All the Love

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Track Name: A Boy and His Dog
A Boy and His Dog
(tune "A Boy and His Frog" by Tom Smith,
also cf. "A Boy and His Dog", short story and movie, by Harlan Ellison

Life is unfair, so they tell me
Because they think I wouldn't know.
They only can see a cheap pornflick
At the evening picture show
They say, "That worn-out film is so tired,
"And the flickering's beyond belief --
"Down in front!" they exclaim; it's all true, I suppose,
But where else can they see a girl's briefs?

What would I do without you there beside me?
How would I ever have sex?
How could we hunt without your mind to guide me?
How did I get in this mess?
You could never just do the expected
I was just a tough kid in a fog
But you spoke to my brain, and then had to explain --
Blood and Albert; a boy and his dog.

How could I ever have lived in that city
Tied down and wired up and tubed?
I went down to screw a few women
But it ended up me being screwed.
But that Junie girl helped me escape it
Even though we got near blown to bits
They chased us all over the City
And I got some great views of her tits.

No one can make me what you did
No one can walk in your fur
No one can make me forget you
We've got to eat something for sure
I just can't let it be over
But Junie would leave you this way
So I'll stand up, and make a decision
And, though not quite in your voice, I'll say:

I will stay here and we'll all have a cookout.
There's so much more she can give
While I light the fire, you will be there beside me;
As long as I feed you, you'll live.
She always asked if I knew what love is,
And I always just answered, "Sure."
But it wasn't a waste, 'cause she sure had good taste --
Broiled, that is.
I know what love is.
A boy loves his dog.


copyright ©1993 by Gerald L. Bliss.
Track Name: All the Love In the World
All the Love in the World
Moss Bliss


Janie was born into a family, everything always seemed gentle and fine
As she grew, Daddy looked at her differently, and he looked at her all of the time
They started to have little secrets, things he told her nobody else could ever know
When Jane reached 14, she was pregnant, and everyone blamed Cousin Joe

Marcus at 10 was found in an alley, broken up, nearly dead, bleeding and bruised
They found him a new home, they dressed him up nice, and he watched his new mom be abused
And he sometimes was happy, and sometimes he cried, and all the kids thought he was stupid or strange
They told him he just wasn't normal like them, and kept waiting for him to change

They needed all the love, all the love,
All the love, all the love in the world

Marcus and Janie could change in a flash from bright, sunny children to babies in tears
The people around them would comment to how they seemed swallowed by dark, unknown fears
And one day, they found Marc and the preacher in bed, and Janie lay limp in a tub full of red
And, written in blood, in the hand of a child, "I love you, Dad" is what it said...

They needed all the love, all the love,
All the love, all the love in the world

There are millions of blades finding tender young skin, millions of pills used to quiet the tears
Millions of needles for dulling the pain, and their cries falling on deafened ears
Millions of children are born into fear, while so very few are born into love
Millions who were hurt go on to hurt others, the cycle just gets one more shove

They needed all the love, all the love
All the love, all the love in the world

The fear stays with you, the pain does too, 'till you heal, or can't feel any more, or you die
There's something that edges you over a brink, or something you just have to try
And it isn't because you love them any less, or because you just think they can't love you at all,
But mistakes get made, and the debts don't get paid, and you're nailing your soul to the wall

And you need all the love, all the love
All the love, all the love in the world

Loneliness covers the world that you live in, and you just want to give up, but somehow you don't
You try to find others and help them to love, just to find a kind word in their throat
And then you remember, and just want to die, but you still know there's something you're hanging on for
And you think if you help enough other souls heal, they won't see the blackness in yours

And you need all the love, all the love,
All the love, all the love in the world
And I need all the love, all the love,
All the love, all the love in the world...



copyright 1998 by Mordewis ap Llys (Gerald L. "Moss
Bliss) (completed 8/5/98). All Rights Reserved. It is unfinished, because I don't know how to finish it yet. Consider it another cry for help. It was written for my daughter Chandra, my best friend Jared, myself, and many others of my friends.
Track Name: Blood Love
Blood Love
Moss Bliss

