Wednesday, January 29, 2014

GREATEST FAN

Willie never once let his team down
He was loyal since he was a boy
He was not ashamed, they rarely won a game
Not even when they got destroyed

He'd holler from the bleachers, it's alright guys
Scream above the booing crowd
It's okay, you did your best, ya'll give it a rest
We'll get them the next time around
You all tried 
You did fine
We'll get em next time

~~~*Chorus*~~~
We'll get em next time
Don't you lose your faith
Your fans are with you
Know how hard you've played
You're all awesome
You won't always be behind
Cause you're all winners
You'll get em next time
~~*~~

Willie knew the names of every player
All men connected to his team
The stadium guards, would take his handmade cards
For the player's gains or injuries
He was never late, and he never missed a game
Oh man, to hear him, when they won
He yelled above the roar, You gave them what for
You whomped them, every Mother's Son

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
The team took Willie to his last game
Flew him to the Superbowl
He said it's about time that we got here
Ya'll know I'm getting pretty old
I love you all like my children
Proud of you for getting here
Now get yourselves out on the field boys
I feel the sudden need to cheer
~~*~~

~~~*2nd Chorus*~~~
We'll get em this time
Yeah, I have the faith
This fan is with you
Now get out there and play
You're all awesome
So go kick their behinds
You're all winners
You'll get em this time
~~*~~

~~~*Finale*~~~
53 players and their families
All the coaches, and their staff
were there to say goodbye to Willie
The day they lost their greatest fan

~~*~~
Above the field every home game
Flashing in neon lights
It say's 
Hey Willie man
Our greatest fan
We'll get em this time
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A MAN OF MEANS

The small dive that we live in
Isn't quaint, it isn't sweet
The water pipes are rusty
And sometimes there is no heat
The wedding band he gave me
Always turns my finger green
My Friends can’t see
They beg me please
Girl, find a man of means

~~~*Chorus*~~~
But oh… he loves me
Like no other could
Doesn't matter when you see the man
He is always looking good
Some guys have bad tempers
Their hearts pumping with cold
His is a volcano
Erupting liquid gold
Always out to please...
Everything to me...
 A man of means
~~*~~

He fixes our old car up
Every time that it breaks down
Pays all of our bills on time
Though, I swear, I don’t know how
He’s never missed a day of work
Down at the factory
So girls, you tell me
What is a man of means

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Because to me…
It's a shoulder I can lean on
A hand that I can hold
No games or little secrets
Believing him for what is told
Raw attraction and satisfaction
Yeah, he’s got everything
I don’t need a millionaire
When I've got a man of means
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Oh yeah… he loves me
Like no other could
Doesn't matter when you see the man
He is always looking good
Some guys have bad tempers
Their hearts pumping with cold
His is a volcano
Erupting liquid gold
Always out to please
Everything to me
A man of means
~~*~~

~*Finale*~
Keep your mansion, spoiled kids
Competition, rotten things you've hid
Servants, jewelry, all the frills
Therapy, the booze and pills
Yeah, all the phony things
You think you need
Live your lies, deceit
All high on greed
I've got the only thing
I’ll ever need
A man of means…
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SON

From the day your precious life began
The first time that you looked at me
And I touched your tiny hand
Through the years, watching you grow
As your Mother, I've always known
What a wonderful man 
You would become
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday Son
~~*~~

~~~*~~~
Happy Birthday to my Son
On this day you turn 18
I couldn't be more proud of
The man you've grown to be
~~*~~

