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A LITTLE LOVE

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2016 All Rights Reserved

Tonight, the fear will fall away
Don’t fight the magic or the memory
Hold tight, ‘cause we’re going on a ride
To the depths of understanding

Everyone needs a little love
Let the music in your soul
Everyone needs a little love
Let the melody take control

Life, is only what you make
That’s right, we control our destiny
We might be floating out in space
But for another day, we won’t fade away

Everyone needs a little love
Let the music in your soul
Everyone needs a little love
Let the melody take control

I’m deeper than the ocean
No regrets, no more tears
You have my devotion!
Come on, visualize a better life

Everyone needs a little love
Let the music in your soul
Everyone needs a little love
Let the melody take control

 

ADDICTED

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©1995 All Rights Reserved

And the girl in the corner has taken your place
Tables turned, wiped the smile from your face

Blood rushing through my veins
I was feeling weak; I was replaced
I listened to the sound, listened to the sound
I listened to the sound of my world crashing down

Now you don’t have significance in my life
Except to measure how far you are from right
Now I listen to the sound, listen to the sound
I listen to the sound of my walls breaking down

I used to be addicted to you
But you know that it’s gone
Can’t go on holding on hoping you’d see the girl I am
I was addicted to you
But it’s all in the past
No it’s not going to last – I need more
You never give me more

So many things have changed
That I was trying to imitate
I listened to the sound, listened to the sound
I listened to the sound of my head spinning round
Now I’m authentic, it’s the way that I feel
So unattractive, your unbridled envy
Now you listen to the sound, listen to the sound
You listen to the sound – I’m the talk of the town

I used to be addicted to you
But you know that it’s gone
Can’t go on holding on hoping you’d see the girl I am
I was addicted to you
But it’s all in the past
No it’s not going to last – I need more
You never give me more

 

ALIEN GIRL

Lyrics and Topline by Emma L.M. Sweeney and Jessica Gilson
Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2017 All Rights Reserved

Yeah, you’re kinda strange, that’s what people say
When you’re all alone, trying to keep away
And every day in school, you bring your books and stick to rules
The rest of us just play it cool, we’re only having fun

The pain you can’t deny, you keep it all inside
But then I’ve seen you cry when you think nobody’s watching
You’ve got me feeling bad, ‘cause I can see you’re sad
But I can’t say a thing, ‘cause all my friends are listening

You’re an alien
You’re an alien
You’re an alien
Alien Girl

Never want to fit, going your own way
Everybody says you’re on a different plane
When I think of you, I wanna say you’re kinda cool
But I’m too scared to be a fool, so I just play along

The pain you can’t deny, you keep it all inside
But then I’ve seen you cry when you think nobody’s watching
You’ve got me feeling bad, ‘cause I can see you’re sad
But I can’t say a thing, ‘cause all my friends are listening

You’re an alien
You’re an alien
You’re an alien
Alien Girl

You’re the alien that no one wants to see
No one wants to know and no one wants to be
You’re my celestial, weirdo extraterrestrial
But I don’t know I could risk it all and tell you how I feel

You’re an alien
You’re an alien
You’re an alien
Alien Girl

 

ALPHABET ON MY TONGUE

Lyrics & Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2004 All Rights Reserved

You don’t know that I wouldn’t have said Yes
I didn’t get the chance to say anything at all
I don’t care if you want to take what I say out of context
But please, please don’t put an alphabet on my tongue

I see you without me, now we’re living apart
And I don’t like what my eyes are trying to tell my heart
That you’re in someone else’s arms

If you wanted to take this further
You should have indicated your intentions
I don’t care, there is no point in trying to second guess
How the hell was I supposed to know?

I see you without me, now we’re living apart
And I don’t like what my eyes are trying to tell my heart
That you’re in someone else’s arms

This is what happens when people don’t talk
When we don’t want to fall
Missing out on opportunities that we
We don’t want to see
I guess we’re conditioned to say nothing

You don’t know that I wouldn’t have said Yes
I didn’t get the chance to say anything at all
I don’t care if you want to take what I say out of context
But please, please don’t put an alphabet on my tongue

 

BEAUTY QUEEN

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2007 All Rights Reserved

How do I look in her beautiful clothes?
Well, they fit quite well and they’re not that old
So, you said it was over, that it was your decision
And you’re happy with me now
So why do I feel so unsure?

It’s like she sleeps with us each night
It’s her you want to make love to
She always steals my limelight
Just when you are falling for me

‘Cause she’s your Beauty Queen
She ain’t nothing special, but that’s not what I mean
She’s like my shadow when I stand by candlelight
I don’t think that this feels right, no
She’s your Beauty Queen
If I opened up your heart, I know just what I’d see
Her pretty face laughing back at me
If she’s so special, why did you leave?

When we go out, moving on the dance floor
I know your eyes will be over my shoulder, looking to the door
Though I may be with you, it’s like she’s got some hold
I want to call her up and say:
“Woman, please let my man go!”

She doesn’t do it consciously
She’s back in love with someone else
But something’s there
Right where it wasn’t there before

‘Cause she’s your Beauty Queen
She ain’t nothing special, but that’s not what I mean
She’s like my shadow when I stand by candlelight
I don’t think that this feels right, no
She’s your Beauty Queen
If I opened up your heart, I know just what I’d see
Her pretty face laughing back at me
If she’s so special, why did you leave?

You make her out to be a saint
That even God could not contain
With every word, our love you taint
All these distorted facts you paint
You’ve shown me yours, I’ll show you mine
Your punishment, the end of time
You want to play, but not with me
You play with your sobriety

 

BROKEN

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2007 All Rights Reserved

When I think back, didn’t know that the life I’d lead would break me
And the ones that I’d be close to would only let me down
I believe in being open but a thief will always get in
And take what’s in your heart

This is for you – you made me feel dirty in my own skin
This is for you – all your promises have done me in
And this is for you – you’ve got to know that your knife’s done bad
I never did nothin’ to you but you could have been
A better friend than stabbing my back
(how could I know that you wouldn’t be there for me?
(how could I know that you’d let me down time and again)

Now I’m not broken any more
I found a cure, or should I say a cure found me
And I’m a better girl than I’ve ever been
I’m not broken any more
You don’t own me now – I’m fixed now

In the nightclub, at a party…I never found my soldier
Who would lie down in the trenches and cover my old ground
I believe in being truthful but a lie is so inviting
To those that bring us down

Now I’m not broken any more
I found a cure, or should I say a cure found me
And I’m a better girl than I’ve ever been
I’m not broken any more
You don’t own me now – I’m fixed now

It was hopeless, I was sinking – couldn’t clear the mess I was in
Then I heard him here beside me, waiting for me to come round
I believe in things that I see and I know that my enemy
Can’t touch what’s in my heart

 

CELEBRITY OBSESSION

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2007 All Rights Reserved

Celebrity obsession…

It doesn’t matter if you got a slice of talent
Because they only want you if you’re messed up
It helps to be Daddy’s Little Princess
An hotel heiress, American child star
If you don’t have the look and you don’t fit the mould
You can’t be something that you’re not just for the money
Let me tell you what I learned up ’til now

It’s all about the one that you date, that you’re cheating on
(You ain’t going nowhere sailing down the mainstream)
The drugs that you take, anorexia they feed upon
(Nobody wants you if you won’t make a fool of yourself)
Reality shows, cocaine up your nose
(Come over here, just shut your mouth)
Private videos…where can I get those clothes?
(We don’t want opinions, we just want someone to talk about)

Don’t worry about it if they catch you doing something
Because they really love it when you mess up
It helps to be tweakin’ in the morning
Perezalicious, half-hearted Wino
Don’t bother learning your craft – that’s a fact
If it wasn’t so pathetic it would be some kind of funny
Let me tell you what I learned up ’til now

Overdose…miss the gig…man, I think I’m pregnant
Did you call OK? Let’s have a happy ending
Say cheese, pretty please, it’s the paparazzi
I quit my girl band – new perfume out next week!
Who’s that man on my step? He says he knows me
Did we have a thing? Did he get any photos of me?
I can’t move my face! I can’t move my face!
Oh my goodness, my fillets just won’t stay in place
I bet you wish you looked half as good as me
I bet you wish you were a celebrity

It doesn’t matter if you got a slice of talent
Because they only want you if you’re messed up
It helps to be married to a footballer
Breast augmentation, comedian’s daughter
If you don’t have the look and you don’t fit the mould
You can’t be something that you’re not just for the money
Let me tell you what I learned up ’til now

 

CHRISTOPHER

Lyrics & Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©1996 All Rights Reserved

It’s a mistake
Why can’t you see this is all a mistake?

And you’re laughing and telling yourself
This is what you wanted
Yeah, you grin and keep spinning her around
(why can’t you see that)
Until you’re a dervish and everyone else is a blur
(this is what you wanted?)

Ah, Christopher, what have you done?

And you planned the whole thing by yourself
This is what you wanted
Yeah, you hired the best caterer in town
(why can’t you see that)
Don’t want to be too old to run with your sons in the park
(this is what you wanted?)

Ah, Christopher, what have you done?
This isn’t a business transaction
Make-believing you’re somebody else
(why can’t you just leave life to chance?)
What if she ever found out
(’cause she don’t love you)
That she’s not the one who draws you out
(and you don’t love her)
But her name fell out of a hat?
(why can’t you just leave life to chance, yeah?)

And you’re making a fool of yourself
This is what you wanted
Bought a house and you’ve got a flash car
(why can’t you see that)
If you think you’re changing the girl, then you’re mistaken
(this is what you wanted?)

Ah, Christopher, what have you done?
This isn’t a business transaction
Make-believing you’re somebody else
(why can’t you just leave life to chance?)
What if she ever found out
(’cause she don’t love you)
That she’s not the one who draws you out
(and you don’t love her)
But her name fell out of a hat?
(why can’t you just leave life to chance, yeah?)

She’s not right for you
Christopher, robbin’ a girl of her twenties only spells trouble
(you can tell everyone this is what you want)
He said: “You’re a fine one to talk;
 you wouldn’t be saddled with everyday life.”

(why can’t you just leave life to chance, yeah?)
Oh, Christopher, what have you done?

 

CRAVE

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©1995 All Rights Reserved

Help me. Talk to me. Save me and take me in your arms.

