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The Music Our Love Makes

by Nicole-Marie

Released 2016
Released 2016
Indy folk rock seasoned with love
  • 03:15 Lyrics
    Loose End
    Not every goodbye is beautiful, Not every break is clean
    Some deaths are slow and painful like the one of you and me
    You wanted me to celebrate your moving on to better things
    After everything you put me through and how you left me with nothing
     
    CHORUS:  You can’t tie me up, you can’t say goodbye as if we’ll remain
    friends/ You can’t cross this T, You can’t dot this I, I’ll be your loose end
     
    Not every ending is happy, Not every wound will heal
    Not everybody will find love or know how loving feels
    You wanted me to wait me in line, conform just like the rest
    And shake your hand and say goodbye with wishes of the best

     CHORUS

    (INSTRUMENT BREAK)

    You can’t tie me up, you can’t say goodbye
    You can’t cross this T, you can’t dot this I
    You can’t right this wrong, you can’t make me cry
    You can’t have your way this time
    (Repeat)

    I’ll be your loose end…

  • 04:00 Story Lyrics
    Movin' On
    I won’t keep on loving you, I won’t miss the way this feels
    After everything you put me through
    I look forward to losing you
     
    CHORUS:  ‘cause I, I’m moving on
    to days that don’t include the hurt you gave
    And I, I’m getting strong
    And writing songs about moving on
     
    I won’t let the tears fall endlessly
    I won’t cry myself to sleep
    ‘cause I will heal my heart eventually
    And I know you weren’t my mine for keeps
     
    CHORUS

    (Guitar Solo)

    I’m moving on, I’m moving on, I’m getting strong and moving (Repeat three times)

    CHORUS

  • 03:59 Story Lyrics
    All It Takes to Fly
    When darkness enters in, you feel you’ve reached your limit
    and winter’s silent depths come to visit
    The branches of dead trees are bony fingers pointing
    at every last beauty leaving your story
     
    Pre-Chorus:  If you can’t find your footing
    no solid ground to stand on
    call on your angels waiting with your wings
     
    Chorus:  And fly baby, just try, the sky is waiting tonight
    a thousand tries is all it takes to fly
    Yes, fly baby, just try, the sky is waiting tonight
    a thousand tries is all it takes to fly
     
    The light will lead the way as all illusions fade
    you hear them call your name, the one that heaven gave
    They gather ‘round you now and welcome you abound
    and all your fears fall down as love surrounds
     
    Pre-Chorus 2:  They help you find your footing
    some solid ground to stand on
    they are your angels waiting with your wings
     
    Chorus
     
    (Instrument break)
     
    Pre-Chorus 1
     
    Chorus x2
  • 04:08 Lyrics
    Why Won't You Come to the Fair?
    CHORUS: 
    Why won’t you come to the fair?
    I’ve been waiting at the fair
    For you to show up, for you to take love
    And let it in to let it be enough
     
    The lights are so bright
    They light up the night
    And beckon to jubilee
    But something’s not right
    For you’re not in sight
    It seems that you’re always missing
    How could you give up so easily? 

    CHORUS

    Well, let’s take a ride
    For just one last time
    And pretend that you still believe
    We’ll live up the night
    Take love to new heights
    And breathe in a new reality
    Yes, pretend you had chosen me

     CHORUS

    Why won’t you come to the fair?
    I’ll be waiting… at the fair
  • 03:48 Lyrics
    Forever an Ocean
    You can have your stolen moments, you can have your eye candy
    I’ll write a song, I’ll write a song
    You can lie about your feelings, about any little thing
    I’ll write a song, I’ll write a song
     
    CHORUS:  Some are sweet and some are sad and some are angry ones
    There’s nothing that inspires me more in life than our love
    our love, our love, our love, our love
     
    I’ll be forever an ocean and you will remain the flame
    but trust is gone, the trust is gone
    You can put your work before me and everyone before me
    I’ll write a song, I’ll write a song
     
    CHORUS
     
    (guitar solo)
     
    CHORUS
     
    Our love, our love, our love, our love
  • 03:00 Story Lyrics
    Truth Is on Its Way
    Sometimes you can’t help it when love is travelling through
    The ley lines are all open and love has found its truth
    And many are connecting in the spirit of today
    So don’t worry ‘bout tomorrow
    For the truth is on its way (x2)
     
    And one you’ll be healed of all infirmities
    That are teaching you the lessons of whatever your soul needs
    So grow your inner garden, feel the kiss of a soft breeze
    While the splashes of your fountain of youth finds you your peace
    And the torches on the mountain pay homage to our yesterdays
    So don’t ruminate on regrets
    For the truth is on its way (x2)
     
    Everything in its own time reveals answers with God’s grace
    When you’re ready, trust in kind that truth is on its way
     
    Feel the many still connecting in the spirit of today
    And don’t worry ‘bout tomorrow
    For the truth is on its way (x2)
  • 04:06 Lyrics
    Somewhere in California
    I hear you're there somewhere in California
    I can't help from feeling somewhat left behind
    I hope you find your own version of bright lights
    the kind that you left here looking to find
     
