Still She Will Fly (EP)

by Heather Pierson

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released May 26, 2015

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Track Name: Still She Will Fly
STILL SHE WILL FLY
© 2015 by Heather Pierson

She tried with all her might to love the winters
And to imagine that the snow would keep her warm
But nothing that I said could convince her
And I knew that someday she would have to roam

She always took a liking to the sunshine
And to the feeling of that warmth upon her skin
She was never more alive than in the springtime
When her whole world would open up again

Chorus:
And still she will fly
Yeah, she will fly along the riverside
And still she will fly
Yeah, she will fly and I’ll be right there by her side

She waited until after I was sleeping
And then she stole herself away into the night
The sunrise found me all alone and weeping
But I know that after darkness comes the light

My friends all say that I’m a fool for waiting
But I can’t imagine being in another’s arms
She always said she liked to see me smiling
How could I ever let her come to harm?

Chorus

Easy come and easy go
It’s another new day or so they say
I’m still here
And I’m wondering whether I should stay or fly away

The summer sun was not enough to keep her
Nor were the flowers I still bring her every year
And even though this wound sinks ever deeper
I like to think that someday she’ll appear

Chorus
Track Name: Ain't Gotten Around
AIN’T GOTTEN AROUND
© 2015 by Heather Pierson

Another clear morning
Another bluebird sky
Another day of letting things coast
I’ve heard my share of laughter
And oh, the tears I’ve cried
I’m quite sure that I’ve seen more than most

I’ll tell you why I hide myself away in these mountains
‘cause there’s a whole world of hurt beyond that ridge
I’m sure some folks out there are happy
And I’m sure they’d mean me well
But I just ain’t gotten around to building that bridge
No I just ain’t gotten around to building that bridge

Well I ain’t much for drama
I’ve heard it all before
And I don’t wear my heart up on my sleeve
With these four walls around me
And all that beauty at my door
How in heaven’s name could I ever leave?

I’ll tell you why I hide myself away in these mountains
‘cause the world is full of things that I don’t need
I’m sure the land out there is fertile
And I’m sure the grass is green
But I just ain’t gotten around to planting those seeds
No I just ain’t gotten around to planting those seeds

That big ol’ moon is rising
And all the chores are done
My belly’s full and the fire’s dying down
My eyes are growing heavy
And the whiskey’s got my tongue
It’s time to sleep til that sun comes back around

I’ll tell you why I hide myself away in these mountains
Because the world ain’t exactly how it seems
I’m sure some folks would tell you different
And I reckon it might be true
But I just ain’t gotten around to having those dreams
No I just ain’t gotten around to having those dreams
Track Name: You Don't Know Him The Way I Do
YOU DON’T KNOW HIM THE WAY I DO
© 2015 by Heather Pierson

You say that he’s a scoundrel
You say he’s a ne’er-do-well
Oh Mama, you don’t know him the way I do
You say that boy will send me
Straight to the fires of hell
Oh Mama, you don’t know him the way I do

You say that I could do better
That there’s plenty of fish in the sea
Oh Mama, you don’t know him the way I do
Well, better to swim with sharks, I say
Than to be kissing on a manatee
Oh Mama, you don’t know him the way I do

I know you tried to teach me
To be all meek and mild
I know you hate it whenever I say it
But the boy just drives me wild

You say that I’m too young still
Yeah, you tell me just to wait and see
Oh Mama, you don’t know him the way I do

I know you tried to teach me
To always know my place
But can’t you see what you’re doing to me
Yeah it’s written all over my face

Why can’t you leave us alone now, Mama?
Why can’t you just leave us be?
Oh Mama, you don’t know him the way I do
Oh Mama, you don’t know him the way I do
Track Name: What Else Can I Do?
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
© 2015 by Heather Pierson

What else can I do
But give all my love to you?
It’s not like I had any choice
My head kept saying no
And that I had someplace to go
But my heart proved to be the louder voice

What else can I say?
I cannot explain the way
You toyed with my ever-loving heart
Well one thing’s for sure
I’ve been scarred forevermore
The mess you left me in is a work of art

Maybe I’ll forgive you and I’ll welcome you back
Maybe I’m a glutton for pain
Maybe I’ll forget you and be back on track
Spending sunny days wishing for rain

What else can I do?
I gave all my love to you
And now it seems my young life is through
Yeah you played me for a fool
And now I’m trying to play it cool
‘cause baby, what else can I do?
Track Name: Make It Mine
MAKE IT MINE
© 2010 by Heather Pierson

Old man winter can be such a pest
I just shoveled off the front porch
I'll let the sunlight do the rest
And underneath the snow seeds wait to grow
How do they know? It's anyone's guess

The rains in April become the flowers in the spring
The world wakes up
And every creature with a voice starts to sing
I try not to complain every time it starts to rain
And instead, remember all the goodness that it brings

Because isn't it a miracle to be alive?
To feel that spark of passion along your spine?
So whether it's evolved this way
Or been some grand design
I'm gonna take this life and make it mine

But the springtime rains can be so cold
So I try not to hit those frogs as they jump out in the road
I pray that they might find a safer place and kind
Around the next turn, if I may be so bold to say

Isn't it a miracle to be alive?
To feel that spark of passion along your spine?
So whether it's evolved this way
Or been some grand design
I'm gonna take this life and make it mine

And then summer's long hot days will give way to fall
And slowly paint a picture on the forests so tall
In a slumber so deep Mother Earth goes back to sleep
Isn't it amazing that she wakes up at all?

Oh isn't it a miracle to be alive?
To feel that spark of passion along your spine?
So whether it's evolved this way
Or been some grand design
I'm gonna take this life and make it mine
So whether it's evolved this way
Or been some grand design
I'm gonna take this life and make it mine