You lay in your lover's arms
Feeling the lust rise, ever warm
Helplessly captured by her charms
Knowing your life is past

Wet, wet is your silent pain
Life drains slowly from your veins
She will love you all the same
Darkness will fall at last

You rise now from your bower
New blood moves through your tower
Plunge yourself into her flower
Wet unto wet we pass

Mouth melds to tender skin
Feel her blood now flowing in
Know that others call it sin
Laugh as you both cheat death

Rise, fed in heart and flesh
Feel life flow strong and fresh
Yours and her souls do now mesh
Breathing her every breath

Climb now to the dark, dark night
Ever higher in your flight
Growing in your unholy might
This is the life we cast

You lay in your lover's arms
Feeling the lust rise, ever warm
Helplessly captured by her charms
Knowing your life is past

Copyright © 2006 by Gerald L. "Moss" Bliss (6/17)
Track Name: Dancing At Whitsun
not my song to divulge. You can find them online.
Track Name: Dolphin Story
...not mine to publish
Track Name: Every Day of the Year
Every Day of the Year
Mordewis Gaeafbran ap Llys


Chorus:

And I love you every day of the year
And you know that I want this to be clear
And on every page of your calendar
Under every date, in gold embossed,
It says "I love you so. Always, Moss"
Hear me, oh my dearest loves, as I write this song to you,
But I also write it to everyone;
All the loves I've ever known, all the wishes in my heart,
And to my Best of Friends, and my Shining Sun.

(Cho.)

Those of you who couldn't trust what you saw in front of you
Have helped me find and heal my blackest parts.
May you find this touch of love opens you to deeper sights,
Pass it on to other loves and heal your hearts.

(Cho.)

Now I know I'm just a gate of someone else's love through me,
And I always know that she will not let go.
Everyone is beautiful, even in their darkest place,
Trust, and trust again, in Will, and let Love grow!

(Final Chorus)

And I love you every day of the year
And you know that I want this to be clear
And on every page of your calendar,
Written under every date, in gold embossed,
And written on your Heart of Hearts, you'll find an endless psalm,
And it says, "I love you so. Always, Mom."


copyright ©1998 by Gerald L. "Moss" Bliss, written 8/12/98.
Track Name: Fifty Years Ago
Fifty Years Ago
Mordewis Gaeafbran ap Llys

Fifty years ago, I was in my uniform
Looking in your eyes, they never seemed so beautiful before
So large and warm
Your face, your form
I didn't know I wanted so much, fifty years ago
I never knew I loved you so much, fifty years ago

Fifty years ago, when my father handed me
Into your strong hands, I thought you were the gentlest man I'd known
To be so kind
The date was blind
I didn't know I wanted so much, fifty years ago
I never knew I loved you so much, fifty years ago

Forty years ago, while our sons were growing,
Life was very hard, but still our love was showing that we cared
A house and yard,
I worked so hard
But you were still so beautiful, forty years ago
I never knew I loved you so much, forty years ago

Forty years ago, the children were out learning
Keeping up our home, and now our love was yearning for some time
To be alone
Our Faith had grown
And I was so in love with you, forty years ago
I never knew I loved you so much, forty years ago

Thirty years ago, our older son had left us
All our many friends and faith in God had kept us feeling strong
We had our days
We found a way
And I was still so close to you, thirty years ago
I never knew I loved you so much, thirty years ago

Thirty years ago, nothing seemed to matter
Many of our plans simply turned to water in our hands
But I held on
We still had one
And I was even closer to you, thirty years ago
I never knew I loved you so much, thirty years ago.

