Lyrics

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Sage & Wild Roses album released 2011

1. Can you see the beauty

2.  Salty Thoughts

3.  Sage &  Wild Roses

4.  Grumpy Pants

5.  Longing

6.  Two Kinds of Pie

7.  Apathy is Boring

8. You Can Get It Used

9. Pour Moi

10. Be the Change

11.  Shades of Blue

12. Red Shoes

13.  More than a Diagnosis Blues

14.  What do you do with your Fire

15.   Widow’s Waltz single 2009

Sparkin’  album released 2008

16/ We’ve got love

17/ Sparkin’

Joy Seeker – album released 2005

18/ What if

19/ Joy Seeker

20/ I’ve got a feelin’

21/ Beautiful Man

22/ Quand je te vois

on with my day – album released 2001

23/ Second Thoughts

24/ Spit

25/ Neighbour

26/ History

27/ Elle va me suivre

28/ Lemon Meringue Pie

29/ Birthday

30/ Berry Pickin’

31/ Adventurers

32/ Home to Me

33/ Precious Rain

 

LYRICS

Sage & Wild Roses – album lyrics  

1/  Can you see the Beauty Edwards/Haddock

Can you see the Beauty, in me

see the Beauty, in yourself

see the Beauty, in everybody

Can you see, Can you see

Can you see the Beauty

 

Nobody said that it would be easy

Shed a river of tears my friend

Then dry yourself off on the sunny shore

Until you start all over again…. Meanwhile…

 

Can you see the Beauty, in me

see the Beauty, in yourself

see the Beauty, in the scenery

Can you see, Can you see

Can you see the Beauty

 

I want out of this worn body

I can’t see past my fears

The mountain feels too rough to climb

I need help shifting gears, help me

 

see the Beauty, in thee

see the Beauty, in myself

see the Beauty, in my adversary

So I see, so I see

So I see the Beauty….

 

Do you want to get radical

Put your head around this

Do you want to get radical

Put your head around, put your head around this

Do you want to get radical

Put your head around this

Radical Acceptance

Cause if I can accept it

Everything is OK

If I can accept it

Everything is alright

If I can accept it

Everything is OK

It’s ok, It’s OK

Everything is alright…..in me….(Back to first chorus)

 

2/ Salty Thoughts Edwards/Haddock

A little bit sour

A little bit sweet

I like it going past my teeth

I like the taste upon my tongue

And the tingle when it’s done

A little bit spicy

A little bit hot

Another teaspoon, maybe not.

My hunger grows, my craving shows

I better keep the flame on low

 

I’ve got salty thoughts

As I stir my pot

Steaming, simmering, boiling, bubbling

Salty thoughts

 

I’ve bitten off more than I can chew

But I’d like to share this meal with you

It’ll heat me, gently, sweetly

Fill me up, tasty, completely

When I see this feast we made

All these flavours on parade

I can wait, anticipate

What you’ll dish out upon my plate

I’ve got salty thoughts

As I stir my pot

Steaming, simmering, boiling, bubbling

Salty thoughts

 

You’ve got a sweet tooth

I’ve got a salty one

Sing sweet sweet nothins to me

I’ll be on the salt shaker

I’ve got salty thoughts

As I stir my pot

Steaming, simmering, boiling, bubbling

I’m overwrought

I’ve got salty thoughts

As I stir my pot  Sweeeet/Salty Thoughts

Steaming, simmering, boiling, bubbling

Sweeeeet/Salty thoughts

 

3/ Sage & Wild Roses  Edwards/Haddock

Take my hand I want to walk with you

through sage and wild roses

Aspen whisper love is new, trembling

sage and wild roses

 

Air’s sweet and musky and the sun is warm

Don’t keep me waiting I want to be in your arms

Leave town politics aside for a time

‘Cause this moment is yours and mine

 

Take my hand I want to walk with you

through sage and wild roses

Aspens whisper love is new, trembling

sage and wild roses

 

You’ve got your business, and I’ve got mine

but right now honey we’re gonna make a little time

I look around me what do I see: I see birds, bees, you and me

 

Take my hand I want to walk with you

through sage and wild roses

 Aspen whisper love is new, trembling

sage and wild roses

 

Our presence and this day

Is a gift not to be thrown away

Dive in. Let’s play

We can get carried

We can get carried

We can get carried away

 

Take my hand I want to walk with you

through sage and wild roses

 Aspens whisper love is new, trembling

sage and wild roses

Take my hand

 

