Memoirs of a Musician
Kara Elizabeth | 18 | artist | barista | in love with love
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Debating if I should cover this song for you all. I love it. What do you think? Should I try to make your ears bleed?

Monday, November 14, 2011

New Song Preview(:

I’m a little bit stronger
For a little bit longer
But I still need you
Will you show me the way to your heart
I don’t know how to let go
I don’t know how to win you over
I should’ve known by now

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Read Between the Lines

I think I lost you
In all the uses of the word
I think you loved me
But that season is far too gone
And I can’t see
Past these mirrors
Come and make things clearer

I’ve completely lost my head this time
Where did you go?
I’ve completely lost all my control
I need something to hold on to
Something to hold on to

Photograph those moments
Save them forever
Something to remind us
It wasn’t all a waste
Keep those secrets in a little book
Bound with all your lies
This time
You read between the lines

There’s a time
For letting go and forgetting
And there’s a time
For forgiving and remembering
I can’t seem
To distinguish between the two
The smoke is fogging up my view
Come and make things clearer

I’ve completely lost my head this time
Where did you go?
I’ve completely lost all my control
I need something to hold on to
Something to hold on to

Photograph those moments
Save them forever
Something to remind us
It wasn’t all a waste
Keep those secrets in a book
Bound with all your lies

This time, read between the lines

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Elephants in the Night

Shadows of guitars
And the Yamaha baby grand 
Dissolving into the walls 
The clink of wine glasses 
And clatter of beer bottles with their insides all drunk up
Seems to me they’re an image of ourselves


The day lays quiet as if to reminisce
The elephants we were at night
When morning breaks  
We are driven away
Stuffed into the corpse of mice
To hide our feelings away 

Swinging and dancing
And drinking our fears
Away, away
Singing and laughing
And giving ourselves
Away, away
When the stars retreat
And the sun returns
Washing our smiles away
We choke down ourselves 
To wait until night returns 
Until it returns

The busser wipes down table three
The one where you and me 
Passed time wishing we were brave
Brave enough to take a step onto the floor
Rather we just listened more
Sipped vino but not enough to blur the lines
Smoke hazed my vision
Could hardly make out your beard
Music and conversation plugged my ears Something about stealing the nights I wonder if they knew what they are missing
They’re the ones missing

Swinging and dancing
And drinking our fears
Away, away
Singing and laughing
And giving ourselves
Away, away
When the stars retreat
And the sun returns
Washing our smiles away
We choke down ourselves 
To wait until night returns 
Until it returns 


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hazel’s Song

She whispers “I love you”
On her front porch
In the afternoon
In the late summer sun
Only reaching my hips
She jumps onto my legs
And hugs then tightly
An example I must be
To the little ones surrounding me
I smile down and hug her back
“I love you, too” I say

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Untitled Song

Rainy night, typical ending scene
All I’m thinking of is you thinking of me
My mind is wasting away on what will never be
My heart is wishing the rain would wipe it clean  

Maybe someday I’ll remember you
No other could make me believe a lie like that  

You’ll find a way
To erase the memory of me
I’ll find a way
To be okay
A tunnel with a light
A sea with a horizon
Nothing comes as a surprise
Anymore

I can’t smell your cologne
On my clothes anymore
Only through mere memory
My sweatshirt remembers your name

Maybe someday you’ll remember me
And the lie we lived  

You’ll find a way
To erase the memory of me
I’ll find a way
To be okay
A tunnel with a light
A sea with a horizon
Nothing comes as a surprise
Anymore

Monday, August 1, 2011

Rainy night, typical ending scene

All I’m thinking of is you thinking of me

My mind is wasting away on what will never be

My heart is wishing the rain would wipe it clean


Maybe someday I’ll remember you

No other could make me believe a lie like that


You’ll find a way

To erase the memory of me

I’ll find a way

To be okay

A tunnel with a light

A sea with a horizon

Nothing comes as a surprise

Anymore


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Almost done with this song!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Rainy night, typical ending scene

All I’m thinking of is you thinking of me

My mind is wasting away on what will never be

My heart is wishing the rain would wipe it clean

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Untitled Song in Progress

I’m not superstitious
But maybe the constellations
Could tell us our future
And I’m not cliche
I just mimic what they all say
I think I’m smart
Though I can’t seem to figure you out

And I can’t keep changing my ways

When you notice me for me
And ignore all they say
Give me a call
And I’ll be on my way I think I want to call you “home”

I’m not romantic
But I love Teddy bears and chocolates
I’m independent
When I have someone to rely on
I’m not what they say
So boy, won’t you stay?

And I can’t keep changing my ways

When you notice me for me
And ignore all they say
Give me a call
And I’ll be on my way I think I want to call you “home”

I’m not confusing
But neither am I simple
I’m not what they say
I’m not what they say
When you notice me for me
And ignore all they say
Give me a call
And I’ll be on my way
I think I want to call you “home”
Will you be there when I come home?

Monday, July 11, 2011

I can’t smell your cologne on my clothes anymore

One night only mere memory

My sweatshirt remembers your name

I pray you won’t forget my face

Friday, June 3, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
 
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