The Phoenix Rises

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LOVE IS, LOVE IS

Love is to be cherished

Love is to be respected

Love is to be honored

Love is to be valued

Everybody wants some love

Love is to be humbled

Love is to forgive

Love is to be treasured

Love is to be saved

Everyone wants to be loved

On the highest mountains

Under every rock

In the clearest of skies

In the darkness of storms

You can find love

Love is all around

Love is in the heart

Love is in the soul

Love is in the mind

Love is everywhere you go

Everyone needs love

Love is tranquility

Love is happiness

Love is peaceful

Love is love

And everyone loves love

On the highest mountains

Under every rock

In the clearest of skies

In the darkness of storms

You can find love

Love is all around

Everybody wants love

And there’s enough to go around

If everybody gives love

It’s the best gift we can give each other

Because after all, we all want love.

COPYRIGHT 2020. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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YOU’RE THE REASON WHY

I’ve watched the fireworks

From my balcony

And if you ask

The occasion why

I’ll tell you

It’s because of all my love

I have for you

You’re my reason why

I hear the music

Loud and clear

And if you ask

Why it’s so loud

I’ll tell you why

It’s because of all my love

I have for you

And you’re the reason why

Don’t be confused

It’s not strange

But it’s true

It’s only love

It’s only love

And you’re the reason why

There’s a celebration

And I’m very happy

If you ask me why

The answer should be clear

And I’ll tell you why

It’s all because of my love

I have for you

And you’re the reason why

Don’t be confused

It’s not strange

But it’s true

It’s only love

It’s only love

And you’re the reason why

You’re the reason why

I know, I know, I know

I love you

And so you know, you know

I love you so

And you’re the reason why

Don’t be confused

It’s not strange

But it’s true

It’s only love

It’s only love

And you’re the reason why

I just want to give you a hug

And a nice kiss too

And if you should have to ask

What the reason is for

I’ll look into your eyes

And whisper to you

How much I love you

And you’re the reason why

Don’t be confused

It’s not strange

But it’s true

It’s only love

It’s only love

And you’re the reason why

It’s only love

It’s only love

And you’re the reason why

The only reason why

COPYRIGHT 2020. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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FROM THE ROCKS TO THE SHORE

FROM THE ROCKS TO THE SHORE

Hello

How are you doing?

I was your friend once

We fought the war that is called life

Pushing our friendship

With love, peace, and happiness

It wasn’t much of a fight

We weren’t wrong, but we were mostly right

Traveling past time without a clock

It all made sense

But we got dense running and slipping on the rocks

And we picked each other up

Until the rocks got too big

And the storms came in

And I don’t remember what happened then

But I never

Ever, ever

Forgot you

And I love you still

You became a part of me

And it’s so hard on me

It’s a love I carry still

I love you still

I hope you remember me

And all of those dreams fondly

Because I think that that’s the only way you’ll ever hear from me

Is when I dream of you

When I’m at peace

I think of you

It feels so good

I hope you feel it too

And I never

Ever, ever

Forgot you

And I love you still

You became a part of me

And it’s so hard on me

It’s a love I carry still

I love you still

I talk to myself

Pretending I’m talking to you

And I imagine if we survived the rocks and the storms

And sailed safely to shore

I never

Ever, ever

Forgot you

And I love you still

You became a part of me

And it’s so hard on me

It’s a love I carry still

I love you still

I’ll let you go now

It’s late

And we need our sleep

It was nice to try to catch up

Hope you’re well

I’ll always be around

Well, okay, great

It’s always so nice

So nice

So nice

I’ll never

Ever, ever

Forget you

I love you still

You became a part of me

And it’s so hard on me

It’s a love I’ll always carry still

I love you still

Carry still

Carry still

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GOOD DAYS

GOOD DAYS

You remember the good old days

Wish you could turn back the hands of time

Everyone else has moved on looking for better days

And now it’s midnight and you hear the old clock chime

It’s easier looking back at what you’ve seen

And finding all those good times

Than looking forward at what has yet to be seen

It’s a play for actors that doesn’t have any written lines

The good days

are coming

Better than the old days

Past glories, defeats, old ways

New days

Older and wiser

Lead to better days

These are the good days

And you better get ready

Cause here they come

Today

Here’s to good days

You remember their names

You remember all the parties

The heartbreaking old flames

You’ll meet the new names and new possibilities

You’ll just have to lay your hat

Settle down, unwind, and unpack

Hold on to your cards and stand pat

Look forward, don’t look back

The good days

are coming

Better than the old days

Past glories, defeats, old ways

New days

Older and wiser

Lead to better days

These are the good days

And you better get ready

Cause here they come

Today

Here’s to good days

Raise a glass, say a toast

To good days

And you better be ready

Cause here they come

Today

Here they come today

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I HAVE COME

I HAVE COME

Don’t think of crying tonight

It’s true you heard my voice calling out to you

Do you really think I’d leave you all alone?

