Parkenfarkles Songwriters Coffee Shop and Cafe

by Dan Shepherd

Released 2017
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Released 2017
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  • 03:42 Story Lyrics Talking Morro Bay

    Talking Morro Bay

    Verse 1

    What I call peace, is strictly peace of mind.

    What I call living, is the life that I can find,

    Watching otters play, from the jetty by the bay

    The great rock shields my troubles far away.

     

    Change

    And still I’m happy when I’m up here enjoying the view,

    With nothing but the sea breeze to talk to and no rose smells so sweet.

    And then a tune comes to me and I try to sing

    Any rhyming words that my heart can bring

    And strum my guitar in time and tap my feet

     

    Verse 2

    The sky today seems brighter than before

    Mourning dove prays, who is she praying for?

    And a blue belly, does push-ups on a tree,

    And an egret stands, as still as still can be

     

    Change

    And still I’m happy when I’m up here enjoying the view,

    With nothing but the sea breeze to talk to and no rose smells so sweet.

    And then a tune comes to me and I try to sing

    Any rhyming words that my heart can bring

    And strum my guitar in time and tap my feet

     

    Chorus 1

    Hey, Talking Morro bay, shining my way,

    Oh the ocean breeze, nothing left to please   

     

    Verse 3

    So I sing this song, hoping someone hears,

    And a gentle beat, tells me a crickets near.

    I don’t expect a tip, but at least he sings along

    SLO County is a paradise in song

     

    Chorus 2

    Hey, Talking Morro bay, shining my way,

    Oh the ocean breeze, nothing left to please  

    Hey, Talking Morro bay, shining my way,

    Oh the ocean breeze, nothing left to please  

    Hey, Talking Morro bay, shining my way,

    Oh the ocean breeze, nothing left to please  

     

    Music and Lyrics by Dan Shepherd 2017

  • 05:09 Story Lyrics A Long Times Gone

    A Long Times Gone

     

    You ask me how I’m doing. You'ld really want to know.

    I say I fine.

    You ask me if I’m lonely, so far away from home

    Your homes not mine.

     

    I have been living without you, a long times gone

    I would be so much more happy, if you had come along.

     

    You ask me “when will I be back folks still bring up my name”

    I don’t know when

    You ask me if I’m different has time brought on some change

    We’ll find out then

     

    I have been living without you, a long times gone

    I would be so much more happy, if you had come along.

     

    You tell me that your envious off all the places I’ve been

    I paid them no mind

    You bet I met nice people and have made some interesting friends

    All I could find

     

    I have been living without you, a long times gone

    I would be so much more happy, if you had come along.

     

    You ask me how I’m doing. You'ld really want to know.

    I’m still right here

    You ask me if I’m lonely, so far away from home

    My homes not clear

     

    I have been living without you, a long times gone

    I know your home is where you're at, and mine keeps moving on.

     

    Music and Lyrics by Dan Shepherd 2017

  • 03:58 Story Lyrics The Stranger the Woman and the Kid

    The Stranger the Woman and the Kid

    Verse 1

    How many times have I looked up to someone I didn't really know

    And never shared that I did care before I had to go

     

    Change 1

    No I fear it's gonna happen here if I don't tell you right now

    Before I go my way please accept my praise in the best way I know how

     

    Chorus

    I'm the stranger you don't know and you don't know what you did

    Many admire the woman in you but I admire the kid

     

    Verse 2

    How many children obey their Dad when their old enough to fly

    How many children will say your right and they look him in the eye?

     

    Change 2

    You didn't get credit was due but you did what was right

    Be aware of the stranger there and he can see the light

     

    Chorus

    I'm the stranger you don't know and you don't know what you did

    Many admire the woman in you but I admire the kid

     

     

    Verse 3

    How many mothers will cry out loud from the pain they have had

    How many daddies will take the blame when the children grow up bad?

     

    Change 3

    Thank God for all the children who love their parent’s right

    Be aware of the stranger there and he can see the light

     

    Chorus

    I'm the stranger you don't know and you don't know what you did

    Many admire the woman in you but I admire the kid

     

    Music and Lyrics by Dan Shepherd 2017

  • 02:27 Story Lyrics Carol's Song

    . Carols Song

    Verse 1

    Every time I write a song,

    Be it short, or be it long

    Right or wrong the songs for you

    For you have made my dreams come true

     

    Verse 2

    Songs and dreams and poetry

    Make images that I can see

    With eyes closed tight as they can be

    Your image is poetry to me

     

    Verse 3

    Hair of blond and eyes of green

    The sweetest smile, I’ve ever seen

    Is the smile you give to me?

