Give and Take

Don’t take it too fast
Don’t take it too slow
Don’t take it all the way
Don’t take the entire show

Take what you need
Give what you can
Don’t take on someone’s baggage
Don’t take that plea bargain

Don’t give up easy
Don’t give a hard time
Don’t give up someone else to
Get away with your own crime

Give your best effort
Take what you’ve earned
Don’t give those lame excuses
Don’t give up all you’ve learned

Give up your hangups
That give you doubt
Take stock of who you are
That pat no one can take out

Take off your mind
Give it a break
And just be mindful
Of all you give and take

San Diego, California

Take It Over

Take it over
Throw the line
Listen gently
For the sign

Take it over
Let it all go
Submit completely
To the flow

Take it over
Burn the plan
Take a breath now
Til you understand

If you want to move fast
You must move slower
Did you really think that
You could take it over?

San Diego, California

Kings of the Ocean

Breathe it out
Toward the setting sun
The waves that crash
On the shore
Seep back to
The ocean deep

The tear I shed
Gets swallowed in
The ocean is
No saltier
How many tears
Has she swallowed this year
To the ocean

Tick tock
At peace but sad
Amazed but malaised
The times that we had
Slipped right away
Before I could say
I love you my brother

Ride the wave
Beyond the grave
Tides will shift
Spirits will lift
Bring to safe shores
The rafts adrift
Help us heal this…

The main event
This is it
The main event
Welcome to…

The ocean

San Diego, California and Rosarito, Mexico

New Song

Can you write a new song?
Will you sail the sea?
What took you so long
To finally see?

Take a look at the view
Stay out until 2
This is enough

Can you choose the next scene?
Can you say what you mean?
Do you know what you want?
Or will you go on a jaunt?

Open your eyes and listen
Or else you might be missin
What’s floating right toward you
Grab what’s here for you

Could you sing and dance
If you had the chance?
Could you see yourself
In a deep, inspired romance?

The roses smell sweet
As you move your feet
It’s a beautiful day
I wonder who I’ll meet

Oakland, California

Space Song

Hop into space
And say your goodbye
To that lovely place
You once knew as Pai
Take my advice
Cause I’m not gonna lie
You should strap in your seatbelt
Cause you’re ’bout to fly

To the tune of Pai Song
Chiang Mai, Thailand

20141101_183923Running back and forth
Trying to find a home
But it really doesn’t matter
Where you choose to roam
When you find your peace of mind
You see you’re already here
Sail on this crazy ship
But you don’t have to steer

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Because I Got High

I was gonna take a van back to Chiang Mai
I thought I had a solid plan to go to Chiang Mai
Now I’m stuck in Pai, and I know why
Because I got high, because I got high, because I got high

To the tune of the classic Afroman song
Pai, Thailand

What Happens in Pai…

When I left this place
I don’t know why
I’m trying my best
To be a nice guy
What I say is the truth
I’m not gonna lie
But what happens in Pai
Doesn’t come back to Chiang Mai

To the tune of Pai Song
Chiang Mai, Thailand, while planning a return trip to Pai