Lyrics – Stirred Not Shaken


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Lucky
It’s not how I planned it
It’s not how I dreamed
Life can throw a few curves
So you throw the dice
You take a chance or two
Sometimes you’re gonna get what you deserve

And I feel peace like I’ve never known
I’m happy where I am, I’ve come into my own
And if someone asks what’s the worst it’s been for me
When I imagine what could have been
I feel lucky

I lost too many years
Spent too much time alone
Afraid to put my heart out on the line
Then I found a heart so true
It was then I finally knew
Sometimes it’s just a matter of time

And I feel love like I’ve never known
I’m happy where I am, I’ve come into my own
And if someone asks what’s the worst it’s been for me
When I imagine what could have been
I feel lucky

Sometimes my demons howl
Doubts, they fill my head
The walls start closing in
But I will not be misled

And I feel joy like I’ve never known
I’m happy where I am, I’ve come into my own
And if someone asks what’s the worst it’s been for me
When I imagine what could have been
I feel lucky


Home For The Holidays
Another Valentine’s Day
I guess it’s finally here
It seems there’s nothing more to do
Than what I did last year
I’ll work late, walk the dog
Make dinner and watch a movie
Dim the lights and light the fire
And wear my coat of envy

But I keep believing
Tell myself it’ll be okay
And the days turn into years
And I’m home for the holidays

Autumn leaves fall to the ground
Summer lost the fight
People dressed for Halloween
All over town tonight
But I’m Rhett without Miss Scarlett
A king without his queen
Sonny with no one to Cher
So I guess I’ll just be me

But I keep believing
Tell myself it’ll be okay
And the days turn into years
And I’m home for the holidays

Wrap the Christmas presents
For family and some friends
In this time of joy and peace
I think I’ll just pretend
And on this New Year’s Eve
Wouldn’t it be bliss
If when the clock strikes twelve
I’d have someone to kiss

Wouldn’t it be great
Shouldn’t it be fun
But it’s just not the same
When it’s two minus one?

But I keep believing
Tell myself it’ll be okay
And the days turn into years
And I’m home

But I keep believing
Tell myself it’ll be okay
That the days will turn into years
And we’ll be home for the holidays
We’ll be home


Everything You Need
When you’re feeling strong
I’ll let you lead the way
But if you ever fall behind
I’ll bide my time and wait

When you think you’ll fall apart
I’m gonna see you through
But when it’s my turn to break
I’m gonna hold on tight to you

I’ll be everything
Everything you need
I’ll be everything
Everything you need

When your heart is like the desert
I’ll be the pouring rain
And when the rain has ended
I’ll bring the sun again

When your soul is lost at sea
I’ll be the driving wind
And when you’ve found your way
I’ll be the calm within

I’ll be everything
Everything you need
I’ll be everything
Everything you need

You are what my life is for
So I’ll give a little more

When you seek the arms of pleasure
I know what to do
I’ll be your rhythm, baby
When you just can’t shake the blues

I’ll be everything
Everything you need
Let me be your everything
Everything you need
I’ll be everything
Everything you need
I’ll be everything
Everything you need
Everything you need


Forgot To Forget
I saw that old movie
On the late, late show last night
The one that used to make me laugh
Because it made you cry

As two lovers say goodbye
With what will be their last embrace
I’d wrap my arms around you
As you wiped the tears away

Now it comes as a surprise
That I feel the way I do
Because I’ve come to realize that
I forgot to forget about you

I heard our old song
On the radio this afternoon
The one you used to sing to me
Though you couldn’t keep a tune

About love that’s built to last
That grows stronger every day
We held each other through the night
As we let the music play

Now it comes as a surprise
That I feel the way I do
Because I’ve come to realize that
I forgot to forget about you

I see our old table
In our favorite restaurant
The one with candles all aglow
The one our memories haunt

But I’m here with someone new
So I’ll do the best I can
It’s time for me to let you go
I don’t think she’d understand

Now it comes as a surprise
That I feel the way I do
Because I’ve come to realize that
I forgot to forget about
Why can’t I forget about
I’ve got to forget about you
I forgot to forget about you


Do You Know?
I don’t know if I look much like a younger you
Only the mirror holds the answer, it’s true
But I’m the kind of man who loves what he has
Guess I didn’t learn that from you

Do you know what you’ve missed
Do you ever feel regret
Do you ever think of me when you pray?
Do you know that I’ve been loved
Do you know that I’m okay
But most of all, do you even care?

