Faces in the Crowd

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Who am I?
Who are you?
What’s the deal?
Will we see it through?

We are just travelers
Walking along this road
Not knowing where it leads
Where it will go

We’re like leaves in the breeze
Sand on the beach
Salt in the ocean
Dirt on your feet

I’m just a basic man
Running down the dream
But I get lost in the crowd
And no one can hear me scream

Chug chug chug
All night long
Chug chug on my palette
Just singing this song

Don’t really care
Gonna cuss and swear
Getting so excited
That just raises my hair

Raise a tall glass
To the good times
This is your life
Now go and be just fine

Gotta refresh
Gotta be new
Gonna sing the words
And I’ll dance with you

Because in the end…

We are just…

Faces in the crowd
Faces in the crowd
Faces in the crowd

Got nobody around
To make us feel proud

Are we just a number
Do we matter at all

Cuz in the end
We’re all going to fall

Yeah, faces in the crowd

And we’re all going to fall

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Twenty Six

I turned 26 years old on August 28. In honor of this age, I am going to name a favorite thing of mine for every letter of the alphabet.

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Apricots a delicious fruit, I’d eat them every day
Bananas will make me smile, the yellow peel is bae
Classic cars are always a great sight to see
Dogs are way better than cats, much more loyal to me
Eminem is one of the greatest rappers in all history
Football is the greatest sport, wife is in misery
Girl will you run away and marry me?
Hot summer days, kicking up to 90 degrees
Icecream slowly licked, melting in my hands
Jello vodka shots, only two I can really stand
Kisses from a loved one, great for my vibes
Leaving for a new city, so glad to be alive
Michigan, my state born and raised
New hat, new shoes, leave them quite amazed
Online video, can’t get enough
Peanut butter an addiction, licking my fingers of the stuff
Queen, one of my all time classic bands
Running in the rain, no umbrella in hand
Salty rimmed margaritas, quench my thirst
Toffee flavored coffee, hot and first
Underwater pictures, a new world to see
Volcanos, how I love the lava heat
White tender chicken, juicy and irresistible
Xmas still my favorite holiday, better with people
YouNow, my favorite livestreaming app
Z is where I’m at right now, think I’ll take a nap

The Carolina Star

Last night in the dusk

I found a bright shining star

Shining bright among the rest

I could see it from afar

She was more beautiful

Than anything I’ve saw

There was only one name for her

The Carolina Star

And she says we are just friends

But that I’m having trouble believin’

Because the way you look at me

And I can’t stop myself from dreaming…

That you’ll be mine someday

Somewhere

And glowing in the darkness

We’ll have a life to share

Cuz you’re my Carolina Star

My Carolina Star

Shining brighter than the moon

I know where you are

You light up my life

When the moment seems dark

You’re my Carolina star

The journey to embark

Feel the Rush

I’m a flaming fireball

Blazing down the highway

80 miles an hour

Nothing standing in my way

Got dreams to catch

No time to lose

Don’t slow me down

I’m a lighted fuse

 

Fire-Us

The fire in my eyes

Says I want you more than ever

I’ll never let go, even in stormy weather

My life is incomplete

Without you to inspire

Baby, you’re my number one

My fire-us desire

Chorus:

Fire-us desire

Gonna take me higher

Fire us desire

The dreamscape’s choir

Fire us desire

Can’t shake off the longing

Fire us desire

Please don’t say the wrong things

 

Now I’m calling, texting you

Every single night

Hoping that you answer

And make my happiness right

Cause I feel a little lost

And falling into fire

And you are my compass

My fire-us desire

(Chorus)

And when the world crumbles down

I’ll still be around

To help you through the pain

Because we belong together

It was written in the stars

Let’s get off this broken planet

And live forever…on Mars

 

An original song

500 Club

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That deserves a dip into the pool.

I finally hit the number on this blog: 500 followers. It took a long time, longer than necessary but here I am now. May not seem like much but it’s still pretty good. What’s the significance? Well, that’s 500 different people who see my words and pictures. 500 people who come across my work and passions and share their interests with me. 501 to be exact. I haven’t been as active on this blog as I was in the past but it’s not like I couldn’t pick it up again and start going good again, if I wasn’t so busy with other things.

Thanks for 500 followers again. Next stop is 1000 but that’s quite a ways off at this point.

A Musical Journey

I used to know barely anything about music, let only being able to play it. Didn’t know a single note on the piano. Didn’t know a quarter note from a sixteenth note. Well, that has started to change for the better.IMG_20170611_175648

Strum up, strum down, strum up, strum down. Slide, hammer on, hammer off. When you put your fingers into various positions on the fretboard, different sounds are produced. Fingerpicking is exciting because it gives more variation to the songs.

I’ve been getting guitar lessons from a friend of mine named Rodney Simons. Though the songs are out of date and not very fun to play, I’m still getting a better feel of playing now and being in rhythm. Through two lessons, I have already learned some new chords and remastered others. This guy is a master at the electric organ though the sound of it drowns out my simple, unamplified acoustic guitar.

I’ve been playing guitar for over seven years now (though not continuously) and have come a long way since I first learned basic chords and about the basics of the guitar. Now I have finally started to learn and play many popular songs and begun to write my own.

Playing any instrument is a musical journey and takes years of practice to master and that’s what I have in mind right now as my fingers start to flow better on the strings and I eventually start to like it more and more. I got inspired to learn guitar right after I graduated high school and I have to say I’m glad I did because I’ve always wanted to have musical talent but never had the patience to develop it (too many other things were important). Well, at least now I can say I have a legitimate talent, even if it’s still quite unrefined yet.