     
    CHORUS: I kinda wish I could've been those bright lights
    And I kinda wish I made your eyes shine
    or saw myself reflected in their essence
    but all I saw was my reflection cry when you said goodbye
     
    So I'm waiting for a postcard of California
    and wonderin' how you're doing, I hope well
    sometimes I wish you would've asked me along
    but I don't know if I would've gone as well
     
     
    CHORUS
     
    Good luck out there somewhere in California
    I'm glad one of us is chasing our dreams
    I want you to know that my dream was to be
    with you wherever you find you might be
    so I'm hope I'm there somewhere in California
    as part of you that you'll always be remembering
    and inspiring you to always follow your dreams
     
     
    Goodbye out there somewhere in California
  • 04:19 Lyrics
    The Music Our Love Makes
    CHORUS:  Oh, the music our love makes
    Oh, it gives more than it takes
    And Oh, I’m no longer afraid
    Of the music our love makes
     
    In my dreams, we are still together
    Handling the weather that may come our way
    In my dreams, harmony’s forever
    Melodies of you and me do sing
    But I am strong, even in the coldest nights I’m warm
    ‘cause you’re love sings my heart
     
    CHORUS
     
    Though apart, we can still decipher
    Every song we offer to us
    And to our love we write every letter
    Every note is a reflection of
    The highest love through the years of separation was
    Ever abundant
     
    CHORUS x3
  • 03:58 Lyrics
    I Know What to Say
    I have a history of using the wrong words and saying the wrong things
    And I have a tendency to limit what I learn and censor what I sing
    But I know what to say now
    If you should come around
    And I know who I love now
    With clarity I’ve found
     
    CHORUS:  I love you, I miss you, you’re the love of my life
    I’m sorry I hurt you and that I wasted time
    Being lost and confused, distracted and used since I had you
     
    I have a symphony of songs that you’ve not heard
    paintings you’ve not seen
    And I have a raging sea of love with such wonder if it was set free
    Though I know what to say now
    Too many stand around
    What I hold in my heart now
    Will one day sing out loud
     
    CHORUS
     
    Instrumental
     
    Yes I know what to say now if you should come around
    And I know who I love now with clarity I’ve found
     
    CHORUS
  • 02:53 Story Lyrics
    When California's Gone
    Maybe you will love me when California’s gone
    Maybe you will see me when it falls into the ocean
    If it’s true what I sing then I hope it won’t be too long
    ‘til you finally come to love me
    When California’s gone
     
    Maybe you will shake fear when California’s gone
    Maybe you will see clear when it falls into the ocean
    And together we will be making up for all the time lost
    And our love will be set free
    When California’s gone
     
    BRIDGE: 
    I can’t wait, so anticipating the end of all the superficial things
    We’ll drown the hate in a sea of love so loving
    That nothing keeps us from God’s company
     
    REPEAT Verse 1
NOTES
All songs are written by Nicole-Marie
Lead Vocals: Nicole-Marie
Backing Vocals: Noelle Johnson, Jeremy Cays & Nicole-Marie
Piano, keyboards/synths, string ensemble, bass guitar, drums, percussion: Jeremy Cays
Acoustic and Electric Guitars: Mark Baldwin
Fiddle, Mandolin, Steel Guitar: Troy Engle
Produced by Nicole-Marie and Jeremy Cays
Engineered, Edited and Mixed at Jeremy Cays Productions in Sequim, WA
Mark Baldwin guitars and Troy Engle instruments recorded in Nashville, TN
Mastering by RFI Mastering
Album Cover by Mad …
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Forgive Me...

by Nicole-Marie

Released 2013
Released 2013
Inspired by the book "Zero Limits" by Joe Vitale
  • 03:47 Story Lyrics
    Forgive Me...
    Forgive me for anything thing I might have done
    to cause you pain and tried to be your name
    Forgive me for any history I bring and for replaying
    the same ole' memories
     
    CHORUS:  Forgive me, I'm sorry, I love you, thank you
     
    I'm sorry I didn't see you standing there with too much to bear
    perhaps I didn't care
    I'm sorry for all the judgments I have passed and that I made last
    when I held onto the past
     
    CHORUS
     
    I love you enough to let you fly away
    should you not want to stay here in my terrain
    I love you much more than I could ever say 'cause no words would do
    to convey it anyway
     
    I thank you for every time you have been there
    for the times we shared, when I was in your prayers
    I thank you for being someone I could love
    and someone to trust to me what you must
     
    CHORUS

     

NOTES
Written by Nicole J. Barrett
Vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboard by Nicole-Marie
Bass by Wayne Bliss
Electric guitar by Frank Seeberger
Percussion by Chris Crumpler
Recorded at Blissman Studios in Tacoma, WA
Copyright 2013
Photo by Sorrelle Bella Photography
www.nicolemariemusic.com

If You're in Heaven

by Nicole Marie

Released 2013
Nicole-Marie
Released 2013
Nicole-Marie
Written as a prayer to Kurt Cobain
  • 03:41 Story Lyrics
    If You're in Heaven
    If you're in heaven, please help me succeed
    and help me to do what I'm supposed to
    If you're in heaven, please help me to read
    the signs directing me to my dreams
     
