You Are My Only One

You Are My One
You are my only one
My only view
Under forever’s sun
It’s only you
I’ll never look away
Not since I’ve heard you say
That I’m the only one
For you
You are my only one
My only, only one
Let every, everyone
Come to know this, too
And on some future day
I’ll catch your gaze and say
My only one,
As if saying it anew
Again some future day
I’ll catch your gaze and say
My only one
Is
You
You are my only one
You’ve always been
My only, only one
My truest friend
No one can take your place
No other hand or face
No other ever will
Again
You are my only one
My only, only one
Let every, every one
Come to know this, too
And on some future day
I’ll catch your gaze and say
My only one
As if saying it anew
Again some future day
I’ll catch your gaze and say
My only one
Is
You
(Break)
You are my only one
No other, other one
Will ever, ever do
And on some future day
I’ll catch your gaze and say
My only one,
As if saying it anew,
Again some future day
I’ll catch your gaze and say
My only one
Is
You
Copyright 2001 David Brunoehler

Think I’m Gonna Stick Around

Think I’m Gonna Stick Around
Gonna stay a little longer
Than I planned
Jump back in the water
And kick up the sand
Somehow the thought of leaving
Has left me behind
Think I’m gonna stick around
Hope you don’t mind
Gonna wake again and find out
Here I am
Rise and shine and hang out
Right here where I stand
Somehow the thought of leaving
Has left me behind
Think I’m gonna stick around
Hope you don’t mind
Think I’m gonna stick around
No more thoughts of leaving
Plant my feet, familiar ground
Now I’ve found a reason
See, I couldn’t leave without you
Never would
Any place without you
Just isn’t good
Somehow the thought of leaving
Has left me behind
Think I’m gonna stick around
Hope you don’t mind
Music
Even if I wasn’t asked to
What the heck
I’d have to be beside you
You knew I’d be back
Somehow the thought of leaving
Has left me behind
Think I’m gonna stick around
Hope you don’t mind
C 2001 David Brunoehler

Phoenix Rising *

Phoenix Rising*

No you don’t get to believe
Even though you shot
Me own in flames
That I’d
Easily leave
With embers burning
It won’t happen that way
In the afterglow my love will stay
And up, up from the ashes
I’m returning
Season’s come and they go
Let December winds blow
Through the fire and the snow
There is one thing I know…
I’ll be back like a Phoenix rising
Raise my head
Spread my wings
And fly
Once I’ve lifted my eyes
Above the fire
I’ll arise and I’ll fly even higher
Said my heart back to my sleeve
Though you wear me well
It’s just as well
We leave
Time to awaken
With the morning
And while we are apart
In the empty room a flame may start
Back up, up from the very
Thing we’re burning
Let the last ember glow
Let it rain high and low
Through the fire and the snow
There is one thing I know…
Repeat Chorus
Third Verse in French
Repeat Chorus
Repeat Chorus
© 2003 David Brunoehler & Melanie Safka

I Will Get Over (Rock in the Road**)

