Saturday, October 31, 2015

Pigskin

2015 10 31 "Pigskin" #OW

Pigskin is slang for football.

Pigskin looks like an orange ball with laces and not quite round.

Pigskin sounds like, "Hut 1!  Hut1!  Hike!"

Pigskin smells like October, leaves, and pumpkin pie.

Pigskin feels like cold imitation pigskin.

Pigskin tastes like pumpkin pie.

Rhymes with Pigskin: D damassin, K characin, kerasine, KL clavecin, M moccasin, mortal sin, O omphacine, R re-sin, S sin, SP spassadin, T tocsin, toxin, U unsin, W Wisconsin SKIN B bearskin, buckskin, D deerskin, doeskin, foreskin, K calfskin, kidskin, L lambskin, M moleskin, O oilskin, R redskin, reskin, Rumpelstiltskin, S sealskin, SH sharskin, sheepskin, SK scarfskin, skin, SN snakeskin, T tigerskin, U onionskin (etc.) backspin, respin, sidespin, spin, tailspin, topspin absinthin, absinthine, lecithin, sympathin, thick-and-thin, thin A agatine, argentine, asbestine, astatine, B Byzantine, bulletin, F Philistine

Let's toss around the ol' pigskin
Later we'll recline by the fire on the ol' bearskin
We'll play hide the Rumpelstiltskin
And type it up later in our ol' bulletin.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Pushpin

2015 10 30 "Pushpin" #OW

Pushpin is a tack for posting stuff on bulletin boards.

Pushpin looks like a tack.

Pushpin sounds like, "Ow!  I poked myself with a pin!"

Pushpin smells like the blood on your thumb from where you poked yourself.

Pushpin feels like a thorn or briar patch.

Pushpin tastes like plastic and metal.

Rhymes with Pushpin: A atropine, B belaying pin, breastpin, CH chinkapin, chinquapin, H hairpin, hatpin, I inchpin, K calepin, kingpin, KR crankpin, L lapin, linchpin, N ninepin, P pin, pippin, R repin, S safety pin, SK sculpin, ST stickpin, T tenpin, terrapin, tiepin, TH thoroughpin, U underpin, unpin, W wankapin discipline, indiscipline A adulterine, alizarin, anserine, aspirin, aventurine, B bacterin, E elaterin, F fiorin, G gorgerin, GL glycerine, H heparin, K corinne, coumarin, culverin, L luciferin, M mandarin, margarine, muscarine, N nectarine, nitroglycerin, P porphyrin, S sapphirine, saccharine, Sanhedrin, sovereign, suberin, T tamarin, tambourin, Turin, V viperine, vulturine, W warfarin Capuchin, shin Schwinn

I posted a note with a pushpin
And that's how my adventure began
I formed a league to play ninepin
And that's when my and my running buddies first ran.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mandolin

2015 10 29 "Mandolin" #OW

Mandolin is a stringed musical instrument similar to a guitar.

Mandolin looks like a little guitar

Mandolin sounds like a guitar, but different.

Rhymes with Mandolin: linn, lupulin, M mafflin, N noradrenaline, O opaline, P petaline, porcelain, R ravelin, S cephaline, syballine, cipolin, SH chevaline, T ptyaline, tourmaline, U Ursuline, V vaseline, violin, Z zeppelin A albumin, amphetamine, antihystamine, arsphenamine, B Benjamin, H Ho Chi Minh, I illumine, J jessamine, M maximin, Min, PR provitamin, S sycamine, TH thiamine, V Vietminh, vitamin agglutinin, feminine, legnine, Lenin, melanin, mezzanine, pavonine, rennin, tannin

Maybe I'll learn to play Mandolin.
If I played mandolin, would that make you grin?
Or would you rather I played violin?
I could learn the drums if those others seem too feminine.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Origin

2015 10 28 "Origin" #OW

Origin tells the tale of how someone or something got that way.

Origin looks like a rocket blasting off from planet Krypton.

Origin sounds like a long tale, often told.

Origin smells like a powerful scent that begs the question, "Where'd that smell come from?!"

Origin feels like a beginning to something epic.

Origin tastes like the chicken or the egg, you decide.

Rhymes with Origin: engine, gin, gyn, jin, margin, tchin, virgin, waringin A akin, B baldachin, billikin, birdikin, bodikin, bodkin, baldachin, bootikin, buskin, BL bloodkin, D dunnakin, F finikin, GR grimalkin, K cannikin, catkin, kilderkin, kin, L lambkin, lambrequin, larrikin, M manikin, N napkin, nipperkin, P pannikin, Pekin, R ramekin, S sooterkin, SP spilikin crin Algonquin, harlequin, quin, lambrequin  A adrenaline, aquiline, alkaline, amygdalin, analine, B bandoline, berlin, Berlin, botulin, CH chamberlain, chaplain, DR drumlin, E encephalin, F folliculin, formalin, FR francolin, G Ghibbeline, gobelin, Gobelin, GL globuline, H hyaline, I immunoglobulin, insulin, J javelin, K caballine, kaolin, capelin, capeline, carline, cauline, colin, collin, colline, coralline, cuculine, KR crinoline

Earth's the planet of my origin
Where I raced my first engine
Where I first saw a clown, a harlequin
To understand who I am, go back to where I begin...

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Heroine

2015 10 27 "Heroine" #OW

Heroine is the lady hero.

Heroine looks like Melissa Benoist.

Heroine sounds like, "Up, up and away!"

Heroine smells like teen spirit.

Heroine feels like Superman's older cousin who's younger due to the idiosyncracies of long-distance space travel.

Heroine tastes like chicken.

Rhymes with Heroine: Bedouin, benzoin, fibroin, heroin, herein, wherein, whipper-in, in, inn, genuine, caffeine, all-in, therein, within B been, bin, dustbin, GL globin, H hasbeen, hemoglobin, J jacobin, Jacobin, K carabine, colobin  brin, Aladdin, almandine, amidin, din, hirundine, incarnadine, codeine, morindin, muscadine, Odin, paladin Benzedrine, ephedrin, Sanhedrin FIN B bowfin, BL blackfin, D dauphin, dolphin, E elfin, F fin, Finn, M Mickey Finn, P paraffin, R ragamuffin, redfin, THR threadfin begin glin agrin, grin, Lohengrin, peregrine whin

You're my heroine
'Cause you donated hemoglobin
And that time you gave money to save a dolphin
And 'cause you're so genuine!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Bovine

2015 10 26 "Bovine" #OW

Bovine means cowlike.

