The Wild Man (aka Duncan Jones)

The Shadow And The Silhouette

by The Wild Man

The shadow and the silhouette

The two are always dancing
Not one can catch the other
By chance their paths are glancing

The shadow silent through the grass
Often stops and listens
But the silhouette’s time here is past
Now circles in the distance

The faintest scent, the lightest twitch
Continue or turn back?
So the silhouette moves slowly
For the shadow leaves no track

Time makes each the wiser
Both ahead, a step behind
Almost one upon the other
Just how their game’s designed

And never have they met but yet
To each the other bound
So this last dance goes forever
Because neither can be found …

I’m A Dragon! I’m A Lion! I’m Love! I’m Fire!

by the Wild Man

Love was a dragon and he smashed through the trees
"He’s got no wings here beneath the leaves!
Claws dig deep not built for speed!
Let him tire in the forest, let him have the lead!”
Rather clever move by the knights this time
Guess sooner or later comes the end of the line
So he tired, turned, his turn to burn
But the light of the night saw a lesson learned
And they all know now once lived a liar
'Twas the one who said, “Fight fire with fire!”
So “Come come lads!” and they circled in
Though to this day they won’t hunt again
The archers lit and the lances raised
Hate raged in their eyes and the torches blazed
But they learned that night can’t touch the wild
The king yelled, “Charge!” and the dragon smiled

Now it’s a story that the kingdom knows
It was hot that night when they all just froze
Turn and run? Yes turn and run!
You saw what happened tell everyone
Say “No way no not like that
No you’re not gonna like when I push back!”
They should’ve known, there was music ringin’
They should’ve known, because the birds were singin’
And when the music plays we’re never tired
I’m a dragon! I’m a lion! I’m love! I’m fire!

Love was a lion and he said few words
He would pass his days with the bees and birds
"Never really cared for the crown or the ring
No, not my thing, got songs to sing”
The biggest around though the beast was great
Guess happy and light let’s you hold more weight
In time spread word and the word brought takers
And the takers brought guns and the money and the fakers
So the trackers tracked all wanted a piece
"He’s got no use for that golden fleece!"
To think him tame though was quite unwise
He had the wild in his eyes and a hunter’s surprise
They all soon learned, now want no more
When rifles aimed the lion laughed and roared
All so obsessed with the King they’d seen
Not one of them had thought to watch out for the Queen

Now it’s a story that the kingdom knows
It was hot that day when they all just froze
Turn and run? Yes turn and run!
You saw what happened tell everyone
Say “No way no not like that
No you’re not gonna like when I push back!”
They should’ve known, there was music ringin’
They should’ve known, because the birds were singin’
And when the music plays we’re never tired
I’m a dragon! I’m a lion! I’m love! I’m fire!

Once Upon A Time A Lion Loved A Gazelle

by The Wild Man

Once upon a time a lion loved a gazelle
A silly story maybe, but a sweet one to tell

He said … “I like the way you run, so fast and free
One day I should hope you’ll come run with me”

But she only laughed at him, and he felt a bit sad
Though every time he saw her he still felt a bit glad

He said … ”I like the way you move, such beauty and grace
I’d come run with you if I could just keep pace”

But she only said, “No, you run with the buffalo
And the wildebeest and zebra, you must go where they go”

He said, “I like the way you stand, hearing danger in the grass
How you dance with no effort, yet always with some sass”

She smiled … ”Wanna know why you can’t chase me for fun?
Because even if you try, I’m not gonna run!”

A silly story maybe, but that’s the story of
The eyes in the grass and fast in love!

I Find Myself

by The Wild Man

I find myself running alone in the night
But the stars are bright
So I guess it’s alright

I find myself attracted to the broken things
Angels who can’t sing
Dragons with hurt wings

I find myself talking to nobody else
But I think I’m quite well
Just got stories to tell

Don’t Swing At Tricks

by The Wild Man

Don’t ever let the takers decide what you give
Where you’re from doesn’t have to be where you live

You don’t have to stay when you know it’s time to go
Don’t you ever let a thief decide what you show

Don’t let some others’ hate decide who you love
You don’t have to hit but sometimes you’ll have to shove

Don’t ever let the trends decide what you like
Don’t swing at tricks and they’ll have to throw a strike

Don’t let your sense of style decide your fun
Don’t hesitate to say it when you love someone