I Will Get Over (Rock in the Road)
There’s a rock in the road
And a ditch on the side
And a steep hill that must be climbed
It’s a big heavy load
And it measure’s too wide
And a destination that’s hard to find, but
I will get over
I’ll make it there
There is just no getting around it
No matter how much trouble I bear
I will get over
I’ll make it there
Till I climb up that mountain
And breathe Heaven’s air
I will get over
There’s a stop sign ahead
And it’s slippery when wet
And a detour at every turn
There’s a narrowing bridge
A long threatening ridge
And a big-old landslide
That bars return, but
I will get over
I’ll make it there
Till I climb to the top of that mountain
And I breathe Heaven’s air
I will get over
I’ll make it there
Till that sweet day I find it
And know that I’m there
I will get over
There’s a light out ahead
And my engine’s half dead
On a dangerous winding curve
Tired of fighting off sleep
Still I know I must keep
Pushing onward and up
Without losing my nerve
(Repeat Chorus)
Fog and clouds folding in
Will this road ever end
Could it be that I’ve lost my way
Almost frozen and blind
Driving on till I find
A way through the darkness
To see light of day
(Repeat Chorus)
Till I climb up that mountain
And know that I’m there
Ooooo, I’m gonna make it
I will
Get over
Copyright 1990 David Brunoehler/
Melanie SafkaI Will Get Over (Rock in the Road)
There’s a rock in the road
And a ditch on the side
And a steep hill that must be climbed
It’s a big heavy load
And it measure’s too wide
And a destination that’s hard to find, but
I will get over
I’ll make it there
There is just no getting around it
No matter how much trouble I bear
I will get over
I’ll make it there
Till I climb up that mountain
And breathe Heaven’s air
I will get over
There’s a stop sign ahead
And it’s slippery when wet
And a detour at every turn
There’s a narrowing bridge
A long threatening ridge
And a big-old landslide
That bars return, but
I will get over
I’ll make it there
Till I climb to the top of that mountain
And I breathe Heaven’s air
I will get over
I’ll make it there
Till that sweet day I find it
And know that I’m there
I will get over
There’s a light out ahead
And my engine’s half dead
On a dangerous winding curve
Tired of fighting off sleep
Still I know I must keep
Pushing onward and up
Without losing my nerve
(Repeat Chorus)
Fog and clouds folding in
Will this road ever end
Could it be that I’ve lost my way
Almost frozen and blind
Driving on till I find
A way through the darkness
To see light of day
(Repeat Chorus)
Till I climb up that mountain
And know that I’m there
Ooooo, I’m gonna make it
I will
Get over
© 1990 David Brunoehler/
Melanie Safka**

I Will

I Will
Say you
Want somethin’
Any
Little thing your heart desires
Don’t worry ‘bout nothin’
I’ll be the one your every wish inspires
I will
Cause I’m willing and I can
I will
Cause I’m your woman
You’re my man
I will
Cause I’m willing and I can
Yes, sir,
You, sir,
Are my only man
Say you
Been hurtin’
Any
Feelin’ that ain’t feeling right
Don’t worry ‘bout nothin’
I’ll be the one who’ll fix it all tonight
(Repeat Chorus)
Say you
Need lovin’
Any
Little thing your heart desires
Don’t worry ‘bout nothin’
I’ll be the one your every wish requires
(Repeat Chorus)
(Repeat Chorus)
Say you
Been slippin’
Any
Dealin’s lend a losing hand
Don’t worry ‘bout nothin’
I’ll be the one who’ll guarantee you win
(Repeat Chorus)
(Repeat Chorus)
C 2001 David Brunoehler

It Was Me

It Was Me
When I ran out
Of excuses
Found out
What I couldn’t see
From the high hopes
To what’s-the-uses
Found out
What just had to be
It wasn’t someone
Or something else
It wasn’t you
It was me
It wasn’t someone
Or anything else
It wasn’t you
It was me
When I hit doubt
And confusion
Reached out
For a remedy
In a whisper
A voice of reason
Called out
The answer to me
It wasn’t someone
Or something else
It wasn’t you
It was me
It wasn’t someone
Or anything else
It wasn’t you
It was me
This is no apology
No finger aimed to blame
Wanting you to know I see
My life will never
Be the same
Been a tough fight
Beyond endurance
Knocked out
Blind injuries
Through the long night
The morning’s promise
Shined out
Like lightening to me
It wasn’t someone
Or something else
It wasn’t you
It was me
It wasn’t someone
Or anything else
It wasn’t you
It wasn’t you
It wasn’t you
It
Was
Me
Copyright 2001 David Brunoehler