~~~*~~~
I thank you for the laughter
Even the times of tears
For the bond of friendship
That's deepened through the years
For everything you've given
To enrich this family
Happy Birthday to my Son
The very best of me
~~*~~

~~~*~~~
Happy Birthday to my Son
On this day you turn 18
I couldn't be more proud of
The man you've grown to be
~~*~~

~~*~~
It won't matter through the years
The time, the growth, the age
My Love for you, this Mother's view
Sweet boy, will never change
~~*~~


Happy Birthday Son
I Love You Logan 
Forever & Always,
Mom 


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014


Friday, January 24, 2014

BORN TO FLY


The "Lady of the lamp"   
Tended wounded souls    
Installed devotion to       
Make the broken whole    
The solution to a soldier's needs  
She was born to fly 
To make history

He was a President   
Leader of the States    
A fine and honest man
Bent on freeing slaves
He was a force for what he believed
He was born to fly 
to make history

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Some are born to fly
And they don't give up
fight until they die
To see what's right is done
You will never know
If you can't decide
Were you born to try
Were you born to fly
~~*~~

Her mission was to serve
Give the hopeless hope
No one was turned away
The drownings' safety rope
She was God's gift to humanity
She was born to fly 
To make history

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Were you born to fly
To make a difference here
Do you want to try
Is your calling clear
You can walk through life
Or you can decide
to rise above the rest
Were you born to fly
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Some are born to fly
And they don't give up
fight until they die
To see what's right is done
You will never know
If you can't decide
Were you born to try
Were you born to fly
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014


Thursday, January 23, 2014

YOU ARE RIGHT

Do you think that you are perfect
Do you think that you are hot
Do you think that all the ladies
Are after what you've got

Do you think I'm leaving with you
When we've only met tonight
Let me tell you what I'm thinking
I am thinking you are right

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Ooh, you can dance, have a sexy glance
Big shoulders and small hips
Dark curly hair, savoir faire
Six feet, with nice full lips
I'm blushing pink, thinking what I think
Same thing I've thought all night
You think that you are perfect
I'm thinking you are right
~~*~~

If there's no such thing as perfect
 You're as close as it can be
You made me, wake up and see
And that's not an easy feat

Do you think that I am thirsty
Oh, for you to hold me tight
Let me tell you what I'm thinking
I am thinking you are right

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Oh...take me home, I live alone
And I'll worship you tonight
You think that you are perfect
And I'm thinking you are right
Oh...here we go, sexy and slow
Hearts racing through the night
Now you think that I am perfect
 I'll convince you that you're right
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Ooh, you can dance, have a sexy glance
Big shoulders and small hips
Dark curly hair, savoir faire
Six feet, with nice full lips
I'm blushing pink, thinking what I think
Same thing I've thought all night
You think that you are perfect
I'm thinking you are right
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyrightt© 2014


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

LET HATE GO

Gripping his Bible in shaking hands
Loving eyes locked on the dying man
He believed him
Convinced he'd told the truth
That he was innocent
With nothing left to lose

~~~*1st Chorus*~~~
No man should ever die
Rage locked up inside
Never letting go
Hating life for life
Doesn't matter at all
If it's justified
No...People...No...
Misguided souls
Don't leave this life 
Until you've let hate go
~~*~~

The man forgave them
All who'd let him drown
found that he could breathe
With his chains unbound

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~

On life's out-of-control, merry-go-round

Sometimes, as it circles, you will be let down

No one ever promised you'd be safe and sound

Lose the weight of hate

Laugh and ride it out
~~*~~

~~~*2nd Chorus*~~~
Cause you don't want to die
Rage locked up inside
Never letting go
Hating life for life
Doesn't matter at all
If it's justified
NO... PEOPLE
NO....
Misguided souls
Don't leave this life 
Until you've let hate go
~~*~~

DON'T LEAVE THIS LIFE
UNTIL YOU'VE LET HATE GO...



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

LONGER NIGHTS

When attraction is mutual
There's nothing hotter, more sensual
Than being a lover to
The parallel of you

Far beyond the butterflies
Almost painful, It feels so right
The only thing you need...
All you need....
Mmm Longer nights

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Longer nights...
Longer nights, combining bodies
Though you can't get close enough
Longer nights of whispered secrets
That won't go beyond your love
Fusing lips, forging a kiss
That bears you to new heights...
All you need...
All you need...
Mmm Longer nights
~~*~~

When the chemistry is absolute
The passion flames, the fire acute
Never been so much alive...
Wishing that you had more time...
The only thing you need
All you need...
Mmm Longer nights

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Yeah longer nights.... 
You need longer nights
More time together
When it feels so right
All you need
All you need....
 Mmm Longer nights
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Longer nights...
Longer nights combining bodies
Though you can't get close enough
Longer nights of whispered secrets
That won't go beyond your love
Fusing lips, forging a kiss
That bears you to new heights...
All you need...
All you need...
Mmm Longer nights
~~*~~



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014


Monday, January 20, 2014

FOLLOW THE SUN

I don't do gloomy days
I feel down when it rains
Cry when the skies aren't blue.....
It's not the weather
That breaks my heart
It's recalling losing you

~~~*Chorus*~~~
To keep myself from shutting down
I follow 
Follow the sun around
I've hit Redding
Aruba
Jamaica and Bermuda
Las Vegas
Barbados
Phoenix, down to Yuma
Since you've been gone
Baby all I've done
Is follow...
Follow the sun
~~*~~

Goodbye to dismal days
Tears that merge with rain
Welcome to the skies of blue.....
It's not the weather
That broke my heart
Lover, it was losing you

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Losing you...
The stormy day...
The crash, the call
All-consuming pain
The frantic heart
Conscious death had won
The urge to leave
Follow the sun
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
To keep myself from shutting down
I follow 
Follow the sun around
I've hit Redding
Aruba
Jamaica and Bermuda
Las Vegas
Barbados
Phoenix, down to Yuma
Since you've been gone
Baby all I've done
Is follow...
Follow the sun
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