Bovine looks like a cow.

Bovine sounds like, "Mooooo."

Bovine smells like fresh country air.

Bovine feels like a big dumb cud-chewing beast.

Bovine tastes like steak.

Rhymes with Bovine: accipitrine, trine disentwine, entwine, intertwine, overtwine, retwine, twine, untwine aberdevine, divine, grapevine, keelivine, ovine, provine, cervine, subdivine, vine apple wine, brandywine, cherry wine, dandelion wine, Essenwein, May wine, red wine, white wine, wine design, Auld Lang Syne, lang syne, redesign, resign

You define bovine
Too much cherry wine
You could use a redesign
Get yourself together and you'll be fine.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Spine

2015 10 25 "Spine" #OW

Spine is your backbone.

Spine looks like long collection of bones for your back.

Rhymes with spine:  spline Einstein, Epstein, Eisenstein, Frankenstein, Hammerstein,Liechtenstein, Rubinstein, stein, styan,Wittgenstein strine Gadarene swine, swine hyacinthine, labyrinthine, thine A adamantine, agatine, amethystine, anatine, argentine, Argentine, B Byzantine, BR brigantine, D diamantine, E eglantine, elephantine, F Philistine, FL Florentine, I infantine, K Constantine, L lacertine, Levantine, libertine, M matutine, P palatine, Palestine, S serotine, serpentine, cisplatine, T tine, Tyne, turpentine, TR transpontine, Tridentine, V valentine, vespertine

Ow!  Damn, just hurt my spine
It's what I get for being a libertine
Navigating health insurance these days is so Byzantine
I'll put off seeing a doctor -- it's not as if I'm dyin'...

Saturday, October 24, 2015

You'll Be Sorry

"You'll Be Sorry" #TaylorSpliffed

Oooo, girl, what I could do to you!
Now's the time -- you should start to worry!
When I set my mind to do
What ever it takes to make you be sorry!

I've never been one to make big plans
Try to take it easy -- don't worry about tomorry
But I'm gonna show you who's the Big Man!
Girl, you'll be sorry!

Oooo, girl, what I could do to you!
Now's the time -- you should start to worry!
When I set my mind to do
What ever it takes to make you be sorry!

Now, don't act dumb
Don't tell me you didn't do it
I'm gonna make you be sorry!
Girl, there won't be nothing to it!

Oooo, girl, what I could do to you!
Now's the time -- you should start to worry!
When I set my mind to do
What ever it takes to make you be sorry!

Don't blame it on some little kid
Don't tell me it was the dog!
I know just what you did
Girl, you knocked my Transformer doll -- I mean action figure's --
Head right off!

Oooo, girl, what I could do to you!
Now's the time -- you should start to worry!
When I set my mind to do
What ever it takes to make you be sorry!

You're not sorry, no no oh

You're not sorry, no no oh

He's Not The One (But I'm One of the Good Ones)

"He's Not The One (But I'm One of the Good Ones)" #TaylorSpliffed

I heard you obsessin' over Ezra
I feel he's a dildo
I'm not saying you're wrong
But I think you should chill, though!

He's QB-1
and I'm talkin' to the teachers
Ask him to close his eyes
He can't describe your features
Blond hair! Blue eyes!
Perky nose!
I've studied high school love
It comes and it goes!
He's not the One
But I'm one of the good ones!

Let me tell you all 'bout
that mole on your neck
Just let me kiss that mole
I'll write you a check!

He's QB-1
and I'm talkin' to the teachers
Ask him to close his eyes
He can't describe your features
Brown hair! Brown eyes!
Perky nose!
I've studied high school love
It comes and it goes!
He's not the One
But I'm one of the good ones!

What's so great about him, anyway?
You haven't said
You've got some silly notions
'Bout love in your head!

He's QB-1
and I'm talkin' to the teachers
Ask him to close his eyes
He can't describe your features
Red hair! Green eyes!
Perky nose!
I've studied high school love
It comes and it goes!
He's not the One
But I'm one of the good ones!

Life is 7 decades
You're in 2 out of 7
God, let it be 60 years
'Fore you're Hellbound or Heaven
Now that's a helluva long time
To be stuck with the wrong guy
So get your head outta your ass
And give this choice a good try!

He's QB-1
and I'm talkin' to the teachers
Ask him to close his eyes
He can't describe your features
Pink hair! Grey eyes!
Perky nose!
I've studied high school love
It comes and it goes!
He's not the One
But I'm one of the good ones!

When we were 7 years old
You told me a story
I've known since then
That YOU'RE bound for glory!
I know your name
and I know mine
I won't promise eternity
But we could have a good time!

He's QB-1
and I'm talkin' to the teachers
Ask him to close his eyes
He can't describe your features
Blond hair! Blue eyes!
Perky nose!
I've studied high school love
It comes and it goes!
He's not the One
But I'm one of the good ones!

I see you
Now look at me
He's not the One
But I'm one of the good ones!

Come Out With The Sun

"Come Out With The Sun" #TaylorSpliffed

Let's all go out -- catch us some rays
Let's go somewhere we've never been before,
You've got good friends coming to your door
Let's go somewhere we've never been before.

Laugh with the wind, laugh with the sky
Sometimes you don't need a million reasons why
Just come with us and spend some time...

Hey, leave your front door open
It's time for us to have some fun
Just know I’m right here hopin’,
That you’ll come out with the sun.

We're gonna stand up and sing you a song
We don't need a karaoke bar!
Let's pick one we all know
We've got it all down
Baby, the sun ain't the only one 'round here gonna be a big star!

Laugh at yourself, laugh with your peers
Sometimes you don't need a million reasons here
We all just love it when the skies are clear!

Hey, leave your front door open
It's time for us to have some fun
Just know I’m right here hopin’,
That you’ll come out with the sun.

We've been friends so long,
played every game,
Sometimes there's nothing you have to say...

Hey, leave your front door open
It's time for us to have some fun
Just know I’m right here hopin’,
That you’ll come out with the sun.

Let's all go out -- catch us some rays
Let's go somewhere we've never been before.

