Thursday, October 19, 2017

Rainbow

RAINBOW - Written by Carroll Bryant




Rainbow, where is my pot of gold?
This man is starting to grow old
Where is my rainbow?

Rainbow, tell me where did you go?
Don’t tell me that you don’t know
I want my rainbow

I lived my life a lonely man
Drifting out and drifting in
Bouncing from girl to girl
Just to find a heart so true

Now the clock is ticking again
Still haven’t found that special friend
Traveled all over the world
Still looking to find her - to find you

Rainbow, where is my pot of gold?
This man is starting to grow old
Where is my rainbow?

Rainbow, tell me where did you go?
Don’t tell me that you don’t know
I want my rainbow

I’m trying hard not to think so much about it
If I deserve love then I don’t want to live without it
Hard times I know will come with the dawn
Can’t wait for the day I find my piece of the sun

I lived my life a lonely man
Drifting out and drifting in
Bouncing from girl to girl
Just to find a heart so true

Now the clock is ticking again
Still haven’t found that special friend
Traveled all over the world
Still looking to find her - to find you

Rainbow, where is my pot of gold?
This man is starting to grow old
Where is my rainbow?

Rainbow, tell me where did you go?
Don’t tell me that you don’t know
I want my rainbow



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Falling (Thoughts In The Brain)

FALLING (THOUGHTS IN THE BRAIN) - Written by Carroll Bryant





Words from the tongue
Legs on the run
Arms that are forever reaching out

Eyes that can’t see
What you did to me
What is that all about?

A mind can get lost
Inside of the breath of your mouth

Are you haunting me or am I
Just haunting myself?

Poems that I write
Songs that I sing
Doesn’t make it right
Doesn’t do anything
I keep falling to my ground
I’m still falling
But am I falling in … or falling out?

Thoughts in the brain
Tears like the rain
Blood spills from the scrape

Ears that can’t hear
The sound of a heart
When it decides to break

A hope can get caught
Inside of a rainbow of lies

Are you chasing me or am I
Just chasing my time?

Poems that I write
Songs that I sing
Doesn’t make it right
Doesn’t do anything
I keep falling to my ground
I’m still falling
But am I falling in … or falling out?

Why is the ocean blue?
Why is the grass so green?
Why can’t the dark see the light?
Why do you have to be so mean?
Why can’t the wind just take a break?

What is that all about?

Why can’t up ever go back down?
Why can’t left just take a right?
Why can’t the colors find their grey?
Why can’t peace ever win the fight?
Why can’t a thief leave what he takes?

What is that all about?

Poems that I write
Songs that I sing
Doesn’t make it right
Doesn’t do anything
I keep falling to my ground
I’m still falling
But am I falling in … or falling out?

Poems that I sing
Songs that I write
Doesn’t do anything
Doesn’t make it right
I keep falling to my ground
I’m still falling
I’m still falling

Poems that I write
Songs that I sing
Doesn’t make it right
Doesn’t do anything
I keep falling to my ground
I’m still falling

But am I falling in … or falling out?

I’m still falling
I’m still falling

What is that all about?



Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sorry

SORRY - Written by Carroll Bryant




I’m sorry for the words
I’m sorry for the hurt
I’m sorry pretty girl
I just like to get real mean
And I am sorry for everything

I’m sorry for the pain
I’m sorry for the rain
I’m sorry for the games
That you know I like to play
And I am sorry for everything

There’s a war inside of me
It’s taking place and I believe
That it may never ever stop
I’d kill myself if that’s what you want

And there’s a demon in my head
My skull’s a flame inside I dread
We love to hate and hate to love
I hate those words, can’t get enough
Of you

It’s true

I’m sorry for the tears
I’m sorry for the fears
I’m sorry to leave you here
When I always go away
And I’m sorry for everything

There’s a battle of delight
Taking place behind my eyes
Dirty holes and smelly socks
I still get chills from my inbox

