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Bittersweet

by Elizabeth Lorrey

Released December 1, 2012
Released December 1, 2012
  • 03:22 Lyrics
    Something New

    Here we are

    Jumping through the same old hoops again

    Making everything as complicated as we can

    Nothing can be easy

     

    Here we are

    Swimming in the same deep water again

    Never noticing we're in way over our heads

    Nothing's ever safe

     

    If you fall, just fall forward

    And if you fall, I'll be right beside you

    When we fall, let's just fall forward

    Don't look back- don't look back- it's time we tried something new...

     

    Here we are

    Covering the same old ground again

    We change the words to say exactly the same thing

    Nothing ever changes

     

    Here we are

    Walking down the same old streets again

    Now everything is coming back around the bend

    All the scenes we've been...

     

    If you fall, just fall forward

    And if you fall, I'll be right beside you

    When we fall, let's just fall forward

    Don't look back- don't look back- it's time we tried something new...

  • 03:31 Lyrics
    Everything

    You make me smile like a child

    when I hear your voice

    You touch my hand and my

    stomach does somersaults

     

    But I don't know if you know

    Just what you mean to me...

     

    You've taken over my mind

    I can't concentrate

    Every dream that I dream

    comes back to you again

     

    Still I don't know if you know

    Just how much you mean to me...

     

    So I'm telling you now

    and forevermore

    You are everything.

     

    I don't always show how I feel

    keep it locked inside

    But I wouldn't be complete

    without you in my life

     

    But I don't know if you know

    just what you mean to me

     

    So I'm telling you now

    and forevermore

    You are everything

     

    So I'm telling you now

    and forever more

    You are everything


    Yeah, I'm telling you now

    and I need you to know

    You are everything

    You are everything

    You are everything

    You are everything

  • 02:29 Lyrics
    Eleanor

    Eleanor, dear Eleanor

    I know we've never talked before

    but I'd like to give you thanks for my freedom

     

    I was trapped in mediocrity

    by a tragic sense of loyalty

    but you found the door & turned the key and

     

    set me free!

    set me free!

     

    Eleanor, oh Eleanor

    I know you didn't know the score

    when you walked into my house to look around

     

    but I wonder, did it bother you

    to take my clothes & wear my shoes?

    but if you'll be me then I'll be you and

     

    I'll be free!

    I'll be free!

     

    Eleanor, dear Eleanor

    I know we've never talked before

    but I'd like to give you thanks for my freedom

     

    it took a while, I must confess

    to see you there in my old dress

    but the color suits you better every day that

     

    I am free!

    I am free!

    And now you’re me

    I’m so free!

  • 05:01 Lyrics
    Invisible

    how many times can I turn this page?

    how many times can I die?

    how could it seem this right in every way

    and still be a wall with just one side?

     

    until you

    can see what's right in front of you

    I'll be here

    waiting patiently, invisibly...

     

    you tell me you're gonna get it right this time

    leave all the old mistakes behind

    you're searching for someone real to love you as you are

    but how will you know it when you find her?

     

    until you

    see what's right in front of you

    I'll be here

    waiting patiently, invisibly...

     

    until you

    see what's right in front of you

    I'll be here

    waiting patiently, invisibly...

     

    and yes, I know I'm not your pretty type

    with a crooked smile and a clumsy awkward style

    still, you know it caught me by surprise just how easily your wall could fall

    for some makeup and a pickup line... how could we both be so blind?

     

    and so until you

    can see what's right in front of you

    I'll be here

    waiting patiently, invisibly...

     

    until I

    see what's right in front of me

    I'll be here

    in invisible futility...

     

    you know you could've done better

    I could've done better

    yeah we could've done better...

  • 05:33 Lyrics
    Bittersweet

    could I have a little honey

    to go with all my bitter

    just a little taste of sweetness

    if only for a while

     

    I could use a little sunlight

    to break the hold of winter

    it's been nothing but these grey skies

    holding on so long

     

    and it sounds so sweet

    when you sing to me

    I could almost believe...