Intangible

"Intangible" #TaylorSpliffed

He doesn't feel the hairs on the back of his neck
Rise whenever you're near
He'll never have goosebumps
Just because you're in the room.

I've got a feelin' I can't quite place -- in my heart in my mind
At the base of my spine.
It's intangible
It's you.

I just want you to feel me
The way I feel you
But you never seem to touch me
How I want you to
It's intangible
It's you.
Reach out and touch me
Let me touch you
Let's make it wonderful
Incredible,
Real
Instead of just intangible.

I've got a fire inside me
You lit a fire that burns me
There's no fire inside him
Your prospects are grim.

And all my feelings tell me that if I could make you feel me
Our touch would resonate for eternity

I just want you to feel me
The way I feel you
But you never seem to touch me
How I want you to
It's intangible
It's you.
Reach out and touch me
Let me touch you
Let's make it wonderful
Incredible,
Real
Instead of just intangible.

Like aftershocks of an old tremblor
Oh, we're intangible
I just want to reach out
And make you touch me.

I just want you to feel me
The way I feel you
But you never seem to touch me
How I want you to
It's intangible
It's you.
Reach out and touch me
Let me touch you
Let's make it wonderful
Incredible,
Real
Instead of just intangible.

He'll never rock your world
The way you shatter mine.

The Downside

"The Downside" #TaylorSpliffed

You never know what you'll find
At the start of a journey
Hell, that's the reason why
you ever take a journey!
Don't go reading too hard
You'll only get eyestrain
You get to takin' all these bad roads
You'll only strain in vain!

I heard you talkin' 'bout the Outside
It's all just gibberish
Let's stop all this talking baby
I think you're feverish.

You're worried about the Downside
The Upside
The Inside
The Outside
Your Side
My Side
There's Their Side
And Our Side
I'm getting dizzy -- What's all this geometry?
I don't want a math lesson, baby -- just You to get with Me!

I've seen you plenty
And never knew nothin'
We all make sacrifices baby
It's all just wishin' for somethin'.
Women have this fantasy
About the perfect man
He's got telepathic mind powers
He's always listenin'
I'll never know just what you want, baby
Until you tell me! Damn!

You're all worried about the Downside
The Upside
The Inside
The Outside
Your Side
My Side
There's Their Side
And Our Side
I'm getting dizzy -- What's all this geometry?
I don't want a math lesson, baby -- just You to get with Me!

Azurine

2015 10 24 "Azurine" #OW

Azurine mean blue skies.

Azurine looks like a clear sunny day.

Azurine sounds like kids playing in the summer sun.

Azurine smells like dandelions and sunscreen.

Azurine feels like a break from rainy days and snow.

Azurine tastes like a summer picnic.

Rhymes with Azurine: A adulterine, anserine, D dirhine, E estuarine, extrauterine, F ferine, intrauterine, K caprine, catarrhine, L lemurine, leporine, M mesorhine, monorhine, murrhine, P passerine, piperine, PL platyrrhine, R Rhine, riverine, S saccharine, sapphirine, satyrine, sciurine, cedrine, turnverein, V viperine, viverrine, vulturine, W wolverine, Y uterine ashine, beshine, Gegenschein, monkeyshine, moonshine, outshine, sunshine, shine, shoeshine, starshine  enshrine, shrine A assign, E ensign, F phocine, H havercine, hystricine, hircine, I insigne, K calcine, consign, co-sign, cosine, countersign, L limacine, O auld lang syne, omphacine, P piscine, porcine, R reconsign, S sign, sine, syne, tsine, sinsyne, psittacine, soricine, subsign, TH thylacine, U undersign, ursine

Skies are azurine
And I'd feel fine
If I could just make you mine
O, I'd feel just fine
Like blue skies and sunshine
You mine and I thine

Friday, October 23, 2015

Mine

2015 10 23 "Mine" #OW

Mine is the stuff that belongs to me.

Mine looks like me holding my stuff.

Mine sounds like, "Mine!  Mine!!  MINE!!!"

Mine smells like fresh pancakes and maple syrup.

Mine feels like justice.

Mine tastes like strawberry ice cream.

Rhymes with Mine: D damine, demine, G gold mine, I intermine, K calamine, calcimine, carmine, countermine, P powdermine, S sycamine, U undermine A Apennine, asinine, B benign, E eburnine, F falconine, Fescennine, K canine, KW quinine, L leonine, N nine, P pavonine, R ranine, S saturnine, ciconine, U unbenign A Alpine, E elapine, L lupine, O opine, P pine, porcupine, PR Proserpine, R repine, resupine, S cisalpine, subalpine, supine, U unsupine, V vespine, vulpine

That belongs to me!  It's mine!
You may have... the porcupine.
I know I'm too generous, 'cuz I'm benign
Now get lost so I may relax and get supine.

Hannah, You're One Hell of a Bitch

"Hannah, You're One Hell of a Bitch #BFL"

Chorus
Hannah, you're one hell of a bitch
You let me scratch your belly when you've got an itch
You like long walks on the beach or wherever
Girl, I'd love for you to sit and stay here forever.

I first met you on a warm summer's day,
You were shy at first but I swept you away.
I made you dinner, steaks so divine,
You ate so quickly, then you shared your whine.
You're direct, girl, you don't like to flirt,
Not one for small talk, but you loved your dessert.
Now when we have biscuits or crumpets with tea,
You just dig in, girl, you don't wait for me.

You're so pretty, with your pretty yellow hair
You're so obnoxious, can't take you anywhere
People all say, Oh, she's so pretty, she's such a cutie
You pretend you don't hear, don't care about beauty.
When I ask how it's going, you say that it's ruff,
Some say you lead a dog's life, but that don't mean you're not tough.
You're smart as a whip, smart as anything,
When I ask what's 9 times 3 minus 27, you don't say a thing.

Some folks say you, others say y'all
Either way's fine with you, if I just toss your ball.
Was that a squirrel, girl, or was it a cat?
You'll never know for sure, girl, 'cause you can't catch that.
You're so brave girl, yeah, you have got guts
I just don't understand, girl, why you love to sniff butts.
When we go walking and the other dogs bark,
You're so chill, girl, you're just out for a lark.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Recline

2015 10 22 "Recline" #OW

Recline is to sit back and relax.

