Valentine’s Day Special Lyric/Poem – In Your Arms

To all of you who are celebrating Valentine’s Day today and tonight with a loved one, this is dedicated to you:

The night slowly comes along
And the magic of love comes alive in my heart
As I can hear the music of a love song.
In your arms is where I belong tonight.

Girl, take my hand,
Let me sail you to a star-lit land.
Now, our hearts move as one as we sway to the beat.
I’m lost in this moment in time with you
Because all I want to do
Is slow dance with you in my arms.

Listen to our hearts as they sway to the music
And watch as our feet drift along.
Feel it now, our love is strong.
With you, there is no way to be wrong.
Love as it should be, in your heart where I belong
As I slow dance with you in my arms.

Oh, forbidden fruit never tasted so fine.
Still can’t believe that out of all of the hearts
You want mine.
Never knew a love like this,
Living my life searching for a heart like mine.
I was a prisoner and you set me free.

In the dark of the night
We don’t need a light to feel so right,
For our love lights up the darkest of nights.
We are a true lover’s sight
And know what it’s like to love somebody.
I’m where I belong in your arms tonight.

Take my hand
Let me sail you to a star-lit land.
Now, our hearts move as one as we sway to the beat
I’m lost in this moment in time with you
Because all I want to do
Is slow dance with you in my arms tonight.

Listen to our hearts as they sway to the music
And watch as our feet drift along.
Feel it now, our love is strong.
With you, there is no way to be wrong.
Love as it should be, in your heart where I belong
As I slow dance with you in my arms.

I can hear the music of a love song.
In your arms is where I belong tonight.

Two Wine State of Mind

Beautiful soul, beautiful heart.
Feel my love, even when we are miles apart.
The power of your love
Lights up the dark side of the moon.

I see your face – the sun spills across it.
You toss your long hair and give me a smile –
Oh, can you feel my heart melt?
How can I tell you?
How do I tell you?
My heart is yours.

Darling, you put me in a two wine state of mind,
One touch from your hand –
One look from your angelic eyes
And I’m yours forever and for always.
Lost to all of the world but you, girl.
Girl, you don’t know what you do to me,
You put me in a two wine state of mind

Two wine state of mind –
That’s where I want to be
As long as I’m with you.

Feel the world sway,
Every time you look my way.
I’ve been waiting for you my whole life.

In your arms,
I feel myself start to float away.
Girl, I feel the world sway
All I have to do is be around you.

Darling, you put me in a two wine state of mind,
One touch from your hand –
One look from your angelic eyes
And I’m yours forever and for always.
Lost to all of the world but you, girl.
Girl, you don’t know what you do to me,
You put me in a two wine state of mind.

(Find My Love In A) Pumpkin Patch

Jack of all trades,
Small town worker.
Big time dreams
And a quiet heart.

Saw her once – too shy to try,
But always wondered what if.
Girl, you caught my eye –
Let me get to know you.

Time passed and two hearts spoke –
Two lives became intertwined.
This small town farm boy still loves you.

So meet me under the light
Of a full harvest moon
In a world we can call our own.
We can make it, you and I.
In this field illuminated by orange light
As we dance into the night.

Oh, what a sight we are tonight –
A true love story gone right.
Can you feel my heart glow
As I look at you in the shadow of the firelight?
If you ever wander and roam,
Come and find this small town jack
Waiting for you in the starlit glow
From the pumpkin patch.

So in love with you –
Darling, just look into my eyes.
You hold me close and I hear you deeply sigh.
What would my world be without your love?

So meet me under the light
Of a full harvest moon.
We can make it, you and I.
Come and find me, baby,
Waiting for you in the starlit glow
From the pumpkin patch.

Early Dawn of Next Morn’

The days are long and hard now,
Since I left her standing all alone.
Never gave much thought to her love
And now there’s no one to turn to in my life.

Didn’t think I needed anyone.
Said I was better off alone.
Said I couldn’t be tied down
But I guess I was wrong.

I can still see her sweet pretty face,
Can’t seem to get it off of my mind.
So, now I’m going back to find her,
In the early dawn of next morn’.

