All You Need

Music by Eve Nelson and Lauren Kinhan
Lyrics by Lauren Kinhan

She wears the weight of the world in her eyes
And she starts to wonder why
How some get chosen and how some just survive
Hard to break the chains that bind
And all this time wasted waitin’
You’re in your way more than a body ever should
Sometimes it takes a stranger passing by
To awaken the sage in you

And like gentle breezes
He flies into you
Sweet as a cherub
Inviting the truth

I’m calling to you, I see by your pain
you’re ready to fly away
so precious and few, the time we are here
you’ve got to break through

All you need is love
Everybody does
Hear the angel’s call
Cuz all you need is love, love, love

He lost himself in the money he makes
In his palace in the sky
The years of mindless ambition have compromised
The man, the boy, the child
And all for what an illusion
Addicted to the green just like a ball and chain
Now in the aftermath the money don’t count
Just the soul he sold away

Ah but, like stormy breezes
He crashes into you
Straight as an arrow
Reviving the truth

I’m calling to you, I see by your pain
you’re ready to fall away
so narrow are you’ve gone out of your way
to blanket the truth

CHORUS

Oh why
Complicate you life with things that hold you back
Sometimes
Bumping into angel’s like a heart attack

CHORUS

Forsaken Population

Music by Peter Calo and Lauren Kinhan
Lyrics by Lauren Kinhan

The boy behind the chromium’s imparted me to say,
The art is in the look of bland attention
As generations set the stage to an apathetic prom;
The embodiment of cool emaciation

The avenues of losing touch
Dawning ecstasy
Introduces modern puppeteers

Exonerating hope
Proud association
Against the flow
Forsaken population

The rite of passage soul-defies authoritative hold;
The product of a youthful inclination
And so-called gypsies vagabond with a terminal disease;
The hopeless in a hopeless situation.

And everybody’s shirking their responsibility
Leave ‘em high and dry to fend alone.

And so the story goes
Drowning in permission
We let them go
Forsaken population

Shrouded in your army issues
Camouflage the boot we gave you
Judging from this badge of honor
Your today’s nobody’s daughter

And everybody’s shirking their responsibility
Leave ’em high and dry to fend alone.

Life without a rope
Bold emancipation
Cross the great divide
Forsaken population

No hope
Proud association
Against the flow
Forsaken population

Heaven and Earth

Music by Lauren Kinhan and Alan Roy Scott
Lyrics by Lauren Kinhan

Like voices talking back
Out of a photograph
You softly whisper to me
As if the close up said,
“Wake up you sleepy head
It’s time to riddle the game”

And the years slipped by like you hand from mine
As the memories spill free from the frame

Heaven and earth can’t bridge the annointed
True but it hurts, you are alive in me
Heaven and earth can’t garner the ashes
We scattered and gave to the sea
Sweet Dorothy

Wish I could tell you now
About my ups and downs
About my babe yet to be
About the picket fence
Or least of all the dress
The dance, the songs left in me

And the sea gull drinks from your body
And delivers your song to my door

Heaven and earth can’t bridge the annointed
True but it hurts, you are alive in me
Heaven and earth can’t garner the ashes
We scattered and gave to the sea
Sweet dorothy

How can one stolen moment, untouched by time
Bring back the brush of your hand
And after all these summers
I miss you more than I planned
My sweet Dorothy

Welcome to the Show

Music by Lauren Kinhan and Eve Nelson
Lyrics by Lauren Kinhan and Eve Nelson

Harmony hardly left the room
when all hell broke down the court house
How could this single-handed girl domino all of them down

Nobody prophesized on that early morning’s Greyhound
She’d blow in the cover with one puff, like Steel into Straw

Raising the Holy Rafters
Bearing the Masses Laughter
Stopping the Paparazzi cold
Welcome to the Show

Soon as she came, she disappeared, like Hester eluding the witch hunt
Everyone prime to speculate, the scarlet in her sordid past

The tabloids exploiting her name and the bus that she rode in on
Passing the faded buck while Sunday’s palace all comes tumbling down

Rocking the Fragile Balance
Crowning her Spite and Malice
Shocking the Paparazzi Cold
She favors no Place of Honor
Only his Faithless Collar
Driving her Point right to the Bone
Welcome to the

Weakness over will
I’ll pray for you when kisses tell
Swallow Bitter’s Pill

Raising the Holy Rafters
Bearing the Masses Laughter
Stopping the Paparazzi cold
She favors no Place of Honor
Only his Faithless Collar
Driving her Point right to the Bone
Welcome to the Show

Are You Listening

Music by Lauren Kinhan and Eve Nelson
Lyrics by Lauren Kinhan

Baby I been all around the world
Seen the lay of the sultan’s pearl
Buried in the harem of the earth
I saw my face in the dancing girl
Veiled in blue and gold
Life’s a stage, so I’ve been told

Someday it’ll dawn on me
Don’t know how, don’t know when
Things happen when the time is right
Most often in the darkest light
It’s more than a mystery
More than luck, more than whim
So I’m standin’ in the ole belfry
My hearts ringing
Are you listening?