BEAUTY OF THE SUN

I wake up just to watch the sun rise
Filter through the filigree
Of lacy clouds, that grace the sky
Resembling an angel's wings
I start the day out right
With the sunrise
~~*~~

~~~*1st Chorus*~~~
When it's overcast, and the sun is lost
I wander like a ship off shore
Finally find my way, back to faithful banks
It makes me love it that much more
Days are made...
Dreams are spun...
Beauty of the sun
~~*~~

I stay up just to watch the sunset
Majestic view of evening bliss
Brilliant red, yellow, orange, and pink
Barely breathing through the awe of it
Yeah my day's perfect end
Is a sunset
~~*~~

~~~*2nd Chorus*~~~
When it's overcast, and the sun is lost
I wander like a ship off shore
Finally find my way, back to faithful banks
It makes me love it that much more
Nights are made...
Dreams are spun...
Beauty of the sun
~~*~~
Beauty of the sun...
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

LEARN TO LAUGH

I can't believe you told me not to laugh
It almost got you slapped
But I can't do that 
Laughter is the best thing that I have
~~*~~

 I won't let you bring me down
Keep your patent on that frown
I love being happy, so I laugh
A simple fact
What's wrong with that
~~*~~

I put stickers on my notes
Wear silly pins on all my clothes
Buy those crazy socks with toes
Cross my eyes, and twitch my nose
A well known fact
I love to laugh
~~*~~

I have today to make the best of life
Why cry and be sad
I have to try
Laughter's what makes me feel alive
~~*~~

 I won't let you bring me down
 keep your patent on that frown
I love being happy, so I laugh
A simple fact
What's wrong with that
~~*~~

I draw faces on my mirrors
Ride my brake, and grind my gears
People stare, some shake a fist
So I smile, and blow a kiss
Yeah, that's a fact
I love to laugh
~~*~~

Don't ever tell me not to laugh
There is something wrong with that
If you want to be happy
Learn to laugh 
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright©2014


Monday, January 13, 2014

BEYOND YOURSELF

If you can't see...
Beyond yourself...
How can you love...
Somebody else
If you are first...
In everything...
Professing love...
Won't mean a thing
Just a bunch of lies to me
*
Sure wish that you could see

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Narcissus was an empty shell
Always staring at himself
If you can't look on past the view
The only one you love is you
~~*~~

You cannot spare...
Your precious time...
To help a friend...
Out of a bind
You think that you're...
The only one...
Whom we should aid...
When things need done
That's not the way that hearts are won
*
I'm sorry you're so numb

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
You make me want to put on my beat-you-gloves
Sense-knocking tools about the rules of love
I wouldn't have the time it takes to get them laced
Before you run to protect that pretty face
~~*~~
It's better if you run away
*

You are far too vain

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Narcissus was an empty shell
Always staring at himself
If you can't look on past the view
The only one you love is you
~~*~~

~~~*Finale*~~~
Beyond yourself
Does not compute
The only one 
You love is you
Selfishness is a lonely Hell
You must see beyond yourself
Beyond yourself
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014


Thursday, January 9, 2014

TESTIFIED

Johnny Marshal's trial was set
For the tenth of June
He had nine deaths on his hands
And folks to answer to
No Attorney wanted near him
The judge said it's the law
For the first time in his courtroom
Lawyers were drawing straws
Sam De Luca drew the short one
Felt his blood chill inside
The others said they'd help him
But relief was in their eyes
They warned him...

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Don't ever let a Mother testify
Someone on that jury's
Going to cave in when she cries
Please, I beg you
Don't let my baby die
~~*~~

The tenth of June couldn't come too soon
De Luca looked like Hell
The courtroom was overflowing
And the hatred you could smell
They thought that Sam had lost it
When half way through the trial
He called on Johnny's Mother
Looked at them all, and smiled
They'd warned him...

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Don't ever let a Mother testify
Someone on that jury's
Going to cave in when she cries
Please, I beg you
Don't let my baby die
~~*~~

Johnny shifted in his chair
When his Ma turned to him and stared
Then nodded to the Jury, and raised her hand
Then she looked at Sam
He said if convicted 
Johnny Marshal will be hung
Tell me about your Son, ma'am
Start back when he was young


There was no fond look in her eyes
She opened up and testified
Said he was explosive as a child
And as he grew, other people knew
To lock their doors, and hide, when he went wild
Now he's like a vile wind
Doesn't blow things clean
Just evil in
I'm not going to plead you for his life
I've testified


Johnny Marshal hung his head
Said I change my plea, every word I said
I'm as guilty as Mama testified
 Mama doesn't lie
She testified
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014


EVERYTHING HE LOVES

He said, it's okay to cry
Wiped the tears off of my cheeks
Ah...such a tender moment
That I didn't try to speak

He said, I'll be right back
Honey wait right here
I sat down on the bed
He returned to brush my hair

