|5 O'Clock Blues
|I think the
3rd song I wrote. It reflects my hippy/druggie days when jobs were hard
to come by.
|Afrikan Jam (Instrumental)
I bought my first synth, I was fascinated with all of the sounds. This
is my first attempt at an instrumental piece. The flute and sax solos
were taken from J.S. Bach,
where I played the score backwards, from end to beginning.
|All I Do Is Cry
|An early song
based on broken love.
|All I Want Is Your Love
||One of these
days I need to re-do that guitar intro!
You Say To Me
||A happy tune,
written to no one in particular.
|Anger Fugue (Instrumental)
composition I did when I started doing computer-based recording via
||One of my
favorite tunes. Written circa 1981 while stationed in the Philippines.
piece based on when I first moved out on my own.
|Are You Gonna Set the World Right?
quasi-political song written during the drug-fueled 60's.
Patricia S., an American girl I loved in the Philippines.
||A bebop tune
and one of my favs.
all loved this song.
||I need to re-do this
one. It was recorded "on the fly."
Save A Love
||One of the
first songs I wrote. Lead guitar work was done by a forgotten G.I. who
did some recording at my house.
could have had commercial success.
attempt at songwriting.
|Come To Me
diddling around on the electric piano one day and this song sort of
guy in my church had a poem he had written and I set it to music. The
original was done much slower, which he didn't like. This one is faster
and better sounding.
Doesn't Do My No Good
||One of my
early songs, written when I was 19.
All Those Tears
Christian rock piece.
hard-rock tune reflecting some of the anger and frustration of my
There's Only You
sappy, slow song.
upbeat tune, maybe the 6th song I wrote.
my sister, Francis, who died in 1999.
||Written in the early
80s. Sloppy guitar work.
||Written in the early 70s.
Find My Way
||A whimsical piece with a
long piano solo.
||One of my favorite
songs. Lead guitar was done by Michael S. Heath.
Can't Stop Loving You
||One of the best tunes
I've ever crafted.
|I Love You
||A nice love song.
Need Your Love
||Another good tune.
Write This Song for You
||Written for my previous wife,
Carina, when we first met.
Do It Again Tomorrow Night
||From the druggy days,
and a reflection of how we all get trapped in a cycle of repeating the
same old mistakes.
the Lonliest Boy
||Written when I was with Pam. The horrible marriage lasted 6
years but the song is still good.
||Another song that came
about from goofing around on the keyboard.
||An upbeat little tune.
||A pounding, rock song,
that talks about a world dominated by machines.
||Based on an old
girlfriend, Carol P.
last "real" song I wrote, while stationed on Guam in the late 80s. It's
about a child molester who commits suicide. Most folks who heard it
were creeped out by its sinister harmonies and lyrics. Some parents
let me "borrow" their kids to sing the background vocals.
|My Little Girl
||Written originally by
Mike Sippo, and was the first song I did. I forgot some of his lyrics
so I crafted my own.
||A sappy love song.
|No One Ever Listens
||Runs for less than 2
||Making a political
statement, reflecting the 60s.
poignant song about life. The first stanza is about my brother Kenneth.
The second one deals with a teenage love affair I had with Carol P. The
third wraps it up with my view on God and eternity.
||A fictional person.
After I became a Christian, I removed the profanity describing Sally's
|She Loved Me Her Own Way
||A poem by Kurt Raffield.
Set to music while stationed on Guam, in 1987-88.
||Written in the
Philippines, about 1980.
|Sometimes I Wonder
||A nice, hard rock piece.
|Song for Carina
||Originally written when
I was a teenager for a girl friend and later changed.
|Stop That Running Around
||Another early attempt at
||A dark song with a
driving organ and drums and killer lead guitar. I forgot who did the
guitar work for me.
||A whimsical piece that
makes no sense.
|Til I Met Jesus/You'd Better Get
Yourself Together With Jesus Christ
||A Christian medley. The
first part is reaally slow. The second part is a hard-driving song.
|When I Fly
||A drug-inspired song
from the 60s.
|When I Was Born
||A jazzy rock tune that sort of
reflected my growing up.
|When You Love
||Written in the
|What Went Wrong With Our Love
||Written shortly after
|Another tune written while in