A Simple Love
This is just a simple love song
For a simple love
So no, I don’t think it’ll top the charts
Or change patriarchy
But it just might touch your heart
This is just a simple love song
For a simple love, be strong
Now take the next step and be with me

At long last our story-book moment has arrived
So now we won’t believe our eyes
Come on and catch my next wave babe
And we’ll see
If you can see the sea I see
You say that you don’t believe in fate
But that part of you still twitches away like a phantom limb
Well tell me who cut it off in the first place?
Cause we’ve been showered with blessings from up above
And I know that inside you believe in this love
So don’t tell me that everything you’ve done has been all your own doing

We’re fed an alphabet soup of rationality
If you could question all your questioning then maybe you could see
And when GODDESS floats to the top
Think of me while you’re eating
Because the only thing that makes a thing a tragedy
Is the underlying fact of our divinity
Why would we even be sad if we didn’t know deep down we’re all worthy
So come on jump with me into the sea of doubt
You know there’s nothing really there for us to talk about
If there’s no heaven then we’re double-fucked
It’s either do it or die wondering

September Promise
We’re not as free as we thought we were
On an early August day
When my past gets in the way
Of my peace of mind
But we’re gonna be just fine
And I know that you’ve got your pain
But you can let go of them worries now let me explain

See there’s a drunken jailor in my chest
He thinks he’s keeping me safe but I am under arrest
For a crime that I did not do
But I will break through the bars of this ribcage to get to you
To get to you

See, I will love you until the end
And we were together before we even met
Cause there’s a fire
And we were fashioned
One with the other
Out of it

Well I’ve been down a fearsome road before
And now the danger’s gone but still I hear the sirens roar
But if you wait, I’ll recognize
Your gentle touch, your peaceful eyes
Just withstand my rebirthing cries
I’ll grow my roots
And then I’ll rise
I’ll rise

So hold on to your hat
The autumn winds are blowing our little hearts like this and that
Oh but I wouldn’t make you stay
If I didn’t need you babe

September promise I will keep

Prison Break
I know it feels like prison
I know it feels like hell
On the days when it ain’t goin’ well
I know you’re tired of cryin’
And half the time
You think you’re losing your mind
And they don’t seem to see
How bad you’re suffering
No, they like you less the more you try
And you wonder if your childhood joy has gone and passed you by

But let me tell you that high school hell is almost over
You can see freedom right over your shoulder
So hold on just a little longer
Your whole life is waiting for you

I know it feels like prison
I know it feels like hell
On the days when it ain’t goin’ well
I know you’re tired of feeling numb
When your main reprieve
Is the doughnuts and the email
But you’re afraid to leave
And they don’t seem to see
How bad you’re suffering
They’re following the Jones’
Or trying to get by
And you wondering if your teenaged hopes
Have gone and passed you by

But let me tell you that office hell
It could be over
The dream you want is right over your shoulder
So be brave, be strong, your only life is waiting for you

I know it feels like stupid
I know it feels like scared
With the mirror throwing back your stare
I know you’re tired of feeling
You have to justify
Your lack of straight and narrow boxed up life
And now they don’t even see the joy your new work brings
They liked you better when you were cut and dried
But now you wonder if they’ll ever find these beautiful times
That are passing them by

See our little lives are almost over
The bright white light is right over our shoulders
And all that ever mattered, all that ever mattered
Was who you loved and how you felt inside

Making Eyes
We do our dancing in the night
His voice wavering with longing
Asking stupid questions
Just to keep me there talking
Our awkward bodies painfully aware
Of the trembling desire
Just to feel each other’s stare

Making love with our eyes
I never touched him once
Oh but I held him tight
Reaching out over energetic space
I feel this embrace

People on the outside
Think he’s dignified and kind
But he’s a mess and he knows it
And so do I
And I know that it ain’t my place
To be taking him up on this dare
But it’s the challenge of my life
This trying not to care

Trying hard to play it cool
I hear your gestures grieving
The loss of this togetherness
That hits you when I’m leaving
Drinking down distraction
To keep withdrawal at bay
Let’s pretend we’ll meet again
On some other happy day

Tea
I saw you today
And my broken-record-heart started to pray
That you were the answer
But I’ve learned that answers don’t come so easily
At least not in one-person-packages anyway

Would you like to come over for a cup of tea?
We could kick back and just talk the day away, you and me
Why don’t you come over for a cup of tea?
Take a day in this life where we do what we please

And so far I’ve only found peace when I’m on my own
Still sometimes the loneliness can get so strong
In a town where nobody can say my name
Still the truth is that when I’m at home sometimes I feel the same
And we’re all looking for Romeo
For a love that’s divine
But today I see you
So in the meantime

And I want to breathe you in like Atlantic air
Sweeping up off the ocean, I want to inhale you
Till my ego explodes
And all that’s left
Is my naked soul

