Mild Mannered Maniac

© Copyright 2017 Jonathan Bulmer - All Rights Reserved He boards the morning train, with a look of disdain As he passes by where you’re seated A face of demonic possession, eyes of aggression An air of one conceited He stops across from you, in full view Gaze fixed in your direction Your pulse quickens You sicken Panic stricken you need to fly He’s painted like all the others Crucified by your fear It’s the same brush you use to colour The xenophobic canvass that you bear It comforts you like a lover Wipes away all your tears But the screams are yours alone to hear Sitting at your desk, clearing up the mess Someone walks into your Ivory Tower The interruption shortens your fuse, as they start to accuse You lose all willpower Then something just snaps inside and you try to hide The venom coursing through Cold as ice You draw out the knife Snuffing out a life inside your mind You feel you want to start rampaging The head is starting to pound If they come out with guns blazing Somebody will get shot down It’s hard to get through the day When you’re surrounded by clowns How much more before you break down? Surviving the train wreck, you take a deep breath Dispersing the violence Away from alien brogue and sound overload You start to drown in comforting silence Procrastinating. deliberating You know that you just can’t let go Don’t wallow The truth is hard to swallow But tomorrow it starts again No matter how hard you beat yourself up That monkey just won’t climb down You’re still stuck in that same old rut Just a freak in a social fairground Does it matter what they think of you? As long as they leave you be Then your mind can truly be free

Life Testimony

© Copyright 2017 Jonathan Bulmer - All Rights Reserved We got together in the usual way I used the cheesy lines that all men say But it seemed to work, you laughed a lot I was amazed by the luck I got I knew from the start that you were class As we tiptoed around each other’s past But you didn’t run, showed no surprise Just a sparkle in your eyes Your essence soaked into my bones One sweet caress takes me home Years later I know we’ll both be Sitting by the fire keeping toasty Watching TV, reading papers Never being lonely But for now we’ll keep on down the road Writing our story as we go We’re Gonna let the whole world know Our life testimony Before too long, we were married Settling down, starting a family Through thick and thin, rags and style You made me happy all the while Taking trips to who knows where Or curling up in our favourite chair Doesn’t matter where we’ll be Just as long as you’re near to me Baby. baby don’t leave me alone Cos without you, I just can’t go on Looking back on all that you’ve done for me All that you’ve given, all of the memories Sometimes it don’t seem like a crime That I got away, got away with those cheesy lines I knew that years later we’d both be Sitting by the fire keeping toasty Watching TV, reading papers Never being lonely We’re still walking on down the road Writing our story as we go Letting the whole world know Our life testimony

A Grump at Christmas

© Copyright 2017 Jonathan Bulmer - All Rights Reserved Oh great!  I’m wide awake and it’s Christmas day I’d rather stay in bed and miss the day But I’ve got to get up, get dressed and join the family Because it’s the time of year that’s full of cheer But not for me Well the day starts out quite pleasant A nice breakfast, then open the presents But after all that’s done What else do we do? The wife is in the kitchen, starting the dinner Kids are playing games arguing over the winner So to cheer myself up I’ll have a beer or two Oh boy! The family joy of Christmas day Wish I could stay in bed and miss the day But fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers love this time of year So this frown I’ll replace with a smile on my face And have another beer Now I really start to hit the bottle For the kids I’m ready to throttle Because they can’t decide what to watch on TV My wife says I’m being a jerk she Wants me to carve up the turkey But I’m seeing double and can’t even speak properly I need a break!! Now I don’t hate Christmas really And I love my family dearly But they plan for the big day too far ahead And now it’s almost over And I’m not even that sober But I’ll have another beer before going to bed What did I do, I haven’t a clue on Christmas day I think I drank too much and missed the day In the morning I will have an aching head I Knew I should have stayed in bed instead

