Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Guiding Light

THE GUIDING LIGHT - Written by Carroll Bryant


I've been sitting here for so long
Singing the same old song
Until you found me here

I've been going out of my head
no one to share my love and my bed
Until you found me here

Down on my luck and all washed up
That's how I felt without the love
That I needed
But now I found you and it's all right
Hold me tight all through the night
Baby you are to me the guiding light

A dream that finally came true
For me that means you
All because you found me here

A shadow in the dark
I won't be anymore
All because you found me here

My last chance and all was gone
That's how I felt without the love
That I wanted
But now you're here and it's all right
Hold me tight all through the night
Baby you are to me the guiding light

Down on my luck and all washed up
That's how I felt without the love
That I needed
But now I found you and it's all right
Hold me tight all through the night
Baby you are to me the guiding light

My last chance and all was gone
That's how I felt without the love
That I wanted
But now you're here and it's all right
Hold me tight all through the night
Baby you are to me the guiding light

Baby you are to me the guiding light



Monday, August 26, 2013

The Tie That Binds

THE TIE THAT BINDS - Written by Carroll Bryant


I sat up late last night because
I couldn't sleep
I thought about you all night girl
I just had to think

Girl I just can not see myself
Living without you
I thought a lot about us and 
I thought it through and I found

Love is the tie that binds us
Love is what finally found us
Now we will always be together
Two hearts that once were lonely
Have found their one and only
The past is left behind us
For us - love is the tie that binds

So I decided to go back and 
Try and sleep again
But these sweet thoughts of you, well
They kept flooding in

Girl I just can't imagine
You not by my side
All of these wonderful feelings
That I feel inside, make me believe

Love is the tie that binds us
Love is what finally found us
Now we will always be together
Two hearts that once were lonely
Have found their one and only
The past is left behind us
For us - love is the tie that binds

Nobody can take this from me
My heart to you will always be true
You're the one that keeps me from being lonely
You and only you 
You make my dreams come true

Love is the tie that binds us
Love is what finally found us
Now we will always be together
Two hearts that once were lonely
Have found their one and only
The past is left behind us
For us - love is the tie that binds

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Where To Begin?

WHERE TO BEGIN - Written by Carroll Bryant


It was just life after death
You were just there and it took my breath
First I saw you and now I can die
With or without my sins
But where to begin?

Wishes are stars in the sky
Love is a dream that shines in your eyes
My time is the time to believe
To lose what I can not win
But where to begin?

Flames that burn forever
As they light the Northern darkness
Turns angels into ashes until they
Fall back down to earth again
I cry a river that still leads into an ocean
With nothing else left but the touch of your skin

But where to begin?

Hearts that beat together
And they search for something more than magic
Love that conquers mountains
Any less than that and we shall not win
I shed the tear that still penetrates molten lava
With nothing else left but remnants of sin

But where to begin?

It was just life after death
You were just there and it took my breath
Now and forever to know that it's true
With or without an end

but where to begin?

And he crys
And he crys
And he crys forever
Waiting for the touch of your skin
To be together
Where on this earth to begin?

Pay no attention to the pain that he feels
There's no redemption for a soul that is lost
And a broken, lonely heart just won't heal
And then 
But where to begin?




Friday, August 23, 2013

The Dead Next Door

THE DEAD NEXT DOOR - Written by Carroll Bryant


Well, who the hell am I?
And what am I doing here?
When it's you that's on my mind
And it's time that I do fear

Well, I know that you are out there
And with your life and having fun
When it's true and you don't care
And I know all hope is gone

It seems to me that maybe
I don't care no more
Spend my days going crazy
Spend my nights with ... the dead next door

Well, who the hell am I?
And what did I just say?
When it's you to realize
The fool to turn the other way

Well, I know I can believe
And with my life I die
When you are all that I can't be
And I know no compromise

It seems to me that maybe
I don't try anymore
Trade my wishes for your candy
Trade my dreams ... with the dead next door

This is the afterglow where rain turns into snow
Everything that matters doesn't matter anymore
Doesn't matter that much to me

Well, who the hell am I?
And what am I doing here?
When it's you on my mind
And it's time that i do fear

Well, I know that you are out there
And with your life and having fun
When it's true that you really don't care
And I know that all hope is gone

It seems to me that maybe
I don't cry anymore
Spending my days going crazy
Spending my nights alone ... with the dead next door

Sharing my life with no one ... but the dead next door



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Coming Of The End Of The World

THE COMING OF THE END OF THE WORLD - Written by Carroll Bryant


I was watching the news last night
Just a couple of countries wanting to fight
Deep down I know it's not right
But what can I do?

