Trading Time for Dollars

Trading Time For Dollars


Well Ive Got an Idea

But Im gonna keep it to myself

Maybe it could change the world

But, Aint that what Oppenheimer thought


Someday I feel like a genius

With a mind as free as the sky

Then sometimes I get lost in a parking lot

And I wander around for miles


Days are kooky and the nights are long

Trying to plug the leaks of my mind

That seems to be melting down

Id like to make a statement

Before it all goes wrong

Fly off to a sandy beach

And watch sun go down


Im trading away my time for dollars

Like beads and shells for my life

Occasionally I shun the deals

But the man can get quite gruff

I just wanna get away

And escape the warden’s voice

Zoom off to the tropical waters

Where choosing drinks my hardest choice


Days are lovely and the nights are warm

Everyone’s so happy there cause the party never ends

I thought there was a statement that I felt I had to make

Maybe ill remember it when my skin is not so baked


I dread the times that I leave this place

A little part of me dies

I wish I could bottle this freedom

And use it in my everyday life

Stoned Ranger

Stoned Ranger


What’s that Circus Dropout Doing, Looking at me wrong

Who’s the other fool on the freeway, wanting to do me some long lasting harm


Why are you scrounging thru a dumpster full of wanderers broken dreams

Sometimes when I listen closely, I can even pick out my own lonely screams


Hey great another judgment monger, shouting out my name

Looking down the row at me, calling my life

A tragic wasted shame


Do you think I’m safe or am I in the presence of danger

Should I pack my shit and roll, or call my hero the invisible, stoned ranger

Is there enough magic juice in this canteen to make this pirate trip all worthwhile?


Who are you burning down these days with those Manson lamps?

One day that distant feeling will you cause you to ignite yourself


Do you think that knows a good time to take your foot off the gas

Better merge your lane ahead, or maybe this time you can win taking on the edge


Hey look, now that circus dropout he running the whole dam show

And check out that other pissed off fool on the freeway

He’s a permanent conversation issue on the side of the road


Sailing on Surrender

Sailing on Surrender


Everyone’s edge is just a stones throw away

But she’s so far at sea, she cant see me

I try to pull her back, It’s useless as I try

It seems her hearts is set on trying to say goodbye



Shes spinning, shes dancing in a trance

Spending precious moments, to cast a hopeful glance

She’s running, shes crying cannot sleep as twilight dims

Sailing on waters, twice as deep as she can swim


Frustrated and defeated, she’s been this way for years

Once passionate memories opens into fears

Turned inside herself she questions every step

She has to much to think about to hear the things I’ve said


Madness has imprisoned her, but she freely surrendered

Not as willing counterpart, but she has nothing left to trade

One never notice, the drowning of the mind

Perhaps its just the waters way of being kind




I myself am almost drowning in her sea

My weakened state has me crawling on my knees

When she left the last time, I didn’t say goodbye

But the final image of her smiling face, is all I need to fly