Always feast or famine never fails
No it’s not enough till it’s never there
Happiness is where the heart remains
Always free to fly, ever free to stay
No, no one, no one should abide
Nothing less than clear blue skies

CHORUS

So long ago history claimed
She understood, he was to blame
No never again, will long arms win in the end

CHORUS

Mourning Lullabye

Music by Lauren Kinhan and Eve Nelson
Lyrics by Lauren Kinhan

Here I go again, locking closet doors
Harboring the shame of your child’s play
No where to run, no where to hide
No where to go, no where to go

All dressed up to live, wondering how to know
Whether to forgive when the bough’s broken
No where to run, no where to hide
No where to go, ain’t no where to go

So I softly, slowly open my eyes
To all the beauty buried so deep inside
Rising from my Mourning Lullabye

Rock a bye anew, I been cradling the hope
And I understand the blues are gonna get me,
Gonna get me through
No where to run, now where to hide
Now that I know

So I softly, slowly open my eyes
To all the beauty buried so deep inside
Rising from my Mourning Lullabye

Abelene Rose

Music by Lauren Kinhan and Peter Eldridge
Lyrics by Lauren Kinhan

At the edge of Abelene
Sucking up time dragging cigarettes in a pocket full of smoke and wine
Is a dusty paradise where Momma’s gotta have a little happy hour
Just enough to blur the yellow lines

Over cornfield oceans, those lonely roads
Seem like they go forever
when the wheel of life has taken it’s toll

She was a beauty in her day
Rodeo queen, making hearts bleed, starring in the local magazine
‘till the boredom made her bed
Coming undone, only twenty-one, had to raise a baby hand to mouth
In this barely city of home spun strangers
A sleepy little population
Tranquilizing Abelene Rose

When you gonna make up your mind
When you gonna wake up and kiss goodbye
All those empty promises haunting you so
When you gonna, Abelene Rose
Who knows…

Ah but, like stormy breezes
He crashes into you
Straight as an arrow
Reviving the truth

He was a rolling tumbleweed
Kickin’ up dust with his bag of tricks giving heart-breaking double time
Until a thorn reversed his smile
Happiness gets what only happy gives, even schemer’s have their bitter ending
With one eye open, their soul’s conspired
Knowing one would do the staying
and that one would do the leaving behind — good bye

CHORUS

Even schemers are forgiven
Even dreamer’s fear the living
Hurry up – Your baby’s waiting
A life that’s lived has no regretting

Trouble Runs in the Family

Music by Peter Calo and Lauren Kinhan
Lyrics by Lauren Kinhan

Momma’s gonna getcha, best you beware
She been hearin’ your fool footsteps down the kitchen stairs
Evenin’ times the indication
Snatch the apple from the tree
She been keepin’ to the backroads
Where trouble runs in the family
Trouble runs in the family

Soap suds on the dishes, silky to the touch
She likes starin’ in the rainbows,
then likes to watch em go pop
Pop goes the belly button, pop goes reality
He gone moved to the eastside
Where trouble runs from his family
Trouble runs from his family

But oh, got so far to go
And oh, got so far to get home

Welcome to religion, welcome to the sport
Gotta teach you proper values, different than what you got
Hear the preacher preachin’, bags of his-story
He got nothin’ against you
He just don’t approve of your family-way
No he don’t approve of your family-way

But oh, got so far to go
And oh, got so far to get home

Momma’s gonna getcha, sure as prophecy
She been likened to your footsteps
Where trouble runs in the family

I Saw Love Today

Music by Lauren Kinhan
Lyrics by Lauren Kinhan

With the sun on his back, in the heart of the sidewalk
He took her arm in his hand, just to feel her against it
Fingers tensing — pulses beating — quickened breathing

I saw love today
Charming as they play
Like needles in the hay

In the still of the night through the blinds of my window
They carry on unafraid, in the down of their pillows
Secrets telling — shadows dancing — glasses spilling

I saw love today
Heavy as they lay
Like needles in the hay

The sea of lonely, dive in and out everyday
He’s falling, she’s pulling away

I saw love today
I saw love today
Like needles in the hay

Can’t hide behind the feelings all foggin’ up your mind
The moon is bright, the candle lights beggin’ you
To try on this love for size
Knowin’ that it’s feelin’ just fine

The enemies of yesterday have nothin’ to inform you
They hang around collectin’ dust until you sweep em’
Out that door, baby
Sing the blues, that’s what they’re for

Cause if you can, I can try,
Make no mistake, baby
Love against all odds…will rise

Standin’ in the daylight for everyone to see
Without a doubt it’s my turn to cause the world to stare
Watch me now and see if I care

Cause if I can, you can try
We’ll start a revolution
Love against all odds…will rise
Will rise — will rise

I saw love today
In the eyes of a lover that’s holding a mirror
To my face
I saw love is the promise,
Love is the chance we take
I saw love, I’m lookin’ at love

Touch it, you can feel it
Free it, you can be it
The proof is in the vision
Cause seeing is believing

Right now I’ll testify it
I’ll look you in the eye and
And let it be done
There’s a love for everyone

Ask Amelia

Music by Lauren Kinhan
Lyrics by Lauren Kinhan

Ask Amelia she’s half way to five with her grandmother’s sense
and freckles defining her lasting beauty
She’s a pistol by admission
Honest truly

Simply nobody’s pocketbook friend, she repeats what she hears
and never forgets all those sideways answers
She’s the wiser of the elders
Mind your manners

Scale the tree, down she flies
In your face, like a Peter Pan in the making
She’ll remind life’s imitating
Mother’s Daughters

Time, time after, time after time
Here she comes, There she goes
Hardly Blinking

She’s a poet without even knowing the words that she reads
are the seeds that she’s sewing inside her playhouse
Know no password, no admittance
“Knee High Only”

Ask her quietly if she approves of the bundle of boy
you brought home from the “store”
in that big blue blanket
“He can stay, if you can hack it!”
said so plainly

Time, time after time after time
Here she comes, There she goes
Here she comes, There she goes
Hardly Blinking