Brian L Hughes

Brian L Hughes

 Seattle, Washington, USA
SoloFolkSinger/Songwriter

A mixture of vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, midi instruments, drums and synthesizer.

Biography

My music falls into the contemporary folk category. It is a blend of
acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, percussion and vocals. I try to
compose a unique feeling using syncopated rhythm and lighthearted
lyrics.

I attempt to put some order on my table, I want to be secure. I sing
about social struggles we face every day. I attempt to mend our
relationships torn as we strain against adversity and mockery. I'll
pacify negativity with humor and delight.

I am confident I have carved out a niche in the world of music. I will
continue to compose with the same formula that has made me what I am.
I'm going to keep writing and playing the way I want to, I won't perform
any other way. I'll keep trying to be unique.

I grew up in a small town in north central Washington. Music has always
been a part of my life. I've released my 9th CD, Apricot Tangle. I am a voting member
of the Grammys and my last 3 CDs have been listed for preliminary vote
in the Contemporary Folk section.

Lyrics

She Steps So Easy

Written By: Brian L Hughes

Savoring a moment, communing with her, graced within her aura.
I love her so much, to flourish close to her, in this angelic way.
Months have passed, as we have spirit danced, feet on their own choreographing.
Smiles and laughs, anything that tickles our fancy, life bubbles a jubilee.

Grinning a merry grin, with her playfulness mixed in, she is that what you see.
Frolicking upon my persian, with her dexterity mingled in, she is the beauty not me.
Resting easy on the divan, only her thoughts in my mind, images of her skimming by.
She steps so easy, into her prints I feel compelled to go, until I parade as her.

My living memories of her, tart and sweet her voice, I take care to be attentive.
The debate falls apart, because she walks around in my room, as humble a floor can be.
My desire leans on her, asking for too much I cry in frustration, will I ever seem right?
She is but a star, why did they try to dismantle my intellect, she is a dream I follow.

Luscious lace so mellow, her wardrobe rains upon me, harvast allurements like honeybees.
Florid lips glisten, smooching with each "P" that is said, to kiss away the tears of remorse.
Lazy stretch into her flashback, a deep breath of her brace, no worries left to ponder.
Attracted to familiar, despair disbanded by her inner light, amusement between us.

Trendy ideas her lines, carefree and pleasant her demeanor, her breath everlasting.
So girlishly coy I am bested, my words have no meaning, a kite with no tether.
I have such a desire, to preserve the feelings I have for her, insure her heart's dwelling.
My living memory, she dances upon my mind's stage, director of my instincts.

My body is hers, she can want me to work or to dawdle, her will is my way.
I look; her eyes see, the spirit of her is my treading, dwell within her ambience.
I hear; her ears hear, my courage a thing of her making, she completes me.
I feel; her hands feel, my destiny plies along her pathways, her darling is balance.

Baby Oil

Written By: Brian L Hughes

Didn't I tell you that I love you, aren't I still willing to try.
Today is not tomorrow, kiss away my doubt, let me baby cry.
My tears pour down, amazed that we share love, soft as baby oil.
Your spirit touch is my healing, hovers near my eyes like an estoile.

Didn't know I was going to fall in love those many years ago.
You think we win the moment when our spirits merge and glow?
Surely lightning struck me the day that my eyes beheld your visage.
If you hadn't spoken I would have thought that you were a mirage.

Didn't feel a single thing wrong with the way that I adored you.
You've glided into my life like an angel in white satin come true.
Fulfilling the need to coddle and protect you makes me feel whole.
The persistance of our belonging marries our being into one soul.

Didn't think that I could ever realize you more than I already do.
But here you are welling up from my heart making everything new.
Emotions move across my spirit, dancing within like the northern lights.
I've learned from you we always take our love upward to greater heights.

Didn't you know that it's me who lets you walk by while still feeling free.
Yes I love you and want the scent of your hair, but I hush my sorry plea.
Only the best, and when I kneel before you, I am sure it will lead to "I do".
If this is my road you know I'll walk it with you, hand in hand, life anew.

Didn't see it coming, the way I love you more, your winks to my intuition.
There is a dance between our hearts, the song plays forever, our tradition.
The spark between us arcs for miles as our need for comfort is won.
Assurance is your middle name, darling, I never feel like I am outdone.

