Nina Gordon New Year’s Eve

normally i’d be french-twisting my hair and

selecting the right earrings to wear it’s a special

evening for most normally i’d be proposing a

toast but not this year because i’m here the

party’s all around me you’re there indifference

has found me i know it’s not in fashion wearing

heartache on your sleeve but i’m here and

you’re there so who cares what i wear on new

year’s eve normally i’d be knee-deep in

champagne i’d kick my heels up until neighbors

complain it’s a glamorous evening for most

normally i’d be upstaging the host but not this

year because i’m here the party’s all around me

you’re there indifference has found me i know i

should have dressed up but i just can’t make

believe now i’m here and you’re there so who

cares what i wear on new year’s eve if you’re

flirting with some other girl tonight i’m not flirting

with some other guy i keep thinking how last year

at midnight you blew me away with the resolution

that you made i’m here the party’s all around

me you’re there indifference has found me and

tonight before the ball drops i’ll grab my coat

and leave i’m here and you’re there so who

cares what i wear on new year’s eve

Nina Gordon Pure

is this the future that i’ve promised myself?

a pretty perfume bottle on the shelf

take it down and i’m someone else

a perfect spell is

[chorus]

pure, the dark night is far behind me

and i’m sure the white light will come and find me

and i’m pure and now i know that i’m all i ever want to be

are you some some silent god that i can’t see

cos i feel you building up inside of me

theres nowhere else i would rather be

memory is

[chorus]

I’m lost in time in my head

floating through the sky from my bed

i’m imagining that i am dead

it’s a lonely view

if this is the beginning of some heavenly dream

well i’ll just sit back and enjoy the scene

my heart beats slow like a soft machine

so tenderly i’m

[chorus]

so pure and i’m pure and

lost in time and in my head

floating through the sky from my bed

i’m gone, i’m dead

Nina Gordon Superstar

Somebody stop me before I throw it all away

Cause I know he’s gonna drop me if I wait another day

You are a Superstar and I have pushed you way too far

I don’t know if I can get to where you are, oh darling, I’m on my way

And everybody asks me if I fell for someone new

And I wouldn’t put it past me but this time I’ve been true

Cause you are a Superstar and I have pushed you way too far

I don’t know if I can get to where you are, oh baby, I’m on my way

I’m on my way

And there’s a half a million reasons why I’m on this plane tonight

And half a million reasons why I almost missed my flight

And you are a Superstar and I have pushed you way too far

I don’t know if I can get to where you are, oh baby, I’m on my way

Oh, I’m on my way

Nina Gordon Too Slow To Ride

from the moment i arrived until the day that i

died i was selfish and slow too slow to ride by

your side i was so afraid that i began to fade now

another bright has turned to gray and someone

else’s light will take my place and though i’m

getting used to the aftertaste you know i miss

your eyes i miss your face and when the sun went

dead and the moon was up ahead i finally

figured out what i should have said to you then

and no one is to blame but we’ll never be the

same there’s no use in trying i can’t be what i

was

Nina Gordon Like It Happens Everyday

“Bad Finger” in a hotel room

I play guitar now, nobody plays me

Bad rumor in a minor key

I can tune it up myself when nobody tunes to me

If you wanted to stay I could behave

I won’t tell anybody

If you wanted to wait, know that I’m safe

I won’t tell anybody

Unconscious, I don’t feel a thing

You get the picture, nobody gets me

Slow, slow torture, the punishment I need

I can speed it up myself when nobody tortures me

If you wanted to stay I could behave

I won’t tell anybody

If you wanted to wait, know that I’m safe

‘Cause I won’t tell anybody

If you wanted to stay I could behave

I could behave

Like it happens every day

Like it happens every day

Like it happens every day

Like it happens every day

If you wanted to stay I could behave

I won’t tell anybody

If you wanted to wait, know that I’m safe

I won’t tell anybody

If you wanted to stay I could behave

I could behave

Like it happens every day

Like it happens every day

Like it happens every day

Like it happens every day

Like it happens every day

Nina Gordon Don’t Let Me Down

Rolling down the hill to see my friends

I don’t feel well

And I’m not happy, but I’m going to be

The summer starts and the summer ends

I look around at all my friends

They don’t seem happy, but they’re going to be

And they say life’s a dream

We believe what we want to believe

And I want to believe in something please

So don’t let me down

Please place me gently on the ground

It took me all this time to figure out what I need

And the journey made me weak

So don’t you let me down this time

Don’t let me down

I needed more, or so I thought

I needed a love that couldn’t be bought

But I kept on spending ’til he loved me not

Now someone new is coming in

Oh god it’s so sweet when it begins

But I’m so bitter, what if I poison him?

But he says that I’m the dream

He’s been praying for down on his knees

And I want to believe him please, believe

He won’t let me down

Please place me gently on the ground

It took me all this time to figure out what I need

And the journey made me bleed

So don’t you let me down this time

Don’t let me down

And I feel like I’m running

This time don’t let me down

‘Cause I feel like it’s coming

This time don’t let me down

Oh please don’t let me down

Don’t let me down

Please place me gently on the ground

It took me so long to figure out what I mean

And the journey made me bleed

So don’t you let me down this time

Don’t let me down

Nina Gordon 2003

hey baby why’d you turn away i was about to say

something baby i thought would make you smile

at least for a little while oh well baby that’s the

way it goes right from my head to my toes and

you’re the first to know that i’ve got a brilliant

plan i hope you understand i want to meet in

2OO3 i want to see what the future can bring to

me and when i do i’ll meet you here my darling

and when i’m free i’ll be waiting where i said i

would be my love will you wait for me what

we’ve found is such a precious thing that’s what

i ‘m trying to sing but before i lose my nerve i

better write down these words ’cause i don’t

know what you heard and you know that i won’t

change my mind i made a promise to be true let

them say that it’s a selfish game but i don’ t play

with anyone but you

Nina Gordon Now I Can Die

he takes me everywhere he goes and he goes everywhere he

likes to try on all my clothes but not my underwear and he

never hates me just wants to levitate me now i know the

secret of the world i am the girl and he is the guy i never dared

to be simple and wise he opened up my eyes i understand

everything and now i can die he gives me everything he’s got

and he’s got everything he calls me on the phone a lot he’s

got a special ring yeah he really loves me sweethearts and

turtledoves me now i know the meaning of that word i’m not

trying to say that i don’t want to live ’cause i do i’ve got more

to take i’ve got some more to give you know i do but if

tomorrow my number should be called i won’t be sad i won’t

feel bad at all

Nina Gordon Black And Blonde

What’s that sound?

What’s that sound?

What’s that sound?

You got me hanging on

And listen to confessions on the telephone

Hear me now

Hear me now

Hear me now

You beat me black and blonde

Somebody tell me what the hell is going on

God save the middle child, she’s never what she seems

Can’t blame the middle child, she’s drowning in her dreams

Dumb me down

Dumb me down

Dumb me down

You got the wrong address

I’m a mortar and a pestal not a garlic press

Beware the middle child she’ll bring you to your knees

She’s just a little child who’s fallen in between

Save the middle child, she’s never what she seems

Can’t blame the middle child, she’s drowning, in her dreams

Hear me now

Hear me now

Hear me now

You beat me black and blonde

Somebody tell me what the hell is going on now

Beware the middle child she’ll bring you to your knees

She’s just a little child who’s fallen in between

Save the middle child, she’s never what she seems

Can’t blame the middle child, she’s drowning

She’s drowning

A ring in my ears, from playing too loud

I hear the ocean, I hear the crowd