Don't our leaders even care?
Are they deaf to the cries of despair?
Dead bodies lying everywhere
But what can I do?

The coming of the end of the world
It's coming, that's for sure
The coming of the end of the world
We better do something
And we better do it now!

Why can't the governments understand
We're destroying the planet and destroying man
What kind of secrets hide behind their master plan?
Doesn't anybody know?

They talk of peace but chances they decline
Talking seems to be a waste of time
When will they stop with all the bulllshit lies?
Doesn't anybody know?

The coming of the end of the world
It's coming, that's for sure
The coming of the end of the world
We better do something
And we better do it now!

Somehow we have to find a way
This isn't a Disney cartoon
We need to all stand up and say
Enough is enough
We have to be tough
Maybe if the people could just come together
We could find the answer
Brother to brother we could
Yes, we could find the answer together
Don't you want to find the answer?

The coming of the end of the world
It's coming, that's for sure
The coming of the end of the world
We better do something
And we better do it now!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Less Than Zero

LESS THAN ZERO - Written by Carroll Bryant


It isn't hard to figure 
The place in your life where I stand
On a scale of one to ten
I'm less than zero

It isn't hard to imagine
In your eyes just what I am
If nothing else just say it
I'm less than zero

And I could say anything
Do everything
And it wouldn't make a difference to you
And I could be anyone
With everyone
And the truth would still be coming through

It isn't easy to say this
Even harder to understand
On the measure of feet and inches
I'm less than zero

It isn't for the blind to see it
In your mind the face of a man
If nothing else you show it
I'm less than zero

And I could say anything
Do everything
And it wouldn't make a difference to you
And I could be anyone
With everyone
And the truth would still be coming through

It isn't hard to figure
The place in your life where I stand
On a scale of one to ten
I'm less than zero

It isn't hard to imagine
In your eyes just what I am
If nothing else just say it
I'm less than zero

Less than zero
From you to me
I know it
I'm less than zero



Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bored Beyond Belief

BORED BEYOND BELIEF - Written by Carroll Bryant


At a hundred miles an hour
You would think that I could find some wind
Imagine all that power
And you still don't know where to begin

But everyday is just the same
And it holds you deep inside of a wish
And you can't escape it in any way
And you know in your heart it won't get better than this

Standing on the edge of the world
Screaming for some kind of relief
Standing on the edge of the world
Bored beyond belief

Somewhere in a restless mind
Reason falls from visual sight
The clock is running straight out of time
And the fire from your fear is your only light

And everyday is still the same
And it keeps you forever alone
And you can't escape it in any way
Knowing the truth that your heart is your home

Standing on the edge of the world
Screaming for some kind of relief
Standing on the edge of the world
Bored beyond belief

Standing on the edge of the world
Screaming for some kind of relief
Standing on the edge of the world
Bored beyond belief

At a hundred miles an hoour
You would think that I could catch some wind
Imagine all that power
And still you can't find one single friend

And everyday is still just the same
And it's lonely when no love is in view
And you can't escape the fate of your name
Knowing the truth that the fate is in you

Standing on the edge of the world
Screaming for some kind of relief
Standing on the edge of the world
Bored beyond belief

Standing on the edge of the world
Screaming for some kind of relief
Standing on the edge of the world
Bored beyond belief


Friday, August 16, 2013

Mysteries And Questions

MYSTERIES AND QUESTIONS - Written by Carroll Bryant



I took a walk late last night around suppertime
Something much heavier than that 
Was weighing on my mind
It was dark and the cold wind blew across my face
Freezing my thoughts so still
And they dangled in one place
Making suggestions I don't understand
Mysteries and questions I can't answer

Answer them for me, somebody please
Answer them them for me, somebody
Please, somebody, answer them for me
Somebody please, answer them for me

I stand on trial in their court 
A witness to my own 
As they prosecute me for crimes I haven't done
And if a verdicts what they want 
Then where is all this common ground
That they claim forgives and loves? 

