Not on My Watch

You extract all you want
You claim all you can
You plant all your flags
In the sand

Not on my watch
Not on my watch
Not on my watch

You manipulate
With crocodile tears
You smile as
Your ambition steers

You thought you could pass
But your games won’t fly here
We see past
Your shallow veneer

You though you could use
All your usual tricks
But we see right past
Your bullshit

San Diego, California

Amplifying Whisper

There’s a whisper
In your spirit
Listen closely
Can you hear it?

You try to run
Because you fear it
But you cannot
Engineer it

Then you try to
Push it down
But you see it
All around

There’s an
Amplifying sound
It’s begging, pleading
To be found

The whisper is amplifying
There’s no sense in you hiding
Growing into a scream
Things are not as they seem

Now you hear
And can’t deny it
Will you choose to
Multiply it?

Nobody can
Sell or buy it
But everybody
Can supply it

You can’t help but
Bring it up
You feel like you
Might erupt

Others think that
You disrupt
Not quite ready
To wake up

San Diego, California

Song 4

The grass is always greener
But oh you should have seen her
Layin on the beach in the sun

Oh I try to fight it
But can’t hold my excitement
Maybe I should turn and run

I’m searching for the clues
That might help me choose
Am I lost in delusion?

Maybe I’m just crazy
But girls don’t often faze me
This feeling isn’t one I can shun

I try not to seem eager
As I offer a beer
Would you like to have some fun?

She said, “I was actually about to go…
But fuck it, YOLO!
Maybe I’ll just have one”

San Diego, California

Come to Your Senses

Come to your senses
Instinctive reflexes
You can leave your projections

You don’t have to worry
Or be in a hurry
Just follow the instructions
You find

See if you can feel
Out what is real
Can you grab it from the air
As it drops?

You don’t have to hide it
You just have to ride it
Can you hang on until it

San Diego, California

What Am I to Do?

Oh, babe I love you so
It’s true
Oh, babe I love you so
But what you put me through

Oh it drives me mad
Swinging from good times to bad
Oh, babe I love you so
But what am I to do?

San Diego, California

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 part 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

When I find myself in a pandemic,
Dr. Bennet comes to me
With my favorite prescription,

And when I’m in a K-hole
It’s doesn’t frighten me
Because I’m sitting here with
Raqqy B

From Raqqy B
Who’s about
To turn 50
Happy birthday
To Raqqy B

For though we aren’t tubbing
In the year 2020,
At least we still have

Perhaps next year will be different
You’d know better than me
Because you’ve already
Seen 50

Raqqy B’s
Turning 50
We should party
With ketamine
Happy birthday
To Raqqy B

To the tune of Let It Be
Berkeley, California

Go fuck yourself

If you come at me like that
When you want me to help

Go fuck yourself

Maybe you’ll find
The love that you seek if you

Fuck yourself

Oakland, California