LYRICS

Vicky Emerson

 

LYRICS FOR STEADY HEART

In the Pines by Vicky Emerson

 

Take me to a place down a long and windy road. You might be the right one or the right one for now. I’d like to know. I know the way through rows and rows of trees. Catch a sliver of moonlight and follow me.

 

Let’s get lost in the pines where no one will ever find us. Hands intertwined, losing track of time in the pines.

 

We’re done with the chase and now the dance begins. Swaying in the shadows one breath out and one breath in. Hear the wind hum a melody. I touch your skin. Follow my lead.

 

Let’s get lost in the pines where no one will ever find us. Hands intertwined, losing track of time in the pines.

 

A chain of stars climbs through the sky. Turns on the shine for you and I.

 

Let’s get lost in the pines where no one will ever find us. Hands intertwined, losing track of time in the pines.

 

Bird’s Eye View by Vicky Emerson

 

I’m on the outside looking in to watch you fall apart again. I can’t look away. I see the shame. Same sad story I know it frame by frame. What can I do? I can’t give up on you.

 

Rock bottom rolled out the welcome mat and my seat on this wreck is the only one with a bird’s eye view of the ground, so pick me up on the way down.

 

Like a ship lost at sea or a runaway train, you’re gonna bury me. I keep believing in the same old lines. This worn down road, I know it mile by mile. What can I do? I can’t give up on you.

 

Rock bottom rolled out the welcome mat and my seat on this wreck is the only one with a bird’s eye view of the ground, so pick me up on the way down.

 

Tried to build you a parachute and a soft landing to fall into but the threads are all tearing apart just like we are.

 

Rock bottom rolled out the welcome mat and my seat on this wreck is the only one with a bird’s eye view of the ground, so pick me up on the way down.

 

The Reckoning by Vicky Emerson & Graham Bramblett

 

I hear the hive a buzzin’, I feel the storm rolling in. Like thunder chasing the lightning, I never knew how this would end.

 

They say the heat can drive you crazy, break you down like you’re gonna lose a fight. Story looks a little hazy. All these shadows could use a little light. It’s hard to believe that you don’t see what I see.

 

I hear the hive a buzzin’, I feel the storm rolling in. Like thunder chasing the lightning, I never knew how this would end.

 

Wind rattles the windows, kicking up dust settled on the ground. And all the sins that lie below are gonna raise hell if they ain’t tied down. It’s hard to believe that you don’t see what I see.

 

I hear the hive a buzzin’, I feel the storm rolling in. Like thunder chasing the lightning, I never knew how this would end.

 

Here comes the pouring rain like a reckoning. Bring on the flood to wash the wicked away.

 

I hear the hive a buzzin’, I feel the storm rolling in. Like thunder chasing the lightning, I never knew how this would end.

 

Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue by Richard Leigh, arranged by Vicky Emerson

 

Don’t know when I’ve been so blue. Don’t know what’s come over you.You’ve gone and found someone new and don’t it make my brown eyes blue.

 

I’ll be fine when you’re gone. I’ll just cry all night long. Oh, please say it isn’t true and don’t it make my brown eyes blue.

 

Tell me no secrets, tell me some lies. Give me no reasons, give me alibis. Tell me you love me and don’t make me cry. Tell me anything at all but don’t say goodbye.

 

I didn’t mean to treat you bad. I didn’t know just what I had. Oh, please say it isn’t true and don’t it make my brown eyes blue.

 

You’ve gone and found someone new and don’t it make my brown eyes, don’t it make my brown eyes blue.

Steady Heart by Vicky Emerson

 

Oh, the days are long now. Feel it right down to the bone.

 

There you go again. Shouldering the world on your own.

 

I see you trying to build your own road. Why don’t you let me come along?

When the load is hard and heavy and your troubles are as deep as they are wide,

 

And you think no one will understand, I’ve got a steady heart just reach out your hand.

 

Oh, at the end of the day when all the light has gone home. 

 

Babe, come to me. Don’t live this life on your own.

 

I see you trying to build your own road. Why won’t you let me come along?

