True Delight

True Delight

My guest list is dwindling
My thoughts are like kindling
For smoldering fires I will not light
No answers are commonplace
And stand-ups slap in my face
The embers inside might self ignite
No need to tell anyone
I just want to yell and run
It’s hell being stuck here, I just might
The question is where to go
And what would be my MO
Perhaps I should stay another night
That’s just how I freeze and shake
Decisions I hate to make
They throw me into an inner fight
That wrestles my self control
A threatens me heart and soul
Which worries me knowing I’m not right
While looking for what to do
I thought I would write to you
In hopes that our love can reunite
So that’s what I’m doing now
And guess what? It worked somehow.
The lights in the room just got more bright!
By turning my thoughts to you
I feel like myself anew
Just now — a rejection call – hang tight
My brother can’t come this week
Once more things are looking bleak
But talking to you – a true delight.

© 2011 David Brunoehler

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LIFE WILL NOT GO AWAY*

LIFE WILL NOT GO AWAY
Written by Melanie Safka and David Bruen

The other night I dream I died
Close friends mourned and loved one cried
I wanted to shout down from my dream and say
Life will not go away

You can die in battle, you can die in sleep
Even though you lose most everything
There’s always something you will keep
You can take my body but I will not die
Life will not go away

Li di di di di . . .
Life will not go way

You can’t take it with you but there is this little part
That goes and continues in the realm of the heart
So rejoice in living and let the music play
Life will not go away

Well you won’t take baggage when your time has come
Dreams go with you and deeds will be undone
So remember every promise and don’t be lead astray
Life will not go away

Li di di di di . . .
Life will not go away

I will leave the planet quieter than it was yesterday
Life will not go away

Li di di di di . . .
Life will not go away

Well you won’t take baggage when your time has come
Dreams go with you and deeds will be undone
So remember every promise and don’t be lead astray
I will leave the planet quieter than it was yesterday
Life will not go awayLIFE WILL NOT GO AWAY
Written by Melanie Safka and David Bruen

The other night I dream I died
Close friends mourned and loved one cried
I wanted to shout down from my dream and say
Life will not go away

You can die in battle, you can die in sleep
Even though you lose most everything
There’s always something you will keep
You can take my body but I will not die
Life will not go away

Li di di di di . . .
Life will not go way

You can’t take it with you but there is this little part
That goes and continues in the realm of the heart
So rejoice in living and let the music play
Life will not go away

Well you won’t take baggage when your time has come
Dreams go with you and deeds will be undone
So remember every promise and don’t be lead astray
Life will not go away

Li di di di di . . .
Life will not go away

I will leave the planet quieter than it was yesterday
Life will not go away

Li di di di di . . .
Life will not go away

Well you won’t take baggage when your time has come
Dreams go with you and deeds will be undone
So remember every promise and don’t be lead astray
I will leave the planet quieter than it was yesterday
Life will not go away

© 1993 David Bruen & Melanie Safka

Fallen Angel *

FALLEN ANGEL
Written by Melanie Safka and David Bruen

He never had wings, never could fly
In most folks book he’s a regular guy
Gets into trouble every now and then
But he always come round so I take him back in

He’s a fallen angel
Been flyin’ low for a mighty long time
Fallen angel
Heaven knows why, but he’s mine

Some guys are harder to handle than others
Some men never come down
My guys a little bit different from his brothers
But he’s always comin’ around

He’s a fallen angel
Love him to death – heaven knows why
Fallen angel
Heaven knows why, but he’s mine

Fallin’
Headin’ for under
Fallin’
Lighting and thunder
Callin’ for help from a wishing well
Crawlin’ for cover ’til I break the spell
(Fallen angel
Fallen angel
Fallen angel)

Most men rely on a certain set of morals
Some have a principle code
Mine can’t exactly rest his laurels
But carries his own load

He’s a fallen angel
Been flyin’ low for a mighty long time
Fallen angel
Heaven knows why, but he’s mine
Fallen angel
Love him to death – heaven knows why
Fallen angel
Heaven knows why, but he’s mine
Fallen angel
Ooh, oh, heaven knows why’
Fallen angel Ooh he’s mine © 1993 David Bruen & Melanie Safka

Heaven Knows (revised)

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
What you’ve seen
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

Think of all the times you told a lie
Heaven knows the reason why
And looking back on things you should have done
And the times that you can’t undo
Don’t you know that’s what makes the angels sing
In a chorus just for you
If you don’t believe take a look inside
At whatever has gone wrong
You will see all things that cannot hide
And begin to hear –
and sing your song

Don’t you think heaven knows
When you cry
Don’t you think heaven knows
How you try and try
Don’t you think heaven knows
Reasons why
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 © 2003, 2011 David Brunoehler