You need it, you want it, scarred, exsanguinated
Try to resist, but you can’t
Voice inside calling you, leading you to the ritual
Feeding too much…

Save me, I’ll get what you want
I’ll try to supply what you crave
Come on and take me into your arms
That’s where I belong – I can’t save myself
Save me, I’ll get what you want
Don’t try to deny what you crave
Come on and take me into your arms
That’s where I belong – I can’t save myself

You cut me open, my veins run with poison
Do I exist? What’s your plan?
Voice inside calling you, leading you to the ritual
Feeding too much…

Save me, I’ll get what you want
I’ll try to supply what you crave
Come on and take me into your arms
That’s where I belong – I can’t save myself
Save me, I’ll get what you want
Don’t try to deny what you crave
Come on and take me into your arms
That’s where I belong – I can’t save myself

Look at you
You keep holding out
And I wonder now what’s left of you
‘Cause it all hangs out, like the system’s down
Empty carcass now, tired of bleeding

Voice inside calling you, leading you to the ritual
Feeling too much…

 

EL VERANO HA VUELTO DE NUEVO

Lyrics and Topline by Emma L.M. Sweeney
Music by Dream Sound Masters
©2017 All Rights Reserved

Estoy aquí contigo
No hay nadie más en el mundo para mí
Mi corazón, es tuyo
Y tu corazón, es mío

El sol brillará
Las aves cantaran
Me siento como una adolescente
Y creo que lo que me dices
El verano ha vuelto de nuevo
El verano ha vuelto de nuevo
El verano ha vuelto de nuevo

Durante tanto tiempo
El invierno estuvo en mi alma
Pero viniste luego
Ahora sé que puedo vivir de nuevo

El sol brillará
Las aves cantaran
Me siento como una adolescente
Y creo que lo que me dices
El verano ha vuelto de nuevo
El verano ha vuelto de nuevo
El verano ha vuelto de nuevo

 

FALLING AWAY

Lyrics and Topline by Emma L.M. Sweeney
Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2018 All Rights Reserved

I’m passing demons in my darkness
With every breath, I’m seeing your ghost
Trying to make sense of what has happened
‘Cause now you’re gone, I can’t trust my memory

You’re falling away from me
And that’s what hurts the most
Yeah, you’re falling away, falling away
And that’s what hurts the most

That’s what hurts the most
Falling away, falling away – that’s what hurts the most

It’s like it never even happened
It never was, it’s never gonna be
I know you think I’m acting crazy
But now you’re gone, how am I supposed to feel?

Now you’re falling away from me
And that’s what hurts the most
Yeah, you’re falling away, falling away
And that’s what hurts the most

That’s what hurts the most
Falling away, falling away – that’s what hurts the most
That’s what hurts the most
Falling away, falling away

If I could just forget you, it’s getting hard to forgive you
I don’t deserve the way you’ve been treating me, if you wanted to be free
There is a way to say Goodbye, you don’t have to lie, no
I know that this is the end, you don’t have to pretend
That it never happened

You’re falling away from me
And that’s what hurts the most
Yeah, you’re falling away, falling away
And that’s what hurts the most

Falling away, falling away

 

FEEL SOMETHING

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2017 All Rights Reserved

Tell me what you feel when you give it up
‘Cause I don’t feel anything
Give me the time of day, don’t walk away
When I won’t see anything
Hear me when I cry these salty tears
And I can’t taste anything
Here I am coming back for more

I want to feel something
Can you feel something?

Sometimes, don’t you feel like the day has
Got you by the neck?
And there’s times I feel like a daisy chain
Breaking in silence
I wonder if I could, oh, would I break you
Like I’m broken?
Here I am coming back for more

I want to feel something
Can you feel something?
‘Cause I don’t feel anything

I never got to say goodbye
I guess that we both paid a price
But now I’m back and I’m begging you to stay
‘Cause I wanna feel something
I can’t tell you why we don’t get to die
But I wanna feel, I wanna try

Is it you or me, or are you sleeping
Are you breaking down?
Lead me through those passageways that
Run between my thoughts
And I could never dream of loving anyone
As much as you, I tried
Here I am coming back for more

I want to feel something
Can you feel something?
I want to feel something
Can you feel something?
‘Cause I don’t feel anything
‘Cause I don’t feel anything
‘Cause I don’t feel anything

 

GIMME A BREAK

Lyrics and Topline by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2018 All Rights Reserved

I’ve had enough of your attitude and miserable face
About done with your whining, and every complaint
You’re no fun to be around anymore
You’re killing me, you’re killing me, oh!

I work harder than a slave, but it’s never enough
You want more, more, more, do you want my blood?
It’s overrated, this thing called love
Yeah, you’re killing me, you’re killing me, oh!

So long, I’ll be sad we didn’t make it
But I’m done, even though I like you naked
Your body’s not enough to put up with your
Moaning, complaining, upsetting, derailing!
I’m sad the opportunity got wasted
But I’m not gonna sit around and take it
Talking down to me like you’re my employer, not my lover
Neither nor the other

(I don’t want you, I don’t want you now) Just give me a break!
(I don’t want you, I just want you out) Just give me a break!
(I don’t want you, and I won’t back down)
All I want to say is step back and gimme a break!

Eyes adjust to the dark, as I turn out the light
Watch this space, see me gone in the blink of an eye
I don’t want you around anymore
‘Cause you’re killing me, you’re killing me, oh!

Shadows long, carry on, as I wave you goodbye
Get another damn fool, it’ll take no time
Find someone else, I want to be by myself
‘Cause you’re killing me, oh!

(I don’t want you, I don’t want you now) Just give me a break!
(I don’t want you, I just want you out) Just give me a break!
(I don’t want you, and I won’t back down)
All I want to say is step back and gimme a break!

I’ve had enough of your attitude
I’ve had enough so I’m leaving you
Princess, I’m just a pauper to you
I let it go on too long, on too long, on too long!

Just give me a break!
Just give me a break!
All I want to say is step back and give me a break!

 

HOLLYWOOD

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2007 All Rights Reserved

You’re not the one
You ruined everything

You’re not the one – you ruined everything
You’re not the one, don’t try to take my liberty
I’ve seen it all, been here before
I gave you my best but you screwed it up again
I’m not the one who ever let you down
So let it go, I’m done with messing round
Your foolish mind, so open wide
Taking the arsenic so deep inside, yeah!

Your web of lies, you act so good
Yeah, you should be in Hollywood!
Try to twist my mind
Only good thing I got from you was your child!
You talk so cheap, didn’t think you could
Yeah, you should be in Hollywood!
And I won’t be here waiting for you
For so long you had me fooled

You’re not the one who gave up everything
You dropped the ball, so irresponsible
So what am I? Your petty crime?
You’re wasting my time, little boy don’t cry!
If you must consummate your seedy lust
Take it somewhere I can’t see you turn to dust
You know it all, so why are you falling?
Now I feel that I never really knew you!

Your web of lies, you act so good
Yeah, you should be in Hollywood!
Try to twist my mind
Only good thing I got from you was your child!
You talk so cheap, didn’t think you could
Yeah, you should be in Hollywood!
And I won’t be here waiting for you
For so long you had me fooled

You’re not the one – you ruined everything
You’re not the one, don’t try to take a piece of me
Hey stupid boy, you won’t destroy me
I gave you my best but you screwed it up again
I’m not the one who doesn’t come around
Still can’t believe the disappointment I have found
Your foolish mind, so open wide
Taking the arsenic so deep inside, yeah!

You’re not the one
You ruined everything (You should be in Hollywood!)
You’re not the one
You ruined everything
You ruined everything

 

HONESTY

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2007 All Rights Reserved

You look at me, my painted smile to deceive you
It’s not over – it’s never gonna be over
And I stand next to me, and I feel diseased just being here
And I’m not free, ’cause I see what she sees
She’s just a corpse pickin’ at her cuts to see you

Sadistic streak – and it gets so hard thinkin’ rationally
And I’m older. I’m always older.
And I feel so weak, it’s just not like it used to be
When I was you and you were me

But in my Honesty, you’d better believe it
If you want to see the colour beneath it
And if I made you leave – that’s not how I see it
And if I knew then what I know now…

You look at me – is my painted smile still deceiving you?
I told her, yes, I told her
She’s black and blue, what did you do? Tell me, darlin’, is it clear to you?
And I wonder why she didn’t end her life?

But in my Honesty, you’d better believe it
If you want to see the colour beneath it
And if I made you leave – that’s not how I see it
And if I knew then what I know now

She’s just a word forming on your lips to please you
She’s just a wreck slashing at her wrists to see you
She’s just a corpse picking at her cuts to feel you

And if I knew then what I know now…
And if I knew then what I know now…
If I knew then…

 

I AM WARRIOR

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2007 All Rights Reserved

So long we’ve lived under your rules enslaved
By the vision that you hold, your pride while we keep dying
So long we’ve cried for lovers lost and hope defied
And nobody used to see the men behind the curtain, or their mission

But as the day of reckoning draws ever near
Warriors rise from slumber, we’re taking back our world, it was meant to be
A promised paradise, where everyone can thrive
Peace and harmony, not lies and greed where no one’s free

I am a fighter! I Am Warrior,
Time to smash your system down,
I am your nightmare – I am Light!
I am a fighter! I Am Warrior,
Time to crush your plans under my feet
I am the one you fear – I Am Light!

How long did you think you could make us suffer for your sins?
The hammer falls, I accuse and sentence you to life, I’ll bind
Move on, these are not your people and this is not your time
You are nothing but shadow beasts, so scatter, run and hide

And as the day of reckoning draws ever near
Warriors rise from slumber, we’re taking back our world, it was meant to be
A promised paradise, where everyone can thrive
Peace and harmony, not lies and greed where no one’s free

I am a fighter! I Am Warrior,
Time to smash your system down,
I am your nightmare – I am Light!
I am a fighter! I Am Warrior,
Time to crush your plans under my feet
I am the one you fear – I Am Light!

I Am Warrior!

 

I DON’T WANT TO BE THE ONE

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2010 All Rights Reserved

I see you, safe in the arms of ignorant bliss
Living your life just like you want it
Unbeknownst to you it is gonna come crashing down

This past year has been exceptionally hard on you
You should be so proud that you made it through
You don’t know how strong you are

I don’t wanna be the one to break you
I don’t wanna be the one who opens those eyes
I don’t wanna be the one to ruin you
Do I leave you in denial?

