The Phoenix Rises

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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.


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WASHES ALL OVER ME

I wish I could fly through time

Back to changing my ways

And how I ever let you slip away

I wish I could correct all my loneliness

Masking my depression with a simple smile

Is something I’d really like to address

Living life

Trial by fire

And it washes all over me

Feelings

I’m my worst enemy

My worst critic and cynic

Never thought I was good enough

To deserve you

And to love you

I wish I could call you

Not that you’d care

And tell you I miss you

Not that you’d care

But you made such a huge difference in my life

For better or for worse, I think that’s fair

And all of my feelings

Wrap a hug around me

And washes all over me

I’m so glad I met you

It makes me happy and blue

And it washes all over me

My dear friends

Always have love to lend

It washes all over me

The hurt and the pain

Is always the same

I wear it like an old shirt

And then there’s the love

That covers me from above

And rains down

Down

And it washes me

And reminds me

Reminds me of all the good things I have

All I have in my life

And it washes me

I wish everything was perfect

I wish I was too

And it’s a thought I can’t reject

Feeling very emu

Changing up my mood

And it washes me

It consumes me

I just want love

And know that everything’s gonna be alright

All of these things

Washes me

Washes me

Washes me

Washes me

I love you

And it washes me

Washes me

Something you couldn’t do

Left it up to me

And here’s where I am

Where I am

Hopefully a better man

A better man.

COPYRIGHT 2018. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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WILDFLOWER

First things first

I’m just outspoken-I’m not bad

In my life I just have a thirst

Ever since I was born under a moon that was mad

And my dear mama

Knew I was too much to handle

Compared to my darling papa

He could not hold a candle

Wildflower

My mother said to me

Wildflower

So much energy of unbridled power

Wildflower

Wait until you grow up and see

Wildflower

I’m just a wildflower

My friends would come

To have a drink

It may not have been all, but some

Would have to stop and think

If I went off in my way

Behind the laughter and the tears

I always knew the right things to say

Because like a fine wine, I get better through the years

Wildflower

My mother said to me

Wildflower

So much energy of unbridled power

Wildflower

Wait until you grow up and see

Wildflower

I’m just a wildflower

You must let me submit to all my eccentricities

And how it pleases me

It’s just how I am

And I just don’t give a damn

Wildflower

My mother said to me

Wildflower

So much energy of unbridled power

Wildflower

Wait until you grow up and see

Wildflower

I’m just a wildflower

Then one day I met a new flame

She was so calming and soothing

And she thought that this lion she could tame

It really was very moving

Until I took her out

And we drank and danced for days

And I showed her what life’s all about

She’ll tell you I’m crazy, but I don’t care what she says

I’m a wildflower

A vision of beauty

Some say a cutie

I may lack in humbleness

But I will address

And say it to your face

I may be a basket case

But that’s a wildflower

Wildflower

My mother said to me

Wildflower

So much energy of unbridled power

Wildflower

Wait until you grow up and see

Wildflower

I’m just a wildflower

And now I am old

And I live in home

But I’m not cold

Cause in these halls I roam

And I sing and dance

And flirt with the old ladies if I get the chance

And I still rant and I rave

Life, love, and happiness, I still crave

Wildflower

My mother said to me

Wildflower

So much energy of unbridled power

Wildflower

Now I’ve grown up and I see

I’m a wildflower

I’m just a wildflower

COPYRIGHT 2018. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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SURPRISES

Its no surprise

That every day

My sun will rise

And it’s no surprise

That when you caught my eye

I fell

In love with you

It was no surprise

That you had all the attention

Of all the other guys

I didn’t want to mention

But you fell

For me too

You surprise me

Everyday

You surprise me

In every way

And I’ve fallen

In love with you

Today you surprised me

When you showed up at my door

But it’s no surprise

How you leave me wanting more

And I know what’s in my heart

Is you

You surprise me

All the time

You surprise me

How you’re all mine

And I

Love how you

Continue to surprise me

This beating heart

Is just one part

Of how you make me feel

And how this love

Is real

But it’s really no surprise

That it’s you

You surprise me

Everyday

You surprise me

In every way

And I’ve fallen

In love with you

It’s no surprise

How you you make me smile

And make me open up my eyes

And just stay a little while

Just a little longer

And let me

Love you

You are such a surprise

When I didn’t think

I could meet anyone

Like you

Now let me please

Return the favor

And surprise you

You surprise me

Everyday

You surprise me

In every way

And I’ve fallen

In love with you

And I’ve fallen

In love with you

COPYRIGHT 2018. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.