And in the moment of my sleep
(Peace and dreams)
They dare to ask me how I plead
Innocent or guilty? ... I can't answer

Answer them for me, somebody please
Answer them them for me, somebody
Please, somebody, answer them for me
Somebody please, answer them for me

I slip some air beneath my wings
Pretend that I can fly
I sit in judgement from my peers
And family
They cast their stones at me so hard
It breaks my heart and bones
It breaks me

Mysteries and questions
I can't answer them
Mysteries and questions
I can't believe in it - in them
(No one)

I throw caution to the earth 
All just to find a view
I make them think that I don't care
When deep inside I do

Running from the pain and memories
Running from myself
Running from my life

Mysteries and questions
I can't answer them
Mysteries and questions
Someone believe in me
Mysteries and questions
I can't answer

Answer them for me, somebody please
Answer them them for me, somebody
Please, somebody, answer them for me
Somebody please, answer them for me

Answer them for me, somebody please
Answer them them for me, somebody
Please, somebody, answer them for me
Somebody please, answer them for me
 
I took another walk again



Thursday, August 15, 2013

Poetic Design

POETIC DESIGN - Written by Carroll Bryant


Here … I am
On the eve of my conception
In the web of your deception

Deceased? … I am
With bewildered eyes I find
I am the product of your … poetic design

And I’ve fallen into the same old “How do you do?”
With nothing more to say except I’ve fallen for you
And I close my eyes and then picture your skin
On the tip of my tongue and it’s love

There … you are
In a world of constellations
In the heat of your frustrations

Confused? … I’m sure
With entrapment close behind
You are the product of my … poetic design

And you’ve fallen into the same old “How do you do?”
With nothing more to say except I’ve fallen for you too
And you close your eyes again and become your only friend
On the edge of a touch and it’s love

With a dream to underline
We are the product of love’s … poetic design

And we’ve fallen into the same old “What do we do?”
With nothing more to say and even less for us to prove
And the mountains we move and the way that we groove
Is the song in our hearts and it’s love

With a portal into time
We are the product of life’s … poetic design

And the legend left behind
Is the heartbeat of loves … poetic design 


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Aikido

AIKIDO - Written by Carroll Bryant


Like the stillness of the wind
When suddenly, the thunder comes
Chaos contained and mastered

The quickness is a friend
When reaction is instinctive
Prediction is the enemy within

Reaction is the action
Energy comes from it
Self defense
It's a motion with intelligence
It's intelligence with the hands

It's a light in the dark
When carefully the moment comes
Breathe through the heart

Everything slows down

The movement is a friend
When the body is an art form
And the mind, the eyes, watch from within

Reaction is the action
Energy derives from it
It's motion with intelligence
It's intelligence with the hands

Everything is vivid

Victory comes from it
Victory is not to win
Victory is not to lose

Intelligence with the hands

"Watching your opponent with the eyes of the mind, and patience. Allow their anger to be your focus. Their defeat will be your victory, not the infliction of pain. Victory does not appear from out of violence, but your safety. It is only evil that should be fought, and by its own hands, a strike force."


 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Red Tape

RED TAPE - Written by Carroll Bryant


“In the beginning of time, there was no end. In the face of death, there was a man. Taken from the dust of another purpose greater than the meaning of an existence that was just greater than …..”

Heaven is the good things
Hell is all the bad things
Earth is where both are planted seeds
Heaven is the right ways
Hell is all the wrong ways
Earth is just the way they both should be

Earth is just for sure the place for me

Fifteen trillion miles through the universe I traveled
All to that just to witness all I see
To the years I wondered and all the time I borrowed
Earth is just the perfect place for me

And so I have concluded
Nothing is excluded
All will perish for so I do believe

On the tongue I’ve tasted
Intelligence is wasted
Greed that fills the need and to all – poverty

Heaven is the sweet things
Hell is all the sour things
Earth is like some kind of dirty treat
Heaven is the clean days
Hell is all the mean days
Earth is everything and everyday

Earth is just for sure the place to be

Fifteen trillion dreams through the sleepless nights I’ve haunted
All to that to know you’ve lost the key
In the dark I wandered and all the hope I squandered
Earth is there where nothing else can be

And so I have envisioned
To making this decision
All might perish for all eternity

Of the love I’ve tasted
The kisses that were wasted
Bleeding for a need and to all – prosperity

Heaven is the cool things
Hell is all the fool things
Earth has way too many Earthlings
Heaven is the Sundays
Hell is all the Mondays
Earth is where everyday can be

Earth is just the perfect place for me

“Dogs that fight in the shadows of the street. The alleys and the same where strange two lovers meet. And knowing that the breath to breathe is escape, and cease. Learning life’s politics and cut through all of God’s red tape. There is no God …..”

