The Phoenix Rises

A PEACE Of My Mind!


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THE FIXER

I have a problemI can’t let go

I can’t give up on love

I want it so much
I had a dream

You and I broke up

I was cleaning up the house

While you were packing up
You kicked over an old glass of wine

That was sitting on the floor

I got down on my hands and knees

And fought to clean the stain
You grabbed your stuff and walked out

While I scrubbed and scrubbed

To get the stain out of the carpet

I was now all alone
Late at night my secrets talk to me

And wake me up

I can’t help it

I will try to fix things
I stay in relationships

Maybe for far too long

My loyalty and my faith

Guides me for good or bad?
But I’m so old now

Never changed that

But I keep hoping

In my autumn years waiting for my spring
Is loving wanted to be loved

Some ancient fad

Why does something that feels so good

Is some weak trait that’s so bad?
I fought so hard to be here

That when we wanted there

That when we got to there

It wasn’t much different than when we were here?
I’m a fixer

If it’s broke

I’ll try to fix it

Whether or not it’s my fault

I’ll try to fix it

After all I built it

I’ll fix it

I’ll fix it

Even if I’m all alone

I’ll fix it

I just want my spring to come.

I’ll fix it
COPYRIGHT 2017. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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PARDON MY KINDNESS

Pardon my kindnessIt’s something I’d like to address
It wasn’t meant for your opportunity

On any given day you would see
Please pardon my kindness

I know it’s hard for you to digest
It wasn’t meant for you to take advantage of

It’s only a small gift of my love
Pardon this act of kindness

I shouldn’t have to digress
But I have always loved you

No matter if we were happy or blue
I am always there for you

No matter what you do
You can put my love upon the shelf

While you go on yourself
And I will still be here

Whether you are far away or near
Please pardon my kindness

For more or less
My love is always here

In my heart
Pardon my kindness

Don’t take it as a weakness
I live with little regrets

I can sleep at night

When these days set
Pardon my kindness

Pardon my kindness
COPYRIGHT 2017. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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STATIC

I’ve got too much staticIt comes in manually

And it comes in automatic
Too much white noise

From men and women

Girls and boys
Blah blah blah

Every direction

From your ma and pa
It comes from the north and south

From the east and west

Right to your head, right outta your mouth
Too much static

It’s all white noise

Meaningless nothings

Block it all out

Too much static
I’ve changed my frequencies

And I’ve learned to keep away

Millions of chattering monkeys
Static coming from the right

And it comes from the left

It comes in the day, and it comes in the night
You can wear your tin foil hatties

And your Make America Greats too

But all that noise just makes you batties
Blah blah blah

Don’t give in

It doesn’t get you very far
Too much static

It’s all white noise

Meaningless nothings

Block it all out

Too much static
Too much static

It’s all white noise

Meaningless nothings

Block it all out

Too much static
I want to help you

With your problem

It’s not what you talk about

It’s all in what and the good that you do
Too much static

It’s all white noise

Meaningless nothings

Block it all out

Too much static
You can talk about nothing

Or you can choose to be happy

You can whine, or you can sing
You can float down the river

Or you can tread water in the ocean

You can bask in the sunlight, or just shiver
Static

Fuzzy noise in the air

State of consciousness

Listen to your breath

Listen to your heartbeat

It’s clearer

Louder

Than the static out of mouths

That float into the air

Static
Static
Too much static

It’s all white noise

Meaningless nothings

Block it all out

Too much static

Static

Blah blah blah

Static

Blah blah blah

Static

(Abrupt silence. Cue birds singing far away.)
COPYRIGHT 2017. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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DON’T TALK TO ME

You can say I was over reactingYou think I was trying to be king

But I didn’t think you were cool

When you tried to act like a fool
And I know I’m not the only one

Who didn’t think you were just playing for fun

It’s not nice to maybe hurt someone

And now I must say that we’re done
Don’t talk to me

Cause you will never see

Don’t talk to me

Cause what we ever had

Is all that there will be

Don’t talk to me
I tried talking to you but you wouldn’t listen

Logic and kindness is what you are missin’

And now I just see a wall

And watch you start to fall
And when you do, I won’t be around

Cause now I know, and I don’t like what I found

And I’m so hurt by your inaction

And you won’t give any retraction
Don’t talk to me

Cause you will never see

Don’t talk to me

Cause what we ever had

Is all that there will be

Don’t talk to me
And in the end you just don’t see

That you hurt me so deeply
Don’t talk to me

Cause you will never see

Don’t talk to me

Cause what we ever had

Is all that there will be

Don’t talk to me
So you went your way, and I’ll have to go mine

I’ll get over this, and I’ll be fine

But I won’t forget this moment

And the wonderful times we spent
But
Don’t talk to me

Cause you will never see

Don’t talk to me

Cause what we ever had

Is all that there will be

Don’t talk to me
Don’t talk to me

Cause you will never see

Don’t talk to me

Cause what we ever had

Is all that there will be

Don’t talk to me
COPYRIGHT 2017. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.