Blame It On Me

32 Flavors

Squint your eyes and look closer
I'm not between you and your ambition
I am a poster girl with no poster
I am thirty-two flavors and then some

Squint your eyes and look closer
I'm not between you and your ambition
I am a poster girl with no poster
I am thirty-two flavors and then some

And I'm beyond your peripheral vision
So you might want to turn your head
Cause someday you're gonna to get hungry
And need all of the words you just said
I am what I am
I am thirty-two flavors and then some

God help you if you are an ugly girl
Course too pretty is also your doom
Cause everyone harbors a secret hatred
For the prettiest girl in the room
And god help you if you are a pheonix
And you dare to rise up from the ash
A thousand eyes will smolder with jealousy
While you are just flying past
Oh I am what I am
I am thirty two flavors and then some
I'm taking my chances as they come
I am thirty two flavors and then some
I'm nobody but I am someone, someone yea

I've never tried to give my life meaning
By demeaning you
And I would like to state for the record
I did everything that I could do

And I'm beyond your peripheral vision
So you might want to turn your head
Cause someday you're gonna be starving
And eating all of the words you just said
That you said
I am what I am yea
I am what I am
I am thirty two flavors and then some
Taking my chances as they come
I am thirty two flavors and then some
Looking for truth but there is none
I am thirty two flavors and then some
I'll never forget where I came from
I am thirty two flavors and then some
I'm nobody but I am someone
I am thirty two flavors and then some
I'm taking my chances as they come
I am thirty two flavors and then some
Looking for truth and there is none

Weight of the World

Each day I say that today
Won't be like yesterday
But it stays this way
Today and every day I pray
That today will feel a different way
But it stays this way

The weight of the world has fallen
And the rubble is at my feet
The voice of a girl is calling
I can hear her but she's buried so deep
All of my truths are broken
They're fragments of love and hate
The words that remain are a token
Of honesty that came too late
Here in the midst of madness
Washed up by the tides of war
Try to resist this sadness
But the pressure is hard to endure

Yet we begin again still playing our games
And everyone's innocent
Just victims of change

Wearing a mask of freedom
And hiding behind a smile
Playing the roll of a leader
Yea pretending for just a while
Everything seems an illusion
Echoing around my brain
Trapped in a vast seclusion
Where the images fall like rain

And we begin again
Still playing our games
And everyone's innocent
Just victims of change
Living in sin again
With no one to blame
And everyone's innocent
Just victims of change

Each day I say that today
Won't be like yesterday
But it stays this way
Today and every day I pray
That today I will feel a different way
But it stays this way
Oh yeah
La la la la la la la la la la
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
La la la la la la la la la yeah

Murder

There's a bleeder in my kitchen
And he's pouring on my floor
And there's a killer in my hallway
And he's scratching at my door

I think I might have heard some screaming
I might have heard somebody cry
Now I wonder am I dreaming
Is my mind telling me a lie

And I can't run any further oh no
And I can't hide anymore
And I think there's been a murder oh yeah
Up on the ground floor
Up on the ground floor

There's a boa in my bathroom
And he's coiling in my sink
He wants my cats I think
Paranoia in my house now and I'm balanced on the brink

And I can't run any further no no
And I can't hide anymore
Cause I think there's been a murder
Up on the ground floor yeah

I'm living in a basement flat in a quiet part of town
I bet you wonder where my head is at
When I'm imagining all these sounds
I'd check it out but I'm glued to my chair
I can't make it to the door
I could be bugging but I'd gladly swear
I just heard a body hit the floor

Oh and I can't run any further
I can't hide, I can't hide anymore
And I think there's been a murder
Up above me on the ground
On the ground floor

Lullaby

At night as we lay down to sleep
I wonder what you'll show me
I think of you
And the thoughts that you keep
And I, I wonder do you know me
Everything that I have
Is broken in two
Everything that I am
Revolves around you
And you just don't understand
What a girl goes through
Everyone believes in something
Though we give it different names
You can search the world for that one thing
But it's all the same

Lay your body down
Come and let me bring your body down
Listen to my voice
The only sound
As I lullaby you,
Lullaby you down

As the moon rides away from the sun
She takes all his light and reflects it
I relate them to us just for fun
There's a parallel that's unexpected
Every star in the sky,
Reminds me of you
Twinkling in my eyes,
The way that you do
And I don't know why
I get so blue

Everyday is filled with changes
No matter where you go
Living in a world of strangers
So we go for what we know

Lay your body down
Come and let me bring your body down
Listen to my voice
The only sound
As I lullaby you,
Lullaby you down yeah

Everyone believes in something
But it's all the same
Attitude will keep me going
So I guess I can't complain

Lay your body down
Come and let me bring your body down
Listen to my voice
The only sound
As I lullaby you,
Lullaby you down