I have proof, if you want to know the plain truth
‘Cause you don’t see just how she plays you
But is it down to me to break your heart?

I don’t wanna be the one to break you
I don’t wanna be the one who opens those eyes
I don’t wanna be the one to ruin you
Do I leave you in denial?

And they say time heals all
And they say it’s better to know
And you say, this keeps you alive
So how can I be the one to tell you to die?
Your woman’s out of line, she’s not the one you wanted
Instead of wasting time, find out if this is your kid
She stayed out at the weekend with that man
But how can I be the one?

I see you, safe in the arms of ignorant bliss
Living your life just like you want it
Unbeknownst to you it is gonna come crashing down

I have proof, if you want to know the plain truth
‘Cause you don’t see just how she plays you
But is it down to me to break your heart?

I don’t wanna be the one to break you
I don’t wanna be the one who opens those eyes
I don’t wanna be the one to ruin you
Do I leave you in denial?

 

(I ONLY DO THESE THINGS ‘CAUSE) I LOVE YOU

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2007 All Rights Reserved

Everything will turn out fine, ’cause we’re meant to be together
And I know you feel the same
It’s the way it’s meant to be, we’ll be so happy
Believe me – I only do these things ’cause I love you

Instead of wasting time, accept the things I tell you
‘Cause I know what’s best for us
You don’t see what I see when I see
A future grown from our history
I only do these things ’cause I love you

Now you want to tell me No? I don’t think so!
When you push me away I know you don’t really mean it
You and I could be so good, I know we would
Just try to relax, you gotta learn to let go

It’s been the longest time since we woke up together
And I know you miss it too
So I’ll make the first move, won’t hold it against you
I forgive you

You can’t be wondering how I came to this conclusion
I don’t know what’s wrong with you
Unless you lied and if so
That will make me so angry!
I only do these things ’cause I love you

Stop struggling, it doesn’t hurt
I thought by now that you would have come to your senses
Can’t you see it’s you and me?
Not her! Who’s she? I don’t care! She’s out of the picture!

Now you want to tell me No? I don’t think so!
I only do these things ’cause I love you

 

I LOVE YOUR LOVE

Lyrics and Topline by Emma L.M. Sweeney
Music by Gigi Frassanito
©2017 All Rights Reserved

I love it, yeah I’m falling for you

Amazing, the way you look, my love
And when you talk, it’s the sweetest sound
Like liquid sunshine falling from your mouth

I gotta get myself another lover,
Anything to distract from the way that I’m falling for you
Yeah, you don’t know what you’re doing to me

I love your love, but you don’t want my game
Heartbreak it’s so tough, but nothing can take it away

Intoxicated, when you look into my eyes
But I know that the time ain’t right
So I’ll keep hiding how I feel inside

So complicated, just being friends
But that’s all you want from me in the end
I love it, baby baby, don’t need it, baby baby
I love it, baby

 

I PROMISE YOU

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M.. Sweeney
©2007 All Rights Reserved

What’s wrong now? Tell me what you’re feeling
‘Cause I can’t stand how you bottle it inside
And I know that, that you don’t believe in
Anything, anything…anything at all

But I will try to, try to convince you
That life doesn’t have to be like that
No, it doesn’t have to be like that
Yeah, I promise you

Why so sad? You’ve got a friend in me now
As I told you, I’ll be there for you tonight
And I know that, that you don’t believe me
I guess I don’t always get it right

Remember when I said:
“Even though a lot of time could pass
And you’re behaving like an ass
I’ll be your friend, I’ll be there for you.”
And how we laughed at all the spaces with a shrine
To all your videos and alcohol
I’ll be your friend, I’ll be there for you

Townsend, Pan and Ustinov – it’s crazy how we hit it off
But now it’s getting kinda hard
To be your friend and be there for you
You should consider how I keep my counsel even now
Despite the love you give her
She won’t care and she won’t be there for you

What’s wrong now? Tell me what you’re feeling…

 

I’M BROKEN

Lyrics by Emma Christensson & Emma L.M. Sweeney
Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2017 All Rights Reserved

I’m broken, I’m broken to pieces
I’m scattered, scattered all across the floor
Just ‘cause I adored you

You’ve broken my heart
Tearing me apart

I’m broken, I’m broken inside
My feelings, trying to hide
You chose me but you broke me

You’ve broken my heart
Tearing me apart

What have I got to do just to be with you?
Be with you, be with you
What’ve I got to do, if I want to stay with you?
Stay with you, stay with you

I’m broken, I’m broken to pieces
I’m scattered, scattered all across the floor
Just ‘cause I adored you

I don’t understand why you make me cry
When all you did was leave me in pieces

What’ve I got to do just to be with you?
Be with you, be with you
What’ve I got to do, if I want to stay with you?
Stay with you, stay with you

What have I got to do?

 

IN MY WORLD

Lyrics & Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©1997 All Rights Reserved

Well you can’t keep me down
, I’m always gonna be around
I got my own set of rules and my own kind of cool, yeah
Why can’t everybody get off of my back?
Momma said there’d be wars to fight like that
If I’m being my own individual

And I don’t want to be part of your rat race!

In my world I’m the kind of girl
Who sees nothing bad in everything changing

What am I not giving you? 
What do you expect me to?
I’ve got my own life to lead
, I don’t care if you disagree
I’ve got a one-way ticket to insanity
But in my own opinion it’s to clarity
I don’t subscribe to your static life

And I don’t want to be part of your rat race!

In my world I’m the kind of girl
Who sees nothing bad in everything changing

In my world everything
In my world everything
In my world everything’s okay!

 

INTO THE LIGHT

Lyrics and Topline by Emma L.M. Sweeney
Music by Angus Campbell
©2018 All Rights Reserved

Everybody’s got a soul that wants to be included
Separation is a killer when you’re feeling down
Days and nights go slow when you’ve got nobody
Conversations with a stranger in a lonely town

Step into the light – take a chance, you’ve got nothing left to lose
Step into the light – you’re never gonna be the same

We all feel the need to belong to a heart that’s open
We all want to matter to somebody at the end of the day
We all want to belong somewhere
You belong somewhere, I belong somewhere
But a naked, real connection makes us scared

Everybody’s got a right to feel the way they’re feeling
Take flight if the situation doesn’t serve
We’ve only got one life to get it right, dig deep, reach the gift inside
But a naked, bare connection makes us scared

Step into the light – take a chance, you’ve got nothing left to lose
Step into the light – you’re never gonna be the same

We all feel the need to belong to a heart that’s open
We all want to matter to somebody at the end of the day
We all want to belong somewhere
You belong somewhere, I belong somewhere
But a naked, real connection makes us scared

Step into the light
I get how you’re feeling, it’s a long way back, I know
To come in from the cold
Step into the light
But don’t waste another moment doing yourself down
You’re the one you’ve been waiting for
We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for

We all feel the need to belong to a heart that’s open
We all want to matter to somebody at the end of the day
We all want to belong somewhere
You belong somewhere, I belong somewhere
But a naked, real connection makes us scared

 

INTO THIS

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2007 All Rights Reserved

Cyanide, now the time has come to
Go, discard the things that you hold onto
Nitrogen, you’re feelin’ under pressure now
But you brought it on yourself

You believe you’re innocent
Don’t understand why all these things hit you
The way they do
Oh no, of course it’s not because you’re down
In a pit of hypocrisy

I don’t know if you want to get into this
But if you’re gonna get into this
I’m never gonna back down

Lithium can only do so much to
Keep you grounded even though you want to
Be the new Messiah come to save us now
But God’s not in you

When you gonna see that your delusion
Is the cause of permanent confusion
All-consuming fire, watch the flames burn down to the root of your hell.

I don’t know if you want to get into this
But if you’re gonna get into this
I’m never gonna back down

How to fight a creature with no conscience?
A person does not deserve this!
Take me off your game! I want to believe it’s all the same
Take me off your team! I want to believe, I want believe – But I don’t!

I don’t know if you want to get into this
But if you’re gonna get into this
I’m never gonna back down

I don’t know if you want to get into this…

 

IT’S NOT OVER YET

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2010 All Rights Reserved

Lately I’m feeling that everything’s changing,
‘Cause I’ve found my consciousness
I want to believe that there’s more to existence
Than what looks to be a mess
People are running around like there’s nothing
To live for, just hedonists
They got no one to turn to, there’s me and there’s you
You get what I’m trying to stress

It’s not over yet, I’m still singing
Yeah, we’re free to elevate our energy
Instead, I’m still singing
Yeah, we’ll be changing this reality

I’m sensing a difference, there’s something about you
You’re not like the other set
It’s been such a long time since I made a connection
That wasn’t just based on sex
I knew that everything wasn’t reality,
I hadn’t met you yet
But now that you’re here, I can make myself clear
And I want you to place your bet

It’s not over yet, I’m still singing
Yeah, we’re free to elevate our energy
Instead, I’m still singing
Yeah, we’ll be changing this reality

Can you hold me, see the things that I see
To infinity – everything that I’ll be?
Like it, love it, if you’re gonna live it
Together, there’ll be no limit
Shades of grey, they’re living on the pale end
Backed into the corner of a feeling
Everyone’s been hemmed into a playpen
Together – this is love!