Didn't have a reason to smile before our dreams began to intertwine.
Asleep I sense you, reach out, touch, like we were coupled by a vine.
In our dream embrace we could merge our spirit into one unified being.
Motivation so bright, I see spots after having completed with our agreeing.

Didn't dare deny this love we have grown upon the shambles of the past.
I feel so good knowing that we are building something that will always last.
I try my best to hold your esteem within the lovesong of my singing heart.
Everyday I wake up thinking of you, I cling to our moments, our best part.

Nearly the Same

Written By: Brian L Hughes

Chorus: I listen to the waves for your name, my love with you nearly the same. Your clear persona washes up to me, memory shook loose from the sea
I hope you feel free.

Let mind wander around life’s divine, look for things both light and bright.
The legs that carry me are not only mine, I step with them into right with delight.
We know this, it’s obvious that we share. Here is our method in prose my rose.
Oh my, it seems that I already care, love is more than “suppose” on electric toes.

The maps of the lands I can see with my sight, border lines that look like vines.
The curves change color, lime to white, there can be declines in the outlines.
What once was sharp and vibrant to the day, can blur and disappear to sheer.
The memory of another can fade to grey, like a sunrise, clean and new is near and dear.

I weave your heartbeats upon my breast, the vital “you”, our eyes beam with esteem.
I only dance at my darling’s request, depending on how we seem, our living theme.
Singing voices beckon all to reach for the top, is my footing sound, our love profound?
It’s not just that my love for you won’t stop, here good feelings do abound all around.

I ache to hug and caress, my heart the mess, ode to decorate the urn with love’s concern.
Peaches peeled, dripping with success, sweet is the reward for deciding to return to learn.
Standing in the middle, the wonder of you, I can’t wait to see what you are going to do.
I couldn’t have guessed how our love grew, together again we can make a true debut.

Finale:
I love to reflect your glee

Shade To Bright

Written By: Brian L Hughes

The moon isn’t always full, the sun lets us down every night
You know I that I say I love you, and hope we turn out right.
I remember it’s us being sky cool, see us with our mind’s sight?
Feel happy and alive smiling girl, world is turning shade to bright.

Chorus
Most of us are in such a hurry, no real reason really to slow down.
Look now darling, hear me running? fanning out your breath all over town.
Baby, see the delicate groove, chasing after the crowning of our golden heart.
I want you girl, spring water to delta mud, cover for me honey, every part.

With nothing but white knuckles just what am I supposed to do?
Sunshine I would love you, I cry to keep the promise I made to you.
But still I know that I should keep trying to stay with your being
My heart ever pounds for you darling, our pulse often agreeing.

Still the story goes on like each sunrise walks from light into dark.
The masses bend their ear to hear how you will react to my lark.
Instinct for life reaches out, begs for your love to help me prevail.
I become your beautiful luscious red lips, pay attention to your detail.

People change, some overnight, something happens, a bird taking wing.
The past doesn’t remain behind, even today we feel the years wanting to cling.
No matter what the circumstance, through every joke love remains real.
No one can tame the passion alive at our fingertips, life is what we feel.

Final Chorus
Most of us are in such a hurry, no real reason really to slow down.
Look now darling, hear me running? fanning out your breath all over town.
Baby, see the delicate groove, chasing after the crowning of our golden heart.
Happy butterfly, keep your protective eye smiling upon my need to impart.

The Love Look of You

Written By: Brian L Hughes

I cry for the rhythm we share, the beating of our heart, our breath of air.
I hold dear feelings so true, a tear for each little bit, the love look of you.

In the shadow dark of your eyes shines a light wearing no disguise.
And the color of your cheek brings tears of want for the bird to land.
Darling please play your life as happy as a girl can be dancing in light.
Know every motion you grace upon these lands is love never undone.

The smile that finds itself upon your lips is a blessing to all of my woes.
Uncertainty drifts away from my unsure sense of play at what you award.
Sun sets and my mind goes to sleep, it was always there for you to keep.
Upholding silence so your brightest dreams can still be born from the sea.