4/ Grumpy Pants           Edwards/Haddock

I am in a foul mood

I feel lethargic

I don’t know what to do

I’ve got these aches & pains

In my body and in my brain

You bet it’s real

It’s also a state of mind

Take time to unwind

 

I’ve got my Grumpy Pants on

I don’t recommend it

I hope it won’t last long

I’ve got my Grumpy Pants on

Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants on

 

I look around all I see

Are those little things

that keep bugging me

I make monsters out of my pet peeves

I’ve got a bumper crop, ‘cause I planted the seeds

What do I hunger

Which craving shall I feed

Let joy take the lead

 

I’ve got my Grumpy Pants on

I don’t recommend it

I hope it won’t last long

I’ve got my Grumpy Pants on

Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants on

 

Bitter bitter bitter bitter mood, bitter mood, bitter mood

Better better better better mood, better mood, better mood

They call me Grumpy Pants

Well, that’s Ms Grumpy Pants to you

If I get another chance

I’ll laugh my way on through

Bitter mood, better mood

 

I’ve got my Grumpy Pants on

I’m feeling better

Now that I sing this song                                            They call me Grumpy Pants

I’ve got my Grumpy Pants on                                    That’s Ms, I said that’s

Grumpy Pants. Grumpy Pants on.                            Ms Grumpy Pants to you.

 

 

5/ Longing Nicole Edwards & Dave Haddock

Longing is a deep desire

Like a damp chill seeking fire

It feels unachievable

Too sad to be dreamable

And in that space     there’s longing

In that space     there is longing

 

Swept up in my loss

I see her long beautiful able-bodied fingers

Glide effortlessly along

The neck of her guitar

 

Longing is a deep desire

Like a damp chill seeking fire

It feels unachievable

Too sad to be dreamable

And in that space     there’s longing

In that space     there is longing

 

Swept up in my loss

I see her become one with the music

She can dance all night

Without losing breath or energy

 

I used to take it all for granted

Didn’t know the freedom that was mine

It had to be taken away from me

To appreciate those times

When my cup feels empty

I’ve got to fill it up with love

Fill it to the brim with laughter

So I won’t be swallowed up

By that space

By that space      longing

 

Longing is a deep desire

Like a damp chill seeking fire

It feels unachievable

Too sad to be dreamable

And in that space  …..

In that space

In that space

there is longing

 

6/ Two Kinds of Pie Edwards/Haddock

Variety is the spice of life

So give me two kinds of pie

With whipped cream on the side

 

He peels my apples

And picks my cherries

He makes jelly

Out of my berries

When I see him coming

I say “I’ll tell you something:

I’ve got red hot lovin’

Cookin’ in my oven.”

 

Two kinds of pie

I like two kinds of pie

Two kinds of pie

with whipped cream on the side

I like two kinds of pie

He pounds my cabbage

Sauerkraut is salty

There ain’t no part

of my man that’s faulty

When he comes around

After being in town

I say “I know how

To make you sleep sweet & sound”

CHORUS

He digs my garden

He’s my Soil Man

When he gets dirty

I plant all I can

He pollinates my flowers

Grows my peas nice ‘n sweet

A healthy diet is complete… with…

 

Two kinds of pie

I like two kinds of pie

Two kinds of pie

with whipped cream on the side

I like two kinds of pie

 

Variety is the spice of life

So give me two kinds of pie

With whipped cream on the side

 

7/ Apathy is Boring Haddock/Edwards

What are we doing?

What are we doing now?

There’s gotta be something

Better

What are we doing?

What are we doing now?

There’s gotta be something

Bigger

 

We can become an Agent of Change

We can Represent

I know the couch will be there in the morning

And I know that Apathy is boring

Represent

Get up. Get up

Apathy is boring

 

Ivory tower

Way up in the clouds

This is the hour

Now

Ivory tower

Bringing it on down

Making it ours

Right now

 

We can become an Agent of Change

We can Represent

I know the couch will be there in the morning

And I know that Apathy is boring

Represent

Get up. Get up

Apathy is boring

 

Actions speak louder than words

Walk the talk, walk the walk

Actions speak louder than words

We are meant to represent

 

8/ You Can Get it Used  Nicole Edwards/Dave Haddock

Wanna know what I got

At the 2nd hand shop?

Wanna see my score?

You’ll never guess who much I got it for.

