Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Why

Why
Do I still love
When I said I
Gave up loving
And why
Does this broken heart
Mend when it was
Torn in two

And why
Do I still need
When I said I
Didn't need to
I guess somehow
I was still longing for
One heart to be true

Chorus
And I don't know why
These stars aligned
I only know
They were meant to
I lost both oars
And sailed against the storm
Yet I'm standing here
Before you
So don't be afraid
When someone takes love away
Don't look up
With tears in your eyes
I've just come back to say
There's no need
To be afraid
I'm here now
To show you why

Why
Do I still want
And have contempt
For my needing
And why
Do I still hurt
When you're content
To see me bleeding

Chorus
And I don't know why
These stars aligned
I only know
They were meant to
I lost both oars
And sailed against the storm
Yet I'm standing here
Before you
So don't be afraid
When someone takes love away
Don't look up
With tears in your eyes
I've just come back
To say
There's no need
To be afraid
I'm here now
To show you why


WHY
LYRICS BY SHELLY RAYEDEANE
© COPYRIGHT 2010

Walking On Sacred Ground

She doesn't wear a wedding ring
But it doesn't mean she's not married
She takes it off when she's out alone
And puts it back on when she goes home

Chorus
And I feel like I'm
Walking on Sacred ground
Every time she comes around
Don't you get your hopes up boys
She'll let you down
You should never walk
On sacred ground


Deception is what it is
When in a house of cards is where you live
And his name is Jack and She's his queen
And your the foolish joker in between

Chorus
And I feel like I'm
Walking on sacred ground
Every time she comes around
So don't you get your hopes up boys
She'll let you down
You should never walk
On sacred ground

Repeat Chorus
(Fade)

WALKING ON SACRED GROUND
LYRICS BY SHELLY RAYEDEANE
© COPYRIGHT 2010

The Shadow Behind Me

She says
I have the eyes of rain
I'm her little girl
Who dreamed of
Blue skies
That never came
And maybe
She could rest her head
A little easier
If in her heart
She knew
She wasn't to blame
And mother dear
You look at my face
A little different now
But past the surface
I never changed

Chorus
And I've got this shadow behind me
I can walk
But never walk
Away from it
No matter where I go
It follows me
A part of me
Just like breathing
Is to exist
And I can run
But never really run away
And I can lie
To myself
But I can't deny
What I'm feeling
Anyway

She says I
Have broken her heart
There's a pedestal
She put me on
When I never
Fit the part
I'm standing
On the ground
And I feel
A lot safer now
Yet we still don't see
Eye to eye
She doesn't know
Where I fit
Into her world now
She's bent on believing
Ancestor's lies

Chorus

THE SHADOW BEHIND ME
LYRICS BY SHELLY RAYEDEANE
© COPYRIGHT 2010

Hands Of Society

Somebody please tell me
What the hell is going on
I just looked up to find
All my hope was gone

Somebody came
Like a thief in the night
And stole the last star
That was burning in my sky

And I wonder
Who it's shining for tonight

Chorus
Free free
When will I be free
Free from the hands
The hands of society
Free free
When will I be free
Free from the arms
Which refuse to embrace me
Free free
When will I be free
I can't give anymore
I am empty

Somebody please tell me
What the hell I'm doing here
Spent my life searching
Yet still my purpose isn't clear

I don't know
What I still have to prove
walking in circles
In these same damn shoes

And sometimes I wonder
If I can really choose

Chorus
Free free
When will I be free
Free from the hands
The hands of society
Free free
When will I be free
Free from the arms
That refuse to embrace me
Free free
When will I be free
I can't give anymore
I am empty

HANDS OF SOCIETY
LYRICS BY SHELLY RAYEDEANE
© COPYRIGHT 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Going Down

There's women to the left of me
And men to the right
I don't know where to go
I'm feeling lonely tonight
Please won't you help me
Please, I feel so all alone

So won't you take me down

Chorus
I'm going down
I'm going down, down, down
I'm going down pretty baby
I'm going down tonight
So say no all you want
You can put up a fight
You can run and hide
But I'm going down tonight
I'm going down pretty baby
I'm going down tonight

You know the one I want
She's the one with the lipstick on
You know the one I want
He's always gone
But tonight I've got a rendezvous
Alone at someone's home

So won't you take me down

Chorus
I'm going down
I'm going down, down, down
I'm going down pretty baby
I'm going down tonight
Say no all you want
You can put up a fight
You can run and hide
But I'm going down tonight
I'm going down pretty baby
I'm going down tonight

GOING DOWN
LYRICS BY SHELLY RAYEDEANE
© COPYRIGHT 2010

American Refugee

Now I'm not a Republican
Or a Democrat
I'm just wondering
Where our priorities are at

Here we are selling
A commemorative medal
After 911 happened
Before the dust even settled

Chorus
And all I can do
Is look up and ask why
As the angels come down
To take those who have died
And it's the American way
You have the right to disagree
But let me show you an angle
Media won't let you see
There should never be
An American refugee
This should never be
This should never be

And now we're giving away freedoms
To make another country free
While another man lies limbless
From an IED

And I keep wondering how
People can't see through the lies
When one man makes a profit
As another man dies

Chorus
And all I can do
Is look up and ask why
As the angels come down
To take those who have died
And it's the American way
You have the right to disagree
But let me show you an angle
Media won't let you see
There should never be
An American Refugee
This should never be
This should never be

Now I'm not a Republican
Or a Democrat
I'm just wondering
Where our priorities are at

AMERICAN REFUGEE
LYRICS BY SHELLY RAYEDEANE
© COPYRIGHT 2010

Nowhere Or Bust

When she was just a little girl
A little boy looked up her skirt
So she threw him down the slide face first
And as he looked up from the dirt He said,
"Hey honey, I'm only six years old"
Then she said, "I am too.
Let me show you whose in control"

Now forward ten years later
Her mother took her to a church
And sat her down with a holy man
and said, "This girl really needs some work.
She's been dancing on bar tables.
All night long.
Do you think you can save her soul
Or is she already gone?"

Chorus
Then someone said
"I think this demon bourbon
Has put me in a spell.
So save your sermon preacher
Cause I'm going straight to hell.
These dancing boots might not get me there.
But whiskey I can trust.
Pull up a stool honey.
I'll drive you nowhere or bust."

So somehow she thinks
she's grown up now
just because she's dressed to kill
She's a sharp shooting mama
She'll always tell you how she feels
Those boobs were made in New Orleans
And Her Words Are Just As Real

Chorus Repeat

(Fade)

NOWHERE OR BUST
LYRICS BY SHELLY RAYEDEANE
© COPYRIGHT 2010