The Phoenix Rises

A PEACE Of My Mind!


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YOU FLIPPED THAT SWITCH

I was so dead insideNo chance of hope

I was just along for the ride

Trying to hide being a big mope
Your smile lifted me up

Your laugh was so contagious

I drank from your cup

And it’s just so outrageous
With a flip of switch

You changed me

And my attitude

My life has gotten so rich

I can finally see

It’s a whole new pitch

Since you flipped that switch

Now I’m in love

Since you flipped that switch

I’m outta that ditch

Since you flipped that switch
For so long I felt so lost

Just taking up space

I felt I had no worth and no cause

Turns out all I needed was your friendly face
You let me into your life

And showed me another world

You spun me around and took out the knife

The thoughts in my head swirled
With a flip of a switch

You changed me

And my attitude

My life has gotten so rich

I can finally see

It’s a whole new pitch

Since you flipped that switch

Now I’m in love

Since you flipped that switch

I’m outta that ditch

Since you flipped that switch
I look into your eyes

I can get so happily lost

No more alibis

Your sun has melted my frost

With the flip of switch
With a flip of switch

You changed me

And my attitude

My life has gotten so rich

I can finally see

It’s a whole new pitch

Since you flipped that switch

Now I’m in love

Since you flipped that switch

I’m outta that ditch

Since you flipped that switch
I cannot stop smiling 

Seeing the beauty in everything

Your love is all I’m dialing

You can hear my heart singing
With a flip of switch

You changed me

And my attitude

My life has gotten so rich

I can finally see

It’s a whole new pitch

Since you flipped that switch

Now I’m in love

Since you flipped that switch

I’m outta that ditch

Since you flipped that switch
It’s electric

Since you flipped that switch

I feel the electricity

Since you flipped that switch

Inside of me

Since you flipped that switch
With a flip of switch

You changed me

And my attitude

My life has gotten so rich

I can finally see

It’s a whole new pitch

Since you flipped that switch

Now I’m in love

Since you flipped that switch

I’m outta that ditch

Since you flipped that switch
COPYRIGHT 2017. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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SAD DAYS

Sad daysOut of country

Sad days

For all my family
Sad days

I know this walk so well, I know the way

Sad days

The light is for what we paid
Sad Days

They won’t ever add up

Our tears will never fill

Time’s coffee cup
Sad Days

Soon they will fall behind

The past can be so mean

But our future will be so kind
So sad days

So sad days
Sad days

Sometimes it’s not so nice

Sad days

We pay a painful price
Sad days

They seem to last forever

Sad days

Not very bright not very clever
Sad Days

They won’t ever add up

Our tears will never fill

Time’s coffee cup
Sad Days

Soon they will fall behind

The past can be so mean

But our future will be so kind
So sad days

So sad days
A sad day like a rainy day

Lead to rainbows along the way

A sad day can exasperate your joy

But like the clouds it will pass

Like a child’s old broken toy

Sad days like any day leads to a brand new day

It’s okay

It’s okay
Sad Days

They won’t ever add up

Our tears will never fill

Time’s coffee cup
Sad Days

Soon they will fall behind

The past can be so mean

But our future will be so kind
So sad days

So sad days
Sad days

Just like an old lost friend

Sad days

The wounds will eventually mend
Sad days

I sit and I will wait

Sad days

For time will never wait
Sad Days

They won’t ever add up

Our tears will never fill

Time’s coffee cup
Sad Days

Soon they will fall behind

The past can be so mean

But our future will be so kind
So sad days

So sad days

So sad days

So sad days
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.)
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BOOMERANG

I fell in love
With you

It was the first time

That I met you
And my world

Stop spinning

I was ahead now

And winning
And I didn’t care

About anything else

It was just the way

That I felt
But then my world

Caved in

When I saw you

Get on that plane
Spin spin spin

Love cuts through the wind

Like a boomerang

My love has returned 

Just like

A boomerang
You showed up

At my front door

And just scooped up

My heart off the floor
You wasted no time

To hug me

You looked in my eyes

And you could see
That this is the place

For you to be

And you always were

The girl for me
Catching my breath

Deep in my throat

Listening to

All of the songs

That I wrote
Spin spin spin

Love cuts through the wind

Like a boomerang

My love has returned 

Just like

A boomerang
Spin spin spin

Love cuts through the wind

Like a boomerang

My love has returned 

Just like

A boomerang
COPYRIGHT 2016. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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EMPTY ROOM

SpaceEmpty space

There’s a place

That you once occupied

A memory

That must be denied

Since you’re gone

And you won’t pick up the phone
Trace

Back the steps

On the road

Of misplaced regrets

But right now

I’ll find a new face

Just one of many

To replace

So for right now

I guess I’ll
Rent out your room

In my head
Empty room

Empty room
It’s never too soon
To rent out your room

In my head
Empty room

Empty room
I can free

Up so much space

It won’t take long

Just wait and see

All I need

Is a warm new face

You can go

And I won’t plea a case
My mind plays games

With my head

But I don’t listen

To what it said

Because if I do

And think of you

I’d be screwed

And so damn down

When there’s so many

Others in this town

Just looking for a new place

And I got one with a lot of space

If only I
Rent out your room

In my head
Empty room

Empty room
It’s never too soon

Or too late
To rent out your room

In my head
Empty room

Empty room
Empty room
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YOUR HEART

Take me to where the rainbow ends

Not very far where the trail bends

Next to where lies the river

With a water that would make you shiver
Tell me where our tour starts

Take me to your heart
Take me to Shangri-La

Introduce me to your ma and pa

Tell me who you really are

Show me who you really are
Take me where our tour starts

Take me into your heart
It can’t really be all that tragic

When I look in your eyes I see that magic

Let me know the real you

Show me what you can do
Show me where our tour starts

Show me to your heart
Spinning spinning round

Floating up and down

Such a beautiful sound

I know the love I found
Tell me where the tour starts

Show me to your heart
Stories of unicorns, mermaids, and fairies

Potions, spells, and sweet magic berries

Didn’t prepare me for you

What can I do for you
Tell me when the tour starts

Tell me what’s in your heart
Mythical stories, and fairy tales

All that fiction pales

In comparison to being with you

No separation of fantasy and reality is something new
Is this where the tour starts

Is this what’s in your heart
Spinning spinning round

Floating up and down

Such a beautiful sound

I know this love I found
You say the tour has started

Only for the golden hearted
Spinning spinning round

Floating up and down

Such a beautiful sound

I know the love I found
I’m ready for the tour to start

Ready to see your heart

It’s time for the tour to start

I’m ready for your heart
COPYRIGHT 2016. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.