Every time I read your name
Butterflies start taking place
We hate to love and love to hate
I hate that we are both this way
It’s true

I love you

I’m sorry for my time
I’m sorry we’re so blind
I’m sorry for my mind
When it often slips away

And I’m sorry for everything
I’m sorry for this song
They are just words I had to say
And I am sorry for everything




Friday, October 13, 2017

The Greatest Feeling

THE GREATEST FEELING - Written by Carroll Bryant 



I can’t for the life of me figure it out
So caught up in you and what you’re all about

I can’t find the reason and so I can’t say
X marks the spot when you look at me that way

There must have been a million times
There must have been a million girls
One thing I realize
Is you’re the greatest feeling in the world

There’s no truer lesson than the one you can’t learn
If you play with matches then you’re gonna get burned

Some will take for granted what they can’t take at all
Jumping off the edge for the thrill of the fall

There must have been a million eyes
There must have been a million lures
One thing just falls in line
Is you’re the greatest feeling in the world

Everything tastes bitter with sour grapes
The haughty ways of naughty flirts
Everyday is sweeter that slips away
You can’t be late for what will surely hurt

Everything feels better with passive lies
The dainty stares of empty heads
Everyday that passes is undefined
You can’t relate to what is surely dead

Everything tastes bitter with sour grapes
The haughty ways of naughty flirts
Everyday is sweeter that slips away
You can’t be late for what will surely hurt

And you know it’s gonna hurt you someday

I can’t for the life of me figure it out
So caught up in you and what you’re all about

I can’t find the reason and so I can’t say
X marks the spot when you look at me that way

There must have been a million times
There must have been a million girls
One thing I realize
Is you’re the greatest feeling in the world

There must have been a million eyes
There must have been a million lures
One thing just falls in line
Is you’re the greatest feeling in the world

When I’m holding you I know it’s pure
You’re the greatest feeling in the world

The greatest feeling
The greatest girl
The greatest feeling

You’re the greatest feeling in the world



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Ode To The Yelling Tree

ODE TO THE YELLING TREE - Written by Carroll Bryant




So this is what love is
Watching you sleep
Feeling you breathe on me
My skin
Watching you dream

So this is who I am
A man in love with you
Knowing you love me too
My heart
Bursting within

When the rock slide fell on top of me
I was thinking that I was history
You came along with a brand new song
And showed me that you know me
And I belonged to someone

When the earth quake wanted to swallow me whole
You were there with a hand for me to hold
I was blind at first but now I see
What you mean to me
And I belong to someone

So this is what happy is
Watching you eat
Looking at that smile on your face
My sin
Watching you bless me

So this is who you are
A girl consumed with passion
Knowing that I won’t forsake you
My soul
Bursting within

When the ocean wave washed me ashore
You were there to declare love even more
Comforted me with tenderness instead
The empty words that lived inside my head
And I belonged to someone

When the world came crashing down on me
You were there to set my spirits free
You took me in and held me in the night
Now I believe that it’s time
To belong to someone

When the rock slide fell on top of me
I was thinking that I was history
You came along with a brand new song
And showed me that you know me
And I belonged to someone

When the earth quake wanted to swallow me whole
You were there with a hand for me to hold
I was blind at first but now I see
What you mean to me
And I belong to someone

So this is what love is
Watching you sleep
Feeling you breathe on me
My skin
Watching you dream
I’m watching you dream
You’re dreaming with me

Let’s keep on dreaming …  






Monday, October 9, 2017

She's Crazy

SHE'S CRAZY - Written by Carroll Bryant 




When night comes crawling around
Everybody gathers at the tavern on the edge of town
And when that girl comes prancing in the joint
All the guys go to war like the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s

The juices start to flowing
Testosterone gets out of control
Hell bent and whiskey woman
You know she’s not going to sleep alone

She gets crazy, out of her head
I’m gonna take her outside, out behind the back shed
Baby, that’s what he said
Don’t pay yourself no never mind
The girl, she likes to get crazy

