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    Bare Bones Coffee Morning Blues


    2010 - 05.25

    Ain’t got no reasonable platfform

    Nowhere solid to sing my tunes

    Ain’t got no girl, in this whole wide world

    Not since the the day your love left you.

    Aint got no rhyme or reason

    For a Poet that’s a drag

    Though I’m still writing tiny little tunes

    And blowing up thought balloons

    I’m at the bottom of my bag.

     

    Thought I had backup

    Thought it was OK to not look behind

    I never will make that mistake again

    You know people can be so unkind.

    Don’t you give it a second thought

    Just do what you gotta do

    I be OK, sometime down the line

    Step back now I’m gonna’ play the blues.

    (SG2010)

    So Many People


    2010 - 05.17

     

    So many people goin’ crazy now

    So many people runnin’ late

    So many people goin’ underground

    So many people gettin’ straight

     

    That was a big mistake

    I took a lucky break

    And ran it through…..

     

    So many people burnin’ bridges now
    So many people passing away

    So many people hassle my way now

    So many people to pay today

     

    There was some clouds today

    They took my breathe away

    Had so so much to say this afternoon…..

     

    So many people gossip now

    So many people want more cake
    So many people taking what they found

    So many people in this place

     

    I saw a child today

    Who taught me how to play

    And wonder too….

     

    So many people scream so loud

    So many people look at them wave

    So many people count them now

    So many people gotta’ get away

    (SG2010)

    Midnite Avenue


    2010 - 05.14

    There is a place you can go if you choose

    Everyone there sings the blues

    It’s called Midnite Avenue.

    Everyone singing a different song

    Something dark in a minor key

    No one knows your history

    On Midnite Avenue

    Its not really a place

    But a state of mind

    Keep on moving or you’ll get left behind.

     

    You’ll get pulled over interrogated by the shoulder

    Even though your getting older

    The cops still hassle you in this town.

    On Midnite Avenue you can have anything you choose

    As long as your willing to pay the dues

    Life is cheap here on Midnite Avenue

    Truth is something everyone whispers about

    While they drink.

    That’s the offer you got to choose

    Do a little time

    On Midnite Avenue.

     

    (SG2010)

    Spirits in my yard


    2010 - 02.13

    Night was falling on the house of glass

    Look right in , you can see the past

    Silver shapes were spinning

    I had Spirits in my yard

    Trying so very hard

    To get the message through

    From the cosmic to the blue.

    Spirits in my yard.

    I must have dreamed of the past

    But was living in the future

    Silver shapes talk to me

    Telling me the things that could be

    Ghosttly figures from my past

    Made the journey but didn’t last.

    Now there are Spirits in my yard

    Trying so very hard

    To get the message through

    From the cosmic to the blue

    Spirits in my yard.

    (SG2010)

    Walk Me


    2009 - 10.30

    I am an older man now
    Named after my father
    Been alone in this life
    Since I can recall
    I’ve traveled all over
    Seen many things
    Some I’ll speak of
    Some I’ll just sing
    (Walk  in his footsteps when you get lost
    Walk in his footsteps if you are alone
    Walk in his footsteps when all else fails
    Walk in his footsteps he will take you home)
    I been lucky
    And I been had
    All in All it’s been a rough life
    Just wanna’ be a Dad.
    I still got my dreams
    Some are even close to real
    But I’ve lost my perspective
    On what needs to be dealed.
    (Walk  in his footsteps when you get lost
    Walk in his footsteps if you are alone
    Walk in his footsteps when all else fails
    Walk in his footsteps he will take you home)
    I’ve seen a lotta’ wins Lord
    All along the way
    Of my failures now, I got nothin ‘ to say
    I got me a woman
    I’d love to be in her life
    And have her in mine
    To pass the time
    I have other dreams
    These are like clouds passing in the the sky
    Dreams I work on every day
    I try and I try
    I write down some words, play a few songs
    Everything else
    I do seems to go wrong
    (Walk  in his footsteps when you get lost
    Walk in his footsteps if you are alone
    Walk in his footsteps when all else fails
    Walk in his footsteps he will take you home)
    But my day will come
    I have been told
    Things from my prayers
    Help me keep hold.
    (Walk  in his footsteps when you get lost
    Walk in his footsteps if you are alone
    Walk in his footsteps when all else fails
    Walk in his footsteps he will take you home)

    (SG2009)

    Beatles Quote


    2009 - 10.20

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    “We’re Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, We’d like to thank you once again.

