DOIN IT (With You)

Kiss you in a bubble bath

DOIN IT (With You)

DOIN IT (With You)

Eat raw, go green
Sail a purple submarine
Find God, lose weight
Grow some kids and levitate
Stop time, solve the case
Try to save the human race
Think big, stand tall
Yes, for you I’ll do it all

Tap dance, hug giraffes
Kiss you in a bubble bath
Fix your car, float your boat
Call the people out to vote
Bang your drum, blow your horn
Only buy organic corn
I’ll be hot, I’ll be cool
Long as I’ll be doing it with you

Oh, woh, woh
Like to take it slow
Oh, woh, woh
Listening to our heartbeats
Boom bappa-loomba
Pounding when our chests meet
Boom bappa-loom, bappa-loomba
Oh, my, my
Nothin like the high
Oh, my, my
When you love somebody
Body, buddy
Like I’m lovin you

Stand up, sit down
Paint my toes, dance around
Do my face, do my hair
Buy some sexy underwear
“Yes sir, no sir”
You can be my officer
Spend the night, share the morn’
Love you in a uniform

Over here, over there
You can take me anywhere
To the moon on a bus
To the bedroom in a rush
Don’t care, don’t mind
Pick the place, name the time
I’ll be good, I’ll be bad
Long as I’ll be doing it with you

Oh, my, my
Nothin like the high
Oh, my, my
When you love somebody
Body, buddy
Like I’m lovin you

Oh, stand up, sit down
Paint my toes, dance around
Check my phone, get your text
Tingles from what’s comin next
Here you come, here we go
Heat to melt the polar snow
Ya, I’ll be hot, I’ll be cool
Long as I’ll be doing it with you

I’ll be good, I’ll be bad
Long as I’ll be doing it with you

Ya, I’ll be good, I’ll be bad
Long as I’ll be doing it with you

©2014 Van Clayton Powel

SAD TO SAY

SAD TO SAY

Lyrics

SAD TO SAY

It seems at times we never learn
We light the fires and watch them burn
We feel the pain the victims feel
But flat deny the sex appeal
Of front-row seats to agony
That we keep tuning in to see
It’s sad to say we crave the fires
That satisfy our dark desires

It’s sad to say we bow our heads
To empty men on empty quests
Who steal the gold and buy the power
Then broadcast to us every hour
That everything will be just fine
As long as we just stay in line
So we don’t mind the things they do
As long as it’s not to me or you

It’s sad to say, it’s sad to say
Yeah it’s sad to say, so sad to say
That we don’t learn
We just don’t learn
No, we don’t learn

It seems at times we worship gods
Who’d have us die for worthless causes
Text your friends and Tweet your list
About the sale you almost missed
Describe the prize that’s in your hands
But don’t admit you don’t understand
The emptiness that gnaws inside
You swore this one would satisfy

It seems at times we learn the most
When we’re down to our one last hope
One last chance to make things right
To bare your soul with all your might
Confess your crimes, confess your sins
Tell her what a fool you’ve been
Then wait for her to make the move
‘Cause you’ve made her the judge of you

It’s sad to say, it’s sad to say
Yeah it’s sad to say, so sad to say
That we don’t learn
We just don’t learn
No, we don’t learn

©2010 Van Clayton Powel

 

DON'T YOU DARE LET GO

FALLEN
DON’T YOU DARE LET GO

Lyrics

DON’T YOU DARE LET GO

She was the one who broke my heart
But I am the fool who walked away
On that day, so long ago
She wasn’t proud of what she’d done
But I was too weak for honesty
On that day, so long ago
We had the kind of love that ages like fine wine
If you have a love like that
Then fight to hold the line
Don’t let go
Oh no, son
Don’t you dare let go
Don’t let go

They had been married five good years
And weathered every single storm
Sent their way, ‘til that day
Standing angry, toe-to-toe
Hurtful words and wounded pride
In their way, on that day
Never thinking in that moment love could die
Feeling nothing when you touch
So you decide to let go
I know how
You feel yourself let go
You just let go

