I’ve been hurt in places I don’t know
I’ve yet to know everything
I find and discover
uncomfortable depths
where I ponder upon at this hour

A Good World



I wrote this song while listening to the album version of “When you Wish Upon a Star” by Gene Harris as it appears in Ballad Essentials: Gene Harris. Ray Brown Trio plays a different version here at Good Day Club, Tokyo (1989).


oh this world has been so good to me

now I don’t see anything that isn’t wonderful

all this life that i feel

is taking me away from my painful past


the experience of life

the brilliance of things that happen

so mellow

yet so alive

oh this world has been so wonderfully good


i love the rain

want the sun

that shines everyday

i wish i were alive


i wish i were alive

to see

to feel

to hear the sounds that sing to me

this world

has been


and good.