Phoenix

by Serena Andrews

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04:04
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04:46
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03:41
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04:59
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03:49
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03:34
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04:08
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04:32
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Phoenix is a full length album of pop songs I wrote just for you!

Thanks for listening!

best,
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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Track Name: The Dreams
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
Track Name: Fearless
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.
Track Name: Beautiful Story
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…
Track Name: Kid Heroes
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."
Track Name: Would Haves
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.
Track Name: Shout It Out
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!
Track Name: Unresolved
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?
Track Name: 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...
.. 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...
Track Name: Being OK
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.
Track Name: So Long, Solo
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.