Recline looks like someone sitting in an easy chair.

Recline sounds like, "Aaaahhh..."

Recline feels like rest and relaxation.

Rhymes with Recline: decline, disincline, incline, cline, monocline, crine, volucrine equine A align, aline, airline, aquiline, alkaline, antalkaline, acervuline, B baseline, beeline, berylline, byline, bowline, borderline, bottom line, D dateline, deadline, dyaline, disalign, F feline, figuline, fishline, FR fringilline, G guideline, H hairline, headline, hemline, hyaline, I induline, inquiline, interline, K caballine, carline, cauline, coraline, coastline, KL clothesline, KR crossline, crystalline, L lifeline, limicoline, line, loadline, M malign, metalline, moline, musteline, N neckline, O opaline, outline, P penduline, petaline, pipeline, R realign, redline, S saline, sepaline, sibyline, sideline, suilline, SH shoreline, SK skyline, SN snowline, STR streamline, T tapeline, timberline, towline, touchline, tump-line, tourmaline, TR tramline, U underline, unline, V vituline, W waistline, waterline, Z zibeline

You look divine as you recline...
Your nose, aquiline...
Your plunging neckline...
Your svelte waistline...
I'm just glad you're mine...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Dine

2015 10 21 "Dine" #OW

Dine is to consume a meal.

Dine looks like two people sitting at a fancy table, with candles and such.

Dine sounds like lips smacking together, if the food is good.

Dine smells like meat, vegetables, bread, and pasta.

Dine feels like heaven.

Dine tastes like dinner.

Rhymes with Dine: eyn bine, cannabine, carabine, carbine, columbine, combine, concubine, Sabine, turbine, woodbine brine, colubrine chine A alcidine, almandine, anodine, aerodyne, D dyne, H heterodyne, hirundine, I indign, incarnadine, K kadein, condign, M muscadine, N nundine, P paludine, S celandine affine, define, fine, confine, refine, superfine, trephine whine jine kine

It's dinnertime and so we dine
We're having fish so we drink white wine
It's salt water fish with just a hint of brine
"Nothing could be better!" you exclaim, and I agree it's fine.

Better than Ezra

"Better than Ezra" #TaylorSpliffed

Demo "Better than Ezra"

I hate that frackin' Ezra
He thinks that he's tough shit
He steals your toys from the playground
And gets away with it!

Girl, there's nothing I don't do Better than Ezra
Girl, let me do you Better than Ezra!

He'll tell Jenny you told him
Her mama's too fat
Then sit back and laugh
While you girls have a spat!

Girl, there's nothing I don't do Better than Ezra
Girl, let me do you Better than Ezra!

I hate that frackin' Ezra
Girl, I tell you what
If I catch that frickin' Ezra
I'm gonna kick his butt!

Girl, there's nothing I don't do Better than Ezra
Girl, let me do you Better than Ezra!

Girl, I'm Better than Ezra...
Girl, I'm Better than Ezra!

You Didn't Tell Me

"You Didn't Tell Me" #TaylorSpliffed

Demo "You Didn't Tell Me"

I'm a good guy
I did my duty
I'm the one made all the arrangements
Closed casket -- didn't want to see your body...

People are stupid, ask stupid questions...
Like, "Why..."
I tell them you didn't tell me
Why (would I leave?)
I tell them you didn't tell me
Why (can't I seem to grieve?)
I insist: you didn't tell me!

You were there
I was there
I went away
When I came back you weren't there no more...

People are stupid, ask stupid questions...
Like, "Why..."
I tell them you didn't tell me
Why (are you sure?)
I tell them you didn't tell me
Why (could she have told you as you walked out the door?)
I insist: you didn't tell me!

In my mind I can picture the scene
Girl, I've known you since we were 17
If there were something you wanted me to know --
If you were signalling me, I would have seen!

I ask myself, ask stupid questions...
Like, "Why..."
Do I tell them you didn't tell me?
Why?
Do I tell them you didn't tell me?
Why?
When I know: you did tell me!

I insist: you didn't tell me!

Cough

"Cough" #TaylorSpliffed

Just can't seem to shake it off
What the doctor said after he said, "Cough..."
Seems he got back the tests, he looked at the X-rays
Seems the rest of my life spans just days.

And I can't live without you
If I send you away, I have to.
Don't wanna d-- without you
What should I do?

Never thought about death
Never thought about mortality
I'm terrified -- I want you here with me
But I need to set you free.

And I can't live without you
If I send you away, I have to.
Don't wanna d-- without you
What should I do?

What's the right thing to do?
I can send you away, not tell you nothing.
Or I could tell you,
But I don't want to see YOU suff'ring!

And I can't live without you
If I send you away, I have to.
Don't wanna d-- without you
What should I do?

I really don't want to hurt you, but it's hurting me
I really thought I knew you, but now I see
I really don't know -- don't have a clue
If it were up to you, what you'd want me to do?
This ain't the kinda I thing I ever thought I'd put you through...

Mmm mmm mmm
Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm
Mmm mmm mmm
Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm

And I can't live without you
If I send you away, I have to.
Don't wanna d-- without you
What should I do?

I'm d... (oh)
I'm d... (mmm)
I'm dy... (eh eh)
I'm d... (mmm)
I'm d... (eh eh)
I'm d... (mmm)
I'm d...

I'm dying!  (Just said it for the first time!)
Did you hear me?
Was telling you my worst crime?
Did I whisper too low?  What will YOU do?

Hot Mess

 "Hot Mess" #TaylorSpliffed

Demo "Hot Mess"

Now wait a second, baby!
Juliet faked her death, Romeo took cyanide
Then Juliet offed herself with Romeo's old knife!
There's no happy ending here -- they both died
And that's your model for our love life?!

Hey, you're sexy, and you could be the one
You make me feel good, my heart beat rum-tum-tum
And I'd love to see you outta your dress
But your love story's such hot mess!

You're Dad's overbearin', wants to control us
But I'm not too impressed -- he's just an old cuss.
If you're too scared to handle your father
I can find someone else while you tread water!

Hey, you're sexy, and you could be the one
You make me feel good, my heart beat rum-tum-tum
And I'd love to see you outta your dress
But your love story's such hot mess!

