My Creative Writing

My original songs .,., for the most part, we’re written at least seven or eight years ago, and many much longer ago than that. I have been painfully sober for about seven years now, after two nearly fatal bouts with pancreatitis. So just in case anyone was wondering about my songs that talk about alcohol .,., Yes, they were pretty much true stories. Thank God, I don’t drink anymore, or behave that way .,., Praise God!

“Don’t make me a Fool”
I went on down and into the bar. She said what you doing here? Don’t you know you’re barred? I said, oh, come on please, I’ll behave, don’t make me leave. She said, if I give you one more chance, are you going to make a fool of me? Because if so, then I wish that you’d just go! I said oh, no! No, no, no, I’ll be good, and I’ll be good to you, I’ll even tip you up, and you’ll see it’s true! Oh baby, I’ll be good to you! So she let me stay for a while, every now and then she even gave me a smile. Weren’t too long, and I was feeling good! I put my money in her jar, like I knew I should. But myself, I can never trust. All it takes is a little buzz, for me to start acting the fool. So I asked her if she’d like to play some pool.Well, we aint got no table you know. So now I think it’s time for you to go! We aint got no table “round here! So now I think you need to just finish your beer! Just finish your beer my dear, and get on out of here!Don’t try and make me a fool! You know we aint got no pool! The next thing you know, you’ll be asking me, do I want to go Swimming? Oh no!..no, no, no! Just finish your beer, and go! Just finish your beer, my dear, and get on out of here!

Written By: John Young

“Gone”
A pretty woman can always have her way,
she can go, or she can stay.
They know they’re in demand,
the heart of any man, they can command.
They can run your life, they can ruin your life,
if you let “em. No big deal to them,
how you feel, but to you, it all seems so un-real.
How they can change their man like a new pair of shoes,
then they calmly break you the news.
You’re out, he’s in, don’t bother thinking about what could have been.
Just move on, and be thankful for the time you had,
get a grip, don’t feel so sad. You said some things,
you shouldn’t have said.
Now you’re feeling you’d be better off dead.
But listen to her, one last time,
the hard cold truth you got to get it into your mind!
It’s time to move on, your cook, your maid,
your Lover is Gone. Yeah listen to her one last time.
it’s time to move on, your cook, your maid,
your Lover,
is Gone.

Written By: John Young

“Piracy”
A man starts out as a slave, rowing in the hull of a Pirate ship. He is an intelligent man and manages to work his way up until he is Captain of the ship and the terror of the high seas. He begins to feel guilty for the acts of his men and himself, and wishes he was a simple slave again. So he appoints one of his best men as the new Captain. He is soon made to walk the plank, and eaten by sharks. And, the moral of the story is, Don’t strive to be good at something you don’t beleive in.

Written By: John Young

“Road Trip”
I took my pay and bought a ticket for a Greyhound Bus,
Just had to clear my head, from all the confusion, and the fuss. I told her I was tired of trying so hard to make everybody happy, and watching them look so blue. She said, that’s alright, you aint got it to do! Get on down the road, I can find a replacement for you! Once you’re gone I’ll have a lot more time, to stop living your life, and start living mine! I’ll have a man in our bed, before your first stop, might be a lawyer, hell, might be a cop! I’ll be better off without you, anyway, so why should I try and make you stay?
I’ve been up here now, I guess, about three years. She calls me up, and she’s all in tears. Oh won’t you come back down? I just can’t make it baby, without you around. You were the only man for me. Come on back, and I’ll make you see. We can still have a life so fine. Baby you and me! Come on back, before I lose my mind!
Well, girl you know, I loved you dear, and I’ll think about it, while I’m out tonight, just having a beer. But for both our sakes, I’ll probably just stay here. You want a care taker, and that aint me. I can’t help it if your life aint the way you want it to be. I gave it my all, but you never gave that back to me. Oh girl, can’t you see? I’ll think about it. Yeah, I’ll think about it, but for both our sakes I’ll probably just stay here. Just stay here, and have another beer.

