Let the Music Play

piano keyboards

Let the music play

Let it swirl about

Make me dream

And forget about the world

Drifting far away

From all the strife

Let the music play

Let it take me to a fantasy

A dream long forgotten

Let the music play

As memories come hurrying back

Of days that used to be

Of happy times

And treasured memories

Let the music play

Let me remember

The good days from the past

That will never come again

But that will always stay in my heart

Let the music play

Let it make me glad

Songs that I love

Words that remind me

Of love and happiness

Of times of tears and sadness

Let the music play

Let me dream sweet dreams

And drift away

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Smoke and Mirrors


Was it all smoke and mirrors?

That made your love seem so real

Was it all a dream?

Or did you love me for awhile?

It seemed but a moment in time

That you came into my life

You came and you took my love

And magically changed my life

So that my days began and ended with you

Your words wove about me

Like a spider’s web

And I could only see the good

Turning a deaf ear to the bad

You filled my world

With smoke and mirrors

The smoke left a haze

So my eyes couldn’t focus on reality

Into the mirrors I stepped

Like Alice in her wonderland

Seeking your kisses and words of love

While behind me the clowns were laughing

Knowing that you weren’t loving

You were just fooling around

Out of the haze I stepped

Out of that world of mirrors

To see the harsh reality

While I was loving you

You were just fooling around

And while my heart is breaking

Those clowns just keep on laughing

That I was fooled

By the world you created

Surrounding me with smoke and mirrors

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My Heart


I wondered long

I wondered and pondered

Where this unusual burst of happiness

Was coming from

I wondered why

Suddenly I wanted to do nothing but smile

Then in my heart I knew

What this burst of happiness

Was all about

It was you

You and no one else

You had brought love into my life

You had made my days brighter

And my nights full of passion

The day you came

And stepped into my life

Was also the day

That you took my heart

With you my days

Are full of happiness

The colors so bright

And the world full of song

Now that we are two

Together in love

You and I

Will have to forever be

Because if you should leave me now

You will be leaving with my heart

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Night Stars


Night like a curtain

Closes on the day

The night stars

Come twinkling over the city

They shine like so many glittering eyes

And I feel like I had too much wine

Wondering what my heart

Could wish for tonight

The night stars

So very bright

Trying to outshine

The neon lights below

And I climb up higher

To the rooftop

So that I can be

So much closer

To the night stars above

As I look over the millions of windows

All across the city

I see that in the dark ones

Night stars reflect

As the wind whips up

Clouds come drifting by

Playing with light and shadow

While the night stars

Keep twinkling merrily

The noises of the city

Seem so far away

And I look over toward the river

That the moon has made into a silver ribbon

My heart rejoices at the beauty

That the night provides

Keeping watch over the night stars

Merrily twinkling

Long into the night

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Storm in My Heart

black rose

There’s a storm in my heart

Now that we’re apart

How can it be?

Yesterday we were loving

One another

Yesterday we were kissing

Laughing the days away

Now you have gone away

And there’s a storm in my heart

That rages night and day

I can’t find peace

There is just no way

To say that I can forget you

Forget the good times

Forget the way we loved

There’s a storm in my heart

Over you and over how you left

Left behind the love I gave you

The love you threw away

How can it be?

That now we’re miles apart

Wasn’t it just yesterday?

We were walking

We were talking

We were saying

I love you

Forever and ever more

Now there’s a storm in my heart

Tears that won’t go away

Nothing left to say

Total night, no more day

And the storm in my heart

Rages on…

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So many reminders of you

Everywhere I look

You went away

And took a piece of my heart

So many reminders of you

The scent of your cologne

Little knick knacks here and there

Wondering if you’re coming back

So many reminders of you

Each and every day

Longing to hold you again

Longing to see your smile

Thought I saw you in the crowd

Passing me by

Made me wonder why

You said we’d meet again

Promises made in moments of passion

Was our love real?

Are my memories just dreams?

Or solid things?

Nights long and lonely

Thoughts come and go

I keep listening for your voice

Your steps coming through the door

So many reminders of you

No one can tell me

That true love can end

In but a moment

Just like a picture show

True love is enduring and real

If your heart beats for me

As mine does for you

I know that love will return

And we’ll be together once more



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Realization of Love


The waves came rushing to shore

Just as quickly they retreated

White foam sprayed in the air

Mingling with my tears

The power of the crashing waves

Made me realize how little power I had

Too little to change things

Leaving me helpless to make you stay

So that we could once again

Be the way we were

Young and in love

But time always leaves so much behind

Memories that play havoc with the heart

It made me think

That I had let your love slip away from me

Like sand particles through an hour glass

It was only so much later

When silence now held sway

Over the love and laughter

We once shared

And only too late

Did I finally realize

How much I would always love you

How much you would really be missed

How much I needed to be kissed

Knowing that I will be seeing you

In my restless dreams

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