I've got an idea -- let's just chill, please
I'm not sure I want a girl who kinda wants to kill me
I hope you got some other books in your liberry
Or videos! -- The Andy Griffith Show or Mayberry?

Hey, you're sexy, and you could be the one
You make me feel good, my heart beat rum-tum-tum
And I'd love to see you outta your dress
But your love story's such hot mess!

Leap of Faith

"Leap of Faith" #TaylorSpliffed



I like the way you sound in the evening
You're on my iPod and I catch my breathing
I realize your voice is the best sound
I have ever heard

I like the way you can keep your focus
I watch you talk, you couldn't know this
I hear your words but all I can think is
She has it together
Every time you sing, I smile
And every time you shine, I'll sigh for you

Nashville to New York is a big step, baby
You could trip and fall
But, oh, I'm feeling you baby
Don't be scared to make a
Leap of Faith
Leap of Faith into NYC
Let your faith be there, never let it leave you
Know that you can make it, too
And if you can make it there
You can make it anywhere...

Well, I know you've stumbled, I've seen you fall on your face
But well it seems to me
You pick yourself up with amazing grace, oh
I've never been so inspired, honey
I admire the way you go after whatever you've wanted

I've had time to think it all over
And what I want to say, Tay, is each day you come closer
You can take the pressure, you can take the heat
You can make the music, you can rock the beat
And every time you shine, I'll sigh for you

But, oh, I'm feeling you baby
Don't be scared to make a
Leap of Faith
Leap of Faith into NYC
Let your faith be there, never let it leave you
Know that you can make it, too
And if you can make it there
You can make it anywhere...

The bottom may drop out from under your feet
But you can catch yourself, it's true
When people say things that bring you to your knees
You know you can catch you
Those times have come -- you've been so mad you cried
But you handle it with grace, you handle it with style...

Whoa, oh, we need you baby
Make that leap, please
Leap of Faith
Leap of Faith into NYC
Let your faith be there, never let it leave you
Know that you can make it, too
And if you can make it there
You can make it anywhere...
So we're'a say with your amazing grace
Leap of Faith
Leap of Faith, baby
Leap of Faith into NYC, into NYC

Every time you sing, we smile
And every time you shine, we shine with you
Every time you're here
Baby, we know you, know you
You make that Leap of Faith, Leap of Faith
Leap of Faith in to NYC, into NYC, yeah

Who Am I Now You're Gone?

"Who Am I Now You're Gone?" #TaylorSpliffed



I woke up that awful
September morning...
The thing is, you didn't.
We did everything right
We're raising two children
But now you're not here
Oh, God, Who am I now you're gone?

I can't be up with you in the ground
I can't fly with you in the ground.
It's like no matter what I do
Well, it drives me crazy all the time.
Now how can I tell you what we both know is true?
I was only me when I was with you...

Each day your picture fades
In my mind's eye, and in our daughters'.
I don't want your picture to fade
Who I was is right there in that picture beside you.
I used to know everything about you
And I don't wanna live without you
But I gotta be here for our daughters...

I can't be up with you in the ground
I can't fly with you in the ground.
It's like no matter what I do
Well, it drives me crazy all the time.
Now how can I tell you what we both know is true?
I was only me when I was with you...

Wedding days, grandkids, family to-dos
I'll be there but I won't be
'Cause I'm not me without you.
We did everything right
We're raising two children
But now you're not here
Oh, God, Who am I now you're gone?

I can't be up with you in the ground
I can't fly with you in the ground.
It's like no matter what I do
Well, it drives me crazy all the time.
Now how can I tell you what we both know is true?
I was only me when I was with you...

Our Flower

"Our Flower" #TaylorSpliffed

Demo "Our Flower"

We'd picked our song
We were gettin' along
When I had to go and put my big foot in it
Grabbed the radio knob again, fiddlin' with it...
He says, "Baby what now?"
I say, "Just wondering how...
How'll we choose our flower?"
He mutters, "High maint'nance"
under his breath, and he says...

Our flower can be
a pretty lily
A rose, a cactus, a thorn
You got tulips
I got two lips
Let me kiss you and I'll recite-ya some more'n
I did and he did, saying...
A poinsettia, a daffodil, a daisy...
Dangit, girl, you're making me crazy!
Baby, just pick one!
Then I'll say Amen
And ask God to let you be done....

Had enough caffeine that next morning
But the sight still came with no warning!
All the roses and cacti and tulips and 'settias and daffodils and daisies
And the note that said...

Our flower can be
a pretty lily
A rose, a cactus, a thorn
They got tulips,
A poinsettia, a daffodil, a daisy...
Dangit, gal, you're making me crazy!
Baby, just pick one!
Then I'll say Amen
And ask God to let you be done....

I was riding backseat
With my sandals on
Feet sticking out of his car
I grabbed a pencil
And an old envelope
And I wrote down roses and cacti and tulips and 'settias and daffodils and daisies...
(I still can't pick just one...)

Our flower can be
a pretty lily
A rose, a cactus, a thorn
They got tulips,
A poinsettia, a daffodil, a daisy...
Dangit, gal, you're making me crazy!
Baby, just pick one!
Then I'll say Amen
And ask God to let you be done....

You're Mine... I'm Thine

"You're Mine... I'm Thine" #BFL (first draft)

Demo "You're Mine... I'm Thine"

Chorus
You're mine... I'm thine...
Our love's... gen'ine...
Ever'day's... Valentine's...
I'm cruel... you're kin'...

The rain had just stopped... the skies were blue...
On the day... I first met you...
You looked good... in tight blue jeans...
Teenage queen of my hot daydreams...
You were with some dude named Fred...
I forgot the name... of my redhead...
On the day... I first met you...

Summer's end... start of school...
You smiled at me... I played it cool...
Teenage queen... made me primp and preen...
You smiled at me... I confused cool and mean...
I called you a horseface... a real thoroughbred...
Another girl would've cried... you called me a chucklehead...
You smiled at me... I played it cool...
You laughed at me... said, Boy, you're just a fool...

I was stubborn... mean-spirited...
But you're nobody's fool... not some airhead.
You taught me the meaning of the golden rule...
Said, There's a difference between cool and cruel...
I was stubborn... shouted something obscene...
But you've won the battle... since we were 17...
You're nobody's fool... not some airhead.
You're my destiny... my tapestry... you're in my head....