Heaven is the light things
Hell is all the darker things
Earth is where these things can all be seen
Heaven is the shortest day
Hell is but the longest way
Earth is right there somewhere we can say

Earth is just for sure the place to stay

“And to the glimmer in the sky that catches all the watchful eyes, but can not see who’s in disguise watching your Earth’s demise. Knowing that it is too late to save it from its own red tape and suddenly …. it’s goodbye.”

Heaven is the right way
Hell is just the wrong thing
Earth is just the perfect way to be

Earth is just for sure the place for me


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Middle Of Nowhere

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE - Written by Carroll Bryant


Here I stand in the middle of the sun
Burning up
Trying to find someone

Nothing to do and nowhere to go
Outside the flow
Trying to find some love

Standing on the outskirts of all of my thoughts
Believing I'm lost
A train whistles right in the center of my brain
I'm caught in the rain
Freaking out again like I'm scared 
In the middle of nowhere

This is crazy

Here I stand on top of the moon
Searching for truth
Trying to find someone

Nothing to say and no one but you
You feel it too?
Trying to find some love

Stirring up emotions hanging from our hair
We don't care
The wind starts to blow in the center of our soul
Too dumb to know
Freaking out again like a grizzly bear
In the middle of nowhere

This is crazy

Don't look now but we're standing up
Don't look down when our hearts start to touch
I feel it true like a distant sin
I can feel your love begin
I can feel this lonely night kicking in

Here I stand with my open arms
Lucky charms
Trying to find someone

Trying to find some love
Standing on the outskirts of all of my thoughts
Believing I'm lost
A train whistles right in the center of my brain
I'm caught in the rain
Freaking out again like I'm scared 
In the middle of nowhere

Here I am
And here I stand
Looking for love
Looking for you
Here I am
And here I stand
Looking for someone
On the moon

Here I stand
In the middle of nowhere


Friday, August 9, 2013

A Little More Time

A LITTLE MORE TIME - Written by Carroll Bryant


I can see the end 
It's coming oh so near
The prophets of the world are talking
Not everybody hears

They speak their words of wisdom
Putting truth into our minds
Tongue twisted inside our fear
Maybe all we need is a little more time

But time is running out 
For you and for me
Our world is slowly dying 
So why can't we believe?

The worst part of it all
Is that no one cares to listen
The words slip from our minds
We need a little more time

With a little more time
Maybe we could achieve
The answers we yet cannot find
Is hiding behind a little more time

So easy to forget our past
Our king
Speaking the holy name
To help ourselves is to help him
In a life we play as a game

With a little more time
Maybe we could succeed
The answers aren't hard to find
But we need a little more time

A little more time
We could use a little more time
Save this world, our souls and our minds
If only we had .... just a little more time

I can see the end 
It's coming oh so - near



Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Piercing Look (Smoking Gun)

PIERCING LOOK (SMOKING GUN) - Written by Carroll Bryant


I broke your heart
That's just the way that it is
It's the way that it goes
When love isn't in the kiss

You cried your tears
Down your face is how they flowed
It's the way that it goes
After the story is told

I once believed in happy ever-after
Two lovers and the laughter
But now that is just a thing

I must confess I lost that feeling
And nothing is appealing
About you to me

This is how it has to be

Go take a walk
Go write your book
Go straight to hell
You have got a piercing look

Go straight to bed
Go kiss the crook
Go tell the tale
You have got a piercing look

No smoking gun can stand before the alter
Run before you falter
No wedding bells in the land of Gibraltar
Fathers hide your daughters
Love in exchange for dollars

Traffic jam on the highway of hate
Hell freezes over
Heaven can't wait

It's a bloody mess
And the blood is on the virgins dress
It's all in your head

The feeling is already dead

All that you have earned
All that you have learned
All that you have took
You have got a piercing look

And in America, is like the rest of the world
Boy meets the girl
And there is pain
Communism and the rain
It's all disguised and gone to shame

Love is like sweet cocaine and cheap champagne

No smoking gun can linger forever
Never saying never
Victims of the scene

Nowhere to run but to your clever endeavors
Put it in your letter
Feeling better with the most obscene

Go take a walk
Go write your book
Go straight to hell
You have got a piercing look

Go straight to bed
Go kiss the crook
Go tell the tale
You have got a piercing look

No smoking gun can be your ammunition
If not for your ambition
Your soul would sell your soul
 
And one by one
The brain becomes your spasm
The heart is your orgasm

Your soul will take your soul



Monday, August 5, 2013

By Chance

BY CHANCE - Written by Carroll Bryant


I can't believe
That you are going out with him
What can you see
In a man with eyes of stone?

