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The Only Way Out Is Through

 

Fisherman

I’m swimming upstream, lonely day after day
You’re always waiting along my way
You’re ready to serve every appetite
It looks so good, but I’ll regret that bite

 

`Cuz you’re the fisherman
You lure me. Then you reel me in,
leaving me drowning and broken again

 

 I’m really hoping you’re not out today
`cuz I can’t go a different way
You always promise it won’t hurt this time
And I keep believing that same old line

 

`Cuz you’re the fisherman
You lure me. Then you reel me in,
leaving me drowning and broken again

 

I’ve got this big old hole in my soul
that I can’t satisfy

 

`Cuz you’re the fisherman
You lure me. Then you reel me in,
leaving me drowning and broken again

You’re the fisherman
You always lure me. 
Then you reel me in,
leaving me drowning and broken again
I’m always drowning and broken again

 

I Never Knew (How Much I'd Miss You)

There are no words for this ache inside,
just a hole where you used to be
Can't lose the hurt or make it right
‘cause you're far away from me

 

I never knew how much I'd miss you
when we kissed goodbye
I never knew how much I'd miss you
or how much I’d cry         

 

I love you more than the sun in winter
more than the moon on a cloudy night
But you had Manhattan to consider
so I set myself aside

 

I never knew how much I'd miss you
when we kissed goodbye
I never knew how much I'd miss you
or how much I’d cry         

 

And these days I’m smiling too
Your dreams are coming true
and I’m happy for you

 

I never knew how much I'd miss you
when we kissed goodbye
I never knew how much I'd miss you
or how much I’d cry
or how much…I’d cry

 

I Want Lovin'

Life’s too hard, Goes too fast 
Leaves its scars, Walks right past 
Thunders loud, Hurts my ears 
Hands me clouds full of tears

 

I want lovin
Take me away, with your lovin
I want touchin
C’mon let’s play, Mmmm touchin
I want lovin

 

Feelin tired and worn out
Uninspired, full of doubt
All this stress is too much
Seems my best ain’t enough

 

I want lovin
Take me away, with your lovin
I want touchin
C’mon let’s play, Mmmm touchin
Oooh

 

Your sweet smile is just my style
Your handsome face makes my day

 

I want lovin
Take me away, with your lovin
I want touchin
C’mon let’s play, Mmmm touchin
I want lovin
Take me away, with your lovin
I want touchin
C’mon let’s play, Mmmm touchin
Oooh
Mmmm

 

So Glad I'm Gone

I once had a love who had an affair
with the TV and Lazy Boy chair
Night after night he left me alone
to meet with his reality shows

 

I’m so glad I’m gone!
I’ve got the kind of man I want
We’re dancing in the kitchen, huggin and kissin
I’m so glad I’m gone!
I’m right where I belong
We’re growing flowers in the yard, gazing at the stars
I’m so glad I’m gone! 

 

He knew just what I should do
and freely shared his point of view
Seems he had a brilliant mind
If I’d just listen, I’d be fine, and

 

I’m so glad I’m gone!
I’ve got the kind of man I want
We’re dancing in the kitchen, huggin and kissin
I’m so glad I’m gone!
I’m right where I belong
We’re growing flowers in the yard, gazing at the stars
I’m so glad I’m gone! 

 

I realized I get, exactly what I accept
So I took a chance again. I threw caution to the wind
and found a lover who’s my best friend

 

I’m so glad I’m gone!
I’ve got the kind of man I want
We’re dancing in the kitchen, huggin and kissin
I’m so glad I’m gone!
I’m right where I belong
We’re growing flowers in the yard, gazing at the stars

 

I’m so glad I’m gone! 

I’ve got the kind of man I want
We’re dancing in the kitchen, huggin and kissin
I’m so glad I’m gone!
I’m right where I belong
We’re growing flowers in the yard, gazing at the stars
I’m so glad I’m gone! 
I’m so glad I’m gone! 
I’m so glad I’m gone! 

 

The Only Way Out Is Through

When yesterday feels too heavy
When all of my crutches have failed
When I can’t keep it together
When I’m sliding down this uphill trail

 

I know what I need to do
The only way out is through
these unspoken feelings and frozen fears
The only way out is through

 

It’s time to turn and face my shadow
and shine some loving light its way
To carefully peel back all the layers
I built up to bury the pain

 

I know what I need to do
The only way out is through
these unspoken feelings and frozen fears
The only way out is through

 

I listen to the child in me with heart open wide
while she feels what she’s kept inside

 

I know what I need to do
The only way out is through
these unspoken feelings and frozen fears
The only way out is through

 

I know what I need to do
The only way out is through
these unspoken feelings and frozen fears
The only way out is through

 

I know what I need to do
The only way out is through

 

I Surrender

 

Brown-Eyed Child

Oh precious brown-eyed child
I am sorry to have seen
such violation of your body
and the shattering of your dreams

