Thursday, January 31, 2013

From Across The Road

FROM ACROSS THE ROAD - Written by Carroll Bryant



“Every now and then, it happens close to the heart”

My life is just living on
I never had no thoughts 
About love at all

My job is just working hard
And then I see you
What should I do?

Even from this distance 
My eyes can see your beauty shine
I have no resistance
Got to your life involved with mine

From across the road
I’ve got this feeling and it’s good to go
Just want you to know
That from across the road
I see a vision that looks good to me
I can’t believe it at all

My time is just ticking on
Only having fun
Looking out for number one

My heart is just beating strong
Then I see you
Now it beats for two

Even from this distance
My eyes can see your magical appeal
I’ve got to be a little more insistent
When I think of how this feeling makes me feel

From across the road
I’ve got this feeling and it’s good to go
Just want you to know
That from across the road
I see a vision that looks good to me
I can’t believe it at all

Even from this distance 
My soul can sense that you’re so fine
And I can’t find resistance 
Got to get your love in love with mine

Girl you blow my mind

From across the road
I’ve got this feeling and it’s good to go
Just want you to know
That from across the road
I see a vision that looks good to me
I can’t believe it at all



Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Ultimate High

THE ULTIMATE HIGH - Written by Carroll Bryant





I was walking the river bank
Watching the water flow
Reflecting to a love so true
With a woman that I loved so

Holding her hand in the midst of reality
I’m just trying to understand what she has given me
Now I can see

The ultimate high was given for free
The ultimate high was when you made love to me
I was touching the sky; it was as easy as could be
The ultimate high came when you gave your love to me
And I believed

I was walking the city streets
Tracing the steps where we did go
And everything I see reminds me 
Of a love I came to know

Looking at these strangers, more so than ever, I believe
But will you ever understand what you have given me?
Now I can see

The ultimate high was given for free
The ultimate high was when you made love to me
I was touching the sky; it was as easy as could be
The ultimate high came when you gave your love to me
And I believed

Even in the darkest nights, sometimes I still cry
And even though life is life, I still have to ask why but I’m alright
Yes I’m alright …… You know I’m alright

The ultimate high was given for free
The ultimate high was when you made love to me
I was touching the sky; it was as easy as could be
The ultimate high came when you gave your love to me 
And I believe

The ultimate high was given for free 
The ultimate high was when you made love to me
I was touching the sky; it was as easy as could be
The ultimate high came when you gave your love to me

And I believe ….. Yes I believe … You  know I believe



Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Looking Glass

THE LOOKING GLASS - Written by Carroll Bryant



Mirror, mirror on the wall 
Who is that image I just saw? 
T'was a shadows glimpse that I did see 
Looked again and it was me 

A fallowed sport so proper and fine 
Fearful chills up and down thy spine 
To whom considers ones dirty deeds? 
Self absorbed in ones own greed 

A hammers claw so sharp a touch 
Without a thought he sought as much 
Glaring at a great divide 
Foretells a tale his eyes met mine 

No word spoken is no word heard 
Stroking keys aspire to hurt 
Raging hate swirls in pain 
Spreading lies and calling names 

To what so glimmers like a star 
Gives you the right to rip apart 
Dreams so scattered and scathed they lay 
Careers forsaken in the slay 

Holier than thou they sit amused 
Preying on all the confused 
Not a care to what they done 
Now we watch them as they run 

Pulled into their wicked show 
Rumors dance amid their glow 
Smiles burn all else to ash 
Welcome to the looking glass 

Emotional death by homicide 
Hearts come hither love suicide 
Extend the arm of one sad bully 
Allow me to introduce myself, I am Mr. Tom Foolery



Monday, January 28, 2013

Beauty (Eye Of The Beholder)

BEAUTY ( EYE OF THE BEHOLDER ) - Written by Carroll Bryant



Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
And my eyes can only behold you
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
And my eyes can only behold you

Love is a game in which you just can’t win
Yet every time you lose, you play again and again

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
And my eyes can only behold you
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
And my eyes can only behold you

Don’t try and sell me on “there’s other fish in the sea”
I don’t want to hear it
No, I don’t want to hear it
And don’t try and tell me that you’re not what I need
I already know it
Too many times you’ve showed it
But beauty is in the eye of the beholder
And my eyes can only behold you