     

    I've been staring at the ceiling

    ticking off my failures

    I'm counting on the morning

    if only sleep would come

     

    I'm ready for a new day

    the chance to start it over

    so tired of the silence

    & I'm tired of being cold

     

    and it sounds so sweet

    when you sing to me

    I could almost let myself believe...

     

    the dawn could be breaking though the sun's still pale & cold

    it's a fragile awakening--- when we dare ourselves to hope

     

    I could use a little bitter

    to temper all this sweetness

    'cause you know, I might believe it

    when you sing me your song

    I might just sing along...

Awakening

by Elizabeth Lorrey

Released November 13, 2009
Released November 13, 2009
  • 04:34 Lyrics
    Awakening

    I stand at the edge

    feel the pull of a lonely call

    lost in the sound... as I wait...

    for the words to wash into shore

    I can't turn away

    it's always the same

    with the first, cold kiss of the sea

    I drown again

     

    And the world turns slowly through space

    As the night folds over the day

     

    I stare at the moon

    a pale reflection against the night

    pressing my eyes until shapes

    in the shadows, swimming to life

    the burst of a star

    and it’s over again

    but the taste of the words lingering still

    I’m left to explain

     

    And the world turns slowly through space

    As the night folds back into day

     

    Hear the whispers on stone

    On a ribbon of sound,

    twisting & diving the ghost of a song

    And it swims inside my head

    Until slowly the dawning

    The voice I hear calling is that of my own

  • 03:25 Lyrics
    Now

    Tell me a lie

    All I need is one more time

    to look into the sun

    Just let me feel

    the ocean breeze upon my face

    I want to hear the seagulls cry

     

    There are no tomorrows

    We only dream of yesterday

    There is just this moment

    until it burns away…

     

    Let’s take a drive

    We could hit the speed of light

    Just don’t say good-bye

    I’m so afraid

    I don’t want to see forever

    I just want to be right now

     

    There are no tomorrows

    We only dream of yesterday

    There is just this moment

    until it burns away- don’t let it slip away…

     

    Stir up the fire

    We should burn down every wall

    Let’s get out of control

     

    Cause there are no tomorrows

    We only dream of yesterday

    There is just this moment

    until it burns away-

     

    There are no tomorrows

    Only dreams of yesterday

    There is just this moment

    until it burns away- don’t let it slip away-

    don’t let it fade away…

  • 02:57 Lyrics
    Gone

    Here I go again

    Sliding down this slippery path

    Falling straight into your trap

    I guess I’ll never learn

     

    There you go again

    Stripping me of my defenses

    With that look I well remember

    I can hardly breathe at all

     

    And who knows

    Where this is going?

    I tell myself

    I’m still completely in control - (yeah yeah)

     

    Here we go again

    Swimming dizzy in the moment

    Maybe this time could be different

    If we let it go

     

    I should have turned away pretending

    Not to hear you call my name

    But now I’m tangled in your story

    Like I don’t know how it ends

     

    And even though I should know better

    I still believe every little thing you say to hold me

    And you still hold me

     

    So here I go again

    Sliding down this slippery path

    Just can’t seem to break your grasp

    I guess I’ll never learn

  • 04:03 Lyrics
    Frozen

    I haven’t changed the house at all

    Everything’s exactly as it was the day you left me

    I’m so afraid to make it real somehow

    I just keep hoping that it’s all just a dream

     

    But they tell me it’s time to heal

    Say I should be moving on

    And they promise the pain will weaken

    As time marches on

     

    The curtains in the bedroom move

    I’d swear it’s you, whispering to me

    The sheets are almost wearing through

    And still they bear the feel of you

    I can still hold you near… after all these years…

     

    So maybe it’s time to heal

    And to think about moving on

    But I know I’ll be frozen here when

    Time marches on

     

    And I try to be strong as I push through my days

    But I just don’t belong here

    When everything I used to be was so entwined in you

    That I have nothing left inside- I’m living not alive

    And I will bear the cross of time…

  • 04:09 Lyrics
    She

    She is a loathsome creature

    She is the end

    She is the deadliest sin

    She is your friend

     

