Kendra Morris Nothing

When day is called

Away each time

Bright orange melts

Below the line

And these pathways

Lead me to gardens

Where trees shade my thoughts

I now know nothing

Sundown on me tides rise

Drifing away

I now know nothing

I follow with my eyes gone

Touching feeling for something

That won’t be there

Vines that reach and hold my legs

Like anchored ships

I pull try to fight

Yet still I slip

Twilight on me tides rise

Drifting away

I now know nothing

Just a lot

Of nothing at all

Roads full of water

Mine’s like a well

And I’m treading

And I’m kicking

And I’m wishing

For a feeling

Sundown on me tides rise

Drifting away

I now know nothing

As I lay here

A light wind that cradles me

I feel love

In the nothing

Sundown on me tides rise

Fading motion carry

Twilight on me tides rise

Drifting away

I now know nothing

Kendra Morris Epilogue

Jimmy went to heaven riding shotgun

Jimmy went to heaven riding shotgun

Chevy like a fireball

Blazing saddles downward fall

Nicky at the wheel ponytail waving goodbye

Nothing like the stars that car left

Love trailing a boom

Burn time out forever slowly

Rising to the moon

Break free

Unwind

Some things

Are right

Heavy head

Loaded heart

Book is closing

That’s ok

Take it all away

Take it all away

Take it all away

Thomas slid to limbo on an iceberg

Thomas slid to limbo on an iceberg

Got the sniffles boom boom snap

Did the two step til he had

A pulse that petered out

Like blinking lights

On christmas trees

Nothing like the powdered snow capped

Mountains melt to blue

Winter gathers ’round the body

Blanketing the room

Break free

Unwind

Some things

Are right

Heavy head

Loadedheart

Book is closing

That’s ok

Take it all away

Take it all away

Take it all away

Chelsea drifted off to sleep a goner

Chelsea drifted off to sleep a goner

Weighted eye lids

Wait for Zzz

Chest a motor

Slowing ease

Float soon with the clouds above

Below it’s all the same

Nothing like the faces

Of the people that you knew

Smiling frowning crying laughing

Talking about you

Break free

Unwind

Some things

Are right

Heavy head

Loadedheart

Book is closing

That’s ok

Take it all away

Just take it all away

Just take it all away

Kendra Morris Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun

Shine on you crazy diamond

Now there’s a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky

Shine on you crazy diamond

You were caught in the crossfire of childhood and stardom, blown on the steel breeze

Come on you target for faraway laughter, come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine

You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon

Shine on you crazy diamond

Threatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light

Shine on you crazy diamond

Well you wore out your welcome with random precision, rode on the steel breeze

Come on you raver, you seer of visions, come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine

Kendra Morris Spitting Teeth

If one of us had to go back on the dime one of is so mad we’re seeing blind

Why is it that this punch is packed with knives words slice into my side

If one of us had to make up for the crime I never got what shards of glass were mine

Playing for keeps I’ll take the losers draw spit through teeth I’m open

If I go go go and you say say say did you know what was yesterday

And I liked to the car and in the drivers seat oh I broke the law repeat repeat

Sped to the curb where I hit the gas did a three sixty and then I made a pass

For another line that split my vision too wound up off the road chasing after you

If one of us had to go back on the dime one of is so mad we’re seeing blind

Why is it that this punch is packed with knives words slice into my side

If one of us had to make up for the crime I never got what shards of glass were mine

Playing for keeps I’ll take the losers draw spit through teeth I’m open

So I tried to find another street slowed down to a halt behind me beep beep beep

Sunk behind the wheel no one could see I’m a spy the one that punished me

As I jotted down the color of dark hair by the bay window my lover turned to stare

My chest skips a beat I’m on a losing streak I hang myself to dry and then I claim defeat

If one of us had to go back on the dime one of is so mad we’re seeing blind

Why is it that this punch is packed with knives words slice into my side

If one of us had to make up for the crime I never got what shards of glass were mine

Playing for keeps I’ll take the losers draw spit through teeth I’m open

Running in circles hitting a brick wall you got me stumbling I’m bumbling I still call

