If I Could Sing Again

 

 

If I could sing again

I would turn back on the light

And return to feeling right

About my life

I would let it out and soar

If I could sing once more

 

If I could sing again

I would fill my self with air

Let the sound out everywhere

And then I’d grin

It would make me feel so proud

If I could sing real loud

 

I could open up the skies

Once I learned to harmonize

And the people down below

Would know

I was singing

I would take off from my home

With my songs and metronome

And wherever I would go

You’d know

I was singing

Yes I’m singing

Singing la la la la laaaa

Again

 

(Music)

 

If I could sing again

Like the ones who can

I would choose a hymn

And show them who

I really am

I believe it’s worth a try

To lift my voice up to’

The sky\

(Repeat 2nd Verse & Chorus)

c 2014 David Brunoehler

 

 

 

+++++++++++++could sing again

I would turn back on the light

And return to feeling right

About my life

I would let it out and soar

If I could sing once more

 

If I could sing again

I would fill my self with air

Let the sound out everywhere

And then I’d grin

It would make me feel so proud

If I could sing real loud

 

I could open up the skies

Once I learned to harmonize

And the people down below

Would know

I was singing

Yes I’m singing

Singing la la la la laaaa

Again

 

(Music)

 

If I could sing again

Like the ones who can

I would choose a hymn

And show them who

I really am

I believe it’s worth a try

And lift my voice up to’

The sky\

(Repeat 2nd Verse & Chorus)

c 2014 David Brunoehler

If I Could Sing Again

 

 

If I could sing again

I would turn back on the light

And return to feeling right

About my life

I would let it out and soar

If I could sing once more

 

If I could sing again

I would fill my self with air

Let the sound out everywhere

And then I’d grin

It would make me feel so proud

If I could sing real loud

 

I could open up the skies

Once I learned to harmonize

And the people down below

Would know

I was singing

I would take off from my home

With my songs and metronome

And wherever I would go

You’d know

I was singing

Yes I’m singing

Singing la la la la laaaa

Again

 

(Music)

 

If I could sing again

Like the ones who can

I would choose a hymn

And show them who

I really am

I believe it’s worth a try

To lift my voice up to’

The sky\

(Repeat 2nd Verse & Chorus)

c 2014 David Brunoehler

 

 

 

+++++++++++++could sing again

I would turn back on the light

And return to feeling right

About my life

I would let it out and soar

If I could sing once more

 

If I could sing again

I would fill my self with air

Let the sound out everywhere

And then I’d grin

It would make me feel so proud

If I could sing real loud

 

I could open up the skies

Once I learned to harmonize

And the people down below

Would know

I was singing

Yes I’m singing

Singing la la la la laaaa

Again

 

(Music)

 

If I could sing again

Like the ones who can

I would choose a hymn

And show them who

I really am

I believe it’s worth a try

And lift my voice up to’

The sky\

(Repeat 2nd Verse & Chorus)

c 2014 David Brunoehler

If I Could Sing Again

 

 

If I could sing again

I would turn back on the light

And return to feeling right

About my life

I would let it out and soar

If I could sing once more

 

If I could sing again

I would fill my self with air

Let the sound out everywhere

And then I’d grin

It would make me feel so proud

If I could sing real loud

 

I could open up the skies

Once I learned to harmonize

And the people down below

Would know

I was singing

I would take off from my home

With my songs and metronome

And wherever I would go

You’d know

I was singing

Yes I’m singing

Singing la la la la laaaa

Again

 

(Music)

 

If I could sing again

Like the ones who can

I would choose a hymn

And show them who

I really am

I believe it’s worth a try

To lift my voice up to’

The sky\

(Repeat 2nd Verse & Chorus)

c 2014 David Brunoehler

 

 

 

+++++++++++++could sing again

I would turn back on the light

And return to feeling right

About my life

I would let it out and soar

If I could sing once more

 

If I could sing again

I would fill my self with air

Let the sound out everywhere

And then I’d grin

It would make me feel so proud

If I could sing real loud

 

I could open up the skies

Once I learned to harmonize

And the people down below

Would know

I was singing

Yes I’m singing

Singing la la la la laaaa

Again

 

(Music)

 

If I could sing again

Like the ones who can

I would choose a hymn

And show them who

I really am

I believe it’s worth a try

And lift my voice up to’

The sky\

(Repeat 2nd Verse & Chorus)

c 2014 David Brunoehler

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*I Don’t Want to Live Forever* (Rewrite)

