Nina Gordon Lighter On The Moon

I’m heavy like a Sunday night

I’m heavy like a conversation

I get dark, I need illumination

‘Cause things have changed and I’m to blame

Losing my imagination

Pack my bags, made my reservation

‘Cause gravity just brings me down

It’s keeping me stuck on the ground

Don’t worry darling, I’m taking off soon

‘Cause everything is lighter on the moon

And suddenly it dawned on me

I guess I had a revelation

To change the channel, try another station

‘Cause gravity just brings me down

It’s keeping me here on the ground

Don’t worry darling, I’m taking off soon

‘Cause everything is lighter on the moon

I’ve been watching from my room

You and your silver smile

I’ll be with you soon

‘Cause this world never loved me

No, this world never loved me like you do

Now looking back, the Earth is black

I can’t believe how far you drifted

When I touched down, all my weight was lifted

‘Cause gravity just brings you down

It’s keeping you stuck on the ground

Don’t worry darling, I’ll send for you soon

‘Cause everything is lighter on the moon

Everything gets lighter on the moon

Nina Gordon Badway

the pinch one inch half a head and half dead no

pain no gain there’s a million voices in my brain it’s

like a game of hide and seek and i play every day i

close my eyes and i count to ten one two three and

everybody runs away i’m in a bad way it’s such a

bad way can’t you give a damn on a better day i

can’t come out to play when i’m in such a bad bad

way purple leather makes it better a purple coat or

a purple sweater clothes make the girl i know but i

can’t get dressed when i’m this low i’m like a self

made hand grenade but i can’t pull the pin i set the

bait and sit back and wait then i try to see if i can

reel you in little peach little blue a little water and

i’m as good as new i want to swallow all of you but

i’m biting more than i can chew

Nina Gordon Unsafe At Any Speed

Everybody wants to want it

And everybody tries

But take a look at all their riches

My pile is twice the size

So forget the little people waiting in the wings

Cause now is everything

The only survivor is the driver

Look out look out now

The passenger’s dead they can’t revive her

Look out look out now

Gotta stop pretending that you know better

‘Cause I know what I need

I warned you once that I’m unsafe at any speed

Once upon a time I wondered

How to leave the ground

I learned you never make it anywhere

If you pussyfoot around

You gotta spit out the sour grapes

You’re dying on the vine

And running out of time

The only survivor is the driver

Look out look out now

The passenger’s dead they can’t revive her

Look out look out now

You gotta stop pretending that you know better

‘Cause I know what I need

I warned you once that I’m unsafe at any speed

I could give it up

And try to play it down for a while

I’d rather live it up

I’m warning you now

I’m cruising out of town

The only survivor is the driver

Look out look out now

The passenger’s dead they can’t revive her

Look out look out now

You gotta stop pretending that you know better

‘Cause I know what I need

I warned you once that I’m unsafe at any speed

Nina Gordon Fade To Black

and it feels like a movie ’cause i’ve done

something heavy now i’m all alone and you know i

like it well i wish i was older i could hold my liquor

then i ‘d blow your cover instead of my own

’cause there’s nothing i can do to prove that i

still love you and i think i hear my friends through

the walls i’m gonna fade to black i think i’m

gonna fade to black i swear to god i’d take it

back but it’s just no use what’s done is done i

can’t blame anyone but me everybody’s out

there without me they’re not even talking about

me flying out of the city and they don’t even miss

me four days in the haze of the biggest mistake

i’ve ever made and now i’ve got to get out of

this place ’cause everybody knows even the ones

who don’t

Nina Gordon Horses In The City

they walk the horses home at night right by my

window they pull their carriages along busy city

streets it’s from another time it’s like a lullaby but i

don’t think that i can sleep tonight so i count the

streetlights i count the stars i make a wish and

wonder where you are i wonder if i’ll live long

enough to feel again help me ’cause i’m falling out

of grace i hang my head and hide my face i don’t

know what it is i just feel out of place like horses in

the city i played the game i dropped the ball i lost

another friend i gained a future but i can’t see

where the future ends i’d write a letter or write a

song but once again my voice just comes out

wrong i wonder if i’ll live long enough to sing again

but they don’t seem frightened as the cars go

speeding by so why am i so terrified to close my

eyes tonight i’m just afraid there’s no time no time

this time they walk the horses home at night right

by my window they pull their carriages along busy

city streets i wonder if they’ll live to run without the

reins again

Nina Gordon Turn On Your Radio

I wanna write a song that will break your heart

I want you to hear it and fall apart