Love and Pride

I'm having a notion
It's a strange, the strangest emotion
I'm all wrapped up with my head in the clouds
The sweet child thinks he doesn't deserve me yeah
But I'm not that proud
I'd walk for miles to see that handsome face
To be with you baby I'd go anyplace
So you say that you ain't got money
Well I don't care
Cause I'm so in love with you honey
What I got I'll share

Take me by the hand
Help me move my mountains aside yeah
Help me understand
Because love is stronger than
It'll serve you longer than pride

Now father lend me your strength
I know you think I'm weak but I'm not ashamed
Cause I'm in love and I'll tell you it's real
I may be young but I know how I feel
So you think he's gonna up and leave me I disagree
He said he'd give up the world just to please me
And care for me he'll

Take me by the hand
Help me move my mountains aside oh yeah
And help me understand
Because love is stronger than
It'll serve you longer than pride

When I first looked in his eyes
I felt this chemistry and much to my surprise
Here's a man full of beauty and free of greed
And I will stand by him cause he's all I need
That sweet child thinks he doesn't deserve me
But I'm not proud no
I said it once but I don't think he heard me
So I'll say it out loud

Take me by the hand
Help me move my mountains aside oh yeah
Help me understand
Because love is stronger than
It'll serve you longer than pride
Take me by the hand
Help me move my mountains aside oh yeah
Help me understand
Because love it is stronger than
It'll serve you longer than pride

Free

I remember the long warm December we shared
I can still taste the air
You were open and I was hoping you cared
Hoping that you would be there for me
That's the way it was meant to be
But I guess that your heart was free
Free to take the best part of me
And leave a hole where my heart should be
Where it used to be

Days are lonely and nights are only a veil
And the air is so stale
I'm still open but I guess you were hoping we'd fail
So you could sail away from me
And return to your open sea
Where I guess that you need to be
Where you can wander endlessly
Still you know that your heart was free
And you took the best part of me
And left a hole where my heart should be
Where you know it should be

You're for me yea
I'd have sworn it was destiny oh yea
But I know you were always free
Free to be the best part of me
I'd have loved you endlessly
With my heart and soul eternally, eternally
A love the way I love should be
The way a love should be?
You are free
Free to give back the heart of me
And replace all this misery
Since you took the best part of me yea
And left a hole where my heart should be
Where my heart should be

Turtle

Oh yeah, hey
Little boy wishes he wasn't small
He'd give his turtle to be six feet tall
He's got photos of Shaq and Ewing up on his wall
And he'd try a jump shot but he's afraid he'll fall down

Little girl wants to fall in love
Dressed like her mother in white evening gloves
She pretends, tells her friends she's got somewhere to go
They don't ask her where so they'll never know how she feels

With a shorter past there's a greater hurry
Let the moment last there's no need to worry
We should be living for today or for tomorrow anyway
And don't ask for the world on a plate
Cause you just might get it
Don't ever say it's too late
You know you'll regret it because
Just when you're sure your life can change
Right before your eyes

A mother's thinking of her little boy
Left home at sixteen back in '84
He's got a dog named Lucy says she's all that he needs
Lucy knows better she hears all his dreams

When you search yourself when you get down to it
If you know yourself you know you'll get through it
So start living for today or tomorrow anyway
And don't ask for the world on a plate
Cause you just might get it
Don't ever say it's too late
You know you'll regret it
Just when you're sure your life can change
Right before your eyes
Before your eyes

Yeah, with a shorter past there's a greater hurry
Don't go to fast, there's no need to worry
So start living for today or tomorrow anyway
And don't ask for the world on a plate
Cause you just might get it
Don't ever say it's too late
You know you'll regret it
Yeah don't try to tempt the hands of fate
If it rains you've got to let it
And don't ever say it's too late
Cause you know you'll regret it
Just when you're sure your life can change
Right before your eyes
Right before your eyes

Round and Around

Another Sunday
Another one way road away from home
I keep thinking one day
I'm gonna wake up far from what I've known
There's a man he's going to cheat me if he can
He's looking for someone to scam
Here I am with my guts out in my hand
Looking for someplace to stand

It's hard to hold on to what you've found
When what comes around always goes around
But here we go round and around on the outside
Do we know how to hold on with our hands tied

Another Sunday ain't no change in how we're livin now
I keep hoping one day
Maybe Monday will be will be different somehow
Cause in the end there are lovers, there are friends
There are liars who pretend
They'll cheat you if they can
Seems to be their master plan
To leave you with an empty hand

And it's hard to hold on to what you've found
When what comes around always goes around
Here we go round and around on the outside
Do we know how to hold on with our hands tied

Here we go turning around on the inside
Do we know how to hold on, can we survive
Work for so long and we try to be strong
Time just keeps moving us along
It's hard to be right when everything's wrong
But we've got to keep on

It's hard to hold on to what you've found
When what comes around always goes around
Here we go round and around on the outside
Do we know how to hold on with our hands tied
Here we go turning around on the inside
Do we know how to hold on, can we survive
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey hey

