||About adoration of a “Beautiful Girl” that you can’t get off your mind.
||Slow with definite beat, infatuation
||About the hopes & dreams for children of color to grow up in a better world with dignity & pride.
||Slow in a beat of 3, optimistic
|But I Was Cool
||Attempts to maintain: no matter how bad things get you try to keep your cool- but this guy cant.
||Walking pace/dark comedy
|Call Of the city
||Extols the excitement of big city life vs Any rural alternative
||Fast pace, excitement, showy
|A Dime Away From A Hotdog
||A comedic view of living life just short of a homeless person-with no prospects and debt.
||walking pace, soulful, funky, hopeless
||About “Adam and Eve” committing the original sin and being chastised in the Garden.
||Fast walking pace, comical
||About love for a waitress named “Hazel” and how her hair and eyes are fine but her hips bring her the tips.
||Slow & brassy, sexy, desire
|Hymn to friday
||Heralds plans for enjoying the weekend and extols joy that the work week is over
||Quick beat, Happy/optimistic
|Hymn To the Homeless
||About the plight of the homeless and the day to day conditions that they endure.
||Walking pace, concern
||A poignant comparison of how Life like autumn has seasonal changes.
||Walking pace, Sax solo, pictorial
||About a man taking a nostalgic reflection on his love conquests of days gone by.
||Dancing beat, comical & fun. Spoken word.
|Love Is Like a Newborn Child
||Connecting the essence of the love and care of a newborn to a new romance
||Walking pace, reflective, hopeful
||About the many material items, women and friends he has all of which money has helped him to buy.
||Slow & brassy/Rat Pack like
|Opportunity Please Knocks
||About the need for opportunity to lift one’s self out of a rut. And that it come along in whatever form is available
||Slow & brassy/plead & need for a break
|Rags And Old Iron
||About a broken hearted person appealing to the Ragman street vendor to trade in their pain
||Slow, grief from lost love
|When Malindy Sings
||The narrator’s comical comparison of a slave’s singing voice vs. the master’s wife. Preference is for the melodious servant singing style. Period poem craftly using old negro dialect.
||Fast walking pace
|World Full of Grey
||About how life is filled with choices and he’s not sure which direction to take because nothing is clear cut -just grey.
||Slow, ballad, meditative, dramatic