances like a sprite
Her face radiant with light

To see her angelic innocence
Is to experience pure delight

Repeat

They've been observing Midsummer rituals
The whole day

But being called to this circle
Is how they really pray

They sing to Gaia they sing to Pan
With a fervent passion
Few Christians would understand

They dance with the Green Man
They dance for Earth Mother

They dance for fertility
And the health of each other

Chorus

She moves like a nymph dances like a sprite
Her face radiant with light

To see her angelic innocence
Is to experience pure delight

Repeat

As the fire dies down
The couples slip away
To make love on the cool forest ground

Wrapped in a blanket
She listens by the fire to
Their enraptured sounds

Her time for sex magic
Will come to her soon

But for now she has to settle
For being kissed by the moon

Her time for sex magic
Will come to her soon

But for now she has to settle
For being kissed by the moon


Chorus

She moves like a nymph dances like a sprite
Her angelic face radiant with light

To see her angelic innocence
Is to experience pure delight

Repeat

Forest Nymph

A Dark Wind
©2020

Dan Dolen
[email protected]
707-953-1763


I've built a shrine inside my head a solitary place
Where I light candles to your beautiful saintly face

I've built a shrine inside my head it's a sacred place
Where I cherish the memory of your beauty and grace

You can't hold back a river with your hands or stop the flow of time
But to have you taken from me was a karmic crime

You can't hold back a river with your hands or stop the flow of time
But to have you taken from me was a karmic crime

Chorus

I thought it would last forever our life together
We were dancing on thin air
But you floated away on a dark wind lighter than a feather

Repeat

Flowers bloom on my body where you kissed me
When the sun shines exotic birds sing in my chest

I water those flowers with my tears
And those birds are my honored guests

When I feel the gifts you left me
I feel both lucky and blessed

When the doctor told you the news
You met it with a wry smile
You fought like a warrior princess until the last mile

You smiled as you breathed your last breath
I knew I had witnessed a holy death
It was amazing the graceful and peaceful way you left

Chorus

I thought it would last forever our life together
We were dancing on thin air
But you floated away on a dark wind lighter than a feather

Repeat

I've built a shrine inside my head a solitary place
Where I light candles to your beautiful and saintly face

I've built a shrine inside my head it's a sacred place
Where I cherish the memory of your beauty and grace

A Dark Wind

Second Chance
©2020

Dan Dolen
[email protected]
707-953-1763

Do you want to pet my porcupine
Shake hands with my rattlesnake

How about lord lay me down
My soul to take

Please sit down have some scorpion tea
We need to have a chat you and me

Gaze into that cup tell me what you see
Those are the faces of the people you’ve wronged
And from your karma you can’t flee

You wear your guilt like a porkpie hat
Pulled down over your brow
Do you think you can hide it from me somehow

Chorus

Sin is a blood stained flower rooted in greed
And you’ve become an animal of insatiable need

Repeat

You’re walking the razors edge
My friend can you not see

So close to falling over the sinners ledge
For all eternity

Few get a second chance
Not sure why I should give you one

It’s either eternal darkness
Or a new life in the sun

You will wake from this dream in a sweat soaked bed
Stomach on fire a pounding in your head

You’ll thank god the devil wasn’t really here
Trust me my friend I am always near

Chorus 2

Sin is a blood stained flower rooted in greed
Guard yourself against insatiable need

Repeat

The soul is an ephemeral thing
From your breathless body
Raven will take wing

Which direction will he fly
In the revealing moment you die

Will you be singing in the heavenly choir
Or be burning in my lovely fire

Will you be singing in the heavenly choir
Or be burning in my lovely fire

Second Chance

Daddy’s Girl
©2020

Dan Dolen
[email protected]
707-953-1763

Tears of blood roll down your cheeks
Your voice betrays you as you speak

Your gaping mouth an open grave
From which your soul escapes

You try to move but your body says no
There’s nowhere for you to go

You’ve brought this on yourself
With all those witchy spells

Looks like you got your wish
And you’ll be heading to hell

Chorus

The Devil is a lover the Devil is a thief
Guard your soul against the Beast

Repeat

You wanted to be Satan’s lover
And now you’ve made it so

Have fun being daddy’s girl
In hell below

Tears of joy tears of pain
Tears of blood run down your face
Your now enraptured in the Devils grace