Don’t ever let your fear decide what you do
The only one who can live your life is you

Let My Shades Drop Down And It All Fades Away

by The Wild Man

Got a summertime soul hey now ain’t that cool?
My only summertime sadness is the countdown to school
And oh my good golly they got me up in the show
It’s my own damn folly I don’t know where to go

Have you ever failed (Remington)? Only at life
They all bought and brought guns, but I made my knife
Two cents for free now cut the dangerous bets
Ain’t never out matched no I can do this in sets
Red white and blue mutt I’m always up in the cut
My windows stay open but my door’s not shut
Just the quintessential eloquent American muscle

But if you don’t love to run my son then don’t hustle
Know the part that is the hardest is that of the hardened artist
For you’ll find yourself alone chasing ghosts in the darkness
Sometimes I might feel better if I’d just sit and cry
So I sit myself down sometimes and I try
And when the sun comes out and it might be my day
I let my shades drop down and it all fades away

I’m too wide for Nikes so don my ah-dee-dahs (Adidas)
And then I write another song it goes lah-dee-dah
Appreciate and give thanks and I take time to dance
And then I take another break and thank the good Lord for yoga pants

If’s can be dangerous and’s ok I like but(t)s
We all got this new low from this middle class rut
I’m gettin’ older by the day but younger by the minute
Pull my laces for the race in case I find myself in it
Because I blow through my money guess it helps me to breathe
Guess I don’t mind relying on the tricks up my sleeve
I’m from the land of the man that we’re all caught workin’ for
I know all about it seen the money and I’m so bored
Work hard to work harder all American way
But I don’t think I like it I don’t think I’m gonna play
Had enough of the stuff we’re gonna add to the shelf
So spend my time writin’ rhymes entertainin’ myself
Would rather play a sweet tune like the ice cream man
And let you have an afternoon like nice dream can
Cursed with the gift or maybe gifted a curse
Hard to have a role model when you’re always in first
So I run to my headphones where the djs play

Let my shades drop down and it all fades away

I’m too wide for Nikes so don my ah-dee-dahs (Adidas)
And then I write another song it goes lah-dee-dah
Appreciate and give thanks and I take time to dance
And then I take another break and thank the good Lord for yoga pants


Another night past one and I’m too fun to drive
So turn my other side on and I let me come alive
Then I ask her to dance she has cheetah print style
Say “Hey I like what you’re wearin’ I got a thing for the wild”
Now we’re chattin’ time flyin’ ‘til the party done dies
"Boy it’s time to get gone lemme give you a ride"
"I appreciate it thanks but it just wouldn’t be proper
To leave my pilot out back with my new helicopter
You know it’s blue like the sky so we could just fly away
I got an island of violets and we could go for the day”
"No way but ok you know you might be my type
But enough with the stories boy not a fan of the hype”
"Fine I’m in politics girl can’t you tell by my smile?"
"Now it’s your last chance to get my number to dial"
I was in once again but then the timing so right
"Yeah girl you caught me lying, my helicopter is striped!"
So I bmx home ‘cause she was probably cray

Ride with shades in the night and it all fades away

I’m too wide for Nikes so don my ah-dee-dahs (Adidas)
And then I write another song it goes lah-dee-dah
Appreciate and give thanks and I take time to dance
And then I take another break and thank the good Lord for yoga pants


I’m too wide for Nikes so don my ah-dee-dahs (Adidas)
And then I write another song it goes lah-dee-dah
Appreciate and give thanks and I take time to dance
And then I take another break and thank the good Lord for yoga pants

That’s My Show

by The Wild Man

I like to pretend but I don’t like pretenders
I like old school kinda like suspenders
I like old fashioned and I like subtle charm
I like goin’ on dates with a girl on my arm

I like to dress down and I like your style
I like “when in doubt just be quiet and smile”
I never liked school but I always loved class
I like laundry at my mom’s house and runnin’ real fast

That’s all I got yep that’s my show
Don’t know why I said it, guess I wanted you to know

Tombstone

by The Wild Man

It’s the same old game 
that I haven’t yet named


But it really doesn’t matter ‘cause it’s all the same
Everybody’s got a plan, everybody’s got advice
So I sit, and I listen, and I think, “that’s nice”
I don’t know what’s right, but I think I know wrong
And those times I can’t decide I just write another song
Then I go through the motions,
 then it’s back to the gym
‘Cause if I can’t get money 
then I’m gonna get big

