Monday, March 31, 2014

DON'T HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE

I wish I didn't have to leave you all alone
But it's time for me to go
Don't cry
We don't have to say it
Don't have to say goodbye

~~~*Chorus*~~~
No goodbyes...
I'll see you soon
Count the days
The sun and moon
The brightest skies
The darkest nights
La la la
No goodbyes
~~*~~

I will see you again 
With the changing of the winds
I'll come back, and I'll never leave again
For now someone's in need
And though you can' t come with me
Remember, love, that time really flies
And we don't have to say it 
Don't have to say goodbye

~~~*Chorus*~~~
No goodbyes...
I'll see you soon
Count the days
The sun and moon
The brightest skies
The darkest nights
La la la
No goodbyes
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

SIMPLE WORDS

You wrote me a note
That said I love you
So why don't I feel satisfied
Why do those simple words
That everyone has heard
Always seem to be applied

~~~*1st chorus*~~~
Don't write I love you 
On the beach shore
The tides will wash it all away
Prove it to my heart
So it remains a part
Of me 
Every single day
~~*~~

To say I love you
Has become easy
Proof is what I now desire
Don't use those simple words
That everyone has heard
Show me, set my heart on fire

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Babe I love you
Might be true
Love that ring
Ooo, love those shoes
Love that painting
Love this day
Simple, simple words to say

~~~*2nd chorus*~~~
Don't write I love you 
On the sand dunes
The wind will blow it all away
Prove it to my heart
So it remains a part
Of me 
Every single day
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SO THIS IS SAD

You know how people say 
That they wish that they could fly...
Well that's never crossed my mind
Before tonight...
How little children close their eyes
And think they've disappeared
If they can't see you , you can't see them
Why, is finally clear

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I can't deal with this now
Don't see the light
Can't find a how
Oh...
To fly away...
To disappear
Learn the trick
To banish fear
somehow...
Can't deal with this now
~~*~~

You know how people say 
That they need to get away
Well I've always wondered what
Could be so bad
Yes, I have lived a fairy tale
Never known the words to fail
I've taken for granted all I have
So this is sad...

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
I'm sorry
Sorry that I didn't seem to care
See what you were going through
 I turned away, what could I do
I've never lived through something that compares
Sorry I wasn't there
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I can't deal with this now
Don't see the light
Can't find a how
Oh...
To fly away...
To disappear
Learn the trick
To banish fear
somehow...
Can't deal with this now
~~*~~

I get it
The pain of losing 
What you've always had
I'm sorry 
Now I understand
So this is sad...



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TAKE ME TO YOUR FANTASY

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Take me to your fantasy
Show me the you I've never seen
The purest high, no in between
Take me to your fantasy
~~*~~

Day to day the gentle hugs
Tender kisses, vows of love
Gestures that are warm and sweet
Compassion that's engulfing me

Fanning flames, I feel the heat
Temptation taunting sinfully
I'll play the role most actively
So take me to your fantasy

~~~*2nd Chorus*~~~
Yeah...
Take me to your fantasy
Show me the you I've never seen
The purest high, no in between
Take me to your fantasy
~~*~~

Imagination's taking shape
Love doesn't harbor any shame
Let visions create artistry
And take me to your fantasy



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

I WILL DESTROY YOU

You can't know this pain
It's my own burden
I won't draw you in
To leave you hurting

This began with me
It's what I live through
Don't try to take it on
It will destroy you

~~~*Chorus*~~~
No...
You don't understand
I can't dismiss the past
Like some do....
You have to keep away
With me, you are not safe
I can't protect you
I will destroy you
~~*~~

Can't you feel the ghosts
They're in me burning
I can't let them go
They're my heart's yearning

To pretend with you
That I can forget
It may seem right to do
It's not happened yet
For me...
Please...

