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Ann-Marita
03/04/2014
Ann-Marita Garsed

Lyrics

CALIFORNIA SUN

Sounds cliché, but it's true, all I've got's a suitcase, my guitar and my busted heart

As I retrace my steps, back to where I left off, a lifetime ago

I've heard so many songs, about going to the end of the world for love

Well I did, hell yes, I did

At least I gave it my all

 

CHORUS

Can you heal me, California sun?

Piece me back together, I'll be careful from now on

Drink that sweet wine, take my sweet time

Drifting with the soft breeze, certain that you'll always shine

Find my flow, just let go, California sun, here I come

 

People come and go, and forever is a shifty thing sometimes, in our short lives

And here I am broken wide open, with thicker skin and a gypsy soul, movin' on

And the one thing I can count on, is even when the storms are raging in a dark sky

You'll still be there, always there, ready to break on through

 

CHORUS

Can you heal me, California sun?

Piece me back together, I'll be careful from now on

Drink that sweet wine, take my sweet time

Drifting with the soft breeze, certain that you'll always shine

Find my flow, just let go, California sun, here I come

 

BRIDGE

As I stay up 'til the dawn, writing this song to the High Desert sunrise

I know no matter what, music and you, will stick with me for the rest of my life

 

CHORUS

Can you heal me, California sun?

Piece me back together, I'll be careful from now on

Drink that sweet wine, take my sweet time

Drifting with the soft breeze, certain that you'll always shine

Find my flow, just let go, California sun, here I come

Ann-Marita
03/04/2014
Ann-Marita Garsed

Lyrics

KAROLINE WITH A K

 

She boarded a Westbound ship in eighteen-eighty-something

When the ice had finally melted off the deep, Norwegian fjords

Leavin' behind her a little more than nothing

The family farm and the nineteen years that had gone before

In one hand was a bag of pitiful belongings

The other held on to her little sister's arm

Mother and father, they followed close behind her

She was the only one they trusted since they left the farm

 

And the vessel left the harbor

and they braved the North Atlantic sea

Even breathing seemed unfamiliar

as they headed for the land of the free

Learning 'bout herself along the way

Now she was Karoline with a K

 

The family found their home in central Minnesota

Where the men broke rocks and the women kept them fed

Karoline was courted by a man twenty years her senior

On a pale blue sky day in the fall they wed

 

And the summers lasted longer

But the winter's frost was just as cold

Let her feel like she belonged there

as the seasons would unfold

Minnesota was where she was bound to stay

where she was Karoline with a K

 

I don't know if she ever asked herself

if she was truly happy

I read nothing between the lines

in the letters that she wrote

To the rest of the world

she is simply a statistic

One of many hopeful faces

coming off the boat

 

But to me she was a believer

before anyone had called it the American Dream

To a future so uncertain

she closed her eyes and took a giant leap

A distant relative who paved the way

Yeah, she was Karoline with a K

 

Oh oh oh

She was Karoline with a K

Ann-Marita
03/04/2014
Ann-Marita Garsed

Lyrics

NEW PLAN

 

You come busting in here wearing shades and a ski hat

I'd know you anywhere, you don't think I remember that sullen face

It's been a long time since grade school

The clear dividing line between misfit and cool

On the wrong side, were both you and I

 

CHORUS

Come on, what do you think you're doing

Have you got no shame?

I still know just where your mom lives

I still know your name

Turn right around, get in your car

and take yourself as far as you can go

and no one will ever know

that I saw you here today, give it up, man

Come up with a new plan

 

Never had my hopes up that you would keep in touch

Twelve years in the same room, and we never spoke much

Then you took off

Heard you were working, laying concrete up in Vail

And then some crazy chick went and put you in jail

Assault and battery, you never seemed the type to me

 

CHORUS

Come on, what do you think you're doing

Have you got no shame?

I still know just where your mom lives

I still know your name

Turn right around, get in your car

and take yourself as far as you can go

and no one will ever know

that I saw you here today, give it up, man

Come up with a new plan

 

When you get back to wherever you may go

Better do some thinkin', call your momma on the phone,

she'd love to hear from you

Try this stunt one more time, you won't get another chance

You'll regret walking into your hometown bank

and foolishly

pointing your gun at me

 

CHORUS

Come on, what do you think you're doing

Have you got no shame?

I still know just where your mom lives

I still know your name

Turn right around, get in your car

and take yourself as far as you can go

and no one will ever know

that I saw you here today, give it up, man

Come up with a new plan

 

Ann-Marita
03/04/2014
Ann-Marita Garsed

Lyrics

WRECKING BALL

 

Oh, how things can change, when the truth comes out

One minute I'm with you, then the next I am without

You've got your head in your hands, but you're not even crying

You're just afraid to look me in the eye

 

CHORUS

And it's a wrecking ball, to my life as I know it

Leaves nothing at all in its wake but ruins

If you'd known how far I'd fall

would you still have hit me with this wrecking ball?

 

You apologize a thousand times, and pace the floor

You just realized you don't feel like you did before

I say, I guess, when you fell in love, you left a hole

you could fall right back out through

 

CHORUS

And it's a wrecking ball, to my life as I know it

Leaves nothing at all in its wake but ruins

If you'd known how far I'd fall

would you still have hit me with this wrecking ball?

 

Oh oh oh

 

No matter how it's killing you, to take that step out the door

I'm still here trying to survive on a crumbling floor

 

CHORUS

And it's a wrecking ball, to my life as I know it

Leaves nothing at all in its wake but ruins

Here comes the wrecking ball, to my life as I know it

Leaves nothing at all in its wake but ruins

If you'd known how far I'd fall

If you'd known how far I'd fall

Oh, if you'd known how far I'd fall

would you still have hit me with this wrecking ball?

 

Ooooh ooooh

Ann-Marita
03/04/2014
Ann-Marita Garsed

Lyrics

REMEMBER ME PRETTY

 

Remember me pretty

Remember me shining like the bright lights of the city

The kind you'd never thought you'd meet

Remember me sweet

Remember how you said your life was complete

with me with you, always with you

 

CHORUS

Now I'm too afraid to look at you

and see a sheet of ice that covers

all I know you always saw in me

I'd turn myself inside out

to reappear as the woman

I was sure that I would always be

 

Remember me funny

Remember me making your days all light and sunny

Remember how I'd make you smile

And for a while

if I'd asked you for one step, you'd run a mile

Remember the good times

There were good times

 

CHORUS

Now I'm too afraid to look at you

and see a sheet of ice that covers

all I know you always saw in me

I'd turn myself inside out

to reappear as the woman

I was sure that I would always be

 

Remember me somehow

Just not the way that I look right now

Teary-eyed and begging for your pity

Remember me pretty