Indianapolis

Indianapolis
Put out the welcome mat
Look up and tip your hat
You’re gonna be glad
You decided to stay
Let everybody in
Let all the fun begin
It’s finally happenin’
We’ve come a long way
No other place like this
Indianapolis
We’ve come a long, long way
When Indy welcomes you
There’s always something new
So many things to do
For work or for play
Get out and do your thing
Go right ahead and sing
You’re in the center ring
Of the whole USA
Give me a place like this
Indianapolis
We’ve come a long, long way
Give me a pat on the back and a high five
Just for the fact that we’re here and alive
Show me a face at the fair on the midway
I’ll show you a future friend of mine
Nothing could match or compare
In a big way
Might as well face it
Mighty proud to say
My city’s Indy
It’s where I’ll stay
We’ve come a long, long way
Oh you can look around
Until you hit the ground
If you’re in luck you’re found
In time for the game
And if you pace it right
You might stay out all night
You’re going to get to like
Us knowing your name
Indianapolis
The place I hug and kiss
We’ve come a long, long way
c 2000 David Brunoehler

It’s This Alone

It’s This Alone
I
Didn’t miss you for a moment
Not a day
Tore my heart
No, I
Never felt bad for you after
Ain’t no way
Cross my heart
‘Cause I have been loving you
Guess I have been
All along
I have been loving you
And it’s this alone
That makes me strong
You
Didn’t stop what I was doing
Hard to say
Why you’re gone
No, you
Never knew I wasn’t through and
Anyway
I’m still carrying on
‘Cause I have been loving you
Guess I have been
All along
I am in love with you
And it’s this alone
That makes me strong
It makes me strong
Why
Didn’t I go chasing after
Not my way
You’d agree
Oh, I
Only wanted your sweet laughter
And to say
You can come back –
To see me –
Come back
To me
I have been loving you
I have been
All along
I am in love with you
And whether you know it or not
It makes me strong
It’s this alone
This alone
That makes me strong
I have been loving you
Have been
Oh, for so long
I am in love with you
It’s this alone
I’m still alone
It’s this alone
That is making me strong
IYi-
yi-yi am loving you
Have been—
All along
–Loving you
Wo-wo-wo-wo-wo-
So
Strong…
Copyright 2001 David Brunoehler

Heaven Knows

Heaven Knows
Don’t you think heaven knows
How you’ve been
Don’t you think heaven knows
How you really are
Don’t you think heaven knows
How it goes
I for one
Suppose heaven knows
Don’t you think heaven knows
Where you’ve been
Don’t you think heaven knows
What you really mean
Don’t you think heaven knows
What you dream
I for one
Suppose heaven knows
Don’t you think heaven knows
You are right
Don’t you think heaven knows
How you try and try
Don’t you think heaven knows
Every night
I, for one,
Suppose heaven knows
Don’t you think heaven knows
Who you are
Don’t you think heaven knows
Who you really are
Don’t you think heaven knows
That for sure
I for one
Suppose heaven knows
C 1990 & 2003 David Brunoehler