Don’t try and take me to places you don’t want to go
I’m not going to do it
To hell with it, screw it
And don’t try and make me buy tickets to a one man show
I’m not going to buy it 
So don’t even try it

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
And my eyes can only behold you
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
And my eyes can only behold you



Saturday, January 26, 2013

To Bend A Straight Line

TO BEND A STRAIGHT LINE - Written by Carroll Bryant


You know, it used to be, I had it easy
Anything I wanted, and it was mine
I guess that you could say I just turned lazy
Going out to parties that just totally blew my mind

To bend a straight line
How I wasted time
On fun loving women
Beer, whiskey and wine
And if go looking back now
I know just what I'll find
Every little thing it took
To bend a straight line

Trouble soon became my middle name
I soon realized that life wasn't just a game
And things went wrong when I became of age
I did something, and I got caught
And they threw me in a cage


To bend a straight line
How I wasted time
On fun loving women
Beer, whiskey and wine
And if go looking back now
I know just what I'll find
Every little thing it took
To bend a straight line

And now here I am behind these prison walls
Looking out at freedom that I foolishly threw away
And the sun, oh the sun, how bright it does shine
I sit and I wonder why I had to bend my straight line


To bend a straight line
How I wasted time
On fun loving women
Beer, whiskey and wine
And if go looking back now
I know just what I'll find
Every little thing it took
To bend a straight line

And if I go looking back now
I know it was a crime
That's exactly what it took
To bend my straight line








Friday, January 25, 2013

Avenue Of The Dead

AVENUE OF THE DEAD - Written by Carroll Bryant


For many days I have walked beneath the sun
In many ways I have talked to everyone
It took a history of time to build this pyramid that is my life
Down the Avenue of the Dead I go tonight

As ancient as the art of love has become
The heart grows fonder to the touch of anyone
It took a many a toll on me and years to find the light
Down the Avenue of the Dead I go tonight

Egyptian dreams and Peruvian queens and hearts a made of stone
Victorious kings of lesser things and slaves that sleep alone
Have become the road we travel and all the wars we fight
Down the Avenue of the Dead I go tonight

Egyptian queens and Arabian dreams and hearts a made of stone
Mid-evil kings of lesser things and slaves that sleep alone
Have become the soul we borrowed and all the wars we fight
Down the Avenue of the Dead I go tonight

For many days I have gave unto the sun
In many ways I have sacrificed to none
It took a history of time to blind me from the parasites 
Down the Avenue of the Dead I go tonight

Egyptian dreams and Peruvian queens and hearts a made of stone
Victorious kings of finer things and slaves that sleep alone
Have become the road we travel and all the wars we fight
Down the Avenue of the Dead I go tonight

As ancient as the art of love has become
I realize
I'm walking down the Avenue of the Dead again tonight



Thursday, January 24, 2013

Goodreads Bullies (Cyber Bullies)

GOODREADS BULLIES (CYBER BULLIES) - Written by Carroll Bryant



They’re hiding in the shadows 
Waiting to attack
Looking for a victim
Someone that they can crack
It doesn’t seem to matter
Who it is you are
They’re going to do everything
To rip you all apart

Lonesome little losers
With hatred in their eyes
Roaming on the internet 
Looking for a fight
Stupid little monkey’s
Throwing feces all around
Getting paid their royalties
Just to take you down

Cyber bullies 
What is it that you need?
Cyber bullies
Out to make you bleed
Cyber bullies 
What is it that you lack?
Is it true you got abused
By your mom and dad?

Bad bullies

They’re serving no real purpose
They steal the air they breathe
Infected with the hate they spread
Like some kind of disease 
Lacking something mental
You know they have no soul
Homeless little throw-a-ways 
Hapless tiny toads

Cyber bullies 
What is it that you want?
Cyber bullies
Hearts that lack the love
Cyber bullies
What is it that you hoard?
You’re so tough and all that stuff
While hiding on the keyboard

So pathetic

And you know it’s just a shame
Hypocrites hiding behind their true fake names
I hate this and I hate that - they say
That’s all they say
Everyday is the same
Wake up deep inside their pain
Hate, hate, hate, can’t break away
From their insanity

Bad-asses on the internet
Cowards in reality

They’re hiding in the shadows
Waiting to attack
Looking for a victim
Someone that they can crack
Stupid little monkey’s
Looking for a fight

Looking for one tonight

Cyber bullies 
What is it that you need?
Cyber bullies
Out to make you bleed
Cyber bullies 
What is it that you lack?
Is it true you got abused
By your mom and dad?