    But you left the door open

    You left the door open

    and you were not looking

     

    She gets in between

    She’s planting seeds

    She is pure white innocence

    She’s not what she seems

     

    But you left the door open

    You left the door open

    and you were not watching

     

    She is a lie

    She’s a fucking parasite

     

    But you left the door open

    You left the door open

    You were cool, waiting

    She never saw it coming…

  • 02:43 Lyrics
    Blood on the Statehouse

    I hate you

    I don’t even know your name

    But I hate you

    All the same

    Don’t step too close

    You might spread the disease

    I’m afraid that your stains could rub off onto me

    You’re an erosion of a civil society

    A subversion, perversion of sanctity

     

    And there’s blood

    On the statehouse floor

    God knows how we’re dying to spill some more

     

    I love you…

    think I forgot your name

    But I love you- I love you

    Yeah, we met on the internet yesterday…

    Should we make up a list of invitations

    Or rent a white limousine that can take us to Vegas

    Well it’s perfectly legal to be married by Elvis

    And God will be smiling in heaven above us

     

    And the blood runs

    On the statehouse floor

    God knows the souls He’s bleeding for

  • 03:24 Lyrics
    Say

    I guess I choked- the night we walked the beach alone

    I tried the words- another empty whisper

    There was nothing I could say- it’s all been said a thousand times

    A thousand different ways to push around the same old line

     

    How can I make it real?

    How can I make it new?

    How can I make you see the world

    The way I do?

     

    I feel too much- sometimes it’s paralyzing

    My heart goes numb just to keep from bursting

    You thought that I was cold- slipped your coat around my shoulders

    I’ve never been more alone… or more alive

     

    How can I make it real?

    How can I make it new?

    How can I make you see the world

    The way I do? (the way I do?)

     

    I wanted it to be perfect- pure and uncontrived

    I wanted to show you all the dreams that I’ve been painting

    with the colors in your eyes…

     

    How can I make it real?

    How can I make it new?

    How can I make you see the world

    The way I do?

     

    How can I make it real?

    How can I let you know?

    How can I ever say how much

    I love you?

  • 05:13 Lyrics
    Melodrama

    It's all over now

    No matter what you say

    The space between your lines

    Gives you away (you gave us away)

     

    It's all gone now

    Dissolved and washed away

    Teardrops stinging, bleeding

    Down the watercolor painting of our love

     

    Don't say another word

    You know you don't believe

    Just hold me in the stillness here

    Together as we breathe

     

    It's too late now

    The ending's compromised

    Betrayed to me in whispers,

    Softly shimmering reflections in your eyes

     

    It's no use now

    To question when you knew

    That moment in your mind- you decide

    This isn’t good enough for you

     

    So say your good-bye

    Don't drag it on too long

    The echoes in the stillness here

    Will die before you’re gone...

NOTES
"Awakening" is Elizabeth's first solo effort after years of fronting indie rock bands. Taking "solo artist" to the extreme, she wrote, performed, engineered and produced everything on the 8-song disc except drums (played by the superbly talented Greg Tourian) and a smokin' guitar solo by Dave Fitzgibbons of The Rafters.
2004
Elizabeth Lorrey

Lyrics

I’ve been putting in my time

On the merry-go-round

Where every day it’s all the same old same

In twenty years, nothing’s changed

 

But all the while I’m counting down

To the day when I can finally retire

And set a course toward the Utah blue

Leave this city far behind

 

I’m going home to the Wild Rose

 

Heading out across the desert

To where the road begins to climb

Away up high where golden eagles cry

Atop the Ponderosa pines…

 

There’s a cozy sanctuary

Called the Wild Rose Retreat

And pretty soon my working days are through

The Wild Rose is calling me

 

And I’m going home to the Wild Rose

 

And it seems just yesterday

That I started on this path

And I am proud that I could make my way

Without losing who I am

Oh yeah- but I’m not looking back…

 

And I just can’t wait to be going home to the Wild Rose

I’m going home to the Wild Rose...

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