So Glad I'm Here

Life, the foundation

Every day an education

A special occasion

Crazy makin’

Always changin’

You never see it comin’

 Barefoot I came into this world

to dance with destiny, to be bold

I’ve been up

I’ve been down

Still I’m…

 

So glad I’m here

So glad to believe I’m here

to do something good 

So glad I’m here

So glad that I hope

I just might be contagious! Yeah!

(uh huh, huh, huh, huh, huh, huh)

 

 My mother, a singer

My father, a drummer

Something in my genes,

Maybe something in the water

 I had to get up

Stand up for the music

Had to make a move

to use it

or I’d lose it

 Seems life’s been like

building a mansion

with stone walls cut from

a quarry of passion,

a frame for strength

formed with love and skill

using Blues like a hammer

and Funk like a drill

I see red-letter days coming faster!

With fear no longer my master

I can be who I dreamed I can be!

 

So glad I’m here

So glad to believe I’m here

to do something good

So glad I’m here

To think otherwise

would be outrageous!

 

Solo

 Barefoot I came into this world

To dance with destiny,

to be bold

It’s love that put shoes on my feet!

 

So glad I’m here

So glad to believe I’m here

to do something good

So glad I’m here

With love everything is possible! repeat

So glad I’m here

So glad to believe I’m here

to do something good

So glad I’m here

With love everything is possible!

©2009 G. Davis

 

Lookin' For Something

Heads are knockin’, heads are knockin’

we beat each other to the ground

Seems we didn’t know there’s enough

love to get around

this thing, this problem,

that we created, yes we did


The huggin’ and kissin’ wasn’t missin’

but we knew it was time for a change,

I didn’t figure we would lynch each others’ 

hearts and hold them up for display

it was ugly and mean.

I lied to you,

then you did the same to me

 

We’re lookin’ for something

we want the same thing

Lookin’ for something

we want the same thing

 

You told me you made it with someone else

you acted so justified

Your fantasy blew up in your face,

the smoke cleared and left a hole inside

This is really about you,

I know it wasn’t really ‘bout me

'cause in the end you found

another thing you really don’t need

Tried to put my life in order

Didn’t put my life on hold

Then I found my “someone else”

I moved on but let the truth be told

my brain must be made of jello,

It’s hard to let go,

‘cause I knew we were good,

You know, real good!

 

We’re lookin’ for something

We want the same thing

You looked around now you know

we had the best thing……

 

You looked around It wasn’t love

you threw me away but maybe now you know

I gave you enough of the best things

You’ll never find another me…

 

We gotta breathe baby on our own

Have to step away for the truth to show

By lookin’ for something else

we let go of the best thing,

our bird in the hand left to starving

Lookin for Somethin’

we want the same thing……LOVE!!

 

Lookin’ for something

we want the same thing

Lookin’ for something

we want love

We want the same thing

We want the best thing

Lookin for something!

We want love!

 ©2009 G. Davis

 

Sotchiatta

Hey now! Have you heard the news?

Sotchiatta just loves to play the Blues

He’s got his guitar

He plays the harp and drums

He knows just what to do

to have some fun

They say he has a gift

for being funny

Hey, that’s not too bad a way to be

He never has a problem makin’ money

Sotchiatta show me from the

inside, inside, inside, inside out yeah!

Hey Sotchiatta, it’s not confusin’

I got this guitar and I sure know how to use it

It’s not about my vanity

It’s this music that floats up from deep inside me

Sotchiatta said

“just play your funky Music

Don’t you get your undies in a bunch

Lets sit down where we can talk a while

Talk about the music from the

inside, inside, inside,

inside out, yeah!”

 

Ah, my brother GD

I’m glad that you understand

that no one accomplishes great things alone

and I am joyful that you

asked me to help lift you up

Fear nothing

Excuses no more

You’re ready to spread your love!

 

I’ve never been confused.

I believe in what I do

I just need some help in the direction

I believe I can go and I’ll be on my way

A-way ay! ay! ay! ay!

I’ll be on my way!!

 

Hey now! Have you heard the news?

Sotchiatta just loves to play the blues!

He’s got his guitar 

his harp and drums

He knows just what to do

to have some fun

They say he has a gift for being funny

I just like to think he gets things done

He never has a problem making money

 

Sotchiatta show me from the inside, inside,

Inside, inside out, yeah!

Sotchiatta we’re gonna make some money

©2008 G. Davis

 

I Give You Trouble

I give to you what matters

And I keep what I need,

rarely more

But you still keep watching me.

Related to a purpose

We share this moment in time

It’s here

But you still keep watching me

I give you trouble

And I give you my love

I give you trouble

And I give you my love

You opened up the world for me

and trusted me with your heart

Baby, what did I do?

