The Other Side - Lyrics

Released 2008

1. Don't Tell Me

Music & Lyrics by A. Singleton (BMI), M. Aarons (BMI), A. Salih Towe (ASCAP)
MAINKEY PUBLISHING, (BMI)
HYBRID MUSIC PRODUCTIONS, 2008

Say what you may
I’d rather you did but if you won’t
Leave your suggestions in a box at the door
You won’t find it easy here
Make sure your writing is clear

When I speak my mind
Must you always find something to reply with
Maybe I don’t want to color in the lines
Is it a crime
To do just what I decide?

I had all the questions that you never cured
My responsibility is to me and I’m good

Don’t tell me what to say
Don’t tell me what to do
I got a perfect plan,
It ain’t including you
Finally realized
Don’t like the games you play
Don’t tell me what to do
Don’t tell me what to say

No more looking for a resolution
I’ve moved on to the next stage of my female evolution
It’s confusing that you had your chance and you chose to abuse it man
Guessing that you’re stressing
I hope you learned your lesson, because

I know I can love just the way that I should
My responsibility is to me and I’m good

Don’t tell me what to say
Don’t tell me what to do
I got a perfect plan,
It ain’t including you
Finally realized
Don’t like the games you play
Don’t tell me what to do
Don’t tell me what to say

Don’t tell me what to say
Don’t tell me what to do
I got a perfect plan,
It ain’t including you
Finally realized
Don’t like the games you play
Don’t tell me what to do
Don’t tell me what to say

I know have all the questions that you never cured
I know I can love the way that I should
But my responsibility is to me and I’m good

Don’t tell me what to say
Don’t tell me what to do
I got a perfect plan,
It ain’t including you
Finally realized
Don’t like the games you play
Don’t tell me what to do

Don’t tell me what to say (x2)


2. Small Disasters

Music by A. Singleton (BMI), M. Aarons (BMI), A. Salih Towe (ASCAP)
Lyrics by A. Singleton(BMI), A. Salih Towe (ASCAP)
MAINKEY PUBLISHING, (BMI)
© HYBRID MUSIC PRODUCTIONS, 2008

Neon lights on the highway
Take a left but it doesn’t seem right
More distance put between us
Keeps me driving on to you all through the night

Never get to do it my way
I’ve been running so fast, never time to look back
On my family, what’s close to me
I barely have time to breathe

Ooh, I’m falling faster
Can’t escape these small disasters
Ooh, search for greener pastures
Where you are

Time doesn’t make a difference
When it’s just another hotel room
Colored lights lose their luster
I wanna lay there in the dark with you

Catch your dreams and go the distance
People say but they really don’t know
I’ve played it all, in faded halls
Seems I’m never gonna make it home

Ooh, I’m falling faster
Can’t escape these small disasters
Ooh, search for greener pastures
Where you are

The promises that they made
Kept me from seeing clearly
I lost my balance, can’t regain, I’m falling faster
Falling, falling
Ooh, search for greener pastures
Where you are

Ooh, I’m falling faster
Can’t escape these small disasters
Ooh, how I long to be captured
Where you are

Neon lights on the highway…

I’m Falling, I’m Falling (x2)
Falling, oh, I’m falling…


3. Wake Up

Music by A. Singleton (BMI), M. Aarons (BMI), A. Salih Towe (ASCAP)
Lyrics by A. Singleton (BMI), A. Salih Towe (ASCAP)
MAINKEY PUBLISHING, (BMI)
© HYBRID MUSIC PRODUCTIONS, 2008

I was thinking maybe I
Could work up the nerve to ask you why
Do you feel you’re superior
Cause you got those material things
Imagining all the joy that it brings
While you’re caught up in the middle of a circus born to your fame

Some can’t even live their lives
When hunger leaves them paralyzed, truth hurts
Put away the plastic friends and use words
Show how you feel
It’s a shame you name an issue
When you don’t get what you wish to
Just open up your eyes

Wake up to reality
Cause things ain’t what you see on the TV
Sugar coated like a fantasy
In your mind
Stand up to the truth
Time to close your mouth and just do
What you know you’ve been afraid to
Now’s  the time