 

JENNY

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©1996 All Rights Reserved

You were like a butterfly lasting not long
The colour of your eyes I can’t describe now you’re gone
You lived in the attic with all of your songs
They were the company you kept
You were only seventeen when you became his beauty queen
And I watched you on my TV screen
I was destined to be you, destined to be

You couldn’t help that you ran out of air
It isn’t fair that someone took the shine from your hair
You wandered alone with your memories of love
It was a long time ago
You were only seventeen when you became his autumn queen
And I touched your skin, it felt like me
I was destined to be you, destined to be

And when you smiled, it was distant
You could have been remembering
What might have been in some other world
And deep in your eyes I can see all your pain
You wouldn’t let fall down your face
To see him happy, but it doesn’t make you happy

We could have been someone special, you know
The trouble was, we never could have learned to let go
And somebody stole all the light from our lives
We used to burn bright
We were only seventeen when we were made to kill our Queen
And our paths they were so serpentine
I was destined to be you, destined to be

But Jenny you failed me
You told me that things would be fine someday
Jenny, you opened yourself up to the pain that they made
And they blew you away
And you will be waiting for when I get there
Yes you will be waiting for when I get there

And when you smiled, it was distant
You could have been remembering
What might have been in some other world
And deep in your eyes I can see all your pain
You wouldn’t let fall down your face
To see him happy, but it doesn’t make you happy

And when you cried, it was poignant
You could have been imagining the happiness just out of your reach
And deep in your eyes I can see all my pain, Cos Jenny, we’re one and the same

 

LEAN ON ME

Lyrics and Topline by Emma L.M. Sweeney
Music by John Khan & Earl Tutu
©2013 All Rights Reserved

There was a time, I remember
When everything felt on top of me
But I kept my faith, I kept believing
And life is getting better now I see

Miracles truly happen
I want you to know, just keep it real
‘Cause the way has to be purest love
So don’t give up – let me tell you

Baby you can lean on, you can lean on me
And if you ever need hope, you will see

I know how it feels, yeah
When your soul is tired you lose control
I promise you things will change, yeah
But first you gotta use your heart and soul

Miracles truly happen
I want you to know, just keep it real
‘Cause the way has to be purest love
So don’t give up – let me tell you

Baby you can lean on, you can lean on me
And if you ever need hope to believe

If you ever need hope…

 

LET THE MUSIC

Lyrics and Topline by Emma L.M. Sweeney
Music by Aldo Bergamasco
©2017 All Rights Reserved

God knows when we’re gonna stop pretending
That everything’s the way it should be
Look inside, my friend – how does it feel?
Does your heart beat the same
As the ones who rearrange reality?

We’ve got to lift up the world
Let’s get it together
‘Cause you know that time ain’t on our side
So let’s lift up the love tonight!

Let the music take you, let it take control
Melody can bleed into your heart, into your soul
Let the music take you where you want to go
Anything can happen if you give up what you know

Hoping that the circumstance is changing
Don’t you think it’s time to be free?
Deep inside, my friend – something ain’t right
Do you know what you know
Is it simply what you’re told you’ve got to be?

We’ve got to lift up the world
Let’s get it together
‘Cause you know that time ain’t on our side
So let’s lift up the love tonight!

Let the music take you, let it take control
Melody can bleed into your heart, into your soul
Let the music take you where you want to go
Anything can happen if you give up what you know

 

LIVE LIFE

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2011 All Rights Reserved

I see the party’s here, and I wanna let my hair down
I wanna disappear into this crowd
Here tonight, I feel so high, I come alive

Out on the dance floor, I throw my hands in the air
And when the DJ plays, I could be anywhere
Oh, the music and the melody, yeah, the music

Live life – If it’s just a game
Love life – Don’t miss your turn
Live life – You can take me on
Love life – As you find me, as you find me

I wanna feel the way lucky people feel
I wanna live today like nothing is real
Here tonight, I feel so high, I come alive

Existing day to day, just like a cold machine
But now I’m out to play, I’m gonna live my dream
Of the music and the melody, yeah, the music

Live life – If it’s just a game
Love life – Don’t miss your turn
Live life – You can take me on
Love life – As you find me, as you find me

I don’t believe in love, the way the others do
It’s never been enough, for me and you
But here tonight, I feel so high, I come alive
It’s never easy, mm, life can be so tough
If you hear what I’m saying, c’mon, put your hands up
For the music, and the melody, yeah, the music

Live life – If it’s just a game
Love life – Don’t miss your turn
Live life – You can take me on
Love life – As you find me, as you find me

 

LOOKING GLASS PEOPLE

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2004 All Rights Reserved

All the looking-glass people, hear them scream in a whisper
Do they really believe that the sky isn’t falling in?
You’re not the same; I wanted to leave you pleased
Bleeding from the picture frame
Weak at the knees, you have to believe

All the looking-glass people spilling out of the theatre house
Do they really not see that the show has just begun?
You’re not the same; you burn like an amber flame
I won’t paint the roses red today
You’ve opened my eyes…that I can see

And it doesn’t really matter about the rain
‘Cause when we get home, we get dry again
Down the rabbit hole I slowly fall past orange marmalade
My beamish boy keeps coming back; I’ll make it to the eighth

All the looking-glass people become a little complacent
Become a little reserved, never reaching for their dreams
You’re not the same; I wanted to breathe you in
Wanted you to inspire me
Weak at the knees, you have to believe

So take your looking glass away, take the blindfold from my face
I don’t know if I’ll break but I’ll leap anyway
Take your looking glass away, ’cause I want to see your face
Before I make the break

 

MAKE BANK

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2018 All Rights Reserved

It gets so hard, working for the money
I gotta make ends meet, a girl’s got to eat
Every day and night, I bust a hump, yeah
But something always comes along to knock me off my feet

You know what I’m talking about
Money-money, money-money-money
You know what I’m talking about
Let’s push a little harder, bring the whole thing down!

I gotta make bank! (Make bank, a-bank, a-bank, yeah!)

Pushing hard, reaching for the dream, yeah
I gotta make it count, that’s what it’s all about
I know there’s more to life, somewhere out there
I’m gonna sing a different song when I’m back on my feet

You know what I’m talking about
Money-money, money-money-money
You know what I’m talking about
Let’s push a little harder, bring the whole thing down!

I gotta make bank! (Make bank, a-bank, a-bank, yeah!)

I want to party, but I’ve got to work
I want to see my friends, but I’ve got to work
I want to call my man, but I’ve got to work
I want to sleep! But I’ve got to work, yeah!

I gotta make bank! (Make bank, a-bank, a-bank, yeah!)

 

MY FACE

Lyrics and Topline by Emma L.M. Sweeney
Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2017 All Rights Reserved

All the things I couldn’t say
To make me feel myself again
And all the things I wanted to
Say when I was next to you

Now I’m over, out, shadows set with doubt
Pieces of a puzzle that I don’t recall
Have you seen my ghost, the one that I fear most?
Bitter man, it’s been so long since I went home

I’ll take off my face and then I’ll replace it, oh
Don’t have time to waste, I can almost taste it, oh

Promises I never said
God knows I’m my only friend
And I know all the bad I do
Won’t ever get me next to you

Now I’m over, out, shadows set with doubt
Pieces of a puzzle that I don’t recall
Have you seen my ghost, the one that I fear most?
Bitter man, it’s been so long since I went home

I’ll take off my face and then I’ll replace it, oh
Don’t have time to waste, I can almost taste it, oh
I’ll take off my face and then I’ll replace it, oh
I know that I’m a fake, but I can almost taste it, oh

Now I’m all burned out
I’ve got to fix this now
I’ve got myself to blame
Got myself to blame

 

MY LOVE

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2017 All Rights Reserved

You promised to change a little too late
I’ve heard it before anyway
This is the end of the life that we made
You say I can’t believe the things that I see
Keep twisting my reality
I don’t know how, but I’ll find a way out

My love it faded, ’cause your love, it crossed the line
I know it’s over and God knows how hard I tried
I won’t forgive you, but I will forget in time
Maybe my heart will heal

These are my eyes, you made me blind
You cut off my air supply
You’ve taken it all, well-played from the stalls
With every smile, you planned my demise
Behind my back, and I wasn’t prepared
When you left me to die

My love it faded, ’cause your love, it crossed the line
I know it’s over and God knows how hard I tried
I won’t forgive you, but I will forget in time
Maybe my heart will heal

But it’s not like I’m waiting
I don’t expect for a hole that is blown out to fill up immediately
I know that life will be hell for a time
But I know that things will get better for me
I’ll celebrate the small victories, I know that one day, I will be free

My love it faded, ’cause your love, it crossed the line
Thank God it’s over, ’cause God knows how hard I tried
I won’t forgive you, but I will forget in time
Maybe my heart will heal…

MYSTERY UNRAVELLING

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©1995 All Rights Reserved

She asked her Love: 
What if I bleed right on your feet?
What if I laugh inappropriately?
What if I dance down in the South?
What if I close my mouth?

I’m a little crazy
I’m a little sad
I’m a little angry
You don’t know me, you don’t know me well

And the Psycho said: “It’s in my head”
The record store keeps playing something
I can’t remember and I can’t forget
It’s a mystery unravelling

Just another moment to keep
But is it authentic to what they believe?
She reaches a hand, but he turns away
Won’t hear a word she’ll say

And she’s a little crazy
She’s getting mad
She’s empty
“You don’t know me, you don’t know me well”

And the Psycho said: “It’s in my head”
The record store keeps playing something
I can’t remember and I can’t forget
It’s a mystery unravelling
Unravelling…

How much more must they keep pointing fingers?
I don’t think that she can play
If her hands are broken
Could she even reach those sparkling ivories?
And did you think that any good
Could come of breaking the seals?
Galloping horsemen in armour of steel
Carry her away, carry her today

And the Psycho said: “It’s in my head”
The record store keeps playing something
I can’t remember
I can’t remember
I can’t remember

 

NEVER ENOUGH

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2007 All Rights Reserved

I’m open to the main attraction – what part do you play?
I’m waitin’, still there’s no reaction from you – you’re dead as a doornail
Frustration – my default setting! Complication! Who knows where I’ve been
In my mind? I try to fit in but you never give in!

I don’t got big titties to sell myself
I don’t got a vacation in your bed
It doesn’t matter what I do, ’cause I’ll never be enough for you!
I don’t have a disease to state my case, I don’t have a politic or race
Yeah, I’m feelin’ somethin’ else!

I could split myself in two like a hole blown out
It don’t matter, ’cause I’m never enough, I’m never enough, I’m never!
I could hold on to you, nahaaaaaooooow-ooh!! Uh!
You know it’s never enough, I’m never enough, I’m never!

I’m feeling like I’m in a freak show – why are you staring?
It’s all these little things remind me I don’t ever want to be anything like you
Frustration – my default setting! Complication! Who knows where I’ve been
In my mind? I try to fit in but you never give in!

I don’t got extensions from my head
I don’t got a fake tan turning red
Ain’t gonna change the way I am to be suitin’ you
I don’t have a disease to state my case, I don’t have a politic or race
Yeah, I’m feelin’ somethin’ else!

I could split myself in two, get my heart blown out
It don’t matter, ’cause I’m never enough, I’m never enough, I’m never!
I could hold on to you, nahaaaaaooooow-ooh!! Uh!
You know it’s never enough, I’m never enough, I’m never!

