Seven Crows
Poetry - Stories - Inspirational
by D. C. Bianchino

Book IV
Cool Nights


I didn't know I'd miss the Butterfly,

I didn't know the tears that I would cry.

I didn't know until it passed me by,

and I watched it lift its wings against

the sky.


BEEN THERE ONCE OR TWICE

I said, Hey mister, have you ever been in love?
'Cause I've got to know something, got to know because
When I'm with my woman, I want to be free,
And when I am free, I want her back with me.

Hey mister, I think you understand,
'Cause you look like someone, whose seen it all first hand.
The man he looked, with eyes cool as ice,
He said, Yeah son, I've been there once or twice.
He said, Yeah son, I've been there once or twice.

I kept on talking before he shut down,
I said, Hey mister, please tell me what you found.
Why do I feel the way that I do?
'Cause the way that I feel, it's nothing really new.
He said, Well son, here's some advice,
Everything's temporary, I've been there once or twice.
I've been there once or twice.
I said, Hey mister what's that all mean?
He said, Well son, it happens in-between.
A heart needs to go through the molten fire,
To open up to things, that are much higher.
We've got to learn the dance, in order to see,
Otherwise son, we're never really free.

I said, Hey mister, tell me one more thing.
Have you found that freedom, is there such a thing?
Looking at me with eyes cool as ice,
He said, Well son, I've been there once or twice,
He said, Yeah son, I've been there once or twice.


HIGH TIMES LOW TIMES

There are high times and low times, and those in between times,
That make us the way the way we are.
But loving you baby, is driving me crazy,
'Cause the low times are winning, winning by far.

Now times are changing, the worlds rearranging
'Cause nothing ever stays ever stays the same.
Except the high times and low times, and those in between times,
I think I am going, going insane.

On day we quarrel, when it always follows,
With a spark that becomes a flame.
That's why loving you baby, is driving me crazy,
Because I still love you, just the same

I'M NOT A ROBOT

I'm not a robot, not a machine,
I'm just one more human being.
I'm not lazy just move slow,
'Cause I was made different, don't you know?

But that's the way it is, and some don't like it,
But that's the way it is, each playing their part.
But that's the way it is, and some will fight it,
But that's the way it is, and it was from the start.

I'm not a robot, not a machine,
I'm just one more human being.
Pushing and tugging waiting in line,
I'm just one more doing their time.

Now I can't judge you but I do,
'Cause right now honey I'm angry with you.
You broke my heart my pride's been hurt,
Feel like my nose has been rubbed in the dirt.

But that's the way it is, and I don't like it,
But that's the way it is, I'm playing my part.
But that's the way it is, and I will fight it,
But that's the way it is, and it was from the start.


COOL NIGHTS

Cool nights, cool nights taking a walk, feeling the bite.
Cool nights, cool nights everything's wrong when love isn't right.
Cool nights, cool nights I'd rather be inside holding you tight.

Promises broke inside when feelings took me for a ride.
Now I find myself outside, wondering how, wondering why.
Cool nights, cool nights.

Why I don't bend haven't a clue,
Doing the same things I know that aren't true.
I'd rather be inside really I do,
Than out in the cold, when I know I love you.

I did it again started the fight,
Now I want to come back to make things right.
And I'm searching for words far out of sight,
Yes I'm feeling the blues and waving the whites.

Cool nights, cool nights taking a walk, feeling the bite,
Cool nights, cool nights everything's wrong when love isn't right.
Cool nights, cool nights I'd rather be inside holding you tight.
I'd rather be inside, with you tonight.

Cool nights, cool nights
Cool nights, cool nights
Everything's wrong, when love isn't right.


HER SONG

Can you hear me? My soul it shouts.
Can't you see, I have these doubts,
And my love for you is running out.
I've tried so hard, to get inside,
But I feel like I've been pushed aside,
And my hands are tied.
You just don't see, you're losing me,
And my love for you I'll set it free,
And it just won't be.
The days soon coming when I'll be gone,
And you'll be wondering what went wrong,
You're just that blind.

My tears like rain, each day they fall,
And you don't see them there at all,
How loud they call.
But my tears connect me to the ground,
A sacred place you haven't found,
Though it's all around.
For that is where all life begins,
And must return to rise again,
And feel the wind.
I'm gonna feel the wind,
Yes, I'll feel the wind, I can feel the wind,
Feel the wind, just feel the wind.




TO KEEP ON LOVING YOU

Sometimes I'm feeling lonely,
Sometimes I'm feeling blue.
Sometimes I've got to get away,
To keep on loving you.
Sometimes I am the lost child,
Staring out at sea.
Sometimes I've got to be there,
And be there just for me.
Got to get away from you babe,
Got to get away from you.
Sometimes I've got to get away,
To keep on loving you.
To keep on loving you babe,
To keep on loving you.
Sometimes I've got to get away,
To keep on loving you.
Sometimes I'm just on fire,
When you are around.
Sometimes the flame gets higher,
Till ashes soak the ground.
Sometimes I'm feeling nothing
Sometimes I know it's true.
Sometimes I've got to get away,
To keep on loving you.
To keep on loving you babe,
To keep on loving you.
Sometimes I've got to get away,
To keep on loving you.

