Preface

This is an independent release.

Release Date: 03/01/2002

  1. Not Today
    Lyrics

    Lyrics & Music, Jessica Harp
    C&P 2002 Harpnotes Music (BMI)
    All Rights Reserved

    You were so different
    From every other person
    That strolled into my life
    And helped himself to anything
    I didn’t listen to the
    Things your eyes were saying
    Mine they were blind
    To the falling of the sky

    Now don’t you go thinking
    That you got a piece of me
    I’m opening my eyes
    It’s time for all to see

    Someday I’m gonna realize
    That you were all wrong for me
    This bed won’t seem so big
    And my arms won’t seem so free
    Someday I’ll be ready
    For whatever comes my way
    Someday but not today

    It was uncommon
    The way you wrapped your finger
    Around my aching heart
    And kept it from breaking
    Ironically enough
    You became the cause
    Of the shattering of everything
    That makes me who I am

    Well baby I forgive you
    For the sins you cast my way
    My mind will erase you
    And everything will change

    Don’t you go thinking
    That you got a piece of me
    I’m opening my eyes
    It’s time for all to see

    You know, I’ve realized
    You were all wrong for me
    This bed has gotten smaller
    And my arms they are free
    And I’m ready to embrace
    Whatever comes my way
    It’s ok but not today

  2. Addict
  3. Miss You Love
    Lyrics

    Lyrics & Music, Jessica Harp
    C&P 2002 Harpnotes Music (BMI)
    All Rights Reserved

    Walking around, head in my hands
    Wish on a star and breathe if I can
    Because I’m choking on lies
    You told me enough

    But I’d take them some more
    If you’d walk back through the door
    Cause I miss you love
    And I need to feel
    Like I’m a part of something real
    I miss you love

    Multi-colored dreams are all that I have
    Because my reality is enough to make a girl go mad
    I keep on telling myself
    I’m gonna rise above

    But this thorny crown
    Well it’s weighing me down
    I miss you love
    I was your princess for so long
    But it all went wrong
    I miss you love

    My eyes bear the weight of your smile
    I’d just love to hear you talk for awhile
    And take me back in those familiar arms
    Without the unnecessary charms

    Baby I think we could get it all back
    Even make up all that it lacked
    Just tell me I’m your girl
    And that you’re still in love

    Because you made me complete
    From my head down to my feet
    I miss you love
    And I need to feel
    Like I’m a part of something real
    I miss you love

  4. Half the Cost
    Lyrics

    Lyrics & Music, Jessica Harp
    C&P 2002 Harpnotes Music (BMI)
    All Rights Reserved

    I used to call you baby
    But never to your face
    I used to chase you round and round
    But only at my pace

    I used to say I love you
    To your picture in a frame
    I used to tell the world about you
    Leaving out your name

    And I guess I could have fought for you
    Bashing down your walls
    Convince you that you needed me
    Walking dead end halls
    But what’s the point, you know
    Because I always would have lost
    I’m lucky, I got a broken heart
    For only half the cost

    I used to bring you splendors
    Hidden in my palm
    You used to make me crazy
    Though I outwardly seemed calm

    I used to think you’d change
    You just needed to pretend
    I used to think you loved me
    But you weren’t even my friend

  5. She’ll Fly
    Lyrics

    Lyrics & Music, Jessica Harp
    C&P 2002 Harpnotes Music (BMI)
    All Rights Reserved

    She’s lost in a place
    She hardly can face
    The night draws her in
    It wants to make friends

    She’s tangled in fear
    She doesn’t see
    She’s beautiful
    She’s strong and she’s free

    But she’ll climb
    And she’ll cry
    And one day she’ll reach up
    Grab on to the sky

    And she’ll fly, She’ll find her wings
    Wipe off the dust, Peel off the rust
    And she’ll fly, She’ll finally see
    She’s everything, She always doubted she’d be
    And she’ll fly

    This big old world
    It needs this girl
    It needs her smile
    And her inner child

    Her love and her grace
    Because there is a space
    For her to fill
    And one day she will

    And she’ll try
    She’ll realize
    That she can do anything
    Then she’ll close her eyes

  6. Dreams for Rent
    Lyrics

    Lyrics & Music, Jessica Harp
    C&P 2002 Harpnotes Music (BMI)
    All Rights Reserved

    I remember the wind blowing in your face
    How our hearts would beat at the same pace
    Holding hands and breathing slow
    Smiling and pretending not to know

    I remember the sun shining on my face
    When I saw that smile my heart would race
    It was a dream from which I couldn’t wake
    Until the day I felt my heart break

    We were young and so in love
    I fell so deep there was no way back up
    When you took and broke my heart
    I found myself right back at the start

    I remember riding around in your car
    You made me feel like a movie star
    Glitter so shiny you kind of had to squint
    I swear you held a sign that said dreams for rent

    I fell hook line and sinker for those silly lines
    I’ve had to ask myself a hundred million times
    Was the dream worth the price that I paid
    The answer’s always the same I’m afraid

    We were young and so in love
    When I fell it took some time to get back up
    But I was yours and baby you were mine
    And I’d do it the same if I could turn back time

    I remember riding around in your car
    You made me feel like a movie star
    Glitter so shiny you kind of had to squint
    I swear you held a sign that said dreams for rent

    We were young and so in love
    When I fell it took some time to get back up
    But I was yours and baby you were mine
    And I’d do it the same if I could turn back time

    I was young and so in love
    You hurt me bad but baby I got back up
    So thanks for the love, thank for the time
    I’ll always remember your pretty sign