Cyber bullies 
What is it that you want?
Cyber bullies
Hearts that lack the love
Cyber bullies
What is it that you hoard?
You’re so tough and all that stuff
While hiding on the keyboard

Bad bullies

We know who you are and that’s a fact

So pathetic







Want Your Love

WANT YOUR LOVE - Written by Carroll Bryant



If I had the time I would take you to heaven
Spread my wings in flight and make love to you

I would give you everything that is precious 
Including my heart which would always be true

I’ve got a secret that I’m willing to tell
Holding you in my arms girl is the best thing I’ve felt

And I’ll give you some kisses more tender than tough
Everything that is special is everything that is love

I want you so much baby
I want - I want your love
Can’t you see that I need you baby?
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I want your love

If I had the money I would buy you a dream 
Candy castle kingdoms and all the joy you can stand

I would buy you everything that is perfect
Stargaze your eyes girl and stimulate you by hand

I've got a secret that I'm willing to share
Let me please be succinct and tell you I care

No need to raze a heart that is true
Listen to me and let the music ravish you


I want you so much baby
I want - I want your love
Can’t you see that I need you baby?
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I want your love

You are animation in the back of my mind
Your tegument seems to have it's very own shine
Just like like your eyes

I love your eyes girl, and I love your hair
In fact, I love everything about you girl
You know I care
But there's something I have to say girl
Something that's been on my mind
I could never live without you
And honey, that's no lie

 I want you so much baby
I want - I want your love
Can’t you see that I need you baby?
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I want your love





Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Asiatic Monkey

ASIATIC MONKEY - Written by Carroll Bryant


Life forms of dust become dust
When the cold winds of hell stream across your sin infested body
And your bellicose mind returns unforgiving to its natural owner
Plead with all your strength as it will soon prove to be fruitless
For it was your counterparts that were intransigent 
Acting like Asiatic monkeys in an undaunted forest 
Yes! For it was they who took away your heart
And buried it where your soul could not find it
Hope that the children believe in this
And rise
That the art of destruction is the masterpiece of evil
Part now with the grace of God engraved in your spirit
Euphoria
Your last hope is fate disguised as destiny
Which the angels shall decide from a cloud
In the snow
Rest my lonely child, rest
And receive nothing
Like an Asiatic monkey in an undaunted forest


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Secret Passion

SECRET PASSION - Written by Carroll Bryant


There is a secret that dwells inside my heart
There is a passion for someone who tore me apart
In any minute my mind will start thinking again
The pain will possess me just like the love once did

It still does

I know I can't keep living day to day
Still believing this way
In any minute I will be ... you will be gone

Any second now I will be crying
I will be searching
In fact, I'll be dying
Any second now I will be hurting
I will want more as I'm laying on the floor
Waiting for your love

I heard some whispers from voices from outside my window
Someone was saying you still loved me
How will I know?
In any minute I will be frantic again
The rain will condense me like your love once did

But no more

I know I can't keep living day to day
Still believing this way
In any minute I will be ... you will be gone

Any second now I will be crying
I will be searching
In fact, I'll be dying
Any second now I will be hurting
I will want more as I'm laying on the floor
Waiting for your love

Do you still believe?
I do - we both do
I'm waiting for your love
I have a secret
I have a passion
The pain will possess me just like your love once did

Still does

I know I can't keep living day to day
Still believing this way
In any minute I will be ... you will be gone

Any second now I will be crying
I will be searching
In fact, I'll be dying
Any second now I will be hurting
I will want more as I'm laying on the floor
Waiting for your love

I have a secret
I have a passion



Monday, January 21, 2013

Jesus Christ

JESUS CHRIST - Written by Carroll Bryant



Material things weigh on my mind 
I’m losing my touch with my angel
For what I want the most doesn’t come from the Holy Ghost
My connection with my angel is running out of time

When I see poverty I lose an ounce of faith
When I see prosperity I dig another grave
When I hear the cries of pain I turn and walk away
When I think I need to speak – nothing is all I say

And I say

Jesus Christ you have to help us
Jesus Christ you have to try
Jesus Christ I don’t know what is going on anymore
Jesus Christ you have to save us
Jesus Christ can’t you see why?
Jesus Christ I don’t know what is going on anymore

