Karen Joy Brown
2010-05-05

Lyrics

What would you do

if I showed those little words to you?

Whose tiny hands keep tugging at my skirt

Just little words

 

There’s no reprieve, we have to grieve

For all those precious things that went before

Hopeless to lie, ‘cause I’ve already died               

Yes, I’m just a ghost who’s rattling the chains

 

Those chosen few

Their poet-prophet’s value never knew

A nobody’s life, with secret visitations

From little words

 

Such wild nights, mere mortals, angels fight

First chance to tell the story seen with altered eyes

Who could refuse seduction by such muse?

A holy consummation joining

Little words

 

Waste no more time, dissolve into divine

Sweet worship, bow and bend, rise up

On little words

 

Karen Joy Brown
Karen Joy Brown

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Ain't got no money, ain't got no moon

Ain't got enough soul, enough soul to see the sun

'Cause my life's on the line and my heart is on the run

(chorus)

I want to know, how can it be?

That my life is the same as a story made for TV

 

Are we doomed to repeat these scripted lines

where I want what is yours and you want what's mine

it's as if we try too hard, too hard to misunderstand

we accuse a best friend in our hearts of an evil plan

(chorus)

 

Aint' got no money, ain't got no moon

Got to leave some gold behind, got to get some breathing room

Trying to save enough soul, enough soul to see the sun

Gonna try not to end it all when my life has just begun

Karen Joy Brown
2010-05-05

Lyrics

I’ve been exploring this jungle for years

A rare and a precious rain forest of tears

I’ve got a machete to slash at the vines

And I’ve got a stopwatch to keep track of the time

 

That I keep searching, that I keep circling

 

When I just say that it doesn’t really matter

When I just say that I am doing fine

When I just say that it’s…..Really not important, oh no no, it’s really not that important

 

You better come get me before it’s too late

Before I’m devoured by these emotional snakes

Because I’ve been living on fruit and whatever I find

All my civilization and sanity are starting to unwind

 

As I keep searching, as I keep circling

 

When I just say that it doesn’t really matter

When I just say that I am doing fine

When I just say that it’s

Really not important, it’s really not that important

Karen Joy Brown
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I know what heaven is                              

I know what heaven is, so don’t try to sell me lies

It’s where every good intention grows enough to touch the sky

 

I know what heaven is, it’s looking in your eyes

To dream of all that’s possible and then to let it die

 

I know what heaven is- to know you’re not alone

Face the vast and vicious beauty with a hand to guide you home

 

And I know just how to get there

One day at a time

I can tell you that it’s worth it

The joy and pain that makes this wine

We toast to love

 

I know what heaven is, it’s the sand that makes the pearl

At the bottom of the ocean in that dark and sunless world

 

 

 

Karen Joy Brown
Karen Joy Brown

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When we finally get to Paris we'll have a lot to say

we'll look like two lost lovers, faces close at some café

I'll take your hand in my hand, look deeply in your eyes

you won't even have to say it, won't have to tell me why

 

When we finally get to Paris we'll have left so much behind

if we only have one moment we won't even seem to mind

we'll walk beside the river, let it wash away the years

we'll be laughing, we'll be crying, faces glowing with the tears

 

Don't forget to dream of Paris where your heart and hope can breathe

where the rules and the restrictions aren't the reason you believe

 

When we finally get to Paris you can say my name out loud

you can even say you loved me, you once loved me, without breaking any vow

 

Karen Joy Brown
Karen Joy Brown

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Drink the sun and feel the waves

Here is where we come to make your grave

Toss a rose into the wind

Tide will bring it out and in

 

We are gathered here today

To see you off in our strange way

Hand in hand a silent prayer

Send a message if we dare

 (chorus)

Petals float on

Peaks and foam

Ever searching, searching for a home

Petals red and petals pink

Carry thoughts beyond the brink

 

Seems unfair to love it so

Golden bridge and the fortress old

Here is where we stood before

Together we beheld, beheld this very shore

 

First a visit, then to stay

Roots went deep beneath, deep beneath the bay

Rising up around you now

Those you loved like blooming flowers

 

(chorus)

Petals float on

Peaks and foam

Ever searching but they’re never, never home

Petals pink and petals red

Join the living with the dead

 

Drink the sun, feel the waves

In our city by the bay

Karen Joy Brown
Karen Joy Brown

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Just because they didn't care

and they wouldn't brush the tangles from your beautiful black hair

doesn't mean that you should dare to do the same, oh Daisy

 

Just because you were a little too tall

how they'd tease you as you silently walked those cold-hearted halls

doesn't mean that you can't rise above it all, Daisy

 

 

 

Buy yourself a beautiful dress

show that small town that you ain't done yet

 

 

 

A girl like you didn't have too much to say

and you might as well have been invisible as the other children played

I just hope that isn't still your story today, dear Daisy

 

 

 

Buy yourself a beautiful dress

show that small town that you ain't done yet

 

Whatever they told you, believe me instead

you can still be a girl who's heart can turn some heads

Daisy

Karen Joy Brown
David Michael Silva

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Finally said no, finally said go

Finally washed my hands of any faith that I had left

I am seeing double as I embrace this full moon

And I am causing trouble, just like you

Even though you’ve vanished your just a short walk away

Have you ever felt so foolish like I do today?

(chorus)

Walking up a deep blue finds me and I’m frozen at your front door

Suddenly feeling boxed in by this frightened notion of just how long it’s been

Since our last hello

 

And my dreams betray me, this apathy’s not real

All the muscles in my body yearn for thicker skin

Cause I have been too gentle, and you are too kind

And I followed this so carefully that it was bound to drop

You have been to Paris, and I have been to Vegas

Now I’m driving further from all this and that’s not going to change

(Chorus)

 

Pictures in my wallet, seashells on the dash

Cigarettes and old movies, I guess there’s more to miss

I probably should be jealous of all the smiles in this room

But I find my peace in corners just like you

Should I try to make it better so these Sundays don’t feel this long

Is there reason to step forward for just another failed conversation

(chorus)

Karen Joy Brown
Karen Joy Brown

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So the saying goes, darkest 'fore the dawn

wake up early, find Christmas lights still on

and the cars go slowly, slowly, walkers make their way

on the radio holy, holy, it's another holiday

 

Spin around the sun, Earth turns again

something 'bout that motion makes us remember when

the world was quiet, waiting for a savior's sound

a time when we were lost, but oh so certain we would be found

(chorus)

Days grow colder, and the stars crown the night as king

hearts grow bolder when we join together singing

 

Set the table well, put out the finest glass

don't turn away your eyes, let this moment pass

though we're feeling lonely, so lonely for those we left behind

let's stop and savor slowly. slowly every echo in mind

 

oh I miss you, Mama; love to see you, Dad

how I pine for, lover, the crazy life we had

do you ever think about me, my old friend?

it's times like these I pray that this scarlet silence ends

(chorus)

Days grow colder, and the stars crown the night as king

hearts grow bolder as we join together singing