    Sgt.Peppers one and only Hearts Club Band, it’s getting very near the end

    Sgt. Peppers Lonely, Sgt. Peppers Lonely,Sgt. Peppers Lonely….Hearts…..Club Band!

    Aint gonna’ Grieve no more


    2009 - 10.17

    I ain’t gonna’ grieve no more

    I got worlds of trouble right outside my door,

    But I  ain’t gonna’ grieve no more

    Ain’t gonna’ grieve no more

    I got worlds of trouble right outside my door,

    But I ain’t gonna’ grieve no more

    Bad thoughts fill my head,

    I say bad thoughts fill my head

    Somedays I wake up and rather be dead

    Bad thoughts fill my head.

    But I ain’t gonna’ grieve no more

    No I ain’t gonna grieve no more

    Trouble starts outside my door

    I say trouble starts outside my door

    But I ain’t gonna grieve no more

    I got rocks in the holes in my shoes

    I got rocks in the holes of my shoes

    It makes it hard getting ’round this world

    But I ain’t gonna’ grieve no more

    (SG2009)

    I already knew you were coming


    2009 - 10.13

    I dreamed last night

    I was dreaming, dreaming so lucious and fine

    Beauty and insanity, have I crossed that line?

    For I am crying. crying yeah

    Last  night I was dreaming, dreaming so fine

    That you were mine , mine, mine, all mine.

    Last night, we held each other against the time

    Yeah we felt so fine,

    Your my friend

    But your not mine…..

    Is it a crime, is it a crime?

    (SG1985)

    Sky Rider


    2009 - 10.13

    I Just want to touch you,

    Reach you in your world

    Take you a little higher

    You’re no longer a little girl

    Don’t want to scare you

    Don’t want to make you cry

    I just want to help you go on

    And give it another try.

    Yes it’s true I love you

    This happens all the time

    For I have loved so many

    In the courses of my rhymes.

    I wont’t drag you down or expect you to play

    Any of the mind games, I use to pass my day.

    I am a man that few understand

    Just trying to get back there

    I watch the days grow shorter

    As I search for one who cares

    So turn and look back today at this thing called life

    It waits with open arms, bearing more than strife.

    (SG1985)

    Out of Control


    2009 - 08.03

    Maybe I’m taking too many chances ‘cause I got a soul
    Baby the way that your dancing is out of control
    Scene is getting hotter , it’s time to be bold.
    Take a good look around and find someone to hold

    Where are you now?

    Gotta’ find you somehow.

    Since you fell into my life and your love took hold
    I made myself some changes ,  came in from the cold
    I bargained with the Devil, he thinks the dice have rolled
    I’ve come to find out all of my dreams have been sold

    Where are you now?

    Gotta’ find you somehow.

    Holding you tight is gonna’ set me free
    I know there is a future for you and me
    You gotta’ calm down,take a look around, what do you see?
    So many people just trying to be free.

    Where are you now?

    Gotta’ find you somehow.

    I could gaze at you for an eternity
    Something inside you reaches out to me
    Loving you has been like a living dream
    We got some kind of love so it seems.

    Where are you now?

    Gotta’ find you somehow.
    (SG2009)

    Mystery Track


    2009 - 07.20

    Mystery Track

     

    Went down to the station, bought a ticket to the mystery track

    Went down to the station, bought a ticket to the mystery track

    Don’t know where it goes, but I’m sure it don’t come back.

    Gonna’ leave this sad town with tears in my eyes

    Gonna’ leave this sad town with tears in my eyes

    My baby done put me out like a cigarette under her heel.

    And this old town has no more appeal.

    Sad, Sad songs, ring through my head

    Sad, Sad songs, ring through my head

    Reminding me of that woman

    Make me wish I was dead.