    CHORUS 1: 
    And I, I said before that I don't know where to go
    so I, I look to you 'cause I'm confused about my role
     
    So if you're in heaven and you can hear me
    will you help lead me to where I should be
    If you're in heaven, will you help show me
    the piece I'm missing, perhaps it's faith I need
     
    CHORUS 2: 
    And I, I'll say once more that I don't know where to go
    so I, I'm asking you 'cause I'm confused about my role
    and I can't let this go
     
    So if you're in heaven, please help me succeed
    and help me to do what I'm supposed to

     

NOTES
Written by Nicole J. Barrett
Vocals, acoustic guitar and keyboard by Nicole-Marie
Bass by Wayne Bliss
Drums and Percussion by Chris Crumpler
Electric guitar by Frank Seeberger
Recorded at Blissman Studios in Tacoma, WA
Copyright 2013
Photo by Sorrelle Bella Photography
www.nicolemariemusic.com

Dream for You

by Nicole-Marie

Released 2013
Released 2013
Dreamy song about letting go from a place of love.
  • 03:36 Lyrics
    Dream for You
    Every time I'm made to let go of a dream
    I reach for a bigger, better one
    You were my last bigger, better one
    and I don't know what to dream of now
    for me anyhow but
     
    CHORUS:  I can dream for you that all your dreams come true
    I can dream for you that love and life are good to you
     
    Out of all these palaces of pain
    comes some life or love lesson gained
    and I just can't, no I can't complain
    'cause I once had you in my embrace
     
    CHORUSx2
     
    BRIDGE:  You're happiness is my happiness
    and when you're sad I'll cry for you so you don't have to, oh darling
     
    CHORUSx3
NOTES
Written by Nicole J. Barrett
Vocals, acoustic guitar and keyboard by Nicole-Marie
Bass by Wayne Bliss
Electric guitar by Frank Seeberger
Drums by Chris Crumpler
Recorded at Blissman Studios in Tacoma, WA
Copyright 2013
Photo by Sorrelle Bella Photography
www.nicolemariemusic.com

Amplify

by Nicole-Marie

Released 2013
Released 2013
Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Uplifting, Inspirational
  • 03:24 Lyrics
    Amplify
    Get your guitars, get in your cars
    Don’t resist, don’t hold back, lay it all on the line
    The time to amplify has arrived
     
    Wear what you are, your inner art
    Don’t be afraid to say or show what’s in your heart
    The time to amplify must start
     
    CHORUS:
    So, let’s amplify, show we are alive
    Let’s amplify all we are inside
    Let’s amplify standing side by side (‘til the end of time)
    Amplify your life
     
    Let’s meet again, togetherness
    Can overcome the darkness we have created
    We can always begin again
     
    CHORUS
     
     
    BRIDGE:
    The good, the strengths
    The truth, the brave
    The love, the learned
    The Life you earned
    Let's amplify
     
    CHORUSx2
     
    Let's meet again...
NOTES
Written by Nicole J. Barrett
Vocals, acoustic guitar and keyboard by Nicole-Marie
Electric guitar by Frank Seeberger
Drums by Chris Crumpler
Bass by Wayne Bliss
Recorded at Blissman Studios in Tacoma, WA

Hymn in Red

by Nicole Marie

Released 2013
Nicole-Marie
Released 2013
Nicole-Marie
Song about admiring someone's zest for life.
  • 03:32 Lyrics
    Hymn in Red
    Saltwater taffy, factory lights, circus streets underneath
    your loosely fitted plain white T-shirt
    Rollercoaster valleys roar, ah these persecution jubilees
    tucked snuggly into your soul's G-string
     
    CHORUS:  Everything about you is alive
    you seem to take something out of everything
    while I always sit in boredom unable to fathom your hymn in red
     
    Night life stands in lines outside The Boston Tea Party
    they're ready to embrace destruction and escape blame
    Comets crawl across the sky, you explain light years to me
    and I lay excited and confused, relying heavily on you
     
    CHORUS
     
    Studying Mozart while I watch cartoons
    despite such knowledge - you're never blue
     
    CHORUS
NOTES
Photo by Sorrelle Bella Photography
Song written by Nicole J. Barrett
Vocals, acoustic guitar and keyboard by Nicole-Marie
Drums by Chris Crumpler
Bass by Wayne Bliss
Electric Guitar by Frank Seeberger
Recorded at Blissman Studios in Tacoma, WA
Copyright 2013
www.nicolemariemusic.com

Strobe

by Nicole-Marie

Released 2011
Released 2011
Dance song for a night club with strobe lights.
  • 04:16 Lyrics
    Strobe
    Glimpses of bodies in motion, taste the sweat, what an ocean
    Swaying, posing, feigning sex underneath the strobe effects
     
    PRE-CHORUS:  Get out on the floor, wanting nothing more
     
    CHORUS:  Dance underneath the disco globe,
    lights neon, lights that strobe
    Tampering with your temporal lobe
    Flash a smile, let’s your laugh strobe, strobe, strobe, strobe
     
    Flirting with images, windows of desire
    Open, close, open, close, fuel for the fire
     
    PRE-CHORUS
     
    CHORUS

    BREAK (4 measures)
     
    PRE-CHORUS
     
    CHORUS
NOTES
Strobe is a dance song that features Frank Seeberger on electric guitar, Chris Crumpler on drums and Wayne Bliss on bass.