I revealed to you my darkest side

and find the price to pay might be

That I end up losing you

I give you trouble

and I give you my love

I give you trouble

and I give you my love

I give you what I have

More than I really have at all

I give you trouble

and I give you my love

I give you trouble

and I give you my love

©2008 G. Davis

 

Embrace Love & Change

8:23 in the morning

I know what the problem is.

Dragging my feet to move on

supposed to be for my own good

Well, I hear the more things change

the more they remain the same.

If this statement is true then love will

meet us in the middle again.

You have chosen your way

I chose mine

We can’t change what’s been done

I embrace the change

Won’t fight the flow

I embrace love

I don’t believe in happenstance

I wish I could change

some things I’ve done

I won’t worry or feel regret

when I hold on to love

Changes always

keep you guessin’,

Some peace comes when

you learn some lessons

When doubt and fear

want your attention…

To move in the right direction…

You have to open up, open up yeah

open up , open up…

to embrace love.

Let it flow!

 

You have chosen your way

I chose mine

We can’t change

what’s been done

When doubt and fear

begin to show

I embrace love

There will be some pain.

It’s still love

Things won’t be the same,

and that’s ok

Peace is yours when you embrace love and change

It’s what you need. 

-©2010 G. Davis

 

Expose Your Self

Now, I’m talkin’ ‘bout

a hard thing

Never said I feel like

I’ve been hiding…

‘til now

 

Why hold on to the secret

that is burning inside you?

You turned away

from your heart

and broke your own rules,

You sold yourself

 

Paralyzed by your desire

to seek approval from others

In this truth you’ve been mired,

compromised your need

and the power to love your self

Expose Your Self

 

Each day just blows on by

and each moment

should count for something.

No one can stop time,

and time owes you nothing

You owe your self

Expose your self.

 

(You know it’s time,

let’s get real!)

 

Through this naive decision,

self-belief was kept hidden

and damaged

Holding on to the baggage

is so defeating.   

This should be enough reason

to seek change and healing.

 

Time to share your secret

You can’t move on 

livin’ with your regrets

So shine your own light

and for the rest of your life

Expose your self

And love your self

You know your self!

And love your self

 

Forgive your self

Forgive your self

Forgive your self

Love your self

 

Show your self!

Be all your self!

You know your self!

Expose your self!

 ©2010 G.Davis

 

Happy June

…‘round the corner

it’s coming ‘round

and ‘round again….

 

Through the steamy days of summer,

Autumn’s winds and colors

I muscled-up through the winter

Here come the longer days

and shorter nights

 That tick tock of the clock

moves on and so must I.

Like Bob Marley and my father,

I believe everything is gonna

be all right.

Happy June, Happy June

I can’t believe that you

are back here so soon

It’s been a year and

I am better

not bitter. Better.

The 31st of May I got out

as I was asked to.

I wish I could have

cut my heart out, left it behind,

gift-wrapped and addressed to you.

(Turns out I’m glad I kept it! YEAH!)

 June I sprouted wings

explored something new

By January I broke away

from my own cage

Time always has a way of

healing wounds.

Happy June, Happy June

I can’t believe that you

are back here so soon!

Hope every year from here

gets better

and better. Better and better…

©2009 Garrick Davis

 

Walking In To Heaven

It’s in your eyes you can’t hide

I toss your hair to one side

Anticipation, desire, connection

When I touch your skin

I feel that strong urge once again.

Pointing in your direction

This love we make

bliss from a risk

we had to take

I feel like I’m

Walking into heaven

 

When I’m with you

I feel like

I’m in heaven

 

Alive! So alive!

I kiss your lips then I rise.

You inspire me again and again

Ummm….how we move!

I’m the needle, you’re the groove

We spin ‘round and ‘round

around and around

This music we make is our way to celebrate

what love creates!

Makes me feel so high from swimming

up in to your heaven!

I rise to be in your Heaven

When I’m with you

I feel like I’m in heaven

This original sin is quenching

what I’m cravin’

I wasn’t looking For love

Just some no-strings-attached fun

After the first time I couldn’t get enough

Our bodies fit like a glove

Every day brings a new chance

to show you what I’m made of

I give you my best, I may need to rest

But once is not enough

to be rising to your heaven!

Swimmin’ in your heaven!

Walking in to your heaven!

 

You are like rain

turned my parched heart

green again

I’m flooded

My fears are drained away   

No holding back

No disguise

don’t need a mask

You are my

companion, angel

I'm walking in to your love

I'm walking

Don't you know I feel like I'm in heaven

This original sin is quenchin'

what I'm cravin'

When I'm with you I feel like I'm in heaven

I need you now, right now...

©2010 G. Davis