LYRICS

A CIRCLE (REPEATS)

Cold footsteps on asphalt
Never coming to a halt
Drowned out in a bustle of a town
Which never calms down

An endless crowd in sight
Frowning day and night
Surrounded by invisible glass walls
Each nearly squalls

When did you find your comfort
In neon lights and city streets?
You believe they can save your skin
But a vicious circle repeats

Kind words never spoken
A good ol' rule is broken
Sometimes a smile on the surface
Throws you a deadly kiss

Even your keen nose
Can't sniff out fishy shadows
Your sense of smell was totally lost
And you know it to your cost

When did you find your comfort
In neon lights and city streets?
You believe they can save your skin
But a vicious circle repeats

Doesn't each step you take carry you to obscurity?
Have you spent a minute without a sigh recently?

When did you find your comfort
In neon lights and city streets?
You believe they can save your skin
But a vicious circle repeats
When did we find our comfort
In neon lights and city streets?
We believe they can save our skin
But a vicious circle repeats

© 2003 by Goki

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AIN'T HARD TO DO

We've been running such a long, long way
In such a short, short time
Until smiles have faded away
And any word doesn't rhyme

We've run too fast with no clear goal
Time's just passed to hurt our heart and soul, yeah

Hard words flying in between
Phone receivers slammed down
Ego battles neither can win
Ending up wearing a frown

We've just arrived at the point of no return
For us to survive, it's now time to learn

Let me hear you say, hey, hey
You want to walk away
I can let you go, wow, wow
I'll never say no
Living without you, ooh, ooh
Ain't hard to do

Once everything seemed to have bloomed
But we were sinking in quicksand
I guess from the start it was doomed
To be a one-season stand

Our love's en route straight to RIP
So why not execute our right to be free?

Let me hear you say, hey, hey
You want to walk away
I can let you go, wow, wow
I'll never say no
Living without you, ooh, ooh
Ain't hard to do

Before spring comes, let's get ready for a fresh start
We won't suffer from the pain of a broken heart
To awake and grow apart is an idea so smart

Let me hear you say, hey, hey
You want to walk away
I can let you go, wow, wow
I'll never say no
Living without you, ooh, ooh
Ain't hard to do

© 2008 by Goki

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BEHIND

Again I'm driving down this highway
With silence in the passenger seat
The setting sun tells the end of the day
And I'm heading home without a sweet

Taking a side glance at a beach
I still see two of us walking along
The sound of waves can still reach
My ears have missed your voice much too long

How could I have been so blind?
I'm full of bitter feelings undefined
And searching for a strong mind
To leave the unexpected end behind

Throwing all my dreams that fell flat
Towards the red sky so peaceful
And the scenes I didn't even look at
Begin to look so meaningful

That song we'd hum in this car
Flows out from the radio again
And I turn it off to guard
Myself from another pain that could begin

How could I have been so blind?
I'm full of bitter feelings undefined
Still searching for a strong mind
To leave the unexpected end behind

Well, my eyes may have looked somber
'Cause from trying not to cry they have been sore
Awaking from my long, deep slumber
Of a day that won't come I can't dream any more

A draft blows in through the window
And whispers in my ear so softly
"Looks like you're ready to go."
And I nod and smile back confidently

I may have been so blind
And full of bitter feelings undefined
But with this strong heart of mine
I leave the unexpected end behind

© 2002 by Goki

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BEST BITTER SMILE

Searching for someone who was not in me or you
A vision of our perfect lover overshadowed our view
We were near, but far from where we'd like to head for
Our words finally found that magic light can’t shine anymore

Baby, baby, it's too late to relight
Maybe, maybe, timing wasn’t right
Surrendering to the stillness of twilight
Baby, baby, what a vainly long night

Looking for a reason to want and need and love
Under our bed fade each other's feelings we'd often shove
Melodies harmonized by silence and our sigh
Echo in our house and we don't even look straight in the eye

Baby, baby, it's too late to relight
Maybe, maybe, timing wasn’t right
Surrendering to the stillness of twilight
Baby, baby, what a vainly long night

When the morning light wakes us from our empty dream
And lets us feel less awkward than we seem
To recover the things we've forgotten for a long while
Let's stand back to back and walk with our best bitter smile

Baby, baby, it's too late to relight
Maybe, maybe, timing wasn’t right
Surrendering to the stillness of twilight
Baby, baby, what a vainly long night

© 2016 by Goki

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CALIFORNIA RAIN

My road has been pitted
With puddles of muddy water
But I don't make my way around
Just one wet-through plodder

With no umbrella
Through California rain
In the cold snap I'm reeling straight
Denying I'm on the wane

Well, I don't care being all in
'Cause soon I'll hear good luck callin'
And my life will never be stallin'
When California rain stops fallin'

How long have I been exposed
To this freezing weather?
How many more miles are left from here
'Til I feel in fine feather?