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
It's never gonna happen
Ooooo...
Keep away from me...
I...
I'm not here for you
And...
I will destroy you
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
No...
You don't understand
I can't dismiss the past
Like some do....
You have to keep away
With me, you are not safe
I can't protect you
I will destroy you
~~*~~

It's never gonna happen
Ooooo...
Keep away from me...
I...
I'm not here for you
~~*~~
I will destroy you
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

THEY WEREN'T BLIND

No one will ever say you've had it easy
Fighting your share of demons here on earth
No one will ever doubt the strength you've harbored
For love, you fought with everything you're worth

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Through the conflicts
You gave them hope 
Eased their struggles
So they could cope
You were a shield 
To stand behind
It wasn't easy
And they weren't blind
~~*~~

Every soul who knows the depths of these battles
Reveres you as the guardian you've been
You'll leave behind a legacy well honored
A calling's been fulfilled as a life ends

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Hmm Hmm Hmm
Devoutly mourning
A warrior's leaving
The ties unbind...
Hmm Hmm Hmm
The quest is over
You part the victor
They were not blind
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Through the conflicts
You gave them hope 
Eased their struggles
So they could cope
You were a shield 
To stand behind
It wasn't easy
And they weren't blind
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

BREATHLESS

Wish upon a million stars
Pray until my knees are sore
I'm searching for my happiness
Never needed something more

I watch life in slow motion
Like dancers holding back
Until the music breaks
And that's all it takes
To leave you breathless

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I want to feel that way again
Like a dam has broken
And the water can't be held in
I want to feel that way again
Rushing, overflowing
A strength that never ends
I want to feel that way again
~~*~~
Breathless
~~*~~

For me life's been a struggle
Always give my heart away
And when it's not treated gently
The happy tends to fade

Yeah, I should know the danger
For trials I have had
When I'm caught up in love
That's all I think of
It leaves me breathless

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Don't want to feel like this
Locked in my emptiness
Bare my heart
Give access...
For a wish come true
Or if a prayer breaks through
To leave me breathless
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I want to feel that way again
Like a dam has broken
And the water can't be held in
I want to feel that way again
Rushing, overflowing
A strength that never ends
I want to feel that way again
~~*~~
Breathless
~~*~~




Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

WICKED MINDS

I don't know if I'm crying
Out of hatred or of fear
Feeling helpless, my hands tied
While children disappear
And how, in this lifetime, 
Can you ever justify
Letting these things happen
While protecting wicked minds

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Will this be a story we can't tell
Too close to the truth
Our own glimpse of Hell
You protect the wrong side
That makes you guilty too
Why not fight for the children
Like you're supposed to do
~~*~~

I know that I am crying
Because I am so ashamed
That our country, with such strength
Would abandon kids this way
And how, in this lifetime, 
Can you ever justify
Letting these things happen
Stop protecting wicked minds

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Don't protect them, let them suffer 
For the heinous things they've done
Put them with each other
With no way to plea or run
Don't house, and feed, and pay them
So that they'll attack again
Please protect our children
So this nightmare finds an end
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Will this be a story we can't tell
Too close to the truth
Our own glimpse of Hell
You protect the wrong side
That makes you guilty too
Why not fight for the children
Like you're supposed to do
~~*~~



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

TEACHER OF A LIFETIME

It takes a special kind of being
To be a teacher
Bond with other people's children
Fill their needs
It's not an easy road
Loving all those little souls
When they've been raised
so differently

~~~*Chorus*~~~
To me you rise above your peers
Best any teacher of the year
You're what every parent
Prays to find
The teacher of a lifetime
~~*~~

I've seen teachers that belittle 
Their students
While yours revel in
sweet praise
The evidence is clear
Little children void of tears
Admiration on each face

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Some families leave their kids with scars
You let them know how great they are
Don't compare a single child to...
Those who do what they can't do...
Yet...
Don't rush them while you mold their minds
They come to understand in time
Your heart's the rarest type to find
Teacher of a lifetime
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
To me you rise above your peers
Best any teacher of the year
You're what every parent
Prays to find
The teacher of a lifetime
~~*~~



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
copyright© 2014
Mrs. M & Ems

Thursday, March 13, 2014

CAUSE TO SHOOT

The pretty little neighbor girl 
Was outside with a gun
slamming it against her car
Wasn't having any fun
I asked, hey can I help you
Before someone gets hurt
She said, I hope you didn't know Roy
Cause you didn't say a word

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I said,  girl you need some bullets
If you want to use that gun
And when a car is out of gas
You can't think it's gonna run
All men need some loving
If they're going to function too
Sure glad you're out of bullets
Need to think before you shoot
~~*~~

She screamed at me, like a wild banshee
I checked myself for holes
Said you won't be an accomplice Roy
Cause I won't tell a soul
Help me load this gun, get the car to run
And don't try any stunts
When you cheat, you bleed, now help me please
Cause I've got a man to hunt