*I Don’t Want to Live Forever *

Here’s the way our story started

It’s my favorite one to share

Lived together then we parted

Now I long to go back there

We ran like streams through Indiana

To where the limestone quarries end

Then back to Terre Haute and places more remote

My dreams and memories call me back  to them

I don’t want to live forever

I just want to live with you

For the laughter that comes after

Funny things you say and do

I’ve got a stack of our old pictures

Some I’ve almost worn clear through

That is where I find forever

Frozen In the few

I’m clinging to

I’m grounded out in California

Odds of going home are thin

But I’ll be glad to wait

To meet at Heaven’s Gate

Then eternity I’d spend

But I don’t understand forever’

It’s a place erased of time

I barely comprehend

Right now, and then

How to leave the past behind

–music break–

If I could look into the I could look into the future

I’d predict a happy end

A life of luxury and pleasure

Won’t equal moments with my friend

We ran like streams through Indiana

And I’d do it all again

Back to Terre Haute and places more remote

Just to be with you my friend

I don’t want to live forever

I just want to live with you

For the laughter that comes after

Funny things you say and do

I’ve got a stack of our old pictures

Some I’ve almost worn clear through

That is where I find forever

Frozen In the few

I’m clinging to

\

.

© 2012 David Bunoehler

Solo

Solo

 

solo

like a cocoon hanging’ on

wondering when the wind will

marry you

carry you

on a solo

 

solo

like a balloon drifts along

whether you wish to land will

worry you

hurry you

on a solo

 

solo

surely sometime

someone

sang you to sleep

safely secured your slumber

so you wouldn’t feel

alone

no

and when

a solo ends

the tune is

gone

 

solo

sits like the moon all alone

just like the moon glows

then goes

away at day

who can say

what her heart knows

 

 

solo

it’s been a solo

for so long

if only she’d extend

her voice would blend

into music

 

and then

once in a song

go on

 

solo

surely sometime

someone

sang you to sleep

safely secured your slumber

so you wouldn’t feel

alone

no

and when a solo ends

the tune is

gone

 

so

blend

and listen then

you’ll become

the song

 

 

 

 

 

© 2012 David Brunoehler

 

 

The Same Place I’m

 

 

The Same Place I’m

I know who you are

You’re a lot like me

Like a harmony

We blend in breezes

As we sing La da da da da

Mm mm mm mm mm

Like our memories

No body else sees

Till we sing

Singing oos and aahs and la las

Da da dees and hidey hos

When we la dee dee together

That is when our essence shows

Other pairs both here and else-where

Can’t converge on any place or thing

They may have the urge, but cannot merge

So we sing:

Fa la la la la doot n doot doot da da da

(Symphonic Acapella at least 4 bars) \

Though you cannot see our faces

We can occupy all places

Just like music and the air

Harmonies and breezes everywhere

Not another pair compares

Try to put two things right now right there

That is why music’s so sublime

In a song you can be the same place I’m

La la fa lee ah dee ya ya *(repeat//fade)

© 2012 David Brunoehler

The Same Place I’m

I know who you are

You’re a lot like me

Like a harmony

We blend in breezes

As we sing La da da da da

Mm mm mm mm mm

Like our memories

No body else sees

Till we sing

Singing oos and aahs and la las

Da da dees and hidey hos

When we la dee dee together

That is when our essence shows

Other pairs both here and else-where

Can’t converge on any place or thing

They may have the urge, but cannot merge

So we sing:

Fa la la la la doot n doot doot da da da

(Symphonic Acapella at least 4 bars) \

Though you cannot see our faces

We can occupy all places

Just like music and the air

Harmonies and breezes everywhere

Not another pair compares

Try to put two things right now right there

That is why music’s so sublime

In a song you can be the same place I’m

La la fa lee ah dee ya ya *(repeat//fade)

© 2012 David Brunoehler

The Same Place I’m

I know who you are

You’re a lot like me

Like a harmony

We blend in breezes

As we sing La da da da da

Mm mm mm mm mm

Like our memories

No body else sees

Till we sing

Singing oos and aahs and la las

Da da dees and hidey hos

When we la dee dee together

That is when our essence shows

Other pairs both here and else-where

Can’t converge on any place or thing

They may have the urge, but cannot merge

So we sing:

Fa la la la la doot n doot doot da da da

(Symphonic Acapella at least 4 bars) \

Though you cannot see our faces

We can occupy all places

Just like music and the air

Harmonies and breezes everywhere

Not another pair compares

Try to put two things right now right there

That is why music’s so sublime

In a song you can be the same place I’m

La la fa lee ah dee ya ya *(repeat//fade)

