Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dancing With The Devil

DANCING WITH THE DEVIL - Written by Carroll Bryant


 
The devil wants to come to me tonight

The devil wants to get into a fight

He circles like a predator

I can’t even talk to her

The devil wants to get it on alright

 

The devil wants to give it to me good

The devil lives inside my neighborhood

He wants to put me in my place

Think of her, slap my face

The devil thinks I can, I know I should

 

And to this I wonder

My fear becomes my bride

Forever starts to ponder

Where on Earth to hide?

Never to surrender

She lives too deep in me

My faults I have to render

To the serpents fantasy

Tears to travel endlessly

 

The devil wants to try and take a stand

The devil wants to make his sweet demands

He offers up his universe

Her love I just can’t reverse

The devil doesn’t seem to understand

 

And to this I wonder

I take another ride

Heartbeats I have squandered

To Hell, a sacrifice

Always to dismember

A nightmare from a dream

Dying in the ember

Of a serpents sexuality

There is no flexibility

 

The devil wants to come to me tonight

The devil wants to get into a fight

He circles like a predator

I can’t even talk to her

The devil wants to get it on alright

The devil wants to come to me tonight
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Acquiesce

ACQUIESCE - Written by Carroll Bryant



Reaching in the dark

I try to hold your hand

It all falls apart

And I don’t understand

 

It can’t be figured out

Or taken out of text

Only tossed about

In line for the next

 

When reason doesn’t even come close to explain

Love dances in the rain

Love dances in the pain

 

When seasons come and go again and drives you to insane

Love dances in the rain

Love dances in the pain

 

Searching for the light

You take full control

Prepared to take a life

And I don’t want your soul

 

It can’t be very well

Or beaten down to size

Instinctively to tell

Instantly realized

 

When reason doesn’t even come close to explain

Love dances in the rain

Love dances in the pain

 

When seasons come and go again and drives you to insane

Love dances in the rain

Love dances in the pain

 

Falling to the ground

I try to intervene

Heads will spin around

And I don’t want to dream

 

It can’t be too mundane

Or else there is no tear

It’s part of the game

Acquiesce to fear

 

When reason doesn’t even come close to explain

Love dances in the rain

Love dances in the pain

 

When seasons come and go again and drives you to insane

Love dances in the rain

Love dances in the pain
 
 
 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Black And White

BLACK AND WHITE - Written by Carroll Bryant
 
 
I see you running from something
Hiding in your shell in the dark
You’re reaching out to nothing
To keep you from falling apart
 
When yesterday claims your happiest ways
And nothing is quite what it seems
Just think of you and think of me
Together again
 
Everything with your heart deals in black and white
All the things that you choose dance in day or night
Everything that can bring the song that you sing from emotions you can’t hide
Stand before your eyes when they materialize in black and white
 
You’re so black and white
 
You say you’re learning and leaning
On someone who can bring you relief
I doubt it, what you’re claiming
The words you speak play like a thief
 
When yesterday breaks all the plans that you make
And nothing chases shadows away
Just think of you and think of me
Together again
 
Everything with your heart deals in black and white
All the things that you lose escape outside the light
Everything that can reign in your kingdom of shame will dominate the fight
Stand before your plight if to realize you’re so black and white
 
Monkey see and monkey do
This is so obviously true
There’s a whisper in your ear telling you
What to do
 
Monkey see and monkey do
This is so obviously you
There’s nothing I can prove
So you throw away originality
And the truth comes back too soon
 
I see you running from something
Hiding in your shell in the dark
You’re reaching out to nothing
To keep you from falling apart
When yesterday takes all the love you forsake
And throws it right in your face
Just think of you and think of me
Together again
 
Just think of you and think of me
Never to end
 
Everything with your heart deals in black and white
All the things that you choose dance in day or night
Everything that can bring the song that you sing from emotions you can’t hide
Stand before your eyes when they materialize in black and white
 
In black and white
Girl, you’re so black and white
Stand before my eyes and materialize in black and white
 
You’re so black and white

Epitaph

EPITAPH - Written by Carroll Bryant



Angels don’t fly much anymore

Children will cry about it, sure

 

I’m not wasting time on the things I left behind

I’m not going to mind

If heaven denies me

The angels can’t find me

My eyes are blinded

 

Lovers don’t talk much as it is

Hearts that live outside the bliss

 

I’m not holding hands with empty friends

I’m not going to end

If romance is dying

Two lovers are fighting

My soul is guided

 

