The Phoenix Rises

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Live To Work

Man walks out the doorway to his house
trying to get to work today
Get’s to the end of the road
Lines of people only blocking his way

He tries hard to make his money
but it left his hands like his old lady
Now they foreclosed on his house
and he knows that that’s the way

Trying to make a living
It ain’t as easy as they say
Trying to live your life
It won’t happen on this day

We get distracted
by all the bullshit in our lives
Isn’t it supposed to be
what we put out that is attracted

Trying to get ahead
Trying to catch your breath
Do it now before you’re dead
Try to catch a break
Before you meet your death

I’m not getting any younger
And I’m not getting any stronger
but before I leave this place
I wanna see a smile upon a face

Trying to get ahead
Trying to catch your breath
Do it now before you’re dead
Try to catch a break
Before you meet your death

Young girl headed out to work
Cant get fair pay but wants some
The last thing she wants is some jerk
She just wants to find the fun

She’s losing all her patience
while she remains so composed
She’s always played by the rules
So why’s she’s getting hosed?

It’s a hustle and bustle world
our heads go spinning round and round
our lives get twirled and whirled
We can’t hear the music only just a sound

We just want to be happy
and enjoy our beautiful life
I don’t wanna sound sappy
But how do we stop the strife?

Trying to get ahead
Trying to catch your breath
Do it now before you’re dead
Try to catch a break
Before you meet your death

I’m not getting any younger
And I’m not getting any stronger
but before I leave this place
I wanna see a smile upon your face

Trying to get ahead
Trying to catch your breath
Do it now before you’re dead
Try to catch a break
Before you meet your death
COPYRIGHT 2015. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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How We Used To Be

I saw you out and about
walking with him
Reminded me of us
and how we used to be

You were holding his hand
oh so tightly
You never held my hand
only to let me slip free

I don’t think that you’ve given
any thought
about us
and how we used to be

If anyone asks
you just blame me
But am I the only one who knows
how we used to be

I never lied
and I’m not about to start
Never really been so happy
since we’ve been apart

And how it used to be
maybe it was just me
And now I’m so free
And I just can’t see

How it used to be
You don’t feel
the same as me
at how it used to be

And the ocean tide
rolls right in
and drags the seashells
back out to the sea

And that’s how it’s supposed to be

Some days I get up
I can’t even function
Can’t raise a smile
So I go back to sleep

I know you don’t really care
the past is the past
But if I can make it
These days won’t last

And when I find her
The Queen of my dreams
She’ll get all of my attention
Cause that’s the way it should be

But until then
I’ll have to get up and fight
this lonely old battle
that lasts through the night

And the ocean tide
rolls right in
and drags the seashells
back out to the sea

And that’s how it’s supposed to be

So now It’s time I should go
I just wanted you to know
I hope he deserves you
unlike me

But that’s just the way
It’s got to be
The stars flicker and fade
That’s the way they’ll always be

And the ocean tide
rolls right in
and drags the seashells
back out to the sea

And that’s how it’s supposed to be
COPYRIGHT 2015. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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Baltimore

The flame from a candle is what
lights this city at night
United we stand,
together we fight
For understanding,
peace, and love
And let it reign down over us
from high up above

Rising up in unison,
all wanting the same
Sometimes you don’t get the sunshine
till after the rain
Know that we will never waver
and bow
It’s time to change,
that time is now

Baltimore
Our city on the bay
Baltimore
Together people will always find a way
Baltimore
Everything is gonna be okay

In Baltimore

It’s not just one place
that needs to change
Growing up can be hard
and appear very strange
But we can get through it
If everybody does their bit

Time will come
when this will all fade away
And yesterdays build
for a better today
Just pull together
as a team
Then we will enjoy our children’s smiles
and oh how they’ll gleam

And brighten our way

In Baltimore
Our city on the bay
In Baltimore
Together people will always find a way
In Baltimore
Everything is gonna be okay

In Baltimore

COPYRIGHT 2015. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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Dolcezza

Dolcezza
How could I ever forget ya?
Dolcezza
I write this letter to you
Dolcezza
I sing this song for you

Sitting on my sofa
playing guitar a song or two
Sitting on my sofa
drinking a glass of wine or two

Walking old battlegrounds
listening to Neil Young sounds
Roaming New York and MOMA
Cooking with the garlic aroma
and friendship in the air

Dolcezza
How could I ever forget ya?
Dolcezza
I write this letter to you
Dolcezza
I sing this song for you

Dolcezza
Si puo sentire la musica?
Can you hear the music?
Dolcezza
Senti il mio cuore?
Can you hear my heart?
Dolcezza
Si puo ascoltare la chiamata musica?
Can you hear the music calling?

Dolcezza
How could I ever forget ya?
Dolcezza
I write this letter to you
Dolcezza
I sing this song for you

Up all night talking
all about the world’s trouble
Crying all night
about our love life’s rubble

Standing outside a big yellow truck
You know I had to change my luck
Maybe a month, or a year, or two
and I’ll get lucky and see you
My dear, sweet Dolcezza

Dolcezza
How could I ever forget ya?
Dolcezza
I write this letter to you
Dolcezza
I sing this song for you
Dolcezza
How could I ever forget ya?
Dolcezza
Questo bacio e per voi
Dolcezza
This kiss is for you

COPYRIGHT 2015. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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How To Get A Woman To Go Out With You

I only sing to women to get them to go out with me. It’s a 2000 year old Icelandic Courting Folk song. It’s responsible for 1000’s of marriages. They get soooo weak by my 2000 year old Icelandic Courting Folk Song rendition. They get so weak from hearing it, they give up saying no, and go out with me. So I’ll shut the f*** up. Success!!