When I see the lonely hearts I too feel alone
When I see the devil I just want to get it on
When I hear the laughter I feel the need to cry
When I think I see the life I think I want to die


Echoes of the past keep shouting loud enough to hear
Politics is mans best friend but most so, mans best fear
Hell is just a sin away and so we touch to taste 
The world itself is such a hell and man is such a waste

And I say


Jesus Christ you have to help us
Jesus Christ you have to try
Jesus Christ I don’t know what is going on anymore
Jesus Christ you have to save us
Jesus Christ can’t you see why?
Jesus Christ I don’t know what is going on anymore

When I know there's a better way
I try so hard to try
When I think of words to say
I have to wonder why

I know that people try
But I say

Jesus Christ you have to help us
Jesus Christ you have to try
Jesus Christ I don’t know what is going on anymore
Jesus Christ you have to save us
Jesus Christ can’t you see why?
Jesus Christ I don’t know what is going on anymore



Sunday, January 20, 2013

Love's Endless Time

LOVE'S ENDLESS TIME - Written by Carroll Bryant


With the deepest love
My soul burns for you

With a tender touch
I touch your love

With the eyes of love
My body yearns for you

I live in a castle just like a king
Guarding your beauty for you are my queen
We own the world
Your presence is mine
We own the key to love's endless time

With the sweetest love
My soul aches for you

With a tender touch
I touch your love

With the eyes of a lover
My soul breaks for you


I live in a castle just like a king
Guarding your beauty for you are my queen
We own the world
Your presence is mine
We own the key to love's endless time

With the blades of today
A heart can be slain
Winds can blow the dust away
But never the pain


In the shame of how we play
Trust can be blamed
And we're trapped in the chains
But I'm here to say that here I will stay

By your side
In your life


With the deepest love
My soul burns for you

With a tender touch
I touch your love

With the eyes of love
My body yearns for you

I live in a castle just like a king
Guarding your beauty for you are my queen
We own the world
Your presence is mine
We own the key to love's endless time











Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sick Cookie

SICK COOKIE - Written by Carroll Bryant


Well, I'm the kind of guy who
Likes only what he finds now
Something that blows my mind is
Nothing less than a ten

I like the kind of girl who
Takes me all around the world and
Satisfies me like, for sure then
Let's me put it in

You say it's dangerous
What happened to true love?
There's nothing better than
Going down and licking up

You're a sick cookie, she said
All you want is nookie
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Looky, looky, looky, she said
You're a sick cookie
Yeah, yeah, yeah

I'm hot 4 you baby and
You drive my sex drive crazy
A sweet tasty looking lady 
Do you want my tongue?

Why don't you please me and
Turn around, I fall to my knees then
You pull down those jeans and panties
And I will give you the fun

You claim it's sensual
But you're looking for a love
I like it better when 
Going down and licking up

You're a sick cookie, she said
All you want is nookie
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Looky, looky, looky, she said
You're a sick cookie
Yeah, yeah, yeah

I like it better
When I'm using my tongue
There's nothing better 
Than going down and licking it up

You're a sick cookie, she said
All you want is nookie
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Looky, looky, looky, she said
You're a sick cookie
Yeah, yeah, yeah








Friday, January 18, 2013

You And I

YOU AND I - Written by Carroll Bryant


If love is a feeling 
Then you are the power 
That keeps it alive

If caring for somebody
Is a special decision
Then I think we'll survive

But after all, they say that love is so blind
But we can prevail
I'm talking you and I ... together
Is it worth a try for .... forever?

To know that you're needed 
By someone so certain
He knows in his heart

That to breathe in perfect rhythm
Love need to be open
So that it may start 

But after all, they say that love is disguised
But we can reveal
I'm talking you and I ... together
Is it worth a try for ... forever?

So, if love is a feeling
Then you are the power
That keeps it alive

And if caring for somebody
Is a special decision
Then I know we'll survive

But after all, they say that love can be blind
I know we'll prevail
I'm talking you and I ... together
Is it worth a try for ... forever?







