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Stop My Love (National Poetry Writing Month 2018 #5)   Leave a comment

(Verse 1)
I feel I have a cloud over me;
My ankles all wrapped up in chains.
I seem to always forget, for just a second and then
The chain gets pulled and I’m falling again.
I know it’s not something done on purpose.
I know that you don’t mean to.
It’s not your fault I that have gotten tangled up in you.

(Chorus)
I want to stop my love from growing.
I want the butterflies to decay.
I want to have my life move forward
Instead of tracing circles around you everyday.
You pull me into your radiant sun, but I know
I’ll just get burned if I don’t stay away.
I want to stop my love from growing.
I just want this love to go away

(Verse 2)
I can’t be mad at anyone but me
For chasing after dreams that can’t be.
And yet I’m filled regret, for something I’ll never get
I’m locked down tight but I want to be free.
I know it’s something we want to move past.
Something we want to ignore.
It’s not your fault I’m tangled up in you once more.

(Chorus)
I want to stop my love from growing.
I want the butterflies to decay.
I want to have my life move forward
Instead of tracing circles around you everyday.
You pull me into your radiant sun, but I know
I’ll just get burned if I don’t stay away.
I want to stop my love from growing.
I just want this love to go away

(Bridge)
I know I could find a way to move on
If I really tried
But they say the heart wants what it wants
And mine doesn’t want to be denied.

(Chorus)
I want to stop my love from growing.
I want the butterflies to decay.
I want to have my life move forward
Instead of tracing circles around you everyday.
You pull me into your radiant sun, but I know
I’ll just get burned if I don’t stay away.
I want to stop my love from growing.
I just want this love to go away

– Shaman Romney 2018

(This started as a poem, but as I kept writing, it developed a melody. The meter of the poem seems a little odd, but with the melody in my head it fits. Once I figure out the chords and such, maybe I’ll post a recording.)

Stuck In A Skinner Box (National Poetry Writing Month #16)   1 comment

I’m still playing the game,
But it’s not for fun.
Keep repeating actions
One after one.
(I) don’t do it for love,
Just do it for pay.
It’s the same old grind
Day after day.

My life has become an addiction
I no longer want.
I’m stuck in a Skinner box;
I can’t break the lock

Working our jobs
Trade time for money
To trade it back in
For our bread and honey
Possessions are worthless.
Not worth the time.
Work is our sentence
Minutes the fine.

My life has become an addiction;
I want to be free.
I’m stuck in a Skinner box;
I can’t find the key.

Got to get out of this
Break from the norm.
Make like an anarchist,
Gather up the storm.
Flip the switch, light it up.
It’s time for a change.
My life won’t be perfect,
But I’ll make it strange.

My life has become an addiction,
But it’s not for me.
I’m stuck in a skinner box
It’s time to break free.

– Shaman Romney 2016

Why Try?   Leave a comment

Why try
When you can’t win?
Why try?
Why not give in?
Why try
When you’ll only fall?
Why try
When nothing you do matters at all?

I’m tired of doing the best I can
Just to end up as trash in someone’s plan.
Now I sit here and ask myself why
When things go so wrong, why even try?

Why care
When no one else does?
Why care
When you have no cause?
Why care?
Why even try?
Why care
When in the end we’ll all just die?

I’m tired of being the better man,
Always trying to lend a hand
Now I sit here and ask myself why
When things go so wrong, why even try?

Why fight
Against the tide?
Why fight?
To save your foolish pride?
Why fight
Against no enemy?
Why fight
When it’s only going to bring defeat?

I’m tired of trying to stand up tall
Only to be broken by the bigger fall.
Now I sit here and ask myself why
When things go so wrong, why even try?

-Shaman Romney 2016

Posted 02/10/2016 by Shaman in Poetry

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Love Insane (National Poetry Writing Month 2015 #23)   Leave a comment

I just can’t take it anymore,
My heart feels like it’s going to burst.
I want to throw it against wall
And make these feelings disappear.

These crazy-making emotions
That keep driving me out of my head
This emotional feedback has grown too strong.
I just want it to disappear.

No it’s never meant to be
This insane love inside of me
It’s fingers try to pull apart
The last parts of my battered heart.

Until the only thing that remains
Is memories of this love insane
I know that I cannot get through
My crazy, messed up love for you.

This diseased infatuation
I don’t want it anymore than you
Crippling, misguided, suffocation.
If only it would disappear.

This infliction sticks with me
Couldn’t drop it if I wanted to.
I don’t want this crazy to get on you.
Maybe I should disappear.

No it’s never meant to be
This insane love inside of me
It’s fingers try to pull apart
The last parts of my battered heart.

Until the only thing that remains
Is memories of this love insane
I know that I cannot get through
My crazy, messed up love for you.

– Shaman Romney 2015

Posted 04/23/2015 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2015

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Stop Dreaming   Leave a comment

Last night I felt you here with me,
Soft and warm, here in my arms.
Your hair, your skin, the way that you breathe,
But then I wake up and you’re gone.

A thousand heartaches cross my mind
Every time I close my eyes.
In reality you can be so kind.
But you break me when you leave,
Every time I have to dream.

Chorus:
I want to stop dreaming.
I no longer want to see.
I don’t want to feel you next to me
To only have you leave.

Another night of you here with me,
Another day with you gone.
Another dream here to torment me.
When the dreams feel so right,
It makes my life feel so wrong.

Repeat Chorus X2

Copyright Shaman Romney 2014

Posted 04/05/2014 by Shaman in My Lyrics

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You’re The One I Love   Leave a comment

Sometimes its hard to notice all the things you do for me,
It feels like I ignore you, or tell you to leave me.
It’s really hard to let my feeling show,
But there is something I need you to know.

Chorus:
You’re the lighthouse there to guide me when I’m lost out at sea.
You’re the one who keeps me going when I’ve thrown away the keys.
You’re the one who keeps me fighting when I feel like giving up.
You’re the rock that holds me steady, you’re the one I love.

So when I’m feeling lonely, like the world has let me down.
I’ll close my eyes and remember that I’ve got you around.
I’ll try so hard to let my feelings show,
and make sure that you always know.

Chorus

So when you’re feeling lonely, like the world has got you down.
Just close your eyes and remember, all the love you have around.
Then I’ll hold you close and never let you go.
I’ll look into your eyes and make sure you always know.

Chorus X2

Copyright Shaman Romney 2012

Posted 02/25/2014 by Shaman in My Lyrics

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SSDD (Explicit)   Leave a comment

Here at work,
Same as before.
Nothing changing,
Life is a bore.

Just the same shit, a different day
The same shit, a different day.

Stuck at work,
I’ve got nowhere to go,
But don’t complain,
Here they own your soul.

Its the same shit, different day.
Just the same shit, a different day.

Stay at work,
don’t go against the grain.
Get back in line,
Try not to go insane.

Just do the same shit, a different day
Yeah its the same shit a different day
Same shit, different day.
It just the same shit, different day.

(Instrumental solo)

Here at work,
you’re out of luck.
Just do your job,
’cause we don’t give a fuck!

It’s just the same shit, a different day. (Same shit, different day.)
Yeah just the same shit, a different day. (Same shit, different day.)
Always the same shit, a different day. (Same shit, different day.)
Just the same shit different day. (Same shit, different day.)

Copyright Shaman Romney 2013

Posted 02/25/2014 by Shaman in My Lyrics

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