I’m sure there are those who’d say you’re a good man
I’m sure there are others who would agree
But what kind of a man walks away when his son was only three?
Not the kind of man I’d like to be

Do you know what you’ve missed
Do you ever feel regret
Do you ever think of me when you pray?
Do you know that I’ve been loved
Do you know that I’m okay
But most of all, do you even care?

It’s funny and it’s sad
Sometimes I miss what I never had
In a different long ago
It’s strange but it’s me
To still believe in what could be
I thought that you should know

Do you know what you’ve missed
Do you ever feel regret
Do you ever think of me when you pray?
Do you know that I’ve been loved
Do you know that I’m okay
But most of all, do you even care?

Do you know what you’ve missed
Do you know that I’ve been loved?


I Might Not Remember
No, there’s no one sitting there
Feel free to take a seat
I’ve never seen you here before
It’s really nice to meet you

I see the way you’re staring
Intently at your drink
You look like you’re a person
Who might be on the brink

So tell me what’s on your mind
I’d really like to know
But before you start just let me get
Another shot of Cuervo Gold
And I’m sure that when we say goodnight
We’ll be the very best of friends
And by the way, could you tell me your name?

No, there’s no one in my life
Except my cats and son
But all my friends hang out here
So this is where I come

Sometimes I get so tired
Seems I’ve nothing left to give
But then the walls start closing in
So this is how I live

So I’ll tell you what’s on my mind
If you’d really like to know
But before I start just let me get
Another shot of Cuervo Gold
And I’m sure that when we say goodnight
We’ll be the very best of friends
And by the way, could you tell me your name?

Oh, have we met before?
Well I hope you understand
I meet so many people
I do the best I can

Well it’s really great to see you
I think we’ve gotten close
Would you like a shot of Cuervo Gold?
Do you really have to go?
Next week? Sure I’ll be here
We’ll pick up all the same
But I might not remember your name
I might not remember


Forever Ran Out Of Time
It seemed to be eternity
Before you came my way
There never was a question
It had to be more than fate

Forever in a moment
A moment stopped in time
I knew that you were made for me
I knew that you were mine

That’s the moment
My heart found its beat
The seas found their shores
And reason learned how to rhyme
Hope found its innocence
And blue found its sky
The clock lost its hands
And forever ran out of time

Well time keeps moving on
Seems like all we know is change
But you’ll never have to question
My love is still the same

Forever in a moment
A moment stopped in time
There will never come a day
That I’m not by your side

That would be the day
My heart would lose its beat
The seas lose their shores
And reason would forget how to rhyme
Hope would lose its innocence
And blue lose its sky
The clock lose its hands
And forever run out of

And when my heart is tempted
When I feel like giving up
I’ll remember, I’ll remember

The moment
My heart found its beat
The seas found their shores
And reason learned how to rhyme
Hope found its innocence
And blue found its sky
The clock lost its hands
And forever ran out of time


Unsaid
I remember when we talked like we were friends
We’d kiss until the morning sun
I thought it couldn’t end
But words don’t come┬áso easy now
You don’t say very much
I love you, goodnight, turn out the light
There’s no fire in your touch

All the things you feel
You keep them all inside
Maybe it’s from fear
Maybe it’s from pride
And all the things you used to say
You keep them to yourself
And I am left to wonder
About all that’s left unsaid

Usually I would be the one to ask if it’s alright
But I feel like I am watching someone else’s life
Of going through the motions and smiling just the same
I guess you’re not the only one to take some of the blame

All the things I feel
I keep them all inside
Maybe it’s from fear
Maybe it’s from pride
And all the things I used to say
I keep them to myself
And I wonder if you wonder
About all that’s left unsaid

Are you happy, are you sad,
Do you love me, are you mad?
I don’t know, I’m not sure
And I just don’t feel secure
Maybe it’s okay, If only you would say
But I feel like I am losing you day by day

All the things we feel
We keep them all inside
Maybe it’s from fear
Maybe it’s from pride
And all the things we used to say
We keep them to ourselves
And I wonder if you wonder
About all that’s left unsaid

So tell me, do you worry
About all that’s left unsaid?