    Gonna pack my guitar, give the rest away

    Gonna’ pack my guitar, give the rest away

    Wander around, find some  new place to stay.

    Play my way to freedom, that’s what this is about

    Play my way to freedom, that’s what this is about

    No time to argue, no time to mess around

    No time to argue, No time to mess around

    There is still too much in this old world

    Too many things to find about.

     

    (SG2009)

    Morning Love Sick Blues


    2009 - 07.18

    Woke up this morning, feelin’ bad

    I’d lost the best woman I’d ever had

    Woke up this morning, had the morning love sick blues

    Had some coffee, tried to think, about anything but you

    Impossible, you’re all I can see. woke up this morning

    Had the morning love sick blues.

    Last nights dreams, they were bad

    Nothin’ but you in ways I never had

    Woke up this morning, feeling the morning love sick blues

    Now this lady, she is so sweet, nothing ’bout her, can be beat

    Now she’s gone, she left me here alone………

    Woke up this morning, feeling the morning love sick blues.

    Tried to work, tried to play, my love for you gets in the way

    If only, If only you were here.

    My love would be complete, Why I’d always be near.

    Woke up this morning, empty bed, got the devil in my head.

    Woke up this morning with the morning love sick blues.

    Tell me baby, what will I do? I cannot live without you

    Tell me baby what will I do?

    (SG2009)

    Is that You Girl?


    2009 - 03.23

    Is that you girl?

    Is that you girl, stumbling out of the smoke and fire?
    Is that you girl, damaged but holding the goods?
    Is that you girl, looking so angry?
    Keeping your mouth shut, like you should.

    Is that you girl, holding your own?
    Is that you girl, barely hanging on?
    Is that you girl, mad at the last thing?
    You know it’s you that keeps us strong

    Is that you girl, coming from Detroit?
    Is that you girl, lookin’ for some sense of family?
    Is that you girl, goin’ down for a friend?
    Isn’t it great, this infinity?

    Is that you girl, splendid little journey?
    Is that you girl, wondering where you went wrong?
    Is that you girl, back to the beginning?
    Jump back into the song.

    Is that you girl, getting to your feet again?
    Is that you girl, smiling strong?
    Is that you girl, a picture completed?
    Way to go all along.

    (SG2007)

    Familiar Stranger


    2009 - 03.05

    Familiar Stranger

    Familiar Stranger, I hear your call
    Did we meet on the dreamscape before?
    I can see through you, I can see most of it all
    That’s why I will not follow you.

    I have been dogged, relentless spirit after all
    I’ve had to hide with a message on my mind
    Did you know, I’m starting to fall
    Through every floor right on through?

    We play this game, almost missing the train
    When I saw, I decided to follow you
    How did I know, it would be like this show………..
    How did I know I would find the truth?

    It’s not what it seems, it’s really not dreams
    This place where we will go
    It’s a place with no trace, of how to get on through
    Remember, Nothing here is as it seems or shows.

    (SG2009)

    It is sad to to see it go, come walk with me into the unknown.


    2009 - 03.03

    It is sad to to see it go, come walk with me into the unknown.

    Lightning Stranger, strikes the boughs
    Inflicting terror in the hearts below
    Moving quickly, moving hard
    It’s gotta’ work this time you know.

    It is sad to to see it go, come walk with me into the unknown.

    Fire set free, eating the forests
    And the rich fools that get in the way
    And I tell you, the way of the glorious
    Is the only place to play.

    It is sad to to see it go, come walk with me into the unknown.

    Dying planet, doesn’t know it yet
    But I’ve seen tomorrows news
    What is there soon shall be gone
    What is it that you will choose?

    It is sad to to see it go, come walk with me into the unknown.

    The fork is straight ahead, one mistake we’re all dead
    Left or right which to choose?
    Which will win and which will langquish?
    In the end only God knows.

    It is sad to to see it go, come walk with me into the unknown.

    (SG2009)

    Watch Closely Now


    2008 - 11.18

    Watch Closely Now (Final)

     

    Let’s observe closely now at this curious exchange of energy.

