Amanda Somerville Still The Same

Tell me something nice

Tell me something good

Seeming negative, nothing’s understood

I creeps up so fast

Lingers that is gone

I think faith has abandoned me

And now I’m feeling wronged…now I’m feeling wronged

Take me as I am

Take me into you

Breathing, don’t exhale

Hold me with what’s true

But even if you don’t

I won’t let it get me down

I hold fast to my realism

And this is what I’ve found

Beyond this fear

Beyond theses useless days

I’m here (still a mess, truth be known)

Here it’s still the same

Let me in your mind

Let me in your soul

It’s not that much

It’s not that much to ask

Just a lot to hold

Why you stick around?

Why you heat my plea?

I’m at a loss for what to do

My heart won’t let it be

Beyond this fear

Beyond theses useless days

I’m here (still a mess, truth be known)

Here it’s still the same

Take my words to heart

And you’ll probably take me home

I think that I say too much

And that’s why I’m alone

Beyond this fear

Beyond theses useless days

I’m here (still a mess, truth be known)

Here it’s still the same

Beyond this fear

Beyond theses useless days I’m here

(still a mess, truth be known)

Here it’s still the same

Here it’s still the same

Here it’s still the same

Here it’s still the same

Still the same…

Amanda Somerville Moth

I blame it all on you for feeling this way

You and your wily ways

‘Cause I don’t stand to gain a thing

I give you all the room you need

I fill in the gaps between your lines

But there’s nothing there to read

And I can’t stop now

I can’t give in

Did you take all that you wanted?

Go round and round

The ice is thin

Have you no mercy?

[Chorus:]

It’s getting awfully hot in here

I race for an escape

You’re radiating all I fear

I know I’ll burn if I get too near

But I can’t pull away, though I’ve nothing to gain

I’m a moth to your flame

I know you’ve had your suspicions

Because I’ve given you reason to doubt

That my words are without meaning

I’d break you out of your cell

I would slip you the key under watchful eyes

But you pretend not to see

And I see you smile

I feel you stare

The mercury keeps rising

You start this fire

Send up your flares

Then leave me hanging

[Chorus]

Grant me some relief, be it only one kiss

Stave off my yearning with the grace of your lips

Give me some reprieve, let it be my demise

Have I misread all of your seemingly tell-tale signs

And your promising rhymes?

[Chorus]

You burn my wings and…

I blame it all on you for feeling this way

You and your wily ways

‘Cause I’m just a moth to your flame

Amanda Somerville My Private Hell

How many times will you run me over

Before I won’t get up again?

I’m not some life-sized blow up toy

But the tired girl with whom you began

I don’t believe in anything

Can’t put my faith in little things

You are the only thing that ever made sense

I thought I’d always be next to you

Now all I’m finding is solitude

Let go, but the light out, up goes the fence

‘Cause everyone loses their mind here

And no one’s got anything to tell

Did you ever think the we couldn’t cut it?

The doors are wide open

Welcome to my private Hell

How many times can I be offended

Before I’m done counting to ten?

I can’t find a reason for why I’ve stayed

It’s just nothing I ever planned

Don’t come to me with your fuck upsets

I don’t really care about your papercuts

When you slash at me in every which way

You say I’m lacking poignancy

Well, you need diplomacy

Let’s throw in the towel and call it a day

‘Cause everyone loses their mind here

And no one’s got anything to tell

Did you ever think the we couldn’t cut it?

The doors are wide open

Welcome to my private Hell

Whatever happened to me

Whatever happened to you

No one’s confessing

It’s all second-guessing

I’m scared as Hell everyhting’s through

When somewhere I still love you

‘Cause everyone lost their mind here

And no one’s got anything to tell

Did you ever think the we couldn’t cut it?

