Saturday, August 19, 2017

Would You Mind...

Would you mind if I loved you
Would you mind if I didn't love you
Would you mind if I put you first
Would you mind if I put you last
Would you mind if I hold you close
Would you mind if I let you go

No sense in living in the past
No need to plan for the furture
I only want to live in this moment
To drive all night to the seashore
In that moment to see the sun rise
I want to take the moment by the hand

Do you mind if we dance in the moonlight
Do you mind if we sit this one out
Do you mind if I hold you hand walking down the avenue
Do you mind if I walk alone without you
Do you mind if I take you for my own
Do you mind staying forever

© LAL
8/17

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Intoxicate

You intoxicate me
I get drunk from your scent
You run your fingers over me
I tingle down my spine
My back arches closer
You intoxicate me

I stumble down the streets
After I left you behind
My head is full of fever
I am engulfed by the heat
I yearn for a long drink of you
You intoxicate me

You intoxicate me
You are my addiction
I crave your embrace
To lay next to you eternally
Drink you in like a fine wine
You intoxicate me


© LAL
8/17



Thursday, August 3, 2017

On the Side

I watched the the water run over the pebbles
I saw you slowly fading away from innocence
That youth of hours sitting on my bed
Drinking gin, listening to my vinyl lps
Believing we were the only ones in love
You could see into my soul and we dreamed

We would stay up too late crusin' 13th street
You dragged me into your mystery, no way out
We parked under the oak tree at 10th street park
We drank gin in the dark beneath a starlit night
You kissed me deep and hard with juniper lips

The years moved by us and we drifted
You left me in your mystery, still no way out
So much water under the bridge, washing it all way
Pebbles turned into sand, I'm standing on the shore
I hear you call on the wind, drawing me back in

I don't want to be your lover on the side
Don't want to be your second side dish
Don't want to live in the shadow of you
I don't want to care more than you do

We were so much younger then, only 22
Reaching for the dream, running with the wind
Too young to hold onto the dream,  only 22
Now I can't be you lover on the side
It was easier then, we were only 22

I don't want to be your lover on the side
Don't want to be your second side dish
Don't want to live in the shadow of you
If only we were 22 again,
We would be in the light
In the light and 22 again
In the light-not you lover on the side.


© LAL
8/17






Saturday, June 24, 2017

Nothing More

There is nothing left for you and me
You took it all when we were seventeen
You left me on the floor
Bleeding for what might have been
Did you feel the pain?

I'll drink the whiskey till I become numb
To forget you in the mist of your sin
We were much too young for the fall
You lead me to the pit and tossed it all in
I reached for you to hold on, you let go

The long dark night sipping your madness
Sanity creeping around the corner out of reach
I wake at the break of dawn with your smell on me
My mind tries unravel confusion of your presence
Thunder rolls in the distant, another storm coming

When we were seventeen
I gave it all for you
You left me bleeding
Nothing more for you
Nothing, nothing more
Nothing more for you
Did you feel the pain?


© LAL
6/17






Friday, June 2, 2017

Sweet Night

You walk into the dark sweet night
You take the path less traveled all alone
You been hiding in the shadows too long
The night will give you up to the light
You seek to take rest before the break of day

You are a phantom among crowd
You gain strength from the single stranger
You gave into the darkness.
Time holds no measure,
Only loneliness
Only loneliness
Only loneliness


© LAL
6/17

How Old

Not too long ago a dear friend of mine posted on her blog that I kept telling her that she was forever telling me how old she is. I know this to be true as we are the same age. She noted that she was in an "age mentality". I'm really not sure what that means to her but to me it meant that she was fixated that she was limited because of her age. We all get physically limited to various degrees as we grow older, but mentally we can all remain youthful in mind and soul. Fortunately we are both young at heart and have good conversations until she aggravates me. And so, I continue to let her tell me how old she because one day I might forget how old I am.





Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Time Gone Past

This is from long ago (maybe 2004)


I sit alone by the fire light watching
Flames flickering, ever reaching
The music gently rocks my heart and
A remembered scent of you sooths my soul.

We are a time gone past
A future never told
We were haunting and mystical
We were autumn and spring.

Firelight dances across my room
I see you in the shadows on my walls
Candle light illuminates the darkness and
I long to touch your face

Close my eyes I still feel your breath against my cheek
I reached out for you and in a flicker you were gone
Winter falls outside my window, covering traces of you
Flames quietly burn, as I desire your passion again

We are a time gone past
A future never told
We were haunting and mystical
We were autumn and spring.

The fire grows dim as the sun rises
I hear the song of another day
I look for you one more time

And silently the flames fade away.


© LAL
4/2017

A Summer Breeze

This was from 3 years ago (2014)


A southern night breeze blows in over the river
The aroma of sweet jasmine perfumes the air
The thought of you blankets my mind as I lie on the bank
As the water flows down the river, you flow into my heart
The stars light the night as your smile lights my soul
I long to hold you and feel your heart beat with mine
You are the magic of what love is, yet you are so far from me
We are like moments in the wind, falling over and over again
Held together by a star dream, dancing on the edge of a moon beam
We are cosmic dreams, loving from a distant and never apart
A southern night breeze blows in and I hold your heart next to mine.


© LAL
(2/14) 4/2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Rose of Lancaster

Look at you, alone and small
Standing in her shadow
Wearing a Rose of Lancaster
She is your sin, who will save you now?

The rain is cold on your skin
Wrap you up in the light of a million stars
Who will bring you into the warmth
Of loving arms from being lost

You have been searching all your life
For the one who will raise you up
Who will be the one to protect your heart
Move out of the shadow, turn around

See the one next you who is in the light
Reach out and hold the warm hand
Of the one who will protect your heart
They have been there all your life

So baby take the blinders off and run,
Run into the arms of the one who loves you
All it takes is that single touch
So baby take the blinders off and run,
Run into the light and see the only one
All takes is the touch of a beating heart
So baby take the blinders off and run
Run, run, run to the one who loves you.


© LAL
4/17


Friday, February 17, 2017

Nothing is the Same

I can't stand this
I can't think
I can't write
Nothing is the same without you
You left me again
Standing all alone
Nothing is right
Nothing feels like a fit
Sitting here repeating the same old thoughts
I can't stand this all alone
I can't imagine anymore
Nothing is the same
I have no muse
To write the words I need to tell
I look in the dark to see your flicker of light
I can't stand being blind
Nothing is holding me tight
I can't stand this
I can't think
I can't write
Nothing is the same without you

© LAL
2/17