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Desert Lily

Desert Lily

  • By Susan Jansen
  • Release 3/10/2006
  • Music Genre Easy Listening
  • Media Format CD
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'Extraordinary new artist. 'Gifted writer and performer. Delightful spirit. Remarkable zest for living in her sound.' Get caught up in the rhythms of her tunes, soothed by her buttery vocals and harmonies and cajoled by her generously upbeat lyrics. LYRICS * LYRICS * LYRICS * LYRICS * LYRICS * LYRICS * SOMEBODY LIKE ME Somebody woke up early, before the dawn was free, sleep just wouldn't come my way, just wasn't meant to be, somebody stayed up all night long just wondrin' if it could be, somebody's thinking of you, somebody like me. Somebody spent the day-oh, just walkin' by the shore, seeing you in every wave, dreamin' by the sea, somebody's wants to love you, like you've never been before, hope you can't wait to be, with somebody like me. I see you workin' each and every day, you're mind is all wrapped up and you're workin' your heart away, These beaches are just callin', can't you see? that somebody wants to have some fun, somebody like me. Somebody wants to play-oh, and I will sing it to the skies, this sunny feeling, if you'll let it be, We'd be walkin' in our bare feet as we greet the new sunrise, tell me you've been hoping for, somebody like me. Until you ever get this rhythm, how could you ever understand? Don't you know that stars shine brighter all the time when you're holding somebody's hand? So just say that it's o.k. - oh, you're going to break away with me, cause there's no harm in this - as far as we can see. Hey, I'm singing for my life. Whoa, this sunny feeling. I hope you'll let it be. Heaven, looking into those eyes. Say that you can't wait to see somebody just like me. You might just wanna stay - oh by my side forevermore and be my somebody, my somebody, be my somebody -oh. GET YOUR SHOES ON I had a dream. It seemed I'd never, ever get it done. Until the day I learned a way from a mother's little son. He couldn't get his shoes tied as his friends ran off ahead. He hung his head. How he cried 'til his momma smiled and said... "Take one lace across the other. Don't be worrying about the others. Believe with all your heart. That's the way you start. One penny in the bottom of a fountain ain't gonna carry you across that mountain. No wish is half as true as the man inside of you." He worked so hard. He wanted so much to achieve his task. You should've seen his face when he finished that bow at last. He was grinning from ear to ear as he rose to join the fun. He wiped his eyes, he hugged his mom and he was on the run. He took one lace across the other. Never compared himself with another. Believed with all his heart. That's the way you start. She said, "One penny in the bottom of a fountain ain't gonna carry you across that mountain, No wish is half as true as the man inside of you." Sometimes we just think too much, entertaining all those doubts and fears. That keep us from accomplishing our dreams as the days give way to years. So get going, get your shoes on, start trying and it won't be long. He did it. You can do it, too. You can get the job done, you can better than anyone. Don't stop now 'til you see it through. Who cares if it goes slow. Just keep on and before you know your dreams will be coming true. DESERT LILY Drawn by the fire of the Indian Paintbrush, lured by the red rock towers, ooh, Unaware that the desert is no place for flowers as delicate as she, Desert Lily. And she wants to be wild and free to dance on the plains of a dried up sea. And she won't survive the two extremes when the sun's overhead and the full moon casts it's' shadows, oh, Desert Lily. There are mirages in the desert that will taunt you with their lies. Where many people's dreams and visions have vanished before their eyes. She hears the cry of the spirit guide that soars overhead in the cold night sky, She ignores the signs in the danger zones, the rattle snakes and the cattle bones - oh, Desert Lily. RAIN ON ME I see the edge of the darkening skies creeping over like a curse no need to get the story from the radio I know the weather's turning for the worse Oh no, When I think of you, memories start to trickling down then the tears begin to fall nothing I can do, the storm has come, so let it rain, rain on me Rain on me, let the water pour down, Oh, Rain on me, let the water run down my soul Let it rain, rain on me. Don't shelter me from the heavens let the rain come crash against my skin each tiny drop a tender remembrance of the sweet times that might have been Let the water run down, this pitiful child, like a river run wild and wash away this pain, drown my heart, take it all away Rain on me, let the water run down, let it, let roll Rain on me, let the water pour down my soul Let it rain, rain on me. Let the water pour down, let it, let it roll Rain on me, let the water pour down my soul Let it rain, rain on me. Let the water pour down my soul Let it rain on me. STAR SAILOR It's half past midnight, rest for awhile in this harbor so kind. Before I turn around twice you'll be off again, star sailor of mine. Star sailor, prince of the sky, watching and