Why buy something new, when you can get it used

Get it used.

 

My honey is a scavenger

He can find what he’s looking for

He can build a whole lot

From things that others do not want

It may take a little time

But he saves more than a dime.

 

Wanna know what I got

At the 2nd hand shop?

Wanna see my score?

You’ll never guess who much I got it for.

Why buy something new, when you can get it used

Get it used.

 

These days things are poorly made

You’ll need another one in a day

You can fix it if you try

But it is cheaper if you buy

It seems like such a waste

To have to constantly replace

 

Someone’s trash is another one’s treasure

Someone’s junk is another one’s pleasure

Why throw away something perfectly good

If you can’t use it, maybe I could

We’ll be doing the world a favour

If we cut down on our wasteful behaviour

 

Wanna know what I got

At the 2nd hand shop?

Wanna see my score?

You’ll never guess who much I got it for.

Why buy something new, when you can get it used

Get it used.

 

9/  Pour Moi  Edwards/Haddock

Ce soir je vais danser

Personne ne me voit

Je vais me laisser aller

Je danse pour moi

Mmmmm je danse pour vivre

 

Grace a mes deux pieds

Et a la musique

Grace a mes efforts

Et le rhythme du corps

Je suis capable

Je suis capable

Check-moi ben aller

 

Ce soir je vais chanter

personne ne m’entend

Je vais me laisser aller

Je chante pour moi

Mmmmm je chante pour vivre

 

Grace a mes poumons

la melodie, le son

Grace a mes cordes vocales

Et et mon coeur musicale

Je suis capable

Je suis capable

Check-moi ben aller

 

Je ne peux plus la prendre pour acquise

C’est une danse de vie

Je ne peux plus le prendre pour acquis

C’est un chant de vie

 

Ce soir je vais danser

personne ne me voit

Je vais me laisser aller

Je danse pour moi

 

10/ Be the Change Edwards/Haddock

Be the Change. Be the Change

Be the change that you want to see in the world

Ghandi said it: Be the change that you want to see in the world

 

There’s so many small things, small things we can do, ungh hungh

to make a ripple

Thare are so many small things, small things we can change ungh hungh

to create a wave

 

Be the change that you want to see in the world

Be the change that you want to see in the world

 

War doesn’t have to be it doesn’t have to be, ungh ungh

We make it happen

Hate doesn’t have to be it doesn’t have to be, ungh ungh

We create it ourselves

 

Be the change that you want to see in the world

Be the change that you want to see in the world

 

There isn’t one of us who doesn’t suffer

We need to take good care of each other

Be the change

Be the change

Remember to pay it forward

Do not wait until tomorrow

Be the Change

Be the Change

 

Make a Ripple

Create a Wave  2X

You know you can Be the Change

You know you can Be the Change

Make a Ripple

Create a Wave 2X

You know you can Be the Change

You know you can Be the Change

Be the change that you want to see in the world

Be the change that you want to see in the world

Be the Change

 

11/ Shades of Blue  Edwards/Haddock

How many shades of grey do I see…

How many shades of blue can I be…

Add some pink and I am plum

But give me more black and I’m done, done done

 

Follow my footprints through the fallen snow

To a cozy cabin in a place I know

No worries, we’ll think of something to do

To blow away these Winter Blues

 

How many shades of grey do I see…

How many shades of blue can I be…

Add some pink and I am plum

But give me more black and I’m done, done done

 

Light my fire and heat up my nights

Dance me with the moving Northern Lights

Show me the diamonds laying in the hoar frost

We’ll get through another winter at any cost

 

Colour me yellow, ‘til I see the sun

Colour me red until I feel warm

Colour me green ‘til I smell the spring

Then keep on, keep on colouring

 

How many shades of grey do I see…

How many shades of blue can I be…

Add some pink and I am plum

But give me more black and I’m done, done done

 

12/ Red Shoes  Edwards/Haddock

Annie has got her red shoes on

Annie’s got her red shoes on

Annie has got her red shoes on

Annie’s got her red shoes on

 

Annie’s had a day. Annie’s had a week

Annie doesn’t stop, Annie doesn’t sleep

But when she puts her fingers on those piano keys

the crowd begs more Annie please….. ‘cause…..

