Friday, April 28, 2017

The Man

THE MAN - Written by Carroll Bryant 


As the sun goes slowly down
He tries to understand
Living in memories
With a bottle in his hand

Did he just grow up too fast?
Was the price too much to pay?
He keeps on living in his past 
As he lives from day to day

Has he lost all control?
Does his heart now call his hand?
Now that he has let her know
Will she ever love the man

Doesn't anybody even try to even understand?
What do people really say when they talk about the man?

As he thinks about the girls
He once knew at one time
With lots of thought behind it
He is sure in his mind

That he really fell in love
With the girl of all girls
But she just don't believe it
But the man is really sure

The man isn't crazy
The man ain't insane 
The man is just tired 
Of playing the same old games

So as the sun goes slowly down
He takes another drink
Trying to recollect 
What he's made himself believe

That she really cares
For him as he does for her
Knowing he's just dreaming
Knowing it's absurd 

The man isn't crazy
The man ain't insane 
The man is just tired 
Of playing the same old games

Doesn't anybody even try to even understand?
What do people really see when they think about the man?

Doesn't anybody even try to even understand?
What do people really say when they talk about the man?


Thursday, April 27, 2017

And Now

AND NOW - Written by Carroll Bryant



And now
We can go our separate ways
Live from day to day
Both dwelling in decay

And now
We can heal from all the fights
Stop skanking with our knives
Run for our very lives

We can’t placate our memories
Love is a monkey shock disease
Anger lives atop the trees
This isn’t how it had to be

And now
We can rest our hateful words
Lay down our bloodied swords
Baptize the pain and hurt

And now
We can breathe in better air
Pretend like we never cared
Spread ourselves almost everywhere

We can’t mandate chivalry
Love is a door without a key
Anger mates with misery
This isn’t how it had to be

I can write a thousand ways of everything I hallucinate
And you were never the poster girl of malevolent

I can sing a thousand songs of everything that we did wrong
And that would never erase the benevolence

I can write a thousand ways of everything I instigate
And you were the clever one for entitlement

I can sing a thousand songs of everything that carries on
And you would never compromise your consonance

And now
We can make for a better path
Find something that will last
Survivors of the aftermath

And now
We can hold our heads in shame
Know that we’re both to blame
Winners of a losing game

We can’t fancicate felicity
Love is a bowl without a bean
Anger rules us like a king
This isn’t how it had to be

Love is a yard sale in the spring
And I would give up everything
If it could be how it ought to be



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Just Like A Movie

JUST LIKE A MOVIE - Written by Carroll Bryant


It's just another night 
Things aren't going right 
I don't mind you see
I've been this way before

Another gentle touch
Doesn't really mean all that much 
I don't mind you see
Because when it rains it pours 

Oh, girl
I know that I'm doing all of this wrong
And I know
Yes, I know
This is just another poetry song
But let me say, while I have the chance
This is not the same old song and dance
Like it used to be 
And while I find I'm not the hero kind
One day too you will see that it's true
Upon my sight I fell for you
I felt it clearly the moment you touched my hand
Something started happening

This is just like a movie
I was beginning to think that I missed my cue
This is just like a movie
Dancing in slow motion with you
I might have forgotten my lines
Forgot my part
But in my defense girl, you stole my heart
And so far this is true 
This is just like a movie

I know you may have heard this all before
And swept it out the door 
But you're doing strange things to me
I'm not sure
If this is the way to go
But I want you to know 
That you mean something to me

So take me for a fool
You know you got that choice
There's nothing I can do
I don't have the voice

I got no promises in the heat of the night
I got no weapons 
I got no fight
All I own is a crazy notion
That you and me baby, plus eternity
Would equal true love as far as the eye could see
So let's skip all the commercials
Because all I really want to do is snuggle with you

This is just like a movie
I was beginning to think that I missed my cue
This is just like a movie
Dancing in slow motion with you
I might have forgotten my lines
Forgot my part
But in my defense girl, you stole my heart
And so far this is true 
This is just like a movie

It's just another night 
Things aren't going right 
I don't mind you see
I've been this way before

Another gentle touch
Doesn't really mean all that much 
I don't mind you see
Because when it rains it pours

I felt it clearly the moment you touched my hand
Something started happening

This is just like a movie
I was beginning to think that I missed my cue
This is just like a movie
Dancing in slow motion with you
I might have forgotten my lines
Forgot my part
But in my defense girl, you stole my heart
And so far this is true 
This is just like a movie