    Are we apparitions in our own manifestations

    I’m just not sure……………..

     

    Watch closely now

    Watch closely now

     

    I am the age old Magi

    That wants to take you to your real home

    You want to be free of the love I hold for thee

    Go ahead drive the knife home.

     

    Watch closely now

    Watch closely now

     

    Don’t you know there is a Universe waiting

    Waiting for you.

    Were gonna’ stay together girl, make it somehow.

    I’ll do anything you want me to.

     

    We’ll still on our feet nothin’s brought us down

    Getting’ scary? Don’t look down!

     

     

    Watch closely now

    Watch closely now

     

     

    You don’t know how easy it is waiting for you.

    When it’s been lifetimes, what will a few months do?

    I’m  gonna’ try but won’t be played for a fool

    There’s got to be some changes in the things that we do.

     

     

    Watch closely now

    Watch closely now

     

     

    (SG2008)

    Back to the Basics


    2008 - 11.17

    Back to the Basics

     

    Well he came back here all alone, with his Beatles and his Stones

    Back to the hippie that stayed the same, he forgot his name

    But what does it matter anyhow he didn’t change

    He still believes in flowers, run in showers

    Laughs at himself in the pouring rain.

    He was always a clown, nothing got him down

    A smile on his face could  put a positive space

    Where he was, where he was

    A simple hippie, that’s all he was, that’s all he was.

     

    He came from nowhere, knew there was a somewhere

    That he could find a place, he could find a place

    But dreams, they don’t matter now, they’re all gone

    Like the wind on a song, they were long gone.

    He had a taste here and there, boy wasn’t she fair….?

    But now he’s alone, mostly by his own choice

    Had to leave his friends, they couldn’t hear his voice

    So he’s left alone with his Beatles and his Stones

     

    Time has flown by , now by all rights he’s old

    At least that’s what he’s been told

    But he can still remember a day

    When the sun machine went down

    And everyone had a party

    To celebrate life and their friends

    Never thought it could end

    Just tryin’ to make it home.

    With his Beatles and his Stones

     

    (SG2008)

    In this Life of Mine


    2008 - 10.19

     

     

    It’s been hard livin’ in this dream

    Putting up with all the things I’ve seen

    Everything I did just to be free.

     

    I been listening to what they say

    But still this pain just won’t go away

    Turn the page and live another day.

     

    Mmm.. Yeah, In this life of mine. Oh… yeah, in this life of mine.

     

    The thunder of the freeway the sound of the band

    It’s just something they don’t understand

    And why I wandered all over this land.

     

    When I think about it, it makes me cry

    The many ways we tried and tried

    I’m so glad you were on my side.

     

    Mmm.. Yeah, In this life of mine. Oh…yeah, in this life of mine.

     

    The Ocean on my left, the land on my right

    You in my arms, I held you all night

    We made sweet love, until the morning light.

     

    We didn’t know that it wouldn’t last

    We were too young to have a past

    But let me tell ya’, it went by so fast.

     

    Mmm.. Yeah, In this life of mine. Oh… yeah, in this life of mine.

     

    Now I can’t tell you what it all means

    Or why the sacred becomes obscene

    I just wonder, where have you been?

     

    A fallen Angel tells me that I should

    I think about it, I knew that I could

    If you were with me, I think I would.

     

    Mmm.. Yeah, In this life of mine. Oh…yeah in this life of mine.

     

     

    So come and take my hand, We’ll walk away

    While we’re still young, with something left to say

    I got down on my knees and I prayed….

     

    That life still has some sort of mystery

    And while we can still walk, we can be free

    And that in the end, we’ll finally see.

     

    Mmm.. Yeah, In this life of mine. Oh…yeah in this life of mine.

     

    SG2008

    The Albatross


    2008 - 10.08

    And no one know the Albatross his many years that have been lost flying all around the globe. He has seen a thing or two. And most of it made him blue but a lady also named Blue saved him, made him land. Taught him to once again stand. No one knows the love they share and if they did they wouldn’t care, jealousy has always followed you.

