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

 

 

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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

 

 

 

The Stiff

The Stiff

Today I watched as another room mate

Got his  body bagged and carted 

Last night two Medics rolled him in around eight.

By this morning he’d departed

The way the sounds and shadows crept

Kept me riveted to my bed

While a Lady in Black packed him into a sack

I prayed that he’d indeed be dead

It was a most disturbing morning

Add to that another night and day

Can’t seem to shake this eerie sense of mourning

For some strange stiff they rolled away

Wonder if he had friends and a family

Saw one hospice worker sit and leave

I must be very depressed to be so impressed

Instead of breaking down to grieve.

© 2012  David Brunoehler

Talking With My Father

Talking With My Father

 

This morning I woke up with questions

About what happens when I am dead

So I closed my eyes and asked my Father

I am amazed at what He said

 

He laughed and said, “Go ask your Mother.,

She’s the softer voice you often hear

As She mothers Earth and human nature

She’ll alleviate your fear

 

Don’t you worry ’bout your ever after

Or concern yourself with how I’m praised

I am grateful for your love of laughter

And how much hell you raised.

 

As One who wants for nothing

The thing I find most fun

Is to feel the surprise when you realize

You and I have become One!”

 

But what about me? And being free?

And my personal individuality?

I went through hell to develop my self”

He whispered,” While you’re Home you can be all three,”

 

Instead of asking “How?” I thought back one big “WOW!”

I knew The Man had a plan that is greater than

Any thing I could ever foresee.

Now that I’ve been touched, I don’t worry much

I’ll go home more peacefully

 

 

© 2012 D\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

 

 

         

 

To the Door

To the Door

 

 

 

It secretly pleased him to pay for his love

Cash in advance for a night

Discretely took chances he thought nothing of

Dashing as if out of sight

 

The day they released him a light from above

Flashed his old fancies away

Completely erased of them push came to shove

Crashing with out much to say,

 

Stranger things happen than this all the time

Sudden reversals of fate.

Dangers exist so mankind can survive

Changing the ways we relate

 

Take care when considering passions in life

One fantasy begs for one more

The reason sex offenders are running rife

We haven’t yet shown them the door!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2012 David Brunoehler