You were afraid to lay your head down
There were footsteps in the night
Acts of terror and of violence
Forgotten in the light

 

You explored in the woods
You sang by the creek
You played under the willow
You were gentle and oh so meek

 

Oh if I could have been there
I’d have held you for dear life
I’d have screamed and cast him out
I’d have cut him with a knife

 

Oh precious brown-eyed child
I am sorry to have seen
such violation of your body
and the shattering of your dreams

You were afraid to lay your head down
There were footsteps in the night
Acts of terror and of violence
Forgotten in the light

 

Butterfly

You don’t see your strength `cause he overpowered you
You don’t see your beauty `cause he’s still inside of you
You don’t see your colors `cause he said they weren’t there
You don’t see your wings sister, you don’t know they are there

 

You don’t listen to yourself `cause he couldn’t hear
You don’t feel your own compassion `cause he didn’t care
You run from your pain, it was his you couldn’t bear
You don’t feel your wings sister, but I know they are there

 

You are more than your memories, more than your shame
More than the ones you choose to love
You are strong and beautiful
You are not his lies
You can fly butterfly, fly!

 

You can share your love as you learn to love yourself
You can share your wisdom as you come to know yourself
You can share your journey as you transform yourself
You can use your wings sister, c`mon and free yourself

 

You are more than your memories, more than your shame
More than the ones you choose to love
You are strong and beautiful
You are not his lies
You can fly butterfly, fly!

 

Dear God

Dear God, wherever you are
Would you please help my sister

 

She drinks too much
She can’t seem to stop

 

Dear God, wherever you are
Would you please help my sister

She hurts herself
And the ones she loves

 

Dear God, wherever you are
Would you please help my sister

 

I’m not one to beg
But we don’t know how to help her
And she just keeps falling down

 

Dear God, wherever you are
Would you please help my sister
Help my sister

 

For My Own Sake

Too many people think we should be who they think we should be
I think I should be who I am, who I am

 

You love me for my own sake
You made me for my own

 

How can I give when I don’t give of myself, but of something I’m not
I can only give of what I am, what I am

 

You love me for my own sake
You made me for my own

 

All you parents and teachers and preachers who told me to be something I’m not
You can’t stay here anymore. You have to go

 

You love me for my own sake
You made me for my own

 

C’mon and love me for my own sake
C’mon and love me for my own

 

I will love you for your own sake
I will love you for your own

 

I Am What I Am

I am what I am and I’ll always be
The only perfect version of me

 

I like what I like
I play what I play
Only I will be perfectly me today

 

I am what I am and I’ll always be
The only perfect version of me

 

How can I be you?
How can you be me?
Only we can be perfectly us, don’t you see?

 

I am what I am and I’ll always be
The only perfect version of me

 

If someone wants me
To be someone else
I’ll tell them I’m perfectly fine as myself

 

I Matter

What’s the matter here? What’s the matter?
What’s the matter here? What’s the matter?
I matter here, I matter!
I am here

 

I am more than this flesh, this shape, this warmth
That you can’t seem to see past

 

What’s the matter here? What’s the matter?
What’s the matter here? What’s the matter?
I matter here, I matter!
I am here

 

I am more than this doing, this working, this pleasing
That you can’t seem to see past

 

What’s the matter here? What’s the matter?
What’s the matter here? What’s the matter?
I matter here, I matter!
I am here

 

I don’t understand how you can
obliterate me and think it’s OK and
You can’t see what’s the matter
You can’t see

 

What’s the matter here? What’s the matter?
I matter here, I matter!
I am here

I can see what’s the matter
I am here

 

I Surrender

I surrender, surrender, I give my will to you
I surrender, surrender, my hopes and dreams to you
I surrender, surrender, I fought you for too long
I surrender, surrender, my voice will sing your song
your song

 

May my feet dance your dance
May my hands do your work
May my lips speak your words
May my voice sing your song

 

I surrender, surrender, I give my will to you
I surrender, surrender, my hopes and dreams to you
I surrender, surrender, I fought you for too long
I surrender, surrender, my voice will sing your song
your song

 

May my mind think your thoughts
May my heart give your love
May my soul shine your light
May my voice sing your song

 

I surrender, surrender, I give my will to you
I surrender, surrender, my hopes and dreams to you
I surrender, surrender, I fought you for too long
I surrender, surrender, my voice will sing your song
your song

 

Moon Above Us

Moon above us
Earth below us
Trees around us
We are here

 

Mother

Mother in us all
Catch us when we fall
Hold us in your arms
Heal us great and small

 

Feed me Mother
Fill me with your love
Heal me Mother
Help me rise above

 

Mother Mother, hear my cry
Mother Mother, feel my sigh
Mother Mother, take me in
Mother Mother, I’m whole again

 

My Voice

My voice is innocent and pure
Like the caw of a crow or a baby’s cry

 

Denying my voice
Holding in the sound out of shame
Denies life, denies God

 

My voice is innocent and pure
Like the caw of a crow or a baby’s cry

 