Chorus

The Devil is a lover the Devil is a thief
Guard your soul against the Beast

Repeat

Now that you’ve made love to the great horned one
Your life of servitude has begun

With your new sex magic the innocent you’ll devour
Every moment the witching hour

With your new sex magic
You’ll bring others into the fold
Creating pain and misery untold

I thought you new what was right
But you’ve turned away from the light

Dylan said “you have to serve someone”
And you’ve made your choice
That in the dark lord you will rejoice

Chorus

The Devil is a lover the Devil is a thief
Guard your soul against the Beast

Repeat

Daddy's Girl

Girls Girls Girls
©2020

Dan Dolen
[email protected]
707-953-1763

Girls girls girls man do we need ’em
Boys boys boys let’s work hard to please ‘em

Sometimes they just want to tease
Draw the line that says no
Past that line we can never go

Some times they say yes
That’s when it’s the best

Just take your time
And it will turn out fine

Boys learn to use your tongue
If you want your praises sung

Listen to me boys learn to use your tongue
If you want your praises sung

Chorus

If you want a woman to love you
Then treat her good
Like your mama said you should

Repeat

Learn to express your feelings
Focus less on your cock-smith wheeling and dealing

Sometimes they just want to be held
And be told they’re lovable just the way they are

If you can do this and back-burner your boner
You'll earn a special place in her heart

It’s true all men are dogs
But that’s something we can fix
Even old dogs can learn new tricks

It's true all men are dogs
But that's something we can fix
Even old dogs can learn new tricks

Chorus

If you want a woman to love you
Then treat her good
Like your mama said you should

Repeat

A woman’s body is a sacred place
To be honored never defaced
Love her tender and you’ll be in her grace

A woman’s body is a sacred place
To be honored never defaced
Love her tender and you’ll be in her grace

Girls Girls Girls

The City Is A Virus
©2020

Dan Dolen
[email protected]
707-953-1763

Where the pavement ends the earth can breath
Where the wires end the place we need

Buildings are connected by wires
Our bodies by pure desire

Chorus

Sex is a salve we spread on our wounds
As we lie in the grass
Under the bloodstained moon

Repeat

The trees and plants around us
Hold hands underground

The animals that surround us
Listen to our every sound

Orcas swim close to shore
Drawn by our grunts and moans
Foolishly we thought we were alone

Just a cabin here no big buildings or wires
Just the two of us and our pagan desires

We spend much of our time in silence
Speaking only with our eyes

Although in our lovemaking can’t help it
There are moans and cries

Chorus

Sex is a salve we spread on our wounds
As we lie in the grass
Under the bloodstained moon

Repeat

Lying in the tall grass
We hear water flowing underground

We can hear the orcas breathing
And don’t make a sound

So glad we left the city and the towns
We keep bees and grow food in organic ground

The city is a virus the noise and pollution
Living naked in the country our final solution

The city is a virus the noise and pollution
Living naked in the country our final solution

The City Is A Virus

Aphrodite
©2020

Dan Dolen
[email protected]
707-953-1763

Some call her a bad girl
Others a woman of the world

She was many things to me
My shameless Aphrodite

She discovered the pleasures of her body
When she was young

By age 12 her sex life had begun
First with older boys then with other girls

The world was her oyster
She offered it her dewy pearl

Chorus

Goddess of lust goddess of love
Bestower of gifts from above

Wrap me in your ephemeral arms
Intoxicate me with your sensual charms

Repeat

She moved like a panther stalking it’s prey
That dark haired beauty that came my way

We eyed each other from across the room
She didn’t wait for me to make the move

I said hun you look like you could be some fun
She led me into the bathroom it had begun

She rode me like a jockey rides a horse
I told her she could use the whip of course

Aphrodite was born on the frothy sea
I was reborn when she loved on me

Chorus

Goddess of lust goddess of love
Bestower of gifts from above

Wrap me in your ephemeral arms
Intoxicate me with your sensual charms

Repeat

She’s moved on to another man
She’s restless that way

But I still fantasize about our sex
Each and every day

Man is meant to serve goddess
Not the other way around

That’s why I press my forehead to the ground
Forever grateful for her sex profound

