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this is now

This Is Now

 

What ever happened to

The love I used to share with you

Why can’t we go back to

That feeling again?

 

You used to hold me close

Said you loved me the most

Now you don’t look at me

The way you did back then

 

But this is now

So tell me how

To bring the magic alive

You know I can’t survive

Without you

 

You used to hold my hand

We used to understand

Without having to say

A single word

 

But somewhere on the way

Our colors turned to gray

Although we try to speak

The meaning isn’t heard

 

But this is now

So tell me how

To bring the magic alive

You know I can’t survive

Without you

 

Ooh...

 

But that was then

Way back when

We fit so easily

Love came naturally

When it was new

 

But this is now

So tell me how

To bring the magic alive

You know I can’t survive

Without you

 

Calling, I’m calling out to you

Reaching, I’m reaching out for you

Calling, I’m calling out to you

Reaching, I’m reaching out for you

 

© 2007 Thomas Howard Lichtenstein

 

I Lean on you

I Lean On You


I lean on you, I know I do

Every day

I lean on you, I know it's true

In every way


And you're always there

And I always know

You'll never let me down

I know I don't say it

But I'm so glad

I have you around


You do the things

I hate to do silently (you do it for me)

And I can write

These songs for you

'Cause you set me free


And you're always there

And I always know

You'll never let me down

I know I don't say it

But I'm so glad

I have you around


And I depend on knowing you love me

That's the reason I can get by

'Cause sometimes I feel lonely

And sometimes I don't even want to try

I just want to cry


And you're always there

And I always know

You'll never let me down

I know I don't say it

But I'm so glad

I have you around


Well, I know I don't say it

But I'm so glad

I have you around

 

© 2008 Thomas Howard Lichtenstein


Isolated

 

Isolated

 

I carry my cellphone

Cuz it has some games I like to play

I wear my earphones

Always keep them turned up all the way

 

I wear them every single place I go

So when I see someone I never have to say hello

 

I’m isolated

That’s how I always like to be

I get my content

From the Internet or on T.V.

Isolated

Nobody ever talks to me

    Real human contact

Would require too much energy

 

Isolated

Isolated

I’ve got my own separate reality

Isolated

Isolated

I’m interfacing so don’t bother me

Don’t bother me...

 

My laptop and my PDA

Are always right here in my bag

Get all the freebies

And the downloads... I can snag

 

Got so much software I have never tried out half of it

Bought an extra hard drive cuz my terabytes would never fit

 

© Thomas Howard Lichtenstein 2007

Drive Across America

 

Drive Across America

 

I wanna drive across America

In a beat up old convertible

I wanna drive across America

And see if it’s still beautiful

 

They’ve got strip malls now And Starbucks on every street

Targets and Wallmarts Are the best place to beat the heat

Whatever happened to Every little general store

They’ve all closed And I can’t buy Cowtails any more

 

I hope it hasn’t changed too much

Twenty years I’ve been out of touch

 

I wanna drive across America In a beat up old convertible

I wanna drive across America And see if it’s still beautiful

 

They’ve got freeways now crossing every field

And drivers on their cell-phones might refuse to yield

Poverty is worse than back when I was born

Why does it feel like this country is so torn?

 

I wanna drive across America

In a beat up old convertible

I wanna drive across America

And see if it’s still beautiful

 

Are the lawns and trees still green like the picture in this magazine?

Or have they all turned to gray – just burned and blown away...

 

I wanna drive across America

In a beat up old convertible

I wanna drive across America

And see if it’s still beautiful

 I want to drive... I just want to drive

 

© 2007 Thomas Howard Lichtenstein