Love’s First Blush

Lanterns in the Sky

Under the spell of love’s first blush
Like a shot of an adrenaline rush
We were young, we were strong
Without fear it was wrong

Driving down the coast
Radio playing memories
Of summertime romance
Did we have a chance
When it came to our dance?

It’s not just a teenage love song
On the patio with lanterns in the sky
Our love was just a song away
Sharing a kiss before we said goodbye

Thinking how it used to be
Those times are close to me
For the love we could not suppress
And the softness of your caress

The heat of your touch
The beat of your heart
The rush of your breath
The mist in your eyes

When you walk into a room
With the scent of your perfume
Words flow from my heart
Hoping never to depart

You take off your dress
In the cool of the night
No need to assume
For a love we will consume

Thinking how it used to be
Those times are close to me
For the love we could not suppress
And the softness of your caress

The heat of your touch
The beat of your heart
The rush of your breath
The mist in your eyes

Under the spell of love’s first blush
Like a shot of an adrenaline rush
We were young, we were strong
Without fear it was wrong

Thinking how it used to be
Those times are close to me
For the love we could not suppress
And the softness of your caress

The heat of your touch
The beat of your heart
The rush of your breath
The mist in your eyes

The softness of your lips
The touch of your finger tips
The sweet smell of your embrace
Our bodies entwine and move in rhythm

Blessings of your caress
Darkness moves in a trance
Our bodies become one
To the tune of a slow dance

Thinking how it used to be
Those times are close to me
For the love we could not suppress
And the softness of your caress

The heat of your touch
The beat of your heart
The rush of your breath
The mist in your eyes

Driving down the coast
Radio playing memories
Of summertime romance
Did we have a chance
When it came to our dance?

Copyright © 2013 Shawn D. Standfast & James Day. All rights reserved.

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A Sphinx Serenade

A bit of background for this song…I found this wonderful photo of Louis Armstrong taken in 1961 at the Pyramids of Giza near the Sphinx and posted it on Twitter. A follower replied “sphinx serenade” and then another said that could make a good jazz tune. Well the following (below the photo) is what I have come up with. 

Louis Armstrong plays the trumpet while his wife sits listening with the Sphinx behind her, during a visit to the Pyramids at Giza in Egypt, 1961.

Louis Armstrong plays trumpet while his wife listens during a visit to Egypt, 1961.

A Sphinx Serenade

Just a cat sittin’ all alone
Not botherin’ anyone
Forgotten and forlorn
Not sayin’ a word to spite his nose

Louis went down to old Egypt land
Seein’ Mr Sphinx all sad and lonely
Pulled out his trumpet and began to play

At first sweet and low
A Sphinx serenade
Then Louis blew louder …
…and louder…
Louder than Joshua at the Battle of Jericho

Instead of fallin’ down
Ole Mr Sphinx got up and danced
Now you ain’t seen nothin’ like it
Nor heard anythin’ like it
This cat got up and began to jive

Louis went down to old Egypt land
Seein’ Mr Sphinx all sad and lonely
Pulled out his trumpet and began to play
At first sweet and low
A Sphinx serenade

Then he played louder…
Louder than Joshua at the Battle of Jericho
Instead of fallin’ down
This cat got up and began to jive

Just a cat sittin’ all alone
Not botherin’ anyone
Forgotten and forlorn
Not sayin’ a word to spite his nose

Louis went down to old Egypt land
Pulled out his trumpet and began to play

Copyright © 2015 Shawn D. Standfast. All rights reserved.

 

It’s Her Disguise

Adrenaline Eyes

 

She spoke in a whisper, her name was Sophie
Voice so sweet, lips so moist
A gaze that excites from afar
Green eyes bright, shading your darkness

Adrenaline eyes
It’s her disguise
She’s got adrenaline eyes

She looked right by me as she went straight through me
She thinks she rules in her high heeled shoes
She’s got the look
She’s got it all
With her camouflaged disguise

Adrenaline eyes
It’s her disguise
She’s got adrenaline eyes

With a body made for pleasure
She knows how to pose

Adrenaline eyes
It’s her disguise
She’s got adrenaline eyes

“Hotel California” was playing in the background
She has such a lovely face, such a lovely face
Wearing satin and lace, a view so fine
Awakening desires in the dark corners of my mind

Adrenaline eyes
It’s her disguise
She’s got adrenaline eyes

Sophie you’re a long, long way from home
Come in from the darkness and the rain
Shed your mask, end your pain
Let wisdom, the light of your name, guide you

