Broken Out Loud You thought I would be silent About what you’d done to me. You said I was your prisoner And you threw away the key.
But I’m hurting in my mind…. No longer can I keep this pain Inside it. My silence cuts too deep For me to hide it.
So I’m shouting to the world That I’m broken. Walls crash down with my words So long unspoken. I’m crushed now But I know I will be free. And I have the strength to tell you That I won’t go quietly. Hear me….I’m the sound Of lightening striking every tree.
Thought I would try writing a song for a change. I have a red dress and a red hat and I love them both. I haven't worn them together yet as I fear my countenance would do nothing for the lovely red hat. I tend to write the words and hum the tune at the same time but I'm usually unable to put a tune onto paper. I trust my memory will be effective should the tune be required.
Red, Red Dress
I’m wearing my red….red dress And my….red, red hat It makes my world seem upright Since you left me feeling flat.
I read your spiteful message That you sent me just for kicks Then I took that rancid letter And I gave it the deep six
Then I put on my red, red dress And my red, red, hat. And I threw away my worries Like I'd never heard of that.
In your selfish little world You said that one plus one is one You thought that I would count on you But my number work is done.
So if you think that I… feel… sad That there’s no one else… but… you Just take a look and see That I don’t wear red with blue.
Cos I’ve put on my red, red dress And my red, red hat And I’ve thrown away old memories I’m so done with all of that.
And I’m wearing my……..red, red dress And my………red, red hat……
I cower, used and empty. The grit of rejection stinging in my eyes. I should have lied, Told you I was innocent, harmless. Are lies better than the truth? Only to the weak. Your harsh words bruised my spirit, Buried my soul, Painful as a sandstorm. Why the necessity To discard your only companion? I told you the truth, Only to find Accepting truth was your weakness.
I wondered if Heaven was like this I wished it to be so. Quiet, restful, bright, restoring. I beheld the scene with awe. The long grass swaying in the soft breeze Dancing to the rhythm of the waves. I heard no sound. I couldn't speak, I couldn't breathe. I watched the waves. In and out In.....then out As if breathing for me. This was heaven My heart told me so..... And it was my heaven.