Sometimes you just don't listen,
To what I have to say.
Sometimes a voice just tells me,
It's time to get away.
Got to get away from you babe,
Got to get away from you.
Sometimes I've got to get away,
To keep on loving you.


TIED UP IN THEM KNOTS

I said,

Don't you see baby, you've got me tied up in them knots.
Said,
Don't you see baby, you've got me tied up in them knots.

You tell me that you love me but in love you say you're not.

I don't know what the hell that means,
Said I don't know what the hell that means,
'Cause honey when you loved me,
I thought you gave it all you got.

Now I'm gonna tell you something, Before you up and fly away,
I said I'm gonna tell you something, Before you up and fly away.
When you tell someone you love them,
You'd better mean those words you say.

'Cause don't you see baby
You've got me tied up in them knots.
I said don't you see baby
You've got me tied up in them knots.
'Cause honey when you loved me
I thought you gave it all you've got.

Now I'll tell you one more thing
'Cause this knot just told me to.
Said I'll tell you one more thing
'Cause this knot just told me to.
You can give that love to someone else
'Cause I don't need that kind from you.

Don't you see baby, You've got me tied up in them knots,
Don't you see baby, You've got me tied up in them knots.
'Cause when you told me you had loved me,
I gave it all right on the spot.
You said, I love you baby, but in love you said you're not.
You said, I love you baby, but in love you said you're not.
So what the hell does that mean, I thought you gave it all you got.


WHY SO FAR AWAY?

You used to be my hero
You used to be my friend,
You were always someone
On whom I could depend.
You were the brightest star
In the sky above,
You used to be my hero
The one I truly love.

Why oh why, did it end?
Why oh why, can't we again?
I think of you a hundred,
A hundred times a day,
You used to be my hero
Now why so far away?

We had a special bond
I thought would always last,
I still can't believe
Somehow it all has past.
We understood each other
From the very start,
So how could this happen
That you and I should part.

I need you to help me,
Help me through this night.
I need you to help me,
Help me shed some light.

I think of you a hundred,
A hundred times a day,
You used to be my hero,
Now why so far away?


I SAY YOU DO

You say you feel nothing
I say you do.
And I think that's the difference
Between me and you.

I see the hurt
You carry inside,
And also the caring
Your love cannot hide.
And I think that's the difference
Between you and I.

Like trees when young
That sway and survive
Through tempest or storm
That quickly revive.
But the older they get
The deeper roots set,
And I think that's the difference
Between forgive and forget.

But I believe in me
And things that are true,
And I think that's the difference
Between the old and the new.

You say you feel nothing
I say you do
And I think that's the difference
From this point of view.


WHEN I WAS KISSING YOU

When I was kissing you, I thought you knew,
How much I really cared, how much that I loved you
When I was kissing you, I thought you knew.
And when you kissed me back, I thought you felt it too.
How could you look with eyes, that said each kiss was real,
How could they, hold back those lies,
So each kiss I still could feel?
You really were an actor, you really played the part.
You should have won an Oscar
For the way you fooled this heart.

But honey let me tell you before your life is through,
Those kisses that you gave this fool
Will all come back to you, I thought you knew.

When I was kissing you I thought you knew
And when you kissed me back
I thought you felt it too.


I THOUGHT I KNEW YOU

I thought I knew you
The one I could trust.
But those thoughts
That we shared
Have since turned to dust.

I really think
This world is just mad,
And there aren't any heroes
Which seems a bit sad.

I thought I knew you.

I thought I knew you
When you laid by my side.
Or those times we laughed
Or the both of us cried.

I thought I knew you
Like a star does the sky,
But now I just know
How it all was a lie.

I thought I knew you.



You said all the things
I wanted to hear.
And it seemed at the time
Refreshingly clear.
And I opened much
Like a flower in bloom
Little did I know
The one in the room.

I thought I knew you.

A hawk came down to visit me
It landed in our favorite tree.
And then I watched it fly away
But at least I knew it wouldn't stay.
I watched until it was just a speck
Circling above catching a lift.
Then it was gone though I knew it was there
Someplace up in the atmosphere.
Then my thoughts bewildered it's true
Reflected back what else could they do?

I thought I knew you.


WHEN YOU STILL LOVE THE ONE WHO'S LEAVING

Moving on ain't an easy thing
When you still love the one who's leaving.
Days like the night will be under blue light,
And nothing will seem quite right.

