Bar Scott

 Ah ha ha

©Bar Scott ASCAP 2014

 

I was born near a wishing well

Overgrown when a red oak fell

Hidden in the view

No one else ever knew

 

Looked down into the wishing well

Wished I may when I heard myself

Fell under its spell

All my wishes held

 

I sing Ah ha ha, hmm, Sing Ah ha ha, hmm, hey hey hey

 

Someone said you can never tell

“Won’t come you could go to hell!”

Don’t know what to do         

If I can’t tell you

 

I Sing Ah ha ha, hmmm, Sing ah ha ha, hmmm, hey hey hey

 

One hundred thirty-one buckets of water drawn from that well

Each sip I took made me thirstier for more and more of myself

 

I was born near a wishing well

Far away from here

Ah, it seems so far away

When I turn, if I turn, to look

Ah, it’s not so far away

When I turn, if I turn and look

I sing Ah ha ha, hmm, Ah ha ha,

When I turn, when I look

I sing Ah ha ha

When I turn, when I drink

I sing Ah ha ha

When I turn, when I tell

I sing Ah ha ha

 

Roll Over Me

©Bar Scott 2014 ASCAP

 

Don’t know how to start it

Don’t know how to end

Don’t know where the bridge is

somewhere up ahead

 

Mary M drew zigs and zaggles

like a million mountains with a river ‘round the bend

Roll over me

Fill me up with things I’d never see and I’ll sing

 

They say it sounds like a train that’s travelin’

or a day unravelin’

or a kid that’s on a swing

Roll over me

Fill me up with things I’d never see

 

Snow fallin’, see-sawin’

Ridin’ your bike in the wind

without a rearview mirror

Roll over me

Fill me up with things I’d never see

 

Snow fallin’, see-sawin’

Ridin’ your bike with the wind

 

Kisses and carousels, Drivin’ a thunderbird

Gallopin’ with a big herd

without a rearview mirror

 

            Roll over me

            Fill me up with things I’d never see

            Roll over me

            Fill me up with things I’d never see

            And I’ll see

 

 

If There’s a Way

©Bar Scott 2014 ASCAP

 

If there’s a way to end these tears

So they won’t fall forever after or years

Overflow, drowning all of my dreams

I’d catch them all, take them down to the sea

To find a way

 

At dawn I would lie down before an altar of stone

Watch a songbird flying over the hill 

I would wander high above the tree line to see a full moon rise

I’d linger ‘til the morning light

To find a way

 

I would give up everything I know

I would learn to love again

I would empty every pocket I own

I would carry the hardest sticks and stones

To find a way

 

I would try to build a shelter without a border or walls

Where I would sit by a bridge

And I would listen to the water fall

 

 

Running Away

©Bar Scott 2014 ASCAP

 

You heard every song when I started

Read every line, cried when I cried

Let me underline, I never will forget you

But now it’s time for me to follow love

 

I’m goin’ away

Turnin’ away

Runnin’ away from you

 

Remember the view from our garden?

Building a swing, ridin’ the wind?

But she undermined, you never could forget her,

So now it’s time for me to follow love

 

I’m goin’ away

Turnin’ away

Runnin’ away from you

 

Never thought I’d run

Never thought I’d run from you

 

 

Journey

©Bar Scott 2014 ASCAP

                                   

Look how the world turned out

With all its colors and finery

Song melodies

Lovers and linings  

Mothers and rhyming

 

Friends cycle, faux lashes,

your eyes, and my passion

 

Journey, you’re an angel,

A wave, a clock in time,

You’re a word and a line

 

Look how pennies are won!

Pick a road and run

Turn down Poetry Lane or tango with someone

 

A new heart beating,

A garden, a seedling,

A baby

 

Journey, you’re an angel,

A wave, a clock in time,

You’re a word or a line

You’re a meadow in the morning

a heron in the sky

you’re a cloud and a kite

 

Look how pennies are won!

Pick a road and run

Turn down Poetry Lane or tango with someone

 

Harmony, melody, symphony, parody,

you’re a homily, unity, fantasy, eulogy,

you’re a holiday, reverie, family, energy

you’re a mystery to me

you’re a walk in the park

 

Look how it all turned out

With all its colors and memory

 

 

A Little Love Can Mean A Lot

©Bar Scott, 2014 ASCAP

for Brent

 

Here I am again

I’m in love with you

You’re the man I want

But I can’t get next to you

When you’re not here

 

I have imagined you

I have dreamed of you

I have asked for a time when a man like you would come for me

And here you are

 

Sometimes a little love can mean a lot

In time a little love can mean a lot

 

You respond to me

You reach out for me

You hear my words then I hear your words and they comfort me

When you’re not here

 

Sometimes a little love can mean a lot

With time a little love could mean a lot

It means a lot

 

Here I am again

I’m in love with you

You’re the man I love but I can’t get enough of you

When you’re not here

 

I have imagined you

I have dreamed about you too

I have prayed for a time when you would come and rest with me

And here you are

Here we are!