A Song for Peace

by Nicole-Marie

Released 2011
Released 2011
An anthem about peace.
  • 04:26 Story Lyrics
    A Song for Peace
    So many angry and bitter words
    So much talent misused
    A position of power abused
    I know you have it in you
    to write
     
    (Chorus):  A song for peace, a song of love
    A song so we can rise above
    all that's happening, all that we reap
    when we fail to sew a song for peace
     
    I am of the same disease
    when I sometimes fail to see
    from another's point of view
    but at least I am open to
    writing
     
    (Chorus)
     
    To understand should be high in demand
    To be for peace instead of being angry
    As long as we try to cradle light in this night and write
     
    (Chorus)
NOTES
This song was inspired by the rapper Eminem. It is a call to songwriters to write more peaceful songs. Recorded at Blissman Studios in 2011, this song features Frank Seeberger on electric guitar, Chris Crumpler on drums and Wayne Bliss on bass.

I Smile

by Nicole-Marie

Released 2011
Released 2011
Listen to this song and try not to smile!
  • 03:52 Lyrics
    I Smile
    CHORUS:  I smile just thinking about you, I smile just saying your name
    I smile anytime I want to think about the one I want to see again
     
    I hope it’s obvious this song is about you
    Don’t you ever question your relevance to me
    ‘cause you’re the inspiration for every song I’ve painted
    with beauty, with the love you get me feeling

    CHORUS

    I hope it’s obvious this song is about you
    I really did my best to make it plain as day
    ‘cause you’re the radiance that glows forever after
    I know that I was loved with a love that’s here to stay

    CHORUS

    BREAK 

    CHORUS

NOTES
This song was written on the fourth of July in 2003 or 2004. It is a song that celebrates love. Recorded at Blissman Studios in 2011, this song features Frank Seeberger on electric guitar, Chris Crumpler on drums and Wayne Bliss on bass.

Tragic Romantic

by Nicole-Marie

Released 2010
Released 2010
Dark, brooding music for the tragically romantic.
  • 03:25 Lyrics
    Angels Speak to You
    Angels speak to you
    They warn you about me
    They say we're through
    Where are my angels?
    Why won't they help me hold onto you?
     
    Angels speak to you
    You tell me what they say
    That they love you
    Where are my angels?
    Why don't they love me like they love you?
     
    CHORUS:  Cause your everything celestial
    and you fit right in with them
    You're a ray of light in my hell
    so don't leave me angel-less
    Angels speak to you
    They lead you to heaven
    leaving me blue
    Where are my angels?
    Maybe they left me
    when they met you

    CHORUS

    Angels speak to you
    They lead you to heaven
    leaving me blue
  • 02:45 Lyrics
    What a Letdown
    Chorus:  What a letdown your love is
    what a letdown that we’ll never know our bliss
    To the full extent of it
     
    It never was easy, we had to work so hard at it
    I guess I was lazy but there was a hint of glorious
    and now it seems hazy:  the memories we made and left
    it’s all so confusing, I think we’re both too sensitive
    But I have to say, I think I loved you anyway 

    CHORUS

    Our love was so scary, I think that we both ran from it
    too good to be true, we didn’t want the rejection
    so you never opened up and I never was committed
    our fears got the best of us and left us with this bitterness
    But I have to say, I was rooting for us all the way

    CHORUS

  • 03:58 Lyrics
    Back My Way
    I didn't know what day it was when you left me
    I didn't know what time it was when you left me
    and now I just can't think a thing
    no nothing at all
    All I do, all I do is sing this sorry song
    hoping that you'll call
     
    CHORUS: There's not enough sun in El Paso
    to shine my demons away
    There's not enough rain in Seattle
    to wash the shame from my face
    Will you ever come back my way?
     
    The time has slowed to a crawl since you went away
    I feel so low knowing that I made a grave mistake
    Will you forgive me?
    Will you ever see me the same?
    I finally see why you left me that day

    CHORUS

    (instrumental break)

    CHORUS

  • 03:30 Lyrics
    Bury Me
    I have said goodbye, you are out my life
    Time has healed nothing in my eyes
    And you know that I am right
    So bury me
     
    You have moved on, I’m still stuck on this song
    It’s taken me some time to realize you’re gone
    And to see how I have wronged you
    So bury me
     
    CHORUS:  Bury me with my disease
    Bury me with my needs
    That you could never meet
    That I could never free
    Won’t you go on and bury me
     
    I already died, you’re the one who took my life
    Time has pushed me past the borderline
    And you’re the one I left behind
    So bury me

    CHORUS

  • 02:51 Lyrics
    Love Me Still
    Call me insecure, call me what you will
    Sometimes there’s a reason for me to question you
    Call me crazy girl, say I’m in my own little world
    Don’t you ever wonder dear about these silly things?