The walking curves of your motion warm my eyes with tanned devotion.
And the bouncy kisses of your affections calms the sound of our noon ply.
Sweet words felt in your caresses warm my heart and chase away the pyre.
Tell me you love me warm and deep into an ear, for you darling I’m all here.

When your light is stolen from the depths of my mind and I feel so very alone.
I try to care cause I love a lot, my breath awakened to where it can grow.
To girl I remember always behind me in the little things that I brave to do,
Here the words between us are so pure: trust, confidence, and a humor mature.

I cry for the rhythm we share, the beating of our heart, our breath of air.
I hold dear feelings so true, a tear for each little bit, the love look of you.

The love look of you...

Rosebuds and Trellis

Written By: Brian L Hughes

Chorus
One by one, our heartbeats play song.
We got this thing where we like to belong.
Rosebuds and trellis, clay pots and gong.
New grapes from old propagate to prolong.

There is nothing easier than me loving you
My mind and heart want to share all you do
A balanced equation both solved and true
On firm ground no matter how much we pursue

The young step up to live their new way
Learning from the old as they climb into day
Which voice do they heed, what seems OK?
Whose version of honest has the best bouquet?

The love felt between us swims like a seal
In each passing moment it feels more real
Look into your eyes, a new dance to reveal
Together into the sunset walks a new ideal.

There is a time that we step out into night.
Not out of fear but in search of delight.
The words at our feet ignored but polite.
The heavy chain easy to see but not right.

Flocks of birds somehow fly north not west
I keep your darling picture close my chest.
Your real words keep my interest impressed.
Anytime, anywhere, I am at your request.

Free To Love

Written By: Brian L Hughes

Free,
free to love,
free to love my darling,
free to love her night and day

night and day,
she is,
she is my way,
with all I have to say.

Have to say
I love her today
she is darling
She is a rose

Postcard in the middle of sending
With many hands it’s been bending
The address is to you know who
Sometimes an email just won’t do

Won’t do,
It’s not enough for you.
You deserve the stars my love,
So I think of you.

Yes I write for you,
It’s what I want to do.
The past can’t stop me,
what I’ve been through.

Easy To Say

Written By: Brian L Hughes

It’s easy to say I love you, and I work to make the glow
All things possible on a clear day, we continue to grow.

Strange how a shadow will hide, not to be seen by the sun
We live to see in each other’s eyes the passion that is done

Borrowing bird flight to lose the earth, flying to a water star
Here you come with tomorrow, happy to be where we are

It’s easy to say I love you, like making angels in the snow
When it’s time for the wedding, the seeds of forever then grow

Strange how a shadow will crawl, consuming what is fun
Working together we can brighten the evening that has won

Borrowing bird flight to hurry the day, yearning to dream afar
When you aren’t with me I plod away, aware how things are

I See You Flying

Written By: Brian L Hughes

You are my song, butterfly, I see you flying.
I sure belong, morning sky, let’s keep on trying.

Woman in my ear, how you steer, glad we’re going.
Strange our past, will always last, even if showing.
The curves of you, so warm and true, a river flowing.
Love is a boat, on your water afloat, with me rowing.

Care of my life, soul food wife, on top of the news.
When trouble is gone, it’s way then drawn, never again to lose.
Your shades of red, breakfast to bed, colors that I choose.
Our lives on today, whites not gray, giving all the clues.

We have years behind us, cheering us on
The wonder of it all, what we’re built upon

Song in my heart, each day I start, for the love of you.
Upon your shores, I rest against yours, with devotion true.
Forever is a day, that our grandkids say, yes to each debut.
Our smile shared, means we both cared, feelings to accrue.

Darling our time, tart as a lime, sweet honeysuckle air.
Blue thread white, warm loving sight, feel what you wear.
Smile in my song, love so strong, I’ve so much to declare.
By your side, my instincts ride, on breath that we share.

Falling Out of Winter

Written By: Brian L Hughes

Chorus
My world is falling out of winter into a warm spring rain.
The frost around my heart is melted because you entertain.

Picking myself up and walking around I’m seeing bent grass
Tan and gray from yesterday, but last summer it sure had sass.
We’re not the kids we used to be, but we still have eyes to see.
We can still take hold of each other’s hands, hug, kiss and agree.