 

Annie has got her red shoes on

Annie’s got her red shoes on

Annie has got her red shoes on

Annie’s got her red shoes on

 

Life as we know it is suspended in time

When Annie plays piano everything is fine

She lets magic take over and we all receive

You see it in her smile it’s in the air she breathes

 

“Music is healing” I heard her say

Worries disappear when she plays

 

13/ More than a Diagnosis Blues  Nicole Edwards

I go to the Doctor ‘cause I

Want to know what’s going on

He studies my body

But forgets that I am a person.

 

I don’t want your vision of me

To cloud how I see myself

I will not define my life

By an illness

 

I’m in and out of clinics

I meet a of cynics

I’ve got to feel my loss

But dwelling on it has too much of a cost

 

I don’t want your vision of me

To cloud how I see myself

I will not define my life

By an illness

 

I’m so tired of hearing ‘bout progressive,

degenerative, condition

Why not the possibility of

Spontaneous remission?

 

I don’t want your vision of me

To cloud how I see myself

I will not define my life

By an illness

 

So don’t put me in a box

A neat and tidy pile

I’m more than my diagnosis

No, that does not mean I’m in denial

 

I don’t want your vision of me

To cloud how I see myself

I will not define my life

By an illness

 

So go on give me your prognosis

But I’m more than my diagnosis

I am more

I’m so much more

 

14/ What do you do with your fire?      Edwards/Haddock

Before I get your number

Before we start counting the score

Before you enter my dreams at night

And take me to that magical shore

 

Before I take your hand

And walk you through that door

Before I introduce my friends

There’s something we cannot ignore

 

What do you do with your fire?

Do you heat your home

Or do you burn it down?

What do you do with your fire?

Do you share your spark

or spread a flame around?

 

Before I meet your mother

Before the photographer shows

Before the whole story gets carved in stone

Or recorded in indelible prose

 

Before you make me coffee

Before I butter your toast

Before we install the fridge and stove

There’s something I want to know

 

What do you do with your fire?

Do you heat your home

Or do you burn it down?

What do you do with your fire?

Do you share your spark

or spread a flame around?

 

Where do you burn, burn, burn, burn

Honour that spark

Where do you burn, burn, burn, burn

Follow that flame

Where do you burn, burn, burn, burn

Honour that spark

 

15/  Widow’s Waltz  Nicole Edwards

He’d seen her around town. She used to smile at him

At the Orange Hall he asked her to dance

Her steps matched his time. Across the dance floor they traveled

They began the Lover’s Waltz

 

He used to say: “I never thought love could happen to me”

He used to say: “You are so beautiful.

My love, let’s go out dancing.

We’ll waltz our worries away.”

 

They danced in a spring meadow

They danced on the back porch

They danced through joy and sorrow

Now she dances the Widow’s Waltz

 

There were times when she’d pretend he’s out working

There were nights when sleep would not come at all

Other times she’d cuddle with their daughter

teaching her the Widow’s Waltz

 

They danced in a spring meadow

They danced on the back porch

They danced through joy and sorrow

Dancing the Widow’s Waltz

 

The town was shaken to the core

For he never left the factory floor

How could she know when he walked out the door

That she would never see him anymore

 

There are many other widows in her town

like Mrs. Merle Ralston and Mrs. Frank Brown

They have their luncheons, they quilt and go traveling

dancing the Widow’s Waltz

 

They dance at their children’s weddings,

square dances, line dances at the Legion Hall

They dance through joy and sorrow

Dancing the Widow’s Waltz

 

Sparkin’ – album lyrics 2008

16/  We’ve Got Love  Nicole Edwards

Don’t worry baby

We’ll get through these trying times

Don’t worry baby

Just put your hand in mine

Don’t know where we’re going to

But we’ve got love to see us through

 

There is sadness baby

There is sadness deep down to the bone

There is sadness baby

But you don’t have to live with it alone

Don’t know where we’re going to

But we got love to see us through

 

You can cry now baby

You can cry out all your fears

You can cry now baby

and when the flood is over

I will be right here

Don’t know where we’re going to

But we got love to see us through

 

We’ve got love

We’ve got love to see us through

The sun is gonna shine and the flowers will bloom

Don’t know where we’re going to

Don’t know what we’re gonna do

But we’ve got love

We’ve got love to see us through

 

Don’t worry baby

We’ll get through these trying times

Don’t worry baby

Just put your hand in mine

Don’t know where we’re going to

But we got love to see us through

 

17/ Sparkin’ Nicole Edwards

A little spark to light my fire

To reawaken my desire

To make me feel alive then take me higher

A little sparkin’ is gonna do me some good

 