They had forgotten I was there
So I spoke a gentle word
To my son, on that day
He turned with anger in his eyes
But I knew the deepest fear inside
Of my son, on that day
He let me lead him from the room so she could cry
And I knew the time had come
To tell him of the time
I let go, oh Lord how,
How I just let go
I just let go

I said, “She was the one who broke my heart
But I am the fool who walked away
On that day, so long ago
She wasn’t proud of what she’d done
But your mother never tried to hide
What’d gone on, and on that day
She took a chance that I was worthy of her love
If you have a woman who would offer you as much
Don’t let go
Oh no, son
Don’t you dare let go
Don’t let go”

©2008 Van Clayton Powel

FALLEN (If Only I'd Known) – female

WHEN I'M WITH YOU
FALLEN (If Only I’d Known)

*Songwriting take with female vocalist

*Pre-production version, male.

Lyrics

FALLEN (If Only I’d Known)

Little more
Just a little more
Let me dream you’re by my side
Don’t wake me

Mi amore
Let me dream a little more
Only place I feel alive

No, I can’t believe how far
I can’t believe how far
How far I’ve fallen
Since I let you go

No, I can’t believe how far
I can’t believe how far
How far I’ve fallen
If only I’d known

Mi amore
I’d say, “Mi amore”
And you’d reach for me that way
It breaks me

Mi amore
Can’t look back there anymore
Cause it takes my hope away

No, I can’t believe how far
I can’t believe how far
How far I’ve fallen
Since I let you go

No, I can’t believe how far
I can’t believe how far
How far I’ve fallen If only I’d known

©2013 Van Clayton Powel

YOU DON'T NEED ME

WHEN I'M WITH YOU
YOU DON’T NEED ME

Lyrics

YOU DON’T NEED ME

When the pain comes
You can fight the tears
When the love runs
I’ve seen you hide your fears
No, you don’t need me
But I’ll still be there

If the sky fell
Think you could push it back
Yes, in a dark hell
You’d be a shining path
No, you don’t need me
But I’ll still be there

You might be all alone
And swear that no one cares
You might be tired of being strong
You might be feeling cold
But no one’s there
So wrap your arms around this song

And I’ll be there
Help to soothe the pain
Tell you I care
Time and time again
No, you don’t need me
But I’ll still be there

You might be all alone
And swear that no one cares
You might be tired of being strong
You might be feeling cold
But no one’s there
So wrap your arms around this song

And I’ll be there
Help to soothe the pain
Tell you I care
Time and time and time again
No, you don’t need me
But I’ll still be there

©1988 Van Clayton Powel

BEST OF TIMES

WHEN I'M WITH YOU
BEST OF TIMES

Lyrics

BEST OF TIMES

These are the best of times
Yeah, these are the best of times
Well it’s in the air, the signs are clear,
Yeah, the stars are all aligned

These are the best of times
Take your hands inside of mine
And I feel a love from ages past
That’s pulled us back
Into the best of times

Ancient caravans of silk and spices
You smile at me and melt the desert sun
Andalusian moonlight catches two young lovers
We watch them kiss
And dream our chance will come

Now these are the best of times
These are the best of times
When I lie with you I feel the truth
Running up and own my spine

That we’ve waited for these times
Such an elegant design
Sacred lines of pure geometry
Pull you and me
Into the best of times

In the best of times
There’s a gravity that lovers know
And it pulls upon the heart and soul
Best of times, best of times
You can feel that lover’s gravity, oh yeah

In the court of kings with knights and ladies dancing
I feel your eyes from far across the room
Seems I fall for you in every single lifetime
But now I know it might have been too soon

‘Cause these are the best of times
These are the best of times
When I lie with you I feel the truth
Running up and down my spine

That we’ve waited for these times
Not a doubt within my mind
This love will go on endlessly
Pulling you and me
Into the best of times

Yeah, the best of times
There’s a gravity that lovers know
And it pulls upon the heart and soul
Best of times, best of times
You can feel that lover’s gravity