Oh, when was the last time
That I had the sun in the sky?
How come it's been avoiding me?
Can anybody tell me why?

Well, I don't care being all in
'Cause soon I'll hear good luck callin'
And my life will never be stallin'
When California rain stops fallin'

Over those dark rain clouds
I can see the hidden sun
I hope you can also see
'Cause our story's just begun

Our road has been pitted
With puddles of muddy water
And we don't know where we're going
Something's getting odder

Well, I don't care being all in
'Cause soon we'll hear good luck callin'
And our love will never be stallin'
When California rain stops fallin'
When California rain stops fallin'
When California rain stops fallin'...

© 2002 by Goki

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DRIFTIN' ASTRAY

Well, I'm totally lost and have Jack Frost inside
Seeing after years all those tears you cried
With something weighing on my absent mind
Clearing up all the spilt plans I designed

When I walk these streets, my heart just beats so fast
Remembering our good days, I always run past
Every place with every memory stays there
But can't find two of us together anywhere

How come you've gone farther apart
From me still givin' you all my heart
With a ray of hope fadin' away
Here I'm drifitin' astray

Trying hard to recover and
Questioning a lover's vow
I'm getting used to the woe without your glow somehow
But a girl who looks just like you from the back
Often comes into my view and I crack

How come you've gone farther apart
From me still givin' you all my heart
With a ray of hope fadin' away
Here I'm drifitin' astray

They say every story has its endin'
I believed that I could break the rule
Now I can see my heart is slowly mendin'
But given a chance, I'd be a fool again

How come you've gone farther apart
From me still givin' you all my heart
With a ray of hope fadin' away
Here I'm drifitin' astray

© 2003 by Goki

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GET A LIFE

I've got beaten on my way here
I've tried to pretend I have no fear
I sometimes couldn't see my way clear
But I've never needed any words of cheer

I'll gather all my courage together
To keep running and shining forever
Whatever pain cuts me like a knife
I'll stick to my way to get a life

Frustration cannot make me blind
Anger cannot control my mind
Hatred cannot put me in a bind
'Cause my dreams cannot be left behind

I'll gather all my courage together
To keep running and shining forever
Whatever pain cuts me like a knife
I'll stick to my way to get a life

You can tease, you can laugh at me
But you can never stop me running free
I've got to be what I want to be
I won't fail, you just wait and see

I'll gather all my courage together
To keep running and shining forever
Whatever pain cuts me like a knife
I'll stick to my way to get a life

© 2007 by Goki

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GRADUATED

'Jealousy', don't you smile so kindly at me
I know you're still with some of my friends
In my youth, I was too weak to refuse you
But long ago, our friendship met its end

Yes, I've graduated from you
'Cause you taught me nothing good
You just twisted my mind to ruin
Remember I'll never hook up with you again

'Rivalry', still the same ol' soul you used to be
How long is your hunting gonna go on?
It's been years since my trembling days of fear
But now I'm so fine 'cause they're all gone

Yes, I've graduated from you
'Cause you taught me nothing good
You just twisted my mind to ruin
Remember I'll never hook up with you again

'Vanity', it was not so easy for me
To throw you out of my heart forever
But finally I won my way to self-esteem
After making my best endeavor

Yes, I've graduated from you
'Cause you taught me nothing good
You just twisted my mind to ruin
Remember I'll never hook up with you again
Remember I'll never hook up with you again

© 2002 by Goki

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HOLDIN' YOU DEAR

When fatigue or anger eats me up through and through
Well, I'm just beginning to get homesick for you
Above all, your eyes crystal-clear
Oh, I'm just holdin' you dear

Whenever all my hopes and dreams fall to the ground
And I need an angel of redemption around
You wrap me in words of cheer
Yes, I'm just holdin' you dear

Since I met you, something undoubted awoke
And into my mind began to soak
From the long and oblivious slumber I woke
To find myself with my dear

After every argument and disagreement
There've always been my follies that I lament
Let me whisper in your ear
"I can't stop holdin' you dear."