I don’t have an opinion about your soap opera family conundrum
Small-minded, offensive people…dayum, your life must be humdrum
I don’t have a disease to state my case, I don’t have a politic or race
Yeah, I’m feelin’ somethin’ else!

I could sell myself to you, like a whore gone bad
It don’t matter, ’cause I’m never enough, I’m never enough, I’m never!
I could hold on to you, nahaaaaaooooow-ooh!! Uh!
You know it’s never enough, I’m never enough, I’m never!

I could split myself in two, get my heart blown out
It don’t matter, ’cause I’m never enough, I’m never enough, I’m never!
I could hold on to you, nahaaaaaooooow-ooh!! Uh!
You know it’s never enough, I’m never enough, I’m never!

 

NOT YOUR WHORE

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2007 All Rights Reserved

I don’t know what goes on inside your mind
You say what you think I want to hear – it doesn’t mean anything
You can’t deny, so asinine
So hypocritical! “Too critical!” said I

You’re not the same, someone to blame? You’re the one
Giving me up for the one who deserted you when you were
Opening up, taking a chance riding love
Then she screwed you up – You tried to do that to me

But I’m not your wet nurse and I’m not your whore
And I’m not your consolation prize any more
Never again can I be that understanding friend
Who gives herself to you, it’s never-ending!

I try not to let the rage burn deep inside
But it gets hard when I’m so sick of all your pathetic lies
I knew I was right! I ask myself why
Did I get so knotted up in the mess you call your life?

Boy, you’re so lame…if you’re going to lie, do it well
You should be ashamed; it’s so evident, your transparency
Got to reclaim the peace in my mind I once felt
Before you dispelled it – Stop coming after me

You were the one, the one that I thought I could trust
But I was wrong…it was all an illusion created
Now you don’t belong, so why are you still calling me up?
Hey, don’t make a fuss – You lied and mishandled me

 

PROMISE YOU

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2007 All Rights Reserved

What’s wrong now? Tell me what you’re feeling
‘Cause I can’t stand how you bottle it inside
And I know that, that you don’t believe in
Anything, anything, anything at all
But I will try to, try to convince you that life doesn’t have to be like that
No, it doesn’t have to be like that, Yeah, I promise you

Why so sad? You’ve got a friend in me now
As I told you, I’ll be there for you tonight
And I know that, that you don’t believe me
I guess I don’t always get it right
But I will try to, try to convince you that life doesn’t have to be like that
No, it doesn’t have to be like that, Yeah, I promise you

Remember when I said: “Even though a lot of time could pass
And you’re behaving like an ass, I’ll be your friend, I’ll be there for you.”
And how we laughed at all the MySpaces with a shrine to all
Your videos and alcohol, I’ll be your friend, I’ll be there for you

What’s wrong now? Tell me what you’re feeling
‘Cause I can’t stand how you bottle it inside
And I know that, that you don’t believe in
Anything, anything, anything at all
But I will try to, try to convince you that life doesn’t have to be like that
No, it doesn’t have to be like that, Yeah, I promise you

Remember when I said: “Even though a lot of time could pass
And you’re behaving like an ass, I’ll be your friend, I’ll be there for you.”
And how we laughed at all the spaces with a shrine to all
Your videos and alcohol, I’ll be your friend, I’ll be there for you

Townsend, Pan and Ustinov – it’s crazy how we hit it off
But now it’s getting kinda hard to be your friend and be there for you
You should consider how I keep my counsel even now
Despite the love you give her she won’t care
And she won’t be there for you

What’s wrong now? Tell me what you’re feeling…

QUIT PLAYING AROUND

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2018 All Rights Reserved

When we started out, the world was at our feet
You held my hand and you could be so sweet
But now I call, you don’t pick up your phone
That’s one more night I’m gonna sleep alone

You say it’s in my mind, you must think I’m blind
Not a second time, I’ll leave, I’ll leave, girl
And now I see the signs, we can’t press rewind
I won’t waste my life – quit playing around

I’m a faithful guy, I need a woman who can hold me tight
To give my love to every night
I believed her, I believed her
Now I realize she’s making out with another guy
It’s too late to give this love another try
She’s playing around on me

(I think) It’s time to let go
(I know) It’s time to let go

I asked you straight if you’ve been stepping wide
But you can’t even look me in the eye
Your story’s lame, but I still believed
I guess you could say that the joke’s on me

You say it’s in my mind, you must think I’m blind
Not a second time, I’ll leave, I’ll leave, girl
And now I see the signs, we can’t press rewind
I won’t waste my life – quit playing around

I’m a faithful guy, I need a woman who can hold me tight
To give my love to every night
I believed her, I believed her
Now I realize she’s making out with another guy
It’s too late to give this love another try
She’s playing around on me

(I think) It’s time to let go
(I know) It’s time to let go

 

ROLE MODEL

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2004 All Rights Reserved

And I don’t know if I could ever be a role model, but that’s not why I’m here
You’ll see that I’ve been nourishing my soul in a moment
Opening the whole of me to focus on new life for me
And my time, I feel it’s coming

Oh yeah, it’s coming over, coming over now
Coming over, coming over easy

And I know it’s worth the way I live my life on the outside
Being true to myself is right
I’m never gonna let silly people bring me down again, oh no
Cos I’ve still got my pride

Now I feel the weight is nearly over, I can feel it falling from my shoulder
Maybe I’m just getting older
And it doesn’t matter what you think, it doesn’t matter what you say
I know that I’ll be okay

And sometimes it felt so hard, I thought I was slipping under
Sometimes it felt so hard, I thought I was slipping under

And I’ve been asking myself too many questions
Like “How? When? Where? Why did I deserve this?”
Being reprimanded, the game’s been disbanded
Did I do something wrong? No more…

 

ROLL THE DICE

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2007 All Rights Reserved

You got a one-track, sleazy mind
Always looking for new action
But the one thing you can’t find is
Happiness and peace of mind

You gotta give and take sometimes
‘Cause it’s not always about you
And in the old days, you could get away
With the games that don’t work for you now

‘Cause your lines are tired and you just look desperate!

Your time is up so give it to me
I’ll roll the dice and still come up three times
Head straight to jail, you’ve broken your vow
Don’t pass Go, give it up; you’re worthless now

You got a lustful, wanderin’ eye
It used to drive me to distraction
That the one thing you can’t find
Was in front of you, but you’re staring blind

Did you think I wouldn’t mind
How you put everyone above me?
Well, in the old days, you could get away
With your games, ’cause I had no sense of self
But now your lines are tired and you just look desperate!

You got a take-it-easy mind
No, you never lift a finger
And the one thing you can’t find is
Striding off into the light
It’s a pointless exercise
Trying to explain this to you
You won’t listen, you’re just missing
The games you played that don’t work for you now

(You had the time, you had the choice, you had it all)
(You gave it up, you wanted more, you want it all)
(You don’t know what you lost in me)
(You don’t pass go, you lost the game, you lost the round)
(You lost the game)
(You lost the game)
(You lost the game)

 

SALUTE TO THE QUEEN

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2007 All Rights Reserved

Disappointment rush through me
Ain’t it funny how you managed to get away?
I’m alone again in dirty sheets
I bet you’re thinking: “Such an easy lay”
But you’re not the man I want – just a pale imitation of the one before
And your cheap invitation…well, it gets me off
But who made you the god of all?

Warm the ointment; calm the burn now
Ain’t it funny how we make the same mistake again?
Unreliable, self-centred
So don’t promise things you can’t deliver anyway
But you’re not the man I want – just a pale imitation of the one before
And this strange conversation…well, it sets me off
But who made you the god of all…

Passion? It’s not your friend! Passion! It’s just a weakness in the end!

And I – I’ll reach an impasse
And you – you bring the JD
And we – we’ll make a video
Line up toy soldiers, salute to the Queen!
I’ll reach an impasse
And you – you bring the JD
And we, we’ll make a video
Line up toy soldiers, salute to the Queen!

Breaking glass will cut your hands up
Ain’t it funny how I never ever miss a beat?
Wrap your hands up; dirty bandage
Darkened ink won’t be enough to wash your soul clean
But you’re not the man I want – just a pale imitation of the one before
And this weird situation…well, it gets too much
Who made you the god of all…

 

SATURDAY NIGHT

Lyrics and Topline by Emma L.M. Sweeney,
Music by JoioDJ
©2014 All Rights Reserved

Come into my arms, I never want to let go
If I ever lost you, baby, I don’t know how I’d feel in my heart
And if there was a time I ever made you question my love
I apologise, baby, you must have misunderstood

If you don’t believe what I’m saying, listen up now
I’m gonna tell it from the heart now

Well, I hope that I never ever made you feel small
I just want to make it right again, uh-huh
If you believe it, then you should know you’re the only one
Do I mean something to you, are you feeling it too, yeah?

I’ll make a move (I can love you)
I’ll make a move on you, yeah (I can love you right)
Said I’ll make a move (I can love you)
You’re gonna know just what I’m gonna do (I’ll make you feel like Saturday night)
I’m gonna make you feel like Saturday Night (I can love you)
When I make a move on you, yeah (I can love you right)

You must have misunderstood
I said, you must have misunderstood
This is the breakdown, baby!
Mm-hmm, yeah! Mm-hmm, woah!
Ow, ah-ow, ow-ow, ah-ow, ow, ah-ow, yeah!

I’ll make a move (I can love you)
I’ll make a move on you, yeah (I can love you right)
Said I’ll make a move (I can love you)
You’re gonna know just what I’m gonna do (I’ll make you feel like Saturday night)
I’m gonna make you feel like Saturday Night (I can love you)
When I make a move on you, yeah (I can love you right)

Ooooh! I’m gonna love you right like Saturday night for the rest of my life!

 

SCREW YOU

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2017 All Rights Reserved

Look through my eyes, touch through my hands
I’m a waterclor scar
Cut off your tongue, so I know that you hurt
You know I’m not afraid of hell, ‘cause I drank with the devil before
One shot for my anger, two shots for my soul!

Now it’s eye for eye for the minds that you untied,
Worked your way through all the hearts of the pretty people
From another time, no place for you inside
Old enough to make up for your bad behavior
Threatened by the scene where someone else has been
You’re pleasured by the pain, but I won’t leave you smiling
Screw your shit advice for someone else’s life
Your arrogant intent repels me
Screw you!