~~~*2nd Chorus*~~~
I said,  I won't give you bullets
So that you can use that gun
I'm glad your car is out of gas
So he has the chance to run
All men aren't like your man
Girl, I promise, it's the truth
Sure glad you're out of bullets
Need to think before you shoot
~~*~~

~~~*Finale*~~~
Her boyfriend didn't make it home
I phoned and said boy run
She found her sense of self control
And she gave me the gun
For twenty years 
We've laughed through tears
At what she'd set out to do
If you're worried bout your safety
Never give a cause to shoot
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

SILENCE COSTS

You don't seem like you're into me
And I'm not known for subtlety
I've been hurt, and I have learned
What silence costs

So I'm always asking questions
And I speak what's on my mind
If you're bored, and don't want more
Then just get lost

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Get lost
I won't shed tears
If you're not happy
Then don't stay here
If that warm and fuzzy feeling
Isn't there
Your heart can't care
Silence costs
Don't like it
Get lost
~~*~~

Don't have to hang all over me
I don't demand things selfishly
Hold my hand, a little kiss
How hard is that

You act like you're scared of feeling
So before my heart gets broke
Wander off
Silence costs
Just get lost

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
If it's not there , get out of here
Won't lie down quietly...
Wait for you, to pick and choose
If you do, or don't want me
I want to know, is it yes or no
Open up, and spill your thoughts
Talk or just get lost
Silence costs
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Get lost
I won't shed tears
If you're not happy
Then don't stay here
If that warm and fuzzy feeling
Isn't there
Your heart can't care
Silence costs
Don't like it
Get lost
~~*~~



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I AM NOT WEAK

You won't find your victim here...
I know you want to
Cowering in fear...
For all I've been through

You won't find your victim here...
Not in me...
I am not weak

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I was never weak...
I was frightened
You set on defeat
The hold tightened
Reawakened strength
Comes the fighter
Free of your restraints
You tried harder
I'm not the victim 
That you seek...
I am not weak
~~*~~

You won't find your victim here...
You have to end this
You have got to kill...
Your need for conquest

You won't find your victim here...
Not in me...
I am not weak

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
To make it through the trial
Shake it off and smile
While you still shadowed me
To swim, not sink
Shows that I have strength
And that I was never weak
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I was never weak...
I was frightened
You set on defeat
The hold tightened
Reawakened strength
Comes the fighter
Free of your restraints
You tried harder
I'm not the victim
That you seek...
I am not weak
~~*~~

~~~*Finale*~~~
If you've paid attention
Now you'll have to believe
That I am not your victim
For I was never weak
~~*~~



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

TELL ME WHEN

I don't know what your problem is
And I don't know what to do
But I know it's self inflicted
And I'm worried, that's the truth

When did you lose your senses
Tell me when did you go mad
When did you stop appreciating
Everything you have

Good people want to help you
Tell me, where do we begin
Will the real you be returning
Please tell me when

~~~*Chorus*~~~
You've got to finish your story
Yeah, the good one
I don't like the fiction
You've changed to
The world won't read your book
Even take a second look
When you've destroyed
The fantasy of youth
I will help you to rewrite it
If you'd like to start again
Don't give up, we can fix it
Tell me when
~~*~~

If you want to talk about it
Gonna have to clue me in
I am always here to help you
You've just got to tell me when

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
When did you lose your senses
Tell me when did you go mad
When did you stop appreciating
Everything you have
Somewhere you took a wrong turn
Let's find out where that was
Go back and head the right way
Because this one's messed you up
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
You've got to finish your story
Yeah, the good one
I don't like the fiction
You've changed to
The world won't read your book
Even take a second look
When you've destroyed 
The fantasy of youth
I will help you to rewrite it
If you'd like to start again
Don't give up, we can fix it
Tell me when
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

RUNNING AWAY

The train pulled into the station
It was well after ten
Read a sign in a shop window
We're open, come on in
Stuck in a little nowhere town
With four hours to fill
I didn't feel like company
But had the time to kill

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I was running away
Running from the clutter
Always getting in my way
From the noise, the chaos
And a job I couldn't take
I gave it up
 I'd had enough
Nothing to make me stay
Got on a train
And left that day
I was running away 
~~*~~

I was greeted by the wind chimes
The minute I walked in
They cast a sweet spell over me
The room was warm and dim
When she came from the back room
I felt my cold heart stir
I was running away
When I ran into her

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~ 
In her shop of novelties
Silks, beads, and figurines
Colliding kindred spirits in the air
We both felt a connection
smiled at me with affection
The pretty Asian girl with sable hair
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I was running away
Running from the clutter
Always getting in my way
From the noise, the chaos
And a job I couldn't take
I gave it up
 I'd had enough
Nothing to make me stay
Got on a train
And left that day
I was running away 
~~*~~