The budding out of the cold is like you putting on makeup and cherry lace.
My sweet you are always dear but with that red touch of lips and grace,
Your beauty awakens into flowers and bees, darling you get your way.
Each sparkle under brow is a warm happy smooch in which I play.

The green, green seedlings of spring push up through last year’s cover.
The perfume in air as I approach you there watching the bulbs my lover,
Reminds me when we stood sharing a grin in the breath of your sweater.
Do you feel how much I am attached to you dear? Each moment is so better.

Tree leaves fresh and new soak up the light of the sun late into dusk.
Sharing the depths of our flittering eyes I savor the mixing of our musk.
To be close to you my love this time of season brings sense to nature’s voices.
Today feels right in our age, birds sing and we kiss to all the right choices.

She Pours Her Poses

Written By: Brian L Hughes

Chorus
She pours her poses right through my heart, the fashions of her gown full of motion.
Into her eyes I drift today, moonlit pools, with warm words so real, her love ocean.

When you are sad dear, your tears are a rain that has already been carried out to sea.
Love grows happy, dove, your smile lifts spirits like the voices of eagles in their tree.
Sweet kisses met softly, each lipstick trace mended upon cheek is unique and all you.
A laugh in green leaves, happiness born upon the breeze, ears love what you pursue.

When you are glad dear, your glee is blue skies letting the sun sneak a warm delight.
Appealing pert darling, you nurse eyes like the moon wearing the sleek robe of night.
Light caresses so crucial, dilate beneath soothing fingers walking from chest to brow.
Happiness escapes treason, fleeing from phantom, darling surfs upon waves of wow.

When you are rad dear, all winds breathe with your mystique, scenes painted on the sky
Regard stirs tomorrow, feelings never borrowed, totally relaxed all day, even a bit shy.
Rain is an orchestra bouncing on your doo, soaking wet, my playful pet, stormy over you.
The lightning bolt of love arcs across the tops of our mind as our eyes make their debut.

Sun On Leaves

Written By: Brian L Hughes

Chorus
I’m tearing down the vines that have grown between us
To let the light of love shine when our eyes find time to chime
Because each moment is so precious, how we are aware
To cherish what we are, like the twinkle of a star, breathe your air

An open invitation for our hearts to share, for our eyes to brush, our love to blush
The first time I beheld you I had to stare, the beauty of your motion, wave of your ocean
A bat of your eyes is eternity for me, when I can see you, when I sense you are here
Red lips color of rose smile to set me free, easy going, so worth knowing

A way of understanding what we bear, for our lives to touch, our minds to trade
Each time I hear you I let go of despair, my gentle maiden, a new progressive cool
You’re the woman walking under the tree, you surprised me, quietly demure
Deep are the roots that support how we see, while hidden, feel the sun on leaves

Words to tell the story how we care, for our sense of trust, dawn to dusk
In your arms the weather is sunny fair, it’s time to love, we’ve hair to comb
You and your figure are so darling to me, smile of the ages, escaping the century
It’s like our lives are interwoven to agree, the best engagements, modest luxury

Warm Ways

Written By: Brian L Hughes

A beautiful love like this has no room for the cold ways of the world
Those young year thoughts were thrown like darts into bar room walls
Was there somebody trying to force me into circular mazes? I don’t know
Now it’s all about your warmth upon my heart, and the quiet afterglow

Chorus
Here I am upholding the beauty of flowers
I’m flying about inspecting like a bumblebee
You are the cutest thing with a buzz for tomorrow
I love to hover near the bouquet of your sweater

Oh the times when I just can’t say to myself someone else is right
But I just have to dump those pans of recipes that went wrong
Follow direction, heed advice, admit that I have gone astray
Better believe you’ll see me running home to the darling I belong

Following the course of a dream that meanders like a river
Recalling the feeling, climbing stairs, crossing bridges
Wanting the sense of being near, experiencing what is you
Your voice, the scent of your body, secure and very true

An energy that we share, the dynamic that we generate
Eleven time zones away lightning between our fingertips
The roar of storms upon these ancient cleansed beaches
All is forgiven, old doubt set aside, love kissed cheeks

