KOOL SWAY GENT

Black tux and proud chin   

You move to no man’s beat

Pride’s become your prison

Mislaid honor spells deceit

 

The resolve of kings is buried deep 

A fortress of belief is where it dwells

Yon horizon’s spilling crimson

Stand true and save yourself 

 

The riches that you covet

A posed painting’s false façade

The pleasure of accruement

matters little to the slave

 

With many songs you’ve traveled

to the lands of yin and yang

The answers that you seek

live in notes of rage and pain

 

The truth of your existence

is reflected in your thoughts

In hardship there is wisdom

Lessons learned are rarely sought

 


The obscure highways you’ve chosen

set the tone for future days

Be proud of where you’re going

and the stance you’ve not betrayed

 

The truth of your existence

is reflected in your dreams

In hardship you’ve found the wisdom

that life’s not what it seems

 

The fallacy of daybreak

soothes the apathetic fool

A warrior with no mercy

fights forever, wins the duel

An altered landscape

 

Flash lit ends

| Cigarette smoke |

Cool; like James Dean

 

blue eyes

…and…

Jet

Fuel

 

 

Eclipsed….

She was 

sun

      and 

moon 

 

His ‘radiance’

       never ending

 

You’re the coolest of cool

The hottest of hot

Gonna roll those notes

Up over the top

 

Roll, roll, roll….baby

Roll, roll, roll….baby

 

You got my ticket

You’re punchin’ the lot

So Pull on over

And Play the hot box

 

Roll, roll, roll….baby

Roll, roll, roll…..baby

 

Playin’ those notes

Stackin’ em fine

Like high stakes poker

You got aces all the time

 

Roll, roll, roll….baby

Roll, roll, roll….baby

 

They do it simple

You do it hard

Weavin’ the melodies

Today’s honor guard

 

Roll, roll, roll….baby

Roll, roll, roll….baby

 

Playing the future

Forgetting the past

The future is the present

You’ve gotta last

 

Roll, roll, roll….baby

Roll, roll, roll…baby

 

Rollin’ the dice

Spillin’ the green

You’re smokin’ cool

Best I’ve ever seen

 

Roll, roll, roll….baby/roll, roll, roll….baby

You gotta remember

Where you’ve been

Cause Tomorrow’s yesterday

It’s a game you can win

 

Roll, roll, roll….baby

Roll, roll, roll….baby

 

Music has gasped

its very last breath

It’s your renaissance

Lay the cards, place the bet

 

roll, roll, roll….baby

roll, roll, roll….baby

 

If people are pawns

Your mere possessions

You’ll get no respect

Get no succession