Wednesday, February 05, 2020

You Will Be Free

your world is falling all apart
crashing down upon your heart
you will be free
you will be free

nothing left of what once held you
fades away as if to tell you
you will be free
you will be free

(bridge)
freedom's early days can burn
the sting of what you left behind
a passage back to where you yearn
only in memory can you turn
and you're facing the future blind

silent floors where no ones walking
empty rooms where no ones talking
you will be free
you will be free

life goes on in other places
someday you will see their faces
you will be free
you will be free

(bridge)
freedom's early days can burn
the sting of what you left behind
a passage back to where you yearn
only in memory can you turn
and you're facing the future blind

(db michel)

Thursday, April 11, 2019

I Know It Doesn't Matter

guess i'm feelin' older now
i done run outta things that i can do
that won't get me criticized
act your age unlike the way you do
i could be like all the rest
i could go
but i don't know the way
i'd be confessin' everything
but since i quit drinkin'
the words all run away

and i know it doesn't matter
to anyone or anything but me
that's all you're gonna get tonight
so you and i would best just let it be

once upon a time i knew
too little 'bout the world to give a damn
could be that was my mistake
made when i was lost in neverland
i could write a boring book
no one else
but me would ever read
i could tell it like it was
i start to thinkin'
it's not the way it seemed

and i know it doesn't matter
to anyone or anything but me
that's all your gonna get tonight
so you and i would best just let it be

sing a song of sad regret
sing it time and time again
and that's all you'll ever sing
turn it off and turn it on
day or night it's never gone
there just ain't no relief

and i know it doesn't matter
to anyone or anything but me
that's all your gonna get tonight
so you and i would best just let it be

(db michel)

Saturday, September 10, 2016

What I Wanted

and as i ride that train in my wanderlust
ain't got no plans running just on trust
i can find my way if i ever do
it don't matter if the story's true

now the end of the line is a fairytale
somewhere between heaven and a country jail
i will leave my past in a garbage bin
then change my mind dig it out again

oooh...what i wanted
didn't work out
so i headed down south
oooh...where i wanted to be
but no one down there ever wanted me

now the planes go up and they come back down
what goes around will finally come around
i won't hurry while i'm in the rush
tell you stories make your mama blush

oooh...what i wanted
didn't work out
so i headed down south
oooh...where i wanted to be
but no one down there ever wanted me

(2016 db michel)

Monday, April 04, 2016

You Got

you got
time to spend
so what's your flavor
sugar sweet
or do you savor
are you sure
or will you waver

you got
lots of cash
but got no vision
passing on
your indecision
you want cheers
but get derision

(bridge)
you got it made
but you just don't get it
the bills are paid
but you don't feel any better

you make
lots of noise
but you don't hear it
scream for war
but won't go near it
speak the lie
'cause you don't fear it

(bridge)
you got it made
but you just don't get it
the bills are paid
but you don't feel any better

(2016 db michel)

Sunday, February 14, 2016

I Won't Shed A Tear

i love you more
than a little bit
i love you past
all the way
and if the world
had turned differently
we would have shared
all our days
so in these times
i can reminisce
i can almost feel you near
that'll have to be good enough
and i won't shed a tear

(2016 db michel)

Saturday, February 06, 2016

All I Know Is What You've Told Me

all i know is what you've told me
and you haven't said a word
you're the enigma
in most every song i've heard
i seek the mystery
but you do not let me in
i have your music
so i listen yet again

(2016 db michel)

You've Got Your Own Voice

the world goes by
just like a song
you can't help yourself
you're singin' along
then comes the chorus
and somehow you just don't know
it's so hard to face
the words that go by
you try to relate
but however you try
what seems so right to some
just sounds so wrong

you've got your own voice
you've got your own words
speak your own truth
not something you've heard
if the song is yours
you know the way to go
you've got your own dreams
you've got your own hope
sing your own tune
hear your own voice
if the melody shines
then you just can't go wrong

(2016 db michel)

Monday, January 04, 2016

Please Stay

so many situations
i left to fade away
never giving light a chance to grow
so many times i traded
for the safe and easy play
when the real thing on the way
was so close
i am left to wonder
as the days are falling down
is this dream i'm waiting for
gonna be around

when i say
please stay
i really didn't mean it
when i said i'd walk away
so i say
please stay
if i could change the world
i would say
please stay

so many times i need you
but i know you're gone for good
your fault or my fault i don't know
when i had the chance
i didn't say what i meant to say
guess i couldn't find a way
beyond almost
i am cold and worried
as the years are running down
inside i am screaming
but i never make a sound

when i say
please stay
i really didn't mean it
when i said i'd walk away
so i say
please stay
if i could change the world
i would say
please stay

(2015 db michel)

Sunday, December 07, 2014

She Can Be The Child

she is someone i never knew
but i see her everywhere
everyone can call her name
she lets us hear her dreams
she is that dancer dressed in white
swirling in the song
and she sings it in the night
makes you want to come along

she can be the child
she can be the mother to everyone
she can be the child
she can be the smile that dries the tears
she can be the desert
she can be the rain fallin' down
she can be everything
or she can be
nothing at all
but what she wants to be

all the lovers she ever had
the stories she never told
she sings them when she's sad
knows what they didn't know
she's still that dancer in the night
rising with the song
and as darkness turns to light
makes you want to come along

she can be the child
she can be the mother to everyone
she can be the child
she can be the smile that dries the tears
she can be the desert
she can be the rain fallin' down
she can be everything
or she can be
nothing at all
but what she wants to be

