Carrie Ferguson

Carrie Ferguson
02/05/2010
Carrie Ferguson

Lyrics

Let You Go
© 2007 Carrie Ferguson


When I first fell in love with you
It seemed to make sense
We both had a leg on either side of the fence
But the grass was always greener
The air was always cleaner
On your side I tried to stay but it takes two

And I think we had some fun
I know we ate a lot of food
I thought you were the one but I guess I had me fooled
Did I blind you with my light
I thought we shone so bright
But I can’t make you think its right if you don’t know

And I guess I’m stuck, my heart won’t budge
Missing your face like I’m nursing a grudge
Gotta find a little faith, gonna need a little nudge
Just to let you go

Yeah, I’m stuck, my heart won’t budge
Missing your face and I’m missing your love
Gonna need a little space, gonna need a little shove
Just to let you go

Well, I’ve always believed
You gotta find the deeper meaning
That loss brings the discovery of the very thing you’re needing
But this time the points’ elusive
The facts seem inconclusive
If something betters’ on the way its not here yet

And I guess I’m stuck, my heart won’t budge
Missing your face like I’m nursing a grudge
Gotta find a little faith, gonna need a little nudge
Just to let you go

Yeah, I’m stuck, my heart won’t budge
Missing your face and I’m missing your love
Gonna need a little space, gonna need a little shove
Just to let you go

Carrie Ferguson
02/05/2010
Carrie Ferguson

Lyrics

Girls Like Me
© 2009 Words and music by Carrie Ferguson

All my life, since I was a kid
I want the kind of love that sticks to your ribs
But the kind of love that I have to give
Some people call a crime, some people call a sin

And girls like me, like girls
Its just a natural thing in the world
And you can call it a phase but you’ll have a long wait
And it might be time for you to set yourself  straight

Some girls like girls, some boys like boys
Some like both, its just a joyful noise
But besides all that it’s a boring debate
Some people love to love, some people love to hate

And girls like me, like girls
Its just a wonderful thing in the world
You can say that its wrong but you’re making a mistake
And it might be time for you to set yourself straight

They say that water conquers stone over time
I know that loves’ a force that can not be denied

And girls like me, like girls
Its just a beautiful thing in the world
Why make a big fuss when we’re doing great?
And I think its time for you to set yourself straight

And girls like me, like girls
It’s just a natural thing in the world
So why waste breath, arguing with fate?
When you still got time to set yourself stratight

Cause girls like me, and I like girls
Its just a glorious thing in the world
And you don’t have to participate
But you still got time to set yourself straight

Carrie Ferguson
02/05/2010
Carrie Ferguson
02/05/2010
Carrie Ferguson

Lyrics

Mermaid
© 2009 Carrie Ferguson

Oh, my love,
They took you out to sea
Pushed you in,
You swam your way to me
Is there anything I can say
To keep you here with me?
Washed the seaweed from your hair
But your skin still smells of sea

Oh, my love,
There’s ocean in your eyes
Cold blue waves
Uncomfortable disguise
Did they tell you you’d be beautiful
If you let them dress you with their lies?
Is there any chance that sorrow is
The water in your eyes?

Don’t forget, love is what we’ve got
You’re swimming in it

Oh, my love
Some scars we can’t avoid
Beautiful face
They drowned you for your voice
Now you sing of sea and dream of land
Forced to make a choice
And I thought I knew what lonely was
Until I heard your voice

Oh, my heart
I found you in my net
Strange new fish
That I did not expect
So with all my love I’ll set you free
And hope you don’t forget
And if you should return to me
I don’t mind getting wet

Don’t forget, love is what we’ve got
You’re swimming in it

02/05/2010
Carrie Ferguson

Lyrics

Riding on the Back of the Wind
©2009 Carrie Ferguson

I’ve got a little light
Hold it in my hand
Let it shine so bright
Maybe you’ll understand

I’ve got to let it go again
Send it out and let it come back again
Here we go again
Riding on the back of the wind

I’ve got a lot to say
So I say what I mean
And if you turn away
Or read the lines between

I’m gonna to let it go again
Send it out and let it come back again
Here we go again
Riding on the back of the wind

And it makes no sense
Standing on your toes looking over the fence
And it makes no sense
Dig yourself a hole in self-defense

Here we go again
Send it out and let it come back again
Here we go again
Riding on the back of the wind

And it makes no sense
Standing on your toes looking over the fence
And it makes no sense
Dig yourself a hole in self-defense

Gonna let it go again
Send it out and let it come back again
Here we go again
Riding on the back of the wind

Gotta let it go again
Send it out and let it come back again
Here we go again
Riding on the back of the wind





Carrie Ferguson
02/05/2010
Carrie Ferguson

Lyrics

Paris
© 2009 Carrie Ferguson

You looked so pretty in your new black coat
On your way to Paris to drink wine and smoke
I said you look familiar, like someone I once knew
You said I’m still someone who loves you
Even though my coat is new
And you answered all the questions I never should have asked
You caught the plane to Paris, that’s when I saw you last

I was a paper airplane, and how I loved your hands
You folded me and flew me, I hoped I’d never land
I was so much in love with you but you were not in love with you
You left to find another and there was nothing I could do
It’s hard to break a habit, familiar and content
It’s hard remembering how your fortune was spent


La dai lai…..la dai lai…..la la dai

I tell myself stories, when I’m feeling old
We each have our own seasons and this one for me is cold
All the streets in Paris, the buildings of white stone
The boats along the river and the taxis headed home
The cathedrals and the bicycles, the shops selling cheese
The people in their raincoats, I can picture all of these
And you’re standing on a balcony, your face turned towards the Seine
Are you thinking of me or just Paris in the rain?

