Everything That Shined

by Allison Brown

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All day long's just been a shadow I'm jumping over puddles of yesterday's rain I'm gonna hide out till the clouds roll over Until a smile is easier to maintain And it's coming on November Doesn't mean an end to my sunny days It ain't the lack of light outside that makes it hard To see all the colour between all the greys The sun is goin' down a lot earlier these days The sun is goin' down down down a lot earlier these days The sun is goin' down a lot earlier A whole lot easier Mmm Mmmm mmm mm What did I do with that extra hour? Was it best used just sleeping in ? Work that day felt a whole lot longer Came home not really knowing where I'd been This time of year just makes me crazy My reckless heart don't want to behave I'm thinking on the years that I put behind me Oh I need all the time I can save Chorus Bridge So long, so long have a happy Halloween Here I'm already thinking about New Year's Eve and the clock on my kitchen wall still says it's one fifteen Must be time to leave I get off the couch with hesitation Living by the words of the weatherman He says no chance of precipitation I still open the door holding out my hand Chorus La la la Allison Brown SOCAN 2005
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Once I shared my heart with a Magpie He told me second hand stories He told me first hand lies When he left the windows open It was me who killed the flies and we flew all over this city picking up Everything that shined He was a free ramblin' man and I was his wild rose Finding out it's hard to fly when you're stepping on each other's toes Working real hard at becoming post-modern hobos We had misguided intentions But we had all the right clothes Ain't this an easy place to go crazy in A nice place to try to erase your original sin I've had days when nobody sees me And when I speak nobody believes me That's when I let the cool of the river ease me On into my dreams Only jaded fools dream of lonesome highways Guilty hearts redeemed by the open road When I close my eyes all I see are yellow lines When I open them again I'm still at home And I know love turns friends into enemies I know money makes the world go around I've got a lump in my throat and a drink here in my hand I'm still not sure what I'm trying to wash down Chorus I never did say to much if I even got in a word You can't catch fire when you're standing in the shadows of a great big bird And it's warm inside this pile of ashes so cold in the open air Makes me want to light a match and see my feathers flare And I burn so easy I burn so easy
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I've been a fool about my money I've been a fool about it all And even though I don't have anything at all I feel good I feel free I'm just a fool without an excuse How did I think that I could take this much abuse Every day I wake up only to run myself back into the ground But I still feel good I feel free I was a fool to go and open up my big mouth Now I'm turning what should have been whispers into shouts And even though I don't have many friends left at all I still feel good I feel free I was a fool to take this kind of chance The heartbreak is never worth the initial romance And even though I don't have anybody to love I still feel good I feel free SOCAN Allison Brown & Maureen Sullivan 2005
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released June 10, 2005

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Allison Brown Windsor, Ontario

Allison Brown’s sweet, powerful singing offers a captivating invitation to follow her down lonesome railroad lines, into abandoned buildings, back in time, to high above the stratosphere as she illustrates landscapes both strange and familiar with her newest collection of songs. “a gorgeous voice that seemed way too big for one person” ~ NoDepression.Com ... more

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