Wake up to reality

I was thinking maybe I
Could eventually make you realize
There are things much better
Than a watch diamond beveled you see
Not everything can be measured by green
But in your current situation
You might find it hard to know what that means

Wake up to reality
Cause things ain’t what you see on the TV
Sugar coated like a fantasy
In your mind
Stand up to the truth
Time to close your mouth and just do
What you know you’ve been afraid to
Now’s the time (x2)

Check out your morality
Cause things can change in a heartbeat
Coasting on your notoriety
You will find
Ain’t no one gonna save you
When your spending don’t come through
Let them see there’s more to you
Now’s the time

Wake up to reality
Maybe I
Wake up to reality
Wake up to reality
Maybe I
Wake up to reality, oh wake up…


4. Van Gogh

Music by A. Singleton (BMI), M. Aarons (BMI), A. Salih Towe (ASCAP)
Lyrics by A. Singleton (BMI), A. Salih Towe (ASCAP)
MAINKEY PUBLISHING, (BMI)
© HYBRID MUSIC PRODUCTIONS, 2008

A desperate search for a true love
Someone to paint about
Someone to erase his doubts and live out the good days
He didn’t get to it, oh no
He put his trust in the wrong heart
And she never stepped up to play the right part

A red dot for her smile
A white moon to see by
A blue ocean, of tears are hiding all his fears
Too many words, oh too many words are left unspoken
On a canvas incomplete

Too much emotion for the world
His reality not what the people thought
Colors too vivid for a mind that’s overwrought
A scarlet queen more than any girl
Her hair it wasn’t the right shade
No canvas in the world would put her in the bed he made

A red dot for her smile
A white moon to see by
A blue ocean, of tears are hiding all his fears
Too many words, oh too many words are left unspoken
On a canvas incomplete
On a canvas incomplete

Another chance to make her see
Her dark eyes shining so brightly
Full of promises she never got to keep
Wakes from a dream to the beat of his heart
All he wants, all he wants, is to go on living inside his own art

A red dot for her smile
A white moon to see by
A blue ocean of tears, are hiding all his fears
Too many words, oh too many words are left unspoken
On a canvas incomplete
On a canvas incomplete


5. Simple

Music by A. Singleton (BMI), M. Aarons (BMI), A. Salih Towe (ASCAP)
Lyrics by A. Singleton (BMI), A. Salih Towe (ASCAP)
MAINKEY PUBLISHING, (BMI)
© HYBRID MUSIC PRODUCTIONS, 2008

A beautiful smile
A comforting kiss
The simplest actions can bring satisfaction
In case you didn’t know

A quiet exchange
A night like this
Are all I ever needed for my fears to be defeated
And since you never came across as less than honest
I feel I’m ready now to make a promise
And I say

Everyday
I’m amazed by the way of this simple love
Every way you convey keeps me staying in this simple love

A welcoming hand
A wonderful bliss
The realization of my hearts occupation
In every corner of my soul

I never believed
In love like this
Till you came around the bend becoming more than just a friend
And though I underestimated our potential
Being with you now is totally essential
And I say

Everyday
I’m amazed by the way of this simple love
Every way you convey keeps me staying, yeah in this simple love

Your meaning is defined, your intentions are so kind
Your eyes they shine so sincere
This love is real

Everyday
I’m amazed by the way of this simple love
Every way you convey keeps me staying in this simple love

Every way you convey keeps me staying in this simple love
I’m amazed by this simple love


6. Replaceable

Music by A. Singleton (BMI), M. Aarons (BMI), A. Salih Towe (ASCAP)
Lyrics by A. Singleton (BMI), A. Salih Towe (ASCAP)
MAINKEY PUBLISHING, (BMI)
© HYBRID MUSIC PRODUCTIONS, 2008

I found a key to a room I don’t own
And your cell phone’s ringing all hours of the night again
You’re gonna come home to some changed locks
If you don’t stop taking for granted my friendship
I’m calling your bluff
Baby I’m telling you it’s gonna get rough
Lately, you’re slipping and you’re losing your touch
I’m really thinking that I’ve had about enough

I got a new place, and some new threads
And a new outlook got me feeling good again
No longer tied up, dealing with stuff that you love
But really is irrelevant
I’m letting you see
That you don’t really mean a lot to me
So get a good look at my new policy
Know you won’t ever get another thing from me

