Lyrics – Straight, No Chaser

Composed by Thelonius Monk © 1951

Source: Lyrics


Lyrics – Straight, No Chaser

Straight, No Chaser

She enters the bar;
my heart rips into pieces
as she flutters by
a rare butterfly
sauntering nigh—
magnificently treasured.

I look in her eyes,
and to my surprise
she’s looking back at me
now I realize,
how happy I can be—
she really digs me.

Composed by Thelonius Monk © 1951
Lyrics by Rusty Taylor © 2010

Lyrics – Song for Bilbao

Song for Bilbao

Silver dew-pearled blossom
yawning before dawn.
Awesome cloud-cutting mountain
humming her nascent song.

Dancing in the morning light,
hide-n-seek across the misty
valley in beaming sunrise,
playfully through a curling fog.

Composed by Pat Metheny © 1996
Lyrics by Rusty Taylor © December 2013

Lyrics – Saint Thomas

Saint Thomas

Aquamarine waters against cloud-speckled sky.
Sea mist softly sprays young tourists as they glide by.
Golden sun… Emerald sea…
Vibrant rainbows wrapping a dream.

Therapeutic waves massage the endless shoreline.
Tropical fruits and juices in colors sublime.
Far from home… Free to roam…
Searching sparkling waves as they foam.

Composed by Sonny Rollins © 1956
Lyrics by Rusty Taylor © June 2010

Lyrics – Road Song

O.G.D. (AKA Road Song)

It’s always such a folly contemplating sin,
just starin’ beyond blurred concentration
through clouded curst darkness.
I’m howling at my heartache, fearing to begin
an epic journey to find answers
through dank shadow’s promises.

Searching to find unfettered path to lucid sunlight
desperate to reach its guiding light.

I’m looking through my window’s fenestrated pane,
attempting to find unquestioned answers
of Life’s stark emptiness.

Composed by Wes Montgomery © 1966
Lyrics by Rusty Taylor © 2015

Lyrics – Rhythm-a-ning


Yesterday in the rain, misty fog obscured my pain,
portending delusion, embracing confusion.
Ominous slate-gray clouds rumbled through uncertain crowds
of people believing in baneful deceiving,
unruly possession uniting aggression,
attempting to fashion an adverse reaction against you.
Delightful rising sun peaking through the misty dun
expresses elation above degradation.

[I] wait for you to arrive, happy just to be alive,
embracing the sublime; I’m walking on sunshine.
Noticing butterflies fluttering through amber skies,
I’m dreaming of winning a brand new beginning,
a fresh start to fashion a lasting compassion,
creating a reason to follow each season loving you.
Tomorrow it may rain. I don’t care; I’m, not to blame.
I’m feeling the wind blow while watching a rainbow.

Composition by Thelonius Monk © 1957
Lyrics by Rusty Taylor © December 22, 2014