03 June 2014 – X-Filed

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02 June 2014 – Wonder Man

02 June 2014

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Wonder Man
Will Carson / Bruce Springsteen

I remember you lying in bed, with nurses hovering around
Stood beside you four long days, sliding ice chips in your mouth
And when that boy was slapped, and we finally heard him cry
I knew we’d always stay together, through the tumultuous ride

Darling we took our vows, and together we’ve made our stand
I am the wonder man

I remember the craven pits, filled with rocks and pointed shale
the angry words of disappointment, all the times I routinely failed
All the pressure in my face, my shoulders falling down
But the spirit was always there, between our feet and the ground

Darling we took our vows, and together we’ve made our stand
I am the wonder man

I remember walking the beach, one boy attached to each hand
as the gulls drifted into the dusk, and the waves melted into the sand
You were following close behind, the camera slung on your wrist
the sun left for another world, and you knew this was it

Darling we took our vows, and together we’ve made our stand
I am the wonder man

I remember lying in bed, for a hundred thousand nights
Praying health and peace for my family, and a will to do right
For all the times that I’ve let you down, there were hundreds you never saw
I was the right man for the job, with wings that sheltered you all

Darling we took our vows, and together we’ve made our stand
I am the wonder man

Darling I’ve done my best, and I hope you understand
I am the wonder man

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01 June 2014 – Vagrant Miscues

01 June 2014

Vagrant Miscues
Will Carson

When I was young the foolish deeds slipped off my back like rain
Unwavering confidence, rose up again and again
But soon I grew a cast iron stock, around my swollen neck
Both smooth and sharp the shackles grew upon my burgeoning wreck

The darkest soul forged chains of sin, with twisted glittering links
He found a way to bypass my brain, so I act before I think
He added weights to the end of the chains, to drag throughout this life
He pushed aside the rescuer and branded me with his knife

These vagrant miscues were seared and stained, in the corners of my mind
I cannot take a single step without the memories walking in line
As I reflect, they were serious moves, which crippled a legion of souls
Not washed away by blood or intentions or my journey as a whole

So I like a ghost or a memory, stay shackled to the shame of the past
Look hard into the eyes of the master, and wonder if his grace will last
We begin to melt with our first great sin, flakes of skin dance away in the wind
Dueling voices steer our destiny, one hopeless; one says “begin again”

There is comfort in the darkness, and the shame of our worthless charade
Or there’s comfort in forgiveness, for the dead seas that we have made
Vagrant miscues call to you, in which ear will you let them arrive
To live and die in our past mistakes, or to walk away and survive

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05 May 2014 – Under

05 May 2014

Under
Will Carson

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One day I woke up, and was no longer afraid – of the dark, of the anger, of the pain
The moment that relief rose like the morning sun, death washed over me again and again

In the emptiness, a forest grew up around me – filled with spring leaves, buds, and life
I lay on an oak bench, reflective, and waited for the stillness to be sorted from the strife

Suddenly a sound arose, first the wings of incests – then crickets, birds, and the wind
Then a choir of heavenly angels, like a symphony – blowing away the grains of old sin

A brilliant angel wrapped me in his arms of light – and lifted me into the sky
a halo of sunlight swirled around his shifting form – his wings conducted me high

I was flown to a cathedral on a cloud – satin white – and curled like a mantis at his feet
The room was lit up by the glory of his grace – the king, a ball of fire, on the bema seat

I bowed my head, closed my eyes, as my life replayed like a speeding film
I looked into the deep, dark brow of my savior, and saw that he was underwhelmed.

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04 May 2014 – Thyme

04 May 2014

Thyme
Will Carson

Listen –

some men are bothered by cattle in dreams, some men prefer to land in between
some men eat anything and suffer the price, I think of food as fuel and live on brown rice

now here in the kitchen, I’m whipping some cream, a full stick of butter sure hope I’m not seen
I like that new kool aid, it’s berry lemonade, with sucralose and stevia – calorie free it’s made

I’m knoshing on cheerios, to lower that cholesterol, gotta limits the sugars, make the blood pressure fall
I’m glad I’m not french, they think food is a pleasure, with their baguettes and brouillettes, and all the other treasures

Think I’ll toss me some salad, with a pair of black tongs, Got the spring mix and veggies, in syncopated song, I’ll use some balsamic, with a fresh twist of lime. Now I can’t make a salad, because I haven’t got the thyme.

I’m not much for flavor, but I like a good spice, that’s why I’m married to a sweet and sour life
Gotta banish the poison, that coca cola you know, someone switch me to green tea, from the antioxidant row

Got that prediabetes, from living in sugar land. Gotta bury the Big Gulps, move to New York where they’re banned.

Someone call John Goodman, for some fresh diet advice. There’s a man who’s not afraid to eat a sandwich while rolling the dice.

Think I’ll toss me some salad, with a pair of black tongs, Got the spring mix and veggies, in syncopated song, I’ll use some balsamic, with a fresh twist of lime. Now I can’t make a salad, because I haven’t got thyme.

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03 May 2014 – Setting Sun

03 May 2014

 

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Setting Sun

Will Carson

 

 

Walking up this mountain trail, the air is growing cold
Every step is harder yet, every breath is smoke and mold
Looking back on sunlit days, that I turned dark by choice
First I lost the narrow road and then I lost my voice

 
I was given everything a son could ever need
Walking past the shrubs and vines, my documentary bleeds
It’s not that the circumstances weighed my destiny down
I just turned and walked away – a broken, orphaned clown

 

Along the way I found a girl after rooting through the trash
The crown she wore soon blinded me and our awkward journey crashed
I think I’ll sit upon this rock and look back where I’ve been
Through hell and light and tortured nights of radiating sin

 

I did my best with the little ones and the youngsters in my path
I told them stories, picked them up and tried to make them laugh
But best intentions aren’t enough, mistakes are always made
I find myself a solitary man, limply softly from the parade

 

There were times he carried me and times I tried to hide
Heard him calling for many years while I coldly bid my time
And though I know He’s never left, the passion melted away
His words grew brittle and truth grew stale ’til there was nothing left to say

 

Now it’s time to pay the debt, regret is not enough
The mountain’s toll has exploded my bones and I was never that tough
Let me climb just a few more steps into the setting sun
Set my course for the mercy seat because I won’t be walking down

 

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02 May 2014 – Rescued

02 May 2014

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Rescued
Will Carson

Somewhere along the way I lost my way
The picture I was painting began to fade
I lost my sight, without putting up a fight
My future packed up and crawled away

Somewhere along this path I lost my girl
I turned around she melted into the world
Once she was gone, their was no way to carry on
I fell down to the ground tightly curled

Anyway you want it that’s the way I want it too
I’ll drift like a boat on an ocean the way that you do
Anyway you want it that’s the way I want it too

Somewhere along this dream I lost my hands
My fingers went numb and I surrendered command
The dead spin spread, from my toes to the hairs on my head
Pain like a wildfire took my senses and ran

Somewhere along the way I lost my only soul
The dark path I chose rose and engulfed me whole
From the belly of the whale, I cried out to be freed from the jail
Then angels in heaven took my fate under their control

Anyway you want me that’s the way I want me too
I’m broken and slaughter, bloodied and pierced through and through
Anyway you want me that’s the way I want me too
Your strong hand reached down and lifted me up to you
You carried me home and I was rescued

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