We’ll plan a little get away, just for us two

some doctor-prescribed lovin’ is what’ll do

and pretty soon I’ll be feeling good as new

A little sparkin’ is gonna do me some good

 

If you’re feelin’ low without motivation

Let me give you a little education

Grab your sweetie, take a vacation

A little sparkin’ is gonna do you some good

 

A little spark to light your fire

To reawaken your desire

To make you feel alive then take you higher

A little sparkin’ is gonna do you some good

 

Sparkin’ in the mornin’, in the afternoon

Sparkin’ in the kitchen, in the living room

Sparkin when you’re listening to this tune

Sparkin’ is gonna do you some good

 

The world is way too full of anger

Grumpy people acting like strangers

Don’t they know that love is the answer

A little sparkin’ is gonna do them some good

 

A little spark to light their fire

To reawaken their desire

To make them feel alive then take them higher

A little sparkin’ is gonna do them some good

 

Love is the answer

Love is the answer

A little sparkin’ is gonna do us some good

 

18/  What If   Nicole Edwards

What if I cannot play my guitar

What if I can never hold my own baby

What if I cannot provide for myself

May I still find peace

 

My body is failing and I don’t like it

I never thought this could happen to me

I’ve tried everything I’m still looking for answers

Give me the strength to live gracefully

 

What if I cannot play my guitar

What if I can never hold my own baby

What if I cannot provide for myself

May I still find peace

 

What about all those things that I’ve taken for granted

like plans, dreams and abilities

The world will not end if I stop doing

but I sure see my life differently

 

How can I get some of that peaceful feeling

I take a deep breath but my fears are still here

No where to run, I may as well face them

And value my blessings like never before

 

What if I cannot play my guitar

What if I can never hold my own baby

What if I cannot provide for myself

May I still find peace

 

Let me be thankful for my sight

Let me give thanks for hearing

And I will lift up my voice

And be thankful for love

Be thankful for love

Be thankful for love

 

19/  Joy Seeker  Nicole Edwards

Spinning ‘round in circles

Chasing my own tail

Showing up for rehearsal

Praying I won’t fail

So I went to see the doctor

Things she didn’t know and couldn’t say

Sent me to a specialist

Said “It’s bad I can’t help you, just try to have a nice day.”

I’ve got this life to live and I will not be bitter

I don’t know what lies ahead

so I’m gonna be a Joy Seeker

Joy Seeker

 

An olive for my hunger

Tea to quench my thirst

Rest to keep me peaceful

It could always be worse

So I’ll surround myself by beauty

I’ll surround myself with love

and if it drains my energy

well it’s not worth it, I have had enough

 

I’ve got this life to live and I will not be bitter

I don’t know what lies ahead

so I’m gonna be a Joy Seeker

Joy Seeker

 

My Mamma talked to me about acceptance

She said we’re given what we’re given, you can like it or you can lump it

and for those of us who’re sitting up on the fence

it doesn’t matter where you fall there’s gonna be another wall

Well I could be filled with anger and be bitter

I could judge those around me: who is strong who is weaker

but life’s too short to be stuck in litter

I’m gonna spend my days being a Joy Seeker

 

I’ve got this life to live and I will not be bitter

I don’t know what lies ahead

so I’m gonna be a Joy Seeker

Joy Seeker

 

20/ I’ve got a feelin’    Nicole Edwards

I’ve got a feelin’

My baby’s temper is on the rise

I’ve got a feelin’

My baby’s temper is on the rise

I’m gonna stay out of his way

‘Cause I don’t know what he’s capable of today

 

I don’t eat eggs no more

They just make my sick

No, I don’t eat eggs no more

They just make my sick

All of that walkin’ on egg shells

It makes me want to quit

 

I’m doing some devising

I’m devising myself a plan

I’m doing some devising

I’m devising myself a plan

‘Cause I’ve got to find a way

to get away from that man

Yes I do, yes I do

 

‘Cause I’ve got this feelin’

I’ve got this feelin’ that

My baby’s temper is on the rise

I’m gonna listen to that feelin’

That my baby’s temper is on the rise

I’m gonna stay out of his way

‘Cause I don’t know what he’s capable of today

I’m getting away, I’m getting away.