waiting for your time to fly. I know it's true by the look in your eyes. You have no intention of sleeping tonight. Soon enough, you'll be gliding through space. God alone knows what you'll find. Can you give it a name? What calls you away? Won't you rest your heart here on mine? Who put these visions and dreams in your head - of the stars and the moon and the sun? It's never enough just to look through the glass. You won't rest 'til you've finally touched one. Refrain BEFORE I SLEEP Before I sleep, before I say 'goodnight', there's a few things running through my mind Won't wait 'til morning light. Did I make you feel like laughing - take the worries of your day and turn them into smiles, as you have done for me, a hundred million times, so unselfishly. Before I dream, before I sail away, if you wouldn't mind my asking you to hold my hands and pray. Did I tell you how I love you- how I'm sorry for the things I've done that made you sigh, let the sun set on my anger or put tears in those eyes that mean the world to me. Did I make the world a better place with the things I've said and done? Did I take good care of all the things I have? Did I share in someone's dream, have the heart and the time to make it happen? Have I become all that I was meant to be? Before I slip off to somewhere I've never been my darlin' I've been dreamin' of, some way to say that I'm so glad our God above blessed my life with your love and will you be mine forever? I could hold you for eternity. You truly have been my best friend. I love you now. I'll love you when I go to sleep. GEMINI GIRL She walks the way of the Son, she flies above the daily grind Her hand in her work, but in her mind she hears the whispers of Love surround her, humming the tune of the song that she sings echo the cry of the sound in the distance as sweet as the joy she brings. Gemini Girl you showed me what I've been missing. Clear as the stars that shine over me I'm thinkin', "Gemini, girl, you've got something, I wish I had in me. Something I just couldn't see." So with a smile in her heart, head on, she faces ev'ry day Just watching her run it's safe to say she really should have been twins, it's such a shame There's way too much to get done in a day. Just when you're thinking it's time to slow down she's ready to go again. Bridge And where does she get the strength? I wanna know Every minute must count for something I asked her "What's up with that?" She says "Y'know, it happens when you believe in something good. Something good. Gemini Girl you showed me what I've been after, you came along and you opened my heart I'm thinkin', "Gemini, girl, you know something I wish I knew from the start" it's just the way that you are. Gemini Girl you showed me what I've been missing. Clear as the stars that shine over me I'm thinkin', "Gemini, girl, you've got something, I wish I had in me. Something I just couldn't see. TODAY IS THE GIFT Yesterday, I was a dreamer all those yesterdays ago Now those moments are gone forever. Why did he ever let them go? No matter, how I want to I just can't turn it around, turn it around. Yesterday is the memory we dreamed we would live And tomorrow is the question. But today is the gift. Today is the gift. Today is the gift. So this day is a window, an opening in time Where I can reach in and take these moments in my hands and make them mine. Mine- oh- mine - oh. Each day when I wake up in the morning and the stars run off to bed. Items on the to-do list start running through my head. There's some things that need my attention, words I have to say And it seems to me, there might be no better day Than today Today is the gift. Today is the day. Yesterday is the memory we dreamed we would live And tomorrow is the question, but today is the gift. Today is the gift. Today is the gift. Today is the gift. We dream in many colors. Don't let it fade to black and white. Leave the light on every second in the middle of the night, in the middle of the night. Today is the gift. DREAM TRAVELIN' Baby, where're we going, when the pretty stars come out? I get happy knowing you have got it figured out. In my dreams you're always there to take me on the wing, Leave this world far behind, isn't it the coolest thing? Truly I am hoping the Sandman isn't far away. Once he passes by here baby we'll be on our way. You can take the lead and I'll be riding close behind Looking for a cosmic sign, if the path we cannot find we can always change our minds. Close our eyes and we'll go flying, change our point of view awhile, Close to Lepus and Orion turn to me and smile. Endless journey, never tiring weightless freedom in our flight and the timepiece doesn't matter when we reach this height. So when it's time to wake me, please if you could be so kind to very gently shake me, I'm leaving all my dreams behind. Every night it's someplace I have never been before playing over in my dreams. Always comin' back for more, never wanna wake it seems. Never ever wanna wake it seems. RED MEANS STOP, GREEN MEANS GO It's hard, too hard to read your mind. It changes all the all the time I need some kind, some sort of sign you are, you are not mine. Give me a signal, so to say You want me close or far, far away. Hey, Red means stop, green means