Isn’t it just us to look for the keyhole that leads to the gutter I stammer I sutter

Imagine me like this elegant hot mess finally disasterously finding the last press on

Nailed to the cross my emotions are used funny how when you’re broke all debts are due

If one of us had to go back on the dime one of is so mad we’re seeing blind

Why is it that this punch is packed with knives words slice into my side

If one of us had to make up for the crime I never got what shards of glass were mine

Playing for keeps I’ll take the losers draw spit through teeth I’m open

Kendra Morris Winding

Women leave their children for the weekends

Never lose your breath in, in the deep end

Husbands look like fathers without feeling

Don’t forget to warn them that moments are fleeting

Time is were we age young faces fall a sad drumbeat winding your heart down

Love the one you never had to keep the ticking of a watch pad beat winding your hear down

Pets are buried closely trees that used to shade the

Kids on swing sets spinning their shadows are winning

Follow close to leaders watch for bottom feeders

Don’t forget to warn them that moments are fleeting

Time is were we age young faces fall a sad drumbeat winding your heart down

Love the one you never had to keep the ticking of a watch pad beat winding your hear down

Sliding through slippery thoughts with a friend

Try not to lose yourself onward and then

Mystery leads to a dangerous cause

Fiery furnaces burning through flaws

Quid pro quo leave it to forgery

Make believe in someone else’s fee

Sign your day away to a dream

Time is were we age young faces fall a sad drumbeat winding your heart down

Love the one you never had to keep the ticking of a watch pad beat winding your hear down

Time is were we age young faces fall a sad drumbeat winding your heart down

Love the one you never had to keep the ticking of a watch pad beat winding your hear down

Kendra Morris Walk On By

If you see me walking down the street

And I start to cry each time we meet

Walk on by, walk on by

Make believe

That you don’t see the tears

Just let me grieve

In private ’cause each time I see you

I break down and cry

And walk on by (don’t stop)

And walk on by (don’t stop)

And walk on by

I just can’t get over losing you

And so if I seem broken and blue

Walk on by, walk on by

Foolish pride

Is all that I have left

So let me hide

The tears and the sadness you gave me

When you said goodbye

Walk on by

And walk on by (don’t stop)

And walk by (don’t stop)

Walk on by, walk on by

Foolish pride

Is all that I have left

So let me hide

The tears and the sadness you gave me

When you said goodbye

Walk on by (don’t stop)

And walk on by (don’t stop)

And walk by (don’t stop)

Kendra Morris Virgin

Through the wind [?]

Somehow I made it through

Didn’t know how lost I was

Until I found you

I was beat, incomplete

I’d been hit, I was sad and blue

But you made me feel

Shiny and new

Like a virgin

(Virgin, virgin, yeah)

Touched for the very first time

(Virgin, virgin, yeah)

Like a virgin

When your heart beats next to mine

Gonna give you all my love

My fate, it’s fading fast

Been saving it all for you

‘Cause only love can last

You’re so fine and you’re mine

Make me strong, you make me bold

Oh, you love [?]

What was scared and cold

Like a virgin, yeah

(Virgin, virgin, yeah)

Touched for the very first time

(Virgin, virgin, yeah)

Like a virgin

When your heart beats next to mine

Whoa-whoa, whoa

Whoa-whoa, whoa

Whoa-whoa, whoa

Gonna give you all my love

Gonna give you all my love

Gonna give you all my love

Gonna give you all my love

Gonna give you all my love

Gonna give you all my love

Gonna give you all my love

Gonna give you all my love

Like a virgin, yeah

(Virgin, virgin, yeah)

Touched for the very first time

(Virgin, virgin, yeah)

Like a virgin

When your heart beats next to mine

Like a virgin

(Virgin, virgin, yeah)

Touched for the very first time

(Virgin, virgin, yeah)

Like a virgin

When your heart beats next to mine

Ooh

Hey, yeah

Kendra Morris Here

I couldn’t write you a symphony

With all of these pieces and pieces and pictures of who you are

And I couldn’t write you a love poem

With all these meanings and things, all these stories of who you are

And I couldn’t be your coach

In all these words that I want, all these words that I want you to say

Well my beg, it hurts, beg, it hurts

Anything, that’s the word

What you wanna be? What you want?