 

When the load is hard and heavy, and your troubles are as deep as they are wide,

 

And you think no one will understand, I’ve got a steady heart just reach out your hand.

 

Stone Cold by Vicky Emerson

 

Rising with the smoke, rising with the smoke to a clear blue Kansas sky

 

Rising with the smoke, rising with the smoke my final goodbye

 

Take me back to Tulsa, take me back to Tulsa where the whiskey’s cold

 

Rising with the smoke, rising with the smoke all the lies you told. 

 

Shining in the light, shining in the light, all your wicked ways.

 

Shining in the light shining in the light, a pawn in your game.

 

Take me back to Tulsa, take me back to Tulsa where they don’t know my shame.

 

Shining in the light, shining in the light, my turn with the flame.

 

And I won’t be coming home, tell the ghosts to leave me alone.

 

Tell the thieves, I burned it down. I burned it down to the stone cold ground.

 

Buried in the dust, buried in the dust all of my intent. 

 

Buried in the dust, buried in the dust, all the evidence. 

 

Take me back to Tulsa, take me back to Tulsa, I need to cross that state line. 

 

Buried in the dust, buried in the dust, embers of my pride.

 

And I won’t be coming home, tell the ghosts to leave me alone. Tell the thieves I burned it down. I burned it down to the stone cold ground.

 

Don’t mess around with the wrath of a woman, she’ll throw lightning when you’re not looking. 

 

You ignored my warnings. Kicking up dust on this barren old highway, headed dead south where you’ll never find me. There’s only so much a woman can take before she breaks. 

 

And I won’t be coming home, tell the ghosts to leave me alone. Tell the thieves I burned it down. I burned it down to the stone cold ground.  Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. 

 

Disappear by Vicky Emerson & Graham Bramblett

 

Picture on a wall, photo in a frame. I never thought I’d be cursing your name. All of the pain that we went through. I finally see, it’s not me it’s you. 

 

Sometimes people disappear. Walk away from all those years. Take you to the end of the road. You win some you lose some, you let some go. 

 

It’s not familiar to leave this alone. Trying to work it out is all I’ve ever known. Oh, I’m not trying to settle the score but I’m turning my back to the knock on the door. 

 

Sometimes people disappear. Walk away from all those years. Take you to the end of the road. You win some you lose some, you let some go. 

 

I don’t want to go back to the way things used to be. I can’t imagine that you’re not tired just like me.

 

Sometimes people disappear. Walk away from all those years. Take you to the end of the road. You win some you lose some, you let some go. 

 

The Boat Song by Vicky Emerson

I’ve been dreaming. I’ve been scheming. How do I keep you all to myself?

 

I’m tired of the fast pace and I’ve given up the chase. I want to know you like nobody else.

 

If I could be a boat, I’d take you from coast to coast. Throw all our cares into the wake. 

 

If I could be a boat, let the wind show us wear to go, cast out our hopes and sail away.

 

Can we find our place just for us? Can we find our place in the sun?

 

If I could be a boat, I’d take you from coast to coast. Throw all our cares into the wake. 

 

If I could be a boat, let the wind show us wear to go, cast out our hopes and sail away.

 

LYRICS TO WAKE ME WHEN THE WIND DIES DOWN (2016)

Under My Skin: Written by Vicky Emerson & Matt Patrick

I can take the high road. I can hide in the valley. I can live my life so clean only you remind me. What I’ve been missin’, what I’ve been missin’ all along. I can be the hero. I can steal the glory. I’m a bird waitin’ on the wire only you remind me. What I’ve been missin’, what I’ve been missin’ all along.

Ooo, all this trouble I’m in. Ooo, now that you’re under my skin.

You can roll me like a river or strike like lighting. Could you be the only one I need? C’mon babe, remind me. What I’ve been missin’, what I’ve been missin’ all along. 

Ooo, all this trouble I’m in. Ooo, now that you’re under my skin.

You’re pulling at my collar and I’m howlin’ at the moon. If I can’t get any closer, this chain is breakin’ soon. I know that you want me and baby, I want you. I know that you want me and baby, I want you.

