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Not sure if this is a poem, lyrics or a just a bunch of random words and thoughts thrown together. So I might as well classify it as all of the above, Right??? This one was Absinthe AND Sweetie inspired just like “Beautiful Is”. I’ve actually decided to lay off the booze. It’s started to make me mean lately and that never used to happen. But in the past 5 months I just get ornery. Maybe there’s a correlation between Sweeties new boy, my drinking and my disposition. Ya think?

Wish I were the man you needed me to be
Instead of the man I am
You could be so happy if I weren’t around
But you need me there with you
Yes you need me near to you
Sometimes distance isn’t measured off in miles
But the miles sure make it hard
Babe you know that I’ve got chain around my heart
But you need me there with you
Yes you need me touching you
I’ve got obligations I just can’t let go
They define me as a man
It’s not easy when your heart is split in two
You have needs, but they do too
I have dreams, but so do you
Life will always give you what you need
Not always what you want
I know this isn’t what you wanted me to say
We’ll be together some fine day
It just cannot be today
Babe you know I love you true
Yes you know that I love you
Never doubt that I love you

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So after that last post I thought maybe it would be fun to toss up some lyrics from an old (80’s) tune. It pertains to Sweetie’s self image battle and how regardless of the way she sees herself, I see the real her… The Frigging A-Maze-Ing HER. 😛

“But I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you”

Lyrics by: Tom Kelly, John Kenneth Wetton, Billy Steinberg
Sung by: Cindi Lauper

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Yeah, yeah… it has a country feel to it. What of it!!?? ;P

“Pleasure & Pain”

It sure wasn’t perfect
But lord it was special
Sweet love to die for
Kept so confidential
But she couldn’t wait
She couldn’t take the strain

Now the whiskey & beer seem to help with my pain
But they don’t stop the teardrops from falling like rain
Now I’m sitting here drowning
Drowning in pleasure and pain

My sweet baby left
She found someone new
Says that she’s happy
And I make her blue
Losing her has made a strong man go insane

So the whiskey & beer seem to help with my pain
But they don’t stop the teardrops from falling like rain
Now I’m sitting here drowning
Drowning in pleasure and pain

Her memory haunts me
Her voice calls my name
I loved her and hurt her
Too deep to explain
My wonderful baby won’t be the same

Now the whiskey & beer seem to help with my pain
But they don’t stop the teardrops from falling like rain
Now I’m sitting here drowning
Drowning in pleasure and pain

Her smile is like sunshine
So bright and so warm
I squandered a future
Wrapped up in her arms
But she won’t let me know she knows (ahhh, but she knows)

So the whiskey & beer seem to help with my pain
But they don’t stop my teardrops from falling like rain
Now I’m sitting here drowning
Drowning in pleasure and pain

I wish her well
There in her new life
With a hole in my heart
Cuz she should have been my wife
I’ll just have to live with all my mistakes

And the whiskey & beer seem to help with my pain
Yet they can’t stop my teardrops from falling like rain
Yeah I’m sitting here drowning
Drowning in pleasure and pain
Babe I’m sitting here drowning
Drowning in pleasure and pain
You deserve pleasure and I deserve all of this pain

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After 20yrs of not being able to write ANYTHING… a little Absinthe + serious emotion = “This”. LOL

Beautiful Is:

Muse is something that few people ever feel
I never felt it until you
Inspiration doesn’t happen every day
But baby you provide that too

Beautiful is as beautiful does
And you do beautiful each day
You inspire me with a kiss
Your lips take me away
Yeah, they take me away

If someone asked me what beautiful sounds like
I’d tell them to call and talk with you
Cuz baby your voice lifts me up so high
I wish the world could hear it too

You daringly profess your love for me
Say you’re out there on a limb
We both know that you’ve been hurt before
Yet we know that I’m not him
Babe you know that I’m not him

Beautiful is as beautiful does
And you do beautiful each day
You inspire me with a touch
Girl you take me away
Yeah, you take me away

You sometimes wonder how I really feel
I won’t ever walk away
Baby please don’t ever have a doubt
I’ll walk with you all the way

Beautiful is as beautiful does
And you do beautiful each day
You inspire me with a look
Your eyes take me away
Yeah they take me away

Beautiful is as beautiful does
And you do beautiful each day
You inspire me with your love
Babe you take me away
Yeah you take me away
…and you ARE beautiful each day…..