First place is kinda hard kinda just like last
But you know I can’t help it I’m just so damn fast
Holliday says, “Not me, I’m in my prime”
And once again I remember “there’s no normal life”
And then I know I can’t go yet, my show ain’t shown
No, they still got nothin’ to write on my tombstone

It’s lonely at the top, yes that’s just the curse
If you wanna see the race then you can’t come in first
Careful, fame is a spice, too much just sucks
So I wish upon you ease and so many good lucks
Though I’m scared of the dark
 I come alive in the night
Though I’m scared of gettin’ hurt I come alive when I fight
Oh well, here comes the trend, my friend I can’t fight it
So pop goes goes the collar, might as well look like it

First place is kinda hard kinda just like last
But you know I can’t help it I’m just so damn fast
Holliday says, “Not me, I’m in my prime”
And once again I remember “there’s no normal life”
And then I know I can’t go yet, my show ain’t shown
No, they still got nothin’ to write on my tombstone

Nothin’ humbles quite like the signs of age

Nothin’ takes away the magic of the beast like a cage
A lone wolf’s always home, guess he’s smarter than the test
And success is great but doesn’t mean you’re the best
So when I get to think I’m gettin’ better since birth
I’m remind me and myself that dinosaurs ruled the Earth
Good things in time, no one’s ever undone it
But that ain’t my style 
I’d rather try to out run it

First place is kinda hard kinda just like last
But you know I can’t help it I’m just so damn fast
Holliday says, “Not me, I’m in my prime”
And once again I remember “there’s no normal life”
And then I know I can’t go yet, my show ain’t shown
No, they still got nothin’ to write on my tombstone

First place is kinda hard kinda just like last
But you know I can’t help it I’m just so damn fast
Holliday says, “Not me, I’m in my prime”
And once again I remember “there’s no normal life”
And then I know I can’t go yet, my show ain’t shown
No, they still got nothin’ to write on my tombstone

The Idle Commentary Of Your Girl

by The Wild Man

(relax ladies, I’m only teasing you so feel free to dish it back)

Ryan Gosling babies chocolate

Weddings Pinterest shopping
Omg is he the one?
I ate too much, I’m stopping


Today’s my cheat day. I want sushi!
God I need some coffee

He’s been gone five minutes
 and
He hasn’t even called me


You’re so pretty! She’s a b**ch
!
I can’t believe he likes her!
This morning there was too much snow
I broke my windshield wipers

It’s hot. I’m cold. Let’s go lay out!
Let’s go get mani pedis!
I’m starving but I shouldn’t eat
Do you know what you’re getting?

Oh they look cute! Whatevs, so lame.
He’s basically obsessed
Pinkberry saved my life today
I think my cat’s depressed

Should I get bangs? Should I get fries?
Should I upgrade my phone?
These shoes are cute! I hate these shoes!
I just really want to tone

Which street is north? What should I wear?
How long you think we’ll stay?
Now my feet are killing me
I swear it’s on the way

Did they touchdown? Margaritas!
Plus his family’s wealthy
I just need some time for me
I can’t, I’m eating healthy

Yoga smoothies bootcamp tweet it
I want queso dammit
Engagements baby showers rings
Wait let me Instagram it

I’m so damn freaking bored today
I just don’t have the time
Are you writing all my quotes? No
Don’t you dare say that they’re mine!

Five Ten And A Half When I Got My Shoes On

by The Wild Man

I don’t dress to impress I’m low stress I like fun
My style’s outside you won’t find me in the club
I like to get tipsy but I’d rather get higher
And I like my days off I like bein’ retired
I like not doin’ sh** no, I’m in love with it
First time in while, mind’s clear, feel legit
And life is good, life’s grand, relaxin’ ‘cause I can
Got my dose and was out and I left without a plan
But when you got it like we do nothin’s ever a gamble
And when you got it like we do nothin’s hard to handle
So when they say I’m five ten I just smile, move along
Because I’m five ten and a half when I got my shoes on

I guess I just like it hot and summer is my fav

Yeah you can fight the whole world but you can’t fight the wave
Say hey sweet girl we got nothin’ but time
And I’m always lookin’ for a partner in crime