It’s my essence set in motion
My vibration, my energy, my truth
Words give it form, song celebrates it

 

My voice is innocent and pure
Like the caw of a crow or a baby’s cry

 

My voice is a witness to my creator
A tool in my healing
An echo of the universe

 

My voice is innocent and pure
Like the caw of a crow or a baby’s cry

 

Return to Love

Return to love, return to grace
Return to the innocent, trusting place
For you are love above all else
You are the light unto yourself

 

Let go of the holding, relax and breathe
Rest in the arms of God
Receive the peace that’s yours, the wisdom inside
the beacon of light too brilliant to hide

 

Return to love, return to grace
Return to your birthright, your sacred space
Your heart of hearts, the heart of God
with the heart of you, in Eternal embrace

 

Return to love, return to grace
Return to the innocent, trusting place
For you are love above all else
You are the light unto yourself

 

Skin

What have we come to?
You flinch when I try to touch you
Stand and pat me when I hug you
and we each sleep alone.

 

He stole your skin your so-called father
Abuser, torturer, he stole your skin
And when you run from me
I think you’re running from him

 

You built castle walls to
keep you safe from his blows
but they keep you alone
and there’s no pleasure in stone

 

He stole your skin your so-called father
Abuser, torturer, he stole your skin
And when you run from me
I think your running from him

 

Let’s go back, I’ll go with you
let’s go in and find your skin
Your dad’s long gone
it’s time to right his wrongs
Take back your skin so we can touch again

 

He stole your skin your so-called father
Abuser, torturer, he stole your skin
And when you run from me
I think your running from him

 

I want your freedom from your father’s fist
Babies die when they’re not held enough

I want your freedom from your father’s fist
Love can’t live when it’s not held enough

 

We Are Powerful

We are safe, we are powerful
We hold the key to unlock the door
We share our magic, our gifts, with the world
That’s why we’re here, to be ourselves
Just be ourselves

 

You are safe, you are powerful
You hold the key to unlock the door
You share your magic, your gifts, with the world
That’s why you’re here, to be yourself
Just be yourself

 

I am safe, I am powerful
I hold the key to unlock the door
I share my magic, my gifts, with the world
That’s why I’m here, to be myself
Just be myself

I am…

 

We are safe, we are powerful
We hold the key to unlock the door
We share our magic, our gifts, with the world
That’s why we’re here, to be ourselves
Just be ourselves

 

What You Won’t Be With

I’ve been running from this feeling of wanting to run
Pushing it down by doing other things
I need to make a living, I can’t feel this way
I won’t be with you, just let me be

 

What you won’t be with won’t let you be

 

I’ve been avoiding this feeling of wanting to avoid
Looking away and not giving you my time
I need to be at peace, I can’t feel this way
I won’t look at you, just let me be

 

What you won’t be with won’t let you be

 

This fear has kept me running, and I need another way
I’ll try to get to know you, to listen to what you have to say

 

So I’m learning from this feeling of wanting to learn
Exploring what you have to say to me
I’m ready for some peace, I feel the way I feel
I’ll just be with you, and let you be

 

What you won’t be with won’t let you be

 

Who Am I?

Who am I for you to want to hear me?
Who am I for you to care to listen?
Am I good enough? Do I dare?
Who am I? Just me, just me

 

Riddled with self-doubt, questions with no answers
Belly churning, burning with longing
Where am I going?

 

Who am I for you to want to hear me?
Who am I for you to care to listen?
Am I good enough? Do I dare?
Who am I? Just me, just me

 

I compare myself to others and fall up short
I’m my own worst critic, but it’s not my business
to judge me or them

 

Just me, just you, that’s all any of us are
Who are we to judge the worth
critique the birth of expression?
We’re all pieces of the puzzle
too grand for our eyes to see
perfect in the eyes of God
Just you, just me

 

So I’m here if you to want to hear me
I am here if you to care to listen
I am good enough. Yes I dare!
I am here, just me, just me

 

Your Love Brings My Heart Back Home (My Beloved)

Your hands touch me deep inside
Your heart makes mine open wide
From you, I don’t want to hide
Your love brings my heart back home

 

Before you, I’d almost given up
Wasn’t sure I could ever trust
And I feared, I’d always feel alone
Your love brings my heart back home

 

Your touch, your eyes, your smile, your laugh
they tell me how you feel
Your hands, your face, your kiss, your embrace
They make your love so real

 

I love you more than I’ve ever loved a man
from the moment you first held my hand
Our happiness (is) part of a greater plan
Your love brings my heart back home

 

Without you, I don’t know where I’d be
Your soul has become a part of me
My beloved, for all eternity
Your love brings my heart back home

 

Your touch, your eyes, your smile, your laugh
they tell me how you feel
Your hands, your face, your kiss, your embrace
They make your love so real

 

Without you, I don’t know where I’d be
Your soul has become a part of me
My beloved, for all eternity
Your love brings my heart back home