Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Long Time Comin'


It's been a long time comin'
I watched the days, turn into years
It's been a long time comin'
but the day is finally here

the load I'd borne
was worth the weight
the times were tough 
at times
were great
the time has come at long last now
to break free from the chains of cripplin' doubt
to be yourself and walk ahead
no bother to the otter or what your father'd said
it's been a long time comin' (it's here)

I spent a long time runnin'
& I, nearly outran the fear
I spent a long time runnin'
but I found my place, I'm finally here

the load I'd borne
was worth the weight
the times were tough 
at times
were great
the time has come at long last now
to break free from the chains of cripplin' doubt
to be yourself and walk ahead
no bother to the otter or what your father'd said
it's been a long time comin' (it's here)

I've been a long time strummin'
for empty rooms, where no one would hear
I've been a long time strummin'
Stompin' & Cursin', just tryin' to buy me some beer


the load I'd borne
was worth the weight
the times were tough 
at times
were great
the time has come at long last now
to break free from the chains of cripplin' doubt
to be yourself and walk ahead
no bother to the otter or what your father'd said
it's been a long time comin' (it's here)


The Miracle of Life

For the first time in 4 years I missed my monthly blog post... Although I'm pretty sure nobody noticed, I feel obligated to acknowledge this state of affairs and say that this post will stand to represent August, 2017. Thanks for stopping by.
- SGP


The Miracle of Life

83' when god made me
Found me a mother and a father 
Taught me to believe 
Gave me all of their love 
& Half of their time 

An older brother to walk ahead 
Taught me to really listen, through that old tape deck
He put the music in me
Allowed me to sing 
He put the music in me...
And gave me everything 


Always coming, Always going 
Here today, but the wind is blowing 
The miracle of life 
And the stars and night

It's in the trees that mother grows 
It's in, the sun upon my skin, sand between my toes 
And it's all just a gift...
I'm grateful for mine
This is all just a gift...
& I'm grateful for time 


When I return to the earth 
Please, celebrate the cycle
Call it my rebirth 
Sing at the top of your lungs 
And laugh while you dance 

Cause I'm not gone 
But I've done moved on
I'm in the corner of her smile
In that old sad song
I am the crashing waves 
And the fading light 


Always coming, Always going 
Here today, but the wind is blowing 
The miracle of life 
And the stars and night

It's in the trees that mother grows 
It's in, the sun upon my skin, sand between my toes 
And it's all just a gift...
I'm grateful for mine
This is all just a gift...
& I'm grateful for time 


All that I am, All that I'll be
Every moment
...in the life of a forgotten man
It'll all be returned
It's a matter of time

Forget redemption, forget revenge
I wanna savor every moment
wanna breathe life in
I want the simple things
And acres of land
I want the simple things
I wanna be a good man


Always coming, Always going 
Here today, but the wind is blowing 
The miracle of life 
And the stars and night

It's in the trees that mother grows 
It's in, the sun upon my skin, sand between my toes 
And it's all just a gift...
I'm grateful for mine
This is all just a gift...
& I'm grateful for time



Friday, July 28, 2017

Live at The Alley Bunker

I love music. I especially love writing, creating, and recording music. But, performing music has been something I don't always love doing... I've had good performances & bad ones, great audiences & inattentive ones... but for me the most sacred aspect of performing is the room itself; the venue. It doesn't matter if it's big or small or old or new or filthy & stinky, what's important is the atmosphere. It's inexplicable. It's paramount. And, of course, when playing music, good sound is a key component for any venue. The Alley Bunker had it all (Good Sound / Small & Intimate Setting / Great Ambience & Community of Musicians / The Love and Support of The Coolest Owner Jack Ahn) & will forever be one of my favorite places to perform music. Unfortunately... all things must pass & the bunker is no longer with us. However, I'm happy to have this footage (Thank You Jae Hyun Nam for the video) of my final performance at The Alley Bunker.






Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Pilot of the Octagon

In honor of my best friends Birthday, June 25th, I will share a song that we collaborated on long ago, in galaxy far far away...

This song, "The Pilot of the Octagon" was, in my opinion, really brought to life by the ambient keyboards and all the out of this world effects added by my life long friend Justin Merz. The song was both inspired by & a bit of an homage to, "The Octagon"(pictured below), the six sided house that inspired the name of both my musical project and this song.

...& as a side note... Yes, I know... Octagon's have 8 sides not 6... But, for now the story of how our hexagonal house got it's name will remain a mystery...





Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Life-Long Limitless (Love)


I take my chances
on half-second glances
find storybook love in a smile

And I know this is risky
Don't hesitate just kiss me
cause I'm seeing love in your eyes

Love

If Forever Seems Far
then just wait where you are...
And Take all of the time that you need

...just know that I'm comin'
Life-Long Limitless this lovin'
To sweep you off of your feet again

Love

Sunday, April 30, 2017

An Unfinished Dream


I'd say it's a dream
But, it's already real
A passionate truth
I already feel

A desire that burns
...like a candle at night...
Flickering, Fighting
through the wind as it bites

I have what I want
But, only a fraction it seems
Incomplete, Unfulfilled
like An Unfinished Dream


Friday, March 31, 2017

Eighteen


18, with a head of steam
& a crooked smile

lead shoes & some stolen booze
let's go for a drive


Let's do some livin' tonight


She knows a guy, who knows a guy
who can get us drugs

She'll bring a friend, who'll bring a friend
She's a real slut


Let's do some sinnin' tonight


- Bridge -


18, a real wild thing 
with smokey eyes

She's got a boy, but he's just her toy
...just for tonight...


Who wants to taste desire!??


likes tellin' lies & startin' fights
don't piss her off

...means to an end, she's not your friend
she'll make you hurt


Who wants to play with fire!??


18, not a single dream
lives for the night

...with a tattoo that say's, "Fuck You,
It's my life"


Come on, let's go get high!!