    Songs and dreams and poetry

     

    Music and Lyrics by Dan Shepherd 2017

  • 03:01 Story Lyrics Cindy

    Cindy

    Verse 1

    Cindy, every word they say is gray

    It’s a game they like to play, because you don’t see things their way

    And Cindy, your better than they are

    The heart you have is gold.  Your smile is never old,

    You cannot be controlled. Your story will be told

     

    Verse 2

    Cindy, stand clear

    They have a million mouths, and not one single ear

    And Cindy, they can’t understand you

    But you should know I can, behold your wisdom and

    Understand your plans, and maybe lend a hand

     

    Chorus

    So don’t lose faith in yourself, be brave

     

    Verse 3

    Cindy, you’re true

    They're like a million sheep, and there is only one of you

    And Cindy, you’re the shepherd, they're the herd

    Your courage and your soul, will keep them in control,

    Will shine before their eyes, and make the foolish wise

     

    Chorus

    So don’t lose faith in yourself, be brave

     

  • 03:28 Story Lyrics Watching Young Faces Look Old

    Watching young faces look old

     

    Verse 1

    Setting in circles with empty friends, passing round rolled cigarettes

    Thinking a people we could have been, and people we’d rather forget

     

    Plucking out matches and chuck them in the fire watching their furry unfold

    Dreaming some dreams with the oldest desires and watching young faces look old

     

    Chorus

    Please tell me what I’m doing here, I wanna go home

    Ant nothing going for me here, I wanna be alone

    Please tell me what I’m doing here, feeling out of place

    Or show me one spark of fun on anyone’s face

     

    Verse 2

    Watching the flames as the fire grow higher, haven’t had any fun yet

    Joey’s depressed so he gets himself wired, hoping for things he can’t get

     

    Jimmies been stressed so he chugs a whole beer, I’m watching the tension unwind

    Sandy is crying by she don’t shed one tear, She hides it away in their mind

     

    Chorus

    Please tell me what I’m doing here, I wanna go home

    Ant nothing going for me here, I wanna be alone

    Please tell me what I’m doing here, feeling out of place

    Or show me one spark of fun on anyone’s face

     

    Verse 3

    Little sister seen love she wants it she flirts, but isn’t she old enough yet

    Your playing with fire you’ll get your feelings hurt, but is it my place to protect

     

    The night drags along with the moon at its full, thinking I should have stayed home

    I toasted my mind but I’m keeping my cool, and freezing myself to the bone.

     

    Chorus

    Please tell me what I’m doing here, I wanna go home

    Ant nothing going for me here, I wanna be alone

    Please tell me what I’m doing here, feeling out of place

    Or show me one spark of fun on anyone’s face

     

    Music and Lyrics by Dan Shepherd 2017

  • 02:26 Story Lyrics The Ballad of Angus and Little Joey

    The ballad of Angus and Little Joey

     

    Verse 1

    A dog named Angus and a toy named Little Joey

    Toy from distant lands becomes a puppy’s kidnapee

    What do you ask of life that isn’t there?

    You seem so satisfied Just breathing air

     

    Verse 2

    Hey there little one, put down Little Joey

    Fetch a leash and then, take a walk with me

    Miles from everyone, just let us be

    People’s opinions, behind me

     

    Verse 3

    Hey politicians, won’t you listen to me?

    Democrats Republicans, Disband both parties

    Would it do any good, maybe?

    Yes only if we could, maybe.