Angels aren’t flying

Children are crying

Romance is dying

Lovers are fighting

 

I’m not sinking stones on the things I left alone

I’m not leaving home

Because everything is changing

The answers are questions

My heart is pounding

 

Everything is changing

I can’t find the questions

My heart is pounding

 

Angels don’t fly much anymore

Children will cry about it, sure

 

I’m not wasting time on the things I left behind

I’m not going to mind

If heaven denies me

The angels can’t find me

My eyes are blinded
 
 
 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Forever Things

FOREVER THINGS - Written by Carroll Bryant

You’re a star
Falling from nowhere from afar
You are nothing like anything I have ever seen
A dream inside a dream

You’re the way
The way I know that I can never say
And any place I go I know I’m not suppose to be
Lost in eternity

Fly into my heart …. Dance inside my pain
Hide behind my fears … Melt inside my flames
Fly into my heart ... Dance inside my pain
Hide behind my fears ... Melt inside my flames

Fly … fly into another place and time
Fly through all the madness that swirls inside my mind
And maybe you will find forever things

Fly … fly into the darkness of my light
Fly through all the weakness that grows on the other side
And maybe you will find forever things

Fly into my heart ... Dance inside my pain
Hide behind my fears ... Melt inside my flames
Fly into my heart ... Dance inside my pain
Hide behind my fears ... Melt inside my flames

Fly … fly into another place and time
Fly through all the madness that swirls inside my mind
And maybe you will find forever things

Fly …. Fly into the darkness of my light
Fly through all the weakness that grows on the other side
And maybe you will find forever things                                  



Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sabbatical

SABBATICAL - Written by Carroll Bryant



Here I am once again

Missing yet another friend

All alone and way too soon

Screaming at another moon

 

Red blood eyes are haunting me

Spirits of the night be free

Moving slow to move so fast

Leaving it in the past

 

Kidnapped from her piracy

Killing ghosts of jealousy

Fever burns all through the night

Demons left for me to fight

 

Poison running through my veins

Eruption of volcanic pain

Voices that are telling me

Love is lovers only greed

 

Chances taken here and there

Shadows follow everywhere

Day or night I can’t break loose

Your grip, I slip, comes the noose

 

Power trips and fateful lies

Idle talk and compromise

All of it just can’t be true

You to me and me to you

 

Your sword of words cutting deep

Blades that slice and make me bleed

My revenge, retaliate

Close the door to heaven’s gate

 

Here I am once again

Missing yet nobody’s friend

Drowning in her sweet monsoon

Screaming at another moon

 

Here I am and I pretend

What we did start will never end

What broke my heart will never mend

Missing yet another friend
 
 
 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Said And Done

SAID AND DONE - Written by Carroll Bryant





Standing in the rain today
Seemingly a fool
Calling out your name again
Chasing after you
Everywhere I go
Everyone I see
I can’t take another step
I just stand there and bleed
After all of this time
You’re still in my mind
And I can’t figure it out
I can’t get you out
I just can’t get a grip
And I need you here
I need you now
I’ve cried my tears
Picked myself up off the ground
And I need to know
Exactly where I stand
After all is said and done again
After all is said and done
I’m still not the one
Running down a hallway
In a house of haunted thrills
I catch a glimpse of history
And how it used to feel
I meet another ghost from
All my yesterdays gone by
Still without conclusion
Living in denial
After all of these days
You’re still in my way
And I can’t figure it out
I can’t get you out
I just can’t let it go
And I need you here
I need you now
I’ve cried my tears
Picked my heart up off the ground
And I need to know
Exactly how you feel
After all is said and done again
After all is said and done
I’m still not the one
After all of this time
You’re still in my mind
And I can’t figure it out
I can’t get you out
I just can’t get a grip
And I need you here
I need you now
I’ve cried my tears
Picked my soul up off the ground
And I need to know
Exactly where I stand
After all is said and done again
And I need you here
I need you now
I’ve cried my tears
Picked myself up off the ground
And I need to know
Exactly where I stand
After all is said and done again
After saying that we’ll still be friends
After all is said and done
I’m still not the one



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Yelling Tree (Family)

THE YELLING TREE (FAMILY) - Written by Carroll Bryant
 
 
Eyes of a child
An ignorant mind
I should be seen, not heard
Those were your words
 
Speak only when spoken to
Nobody did
 
You told me to be quiet
Pay attention
Who would have thought that would become my future?
 
