Monthly Archives: September 2007


Overheard Confessions

you’re a catholic priest listening to a stream of sunday confessions. in the final one, a woman admits her love for you and asks you to help her escape. what do you do?

“Morning is the hardest time when the mirror leaves you blue”
“He says it’s always the same you got no one to blame but the one looking back at you”

“15 years working on the line just to try make a name”
“And all those voices are quiet now who said he’d be something great”

“Hey god here’s 50
Dollars for all the years
At a dollar a prayer that’s 50 Prayers ”

“help him get some help getting out of here”

“He’s been dreaming of Hunter’s fireworks – sayin ‘shoot me to space that’s cool’ ”
“Everytime HST looked up do you think he lit that fuse?”

“He’s been gambling with our future for a while”
“He’s been holding out all his life for that last quarter mile”

“But we can make it if we start now – it might not be too late
To turn one last midnight drive into a grand escape”

“Sometimes you seem to have fun with man,
picking him up just to knock him down”


Love Note From The Future

to the end and back. maybe.

Ever since that big causeway break
You’re in that trance where you never come out
& I keep flashing on that big wave
That came & washed our only way out

that’s all I know that’s all I know seven long years that’s all I know

Summer passed me by
You oughta know you
Were the reason why I
Wasted all this
Time

Always are stories you always tell
Drown it all out sleep through the night
Candides laughing behind every water well
All the hate and greed and power now amplified

it’s all the same it’s all the same since before before the wave

Summer passed me by
You oughta know you
Were the reason why I
Wasted all this
Time

I stopped thinking about life without war
Now there’s no such thing left as small talk
But I’ll never let down this old guitar
Even when it weighs so much
and this is such
a
long
walk


The why lie p-i.


AUSTINTOWN (ELECTION DAY 2004)
©2007, Westy Reflector

When they dig us up – they might never know
We dug so deep – left our evidence so far below
They might even think we were older than dinosaurs

Arrogance thinks we’ll see the end of the world
That we’d be last ones – that we’d get

the truth/the truth
it’s just funny how the truth
is just like Austintown

½ way between here & there
so many secrets I can’t begin to dare
to leave
escaping only in my dreams
sounds like Austintown

They’re gonna say we went backwards – all the way back
Before we went forward again Continue reading


Comatose/Straightjacket

the devil’s choice is always a temptation.

i had this debutante invite me to her ball
but she met another guy in the basement of the hall
wouldn’t you know it? she made 2 calls.

i gave them time to play a little duck and hide
i know they wanted ten but i only gave ‘em five
seconds to make up their mind

yeah, a coma or a straightjacket?
life is grand if you avoid half of it
your mind and body are forever split
so, a coma or a straightjacket?

you hear a man pump some gas into the car
how many gallons do you think there are?
you know if he popped that hatch – well, there you are!

yeah, a coma or a straightjacket?
life is grand if you avoid half of it
your mind and body are forever split
so, a coma or a straightjacket?

i had this debutante invite me to her ball
maybe next time she’ll only make 1 call
i just don’t think she remembers much at all

11.21.1996


Karma

choose a side, for once.

At least stand up for love
Since you never say the wrong thing
And you’re always on the right side

But you’ve never known stars brighter than a city night
‘Cause you never had to choose a side.

Everyone you’ve ever met just talked to each other
So ½ the people you’ve ever met now contradict the other
How does it feel to be?
Now that all the world walks by –
bye bye

It’s the softest sound
When dreams are loud
No one turns around

But you’ve never heard nothing louder than a starry night
Since you’ve never had to choose a side

Everyone you’ve ever met just talked to each other
So ½ the people you’ve ever met now contradict the other
How does it feel to be?
Now that all the world walks by –

bye bye

03.17.2005 12:00am


Peaceful Songs

every once in a while, country-fried.

One fine day
They’re gonna take me away
To that land of peaceful songs
And on that day they’ll hear me say
“I finally found a place where I belong!”

It’s been a long life and a long time comin
Too many heartbreaks in fair times
I’ve done a lot of hurting & I will pay the price
But I saved myself from a worthless life

One fine day
They’re gonna take me away
To that land of peaceful songs
And on that day they’ll hear me say
“I finally found a place where I belong!”

I carry ghosts and dreams of 22
And those days move faster into night
I left my home and a name that made me blue
That’s the last time that I’m turning at that light

One fine day
They’re gonna take me away
To that land of peaceful songs
And on that day they’ll hear me say
“I finally found a place where I belong!”