     

    Music and Lyrics by Dan Shepherd 2017

  • 02:46 Story Lyrics Opposites

    Opposites

     

    Verse 1

    I don’t want you to want me

    It may not sound fair

    I don’t want you to need me

    I’ll never be there

    I don’t want to own you

    Or your universe

    That’s why I’m leaving you

    Before it gets worse

     

    Chorus

    Yes you know, I’m not the man for you

    Sooner or later, our opposites will show through

     

    Verse 2

    Don’t shed a tear for me

    It’s only a waste

    This is not your first time

    I’m not the first one you faced

    I will remember you

    I hope you will me

    A closer match will find you

    Wherever he be

     

    Chorus

    Yes you know, I’m not the man for you

    Sooner or later, our opposites will show through

     

    Music and Lyrics by Dan Shepherd 2017

  • 03:48 Story Lyrics My Woman Can

    My Woman Can

     

    Verse 1

    I memorized her eyes before I told her goodbye

    And I thanked the lord that I'm a man

    Is there something you can buy that made me happy and High?

    I say you can't do that but my woman can

     

    Verse 2

    The jokers and clowns in me frown whenever she's not around

    But the poet does the best that he can

    So I watch the sun go down and lay my back on the ground

    'cause in the stars I see my woman.

     

    Chorus

    Everyday I'm feeling Happy

    Everyday I'm feeling Proud

    now if you know something that will change the way I feel

    Keep it to yourself for crying out loud

     

    Verse 3

    The jokers and clowns in me frown whenever she's not around

    But the poet does the best that he can

    So I watch the sun go down and lay my back on the ground

    'cause in the stars I see my woman.

     

    Chorus

    Everyday I'm feeling Happy

    Everyday I'm feeling Proud

    now if you know something that will change the way I feel

    Keep it to yourself for crying out loud

     

    Verse 4

    Have you not turned around to hear the beautiful sound

    of a song bird singing the best he can

    Like a Queen without a crown to build a kingdom around

    My kingdom come if for my Woman

     

    My kingdom come if for my Woman

     

    Music and Lyrics by Dan Shepherd 2017

  • 04:09 Story Lyrics Just Tell Her Hi

    Just tell her hi

     

    Verse 1

    Since you are going that away

    And since you’re a friend of mine

    If you see her won’t you stay?

    And see that she’s been doing fine

     

    Verse 2

    If you stop and talk awhile

    She likes to do this I recall

    Mention my name and see if she’ll smile

    If she remembers me at all

     

    Change 1

    Me and her we were close one time

    She was a friend of mine,

    But I really didn’t know it then

     

    If you really want to know

    You got to let it go

    And hope to God it comes back again

     

    Verse 3

    Golden sunshine with its light

    Brightens up a sky of gray

    Not a single day goes by

    When I don’t remember her this way

     

    Change 2

    If something in her Eye

    Tells you she’s getting by

    But she feels a little out of place

     

    Follow through

    On what I didn’t do

    And put a smile back upon her face

     

    Verse 14

    Give her a simple poem from me

    Tell her I’ll write if she’ll reply

    Let her know I’m still single and free

    On second thought, just tell her hi.

     

    Music and Lyrics by Dan Shepherd 2017

  • 03:45 Story Lyrics The Gentleman the Lady and a Bottle of Wine

    .  The Lady, The Gentleman, and a bottle of wine

     

    Verse 1

    Twas a late September on an autumn day, the sky was almost gray

    A strange woman slowly approached me.  She had something to say

     

    She said she’d give me 3 wishes if I gave her 3 kisses and my bottle of Golden Chardonnay

    I looked in her eye, as I thought up my reply, all I had to say...

     

    Change 1

    Was I’m glad you came by, but what you got I want from you for free

    So mystic lady, who knows maybe you and I may see...

     

    Chorus

    Sunny days on our horizon, a smiling face, can make a memory

     

    Verse 2

     “There is no telling of what the future may bring” this the lady did say

    With a look in her eye telling me not to pry then she pushed her cart away

     

    Sometimes I wonder if I were a bit younger all the rhythm and blues I’d play,

    If I gave her the kisses and I used up the wishes; to form a band that day.

     

    Change 2

    I have my memory, mystic lady, you gave it to me for free

    So mystic lady, who knows maybe, you and I may see…

     

    Chorus

    Sunny days on our horizons a smiling face, can make a memory

     

    Verse 3

    I’ve heard the thunder on a stormy night; I’ve watched the sun shine through

    I’ve seen hatred in my own two eyes; I’ve seen some love there too

     

    And if tomorrow may bring many more challenging things I’ll do what I must do

    Wait by the door, with a bottle to pour Golden Chardonnay for two.