Vagabonds of the elite
We traveled about like the wind
Like currents in the ocean
 
Friend today
Gone tomorrow
It doesn’t matter, the chatter
Everyone likes blue eyes and blonde hair
 
Even Spanish babysitters
 
My world
Isolation
Observance
Then one Christmas Eve it happened
I was blessed
I was cursed
I was chosen out of all of you
 
Jealousy is a texture that cuts soft egos
 
Why me?
 
Why not me?
 
Abandonment is not a pretty sight
Were you angry that I chose you not to be my teacher?
I knew you wouldn’t understand
You never do
You never see the truth right before your sights
Only the imagination lost that lives inside your thoughts
 
Cruelty disguised as tough love
 
Tough what?
The world is my oyster
The world is my oyster?
Why limit yourself like that?
The universe is my pearl
 
The universe is my pearl!
 
You served your purpose
For that I am grateful
Only now can you see what your purpose was
Now you sit on the sidelines and watch me play my game
I am the star
I am the universe
 
Envy is a food best regurgitated
 
Choke on it
 
And love looms on the horizon of our acceptance
The acceptance of the knowledge that every path leads to a home
Or the homeless
 
My path led me to me
How iconic is that?
 
You now sit there before the lighted screen
A high definition view for a low definition you
A fan of the dreamer and his dreams you could not be
A fan of reality now
 
Money is your source of success
You still haven’t learned a damn thing
My success is worth more than your burnable paper
My success is my self acknowledgement
My self to be true
 
Value is a friend who continually changes its mind
Unless that value is your own self worth
And that self worth is confidence and love
Then value may have a purpose
 
Watch as everything I warned you about comes full circle
Watch as everything you denied comes to past
Watch as everything you thought I wasn’t proves you wrong
 
Do you love me now?
 
Do you love me now!!!
 
 
 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy In Love

HAPPY IN LOVE - Written by Carroll Bryant

This is just another song I wrote you
Early in the morning when I thought that you were sleeping
It kind of just moves along
Like purified water rolling down into a fountain



It’s just me being silly
You of all people should know how I get crazy
You’re the one I like to blame
For everything I’m feeling and baby I’ve been thinking


Happy is as happy does
And it’s a happy, happy feeling
When you’re happy in love
Happy is as happy was
When you can’t get any happier
Then you really know for sure
You’re about as happy in love


These are just the words I’m writing for you
Early in the afternoon when I thought I saw the moon
They’re written as non-fictional truth
And glamorized daily by a pulverizing heartbeat


It’s just me being lazy
You of all people should know of my affliction
You’re the one I play this game
For everything that’s happening and maybe I’m addicted too


Happy is as happy does
And it’s a happy, happy feeling
When you’re happy in love
Happy is as happy was
When you can’t get any happier
Then you really know for sure
You’re about as happy in love


Yesterday is so far away
I’ve packed my bags and moved onto the station
Tomorrow is so close to me like you
But you’re a little closer
Than what my eyes will care to see
You’re a little closer to everything a part of me
Today is all I really have
And you … in my arms forever
Together
We can make it through just as long we don’t forget how to laugh


This is just another poem I wrote you
Early in the evening when butterflies were chasing me
It kind of just floats along
Like caramel molasses on Sunday morning waffles


It’s just me being silly
You of all people should know how I get crazy
You’re the one I like to blame
For everything I’m feeling and baby I’ve been thinking


Happy is as happy does
And it’s a happy, happy feeling
When you’re happy in love
Happy is as happy was
When you can’t get any happier
Then you really know for sure
You’re about as happy in love



Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Accident

THE ACCIDENT - Written by Carroll Bryant
 
 
Flash
Dark
Silicone visions
Fog
Silence
The screech
Jilted
Jolted
Tossed about
Blacked out
Nothing
 
Heavy breathing
Slow motion
Voices
Angels
Siren
Flashes
Silicone people
Heartbeat
Pain
Numb
Blacked out
Nothing
 
Time
Healing
Eternal
Atrocity
Care intensive
Crippled mentally
Invisible noise
Destroyed
Everlasting
Nights passing
Turmoil
 
Mother crying
Father praying
Sister silenced
Family
Silicone thoughts
Comatose
Days passing
Time elapsing
Future rewinding
Blacked out
Nothing
 
 
 
 
Awakening
Memory returning
Bones healing
Mind recovering
Ghosts flailing
Grandfather watching
Death eluded
Life changing
Recognize
 
Fear
The here
The now
 
The calling