    So please answer me when I ask you

    CHORUS 1:  If I cut my hair, if I lose my mind
    Would you love me still or leave our love behind
    If I was paralyzed, if I gain 100 pounds
    Would I still look as lovely in your eyes?
     
    I’m inquisitive and I’m skeptical
    But that doesn’t mean that I don’t trust your trusting soul
    I’m emotional, sometimes delusional
    It’s the hand of circumstance that has me ask these things

    So please answer me when I ask you

    CHORUS 2:  If you had the chance for a hot, forbidden romance
    Would you love me still or go in for the kill?
    If you spent your time with another drinking wine
    Would you find a taste or spirit you like better than mine?
    Would you love me still or leave our love behind?
  • 03:36 Lyrics
    Why Can't I Be the One?
    CHORUS:
    Why can't I, why can't I be the one
    to feel your arms around my heart?
    Why can't I, why can't I be the one to feel, feel your love?
     
    All I see is you my dream with someone who is so lucky
    Does she know, does she see what you mean to me?
     
    CHORUS
     
    Know how I feel before you leave
    I can see that you're happy
    Maybe you wouldn't be as happy with me
     
    CHORUS
     
    Every night I dream (I dream) up my own fantasy (fantasy)
    starring you and me (x2)
     
    CHORUS
  • 03:16 Story Lyrics
    Grave Love
    This will be the grave we live in
    This will house our grave, grave love
    This will keep the injuries we espouse
     
    Let us drink and we’ll be merry
    Do not think about tomorrow
    Let’s get lost here in the dirt
    That washes away our worth

    CHORUS:  Let us die, die together, we will die, die forever

    Let us pay tribute to the pain
    Leading us nowhere but nowhere
    Let us let our love lead the way
    Only here to stay
     
    One more drink and we’ll be merry
    We’ll forget about the sorry
    Waiting for us in tomorrow
    Should tomorrow come our way

    CHORUS

    Let us leave here with this moment
    As our last and lasting memory
    Let us freeze here in the dark cold
    Slowly
     
    One more drink and we’ll be merry
    Taking turns playing mere Gods
    Sucking from the honey suckles
    Poisoned with our gloss

    CHORUS

  • 01:56 Lyrics
    Dead End
    Everywhere’s a dead end
    Everything is so dead
    And I’m black and blue with purple lips
    Why won’t you kiss me?
     
    Rope of garlic ‘round your neck
    And a sandbox by your bed
    And a fountain of holy water spouting splashes at me
     
    Everyone’s a dead end
    All these voices in my head
    Will finally be silenced with violence
    Nothing sweeter
     
    Lather up your opera
    The show is ready to begin
    Raise the curtain of desire
    Wear black and plenty of red
     
    Everywhere’s a dead end
    Everything is so dead
    Everyone’s a dead end
    Everyone is so dead

    But you – you’re alive, alive to me

  • 03:43 Lyrics
    Miss the Most
    I was blind to what you were trying to say to me
    and I guess I underestimated what I meant to you
     
    (Chorus):  So now I understand and I'm sorry love
    I never gave a proper goodbye
    but know this out of all the ones I miss
    You're the one I miss the most
     
    You say goodbye so many times in this life
    We try and hide from saying it right

    (Chorus)

    Now I understand and I'm feeling bad
    but I really want you to know
    that I'm just as sad

    (Chorus)

NOTES
All songs written by Nicole-Marie
Produced by Nicole-Marie and Chris Pyle
Mixed by Chris Pyle
Mastered by Jesse Plack
Recorded at The Hive in SeaTac, WA
Chris Pyle/Bob Fox: Bass and electric guitars
Nicole-Marie: Vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Drums: Mike Loera

Storybook

by Nicole-Marie

Released 2003
Released 2003
Folk rock with a hip-hop flavoring.
  • 04:17 Story Lyrics
    Pouring Rain
    CHORUS: 
    You said it in the pouring rain, told me to never come again
    But now you want me back to tie up pretty packages
    with bows and ribbons and tape, with no color
     
    CHORUS+:
    but you got to notice this:  you can't have someone back again
    if this is the way you treat them
     
    And now you're telling me you'll give me everything
    but it was mine in the first place and I'll get it back somehow
     
    CHORUS++:
    Throw them out like garbage, give good things away
     
    And now you're begging me, I've got you on your knees
    and it's too good of a scene to say yes, so no, no, no
     
    CHORUS+++:
    Then want them back, now realize: you weren't good for me anyway
     
    It's pouring rain, I'm pouring rain, it's pouring rain on you baby
     
     

    (CHORUS) You said it in the pouring rain, told me to never come again

     

     

    And now you want me back to tie up pretty packages

    With bows and ribbons and tape, with no color

     

     

    (CHORUS)+

    but you’ve got to notice this, you can’t have someone back

    if this is the way you treat them

     

     

    And now you’re telling me you’ll give me everything

    But it was mine in the first place and I want it back somehow

     

     

    (CHORUS)++

    throw them out like garbage, give good things away

     

     