     

     

    Instrumental

     

    Chorus

    Sunny days on our horizons a smiling face, can make a memory

     

     

    Music and Lyrics by Dan Shepherd 2017

  • 03:38 Story Lyrics Love Revisited

    .  Love Revisited

     

    Verse 1

    You know the stories unique, please listen and do not speak,

    Tales beautiful to behold, are told by young and old.

     

    Change 1

    And a poet lives forever through another one’s eyes.

    Imagine strawberry fields under marmalade skies.

     

    Chorus

    Love has opened up my life,

    Any fool can see the light shining on me.

     

    Verse 2

    Love the Walrus said, was all you need instead,

    Of jealousy or pride, don’t it make you feel good inside

     

    Change 2

    And you’re better than no one and no one’s better than you.

    You can have your fun, let them have theirs too.

     

    Chorus

    Love has opened up my life,

    Any fool can see the light shining on me.

     

    Love has opened up my life,

    Any fool can see the light shining on me.

     

    Verse 3

    A whole life time or two, will pass before you’re through.

    Some things just weren’t meant to be, but isn’t he a bit like you and me.

     

    Change 3

    You can see through your disguise, and you still feel free.

    You have no need to try to hide, curiosity.

     

    Chorus

    Love has opened up my life,

    Any fool can see the light shining on me.

     

    Love has opened up my life,

    Any fool can see the light shining on me.

     

    Love has opened up my life,

    Any fool can see the light shining on me.

     

    Music and Lyrics by Dan Shepherd 2017

  • 02:52 Story Lyrics Mr. Nice Guy Blues

    Mr. Nice Guy Blues

    Verse 1

    I want you to know as I set here, guitar on my knee

    I want to tell you my sad story, but I don’t want no sympathy

    If you don’t want to hear my story, it’s quite all right with me

    I’ll sing it to myself; I’ve done it plenty times for free

     

    Chorus

    But there’s a thousand women in a crowded world

    I don’t wanna be burnt by one small girl

    And I do not care if I love her so,

    If she calls me back honey I won’t go

     

    Verse 2

    People talk about the way she walk, but I doubt any one knows

    What makes a girl a virgin, is not ribbons and bows

    She smiled at me so innocently so I treated her a certain way

    Low and behold everybody she know was just handling her like clay

     

    Chorus

    But there’s a thousand women in a crowded world

    I don’t wanna be burnt by one small girl

    And I do not care if I love her so,

     If she calls me back honey I won’t go

     

    Verse 3

    I didn’t know nothing ‘bout nothing, I was happy holding her hand

    Then she left me ‘cause I was boring, now I understand

    Those of you who paid your dues will know what I’ve been through

    Those of you who don’t, I envy you

     

     

    Music and Lyrics by Dan Shepherd 2017

  • 04:14 Story Lyrics I'll Remember You

    .  I’ll Remember You

    Verse 1

    I’ve been keeping a low profile.

    I haven’t been talking that much,

    ‘Cause now I know it’s time to leave

    And I’m not good at keeping in touch.

     

    I don’t have the time to help you understand

    The reason for the things that I do

    I’ll just say from the depth of my heart
    I’ll always remember you

     

    Chorus

    I’ll remember you in the summer, fall, winter time and spring

    I’ll remember you if the law comes through, and changes everything.

    An apology from me is overdue

    I’ll remember you

     

    Verse 2

    I’ll apologize if it comes as a surprise

    But there is no one to blame.

    When I came here no one knew my name

    And where I’m going it will be the same.

     

    I can’t find the words to express how I feel

    So I hope this will do.

    I’ll just say from the depth of my heart
    I’ll always remember you.

     

    Chorus

    I’ll remember you in the summer, fall, winter time and spring

    I’ll remember you fate comes through, and changes everything.

    An apology from me is overdue

    I’ll remember you

     

    Verse 3

    ‘Gonna treasure your memories with me.

    I’ll remember every each of this place.

    I never was one to be good with names,

    But I never forget a face.

     

    So until our paths cross again

    And I pray someday they do.

    I’ll just say from the depth of my heart
    I’ll always remember you.

     

    Chorus

    I’ll remember you in the summer, fall, winter time and spring

    I’ll remember you fate comes through, and changes everything.

    An apology from me is overdue

    I’ll remember you

     

    Music and Lyrics by Dan Shepherd 2017