So you had me deep under your control.
Thinking that life was unfaceable
Survival an impossibility for me on my own, but the past is eraseable
‘Cause you are replaceable
Yeah, yeah

So you go on and you say it’s just words,
And they won’t hurt
Tears may be dry but I cannot forget
You made me feel that I was ashamed of my own name
I’m here to claim my self-respect

I told you before
Don’t want to see you coming by no more
Then change my mind and open my revolving door,
You had your chances, now it’s you I should ignore

So you had me deep under your control,
Thinking that life was unfaceable
Survival an impossibility for me on my own, but the past is eraseable
I’m gonna keep on moving you out of my mind, ‘til you are untraceable,

Hey Hey Hey
Because I gave it all away
But I know you’ll never change

We gave it a try
You filled our house up with your little white lies
You never had a thought about how you and I
Were slowly crumbling by and by

It’s time I was through
Apologizing everyday for you
Can’t go on living, always feeling déjà vu
There’s only one way to conclude
Yeah, yeah, yeah

So you had me deep under your control,
Thinking that life was unfaceable
Survival an impossibility for me on my own, but the past is eraseable
I’m gonna keep on moving you out of my mind, ‘til you are untraceable,
‘Cause you are replaceable
yeah, yeah
‘Cause you are replaceable


7. Sandcastles

Music by A. Singleton (BMI), M. Aarons (BMI), A. Salih Towe (ASCAP)
Lyrics by A. Singleton (BMI), A. Salih Towe (ASCAP)
MAINKEY PUBLISHING, (BMI)
© HYBRID MUSIC PRODUCTIONS, 2008

There’s no breeze
A quiet storm
I close my eyes, it’s a little warm

Far from home I
Am incomplete
There’s sand at my feet, it’s not the right kind,
But I can’t hide

I can’t hide
So I’m running from the corners of my mind
Oh, I tried
Building sandcastles ‘cause you’re only here a while
Don’t know why
I can’t go back, and I’m still holding on
To something that is gone

I believed
In decency, in human kindness
But they were not to be
Struggling hearts
Straining smiles to cover the pain from calling your name for a million miles

I can’t hide
So I’m running from the corners of my mind
Oh, I tried
Building sandcastles ‘cause you’re only here a while
Don’t know why
I can’t go back, and I’m still holding on

You told me once to catch the stars
Then I’d always have you near
The sky is empty, black and charred
Burned out words and dried out tears
But I told you that I tried

I can’t hide
So I’m running from the corners of my mind
Oh, I tried
Building sandcastles ‘cause you’re only here a while
Don’t know why
I can’t go back, and I’m still holding on
To something that is gone


8. Farewell

Music by A. Singleton (BMI), M. Aarons (BMI)
Lyrics by A. Singleton (BMI)
MAINKEY PUBLISHING, (BMI)
© HYBRID MUSIC PRODUCTIONS, 2008

You didn’t believe me when I said it was too late for you
You didn’t believe me when I said I wouldn’t wait for you
I took the good along with the bad
Balanced a few happy times with sad
Gave you every little thing I had
Just to be with you

You didn’t remember that I liked to drink my coffee black
You didn’t remember that I like kisses down my back
Sugar tastes sweet and slowly melts and goes
A river starts strong and silently slows
Your poetry didn’t work with my prose
When I was with you

So farewell
I sorted out my head
So farewell
It’s just an empty bed
But if I close my eyes
Can I say goodbye again

You never listened when I said you were all I need today
You never listened when I said all I had to say
Holding my hand is just a simple touch
If you knew me, it wouldn’t take much
Hiding away is only a crutch
That you hold on to

So farewell
I sorted out my head
So farewell
It’s just an empty bed
But if I close my eyes
Should I even try?
Can I say goodbye again
Oh, again


9. Nevermore

Music & Lyrics by A. Singleton (BMI), M. Aarons (BMI), A. Salih Towe (ASCAP)
MAINKEY PUBLISHING, (BMI)
© HYBRID MUSIC PRODUCTIONS, 2008

You got your whole act down
Rumors fly through the town
Got you praying, hoping
I don’t see too clear

