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 was written by Marc Ruddock
Mixed and Mastered by Tony Thomas and Mark Simmons

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