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1.
This Fascination Just a little bit of lovin’ and I’m putty in your hands If you want me to take care of you I know you’ll understand I don’t need diamonds don’t need riches but I’ll surely tell you this I’m gonna need your cup o sugar come and give a girl a kiss. Just a little conversation turns your water into wine Treat me good the way you should And you’ll have it all the time Don’t you wonder maybe fantasize why I dress like this? Don’t be shy or superstitious come and give a girl a Kiss. This fascination I know isn’t so ordinary This fascination I know isn’t so ordinary This fascination I know isn’t so This fascination… Just a little invitation and you’ve got me on the wire We’ll do some dancing and romancing how I’ll set your soul on fire. Don’t you listen to their bitchin’ come and get you some of this… I know your itchin’ boy you’re itchin’ come on! Give a girl a kiss! This fascination I know isn’t so ordinary This fascination I know isn’t so ordinary This fascination I know isn’t so This fascination – it could be fun.
2.
What burns in me Things seem a little different around here or maybe it’s just me It all looks the same, it sounds the same it feels the same here So yes, I guess it’s just me. I’ve been sitting on my ass here, for three years come this May I got to stir it up make a brand new start gotta do something besides just Cutting off all my hair. You see, I can tell you everything but you wont see what’s inside me And I can’t live this life knowing he’s got nothing planned for me And I won’t let you in cuz I don’t want your sympathy No you will never see What burns in me. If I keep running will I get somewhere Will I make someone finally out of me? We’re all covered up with all this shit we tell ourselves is real Course, the only thing that’s real Is how I feel We’re all sterilized and compromised and paralyzed and then televised and I I want to believe There’s good above and bad below and the in between Well I don’t know Is there a God here, well I don’t think so. You see I can tell you everything but you wont see what’s inside me And I can’t live this life knowing he’s got nothing planned for me. And I won’t let you in cuz I don’t want your sympathy No you will never see What burns in me.
3.
Planted 03:53
Planted Don't want to feel all the pressure My mouth is dry as a bone Just want to be here and get higher Water my roots and let me grow. I keep this pilot burning The one that fuels my fire That keeps my world going round And while this world keeps turning I know I must be learning something At least how to keep firmly planted in the ground. Hacking through all these weeds To find the one who needs watering, I'm rationing I feel and hear my hunger that keeps me buried under The earth but I believe my roots are coming loose. Am I planted, planted am I in need of roots and water Am I starving losing roots and water. Don't want to worry about one day drowning Cracking under so much pressure mounting Don't want to worry about what you're thinking But i'll be anyone to keep from sinking Back down, back down, back down into the ground. Am I planted, planted am I in need of roots and water Am I starving losing roots and water. Am I planted, planted am I?
4.
My Stars 03:49
My Stars Lay here watching my stars passing by So familiar like echo’s in the sky On the outside there is a wind to brush my cheek If only inside I may climb my highest peak. Where do you go so quickly Do you run and hide? I’ll wait while my heart is breaking To see you one last time Just to see you one last time. Now remembering my stars they’ve come and gone So restless like a dog that’s lost his bone Far above me I try and comprehend Why I would die here if I can’t see my stars again. Where do you go so quickly Do you run and hide? I’ll wait while my heart is breaking To see you one last time Just to see you one last time. Not forgotten is this where my story ends? Dreams forsaken and the one’s that don’t transcend Tails and entrails and the shimmer light and spark Just like the lover you left broken in the dark. Where do you go so quickly Do you run and hide? I’ll wait while my heart is breaking To see you one last time Just to see you one last time. Just to see you one last time. Just to see you one last time.
5.
The Longest Day Before the rain Hurry and make it to shelter It must be the hottest day in July. The fires burn and our words They lie guilty of kindling Easy now let it rain. Hypnotized time keeps the pendulum swinging Our weary eyes on the ball With loosened grips, through our hands Grains of sands we are slipping Come on now just let it fall Come on now let it fall. Raining all day and all night Now comes the merciless dawn Forcing herself to be noticed Like the chess board pawn Before the dawn Gather your things for departure Your 5:09 is right on time The waking eyes moving like ghosts through the station And heavy hearts that rise up like smoke to the sky The longest day in July. Clearing and blaming the night Now your so tired and drawn The sycamores lined up in judgment On our own front lawn Lay down your arms and surrender this love is gone.
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Nashville Love Song (Love, Love, Love) If a line could save me if it were so easy Would it be you saving me? I could let you court me with flowers ask me And I might say you can take me home Don’t listen to a word I say don’t ask if you can stay You walk away just close your eyes If a heart could save mine I’d say to save time Wont you please just save yourself. Love, love, love - I’m not gonna do it Love, love, love - Don’t even hold my hand Love, love, love – I won’t fall back into it Love, love, love - Just turn away and say you understand. Remote, resisting my distance might seem Like I don’t care or I’m not trying Untallied pieces I find in all kinds of places On the inside I’m still crying Don’t show me your sweet face or tell me everything will be ok You just walk away and close your eyes If I let you save me I know it’d save you But you’ve got to let me save myself. Love, love, love - I’m not gonna do it Love, love, love - Don’t even hold my hand Love, love, love – I won’t fall back into it Love, love, love - Just walk away and say you understand. Don’t show me your sweet face or tell me everything will be ok You just walk away and close your eyes Even though you’ve thrown the line you can’t save this broken heart of mine So save yourself the time and say you haven’t fallen for me If it were easy I’d let you love me I’d tell you that I’ve fallen for you too. Love, love, love - I’m not gonna do it Love, love, love - Don’t even hold my hand Love, love, love – I won’t fall back into it Love, love, love - Just look at me and say you understand.
7.
