Five Finger Death Punch – When the Seasons Change

There’s a light in you
That tears me down to nothing
There’s an angel in your eyes
There’s a hope inside
That you can make it better
You see right through my disguise

When it rains it pours
And everybody stumbles
I won’t let them bring you down

I won’t let you down
When the seasons change
I won’t go down
I’ll fight through the pain
I’ll be there right by your side
I’ll never let them bring you down
When the seasons change

There’s a hope in me
That I will die for something
Was there fire in my eyes
All this pain inside
Will it be this way forever
I can run but I can’t hide

When it rains it pours
And everybody stumbles
I won’t let them bring me down

I won’t let you down
When the seasons change
I won’t go down
I’ll fight through the pain
I’ll be there right by your side
I’ll never let them bring you down
When the seasons change

When the seasons change
And we’re in for colder weather
Look for me on the divide

I won’t let you down
When the seasons change
I won’t go down
I’ll fight through the pain
I’ll be there right by your side
I’ll never let them bring you down
I won’t let you down
When the seasons change


For my wonderful wife.  https://herwritinghaven.com/

#TuesdayTunes – Staind – “It’s Been Awhile”

I heard this song the other day and the lyrics just hit me hard. I can relate to some of it. So powerful and hits you right in the gut. Listen and read the lyrics below. Enjoy….

“It’s Been A While”

And it’s been awhile
Since I could hold my head up high
And it’s been awhile
Since I first saw you
And it’s been awhile
Since I could stand on my own two feet again
And it’s been awhile
Since I could call you

And everything I can’t remember
As fucked up as it all may seem
The consequences that I’ve rendered
I’ve stretched myself beyond my means

And it’s been awhile
Since I can say that I wasn’t addicted
And it’s been awhile
Since I can say I love myself as well
And it’s been awhile
Since I’ve gone and fucked things up just like I always do
And it’s been awhile
But all that shit seems to disappear when I’m with you

And everything I can’t remember
As fucked up as it all may seem
The consequences that I’ve rendered
I’ve gone and fucked things up again

Why must I feel this way?
Just make this go away
Just one more peaceful day!

And it’s been awhile
Since I could look at myself straight
And it’s been awhile
Since I said I’m sorry
And it’s been awhile
Since I’ve seen the way the candles light your face
And it’s been awhile
But I can still remember just the way you taste

And everything I can’t remember
As fucked up as it all may seem to be I know it’s me
I cannot blame this on my father
He did the best he could for me

And it’s been awhile
Since I could hold my head up high
And it’s been awhile
Since I said I’m sorry

Dokken “Burning Like A Flame” For ~M

“Burning Like A Flame”

Never thought our love would last
For so long
Time and time again
I thought that you would be gone
Still we kept love hanging on
I guess it’s meant to be
That your heart still belongs to me

And now we’ve stood the test of time
We survived
I asked for hope and a chance
You gave the key to your heart
You used to say that I’m not sincere
I’m gonna prove that you’re wrong
I’m never gonna leave your arms
Should’ve realized before
Your love’s worth waiting for

Don’t you know that
It’s our love that’s burning
Burning like a flame
And you know that
It’s out love that’s never gonna change
‘Cause every time I touch you
You just make me go insane
Don’t you know that
It’s our love that’s burning

Our love burning like a flame

Like a fantasy in the dark
You were gone
I couldn’t say the words
That you wanted to hear
But baby, now that I see the light
I feel it’s burning so bright
So let’s stop wasting all this time
Should’ve seen it all before
Our love’s worth waiting for

Don’t you know that
It’s our love that’s burning
Burning like a flame
And you know that
It’s out love that’s never gonna change
‘Cause every time I touch you
You just make me go insane
Don’t you know that
It’s our love that’s burning

Our love burning like a flame

Should’ve seen it all before
Your love’s worth waiting for

Don’t you know that
It’s our love that’s burning
Burning like a flame
And you know that
It’s out love that’s never gonna change
‘Cause every time I touch you
You just make me go insane
Don’t you know that
It’s our love that’s burning
Our love burning like a flame
Our love, never gonna change

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For my wife ~M

#TuesdayTunes – Queensryche “Eyes of a Stranger”

Saw Queensryche back in 1992 at the Cow Palace in San Jose. It was their Operation Mindcrime tour and it was incredible. Geoff Tate has an incredible voice and they are an electric group in concert. I was about 6 feet from the stage and it was a packed house. When I was in Iraq in 2011 they were at my base doing a USO tour and I was excited about maybe getting the chance to see them again. Of course mission came first and I couldn’t go. Enjoy the amazing vocals and power of this song.

80’s Hair Bands to 90’s Grunge

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Back in the 80’s it was the decade of Me

or sometimes the decade of decadence

the music varied from Hard Rock to Dance to the beginning of Rap

I was what was termed a metal head

Seeing my first concert at the ripe old age of 13

Def Leppard and Uriah Heap, what mixture and treat

Finding out for the first time what they meant by contact high

spending my high school days listening to various bands

Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin, Scorpions, Ozzy, Judas Priest

Banging my head in my friends cars as we played our music a full decibel

Going to concerts a various as Whitesnake, Great White and seeing Floyd outdoors

Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble, The Fabulous T-Birds kept me rocking the blues

Watching M-TV when it actually played videos

Saturday night was the Headbangers Ball night.

Then came the Glam rock time, with the big hair and makeup

bands like Poison, Cinderella, Twisted Sister, LA Guns

I could jam that stuff to

Then came Guns and Roses and the 80s began to wind down

What would be the next decades style of rock

Soon bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam came along

The Hair Bands died out and Grunge came into style

Then around 1995 it all died out and the big things were what they called the Boy Bands

The end of music as I knew it

Now I still play my 80’s and early 90’s rock, but a lower volume

My kids look at me like I’m crazy

But I can still bang my head, well not so much now that I had surgery.

Oh 80’s where have you gone.

in the past with my youth and my pain free days.