One More Minute

ONE MORE MINUTE – Written by Carroll Bryant

You came without a warning
You left without a trace
All I have to remind me
Is the memory of your face

The beauty of your smile
The shine within your eyes
Had such delightful innocence
It came as a surprise

The voice I heard that came from you
Still trickles through my ears
The water rolling down my face
Is what some people would call tears

But I call it a loneliness
I never felt before
There is no doubt about it
And now I’m really sure

If I had just one more minute
I would tell you what I’ve always wanted to say
From the first time that I saw you
Never before have I ever felt this way

I can still remember
The day we said goodbye
I fought off confusion
As of yet I don’t know why

I should have just grabbed you
And held you endlessly
I didn’t want to be too aggressive
That is just not me

But why do I feel inside
That I lost what I found?
Stolen by an unknown thief
Taken without a sound

But if I had just one more minute
I would tell you what I’ve always wanted to say
From the first time that I kissed you
Never before have I ever felt this way

Now the hardest part is over
When I had to let you go
The emptiness I feel inside
Is something you’ll never know

So I keep on believing
That I will see you again
Are we just beginning?
Or did we have the end?

I hope I wasn’t dreaming
But then again, who cares?
Because facing mornings without you
Is like facing reality’s nightmare

So can I have just one more minute?
So I can tell you what I want to say?
From the first time I ever held you
Never before have I ever felt this way

What I wouldn’t do for one more minute
So I can tell you what I really want to say
From the first time I ever saw you
Never before have I ever felt this way

So could I please have just …. one more minute?

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The Pleasure is Killing Me

THE PLEASURE IS KILLING ME – Written by Carroll Bryant

Oh, the pleasure is killing me
Oh, the pleasure builds inside of me
Take it!

I was caught between a woman and her soft place
Looking face to face
Sister Isis, touch me sweet

“You!” She screamed, with that look in her eyes. “Get out of this place!”

“Well, can’t you tell me why?”

Osiris, you’re such an evil one
You think you’re having fun, but it’s disgusting to me
She said, Osiris, now look what you’ve done
I’m not having fun
You’re disgusting

But the pleasure is killing me
It’s as sweet as it can be
What is so disgusting?
Because you’re not disgusting to me

I was caught between a woman and her soft spot
Trying to decide whether or not I should stop
Or keep on with my trot
The heat just got so hot
And what she wants, I’m not

Osiris, you’re such an evil one
You think you’re having fun, but it’s disgusting to me
She said, Osiris, now look what you’ve done
I’m not having fun
You’re disgusting

But the pleasure is killing me
It’s as sweet as it can be
What is so disgusting?
because you’re not disgusting to me

I was caught between a woman and her soft place
Looking face to face
Sister Isis, touch me sweet

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Hallowed Storm

HALLOWED STORM – Written by Carroll Bryant

I close my eyes to find my dreams
And suddenly it all comes together
I fly the skies to hear my screams
You and I … forever

But now I’m walking down the avenue of the damned
Searching for you but you’re not there
And I’m calling out your name
Trying to understand
Wondering if you really care
I wonder if I really care

You touch my heart to feel me breathe
Instantly I feel the pleasure
You run away and far from me
You and I … may never

But now you’re walking down the avenue of the damned
Searching for me but I’m not there
And you’re calling out my name
Trying to understand
Wondering if I really care
You wonder if you really care

But now we’re walking down the avenue of the damned
Searching for love but it’s not there
And we’re calling out for help
Trying to understand
Wondering if anyone cares
We wonder if anyone cares

“And to the love like a candle, we flicker … down the damp hallway of our souls. The bats, they screech like the pain we feel and know to this day, we lost what we had. Lost down the avenue of the … damned.”

Jupiter’s Theme

JUPITER’S THEME – Written by Carroll Bryant

Look around you

Love is everywhere

Even in the darkest night

You can see it in the air

So raise your arms up to the sky

Smile a smile for life tonight

Keep your heart in company of

Heavens precious angels

Let it find you

The hope you may not see

Even in a hurricane

Faith claims its victory

So sing a song for all to hear

Laugh right in the face of fear

Kiss a heart and you will be (One of)

Heavens precious angels

So raise your arms up to the sky

Smile a smile for life tonight

Keep your heart in company of

Heavens precious angels

Heavens precious angels

Love is everywhere

It’s standing right there with you

Beside you

It’s holding your hand

Like I do

In my thoughts

In my prayers I hold you

In the warmth of heavens angels

Who love you as much as I do

And I do

And I do

Look around you

Pink Is Blue

PINK IS BLUE – by Carroll Bryant

It’s shocking when the sky turns black
Some so afraid that they’ll never come back

I can’t believe what all they’ll say
They got the right to think that way

I’m crazy, they remind me
Trapped in the flesh where they’ll never find me

Love what you did to your hair but
That ain’t the point so why should I care when
The world comes falling down
Buried six feet under the ground
Lost will never be found
What can you do – when pink is blue?