Ooo, all this trouble I’m in. Ooo, now that you’re under my skin.

Rattle Shake: Written by Vicky Emerson & Matt Patrick

The sun has spun me around. Heat is rising from the ground. I was chasin’ my desires that led to this place. Somehow, my map caught on fire and now there’s no escape. 

I hear your rattle. I hear your rattle shake, hey hey hey.

Mesmerized by your sound. I was lost but now I’m found. Like walkin’ on barbed wire, a moth to a flame. The whisper of the fire seems to know my name. 

I hear your rattle. I hear your rattle shake, hey hey hey. 

I know that I should run but the rhythm of the rattle draws me in. Oh, what have I done? The rhythm of the rattle draws me in, the rhythm of the rattle draws me in, the rhythm draws me in.

I hear your rattle. I hear your rattle shake, hey hey hey.

Long Gone: Written by Vicky Emerson

Headin’ down the highway with a fistful of cash. I paid my penance and they set me free at last. I told them I was sorry. I said that I had changed. My lies spilled out like whiskey and then I left my cage

I know I’ve been long gone. I know I’ve been long gone, long gone in my heart.

Headin’ down the highway, only one thought on my mind. Shadows caress my body. Gonna take back what is mine.  I’ve had some time to ponder. I’ve had some time to plan. No forgiveness. No forgetting for a crow’s road man.

I know I’ve been long gone. I know I’ve been long gone, long gone in my heart.

I’ve had some time to ponder. I’ve had some time to plan. No forgiveness. No forgetting for a crow’s road man. I should beg for mercy. I should bed for mercy. But I don’t beg for nobody.

I know I’ve been long gone. I know I’ve been long gone, long gone in my heart.

Silhouette: Written by Vicky Emerson

Church bells ring, quarter past nine. The snow is falling, wind in my eyes. Love has gone and made my heart cold. I wait for you as the north wind blows. Oooo….

I should be falling, falling, falling in love with you.

I see you there on the corner of first. Your silhouette glows like a ghost. Your eyes of fire tear straight through me. What you want shall never be. Oooo….

I should be falling, falling, falling in love with you.

It’s not your fault. I’m an empty house. Rooms are bare, lights burned out. My sincere regret will come to haunt. I cannot love you as I ought.

I should be falling, falling, falling in love with you.

Runaway Train: Written by Vicky Emerson

Engine full of fire. Smoke is rising higher, higher. Thunder on the tracks. There’s no way I’m going back. You warned me once, you warned me twice and I still said yes.

My heart took off like a runaway train. Rolling fast as a bullet but I am not afraid.

Primal is the fire to fulfill our desires. Pulse is beating fast. There’s no way I’m going back. You warned me once, you warned me twice and I still said yes.

My heart took off like a runaway train. Rolling fast as bullet. You may think that I don’t know my aim but I do and I am not afraid.

Part of me wants to know how this will end. Part of me doesn’t care what’s around the bend.

My heart took off like a runaway train. Rolling fast as a bullet. You may think that I don’t know my aim but I do and I am not afraid.

Save All My Cryin’ (For Sunday Afternoons): Written by Vicky Emerson

This house is hollow. Silence as thick as thieves. Bitter pill to swallow. You no longer belong to me. Walk these halls like a reverent prayer. I whisper your name to the sun. Light hits my face, I shut the shades and let the tears come.

I save all my cryin’ for Sunday afternoons. I hide myself away, drown in thoughts of you. I pray that the tide will roll out soon and there’ll be no more cryin’ on a Sunday afternoon.

All my dreams have unraveled. All that’s left is a bunch of seams. I’m not good with a needle. I can’t mend what you’ve broken inside of me. Walk these halls like some lost soul. I whisper your name to the sun. Light hits my face, I shut the shades and let the tears come. 

I save all my cryin’ for Sunday afternoons. I hide myself away, drown in thoughts of you. I pray that the tide will roll out soon and there’ll be no more cryin’ on a Sunday afternoon.

Do you ever cry for me? Do you ever cry for me?

Light hits my face, I shut the shade and let the tears come.

