TL Boehm - Writer

Written in my heart

In The Midst of a Dream 

To be a star is to lose yourself

Put your name in lights and your heart on the shelf

Losin’ your identity in the midst of a dream

Forget reality in the midst of a dream

 

So you have and idea that sounds like fun

And soon it surrounds you ‘til you come undone

So you’re chasin’ the light

Every night

And deep inside, you know it ain’t right

But the dream has just begun

 

So you follow your heart for years and years

And you never give up despite the tears

So you ignore what is said

Don’t follow your head

But look through your dreams instead

And you let go all those old fears

 

TL Hughes

July 10, 1982

Little Fool 

Long blonde hair and big dark eyes

Little fool you fell for such a disguise

A sexy voice and sophisticated ways

Little fool she’s got you in a daze

 

My little fool she breaks all the rules

And this is something you better learn

She may be pretty, but darlin’ remember

She’s nothin’ compared to me

 

With a gleam in her eyes, she promises fun

Fool those eyes won’t see the morning sun

She promises forever to treat you so right

Little fool her forever is just one night

 

Its not you she wants, she’s out to ruin me

Fool you’re just a pawn to ease her jealousy

Its not love she feels, just spite and greed

Little fool stay with me I’m all you need

 

TL Hughes

June 28, 1982

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You've Been Using Me 

We get along great when I’m

Working for you

But if it’s something for me you just

Won’t come through

And I won’t take it no more

You’ve been using me

And I won’t take it no more

 

You take all my talents and you

Call them your own

But when I want the credit, I’m left

Standing alone

And I wont’ take it no more

You’ve been using me

And I won’t take it no more

 

We used to be such good friends

But pride got in the way

We used to be such good friends

But greed turned you away

 

You run my life by not

Living out yours

But when I question your actions I’m just

One of those whores

And I won’t take it no more

You’ve been using me

And I won’t take it no more

 

Repeat Bridge and last two lines to end

 

Lyrics and Music: TL Hughes

© May 18, 1982 

Perhaps the Title Should Read Lame Lyrics 

It was my senior year at Highland High School in Albuquerque. I thought I was perhaps the next Stevie Nicks. Unfortunately none of my besties were honest enough with me at the time to tell me the truth about my singing - or my lack of lyrical ability....

Look Around 

 

I look around me and I see

Everyone in misery

Cryin over fun they never had

All the anger and frustration

Over crime and degradation

And all the dreams that they’ve let turn bad

 

What a shame

            (Open your eyes its not so bad)

What a shame

            (Reach out and take my hand)

 

All the cryin and complainin

Bout the workin and the strainin

Over worthless jobs that they just can’t hack

And oh they are so lonely

Tired of bein the one and only

When they’re stabbin their best friends in the back

 

Open your eyes, reach out

Don’t be so unkind

You know I’ll be your friend

Learn what livin’s all about

I’m sure you’ll find

The world’s not comin’ to an end

 

Forget the worry and the strife

There’s better things in life

Like love and livin’ in harmony

There’s joy all around and it’s just waitin to be found

Open your eyes you’ll be amazed at what you see

 

Repeat ch to fade

 

Lyrics and music: TL Hughes

1982

 

Please Tell Me

 

I remember the morning sunlight

Streaming down his hair

The soft touch of his hand on mine

The look in his eyes so crystal blue

Tricked me to believe he’d always be there

Oh please tell me where it all went wrong

Why’d I loose his love so soon?

 

Now I’m traveling down a road

We used to go down together

But now I’m alone without

The love and tenderness

I thought I’d found forever

Oh please tell me where it all went wrong

Why’d I loose his love so soon?

 

I know there will be other lovers

He’s not the first or the last

But I’ll never care for a man as much

Or be hurt by a feeling

That sparkles, then dies out too fast…

 

TL Hughes

©1982

 

Get Out of My Life 

You expect me to b all smiles and sunshine

Well baby this is where I’m drawin the line

(You know we’re through)

I know what you’re doin and I hate bein’ used

I don’t wanna play games, I won’t be abused

(You know it’s true)

 

Get out of my life

            Just walk out the door

Get out of my life

            Leave me alone like before

 

You think I don’t know all the times you have cheated

You’ve never given all the love I have needed

(You know it’s true)

I’m not a toy to be left on the shelf

I’m not here for you to amuse yourself

(You know we’re through)

 

You been treatin’ me bad and it’s just not fair

I can waste my time on a man who don’t care

(You know it’s true)

I’ve found some one else I don’t need you no more

So get out of my life, just walk out the door

(You know we are through, yes you do, so)

 

Get out of my life

            Just walk out the door

Get out of my life

            Leave me alone like before

Get out of my life

            All the times you’ve cheated

Get out of my life

            All the love I’ve needed

Get out of my life

            I hate bein’ used

Get out of my life

            I won’t be abused

Repeat to end

 

Lyrics and Music: TL Hughes

1982

Best of Friends 

Sitting here I think of times we’ve shared

Remembering while you are sleeping

The laughter and the dreams

Along with hasty words and bitter weeping

The things I always remember

 

Do we really still know each other?

Are we still the best of friends

Do we really still know each other?

Or am I just rememberin’ when

 

People always said we were funny

Couldn’t understand the friendship we had

They just couldn’t see why

We stuck together through the good and the bad

Oh I can still remember

 

But now are you listening to me

Are you hearing what I have to say?

It’s so hard to be objective

When you’re a thousand miles away

But I’m always rememberin’

 

Lyrics and music: TL Hughes

May 1982

 

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