Ella Mae Bowen I’ve Got A Feelin’

Out of my element

Take a breath we’re just hanging out

Hope it’s not evident that you are all I’m thinking about

And where this could go

Trying to take it slow

Cause I don’t know that much about you yet

But I think I like what I see

Feels like a free fall when I catch you staring at me

I got a feeling that we both think we’re bad at this

I got a feeling that the night’s gonna end with a kiss

I always listen to my intuition

So I, I’m gonna see this through

I got a feeling ‘bout you

You’re sitting next to me

Barely even touching my skin

And every move you make feels like a front page event

I think my hair’s a mess

Heart beating through my chest

How do I breathe?

I forget ‘cause you’re smiling

I got a feeling that we both think we’re bad at this

I got a feeling that the night’s gonna end with a kiss

I always listen to my intuition

So I, I’m gonna see this through

I got a feeling ‘bout you

A feeling ‘bout you

We’re making small talk and stalling

You say goodnight and you’re leaving

I got a feeling that we both think we’re bad at this


I got a feeling that the night’s gonna end with a kiss

I always listen to my intuition

I got a feeling that we’re not so bad at this

I got a feeling that I’ll always remember this kiss

I always listen to my intuition

So I, I’m gonna see this through

I got a feeling ‘bout you

I got a feeling ‘bout you

Ella Mae Bowen Keep Tryin’

I was standing in the middle of the kitchen when I caught myself

sink all on the floor

and in my heart knowing there was no one else.

can’t tell you what it was that day

can’t find the words to say but I keep trying

It was like that night

we were watching those fireworks in the lake

the perfect unexpected crazy that you can’t explain

I was falling for you like the sparks from a sky

And it’s kinda hard to describe but I keep trying.

Cause it’s like a soft rain then like a freight train

You said my name and baby that’s when it all changed

This ain’t a crush love feeling the real stuff

simple and complicated

babe it’s between us

There’s no describing but I keep trying

Sitting cross legged with the picnic set up on the hood of your car

And everyday with you is the best day with you that I’ve had so far

I’m trying to tell you but Heaven knows that I just can’t come close, and I keep trying

Cause it’s like a soft rain then like a freight train

You said my name and baby that’s when it all changed

This ain’t a crush love feeling the real stuff

simple and complicated babe it’s between us

There’s no describing but I keep trying

Keep trying

Cause it’s like a soft rain then like a freight train

You said my name and baby that’s when it all changed

This ain’t a crush love feeling the real stuff

simple and complicated babe it’s between us

There’s no describing but I keep trying

Keep trying [x4]

Ella Mae Bowen Heart Locked Out

Why, oh why

Did I fall so soon for you?

Our fire burns so bright

But you don’t feel the way I do

I got the cold wind blowin’ across my mind

The keys to my confession kept locked inside

I’m too young to feel so alone

I gotta get through the storm

And a heart locked out of this home

Well it hurts, so deep

To know you’re lonely too

My heart, it’s in your hands

But you won’t let it comfort you

I got the cold wind blowin’ across my mind

The keys to my confession kept locked inside

I’m too young to feel so alone

I gotta get through the storm

And a heart locked out of this home

I got the cold wind blowin’ across my mind

The keys to my confession kept locked inside

I’m too young to feel so alone

I got the cold wind blowin’ across my mind

The keys to my confession kept locked inside

I’m too young to feel so alone

I gotta get through the storm

And a heart locked out of this home

I gotta get through the storm

And a heart locked out of this home

Ella Mae Bowen Holding Out For A Hero

One, two, three.

Where have all the good men gone

And where are all the gods?

Where’s the street-wise Hercules

To fight the rising odds?

Isn’t there a white knight upon a fiery steed?

Late at night I toss and turn and dream of what I need

[Chorus:]

I need a hero

I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night

He’s gotta be strong, he’s gotta be fast

And he’s gotta be larger than life, larger than life

(Dada dada dada dada da) [x4]

Somewhere after midnight

In my wildest fantasies

Somewhere just beyond my reach

There’s someone reaching back for me

Racing on the thunder and rising with the heat

Isn’t there a superman to sweep me off my feet?

