by j on July 5, 2011 · 0 comments

in my music and performances

to Jono for his wedding day

I woke up and I laughed
At the image of you and Ashley mopeding past
Your mother saying “Oh my, Jono, you’re going too fast”
As you gave it the gas
I’m thinkin’ “At last”

You know I gotta sing
About the beauty of the two of you in nothing but your wedding ring
The new beginning of your everlasting fling
In your godly bling
Doing your thing

I spoke up in the church
It didn’t hurt that I had the very best verse
I remembered to take my time with every word
Truth be terse
Love don’t hurt

Let this one be my toast
After already turning in my best man’s roast
Chris’s friars were a heavenly host
Cs’ those you love the most
Can tell you with a joke

Inside it’s so warm
You can feel the violence in the air but you know no harm
Cause you’re swept up day by day in your lover’s charms
Set the alarm
Stay unarmed

I hope you’re sleepin’ like a rock
I’m grinding away like an angry paralyzed clock
Talking away my day without waking up
Till she shakes me up
Out of my spacewalk

When I look up at the sky
And I can’t see a big beloved brotherly guy
With an animal pride I see a hurricane’s eye
Love and I
Relaxing seaside


Being Odd Has Been Good To Me

July 4, 2011

Stopped down by the coffee shop, med-books in my hand Watched the Georgetown girls go by, met a homeless man Talked about a state of grace, did calisthenics and prayed goodbye More compelling than a soft pretty face is a crazy old rambling guy When I was a little boy, I kicked a little ball […]

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God Has Been Good To Me

July 4, 2011

Stopped down by the riverside guitar in my hand Watched the water drift by to promised land Something amazing about this thing called grace Something so compelling about that hidden face When I was a little boy I never knew I knew Everyday I got a little bit older I thought I knew what to […]

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jcast3: A Toast To Love

January 22, 2008

[display_podcast] Ashley Tries to Figure Out How to Ride Jono’s Scooter in Her Wedding Dress To follow my roast from last week, here is “Toast,” a song I wrote as I woke up the morning after Jono and Ashley got married, chuckling at the image of them riding off, top speed, on Jono’s scooter, into […]

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jcast2: Being Odd Has Been Good To Me

January 14, 2008

[display_podcast] Playing at Jono’s wedding reception – Jono hiding behind his nephew I’ve been playing a song my buddy Jono wrote, called “God Has Been Good To Me,” for a while now. So when he got married just before Christmas, we threw him a roast, and I wrote some alternate lyrics for the occasion. First […]

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