No Time Now

Words and Music by Gary Lenaire

©2017 All Rights Reserved

Is it the truth when I show you?

Are the words true if I told you?

 

For the words I say will fly away forever

And the games I played pretending now is never

 

Love the ones you love today without a why

For tomorrow we may have to say goodbye

Love leaves a trace

The memory won’t erase time that only lives in our minds

Love leaves a trace

            The memory can’t replace the real love that we share in the now

 

For we love so much that we can’t let go

of ourselves, of the past, and tomorrow 

Relive yesterday then future is your master

For time has erased the truth of now

  

For the games I played, pretending love is tomorrow

And the words I prayed, trading now for sorrow

 

Love the ones you love today without a why

For tomorrow we may have to say goodbye

Love leaves a trace

The memory won’t erase time that only lives in our minds

Love leaves a trace

The memory can’t replace the real love that we share in the

now

Stop The Bleeding

Words and Music by Gary Lenaire

©2017 All Rights Reserved

 

War, the first impulse

Brainless, their teeth are red

Bringing the burial

Until the last are dead

Once the first born dies revenge takes flight

Burning the flames of vengeance

They punish the innocent ones  

 

I’m an echo from your past

And the future is fading fast

So listen now this voice is reason

Take the hands of wounded brothers

Make your stand don’t wait for others

The world needs love so burn the brightest fire

 

War, the first impulse

Brainless, their teeth are red

Never stand down

But know you are the one who wears a crown

See the fearless fire

Calling an end to time

Culling the ones who cower

mercy to all mankind

 

I’m an echo from your past

And the future is fading fast

So listen now this voice is reason

Take the hands of wounded brothers

Make your stand don’t wait for others

The world needs love so burn the brightest fire

 

I’m an echo from your past

And the future is fading fast

So listen now this voice is reason

Take the hands of wounded brothers

Make your stand don’t wait for others

The world needs love so burn the brightest fire

 

I know you know

I know you don’t believe this world is hopeless

Now we must believe together

Sharing all to love forever

Stop the bleeding now and be the answer

Wasted Fire

Words and Music by Gary Lenaire

©2017 All Rights Reserved

 

you see the moment has risen

and now the flame sets within

you’ll lose this burning to no one

and now the victory begins

who stands to fight for the fire

burn down the walls built in time

halls set ablaze by the demons

future and past snares the mind

 

time dies now

 

always the ones try to stop you

holding you down causing pain

so bring these fools to the fire

and change your mind to refine

leather and chains bring the metal

never forget who you are

wasting the spark deep within you

is over now

go chase the stars

 

time dies now

wasted fire

 

Little Stars

Words and Music by Gary Lenaire

©2017 All Rights Reserved

 

a simple sonnet

 

with little on it  

 

it’s rhythmic device

 

pedestrian to mice

 

but man listen close

 

for this epitaph’s dose

 

is brawn beyond words

 

to see is believing

 

but believing is deceiving

 

when sight only sees the absurd     

 

to set to song

 

or just hum along

so you’ll be the judge of this

what to hit and not to miss

so crank it up loud

or whisper them cowed

it’s all just the same to me

‘cause I’m just a source

a distant light’s course

that mostly goes fast unseen

learn to swim Hicks said

knowing the time of day twas read

21 and 50 years

 

Aquarius melts away to tears

the earth comes down with fever

blame it on du jour deceiver

a mother made by her own child

the serpent drowns in pools defiled

the nearest stars

look just like Mars to a naked eye

the Southern cross is 4 across

a fish brings water nigh

the age preceding

 

began with 3 days meting

 

its end is birth

 

to waves on earth

drown you sinners of faith

you knew all along

but hated the taste

of truth as it is and love as it gives

we die in the truth that life dies to live

Noah’s boat would never float

 

in seas divided to kill

 

Egyptians lose

the Dead Sea blues

man’s breath to fill God’s gills

a warming globe is cooling down

 

in ears that hear the call

 

of battle hymns and future glory

 

to down the Jericho wall

facts aren’t the truth, the life and the way

 

when faith blinds the eye to close at noonday

 

all things real are often concealed

 

from those who spiritually choose

to silence their senses and senselessly beg

 

to differ with obvious news

easy to forget

nearby constellations beget

signs revealed to watching eyes

but way beyond our simple view

 

the mass looks like a feeble few

 

from pews ignoring holy distant skies

far lights seem a stagnate par

in contrast to a closer star

fixed is just a point of view

all lights move, just not to you

the strongman near

dictates the fear

and sets the terms to be

proximity close

 

he rules our ghosts

 

so fooled and never free

lights that burn so bright to us

are telling truth in terms abrupt

dire beams are clearly seen

tracking trends most chief to be

it’s just a matter of time

 

distance, speed and crime

 

that makes us lift our boring heads

 

from self absorbed, distracted beds

 

we only stopped to look

 

when others loudly shook the warning bell

 

but who may I ask receives this great task

 

of sounding such a hell?

