Let My Love Shine Through

oh let my love shine through
oh let my love shine through
you know it is only you
oh let my love shine through

tell me you will be mine
tell me your heart is mine
oh let your love shine through
tell me you will be true

I wish that you were mine
I wish that all the time
I’ll prove my love is true
See how my love shines through

I will be yours alone
I will be true alone
I want you all the time
see how my love does shine

there’s a fire in my heart
there’s a hunger in my soul
see how my love does shine
it’s you that makes me whole

I was lost, I did deny
the light I hid inside
I was lost inside my soul
you found and made me whole

oh let your love shine through
oh let your love shine through
you know I will be true
oh let your love shine through

oh let my love shine through
oh let my love shine through
you know I will be true
oh let my love shine through

I Got Fish

I got fish, I got steak
I got money, I got bones
I got honey, but without you,
I can’t make
a home.

I got linens, I got towels,
they’re hanging on wooden dowels
but they don’t muffle the howls,
I make when
you’re away.

In a cozy little cottage by the bay,
I sit alone day by day.
Happy in my own way
waiting for you to come home and stay.

Oh

I need you like the flower needs the bee
my duet without you is simplicity
though you may be far away, don’t tarry,
don’t stray – come back

and tell me you will stay.

I got grits, I got rice
a house that’s very nice
but without you
it might as well
be made of ice.

I got money, I got point of view
but honey, without you
I’m never, really,
going to have
a home.

Monkey In The Middle

Monkey in the middle
sitting in the zoo
just some bars
between me and you.

Monkey, monkey says
to me “only yesterday
I saw you swinging
through the trees.”

I said “Monkey, monkey
that wasn’t me,
higher than three feet
makes me weak at the knees.”

That monkey looks at me
says “You’d look better with a tail
but you cut it off
instead of let it be free.”

I replied “Monkey
if only you went to school,
you’d know it’s evolution
that made me a fool.”

Monkey said one last time,
“Every man is meant to be free.”
I turned to answer
then I realized

the monkey is me.

now that you see

now that you see
her naked in her beauty
do you understand
the love at her command
she lends love to all
that surround her
she sets her beauty free
on those who confound her
adrift, she is wonder
to me

now that you see
the pain in her face
the trace of each tear
that which each winner
ground into her, see
she still runs the race
her grace cannot be
replaced, her beauty
a map that records
each trace

she lends her love
without thought of
bond or debt, she lends
her love as if it abounds
though she knew
a season of regret
each moment shines on
in her, cannot be erased,
now that you see the scarred
beauty of her face

Your Evil Eye

Your evil eye
is much more beautiful
than the other one.

Your evil eye
is much brighter
than that one.

Your evil eye
is much more Wicked
than this one.

What is True?
The face that turns from me,
the mouth that refuses my kiss,
the touch I am denied,

or your evil eye?

I Need You Like I Need Water

I need you like I need water
I want you like I need air
where I go, wherever I wander
I pray I will find you there

take my want
my confused despair
take my corruption
help me climb these stairs

take my hand
I will never leave you
keep me forever
I will always need you

if you wonder
what land I led you to
look in my heart and know
a long time ago

I surrendered to you

Where The Knickers Go

Where the knickers go,
so goes the love,

so goes the love —
where the knickers go,

so goes the love
(so goes the love).

Where the whiskers plow
so goes the love,

follow the love
where the whiskers sow,

there goes the love —
the love —

follow the love, follow the love
where the whiskers go.

Where the knickers go,
so goes the love,
as above, so below,
so goes the love.

So goes the love,
as above, so below,
so goes the love,
where the knickers go;

so goes the love.

Seaside Louise — old English ditty

Seaside Louise
how she longs for a squeeze
she’s such a daisy
she drives us all crazy
By the briny breeze.
Oh, poor Louise
She’s a little bit gone at the knees
she’s fair fat and forty
and looks rather naughty
My Seaside Louise

(late 19th century)

A Very Annoying Rhyme

my name is Mr. Poop
I never cease to stoop
and blow it out my rear
let me whisper in your ear
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I Couldn’t See You

I couldn’t see you.
I looked right through you,
you didn’t see me.

Your eyes are sky blue,
your smile shines through,
you walk as though I am dreaming.

You know the truth.
You see things as they are,
you see through the meaning.

If only I could hear
the symphony
that you hear,

but I am only dreaming.

Stand By Me

Stand by me
and I will stand by you
together we make
our dreams come true

Stand by me
and I will stand by you
take my hand
and our dreams come true

You gave me a gift
I could never buy
you stole the heart of the sun
and made it mine

I kept falling
never asked why
I just kept following
you into the sky

raindrops about us
rainbow clouds below
you kept on calling
I knew because I know

love is a gift
you can’t easily hide
you want to show it off,
wear it with pride

if it makes you cry,
makes you feel pain
then you know it’s real,
you know love’s name

if I could hold you
I would tell you why
love is the answer
it’s the only reason why

so cry for love
cry for the pain
now that you know
the love will always remain

Stand by me
and I will stand by you
together we will believe
believe it is true

and if you say that dream
will never come true
then stand by me
and I will stand by you

(for Arlen)

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