[Chorus:]

I need a hero

I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night

He’s gotta be strong, he’s gotta be fast

And he’s gotta be larger than life

Up where the mountains meet the heavens above

Out where the lightning splits the sea

I could swear that there’s someone somewhere watching me

Through the wind and the chill and the rain

And the storm and the raging flood

Oh, his approach is like a fire in my blood

I’ll meet a hero

And then we’ll dance ’til the morning light

Dreaming, he’ll lead me

Held tight,

Tonight’s the night

[Chorus:]

I need a hero

I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night

He’s gotta be strong, he’s gotta be fast

And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight

I need a hero

I’m holding out for a hero ’til the morning light

He’s gotta be sure, he’s gotta be soon

And he’s gotta be larger than life, larger than life

(Dada dada dada dada da)

Oh

(Dada dada dada dada da)

Larger than life

(Dada dada dada dada da) [x2]

Larger than life

(Dada dada dada dada da)

Oh maybe, maybe, maybe tonight

(Dada dada dada dada da)

Oh, oh

Ella Mae Bowen The Fighter

Just a kiss

Just a kiss

That’s what I told myself

Silly boy

Country girl

My feet were swept

Tempted by a love

I can’t understand

Blinded by the lights

You took my heart and ran

[Chorus]

These tears prove I can’t let you go

These tears prove I’m a mess

I’m a mess

Heaven knows I’m touched

I changed for you

But it seems

I’m just not good enough

Loosing faith

Loosing sleep

Loosing security

And I give

And I give

You seem ashamed of me

Once upon a rooftop

Full of serenade

Why did we didn’t keep

The promises we made

[Chorus]

These tears prove I can’t let you go

These tears prove I’m a mess

I’m a mess

Heaven knows I’m touched

I changed for you

But it seems

I’m just not good enough

You…

I’m nowhere good enough

I’m a diamond-hearted girl without a ring

You’re a golden bandit altering my dreams

These years prove I can’t let you go

These years prove I’m a mess

I’m a mess

Heaven knows I’m touched

I changed for you

But it seems

I’m just not good enough

You…

I’m just not good enough

Just a kiss

Just a kiss

That’s what I told myself

Silly boy

Stupid girl

I wore my heart on my sleeve

Ella Mae Bowen This Is What It Feels Like

You picked me up at sunset

So we could drive all through the night

I touched your hand on the gear shift

Just to feel our fingers intertwine

We played two rounds of 20 questions

Trying to learn things we didn’t know

We busted up that left rear speaker

Cranking “Born to Run” on the radio

So this is what it feels like

So this is what it feels like

So this is what it feels like

When you say you’re not alone

We had a one-way conversation

As I drifted off to dream

And you talked to me clear across Nebraska

I guess you thought I was asleep

And at one point you almost said, “I love you”

And I had to fight to keep my eyes closed

I swear I could feel you looking at me

You should have been watching the road

So this is what it feels like

So this is what it feels like

So this is what it feels like

When you say you’re not alone

So this is what it feels like

So this is what it feels like

So this is what it feels like

When you say you’re not alone

You’re not alone

In your hometown after sunrise

You called your parents on the phone

They were waiting in the front yard

Your momma hugged me and said, “girl, welcome home”

So this is what it feels like

So this is what it feels like

So this is what it feels like

When you say you’re not alone

So this is what it feels like

So this is what it feels like

So this is what it feels like

When you say you’re not alone

You’re not alone

Ella Mae Bowen I Hate The Way I Love You

I’m sixty seconds from a heart disaster

Am I not good enough?