 

21/  Beautiful Man Nicole Edwards

He’s got beautiful strong feelings

and he’s not afraid to show them

He holds me in his arms

And there’s nothing up his sleeve

He’s got beautiful strong words

He’s not afraid to say “I’m proud of you”

And when I’ve got something to say

I know he will listen

 

I will honour how I can

the feelings of this beautiful man

I will honour how I can

my feelings for this beautiful strong man

 

He’s got beautiful strong hands

and he’s not afraid to use them

He doesn’t build any walls

when there’s something on his mind

he’s got a beautiful strong heart

he’s not afraid to be a friend

There are no strings attached to his love

There is strength in letting go

 

I will honour how I can

the feelings of this beautiful man

I will honour how I can

my feelings for this beautiful strong man

 

bridge: He has given me energy

He has given me motivation

He has given me beautiful strong feelings

 

I will honour how I can

the feelings of this beautiful man

I will honour how I can

my feelings for this beautiful strong man

I will honour how I can

the feelings of this beautiful man

I will honour how I can

my feelings for this beautiful strong man

Beautiful Man

 

22/  Quand Je Te Vois Nicole Edwards

Quand je te vois

J’oublie mes soucis

Je pense qu’a maintenant et ici

Et on rit, et on rit

Quand je te vois

 

Je n’ai pas ton accent

J’ai meme pas les paroles

Mais je trouve que les mots

Ne sont jamais suffisants

Et je vais essayer de m’exprimer dans ta langue

comme tu vas essayer de t’exprimer dans ma langue

 

Car, Quand je te vois

J’oublie mes soucis

Je pense qu’a maintenant et ici

Et on rit, et on rit

Quand je te vois

 

On joue pas les meme jeux

on joue pas la meme musique

mais je dis: vive la difference

c’est magnifique

Et je vais essayer de m’exprimer dans ta langue

comme tu vas essayer de t’exprimer dans ma langue

 

Quand je suis toute seule

presque endormie

tu viens dans mes pensees

pour me dire que je suis bien comme je suis

 

Quand je te vois

J’oublie mes soucis

Je pense qu’a maintenant et ici

Et on rit, et on rit

Quand je te vois

 

on with my day – album lyrics

23/  Second Thoughts Nicole Edwards 

I’m having a hard time

With what you are implying

I’m wondering what all

I have been denying

I’m having second, third, fourth thoughts

I’m having fifth, sixth, seventh thoughts

About what we oughta do

About where we’re going to

 

I’m talking in my sleep

I’m choking back my words

Sometimes I feel angry

Sometimes I feel just absurd

 

I’m having second, third, fourth thoughts

I’m having fifth, sixth, seventh thoughts

About what we oughta do

About where we’re going to

 

Is love enough to keep us both intact

How can we talk it out without both feeling attacked?

 

I try to understand

I try to let things go

I try to understand

I try to let things go

I try to work it out

In every way I know still

 

I’m having second, third, fourth thoughts

I’m having fifth, sixth, seventh thoughts

About what we oughta do

About where we’re going to

I love you

I love you

My love,

What are we going to do?

 

24/ Spit  Nicole Edwards

You see a dirty little girl with my mouth full of mud

Left here just to chew my cud

I’m gonna spit at you

 

I’ve got sand in my teeth and gravel in my voice

It was fed to me, it wasn’t my choice

I’m gonna spit at you

 

Just one look my stomach drops

The fire rages it doesn’t stop

Just one word is all it takes

And something inside me breaks

It’s not supposed to be this way

How am I supposed to get on with my day

“nothing is ever good enough” you say

I’ll just try to stay out of your way

 

I’m a snotty-nosed girl with my mouth full of noise

I’ll be out throwing rocks at the boys

My dress is clean but it hides the sticks and stones stuck in my side

I’m gonna spit at you

 

Just one look my stomach drops

The fire rages it doesn’t stop

Just one word is all it takes

And something inside me breaks

It’s not supposed to be this way

How am I supposed to get on with my day

“nothing is ever good enough” you say

I’ll just try to stay out of your way

 

I’m a bitter little girl with my mouth full of pride

I fake it ‘til I make it, God knows I’ve tried

I’m gonna spit at you

I’m an angry little girl with my mouth full of smoke

I’m gonna let it all out before I choke

I’m gonna spit at you

 

Dirty little proud little bitter little angry girl

Dirty little proud little bitter little angry girl

Dirty little proud little bitter little angry girl

Dirty little proud little bitter little angry girl

 

25/  Neighbour  Nicole Edwards

 