Man is meant to serve goddess
Not the other way around

That’s why I press my forehead to the ground
Forever grateful for her sex profound

Aphrodite

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Ripple In Time
©2020

Dan Dolen
[email protected]
707-953-1763

There’s a ripple in time that I can slide through
A doorway that takes me back to you

I go back to when we were young
Fresh faced our lives just begun

The weeks of sailing under a tropical sun
Backwoods camping beneath shimmering stars
I wonder where you are now I wonder where you are

Chorus

I have built a shrine of memory it's here that I go to pray
That we'll be brought together again someday

Repeat

How many sunrises did we watch and sunsets at play
How many great bottles of wine at the end of the day

You embraced life like no other
With our children the greatest mother

Time is an inch worm that measures our lives
Time is the blade of the sharpest knife

Always together suddenly apart
That sidereal knife that pierces the heart

Chorus

I have built a shrine of memory it's here that I go to pray
That we'll be brought together again someday

Repeat

I wake up now in an empty bed
The ghost of you inside my head
So glad we didn’t leave anything unsaid

I remember those precious last days
You taught me about life in so many ways

I remember the last words you said
There are angels floating above the bed
I see angels overhead

I remember the last words you said
There are angels floating above the bed
I see angels overhead

Ripple In Time

Forest Nymph
©2020

Dan Dolen
[email protected]
707-953-1763

She lifts her face to be kissed by the moon
On this warm summer's night

Skyclad she dances with the others
Around the fire's light

Chorus

She moves like a nymph and dances like a sprite
Her face radiant with light

To see her angelic innocence
Is to experience pure delight

Repeat

To invoke the elements and the gods
They offer up a chant

Now naked and shame free
They perform the circle dance

She's the youngest among them
But her faith is strong

She lets her body move
To the rhythm of the song

Chorus

She moves like a nymph and dances like a sprite
Her face radiant with light

To see her angelic innocence
Is to experience pure delight

Repeat

They've been observing Midsummer rituals
The whole day

But being called to this circle
Is how they really pray

They sing to Gaia they sing to Pan
With a fervent passion
Few Christians would understand

They dance with the Green Man
They dance for Earth Mother

They dance for fertility
And the health of each other

Chorus

She moves like a nymph dances like a sprite
Her face radiant with light

To see her angelic innocence
Is to experience pure delight

Repeat

As the fire dies down
The couples slip away
To make love on the cool forest ground

Wrapped in a blanket
She listens by the fire to
Their enraptured sounds

Her time for sex magic
Will come to her soon

But for now she has to settle
For being kissed by the moon

Her time for sex magic
Will come to her soon

But for now she has to settle
For being kissed by the moon


Chorus

She moves like a nymph dances like a sprite
Her angelic face radiant with light

To see her angelic innocence
Is to experience pure delight

Repeat

Forest Nymph

A Dark Wind
©2020

Dan Dolen
[email protected]
707-953-1763


I've built a shrine inside my head a solitary place
Where I light candles to your beautiful saintly face

I've built a shrine inside my head it's a sacred place
Where I cherish the memory of your beauty and grace

You can't hold back a river with your hands or stop the flow of time
But to have you taken from me was a karmic crime

You can't hold back a river with your hands or stop the flow of time
But to have you taken from me was a karmic crime

Chorus

I thought it would last forever our life together
We were dancing on thin air
But you floated away on a dark wind lighter than a feather

Repeat

Flowers bloom on my body where you kissed me
When the sun shines exotic birds sing in my chest

I water those flowers with my tears
And those birds are my honored guests

When I feel the gifts you left me
I feel both lucky and blessed

When the doctor told you the news
You met it with a wry smile
You fought like a warrior princess until the last mile

You smiled as you breathed your last breath
I knew I had witnessed a holy death
It was amazing the graceful and peaceful way you left

Chorus

I thought it would last forever our life together
We were dancing on thin air
But you floated away on a dark wind lighter than a feather

Repeat

I've built a shrine inside my head a solitary place
Where I light candles to your beautiful and saintly face

I've built a shrine inside my head it's a sacred place
Where I cherish the memory of your beauty and grace

