Carrying The Fire

Are you carrying the fire for me Do you  hold it safe  inside Does it burn despite the rain of tears That fell each time you cried And will it still burn  strongly Despite the winds…Read more

Carrying The Fire
Carrying The Fire
What Billy Joe Did Next

  Hey man, over here, it’s me You remember, Billy Joe McGee! Times are bad, I’m living rough Just getting enough to eat is tough. I Don’t suppose that’s a bottle there in your coat, It’s…Read more

What Billy Joe Did Next
What Billy Joe Did Next
Jeff and Joe
Jeff and Joe
Jeff and Joe
The Key The Door and The Stone

Her Daddy used to hide the backdoor key Under a stone where she knew it would be But her Daddy didn’t know that I knew too And I used to sneak in when I wanted to….Read more

The Key The Door and The Stone
The Key The Door and The Stone
Good For Nothing

  Your father didn’t like me from the start He doubted my intentions and said I’d break your heart He thought that I was one of them, Good For Nothing He said I was one of them,…Read more

Good For Nothing
Good For Nothing
So Close To Magic

To ride among the stars  So near and yet so far I could be where you are So close to magic   The death defying leap From poetic peak to peak To hold the hand I…Read more

So Close To Magic
So Close To Magic
Gemma

Write down the words , that come to your head Not our pillow-talk, that was just bed Can you remember? All that you said Gemma my sweet Gemma. Write down your thoughts,  before they slip away You…Read more

Gemma
Gemma
The Sun Used To Shine

  The sun used to shine It seemed like every day The sun used to shine The usual way The sun used to shine On the songs that we’d sing It made our melodies linger And…Read more

The Sun Used To Shine
The Sun Used To Shine
What She Means To Me

  I wake up every morning she’s lying next to me There’s not a single other place  on earth I’d rather be My life’s complete to see  her early morning smiling face And I am happy where…Read more

What She Means To Me
What She Means To Me
Can’t Believe I believed in You

You told me this, you told me that It’s beyond belief looking back   And how come I never smelled a rat And how come I never smelled a rat Can’t believe that I believed in…Read more

Can’t Believe I believed in You
Can’t Believe I believed in You
Love at Last

I thought I was gonna to be one of those lonely guys So it came upon me  as a big surprise I thought my chances had all passed and faded away But here it comes now…Read more

Love at Last
Love at Last
Me and the Moon

  When the situation clears And leaving time is near You say that you’ll be going soon at another evening’s end If there’s ever been a doubt what your plans are all about I recognise your…Read more

Me and the Moon
Me and the Moon
Love and Light

  There are two things we need And only two things To help us through the night   Our lives well it doesn’t mean a thing Without these two things These are love and light.  …Read more

Love and Light
Love and Light
Love is a Loaded Gun.

Love can whisper, love can shout, Love can be a raging bellow Love can often be mellow But here’s the lesson to be learned And best learned while you’re young However it may seem to you…Read more

Love is a Loaded Gun.
Love is a Loaded Gun.
Veronica

   How I hate to hear them call you Ronnie. When Veronica is your name. You always look  just like a lady. I always thought that it was a shame.   What’s in a name? What’s in…Read more

Veronica
Veronica
It’s Always You

  Each time I dream what do I see? The image so clear comes back to me It’s no surprise, whatever I do It’s always you, it’s always you.   Every picture in my book  It’s…Read more

It’s Always You
It’s Always You
Grandad’s Watch and Chain

  When Grandad was frail and on his way, He said to me “Son, I’ve got something to say It’s time for something to go down the line I won’t get up from this sick bed…Read more

Grandad’s Watch and Chain
Grandad’s Watch and Chain
Sofia

  There´s a skinny dark haired girl works in a bar just out of town She´s got those cork-screw ringlets, some dirty shade of brown She was telling me the other night ´bout what she thought…Read more

Sofia
Sofia
In The Bible Belt

  “Brothers and sisters, we are gathered here this evening to give thanks to the Lord for this great country in which we live – the U.S.of A! And especially those states of which we are…Read more

In The Bible Belt
In The Bible Belt
Au revoir and Adieu

This is where the story started, at the side of the Auto via She was hitch-hiking down through the mountains, heading for Sevilla She was making good time, chasing the sun through the valleys and the…Read more

Au revoir and Adieu
Au revoir and Adieu
I Broke My Promise

     I vowed I would never be untrue I pledged this on my knees to you But because of me, it fell apart I broke my promise and you broke my heart.  Love is tender,…Read more

I Broke My Promise
I Broke My Promise
Me The Cat and The Telephone

My friends are all married and settled down While I’m still out here running around They seem to think I’ve got it made All my options carefully weighed Well that’s not the way things really are…Read more

Me The Cat and The Telephone
Me The Cat and The Telephone
Lonely Hearts

  Lonely hearts, in all the papers All those offers and all those takers All that passion not yet spoken Lonely hearts are easy broken   Potted history and unseen faces Hopeful meetings in neutral places…Read more

Lonely Hearts
Lonely Hearts
A Change in the Weather

Hey, Hey, got something to say Maybe this could just be the day Sun above like a star on fire Temperature set to get much higher   Yo, Yo, what do you wanna know Just last…Read more