God Loves

God Loves…
(Working mss for proposed picture book w/ one illustrated page per item)
By David Brunoehler
God loves Geeks
God loves Ghouls
God loves Freaks
God loves Fools
God loves Divas
God loves Dykes
And Hell’s Angels
And their Bikes
God loves Monsters
And their Moms
God loves Twerps
And Uncle Toms
God loves All Stars
Every kind:
Bright, Rock, Porn
And ones UN-shined
God loves Lowlife
Highbrows, too,
Snobs and Slobs
And Silly Sioux
God loves Con Men
Thieves and Crooks,
Beauty, Brains
And Ugly Looks
God loves Rich, Old,
Young and Poor
God loves People
And much More
God loves Bigots,
Straights and Gays
Even those who
Hate their ways
God loves Leaders
And their Sheep
Mutineers
And this Big Creep
2.
God loves Spooky
God loves Kind
God loves Mean,
Deaf, Dumb,
And Blind
God loves Stupid
God loves Smart
Loves the Coward
And Brave Heart
God loves Lazy
Men on Dope
And the Crazy
And the Pope
God loves Tyrants
All who’ve reigned
Plus the Healthy
And the Pained
God loves Those Who
Cheat and Lie
Every Addict
And This Guy
God loves Drunks
And Bums and Sots
And Their Victims
God loves Lots
God loves Hookers
And their Tricks
Transvestites
And Hometown Hicks
God loves Clumsy,
Strong and Weak
Tattletales
And Those Who Leak
Entities,
Friends, Fans and Foes,
Folks who pick
Their Toes and Nose
3.
God loves those who
Help Themselves
Giants, Pygmies
Tattooed Elves
God loves Women,
Men and Morphs
Children, Teens
And Mutant Dwarfs
God loves Carnies
Cads and Slaves
Curmudgeons,
Clowns, Knights
And Knaves
Kings and Queens
And all they rule
And Each Kid
At Public School
Orphans, Unwed
Ones who sire
Steadfast Warriors
Those who tire
Bodybuilders
Babes and Dudes
Mrs. Manners
Mr. Rude
Kindred Clods,
The Unrefined,
Super Slick
And those Declined
Mad, Sad, Happy
Lost in Glee
Stingy, Grabby
God loves Thee
God loves one
And all we see
So one could say
With certainty
That this includes both
You
And
Me
Feb 25 2005 David Brunoehler
4.
From the Filthy
To the Clean,
All the hygiene
In-between,
Every one we
Haven’t seen:
Yet to be,
Or never been
God still loves them
Sight unseen
How ‘bout Hitler
He was wrong
So was Stalin
This list is long
Everyone who
Made mistakes
Judas, Cain and
Eden’s Snake
Not a one
Will God Forsake
Take a look
Who Else She’ll Take
Idi Amin, Gingis Kahn,
Iatola, Farrakhan,
Jeffrey Dhammer,
Taliban,
All Alkeida,
And Sadam,
Plus Osama
And George Bush
Even when the
Button’ pushed
5.
Michael Jackson
And James Jones
Charles Manson
All have homes
So many mansions
Yet to fill
Think of all the
Sunni killed
Weekend Warriors
KKK,
Pedophile priests
And OJ
Hannibal Lechter
Gruesome men
Cannibals,
Hannibals
All get in
Through Inquisitions
To Salem Trials
Armageddon
Will end in smiles
For those who won
And those who lost
God will carry
The total cost
And when we choose
To begin again
God will blow us out
And breathe us
Right
Back
In
C 2006 David Brunoehler
6.
Are some blessed souls
Loved more than others?
Evangelists,
Newborns and Mothers?
Didn’t Jesus
Garner favor
For giving Grace
The Christians savor
Sure, God knew
He was a Jew
So what do righteous
People do?
Doesn’t God prefer the meek?
Pure at heart?
Shepherds’ Keep?
Promised Land
For Peacemakers,
Like the Givers
More than Takers?
How devout does
One need be?
If it’s true
Is God’s love free?
Aren’t there those
Who pass a test?
Just to know
Who God loves best?
Ask a Buddhist
Monk or Nun
Or a Mayan
‘Bout the Sun
What’s a Hindu
Gonna to do
When Swords of Islam
Run him through?
Muslim, Mormon
Orthodox:
LRH and New Age Jocks
How confusing it must be
If God loves them
And still claims me!
After all the preachers say
If I were God, I’d run away
7
I’ve heard some tell
Of Better Ways
Evolved Beings
Creating days
On the other hand
I’ve heard it said
That they’re in Hell
Their God is dead
So what’s a being got to do
To know if God
Is even true?
Some say nothing
Let it be
Some insist
Nothing is free
Many folk
Fall Back on Faith
In hopes that their
Beliefs are safe
So many good men
Striving hard
Driving Devils
From their yard
All I know
From all I’ve seen
Is God is All
That’s ever been
With that in mind
I go to bed
And pray the Angels
Rest my head
And as I sleep
My soul will keep
Let God be One
And all with me
Let there be nothing
God could need
And let that be
The same for me
Loving All
For loving me
Forever One
Forever free C 1 January 2007 David Brunoehler