Why did I turn my back on you?
You only wanted to give me your love.
But I wouldn’t open up my heart.
Darling, I know now that I need you in my life.

Now my heart is aching for her,
My love for her is just too strong.
So I leave tomorrow at sunrise, yeah.
I’m going back to find her,
In the early dawn of next morn’

 

Author Note: This piece was written in 2007 and was likely one of the first pieces that I wrote in the style of a song lyric that was influenced and inspired from a song that I knew. While the melody that eventually became the cadence of this piece was something that eventually came to me and developed a life of its own, this piece was influenced in its style by two country songs. The first being Amarillo By Morning by George Strait. The way that George Strait delivers the line “Amarillo by morning” is something that stuck with me. Also the verse, “I ain’t got a dime/But what I got is mine./I ain’t rich/But Lord, I’m free.” stuck with me – something about the rhythm of those words and their delivery. The second song that influenced the tone/cadence, I remember, was Charlie Pride’s “Is Anyone Going to San Antone?”

 

A Love Discovered

There was a man and a woman,
Friends with wild dreams in a small town.
She was smart and beautiful;
He was honest and hard-working,
With a shy streak to match.

She saw him laugh
And be the charm of everyone’s life.
But she didn’t know the half
Because she never saw the longing eyes
Or the silent tears that he held inside.

He said,
I am right here
Just waiting for you, my Dear.
I see you dancing with this and that one.
I know that I could love you good and love you right
You are the one that I hold dear.
So, if you see me
I am standing right here.

Always there for each other
They were as close as could be.
Someone to talk to and a shoulder to cry upon,
It seemed like a story from long ago.
Some nights he lies awake dreaming and thinking

I am right here
Just waiting for you, my Dear.
I see you dancing with this and that one.
I know that I could love you good and love you right
You are the one that I hold dear.
So, if you see me
I am standing right here.

The key is still in the lock,
It just needs someone to dare to enter and open.
And there they may find what one has been hoping;
A love, a friendship forever unlocked and discovered
By two hearts that saw each other.

Love’s Plea (You Don’t Know What It’s Like)

Standing here, looking at you
I’m half scared to death.
I’ve played the fool many times
And I’m afraid I may do so again.
You don’t know that I don’t know what to do.
Even after all that has been said and done
I swear that you don’t know what it’s like
To have you take my breath away.

I may be just a man
And unable to keep the storms away
But, please, give me a chance
And I promise that I will do my part
To make your world a better place.
All I ask is for a little space
In your heart.

You don’t know what it’s like
To have you take my breath away.

I’ve seen you looking out at the horizon
With a sun sinking low
That will soon tuck in behind the hills.
I’ve heard an owl wake and seen the trees dance
As a soft breeze moved through the night.
You were looking for that elusive creature that we all seek
The path that feels so right.

I had a dream once
Knew what it looked like.
It danced on that same soft breeze
And whispered to me to come hither.
And I’m chasing, still chasing that dream
But the love I’m chasing is right out that door.

Girl, I may be not be able to give you the world.
But, in time, you will see
That I can hold you and strengthen your world.
If I can enter your heart.
Love, I’ve longed for your touch.
Please say yes.

Feel my heart beating as I look at you,
You mean so much to me.
Darling, you don’t know what it’s like
To have you take my breath away.

My love, I hope you know how amazing that you are
Feel my love tell you what I want to say.
You don’t know what it’s like
To have you take my breath away.
Now, darling, hear me say
I love you.

(As Long As) You Love Me

Living one day to the next,
I’m not perfect but I try.
Oh, give me the next day
As long as you love me.

Oh, we’re going to make it
Nothing can stop us now
We’ll steal the moon from over the hill
And let our love dance on the wind.

You’re here with me now,
As I silently brush your hair
And you look deep into my eyes

No, we can’t lose
For it is love that we choose.
Oh, my heart will always be yours
As long as you love me.

I thought that I had lost you once.
Heartbroken, I turned and walked away.
But here you are
Standing at my door
With the look of love shining in your eyes.

