Phoenix

by Serena Andrews

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1.
04:04
secrets kept in boxes inside bedrooms where as children we would sleep if we save them in those places we can have them still to keep everybody has has one of these from the moment you were born you were in love with your dreams roll rolling with the punches pushed along with tumbleweeds going sliding deeper under we become the frozen seeds and we forget and we forget days every single day we fall sinking numbers fahrenheit stumbling, quiet, out of love in the middle of the night and we forget and we forget everybody has has one of these from the moment you were born you were in love with your dreams yeah when the springtime hits the tundra when the light goes digging under we'll awaken all the seeds what what's become of our old friends it was easy to pretend at first they played with us for hours finding pictures in the stars but we forget yeah we forget then then everything appeared to be lain out neat and orderly taught the game where hope goes sour we learned to power down the heart and we forgot yeah we forgot yeah when we're wiser we'll go get them when we're wiser we'll go fetch them our friends we love, the dreams everybody has has one of these from the moment you were born you were in love with your dreams i'm gonna be an astronaut i plan to be a horse rider a ninja or a doctor, man. a detective on the inside, yeah
2.
04:46
Hey... Dear Abbey, Help me out. I'm in trouble. I'm in doubt. You see, I don't believe I'm getting what he's saying to me. I can hear him speak, but don't think he's talking to me. And oh... I've got time on my side, Abigail. Why, why, why? Today today today, I'm gonna say what should have been said the way that it always should have been said. It always should have been said. I need fearlessness to roll off my tongue. Why can't one laugh at all that one's done. Why can't one smile at all the wasted time. Dear Abbey, help me out. I'm in trouble. I'm in doubt. Ooh, I've got time on my side Abigail. Why, why, why? I need fearlessness to roll off my tongue. Why can't one laugh at all that one's done. Why can't one smile at all the wasted time. Hey, today... Today today today, I'm gonna say what should have been said the way that it always should have been said. It always should have been said.
3.
This was a soundtrack to a bad time. If that is so… if that is so, such a beautiful story was never known. A beautiful song was never sung the way it was meant to be. Once, once and for all this lilting allegory will roll along just swimmingly… in the ears of lovers young and old the most incredible story ever told… ever told. ever told. Over and over and over again the characters change, but the heart still remains remains the same. The world it will change, but the people they stay the same the same, the same. They stay the same. Oh, in the hearts of enemies, young and old, there is nothing so eloquent, nothing so bold… than the most powerful story ever told. ever told. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful…
4.
03:41
Scared stiff 
 with no security blanket, we're strange kids 
- and not so case specific. Push to shove, we're 
formidable opponents. Bored stiff, kid heroes 
who will lead the future. What can we do 
without a cape and superpowers? 
 In the shoes of 
the powerful could we do better? Nothing to lose, 
this is our chance to blow them all away They say: who are you? 
 "Kid Heroes, we're here to save the day." Strings of 
stupid songs all in 4:4 time 
 Juggernauts 
in the next created sequel Hopes of 
pension plans and health insurance Amazing brains in prison camps All that 
and home in time for tea. What can we do
 without a cape and superpowers? 
 In the shoes of 
the powerful could we do better? 
Nothing to lose This is our chance to blow them all away 
 They say: who are you? 
 "Next in line, we're here to save the day." Sometimes I get the feeling we all could just be dreaming 
 and then tomorrow wake to know 
 where it had all gone wrong. You know 
the truth as well as i do. Sometimes I get that feeling. 
Don't you? What can we do
 without a cape and superpowers? 
 In the shoes of 
the powerful could we do better? 
Nothing to lose This is our chance to blow them all away 
 They say: who are you? 
 "Next in line, we're here to save the day."
5.
04:59
