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It's About Time
Come on Little Girl
00:00 / 03:09

A song about my, and my wife's, early days before our marriage.

Dreamer of Dreams
00:00 / 03:58

I woke up one morning and thought that I should try to write a country/western song. I don't know if it is or not, but it sounds a lot like the stuff that gets played at the hardware store. It is the story is of my young man's dream of becoming a rock & roll star.

Wanderin' Blues (feat Doug Topham)
00:00 / 03:02

A song about the early days of Carrie and my lives together.

Back Home (feat Doug Topham)
00:00 / 03:13

The struggles of having to spend time away from my wife to make a living.

Circumstance of Life
00:00 / 02:56

Life is more about what you make it than what it makes you.

Exodus (feat Freddy Krumins)
00:00 / 05:31

One of early songs and still one of my favorites. A story about leaving everything you know for a better life somewhere else.

Visit, The (feat Freddy Krumins & Doug Topham)
00:00 / 03:53

One of my early songs, at a time when I didn't sleep very well and dreams were peculiar, to say the least.

All I Want is You
00:00 / 03:42

As I lied awake one night at around 2am, I could hear my wife's slow, peaceful breathing. I finally got out of bed around 3am and went into the studio to record the song I had just written in the last hour.

Your Love
00:00 / 03:32

One more song about my wife, Carrie.

Wanderin' Blues; extended (feat Doug Topham)
00:00 / 04:20

The original version of this song with Carrie's

brother playing lead guitar.

Carry On
On the Side of the Road (feat Leilani Stewart)
00:00 / 03:54

It was Jan, 1974. A trucker had just dropped me off in the middle of the night in nowhere NE Arizona. I had just recently run away from home and was trying to hitch a ride to Farmington, NM. It was very cold and not many people passed by during the night.

Let Me Be the Man of Your Night
00:00 / 03:28

Yet, one more song I wrote about my wife. Some facts have been changed to protect the innocent.

Losing Ground
00:00 / 03:39

I wrote this song in 2018 after Chicago just won the ‘most people shot in a weekend’ award. It is not an anti-gun song, but it is an anti-violence song. There is a difference.

Only This Day
00:00 / 03:19

What will the time we have here amount to?

Reason To Stay (feat Freddy Krumins)
00:00 / 02:55

Ever since I met my wife, being away from her has always been a bummer. She says it's weird hearing Freddy sing it,though.

Season of the Witch
00:00 / 03:43

I don't know anything about witches. But it didn't stop me from writing a song about them.

Trace of Suspicion
00:00 / 03:02

Just thoughts on the things going on in the world around us.

Veil in the Night (feat Freddy Krumins)
00:00 / 04:41

A fantastical journey into the realm of alternate worlds.

For the Asking
00:00 / 00:59

A short instrumental inspired by my love for my wife.

Back Home, revisited
00:00 / 03:24

I accidentally recorded a section over my brother-in-law's original guitar track in the original version and by the time I got it fixed the only thing left of the original song was the lyrics.

Far from Home
00:00 / 04:11

Another fantasy adventure.

Subjective Reality
00:00 / 03:00

There is an insidious disease in this country. It is actually a mental condition with an attitude problem.

AB1220
00:00 / 03:25
AB1220

This song came about so fast that I used the title that my mixer assigned it when I started recording. It's about part of the ride in life my wife and I have had.

Because of You
00:00 / 03:22

As with so many of my songs, this is about my wife, Carrie. I wrote the lyrics for someone else's music, but it never got used. So, I wrote music for it.

Fate Was Smiling on Me That Day
00:00 / 03:05

nce upon a time I lived a life far different from the one I live now. This is about three occasions during that time.

Missing You
00:00 / 04:44

This song came about because of the times I needed to be away from my wife, Carrie, to have gainful employment.

Today and Forevermore
00:00 / 04:24

Ever since I met my wife-to-be in 1982, we have always planned that we would be together until one of us dies.

Just Me
Do You Know the Hurt That I'm Feeling
00:00 / 04:30

All I will say about this song is that it is not about anything in my life.

I Like the Way That You Move
00:00 / 03:43

Another song inspired by the love of my life.

Ruby's Song
00:00 / 03:33

Ruby was the first woman I had a relationship with. She just wanted more of a relationship than a 17 year old kid knew how to give.

