The Phoenix Rises

A PEACE Of My Mind!


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THE FLYING TRAIN

This train

Carries a heavy load

This train

Is headed to a brand new road

The wheels came off this train

It was due to arrive

At about 7:05

It’s hard to stay on the tracks

If you can’t keep with the facts

It’s a heavy load

But this old train is gonna stay on course

And you don’t listen yet you say I’m beating a dead horse

And keeping it on the rails

You know good deeds merits pretty loud hails

I’m not a conductor

I’m the engineer

And a real go getter

And I can’t be more clear

I may be a little late

But it’ll be so great

Call it destiny, call it fate

But I got all that I hold so dear

It’s a heavy load

But this train

Will arrive

Please refrain and don’t complain

It’s all hard work and all I strive

Wheels off the track

I got control, wanna get there alive

Maybe it’s time to fly

And turn this old train

Into a plane and fly

I’ll go rail by rail

Build this all spike by spike, nail by nail

Shovel all this coal

Just to reach my goal

I know what I’ve earned and just what is mine

And keep going forward and get there nearly on time

This train

Will get me there one way or another

Even if I have to fly

Let’s see if this old train can fly

Let’s see if this train can fly

COPYRIGHT 2018. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON.

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MY DREAMS

What do I dream of

When you’re not there

When you no longer care

When there’s no love to share

What do my dreams look like

You ask of me

And I just sit so quietly

Waiting for an answer patiently

And you expect me to see

Past the present

To the future of no you and me

Or maybe you expect me

To say that I don’t see anything

That my future may bring

But then I’ll say what I really dream

Is that you’re still there

And in my dreams you still care

And I’ll hold them and hug them

Because it’s my dreams

And unlike you

They’ll never go away

Thank you for asking

So I can smile again

COPYRIGHT 2018. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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WHAT CAN I DO?

I work to live

I work for you

You’re not happy

What can I do?

I do it all

All for you

I try to change

I try to please

What more can I do?

I’d do it all

All for you

And when spring comes

I’ll give you flowers

And when it’s summer

I’ll take you away

And in the fall

We will feast

And in the winter

I’ll keep you warm

What more can I do?

If you keep it all inside

How will I know?

Where is my chance?

If I can’t have a moment of time

What could I do

If I can’t please you?

I sit and wait

Patiently and out of time

What can I do?

I tried to please

Only you

COPYRIGHT 2018. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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BRING ON THE RAIN

I don’t know why I love you

When you treat me like you do

And I don’t know why

I’d ever let my heart lie to me

And maybe you and I see things differently

Bring on the rain

Bring on the rain

Let it rain down on me

Let it soothe my pain

And maybe my heart will set me free

Bring on the rain

I don’t know why I let you get to me

And maybe I should let you be

But you cast such a spell

That places me between heaven and hell

No resentment for being such a glutton for punishment

Bring on the rain

Bring on the rain

Let it rain down on me

Let it soothe my pain

And maybe my heart will set me free

Bring on the rain

Treat me like a dog and call my name

And I’ll keep coming back again

Bring on the rain

Bring on the rain

Let it rain down on me

Let it soothe my pain

And maybe my heart will set me free

Bring on the rain

Chalk it all up to love

As long as the stars are above

It’s nothing new, I love you

What could I ever say?

It’s the same thing everyday

Bring on the rain

Bring on the rain

Let it rain down on me

Let it soothe my pain

And maybe my heart will set me free

Bring on the rain

COPYRIGHT 2018. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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THE CHASE

I’m chasing

Chasing something

The sun is too high to touch

To grasp

To clench

But I see it too clearly

All of its spots

All of its imperfections

I’m chasing

Chasing the sun

Since the day begins

As it comes up in the horizon

Far in the horizon

Up in the east

Time is not my friend

So I run

Past everything

Chasing after it

But it is too far

I follow the birds

I wish I could fly

I wonder how close they get

Then it’s high over my head

And it all gets too hot

And I slow down

But I’m still chasing

Chasing after something

Then as my time ticks down,

My sun begins to set

Far over the horizon

Up over the West

And I change course

And that something has moved

Again beyond reach

And I run again

To catch up with my sun

And catch it before it disappears

Then it’s gone

And I can’t see it

I look, but I can’t find it

So I rest for the night

Plotting my chase again

For tomorrow

When my sun returns

And I begin my chase again

Chasing something

I’ll know when I get it

The question is how will I get it?

But until then

I’m chasing

Chasing something

COPYRIGHT 2018. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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HOW LOVE GOES

Like the ocean, the tides of joy and the tides of sorrow come in and go out

Like a seashell left like a memento, or a memory

And like a breeze, it’s a wind of change

Nothing means shit anymore

When your world is crashing down

And shatters

Like broken glass on the floor

And like the sudden breeze

Clouds roll in and out so swiftly

Don’t forget about me

When I’m gone

This time I’m gone

Like the scab

That you picked on me

Just to see if the wound was still there

Did you think I was not human?

As I stared

Like I wasn’t there?

Like I didn’t care?

Like I wasn’t scared?

Don’t forget about me

Remember I was there

Like the sky, can get foggy, and then be so clear

Like the night can be so dark, then the stars come out to light the way

Just like a single day, the sun can set beyond the horizon, but then it rises high again

Don’t forget me

Memories might fade

But I wouldn’t forget about you

Only why we fought

Maybe I’ll be back someday

But just don’t forget about me

And how I loved you so

Just so you know

That’s how love goes

That’s how it goes

COPYRIGHT 2018. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.