Kickin Back

© Copyright 2017 Jonathan Bulmer - All Rights Reserved The sun sets on the horizon Over the beach on which I’m standing, thinking a while The reflections I set my eyes on dance with images That take me back and make me smile Got nothing to do and nowhere to go Don’t want to hear things I don’t want to know I’m letting time wash over me Like sand embracing the sea I’ve found a place to be by myself, to relax The world sure can pass me by I’ve got no care and that is why I’m just chilling And kickin back No heavy loads or guilty chains Can drag me down and hold me. I’m free Just memories which entertain and daydreams about a future That I see Making the most of all I can take Because it won’t be long before the world awakes I’m letting time wash over me Like sand embracing the sea I’ve found a place to be by myself, to relax The world sure can pass me by I’ve got no care and that is why I’m just chilling And kickin back Got nothing to do and no place to go Don’t want to hear things I don’t want to know I’m letting time wash over me Like sand embracing the sea I’ve found a place to be by myself, to relax The world sure can pass me by I’ve got no care and that is why I’m just chilling And kickin back

Alone in the Dark

© Copyright 2017 Jonathan Bulmer - All Rights Reserved No emotion, though my mind is an ocean in a storm And I cannot understand Why my world is so exclusive, to me so reclusive Untouched by another’s hand Finding solace in the shadows, reaching out in despair But I hold on I’m not really there There’s no room upon this stage for my social regret I’m a silhouette And I play the part I try to be somebody else but I run out of time To remember the lines I’m alone in the dark Surrounded by sound and motion Condemned by the path I’ve chosen Trapped within my solitude Don’t go out, I wouldn’t dare For fear of what’s out there But the curtain call intrudes Thoughts cycle around my head like a constant addiction I’m just a one man show with no intermission There’s no room upon this stage for my social regret I’m a silhouette And I play the part I try to be somebody else but I run out of time To remember the lines I’m alone in the dark

Hit the Wall

© Copyright 2017 Jonathan Bulmer - All Rights Reserved A long and lonely night And he now knows what it feels like To say the words, that she has heard As he lays down on the sofa She cries alone in bed And thinks about what he has said She’s angry and doesn’t understand Why he’s told her it’s all over To both it seems their hopes and dreams are shattered For different reasons but it doesn’t matter For this night their lives are crumpled, torn and tattered So to give and take, feels just the same There’s nothing left An empty room It’s all locked up In a frozen tomb She gave him her soul, he gave her his all It wasn’t enough They’ve hit the wall In the morning light They work hard to make it right But even though they are near, it’s very clear That they can’t, they can’t get through it Trying as they might It’s hard to avoid the fight They’re dragging along all the many wrongs They remember They just can’t help it She wants to realise what caused their lives to fray Could he not see it never used to be this way? He says nothing, as there’s nothing left to say And in the silence the pain remains There’s nothing left An empty room It’s all locked up In a frozen tomb She gave him her soul, he gave her his all It wasn’t enough They’ve hit the wall

Hey

© Copyright 2017 Jonathan Bulmer - All Rights Reserved Hey! Please don’t hang up the phone I could really use a friend The road is dark and oh, so long I can barely see the end In my life I’ve been so many things, not all of them good But I’m trying, yes I’m trying to make everything right If you show me, show me how I could The day that we met you brightened up my soul You kept the darkness at bay Picked up the broken pieces and you made me whole So why did I push you away I never really know what I want Until I’ve cast it aside This bottle of wine doesn’t hide the taste Of self-loathing, self-loathing inside But I’m sorry, so sorry for what I’ve done Please, can we work these things through Cos I was wrong, so wrong to let you run Because I’m nothing, nothing without you I never really meant to hurt you, or make you feel bad But I’m glad that we talked Because I miss you and the good times we had So baby, please don’t walk I understand why you felt Felt you had to leave You have your dreams too I live in hope but I’ve got to, got to believe That I can make them come true