 

Sometimes a little love can mean a lot

This time a little love will mean a lot

A little love will mean a lot

 

A Winter Tide

©Bar Scott ASCAP 2014

 

Laid down on a lonely night

Only longing and the moon in the sky

No starlight, no candlelight

Not a lantern or a mirror in sight

 

Come inside and lay with me a while

Pull me in like the tide on a winter night

 

Hand in hand and eye to eye

In a circle that we’re making in time

 

Come inside and lay with me a while

Pull me in with the tide on a winter night

 

Oh, I look for you at night

Oh, alone again at night with the winter tide

 

Oh, I look for you at night

Oh, alone again at night with the winter tide

Oh, alone with you at night and the winter tide

 

 

Letter Drop

©Bar Scott 2014 ASCAP

 

Eydie stopped believin’ when love had done her wrong

Her days alone, those nights were long

‘til the evenin’ she went eatin’ at the Letter Drop

 

He had steely, steady eyes

And a smile that made her sigh

Oh my! Deep inside

When he leaned in

Felt him breathin’

Made her wanna rhyme

 

So around and around and around she’d go in a circle

‘til she knew that she would never stop

 

She said, “Take my hand and I’ll show you how I dance,

Yeah, I know, it’s kinda slow,

but it’s evenin’ and we’re meeting at the Letter Drop.”  

 

So around and around and around they’d go in a circle

‘til she knew that they would never stop

Then around and around and around they’d go in a circle

‘til they knew that they would never stop

 

And so Eydie and her Stevey

started meeting every evenin’ at The Letter Drop          

 

I happened to be writing these lyrics and using the name Eydie the week that Eydie Gorme died so I changed the original male character’s name, Steely, to Stevie in honor of she and her husband, Steve.

 

 

I’m Not Perfect

©Bar Scott  2014 ASCAP

 

I’m not perfect and neither are you

I’m just a little girl in lavender shoes

And I don’t wanna lend ‘em to you

Cause you’re not perfect (if only you knew)

You’re just a little girl who whines when her shoes

Aren’t the fit that you wanted

A fit’s what you wanted

 

If you never got the things that you think you’re due

Maybe you need to change your tune

‘cause a hardened heart becomes a little girl like you

 

He’s not perfect, he’s nothin’ like you

You’re just a little boy with shit on your shoes

And you kick it wherever you choose

I’m not perfect, and neither are you

I’m just a little girl with gum on her shoes

And I’m stuck where I’m livin

Stuck where I’m livin’

 

If you were to get the things that you think you’re due

Maybe you’d need to change your tune

‘cause a hardened heart becomes a little boy like you

 

You

 

I’m just a little girl

And you’re just a little boy

And she’s just a little girl like you

I’m just a girl like you

What else can we do?

 

I’m not perfect but neither are you

But I know for certain I wouldn’t wanna be like you

 

You live in a small cocoon without any breathing room

You and your made-up rules for everyone else, not you

No one is good enough, good enough for you

 

You

 

 John Alan

©Bar Scott 2014 ASCAP

 

Come by, my love

Sit with me for a while

Tell me everything if you like

So I can hear the voice of John Alan 

 

Fifty years ago, Brother died

words of love left behind

quiet questioning, no reply

you reach for me and try

 

I can see mountains off in the distance

I can see love from here to there

 

Was he gentle too? Was he kind?

Quick to laugh? Maybe shy?  

Do you wonder now, was he right?

You were all alone at night

Could you cry? Could you see a thing? 

Could I hold you now?

 

When you reach for me and try

I can see mountains off in the distance

I can see love from here to there

 

Come by me, my love, it’s all right

Tell me everything on your mind

Cause I love your voice

I still hear that voice

And I want to hear your sweet voice and John Alan

 

I’m in Love

©Bar Scott 2014 ASCAP

 

A look at you and I feel our hearts being tuned

no words to use just a touch from you and I knew

Tongues are tied and dreams comin’ true

Never thought I’d be here with you

I’m in love I wanna give you everything

 

I wanted to if a love like you ever grew

I told myself I could do whatever it took

Now to tell you the truth

I wanna memorize you

Harmonize with you

Learn a thing or two

Synchronize you to everything I do

I wanna customize for you

Cause I’m in love it’s like a song inside of me

I’m in love I wanna give you everything

 

When you lie here with me there’s such a lot to see

Years of you before me

Makes me wanna categorize every look in your eyes

And the way that you smile

When you’re movin’ at night

I wanna do what you would do

I wanna specialize in you

Cause I’m in love it’s like a song inside of me

I’m in love you’re taken over all of me

I’m in love