A Change in the Weather
A Change in the Weather
Can’t Remember Her Name

    The things that come back to haunt me and walk my room at night Can be nothing at all like a dream that will vanish in the light   They’re memories from long ago…Read more

Can’t Remember Her Name
Can’t Remember Her Name
I Can Dream it For You

   I can dream it for you. Don’t risk another sleepless night Stick with me, you’ll be alright Don’t take the nightmare path again Put the load on me, I’ll take the strain I can dream it…Read more

I Can Dream it For You
I Can Dream it For You
Hole in the head

    You say you thought it over You say that you regret The way our love just fell apart You ask me to forget But hold on just a minute I remember what you said…Read more

Hole in the head
Hole in the head
Done With Love

    I’m not the first To say love hurts And being hurt is no fun But I won’t take the pain Ever again   I’ll start today In a different way I’m looking out for…Read more

Done With Love
Done With Love
Adding Fuel to the Flames

    You’ll only regret it The more you say When you look back In the cold light of day When the argument Is a little further away The words will still Be in your head…Read more

Adding Fuel to the Flames
Adding Fuel to the Flames
Monday Morning Superstar

She walks through the early market stalls She walks through the early market stalls On high heels that echo from the old town walls As she passes the man with the honey and the eggs He…Read more

Monday Morning Superstar
Monday Morning Superstar
Bad Boys Coming Home

    Bad Boys Coming Home When the bad boys came to town The Sheriff took his shotgun down Then taking his rifle off the rack He vowed to make them sorry that they’d ever come…Read more

Bad Boys Coming Home
Bad Boys Coming Home
The Devil’s Boulevard

All the shops have bargain sales, or else are closing down In this road that’s never been the best part of the town Now the slates are coming off, the bricks are old and scarred The…Read more

The Devil’s Boulevard
The Devil’s Boulevard
Into The Electric Mist

    Sometimes we’d take my father’s car To see how it would feel We’d drive through the dark with the lights turned off And take our hands off the wheel We never ever had a crash I…Read more

Into The Electric Mist
Into The Electric Mist
Under A Different Sky

   You say you have to go away You say you need to fly You say that home is calling you But you won’t tell me why All you say is that you were born Under…Read more

Under A Different Sky
Under A Different Sky
Someone Else’s Eyes

  When it was good, it was so very good But it hasn’t been good for a while And it seems so long since you last turned to me With any love in your smile And…Read more

Someone Else’s Eyes
Someone Else’s Eyes
A Broken Heart and a Messed up Mind

  A parting gift  to remind me of you A  keepsake for all the things that we’d do I’ll tell you no lies, I speak as I find I’ve got a broken heart and a messed…Read more

A Broken Heart and a Messed up Mind
A Broken Heart and a Messed up Mind
New Age Jolly Pirates

  We’re modern Somali pirates,  hey-ho and a bottle of rum When we pull up alongside  you there’s nowhere you can run. We hold the crew as hostage and ransom off the cargo It’s the only…Read more

New Age Jolly Pirates
New Age Jolly Pirates
The Ballad of Billy Joe McGee

My name is Billy Joe McGee I’m six days short of twenty three Momma died a year ago Now Daddy’s tired and getting slow He spends his days in grieving. I planted weed in the field…Read more

The Ballad of Billy Joe McGee
The Ballad of Billy Joe McGee
You Better Not Touch

  Her long blonde hair Hung down past there She looks so nice You’ll wanna look twice She’s got eyes oh so bright Makes the boys want to fight Walks like a princess You know she couldn’t…Read more

You Better Not Touch
You Better Not Touch
I’m Just a Man

  I hope I’ll always be around And all my choices will be sound I have my own wounds to heal I’ll never show  the way I feel  You never need to be alone No more…Read more

I’m Just a Man
I’m Just a Man
Something You Could Learn

It’s been so long that we’ve been friends I can’t see that we’ll ever be lovers I haven’t seen you around for a while We’ve both been seeing others But now the thought occurs to me…Read more

Something You Could Learn
Something You Could Learn
Sweet Cheyenne

  Must I beg for your pardon, Sweet Cheyenne  Let me back into your garden, Sweet Cheyenne  It’s so long since we were there, in that soft and scented air  Let me back into your garden…Read more

Sweet Cheyenne
Sweet Cheyenne
Cool

   She believed in making an entrance You have to give her that Her dress was short and off the shoulder With very little back. And though she could be tough and hard And cold as…Read more

Cool
Cool
All American Spacemen

In the late 1950’s, NASA sent out the call For a very special group of men, fit and strong and tall To conquer America’s last frontier, to be the first in space To show the world the…Read more

All American Spacemen
All American Spacemen
Mary Jane

  Mary Jane, have you got no shame You’re coming round again, knocking on my door.  Mary Jane, you know I’m not to blame You make me feel the same as I did before.  | When…Read more

Mary Jane
Mary Jane
Winslow – Arizona

Got the chance to go to Winslow, the one in Arizona Didn’t want to go alone and so I thought I’d phone ya Down there in that desert town we just might see Jackson Browne On…Read more

Winslow – Arizona
Winslow – Arizona
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Jeff’s latest. A 200 word story. “Tariq!” “Tariq! Put the bodies in the car Tariq! This is the last thing you have to do man. You know I can’t have blood on me when I’m walking…Read more

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