Since I met you, something undoubted awoke
And into my mind began to soak
From the long and oblivious slumber I woke
To find myself with my dear

In the enfolding darkness of night
Where tomorrow isn't yet in sight
My confident assurance grows by bits
Throwing me the light

Since I met you, something undoubted awoke
And into my mind began to soak
From the long and oblivious slumber I woke
To find myself with my dear

Even if our friendship hadn't grown into love
Or there'd been someone else for you to dream of
I could've found my way here
'Cause I was holdin' you dear
And I'm still holdin' you dear
And I'll always be holdin' you dear

© 2005 by Goki

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HOLLOW HEART BLUES

Again, I'm alone
My angel has flown
Time's come to think on my own

I don't know why, but I cannot cry
I guess my passion did die

Such a hollow, heartless love
Was there something to learn?
Did we really burn?
Such a meaningless, wasted love
Can we say it was true?
Now I wonder where it's led us to

Some time ago, our love had a glow
Something was just about to grow

But time was not kind
Leaving us behind
And forcing us to change our mind

Such a hollow, heartless love
Was there something to learn?
Did we really burn?
Such a meaningless, wasted love
Can we say it was true?
Now I wonder where it's led us to

Well,
it's not so bad or it's not so sad
In a way we should be glad

'Cause at least we found
We were not bound to be someone to feel good around

Such a hollow, heartless love
Was there something to learn?
Did we really burn?
Such a meaningless, wasted love
Can we say it was true?
Now I wonder where it's led us to

© 2007 by Goki

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I WON'T BE BACK

I'm sailing to an island quite unknown
Searching for time and space of my own
Far from the seven lands, beyond the seven seas
Somewhere the sky is so blue as blue can be

Packing my suitcase that I had to hide
With all my disappointment inside
I'll throw it to the bottom of a deep, dark ocean
Sprinkling way too many sleeping potions

I won't be back 'til the day
When all the world's sharks have passed away
I'd rather be floating here alone
Than be scared of their teeth sharpened on a cold stone

In the seas of the ruthless world
Where the raging waves of life whirled
I was always seasick and more dead than alive
I don't know how,
but I managed to survive

Had I fallen out, I would've been eaten
By the sharks always good at cheatin'
Finally I got tired and made up my mind
To raise my sail and make a real voyage of mine

I won't be back 'til the day
When all the world's sharks have passed away
I'd rather be floating here alone
Than be scared of their teeth sharpened on a cold stone

I'm sailing to an island quite unknown
Searching for time and space of my own
Far from the seven lands, beyond the seven seas
Somewhere the sky is so blue as blue can be

I won't be back 'til the day
When all the world's sharks have passed away
I'd rather be floating here alone
Than be scared of their teeth sharpened on a cold stone

© 2005 by Goki

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IF YOU DON'T LOVE ME

In a series of misfortunes
You've been fighting with something
Or should I say 'somebody'?
Anyway you can't form a ring

Minutes go by like hours
Silence seems to last for life
And you feel like you're left behind
From all the world and his wife

You don't know I've been waiting here beside you
For a chance to give you my love so true

If you don't love me, that's OK
You just can't be happy 'til Doomsday
Your heebie-jeebies won't go away
And you'll still have to be astray
Are you going to tell me to leave you alone?
Do you think you can go on your own?
Can you recover your mental tone?
Can your eyes shine like precious stones?

You say you don't want to stop running
But there can be a time you should
I'm not going to say you must keep still
Don't worry, this won't last for good

A turning point in your life
That's what has shown its face
You can't get nowhere if you run
So just walk at an easy pace

But if you want to get out of this deep fog right now
In exchange for your love I can tell you how

If you don't love me, that's OK
You just can't be happy 'til Doomsday
Your heebie-jeebies won't go away
And you'll still have to be astray
Are you going to tell me to leave you alone?
Do you think you can go on your own?
Can you recover your mental tone?
Can your eyes shine like precious stones?

Well, I can't stand myself who's been talking tough
Hey, girl, please don't go off in a huff

If you don't love me, I'm done for
You will see me at death's door
I won't be happy forevermore
I've never felt like this before
Are you going to tell me to be alone?
Do you think I can go on my own?
Can I recover my mental tone?
Can my eyes shine like precious stones?

