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Friday, December 27, 2019

Update One New Song The Beast of Heaven and Different Name to The Rain: Tenth Song Done #album #richinwar #lorijeanfinnila Leave This World #abuse

 I added The Beast of Heaven (at the bottom) song because I felt it was smart. I was having trouble recording Simplicity. A bit of change in the lyrics to It Wasn't Going to Change as well about a girl leaving a marriage that she entered to abandon abuse in her home. The entire updated playlist so far is here: Soundcloud


I remember my mom tying me to the cellar stairs when I was still in diapers. My aunt would come over and see me and be in tears and my mother would talk her thinking it was okay. My sister would come home from school and want to cry and my mother would teach her to ignore me.

Later it would be a closet and then no Novocaine at the dentist; it would make me strong she would say. This is where I came up with this song. I may make some minor changes down the road.

Photo courtesy NY Times


Ten Songs for Album

I Am Loved
The Rain
Rich in War (title song)
Life Before You
Am I Awake
Simplicity
It Wasn't Going to Change (new as well)
Way Too Early
Valentine (decided to use - I need to work on the composition)
Vanity and the Heart





Leave This World (video)


Verse
I was told if you want to live
you have to fight
I was taught
when the rain comes down
quiet in the night
listen to the sound
of the most important things


Chorus
Oh girl
what do you want
to leave this world
what you've been taught to fight
what you've been forced into

Verse
Some would come
to take my beauty
some would come
to take my virginity

Chorus
Oh girl
what do you want
to leave this world
from this fight
you've been forced into

Verse
Let me hold you while you quiver
shuttered up against the heater
hiding under your bed
tied to the cellar stairs
closed in the closet
while everybody stares
and calls you a liar

Chorus
Oh girl
what do you want
to leave the world
from this fight
you've been forced into

Verse
The man you've been waiting for
will come and take you away
like so many before
Don't cry, your time will come too

Chorus
Oh girl
what do you want
to leave this world
from this fight
you've been forced into

leave this world
what do you want to leave this world

It Wasn't Going to Change

Verse
I didn't want to leave you
or hurt you
the way I did
the tears you
had killed me inside

Bridge
We walked the same way
the same road
the same talk
so many many times
It wasn't going to change

Chorus
someone had to turn around
and walk out that door
and leave it all behind
We never really listened
to what was really going on...

Verse
we didn't really have love
I settle for what I could have
was afraid when I was home
of all the grown men

Chorus
someone had to turn around
and walk out that door
and leave it all behind
We never really listened
to what was really going on...

Verse
Someone had to step up
to speak up
for what they really wanted
I never really loved you
never really wanted you
you must have known all the time

Chorus
someone had to turn around
and walk out that door
and leave it all behind
We never really listened
to what was going on...


The Beast of Heaven


Photo by Steve Creitz

Verse
My hand hurts when I write
My head aches when my eyes blur
I can't relate when this happens
all I feel are nerves torn

Chorus
You are the beast of heaven
though I'm feeling bruised,
torn and braised
I will rise above with you

Verse
I'm bouncing
I'm happy with joy
I feel I'm blessed
when I feel I can anticipate
your direction
and knowing where I'm at
when you're around

Chorus
You are the beast of heaven
though I'm feeling bruised,
torn and braised
I will rise above with you

Verse
I can walk though it hurts
I can stand tall
though when I ride
it feels I'm falling every time
I come back again

Bridge
There's no sense of this direction
but I know fate has its purpose
I was meant to see you
hear you, and deal with you in every way

Chorus
You are the beast of heaven
though I'm feeling bruised,
torn and braised
I will rise above with you
and sit beside you

and sit beside you


I will rise up

I will rise up
2x
and sit beside you


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