The doors are wide open

Welcome to my private Hell

My private hell

My private hell

Hell…

Amanda Somerville Blue Nothing

The sun set hours ago

And I knew that you were right

The moon rose, my heart froze

And plunged me into the night

I felt a little crazy, without song

An I cried out into the air

I looked down a crowded corridor

And pretended you were there

I free-fell a few weeks ago

And I came out from under your rule

I boo-hooed in my party shoes

And I still feel like a fool

And I still can’t believe how hard I was hit

With the bullet of your departure

I come away a little dragged down

But at least maybe now I’m a little smarter

Every day, I stay away

Every way, you haunt my days

You’re still walking high and free

That’s the last thing that I heard

I don’t dream, it makes me want to scream

But don’t dare utter a word

So that’s the way it goes in the modern times

No permission and no substance

Well, screw the system that keeps me down

With all fighting and no justice

Every day, I stay away

Every way, you haunt my days

I tip-toe to the edge of the water to peer at my reflection

I don’t think I’m liking what I see

Detached and disillusioned, I turn my head away

Man, I don’t like knowing that’s me

So maybe I’m “Blue” for nothing

Singing blue about nothing

Writing, feeling, singing

And it’s all a big blue nothing

Every day, I stay away

Every way, you haunt my days

Every day, I stay away

Every way, you haunt my days

Baby, I’m blue for nothing…

Baby, I’m blue for nothing…

Baby, I’m blue for nothing…

Amanda Somerville Carnival

I’ve got it bad

What do I do with this ache that I have?

Just let it be…

Or should I use all the tricks up my sleeve?

This ain’t a game

This ain’t a game I want to play

All the pieces are frayed

And there are rules

Oh, these are rules I can’t obey

It seems so unfair

They bite and they scratch when they’re not even there

The giddyup days

Go down with the sun as the calliope plays

So take a spin

Come take a spin and start the show

Climb the ropes and let go

You’re worried now

Don’t worry now, no one’ll know

[Chorus:]

Would you think very badly of me

If I took the first route that’s easy?

Would you help me to free

All the baggage you see

Could you conquer this carnival?

It’s started to sting

All of these words that I feel when I sing

Take it away

I can’t bear to see how you suffer this way

So many things

Too many things you can’t deny

Such good reasons to try

I want to hear

I need to hear you say the lines

[Chorus]

Would you battle the Pisces in me?

This ain’t a game

This ain’t a game I want to play

All the moves have been feigned

And there are rules

Too many rules no one obeys

Would you think very badly of me

-Don’t think badly of me-

If I took the first route that’s easy

-I’ll find a way out-

Would you help me to free

All the baggage you see

Could you conquer this carnival

-Could you conquer me-

Would you battle the Pisces…

Amanda Somerville Inner Whore

Let it out…

Let me be your…

No, no, no, I don’t want this

Come, play me a song

Take me away, take me along

I feel so lost

Tempted to run, driven astray

Never to return again

With eyes just like the night, pierce me with your darkness

You drive out all the light with your subtle darkness

[Chorus:]

You make me feel the need

To let out my inner whore

You make me feel the greed

The fire I can’t ignore

I try all that I can

All that I want

To get you to come to me and say

“To hell with it all.”

You’d throw it away and never look back again

You close around me tight; let me feel your darkness

I won’t put up a fight, we can be the darkness

[Chorus]

The break…

It isn’t mine to take?

But is it worth the break?

With eyes just like the night, pierce me with your darkness

You drive out all the light with your subtle darknes

I need…

[chorus]

You make me want to bleed

To swim to the other shore

You make me feel the heat

You keep me wanting more

I need to let out my inner…

So let me be your…

Amanda Somerville Mayday

Setting sail, I’m homeward bound

Full of metaphors and rhymes

Thought I’d find some refuge on your shores

Didn’t think that you would mind

You treat me like I’m a patient

Leave me to my own demise

Cast me out into an eastern wind

Throw me to the raging tides

I’ve crashed and burned, I guess I’ll have to swim

(No signal on the radio)

I bail it out, but water’s pouring in

(And I’m yelling in the microphone)

Mayday, mayday… this ship is gonna sink

Baby, baby… now, why you gotta be

So crazy, crazy… won’t someone answer me?

Mayday, mayday, baby

Mayday, mayday

Adrift alone on wayward seas

Try to follow in your wake

I know I should get back on course

But it’s too dark to navigate

I never saw it coming

Oh, I didn’t read the signs

You’re a cut and run, I’m on my own

No, you’ll never toe the line

No land in sight; won’t help me if I swim

(An SOS I’m going down)

No way to fight against these wicked winds

(Still I’m screaming in the microphone)

Mayday, mayday… this ship is gonna sink

Baby, baby… now, why you gotta be

So crazy, crazy… won’t someone answer me?