(2014 db michel)

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

What I'm Gonna Find (revised)

i might be
the loneliest man in the world tonight
but that's OK

it might seem
like only sadness rules my eyes
but you haven't seen everything

somewhere in a place you don't know
a hero walked with a face that seems so
similar to mine
if you'd just look closer
you might find

i've been places you ain't seen
i've seen forever in a dream
it took a long time
but that's the way it goes sometimes
the battles i lost
for far too long i paid the cost
what seemed like a dream
now i know is everything
all the good things that i left behind
are not as good as what i'm gonna find

they used to see
the loneliest misfit the world has ever known
they tell me so

i used to be
the one who's dream kept kickin' down the road
but seeds were sown

somewhere in a place you don't know
a hero walked with a face that seems so
similar to mine
if you'd just look closer
you might find

i've been places you ain't seen
i've seen forever in a dream
it took a long time
but that's the way it goes sometimes
the battles i lost
for far too long i paid the cost
what seemed like a dream
now i know is everything
all the good things that i left behind
are not as good as what i'm gonna find

(bridge)
the dream survives and grows up with the dreamer
the heaven's sent this light to you
someday you'll know what to do

i've been places you ain't seen
i've seen forever in a dream
it took a long time
but that's the way it goes sometimes
the battles i lost
for far too long i paid the cost
what seemed like a dream
now i know is everything
all the good things that i left behind
are not as good as what i'm gonna find

(2013 db michel)

Monday, July 29, 2013

What I'm Gonna Find

i might be
the loneliest man in the world tonight
but that's OK

it might seem
like only sadness rules my eyes
but you haven't seen everything

somewhere in a place you don't know
a hero walked with a face that seems so
similar to mine
if you'd just look closer
you might find

i've been places you ain't seen
i've seen forever in a dream
it took a long time
but that's the way it goes sometimes
the battles i lost
for far too long i paid the cost
what seemed like a dream
now i know is everything
all the good things that i left behind
are not as good as what i'm gonna find

(2013 db michel)

Monday, July 08, 2013

Elvis In My Yard

i was sleepin'
'cause the day was hard
i was dreamin'
elvis was in my yard
what a thing it was
to see him there
then he started singing
when he saw me stare

wise men say
there's no way that you've seen elvis
suspicious minds
think i've gone back to the drink
idle chatter
oh i hear it in the hallway
all day long
but i swear that i dreamed elvis sang a song

one day later
i was in my bed
the morning after
went straight to my head
there was a masked man
dressed up in white
the old lone ranger
haunts my dreams tonight

wise men say
there's no way that you've seen elvis
suspicious minds
think i've gone back to the drink
idle chatter
oh i hear it in the hallway
all day long
but i swear that i dreamed elvis sang a song

(2013 db michel)

Monday, July 01, 2013

Lovin' Y'all

you don't know me
and i don't know you
but don't let that be a bother
i'm still the same
and my aim is true
i'm not like all the others
i can smile
i can sing
and i can make it better
i'm not wasting
anything
hit me up for dinner

and i love y'all
i'll be lovin' y'all
can't ya feel my love, y'all
i be lovin' y'all

the mystery
the lost affair
the one that didn't happen
i won't lie
i didn't try
i thought it didn't matter
i can sell
i can buy
the store is always open
now i'm chasing
desperately
i wanna be a winner

and i love y'all
i'll be lovin' y'all
can't ya feel my love, y'all
i be lovin' y'all

one step up
and two steps back
i can't hear you in the air
is this for real
is something there?

and i love y'all
i'll be lovin' y'all
can't ya feel my love, y'all
i be lovin' y'all

(2013 db michel)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

For You Too

compassion
is forgotten
when you cannot
feel your pain
spend forever
in the middle
watch your soul
go down the drain
in the meantime
it's the worst time
and we both
know it's true
for me
and for you too

meditation
is redundant
when you're thinking
all the time
take a coffee
have a respite
hold your own
as you unwind
it's the last time
it's the first time
and we both
know it's true
for me
and for you too

hanging on
to some misbegotten yesterday
a dream that fit the need
never quite got up to speed
hanging on
to a sleepy revelation
someone who needed room
and there was an empty room

have a couple
have a dozen
seems we never
get our fill
plan forever
then forever
isn't quite
the dizzy thrill
it's the real thing
it's a daydream
and we both
know it's true
for me
and for you too

(2012 db michel

Friday, December 07, 2012

The Real Reason

don’t want to hear about acid rain
that kind of talk
sends my stock prices down the drain
so i don’t think it’s funny
i’m invested in all the old things
oil and coal and bottled propane
and i like the money
we don’t need to save the world this year
please wait till i’m outta here
‘cause it’s bad for my investments

(2012 db michel)