Can’t you see?

And I never eat, never sleep

Headaches are killing me

Won’t you be, won’t you be, won’t you be

All that I need in my life?

Well if I couldn’t take you honey, on another day, another night I’ll just cry

And I believe that you want me

Even if you never, you never look my way

And I’m on the floor, all alone, all alone, all alone

Praying for you to come back

Come back to me, I just might die

Boy you say to me, say to me

Let it go… Don’t you know?

You don’t know

This is how, this is why

No no no no no no no no no no!

Why can’t you be here, here?

I need you right here, here…

I couldn’t sing your stories

Before you left me, left me, left me… Baby this stings

And I couldn’t take these memories

[?] forget your name

Well I try sleep so hard

Try to live, fall apart

Don’t you remember?

Can’t you remember?

Why, why…

Why can’t you be here, here?

I need you right here, here…

I want you right here, right here by my side

Cause it don’t matter what you did last night

I want you right here, right here by my side

Cause baby it don’t matter what you did last night

Kendra Morris Pity Pity

I never wanted to spill your blood from my hands

Never wanted to stain the carpet by the front door or let your cat out and

I never wanted to use your mamas good knives

Never wanted to dull them blades after I cut you now it’s too late for that but

Why didn’t you call me like you said you

Why didn’t you call me like you said you

Why didn’t you call me like you said you would?

I never wanted to tie your hands to your back

Never wanted to use the drawstrings from the curtains to hold you down where you sat and

I never wanted to gag you with your papas nice socks

But I needed to keep you quiet as a field mouse so that I would not get caught but…

Why didn’t you call me like you said you

Why didn’t you call me like you said you

Why didn’t you call me like you said you would?

I came and I found you I was falling, fallen so fast!

I knew had to have you had me falling, falling, fallen

I came and I found you I was falling, fallen so fast!

I knew had to have you had me falling, falling, fallen

I never wanted to do those things that I did!

With your mamas knife, with your mamas knife I did things that can never be undid!

I never wanted to do these things that I do

As I bury you, hide the shovel too

Goodbye! Goodbye! Farewell! Adieu!

Said you just shoulda called me like you said you

You just shoulda called me like you said you

Just shoulda called me like you said you would!

Kendra Morris Right Now

[Verse 1]

He’ll find himself, ooh,

He’ll find himself laying down on the floor,

And he says…

He’ll find himself, ooh,

He’ll find himself wailing to the door.

But it’s one more step around my trap,

And it’s one more bite ’til I’m out of snakes,

I must let you down.

[Chorus]

Right now,

Right now,

You’re gonna have to wear your shoes tight.

(One more night isn’t making it right!)

Right now,

Right now,

Gonna take a walk on the wrong side.

(One more left and you’re out of my sight!)

And it goes,

One more step around my trap,

And it’s one more bite ’til I’m out of snakes,

I must let you down.

[Break]

So long, so long.

So long, so long.

So long, so long…so long!

So long, so long (so long!)

[Verse 2]

He’ll find himself, ooh,

He’ll find himself asking where you’ve gone.

Yeah he does!

He’ll find himself,

He’ll find himself asking what went wrong…

But it’s one more step around my trap,

And it’s one more bite ’til I’m out of snakes,

I must let you down.

[Chorus]

Right now,

Right now,

You’re gonna have to look for a flashlight.

(Behind the trees someday you’ll be found.)

Right now,

Right now,

You’re gonna have to give up the last fight.

(Broken bones hurt less than this, baby.)

And it goes,

One more step around my trap,

And it’s one more bite ’til I’m out of snakes,

I must let you down.

[Break]

So long, so long.

So long, so long.

So long, so long…so long!

So long, so long (so long!)

So long, so long.

So long, so long.

So long, so long…so long!

So long, so long (so long!)