Juke box hero’s are fine
Nobody pays a nickel and it plays itself all night
And that girl knows what to do
Little by little or one by one and maybe two by two

The doors to her paradise thighs
Is guarded by sin without a key
Just one look at you with those devil shot eyes
You know she’s not going to leave you in need

She gets crazy, out of her head
I’m gonna take her outside, out behind the back shed
Baby, that’s what he said
Don’t pay yourself no never mind
The girl, she likes to get crazy
Out of her head
I’m gonna take her outside, out behind the back shed
Baby, that’s what he said
Don’t pay yourself no never mind
The girl, she likes to get crazy

She is her own kind of brand 
Or mechanical bull for sure
She gets them all so dumb and blind 
Then she leads them to the door
To their doom

To the sex room 

The juices start to flowing
She knows how to wrangle up the boys
Hell bent and whiskey woman
They’re gonna go to war like the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s

She gets crazy, out of her head
I’m gonna take her outside, out behind the back shed
Baby, that’s what he said
Don’t pay yourself no never mind
The girl, she likes to get crazy

Oh, yeah




Saturday, October 7, 2017

Woman

WOMAN - Written by Carroll Bryant 




We can look to a rainbow just to find lost dreams
We can look to a shooting star that carries not a meaning
We can look to a heart that’s hurting from a pain so true
When in truth, it’s all disconcerting
I would rather be looking at you

You’re the kind of woman that can cause a war
Falling through the floor of illusions
Walking through the door of tomorrow
You’re the kind of woman who can kill with just a stare
Leaving me bare and in confusion
Lighting all the fires in my soul

My sorrow shows every time you go

There are really no answers to what lies in between
There is really no purpose for us that we can find anything
There is only justice of the heart and everything that is real
Then in truth we discover exactly nothing
Or maybe the way we truly feel

You’re the kind of woman that can pick and choose
You got the moment waiting
Standing there like a ruse
You’re the kind of woman who can thrill with just a smile
Leading me to eternal mourning
Snuffing out the love-light in my eyes

My sorrow shows every time you cry

Do you want me to beg for you?
Tussle you?
Knock you to the ground?

Do you want me to fornicate?
Suffocate?
Or make some kind of sound?

I can't read your mind as well as I can read mine
You’re not an open book at all
How hard do you want me to hit when I fall?

You’re the kind of woman who can get me every time
Pull me out of the morning shadows
Throw me back into time
You’re the kind of woman that can pillar inside the lines
Leave them wanting more of never
Cast away the demons from my life

My sorrow shows every time I try



Thursday, October 5, 2017

You're Mine

YOU'RE MINE - Written by Carroll Bryant 


Is this the beginning of time?
Your hand inside of mine
The way that it’s feeling
I could swear I am dreaming
But I know that you’re right by my side

I’m taking that as my sign

Are you gonna stay for a lifetime?
If so, your life or mine?
This time there’s no fooling
All that you are doing to me
Is blowing away all of my mind

You are the one who makes me whole
You are the one I need to hold
You are the moon
You are the sun
You are every song ever sung
You’re every story that has ever been told
You’re alpha - omega
The bright star of Vega
You’re everything in this world that is alive
And girl, you’re mine

Is this the way that it goes?
This heart is all that I know
I feel so endymion
Which way to you again?
And I know that my love will show

It's gonna grow

You are the one that makes it true
You are the one and only one you
You are the day
You are the night
You are the sparkle of light
You’re the habit that I can’t undo
You’re this way and that way
Every single word I say
You’re everything in this world that is alive
And girl, you’re mine

And when you whisper in my ear
I get so sabbatic
From my senses and I lose control

I lose it, darling

You are the one who makes me whole
You are the one I need to hold
You are the moon
You are the sun
You are every song ever sung
You’re every story that has ever been told
You’re alpha - omega
The bright star of Vega
You’re everything in this world that is alive
And girl, you’re mine