So many questions only you can answer

But you just won’t pick up

And I know you’re the one

So it’s so hard for me to let go

And now I’m stuck with this tab

You’re the boy that I can’t have

I hate the way I love you

My pillow can’t forgive you

For the tears that I’ve cried

Our love is like a sunset

Heavy on the regrets

And I know it’s time

I’m sick of how you keep your options open

While my heart’s heartbroken

Tonight I know I’m through

Tonight I know I’m through

Acting stupid over you

Oh, oh

Been thirty days now since you last kissed me

You said you loved my eyes

Were you just faking telling me you missed me

Covered with disguise

You said it’s you and me forever

Baby, we dreamed

But I guess you changed your mind

Now I wish I could change mine

I hate the way I love you

My pillow can’t forgive you

For the tears that I’ve cried

Our love is like a sunset

Heavy on the regrets

And I know it’s time

I’m sick of how you keep your options open

While my heart’s heartbroken

Tonight I know I’m through

Tonight I know I’m through

Acting stupid over you

True love, is it true if only I believe it?

Let’s start tonight

You’ve done me wrong

But I’d still do you right

I hate the way I love you

My pillow can’t forgive you

For the tears that I’ve cried

Our love is like the sunset

Heavy on the regrets

And I know it’s time

I’m done with how you keep your options open

When my heart’s heartbroken

I’ve finally found the truth

Tonight I know I’m through

Tonight I know I’m through

Acting stupid over you

Oh, oh

Through acting stupid over you

Cause tonight I know I’m through

Ella Mae Bowen His Name Was Sam

My granddad left me this guitar I’m playing

When I was just a little girl

I remember him saying

“Sweet pea, you were born to sing”

We’d sit out in his workshop

He’d strum this thing for hours

Rest his chin right here on the top

Close his eyes and pour his heart out

Singing “Silver Wings”

Now he’s up in heaven looking down

And all I wanna do is make him proud of me

So when I play, I play for him

I feel him in my soul

And I when I pray

I’m thanking him ‘cause there’s one thing I know

He’s guiding me, protecting me

His songs are playing right through my hands

His name was Sam

He was born in Pickens County

In the hills of Carolina

Spent his whole life working hard jobs

Making nothing by the hour

Then he’d drive home and pick these strings

He’d say “first things first, where’s my kiss?”

He’d sing me a song

And how I wish he was here today

So when I play, I play for him

I feel him in my soul

And I when I pray

I’m thanking him ‘cause there’s one thing I know

He’s guiding me, protecting me

His songs are playing right through my hands

His name was Sam

He must be sitting up there talking

To God about my big dreams

Asking him for a favor to send his angels to protect me

Cause when I sing, I sing for him

I feel him in my soul

And I when I pray

I’m thanking him ‘cause there’s one thing I know

He’s guiding me, protecting me

His songs are playing right through my hands

His name was Sam

His name was Sam

Thank you, Sam, thank you, Sam

Ella Mae Bowen Girl On Fire

My heart is a roots

Steady but tangled in you,

Broken and burning

Gasoline lies in the truth,

Rising in a girl on fire,

[Chorus]

Love hold me,

Fighter join me,

Whose side are you on

When the lines are drawn?

Fear that blinds me,

Faith that burns me,

Lost and confused,

Through all the smoke and the blaze of you,

The flames are getting higher,

Twisting our hearts

’til they are so easy to break,

Falling apart,

We can contribute to that game,

Rising in a girl on fire,

[Chorus]

Lover hold me,

Fighter join me,

Whose side are you on

When the lines are drawn?

Fear that blinds me,

Faith that burns me,

Lost and confused,

Through all the smoke and the blaze of you,

The flames are getting higher

Girl on Fire,

I’m not hiding my arrows from you,

Girl on Fire,

I will carry a torch for what’s true,

Are you?

[Chorus]

Lover hold me,

Fighter join me,

Whose side are you on

When the lines are drawn?

Lover hold me,

Fighter join me,

Whose side are you on

When the lines are drawn?

Fear that blinds me,

Faith that burns me,

Lost and confused,

Through all the smoke and the blaze of you,

The flames are getting higher,

Girl on Fire

Girl on Fire..