It’s sticky when the fountain leaks
Some so afraid they’ll catch the disease

I can’t concede to a beggars rule
Sometimes wise and always a fool

They pretend this is what it means
Can’t see the light between the seams

I’m crazy, can’t understand
A lunitical genius lives in a man when
The world comes falling down
Buried six feet under the ground
Lost will never be found
What can you do – when pink is blue?

Just like a paper-tiger
I stand, watch, hear my growl
A paper-tiger
I’m on the prowl so
Don’t look now, no!

It’s shocking when the sky turns black
Some so afraid they’ll never come back when
The world comes falling down
Buried six feet under the ground
Lost will never be found
What can you do – when pink is blue?

Lost can never be found
What will you do – when pink is blue?

Doomed

DOOMED – Written by Carroll Bryant

I can hear my heartbeat wail
I’m a clone of humanity’s fear
Inside my head it’s hell
Behind my eyes hides another lost tear

I can’t seem to breathe in my dreams (Nightmares)
For the end is coming
That’s what they say
I’m so scared
And I don’t wanna think

Even when I am sleeping
Machine guns shooting and bombs exploding
Even when I am sleeping
Preachers preaching and choirs singing
And everything comes crashing all around me
And everything comes crashing all around me

I can smell an evil plot
Before the earth starts shaking
There’s a new face on the clock
In my ears I can hear that it’s ticking

I can’t seem to scream or so it seems (I swear)
For the end is here
That’s what they claim
I don’t care
And I just wanna drink

Even when I am sleeping
Machine guns shooting and bombs exploding
Even when I am sleeping
Preachers preaching and choirs singing
And everything comes crashing all around me
And everything comes crashing all around me

Doomed

I can’t seem to breathe in my dreams (Nightmares)
For the end is coming
That’s what they say
I’m so scared
And I don’t wanna think

Even when I am sleeping
Machine guns shooting and bombs exploding
Even when I am sleeping
Preachers preaching and choirs singing
And everything comes crashing all around me
And everything comes crashing all around me

Doomed

Watching It (The Same Mistakes)

WATCHING IT (THE SAME MISTAKES) by Carroll Bryant

I keep watching this world turn
A place where nobody learns
Making the same mistakes over and over again
Keep getting burned

We hang by a thread everyday
Somebody’s dead and they just can’t escape
Pain in my head, they can’t find the way

I keep watching the sunrise
A time left with no lies
Digging the same graves over and over again
Isn’t it a surprise?

It’s just no wonder that we say
Somebody’s thunder is ours and the same
The heart is the hunter, they just can’t relate

I keep watching my heart cry
A moment when dreams die
Playing it in my thoughts over and over again
Sandy Hook will ask “why”?

We hang by a thread everyday
Somebody’s dead, and they just can’t complain
Pain in my head, they can’t find the way

I keep watching the world turn
A place where nobody learns
Making the same mistakes over and over again
Keep getting burned

I keep watching the sunset
I do it with regret
Making wrong decisions over and over again
Like feeding an old pet

It’s just no wonder that we say
Somebody’s thunder is ours and the same
The heart is the hunter, they just can’t locate

We hang by a thread everyday
Somebody’s dead, and they just can’t escape
Pain in my head, they can’t find the way

No, they can’t find their way

And so another tragedy leaves victims, and so are we
Pointing our finger at everything we can not see
And freedom fights for victory in a communist society
Hiding our agenda in the guise of false belief

Making the same mistakes again
All this pain we must defend
We can’t accept the true insane
Can’t let a death go in vain

Another law to remember?
Christ, don’t we have enough?
What about a law that works like, “Everybody must love”?

Another way to restrict the rights of our fellow man
Just do what you can over and over again?

We are our fellow man

We hang by a thread everyday
Somebody’s dead and they just can’t escape
Pain in my head, they can’t find the way

No, they can’t find their way