Thanks for letting me drip on your floor

Thanks for the chair when my feet were sore

A smile, some food, a telephone call

What you offer is much more

 

Neighbour I’ve got a modest confession

I’m relatively self-sufficient

but I still have some lessons to learn

I sleep better at night knowing your door is always open

 

There’s something about unconditional

There are no ifs or buts when I’m at your door

To listen without judgement

My time with you is well spent

When we’re together we can be ourselves

There is no need to put emotions on the shelf

Sometimes laughter sometimes tears

I’ll keep these moments with me for years

 

Neighbour I’ve got a modest confession

I’m relatively self-sufficient

but I still have some lessons to learn

I sleep better at night knowing your door is always open

 

Knowing that you’re near

Knowing that you’re not far

Helps me to feel safe

When things are hard

 

Neighbour I’ve got a modest confession

I’m relatively self-sufficient

but I still have some lessons to learn

I sleep better at night knowing your door is always open

 

26/  History Nicole Edwards

I’d been doing my own thing

Hadn’t seen you in a while

And I saw you with her

And couldn’t look away

I used to know that look in your eye

I used to know that curve of your smile

Then I saw you touch her in that familiar way

 

It had to hit me in the face

For me to truly see

That you and me are

History

                       

Something happens to a life

When that chemistry collides

And you let yourself be carried away

How could I have known

That our love would not grow

And I’d be watching you

touch her in that familiar way

 

It had to hit me in the face

For me to truly see

That you and me are

History

 

Letting go is not as easy as it seems

Move on I know,

But I was not prepared for this

No I was not prepared

 

It had to hit me in the face

For me to truly see

That you and me are

History

 

I could see you loved the attention

I could see you liked to be admired

And it was time for me to just walk away, ‘cause

You and me are

History

 

 

27/  Elle va me suivre   Nicole Edwards

Une nuit d’hiver

Un ciel si clair

Et une pleine lune

Elle va me suivre j’en suis sure

 

Une tempete

dans ma tete

Et une plein lune

Elle va me suivre j’en suis sure

 

Toute la tristesse bien cache dans la foret

Peut sortir quand la neige est pure et brillante

Mon coeur est fragile et mon corps est fatigue

Mais je souffle de l’air frais et je peux continuer

 

Une nuit d’hiver

Un ciel si clair

Et une pleine lune

Elle va me suivre j’en suis sure

 

Je suis mon nez

J’suis pas sure ou j’irai

J’entends les loups sur l’ile

Et j’ai le gout d’y aller

Je veux etre juste et j’essaie d’etre sage

Je march et je marche pour tourner la page

 

Une nuit d’hiver

Un ciel si clair

Et une pleine lune

Elle va me suivre j’en suis sure

Une pleine lune –

Elle va me suivre

 

28/  Lemon Meringue Pie   Nicole Edwards

 

I thought I knew you the day that we met

There was something in the air that said: take a chance

I keep taking chances, don’t know what will happen next

J’etais une belle grosse fille la chu ben trop mince

 

Sweet tart, sweet tart

Like lemon meringue pie

Sweet tart, sweet tart

Sticks to my teeth and tears my taste buds a part

 

I sure like tasting. What have I learned:

Lick up that hot sauce and you’re gonna get burned

A little garlic & olive oil will go a long way

Don’t know about tomorrow but that’s what I’ll have today

 

Sweet tart, sweet tart

Like lemon meringue pie

Sweet tart, sweet tart

Sticks to my teeth and tears my taste buds a part

 

Las hojas del ajo covren los ojos de las hijas y los hijos

Las hojas del ajo covren los ojos de las hijas y los hijos

 

Sometimes I read the label, Sometimes I don’t care

There are many different versions of fair

Some things I can’t swallow, don’t know what I’m being fed

Sometimes I get indigestion now I’m gonna feed myself

 

Sweet tart, sweet tart

Some salsa with my lemon merengue pie

Sweet tart, sweet tart

Sticks to my teeth and tears my taste buds a part

 

29/  Birthday   Nicole Edwards

J’ai l’impression que c’est plus fort que moi

Ca doit etre le pringtemps car je pense qu’a toi

 

I asked you your birthday and your eyes just pierced me

I asked you your birthday and I knew

The full moon of April is making my body tremble

The full moon of April and you

 

La passion de cette saison est dangereuse

Comme le temps il mouille, mouille mouille

Et juste après c’est sec, sec, sec

 