Looking at the bright side Trees changing, leaves changing Yellow-orange symphony Phoenix rising Always adapting, cat-like landing Daring to be free Oh but i would have been your walls Oh and I would have been your roof Oh and I would have done the math Oh and I would have been your proof But it’s alarms, unstitched, undone and unhitched I’m washed and rung, and this ...was the last hoorah I was yours to leave I was Now I am this. ooooh oh. A blank slate to write on Seas changing, these changes Blue and green menagerie Tide is rising Always adapting -- compass spinning Turning into me Oh but i would have been your walls Oh and I would have been your roof Oh and I would have done the math Oh and I would have been your proof But it’s alarms, unstitched, undone and unhitched I’m washed and rung, and this ...was the last hoorah I was yours to leave I was All the would have’s could have’s should have’s Don’t make a did out of all that was done And every I want, I wish and I’d love to my dear Was intended to be ... but the song went unsung Potentials, credentials, on paper it’s great Seems like it might, --hind sight’s always too late To undo rebuilding, the healing the gilding I say I say Now I am this. oooooh oh.
6.
03:49
Shout it out. Tonight... ‘Cause you haven’t said a thing for years. Overflow. Yeah, it’s time to make it happen and it’s time to get it right. It’s alright... Let it rip! And never ever ever bite your tongue again. Shout shout shout it out. ‘Cause you haven’t said a word for years!
7.
03:34
It’s time to get it understood. What good is all this talking. Burn the manuscripts of conversation. From the looks under the hood, I think we’re walking. It isn’t for The Cure, and we’re no United Nations. Well, I’m calling it off. It’s unresolved. I know your viewpoints aren’t garbage. Your conclusions they gain yardage. They are buttressed with your thoughts. You’re finally listening for starters, and the anger has subsided, but your ears! They are still blocked. Your mind is stocked with refutations. How you want to see the situation. Call it off. It’s unresolved. Get some rest. Dreams will steal you from your troubles. Petty theft. ...or are you blessed?
8.
04:08
I got my friends I got my city I got time for living right I got my friends I got my city If you join me you just might... .. be connected to the rest and forget what worries you Be connected to the rest and do it like we do, cause this won't be the last time that I have the best time! Someone's watching over me to guide me where I need to be. I used to fret I used to worry that good times would pass me by I tried to live In such a hurry Had to look myself in the eye. I got to give my mind a rest. Let my heart do the driving. Give my mind a rest - so I can see that I’m arriving. This won’t be the last time That I have the best time! Someone's watching over me to guide me where I need to be. I got time I got time I got my friends... my friends I got my city... my city I got my friends I got my city I got time for living right I got my friends I got my city If you join me you just might...
9.
04:32
Left my hometown for a big town. Now the big town is my hometown... and it isn’t big at all. How this city became small. But I’m being OK. Fancied myself the wandering type. Dreamed of paths and never ever destinations. Figured in the work but not the time. But I’m being OK. Now freshness is in the skin of children. Believing makes it so, and every time we think back we were dying to get old. Our moments breaking all time records; speeding like gunfire. Rounds and rounds of movement and the moment still expires. Never to be had again. Reliving takes up time and then you’ve lost the moment twice. Yeah, I’m being OK. And the picture isn’t finished. Shake the box and they’re all in it! Put the pieces all away. Everything is there... No one really cares. We put it back anyway. Take it apart anyway. But we’re being OK.
10.
Hero. Manchild. I'll let you go. That's the power that I have. Yes. That's what I can do! I'll never be the best like you. I'll just be like the rest like you. It wasn't worth my while. I could never make you smile. I could only tell the truth to you.... So... So long, solo. You are invisible. So long, solo you are invisible to me.

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Phoenix is a full length album of pop songs I wrote just for you!

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Serena

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released September 30, 2010

All songs written, performed and recorded by Serena Andrews, except: tracks 2 & 4, which were mixed/produced/arranged by Damian Daviid (cellardoves.com); guitars on tracks 1, 5 & 9 by Chris Warren. Photography by Ben Gilberg. Album art by John Whitlock (piecemakerdesign.com) Final mix engineering on tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10 by Chris Warren (alloyelectric.com), mastering by Mark Donahue at Sound Mirror (soundmirror.com).

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Serena Andrews New York, New York

From 1996-2013 I made all the music my heart desired. Now, I'm traveling and writing books.

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