Fifteen years ago, when my body faltered
It was touch and go, but you were always right there by my side
And I survived
Your eyes alive
My heart was healing in your hands, fifteen years ago
I never knew I loved you so much, fifteen years ago

Fifteen years ago, when your heart was breaking
Holding our son close, I think that I have never prayed so hard
Our friends were there
God heard our prayers
I never knew I needed so much, fifteen years ago
I never knew I loved you so much, fifteen years ago

Fifty years have gone, I look upon your beauty
Through the years, we've grown, never feeling duty was a bond
That dream of home
A place I've known with you
I've had the life I wanted fifty years ago
I never knew you'd be this beautiful, fifty years ago
I always knew I'd love you so much, fifty years ago
Fifty years ago

©1998 by Mordewis Gaeafbran ap Llys (Gerald L. Bliss) (7/27). All Rights Reserved. This was written for the 50th Anniversary of the marriage of my parents, Alfred P. and Mildred A. Bliss, February 23, 1999. (Alternate verses are to be sung by Dad and Mom, the last verse together with some alternation on lines.)
Track Name: Harris and the Mare
available elsewhere
Track Name: Just One Angel
not my lyric but they can be found on the Internet
Track Name: The Last Wolf
The Last Wolf
words by an unknown author and Mordewis ap Llys
music by Mordewis ap Llys


Chorus:

Last night, the last wolf died
And she didn’t go down easy, she committed suicide
She was fenced in, she was fettered, she was anything but free
But the spirit of that last wolf lives in me...

Wolf’s soul was born for freedom, though her body did despair
When it tasted the pollution in the water, in the air
And she dream-spoke, “I must die now, but this foulness cannot stand
“I will pass my howling spirit and my Earth-love to a man.” (cho.)

After dreams of green, deep forests, in the morning I awoke
I opened amber-yellow eyes on landscapes blurred by smoke
And my heart was filled with howling; in a snarl, my lips were curled
As I woke up to the ruin that we’ve caused upon this world (cho.)

We are piling up the garbage higher than the highest mount *
While we keep on spending billions to improve the body count *
We are losing children daily, dead from hunger and disease
With a billion homeless people huddling from the winter freeze. (cho.)
We are cutting down the forests that produce the very air
We have reach the point that there is no fresh water anywhere
And the wasted heat that we pump out will make the world too warm *
And I howl to see that people still don’t realize the harm (cho.)
The people must become aware of what it costs to live *
Although our world’s worth dying for, it’s not worth dying with
And if we don’t change our future, starting with this very day
You will make a barren planet, there’ll be no one left to pay # (cho.)

You who say you serve the people and who do the peoples’ will
As you serve your own best interests and you sit upon your kill
You best had heed my howling, and you’d better know your ground *
Or you’ll find me on your body, and your body won’t be found. # (cho.)

How many wolves are dying as we watch the Earth be raped? #
How many humans howling as we tear through your red tape? #
You should guard your pets and lovers, as we sing our howling tones #
We shall reclaim the Earth, if we must plant it with your bones # (chorus)

* original line modified by Mordewis
# complete line written by Mordewis
copyright ©1998 by Mordewis Gaeafbran ap Llys (Gerald "Moss" Bliss). All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Mother, Forgive Them
Mother Forgive Them
Mordewis ap Llys


Remember the burnings, the hangings, the shame,
Your dying in prison defending the Names
Remember the taunts and the curses and stones,
The smell of your flesh and the snapping of bones
But you cannot remember the tears their God shed
As He counted the millions of dead.
Mother, forgive them.

You swear now it never shall happen again
As you gather your strength and you sharpen your pen
But the Earth does not heal sowing bones into blood;
New life comes from seeds planted deep in the mud
The lesson we've taught them these thousands of days
Is that they could not bury our ways.
Mother, forgive them, and teach us to love them.