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Wimp

2015 10 20 "Wimp" #OW

Wimp is a weak, cowardly man.

Wimp looks like Wimpy.

Wimp sounds like, "Here, take my lunch money."

Wimp smells like pants wet with urine.

Wimp feels like losing.

Wimp tastes like chicken.

Rhymes with Wimp: imp blimp chimp gimp grimp jimp crimp limp mimp pimp plimp primp shrimp simp skimp scrimp tymp

Run away little wimp
That's a good way to avoid becoming a gimp
With your funny little limp you look like a chimp
I'd pick on someone my own size but it's easier to beat up a shrimp.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Eponym

2015 10 19 "Eponym" #OW

Eponym is the person after whom a discovery, invention, or place is named.

Eponym looks like a dead white European male (or Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.).

Eponym sounds like deja vu all over again.

Rhymes with Eponym: acronym, allonym, ananym, anonym, anthroponym, antonym, exonym, H heteronym, homonym, M metonym, N nim, nimb, O ormonym, S synonym, pseudonym, T toponym, U undernim prim borborygm, interim, corymb, rim shim skim scrim slim swim Tiny Tim betrim, retrim, trim, untrim vim zimb

You want to know what's an eponym?
Check me out in the interim
Cause Bim ain't my pseudonym
Uncool is my antonym

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Whim

2015 10 18 "Whim" #OW

Whim is a sudden impulse.

Whim looks like The Cat in the Hat.

Whim sounds like a giant sucking sound sending all our jobs to Mexico.

Whim smells like cotton candy.

Whim feels like the top of the hill on a roller coaster.

Whim tastes like a fluffernutter sandwich.

Rhymes with Whim: Ephraim bim cherubim brim, broadbrim chimb bedim, dim, Hasidim, paradigm Sanhedrim seraphim frim glim grim, Grimm, grimme him, hymn whim gym crim quim dislimb, dislimn, enlimn, forelimb, limb, limn, prelim mim

It was a whim
Swiping that statue of a cherubim
Didn't mean to drop it and break its little limb
Now here come the cops and the situation seems grim.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Bedtime

2015 10 17 "Bedtime" #OW

Bedtime is the appointed hour for retiring for the evening.

Bedtime looks like a little kid in footie pajamas saying his prayers at the foot of his bed.

Bedtime sounds like, "Now I lay me down to sleep..."

Bedtime smells like a mint on your pillow.

Bedtime feels like being too tired to stay awake.

Bedtime tastes like dreaming you ate a 10-pound marshmallow and waking up to find your pillow is gone.

Rhymes with Bedtime: aforetime, aftertime, BR breathing time, D daytime, downtime, E eaning time, eating time, F foretime, full-time, H halftime, harvest time, haying time, L lifetime, longtime, M maritime, meantime, midtime, mistime, N nighttime, noontime, O overtime, P pairing time, part-time, pastime, peacetime, PL playtime, PR prime time, R ragtime, S seedtime, sometime, summertime, suppertime, SP springtime, T thyme, time, two-time, U undertime, W wintertime, Y yearning time enzyme, co-enzyme, lysozyme

Aaah... sleepy... bedtime
Sun's gone down... nighttime
The opposite of daytime
To stay awake any longer would be a crime...

Friday, October 16, 2015

Sublime

2015 10 16 "Sublime" #OW

Sublime is "of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe."

Sublime looks like Amy Acker making out with Sarah Shahi.

Sublime sounds like John Coltrane.

Sublime smells like fancy perfume clinging to a dress crumpled in a heap on her bedroom floor.

Sublime feels like relaxing in the hot tub.

Sublime tastes like New York Style cheesecake.

Rhymes with Sublime: I’m sublime chime, rechime dime, disme, nickel-and-dime, paradigm gime begrime, grime isocheim, chyme, mesenchyme climb, clime, upclimb crime belime, birdlime, brooklime, quicklime, lime, Lyme mime, pantomime overprime, prime, underprime berhyme, rhyme, rime cyme, sime beslime, slime cyclothyme

I'm... sublime
Turn on a dime
A new paradigm
Respec' my rhyme

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Built

2015 10 15 "Built" #OW

Built refers to something that has been made.

Built looks like a building.

Built sounds like a Harley-Davidson motorcycle engine.

Built smells like brick and mortar.

Built feels like a solid building.

Built tastes like brick.

Rhymes with Built: frigate-built, jerry-built, clinker-built, clipper-built, rebuilt, unbuilt, Vanderbilt, well-built begilt, gilt, guilt, regilt, ungilt hilt jilt, rejilt kilt quilt, requilt lilt milt silt, resilt, unsilt respilt, spilt, unspilt stilt atilt, retilt, tilt, untilt, uptilt wilt

My, my, my -- you're well built
If you were a mansion, you'd be a Vanderbilt
If you were a blanket, you'd be a fancy quilt
You're the utmost, the apex, the hilt!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Octogild

2015 10 14 "Octogild" #OW

Octogild is compensation for an injury (8-fold).

Octogild looks like money-money-money!

Octogild sounds like a vault full of coins jangling.

Octogild smells like the fine steak you buy with all that money.

Octogild feels like justice!

Octogild tastes like the aforementioned steak.

Rhymes with Octogild: build, jerry-build, rebuild, unbilled, unbuild, upbuild begild, gild, gilled, guild, regild, ungild, wergild Brunhild skilled, unskilled self-willed, strong-willed, unwilled, weak-willed, willed

Octogild?!  Did you say, "Octogild?"
You need all that money just to rebuild?
You're entitled to eight-fold compensation 'cause you're a member of the guild?
How'd you ever join a guild?  It's not like you're skilled.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Flower Child

2015 10 13 "Flower Child" #OW

A flower child is someone who values peace more highly than conflict.

A flower child looks like a pretty young woman in a cotton dress with a flower in her hair.

A flower child sounds like, "All we are saying, is give peace a chance."

A flower child smells like patchouli and daisies.

A flower child feels like innocence.

A flower child tastes like chicken.

Rhymes with flower child: brain child, child, childe, foster child, godchild, grandchild, lovechild, manchild, unchild defiled, enfiled, filed, profiled, refiled, undefiled, unfiled mild hog wild, wild, Wilde

She's so mellow, a real flower child
She avoids conflict, so meek and mild
But don't get her started talking about Oscar Wilde
Cause that when the mask drops and she goes hog wild!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Nil

2015 10 12 "Nil" #OW

Nil is the empty set; nothing.