Lyndale: Written by Vicky Emerson

Followed your steps down Lyndale, just past 42nd street. See that old house where we just started out. They painted it white and the shutters green. Days move on leaving years in the wake. It’s time for me to let you go. Go see the world with those beautiful eyes. Only way you’ll ever know…

That you can swing from the tallest tree and you can brave the roughest seas. When you turn yourself around and you lose who you are, just point yourself north. You don’t have to go that far.

Let what you love be your guide. Listen to that drum in your chest. So many voices you’ll hear on the way, trust that yours knows best.

You can swing from the tallest tree and you can brave the roughest seas. When you turn yourself around and you lose who you are, just point yourself north. You don’t have to go that far.

Let my love carry you home. Let my love carry you home. 

You can swing from the tallest tree and you can brave the roughest seas. When you turn yourself around and you lose who you are, just point yourself north. You don’t have to go that far.

Dance Me into the Night: Written by Vicky Emerson

Take my hand, make me feel light as air. Spin me ‘round, make the world disappear. Dance me into the light. Dance me into the night. Take my hand, time travel with me. Roll back the years. Tell me what do you see? Dance me into the light. Dance me into the night.

Oh, how you move. I’ll follow you.

In your eyes, light of a million stars. Sacred love covered in dreams and scars. Dance me into the light. Dance me into the night.

Oh, how you move. I’ll follow you. 

Dance me into the light. Dance me into the night.

September Midnight: Written by Vicky Emerson

September midnight, stars burning bright.  Silence descending, holding you tight. No words are spoken. We’ve said them all. Another fire has come and gone. The years they pass, they give and take. We try the best we can. Isn’t love just letting go again and again?

You are not alone tonight. You are not alone tonight. Please hold my hand. Take a deep breath. Close your eyes, love, and I’ll do the rest.

We pull together, we drift apart. Defenses falling here in the dark. The years they pass, they give and take. We try the best we can. Isn’t love just letting go again and again? 

You are not alone tonight. You are not along tonight. Please hold my hand. Take a deep breath. Close your eyes, love, and I’ll do the rest.

All will not be lost when the morning comes ‘cause I’ll still be here. I’ll still be here.

You are not alone tonight. You are not alone. You are not alone tonight.

Follow the Moon: Written by Vicky Emerson

High in the sky, look at you shinin’ bright.  I’ll follow you home. High in the sky, look at you shinin’ bright. I’ll follow you home. 

I will follow you, I will follow you all the way home. 

There have been days when I’ve lost my way. You blow the shadows away. There have been days when I’ve lost my way. You blow the shadows away.

I will follow you, I will follow you all the way home.

I’ll take a walk ‘round Lake Calhoun. I close my eyes and dream of you. I’ll sit and watch the stars explode. You cast a light upon my road.

High in the sky, look at you shinin’ bright. I’ll follow you home. High in the sky, look at you shine your light on me. I’ll follow you home.

I will follow you, I will follow you all the way home. I will follow you, I will follow you all the way home. I will follow you, I will follow the moon all the way home.

LYRICS FOR DUST & ECHOES (2012)

Arrival of the Tempest by Vicky Emerson

East wind blow right in, meet you at my door. Waves pushing in a storm right up to the shore.
East wind blow right in. Iʼve been waiting for you to bring him home to me, my love oh so true.

Itʼs a long way back from where youʼve been. I pray you are safe and sound. I whisper your name again and again to the sun as itʼs going down.

East wind blow right in, chill me to the bone. Winter gave her warning with a howl and moan.
East wind blow right in, have mercy on me. Let my love pass safely through the angry seas.

Itʼs a long way back from where youʼve been. I pray you are safe and sound. I whisper your name again and again to the sun as itʼs going down.

Oh, will you make it home this time? Oh, will you make it home tonight?

Itʼs a long way back from where youʼve been. I pray you are safe and sound. I whisper your name again and again to the sun as itʼs going down.

East wind blow right in, have mercy on me.