~~~*Chorus*~~~
No, he's not above
Doing the things I love
And he shows me that he does
Constantly
Oh, he knows me
Yes, he knows me
Ladies
Ladies listen up
This is love
~~*~~

He helps me keep the house clean
And he cooks if I work late
We take turns picking the movies
Choosing where we'll spend our dates

He tells me I look pretty
Even when I know I don't
He could find someone better
But I'm just as sure he won't

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
He never promised me the world
Just to be my other half
He's gone beyond my every dream
Giving me much more than that
He puts me above...
Everything he loves
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
No, he's not above
Doing the things I love
And he shows me that he does
Constantly
Oh, he knows me
Yes, he knows me
Ladies
Ladies listen up
This is love
~~*~~



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

WOUNDED LIVES

They're surrounded by their secrets
But unforgotten are their truths
Bone weary, keeping up
Hiding all that they've been through

But to let somebody in
To bare all that there once was
So hard now, been too long
Settle for what they've become

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Wounded lives
Blending, like chameleons, with the crowds
Shattered bad, trying to get past
The nightmares they have lived out
Where life's been unkind, you'll find
Wounded lives
~~*~~

Their secrets do not hurt a soul
They're simply a protective shield
To block out prying minds
And to hold in unshed tears

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
No, a secret can't be called a lie
Not in the eyes of wounded lives
Don't step in and twist the knife
Love them, hold the, give them time
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Wounded lives
Blending, like chameleons, with the crowds
Shattered bad, trying to get past
The nightmares they have lived out
Where life's been unkind, you'll find
Wounded lives
~~*~~




Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

DON'T MAKE ME

Don't make me crawl
Knowing that I love you
Oh so much
Instill the fear
I will have to live 
Without your touch

Don't make me walk
Make me walk behind you
It's just wrong
And life's too short
Yeah...
Life's too short
To tag along

~~~*Chorus*~~~
You build a burning fire together
To heat you through the trials you weather
Bond side by side 
As one 
Be twice as strong
Cause life's too short
Yeah...
Life's too short
To tag along
~~*~~

Don't make me wait
Leave me to burn 
As a single flame
Left all alone
I swear to you 
Nothing will remain

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Girl restore me
To your side where I belong
Life's too short
Don't make me tag along
Rekindle the fire
Match me flame for flame
Girl don't make me
Don't make me turn away
Please....
Oh, Please...
Don't make me
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
You build a burning fire together
To heat you through the trials you weather
Bond side by side a
As one
Be twice as strong
Cause life's too short
Yeah...
Life's too short
To tag along
~~*~~



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014

NOTHING BUT YOU

Oh....
See the reflection
The sunset, on the river, leaves me breathless
So close to perfect
That it makes me laugh
What beauty, in this life, compares to that

Mmm
See the mountains
The Aspen, on the incline, seem on fire
So deep the colors
That it makes me laugh
What beauty, in this life, compares to that

~~~*Chorus*~~~
You...
Inside and out
With no reservations
Without a single doubt
You, are beauty, through and through
What compares to these wonders, but you
Nothing
Nothing but you 
~~*~~

ooh...
These wildflowers
The brilliance, of the petals, are superior
So rich the glory 
That it makes me laugh
What beauty, in this life, compares to that

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
You're my laughter
A thrill I can't contain
Every time I see you
My eyes appreciate
The light behind the smile
The fact you're unaware
Only God's true wonders
With you, can compare
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
You...
Inside and out
With no reservations
Without a single doubt
You, are beauty, through and through
What compares to these wonders, but you
Nothing
Nothing but you 
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014
~~~*Donna*~~~


THERE WILL COME A DAY

Captain Henry docked the vessel 
All was disguised by waves
Inside the village, natives slept
Like bodies in their graves

Asha was the Chieftain's daughter
She was spellbound by the sea
She wandered the water's edge
While the rest of them would sleep

She came upon them innocent
Occupied in reveries
The ship sailed from the coastline
Echoing the fading screams...

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Cruelty on the ocean
Set future deeds in motion
Fools to think that
They would never pay
Ruthless does not fathom
The dauntless strength of passion
Born of a mind 
Turned by rage and pain
But there would come a day
~~*~~

Captain Henry claimed the captive
Her beauty could not be masked
Blindly gave her to his Sons
And to any man who asked

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Pity died on open seas
Revenge grabs it's fortuity
A Father's pride
His precious Sons
One by one 
Their day would come
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Cruelty on the ocean
Set future deeds in motion
Fools to think that
They would never pay
Ruthless does not fathom
The dauntless strength of passion
Born of a mind 
Turned by rage and pain
But there would come a day
~~*~~

~~~*Finale*~~~
Kismet, Karma, Juju, Fate
Remember, there will come a day
~~*~~



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014
Human Trafficking
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