 

the righteous of course

 

who rides a white horse

 

whose lips “never” lied

 

but wrote the book on pride

greedy apes

will not escape

the urge to capitalize

a usual group with branded name

official badge, dominant fame

their interest wage is slavery, tax and guise

all seen life is powered from behind

the walls of glitter

and celebrated rhymes

 

the trillions seem a few

 

from a human point of view

 

the many look like a one off

 

while science bears the real scoff

 

from those who miss the encore

 

of lights above the top score

for they have missed it

if it a snake it would ‘a bit

we make up the whole

but fight to control

a pauper’s piece of dirt

if nothing else, to hurt

the other person’s name

to prosper in their blame

little stars are so much more

than the closest bulb on a quantum shore

nearer lights burn falsely bright

 

while the backdrop is the show’s delight

little lights are stupid dumb

but give them time and out they’ll come

for in their pact resides the fact 

that added together

form they perfect weather

21 and 50 years

the 12th house starts its day in cheers

Aquarius, when sees dry land

 

retreats to skies and to the sand 

 

but now is where it’s truly real

 

where we act, where we feel

 

the past and future always hide

 

the now exposing sincere side

 

that in this special spec of now

 

I am alive supreme somehow

memories and hope do blaze

like a nearby star in a summer haze

so real they spar with the now

your memories, thus, have taken vows

to reminisce but not recall

 

the present is when memories fall

keep me clean

avoid the past

and fight the future plans

to make this moment rerun stale

 

to make this moment last

to live is now

and nothing less

all the more

 

is meaningless

the little stars are coldly cleansed

like the sun seen through a distant lens

I can’t speak any louder here

my head will roll nearsighted fears

 

rest assured there is no room

in tomorrow and its faultless doom

for yesterday’s and future rent

is all but paid, all but spent

Vainglorious Hypocrisy

Words and Music by Gary Lenaire

©2018 All Rights Reserved

So vain you probably think these words are about you

You belittle others to think yourself big though you're looking up at us all

Snowflake we know you can’t take it like you dish it out

Glass jaw a tiny slap can knock you to the ground

All that you see is yourself in a mirror

Take all the credit so you feel superior

Burn down the friendships you made through the music

Entrusted power you learned to abuse it

 

One by one you alienated

One by one we let you go

One by one the future you fated

All but one can see that you lost control

Seemed so sincere once a upon a time

 

Said you see at 50 though you’re blind

Blind.

Something tells me you’re not what you believe

Something may deceive

All that you see is yourself in a mirror

Take all the credit so you feel superior

 

One by one you alienated

One by one we let you go

One by one the future you fated

All but one can see that you lost control

 

Together we were greater than any one of us, a fact that you can’t hide

A solo act of second best is the role you must abide

You thought you were the golden boy but found to be a toy

In the song of sincere you command the second fiddle

For this ten finger encore I give you my two middles

Taking Flight 1985

Words and Music by Gary Lenaire

©2018 All Rights Reserved

I witnessed light and then the darkness came

It knew my name Black as the night

Osiris tales I heard the lies for toll

Take me to paradise

Save my soul

Seek first

You shall find

Fool’s gold

Rainbow’s hind

I

I’m gonna fly

I wanna live

I’ll never die

 

Sunsets upon this darkened world

Edge of blackness in the depths of the girl

Beget the word, he speaks the sacred seed

I will need proof of eternity

Seek first

You shall find

Fool’s gold out of time

 

I

I’m gonna fly

I wanna live

I’ll never die

Set adrift beyond the shores of time

You have found the secret divine

He’s a priest and a king you say

Ghosts of future fame and yesterdays

Seek first you shall find

Fool’s gold out of time

I

I’m gonna fly

I wanna live

I’ll never die