“Daily Nightly”


Darkened rolling figures move
Through prisms of no color
Hand-in-hand, they walk the night
But never know each other

Passioned pastel neon lights
Light up the jeweled traveler
Who, lost in scenes of smoke-filled dreams
Find questions but no answers

Startled eyes that sometimes see
Phantasmagoric splendor
Pirouette down palsied paths
With pennies for the vendor

Salvation’s yours for just the time
It takes to pay the dancer
And once again, such anxious men
Find questions but no answers

The night has gone and taken its infractions
While reddened eyes hope there will be a next one

Sahara signs look down upon
A world that glitters glibly
And mountain sides put arms around
The unsuspecting city

Second hands with minds have slowed
Are moving even faster
Toward bringing down someone who’s found
The questions but no answers



Recordings (1)


  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 288.
  2. Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones LTD. (1995) (CD).