Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Today we start
The rough and rugged rehearsals
Three to eight
Day to night

And the silver of my mellophone
Glimmers in the light
I've missed this more than I can say
How you don't even know

The uniform
Starched and clean
I've been waiting for this
It holds its own integrity

The field is calling to me
Astroturf and all
Ready for us
And all of our efforts

We are not what you think we are
We are not just nerds
We are athletes
We are the Marching Knights

Sunday, June 13, 2010

You're In Control

Because of you
That bullet rings in my ear
Different in a sense
So innocent in perception
Why am I letting you
Have so much control?

And for the record
You don't understand
How this feels
For the record
I can't remember why
It is this way
For the record
Bach was amazing
And I was too

Thursday, June 10, 2010


If I can't see it
Then what's the problem?
If I can't do it
Why condemn me for it?

The past is haunting
And ever so captivating
But I long not to see it

If I can't believe it
Why not let it go?
If I can't feel it
Why am I the bad guy?

This story is repetitive
And ever so monotonous
I long for it to end

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I'm Such A Band Nerd

I remember lying on my bed
Replaying our conversations
Boy, you sure knew how to
Make me smile

I remember you suddenly, out
Of the blue, pulling down on my shako
And I could've sworn you were gonna
Kiss me

I remember standing at competition
And my worries flooding over me
But you looked at me and said,
"I know you're going to do great".

I know how it changed
I know something happened
I know nothing would've come about

But pull on my shako
One last time
And give me that amazing feeling