Mayday, mayday, baby

Mayday, mayday

I raise my hands to part the sea

But not even Moses could save me

As I capsize you stand by

And salute me in my futile fight

Here comes a tidal wave to drown me in my sin

(No signal on the radio)

I’m overboard, my future’s looking grim

And I’m yelling in the microphone

Mayday, mayday… this ship is gonna sink

Baby, baby… now, why you gotta be

So crazy, crazy… won’t someone answer me?

Mayday, mayday, baby

Mayday, mayday

Mayday, mayday, baby

Mayday, mayday

Mayday, mayday

Amanda Somerville Puzzling Rapunzel

Leave me in the shelter

Of my shadded room

But don’t leave me

For too long, my love

Leave me but know

I’ll be waiting for you

I’m puzzling Rapunzel, I know

I’ve let my hair down,

But don’t think you noticed

Just go and leave me open, my Love

But the breeze blowing in,

Well, it gives me a shiver

Your presence here could really

Calm me down

Time will keep on rolling

While I keep on waiting here

And believe me,

I have patience of steel

Just know in your heart

That your hesitation

Speaks volumes to me

Of how you feel

I could take this feeling

and stash it away

As I count the ways that we both lose

I could bare all my heart,

but would you appreciate that?

After all I am here and still wait

Time will keep on rolling

While I keep on waiting here

And believe me,

I have patience of steel

Just know in your heart

That your hesitation

Speaks volumes to me

Of how you feel

Now I have this fear and,

Oh, how I hold it in here

how I long for shelter

Of your arms

How I yearn to enflod

And be the world to you

Come out and be my love…

Be my love…

Time will keep on rolling

While I keep on waiting here

And believe me,

I have patience of steel

So don’t be a fool

if your hesitation

just show me the way

That you feel

So don’t leave,

But know I’ll be

Waiting for you

I’m a puzzling Rapunzel, I know

I’m a puzzling Rapunzel, I know

I’m a puzzling Rapunzel, I know

Amanda Somerville Windows

So many windows

I’m standing naked there inside

All eyes can see me

And there’s no way to pull the blinds

I can’t deny what I’ve confessed

I cannot run from how I feel

So be the shelter in my strife

Come remind me I’m alive

You stop the bleeding

And kiss away the tears that fall

Light up the shadows

And help me climb over my walls

And I’m not sure how much you know

How much your light has helped me grow

And you’re the only one

Turn off the light

Bring on the night

I need to be unseen

I can’t escape the wind biting its way in

Through all of my windows

It’s never easy

I know, with all that I demand

It’s not a given

All the burden you withstand

But I’m so grateful that you do

And maybe this is overdue

I know it’s true, my Love

Turn off the light

Bring on the night

I need to be unseen

I can’t escape the wind biting its way in

Through all of my windows again

Don’t trust your eyes

Don’t read my plight

Don’t ask me what it means

My blessing and my bane

It calls me out by name

Carving out new windows

So many windows

They leave me naked here inside

All eyes can see me

Through my windows

Amanda Somerville Angel Of Mine

You are everything I need to see

Smile and sunlight makes a ray to me

Laugh and come and look into me

Drips of moonlight washing over me

Can I show you what are for me?

Angel of mine, can I thank you?

You have saved me time and time again

Angel, I must confess

It’s you that always gives me strength

And I don’t know where I’d be without you

After all these years, one thing is true

The constant force within my heart is you

You touch me, I feel I’m moving into you

I treasure every day I spend with you

And all the things I am come down to you

Angel of mine, let me thank you

You have saved me time and time again

Angel, I must confess

It’s you that always gives me strength

And I don’t know where I’d be without you

Back in the arms of my angel

Back to the peace that I so love

Back in the arms of my angel I can finally rest

Feeling you again around me

Angel of mine, let me thank you

You have saved me time and time,

and time, and time again

Angel, I must confess

It’s you that always gives me strength

And I don’t know where I’d be without you

Angel of mine, can I thank you?

You have saved me time and time again

and time, and time again

Angel, I must confess

It’s you that always gives me strength

And I don’t know where I’d be without you