Tennessee by Vicky Emerson

Black crow sitting in a sycamore tree, early in the spring in Tennessee.
The hills are turning green under a blue sky.
And I feel like know what heʼs singing about. That kind of sorrow wears you down. It wasnʼt long ago under a blue sky.

Oh, you opened me like a window with more love than I ever dreamed of and we talked about politics and argued about religion. You said youʼd never felt more alive under a blue sky.

You moved away in ʼ93. I carried on in Tennessee.
You made a promise to me under a blue sky.
I looked for your letters every day. Months rolled by and no word came. I felt my heart break under a blue sky.

Oh, you opened me like a window with more love than I ever dreamed of and we talked about politics and argued about religion. You said youʼd never felt more alive under a blue sky.

Am I just some story you can tell to someone who doesnʼt even care. A little virgin girl with big green eyes.
How come I canʼt let go of something that was never even mine?

Oh, you opened me like a window with more love than I ever dreamed of and we talked about politics and argued about religion. You said youʼd never felt more alive in Tennessee, in Tennessee, in Tennessee under a blue sky.

No Glory by Vicky Emerson

I wish I was brave. I wish I could give it to you straight. Aim the arrow at the truth and let it fly.
But instead, I built a harbor. I filled my slips with many bitter chords. I pushed you so far away and you didnʼt know what for.

When the fire goes out, you stand and wonder how on earth you let it burn so long.ʻCause thereʼs no glory holding onto something you should have let go a long time ago.

Truth be told I think of you. Not now and then but every single day. Embers of my anger time away.

When the fire goes out, you stand and wonder how on earth you let it burn so long.ʻCause thereʼs no glory holding onto something you should have let go a long time ago.

Pieces of you still live in the room and I like it that way. I need it that way.

When the fire goes out, you stand and wonder how on earth you let it burn so long.ʻCause thereʼs no glory holding onto something you should have let go a long time ago.

White House on the Hill by Vicky Emerson

Gravel road lead me back here again, to the white house on the hill.
All the lights are on begging me to come on in, to the white house on the hill.

And I can see your shadow. I can hear your laughter. But, itʼs all just dust & echoes.

Itʼs not the same without you. Itʼs not the same without you and it never will be for me.

Comes a time when you canʼt go home anymore. Everyone has pulled up roots and moved on. Oh, how simple life was when we were kids in that big white house where we used to live.

And I can see your shadow. I can hear your laughter. But, itʼs all just dust & echoes.

Itʼs not the same without you. Itʼs not the same without you and it never will be for me.

Age made you weary, tore you down when you used to be so strong.
I look to where my window used to be where I would sleep all night long. Where I would sleep sound all night long.

Itʼs not the same without you. Itʼs not the same without you and it never will be for me.

Reverie by Vicky Emerson

Come walk with me to the water. Light disappears in the northern sky. You and I share a daughter, a thread that has mended you and I.

Itʼs the little things that make me weak inside. Itʼs the little things that make me want to try.

Rock side to side with the tide, night sings a sweet reverie.
Heart beating fast next to mine. Oh, the blessings we
ʼve received.

Itʼs the little things that make me weak inside. Itʼs the little things that make me want to try.

I feel the well is deep and my heart is open wide.
But, oh how can I find this grace I know that lives deep inside?

Itʼs the little things that make me weak inside. Itʼs the little things that make me want to cry.

Washington Street by Vicky Emerson

Thought I saw your face in the crowd. It made me stop and stare. Some days I forget you are gone because to me, you are everywhere. I know I canʼt be where you are but you know Iʼd like to get my way.
I guess I donʼt know what to do with all those plans that we made.

On the sidewalks, I still see you there. In my heart, I still feel you there.

Yeah, you even made the news, New York Post page two.
But even I donʼt know the truth, what really happened that night to you. You always hated when I cried but now I do it all the time.
I am selfish I suppose but I wasnʼt ready to let you go, let you go.

On the sidewalks, I still see you there. In New York City, I still hear you there. In my heart, I still feel you there.

Shine by Vicky Emerson

Quiet hope lays calm and still while Old Man Winter casts his spell. But, you and I are safe from the storm here wrapped close in my arms.