La dai lai…..la dai lai…..la la dai

Carrie Ferguson
02/05/2010
Carrie Ferguson

Lyrics

Radio Waves
Words and music by Carrie Ferguson

Radio waves, somewhere in the sky
They don’t bother the birds
They just do what they’re doing
I have heard you sing, and I have heard you cry
When you can’t find the words
You just do what you’re doing

When everything starts to change
There’s no need for hanging
Gonna be another day
So you can put your hat back on

Every time I try to plan my destination
Things just take their time
Getting there to here
Every time I demand an explanation
You just wave your hands
And make the stars appear

When everything starts to change
There’s no need for hanging
Gonna be another day
So you can put your hat back on

When everything starts to change
There’s no need for hanging
Gonna be another day
So you can put your hat back on

Radio waves, somewhere in the sky
They don’t bother the birds
They just do what they’re doing
I have heard you sing, and I have heard you cry
When you can’t find the words
You just do what you’re doing

Carrie Ferguson
02/05/2010
Carrie Ferguson

Lyrics

Waltz for Emily
Words and music by Carrie Ferguson

Oh, she said, you look so cold
Come rest your head by my fire
I can see the grief you hold
This weight you bare makes you tired

And all of the pain you think you owe
Will never change the past
And all of the tears you do not show
Will never bring it back

And out on the water the world calls your name
She wants to love you, you just turn away

Look, she said, night then day
As life fulfills its task
You can make light from dark
Just let your heart ask

And all of the pain you think you owe
Will never change the past
And all of the tears you do nont show
Will never bring it back

And out on the water the world calls your name
She wants to love you, you just turn away
Out on the the water the world calls your name
She wants to love you, don’t turn away

Mars

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Carrie Ferguson
02/05/2010
Carrie Ferguson

Lyrics

Mars
Words and music by Carrie Ferguson

Green was the color of the grass that grew
Blue was the color where the sky birds flew
Fragrant and deep was how the river rolled
Wistful with longing are the stories told

And we’re up here on Mars, and they say
This time it’s a man’s world
So thank your lucky stars, they say

They pulled out the water from beneath our feet
Forests to desserts and dust to eat
Dirty rain falls into a rising sea
On the sub-urban prairies ghosts of buffalo run free

And we’re up here on Mars, and they say
This time it’s a man’s world
And we count our lucky stars each day

They sold us hero legends, manifest destiny
We bought natural selection, greed and vanity
We traded all our days for this future of night
Recycled air and artificial light

And we’re up here on Mars, and they say
This time it’s a man’s world
So count your lucky stars, they say

And we’re up here on Mars
In this world that’s man-made
And we miss what was ours each day

Sing this song of sorrow, what is this we’ve finally lost
We are our own echo, proved our size and here’s the cost
Sing this song of sorrow

Carrie Ferguson
02/05/2010
Carrie Ferguson

Lyrics

Beautiful World
Words and music by Carrie Ferguson

Make yourself still, something has scared you
And its waiting there still, the truth they never told you
And you’re split into pieces by the fear that still holds you
As you make your way through this lonely and beautiful world

You were born with a dream and they used it against you
They gave you a name but you could not forget you
Now can you reclaim the true part that betrayed you
And dream yourself whole in this lonely and beautiful world

Chorus: la la, la la la la la ……

Your heart was so big that you swallowed their hurting
To figure it out, you taught yourself worry
But don’t make yourself scarce cause there’s no need to hurry
And there’s room enough in this lonely and beautiful world

So just let yourself rest, its just you that is chasing you
Just let it come, this grief that’s erasing you were always enough
For the good life that waits for you
And you’ll walk in joy through this lonely and beautiful world

Choru: la la, la la la la la

Carrie Ferguson
02/05/2010
Carrie Ferguson

Lyrics

Small White Rock
© 2009 words and music by Carrie Ferguson

Small white rock in your hand
We walked along the sand
You said if “we don’t last forever
Is it still worth it to you now to be together?”

And I loved you, I loved you with all my might
I loved you open, I loved you big
If I had known, if I had seen it coming
But I guess, I guess I did

In just one moment years go by
You think its yours, yours to keep
You remind yourself, everything ends
Still, when you lose it, you lose it deep

And I don’t regret anything
Gave my answer, and it still is true
And I’m not afraid, of letting things change
But you know the worst is, I really miss you

And I loved you, I loved you with all my might
I loved you open, I loved you big
If I had known, if I had seen it coming
But I guess, I guess I did

Small white rock in my hand
We walked along the sand
That was us, together
Would have stayed with you forever