© 2012 David Brunoehler

Even If

Even If

 

Even if it takes a little longer

With each step I feel more joy and pride

Every set back only makes me stronger

Because of who I am inside

 

Even if I’ve gone in wrong directions

Followed unmarked roads ’round every bend

Knowing we are made for self correction

On a path that has no end

 

You may say I’m down and out

And that may be half true

But one thing I can sing about

Is all the ways I feel for you

No matter if it’s right or wrong

The things I say and do

I put them all inside a song

I love it when you sing about them, too

 

Even if I have to climb another mountain

Cross the ocean to a distant shore

All the extra miles I’m not even countin’

For the ones who I adore

 

Even if the Earth and we are quakin’

And there seems to be no end in sight

Something in us all will soon awaken

With the morning comes new light

(Repeat Chorus)

 

Even if I have to trek through stormy weather

I’ll protect you from the wind and rain

Every time the lightening beckons

thunder

I’ll be by your side again.

 

Even if a river’s over flowin’

I’ll be damned before I let flood

And if I cannot tell you where I’m

goin’

All I know is love

Runs in my blood

 

 

(Repeat Chorus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2012 David Brunoehler

 

 

 

Even If

 

Even if it’s gonna take a little longer

With each step I take I feel more joy and pride

Every set back only makes me stronger

Because of who I am inside

 

Even if I’ve gone in wrong directions

Followed unmarked roads ’round every bend Knowing we are made for self correction

On n a path that has no end

 

You may say I’m down and out

And that may be half true

But one thing I can sing about

Is all the love I feel for you

No matter if it’s right or wrong

The things I say and do

I put them all inside a song

I hope you sing about them, too

 

Even if I have to climb another mountain

Cross the ocean to a distant shore

All the extra miles that Heaven’s countin’

For the One who I adore

 

Even if the Earth and we are quakin’

And there seems to be no end in sight

Something in us all will soon awaken

Making everything turn out alright

(Repeat Chorus)

 

Even if I have to trek through stormy weather

I’ll protect you from the wind and rain

Every time the thunder beckons lightening

You will think of me again.

 

Even if a river’s over flowin’

I’ll be damned before I let it flood

And if I’m soundin’ bigger than my britches

I’d rather be called names than dwell in mud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2012 David Brunoehler

 

 

 

Even If

 

Even if it’s gonna take a little longer

With each step I take I feel more joy and pride

Every set back only makes me stronger

Because of who I am inside

 

Even if I’ve gone in wrong directions

Followed unmarked roads ’round every bend Knowing we are made for self correction

On n a path that has no end

 

You may say I’m down and out

And that may be half true

But one thing I can sing about

Is all the love I feel for you

No matter if it’s right or wrong

The things I say and do

I put them all inside a song

I hope you sing about them, too

 

Even if I have to climb another mountain

Cross the ocean to a distant shore

All the extra miles that Heaven’s countin’

For the One who I adore

 

Even if the Earth and we are quakin’

And there seems to be no end in sight

Something in us all will soon awaken

Making everything turn out alright

(Repeat Chorus)

 

Even if I have to trek through stormy weather

I’ll protect you from the wind and rain

Every time the thunder beckons lightening

You will think of me again.

 

Even if a river’s over flowin’

I’ll be damned before I let it flood

And if I’m soundin’ bigger than my britches

I’d rather be called names than dwell in mud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2012 David Brunoehler

 

 

 

Even If

 

Even if it’s gonna take a little longer

With each step I take I feel more joy and pride

Every set back only makes me stronger

Because of who I am inside

 

Even if I’ve gone in wrong directions

Followed unmarked roads ’round every bend Knowing we are made for self correction

On n a path that has no end

 

You may say I’m down and out

And that may be half true

But one thing I can sing about

Is all the love I feel for you

No matter if it’s right or wrong

The things I say and do

I put them all inside a song

I hope you sing about them, too

 

Even if I have to climb another mountain

Cross the ocean to a distant shore

All the extra miles that Heaven’s countin’

For the One who I adore

 

Even if the Earth and we are quakin’

And there seems to be no end in sight

Something in us all will soon awaken

Making everything turn out alright

(Repeat Chorus)

 

Even if I have to trek through stormy weather

I’ll protect you from the wind and rain

Every time the thunder beckons lightening

You will think of me again.