    And now you’re begging me.  I’ve got you on your knees

    And it’s too good of a scene to say “yes” so “no, no, no”

     

     

    (CHORUS)+++

    Then want them back, now realize:  you weren’t good for me anyway

     

     

    It’s pouring rain, I’m pouring rain, it’s pouring rain on you baby

    - See more at: http://www.nicolemariemusic.com/listen/#sthash.SBFceafe.dpuf

    (CHORUS) You said it in the pouring rain, told me to never come again

     

     

    And now you want me back to tie up pretty packages

    With bows and ribbons and tape, with no color

     

     

    (CHORUS)+

    but you’ve got to notice this, you can’t have someone back

    if this is the way you treat them

     

     

    And now you’re telling me you’ll give me everything

    But it was mine in the first place and I want it back somehow

     

     

    (CHORUS)++

    throw them out like garbage, give good things away

     

     

    And now you’re begging me.  I’ve got you on your knees

    And it’s too good of a scene to say “yes” so “no, no, no”

     

     

    (CHORUS)+++

    Then want them back, now realize:  you weren’t good for me anyway

     

     

    It’s pouring rain, I’m pouring rain, it’s pouring rain on you baby

    - See more at: http://www.nicolemariemusic.com/listen/#sthash.SBFceafe.dpuf
    Pouring Rain has what I call an "add-on chorus" where a little more is added on to the chorus every time I sing it.  The song is very angry and it's a great song to release any pent-up aggression or rage.  I love performing this song but always have to re-tune my guitar after I perform it because I really strum hard on the strings at the end.  - See more at: http://www.nicolemariemusic.com/listen/#sthash.zact5rWA.dpuf
  • 04:01 Story Lyrics
    Paper Thin
    Heaven, please hear me calling hesitantly
    Do you remember me from the last time I needed you?
     
    You get your joilies from strangling me
    I get your jollies from an open beat
    You are so reckless with the prayers I send
    I am so reckless with your master plan
     
    (rap by Abuladon)
     
    I guess my faith is paper thin
    I guess my faith just plays pretend
    Heaven, can you hear my paper thin?
    Please forgive my ignorance and selfishness
     
    (skit by Abuladon)
     
    Heaven, will you forgive all my sins?
    Heaven, please forgive my paper thin...
  • 05:24 Story Lyrics
    Searching
    I've been searching all this life, all the world over
    'cause I feel you were reborn and whether younger or older
    I can't forget those days when we were midnight lovers
    We had so much to say to fill all of the centuries
    I'm just hoping that I find you
    I'll make you remember
    that nothing that strong can fade away
     
    Time moves and I feel I'm running out of corners
    Still faith keeps me holding on, love is my shoulder
    Seem to forget those days when we were midnight lovers
    I'm hoping what I say will paint the picture in your mind
     
    I'm just hoping that I find you
    I'll make you remember
    that nothing that strong can fade away
     
    Oh, in the village long ago
    we went through kisses of all kinds
    and the stars applauded us
    for they said our love will stand through all time
     
    And I'm still searching all this life, all the world over
    'cause I feel that you're holding on to something not over
    can't forget those days when no gray clouds would hover
    the moon would guide the way smiling down to light the path
     
    I am hoping it will lead me
    to where you are right now
    'cause nothing this strong will fade away
     
  • 03:12 Lyrics
    Would You Hate Me if I Said I Love You
    Would you hate me if I said I love you?
    We’ve been friends it seems too long
    To never taste your kiss and never hold you tight
    And never tell you really how I feel tonight
     
    Would you resent it if I meant it?
    Never speak to me again
    And never tell me private things
    Special in your life
    Share with me your gifts
    See me in a different light
     
    Would you hate me if I said I love you?
    I’ve kept it in too long
    Painfully sitting quiet
    With turmoil in my soul
    Would I lose a friend?
    Would fear make you say no, no, no, no?
     
    Would you hate if I said I love you
    Look me in the eyes
    Tell me it’s alright
    To tell you really how I feel tonight
  • 03:55 Lyrics
    What We Need
    We got the credits cards, we got the DVD’s
    We got the everything that we need
    We got the radical, we got the carnival
    We got the chemicals, we got the speed
     
    PRE-CHORUS:  But do we exceed what we need
    And do we believe we need more things
     
    CHORUS:  What we need is love and you and me
    What we need is to learn how to be happy
     
    We got the episode, we got the private road
    We got the collection of this and that
    We got the fancy clothes, we got the utensils
    We got the room service, we got the fat

    PRE-CHORUS AND CHORUS

    (rap by Abuladon)

    PRE-CHORUS AND CHORUS

  • 02:30 Lyrics
    Storybook
    And the page turns just when I thought I would get a kiss
    And the page turns just when I thought I knew you
     
    CHORUS:  It seems I’m reading wrong a great many things
    In this storybook of life, in this storybook of mine
     
    And the page turns just in time to save me from harm
    And the page turns just when the cold dares to drown my warm

    CHORUS

    BRIDGE:  So if I put down my book, for once I may find
    If I just take a look, I might be more kind
    To your difference and my openness
    ‘Cause there may be no end to the stories we are within