Diesel
Diesel rainbows glisten in the coconut sun
My heart scatters like the birds at the sound of a gun
But the children are still playing so I try to keep my cool
I don’t want to be another white woman fool

You keep the silence
Too much talking is taboo
You know full well
But you got no proof
And there’s no war but the violence seems to curdle in the air
Like gas to a match just waiting there

Orange colored captain downs a beer for the chase
Speaking bastard Spanish like he owns the place
And even beauty’s tainted as she tenses from his stare
There’s no innocence in laughter if he’s standing there

It’s not the blood but the silent pain
It’s not the rape but the women that remain
It’s not as bad as you see on TV
It’s worse cause you know that it’s real and it could be you so easily

Aching
There’s an aching place at the centre of my heart
It’s a tunnel that travels for miles within
And it longs to be held, it begs to be witnessed
Oh it yearns for the touch of a man

Now I’m trying hard, I’m strong and I’m able
A woman in this world I do the best that I can
But you should see all the trouble that I’ve gotten into
Just for the touch of a man

And if I had a man within me I would rock myself for hours
If I had that force I’d hold me for days
Combine all my love with all of my power
Till all of the aching, all of it went away

When I’m in a time of need for validation
I rally my troops, ask my girls for a hand
But a woman’s loving arms can only soothe you so much
When you’d die for the touch of a man

And I try to hold on
I try to hold out
For something to quench this thirst within me
For something to tell me what this pain is all about

Still On My Mind
Baby can I say that our love was true
Even if it was just a moment or two
Even if saying it makes me a fool
Like a child I was magic when I was with you

And I still look around for your car on the street
And imagine the words that I’d say if we meet
My heart’s whispering girl come on just let it be
And I know that she’s right we’re no good

But you’re still on my mind, you’re still on my mind
Even though I know what we did was right you’re still on my mind

Well I can’t disinter your truths from your lies
All I know is the beauty I saw in your eyes
A flicker of something that carried no ties
To the mess that you reckoned you were

And I feel relieved at the interests we weighed
And I feel at peace with the choices we made
And missing you now’s just the price that I paid
But I’d make the same trade again any day

Trial By Fire
The scent of your skin
Driving me mad
Knowing that your love was something I could never fully have
Tossing me round like a little sailboat on the open sea
I just about lost myself, that’s when I really found me

And trial by fire
That’s what you were
My trial by fire
And I sure as hell got burned

Well some things you can try to blame on your kith and kin
But sometimes it’s just life that’s doing you in
And here is your forgiveness, for now I can see
That nothing that you did had anything to do with me

And trial by fire
That’s what you were
My trial by fire
And my biggest lesson learned

Blazing hot, crazy-making, screaming matches, stomach aching
Blazing hot, crazy-making, screaming matches, stomach aching

Trial by fire
And all that’s left is the ashes
Now I’m over here
Hanging on to the matches
Look up at the red sunset sky
And you will see
A bird she is flying, my spirit is free
And trial by fire
That’s what you were
My trial by fire
And I sure as hell got burned
Trial by fire
That’s what you were
My trial by fire
And my biggest lesson learned

The River
My body awakens
My body awakens
My body awakens to sensations it’s never felt before
Come quick and see it is a miracle
Come quick and see I am alive
Your tiny little pill said all I could hope was to get by
But I wanted more, I wanted more, I wanted more than to survive

Because life it comes and life it goes
Yeah life it comes and life it goes and here we are standing in the flow of the river
Yes here we are standing in the flow of the river

And how many people do I see driving down the street
Their eyes are so angry
And how many more have I heard speak dismissively
Of the oppression that they’ve seen
So tell me what is it that fuels your rage
And tell me what is it that makes you act this way
But don’t tell me that’s the way God made you
Don’t tell me what you know in your bones to be untrue

And do you think that you could let me be
If you believed there was a way for you to heal
Yeah do you think that you could let me be free
If you believed that your grievance could be real

So here we stand
Culture and history run hand in hand
And generations of pain are not so easily washed away
Yes here we stand
You said you wanted to create a plan
To help the world to change
Why not begin with your own aching place

Kiss Me With That Poem
At your sweet embrace my body warms
My heart calms
And I feel I’m on a path to where I’ve always been goin’ oh and
You know I’ve been lost before it seemed until some secret door was opened
And there you were
Right there all the time

Kiss me with that poem
You hold in your eyes
I’ve never met a man like you and I’ve been
Working all my life
To prepare my eyes
To correctly see
Your flesh and bones, your heart and soul
No, it wasn’t easy
But I’ve come home

Breathe a sigh of relief at this final debrief
At this little moment I wasn’t sure would come
But you’ve stayed with me through the hardships
The bumps and boulders on this path
Cause you and I both know we were meant to last
You and I both know we were meant to last

My love runs deeper than my thoughts
On past my emotions
Piercing through my soul into the vastness of that ocean
Where fates are interwoven and paths are intertwined
Where once upon a time meets now and I was, I am yours
And you are mine