 

Even if a river’s over flowin’

I’ll be damned before I let it flood

And if I’m soundin’ bigger than my britches

I’d rather be called names than dwell in mud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2012 David Brunoehler

 

 

 

Even If

 

Even if it’s gonna take a little longer

With each step I take I feel more joy and pride

Every set back only makes me stronger

Because of who I am inside

 

Even if I’ve gone in wrong directions

Followed unmarked roads ’round every bend Knowing we are made for self correction

On n a path that has no end

 

You may say I’m down and out

And that may be half true

But one thing I can sing about

Is all the love I feel for you

No matter if it’s right or wrong

The things I say and do

I put them all inside a song

I hope you sing about them, too

 

Even if I have to climb another mountain

Cross the ocean to a distant shore

All the extra miles that Heaven’s countin’

For the One who I adore

 

Even if the Earth and we are quakin’

And there seems to be no end in sight

Something in us all will soon awaken

Making everything turn out alright

(Repeat Chorus)

 

Even if I have to trek through stormy weather

I’ll protect you from the wind and rain

Every time the thunder beckons lightening

You will think of me again.

 

Even if a river’s over flowin’

I’ll be damned before I let it flood

And if I’m soundin’ bigger than my britches

I’d rather be called names than dwell in mud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2012 David Brunoehler

 

 

 

Even If

 

Even if it’s gonna take a little longer

With each step I take I feel more joy and pride

Every set back only makes me stronger

Because of who I am inside

 

Even if I’ve gone in wrong directions

Followed unmarked roads ’round every bend Knowing we are made for self correction

On n a path that has no end

 

You may say I’m down and out

And that may be half true

But one thing I can sing about

Is all the love I feel for you

No matter if it’s right or wrong

The things I say and do

I put them all inside a song

I hope you sing about them, too

 

Even if I have to climb another mountain

Cross the ocean to a distant shore

All the extra miles that Heaven’s countin’

For the One who I adore

 

Even if the Earth and we are quakin’

And there seems to be no end in sight

Something in us all will soon awaken

Making everything turn out alright

(Repeat Chorus)

 

Even if I have to trek through stormy weather

I’ll protect you from the wind and rain

Every time the thunder beckons lightening

You will think of me again.

 

Even if a river’s over flowin’

I’ll be damned before I let it flood

And if I’m soundin’ bigger than my britches

I’d rather be called names than dwell in mud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2012 David Brunoehler

 

 

 

ELSE-WHERE

Else-Where

 

You’re running rounds in my dreams tonight

Like a top 40 tune I wish I could write
I need to make up a few
New memories that we
Could carry like tunes
To put us in harmony

 

For every reason I’ve been out of sight
I’ll keep writing up wrongs ’til things turn out right

And if that doesn’t repair

Why I wasn’t there

I’ll pack up my heart

To take it back to else-where

 

But isn’t that the way it’s always been

Always on my way out

When my heart’s wanting in

And haven’t we been through this all before

Might as well settle down here

At else-where’s back door

 

The very first time I looked in your eyes

I made you promises that turned into lies

And for whatever reason

Things got turned around

If I keep looking else-where

They’ll never be found

 

If I could make up for lost time, I would

How does one make a memory turn back into good

Is there some other way I

Can make it okay

I’ll forget about else-where

And this time I’ll stay

2012 David Brunoehler

 

 

         

 

The Cracked Black Bic Pen

The Cracked Black Bic Pen

In his hand was a bleeding

Cracked black Bic pen

Right beside it, a notebook

He’d half written in

On the pages were song words

His heart longed to sing

As black ink stained a finger

That once wore a ring

Though the note book held pages

Of his unsung songs

That cracked black Bic pen

Withheld what went wrong

As the ink kept on bleeding

Across his cold hand

It provided a reading

Even I’d understand

We’re free to make choices,”

The ink started out,

Inside us are voices

We all think about.”

The thing to beware of

Is when they say,’Doubt’”

That’s when you get quiet

And they start to shout.”

As the story unfolded

I listened in awe

To this ink pen’s life lessons

From a dead poet’s paw

Learned the man lived in ‘maybes’

He could never decide

Last I heard he went crazy

Picking ties till he died

Not only did I learn

From his fatal flaw;

I learned from a cracked, black

Bleeding Bic Ballpoint

All the ins and the outpoints

About Karmic Law.’

A Note to all Poets

Who wish to do well

Don’t dangle in doubt

Heed no voice that yells

Keep writing new song words

And bring back ink wells

And remember the reason

You picked up that pen.

In truth it will free you…

In doubt; do you in

© 2012 David Brunoehler