Thursday, January 17, 2013

Behind Those Eyes

BEHIND THOSE EYES - Written by Carroll Bryant


No show and tell, but what the hell
She seems to have control
On top - a mind
Inside - a heart
And deep within - a soul

She's too much knowledge from too much college
But she won't let it show
She's cleared her table so now she's able
To break out - and don't you know

That she hides behind those eyes
Like a star that shines 
You know that she is terminal
And she hides it all inside
Like a  flagellant child or maybe 
Like a criminal

Hot and cold or in between
You know she has no shame
She'll eat up time
On given nights
Savor the taste of pain

She's too much lady to go acting crazy
For you to think she's gone insane
She'll roll the dice and not think twice
Because she's a veteran of the game

And she hides behind those eyes
Like a star that shines 
You know that she is terminal
And she hides it all inside
Like a  flagellant child or maybe 
Like a criminal

All of time is a fortress of her golden heart
Too rich to be spoiled
Too poor to play the part

She keeps on smiling 
Always hiding
She keeps on smiling
Taking it in
Never to reveal the secret to her grin

And she hides behind those eyes
Like a star that shines 
You know that she is terminal
And she hides it all inside
Like a  flagellant child or maybe 
Like a criminal







Tuesday, January 15, 2013

20 Years From Today

20 YEARS FROM TODAY - Written by Carroll Bryant



You’re just starting out your life
So many things you have to decide
When you’re young things move so fast
Memories that never last
Get replaced with visions 
That get lost outside of your eyes
Your mind
It traps you deep inside

One of these nights you’re gonna see
In that fire, everything you meant to me
Run for your life from everything that you believe
It’s then that you will realize that when others seem to fade
And the night lasts longer than was made
You’re gonna think of me twenty years from today

Your whole world gets so confused
So many things you have to do
So you prove that you can last
And all the people move so fast
When you lose those reasons 
That got lost outside of your eyes
Your mind
It will haunt you girl, so blind

One of these nights you’re gonna see
In that fire, everything you meant to me
Run for your life from everything that you believe
It’s then that you will realize that when others seem to fade
And the night lasts longer than was made
You’re gonna think of me twenty years from today

So hold onto these precious years 
Dry away those desperate tears
There’s still plenty left for you to see
And do

So hold onto your precious heart
Time will heal what breaks apart
There’s still plenty left for you to feel
And be

One of these nights you’re gonna find
Everything in me that you chose to leave behind

It traps you deep inside

One of these nights you’re gonna see
In that fire, everything you meant to me
Run for your life from everything that you believe
It’s then that you will realize that when others seem to fade
And the night lasts longer than was made
You’re gonna think of me twenty years from today

You’re gonna think of me … twenty years from today


Carroll (17) and sister

L.A. Confessions

L.A. CONFESSIONS - Written by Carroll Bryant



Kiss the girls and make them cry
Give them one last chance to die
The devil wants to dance with an angel tonight

One more time to make a friend
Spread your wings and let him in
The devil wants to lick the wet lust from your skin

L.A. confessions
Love is obsession
Sex is possession
Will you sell your soul tonight?
L.A. confessions

Kiss the girls and break their heart
Rip their innocence apart
The devil wants to sleep with an angel tonight

One more time to thrill again
Spread your dreams to kill and then 
The devil wants to lick the red blood from your skin

L.A. confessions
Sin is obsession
Pain is possession
Come and spill your love tonight
L.A. confessions

Have you had enough little run away girl?
Too many want to touch
This is such a guilty world
Seven deadly messengers
Danger, can’t escape
Helpless little run away caught up in the rape
Of L.A. confessions
L.A. obsessions
L.A. possessions
Are you living it up tonight?
L.A. confessions

Kiss the girls and make them cry
Give them one last chance to die
The devil wants to sell an angel tonight

One more wish to make and then
Lips to taste the sweetest sin
The devil wants to lick the wet salt from your skin

L.A. confessions
Sex is obsession
Sin is possession
Are you giving it up tonight?
L.A. confessions

L.A. confessions
Love’s desperation
Pain’s isolation
Can you save your soul tonight?
L.A. confessions



Monday, January 14, 2013

Freaking Out Or In

FREAKING OUT OR IN - Written by Carroll Bryant




Parking in the rear of my unconsolidated alibi
Lesser visions classify as unrestricted passer-bys 
Tweeting with the horrified leaves me somewhat petrified
Un-glorified in your eyes 
All you can do is stay satisfied