One Day

Looking to the sky, wishing for a sun
Lowering the high before the trip's begun
Passing time acting blind
Taking the easy way out
Every day you spend wasting away
You don't care what life's about

But you will one day
You will one day
You'll be hurting some day
You will one day

Said you'd be the one
Said you'd always be there
But you're caring for none
And your promises they drift into the air
Every night you want to start a fight
Trouble's what you're made of
You can't be tied
You can't look inside
Don't want anyone to love

But you will one day
You will one day
You'll be hurting some day
You will one day

Passing time and acting blind
Taking the easy way out oh
Everyday you're wasting away
Don't care what life's about
But you will one day
You will one day
You'll be hurting some day
One day
Yea, one day
Yea one day
You're gonna wake up one day
You'll be hurting someday
You will one day
You will one day
You'll be hurting someday
One day
Someday
One day
One day
Someday
One day

Rest of Yesterday

The laws of reason tend to leave me cold
Ignore every season still I grow old and cold
I've contained my future by holding on to the past
And I blame my teachers for letting me run too fast
And I wonder now can I survive between wired awake and half alive
When I can't succeed I can only try to validate each day
And I'm losing though I'm using my best
And I'm choosing to destroy all the rest of yesterday
The rest of yesterday

They'll suck you in with I believe in yous
And let you think it's your gifts that make them choose you
Now I discover the catch about being real
It can make liars out of lovers
Who can't handle what you feel
And I work so hard just to keep it clean
I do unto others, you know what I mean
I got a backstage pass to my next dream that says I'm not alone
And I'm losing though I'm using my best
And I'm choosing to destroy all the rest of yesterday,
All the rest of my yesterday

And I'm losing though I'm using my best
And I'm choosing to destroy all the rest of my yesterday,
All my yesterday
I'm saving the rest

Crazy

You've got your home of the brave
And I've got my land of the free
You conform to what society says
And I conform to me
Looking for light in the corners,
Getting caught in the spider web
You look at me as if I'm giving a performance
When I'm just feeding my head.
And you know that I'm doing alright
And I won't explain myself to you just to avoid a fight
How I'm living ain't correct,
But for me, its just right

I'm not completely insane
I'm maybe just a little bit crazy.
There's no one to blame,
Got no shame 'bout my game,
Don't want nobody to save me

I've got a pair of ruby slippers that
That I don't wear much anymore
And if I had the nerve,
I'd click my heels and return
To the wonderland I knew before.
I'm waiting on a slow boat to China,
Wanna sail away to the sun.
I've been searching for myself,
And I know I'm gonna find her
If I break away from everyone
So, the way that I act may not fit in
Just because I got a mind of my own,
Doesn't mean its a sin.
I don't ask you to give up;
Don't expect me to give in.

I'm not completely insane
I'm maybe just a little bit crazy
There's no one to blame,
Got no shame 'bout my game,
Don't want nobody to save me
Oh I'll say it again
I'm just a little bit crazy
There's no one to blame,
Got no shame 'bout my game,
Don't want nobody to save me

Some like to live for the moment,
Taking life into their hands every day.
And if they don't get killed,
They get so high off the thrill,
They could float to heaven anyway
And others want to save for tomorrow,
Thinking money is security.
Well, I understand the need,
But I don't get the greed.
They all seem pretty crazy to me.
You can tell by the expression I wear.
Though I seem a little strange to you
I don't really care. I've got the freedom to be
There are others like me everywhere

I'm not completely insane
I'm maybe just a little bit crazy
There's no one to blame,
Got no shame 'bout my game,
Don't want nobody to save me
Oh I'll say it again
I'm just a little bit crazy
There's no one to blame,
Got no shame 'bout my game,
Don't want nobody to save me
Nobody to save me
I'm a little bit crazy
Nobody to save me
Nobody to save me

Blame It On Me

Leaves change from green to red
Without notes in tune with the time that surrounds
I think that's something that you said
Back a while when you first started coming around
You and I are from different worlds
But that just gave us more to share
You'd ask me where I wanted to be
And I was happy with you just being there
Yeah and now I feel we've got some serious talking ahead
And I don't want you to get me wrong
It's just we've become kind of a habit to each other
And this can't keep going on
Blame it on me oh yeah

Over the past few months through no fault of your own
I've grown disenchanted and I've got to go it alone
Seems the natural thing to do
Cause you can't cling to me
If I'm not gonna stick with you
Now take a look at what it's all coming down to
You act like I'm leaving you on the shelf
Yeah but I don't know how else to say it
Life's a game and we all got to play it
So I've got to look out for myself
Blame it on me yeah on me yeah
Blame it on me baby

All these changes coming on
And I'm feeling it so strong
You know they've got to be real
It's hard to explain it baby
I don't know if I can make it baby
If I can't tell you how I feel
I've been pushing it aside
But I can't sacrifice my pride any longer
Oh no no no
I thought it would subside
Something I could hide
But it's only getting stronger yeah
Blame it on me
Oh my goodness

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