OMAHA

Sunday, December 30, 2012

OMAHA

They said a young lady
Came here from Omaha
She bought old Bill’s homestead
A cabin of mud and logs

It sits on eighty acres
Of gorgeous mountain land
Made me sad to think it had
Fallen into the wrong hands

I had to see for myself
Decided to take a hike
Up to that old cabin
To see what she was like

I got to where the road ends
From there I went on foot
Nature clean and perfect
Any way I chose to look

There was a vision
Sitting on the steps
Of that run down cabin
That I will not forget

~~~*Chorus*~~~
She swept me right off my feet
Mesmerized
I could feel the heat
Seeping in, and sinking deep
I swear I felt it burning in my bones
I wanted this enchantress for my own
It was primal, hot, and raw
I locked eyes with Omaha
She came to me like a river when it falls
And shatters on the rocks
As it collides
No boundaries confined
Defying every law
Omaha
~~*~~

Holding hands in the high grass
Soaking up the here and now
We walked into the cabin
That seemed like a mansion now

For twenty years I have breathed
Turned every girl away
Just one look from Omaha
Is all it took to stay

~~~*Chorus*~~~
She swept me right off my feet
Mesmerized
I could feel the heat
Seeping in, and sinking deep
I swear I felt it burning in my bones
I wanted this enchantress for my own
It was primal, hot, and raw
I locked eyes with Omaha
She came to me like a river when it falls
And shatters on the rocks
As it collides
No boundaries confined
Defying every law
Omaha
~~*~~

I guess that I went missing
Got a visit from the law
He said I understand boy
Once he saw Omaha

My friends and family met me
Monday morning, on the job
I said for years it was yours
Now my heart is Omaha’s

Everyone was hollering
My Mama just shoved them back
Said come home when you can Son
And bring your other half

Mamas know their baby boys
Every quality and flaw
She saw a new light burning
And knew it was Omaha

~~~*Chorus*~~~
She swept me right off my feet
Mesmerized
I could feel the heat
Seeping in, and sinking deep
I swear I felt it burning in my bones
I wanted this enchantress for my own
It was primal, hot, and raw
I locked eyes with Omaha
She came to me like a river when it falls
And shatters on the rocks
As it collides
No boundaries confined
Defying every law
Omaha
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2012

MY HEROES OVERSEAS

Saturday, September 1, 2012

MY HEROES OVERSEAS

I drove my car out to the airport
Settled down on a seat
Watched people welcoming their heroes
Servicemen from overseas

Drove to the Columbia river
And sank down on my knees
The grass was wet in the early light
That didn’t bother me

First I prayed to God in Heaven
And then I looked around
I didn’t see a single person
So I just opened my mouth to shout

~~~*Chorus*~~~
This is a shout out
To my heroes overseas
Not everyone’s forgotten
I’m down here on my knees
And every breath of freedom
That I breathe
I give my thanks to God
And my heroes overseas
I want you to know
This gratitude runs deep
And I am always with you
My heroes overseas
~~*~~

I read the local paper today
All I could do was moan…
Another bomb in Afghanistan
Five more of ours aren’t coming home

I pray they gain their freedom
Finally take a stand
So you come home to your Loved ones
Every Woman! Every Man!

~~~*Chorus*~~~
This is a shout out
To my heroes overseas
Not everyone’s forgotten
I’m down here on my knees
And every breath of freedom
That I breathe
I send my thanks to God
And my heroes overseas
I want you to know
This gratitude runs deep
And I am always with you
My heroes overseas
~~*~~

I know we’re not there with them
I know that life goes on
But they’re dying for this Country
Help support them while they’re gone

Every breath of freedom that you breathe
You know it’s never free
It’s purchased with their lives
Our heroes overseas

~~~*Chorus*~~~
This is a shout out
To my heroes overseas

Not everyone’s forgotten
I’m down here on my knees
And every breath of freedom
That I breathe
I give my thanks to God
And my heroes overseas
I want you to know
This gratitude runs deep
And I am always with you
My heroes overseas
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2012

I’M DIVING IN THE WATER

Sunday, September 2, 2012

I’M DIVING IN THE WATER

I stripped everything…dove into the water
Left my troubles laying on the shore
I felt the cleansing river overtake me
Wash the shame away and leave me whole