I would never dream of letting you down

I have come

You decided to sit and to wait

But you know me, I’m always fashionably late

Head in the clouds, world spinning ‘round

I know when I’m due, no matter my cue

I have come

The grass is greener than it has ever been

And you have just fallen in love all over again

And I cannot control all the emotions of the day

Or for all the past mistakes I have to pay

I have come

Wrap up your presents with bows

And I have my duty to care

And care what you think

And that’s only half of what’s fair

I have come

You never sold me short

And I’ll never forget that

I always felt the warmth of your hug

No matter how cold I had got

I have come

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SAVE YOU

SAVE YOU

You just want to turn off the world.

Mute all of the noise.

Close your eyes and disappear behind your eyelids.

And fall deep into your mind where they can’t find you.

You are a prisoner onto yourself.

Broken or shattered, it really does not matter.

Your own mercy is what will mend you.

You just can’t ignore your attention.

You must remember it sometimes.

Many people talk, but too few say anything.

Just make sure when you turn your back, you’re facing forward.

Save you.

Save you.

And when you feel things have gone, look within yourself and find what’s left.

That’s what’s left.

That is what is there.

That’s what’s important.

That that is true.

Save you.

Save you.

Save you.

Save me.

Please, please save me.

Help you.

Help me.

Save you.

Save me.

You set that stopwatch for yourself, but if you crash your car, you better unbuckle your seatbelt, and get out of it and run, cause this race ain’t over.

Only fast feet kick up each grain of sand that is a part of time.

Finding your needle in a haystack isn’t hard if you’re a magnet.

Save you.

Save you.

COPYRIGHT 2020. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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SAVE YOU

SAVE YOU

You just want to turn off the world.

Mute all of the noise.

Close your eyes and disappear behind your eyelids.

And fall deep into your mind where they can’t find you.

You are a prisoner onto yourself.

Broken or shattered, it really does not matter.

Your own mercy is what will mend you.

You just can’t ignore your attention.

You must remember it sometimes.

Many people talk, but too few say anything.

Just make sure when you turn your back, you’re facing forward.

Save you.

Save you.

And when you feel things have gone, look within yourself and find what’s left.

That’s what’s left.

That is what is there.

That’s what’s important.

That that is true.

Save you.

Save you.

Save you.

Save me.

Please, please save me.

Help you.

Help me.

Save you.

Save me.

You set that stopwatch for yourself, but if you crash your car, you better unbuckle your seatbelt, and get out of it and run, cause this race ain’t over.

Only fast feet kick up each grain of sand that is a part of time.

Finding your needle in a haystack isn’t hard if you’re a magnet.

Save you.

Save you.

COPYRIGHT 2020. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH

I Love You Too Much

I love you too much

Can’t say anything

I’ve already said enough

This boat is gonna drift

Which ever way it’s gonna go

You’re not on it

Wave and calm, it’s gonna go

I love you too much

Wherever I end up

You could’ve caught a ride

But you chose not to

But I had to sail the sea

Maybe it was better for you

Or maybe, it was better for me

Only time will tell

You could say it had to be

Long kiss, maybe goodbye

But I still will miss you

Problem is, I love you too much.

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SLIP AWAY

Watch it slipping away

Time is slow

And it speeds up and goes faster the farther it goes away

Like some sentimental piece of personal treasure

Sliding from the fingers into the sink

Bumbling and fumbling, as it bounces and rolls, over some feeble hands, headed right for the drain

And the rush of fear that it’ll never be seen again

It slips away

It slips away

This might be a good thing on a bad day

Or a terrible thing on a good day

Still

It slips away

Then there’s tomorrow

Then again, there’s tomorrow

Quiet day, calm street, then a sudden gust of wind

Nearly knocks one off of their feet

That breeze snatches things out of the hands like a thief

And tosses and tumbles it down that old street

And running and stumbling, giving great chase as it heads for the curb, and it teases with stops and starts like some toy

Heart beats and pounds louder than thunder as it has eyes towards the grate in the gutter

And there isn’t much more to do or that can be done, it’s a lost battle that couldn’t be won this time

It slips away

It slips away

This is the change that was needed today

Maybe it was needed today of all days

Still

It all slips away

And it can all be found where it is kept locked away

In a place they call, “Yesterday”

But setting the course

Always for the next destination

Tomorrow

Then again, tomorrow’s turn into today’s

And they too

Slip away

COPYRIGHT 2020. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.