And it’s leaving me in chains
It’s like frying up some eggs
Or breaking up my brains
Still your love never pleases me
So hide inside your lofty day
Drown outside your fluffy haze
Gaze into the pool of blood where your victims
Love to bathe

Filter out the content of your words
You spoke
I broke
Everybody heard it shatter 
Enjoy your meal and cocktail chatter
Judi-ism isn’t clear when unclean spirits visit here
Temper the madness with filthy hands 
From filthy girls

And it’s bound to break these chains
The frying up of rotten eggs
Keep breaking up my brains
Feel your love leaving me
The crafty slide into your day
Clown around outside your gaze
Blaze into a firestorm of rage against your victims
Who procreate like slaves

So to the words you write
In return so hard they bite
You fly my heart just like a kite
But there’s no tail to gain control
Just the musty sound of smells
After you came to me 
And right before you go

No more parlor tricks you bitch
Just cut off the laser with your inhibited switch
Leave me no more for the wear
Other loves will find me there 
Laying on the floor like some diseased riddled whore
I swear

Clearly I don’t care anymore

And it’s leaving me in chains
It’s like frying up some eggs
Or breaking up my brains
Still your love never pleases me
So hide inside your lofty day
Drown outside your fluffy haze
Gaze into the pool of blood where your victims
Love to bathe

Tweeting with the horrified leaves me somewhat petrified
Un-glorified in your eyes
All you can do is stay satisfied

Invisible are these chains



Saturday, January 12, 2013

Little Green Man

LITTLE GREEN MAN - Written by Carroll Bryant


Living on the brink has given me time to think
I don't wanna smoke and I don't wanna drink
Everything in life is a scam or a show
This is the truth and most everyone knows

It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to be
It was a question that was haunting me
It came in a dream

I'm a little green man
A little green man
I'm an alien 
I know who I am
I'm a little green man

When it came right down and landed on the ground
I saw a hand that was reaching out
From another planet, from another star
Time has surpassed from a distance, afar

It took a long time to realize who it was I was supposed to be
I saw tiny creatures reaching for me
It came in a dream


I'm a little green man
A little green man
I'm an alien 
I know who I am
I'm a little green man

I can't erase from my mind, my home
On another planet my spirit shall roam
I tried to run, I ran and I ran
But I couldn't out-maneuver my little green friends

Now I know what it is that they want me to be
I'm no longer scared, I know what it means
It comes to me in my dreams


I'm a little green man
A little green man
I'm an alien 
I know who I am
I'm a little green man

I finally know who I am!







Friday, January 11, 2013

Seven Yellow Dragons

SEVEN YELLOW DRAGONS - Written by Carroll Bryant



High atop a witches mountain lives a beast of fire and pain
Wise-man speaks with words of wisdom
To hide in fear is cause for shame

Then I see the seven dragons
Flying on their magic brooms
I see seven yellow dragons
Flying to their purple dooms

A river flows right by a castle where lives a king without a face
The jester laughs when he is told to
Money talks and he gets paid

Then I see the seven dragons 
Flying on their magic brooms
I see seven yellow dragons
Flying to their purple dooms

No creature sleeps tonight
Dark terror in all of their eyes
No creature sleeps tonight
A mushroom cloud has taken their dreams away
Taken them away
All away 

I see seven yellow dragons
I see seven magic brooms 
I see seven yellow dragons  
I see seven purple dooms

High atop a witches mountain lives a beast of fire and pain
Wise-man speaks with words of wisdom
To hide in fear is cause for shame

Then I see the seven dragons 
Flying on their magic brooms
I see seven yellow dragons 
Flying to their purple dooms

I see seven yellow dragons 
I see seven magic brooms
I see seven yellow dragons
I see seven purple dooms 

I see seven yellow dragons 
Seven yellow dragons … can see me too




Thursday, January 10, 2013

Like That, It's Over

LIKE THAT, IT'S OVER - Written by Carroll Bryant



You stepped into the picture and you smiled at the camera
But when it was developed, your eyes were devil red
I put it in my album and placed it in my dresser
A meaningless suggestion and it became officially dead
Like that, it’s over
Like that, it’s in the past
I did discover
That promises don’t last
And if I never dream again of true love to come true
Like that, I’m laying it, laying it all on you 

