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How I started Writing Songs

Not sure what you do with your free time, but do you ever sit down and just doodle? But instead of drawing pictures, you write down words and phrases that come to your mind? I do, and I honestly thought that EVERYONE does the same thing. Anyway, I had written down some “word doodles” on a yellow lined pad and accidentally left the pad at a client’s house. He said, “I didn’t know you were a songwriter.” Neither did I. He suggested that I sing a melody that came to mind into a voice recorder and send it to a singer. So I got together with a guy named Chris who sings and plays guitar and he was actually able to turn my lyrics into songs. Not sure if they are any GOOD or not, lol, but some people have actually liked them. Read the lyrics first and see if a melody comes to your mind. Then have a listen.

 

My Favorite Memory

Robert Boog

(Scroll down and click the arrow> button to hear the song)

 

Some days stick together in your heart

like that summer when you were moving out

Every day seemed a bit hotter – with

trees stretched out… for thunder.

 

By the lake two long summer shadows

passed little ducks starting to paddle

As we walked hand in hand…

sandals flicking up the sand

 

But the glow of the day and

your sun-burned face

your arms arched out like a love ballet

laying on the grass as we… embraced.

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How we’d laugh all the time

And you’d dance whenever you’d please!

You are my favorite memory…of summer.

 

Talking at night times, under street lights

Long hair, smooth skin, bikini tan lines

Driving my pickup truck on a country road

(with you there by my side.)

 

and the glow of the day and

your sun-burned face

your arms arched out like a love ballet

laying on the grass as we, embraced

my favorite memory

How we’d laugh all the time

And you’d dance where-ever you’d please

You are my favorite memory…of summer.

 

Beer and bare feet barbecues…

picnics, hot dogs, swimming pools

making out at the junior high school

Fireworks and me… and you.

 

Crayons melted in the sky,

so many stars came out to see us that night

You gave me a hug when you said good-bye

Now you have gone… away.

 

My heart like a melted, ice cream cone

though I knew one day it might come,

I just didn’t know what I should expect

Sometimes love sucks… like that.

 

But the glow of the day and

your sun-burned face

your arms arched out like a love ballet

laying on the grass as we… embraced

 

How we’d laugh all the time

And you’d dance whenever you’d please

You are my favorite memory…

of summer….

of summer…

You are my favorite  memory…

of summer.

of summer…

of summer….

of summer.

This song can be found on the Sweet Summer Moon album

Also available on Spotify

My Favorite Memory

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Gift of Love

Robert Boog sung by Phydra

Jump up –today’s my birthday

and I’m now six years old

I’m a little drunk on freedom-

-don’t always do as I am told.

Head out and my mom is smiling

and now I’m wondering!

There’s popcorn on the cherry trees

and a little bird stares at me.

He’s green with yellow feathers,

And likes to tickle my neck.

I feed him and I water him.

Best birthday present yet!

Gift of love…it’s a gift from above,

and as mommy watches me…

Tears slide from her smiling eyes and I begin to sing

Run out —cuz today’s my birthday…

my sister envies me

Put my birdy on her shoulder,

and then she laughs out suddenly.

Show off— today’s my birthday

and everywhere I go.

Little birdy guards my shoulder

cuz he wants everyone to know

He’s a gift of love.

A gift from above,

and as my mommy watches me…

Tears slide from her smiling eyes

and I begin to sing He’s a gift of love –

a gift from above, a gift of love –

a gift from my mom

Wake up — today’s my birthday,

and I’m twenty-six years old

Buy coffee at the shopping mall

and I shiver cuz I’m cold – oh oh

Sun’s out— cuz today is my birthday,

see a little boy and his mom.

He smiles at me as he passes by and I watch them move along

He’s gotta green and yellow sweater -n-

he laughs out of control

She holds his little hand in hers-

-they love each other so-oh

He’s a gift of love a gift from above

and as his mommy watches me

Tears slide from her smiling eyes

and I begin to sing

He’s a gift of love –

a gift from above

A gift of love – a gift from above

A gift of love –

a gift from his mom

A gift of love – it’s a gift of love.

 

 


RAOK (random acts of kindness) Scroll Down to Listen

RAOK a song by robert boog

sung by Chris Davidson

lyrics by Robert Boog

Drove all night to see his ex-wife

Give new hubby a break

Stayed with her after chemo

So Hubby got to sleep that day.

Three weeks later she passed away

Surrounded by all her friends

Someone paid for the funeral

(No one ever learned who did.)

Random acts of kindness

That don’t make the front page news

Maybe it’s a way we tell someone

I care about you

Random acts of kindness

that we’re all guilty of

Maybe it’s a way we show our thanks

To the man above.

Customer at a crowded cafe

Left a hundred dollar tip

Place was packed so food was cool

(But, he had been a waiter too!)

I did something nice for my wife

I cleaned out her messy car

And because she likes nature

I plant a tree in the yard.

Random acts of kindness

That don’t make the front page news

Maybe it’s a way we tell someone

I care about you

Random acts of kindness

That we’re all guilty of

Maybe it’s a way we show our thanks

To the man above.

You can change somebody’s life by just being kind

And the memory carries with them – for all their life

So don’t underestimate the powerful effect

My six year old says, “One day, I’m gonna help a Vet!”

 

Random acts of kindness

That don’t make the front page news

Maybe it’s a way we tell someone

I’ve been in your shoes.

Car in front of me paid my bill

at the drive-through today. I

Left $200 for cars behind and

I hope it gives them faith!

Random acts of kindness

That we’re all guilty of

Maybe it’s a way we show our thanks

To the man above.

Or,

Maybe it’s today.

We show some love

To just anyone.