© 2002 by Goki

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JUST TOO YOUNG

One Sunday evening, three years after she was born
Sitting in a front porch swing
that seems a little weather-worn
She looks curiously at her parents
Laying aside her favorite book
While they're whispering about something
with a strained look

The next morning mommy says
"Daddy must go on a business trip."
Folding his army greens
without a word and biting her lip
Daddy promises he will come back
Though it may take a little while
Nodding slowly, mommy kisses him good-bye
With a tearful smile

She's just too young to understand
The meaning of her mother's tears
Or to know that they have to lead
Their lives with hopes and fears
And she wonders if she should cry or she should try not to
She just looks around
and blinks her innocent eyes
Only learning what it's like to be surprised

As days go by slowly
Mommy can't hide her pain and grief
Surfing the TV channels
to watch comedy shows for relief
One day, her favorite program gets interrupted suddenly
On the screen appears one familiar face talking winningly

Right after mommy hearsthe man declare
an end to the war
A letter flies in their house
And mommy dashes to their front door
Daddy wrote that his service there was done
And he'd come home soon
Mommy reads in tears for her daughter,
feeling over the moon

She's just too young to understand
The meaning of her mother's tears
Or to know that they have led
Their lives with hopes and fears
And she wonders if she should cry or she should try not to
She just looks around and blinks her innocent eyes
Only learning what it's like to be surprised

A few days later, she hears mommy answer one phone call
Then she sees her hang up,
go into a dead faint and fall
Another few days find her among strangers dressed in black
And she hears mommy weep out
"Daddy's never coming back."

Everyone at the funeral furiously mourns her Daddy's death
"Why was he a victim of revenge?"
They gnash their teeth under their breath
For all the blood and tears shed
Peace is nowhere to be found
And they're sure
Another 'Century of Warfare' has just come around

She's just too young to understand
The meaning of people's tears
Or to know that they have to lead
Their lives with hopes and fears
And she wonders if she should cry or she should try not to
She just looks around and
blinks her innocent eyes
Only learning what it's like to be surprised
Yes, she was just too young to see the whys
And the others don't want her to realize

© 2005 by Goki

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LAND OF DARKNESS

Somewhere in my gloomy head
I find a piece of unfounded dread
And feel it slowly start to form a shape
A bad feeling there’s no way to escape

A negative thinking pattern begins
And my friendly anxiety grins
While I'm completely unaware
My bad habit is driving me to despair

No more rolling into a snowball
No more feeling scared and small
Imaginary scenario of uneasiness
Goodbye, Land of Darkness, ooh, ooh, ooh

Fighting an invisible foe
I feel a paranoid fear grow
Brooding over non-existent things
Overstrains my nerves with what it brings

No more rolling into a snowball
No more feeling scared and small
Imaginary scenario of uneasiness
Goodbye, Land of Darkness, ooh, ooh, ooh

On my way to Land of Darkness,
I hear a little voice
Whisper, "Stop thinking. You still have a choice."

No more rolling into a snowball
No more feeling scared and small
Imaginary scenario of uneasiness
Goodbye, Land of Darkness, ooh, ooh, ooh
Goodbye, Land of Darkness, ooh, ooh, ooh
Goodbye, Land of Darkness, ooh, ooh, ooh

© 2009 by Goki

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LIVE A LIE

You go out to ease your pain
But sometimes you get more
And come back to your door with no gain

But you know
A stranger will treat you right tomorrow
Gone will be your sorrow at your will

Don't you say you've lived in sadness
And you've been looking for happiness

For with just one smile you can get company
Who tries hard to be worth your while
And with just one kiss you can make the money
That keeps you in dreams and bliss

Long ago there was one man you were thinking of
You were deep in love, but he ran

When he left, he just said
"You can't love anyone
'Cause what you had done shot you dead."