Written By: John Young

“Bartender to Bouncer”
Well, no he don’t really wanna cause any trouble, he’s just out to have a good time. Sometimes he goes over the line. Well, he was right out of it wasn’t he? Well, no I kinda thought he was getting right into it, he had those girls going round and round. Well, yeah sure, after he bought ’em a round. Yeah, but It wasn’t that, I think.  It was more a matter of the way he was liking the sound, the sound of that band, jammin down, the way he had to just get up and jump around. He didn’t need a partner, but he had one in a little while. And didn’t he make her smile! He made her smile, and she was jumpin around to. He made it look so easy to do.
Well yeah, if he comes back in here again, I’m not sure what I’ll do. So don’t do nuthin then, just let him be him, and you just be you. There’s no reason for a problem, between you two.

“Sunshine”
In the game of life, we don’t always get the cards we’re looking for
Just when you think you’ve hit the bottom, lady luck comes round and knocks you down some more. When you came along, I had given up, and was about to fold. But you showed me your love, was there to have and to hold. In the middle of a cold black storm, your sunshine caressed me, and it kept me warm! Now my days are sunny and bright, your love, and your kindness are there in the night.
It’s worse than any nightmare, just to think of how it could have been. The booze, and the drugs, it seemed would have no end! But now that I’ve found you, and I can wrap my arms around you, it’s not hard to see, just what a fool I’ve been. The way I wasted precious time, it was a crying sin. Now all it takes to get me high is just to see your face. Your loving smile has turned my world in to a different place.Your sunshine’s been the answer to my every prayer, the dark clouds have all scattered, now your warmth is there! You’re my lifeblood, you’re my perfect friend! You’re the one I know will be there for me, till the end!
Sunshine I Love you! Sunshine I need you! Sunshine shine down, on me!

Written By: John Young

“All You Say I Am”
I’m all you say I am, I’m a cheat, I’m a liar, I could set your heart on fire. I’m a kind man, I’m a butt hole, I’m a guy with a heart as black as coal. I’m a sweet-heart who’d never hurt you, I’ll be the first one to desert you, I’m the one you always wanted, but somebody you just don’t need. I’m all you say I am, I’m all you say I am, I’m all you say I am, and more. And so much more.

Written By: John Young

“Crazy Over You”
Crazy, crazy over you, call me crazy for the things I do,  nothing after work to do,  just beer, and wine, and cigarettes , ok , maybe a few regrets, regrets over losing you,  so go ahead and call me crazy, if you want to, but, Girl if I’m crazy, I’m crazy over you. So don’t tell me to find something else to do, I can sit around and be crazy over you, if I want to, Sue. So here’s to you, Suzie Q!   Everything you do comes back to you, just wait and see, all the things we did will come back to you and me. All the love we shared, I only wish you really cared. I can’t stop loving you, but you’re not here, so what do I do? Just sit around and think of you? Well, I guess that’s what I’ll do, just sit around and think of you. So here’s to you, Suzie Q !

Written By: John Young

                                          Midnight Craving

“If you leave something behind”
If you leave something behind, you’re gonna have to make up your mind, either go get what you’re thinking of
Or go ahead and leave it behind.
But you gotta either go back, or go forward. And don’t you dare change your mind.
You gotta either go back, or go forward, or every step you take you’re further behind, so you gotta make up your mind
Either get it back or leave it behind.
If you wanna live the good life and you want it all of the time, you’ll have to have the right solution, now you got it all on the line, you’re gonna have to make up your mind, either get it back, or leave it behind.

Written By: John Young

“Pretty Pictures”
Pretty pictures on the wall, get off that railing, before you fall. Come on over, anyone, you just can’t imagine, all the fun! It’s happening here, above the street. Go somewhere else, if you want to eat. Listen to the river move along. Get it right now, for a song.Passing cars, and cloudy days, get your mind set, forty ways. Give it up, or hold on tight. Just let the day drift into night. It’s raining now, so don’t be shy. There ain’t no need to wonder why. I’ve got my problems, so do you. What it is, or ain’t, ain’t nothing new. Life will go on, with, all around you. Feeling good here’s not a crime. No need for guilt, just passing time.