Nil looks like a blank.

Nil sounds like silence.

Nil smells like the vacuum of space.

Nil feels like the void.

Nil tastes like chicken -- minus the chicken.

Rhymes with Nil: trill ’twill, twill Amityville, dullsville, Evansville, Louisville, Oysterville, Seville (etc.), vill, ville, vaudeville vrille free will, goodwill, whippoorwill, ill will, poorwill, self-will, will Brazil, frazil, zill

I love you this much: nil
I hate your nagging voice, the way you trill
The way you brag about your home town, Louisville
But hate's too strong a word, I wish you no ill will

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Domicile

2015 10 11 "Domicile" #OW

Domicile is your  house, apartment, or other residence.

Domicile looks like a house.

Domicile sounds like the creaking noises a house makes as it settles.

Domicile smells like whatever you keep in your house: pizza, fresh laundry, beer, etc.

Domicile feels like home.

Domicile tastes like whatever you can find in the fridge at 3 a.m.

Rhymes with Domicile: domicile, doorsill, groundsill, headsill, imbecile, codicil, sill, verticil, windowsill skill squill overspill, spill bestill, instill, reinstill, standstill, still, stock-still pigswill, swill thill enthrill, thrill A acetyl, D distill, I infantile, intertill, K coutil, M mercantile, N no-till, O overtill, P pastille, pulsatile, R retill, T ’til, till, tormentil, TH thereuntil, U until, untill, V versatile, vibratile, volatile

I pass the doorsill to enter my domicile
When I got the house I signed a codicil
'Cause to own this house, that was my will
I plan to stay here forever, or at least until...

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Downhill

2015 10 10 "Downhill" #OW

Downhill refers to going "down" a "hill."

Downhill looks like looking down a hill.

Downhill sounds like the sound your shoes make walking down a hill.

Downhill smells like fresh country air.

Downhill feels like succumbing to the gravity of the situation.

Downhill tastes like daisies and other plants that grow on the sides of hills.

Rhymes with Downhill: A Anglophil, D demophil, E eosinnophil, F fill, phytophil, fulfil, fulfill, KL cladophyll, chlorophyll, monophyll, N neutrophil, O overfill, R refill, SKL sclerophyll, SP sporophyll, U underfill, unfill, Z xanthophyll befrill, frill gill, bluegill, scrodgill grill, grille anthill, dunghill, foothill, hill, molehill, uphill aspergill, gill, jill kil, kill, kiln, limekiln, no-kill, rekill, winterkill quill li’l, lill De Mille, flourmill, gristmill, mill, powdermill, cement mill, sawmill, steelmill, treadmill, watermill, windmill juvenile, manille, nil, thionyl, uranyl minipill, morning-after pill, pill prill puerile, rill shill shrill

Agh!  It's all downhill!
Don't mean to sound shrill...
I wish I could take a pill
To let me kind of chill...

Friday, October 09, 2015

Dollar bill

2015 10 09 "Dollar bill" #OW

Dollar bill is paper currency in the US.

Dollar bill looks like a little paper rectangle.

Dollar bill sounds like, "Ka-ching! Show me the money!"

Dollar bill smells like Dom Perignon and fine men's cologne.

Dollar bill feels like power.

Dollar bill tastes like steak and lobster.

Rhymes with Dollar bill: ill B bill, boatbill, BL blackbill, bluebill, BR broadbill, brownbill, D deshabille, dishabille, duckbill, H handbill, hawksbill, hornbill, KR cranesbill, crossbill, PL playbill, R razorbill, redbill, wrybill, SH shoebill, shortbill, SP spoonbill, ST storksbill, TH thornbill, TW twibil, W waxbill, waybill, Y yellowbill brill chil, chill daffodil, dill, cacodyl, piccadill, spadille drill, escadrille, espadrille, quadrille, mandrill

I'll trade ya 3 quarters for a dollar bill
And you'll feel like a winner when you surrender that handbill
To sweeten the deal I'll even throw in this old playbill
Don't stress over this transaction, man -- just chill...

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Volatile

2015 10 08 "Volatile" #OW

Volatile means, "liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse."

Volatile looks like Kyle Chandler at the end of his guest appearance on "Grey's Anatomy."

Volatile sounds like, "Ka-boom!."

Volatile smells like gunpowder and other accelerants.

Volatile feels like the shakes.

Volatile tastes like a bloody lip.

Rhymes with : enisle, campanile, juvenile, Nile, senile aeolipile, decompile, micropyle, compile, pile, recompile, repile, stockpile, thermopile, unpile, woodpile, up-pile, voltaic pile puerile, rile domicile, ensile, exile, reconcile, sile smile spile A amphiprostyle, D decastyle, diastyle, dodecastyle, E epistyle, FR freestyle, H hairstyle, hypostyle, L life style, M menostyle, P pentastyle, peristyle, polystyle, R restyle, S cyclostyle, ST stile, style, T turnstile, Y urostyle F fertile, futile, H hostile, I infantile, J gentile, M mercantile, P pulsatile, R reptile, rutile, S saxatile, septile, T tile, V versatile, vibratile, acrylonitrile revile, vile weil, wile exile, resile

I try to keep an even keel; you're volatile
My Spidey sense tells me to keep my distance, honey-chile.
Maybe one day you'll grow up and calm down, after a while.
Come find me then.  If you still look so good, I'll even greet you with a smile.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Ctenophile

2015 10 07 "Ctenophile" #OW

Ctenophile is a lover of combs.

Ctenophile looks like someone with unruly hair and a lot of combs in their collection.

Ctenophile sounds like rubbing one's hair with a comb.

Ctenophile smells like hair product.

Ctenophile feels like the tactile sensation of combing one's hair.

Ctenophile tastes like pre-hairball.

Rhymes with Ctenophile: audiophile, P paper file, pyrophile, PR profile, R refile, rheophile, Russophile, S psychophile, psychrophile, cinephile, single file, SL Slavophile, SP spermophile, typhlophile, typophile, Turkophile, TH theophile, thermophile, Z xenophile, Zionophile, zoophile beguile, guile, gyle heil awhile, erewhile, erstwhile, meanwhile, otherwhile, somewhile, therewhile, while, worthwhile chyle, kyle Carlisle, lisle camomile, mile

I confess I'm a ctenophile
So sit back and relax -- I'll be combing my hair for awhile
I don't know what to say, it makes me smile
And I know you agree -- you LIKE my hair style...