Make you my lover See you through the window I know you’re alone I’m thinking about you about bringing you home I’d make you see how happy we’d be I would make you my lover. I would keep you a mama raising all of our girls You’d show all the strangers I buy you the diamonds and pearls I’d make it be true and you would see too I will make you my lover. You say it’s the way – you say you’re here to stay You know I’ll make you mine it just may take a little time Is it a game, this love that you proclaim The fear that’s in my eyes is that love that you recognize From the eyes of your mother? You say it’s the way – you say you’re here to stay You know I’ll make you mine it just may take a little time Is it a game, this love that you proclaim The fear that’s in my eyes is that love that you recognize From the eyes of the others? I know I could help you turn your black heart to red I could point you to Jesus turn you righteous instead Of living unwed just a whore in your bed I take you as my lover. I don’t want to hurt you but you’re love’s gone astray These hands are just God’s hands showing you the way And we all must obey or we’re all gonna pay The price of my lover.
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Ghosts of you I know you’ve come and gone but I still see the remnants of you here. As big as the world is round the feeling is heavier still. You can’t blame the setting sun for the darkness Or be defied by the blind mans eyes And you can’t blame me for the ghosts inside. The sun it disappears taken by the night Blindly, silent, floating, lonely satellite. There’s only time and space creating our tapestry maze. Breathing the wind and fire concealing your skeleton cage. I can’t blame the sky above for the vastness Because the most there is, is the least I fear But the ghosts of you never disappear. The one who breaks apart fracturing the bone Brutal, quiet, changing, turning me to stone. I can’t blame you and I can’t blame me for hanging onto the ghosts keep haunting me. The one who disappears slips outside of view Wanting, blaming, needing all the ghosts of you.
9.
Stranger 04:58
Stranger Cornered again did I stray too far from me You are like a foreign land A place I’ve never seen, a place I’ve never been. Touch of a stranger’s hand leading me astray Stepped into foreign land where it’s dangerous to stay I followed you in and saw underneath The cuts raw you’re skin deep I breathed you in and savored your taste before I breathed you out Was only testing the water I went down I went under I never felt so far away from me Than when I was with you. Back up again, if I could rewind, who are you again? You are like a foreign land Fun for a while until I want to go. Touch of a stranger’s hand leading me astray Stepped into foreign land where it’s dangerous to stay I followed you in and saw underneath The cuts raw you’re skin deep I breathed you in and savored your taste before I breathed you out Was only testing the water I went down I went under I never felt so far away from me Than when I was with you.
10.
You're Lost 04:52
You’re Lost There’s beauty in all kinds of places From behind the lens of your naked eye And deceit can be found in all the pretty faces And together they can paint you a sweet little lie Then they fill the pages of your magazine And you broadcast for the whole wide world to see With the spin and shuffle and mirrors and hustle and all the smoke that’s blown Even you are fooled by the pictures you’ve painted of me. And you’re lost, you’re lost, you’re lost, you’re lost Inside your magazine You’re lost, you’re lost, you’re lost, you’re lost Inside your magazine. There’s hunger in the eyes of the wanting Such a burning desire to capture what you see But only sorrow after all this hunting Then you fill in the blanks and make it everything you need Then you turn the page of your magazine Oh how I wish they were true Lord, I spent so much time so many hours so many days helping you with this scheme So yes I guess it’s true I was spinning this story with you. Now I’m lost, I’m lost, I’m lost, I’m lost Inside your magazine I’m lost, I’m lost, I’m lost, I’m lost You’re wearing my heart out there on your sleeve You’re walking the world by the hand down to your land of make-believe You toss me down the rabbit hole Winding and spinning how far does this go You put me in your magazine, I say, Is this the bed of your pick up truck or the back of a limousine? We’re lost, we’re lost, we’re lost, we’re lost Inside your magazine We’re lost, we’re lost, we’re lost, we’re lost Inside your magazine.
11.
Sex With You 03:26
Sex With You When I'm alright feeling good inside And the day divides, see it in your eyes And the lights go down And you come around I have no doubt this is what we're about Yeah I want so badly Yeah I want so badly Yeah I want so badly to... And I don't want to talk, cuz I don't want to fight There is no yesterday today I feel alright And our problems die And we take our time I have no doubt this is all we're about Yeah I want so badly Yeah I want so badly Yeah I want so badly to...
12.
All Of Us Here A fling we had for over three hundred years We swallowed and gobbled up all that we found When it’s gone and the fires and floods expose you We’ll beat and batter your sensitive ground. Divided we decided to push aside our fear Even challenge the very soil beneath our feet As far as narrow eyes can see people are just like me With every breath a little piece we deplete. With all of us, all of us here to feed All of us, all of us here. With all of us, all of us here to feed Eaten up by all our greed. The wheel that turns and brings it all back again Something will give and we all will fall As big as giants or small as grains of sand I can’t believe we’re even here at all It’s hard to believe we’ve come this far. With all of us, all of us here to feed All of us, all of us here. With all of us, all of us here to feed Eaten up by all our greed. Reality brought to you by satellite Parading and displayed amid the noise For miles and generations we’re a lot alike Like spoiled kids with all our broken toys. We duplicate & replicate how we love to procreate The more of us and more of us at last The punishing the ravaging can’t you see it’s vanishing How in the world are we all going to last? With all of us, all of us here to feed All of us, all of us here. With all of us, all of us here to feed Eaten up by all our greed.

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Lydia Brownfield Columbus, Ohio

Hailing from the Midwest, singer/songwriter Lydia Brownfield honed her skills mostly in the south. Her influences range widely and her songs cross many genres, but find a comfortable spot among edgy folk/pop artists. Solo or with accompaniment, her songs are honest and poetic, and her pure and powerful voice has been compared to Alison Krauss, Sinéad O'Connor, and Sheryl Crow. ... more

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