Sweet Berry Smile

Written By: Brian L Hughes

Raspberries ripe at the store, look, I’ve bought galore
Home with the sweet taste of many gentle smooshing fruits
My hopes I write them down hear love leap from my call
To share life with you, spinning round, round until we fall

Movies to watch and hear, your favorites I keep near
My theatre vibrant with sounds that soothe the outside sphere
In my scenes you are alive and well, delivering lines that delight us
To care for you, wish we could always ride the same bus


It’s all been written before; I won’t treat you like a chore
There’s advice, it’s not some kind of stylized falling rain
With every step you take, I what I experience is fun
No blinding prediction, you are no trophy to be won

Chorus:

I’ve heard it before but still I sing
Have to choose a few times to wear the ring
As you wear it white diamonds gleam
So your sweet berry smile is theme

Fresh Debonair

Written By: Brian L Hughes

Open the curtains. Let in the sun. You are the one that I love.
Crack the window. Feel the air; earth fresh with your debonair.
There is more to our love than meets the eye
Our names we use to express trust and confide

I’ll start the water. Let’s have tea. My understanding of you seems clear.
Hope the mugs aren’t too obscure, darling, our smiles have been my cure.
There is more to our love than words describe
Our names are accepted throughout the tribe

Wasn’t all you, wasn’t all me, combined efforts keep the fire toasty
I want you near, lips to meet, in all our love I feel complete
There is more to our life when we strive
Our names more bold as we survive

Chorus:

Falling untwisting de-curling lengths of hair drifting to your derriere
Slow motion spring of locks bouncing there accent dainty things you wear

Pretty Gears

Written By: Brian L Hughes

I like the nature talk she’s walking, making tracks with her pretty gears
I breathe the sound of her talking to put an end to my childhood fears
My ear can taste each rise of her chest, a dreamer’s dream of loving play
It’s the warmth I love the best, unaware of night drifting into day

My mind wandered right into you, it’s time to share love, feel what we do
The big adventure all coming true, one more look into your eyes right on cue

The simple things she’ll wear, plain gold loops pierce each lobe
Into the bath she takes my breath with the parting of her robe
A warm smile from relaxed lips touch from yards distant
She’s got it all for me, not a single regret is consistent

I hope my way is always appealing. It’s time to share love, floor to ceiling
Times ripe, stuck like glue, one more look into your eyes right on cue

Exchanging gifts curbing want, and wanting the whole thing extended
Love isn’t something you take, it’s beginning again when you’re ended
Shapes and curves that sing in my heart, places to be with lots of grinning
Because love is more than spinning, it’s giving up the chance of always winning.

Scratch of your hand on my surface, it’s time to share love, like a bedroom kiss
Let’s walk the darkened path as a crew, one more look into your eyes right on cue

Warm Ways

Written By: Brian L Hughes

A beautiful love like this has no room for the cold ways of the world
Those young year thoughts were thrown like darts into bar room walls
Was there somebody trying to force me into circular mazes? I don’t know
Now it’s all about your warmth upon my heart, and the quiet afterglow

Oh the times when I just can’t say to myself someone else is right
But I just have to dump those pans of recipes that went wrong
Follow direction, heed advice, admit that I have gone astray
Better believe you’ll see me running home to the darling I belong

Following the course of a dream that meanders like a river
Recalling the feeling, climbing stairs, crossing bridges
Wanting the sense of being near, experiencing what is you
Your voice, the scent of your body, secure and very true

An energy that we share, the dynamic that we generate
Eleven time zones away lightning between our fingertips
The roar of storms upon these ancient cleansed beaches
All is forgiven, old doubt set aside, love kissed cheeks

Chorus

Here I am upholding the beauty of flowers
I’m flying about inspecting like a bumblebee
You are the cutest thing with a buzz for tomorrow
I love to hover near the bouquet of your sweater

Discography

My current CD is titled "Apricot Tangle".

I have 9 CD's that are available for sale, individual songs are for sale at major outlets such as iTunes and Amazon.

Also listen to my latest songs at your leisure on the radio: http://www.live365.com/stations/bhughes01

Visit my homepage at http://www.bhughes.com/