Written By: John Young

“What’s the Matter”
What’s the matter, are you thinking of something that’s new? Or, are you maybe, just afraid of, something someone said? Is it so important to you? Don’t you have time to be true? Or maybe, it’s just time, for me, to be, through with you. Don’t you think that I know, just the way that you feel? I know that it’s hard, but why can’t you for once just be real? Come out and show me the way that you feel. I won’t be hurt, or think less of you baby, all that I want, is just, just a little truth, maybe.You just might find, when you leave me behind, there was just a little something, wrong in your mind. Yeah, I think there mighta been a little something wrong in your mind.

Written By: John Young

“Sanctuary”
Let the worries of the world, just slip away. You’re safe right here with me, right here with me, in our, our little, Sanctuary.
Well there aint no phone, no TV set, what you see, is what you get, but it’s warm in here, and you can usually find a beer.
Yeah baby, you’re safe right here, right here with me, in our, our little Sanctuary.

Written By: John Young

“Our Obscurity”
We have no doubts, or insecurity, regarding our obscurity. For you see, we are so very, very sure, we are obscure. The roots of our obscurity run very deep, yes very deep indeed. The depth of our obscurity knows no bounds for sure. For you see, our obscurity is very very pure. The purity of our obscurity is there to see. For you see, we are so very very sure we are obscure.

“Bartender to Drunk”
She said to me, you’re a handsome man, but you got a problem, you know. I said, yeah, yeah I know. You can’t handle your Booze, she said. You let it handle you. I said, yeah, yeah I know. Why can’t you change? She said to me. I don’t know, was my reply. Well, until you can, just keep going in the gutter, and die! I don’t have time, to care, or cry. I have a life to live, and a whole lot of love to give! But not to someone who can’t even love them self! So go on and ruin your life! But do it somewhere else! I don’t want to see! So just go on, and let me be! Now would you? Now would you, Please?

Written By: John Young

“Take a Chance on Me”
If by chance we should happen to meet, if we run across each other on the street, could you be the one? Maybe you and I could have some fun, we’re just as entitled to it, as anyone. You got that look in your eyes, just like me, you’re sick of all the lies, scared to trust, or count on anyone, they say, I love you baby, then they turn around and run.
You deserve so much better than that. Still, I believe you’d risk it all, if you had the chance, risk being hurt one more time. Hope could make you lay it all on the line. Hoping to find a love so fine. Come on baby, take a chance on me, I’ll take the time to try and make you see, you didn’t go wrong, when you took a chance on me.
Come on baby, take a chance on me.

Written By: John Young

“Lost”
You were a child of the fifties, sock hops, and soda-pop. Alice Cooper was my idol, seems we’re a world apart, but love and friendship was no problem, we were in each others’ hearts, face to face, and down and dirty, right from the very start. Gut feelings shared between us, it seems weren’t very smart, for man’s a selfish creature, and now from me your love is lost.
There ain’t too many things that I’d call crucial in my life, but having you to turn to, made an odd thing seem alright. But there ain’t no use denying, as time goes rolling by, I’m gonna get that urge, and when I do, I’ll just spread my wings, and fly. So tell me what’s the point, in being happy for a day? Sweet woman you don’t deserve it, I’ve already gone away. You need to find yourself a good man, who’d never leave you flat. I just ain’t up to being, the one who can give you that.
Yes, man’s a selfish creature, and now from me, your love is lost. Your love is lost, your love is lost. Yes man’s a selfish creature, and now from me your love is lost.

Written By: John Young

“Poor Man”
When a poor man has a little cash, there’s nothing that a beautiful woman, can not ask, she  can ask the world of him, his very last dime, he’ll be happy to spend. Money don’t mean that much, when you’re looking for that special touch. Oh babe, to me, you mean so much! Just to have the opportunity, to feel you, next to me, oh babe, I know it is not free, and if I wind up broke, and all alone, at least I’ll know I tried, yeah, tried to take you home.Come on baby! Come on home with me! Oh well, maybe next time.

