Archive for the ‘Poem’ Category

For This is Love, Love is This

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

 

There are no endings just beginnings

As yesterday was once today

 

For this is love, love is this

Ever present and now

 

Written By Cousin Lee © 2017

The ones that are not represented (Where do they go)

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

From the new album ‘Election’ unrecorded

 

Where do they go, the one’s that lost

the ones, that are not represented

the one’s that are lost

who tried for something better

but did not get it

 

Democracy divides by the choice you make

putting one side against the other, with a loser  guaranteed

 

It is not freedom

Even though there is choice

a choice that was not defined

by you and I

but by halls of power

by the people that should know better

 

How can it be when all people want to be free

Can breathe so easily, yet can not live by one another

that one can be so afraid and close the door on another

 

Democracy divides by the choice

put one side against the crack

with  a loser guaranteed

 

There has got to be another way

there has got to be another way

there has got to be another way

 

Written 2016 Cousin Lee, Published Cousin Lee © 2016

 

Choo Choo – Augustus

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

From ‘Red Hot Spark’ (Part one)

 

One two three here I came

five six seven eight for some more

nine ten eleven twelve lets go

 

American politics and law

autumn leaves and flowers in the fall

something about I can’t touch

yes it has got me in the air

 

I am bird swooping over you

choo choo choo choo

 

Oh babe you  understand

they are pulling me down

I try not to frown

I want to see the dawn

 

I am injection your my heroin

choo choo choo choo

 

Hey lets stay out late

ooh it will be just you and me

Aah ‘ll pick you up at eight

in my black and white 58

 

I am lover who needs a shot

choo choo choo choo

 

One two three here I came

five six seven eight for some more

nine ten eleven twelve let’s go

 

Words and Music By Cousin Lee © 1993

 

Devil’s Door – Painting You

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

From the album ‘ Opera Afterwards

 

Long time ago

I tried, to tell the truth

but the words that I spoke

not a word was heard

shield the light from my face

shield the light from my face

 

The devil is knocking on your door

Which way will you turn for more

angel angel angel

 

Now you stand so tall

but your money does not count at all

your heading for a fall

nothing I can do at all

your on your knees

your garden is full of weed

I know you have to feed

but not your need

 

Shield the light from my face

shield the light from my face

 

The devil is knocking on your door

which way will you turn for more

the devil is knocking on your door

it is time to collect the debt

devil devil devil

 

 

Shield the light from my face

shield the light from my face

the devil is knocking on your door

Which way will you turn for more

the devil is knocking on your door

it is time to collect the debt

 

Angel

 

Written 1995 Cousin Lee, Published Painting You © 1996

#paintingyou

 

For What They Want

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

(In progress new album ‘Election’)

His roots went back into the community
Mothers loved him, at those coffee mornings
the hand that rocks the cradle
still ruled small town politics

 

The only problem is
nothing could come of it
the only problem was
it did not solve the problem

 

Butterfly is beautiful
It lands and then fly’s away
It lands in such a delicate way
so unlike ourselves

Never vote for what they want
but vote for what they fear

 

The only problem is
nothing could come of it
the only problem was
it did not solve the problem

 

They don’t like what they have
but fear what they might get
Better the devil you know
and young just throw it away

 

The only problem is
nothing could come of it
the only problem was
it did not solve the problem

 

Written 2016 Cousin Lee, Published Cousin Lee © 2016