From laid and paid to laid out and faded
We don’t hold sh** back and we like it x-rated
So come come mamita won’t you ven p’aca
Ya sabes que yo quiero llevarte a bailar
Yes a drink for me matter of fact make it three
Because I like this band and tonight I’m gonna lean
I got music in my heart I got music in my soul
I find peace in the breeze and I got a new goal
Gimme ten and a pen and I can dance with the paper
But I’m better in person girl you’ll find out later
And if she thinks I’m five ten I’m all, “Nah you so wrong …”
I’m five ten and a half when I got my shoes on

I guess I just like it hot and summer is my fav

Yeah you can fight the whole world but you can’t fight the wave
Say hey sweet girl we got nothin’ but time
And I’m always lookin’ for a partner in crime

Time becomes days and the years in a line
And the years pass by and soon become time
I seen the cycle come and go and it’s comin’ again
And this time I’m gonna ride and you’re invited my friend
So let’s quit the sh** and let’s get somethin’ fired up
Got nothing to lose but the life we’re tired of
I heard winter’s comin’ but the summer always wins
And changing who’s in the mirror’s how to wash away your sins
Though I’m not quite the brightest I do try to be wise
And I know that after night comes the bright sunrise
And I know I’m five ten kinda like King Kong
But I’m five ten and a half when I got my shoes on

I guess I just like it hot and summer is my fav
Yeah you can fight the whole world but you can’t fight the wave
Say hey sweet girl we got nothin’ but time
And I’m always lookin’ for a partner in crime

Someone hand me one more that I can’t afford
And I’ll get my sh** together but just not before
Someone passes me another and the stars come out
And we’ll gather ‘round the fire and we’ll sing it out loud
If you got yourself problems well tonight you forget ‘em
And if you got people hatin’ it’s alright you just let ‘em
Because you’re better than that we’re gonna form our own pack
And we’ll run it all the way then we’ll run it right back
This life’s not worth it if you’re not havin’ fun
Never hesitate to say it when you love someone
And if they stand five ten at the end of my song
Then they’re five ten and a half when they got their shoes on

I guess I just like it hot and summer is my fav

Yeah you can fight the whole world but you can’t fight the wave
Say hey sweet girl we got nothin’ but time
And I’m always lookin’ for a partner in crime

I guess I just like it hot and summer is my fav
Yeah you can fight the whole world but you can’t fight the wave
Say hey sweet girl we got nothin’ but time
And I’m always lookin’ for a partner in crime

An Elegant And Rather Heated Conversation Between The Lion And The Zebra

by The Wild Man

Sometimes a great show is put on before the finest hunts the finest. And when this happens a great crowd gathers, as both sides want all the kingdom to see. What you read below is some of the dialogue during one of those times …

Lion
The King looked out upon the Stripes “I’ve got you in my sight
Tread lightly through the grasses friend or you’ll be mine tonight!”
Zebra
“Well I hope you brought your ladies or we know I’ll be alright
But if I tire of your chasing I should love to turn and fight!”

Lion
“And if they’re hiding in the grass …? Well for you it matters not
I’ve got you in my sight … and I don’t lose that which I’ve sought
I’m glad you speak of running though, tonight you’ll run a lot
Though fortune smiles upon you not, tonight the air is hot …”

Zebra
“Let’s not forget that one on one you certainly would cower
From those like me too big and strong, who rumble and so tower
So I take it you’ve not sought or thought who really holds the power
I look forward to our dance tonight, and you can choose the hour!”

Lion
“Your boldness is commendable, I’m glad that all can see
You make a solid point though Stripes, I’m convinced, I shall agree
Why should I hunt you one on one and risk you running free?
No … tonight you’ll dance with many and you’ll save the last for me!”

Zebra
“The normal drill, no honor still, I’ve always played outnumbered
Is it that you like to fail? I have often stopped to wonder
Thinking high dear friend of mine is none other than a blunder
You may strike as if you’re lightning but you cannot tackle thunder!”

Lion
“Now save your breath and energy you’ll need both soon enough
We’ll see how good you really are, and then we’ll see how tough
Your mouth invites some dangerous guests with knives beneath their cuff
And of us two you’ve more to lose so I think I’ll call your bluff!”

Zebra
“Well go ahead and call it King, while hiding like you do
Should I slow to help you out? I’m so fast compared to you
And to the ladies hiding in the grass … are there any of you new?
Or is this the team I’ve played before, who’d be better in a zoo?”