Then you were back out on the street
With a reputation as a cheat

For with just one smile you can get company
Who tries hard to be worth your while
And with just one kiss you can make the money
That keeps you in dreams and bliss

Yesterday when I saw you, tears were in your eyes
I never knew why you were blue

Now I guess what we need is to keep on learning
And keep a true love burning without greed

Of course, you don't have to try
If you still wanna live a lie

For with just one smile you can get company
Who tries hard to be worth your while
And with just one kiss you can make the money
That keeps you in dreams and bliss

© 2002 by Goki

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MAYBE SOMEDAY

Once we'd spend hours on the phone
Sharing our unfinished dreams
Unconscious of the flight of time
Just afraid of future phone bills
Glorious pages in my history

This spring took two things from me
The winter's cold and the warmth from you
When the last snow crystal melted away
Your passion for me cooled
The reason was wrapped in mystery

I didn't know what was what and wasn't quite myself
Until our old friend told me that you found someone else

Maybe someday I'll laugh about this
Maybe someday I won't miss your kiss
Things won't go amiss... maybe someday

Today I got my latest phone bill
The cheapest in the last two years
A sad happiness made me wear a bitter smile
And yearn much for the lost fear
Oh, this spring sky's so clear

I still don't know what is what and I'm not quite myself
Though in experience
I'm sure that I have got some wealth

Maybe someday I'll laugh about this
Maybe someday I won't miss your kiss
Things won't go amiss... maybe someday

Saturday 8am was the moment for which I couldn't wait
But now it reminds me again and again of the irony of fate

Maybe someday I'll laugh about this
Maybe someday I won't miss your kiss
Things won't go amiss... maybe someday

© 2002 by Goki

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MY LONE SKY

It's around midnight, a little cold for a summer day
Spokane Airport hits the hay
And from my friends' wedding, I'm on my way home
In the still of the night I just roam

Still I've got five hours 'til my plane flies
Yawningly I rub my eyes
So slowly and so steadily, the circuit of thought sinks
I might need to snatch forty winks

Remembering the just married pair
I start asking myself unaware

"Until when are you going to dream
And go against the stream?
Haven't you run out of steam?"
But I've got to prove something
So just play and sing
Songs that I'm tryin' to let fly across my lone sky

To a hum of voices I wake up from a doze
To find myself where a bleak wind blows
With boarding signs waving, tired from the long wait
Slowly I walk to the gate

Stumbling to my seat 4B
I still hear this voice question me

"Until when are you going to dream
And go against the stream?
Haven't you run out of steam?"
Now this airplane and I are flying high
Waving this town good-bye from my lone sky
From my lone sky
From my lone sky

© 2003 by Goki

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SEA OF ANXIETY

Sailing out on a dark and furious ocean
I'm looking for a place to dump my fearful emotion

Countering head-on these stormy waves
I'm too busy to die
Days of asking around strangers' graves
"Where and who am I?"

Drifting in the sea of anxiety
An endless voyage to nowhere
Even freezing rain can't wash away my pain
A lonely night sky is running scared
Stars of comfort have lost their light and fallen out of sight
Drifting in the sea of anxiety
I'll never give in to despair

Reflected on the gloomy surface of the water
My courage is nervously seeing me totter

How much time has passed me by?
I can't imagine at all
Sea after sea within the sweep of the eye
When can I have a landfall?

Drifting in the sea of anxiety
An endless voyage to nowhere
Even freezing rain can't wash away my pain
A lonely night sky is running scared
Stars of comfort have lost their light and fallen out of sight
Drifting in the sea of anxiety
I'll never give in to despair

To be honest with you, my friend
My heart nearly breaks down now and then
But winter always bows to spring
So I'll keep fighting

Drifting in the sea of anxiety
An endless voyage to nowhere
Even freezing rain can't wash away my pain
A lonely night sky is running scared
Stars of comfort have lost their light and fallen out of sight
Drifting in the sea of anxiety
I'll never give in to despair

© 2009 by Goki

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SECOND TO NONE

A white and transparent beauty
Blanches my blackened night
Light-blue comfort keeps guiding
My gray sky to the light
Wishing time to come to rest
I invite in my lifetime guest

Baby, I'm learning now what it's like
To be in love and care about someone
Here, I make a vow to lead my life
With you who are second to none

A tender warmth of affection
Courses through my drowsy heart
Two soothing, soft beams of light
Lead me to a brand new start
Hoping this forever lasts
I say farewell to all my pasts, yeah

Baby, I'm learning now what it's like
To be in love and care about someone
Here, I make a vow to lead my life
With you who are second to none

When you're freezing in sorrow
I'll warm you with a bright tomorrow
To keep your heart from going numb
I'll keep showering my love for all the years to come

Baby, I'm learning now what it's like
To be in love and care about someone
Here, I make a vow to lead my life
With you who are second to none
In everything you're second to none
Oh, baby, you're second to none