Want me to suck, but you just spit
Nothing’s good enough for you
Faceted face, I’ll be ten people too
You know I’ll not get lost in hell, ‘cause I’ve danced with the devil before
Foxtrotted out my anger, salsa-ed out my soul!

Now it’s eye for eye for the minds that you untied,
Worked your way through all the hearts of the pretty people
From another time, no place for you inside
Old enough to make up for your bad behavior
Threatened by the scene where someone else has been
You’re pleasured by the pain, but I won’t leave you smiling
Screw your shit advice for someone else’s life
Your arrogant intent repels me
Screw you!

You fucked up everything, won’t take your blame
I’m not your sculpture to mould
Hoped that you’d die for me, you won’t oblige
Still, I see you’re just as cold

So what if I break – what’s all the fuss?
No, I can’t forgive
Judas inside, betraying my trust
You know I’m not afraid of hell, ‘cause I’ve met with the devil before
Showing through your actions, sweating through your pores

Now it’s eye for eye for the minds that you untied,
Worked your way through all the hearts of the pretty people
From another time, no place for you inside
Old enough to make up for your bad behavior
Threatened by the scene where someone else has been
You’re pleasured by the pain, but I won’t leave you smiling
Screw your shit advice for someone else’s life
Your arrogant intent repels me
Screw you!
Screw you!
Screw you!
Screw you!

 

SEEN IT ALL

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2011 All Rights Reserved

Does your life amount to this? Cheaper thrills, synthetic bliss
And I’ve seen it all, I’ve seen it all before
When you try to chameleon, it only hides what you want
And I’ve seen it all, I’ve seen it all before

So gimme the warmth, gimme the breeze
Gimme the air that I can breathe
Gimme the sand, give me the beach
Gimme the waves upon the sea
Gimme the night, give me the dream
Gimme the truth, not what it seems
Gimme the sun, gimme the rain
Gimme a world without a chain

All the methods that you trust, in a second turn to dust
And I’ve seen it all, I’ve seen it all before
Our whole existence, it can change, I’m about to turn the page
‘Cause I’ve seen it all, I’ve seen it all before

So gimme the warmth, gimme the breeze
Gimme the air that I can breathe
Gimme the sand, give me the beach
Gimme the waves upon the sea
Gimme the night, give me the dream
Gimme the truth, not what it seems
Gimme the sun, gimme the rain
Gimme a world without a chain

Hearing I’m the one you name, whatever, I’ll take the blame
‘Cause I’ve seen it all, I’ve seen it all before
Roll the dice, place your bet, but you haven’t beat me yet
‘Cause I’ve seen it all, I’ve seen it all before

So gimme the warmth, gimme the breeze
Gimme the air that I can breathe
Gimme the sand, give me the beach
Gimme the waves upon the sea
Gimme the night, give me the dream
Gimme the truth, not what it seems
Gimme the sun, gimme the rain
Gimme a world without a chain

(Our whole existence, it can change, everything rearranged
And I’ve seen it all, I’ve seen it all before)

 

SISTERHOOD

Lyrics and Topline by Emma L.M. Sweeney
Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2018 All Rights Reserved

Am I supposed to feel ashamed and am I supposed to take the blame
For speaking my mind if it’s not what you like?
Am I supposed to wait a while for someone else to run my life?
What’s a girl to do if she doesn’t need a man like you do?

I get no support from you; you just say I’m a diva
Do I offend you or do I make you feel that bit more inferior?
Well, that’s your problem

Sorry I don’t belong, sorry I don’t fit in
Sorry I don’t wait around for something to happen
Sorry I’m taking charge, sorry I’m confident
Sorry that I break the rules of the sisterhood

Am I supposed to need your help and am I supposed to blame myself
If you can’t sing? Well, it’s just one of those things
And do I measure my behaviour by the standards I didn’t place inside
It doesn’t make me satisfied!

I get no support from you; you just say I’m a diva
Do I offend you or do I make you feel that bit more inferior?
Well, that’s your problem

Sorry I don’t belong, sorry I don’t fit in
Sorry I don’t wait around for something to happen
Sorry I’m taking charge, sorry I’m confident
Sorry that I break the rules of the sisterhood

No I don’t believe in feeling guilty that I exist
I’m living each day exactly how I wish
Cos I know exactly what I want, yeah I know exactly what I want
I’m breaking all the rules

Sorry I don’t belong, sorry I don’t fit in
Sorry I don’t wait around for something to happen
Sorry I’m taking charge, sorry I’m confident
Sorry that I break the rules of the sisterhood

 

STAND UP

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2014 All Rights Reserved

I know there are times you don’t feel confident
When people say bad things to make you feel small
Pay no attention to their small-minded ways
‘Cause there will be brighter days
And life will save the best for you

So take back your strength and your power
This is your finest hour
Together we can rise up!
Come on and join in the fun
The party’s just begun
Let me hear you sing!

Stand up, be proud
Walk tall, get loud
I love who you are
So be the best you can be, ’cause you’re a shining star!

Now is the time for you to spread your wings
And do the kind of things that put a smile in your heart
That’s right now baby, yeah, you¡re finding your groove
Come on get ready to move
The whole world’s waiting for you!

So take back your strength and your power
This is your finest hour
Together we can rise up!
Come on and join in the fun
The party’s just begun
Let me hear you sing!

Stand up, be proud
Walk tall, get loud
I love who you are
So be the best you can be, ’cause you’re a shining star!

 

STOP MY HEART

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2010 All Rights Reserved

You’re a player, at least that’s what everybody’s saying
But something about you has got me staying
You could be the one that I want
(I wanna give you my love)

I got your number, baby, I wanna make that call
You know you drive me crazy, and I can’t think at all
It’s in the way you move me, and look into my eyes
But I’m too shy to say it, so I just fantasize

You stop my heart when you look at me that way
Stop my heart – I can’t eat, I can’t sleep
You stop my heart, and I don’t know what to say
Stop my heart – I can’t eat, I can’t sleep
(I can’t eat, I can’t sleep)

Say it, you see me looking and you ain’t complaining
Take it on the dance floor, shake it
I could be the one that you want
(So come on, come on and give me your love)

A little closer, baby, your body next to mine
Just let the DJ play it, I’m gonna take some time
And while we’re out here dancing, I’m feeling kinda shy
But hey, I’m gonna say it, I want you in my life

You stop my heart when you look at me that way
Stop my heart – I can’t eat, I can’t sleep
You stop my heart, and I don’t know what to say
Stop my heart – I can’t eat, I can’t sleep
(I can’t eat, I can’t sleep)

I don’t wanna let you get away, ‘cause I’m about to lose control
I don’t wanna make the same mistake that I made before, no
‘Cause when you know, you can’t let go
Can’t let it slip away if this is love

Take a chance on romance
‘Cause if you don’t, how will you know

 

SUGAR SWEET

Lyrics and Topline by Emma L.M. Sweeney
Music by Angus Campbell
©2018 All Rights Reserved

Some people, well, they’re right to say I treated you badly
I couldn’t even argue they’re wrong
I’ve been living my life looking out for myself
Never cared how you might feel
My attention was everywhere but where it should have been

I know now, but it’s too late, it’s too late

So if you want to go, I can’t make you stay
We both know I don’t deserve you anyway
So I’m letting you go, though I want you to stay
Your sugar is sweet, I hope that you meet
A better man than me

Nobody got the right to say that I don’t love you madly
But I guess I can see just how it looks, yeah
Spend the rest of my life regretting that I
Never said I love you
You’re the last one to know, I’m releasing my hold I’m setting you free, yeah

I know now, it’s too late

So if you want to go, I can’t make you stay
We both know I don’t deserve you anyway
So I’m letting you go, though I want you to stay
Your sugar is sweet, I hope that you meet
A better man than me

I wish you knew all the things that I can’t say
And I swear, I cross my heart (I promise this, that won’t be the last kiss)
I’ll be back for you someday
But for now, it’s too late, it’s too late

 

SUNSHINE

Lyrics and Topline by Emma L.M. Sweeney
Music by Gigi Frassanito
©2017 All Rights Reserved

I spent so many years living my life in the darkness
I cried so many tears, needed help from above
But there came a time when I’d had enough of the madness
I want a life that’s sublime,
Yeah, I wanna be free, it’s time

Sunshine – break into my
Sunshine – break into my
Sunshine – break into my heart

Now I see it so clear, no more despair in the darkness
I’ve got to move on, and turn my life around
Now is the time, ‘cause I’ve had enough of the sadness
I want a life that is mine
Yeah, I’m gonna be free, it’s time

Sunshine – break into my
Sunshine – break into my
Sunshine – break into my heart

No more sadness in my heart
No more bitterness, bad energy
I’ve got a chance to turn my world around and make it real
No more pain, no more pain
No more living life in vain, it’s a new beginning
No more rain, no more rain
Yeah I’m gonna let the storm clouds melt away

Sunshine – break into my
Sunshine – break into my
Sunshine – break into my heart

 

SUPERHERO

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©1996 All Rights Reserved

You opened up your mouth
But I can’t hear, there’s no words coming out
You fixed yourself a drink and offered me nothing

You ask me where I’m from
But I can’t say, I’ve been away too long
Words, they sound the same, but meanings seem to change

And you’re so terribly beautiful

You’re the one, my pick-me-up, my classic superhero
So fly me away to another place, to a land where I don’t need the sun
Give it up, ‘cause you’ve had too much, you don’t need to taste from that cup
Oooh, do you see the light above?

It’s in my chemistry
It’s hard to say the things I really mean
The thing I want too much, I’m too scared to touch

So, what’s it all about?
You’re standing at your window, looking out
You ask me who I am, I’m all I have to be

And you’re so terribly beautiful

You’re the one, my pick-me-up, my classic superhero
So fly me away to another place, to a land where I don’t need the sun
Give it up, ‘cause you’ve had too much, you don’t need to taste from that cup
Oooh, do you see the light above?

Have you ever had something for nothing?
Then given it all away, thinking that is something good?
Have you ever had your own superhero?
Did you never learn a thing from anyone?
Superhero
Superhero

You’re the one, my pick-me-up, my classic superhero
So fly me away to another place, to a land where I don’t need the sun
Give it up, ‘cause you’ve had too much, you don’t need to taste from that cup
Oooh, do you see the light above?