Do not play the game -- we could all learn to hate.
Remember the Laws: Threefold will be out fate.
The freedom to hate is no freedom at all
But love, trust and memory will cause it to fall
And never forget the old women who died
Without ever knowing we cried . . .
Mother forgive them, and help us to teach them
What we do . . . and what they've done!


copyright ©1998 by Mordewis Gaeafbran ap Llys (Gerald "Moss" Bliss). All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Raven and Crow
Raven and Crow
Mordewis ap Llys


Worn from the years, but young in his heart
Flying from legend appears Winter's Crow
Wisdom and beauty are found in his bearing
Plumage as white as the new-fallen snow

Into his flightway comes a young Raven
Knowledge came early, a thirst to be slaked
If she is less beautiful, no one could offer
New legends are sure to grow up in her wake

Chorus:
Raven and Crow, wingtip to wingtip
Black against white, with a rainbow between
Singing a tune that a songbird would cherish
All of a King and his beautiful Queen

Raven alights and appears as a woman
Touched by the Goddess, as any could see
"Come to me, Crow, I call you quite gently:
"Mordewis your name is, and my love to be."

Laughing, the Crow calls, "Dearest Irysa,
"Always the past, and forever ahead."
Coming to her as the man she remembered,
Kneeling and bowing his beautiful head
(cho.)

"Rise now, my love; kneel never before me,"
Drawing him up and closing the rift
"Always the Lady brings us together
"Let us lie down now and reverence the gift."

"Thanking the Lady, and thanking your offer,
"Never will I give to Her what you've kept.
"No dan controls us," he said to her softly,
"But if you would have me, I gladly accept."

(cho.)
Moss and Irysa look up from their desktops
Seeing each other as if it were new
Caught in their crystal computers together
Learning their love through their archetypes grew

Now they walk out to the Circle together
First with electrons, and then touching skin
Goddess awaits to rejoin them forever
Raven and Crow, a new time to begin

Final Chorus

Raven and Crow, wingtip to wingtip
Black against white, with a rainbow between
Singing a tune that a songbird would cherish
All of a King and his beautiful Queen
All about Moss and Irysa, his Queen.

copyright ©1998 by Gerald L. "Moss" Bliss (Mordewis ap Llys) (5/17), All rights reserved.

Note: dan is a Keltic word which can be taken to mean a variety of things, including "fate", "karma", and either good or bad fortune, depending on context, and often is used to describe "old business" between people from past lives.
Track Name: The Road to Cairo
Not my song, find the lyrics elsewhere
Track Name: Scale
http://www.hwaet.org/Songbook/Scale.html
Track Name: The Moment Slipped Away
available elsewhere on the Internet
Track Name: When Giants Walked
http://www.xocolatl.com/kathy/lyrics/GIANTS.html
Track Name: Ghost
There's a letter on the desktop that I dug out of a drawer
The last truce we ever came to
In our adolescent war
And I start to feel the fever
From the warm air through the screen
You come regular like seasons
Shadowing my dreams

And the Mississippi's mighty
But it starts in Minnesota
At a place that you could walk across
With five steps down
And I guess that's how you started
Like a pinprick to my heart
But at this point you rush right through me
And I start to drown

And there's not enough room
In this world for my pain
Signals cross and love gets lost
And time passed makes it plain
Of all my demon spirits
I need you the most
I'm in love with your ghost
I'm in love with your ghost

Dark and dangerous like a secret
That gets whispered in a hush
When I wake, the things I dreamt about you
Last night make me blush
When you kiss me like a lover
Then you sting me like a viper
I go follow to the river
Play your memory like a piper

And I feel it like a sickness
How this love is killing me
I'd walk into the fingers
Of your fire willingly
And dance the edge of sanity
I've never been this close
I'm in love with your ghost

Unknowing captor
You never know how much you
Pierce my spirit
But I can't touch you
Can you hear it
A cry to be free
I'm forever under lock and key
As you pass through me

Now I see your face before me
I would launch a thousand ships
To bring your heart back to my island
As the sand beneath me slips
As I burn up in your presence
And I know now how it feels
To be weakened like Achilles
With you always at my heels

This bitter pill I swallow
Is the silence that I keep
It poisons me I can't swim free
The river is too deep
Though I'm baptized by your touch
I am no worse than most
In love with your ghost

You are shadowing my dreams
(In love with your ghost)
(In love with your ghost)
(In love with your ghost)