  7. Sound of Goodbye
    Lyrics

    Lyrics & Music, Jessica Harp
    C&P 2002 Harpnotes Music (BMI)
    All Rights Reserved

    I’m sitting here easing my mind
    One last look around
    One look to remind
    Before I resign, yeah

    Now I can sleep
    Now I can breathe
    Mind made up I’m setting you free
    Grabbing my keys, yeah

    I’m gonna step into my car
    I’m just gonna drive
    Got no place to see
    No need to imply
    Do you hear the sound of goodbye
    No slamming doors
    No reasons why
    Not gonna explain
    Not gonna justify
    Do you hear the sound of goodbye

    I won’t miss you
    My dandelion baby
    I loved to kiss you
    But you made me crazy
    With your lies, yeah

    I’ll leave on a light
    I’ll leave you some things
    To remind you of us
    To remind you of me
    Just no room to plead, yeah

  8. Roses are Red
    Lyrics

    Lyrics & Music, Jessica Harp
    C&P 2002 Harpnotes Music (BMI)
    All Rights Reserved

    Roses are red and violets are blue
    Will you be happy if I say I love you
    Sugar is sweet and baby you are too
    I’m going crazy, what can I do

    Do you remember that time, remember that place
    Just you and me, oh yeah, and our dates
    Well it was then that I knew I felt those feelings again
    Just like I did way back when

    If I tell you that I love you will you love me back
    Well honey you used to yeah I remember that

    Well I am yours and babe I wish you were mine
    But the moment’s just seeming to slip on by
    I wish I could stop it put a hold on time
    And tell you everything that I feel inside
    Of me

    Would you like a cup of coffee would you like to go out
    Try not to have a single doubt
    That we could go back to how it used to be
    When I loved you and honey you loved me

    Then you’d hold my hand and whisper in my ear
    And I’d start to laugh and you’d dry my tears
    You’d say, ‘honey, don’t worry, we’ve got each other again
    And we can be so much more than friends’

    If I tell you that I love you will you hold me tight
    And tell me everything is gonna be alright

  9. Stay
    Lyrics

    Lyrics & Music, Jessica Harp
    C&P 2002 Harpnotes Music (BMI)
    All Rights Reserved

    What’s keeping me, what’s keeping me
    God tell me what is keeping me
    I thought I saw Resolution yesterday
    But he just smiled and waved

    What’s holding me, what’s holding me
    Dear God, what is holding me
    I thought I knew what laid in store
    I didn’t count on locked up doors

    And all I know is something happened
    The wind changed directions
    The lovers cried and the birds flew away

    Why did I stay, why did I stay

    What tied me up, what tied me up
    Like chewing gum my feet got stuck
    I’m sitting in this rusty room
    All prepared to face my doom

    You laughed at me, you laughed at me
    Said that kind of life don’t come for free
    I smiled, said no, and not much does
    But why are my feet still stuck

    Again signs all pointed to
    Following my simple truth
    The lovers cried and more birds flew away

    Why did I stay, why did I stay

    I can’t be a walking restriction anymore
    I can’t deny what fate’s got in store
    Why do I stay, why do I stay
    Please tell me I don’t have to stay

    Friend told me I’ll lend you some change
    Go find out who’s calling your name
    Leave your goodbyes with me tonight
    Don’t mind what’s wrong just go set it right

    Last boarding call to LA
    Take your tickets here, right this way
    Don’t care if I become a star
    I just wanna play my guitar

    Something’s happening
    The wind changed directions
    The lovers smiled and the last birds flew away
    I didn’t stay, I didn’t stay
    I flew away
    I flew away
    Don’t stay
    Fly away

  10. You, San Francisco & Me
    Lyrics

    Lyrics & Music, Jessica Harp
    C&P 2002 Harpnotes Music (BMI)
    All Rights Reserved

    Do you remember our trip to San Francisco
    We drove at 3am after a night in Tahoe
    We sang along with James Taylor down the highway
    We got there just in time for the new day

    Hand in hand down the streets of Chinatown
    We made the Golden Gate by sundown
    Spent time with Joe on the side of the road
    Said hey give us a call if you get up to Colorado

    Well we followed the wind, taking life with ease
    And an infatuation with being free
    Baby I still love you, I still love you like I did
    When it was just you, San Francisco and me

    Arm in arm we stared up at the stars
    Talking about fate and hot rod cars
    Singing like cowboys at home on their range
    Never wanting loss, never wanting change

    Well we followed the wind, taking life with ease
    From Tampa to Seattle, and back to New Orleans
    Baby I still love you, I still love you like I did
    When it was just you, San Francisco, and me

  11. Of Your Way
    Lyrics

    Lyrics & Music, Jessica Harp
    C&P 2002 Harpnotes Music (BMI)
    All Rights Reserved

    It’s a rainy day
    And I do love the way
    It falls from so high in the sky
    Reminds me so true
    Of how I fell for you

    Thunder imitates your stance
    Lightening gives us half a chance
    But even on a rainy day
    Nothing represents us better
    Not even the weather
    Than the climate of your way

    Bring the greatest ever storm
    Drop temperatures below the norm
    No possible earthly catastrophe
    Could take you away from me

    It’s a sunny day
    And I do adore the way
    It shines from so high in the sky
    Reminds me so true
    Of how I shine around you

    Clouds imitate your stance
    Winds give us half a chance
    But even on sunny day
    Nothing represents us better
    Not even the weather
    Than the climate of your way