 

SWALLOW

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2011 All Rights Reserved

Looking-glass people with black eyes
Despair of the way that I want to be
Anyone can see that I’m only trying to be myself again
But yesterday told me that I wasn’t perfect
That I’m not enough for someone like you and your crew
I’m the fool who sits and bleeds and waits for you…

To feed me a morsel, drop me a breadcrumb or two
As if it could keep me from eating my insides

Just get away from me! Don’t touch my skin, ’cause I’m hollow
From all the pain – you’re a bitter pill to swallow
Just get away from me! I’ll be a good girl tomorrow
But today, I’ll go insane – I’m a bitter pill to swallow.

I laugh it all off, but sometimes
These secrets wanna break out of my head
What you gave to me was a burden I didn’t deserve, yeah
And yesterday told me that I was just useful
For when you wanted to offload your pain and your problems
You never reciprocated my love for you

I’m a ghost in your house, I’m a thought without a consequence
No one explaining these things, now you’re absent

Just get away from me! Don’t touch my skin, ’cause I’m hollow
From all the pain – you’re a bitter pill to swallow
Just get away from me! I’ll be a good girl tomorrow
But today, I’ll go insane – I’m a bitter pill to swallow

 

TAKE CARE

Lyrics by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2018 All Rights Reserved

Your heart’s wide open
But I’m too broken
To accept love’s token
I’m just a joke, and

I hate to say it
But I’m defective
If you stick with me, you are bound to lose

The only time I feel alive is when I’m here with you
But deep inside, I know that I’m not good enough for you

I’ve failed, I’ve fallen
You heard me calling
Just say the word and
I’ll come back crawling

But you’re safer somewhere
That I’m not, so take care
You’ll find another heart that beats and bleeds for you

The only time I feel alive is when I’m here with you
But deep inside, I know that I’m not good enough for you
Take care, I won’t forget the memory of your smile
It’s better if I leave before I tangle you up in my life

To keep you safe, I’ll stay away
I’ve got a place for all my pain
If I knew love, I’d give you mine
But it’s not in this heart, I tried

The only time I feel alive is when I’m here with you
But deep inside, I know that I’m not good enough for you
Take care, I won’t forget the memory of your smile
It’s better if I leave before I tangle you up in my life

So take care…

 

TAKEN IN

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2010 All Rights Reserved

My secret, my best friend, my honey – paint me green again
My soul twin, my moonlight, my confidante is gone
I never got the chance to save you from the demon blood
Who stole the golden discus, like a sun pulled from the sky to dusk

They’ve been taken in – well, take away my pain
Take away my rage – Let justice prevail
So hail and farewell, kick it in the rear for me
I know who should feel guilty. And I rage. I ache.

My sight and my music, my translator – paint me green again
My angel, my great ape, my partner-in-crime is gone
I never got the chance to make it like it used be
If time is like a boomerang, it’ll send you flying back to me

They’ve been taken in – well, take away my pain
Take away my rage – Let justice prevail
So hail and farewell, kick it in the rear for me
I know who should feel guilty. And I rage.

Tito said I can’t believe in everything that I’m not hearing
He told me that he’s got your back and everyone is throwing a party
So much bullshit and deceit, my fury is enraged, unleashed
I will avenge you, not forget you! Shakespeare! Shakespeare!

My home and my heart and my comfort – paint me green again
My red-blooded meat-eater, so sweet a friend is gone
I never got the chance to wade into another joke
Someone stole you from the ones who love you – don’t forget about us!

They’ve been taken in – God, take away my pain
Take away my rage – Let justice prevail
So hail and farewell, kick it in the rear for me
I know who should feel guilty.

I rage.

I ACHE.

 

THAT FLAVA

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
@2017 All Rights Reserved

I’m the kinda guy it takes a lot to impress
Oh oh, but she do it me
Now, she the kinda woman that make me want to invest
A lot more than my history

I’ve been a playa, I’ve been a waste of time
I’ve run around and broken hearts, ‘cause I was in denial
I’ve got a bad rap, I’ve got a reputation
But it’s not like I’ll do it again!

She got that flava! I wanna hit it again
She got that flava! And she making me spin
She got that flava! Around and around we go

I’m not used to being on the end of an unanswered call
Oh oh, but she do it me
She in demand and she ain’t ever home
I don’t know, she’s a mystery

Hold up, wait a minute, everybody knows
You change your girls the way I change my clothes
But that’s not my style and I’m doing fine
Without a boy in a man’s body spinning me a line
I can’t take anything that you say without a pinch of salt
‘Cause it ain’t the first time you’re faking
We hung out a few times, if you’re in love
Well, that’s not my fault
‘Cause I never promised you a dime

She got that flava! I wanna hit it again
She got that flava! And she making me spin
She got that flava! Around and around we go

 

THREE TIMES

Lyrics and Topline by Emma L.M. Sweeney
Music by Dream Sound Masters
©2017 All Rights Reserved

Deep in the night, I open my eyes
I see the world, it’s turning three times
Three times

Deep in the night, open your eyes
Can you see the world, it’s turning three times
Three times

You don’t know the power that you have inside you
You don’t know the mystery, the game of life
You don’t know the magic of a pure emotion
You don’t know that dreaming brings a thought to life
You don’t know the power that you have inside you

Deep in the night, I open my eyes
I see the world, it’s turning three times
Three times

Deep in the night, open your eyes
Can you see the world, it’s turning three times
Three times, three times
Open your eyes!

You don’t know the power that you have inside you
You don’t know the mystery, the game of life
You don’t know the magic of a pure emotion
You don’t know that dreaming brings a thought to life
You don’t know the power that you have inside you

So open your eyes, don’t go through life blind
This is our time – let’s leave the madness behind!

Deep in the night, let’s open our eyes
We’ll see the world, it’s turning three times
With these minds, three times
Three times
To infinity!

 

TOGETHER

Lyrics & Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2018 All Rights Reserved

Lately, I’ve been thinking ‘bout when we were together
Said you loved me so, I realised you never
Thought I was just a game, judging by how you played
You always made me wait , you thought you had it made

When we were together, I thought that we were cool
I believed in you
When we were together, you didn’t feel it too
I’m a woman who needs real love and respect, or I’ll walk

Thought that you could have your cake and it eat blindly
Such a big mistake, but now that’s all behind me
Untangled all your lies, you should apologise
Now I’m on top again, I finally got wise

When we were together, I thought that we were cool
I believed in you
When we were together, you didn’t feel it too
I’m a woman who needs real love and respect, or I’ll walk

Respect or I’ll walk
I’m a woman who needs real love and respect, or I’ll walk

When we were together, I thought that we were cool
I believed in you
When we were together, you didn’t feel it too
I’m a woman who needs real love and respect, or I’ll walk

 

TONGUE TIED

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2007 All Rights Reserved

Tongue-tied, are you twisted, are you nervous?
Is it making you foolish? Are you fakin’? Are you no one?
Am I taking you somewhere that you don’t want to remember
‘Cause you see how you once were, and you still are, and you will be?
But I gotta get inside you

Forever tongue-tied! You know that
Forever twisted! I said, I gotta get inside you

And I know you don’t want to know that
You can’t hold me back any longer
Why so sad? We both know that we’re heading for a disaster!
And I know the difference between us
I can’t hold on any longer
Yeah, I know that; so quit saying: “It’s all gone but I can’t believe it!”

Tongue-tied, unassisted, out of service
Is it making you reckless? Are you shameless? Are you hopeless?
Am I drinking you up like a Mojito, Cuban hiball
Drink it up like a good man, tip and swallow, like you do me
And now I gotta get inside you

Don’t tell my heart to speak the truth
I may or may not think of you
But I’ll never say a word
It would be my undoing
For one last time, let’s be uncouth
And consequently we’ll undo
The ties that bind, but for now I will leave you

Tongue-tied, intercepted, unprotected
‘Cause you’re mine and I’m
Your own sweet Achilles, Belladonna, Deadly Nightshade
We’re sickened and we’re toxic; mass confusion
But we both want it
Last time! Nearly over and it will be forever!

Don’t want it – a covert operation
Don’t want it – another complication
Don’t want it – a bad situation
Don’t want it – a cheaper imitation
Don’t want it – a hidden combination
Don’t want it – a bad education
Don’t want it – another accusation
Don’t want it – I had a revelation!

 

TRICK OF THE LIGHT

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2007 All Rights Reserved

Black night, bright stars, but you’re still afraid
Toss and turn, you can’t sleep in the bed you made
Something wet, something sticky in your hair
Is it blood? Is it guilt of your dirty little deeds?

Fake-baked, not a doctor, nor a priest
I don’t care that you’re pickin’ on me
You’ve got a fault, baby; you’re a bad seed
Feel sorry for yourself, if that’s what you need, yeah!

It’s not a trick of the light – we’re all the same in the dark
Leave it all up to you; you don’t know what you want
Just get over it – start being a man
You know you’re responsible for all that happened

Princess, manifest into a Queen
Slight of hand, you can’t see what you’ve done to me
It doesn’t matter, ‘cos I’ve won it in the end
Got God, what you got? Did you lose your only friend?

Don’t take what another man could be
Hoping that your twisted mind’s free
Close your eyes, when I’m holding out the key
Feel sorry for yourself if that’s what you need, yeah!

It’s not a trick of the light – we’re all the same in the dark
Leave it all up to you; you don’t know what you want
Just get over it – start being a man
You know you’re responsible for all that happened

Black night, bright stars, but you’re still afraid
Toss and turn, you can’t sleep in the bed you made
Something wet, something sticky in your hair
Is it blood? Is it guilt of your dirty little deeds?

Fake-baked, not a doctor, nor a priest
I don’t care that you’re pickin’ on me
You’ve got a fault, baby; you’re a bad seed
Feel sorry for yourself, if that’s what you need, yeah!

