Peace of Mind

When I saw you
In the morning
Beautif’lly snoring
I wished that
I could freeze
Time

When I left you
In the evening
Painf’lly grieving
I wished that
I could
Rewind

Help me
Find my
Peace of mind

When I met you
That afternoon
Everything seemed in tune
I knew that
We’d
Harmonize

When I kissed you
That night
Everything seemed so bright
I knew we’d
Be each others’
Light

Berkeley, California

Across the Ocean

I went to the seashore
And I thought I could see more
If I took the next boat out of
Here
I was in a hurry
But I didn’t worry
Cause uncertainty is not what I
Fear

Across the ocean
Across the ocean

40 nights at sea
Knocked the wind out of me
By the time we anchored on the next
Dock
When my crewmates scattered
I was feeling tattered
Alone with my bag on a
Rock

Berkeley, California

Shadow Side

I tried 1000 times to get
Through to you
I tried and tried, even though
I’m not supposed to

Slipping down and out through
The other side
I think I might be losing
My alibi
I might be discovering
My shadow side
It’s not the first and I fear it’s not
The last time

I give it my all
But still I fall
I lay my soul bare
But you’re not there

Written with Nick Goyhenetche
Oakland, California

Taking My Time

Taking my time
Writing a rhyme
While a hurricane’s blowing
Around me

Take time to breathe
Don’t let your mind deceive
I thought I lost part of me
But then it found me

Through all the storms
Making, breaking forms
Confusion and clarity
Take their turns sharing me

Oakland, California

Let’s See

Let’s see, let’s see
What wants to come out of me
Dial it up, dial it up
Dial it to the nth degree
Shake it out, shake it out
Shake it until it’s free
Let’s see, let’s see
Me

Turn me on, turn me on
Love the way you tease me
Serve me, serve me
You know how to please me
Control me, control me
I want you to seize me
Hold me, hold me
After you release me

Let’s see, let’s see
Let’s see the real you
Show me, show me
Costumes that reveal you
Tell me, tell me
I want to unpeel you
Let’s see
Me in you

Oakland, California

Quicksand

I’m feeling stuck
I’m feeling stuck
What the fuck
I’m feeling stuck

I’m feeling stuck
I’m feeling stuck
Don’t know what to do
Guess I’ll strap on my shoe
Been feeling stuck

It’s like quicksand
Up to my thigh
I get more trapped
The harder I try
I reach out for
A helping hand
But all I grasp
Is more quicksand

Oh let me go
Let me go
I want to flow
Let me go

Said let me go
Let me go
I step outside
I’m not gonna hide
And I let go

Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Over and Over

Over and over
Not getting closer
Over and over
Tears came and chose her
Over and over
I cannot show her
Over and over
Sinking ever lower

San Diego, California

Anchor

Anchor me
When I’m floating around
Lift me up
When I’m sinking down

Bring me home
When I’m wandering
Shake me up
When I’m settling

Oh anchor of mine
You help me to fly

Oh balloon that I found
You help me to ground

San Diego, California

Keeping the Balance

Keeping the balance
Is ever the challenge
Keep to the task
But don’t let the day pass

What can you do?
Does it all fall on you?
Did you lose your flow?
Where did it go?

I try to grasp it
But just when I have it
It crumbles and
Slips right through
It’s quite the design
That can capture a mind
Yet always
Eludes

Burn all your plans
But make clear your demands
Hope for the best
But don’t get yourself stressed

All that you do
Are you sure that it’s you?
Didn’t you know
You can let it all go

Shift it left, pivot right
Shift it left, pivot right
Shift it left, pivot right

San Diego, California