You are the one that makes it true
You are the one and only one you
You are the day
You are the night
You are the sparkle of light
You’re the habit that I can’t undo
You’re this way and that way
Every single word I say
You’re everything in this world that is alive
And girl, you’re mine

You’re alpha-omega
The bright star of Vega
You’re everything of anything that shines

And girl, you’re mine 


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Yelling Tree (Love)

THE YELLING TREE (LOVE) - Written by Carroll Bryant




To your heart, I am an extraterrestrial
An invader to your world
The world
To all worlds known and unknown

A parasite of invalid love
A space cadet drifting aimlessly
Through vortexes and black holes
An astronaut of the nebulas

Traveling from one galaxy to the next
Trying to avoid debris and radio active particles
Breathing from an unending supply of oxygen
From an apparatus made by your hands

Was I not good enough for you?
Too imperfect?
Too real for your fantasies?
Or a blemish on the face of your reality?

It’s quiet out here
Gazing at all the nothingness around me
Reflecting light from distant suns
A moon that embodies everything you are not

To feel like an asteroid
A meteorite
An infallible invention of malcontent
Known exclusively as your “ex”

More like your fool

You’re the one who performed a polar shift!
You’re the one whose orbit is out of whack!
It was your climate that changed!

Was I not bad enough for you?
Too perfect?
Too unfathomable for your thoughts?
Or a stain on the prom dress of your life?

I question your intentions!
I question you!
I hate you!
I love you!
I miss you!
I can’t live!

Without you

And yet I do live
Just barely it seems
My shadows, my self pity
They are my only company
Still alone out here in vast emptiness of every heartbeat
That is yours to take

Why me?
Why now?
Why not?

Why not me?

No!

Trifle as I am in my moments of solitude
I yearn for one day to remove my helmet
And breathe-in time
The dead cold of your soul
The dead cold that deprives me of my smile

Love!
I laugh!
What a joke!

The pain is the punch-line

You are you
I am me
Where can we go from here?
We can go nowhere!

Love …
What a joke
What a laugh

What a tear

Damn you!




Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sun Sweet Love

SUN SWEET LOVE - Written by Carroll Bryant 



She turns away from sun sweet love
Invisible to the rain
She cuts herself way too much
Hiding in her shame

She can’t see that happiness isn’t found in a state of shock
But she won’t talk it out
And she won’t balk at the words I write
She just walks right out
She just walks right out of my life

She dances in her own infliction
Crying behind her eyes
She’s a flower of contradiction
Never to realize

She won’t believe in tomorrows hope when her tears refuse to fall
But she won’t try at all
And she won’t listen to the sound of the wind
She just lets it fall
She just lets it fall into the end

Scream at everything that hates you
Run into your secret world
Dream no more if you don’t want to
You’re a big enough girl

Leave the things that won’t invent you
Run into your secret world
Dream no more if you don’t want to
You’re a special girl

Scream at everything that forsakes you
Passion only rules the world
Dream away the life that makes you
You’re a big enough girl

Leave the things that only break you
It’s a runaway world
Dream away the name that he gave you
You’re a special girl

She turns away from sun sweet love
Invisible to the rain
She cuts herself way too much
Hiding in her shame

She can’t see that happiness isn’t found in a state of shock
But she won’t talk it out
And she won’t balk at the words I write
She just walks right out
She just walks right out of my life
Right out of her own life

Right out of my life






Friday, September 29, 2017

Devils Lettuce

DEVILS LETTUCE - Written by Carroll Bryant 



We can’t think straight
Our heads are like a lava lamp
We’re tongue tied
Stuck between the jaws of a clamp

We’re going to start laughing if it let’s us
Something smells weird like devils lettuce

Now you can call it a party
Now you can say we’re having a real good time
Finally it started
For a moment I thought I was going to lose my mind

We got the munchies
I think you know what I mean
We’re feeling crazy
Like floating inside of a dream

It’s not normal
For us to be acting this way
A bit too formal
But really, who am I to say?

