About Deeter

Music and poetry featuring some of the best musicians in metro Detroit.

The River

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I know a girl

She liked to get kinky

She liked to get sweaty

And she liked to get stinky

She liked to make love

In public places

She’d wear loose clothes

And make funny faces

She liked to go down

on judges and cops

But then she got busted

And she had to stop

Take me down to the river….  And wash my sins away.

 

I used to run

With a dangerous crowd

We liked to get drunk

And we liked to get loud

Then one day

We got out the forty=five

Man I was lucky to get out alive

I hear Tommy’s

Still on the run

It’s a big price to pay

For a little bit of fun

Take me down to the river….  And wash my sins away.

 

Well Billy Bob

Didn’t think twice

’bout laying down

With his neighbor’s wife

Neighbor came home

Caught him in his bead

put two bullets

In Billy Bob’s head

Now poor Billy is

Dead and gone

Never got a chance

To hear my song

Take me down to the river….  And wash my sins away.

If I had a dollar

For every time you said goodbye

I’d build that dream house in the countryside

 

And if I had a dollar

For every time that we’ve made up

I’d be the richest man in America

 

But I don’t have a dollar

I’m just trying to make some sense

Of the craziness we’ve been going through lately

 

‘cause I can’t get no credit

For all the good things that I’ve done

I just get blamed for all the bad things

………………

If I had a dollar

I’d buy you a flower

And maybe you’d be happy for a little while

 

But being that I’m broke

All I got’s a song and joke

But maybe that’s good enough for you

 

But the only way I’m poor

Is if I can’t have you no more

‘cause babe when I’m with you  I’m A Rich man

 

But if I’m broke or not

I’d give everything I’ve got

Just to hold you in my arms one more time

                  ……………….

If I had a dollar

If I had a dollar

If I had a dollar

I’d spend it all on you

      (repeat)

BIG TIME

 

Big time loser…Acting like he lost something he never had.

Big time boozer…He’s acting happy when really he’s sad.

Big time lover…it’s been a long time since he’s been laid.

Big time spender…spends all of his time trying to get paid.

 

But big times can be bad times when you find yourself alone… big times… never last long.

zpiral

Little sally Johnson

lived up in Wisconsin,

But she never really liked the snow,

So she packed up for Hollywood,

She thought she’d be doing good

If she could land a role in the show.

But she got rejected,

And it came so unexpected

That she took off for parts unknown

 

Big times can be bad times when you find yourself alone…’ big times… never last long.

 

And then there’s Timmy tough guy,

He walked away with a black eye..

He didn’t make it into round two

But he showed up on that night

And he put up his best fight,

That’s more than most men ever do.

 

Big times can be bad times when you find yourself alone… big times… never last long.

 

And poor Bobby Jones

He’s all skin and bones

Trying to sell his artwork at the fair.

But no one was buying

So he just quit trying,

and focused on braiding his daughter’s hair

 

 

Big times can be bad times when you find yourself alone…’cause big times never last long.

big times…never last long.

big times …

never last long.

 

[featuring Keke on vocals}

ONE MORE KISS

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I watch the lights fade as you leave the room

One foot already in the tomb

I hold your hand as you say goodbye

As I wipe off a tear from your eye

 

I know I’ll never see you again                         Snapshot 1 (2-5-2017 2-09 AM)

And never get to stroke your hair

I’ll never look into those eyes

And tell you how much I care

 

So let me ask one favor please

One more kiss before you leave

I don’t care if it’s right or it’s wrong

One more kiss before you’re gone

 

You’re just as pretty as the day we met,

The day I fell in love.

I’ll treasure every moment we have spent

As gifts from the lord up above

 

I promised to care for our baby girl

And I promised I’d never love again

So let me ask something before leave

Because I’ll never get the chance again…

 

So let me ask one more favor please

 One more kiss before you leave

I don’t care if its right or it’s wrong

One more kiss before you’re gone.

 

They’re looking at me like I’m a freak

A stranger from a strange land

I’m crying so hard I can hardly speak

And I can’t let go of your hand

 

The lights are all out and the pain is through,

All I want is our baby girl

She’s all that I have left of you

And that girl’s  going to be my world

 

So let me ask one more favor please

One more kiss before you leave

I don’t care if it’s right or it’s wrong

 

Just one more kiss before you’re gone

Waited

I stood on a mountain and looked down at the sea                                                                        I raised my my head and fell down to my knees

I prayed to the Lord to forgive me for my sins                                                                            He said “Sorry son but I think that you’ll do it again.”

So I climbed down the mountain and jumped into the sea                                                          I started drowning ‘til a mermaid rescued me.

I’ve waited my whole life to meet a girl like you.                                                                      But now that I met you I don’t know what to do

{Vocals by Erin Accomando}

The Light in your Eyes

 

I see the light in your eyes

It brightens up my darkened skies

You’re like a nude sunrise

I love the light in your eyes

 

I can’t wait, can’t hesitate

I might be late for something great

 

I love the light in your eyes

It shines right through my dark disguise

And it makes me realize

That there’s a truth behind my lies

 

I can’t wait, can’t hesitate

I might be late for something great

 

I love the light in your eyes………..

 

{Spanish}

 

I see the light in your eyes

It shines so bright I’m hypnotized

And it helps me realize

That there’s no reason not to try

 

I can’t wait, can’t hesitate

I might be late for something great

 

I love that light in your eyes

It shines so bright, so strong and wise

It makes me realize

That there’s no need for my disguise

 

I can’t wait, can’t hesitate

I might be late for something great

Deeter’s Prayer

Thank you lord for these eyes that allow me to see what others overlook.

Thank you for the ears that hear sounds that others cannot comprehend.

For the tongue that lets me savor the hidden fruits of your garden.

The nose that smells the wildflowers scattered about the path.

And skin to feel the private passions of a true love.

 

And now I ask you, for just one moment, to take it all away

So that I can be one with you.