It’s a love that goes on endlessly
And it’s got ahold of you and me
There’s a gravity that lovers know
And it pulls upon the heart and soul
Best of times, best of times

©2012 Van Clayton Powel

I AM

WHEN I'M WITH YOU
I AM

Lyrics

I Am

I have opened every door
That the lords have put before me
I have carried every load
Just as far as I can

I have followed every path
To the songs where they lay waiting
Now I leave it all behind
But I pray you understand

I am there with you now
Close your eyes, you can feel me
I am there with you now
Though it just cannot be

If I leave you with my words
Will they be enough to soothe you
It’s a burden I will bear
In the place I now go

Only one thing I will take
Yeah, they can scatter my belongings
But every moment spent with you
Will be the light for my soul

I am there with you now
Close your eyes, you can feel me
I am there with you now
Though it just cannot be

I am there with you now
Never doubt, never ever wonder
I am there with you now
Being all I can be

©2012 Van Clayton Powel

THE ORWELL NIGHTMARE (For E.S.)

George Orwell quote
THE ORWELL NIGHTMARE (For E.S.)

Lyrics

THE ORWELL NIGHTMARE (For E.S.)

There’s a man on the moon
With a telescope into your bedroom
There’s a man
With his ear to your wall

He’s the man locks you up
In Guantanamo, no trial, tough luck
He’s the man
Like to waterboard us all

It’s the NSA – ‘Mister USA’
It’s the IRS and the CIA
It’s the Orwell Nightmare of 1984
It’s your Facebook post
And your Twitter feed
All the evidence they say they need
It’s the Orwell Nightmare of 1984

There’s a man in your phone
Got your SIM card tagged
Your coordinates known
There’s a man
Watch you shopping at the mall

He’s the man with the pills
For your sex life, rotten life, urges to kill
He’s the man
Like to medicate us all

It’s the NSA – ‘Mister USA’
It’s the IRS and the CIA
It’s an Orwell Nightmare from 1984
It’s your Facebook post
And your Twitter feed
All the evidence they say they need
It’s the Orwell Nightmare of 1984

Get that waterboard and ask you one more time
Yeah, this is how we do it now
Change your profile, tell the world that you’ve been lying
Make you the enemy somehow

There’s a man, wants you scared
That the violence might erupt out there
There’s a man
Moving up as you move down

He’s the man plants the news
‘Bout the Christians, Muslims, Tamils and Jews
He’s the man
Driving freedom underground

It’s the NSA – ‘Mister USA’
It’s the IRS and the CIA
It’s the Orwell Nightmare of 1984
It’s your Facebook post
And your Twitter feed
All the evidence they say they need
It’s the Orwell Nightmare of 1984

©2014 Van Clayton Powel

WHEN I'M WITH YOU

WHEN I'M WITH YOU
WHEN I’M WITH YOU

Lyrics

WHEN I’M WITH YOU

I am a life of burning passion
A gentle touch that tells the truth
I am a timeless song that gives you the shivers
An easy road to long lost youth

I’m in the air, sweet taste of springtime
A welcome fire when winter’s deep
I am the friend that won’t stop loving
When I’m with you I am complete

When I’m with you
When I’m with you

I am a verse of such emotion
That lovers cry around the world
I am the bond that is eternal
Between a boy and his first girl

I see so far I’m in the future
I hear the words we dare not speak
And in your eyes I see that you know, ya you know
When I’m with you I am complete

When I’m with you, when I’m with you
When I’m with you
When I’m with you, when I’m with you
When I’m with you

I hold your hand, I hear you laughing
I run my fingers through your hair
I lie beside you, I feel your caresses
I wake, but you’re not there

I am the view that wraps around you
When you stand upon the peak
I am the thought that stirs within you
When you’re walking down the street

I will be there when it’s all over
When he leaves you and you weep
Then you will find out why I’m waiting,
I’m waitin ’cause
When I’m with you I am complete

When I’m with you, when I’m with you
When I’m with you,
When I’m with you, when I’m with you
When I’m with you

©1998 Van Clayton Powel