Written By: John Young

“The Candle Song”
I almost lit a candle, the other night, while I was getting romantic, with my wife. But you’ve ruined all of that for me, in my life.
One look at that flame, and the melting wax, and I just can’t stop those memories, from coming back. Red, white, and blue, melting wax, and me and you, maybe some brown mixed in there too.
Yeah it sure did look nice, in different colors, every night, and they each had their own special scent, girl do you remember, how much it meant ? It meant so much, because it was a product of me and you ! Just something that we both, liked to do, making love, while our creation grew!
That ceramic vase you found, broken handle and a chip or two, but just right for what you had in mind to do! So you had me glue a plate to the top of it, pretty soon we had three candles lit. Red white and blue, three little flames, and me and you, holding hands, and praying to heaven, Lord our country needs your help right now, and that was just after nine-eleven.
But time goes on, and we did too, while our creation just grew, and grew! Night after night in each others arms, how could everything have gone so wrong? Too many beers, and too many tears.
We cleaned up the mess, the morning after it got busted, but things were never quite the same, I guess we lost the flame. I couldn’t stop the drinking, but neither could you. All I can say is, I’m sorry Sue, so sorry about me and you.

Written By: John Young

“Don’t tell me no lies”
Once I happened to meet, a lovely girl walkin down the street, she said she couldn’t resist my eyes, then she said, Just one thing, Don’t tell me no lies. I said, would you like to see my place, it’s just up the stairs. Lead the way my man, was all she said. So I got her a beer, from the ice box, and then she threw off her shoes, and her socks. This place aint so bad, she said with a smile. Tell me about it, and all this gear, I might just like to stay for a while. Yea, tell me about it, and all this stuff here. I might just like to stay for a while. Just don’t tell me no lies.

Written By: John Young

“Lost in solitude”
Lost in solitude, my thoughts always return to you. God I feel so blue. A moment in time, not to think about you, well for that, God knows what I’d do. My life’s been full of ups and downs, but this time, I’m really turned around. Oh Sue, what can I do, with all of this, You, You, You? Our lives were so close to being true, but I stole you away from a pretty good friend, of course this is how me and you should end. Some guy takes you away from me. Now I gotta live with what will be. Realizing you’re no longer with me. He’s got you now, but for how long? Won’t be long, and with another you’ll be gone. So, go ahead, run around. Run around Sue.
It’s all you know how to do.

Written By: John Young

My original songs .,., for the most part, we’re written at least seven or eight years ago, and many much longer ago than that. I have been painfully sober for about seven years now, after two nearly fatal bouts with pancreatitis. So just in case anyone was wondering about my songs that talk about alcohol .,., Yes, they were pretty much true stories. Thank God, I don’t drink anymore, or behave that way .,., Praise God!

“One More Girl”
Before I go outta this world, I just want to meet one more girl, one girl who could show me the way. one woman who’ll stay, and stay! One person who really cares about me. Oh yeah, Me Me Me. But, I’ve givin so much, can’t you see? When we do connect, what a change there’ll be, when you bring out the love inside of me. Just be true, and just be you, you’ll love me baby, and I’ll love you too! You, and what you need. When we’re together or far apart, you’ll feel the love, from deep in my heart!

Written By: John Young

“I Needed You”
Is it another beer, or a cigarette, which one is gonna put me to rest? They both taste good, but I don’t know which one I like the best. When I’m all done with my beer, I guess I’ll have another cigarette, but I still don’t know which one I like the best, I just know, the beer is all gone! Cigarettes, well, yeah, I still have a few, but it’s a sad shame, between the two, I lost what I needed most in this world, yeah, damn it girl, I needed you! But I was too stupid to see, how bad you needed me, not the old drunk, stinky guy, but me, to lay down by your side, and not need a beer, or a cigarette, just being so happy for the love that I get, and not make you feel, second best, to a damn beer, or a cigarette.

Written By: John Young

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