Make It Mine

by Heather Pierson

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released October 26, 2010

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Track Name: Dust Bowl Romance
Summer in the dust bowl
Out on the open plain
And then a certain summer's night
Finally brought much needed rain
He came to her in that same night sky
From a thundercloud on high
And then she looked him in the eye
Neither one saying a word
Neither one saying a word

When the storm was over
The moon shined down upon his face
And then he opened his arms
And revealed a sacred place
A place that she instantly loved
A place that she had never dreamed of in her life
And then he looked her in the eye
Neither one saying a word
Forget about the rest of the world
Neither one saying a word
Neither one saying a word
Track Name: Brothers Still
Two sweet faces rolling in the grass
Watching the clouds overhead as they pass
One could see each raindrop
The other, just a cloud
Though neither one could ever bring himself
To say these things aloud
Brothers with their mother looking on
Enjoying all these moments before they're gone

One of these sweet boys grew up way too fast
While the other stayed adrift
Somewhere in the past
And while one took refuge in the open road
The other stayed behind
And kept his front door closed
Brothers in another phase of life
Experiencing all the glamour and the strife

They were cut from the same soft silk
And raised on the same sweet milk
And though they wander where they will
They are brothers still

Two long faces start to show their age
Another day, another year
Another turning of the page
No time left now to think on their mistakes
No time left to think on all the chances
They did not take
But brothers now and brothers they will be
Until the day their tired souls are finally free

They were cut from the same soft silk
And raised on the same sweet milk
And though they wander where they will
They are brothers still
Track Name: Crooked Smile Girl
You’ve got a wildness in you
Don’t think that you can hide it
I’ve got a shyness in me
Don’t think that I haven’t cried it out loud
Wanting to reach you
Wanting to tell you that I…
I’ve got that wildness in me, too

You’ve got a lightness in you
That casts a shadow over me
I’ve got this tightness in me
Around my heart so you cannot see under the shroud
Wanting to show you
Wanting to tell you that I…
I’ve got that lightness in me, too

Even though I’ve dreamed of it
Even now that I’m faced with it
I cannot bear to have you see all of the things
All of the things that are wrong with me
Least of all, my crooked smile

You’ve got a beauty in you
Don’t think that the world can’t see
Oh, this sense of duty in me
Wants to protect you from me, I’m too proud
Oh, isn’t it crazy?
When will I notice that I…
I’ve got that beauty in me, too?
Track Name: Make It Mine
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 give way to fall
And slowly paints 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
Track Name: The Perfect Shade Of Green
All of your riches and all of your charms
Where would you be without them all?
And all of the work that your father did
To pave the way so you could stand so tall?
So that the perfect shade of green
Could always be seen from your window

How is your golf game and your wife and your kids?
Has your son decided what he wants to do?
He always liked to draw in that book of his
But he'll probably end up just like you
And then the perfect shade of green
Will always be seen from his window

Pushing papers and crunching numbers
So that the sprinklers can run all night and day
And childhood yearnings are given up for earnings
And then the water comes to wash it all away

What will you do when your wife gets old?
Will you go out and find yourself a younger girl (again)?
Will you fill her full of your poisonous lies?
Is this the sum of your impression on this world?

Well think of your father
And think of all he gave
And now he's turning
Turning in his grave
But now the perfect shade of green
Will always be seen from your window
Track Name: Did I Mention
I knew a woman once who collected
Other people's mistakes
And with her voodoo magic
She could make them all her own
You wouldn't want to cross her
'Cause one look could burn you at the stake
Is it any wonder that this woman ended up alone?
Lived her life in a bottle, paranoia at full throttle
Sitting by the phone, waiting for her little girl
To come home
Yeah, did I mention she had a little girl?

And I knew a man who loved that woman crazies and all
He never said a word, he kept it all bottled up in his jaw
Like a dog frothing at the mouth
And kept at her beck and call
The way she unleashed it was the craziest thing
That you ever saw

Backed that girl into a corner
And she said it was only to warn her
That mama's never wrong
Even when she's passed out and gone
Yeah, did I mention she had a little girl?

