Week # 16 – Like My Father Did

On the eve of a trip with my son, I press the clock and stare into the screen daring to capture the feeling that fills my heart when I think of my own father and the love and laughter he shared with me.

It is in the tiny details of what dad’s do, that magical moments are born and hard wired into our memories and value system. A thrown ball, a knowing look, a shoulder to lean on, a source of experience and knowledge that we build our own foundations.

If you are a father…look into the eyes of your children and see your own innocence, your truth. Sing and dance with your kids…climb a tree, ride a bike, play a game of tag…and if you are the son or daughter of a man…see the strength, the love, the loyalty, the trust and dedication put forth in the years where your heart and eyes needed it the most. Embrace the quiet moments with your father…smile at other fathers…know that each one has sacrificed something to make your life better.

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LYRICS

Catch me in the kitchen with a cup on the counter
quietly i listen to the kids and the sound of what they think
and if i blink…i miss 
a million things they 
wish the world was bigger and the picture it was clearer 
every little whisper well its kinda like a mirror and a list…of everything I did

try to hold on to the years that have gone
following through there eyes
watching every minute as they race right through it
cant believe im looking at em

living out their lives riding on their train
im sitting on the side lines cheering in the rain
everytime they fall, everytime they break
I’ll catch them and I’ll always find a way to fix the day 
cause it all comes down to everything you give
i’m gonna do it…just like my father did

meet me in the middle of the morning light
Laugh with me a little, on a long long ride
Ask me anything that you wanna know wanna learn
wanna try out, wanna have another turn
tell me what you wanna be
Cause everything i got im gonna let you see
everytime we talk, anything you need
is never gonna stop you, no…as long as i breathe

standing in the shadows, counting every candle looking at the years go by
watching every minute as they race right through it as their 

Call me in the middle of the night
fall back or lean my way
let it out or sit there quiet
crash into a warm embrace
when its hard…to take…
pour your heart into my hands and wait..

Listen to the wind walkin to the room
More than just a friend telling you the truth
everywhere i been, everything i’ve seen
everytime i fell and everything between
I’ll try to pass on what the years have taught
look a little bit through the eyes i got
watching every minute as they race right through it 
dont you wanna give it all.

Live out your life..


Week # 15 – Unstoppable

Not a day goes by where this beautiful woman doesn’t inspire me, motivate me, make me smile. Written the week of her graduation ceremony from Law School. Way to go my love!

LYRICS

Outside, the black tie, the red dress the sunlight
She’s unstoppable, the carnival is starting up inside
and like a child she’s a tight ropewalkin mystery and I think
I thought I saw her see me try to catch her eye (smile)

Blue Jeans, a movie screen, and we are caught up in 
a caffeine conversation, every station plays the same 15 songs
And how long does it take to make the moment last,
well it’s too damn fast, and when you look up well its gone

You can spend half your life
Looking for reasons why
Never break even 
never really see between the faded lines
You can spend half your time
Lovin what you got inside
Take a breath, and let the rest of this all go by

and she’s suddenly one of the only other ones having fun
Making waves in the rain or the setting sun
Looking life in the face 
and the race isnt over
No its just begun
and she’s suddenly one of the only other ones having fun
Wide awake on the edge of the crack of dawn
She got a long list of going on

Late night, work hard, take home my heart
She’s unstoppable, and watchable, my favourite work of art
And like a clock, she spins around, and paints the sky above the ground
And I try to breathe, cause it’s hard for me to wait till she comes down

inside, the circle, find out, her goal
She’s unstoppable, and all the world waiting just outside
Like a child, with a smile, she radiates a while
and she takes another step my way


Week # 14 – The Little Bits

Each week that passes I search my mind for a topic an idea that grabs hold and pulls me into a journey that I can share here on YouTube. This weeks plunge found me thinking about those who have climbed above and beyond despite the adversities that stand in their way. It’s in the little bits that we rise above the daily grind and find ourselves grabbing hold of who we are. The ying and yang that makes us, shapes us, takes us on the path we travel.

LYRICS

I need a little bit of light to lift that dark
I need a little bit of love to lift my heart
A little bit of stop so I can start it thumping
i need a little bit of luck to make that wish
I need a little bit of guts to take that risk
I need a little bit of touch to shake that itch or something

Forgive forget for go the rest For what for this for happiness
For most of this is on the list Deep inside your head
Forgive forget for go the rest For some the fall is fortunate
Everything I want i’m gonna get all I need is allot more of the little bits

I need a little more time to get things done
I need a little more work to have my fun
I need a little more motivation, inspiration, concentration
when I think about living the life, 
I start wishing that I could be this, or i could be that
I could be sitting, staring, wishing, waiting for the world that I been missing

Some give out, Some give in
Some end up in a pile of might have beens
Some lay down and pray that they will 
wake up to a change

Some call it off, and some back away
Some of them cash out, pack up and detonate
Its gonna take a bit longer if you wait.

I need a little bit of fear to get this started
A little bit of looking at why its hard 
I need a little bit of push, little bit of faith
little bit of truth, little bitter taste 
Little bit of pain, to make me feel
I need a little bit dream to face the real
I need a little bit of thinking, that life is for the taking
that life is for the taking all i gotta do is.