    END:  And the page turns (x3)

  • 04:50 Story Lyrics
    Judge for Yourself
    I’ve heard it all but don’t believe it all
    When it’s passed through mouths, it can lie so loud
    You can’t always tell so let your openness swell
    You can’t always rely on the human eye
    So I’ll judge for myself, judge for myself
     
    I’ve seen the way you hurt with what you say
    And I’ve seen how wrong you have sung a song
    So I’ll see for myself, everyone has wealth
    And I know how long we’ll speak to belong
    Yes I’ll judge for myself, judge for myself
     
    CHORUS:  I won’t preconceive, I won’t make believe
    I will carry the need to rise above
     
    I’ll see her my way, look beyond his face
    Reach into the soul, gonna find some gold
    Won’t join in your hand, I’ll try and understand
    There’s more than I’m told, there’s more that she holds
    Yes, I’ll judge for myself, judge for myself
     
    Everyone’s got dirt, everyone feels hurt
    So don’t become the word, don’t always believe what you’ve heard
    May just be talk so walk your own walk
    Don’t be reeled in, don’t let ignorance win
    You can judge for yourself, so judge for yourself

    CHORUS

    CHORUS 2:  So don’t preconceive, and don’t make believe
    You can carry the need to rise above
     
    CHORUS 3:  Let’s no preconceive and not make believe
    We can carry the need to rise above
  • 03:31 Lyrics
    Crowd of Stone
    We're so confused, where do we go from here?
    Nothing's right and we lie to appear still together
    We're weathered
     
    CHORUS:  Somewhere in between, somehow out of sync
    Somewhere in the dust is the rest of us
    Too much middle ground, too much turn around
    stands and sits alone in a crowd of stone
     
    We're so soaked with flat notes
    and we're choked with weeds pretending to be flowers

    CHORUS

    BRIDGE:  Let's just admit, there's no love left
    there was little to begin with

    CHORUS

  • 03:18 Lyrics
    Weather Me
    Rays of warmth lighten my path, lighten the load on my back
    Lovely ones gather easy and all the sky can see me
    Though you try to make me flinch with rain or snow or hail
    And you try to slow me down, discourage me so I will fail
    Well go ahead and try it but I won’t let myself down 

    (CHORUS)

    Go on and weather me
    But weather you do or not, I will walk on, walk on, walk on
    Go on and weather me
    But weather you do or not, I will walk on, walk on, walk on
     
    I can find reason to strive, reason to keep my spirit alive
    I can see beautiful things in anything weathering brings
    Though you try to make me sad with sleet, lightning and thunder
    Your attempts won’t make me mad and your state won’t bring me under
    Well I pray for you my friend but I won’t give in to please you

    (CHORUS)

  • 03:01 Lyrics
    Ambition
    Don't you know deep in the corner of my soul
    There's a goal that will never erode
    Some hold on so strongly to their dreams
    Some let it go (don't let it go)
    Some just are too lazy, some hold ambition close
    Well, it makes me feel whole, music makes me whole
    and it fills the hole, it's better than 14 Karat gold
    and I also see it in your soul
     
    Tell me why do you hide
    Tell me why you take fear's side
    Won't you tell me why you keep it all inside?
    Tell me why you never cry
    Tell me why your ambition died
     
    Take my hand, come partake in this show
    Let it loose, all the genius that you know
    We can both succeed together in the same boat
    Here's the platform to let your ambition float
    Swell the half to whole, leave your love exposed, feel it in your soul
  • 06:05 Lyrics
    It's Raining And
    If you listen and I listen maybe we can hear the tears
    We keep trying to build campfires but we’re unaccepting
     
    If we look a little further, we can quench our thirst
    Raping our intelligence and feathering our words
     
    CHORUS:  It’s a shame close to the flame
    Warming what we know
    Let’s try and travel our thoughts
    And see where they go
     
    We’ll make music to the beat, accompany each other
    Soaring through defeat and we’ll bathe in it together
    It’s raining and it’s partly cloudy, there may be a little thunder
    Pouring out from our souls, forever left in wonder

    CHORUS

    If you listen and I listen, maybe we can hear the tears
    It’s raining and…
NOTES
All songs written by Nicole-Marie except Paper Thin, What We Need, Crowd of Stone, and Ambition written by Nicole-Marie (lyrics) and Marc Ruddock (music)
Recorded at Pacific Studios in Tacoma, Washington
Produced by Nicole-Marie
Nicole-Marie: Vocals, acoustic guitar, and keyboards (except on songs where music was written by Marc Ruddock)
Marc Ruddock: Vocals, bass, beats, keyboards
Pre-production assistance by Madd Mike for M&B Entertainment @ NHR Soundworks in Santa Ana, CA on songs where music …
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All The Lights Of Heaven

by Nicole-Marie

Released 2007
Released 2007
Spiritual folk rock
  • 03:02 Story Lyrics
    All The Lights Of Heaven
    You shine with all the lights of heaven
    Divine with all the lights of heaven
    And you bring my thoughts to reason
    And you help me find the meaning
    No there’s nothing left to hide
    Cause in peace we will abide, you’re alive
     