I knew a woman once with a twinkly eye
And a quick and easy smile
Every day was Christmas
And every night was like a dream
Whenever she spoke, strangers stopped -
Enchanted and beguiled
But someone else knew better
That all was not as it seemed
Someone whose heart was broken
Someone who had never spoken
Up at all before, just a a shy and timid little girl
Yeah, did I mention that I was that little girl?
Track Name: Fix
Why do I still dream about you
So many years after the fact?
Why do I still long for your touch?
Why am I so easy to distract?
Well I'm hoping this'll all blow over
I'm praying to god that this, too, shall pass

Well you've certainly left a mark on my soul
Good lord, I know you know felt so right to me
But you're like a blade so thin
That I don't feel you cutting through me
Until I'm bleeding to death for all the world to see
But I'm hoping that this'll all blow over
I'm praying to god that this, too, shall pass

Well I don't want you, I don't need you
At least I don't think that I do
I don't want you, I don't need you
At least I don't think that I do
I don't want you, I don't need you
I don't need your fix anymore

The very thought of you makes me weak in the knees
So I'll try my best to stand up and be brave
Oh, I always think of you when I'm at my weakest point
And I'm so afraid you'll follow me to my grave
But I'm hoping that this'll all blow over
I'm praying to god that this, too, shall pass

Well I don't want you, I don't need you
At least I don't think that I do
I don't want you, I don't need you
At least I don't think that I do
I don't want you, I don't need you
At least I don't think that I do
I don't want you, I don't need you
I don't need your fix anymore
I don't need your fix anymore
Track Name: Winter Tans
There’s a man like so many living on the street
Who doesn’t know where he’ll get his next bite to eat
I know it’s cliché and I know it sounds trite
But this man doesn’t know where he’ll sleep tonight

And another sweet girl has been turning tricks
All so she can afford her next fix
Her baby’s at her mother’s and the daddy left town
I guess he didn’t wanna stick around

And all of those ladies with their winter tans
Who’ve never let a day’s work dirty their hands
They’re all too busy making their lunch date plans
To really give a damn

At the end of a day when the sun goes down
And sleep comes to all the rich kids in town
There are children in the shadows, in the back alleyways
Who are looking for a reason to face another day

So they might find a gun or a gang or a drug
And grow up to be another bunch of stupid street thugs
You say, “Put ‘em all in prison, just get ‘em all gone!”
But the cycle will just keep going on
And on and on and on and on…

And what about those ladies with their glittering eyes?
With their cushion-cut diamonds and their perfect thighs?
They’re all speeding off through the friendly skies
Why don’t they realize

That all of our lives are woven from a single thread
And if we can’t love each other, we’re as good as dead

There’s a hole in my heart the size of my dreams
And it looks like the world’s come apart at the seams
The fat cats get richer and the poor stay cold
Well, I’d say this story’s getting pretty old

And all of those ladies with their winter tans
Who’ve never let a day’s work dirty their hands
They’re all too busy making their lunch date plans
To really give a damn
Track Name: What's Inside
It's in the eyes you think you know someone
In the most intimate way
But with a smile you can deceive someone
And lead them astray

She once loved you
And now she hates you so much
That she's lost her very soul
Through the hole in her heart

But in your heart is where you love someone
Precious as gold
But in that same heart, that same love
Can fade away, can grow cold

She once loved you
And now she just smiles and looks away
And blinks her eyes so slowly
So you cannot see her pain

But it's in the eyes you think you know someone
You think the truth is there
But with a smile you can deceive someone
So that they are not aware
Of what's inside your heart

What's inside your heart?
What are you hiding there?
Do you not want the world to care
What's inside?
What's inside your heart?
Track Name: Little Bluebird
Won't you carry me, little bluebird
High above in the sky?
I've grown so tired of living this long and weary life
Believe me, little bluebird, you don't wanna be down here
Where all the joy and happiness
Have all given way to fear
Tell me - why can't I have wings like you?
Tell me - why can't I have wings like you?

Help me, little bluebird, to see what only you can see
Looking down on all of us trying so hard just to be
It's so easy for you, bluebird, to move from here to there
And nothing ever in your way
Above this world without a care
Tell me - why can't I have wings like you?
Tell me - why can't I have wings like you?

Tell me why, tell me why, tell me why, tell me...
Do you ever tire of flying?
Do you ever tire of flying?
Do you ever tire of flying, tire of flying, or tire of living?

So won't you carry me little bluebird
To a place that I've never been
'Cause I've seen the sky and I've seen the earth
And everything in between

Tell me - why can't I have wings like you?
Tell me - why can't I have wings like you?
Tell me - why can't I have wings like you?
Tell me why...
Track Name: Now All I Do
You were supposed to be an escape for me
But now all I do is wonder when I'll see you
And all I wanted was to be free

I let myself be drawn into all your charm
But now all I do is yearn to be near you
To be the girl on your arm
Why did you have to come when you did?

I never realized that I could be despised
For only acting on and wanting what is true
But look at this mess! How can I be surprised?
Why did you have to come when you did?

Why did you have to come?
Why did you have to come when you did?
Why did you have to come?
Why did you have to come when you did?