This is the moment I have waited for
Oh, my door is open wide
I have longed for you to come around.

Oh, we’re going to make it
Nothing can stop us now
We’ll steal the moon from over the hill
And let our love dance on the wind.

You’re here with me now,
As I silently brush your hair
And you look deep into my eyes

Oh, no, we can’t lose
For it is love that we choose.
Oh, my heart will always be yours
As long as you love me.

I Want To Tell You

Have you ever looked out into the night
And felt the wind touch your heart?
A world so wide and bright
Is at our fingertips tonight.
I close my eyes
And I picture you and hear your voice.

Yes, it’s you on my mind –
I feel myself falling.
I can’t deny it anymore,
The candle shines bright in the night
And you know I’m falling fast.

Oh, winds of fate,
Please help make this love last.
Time is passing by and it’s her on my mind.
I want to call you tonight.
I want to tell you
That I love you.

We live in a world
Where love is so easy to give
But is often held back
Like a sad story
Where the wave never gets to meet the shore.
But, girl, I’m ready to open up the door
And be set free.

I hope that you can feel the love from me
And know how complete you make me feel.
Oh, winds of fate
I pray that she knows that this love is real
That I feel.

When I lift a pen to write
Or pick up the phone to call,
Know that no matter what I say
What I mean to tell you is that I love you.

I don’t want this to be an opportunity lost –
I just want to tell you that I love you.
I can make it on my own
But know that I am a lesser man
Without you by my side.
I just want you to hear that I love you
And that I want to hold you near.
I want to tell you
That I love you.

You’re The Answer

You’re the answer
To all of my problems.
I see your sweet face
And my world comes a-glow.

You’re the one I long to see,
You’re the one in my dreams.
You’re the one that I truly love.
I love you more than you will ever know.

I wish I could make you see
How much you mean to me.
You’re the girl who has captured my soul.
Oh, how deeply I want you to know.

You are beautiful
In everything that you do.
Never leave,
Please, you must believe me.
I’ve had my heart broken before.
I’m leaving it wide open for you.

Let me take you away
And we can journey together
In the tunnel of love of my heart
Please hear the words that my heart wants to say.

Just know that I love you with all of my being
And I hope that it hasn’t been hard in seeing
The love that I feel for you.
Just know that in all that you do.

Your beauty
Runs deeper than what meets the eye.
You are the most beautiful woman that I know.
And you have the most beautiful heart that I know.

When you smile, I smile
Your happiness is mine
And your strength, I admire.
Girl, you’ve got dreams a mile high.
You’re going to reach them – I know it –
Girl you’re going to fly.
I want to be with you through it all
Walking with you hand in hand
And side by side.

In my heart
I feel a certain desire
And in my heart, the door opens wide
As the answer reveals itself to you and I.

You’re the answer to my troubles
And you’re the answer to my fears.
You’re the answer to my heart
And you’re the answer to my love.
You’re the girl who has captured my soul.
I love you more than you will ever know.

I Can Feel Your Light

I’ve never been this washed away before
but, tonight, I can feel you calling out to me.
Of the hundreds of people to see
what were the chances we’d be standing so close?

My eyes can’t believe their sight
because I’ve never seen your eyes shine so bright,
you look beautiful tonight,
and I believe that I can feel your light.

The way that you are looking at me right now
is bringing out the feeling I could never show.
My heart is aching for you in a way I can’t control
and we’re so close to letting each other know.

My eyes can’t believe their sight,
We’re in each others arms so tight,
we’ve pushed all of the right buttons, we’re on tonight,
and I believe that I can feel your light.

I don’t know why this feels so right
but you’ve got me going tonight.
I can feels my walls crashing down
As we are one in the moonlight.

I can feel the power of your love just standing here.
I can feel myself falling, I’m yours tonight.
You’ve got me in your arms, don’t let me go.
I’m begging you, please be mine for the rest of time.

My eyes can’t believe their sight
because I’ve never seen your eyes shine so bright,
You are beautiful tonight,
and I believe that I can feel your light.