    You shine with all the lights of heaven
    Combine with all the lights of heaven
    And your radiance has reached me
    And your eloquence beseeched me
    No you’re not just passing by
    Cause there’s no such thing as time
    I’m alive
     
    You shine with all the lights of heaven
    Divine with all the lights of heaven
    We are gifts unto each other
    Whether friend or foe or lover
    Let us learn more about life
    And where love and truth reside
    We’re alive
  • 03:17 Story Lyrics
    Christian Child - By You
    Christian child you will always be OK
    You inspire me to keep my hope afloat
    And though these days may be your darkest days
    I was called upon to help you cause I know
    That you carry inside you a flame
    That will never go away

    CHORUS: If you could be my sun
    then I could be your moon
    and I could guide you through the night
    cause I am warmed by you

     

    Christian child you have found alive
    The warmest part of my heart
    Together we will rise, in each other we will find
    A reminder that our love is where we are

     

    And that I carry inside me a flame
    That will never ever go away

     

    CHOrus

     

    By you, by you, by you, by you

     

    Yes we carry inside us a flame
    Let us carry each other in His name
    Cause no other love is quite the same
    And it’ll never, ever go away
  • 04:59 Story Lyrics
    White Light
    CHORUS: 
    I'll be sending you white light when you need it
    may this be your white light, may you feel it
    when you're hurt or in pain, when you're lost or ashamed
    may this white light surround you and keep you safe

     

    Verse 1:  May you be healthy, may you be clean
    may you be happy, may you be free
    all in all may you hold this hand and squeeze as hard as you want to
    and when you fall may you understand that I'll always be here for you

     

    CHORUS

     

    Verse 2:  May you continue to see the meaning
    make a connection and feel your feelings
    hear the call of my compassion, feel the warmth I am sending
    may it be there to guide you and lead you back to everything serene

    CHORUS

  • 04:06 Lyrics
    Center Of My Love
    Whimsical one, so full of fun, come share the sun with me
    Don't let me down by being less loud
    for you stand for us both when you stand for yourself
    Believe, Achieve

     

    CHORUS:  There ain't no mistakin'
    My soul is awakin'
    to be the center of my love
    and I know my heart is
    stronger than my hurt is
    I can rise above
    everything, anything

     

    I look to you to lead me to truth
    to help me find the muse in me
    Maybe one day I'll be less afraid and moments will stay
    such as these, these

    CHORUS

    the hurt, the pain, the shallow that remains
    the slips I may make, temptations I may take
    the lashings of the lewd and the fever of the feud
    disappointment, re-assortment of what I once knew
    in me, of me

     

    END:  Whimsical one, one that I love, you look so much like me

  • 05:48 Story Lyrics
    Single
    CHORUS:  In my heart there is space for two
    it's no longer a single room and in my dreams I am open to
    heaven's directions coming through
    VERSE 1:
    I used to walk alone with my back to the sun
    always thinking that I was never needing anyone. 
    Still I felt your love shine down to warm my skin
    and I would turn around but I wouldn't let you in

    CHORUS

    VERSE 2:
    Now I'm starting to listen and I'm open to the signs
    I've given up control of my life
    And I feel your love shine down and it warms my soul
    Should I stray or turn to go, your love is unconditional

    CHORUS

  • 03:20 Lyrics
    Evidence Of Heaven
    You may say I’m too afraid to ask for my forgiveness
    You may say my faith has fallen and I’ve been pulled into the bitterness
    But it’s not all true at least some of the time
    I want to find the shine
    So I keep looking for
     
    CHORUS:  (I am my) Evidence of Heaven
    Evidence of grace (you are my)/ Cause I’m your creation
    Evidence of heaven today
     
    Sunny days, subtle beauty – you have to look to see it
    I’m amazed by the way His art is His creation
    I’m just one of the ones that our God loves
    You too are one I speak of
    And I don’t need any more
     
    CHORUS
     
    BRIDGE:  I’ll ignore the grime
    Push the grudge aside
    For today there’s only good to find
    And I don’t need any more
     
    CHORUS
  • 03:05 Lyrics
    Gone Ahead
    CHORUS:
    You've gone ahead, maybe you'll be the one to greet me
    So far ahead, will you visit me in my dreams
     
    I didn't say it then but if I said it now
    Well I know that you would hear me
    I want to hear you too to know that you're OK
    and receive insight from divinity
    Could you be my guardian?

    CHORUS

    I get so lonely now and then but then again
    I know that you are with me
    guiding me through thick and thin, away from sin
    to open gates where gardens are given
    can you bring me back to living?

    CHORUS (first line only)

NOTES
Will Reedy: Lead acoustic guitar, bass, percussion, drum programming, and keyboards
Nicole-Marie: Lead vocals, background vocals, piano, keyboards, rhythm acoustic guitar except on Christian Child-By You by Will Reedy
All songs written by Nicole-Marie
Produced by Nicole-Marie, Will Reedy, and Aimee' Marmon
Mixed and mastered at Acoustic Chambers in Kent, WA
Album painting by Carmen Rodriguez