Haunting, The
00:00 / 03:15

As I pondered what is really out in wherever it is, if it's out there, lots of things can come to mind. Hence, is a haunting possible? I don't know. 'Mongo only pawn in game of life.'

I Can Love You Now
00:00 / 04:07

One of many songs about my wife.

I'm Never Going to Let Go
00:00 / 04:13

My wife keeps being the number one inspiration for my songs.

I've Just Got You on My Mind
00:00 / 04:33

This song was inspired by my cousin, Taria,  of whom I was told, preferred twangy music. So, I set out to write a song she might like.

Truth,The
00:00 / 03:38

WARNING- This is an anti-dogma song. You may not want to listen if you might be offended. What I believe can’t be proven anymore than what anyone else believes. I can admit that. I wish everyone else could.

One More Time
Cant Take Anymore
00:00 / 03:25

My second song related to the violence in major cities across the country.

Forever in My Heart
00:00 / 04:11

When I and the woman that would eventually become my wife met, we were both involved in illegal activities and she was going to be leaving the country for the rest of her life. She did come back, obviously, and we have been together ever since 1982. This song is thoughts of what my life would have been like if she hadn't come back.

In the Darkness of the Night
00:00 / 04:19

Sometimes songs just pour out of you. This song is about nobody I know.

My Remaining Days
00:00 / 03:42

I never had the opportunity to become the rock star I wanted to be as a young man. All in all, I am pretty happy with that.

Perception (feat Freddy Krumins)
00:00 / 03:40

What does go through the mind of someone when things have gone beyond what they can bear?

Time For a Change
00:00 / 03:44

More lyrics that I wrote for someone else's music, but they just didn't seem interested, so I wrote some more music. On more than one occasion I have just left everything to save my own sanity.

Wizard's Stand, The
00:00 / 03:04

Another little fantasy thing. I don't actually know any wizards. So, I am just guessing!

Years Rolled on By, The
00:00 / 04:25

The years have flown by in my life and there doesn't appear to be a chance of slowing down.

The Return of a King

The Return of a King- overview

 

In the 12th year of the 6th centennial of the kingdom of Galadin, Rhoslyn was married to King Dietrich. In the first year of their marriage Rhoslyn gave birth to their first son, Prince Luther.

Luther grew to become very rebellious and very much admired and followed by the villainous of the country.

 

In their 18th year of marriage, the queen became pregnant and gave birth to another son, Prince Ladislas, and Queen Rhoslyn died in childbirth.

Fearing for the life of Ladislas from Luther, King Dietrich had Ladislas taken away for safety and entrusted the knowledge of his location to Leofwin,

one of his loyal wizards, who lived in a small place named Eagles’ Crest.

 

In the 35th year of the 6th centennial Luther rebelled, killed his father, and overthrew the kingdom and took control of the land.

With his black arts and now large army he ruled over the people with terror, subjugating them into slavery.

 

In the 75th year of the 6th centennial tales of a king-to-be grew and the hope of a king to rule over the land in peace grew.

 

Return of a King, The- Pt 1; The Quest (feat Freddy Krumins)
00:00 / 04:31

It is the 99th year of the 6th centennial and19-year-old Phillip, a messenger, who has only heard tales of these things,

journeys to find the wizard at Eagles’ Crest, locate the king-to-be and return him to free the land.

Return of a King, The- Pt 2; Asylum (feat Freddy Krumins)
00:00 / 05:00

Having spoken to Leofwin, Phillip made his way to the Chessa Gorge (Slavic for peaceful). Phillip begins his long, winding descent into the narrow canyon into Alangard to locate Ladislas.

-This song is entitled ‘The Return of a King, Pt 2; Asylum’

Return of a King, The- Pt 3; The Brink of It All (feat Freddy Krumins)
00:00 / 03:25

Located on the outskirts of Galadin is the small village of Tabor, which becomes the brunt of Luther’s rage. This is one such occasion.

Return of a King, The- Pt 4; The Vision (feat Freddy Krumins)
00:00 / 03:30

Having had a vision of a distant land when in Alangard, Phillip rides toward the South River to find passage to the coast.

Return of a King, The- Pt 5; The Necromancer (feat Freddy Krumins)
00:00 / 03:37

The village of Tabor, again, is devastated by the wrath of the Luther.