© 2008 by Goki

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SHE DON’T NEED TEARS

I can see you patting her on the shoulder
And I know you’re always ready to hold her

Dreams and memories shared
Nothing can be compared
Feelings had always been spared

She don’t need tears
She don’t need fears
’Cause she knows both of you are always together
You don’t need tears
You don’t need fears
Just keep a loving eye on her forever
So she don’t need tears

I can hear you whisper to her cheering words
To guide her through the night
And help her move onwards

Your smile and laughter will dwell in her heart
And still ease her mind
Whenever she goes through the mill

She don’t need tears
She don’t need fears
’Cause she knows both of you are always together
You don’t need tears
You don’t need fears
Just keep a loving eye on her forever
So she don’t need tears

Would you lighten her sorrow
And give her hope for tomorrow?
Till this hard time is gone and time heals the pain
Please shelter her from winds and rain

She don’t need tears
She don’t need fears
’Cause she knows both of you are always together
You don’t need tears
You don’t need fears
Just keep a loving eye on her forever
So she don’t need tears

© 2015 by Goki

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SINKING MYSELF IN THE SUNSET

About the time I wasted doing nothing but getting old
As I didn’t try to remove my blindfold

About the things that I pretended not to see at all
Though I knew I would end up feeling small

About one step that I wouldn’t or couldn’t take forward
While making excuses so absurd

About the failures that could’ve possibly made me cry
If I hadn’t been just too scared to try

I’m thinking and sinking myself in the sunset
And burning out the past that I regret
Panning memories to remember or forget
I’m thinking and sinking myself in the sunset

About the lessons that I should have learned to awake
And avoid repeating the same old mistake

About the lies I told myself to escape from reality
Though I knew they came from nothing but vanity

I’m thinking and sinking myself in the sunset
And burning out the past that I regret
Panning memories to remember or forget
I’m thinking and sinking myself in the sunset

I’m thinking and sinking myself in the sunset
And burning out the past that I regret
Panning memories to remember or forget
I’m thinking and sinking myself in the sunset

About this love for which I’ve been waiting for years
I’m caring with all my happy tears

© 2015 by Goki

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STILL ON MY WAY

Some used to throw me warm words
Now they've started rolling their eyes
And those derisive laughter I heard
Has changed into sympathetic sighs

Oh, my dreams floating in the air
Oh, my schemes going nowhere
I don't want to fade away
I don't want to fall into decay
'Cause I'm still on my way

All the dreamers who ran with me
Have gotten real and swum with the tide
And I continue my endless journey
Even though no one's on my side

Oh, my dreams floating in the air
Oh, my schemes going nowhere
I don't want to fade away
I don't want to fall into decay
'Cause I'm still on my way

Did I find my goal too early?
And was it just too big?
Well, even though that's the case, I don't care a fig
Here I am again to take the last chance
Yes, someday I'm going to get the last dance

Oh, my dreams floating in the air
Oh, my schemes going nowhere
I don't want to fade away
I don't want to fall into decay
'Cause I'm still on my way
I'm still on my way
I'm still on my way

© 2008 by Goki

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SWEET WAY

She's got a new PC and a brand new car
And lives in a remodeled house
Everything goes as planned so far
All that's missing is a spouse

She says
She's busy going out to drink or having to dance
There's been no time to think
Just chasing romance

Papa and Mama are always waiting there
To do things for her that she'd never dare

She keeps waiting for love
She keeps dreaming of
A Prince Charming showing up to take her away
But she still don't do nothin'
She can never stop believin'
A princess may go her own sweet way

Without anybody she can use, she can't breathe on her own
Repeating her best excuse,
"No man walks alone."

Another deliberate plan and phony smile
Again, she's ready to walk another mile, yeah, yeah

She keeps waiting for love
She keeps dreaming of
A Prince Charming showing up to take her away
But she still don't do nothin'
She can never stop believin'
A princess may go her own sweet way

Inviting in another sleepless night
She tearfully sighs,
"Where's my Mr. Right?"
My, oh, my

She keeps waiting for love
She keeps dreaming of
A Prince Charming showing up to take her away
But she still don't do nothin'
She can never stop believin'
A princess may go her own sweet way

© 2006 by Goki

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THE INNER SCREAM

You walk out of one bar
Light steps to a stranger's car
Not sure if you can have some fun
But another night has just begun