You walked into the kitchen and you gave to me a recipe
But I when tried to make it, you threw it in my face
I got a towel to clean it but you took it in an instant
Then you left the premises before it got too late
Like that, it’s over
Like that, it’s cut and dry
I did discover that feelings can soon die
And if I never love again like I used to do
Like that, I’m blaming it, blaming it all on you 

Have you never wrestled with the notion not to care?
I bet you never did 
I bet you never will
Have you never wrestled with the tangles in your hair?
I’ll place a bet on this that you never did
And you never will for as long as you live

You walked into the bedroom and I opened up the covers
To let you in to love me but you left me there to cry
I fell asleep too easy between the sheets so cold and clammy
Just to be awakened by the time that passed me by
Like that, it’s over
Like that, it’s dead and gone
I did discover my pain was your pure fun
And if I never close my eyes and hope for something new
Like that, I’m laying it, laying it all on you

Like that, it’s over
Like that, it’s in the past
I did discover that promises don’t last
And if I never dream again for true love to come true 
Like that, I’m blaming it, blaming it all on you

Like that, it’s over




Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Kiss Of The Angel

KISS OF THE ANGEL - Written by Carroll Bryant


Face of beauty with a look in the eyes
A striking resemblance to nothing
Mixed emotions on life and death
A self proclaimed king

Master minding all the make believe 
Where possibilities still exist 
Understanding all the misconceived 
Bowing to make an exit

Then one night from know where
A light floats down to Earth
Leaving traces of inspiration
Releasing the knowledge of the legend of 

The kiss of the angel
It's a mark of a lonely man
A stationary loving feeling 
Sorry that no one came to see it

Words of wisdom with a change of heart
 Occupying space with nothing
Mirrored illusions of destiny and fate
A universal king

Monitoring all the fantasy 
Where collaboration still exists
Always denouncing reality
Bowing to make an exit


Then one night from know where
A light floats down to Earth
Leaving traces of inspiration
Releasing the knowledge of the legend of


The kiss of the angel
It's a mark of a lonely man
A stationary loving feeling 
Sorry that no one came to see it

Blood falls from the eternal wound
The broken heart
Blood falls from the eternal wound
The broken heart
Blood falls from the eternal wound
The broken heart
Blood falls from the eternal wound
The broken heart




Monday, January 7, 2013

Shades Of Black

SHADES OF BLACK - Written by Carroll Bryant



Life was standing still as the gun fell from his hand
His eyes saw the darkness in the death of another man
Blood spilled out forever and the breath was taken back
His eyes saw the future and it was living
In shades of black

He left the scene so quickly he had forgotten where he was
Thinking about the moment and the woman that he loved
Driving down the fast road he saw his past come racing back
Living in a mystery and it was painted
In shades of black

No, you can’t hold out forever when the world comes crashing down
As motionless as time may be it still comes back around
You play the cards you’re given and then you stand against attack
Leave them with the taste of blood and drink it up
In shades of black

The wind can blow so heavy, the rain can fall so hard
Fear can numb the senses and the pain can ache your heart
In the heat of a broken moment emotions tend to crack
Shadows fall forever until you’re covered
In shades of black

No, you can’t give up so easy when the devil calls your name
As meaningless as time may seem it’s still the same old thing
You pay the price you’re given and you best not take it back
Leave them with tomorrows screams and broken dreams
In shades of black

Life was standing still as the judge slammed down his hand
His eyes saw the killer in the death of another man
Words spilled in the courtroom and his freedom was taken back
His eyes were the future and they were looking
At shades of black

No, you can’t hold out forever when the world comes crashing down
As motionless as time may be it still comes back around
You play the cards you’re given and then you stand against attack
Leave them with the taste of blood and drink it up

No, you can’t give up so easy when the devil calls your name
As meaningless as time may seem it’s still the same old thing
You pay the price you’re given and you best not take it back
Leave them with tomorrows screams and broken dreams
In shades of black

Leave them with the taste of blood and drink it up
In shades of black



Saturday, January 5, 2013

Heartless Fool

HEARTLESS FOOL - Written by Carroll Bryant


You look so lost
You look so lonely
You got it in your head you were the one and only
But I told you in the beginning
It wouldn't be that way
You fell for a heartless fool anyway

And now you know you fell for a stranger
You put your love in terminal danger
Now you merely run
I hate to say it's true
But I made the mistake of falling in love with you