And it breaks my heart
To know that I would
Give to you the world
By chance to be with you
My beautiful girl

I can't believe
That you would touch and kiss him
What can you see
In a man with skin so cold?

And it breaks my heart
To know that you
Belong with me in my world
By chance to spend my life with you
My beautiful girl

I have run to you many a night
And held you close to me
Spent a million lifetimes
With you inside my dreams
 Never to deny you the sky
Love floats like clouds
Always to escape with you
Inside eternal bliss

I have kissed your lips
Before the presence of the moon
Spent a million wishes
Wishing for the love of you
Never to believe 
That this is not what we're to do
Always to escape outside
The heart that beats so true
In you

Only in you

And it breaks my heart
To always feel alone
Without you inside my world
By chance to dance with eternity with you
My beautiful girl

And all I want to be
Is you right here with me
With you inside my world
My beautiful girl






Sunday, August 4, 2013

Philosophy Of Philosophy

PHILOSOPHY OF PHILOSOPHY - Written by Carroll Bryant


Of all the great minds
Who spent their life throughout the times
Doing nothing more than to ponder their thoughts

Where do you think they are now?
If not buried underground?
Words survive while their meaning gets lost

But every year that goes by
Is another year that falls like a landslide
Is another year we're expected to try

Another year that comes and goes
Is another year we always miss the most
Is another year we will never know

Nobody knows

This is my philosophy of philosophy
Why can't we let it be?
We should

Of all the great inventions
 Those who share creative vision
Doing nothing more than to fill up some time

Where do you think they did go?
What kind of truth do they show?
And when do you think they lost their mind?

But every year we dig it deeper
Is another year of another sleeper
Is another year Father Time couldn't keep her

Another year that slips away
Is another year we slowly pay
Is another year to throw it all away

Nobody wins

And what is the philosophy of philosophy?
Confucius say to let it be 
We should

And this is my philosophy of philosophy 
We should just let it be
We should

Our time is running out
And so we run amuck
To the meaning of what we are about
Is nothing but the dumbest of luck

We're lucky

Where do you think we're heading now?
How far to dig out from out of bounds?
Why do we lose what we found?

Where do you think it all will lead?
How long to live with blinding need?
Why do we like ourselves to bleed?

While we breed in our greed

Another this to philosophy of philosophy
The Beatles say to let it be
We should

This is my philosophy of philosophy
We should let it be
We should





Friday, August 2, 2013

The Final Battle

THE FINAL BATTLE - Written by Carroll Bryant


Why does it have to be like this?
I wish we didn't have to kill
But we fight for what is right to us
I know we always will

Raise the sword to battle your brother
Would you strike it against your mother?
For all its worth we all can agree
The final battle will end foolishly

Surviving soldiers walk away with bloodstained skin
 Wounded, and smelling the stench of the dead
The memory that each of them will share
Is embedded inside of their heads

The cries
The pain
The misery
The scent of lost lives 
Confused

The battle ground of the final battle
Will never again be used





Thursday, August 1, 2013

Your Crazy, Crazy Love

YOUR CRAZY, CRAZY LOVE - Written by Carroll Bryant


I catch my breath to the sight
You pretty stranger
I fall to death in the light
That's where you're living
I crawl in line to the place
I know the dangers
A fog tonight and your face
I'm still believing

No shadow gets me down
I run all around this town
Never giving up
Just to find your crazy, crazy love
No time to wonder
I can feel my heart go under
You're mean with the good stuff
Your crazy, crazy love

No worry gets me down
I'm a European summer clown
Your eyes they blow me up
Just thinking bout your crazy, crazy love
No wonder everything keeps spinning round
I can't hear a sound
I like it rough
Your crazy, crazy love

When you touched my hand
I exploded in my mind
The way you walked away
Man, I nearly died

I cry for help
Emergency
I lose this fight
The way you felt
When I climbed so deep inside (of you)

No feeling is forever
Just being close together
My thoughts are not enough
Just thinking bout your crazy, crazy love
The thunder keeps pounding in my heart
I'm trapped inside the dark
It's so tough
Your crazy, crazy love

No shadow gets me down
I run all around this town
Never giving up
Just to find your crazy, crazy love
No time to wonder
I can feel my heart go under
You're mean with the good stuff
Your crazy, crazy love

No shadow gets me down
I run all around this town
Never giving up
Just to find your crazy, crazy love

I feel like a criminal
Just to be with you ... and your crazy, crazy love