I wanna be there when the tears fall from your eyes

I wanna see it in you face when you realize

Turn on your radio and listen to these words as I repeat them

You have lost me, you have lost me

Turn on your radio and listen to these words till you believe them

You have lost me, you have lost me this time

Don’t know where you are tonight

If there is someone sleeping by your side

But I’m gonna write it with my airplane in your sky

And you’re gonna read it on a billboard when you’re driving by

Turn on your radio and listen to these words as I repeat them

You have lost me, yeah, you have lost me

Turn on your radio and listen to these words till you believe them

You have lost me, yeah, you have lost me

Turning over the airwaves, loud and clear so you can hear me

And over the new world so you can sing it in your sleep

And no matter where you go I’ll be right there in stereo

I wanna be there when the tears fall from your eyes

I wanna see it in you face when you realize

Turn on your radio and listen to these words as I repeat them

You have lost me, yeah, you have lost me

Just turn on your radio and listen to these words till you believe them

You have lost me, yeah, you have lost me

Turn on your radio

Till you believe that you have lost me

You have lost me, you have

Turn on your radio

Till you believe that you have lost me

Yeah, you have lost me this time

Nina Gordon Watercolors

Once in a while

You ask for a smile

And what am I going to say?

My tears are real

I like how they feel

I like how they carry me away

Baby I’m warning you

I’m happiest when I’m blue

Now I’m bleeding like watercolors

Keep me dreaming in pale blues and greens

Keep on running like watercolors

Lead me back to the sea

I’m just a fool

I talk out of school

I do things I should not do

But I’m not ashamed

It’s the way that I’m made

I’m sorry but I’ll never change for you

At least I can tell the truth

That I’m happiest when I’m blue

Now I’m bleeding like watercolors

Keep me dreaming in pale blues and greens

Keep on running like watercolors

Lead me back to the sea

Nightshade and Opaline

Blackbirds and faded dreams

And I’m falling, falling down

I keep falling, falling down

Baby I’m warning you

I’m happiest when I’m blue

When I’m blue

Now I’m bleeding like watercolors

Keep me dreaming in pale blues and greens

Keep on running like watercolors

Wide and open and blue like the sea

Always running like watercolors

Ocean colors that bleed for me

Keep on running like watercolors

And lead me back to the sea

Just lead me back to the sea

Nina Gordon Suffragette

Here i go

one, two, three, four

I’ll make history

a suffragette said

I’m clever to do this forever

Well you don’t know me yet

but i’m a suffragette

i suffer for your sins and wash them all away

some kind of jesus christ, check out my sacrifice

a pretty poison flower bringing you the sweetest juice

and you’ll remember me

i’m making history

just you wait, just you wait and see

I’ll make history

a suffragette said

I’m clever to do this forever

[chorus]

So don’t try to stone me

you don’t own me

baby you don’t know me yet

don’t try to break you, you can’t take me

cos baby i’m a suffragette

my momma said to me

be what you wanna be

just take your time

enjoy the ride along the way

and you’ll remember me

i’m making history

just you wait, just you wait and see

I’ll make history

a suffragette said

I’m clever to do this forever

[chorus]

You cannot fight me

you don’t have to like me

you don’t even know me yet

don’t try to break me, you can’t take me

cos baby i’m a suffragette

suffragette

[bridge x2]

it’s like you fell asleep in a cab

and woke up in another land

and everything’s changed, so its ok

it’s better this way

so come along

cause without hestitation

change the channel baby, try another station

i fill you up with a sense of elation

i build you up with the sex education

[chorus]

Here i go

one, two, three, four

Nina Gordon The Time Comes

I wait for the day to break me

I look up to the sky

I look back on my life

Gratefully

You were mine

The times comes

And then it goes

Then it goes away

Don’t try to read the silence

Don’t try to live it down

’cause I learned a thing or two

About patience

And I have found

Repeat chorus

Repeat first verse

Repeat chorus

Nina Gordon Got Me Down

and this is the way it’s going to be i gave him

away and now i’m free but he was the life i

meant to lead there’s nothing left of me but this

is my melody and why must the night crawl by

like this and why do we dwell on what we’ll miss

i’ve got to be careful what i wish my happiness

was his but this is my goodbye kiss he got me

down and now i’m only singing for my health got

me down and now i can’t get up myself got me

down turn around and tell me when it’s over and

it’s time for me to get up off the ground and

there’s really nothing left to say but this couldn’t

wait another day ’cause something confusing

but o.k. has got me in its sway and this is my

getaway and though i try to hear you now i think

we’ve built a wall of sound between us and

though you know i love you still i think we’ve

both just lost the will