     

    I think of you and I and how often I will cry when I realize how much we’re despised, simply for loving on the sly. I wished we’d met long ago on some morning when all of this was new and bold. Now we’re old and have one last try at our dreams at dreams we made up on the fly. We will make it work somehow I can see for miles and this is now. Thank you for making me believe.

     

    A famous town to fill the heads with everything that Dylan dreads, a strange formula I know. I will sing other songs some will be weak some will be strong and I’ll always come home to you. For I will learn to divide my time between love and the rhyme, forging love pearls just for you.

     

    Did you know that you were supposed find this place to go, just like me too. I fell in love with the air with the sea with you there, few people have ever met Penny the cutest doggy ever. For some time while we ran amok, I realized I was stuck in a new reality with you.(John Lennon singing “Don’t you know it’s gonna’ be alright, alright, alright”)

     

    Love you, Love you, Love you, Love you, Love you, “And in the end….. the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

     

     

    SG2008

    My Dead Friend Tedd’s Birthday.


    2008 - 10.08

    Tedd’s Birthday

     

    Hi Tedd, How’s Heaven? Can’t begin to tell you how much I still miss you.

     

     

    I’m sorry I cried all night instead of celebrating the wonderful short life you had here.

    I could reach no one for comfort and I missed you so bad. 

    Sometimes I wish that like you I’d not survived the brain damage our particular situations thrust upon us. But I am the last.

     

    It’s hard being all alone Tedd, remember all those silly little poems I used to write and leave laying around the house? Well it’s turned into a monster and I am actually pretty good at it. Once I reach critical mass (700 so far) I will publish, I’m almost there. I can’t thank you enough for enrolling me in those college classes when I was only 16, they gave me enough fundamentals to fake it through most of my life.

     

    Writing letters to the Dead may seem strange to some, but I still feel you, see you. How could I ever have lost you? You know how I needed you. It’s just been such a long , long time and this ole cosmic cowboy is getting saddle sore. Are you sure there aren’t greener pastures up there? Hey! What do you think of my Grandma, Grandpa  and Dad? Tell them I love and miss them and am trying as hard as I can…..but they know that.

     

    I spend hours a day on my writing and muses. I think I’ll be better if I am kept motivated. I still have all those tapes you made for me when I was young, I don’t play them, they are part of the sacred past now.

     

    When I look at the past, you and Grandma were really the only bright spots in it. (Besides the Grateful Dead but they were more Psychedelic than bright) On one hand that’s a shame on the other hand I consider myself so lucky to have met you in this life and known you for the time we did have together.

     

    So riddle me this Batman…. Does one celebrate a birthday in eternity or is that something that we who remember you do here  in the land of time?

     

    So have you actually seen God? Or is God this entire Universal consciousness I feel?

     

    Well old, dear friend, I’m starting to cry again and can’t see the keyboard. I’m gonna’ let go for now. Happy Birthday Tedd. You’ll always be in my heart and soul. I will honor our friendship by living out the principles you taught me. It’s all I can do…….I will leave you with one song that pretty much sums up what I feel.

    I’ll Remember You

    I’ll remember you
    When I’ve forgotten all the rest,
    You to me were true,
    You to me were the best.
    When there is no more,
    You cut to the core
    Quicker than anyone I knew.
    When I’m all alone

    In the great unknown,
    I’ll remember you.

    I’ll remember you
    At the end of the trail,
    I had so much left to do,
    I had so little time to fail.
    There’s some people that
    You don’t forget,
    Even though you’ve only seen’m
    One time or two.
    When the roses fade
    And I’m in the shade,
    I’ll remember you.

    Didn’t I, didn’t I try to love you?
    Didn’t I, didn’t I try to care?
    Didn’t I sleep, didn’t I weep beside you
    With the rain blowing in your hair?

    I’ll remember you
    When the wind blows through the piney wood.
    It was you who came right through,
    It was you who understood.
    Though I’d never say
    That I done it the way
    That you’d have liked me to.
    In the end,
    My dear sweet friend,
    I’ll remember you.

    SG2008