It’s not a trick of the light – we’re all the same in the dark
Leave it all up to you; you don’t know what you want
Just get over it – start being a man
You know you’re responsible for all that happened

 

U WANT IT

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©1995 All Rights Reserved

Hey girl, I think it’s about time you start treating yourself so bad
That man ain’t no man, if he’s gonna treat his girl like that
Lying and cheating on you – can’t you see, you should be with me
It’s time to get wise, cut through all his lies

But I know you want it because he does it every time
You ain’t complaining – why is love so blind?
Next time you’re crying, remember what I told you so
For you to smile again, you gotta let go

Hey girl, I told you once and I told you twice, I won’t tell you again
You gotta step out of the mess that he’s making, I don’t mean to offend
But I’d never do that to you – can’t you see, I’d treat you like a Queen
It’s time to get wise, girl, you could be mine

But I know you want it, because he does it every time
You ain’t complaining – why is love so blind?
Next time you’re crying, remember what I told you so
For you to smile again, you gotta let go

You’re so filled with disappointment, resigned to being used
But you’ll be on top again, ‘cause this isn’t the end
And your heart’s gonna mend
Until then, I’m here, waiting and praying for you

But I know you want it, because he does it every time
You ain’t complaining – why is love so blind?
Next time you’re crying, remember what I told you so
For you to smile again, you gotta let go

Smile again, girl

 

VIOLENTLY

Lyrics & Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©1995 All Rights Reserved

Black veil and falling tears for my loss
And I stood out in the darkness
And I wished for you to take my hand and sweep me off my feet
Cripple me with longing, me and my psychoses
What good could you do after that anyway?

It doesn’t count if you stick out
Your tongue and count to twenty-one
A boy could do that – how am I supposed to sleep now?
You’re so amoral in your thoughts
Machiavellian in your deeds
Still you don’t see me!

And I’m violently shaken, I violently fall
You don’t understand me, or the nature of my soul
You know I’m violently open, violently closed
Suffocate my senses, violently cold
Violently

I knelt down at the foot of your cross
And I prayed for my salvation
And I begged for you to take me with you, got down on my knees
Now I’m desperately trying to walk across the water
The waves, they cover me, but you don’t rescue me

You never heard me anyway
But you don’t want me to be anything without you
So I wrap myself around you
I’m just like ivy on a tree, black molasses on a knife
But you won’t share your life!

And I’m violently shaken, I violently fall
You don’t understand me, or the nature of my soul
You know I’m violently open, violently closed
Suffocate my senses, violently cold
Violently

Empty and full, head facing both ways
I’ve tried this before
This passing sensation is sinful and pure
Complicated simplicity – this is my state of mind

And I’m violently shaken, I violently fall
You don’t understand me, or the nature of my soul
You know I’m violently open, violently closed
Suffocate my senses, violently cold
Violently

And I’m violently wanting, I violently call
Cover me with kisses, make no sense at all
You know I’m violently aching, I violently stall
Caught in your enchantment, violently enthralled
Violently

 

VOODOO

Lyrics and Topline by Emma L.M. Sweeney
Music by JoioDJ
©2014 All Rights Reserved

Say the word and I’ll be
Yours for the taking, if you practice what you preach
If you love what you see
Why don’t you come a little closer, baby?

What’s this I’m feeling, getting me high?
It’s taking over my body tonight
Feeling the passion burning inside
What did you put into me?

I drink it up, I take it in
You gave me a potion that is making my head spin
As I feel it slipping down
I want you to come a little closer, baby

Got to get the Voodoo

It’s the voodoo that you do and nobody does it like you

Sometimes, I get a little close to girls you’ve been around
Sometimes, I hear the stories – I don’t care, I don’t care
Sometimes, I get a little close to girls you’ve been around
I don’t care, I don’t care, I don’t care!

And I don’t care about your other situations
And I don’t care if you’ve been around, you’ve been around
And I don’t care, ’cause with you it’s a celebration
Hold on, yeah! That voodoo!

 

WAITING

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2007 All Rights Reserved

I feel like a mannequin
All dressed up in my underwear
Waiting for you
Aching for you
Breaking for you
And you’re never there

Close my eyes so that I can see
I pretend, it’s a fantasy
Faking for you
Taking for you
Waking for you
But there’s only me

So come on tell me now how you want it now
I love the way you show up when you’re needy
I know the inside out, don’t think I’m blinded now
So cheap and nasty is your game
And it’s all about you

Five and you haven’t called me yet
I sit smoking a cigarette
Waiting for you
Aching for you
Breaking for you
Turn on the TV set

So come on tell me now how you want it now
I love the way you show up when you’re needy
I know the inside out, don’t think I’m blinded now
So cheap and nasty is your game
And it’s all about you

And I can’t stay away
You’re lighting up my face (You make a brighter day)
I know it’s temporary, it always will be, you don’t really want me
(Come on honey, say you want me, say you need me)
But I keep on waiting, anticipating that one day you will be
(Come on honey, say you want me, say you need me)

And I know that you don’t feel the same, you don’t look at me that way
It’s only physical for you
And I need you and I want you, but you don’t

So come on tell me now how you want it now
I love the way you show up when you’re needy
I know the inside out, don’t think I’m blinded now
So cheap and nasty is your game
And it’s all about you

I feel like a mannequin
All dressed up in my underwear
Waiting for you
Aching for you
Breaking for you
And you’re never there…

 

WE’RE NOT DONE

Lyrics and Topline by Emma L.M. Sweeney
Music by Creeon & Rico Horber
©2018 All Rights Reserved

Wandering around, ignoring everything but you
The ignorance of bliss, you’ve no idea what’s set for you

So feel the fear deep inside
Our hearts are pounding, we can’t hide
And here in this moonless night
We’ll prepare to fight – We’re not done!

The pain will come (We’re not done!)
I’ve been waiting for so long (We’re not done!)
To exact the punishment you deserve (We’re not done!)
You will come undone!

Hush, don’t make a sound, eyes wide open, can’t deny
Something inside me is screaming, it’s trying
To get out, I can’t hold it in, so I let it fly!

The pain will come (We’re not done!)
I’ve been waiting for so long (We’re not done!)
To exact the punishment you deserve (We’re not done!)
You will come undone!

You lie there gagged and bound
You’re numb to everything but you
Delusion, Judas’ kiss
Reminds me what’s amiss, but not you

Feel the fear deep inside
Our hearts are pounding, we can’t hide
And here in this moonless night
We’ll prepare to fight – We’re not done!

The pain will come (We’re not done!)
I’ve been waiting for so long (We’re not done!)
To exact the punishment you deserve (We’re not done!)
You will come undone!

We’re not done!

 

WHEN MORNING COMES

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2017 All Rights Reserved

Turn out the light, close the door
My head is aching, my body is sore
Feels like I’m walking on the wire
My spirit is burning and I’m dog-tired

When morning comes, we’ll say goodbye
Go back to living our separate lives
Don’t talk to strangers, don’t make them cry
When morning comes, a little piece of heaven dies

Don’t say a word, just hold my hand
These churning emotions, I understand
I’ll be your comfort, if you’ll be mine
Don’t let me drown here, be my lifeline

When morning comes, we’ll say goodbye
Go back to living our separate lives
Don’t talk to strangers, don’t make them cry
When morning comes, a little piece of heaven dies

A moment to feel something is real
This is the deal
Share it with me, so we can be free
I’m coming down and I can’t find a way out
Lay with me, so we can heal

When morning comes, we’ll say goodbye
Go back to living our separate lives
Don’t talk to strangers, don’t make them cry
When morning comes, a little piece of heaven dies
And so do I

 

WHITE ALLIGATORS

Lyrics and Music by Emma L.M. Sweeney
©2007 All Rights Reserved

(How could you be so nasty? How can you be so vile?)
You were the one who hunted me down, rocked my world, yeah
Said that we were twin souls, we broke the mould, us against them all (P.T.R.)
You and I on the phone, internet, yeah
So what you jonesin’ for now?
(I’ve been cast out! What’s your new addiction?)

And yourself, you know that you’re lyin’, full of shit, yeah
Come on now, give it to me, give it to me, give it
Give it to me, yeah!
You know the way you fake it, it makes you look so vacant
Oh, now, give it to me, give it to me, give it
Give it to me – oh I think you’re outta luck now!
(And the worst thing is you’re making out that I’m the crazy one? But you and I know the truth)

You’re a selfish S.O.B. – it’s always you, you, YOU, never ME!
(You know, it’s so sad that you turned out to be exactly the type of person that you claim to hate)
But I made allowances for you and your fucked-up brain
So I said “I’ll let him go on with his fantasy
(but you and I know the truth)
I don’t want to ruin things; I don’t wanna rock the gig”
(No confrontation, just humiliation)

(So what did you get out of this?)

How could you do me like this when I want to believe in you?
(You don’t get to absolve yourself by blaming it on your chemical imbalances, Poor Me syndrome, or just being forgetful, or that you’re an addict.)
You said we were friends, you said that you loved me now, you’d always have my back
But you LIED. (You don’t get to do that.)
You LIED. You’re always LYING (you’re an addict).
Why didn’t I see? (You don’t get to do that. You’re an addict.)
How did I let you get to me? (How could you be so nasty? How can you be so vile?)

And yourself, you know that you’re lyin’, full of shit, yeah
(And you made me feel like a fool, yeah!)
Come on now, give it to me, give it to me, give it
Give it to me, yeah!
(You made me think I was losing my mind)
You know the way you fake it, it makes you look so vacant
Oh, now, give it to me, give it to me, give it
Give it to me – oh I think you’re outta luck now!

And yourself, you know that you’re lyin’, full of shit, yeah
(No I never did anything to warrant the way you treat me now, yeah)
Come on now, give it to me, give it to me, give it
Give it to me, yeah!
You know the way you fake it, it makes you look so vacant
(You know you’re not being fair to me now, I gave you my all, I gave you my heart)
Oh, now, give it to me, give it to me, give it
Give it to me – oh I think you’re outta luck now!

(So what did you get out of this?)

 

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL

Lyrics and Topline by Emma L.M. Sweeney,
Music by JoioDJ
©2014 All Rights Reserved

I’m like a fire, you don’t need to get me warm
‘Cause my desire has got me burning all night long
Here’s what I’m saying from the heart
Be my lover, like no other

Everybody, listen what I’m saying
Love is only ever what you make it
You’re responsible if you break it
Take care of my heart

I really feel it, so I’m gonna give my all
And I know you mean it, how you do express your love
My heart’s aflame, I feel no shame, so much to gain now
Nothing can tear our love apart, no

Everybody, listen what I’m saying
Love is only ever what you make it
You’re responsible if you break it
Take care of my heart

‘Cause you are beautiful
I said you are beautiful
Oh, you are beautiful
You are, you are the best thing to happen to me

No one can tear us apart
No one can tear us apart
No one can tear us apart
No one can tear us apart

 

 

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