I kicked hard to get away from your memory
It took all the strength that I had left
Id rather be exhausted treading water
Than to walk on land that you possess

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I was born
In just this way
Not clothed in your abusive hate
I can swim
All by myself
You be an anchor for someone else
Not going any farther
I’m diving in the water
~~*~~

Thank you Lord, I’ve never felt such a feeling
Swimming unbound is such ecstasy
I’m moving with the hope that is inside me
Being swept out to the open sea

I’ll just drift along without any worries
With no hurry of a distant shore
Won’t need the clothes I left up river
They don’t look good on me anymore

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I was born
In just this way
Not clothed in your abusive hate
I can swim
All by myself
You be an anchor for someone else
Not going any farther
I’m diving in the water
~~*~~

I can swim
All by myself
You be an anchor
For someone else
I am in the water
Kicking even harder

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I was born
In just this way
Not clothed in your abusive hate
I can swim
All by myself
You be an anchor for someone else
Not going any farther
I’m diving in the water
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2012


 

LOVE ME

Friday, August 24, 2012

LOVE ME

It looks like the sun is on fire tonight
And I can see the passion in your eyes
I am feeling quite invincible
Standing on the edge
Absorbing the powers from the sky

Yeah the sunset is burning…like you and me
Let us try to put out these wicked flames
I can hear the thunder…crashing through the skies
Feel the cleansing of a given rain
All consuming…no dam to restrain

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Love me like the vision that we’ve witnessed
Feed that image to my heart
Brand my soul with no thought of control
Build a masterpiece from that work of art
Yes…this is passion at its best
Love me…
Love me like a sunset
~~*~~

The sun is shining down like a beacon
Reflecting the emerald of your eyes
Igniting the smoldering embers
That you never fail to recognize

It’s getting hotter by the minute
The whole damned field is aglow
So easy to reciprocate your feelings
Feeding off of nature’s constant show

~~~*2nd Chorus*~~~
Love me like the vision that we’ve witnessed
Feed that image to my heart
Brand my soul with no thought of control
Build a masterpiece from that work of art
This is everything raw, now refined
Love me
Love me like the sunshine
~~*~~

The moon is alive in its brightness
Illuminating the laughter in your eyes
Yes, I am feeling nature’s constant calling
To return that hunger, when it does arise

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Take all your body craves… as far back as creation
To understand the way that nature feeds
It connects deep desire… with glorious visions
Drawing out the body’s primal needs
~~*~~

Ahhh…

~~~3rd Chorus*~~~
Love me like the vision that we’ve witnessed
Feed that image to my heart
Brand my soul with no thought of control
Build a masterpiece from that work of art
This is nature’s transformation of sight
So Love Me
Love me like the moonlight
~~*~~

~~~*Finale*~~~
This is how love was born,
And meant to be
So drink it in
Ahhh…
Drink it in and love me
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2012


PARADISE

Saturday, August 25, 2012

PARADISE

Alabaster skin
Flawless and smooth
Illuminating eyes
Mirrors of her youth
All hunger for her satin hair
Emulating fields of wheat
Crave the music of her laughter
Taunting like the breeze

~~~*Chorus*~~~
And her body…
Like a wicked flame
Aphrodite…
Does writhe in shame
Swaying like the magic…
She weaves about the room
Enthralling all men…
In a web of ruin
Immortal beauty…
Beyond their grasp
No breathing rival…
Fit to surpass
A fragile blossom…
Fragrance enticed
Delicate perfection…
A consuming price
Any man will pay it…
To their demise
Deep in the clutches…
Of Paradise
~~*~~

Rose-blush lips
Supple and full
Sovereign features
Transcending all
Ache for possession
What cannot be
Lust is a passion
Insanity

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Visionary fools
All siren slaves
Desire and fancies
Accompany the grave
A futile love
A tragic vice
Addiction fueled
By Paradise
~~*~~

~~~*final Chorus*~~~
Oh that body‘s…
Like a wicked flame
Aphrodite…
Does writhe in shame
Swaying like the magic…
She weaves about the room
Enthralling all men…
In a web of ruin
Immortal beauty…
Beyond their grasp
No breathing rival…
Fit to surpass
A fragile blossom…
Fragrance enticed
Delicate perfection…
A consuming price
Any man will pay it…
To their demise
Deep in the clutches…
Of Paradise
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2012