'Cause the love that you feel, in your heart doesn't heal
When it wants back the love that it's grieving.
No it's not an easy thing no it's not an easy thing,
When you still love the one who's leaving.

Now years may well pass, and you'll still want them back,
Even though they've forgotten your name.
'Cause there's something in the heart that remembers that spark,
And nothing is ever the same.
Though your head says you're free, your heart won't agree,
And is true as true can be.
And though wearing a mask, you won't have to ask,
Such a heart don't need eyes to see.

No it's not an easy thing, no it's not an easy thing,
When you still love the one who's leaving.
No it's not an easy thing, no it's not an easy thing,
When it wants back the love that it's grieving,
When it wants back the love that it's grieving,
Still wants back the love that it's grieving.


HIS SONG

The woman I love up and left me, tired of all my mental games.
The woman I love up and left me, now I'm tired, alone and insane.
Happened through the years, when our love was young,
And I couldn't see the hurt when it was being done.
The woman I love up and left me,
I was blind, I just couldn't see.
Said too many things that caused her awful pain,
Don't know why I said them, but I said them all the same.
The woman I love up and left me, now I'm tired, alone and insane.
I don't pretend to understand this mystery,
Why two that come together, cause such misery.
The woman I love up and left me,
I was blind, and I just couldn't see,
I was blind I just couldn't see.
I was blind I just couldn't see.


YOU BROUGHT ME DOWN

You brought me down
Oh so low
You brought me down
Where the rivers flow.

You brought me down
Where I didn't want to go,
You brought me down
Where you don't know.

Why does love
Feel this way?
Why is there
This hell to pay?

I thought love
Was something more,
And this is not
What I was looking for.



When you left
You didn't care
Leaving things
In the air.

Now I'm down
Way down there,
With feelings like some
Cheap affair.

You brought me down
Oh so low,
You brought me down
Where the rivers flow,

You brought me down
Where I didn't want to go,
You brought me down
Where you don't know.


THE MAIN LINE

You left me
With nighttime dreams of you.
And daytime thoughts
That just will never do.

And I heard that you
Don't think of me at all.
But that's because I'm the one,
Who had to take the fall.

And when I fell
My heart was split in two.
And I watched it
As my love was running through.

And now I have
To feel what feelings do.
All because you said
That we were through.

It hit the Main Line, the red line
The one that makes you blue.
It was the phone line, the straight line,
The line attached to you.



Now there's no sunshine or moonshine,
Just to name a few.
There's only doing time
And this line broken up in two.

Down the street
I watched it flow
Filling every crack.
And I saw my life
Before me go,
Wishing it were back.

So here I sit
With part of it,
The part that's only fact.
The rest of it
Was in the split
Now running down the track.

It hit the Main Line, the red line
The one that makes you blue
It was the phone line, the straight line
The line attached to you.


HAPPY FOR YOU

I'm happy for you,
Sad for me.
You found love,
And ours won't be.
My heart's been torn,
Its wound is deep.
This pain I feel,
It doesn't sleep.
I pray for it
To go away,
But I have this feeling,
It's here to stay.



I'm happy for you,
Sad for me.
You found love,
And now you're free.
Like a native son
Who's left his shore,
Longs for it forever more.
I'm happy for you,
Sad for me,
For you found love
And mine's at sea.


DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I HAD

Nowhere to go
No one to blame
Feelings are feelings
All are the same.
Since you left
Nothing is right
The days are long
And longer is night.
Can't stand the silence
Feelings get bad
Want you to come back
Didn't know what I had.
It just ain't out there
What I thought I could find,
And living without you
I'm losing my mind.
Baby come back
I need you in sight
Gotta feel you beside me,
During the night.






IT DOESN'T SEEM FAIR

It doesn't seem fair
When I see your empty chair.
And I see you sitting in it
Like you used to.

It doesn't seem fair
When I go up our stairs,
And I see your favorite shirt
The one blue.

It doesn't seem fair
When I see our picture there,
With your arms around my shoulders
So true.

It doesn't seem fair
That you're no longer here.
And I am left with only
Memories of you.

It doesn't seem fair
That no one seems to care.
It doesn't seem fair
That I do.

It doesn't seem fair
That I've no one to share,
Those times that only you
And I knew.

It doesn't seem fair
While writing my despair,
A butterfly blue
Saw my view.

It landed on my finger
Like a messenger to linger.
When I watched it disappear
As it flew,
It doesn't seem fair.


TIMES OF PASSION

I miss telling you I love you,
Miss having you around.
Miss everything about you,
Since everything broke down.
Whatcha doing baby,
Since you went away?
Don't you know I miss ya,
Every single day.
I miss times we used to laugh,
Times we used to cry,
And all the good love we made
While we were on the fly.