A Dark Wind

Second Chance
©2020

Dan Dolen
[email protected]
707-953-1763

Do you want to pet my porcupine
Shake hands with my rattlesnake

How about lord lay me down
My soul to take

Please sit down have some scorpion tea
We need to have a chat you and me

Gaze into that cup tell me what you see
Those are the faces of the people you’ve wronged
And from your karma you can’t flee

You wear your guilt like a porkpie hat
Pulled down over your brow
Do you think you can hide it from me somehow

Chorus

Sin is a blood stained flower rooted in greed
And you’ve become an animal of insatiable need

Repeat

You’re walking the razors edge
My friend can you not see

So close to falling over the sinners ledge
For all eternity

Few get a second chance
Not sure why I should give you one

It’s either eternal darkness
Or a new life in the sun

You will wake from this dream in a sweat soaked bed
Stomach on fire a pounding in your head

You’ll thank god the devil wasn’t really here
Trust me my friend I am always near

Chorus 2

Sin is a blood stained flower rooted in greed
Guard yourself against insatiable need

Repeat

The soul is an ephemeral thing
From your breathless body
Raven will take wing

Which direction will he fly
In the revealing moment you die

Will you be singing in the heavenly choir
Or be burning in my lovely fire

Will you be singing in the heavenly choir
Or be burning in my lovely fire

Second Chance

Daddy’s Girl
©2020

Dan Dolen
[email protected]
707-953-1763

Tears of blood roll down your cheeks
Your voice betrays you as you speak

Your gaping mouth an open grave
From which your soul escapes

You try to move but your body says no
There’s nowhere for you to go

You’ve brought this on yourself
With all those witchy spells

Looks like you got your wish
And you’ll be heading to hell

Chorus

The Devil is a lover the Devil is a thief
Guard your soul against the Beast

Repeat

You wanted to be Satan’s lover
And now you’ve made it so

Have fun being daddy’s girl
In hell below

Tears of joy tears of pain
Tears of blood run down your face
Your now enraptured in the Devils grace


Chorus

The Devil is a lover the Devil is a thief
Guard your soul against the Beast

Repeat

Now that you’ve made love to the great horned one
Your life of servitude has begun

With your new sex magic the innocent you’ll devour
Every moment the witching hour

With your new sex magic
You’ll bring others into the fold
Creating pain and misery untold

I thought you new what was right
But you’ve turned away from the light

Dylan said “you have to serve someone”
And you’ve made your choice
That in the dark lord you will rejoice

Chorus

The Devil is a lover the Devil is a thief
Guard your soul against the Beast

Repeat

Daddy's Girl

Girls Girls Girls
©2020

Dan Dolen
[email protected]
707-953-1763

Girls girls girls man do we need ’em
Boys boys boys let’s work hard to please ‘em

Sometimes they just want to tease
Draw the line that says no
Past that line we can never go

Some times they say yes
That’s when it’s the best

Just take your time
And it will turn out fine

Boys learn to use your tongue
If you want your praises sung

Listen to me boys learn to use your tongue
If you want your praises sung

Chorus

If you want a woman to love you
Then treat her good
Like your mama said you should

Repeat

Learn to express your feelings
Focus less on your cock-smith wheeling and dealing

Sometimes they just want to be held
And be told they’re lovable just the way they are

If you can do this and back-burner your boner
You'll earn a special place in her heart

It’s true all men are dogs
But that’s something we can fix
Even old dogs can learn new tricks

It's true all men are dogs
But that's something we can fix
Even old dogs can learn new tricks

Chorus

If you want a woman to love you
Then treat her good
Like your mama said you should

Repeat

A woman’s body is a sacred place
To be honored never defaced
Love her tender and you’ll be in her grace

A woman’s body is a sacred place
To be honored never defaced
Love her tender and you’ll be in her grace

Girls Girls Girls


About Me

Bio

Just entering retirement. Been a wine tour guide in Napa/Sonoma for the pass twenty years, had a mental health practice before that. I've live half the year on the shore of Bahia Concepcion, in Baja for the last 14 years.

I've written poetry my adult life and just in the last year turned my love of imagery, emotion and words towards song lyrics.Having avoided end rhyme verse in all of my previous writing, I'm enjoying the almost child like joy of rhyming words.

Not being a musician, I'm looking for musicians to collaborate with. All of this scribbling may well be just for my bemusement, but hoping to see my inner world musings become songs.

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