Week #13 “Thirteen (lucky day)”

I believe in WILL. I believe in Dedication, Desire, Passion, Creativity. I believe in the human spirit and the limitless potential of those who dare to dream. I believe in believing for the greatest mysteries of life are truly still unsolved and if not for belief than man would achieve very little. Believe in solutions, in a cure, in a new record, in a bucket list moment that touches every part of the heart. Believe in family, and friends and believe in those who struggle to reach places they have never been. And with those thoughts in mind this week, I sat down at the 1/4 mark…the 13th week of my challenge and questioned myself on Luck. Do I believe in Luck? Is good luck merely hard work prevailing? Is bad luck a path we choose subconsciously?

The number 13 has never really affected me in my life until this week. As I stop and stare at the number itself, there is nothing different than any other 2 digit number. My research brought me to some interesting references to it throughout history and why it has been plagued as a negative number. Maybe because we measure things in 12…a dozen…the months of the year…we only memorize up to our 12 times tables…13 is the turning point for kids into their teenage years, adolescents, puberty…

13 is a huge number, important and in my opinion…not to be feared. (Triskaidekaphobia)
And this week my inspiration and the title of my 13 song.

I hope you enjoy listening…and watching the lucky people who have survived the video that goes with this weeks song.

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Here are the LYRICS.

Mirror shakes, tumbles and shatters
into a thousand pieces under the ladder
and through the smoke and fire
they choke and lie there and wait to save the day

Its a car crash, news flash hypocricy
mind blast, pitch black catastrophe
flash back to find out the facts
in the case of twisted fate

Face Down, outside
Splashes of red on the black and white
caught up in between

Thirteen…thirteen reasons to find me.
Thirteen reasons to find me
Find me another…way…out
Its your lucky day

Step on the crack it crumbles and breaks the back
and tunnels its way right into the Glass shadows the cries
the sacrifice, the satellites paralyzed by the darkened

Wasted lives and long goodbyes turn in your head, your eyes they fix
and focus on the television, contradiction,
brace yourself for this collision, find me on the ground


Week #12 Can’t Turn Back

ON May 10th, my son Tyler graduated from his basic training in the military. I went down to his ceremony in St.Jean and was extremely proud to watch him become the man he has become. Great things await him along his journey. So many memories, flashbacks to things we did when he was young…and as he embarks on these new roads…i stand back and watch him thrive in his own environment. Taking the world the way he wants to. My pride for him is never-ending. Way to go Tyler.

LYRICS
Take a ball a bat and a baseball glove
a car ride a chat and fathers love
put em in a box in the corner of a crowded basement

Every picture taken, celebrations, conversation about the road ahead and you drown in thoughts of the seconds lost or wasted

And when I watch you leave I get Stuck inside the moments that
All your life I never let get too complicated

And when I watch you stand alone Taking steps out on your own
something hits me hard Like a shotgun to the heart
Standing in the dark again Watching from afar and then..

I start to realize in my head,Life is short
cant turn back Can’t turn back and change the way 
you live your life or face the day

And a hand on the back of a bike that he bought
And he’s running along till he’s steady enough
and he gives him a shove and sends him right off to face it

And if he falls, crashes to the ground or calls out for me 
Races up and down or passes by me follows me around or 
pedals away and when I watch…

Bridge: 
Caught up in the tail wind, your gonna make it
Your gonna face everything you see
Get lost in the places, get out and chase everything
that you know you need


Week #11 Red Light

Sometimes we get stuck still in the simple things that just need a little light to go on in your head…to change…push us in a new direction.

 

LYRICS
my fingers race around the radio
looking for, 

i sit and fidget with the radio

my fingers fidget with the radio,
I’m looking for…another slow song
to make this long go by

Im kinda caught up in a crowd of cars
every thought a question mark
Every time I try to start moving I

I stare into the rear view
Looking for a clear view
every thing I Fear is crashing inside

i’m choking, my drive is broken

Chorus:

Stuck in the middle, roll down the window
I try to stay calm…try to stay civil
but the heat from the street well it crushes me
well in between the lines of right and wrong
Can I move, Can I choose to break away
Can I take another road home today

I’m going…too damn slow…

Bridge Breakdown:

stop closing your eyes
Get out and walk until you find
a reason to free your mind..

 
 

Week #10 Starting Today

 

Inspired by the smiles on my children’s faces, the infinite questions of curiosity, the often random thoughts that truly define who each of them are. Everyday we have the opportunity to start life new. 

LYRICS:

i gotta book in box on a shelf
with pictures and promises made to myself, 
a letter I wrote and i read every night when my head is spinning, just like a carousel.
tick tock goes the clock on the wall,
I get lost in the thought of it all
and i’m holding on to what is gone now 

Caught in the trenches, 
and the white broken picket fences

Starting Today I will make it
I’ll fight and I’ll chase it
I’ll push and I’ll do what it takes
Starting today I will face it
not gonna waste it, Not gonna stop cause 
I’m starting today

I keep looking back at the tire tracks
the trouble and setbacks, 
the mirror is clearer as time disappears every day,
I skip to the final page.
the sun it comes up, and the sun goes down, 
it’s harder to swim when the tide goes out.
And i’m laying awake, and I’m drowning in thoughts of my monologue

Caught in the trenches, 
and the white broken picket fences

Light a fire, higher than everything
take a risk, take a chance, take another big
Leap of faith, and breakaway take the light and let it in

Starting today I will make it
Starting today I will face it
Not gonna break and i’ll never stop…

Starting Today i will make it..