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Isle

2015 10 06 "Isle" #OW

Isle is a small island.

Isle looks like the lagoon from Gilligan's Island.

Isle sounds like a Tarzan yell.

Isle smells like salt water from ocean which surrounds you.

Isle feels like freedom from the constraints of the modern world.

Isle tastes like coconuts and bananas.

Rhymes with Isle: aisle, I’ll, atrabile, bile chile aedile, crocodile, merdaille A Anglophile, B bibliophile, D defile, demophile, discophile, E aelurophile, eosinnophile, ergophile, F file, photofile, FR Francophile, G Gallophile, gastrophile, H halophile, hippophile, homophile, I Italophile, interfile, J Japanophile, Germanophile, gynotikolobomassophile, M myrmecophile, mesophile, N nailfile,

I'll be the one you met when you walk down the aisle on that Greek isle...
I'll be your man and you'll be my honey chile
I'll be the one grinning ear-to-ear, basking in your radiant smile
I'll be the luckiest guy on Earth as we take our honeymoon floating up the Nile...

Monday, October 05, 2015

Edict

2015 10 05 "Edict" #OW

Edict is when you lay down the law.

Edict looks like parchment with words on it in an official-looking font.  There may be ribbons and a wax seal involved.

Edict sounds like, "Blah blah blah CUZ I SAID SO!".

Edict smells like adrenalin.

Edict feels like being bossed around.

Edict tastes like chicken.

Rhymes with Edict: addict, benedict, interdict, contradict, maledict, predict, retrodict afflict, deconflict, inflict, conflict delict, derelict, relict apomict depict, Pict astrict, derestrict, constrict, overstrict, restrict, strict, understrict evict, convict

This is my edict:
Woman, you're too strict
Tired of you treatin' me like a convict!
Had enough of all these laws you want to inflict...

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Eighty-six

2015 10 04 "Eighty-six" #OW

Eighty-six means to terminate something.

Eighty-six looks like tossing an old pair of sneakers in the trash.

Eighty-six sounds like a tree falling after that last blow from an ax.

Eighty-six smells like 3-day-old fish.

Eighty-six feels like obsolence.

Eighty-six tastes like expired milk.

Rhymes with Eighty-six: A adfix, affix, antefix, F fix, I infix, K confix, KR crucifix, KW quick fix, P postfix, PR prefix, pre-fix, R refix, S suffix, superfix, TR transfix prolix admix, immix, intermix, commix, mix, overmix, undermix acronyx, nix, Nyx picks, pix, pyx apteryz, archaeopterics, rix, Vercingetorix, six, ninety-six (etc.) chopsticks, fiddlesticks, Styx aviatrix, dirty tricks, executrix, inheritrix, cicatrix

Quick fix?!  Give that broke-ass "fix" the '86!
I'm not one for cheap tricks!
Scarlet O'Hara might say fiddle-dee-dee or fiddlesticks!
I say thee nay!  No!  Nix!

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Matchstick

2015 10 03 "Matchstick" #OW

Matchstick is a piece of wood or cardboard with one end designed for striking to start a fire.

Matchstick looks like a short or long stick with red on one end (or flame, or ash).

Matchstick sounds like, " Sizzle."

Matchstick smells like fire.

Matchstick feels like the power to destroy held between your two little fingers.

Matchstick tastes like wood or cardboard.

Rhymes with Matchstick: snick spick B bestick, BR broomstick, CH chapstick, chopstick, D dipstick, DR drumstick, F fiddlestick, GR greenstick, K candlestick, L lipstick, metestick, maulstick, monostich, N knobstick, nonstick, P pentastich, pigstick, S singlestick, swordstick, SL slapstick, ST stich, stick, swizzle stick, T telestich, tetrastich, U unstick, W walkingstick, Y yardstick strick thick anapestic, arithmetic, heretic, impolitic, cosmopolitic, lunatic, politic, rickytick, tic, tick, triptych dirty trick, gastrotrich, metric, overtrick, trick, undertrick Crown Vic, Old Vic, Reykjavik bailiwick, Brunswick, candlewick, lampwick, Warwick, wick

Behold, the power of the matchstick!
As much power as when I flick my Bic!
I can use my matchstick to start the fire to cook my drumstick
Or light a candle, so long as I have enough wick...

Friday, October 02, 2015

Limerick

2015 10 02 "Limerick" #OW

Limerick is a specialized type of poem with the A-A-B-B-A rhyming structure.

Limerick looks like an old man from Nantucket.

Limerick sounds like a sing-songy rhyme of 5 lines.

Rhymes with Limerick: A archbishopric, B bishopric, H hayrick, K choleric, M maverick, PL plethoric, R rhetoric, rick, wrick, SH chivalric, T tumeric, turmeric schrik shtick, schtick A airsick, BR brainsick, H heartsick, homesick, K carsick, L landsick, lovesick, M moonsick, S seasick, sic, sick, SP spacesick slick

What's in a Limerick?
The town or the pome (sic)
If you find yourself in Nantucket
With only the clothes on your back and a bucket...
Would you be willing to do that trick?

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Bic

2015 10 01 "Bic" #OW

Bic is a brand of cheap lighter.

Bic looks like a little tube.

Bic sounds like the wheel spinning as you try to light it.

Bic smells like kerosene.

Bic feels like having the power to start fires.

Bic tastes like kerosene, plastic and metal.

Rhymes with : ich, ick, ik, ichthyic Arabic, iambic airbrick, brick, firebrick, red-brick allocochick, chic, chick, dabchick, holluschick, peachick benedick, Benedick, dick, dik-dik, sandik flick, skin-flick hic, hick kick, sidekick, trochaic click, click-click creek, crick doublequick, quick bootlick, dactylic, Catholic, cowlick, lick, relic comic, mick arsenic, kinnikinnick, nick, eugenic handpick, nutpick, pic, pick, toothpick, Waterpick pinprick, prick

Well, flick my Bic!
Kiss my grits!
That's one hot chick!
Show us yer ...