The nights are long and the days are dark. Amazed how I never tire from your touch. I see myself in the small corners of your smile. Please let me hold you for just a little while.

Oh, how you shine.
Iʼll do my best to make you proud although thereʼll be days when I let you down.

Oh, how you shine.
Light, light of mine. Oh, my love. Light, light of mine. Oh, how you shine.

Never Enough by Vicky Emerson

There is dust, there is dust rising up and I know we need the rain.
But this time, this time itʼs not enough for you to promise things will change. There is weather, there is weather on both sides if I stay or if I go.
And the storm, the storm rages inside and tonight Iʼm not pushing it down.

When I get back to the place where I started from and all my good intentions are never enough for you, my deal. For you, my dear. In the morning I will roll, roll out with the wind.

Iʼve been wasted, Iʼve been wasted so many times. Itʼs the one thing I can count on. Enough whiskey, enough whiskey and red wine, I can forget how you let me down.

When I get back to the place where I started from and all my good intentions are never enough for you, my deal. For you, my dear. In the morning I will roll, roll out with the wind.

I loved you, I loved you but I lost. Has it all been in vein?
I gave, I gave until I was numb and thereʼs nothing left, nothing here left to say.

When I get back to the place where I started from and all my good intentions are never enough for you, my deal. For you, my dear. In the morning I will roll, roll out with the wind.

Great Divide by Vicky Emerson & Matt Patrick

Caught the last train out of Penn Station, ride till the end of the line. Left a note on your kitchen table, Iʼve never been one for goodbyes.

I hear voices inside my head saying all the things that I should have said. But I donʼt want to waste your time. No, I donʼt want to waste your time.

ʻCause Iʼm crossing over, Iʼm crossing the Great Divide. Iʼm crossing over. Iʼm leaving New York tonight.

When I told you I was headed West, you never asked me to stay.
Oh I thought I meant more to you than just another fool passing through.

I hear voices inside my head saying all the things that I should have said. But I donʼt want to waste my time.

ʻCause Iʼm crossing over, Iʼm crossing the Great Divide. Iʼm crossing over. Iʼm leaving New York tonight.

Past the lowlands, climbing mountains.
Shadows step aside for me.
There is no one left to break my fall so I grab my pride and leap.

ʻCause Iʼm crossing over, Iʼm crossing the Great Divide. Iʼm crossing over. Iʼm leaving New York tonight.

Here/Stay by Vicky Emerson

Early in the day, face raised to the sky.
Like a lily in the field, growing wild.
Stole every drop of rain, drove the frost from the bloom. Oh, how lovely you are in this room.

Here is where I want to stay and here is where we can be the way we always dreamed it could be.

Fly on ancient wings, soar high above the roar. Oh, the rush of a love that is pure.

Here is where I want to stay and here is where we can be the way we always dreamed it could be.

LYRICS FOR LONG RIDE (2009)

County Line by Vicky Emerson


In two weeks, I turn eighteen. I’m not like all my friends. I don’t know what is next for me. A two-lane highway calls my name saying, “Follow me. I’ll help you find your way.”Maybe I’m not cut out for a simple life. Settle down, have some kids become a perfect little wife. ‘Cause a two-lane highway begs me to explore the world beyond my front porch door.

I look up to the sky and I watch the sun go down. It’s quiet out here at the edge of town. I listen to my heart and what it longs to find lives somewhere out beyond that county line.

In two weeks I turn thirty years old and I’m still chasing that dream I had so many years ago. A two-lane highway is more than a road. It’s the only place I ever feel at home.

Maybe what I’m looking for I will never find but at least I can look at myself and say I tried.

Make Me by Vicky Emerson & David Schendel

Make me the wind that will kiss your skin.
Make me a rainbow in the city where you live

Make me a song that finds its way to you.

Make me a wish that finally comes true.

Oh, is this love that we are in?

Make me the wind that will kiss your skin

Make me a rainbow in the city where you live

Make me a song that finds its way to you

Make me a wish that finally comes true.

Is this love we are in?