Return of a King, The- Pt 6; Revelation (feat Freddy Krumins)
00:00 / 03:55

Phillip journeys north along the coast until he comes to a small village on the sea.

Return of a King, The- Pt 7; The Final Stand-Coronation (feat Freddy Krumins)
00:00 / 05:49

Having returned to his home of Durin, the people gather to see this fabled king. As Luther’s armies gather in the open valley below, the final battle is about to begin.

What a Good Life It's Been
Fight or Flight
00:00 / 03:00
Going Home
00:00 / 03:36
If You Ever Change Your Mind
00:00 / 05:00

Sometimes things are worth fighting for. Other times, it is better to cut your losses and start over.

Any time I need to be apart from Carrie, going back home to her is what I want to do next. 

I have always had a rambling soul. If that sounds like you, you can probably relate to the song.

It's a Good Day for Ridin' (feat Doug Topham)
00:00 / 04:43

Music by my brother-in-law, Doug. Lyrics by me. Inspired by beautiful Hwy 7 North in Central Arkansas.

It's Your Face That I See
00:00 / 04:02

No matter what happens in my life, my rock is my wife, Carrie.

Let's Go, Brandon (feat Joe Biden)
00:00 / 02:45

Well, this one speaks for itself.

Rain Keeps Falling, The
00:00 / 04:04

Just a made up song about nothing going on in my life but, unfortunately,  I know it has gone on in someone's life.

Without You
00:00 / 03:51

Song about the time in between when my wife-to-be was leaving the country for the rest of my life and when she returned.

Kinesis
00:00 / 04:30

The outward pressure of society trying to force change upon the rest of humanity.

Architect of Destruction

Several of the songs on this album are a condemnation of what we have allowed this country to turn into. That would include whatever part I may have had in it, as well.

Architect of Destruction
00:00 / 03:57

Three incidents that continue to grow more frequently in these days.

Contentment
00:00 / 03:27

Another song about the contentment in my life. Hence, the title.

Desolation
00:00 / 03:41

Is this going to be the end result of what is happening to our world?

Just As You Are
00:00 / 04:44

My wife , Carrie, is the constant in my life and she never needs to change. Nor do I want her to.

Just Meant to Be
00:00 / 03:25

Carrie and I have always been suited to one another. We have had a great life together since 1982.

Lessons
00:00 / 03:23

I used several Scottish proverbs to write this song. All of them are very good lessons to learn.

Quarry Lake
00:00 / 03:03

A song based on my childhood. Some of the facts have been changed to protect the innocent.

Storm on the Horizon
00:00 / 04:02

There is a storm coming.

Thinking 'Bout You
00:00 / 03:39

My life is full of wanderlust, but Carrie's isn't. So, sometimes I go and she doesn't, but she is always on my mind.

This is the Cost
00:00 / 03:15

Just how much are we going allow to be lost before we say it's time to put a stop to what is going on?

Album in Progress
Enough is Enough
00:00 / 03:27

I am not sure just how much of this liberal society we can take before things just explode.

It's Too Late
00:00 / 03:53

I wrote this song for all of the music venues that don't even have the consideration to return a call.

One More Day
00:00 / 03:17

I do love performing music for an audience. Just about anytime and anywhere.

Dark Shadows
00:00 / 04:39

Inspired by the 1960's televison cult classic, Dark Shadows.

Dreams are Blowing Gently, The
00:00 / 04:41

This song is in memory of Laken Riley,

who died at the hands of vicious criminal on February 22, 2024.

It Ain't My Thing
00:00 / 03:29

Wouldn't it be nice if we could live our lives without having other people's crap crammed down our throats?

Remember the Days
00:00 / 03:19

Three wonderful times in my great marriage with Carrie Mathis.

Wings of a Dream
00:00 / 02:56

How well I remember the first night I spent with Carrie way back on Thanksgiving of 1982. And it has only gotten better.

Fantasia
00:00 / 03:49
Taste of Blue, The
00:00 / 03:39

Once upon a time we had some blue barrel acid which we enjoyed very much. Hence, the taste of blue, which I know what it tastes like now, and the night that went with it.

Take My Hand
00:00 / 03:42

Another of my made up songs about nothing that has ever happened to me.

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