Echoes of You

© Copyright 2017 Jonathan Bulmer - All Rights Reserved I remember how we met all those yesteryears ago Times when we held each other and wouldn’t let go Summer days of laughter Happy ever after We knew But everything must end, even seasons die Nothing ever lasts, no matter how we try But we showed the world how our Love like a flower It grew It grew If I open my eyes and see you by my side I know that my dreams have come true In my head are the bitter-sweet memories And I spend my time thinking them through But all I can hear are Echoes of you Making plans together, we treasured every day It was all so perfect, until life took you away Now everything that I see Is cold and empty Without you Through the years I just can’t bring myself to say goodbye Those summer days are all I have to keep the dream alive There’s not a day that goes by Without knowing that I Miss you If I open my eyes and see you by my side I know that my dreams have come true In my head are the bitter-sweet memories And I spend my time thinking them through I want to open my eyes and see you by my side To know that my dreams have come true In my head are the ever sweet memories And I really want to thank you But all I have left are Echoes of you

Coming Home

© Copyright 2017 Jonathan Bulmer - All Rights Reserved When I was young I used to play games in the park Skip stones across the river and just lark about In naive innocence Now I’m older my life is more intense I’ve lost that carefree indifference That gave me freedom without sense Now it’s time to get back to where I once belonged My bags are packed I’m coming home I travel with ever growing trepidation Undisguised anticipation For the long road ahead I haven’t seen my family in a long, long time I committed a hurtful crime I was disowned, left for dead But I need to get back, back to where I once belonged I’m on my way I’m coming home It’s time for me to stand up and be strong I’m ready now I’m coming home Outside the house, I sit in the car Wondering if I could have travelled this far Just to turn away In the window I see a figure A face I can’t quite remember But their eyes ask me to stay Now I need to get back to where I once belonged I’m on my way I’m coming home Here I stand in spite of what I’ve done I’ve found my peace I’ve come home

Stop the killing

© Copyright 2017 Jonathan Bulmer - All Rights Reserved We can’t go on like this How could we be so wrong? Trying to find a peace of mind, from mistakes we never learn We light the fire and watch the world burn How can we live like this doing what we do? Life is for everyone and not just about you How can we change our ways knowing what we know? Open our eyes to the signs and don’t let hatred grow We should be stopping this Why can’t we live in peace? Going to war but what the hell for  Does anyone know why? Let’s stop the fighting and give love a try Why is hating easier than healing? Do we even care what the world is feeling? Stay as we are and it won’t be too long Before life on this planet, as we know it, will be gone Going to war but what the hell for Does anyone know why? Let’s stop the fighting and give love a try How can we live like this doing what we do? Life is for everyone and not just about you How can we change our ways knowing what we know? Open our eyes to the signs and don’t let hatred grow Why is hating easier than healing? Do we even care what the world is feeling? Stay as we are and it won’t be too long Before life on this planet, as we know it, will be gone

All Your Dreams But One

© Copyright 2017 Jonathan Bulmer - All Rights Reserved It’s a hard world But you’re wanting so much more now you’re a grown girl You say there’s nothing that you can’t handle So you reach for the stars by learning how to climb To find the one that shines Like a moth in a field of candles But don’t reach too far, too fast, too high or You’ll never touch the skies you’ve been searching for Take my advice and think things through Before biting off more than you can chew To have everything means that there’s nothing left that is new May all your dreams but one come true You can’t do it all alone You need the help of those around you to keep you strong To reach your full potential You have to find a place where you feel accepted Protected From a life that is detrimental There comes a time when you must move on But don’t forget where you came from Walk through life, don’t run Seize the moment before it’s gone Make the most of the chances which may come along Find all your dreams but one Some days will come easy Some not at all Some friends will be there for you and Some will laugh when you fall But when the world crumbles around you and you feel that you’re alone This is the place that you can call home Take my advice and think things through Before biting off more than you can chew To have everything means that there’s nothing left that is new Find all your dreams but one If there’s one little thing that I could wish for you May all your dreams but one come true
© Copyright 2018 Jonathan Bulmer - All Rights Reserved
CONTEMPORARY  ROCK,  NORTHERN  SOUL  AND  BLUES  SONGWRITER  JONATHAN BULMER

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