go- oh Just a simple way to show My love for you could grow and grow Red means stop, but green means go, go, go! It's hard, too hard, to play, this game It never, ever stays the same Your mind, is bound, around to change. Your feelings rearrange It's time to make them, make them known should I be with you or leave you alone? Red means stop but green means go-oh. Just a simple way to show, My love for you could grow and grow Red means stop, but green means go, go! Give me a signal, so to say You want me close or far, far away. You've got to give me, oh give me, just give me a sign. You wanna leave me. Won't you love me? Will you ever be mine? Red means stop but green means go-oh. Just a simple way to show, My love for you could grow and grow Red means stop, but green means go, go! (repeat to fade) A STRANGER ONCE MORE Who is this shadow lurking around my door claiming to have some meaning in my life? Surely I'd know you. Did you really love me? I would remember true happiness. Should I know you, baby, familiar from the start Truly your face is, maybe, but nothing stirs my heart I would remember it well, that kind of love So I search my mind for one bright moment, search my soul for a loving feeling to find one memory, but there are none....I think it's best you leave me as before, a stranger once more. I would remember caring conversation. I would remember sharing hopes and fears You must be mistaken, as I had been before thinking you'll find some tender loving at this door Should I know you, baby, from some mythical romance? You know that I would if I could, given half the chance I would remember it well, that kind of love... The kind that every girl dreams of. But that kind of love lives only in my dreams For that kind of love I would give anything. Should I know you, baby, familiar from the start? Truly your face is, maybe, but nothing stirs my heart I would remember it well, that kind of love I search my mind for one bright moment, search my soul for a loving feeling To find one memory but there are none....I think it's best you leave me as before, a stranger once more. SHE'S GOT HER GUN Watch out Peter! You're in imminent danger And it isn't a stranger, it's the lady who loves you. You better run so fast, be on your way on the double, 'cause you know there'll be trouble when she's got her gun. She's got her three inch, single-barrel, index pistol That'll track you like that, just like a missile. If you know what's good for you, you better run! She put her lips to the barrel, and loaded it with kisses. When she takes aim, she never, ever misses. It's time to worry baby, when she's got her gun. You got your heart set on winning? Don't be such a fool! You think you'll survive this age old duel? Are you loving her - or is she loving you more? Darling boy, let this be my suggestion, there will be no more question, when she settles the score. Well she pulls the barrel up to blow the smoke away, replace it in the holster til the very next day not even 007 can ever say he's won. And she never tires out when she's on a mission. Even Cupid never had sweeter ammunition. Consider yourself all done, when she's got her gun. THE CIRCLE GAME Yesterday a child came out to wonder, caught a dragon fly inside a jar. Fearful that the sky was full of thunder and tearful at the falling of a star. And the seasons they go 'round and 'round and the painted ponies go up and down. We're captured on a carousel of time We can't return we can only look behind from where we came and go 'round and 'round and 'round in the circle game. Now the child moved ten times around the seasons. Skated over ten clear, frozen streams Words like, "when you're older" must appease him and promises of someday make his dreams. Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now Cartwheels turn to carwheels through the town. And they tell him, "Take your time, it won't be long now, 'til you drag your feet and slow those circles down." So the years spin by and now the boy is twenty. Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true there'll be new dreams, maybe better dreams and plenty before the last revolving year is through. I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE I just can't imagine autumn without any leaves. And I just can't imagine the seashores without any seas Then all the lovers would have to spend their sunsets differently. But I just can't imagine a day without you with me. Well I just can't imagine if the sun had lost all it's light. And I just can't imagine if the stars were all swept from the night. Then all the dreamers could never send their wishes to the sky. And I just can't imagine a day without holding you so tight. Well I just can't imagine all the people living in peace. It may take us a lifetime to bring harmony within reach. I guess I can live with the crazy way this world can be. But I just can't imagine a day without you with me. No, I just can't imagine life without you with me. Thanks for listening.' ~ Susan Jansen.

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Artist: Susan Jansen
Title: Desert Lily
Genre: Easy Listening
Release Date: 3/10/2006
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 713537218427
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