Craig Clendenin

Craig Clendenin

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Eights & Aces

Written By: Craig Clendenin

Paused at the stop light.
Turn home or turn right
Down a road a thousand miles true.
Down a road that's so lonely, where there's no one to hold me,
And no one who'd love me like you.

Beer joints and pool halls.
Staring at four walls.
Not seeing you day after day.
With just five dollars on me
Wondering if you still want me,
I'm just watching my dreams sail away.

CHROUS:
I've played eights and aces in all the wrong places.
Well, I've lied and I've cheated
Just to get what I needed,
When all I needed was you.

I remember you told me
When you used to hold me,
"Chase the stars, then come and chase me".
Well, the stars now are fading.
Are you tired of waiting?
Should I call you or just let you be?

The stop light now says "go"
The rain is now light snow
As I turn away toward the next town.
I don't know if you'll miss me,
But knowings too risky.
But I'll call you next time I'm around.

CHORUS:
I've played eights and aces
In all the wrong places.
Well, I've lied and I've cheated
Just to get what I needed,
When all I needed was you.

A Midsummer Knight's Dream

Written By: Craig Clendenin

Long time ago, so the story is told, in Erin, across the sea,
Lived a head-strong lad
with dreams of his own,
A gallant knight for to be.

Tree limb for rapier, goat skin for shield,
The tools to slay his foe.
To live and die for all that was right
Was all the young boy did know.

CHORUS:
"Oh, come now and save me.
Oh come now and fight"
Cried the damsel into the night.
"I'm too young to die.
Come and save me, Sir Knight,
and I'll be yours for all time".

Herald my presence to all who show fear.
Harken to that which is true.
A sinister heart can corrupt lesser men,
But it bows to the interpid few.

So go now and saddle my trusty white steed,
for I hear the poor maiden's cry.
Bring my sword. My honor I'll wear as my armor
For tonight, the battle is nigh.

REPEAT CHORUS

"Where is this dragon that causes you woe?
Let him not anguish you more.
Knights do not fear such insufferable beasts,
For their vanquish is fruit for our lore."

"Or is it a highwayman perched near the road,
Like a raven waiting to lite?
May my chivalry pave him a path into hell
Where only man's evil abides.

REPEAT CHORUS

The night now has fallen
The forest abeds.
Again, the nightengale's cry.
A young man will sleep and Continue this dream knowing Peace will prevail by and by.

Long, long ago and far, far away
In Erin, across the sea,
Lived a head-strong lad
With dreams of his own.
A gallant knight for to be.