I miss those times of passion,
When I know I was alive,
'Cause today I can't forget 'em
Don't want to even try.
You're on my mind at night,
When I'm out there on the street,
And I know when I go home,
I won't get any sleep.
I'll be thinking about you baby,
See you all night long,
I'll be telling you I love you,
Just not the same now
With you gone.


I'VE GOT THOSE BROKEN IN
LOST A LOVE BLUES

You broke my heart
Stole my love
You took everything
You could think of.
And then you left
Just like a thief
Forgetting one thing
And leaving me the grief.

Chorus
I've got those broken in
Lost a love blues
I've got those broken in
Lost a love blues.

Now beyond what isn't fair
Even this despair
Is when you think you know someone
Who doesn't even care.

Chorus

Well I'm gonna get my love back
Gonna get it soon
'Cause I've got a bunch of feelings
Now filling up this room
And in them is something
Something I can use
Cause honey there's still something
Still inside these shoes.

Chorus


MISTAKEN AGAIN

When you're playing
With hearts
You've got to know
There are spades
And when they're
Broken apart
There's a price
To be paid.
The dealer that's wise
Knows cards are just tools
And patiently waits
And always stays cool.
Now I've never been wise
Never been cool
And the hand that I play
The heart sets the rules.
For when ever another
comes into my life
It says to me
This hand is just right.
And that's the way
It has always been
I know 'cause I'm
Mistaken again.



There are kings and queens
Jacks and tens
But I'm the fool
That always falls in
Between aces and suits
And more under them
I know 'cause I'm
Mistaken again.

Fires burn
And the shadows they cast
Are one and the same
As long as they last
And when the fire goes out
And the ashes they cool
Sure enough out jumps
This fool.

And that's the way
It has always been
I know 'cause I'm
Mistaken again.
Mistaken again.
Mistaken again.
'Cause I'm one of those fools
Who thinks
They can win.


LOOKING DOWN THAT ROAD

When the dust has finally settled,
And you're looking down that road once again,
With wheat fields all around you, and you're standing there beside them,
Standing there and wondering where you've been.
Just blue sky and wheat fields, black crows and sore heels,
On a road that doesn't seem to have no end.
And you're thinking 'bout the old days underneath the hot rays,
With your shadow that's your last and only friend.

Yes you've been taken for another ride,
And wheat fields are no place to hide,
Those feelings on the road that never bends,
And they always seem to know your name
When the love you had ends the same,
And you're looking down that road once again.

Now with the pavement hot and feeling lost,
You slowly walk and start to talk,
And your words are really just a wishful prayer,
As you turn around for a look behind,
And hope turns in to yellow lines,
And a distant crow who really doesn't care.

Yes you've been taken for another ride,
And left out where the pavement never ends,
And the skid marks that you come across,
Are really just old broken hearts,
Left out on this road that never bends.

Those dusty roads, black feathered crows,
Broken hearts, doughnut holes,
Are stretched out on this road that never bends,
And it always seems to know your name,
When the love you had ends the same,
And you're looking down that road once again.
And you're looking down that road once again,
I'm looking down
That road once again.


CHASING AFTER RAINBOWS
IN THE DARK

I don't want to be a one night lover,
I don't need that kind of pain again.
I don't want to be some stranger tonight
I think it's time to bring it to an end.

See I'm tired of all the waiting,
The late night expectating,
Chasing after rainbows in the dark.
Like sitting on a hard bench,
Wondering where the time went,
Feeling like a stranger in the park.

I'm tired of all the hurting,
These silly games of flirting,
Waiting for someone who may not care,
I'm tired of all the chasing,
the times anticipating,
Waiting for a love that wasn't there.

I don't want to be a one night lover,
I don't need that kind of pain again.
I don't want to be some stranger tonight,
I think it's time to bring it to an end.

I guess it's time to face the hangman,
Time to pull the reins in,
Time to leave the shadows in the park,
'Cause fools like me are everywhere
That wait for love that isn't there,
Still chasing after rainbows in the dark.

Chasing after rainbows,
Wondering where the time goes,
Chasing after rainbows in the dark.


IF A BREEZE

If a breeze
could only talk,
I wish it would
when you walk by.

If a shadow
had a voice,
I wonder
what yours would say.

'Cause I always feel something,
whenever you're around.
I feel a restlessness - like
something still has not been found.

And I think,
it's called love.

That's why,
some just have to go,
strike out on their own
let destiny carry them until,
they're finally home.

And even if a lifetime
may all come to pass,
with destiny not favoring
for what one may have asked.

Surely it's best to feel
the weight of the lance,
than wonder like one who will
who doesn't,
take their chance...for love.


Book I
A Wish For You
Book II
In Fields Alive
Book III
Happy Rain
Book IV
Cool Nights
Book V
Just Blues
Book VI
The Spin
Book VII
It's Our Song

Seven Crows


Copyright © 1995 Revised 1997 D. C. Bianchino. All rights reserved.
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