~~~*Finale*~~~
I didn't make the parting train...
I've chosen to stay
I have found a reason
No more running away
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

She moved in down the hall 
Apartment 20 L
I could hardly wait to 
Introduce myself

Was knocking on the door
When my Mom showed up
And right in front of her
She slipped me fifty bucks

~~~*Chorus*~~~
First impressions
I'd crawl off if I could
Sometimes it takes more
Than just looking good
Yeah... I look good
~~~*~~~

A new girl on the job
For me to supervise
With cocoa-colored hair
And big bedroom eyes

I was heading over
ready to impress
Tripped on a pencil
Landed on her chest

~~~*Chorus*~~~
First impressions
I'd crawl off if I could
Sometimes it takes more
Than just looking good
~~~*~~~

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Don't bring them chocolates 
On a scorching day
Make sure they're not allergic
To your fresh bouquet
If they bend to fix their shoes
You look a different way
And don't you ever try
To guess their age
~~*~~

First impressions...
Sometimes they really suck
And tend to overshadow
All your future luck
Can't count the times
I'm misunderstood
Sometimes you need more
Than just looking good
~~*~~
(speak)
Yeah, I look good
Just can't walk or talk

~~~*Chorus*~~~
First impressions
I'd crawl off if I could
Sometimes it takes more
Than just looking good
~~~*~~~ 
(speak)
I look good, yeah...
I really do look good




Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

THROUGH ALL THIS

Don't you jump...off of that bridge boy
You don't know...what's down below
Once your feet...leave the railing
Your Destination...is unknown

Don't you jump...off of that bridge boy
Not unless...you've learned to fly
All you'll do...is end a future
Leave your Mama...here to cry

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Hear me now, and look beyond it
What is hurting you so much
Cast your pain back where it came from
Focus on your Mama's love
Don't you break her heart boy
Please come down so you can live
Don't give up the life she gave you
Let her love you through all this
~~*~~

Don't you take...all of those pills girl
It will be...your last mistake
And I know...that your troubles
Are not more...than you can take
You have strength...you can reach for
Don't give up...with no attempt
We can't fix...what is broken
If no message...has been sent 

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
You're not in this alone...
No one can help you if they do not know...
Open up your mouth and scream...
This was done to me
This is killing me
I am scared you see
Oh, help me please
Get the truth out past your lips
Let us help you
Let us help you through all this
~~*~~

~~~*2nd Chorus*~~~
Listen to me, and look beyond it
What is hurting you so much
Cast your pain back where it came from
Focus on your Mama's love
Don't you break her heart girl
Put them down so you can live
Don't give up the life she gave you
Let her love you through all this
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014

NOT THIS TIME

As the past 
Finds its way back 
To haunt me
Through the pictures 
I'm holding
In my hands
I realize 
This time
It's most welcome
And this time
Yeah, this time
I'll give it
A chance

~~~*Chorus*~~~
A chance to rendezvous ...
Break loose brutal ties
Set free buried memories
and bare them to my mind
This time I smile
I miss you child
I did not cry
No tears to wipe
this time
~~*~~

All the while
I dare to hope
You'll need me
The photographs
Aren't the last
We will share
Walls disappear
This time
I know I'm stronger
And this time
Yeah, this time
I'll demand
What's fair

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Won't let them push me away
Won't let them keep us apart
This time you will hear the truth
And I'm sorry if it breaks your heart
I'll mend it with this love of mine
 Cause I'm what's missing in your life
No, I'm not leaving you behind
Not this time
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
The past has rendezvoused..
Tore loose brutal ties
Set free buried memories
and bared them to my mind
This time I smiled
I miss you child
I did not cry
No tears to wipe
this time
~~*~~
No, no, no
Not this time
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014
~~Lynne~~