We’re going to need an oxygen apparatus
From dancing in the fog of the devils lettuce

Now you can call it a party
Now you can say we’re having a real good time
Finally it started
For a moment I thought I was going to lose my mind

Now it’s a party
Now we’re having a real good time
So glad it started
For a moment I was caught in another part of my mind

We can’t think straight
Our heads are like a lava lamp
We’re tongue tied
Stuck between the jaws of a clamp

We’re going to start laughing if it let’s us
Something smells weird like devils lettuce

Now you can call it a party
Now you can say we’re having a real good time
Finally it started
For a moment I thought I was going to lose my mind

Now it’s a party
Now we’re having a real good time
So glad it started
For a moment I was caught in another state of mind

Driving down the boulevard
Her hands resting on my lap
Everything is getting hard
Someone tell me where the hell we’re at

Someone tell me how to get back

Now it’s a party!




Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sexy Persuasions (Revised)

SEXY PERSUASIONS (REVISED) - Written by Carroll Bryant 




Sexy persuasions, sweeping the nation
It’s going around and spreading
It’s a love disease
Sexy persuasions, a brand new revelation
These sexy persuasions are gonna get you and me

I love those blonde haired beauties
I love them brunette cuties
Those redheads turn me on just the same

When they pass me by, Lord
And flash me a smile
I can feel that red hot burning flame

Sexy persuasions, sweeping the nation
It’s going around and spreading
It’s a love disease
Sexy persuasions, a brand new revelation
These sexy persuasions are gonna get you and me

I meet them in the morning
I meet them in the evening
I meet them anywhere that they might be

Their touches hot as fire
Tugging my desires
Blinding me to where I just can’t see

Sexy persuasions, sweeping the nation
It’s going around and spreading
It’s a love disease
Sexy persuasions, a brand new revelation
These sexy persuasions are gonna get you and me

And so it’s just my business
To cover them with kisses
I can’t seem to leave them girls alone

There’s no use to hide it
I haven’t yet decided
Which one of those ladies I’ll take home

Sexy persuasions, sweeping the nation
It’s going around and spreading
It’s a love disease
Sexy persuasions, a brand new revelation
These sexy persuasions are gonna get you and me





Monday, September 25, 2017

Hated Out Of Love

HATED OUT OF LOVE - Written by Carroll Bryant 



I’m not fooling
True story of a sad goodbye
One desperate morning
Took me by complete surprise

She suckered me in like a vacuum in space
Slapped a silly grin all over my face
Didn’t heed a warning
Not even a sign
It was a moment in time

No feeling was spared
Nothing exempt
Everything we could have been or never was
I took it all for granted
In a world of sweet pretend
And she hated me right out of love

She had me cornered
Her persuasion was powerful
She was a mourner
That was her strange allure

She’d spoken all the words you’d want to hear
Clapping in the audience and giving a cheer
Didn’t waste a message
Not even a line
It was blowing my mind

No feeling was protected
Nothing was shit
Everything we should have been but never was
I took it all for granted
In a world of sweet pretend
And she hated me right out of love

Heart-breaker was her claim to fame
She carries a fake name
She gives me the whole blame

Stargazer was her only game
She carries a hot flame
She parries with no shame

I’m not fooling
True story marred with lies
One desperate morning
Facebook was her mad goodbye

She suckered me in like a fish on a hook
Writing the pages of her Goddamn book
Didn’t spell with rhythm
Not even a rhyme
It was a moment defined

No feeling was spared
Nothing exempt
Everything we could have been or never was
I took it all for granted
In a world of sweet pretend
And she hated me right out of love

No feeling was protected
Nothing was shit
Everything we should have been but never was
I took it all for granted
In a world of sweet pretend
And she hated me right out of love

I’m not fooling
True story of a sad goodbye