Nature’s Gifts

Mother Nature gives us all so many gifts
From lovely rainbows to wild flowers
Gifts that just keep on giving

I’d rather be a willow
Bending in a storm
Rather be a willow
Than an oak that breaks and harms

I’d rather be a dandelion
A weed that grows in any ground
Children like to pluck my blooms
And love to blow away my seedlings

I’d love to be a butterfly
Instead of a lonely dragonfly
I’d be wonderfully colored
And loved by everyone

I’d rather be a four-leaf cover
That makes one and all smile
Some think I bring them luck
They press me in their Bibles

Blessed so are all
With Mother Nature’s gifts of wonder
Winter, Summer, Spring, and Fall
Each area showing its own splendor

Payback is Hell

Oh, I really wanna watch you fall
Too many of us you’ve left in your wake
Like all those notches on your belt
Someday you’re gonna know what it’s like
To love and then be left
Someday, someday
Payback is Hell

Rack `um and stack `um
And let `em fall
It’s just a game after all
But cupid’s arrow shoots both ways
And when you least expect it, you’ll fall
Payback is Hell

You’ll have wasted days and nights
Your words will fall on deaf ears
She’ll tease you and not treat you right
She’ll introduce you to Heaven
But she’ll leave you in Hell
Payback is Hell

She’ll string you out and tie you into knots
She’ll turn you every which way but loose
You’ll find yourself caught up in a noose
Tossing and turning
Pleading and begging
Oh, yeah, payback is Hell

The best of a lover
You’ll never want another
She’s everything you’ve ever desired or ever wanted
But she quickly tires
Moving on to her next conquest
Yeah, yeah, payback is Hell

Music is Life

She’s just a young soul

In an old body

Hoping and wishing

For another decade or two

She’ll have time left

To tap her feet

And dance in the street

She’s not going quietly

Gonna slide to her grave

Yellin’ “Oh, Boy—What a Ride!”

Sing at her grave, if you must

But do an Eagles song or two

She’ll be rocking and rolling

Dancing and singing

Tapping her feet to the beat

Love her song-love her

Songs that make you happy

Song that make your sad

A legacy to live on

Today, Not Tomorrow

Remember the laughter
Remember the fun
Time together we had
You can’t ask for more, Hon

A year in the mountains
Time in the sun
Nomads were we, just movin’ along
Always pickin’ and singin’ our songs

I have nothing to leave you, my dear
Only sweet memories of our years
But we used up every single day
Made the best of them along the way

Don’t cry for me when I’m gone
We had so much fun, didn’t we
Tears are only for things left undone
And in that we surely had none

Remember the dances in the snow and rain
Moonlight magic in the Spanish plains
Making love on our catamaran
While listening to that Calypso band.

Don’t cry for me when I’m gone
Every moment we had was like a song
No regrets, Sweetheart, no tears of sorrow
We lived for the todays and not the tomorrows.

Don’t cry for me when I’m gone
We had so much fun, didn’t we
Tears are only for things left undone
And in that we surly had none

Don’t cry for me, Sweetheart
You know I’m just a memory away