For tonight he's your best friend
This may last, this may end
Giving way to eagerness
Under cover of darkness

You may never regret
But you can never forget

You never seem to hear your inner scream
Always drowning in a fictitious dream
Let me ask, "Has your life been so secure?"
I guess maybe you can't say for sure

You get to a cheap motel
Expensive enough to yell
You were there nights ago
With another man you didn't know

With wads of dollars in your mind
Tonight again you go blind
A full moon wears a weird smile
And you pass out just for a while

The same ol' pleasure inside
You always fail to hide

You never seem to hear your inner scream
Always drowning in a fictitious dream
Let me ask, "Has your life been so secure?"
I guess maybe you can't say for sure

Another game was just played
Was it really a fair trade?

You never seem to hear your inner scream
Always drowning in a fictitious dream
Let me ask, "Has your life been so secure?"
I guess maybe you can't say for sure

© 2005 by Goki

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THE LAST COWBOY

Roaming alone in muddy boots on rainy days
The rain soaks through his worn-out jeans
And its pale blue fades
Vaulting into the saddle in a blazing hot sun
The Last Cowboy rides his only friend with a loaded gun

Rain or shine, it doesn't make any difference at all
He lives from hand to mouth with his back against the wall

Oh, Last Cowboy, make your horse neigh one more time
Whatever people think of you
I know that you don't care a dime
Just spur and keep running straight through a cloud of sand
Oh, Last Cowboy, never fail to reach your promised land

For there's always been a reverie to engage in
You just can't waste your time doin' nothin' but agin'
Your surly look forces you to stay in your shell
Your heart resonates only with each peal of a church bell

The wall you've built around yourself fails to set you free
There seems to be somewhere else that you ought to be

Oh, Last Cowboy, make your horse neigh one more time
Whatever people think of you
I know that you don't care a dime
Just spur and keep running straight through a cloud of sand
Oh, Last Cowboy, never fail to reach your promised land

I've nearly lost everyone and everything
Too desperate to wait for what only time can bring

Somehow, I successfully learned how to loosen my load
This time around I'm ready to go
For a ride down a dusty gravel road

Oh, Last Cowboy, make your horse neigh one last time
Whatever people think of you
I know that you don't care a dime
Just spur and keep running straight through a cloud of sand
Oh, Last Cowboy, never fail to reach your promised land
Never fail to reach your promised land
Never fail to reach your promised land
Keep running, boy

© 2005 by Goki

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THE SINGER

On the rocky path of life with lots of curves and bumps
We're trying to enjoy our short life
Not to look down in the dumps

But one of us has slipped off the fast track
Another's going through a setback
Sometimes we get pretty stressed out
Unknowingly roaming about

So sing us your song that lingers in our hearts and memory
On your honor as a singer
Heal our souls with your melody
Loneliness and uneasiness, we must live together
So sing us your soothing melody
That never leaves our memory forever

On the one-way path of life where there's no turning back
We're getting on with our short life full of hard nuts to crack

One of us has just lost his dream
Another of us can't find her hope's gleam
Sometimes we get a broken heart
We don't know where to restart

So sing us your song that lingers in our hearts and memory
On your honor as a singer
Heal our souls with your melody
Loneliness and uneasiness, we must live together
So sing us your soothing melody
That never leaves our memory forever

We all know you can satisfy our feelings now
'Cause when we hear you sing
We can calm ourselves somehow

One of us can't mend frayed relations
Another’s feeling her limitations
Sometimes we need peace of mind
A little bit of time to unwind

So sing us your song that lingers in our hearts and memory
On your honor as a singer
Heal our souls with your melody
Loneliness and uneasiness, we must live together
So sing us your soothing melody
That never leaves our memory forever

© 2009 by Goki

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THE VALUE OF ONE MINUTE

Stay just one more minute
Don't leave an empty space
Right beside me in our bed
A haze, and I'm still in it
I want to see your face
Though my eyes are heavy as lead

As your back reflected in my sleepy eyes
Becomes smaller so slowly
I start to realize
The value of one minute that I usually pass thoughtlessly
Though I know it just flies

Stay just one more minute
Don't leave an empty space
Right beside me in our bed
A haze, and I'm still in it
I want to see your face
Though my eyes are heavy as lead

As your footsteps die away
Into the silence of this morning
I start to realize
The value of one minute that I've hardly tried to utilize
Now it's taking me by surprise