I asked you your birthday and your eyes just pierced me

I asked you your birthday and I knew

The full moon of April is making my body tremble

The full moon of April and you

 

La pleine lune d’avril

La plein lune

 

J’ai dit: j’ai l’impression que c’est plus fort que moi

Ca doit etre le pringtemps car je pense qu’a toi

 

I asked you your birthday and your eyes just pierced me

I asked you your birthday and I knew

The full moon of April is making my body tremble

The full moon of April and you

 

30/  Berry Pickin’  Nicole Edwards

 

We go berry pickin’ every year, my Ma & me

She says that I’m a good picker, that we’ll wait & see

Some are for the “bread basket” some are for the bowl

And if it starts raining we’ll have to sing that song

 

Des fraises et des framboises

Du bon vin j’en ai bu

Des frasies et des framboises

Jamais je me suis tant plu

 

Come time for cleaning my hands & mouth are stained red

& I won’t have had my fill until it’s time for bed

These ones are for freezer and these ones are for jam

These ones are for shortcake, crumble, pie or flan

 

Des fraises et des framboises

Du bon vin j’en ai bu

Des frasies et des framboises

Jamais je me suis tant plu

 

Ick c’est bon, c’est delicieux

Goin’ down, goin’ down the red lane

 

Des fraises et des framboises

Du bon vin j’en ai bu

Des frasies et des framboises

Jamais je me suis tant plu

Des frasies et des framboises

Jamais je me suis tant plu

 

31/  Adventurers   Nicole Edwards

We are still little girls

In our own ways

We’re still Adventurers

In our day to day

 

Ojala, how I’ve looked up to you

‘She’s so strong splitting wood with her dad’

Now I see that strength in different ways

I just listen, and look at your face

I just listen and look at your face

 

We are still little girls

In our own ways

We’re still Adventurers

In our day to day

 

Myra, how I’ve learned from you

She said: “I don’t care what Leona says,

I will play with whoever I want.

I will play with whoever I want.”

 

We are still little girls

In our own ways

We’re still Adventurers

In our day to day

 

It’s funny

Looking at things through adult eyes now

Surely I’ve not grown up yet

There’ll still be more eyes to wipe dry

There will still be more eyes to wipe dry

 

We are still little girls

In our own ways

We’re still Adventurers

In our day to day

 

32/  Home to Me    Nicole Edwards

You used to tell me

You knew I could never be true

Although it was false I spent my days

Trying to make it on up to you

 

I was afraid of something

Didn’t know what to believe

Now I’m picking up the pieces

I’m coming on home to me

I’m coming on home, coming on home

I’m coming on home to me

 

Some might ask me

Why did you just not stand your ground

I was looking all over

But my will was no where to be found

Some might ask me

Why did you just not stand tall

I was standing as tall as I could

With my back up against the wall

I was afraid of something

Didn’t know what to believe

Now I’m picking up the pieces

I’m coming on home to me, yes I am

I’m coming on home, coming on home

I’m coming on home to me

 

You used to tell me

You knew I could never be true

Although it was false I spent my days

Trying to make it on up to you

 

I was afraid of something

Didn’t know what to believe

Now I’m picking up the pieces

I’m coming on home to me

I’m coming on home, coming on home

I’m coming on home to me

 

33/ Precious Rain   Nicole Edwards

 

I’m hot & bothered

I wipe the sweat from my brow

I’ve given ‘bout all I can give

I could stand to get some now, some

 

Water, I’m thirsty

I’m drinking up your kind words

Your love is precious rain

 

I’ve been living in the desert

Not much growth around

But I’m moving onto fertile land

I’m gonna plant a garden with my hands, I need

 

Water, I’m thirsty

I’m drinking up your kind words

Your love is precious rain

 

Oh the beauty, the richness, the diversity

Of nurturing those flowers

Of feeling my own power

No more walking in the hot sand with no protection

I’ve been burned way too much

Now it’s time to fill my cup with water

Oh the beauty, the richness, the diversity

Of walking through lush forest

With grace and with boldness

I like living a life that’s full of celebration

I’ll wash in a pure mountain waterfall

& soak in a peaceful pool of

 

Water, I’m thirsty

I’m drinking up your kind words

Your love is precious rain

Gimme some of that

Water, I’m thirsty

I’m drinking up your kind words

Your love is precious rain

 

Water, water, water, precious rain

Your love is precious rain