Your timing sucks, your timing is lousy
I think I met you just a little too late

I chose to live my life as someone else's wife
But now all I do is wish that he was you
What once was joy feels like the sharpest knife
Why did you have to come when you did?

Why did you have come?
Why did you have to come when you did?
Why did you have come?
Why did you have to come when you did?
Why did you have come?
Why did you have to come when you did?
Why did you have come?
Why did you have to come when you did?

You were supposed to be just a fling for me
But now all I do is wonder why I'm not with you
Track Name: The Boy Is Gone
The northwest wind from Canada
Makes October feel colder
The long nights and the shorter days
Make a man feel older before his time

The moon is hanging white and full
And dreams that don’t die with the corn
Keep a man alive, keep a man awake
But keep him tired and keep him worn
And past his prime

He feels his winter coming on
He feels his winter coming on
The snow is already in his hair
The boy is gone, the boy is gone

The frost has fallen on the fields
And life has given up ‘til spring
When will he see the sun again?
Such a rare and precious thing
But there’s no time

He feels his winter coming on
He feels his winter coming on
He can see his breath floating in the air
The boy is gone, the boy is gone
Track Name: Wild Child
There must be a fire somewhere, just look how fast his tires roll
He’s driving like his house burned down, but it’s just the fire in his soul
And he’s riding away from all the downtown troubles and small-town fears
As he switches gears, he checks his mirrors and lets the engine take its toll

His mother tried to stop him, his father just sat there and studied his shoes
And she said, “Boy, I was young once too, but is this how you had to choose?”
And he said, “I’ll be damned if I’ll spend my youth in this dead-end dive
‘Cause I’m so alive and I intend to show the world what this boy can do”

Oh, wild child
Like a river that’s bent on finding the sea
Wild child, wild child

He went over to see Lucy, the love of his life since the second grade
And he took her by the hand and he gave her his love out there in the shade
And then he told her his plan about going out to California “where the wine grapes grow
And streets of gold, and the silver screen, and everybody out there’s got it made”

Oh, wild child
Like a river that’s hell-bent on finding the sea
Wild child, wild child

And she said, “I’ll follow you anywhere, just tell me what it is that you need”
And he said, “When it comes to freedom, I guess I’m guilty of a little greed”
And then he packed his bags and she had no choice but to watch him go
It just goes to show that you can’t keep a flower when it’s all gone to seed

Oh, wild child
Like a river that’s long and old and deep
Wild child
Like a promise of love that’s so hard to keep
Wild child, wild child
Track Name: When Your Mother Grieves
Painted desert baby, not so much a baby these days
Dancing among the lizards, changing your appearance in a thousand ways
In the world’s largest sandbox, your mother looks on
Squinting into the sun, pining away for something that’s already gone

And the days tumble by, long and warm and dry like the leaves
And the nights bring the cold and the longing for home
And the tears that she cries when your mother grieves

“Where is my family?” – your little thoughts float on the breeze
Your father’s off using his hands to try and bring home a living that he hopes will please
But keeping her vigil like the coyotes you hear in your dreams
Your mother bites her lip and she paces and she stops to look at you and her face just beams

She says, “We’re on the ocean and I’m the ship that has sailed you
Away to where things are tranquil and clean
But I’m too far from one shore and I can barely see the other
And I’m stuck somewhere in between”

And the days tumble by, long and warm and dry like the leaves
And the nights bring the cold and the longing for home
And the tears that she cries when your mother grieves
Track Name: Starlight
A single star thrown out into space
Offering up what little light you have
Over millions of miles for millions of years
And you could be gone now, but your light still shines on your behalf

Sparkling like water in a stream
A beam of light so delicate and so long
I can only hope to be like you
And keep on shining long after I’m gone

I’m amazed you were here and still I can see you so clearly
Your light is so bright that it burns right through this winter night
I can’t be afraid of the dark of night as long as there is starlight

We are single souls thrown out into space
Offering up our little light while we can
Our time is so brief, in a little while we’ll all be gone
So let your light shine now for every woman, child and man

And the fact that you’re here and that I can see you so clearly
It’s nothing short of a miracle, it’s something so rare and beautiful
We can’t be afraid of the coming night, no we can’t be afraid to shine our light
No we can’t be afraid to live our lives as long as there is starlight
Track Name: Let It Be So
Love in our hearts
Love in each action
Hope for our future
Hope for each new day

Let it be so, let it be so, let it be so

Joy in our movement
Joy in every step
Compassion for all people
Compassion in every word

Let it be so, let it be so, let it be so

Peace for our planet
Peace in every breath
Peace in our lifetime
Peace in every moment

Let it be so, let it be so, let it be so
Let it be so, let it be so, let it be so