Adrenaline eyes
It’s her disguise
She’s got adrenaline eyes

So young, so fine, skin soft as wine
The intake of your breath, the rise of your breasts
A haze of temptation fills the air, with its heady scent
A smile so wide with rosie cheeks and dimpled blush
The sparkle in your eyes tells me, you need to be mine

Adrenaline eyes
It’s her disguise
She’s got adrenaline eyes

With a body made for pleasure
She knows how to pose

She looked right by me as she went straight through me
She thinks she rules in her high heeled shoes
She’s got the look
She’s got it all
With her camouflaged disguise

Adrenaline eyes
It’s her disguise
She’s got adrenaline eyes

“Hotel California” was playing in the background
She has such a lovely face, such a lovely face
She has such a lovely face, such a lovely face
She has such a lovely face, such a lovely face
She has such a lovely face, such a lovely face

Copyright © 2014 Shawn D. Standfast. All rights reserved.

Tears on Live Wires

In Your Eyes

With hearts well-traveled
We will meet in hesitation
Shared passions & shared desires
For the love we both require

Love on the horizon
Will focus our vision
There will be no indecision
For hearts so dejected

We must take our chances
For the light that is fading
No matters of opinion
Love without dissension

I see it in your eyes

Tears on live wires
Songs from love’s choir
Longing for twisted desires

You harbor suspicions
Moving in rejection
My feet firmly on the ground

We will meet by diversion
Will it end this aversion?
I will wear these thorns on my crown
And lift the burden from your brow

My heart holds forgiveness
Tick, tock, tick, tock time
Where we are is not where we were
Love has made its decision

I see it in your eyes

Tears on live wires
Songs from love’s choir
Longing for twisted desires

You harbor suspicions
Moving in rejection
My feet firmly on the ground

Motives get distorted
On this mode of communication
Love gets lost in the air
With opinions of destruction

You only hold misapprehension
There will be no intersession
It will end this obsession
And leave us with apprehension

My heart holds forgiveness
Tick, tock, tick, tock time
Where we are is not where we were
Love has made its decision

I see it in your eyes

Tears on live wires
Songs from love’s choir
Longing for twisted desires

You harbor suspicions
Moving in rejection
My feet firmly on the ground

My heart holds forgiveness
Tick, tock, tick, tock time
Where we are is not where we were
Love has made its decision

I see it in your eyes

Copyright © 2013 Shawn D. Standfast. All rights reserved.

Shush! Cue Music Please…

Sleepless Nights

Us together has been a waste of time
But getting up and walking out is never that easy
Our time together has been forever and a day
We need to forgive and forget before we go our separate ways

We need to learn to laugh instead of crying
It is time for me to pack instead of trying

I don’t want to talk about it any more
I don’t want to hear about it any more
I don’t want to think about it any more
I don’t want to feel like this…any more

You say you want to make it work
For the love we used to have
But wanting and dreaming are never the same
A never ending tale that ends in animosity

I don’t want to talk about it anymore
I don’t want to hear about it anymore
I don’t want to think about it anymore
I don’t want to feel like this…anymore

You say it was never a waste of time
But the sleepless nights fit the crime
It’s not as if I was blind
For all the rumors you left behind

I don’t want to talk about it anymore
I don’t want to hear about it anymore
I don’t want to think about it anymore
I don’t want to feel like this…anymore

These thoughts are driving me insane
I gave our love a chance but all was in vain
I looked for joy while you reflected pain

I don’t want to talk about it anymore
I don’t want to hear about it anymore
I don’t want to think about it anymore
I don’t want to feel like this…anymore

We’ll live with this every single night
Once done nothing can ever make it right
We will live in darkness more than light

I don’t want to talk about it anymore
I don’t want to hear about it anymore
I don’t want to think about it anymore
I don’t want to feel like this…anymore

I don’t want to feel like this…anymore
I don’t want to feel like this…anymore

Copyright © 2014 Shawn D. Standfast. All rights reserved.

A Song in Search of a Tune

Staring at the Rain

I’m listening to the sound of the rain
Mending broken memories running through my brain
The pitter, patter echoing the joy and the pain

Staring at the rain

Your hand holds the thunder
The sun shines in your eyes
Your kiss holds back the pain

Staring at the rain

Longing for the love we had
My heart holds forgiveness
Thinking of how it used to be

Mending broken memories running through my brain
Listening to the sound of the rain
The pitter, patter echoing the joy and the pain
Hoping to look into your eyes again

Staring at the rain
Staring at the rain

Hoping to look into your eyes again
Staring at the rain
Staring at the rain

Copyright © 2014 Shawn D. Standfast. All rights reserved.