Stay just one more minute
Don't leave an empty space
Right beside me in our bed
A haze, and I'm still in it
I want to see your face
Though my eyes are heavy as lead

Feeling a glimmer in the gloom
I'm groping for you
Quite unsatisfied with the bed sheet
Still so fragrant with your perfume

Stay just one more minute
Don't leave an empty space
Right beside me in our bed
A haze, and I'm still in it
I want to see your face
Though my eyes are heavy as lead

© 2000 by Goki

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TIME, TIME, TIME

The past has been knocking on my door
Recently more often than before
Always pestering me out for a drink
But I know it just wants to make my heart sink
So I think

Time, time, time, please don’t leave me alone
Just be mine, mine, mine before you turn to stone
I know for some people you’ve just flown
But I need you to answer all the questions thrown

The present should always be here and there
Teasing from the corner of nowhere
I try to catch, but it always shies away
And again I can't see its value today
So I say

Time, time, time, please don’t leave me alone
Just be mine, mine, mine before you turn to stone
I know for some people you’ve just flown
But I need you to answer all the questions thrown

No one knows how the future looks
‘Til this moment slips off the hooks
By myself I must form its shape
Or it will also just escape
Making something all my own out of thin air
Is always accompanied by thrill, joy, and scare

Time, time, time, please don’t leave me alone
Just be mine, mine, mine before you turn to stone
I know for some people you’ve just flown
But I need you to answer all the questions thrown

© 2016 by Goki

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TRUE STRENGTH

Fighting back sudden tears
Banishing nameless fears
And groping in the dark for years
I was too young a man

The meaning of being strong
I didn't know all along
It took me much too long to understand:

True strength can be found somewhere deep inside of me
When I admit my weakness bravely

I was such a coward
Couldn't take a step forward
Shivering in the rain of lonely pain
I'll be strong inside
No more 'run and hide'
Strong enough to fly so high

Counting my growth rings
Wishing to have two wings
But suffering wide mood swings
I could not open my eyes

Carrying my wildcat scheme
Having low self-esteem
Cracking up under my dream
I did not realize:

A man who doesn't hesitate to go to any length
To realize his dream can achieve genuine strength

I was such a coward
Couldn't take a step forward
Shivering in the rain of lonely pain
I'll be strong inside
No more 'run and hide'
Strong enough to fly so high

I was such a coward
Couldn't take a step forward
Shivering in the rain of lonely pain
I'll be strong inside
No more 'run and hide'
Strong enough to fly so high

© 2008 by Goki

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UNREADY FOR THE SUN

Now I'm walking in the rain
For a cure to ease my pain
A cold wind keeps chilling me

The autumn leaves have ceased their dance
And I throw a casual glance
Feeling a little sympathy

Losing my sense of time
I picture in my mind a towering wall that I must climb

How can I clear the sky?
How can I wipe out the clouds?
How can I let the wind die?
Does the sun just want to drowse?
How can I clear my mind so again I can run?
Oh, I'm walking behind
Unready for the sun

Looking back at my footprints
I can feel no autumn tints
Is winter coming around?

Again, I take uncertain steps
While the night is quietly slept
Where am I bound?

Feeling my weak heartbeat
I see myself trembling in the puddle-mirror at my feet

How can I clear the sky?
How can I wipe out the clouds?
How can I let the wind die?
Does the sun just want to drowse?
How can I clear my mind so again I can run?
Oh, I'm walking behind
Unready for the sun

Since you left me heartsore
The world looks different from before
But I know the misfortune should be gone
So I can hold on, yeah, yeah, yeah

How can I clear the sky?
How can I wipe out the clouds?
How can I let the wind die?
Does the sun just want to drowse?
How can I clear my mind so again I can run?
Oh, I'm walking behind
Unready for the sun

© 2007 by Goki

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YOUR VOICE

Your voice was ringing in my head through last night
Whispering all the words that made me feel all right
“It won’t be long ’til you see me
And we can stay where we want to be.”

I go to work again with this heavy tread
While staying in the office, I just feel I’m dead
But every time I hear you say something
I feel like I’m on the wing

Now it’s time to leave work
Thank God, I’ve survived
Well, I guess I must be the happiest man alive
Since I can sleep with your voice tonight
Seeing your smile right in sight
Since I can sleep with your voice tonight
Seeing your smile right in sight

© 2003 by Goki

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