(The crowd had slowly backed away the whole time, but at this they all really backed up. The lions sank low and disappeared. The zebra inhaled, exhaled, and became a statue.)

The chants were over now, racing feet the only sound
The most serious of contests as they tore across the ground
And when the dancing finished sunrise came and surely found …
One was standing in the distance and the other lying down.

“Eat of the meat … Grow as strong as the beast
Eat of the leaves … Grow as strong as the tree
I for one know how strong I want to be”

It’s Time You Grab Your Horses And Run …

by The Wild Man



I found an old one
Wandering through the night

He said, “Save your strength
With me there is no fight.”

Then he pointed back the way
From which I’d come

And he said, “It’s time …
Now grab your horses and run
 …
Run back to where you live

And remember …

Just run, run back to where you live
And remember …

Don’t you ever let the takers
Decide what you give!”



Then I found an old one
Gazing at the stars

She said, “You’ve got the look
If you’d like you’ll travel far.”

Then she pointed back the way
From which I’d come

And she said, “It’s time …
Now grab your horses and run …
Run the world awaits my son

And remember …

Just run, run the world awaits my son

And remember …

Don’t you ever let your style
Decide your fun!”



Then I found an old one
From another time

She said, “You remind me of
The sweetest girl of mine.”

Then she pointed back the way
From which I’d come

And she said, “It’s time …
Now grab your horses and run …
Run there’s so much good in you

And remember …

Just run, run there’s so much good in you

And remember …

Don’t you ever let your fear
Decide what you do!”



Then I found an old one
Sleeping by a tree

She said, “When I look at you
I see a bit of me.”

Then she pointed back the way
From which I’d come

And she said, “It’s time …
Now grab your horses and run …
Run you’re brave and this I know

And remember …

Just run, run you’re strong and this I know

And remember …

Don’t you ever let a thief
Decide what you show!”



Then I found an old one
Dancing in the rain

He said, “Crazy maybe
But I’ve never felt so sane.”

Then he pointed back the way
From which I’d come

And he said, “It’s time …
Now grab your horses and run …
Run and you make them throw a strike

And remember …

Just run, run and you make them throw a strike

And remember …

Don’t you ever let the trend
Decide what you like!”

Then I found an old one
Stopped to tie her shoe
She said, “Funny I still tie
How I used to.”
Then she pointed back the way
From which I’d come

And she said, “It’s time …
Now grab your horses and run …
Run sometimes you’ll have to shove
And remember …
Just run, run sometimes you’ll have to shove
And remember …
Don’t you ever let the hate
Decide who you love!”

Oh, If I Could …

by The Wild Man

If I could fly …
I’d take you far away
From everything
That makes you cry
You could finally sigh
And I’d put an end
To every lie
Don’t you know I’d try
Oh, if I could fly …
And when we were flying …
Maybe you would feel
Just like a child
But would you know
That all my show
Was just to see you smile?

If I could sing …
I would climb up
On stage for you
And I’d sing anything
How the notes would ring
Lead the band
Feel just like a king
Just like a bird in Spring
Oh, if I could sing …
And when I sang it loud
Maybe you would turn
Way up the dial
But would you know
That all my show
Was just to see you smile?

If I could dress …
I’d walk right in
Right up to you
You’d tell me “Yes!”
Together we would look the best
Be so charming
Have so much success
But I digress …
Oh, if I could dress …
And when I asked you
Maybe you would
Really like my style
But would you know
That all my show
Was just to see you smile?

If I could dance …
I would reach out
And I’d take you
By the hands
And I would be your man
Music playing …
It would be so grand
Dancing with the band
Oh, if I could dance …
And when we were dancing
Maybe you would say
"Let’s stay a while!"
But would you know
That all my show
Was just to see you smile?

If I could fight …
I’d guard your way
I would keep you
I would hold you tight
I’d stand watch all night
Tell them “No!”
And it would be alright
Soon would come the light
Oh, if I could fight …
And when I held you
Maybe night wouldn’t
Seem so wild
But would you know
That all my show
Was just to see you smile?

And if I could run …
I’d show you how
To run from those
Out on the hunt
And all the guns
Hand in hand
Life would be fun
We’d run in the sun
Oh, if I could run …
And when we ran
Maybe we’d run far
Run for miles and miles
But would you know
That all my show
Was just to see you smile?

“The wolf who keeps the company of sheep will think very highly of himself.”