Natural
You made quite a first impression
Yeah, you really caught my eye
I could tell you that it was different
But wouldn’t that be a lie?
You had a smile as bright as daylight
Eyes another shade of blue
A body that begging to be touched
So what’s a guy to do?

It’s only natural, baby
It’s only natural
It’s only natural, baby
It’s only natural

Now it seems that I’m a lucky guy
We’ve made a friend of time
You make me laugh, you take me deep
You stimulate my mind
I’ve never had a reason to doubt
That things aren’t what they seem
You helped me find the future
You helped me find my dreams

It’s only natural, baby
It’s only natural
It’s only natural, baby
That I would fall

If the heart is made to love
To reach beyond itself
When it comes to giving mine
How could I give it to anyone else?

It’s only natural, baby
It’s only natural
It’s only natural, baby
That I would fall in love
It’s only natural, baby
That I would fall in love with a guy like you


Who I Am
I spent my life believing there was nothing good in me
Except the blood of Jesus, but wasn’t He the One who made me?
Looked for love inside the church, found it came at quite a cost
And I learned that truth without compassion is a double-edged sword

I’ve lied, I’ve cried, I’ve prayed, denied
I’ve tried to be a better man
I won’t give up ’til I lay me down, but I’ll smile and say anyhow
That’s just who I am

I’ve made choices that I wouldn’t wish upon a stranger
I’ve lived my life in fear, I’ve danced the dance with danger
Sometimes I look into the mirror ashamed of what I see
Sometimes I get a glimpse and smile I’m on my way to peace

I’ve lied, I’ve cried, I’ve prayed, denied
I’ve tried to be a better man
I won’t give up ’til I lay me down, but I’ll smile and say anyhow
That’s just who I am

I’m sane, I’m crazy, passionate but lazy
I’m sexual, I’m a prude, I’m sensitive but I’m rude
I’m clean, I’m dirty, I’ve just begun, I’m over thirty
I’m insecure, I’m arrogant, I can do it all but I can’t
I’m stupid, I know a lot, I have what I want, Don’t want what I’ve got
I’m brave, afraid to try, I’m schizophrenic and so am I
Couldn’t care more, couldn’t care less, I know what I want, I’m a fucked up mess
Meet me half way, I’m a hundred percent, I’m consistently inconsistent

I’ve lied, I’ve cried, I’ve prayed, denied
I’ve tried to be a better man
I won’t give up ’til I lay me down, but I’ll smile and say anyhow
That’s just who I am

So here’s to all the therapy I guess I should have taken
If I had to sum it up, I’ve been stirred but I’m not shaken

I’ve lied, I’ve cried, I’ve prayed, denied
I’ve tried to be a better man
I won’t give up ’til I lay me down, but I’ll smile and say anyhow
That’s just who I am


As If To Say
Dear God, it’s not a time of crisis
But the quiet of the night
It’s been a while since we’ve talked
But I was hoping that we might

There’s not a lot that I could ask for
There’s not much that I need
And if I asked for more
Would you call it as greed?
But let me ask

May my love for you increase
May my thirst for truth never cease
And in everything I do
Let me live as if to say
I need you

Let me give just because
Let me love for the sake of love
When it’s all been said and done
Let me live as if to say
It was meant for more than one

May my heart be kind and true
To the one you gave me to
When the time for words has passed
Let me live as if to say
Love is all that lasts

So this is what I ask
This is what I pray
Let me live my life as if to say
Thanks