Make me a whisper that lands inside your heart. Make me a journey I’m not afraid to start.
Make me a better woman than I ever thought I could be. Make me a promise you'll me careful with me.

Long Ride by Vicky Emerson

Got a suitcase that’s worn out tired. Got some songs in my guitar case. Got a lover that waits for me as I travel from place to place. But I’m tired of missing you. Tired of wishing you were here with me. Lay awake in my hotel room. Sure could use your company.
I’d take you on a long ride. Take you on the road.
I’d take you on a long ride before I take you home.

Play some clubs on the lower east side, Anderson Fair down in Houston, Mabel Tainter in Wisconsin, Bugle Boy outside of Austin. See the Rockies and we’d see the plains. See the black hills and see the everglades. Watch the farmers out baling hay. 
Live like a gypsy every day.

I’m tired of missing you. Tired of wishing you were here with me
Lay awake in my hotel room. Sure could use your company.

Every Shade of Blue by Vicky Emerson


Open the wine, let it breathe. Open the window, let in the summer breeze. The moon is high but my mood is low. Candlelight burning down. Only flame I got in this lonely town. 
I’m wearin’ my favorite dress with no place to go.

CHORUS:
My pain, it ain’t your problem.

I sit still. I sip my wine and I think about you ‘cause I got the time. Tonight I am every shade of blue

Ferris Wheel by Vicky Emerson

My Dad takes me the county fair. We go together every single year. This year I hope to ride up to the clouds.
I stand tall and I measure up. Carney says “Kid, you’re tall enough, just tall enough to leave the ground.


On the Ferris Wheel, make me disappear.
Take me up into that big blue sky.
Where everything I see is a beautiful mystery.

For awhile I’m more than a child, I’m the girl on the top of the world.


I think I see Snow White’s house and where Peter Pan hangs out. Alice plays croquet with the Queen. My Dad, he laughs at me. He doesn’t see what I see.
Guess you have to be a kid to dream.

Do you see what I see? Can you see what I see?
Do you feel what I feel? Do you feel what I feel on the Ferris Wheel?

Lazy Day by Vicky Emerson

 

Kisses sweet as honey got me buzzin’ like a bee.
Lazy day feeling, no place on earth I’d rather be.
Stay here with me--

On our day, on our sweet lazy day.

I hear voices outside my window, people laughin’ on the street. We lie tangled in our little world drifting on a dream.

I feel the hours moving and soon the sky will greet the moon. Guess it is time for me to tell you that I am so in love with you.

Winter Wind by Vicky Emerson

 

The snow is falling all around me. Winter won’t let me leave. But I am ready for a spring rain to melt the frost between you and me.

I’ve been longing for your sunshine. It’s been a long time.

In the cold dark of December another year goes by. 


Can you hear the winter wind calling?
Can you hear the winter wind calling?


If I opened up my heart could you ever do the same?
And if I said that I was sorry, would the seasons begin to change?

The snow is falling all around me. Winter won’t let me leave.

Next to Me by Vicky Emerson

 

We’ve been silence. We’ve been sound.
We’ve been lost. We’ve been found.
But I still find the strength I need when you are next to me.
Oh, when you are next to me.

We’ve been lovers. We’ve been friends.
We’ve given up and we’ve given in.
But I still find the thrill I need when you are next to me. 
I feel it in your touch and I see it in your eyes.
Even when I push you away, you pull me close to your side.

We are a bridge. We are a road. We are a story that needs to be told. I still find the one I need when you are next to me.

Into the Woods by Vicky Emerson

 

Moonlight rests on hillsides. Saddle the horse for an evening ride. I am going into the woods.
In the woods, I feel at home. 
Night is alive and I’m never alone. I am going into the woods.

And I ride, I ride, with my head held high.
I know what lives in the woods.

Movement off to my right, green eyes shine in the night.
I am going into the woods. They surround me, two by two.
I intrude on their rendezvous. I am going into the woods. 


I begin to softly sing, a melancholy melody. I am going into the woods. Two by two they close their eyes.
Fall asleep to my lullaby. I am going into the woods.