You found out a little too late
Now I'm totally scared
I can't decide whether or not to express that hope and care
For you claimed revenge as you waited outside my door
And I'm not the heartless fool
No, I'm not the heartless fool
And I'm not the heartless fool - anymore

You are

And now you know you fell for a stranger
You put your love in terminal danger
Now you merely run
I hate to say it's true
But I made the mistake of falling in love with you

Yes, I made the mistake of falling in love with you

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Justified

JUSTIFIED - Written by Carroll Bryant


I understand
I’m placing way too much responsibility
In such young and fragile hands
Stay
Go
Love as pure as snow
Young heart
Young mind
The kindest of souls
Justified
My love can’t be justified
Not tonight
With you on my mind
And not by my side
I fight
I fight for the right to love
Not to be alone
Or sweet nothings on the phone
I want
I need
Something I can hold
Not stories to pass into the wind
Not through unselfish lies
All I have is what you own
Mystic eyes
They haunt me
Your voice
It taunts me
The hope
The dream
It kills me
And nothing can be justified
Your feelings
My feelings
Time
Just passages of thoughts
Racing through our minds
Nothing can be justified
Not the day
Not the night
Our plight
There is no light that shines
It never shows
We were always alone
And try as we might
Our love can never be
Justified


The Blood and The Fire (The Song)


I was going through a very tough time in my life going into the year of 1999. I had sold my sports card business, broke up with a long time girl-friend, quit a job that I had worked for about three years, my longest tenure with any company since my military days. In fact, outside of the military, there was only two companies I ever worked for more than two and a half years each. I spent most most of life working through temp services, by design. It made it easier for me to get up and go travel when ever I felt the urge. (And that urge I felt often)

Anyhow, I was coming at the end of my "little" disagreement with my mother at that time which lasted for several years. I call this, the moment when I realized that I had to attend to my writing. The year of 1999 was in fact, the year of my epiphany. I had changed everything around and upside-down. My family and friends thought I had lost my mind. They actually conspired to admit me into a mental hospital.

The only thing that was really happening, and they soon discovered this as the years rolled by, was that I was finally taking charge of my writing. Up to this point, it was in charge of me. Still, I ventured outside that proverbial "comfort zone" and went in search of who I really was. I was alone in this journey with no support or understanding, except that of my newly found friendship with Vincent Crowley and David Henderhan.

Dwelling in the lonliness of what this major transition of my life brought me, I was coming off a bad day while sitting in my kitchen at the table and drinking a beer, reflecting on the challenges that awaited me. (And perhaps mulling over my Jesus complex in the process) Oddly enough, it was raining outside and had been all that day, a mirror to my emotions at that time. In fact, it was storming really bad. Lightning and thunder raging outside with the wind blowing hard. It was then when I heard this music in my head. I knew what was coming. It went a little something like this.






Within a matter of about fifteen or thirty minutes, I had penned the lyrics. By Spring of 2002, I had met the guy who would become instrumental to helping me get my music recorded. That guy is Brian Preston. Through him, I would also meet Kent Robbins and Mark Rinehart, both of which appear on this track. My relationship with Brian, Kent and Mark remains in tact to this day. They continue to be the driving force to my ability to turn my thoughts into sounds. And while I have had opportunities to work with other people, I have decided to continue to work with them. Hey, if it's not broke then don't fix it.







THE BLOOD AND THE FIRE - Written by Carroll Bryant


     
The cross is carried alone
The burden gets so heavy at times
And it eats right down to my bones

Walk the trail alone
The people will talk but offer no help
The cross is carried alone

So now you know
I preach to the blood and the fire
Lightning strikes right to the soul
The cross is carried alone

To who’s heart do I bury?
The power can get so out of control
Roads which to choose from are many

Ghosts gallantly roam
The people will gawk but do nothing exposed
The power gets out of control

So now you know
I preach to the blood and the fire
Lightning strikes right to the soul
The cross is carried alone

Watch them turn to stone
Stand on a beach all by yourself
And watch the ocean roll
And through the cracks of the thunder
Fear is like darkness, one can only wonder
The cross is carried alone

So now you know
I preach to the blood and the fire
Lightning strikes right to the soul
The cross is carried alone

The cross is carried alone
I preach to the blood and the fire
Lightning strikes right to the soul
The cross is carried alone

Lightning strikes right to the soul
The cross is carried alone