I got your number now
You let me go, I lay it down
Better settle up your debt
I’m out of here

I said No, No, No
I’m through with playing
Why don’t you Go, Go, Go
Why you still staying?
No more pitiful excuses
No more everyday abuses
No more loving rich or poor, no nevermore

Guess you really rehearsed
Because I’m feeling every word
But I know better than to believe a thing you say
I see your lips are moving
But with your eyes you’re proving
You’re stuck wearing stripes that never change

I said No, No No
I’m through with playing
Why don’t you Go Go Go
Why you still staying?
Take that lipstick on your collar
Don’t look for me tomorrow
No more loving rich or poor, no nevermore
No more loving rich or poor, no nevermore

I worked so hard, I gave my all
Gave nothing back, didn’t have the balls
You thought I’d idolize you, but now I just despise you
Pack up all your lies and keep on going..

I said No, No, No
I’m through with playing
Why don’t you Go, Go, Go
Why you still staying?
No more pitiful excuses
No more everyday abuses
No more loving rich or poor, no nevermore

I said No, No, No
I’m through with playing
Why don’t you Go, Go, Go
Why you still staying?
And I said No, No, No
I’m through with playing
Why don’t you Go, Go, Go
Why you still staying?
No more pitiful excuses
No more everyday abuses
No more loving rich or poor, no nevermore
No more loving rich or poor, no nevermore
No more loving rich or poor, no nevermore

I got your number now (x2)


10. Stop This Train

Music by A. Singleton (BMI), M. Aarons (BMI)
Lyrics by A. Singleton (BMI)
MAINKEY PUBLISHING, (BMI)
© HYBRID MUSIC PRODUCTIONS, 2008

Close my eyes and I can feel
You pushing me for things that I can’t give
We’ve all got to live here
I’ve been more truthful with you
Than I should have been
I think I derailed us
I got on another bus

Stop this train
From rolling far away
Nowhere bound and empty, just a row of wooden boxes
Stop this train
We’ve only got today
And I need defined
Why we stopped being kind
Put us back on solid ground

We stayed like a photograph
Your focus clear, mine a distant blur,
‘Til you came back home
When you did
I should have been happy to the core
But something changed
We are not the same

Stop this train
From rolling far away
Nowhere bound and empty, just a row of wooden boxes
Stop this train
We’ve only got today
And I need defined
Why we stopped being kind
Put us back…

Tell me how did we get so far off track
We used to be aligned
And everything was right

Stop this train
From rolling far away, rolling far away
Nowhere bound and empty, just a row of wooden boxes
Stop this train
We’ve only got today
And I need defined
Why we stopped being kind
Put us back…

Last thing I remember
Is your face when I turned away to go
Your eyes said everything

I wished you didn’t know


11. The Other Side

Music by A. Singleton (BMI), M. Aarons (BMI), A. Salih Towe (ASCAP)
Lyrics by A. Singleton (BMI), A. Salih Towe (ASCAP)
MAINKEY PUBLISHING, (BMI)
© HYBRID MUSIC PRODUCTIONS, 2008

She starts a brand new day
Has way too much to say
But yet she can’t express
Her words just die
But in her eyes the truth is hiding

Her plane once glory bound
Sits motionless on ground
Will she give up the fight
She might decide to end the wait
When dreams had no expiration date

Oooo She’s got time to make it
Free to fly, cross divides
Make her life her own
Ooooo when your chance comes take it
Get to the other side

He never made it clear
Exactly how he feels
He only sits aside while in his mind
He fantasizes a life he wants
To live and will

In every passing face
He sees a time and place
But in his own he sees
A house with trees
No city streets
And she is there beside him

Oooo He’s got time to make it
Free to fly, cross divides
Make his life his own
Ooooo when your chance comes take it
Get to the other side

So visualize
Don’t be afraid to just improvise
Hey yeah
Inside you’re alone, fears overgrown
Step outside and face it

Oooo You’ve got time to make it
Free to fly, cross divides
Make your life your own
Ooooo when your chance comes take it
Get to the other side

Hey hey you’ve got time to make it
Free to fly, cross divides
Make your life your own
Ooooo when your chance comes take it
Get to the other side
Get to the other side
Get to the other side


   
       
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