Nov 8, 2013

It Goes Without Saying

What we have is so fantastic
All we really need is branding
As to what was said or promised
There was some misunderstanding

Well, you may have thought you heard it
And you might think that you read it
But allow me to assure you
I never ever said it

And if somebody here wrote it
Then we all told him to spike it
I never ever spoke it
Or any sentence like it

I’ve a ready gift for language
And sometimes get rather glib
But I never made a promise
Or at worst, it’s just a fib

What I tell you in the future
You can certify and bond it
As to what I said beforehand
I suggest you get beyond it

There are some of you who get it
As I always knew you would
We use any means we have to
To achieve a greater good

And the message that’s essential
Deep in every word I’ve spoken
In the making of an omelet
There are eggs that must be broken

So from here on, no more surprises
Since I promise and decree it
Now that sort of should assure you
And I kind of guarantee it.

Nov 6, 2013

In the Aftermath

We need more men like them
We need more women too
Who in a time of crisis
Do what we all should do
I listen to the host
And think it can’t be true
The people that we lost
Were people that we knew

The man who taught at church
Or shoveled out your walk
The lady at the corner
Who just loved to stop and talk

That woman from IT
Who also did some clerk-ing
The guy who really loved his work
And never did stop working

I only want a hint
Or peek into The Plan
Oh, why is it so hard to be
A Boston Bruins fan?

The crimes against our friends
Are numerous and mounting
Where will we find another soul
So good at bluebird counting

And thinking of his children
I don’t think I can take it
It’s like I got the phone call
Saying, “Marty didn’t make it.”

And then our teacher Mike
Why did he have to die
Remember him whenever
Someone hollers “Semper Fi”

Well, now I’m off to work
I’ll see you both tonight
Before I go please hold me
Hold me Hold me tight.